The Amiga Book

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Hi All,

I stumbled across a great magazine/book whilst in WHSmith on Friday chronicling nearly all of the most significant Amiga software titles and their associated stories in a magazine style book published by Retro Gamer. Its a really good read with interviews with key software houses of the time like Team 17, Bullfrog, Bitmap Brothers etc. If you are a regular Retro Gamer reader I dare say a lot of the material has been compiled from articles from Retro Gamer, but if not like me its proved to be a great purchase(y) In fact it probably is anyway, with all Amiga stuff in one book!

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its been out a while now but its not that easy to find :)
 

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if there's any more there go and buy them all up, people will take them off your hands me included!
 

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its been out a while now but its not that easy to find :)

Funny you should say that Mike, the copy I had was not in a normal place on the magazine rack for its genre, it was lose in the Apple section ironically, and a bit dog eared like many people have picked it up and flicked through it so I looked for another copy a bit more crisp, but couldn't see anymore anywhere so decided to buy it. Glad I did now! - must admit I thought it was likely quite old with some of the references within it..

Great little read - and very colourful and well presented - bit like the machine itself!:bowdown::thumbsup2:

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if there's any more there go and buy them all up, people will take them off your hands me included!

If I see another one on my travels I will get it for you :)
 

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I've been a subscriber to Retro Gamer Magazine since the start, but I was just a tiny bit disappointed with this mag. They really should have called it The Amiga 500 Book. They don't seem to mention much else.
 

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well to be honest , to most people ..the Amiga is the A500 & 2000

they made up the lions share of amiga sales but if your an aga fan then yes , not much to see here but lots of classic Amiga games are covered.
 

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Yes, these bookazines are made up from the articles within several of the mags themselves and the same criticism of A500 bias was levelled at the time...
 

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I'm surprised when people say that the book is not easy to find — I am in Australia and I just ordered it online, came pretty quick from the UK.

Or is it much more expensive to buy online there than in the shops or something?
 

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from where did you order it? it's been out of stock on the makers website for months.
 

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I got it from the Imagine Shop UK website (I won't link here because I am still unsure about the rules of this kind of thing).

Admittedly, I just went there now and saw the "Out of Stock" label, I guess I was just lucky to visit the site at the right time and order it. Sorry.
 

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Links are ok to non auctions. A shop link is ok as far I'm aware.

its a new product anyway - so all good.

No stock - all gone
 

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I think I am really glad I purchased it now as I didn't realise it was that rare..

It you're an AGA fan I wouldn't worry too much, whilst it doesn't cover the AGA hardware it does cover most the games that really that stood out during the later 80s, early 90s that I can think of with the exception of BASS and Gloom which I was slightly sad about. The mag, I feel, when talking about Amiga kind of refers to all the chips sets as one entity 'Amiga' like one might for a PC, that sort of generic terminology that is now synonymous.. unlike back in the day. For example, Simon the Sorcerer is reviewed which is AGA only I believe?

Besides, the AGA story I feel deserves a book in its own right to chronicle the story from OS3.0 to OS4.0 and Power PC technology etc. - it is quite remarkable really that given the right hardware it is possible to play Wipeout 2097 on an AGA Amiga!
 
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