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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Platform Shooter "Enemy 2" Released!

This Christmas is proving to be an exciting one for Amiga gamers. First, Putty Squad is finally released to the public, and then hot on its heels comes platform shooter "Enemy 2".

The original, "Enemy: Tempest of Violence", German language version, was published by Anachronia way back in 1997, with an English version published by Alive Mediasoft in 1999.

Unfortunately, regardless of its quality, this was a title that came too late in the Amiga's commercial lifespan to make much of an impression on the gaming scene.

Years later the author of Enemy 1, Andre Wuthrich, was kind enough to release the game into the public domain.

Before you download and start playing Enemy 2 the authors recommend that you play through Enemy 1 first if you've not done so as the the story in part 2 continues where Enemy 1 left off.

(Enemy 1 footage, captured by einokeino303)

For more information and links to download both parts 1 and 2, point your web browser at the Anachronia web site.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

New Arcade Style Joystick From

If your trusty Competition Pro, Quickshot or adopted Megadrive pad is starting to show its age then perhaps you're in the market for a new joystick to compliment your Amiga setup.

The problem that you'll no doubt find is that decent brand new Amiga joysticks/controllers are extremely difficult to get hold of, and usually a second hand device purchased from Ebay is your only option. That was until a recent press release posted to the English Amiga Board appeared, courtesy of AmigaKit;
"We will shortly be launching a brand new Amiga joystick which we have developed over the last 6 months. 
The high quality joystick is manufactured for many years of Amiga gaming. 
It features [an] arcade style controller with metal shaft and micro switches. 
It has independent fire A and fire B buttons that can be user switches to single fire A operation if required."
Now, the joystick's not cheap. Weighing in at a hefty £49.15 (odd price, I know) it's certainly out of impulse buy territory. However, if the images on the AmigaKit web site do the device justice then it looks to be an extremely high quality device, and the parts don't come cheap.

For more information or to purchase the joystick, point your web browser over to this page on the AmigaKit web site.

For those of you who received money for Christmas, perhaps this will give you some idea of what to spend it on.

Putty Squad Finally Lands on Amiga!

If you already know about this then move on. This news story has been plugged via Twitter, Facebook and every Amiga and retro related site imaginable. Work's been really hectic as of late, and unfortunately this has been the first chance I've had to give this a plug.

Originally due for release towards the latter part of 1994, and reviewed in the September 1994 issue of Amiga Power (reviews also appeared in other magazines of the time), Putty Squad has been one of the most talked about of all the Amiga's "missing in action" titles. Not surprising really, when it would seem that the game was completely finished and sat there gathering dust.

Now, some 19 years after its release System 3 Software have kindly given us Amiga owners a rather lovely Christmas present - the full version of Putty Squad, to download, for free!

Simply point your web browser over to the System 3 web site at, and you'll see a link to Amiga Putty Squad on the main page.

The zip file contains two disk images, so you'll need to either play these in an emulator, or have some way of getting the images back on to floppy disk.

If you'd like to find out more about how this release came to be, you'll want to read this thread over on the English Amiga Board.

Those of you who'd like to install this to hard drive may want to download the WHDLoad installation, which you'll find here.

It just leaves me to finish by saying a big thank you to all at System 3 and the Amiga community for helping to make this available to the rest of us.

Right, I'm off to give this a go and see what all the fuss is about.

Happy Christmas.