My tragic Amiga childhood

So did anyone happen to catch the recentish video from James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd covering Amiga CD32 games? If not, it’s a highly recommended watch. Here it is.

This video speaks directly to me in a way that no other AVGN video ever has previously. I mean that literally by the way, as James Rolfe addresses me personally in this video when discussing Kang Fu:

What if you bought this when it was new? What if you played this when it was new? Did anyone actually grow up with this game? Imagine the psychological effects!

Well hey, that’s me. Because I didn’t grow up with Sega or Nintendo in my home. I had Commodore. I know there are many people in the UK who loved their Amiga, alas I was not one of them. Where sweet nostalgia should be for Amiga games there is a void of befuddlement and disappointment. Watching this video today is truly vindicating as it showcases several crappy games I was subjected to as a child on my dad’s Amiga computer: Gloom, Oscar, Zool, and the absolute lowlight of this video, Kang Fu.

Do you remember Kang Fu? I sincerely hope not.

My relationship with videogames didn’t change for the better until the year I got an N64 for Christmas and my parents upgraded to a Windows 98 PC. Now that’s what I call an upgrade!

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One comment

  1. moresleepneeded

    I have never played any Amiga CD32 games, although I am surprised that the writer did not feel happy nostalgia thinking about the games. I feel nostalgia for some games I played when I was younger as I remember the enjoyment and excitement I felt playing the games, although, I would probably recognise the defects in the games now. For example, I recently played the first Sonic game released on the Mega Drive and it seemed much more difficult than I remembered. I did own a Commodore 64, although I do not remember any of the games.
    What is an Amiga CD32? Were the games popular? Why didn’t you like the games? What was so bad as Kang Fu?

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