Playing Amiga Games - Hayley C's Blog

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Playing Amiga Games

Hi everyone
So if you are new to my blog then Hello I'm Hayley and I'm 31 which means I'm apart of the millennial generation which was one of the last generations to experience their childhood without the Internet. I was first introduced to dial up Internet when I was the age of 13 back in 2001. To log onto the Internet you had to use dial up  (the dialing tone is still implanted in my mind to this day). I have fond memories of waiting eagerly to use the internet when it came on at 6pm to talk to my school friends on MSN messenger. It was annoying when you were talking in mid conversation and then you got disconnected (d/c) at midnight.
The Internet wasn't avaliable 24/7 like it is now. It's amazing how far technology has come and I can't wait to see what's avaliable in the future.
So what did I do as a kid when the Internet didn't exist? How did I survive? Because when you think about it, it's hard to imagine surviving without the Internet as we use it for nearly everything.
In the early 90s the only computer I had access to as a kid was an Amiga computer which was my fathers pride and joy. As a child I spent most of my time on the Amiga playing games such as Lemmings, James Pond, Superfrog, Ecco The Dolphin, Super Putty and many more. This is where my love of gaming began.

Back in October Nottingham held their first Retro Games fair at Britannia Hotel which unfortunately I missed as I had the flu. But if you would like to check out my friend James video from ItsMuchMore then click here to be directed to his website for more information.
Even though I wasn't able to attend the event I was inspired to create a video for my YouTube channel playing some Amiga games that I used to play. I've never filmed a gaming video before so this was brand new terriority to me but I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and have some fun.

First of all I researched free Amiga games to play online and I found the perfect website. Click here to be redirected to the site. If you play any of the games then why not let me know in the comments below.
 
I filmed and recorded my first gaming video and it turned out a success (hooray!) I played Pushover, Addams Family Values and James Pond 2. It was fun to take a trip down memory lane and currently I'm in the process of making a part 2 as requested from you.

I think that today's generation of young gamers are lucky as they will never understand the pain of being stuck on a level and not being able to get past it without either looking in a book or talking to your friends who had the same game. But now you can access the internet at the touch of your finger tips and search Google for every answer. A fun fact for you is that one of the first YouTube videos that I watched was the complete play through of Simon The Sorcerer as I only played the demo as the game itself was very expensive at the time. The demo would only ever allow you to play up to a certain level. It was a relief to know how it all played out in the end.

So what games would you like me to play for part 2 or 3? I think Nintendo games are definitely on the cards because the new Sonic The Hedgehog movie is out on February 14th. That's my Valentines day plans sorted and I'm excited for it.
Bunny Hugs,
Hayley
xx

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