Amiga Games starting from E to G
Eye of the Beholder
Something is lurking below the city of Waterdeep and you have been tasked to enter the sewers and defeat numerous monsters, get out of traps and solve puzzles.
Ah yes, F/A-18 Interceptor. I have no idea how long I played this on the A500 at the time – I probably spent as much time just messing around as I did actually performing the missions. This game was so fun it was easy to waste several hours at a time screaming around at rather ludicrous speeds. The sim is set in and around the San Francisco area, the first active mission beginning on Sept 1st, 1994. That must’ve seemed a fair way off in 1988! The U.S.S Enterprise is in the area to the south-west of the city.
Formula One Racing Game offers two modes of play available: Arcade and Grand Prix. The circuits include San Marino, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan and Australia. Arcade mode let’s you select the circuit in any order that you like where Grand Prix let’s you fine-tune your car before the race.
There were many DOOM style games for the Amiga in the mid 90s. Like Gloom, Fears was published by Guildhall Leisure, who gave the Amiga a lot of time in that era. Fears took the approach of having full-screen graphics. The level landscapes feature lots of stairways and lifts giving it a psuedo-3D feel. The game is played across 30 levels. with a level designer included.
Wizards Learic and Leanoric have a long-standing feud, and would do anything to see off their rival. As Learic, this is your task. Collect herbs in order to make and cast spells. The game contains 24 herbs and flowers that must be collected. From these plants, you can make as many as 12 spells.
Field of Glory
Originally released in 1993, this historical combat simulation deals with the wars of Napoleon after his return from exile in Elba in 1815. The game is a good way to learn about historical facts of the battle as it is very close to the actual events.
FIFA International Soccer
Based on international teams with fictional player names. Gameplay consists of quick runs, short passes and blistering shots outside the penalty box. Set pieces are controlled by moving a box into the target area for the ball, and then passed, lobbed or kicked directly. On the tactical side, formations can be selected with 5 different strategies.
Fightin’ Spirit is a one-on-one beat ’em up with a loose plot centred around a competition by a gang overlord to find new heavies for his organisation. There are ten contestants, such as Burke the squaddie and Eric the biker. Many of these have special moves in that they can turn into an animal.
Mad Gear Gang kidnapped the mayor’s daughter Jessica. Your mission is to advance through six areas of the city clearing out the gang infestation: this means you get to fight everything you meet! To defeat these thugs, use combinations of punches, kicks, throws and jump kicks.
Fire and Forget 2: The Death Convoy
Best described as Crazy Cars with weapons in a futuristic setting. Fight through each level blowing stuff as you drive through the death convoy in order to shoot down the leader of the terrorist group who plans to blow up your city. Oh yeah, your car also has the ability to fly.
Fire and Ice
You run, throwing ice cubes through various worlds. In the levels you must jump on platforms and kill your enemies. The enemies can be shot with your ice cubes and when they become frozen, you smash them. Fire and Ice provides for many power-ups. You should also seek out coyote puppies as they follow you, are invulnerable and shoot your enemies.
You play an elite soldier dropped behind enemy lines. Your mission is simple, you must take out all of the enemy forces. You can choose your weapons and ammunition before starting including a wide range of guns as well as grenades and a trusty pocket-knife. Avoid avoid land mines to stay alive and destroy bridges along the way for fun. Watch out for defeated enemies as they release further weapons.
Flight of the Intruder
Join Tiger Cole and Cool Hands Grafton command the US Naval Aviators over Vietnam. Take on MiGs, AAA, and SAMs. Configure each plane’s loadout for your mission and plan your mission carefully. Putting the wrong load on the jet could mean the difference between a successful one and mission failure or your death.
Your homeland’s precious limited energy is being taken advantage of by the evil Thargoid Empire. Your mission is to use your spaceship to cause the enemy’s reactors to overload and thus malfunction. The ship can take some damage and repairs itself over time, which is one of the few things that gives you a hope of getting anywhere early on. Losing a life causes all the enemy turrets to replenish, emphasizing the restart points.
Forgotten Worlds features two characters who both look like Arnold Schwarzenegger though one of them has a mohawk. Their job to rid the planet of the attacking aliens. Guide your characters around the screen as they fly with jet-packs, guns on full auto wiping out the invading alien hordes. At the end of each level is a boss which needs to be killed to progress.
Frontier: Elite II
Frontier: Elite 2 is the sequel to Elite continuing with the same game play style. Take your ship into space with your limited funds to try and make a living. Trade, fight, hunt criminals, work for the various governments: try your hand at everything. Some activities pay more than others, but can be a lot more dangerous too. There are few limits on what you can do or where you can go. And Frontier’s universe is huge with about 100,000,000,000 planets and moons.
Fury of the Furries
In Fury of the Furries, you control a cute, round creature called Tiny. Your mission is to defeat the wicked one who has captured the King and turned all the Tinies into mindless monsters. Use you special powers to transform yourself into a swimmer, rock eater, fireball spitter or rope swinger depending on the situation you face. The game takes place on a huge island separated into eight regions.
G-Loc Air Battle
The Citizens Defence Force has confiscated a horde of planes and warships, and as a UN loyalist, your job to shoot them down. Fail to complete any of the eight sections in the time limit and you use up a continue. The amount of planes previously shot down is not reset, making the second attempt easier. As you destroy your enemies,access to better planes is achieved. As a result, your rank improves.
Gauntlet II is very similar to the original. Once again, a wizard, a warrior, an elf and a valkyrie make their way through mazes defeating all sorts of evil creatures, collecting treasures and magic potions.