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Launched in 1985, the Amiga ushered in a new age of home computing. With its powerful 16-bit Motorola CPU and custom graphics and audio chipsets, it was an instant hit among gamers looking to move on from the eight-bit systems, as well as artists and musicians moving into the digital realm.

With early titles like Defender of the Crown, Barbarian and Hybris, the machine quickly asserted its graphical credentials, while arcade-perfect conversions of Marble Madness, Space Harrier and Rainbow Islands showed that it could match the power of dedicated coin-op cabinets. Over the next decade the Amiga would play host to a bewildering diversity of titles; games like Rocket Ranger, Populous, Cannon Fodder, Speedball and Worms ushered in new genres and helped to redefine the videogame landscape.

Over the course of some 420 pages, Commodore Amiga: a Visual Commpendium showcases more than 140 of the biggest titles, bringing them vividly to life with a double-page screen grab or loading page. This is accompanied by quotes and commentary from renowned Amiga artists, developers and publishers, including R J Mical, David Braben, Sid Meier, Ron Gilbert, Julian Eggbrecht, Tobias Richter, Dave Gibbons and many more.

It also covers the origins of the hardware, the vibrant demo scene, interviews with artists and profiles of the most prominent games publishers. Presented using high-quality lithographic printing on superior paper stock, this book is a wonderful celebration of the machine’s graphics prowess and a reminder of the wealth of quality games the Amiga brought to bear. The title is available as a hardback only and comes in a protective shrink wrap.

Book specifications
424 pages. 170mm x 230mm, Lithographic print, Double thick cover, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket, shrink wrapped.

Full contributor list
Neil Adamson, George Allan, Jacob Anderson, Rob Anderson, Thomas Andersson, Billy Allison, Jim Bambra, Doug Barnett, Patrik Bergdahl, Chris Blackbourn, David Braben OBE, Andrew Braybrook, Allister Brimble, David Broadhurst, Andy Buchanan, Stoo Cambridge, Louis Castle, Charles Cecil, Mark Cerny, Eric Chahi, Andrew Clitheroe, Mark Coleman, Glenn Corpes, Antony Crowther, Mike Dailly, Mevlut Dinc, Dino Dini, Bob Dinnerman, Michael Diskett, Paul Docherty, Martin Edmondson, Julian Eggebrecht, Andreas Escher, Brian Fargo, Allan Finlay, Matt Furniss, Daniel Gallagher, Dave Gibbons, Ron Gilbert, Pierre Gilhodes, Jeff Godfrey, Eric Graham, Bill Harbison, Jon Hare, Thomas Hertzler, Andrew Hewson, Paul Holmes, Rico Holmes, Richard M Holmes, Tony Horgan, Chris Huelsbeck, Francesco Iorio, Teoman Irmak, Steve Jarratt, Scott Johnston, Ned Langman, Torben Bakager Larsen, James Leach, Robin Levy, Dale Luck, Richard Löwenstein, Klaus Lyngeled, Archer MacLean, Dan Malone, Frank Matzke, Rob Mead-Green, Sid Meier, RJ Mical, Mike Montgomery, Brian Moriarty, Andrew Morris, Dave Needle, Henk Nieborg, Phil Nixon, Markus Nyström, Mark Patterson, Gary Penn, Dave Perry, Simon Phipps, Giacinto Platania, Hugh Riley, Andy Roberts, Tobias Richter, Jim Sachs, Carl Sassenrath, Bruce Schlickbernd, Franck Sauer, Eric Schwartz, Matt Simmonds, Erik Simon, Alfredo Siragusa, Charlie Skilbeck, Tony Smith, Audun Sorlie, Chris Sorrell, Steve Stamatiadis, Howard W. Stolz, Andreas Tadic, Philip Thornton, Edvard Tóth, Michael Troughton, David Upchurch, Mario van Zeist, Edgar M. Vigdal (R.I.P), Reichart Von Wolfsheild, Joe Walker, Mo Warden, Richard Weeks, Phillip Williams, Aric Wilmunder, Jamie Woodhouse, Simon Woodroffe, Tim Wright aka. CoLD SToRAGE.
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Hannnah O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Commodore Amiga visual companion

Very good. It was a gift and the recipient was very pleased and is thoroughly enjoying it

Jeffrey L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
I never had an amiga...

but the books are lovely enough to purchase anyway. If that isn't a testament to their quality, I don't know what is. The digital copy is perfect for collectors that don't want to open the book either :D

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Dave S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Quality Plus!

I did wonder why the book was a little on the pricey side, but when I received it, I feel it's a bargain! The quality is stunning, the pictures are stunning. The book is, stunning! I will be placing an order every month for a book, until I have a set!

Stew A.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product
Great stuff.

Really nice looking book with a nice heft to it. Prints inside look amazing, and the accompanying quotes and commetary are interesting reading. I spent much, much more time with the C64 in my youth than any Amiga, yet it was the Amiga which I coveted, and this book is a fantastic return to that time of my life. Ten thumbs up

Lee J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Great book!

This is the second Visual Commpendium I have bought and definitely the best. I thought the Sega Master System book and thought it was good but was missing some major games. this book however covers just about everything. I was also impressed with the amount of A1200 games in the book. Fantastic!