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Forgotten Silver

by on May.28, 2013, under Amiga

Last Battle

Yesterday I had two pleasant surprises.

I had been in the market for a new magazine of the video game variety. Given that most video game magazines are a bit pointless (weeks out of date) and full of ads, the relevance of magazines, particularly in the ‘tech world’ is questionable so it is important that a good games magazine fills a niche.

Retro Gamer is one such magazine I’d been thinking about buying, but I hadn’t been able to find it. One trip to Mag Nation later solved this problem, and delivered me a bonus. The copy of Retro Gamer I picked up featured my beloved Amiga 500 on the cover. It was a nice surprise and I felt like I was buying the right mag.

The article featured a list of games that are rare finds for the Amiga, one of which I own! Apparently this terrible Mega Drive conversion, Last Battle, is worth some money simply because it is rare. Who knew, eh?!

I am not sure when I bought it. I was pretty disappointed with it upon purchase. My tolerance for mediocre-to-bad games was quite high in my youth, but this wasn’t something I was going to put up with. The game is repetitive, dull looking and frustratingly difficult. I got about 2/3 of the way through its punishing hard levels, but I gave up.

Still, I knew there was a reason why I never, ever trade or sell any game. Ever.

I should be able to retire off this one!

Here is Final Fight on the Amiga. A MUCH better game!

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2 comments for this entry:
  1. Marc Johnson

    Ooh, lucky you! Always nice to discover a long forgotten gem in the collection.

    I’m a subscriber to Retrogamer, and your point about the relevancy of magazines in the internet age is a good one. I find that the only print worth buying is that which is heavily weighted towards editorial content and – shock, horror – real investigative journalism. Thus RG wins out every time.

  2. SparrowsOfDune

    I loved Final Fight (and beat ’em ups generally). I play it on the PS2 now, on a Capcom compilation. From what I can tell this conversion from the original arcade machine has worse colours but better music.

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