Photo Credit: Wikipedia, Arcadious
Arcadious > Platforms > Commodore Amiga CD32
Commodore Amiga CD32
1993 - 5th generation system
The Commodore Amiga CD32 is a 32-bit CD-ROM based home video game console that was developed by Commodore International and released in 1993. It was the first 32-bit game console and the first Amiga-based game console. Some key features and specifications of the Amiga CD32 include: CPU: Motorola 68020 running at 14.3 MHz RAM: 2 MB of Chip RAM (expandable to 8MB) Graphics: AGA (Advanced Graphics Architecture) chipset, capable of displaying up to 256 colors on screen Sound: 4 stereo channels, 8-bit samples CD-ROM drive: double-speed (2x) Controller: Amiga CD32 gamepad with two buttons, a d-pad, and a numeric keypad The Amiga CD32 had a library of over 200 games, many of which were exclusive to the console. Some popular games for the system include "Sensible Soccer", "Alien Breed", "Zool", "The Chaos Engine" and "Lemmings". It also had a built-in functionality to play audio CDs and Karaoke CDs. The Amiga CD32 was not as successful as Commodore had hoped, due to a lack of marketing and support from third-party developers. However, it was well received by the Amiga community and it has a dedicated fanbase even today. It was only sold in Europe and a few other countries, and it was discontinued in 1996. Commodore went bankrupt soon after and Amiga CD32 production was ceased, making it a rare and sought-after console among collectors. It is considered as one of the most underrated consoles in the history of gaming due to its powerful hardware and great game library. The Commodore Amiga CD32 was home to a variety of games, many of which were exclusive to the console. Here are a few examples of popular games for the Amiga CD32: "Sensible Soccer": This was a football (soccer) game developed by Sensible Software and published by Renegade Software in 1993. It was praised for its fast and fluid gameplay, as well as its accurate and realistic representation of the sport. "Alien Breed": This was a science fiction-themed top-down shooter developed by Team17 and published by Ocean Software in 1993. It was a sequel to the Amiga game "Alien Breed: Tower Assault" and was well received for its smooth scrolling, detailed graphics, and intense action. "Zool": This was a platform game developed by the Bitmap Brothers and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1993. It featured a ninja insect character named Zool, who had to navigate through various levels and defeat enemies. The game was known for its colorful graphics, catchy music and challenging gameplay. "The Chaos Engine": This was a top-down shooter developed by the Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software in 1993. Players could choose from six different characters, each with their own abilities, and battle through various levels to defeat the Chaos Engine. It was praised for its challenging difficulty, smooth scrolling and great graphics. "Lemmings": This was a puzzle game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993. The goal of the game was to guide a group of lemmings through various levels by assigning them different tasks, such as building bridges and digging tunnels, to reach a designated exit. It was praised for its unique gameplay and challenging puzzles. These are some of the most well-known games that were available on the Amiga CD32, but there were many other games that were developed for the system, including action, adventure, puzzle and sports game. The Amiga CD32 had a diverse and impressive library of games that showed off the capabilities of the hardware.