If you’re into retro gaming and listen to podcasts, I’m pretty sure you would have come across Retro Asylum.
It’s a great podcast with a group of guys who love their retro gear and gaming and have a great sense of humor.
I’ve been tuning into them for about 8 months now and find it fascinating listening about all the systems they’ve come across or own, a lot of gear we never saw officially in New Zealand.
They cover all aspects of retro gaming, from hardware, software, peripherals, newly developed games (inc Amstrad!) and more.
I highly recommend checking them out. You can find them on all the usual social media platforms, including Discord – but the bugger about discord is that we’re usually asleep when they all come to life 🙁
If you’re like me, you probably grew up during the reign of the Amiga 500, and sourced your software through various means, with a majority of them being “dodgy” cracked copies. At the time, you didn’t think much of it, but now, what happened to all those game disks that were cracked by various groups ? Did they throw them away ? Wiped them and reused for other means ? Locked up as evidence ?
Or as in this case, left sitting in storage – and then given to an Amiga fan.
All of the games in the BAMIGA collection are probably ones you already have (usually in ADF format to use with an emulator), but the attraction to this collection, is that it is a complete catalog of a single groups work.
There are approx 10,000 disks in the collection, which is (as you can see in the photos on the site) a hell of a lot, can you imagine having that sort of collection at home back in the day ?
Big thanks to Simon of AmigaClube.Be for obtaining and making these available for all to see.
Now, is there any other Amiga group collection similar to this that you know of ? Are they available online ? Or are they sitting in someones shed awaiting for you to image them all….