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I just got an Amiga 500, and I know damn near nothing about it
I went to a 2nd hand shop yesterday here in Texas, and to my shock I saw an Amiga 500. I know the Amiga was gaming heaven in the UK, but it never caught on in the US. I snatched it up and it came with 5 games - Chaos Engine 2, Superfrog, Rough n Tumble, Leonheart, and it came from the desert, along with this joystick with 2 buttons. Oh, and this floppy called "Kickstart 1.3."
I have some questions about the joystick. The only game which seems to support 2 buttons is Lionheart, but both buttons do the exact same thing, despite the options screen giving me the option of choosing 2 buttons. The other games only support 1 button. Is this common?
Speaking of the joystick, this is crazy, but I actually owned one of these joysticks way back in the 80's. I bought it at this random store I went to where we used to buy Sega Master System games, and the guy there sold it to us as an SMS controller. I had never seen another controller like it before, nor had I seen one since, until I bought this baby. I'm guessing this is the official amiga controller or something? It's blue with a big red handle, and 2 red buttons on the base.
I'm interested in picking up other games for the thing, but after stopping at Lemon Amiga, I'm completely overwhelmed. There are thousands of games for this machine, and I have no idea which are good or bad. Mind recommending me some games?