Mario Bros (NES) running in A/NES on my Amiga 1200 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Recently I’ve installed quite a few emulators on my Amiga 1200. It’s nice to have the option of running software made for other platforms once in a while. Even though I’ve mostly used the PC to emulate various consoles and computers in the past, I’m happy to have the opportunity to use the Amiga for this as well. It’s quite the versatile machine!
At the present moment, I’ve installed emulators for the MSX/MSX 2, NES, IBM PC and Game Boy. On my to do-list are emulators for Sega Master System, Game Gear, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. I’ve considered installing Shapeshifter, a 68K MAC emulator, but I don’t think I will this time around. Have used it before, but there isn’t much on the MAC that I’d like to play these days. Perhaps I’ll change my mind some time in the future.
MSX/MSX 2 emulation works like a charm. I use a program called AmiMSX, which is freeware. I’ve tried running Salamander on it to give it a test-drive and needless to say, it was a lot of fun. The game was fully playable and ran as it should. The sound was also like I remembered. Did also try a few other classics and these worked out of the box. Now I’m looking forward to install the legendary Blow-Up! and Oh Shit!. I’m also going to give some scene demos a try.. I’m curious about how these will perform.
AmiMSX is available on Aminet.net: http://aminet.net/search?query=amimsx
A/NES running on my Amiga 1200 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
A/NES is the Nintendo emulator I’ve installed. Tried a few games with it and it worked. It will be interesting to explore it more.
A/NES is available here: http://www.anes.se/
Have not gotten around to testing the PC and Game Boy emulator yet, but I remember the first one as quite slow on a 68030 system and the latter as pretty good. Will be fun to re-visit these emulators again.
I’ve made a small video of my Amiga 1200 emulating the MSX. This is the first video I’ve ever created. Hope you like it! I’m definitely going to make more of these in the future, but I’m going to need some practice to say the least.