Amiga: It’s a Knockout 2011/12

It's a Knockout 2011/12 (photo taken from Amiga.org)
It's a Knockout 2011/12 (photo taken from Amiga.org)

Hi folks,

If you enjoy playing Amiga games, then please read on. It turns out that some of the forum members of Lemon Amiga and the English Amiga Board (EAB) are arranging a worldwide Amiga games competition! Isn’t that cool? πŸ™‚ Now you’ve got the chance to show the world what you are made of. πŸ˜‰ Like the old Amiga CD32 commercial said: “Do you have what it takes?”

Here’s the message that was posted by the organizers at Amiga.org:

It’s a Knockout! is a classic Amiga knock-out tournament run by the forum members of Lemon Amiga and English Amiga Board. Returning for a 3rd time, the ever-popular knockout tournament takes centre stage once more. Five games will be played over seven weeks. Score high and knock out your opponents.

Voting for the comp Starts Now (November 13th) and will remain open for two weeks. Once voting is closed competition will begin!! Voting: Lemon AmigaEAB

The first round of competition will be a qualifying round. The following rounds will be run in a round-robin format until only 2 competitors remain! The final two will battle it out to be the “It’s a Knockout! 2011/12” Champion.

More rules and general overview

Voting will be limited to games played during the 2011 Lemon vs EAB Super Comp.

which are…

  1. Soccer Kid
  2. Batman The Movie
  3. Xenon II: Mega Blast
  4. Yo! Joe!
  5. Indy Heat
  6. Turrican II
  7. Superfrog
  8. Zeewolf
  9. Ruff ‘n’ Tumble
  10. Vroom
  11. Pang
  12. Pinball Dreams
  13. Alien Fish Finger
  14. Llamatron
  15. Magic Pockets
  16. Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge
  17. Dune II

How do I take part?
Easy. Firstly get yourself either a real Amiga or an emulator like WinUAE or E-UAE. The current round thread will tell you which game to play, give links to where it’s available, link to manuals (if they are online), and tell you any extra rules for that game. To enter take a screenshot of your highscore (or a photo of your tv/monitor screen if you’re using a real Amiga) and post it in the game thread. You can use free image hosting sites like Imageshack or Photobucket to post your scores.

All competitors must be a member at either Lemon or EAB, so if you’re not already, it’s time to join!

As you can see from the announcement, it has not been decided on which games we will compete in just yet.. you actually have a say in this, as you can cast your vote for five games. May I recommend Pinball Dreams, Indy Heat and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge? πŸ˜‰

So, are you ready for action? I certainly am. πŸ˜‰ Would love to hear from you if you’re going to participate.

Let the games begin!

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