Old Workbench games that works on AmigaOS 4

Hi everyone,

Many thanks for visiting my blog!

After the AmiWest stream, I got the inspiration to finally write about something I’ve had in my mind for some time.

As many of you know, AmigaOS 4 can run many programs that was made for classic Amiga’s, since it has in-built emulation of the Motorola 680×0. If you are interested in learning more about how this works, you can find information about it here. This does not help with games requiring the custom chips of the classics however, so with those one must use E-UAE (preferebly combined with RunInUAE).

Now, what I had on my mind was those old games made to run in a window on the Workbench screen. You can find many of them on Aminet for example. Would these work on AmigaOS 4? Only one way to find out, namely testing them.

So, from time to time during the last months, I’ve downloaded old Workbench games and given them a go in AmigaOS 4. The result?

I can happily report that many works like intended! Some ran too fast (this might be adjustable with configuring the internal emulator, but have not tried that yet), a few crashed, but overall the result was very positive.

Without further ado, here is a list of older and newer classic Amiga Workbench games running fine on AmigaOS 4. 🙂 Complete with download-links!

List of Compatible Classic Amiga Workbench Games

Screenshot by Old School Game Blog

Atoms-X – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Atoms-X – Works

Screenshot by Old School Game Blog

Balaby – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Balaby – Works

Boum – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Boum – Works

Screenshot by Old School Game Blog

CD-Worm – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/cdworm – Works

Detris 2 – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/detris20 – Works

Dieser Zug – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/dZug13 – Works

DoorMaze – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/DoorMaze – Works

Doors (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Doors – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/doors – Works

The Valley of Mystery – AmigaDOS Adventure (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

The Valley of Mystery – AmigaDOS Adventure – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/dosadv – Works

HBMonopoly (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
HBMonopoly (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

HBMonopoly – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/HBMonopoly – Works

Krystal Kaves (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Krystal Kaves – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Krystal_Kaves – Works

PenDenTive (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

PenDenTive – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/PenDenTive – Works

SBLgames1_V3 – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/SBLgames1_V3 – Works

Simplepack – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/simplepac – Works

Snakes and Adders (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

SnakesNAdders – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/SnakesNAdders – Works

Targetus – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Targetus – Works

TinyInvaders – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/tinyinvaders – Works, small window

Trixim (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Trixim – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/Trixim – Works

WBsteroids – http://aminet.net/package/game/wb/WBsteroids – Works


Future Updates

If I find myself exploring old Workbench games in my AmigaOS 4 adventures, I’ll add them to the list if they work. 🙂

This list was last updated on October 25th 2020.

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