11/08/2010

Amiga: SideWinder (1988)

Easygoing vertical-scroller taking place in a futuristic setting...


SideWinder


This little gem is probably little-known, but was one of my first Amiga games ever. SideWinder is a little vertical-scrolling Shoot 'Em Up, that is not as fast-paced as e.g. Silk Worm or SWIV and therefore appears easier but is still far from boring. 



You lead off the fight in a futuristic environment, something that looks similar to a circuit board. So either your spaceship is really small or computers of the next century will be gigantic.. and as if this was not enough, they even shoot back!


All things considered, this game is pretty solid for its age. Little gimmicks, like the digitized sound of explosions and an outstanding intro theme by David Whittaker make this shooter worth a try.

Check out this youtube video. It features the cracktro, intro and some gameplay (at around 4:10 min.)


49 comments:

  1. Bro, games you post on your blog are awsome ! thanks for sharing it :)

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  2. Awesome game! love it! :)

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  3. This brings back lots of memories. Great game.

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  4. lokks actually pretty good :)

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  5. i can slightly remeber this game

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  6. love it!
    you're invading my childhood!!!!

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  7. yees I searched for this game for so long because i forgot the name...GREAT! thank you for posting !!!

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  8. OMG My first computer was a Commodore 64, love the site! Gonna follow for sure

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  9. nice! I think I can remember this game... or a similar one.

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  10. that looks damn fun, never played it myself.

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  11. Never played this game

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  12. cool games....nice post

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  13. I'll have to try this game out

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  14. I never thought about it that way...

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  15. nice stuff,keep it up man

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  16. cool, can't wait for an update

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  17. oh wow I remember playing this! good times.

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  18. Lol never heard of it!! I'm gunna have to get my hands on it!! Nothing like some nostalgia in the afternoon!!

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  19. dude i really like your blog

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  20. Brings back some good memories.... Gahh games nowadays are not so good =p

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  21. i love these kind of games

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  22. i remember this lol O.o im old...

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  23. i guess i played this game when waaay younger, like 5 or 6 yo
    i liked to play raptor:call of shadows
    the game was SO cash..
    then i grew up ;(

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  24. i love these old games... seriously sooo much fun

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  25. Graphics look too good for me, I'll have to pass. My CPU cant handle it.

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  26. I freaking love vertical shooters like this.

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  27. ^ x2. I'm surprised I didn't bankrupt my parents with all the quarters I spent on this kind of shooters back in the day.

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  28. old school games bring me back!

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  29. wow i played many games like this one when i was little

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  30. Sidewinder, instant classic! I even know that game!

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  31. I wish I had an Amiga back in the day.

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  32. cool, thanks for the update

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  33. I want to play them :O

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  34. Gonna grab an emulator of this ASAP, looks sick.

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  35. nostalgia is right - that screenshot really make me miss the old amiga

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  36. this game was so epic on the big atari machines! oh the memories haha

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  38. what a classic! I love old school vertical scrollers

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