The Amiga was pretty good back in the day. I used to play Defender of the Crown, Zork, Tetris, Arazoks Tomb. Shit would keep me up for days.
Also SNES was awesome
Did you play any Amiga game AFTER 1987?
Lol. I think that's the only time I played around 1990. My aunt was throwing away her Amiga and gave it to me with a bunch of games. I'm assuming it was crap?
Amiga was arguably the most dominant home system from 1989 to 1994.
Those games were from before it's prime.
Nice to see a fellow Amigan on the forum. I used the Amiga for games, music, internet, general computing, etc., from 1988 to 2001! Sorry for the long reply...
I almost totally agree with your peak assessment of 1989-1994 but I would extend it to 1996. AGA breathed new life into the platform and some of the best games came out in 1995-1996 (Super Stardust CD32 and Mega Typhoon, as shooter examples).
But that is, of course, all taken in a vacuum.
The Amiga had a very short prime if you consider it in relation to other gaming systems.
The Genesis came out in 89 and it took awhile for programmers to take advantage of its powers but by 92-93 the Genesis games were way technically advanced compared to the Amiga and backed by software companies that knew what they were doing, rather than the Amiga standard of bedroom coders trying to make what they think a good game should be.
The SNES was similar. Plus you have to factor in the DOOM era on PC (which I hated). And then the PS1, etc. hit in 1994. The Amiga was still in its peak. It just couldn't compare in the market.
And another system that virtually no one knows about which I happened to own. The X68000, a Japanese computer released the same year as the Amiga, was way more powerful for gaming.
Throughout the 8-bit, 16-bit and even the 32-bit generations, everyone craved the arcade experience at home, and they were denied again and again as totally crappy arcade ports made their way to the underpowered consoles. The Amiga probably had more terrible arcade ports than any other system than the Atari ST.
But the X68000 had arcade-perfect ports from the day it was released. So the Japanese had literally the best home gaming experience there ever could be, if they could afford the admittedly way more expensive X68000 over the Amiga.