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This tab covers various types of information
* Year of the first release
* Number max of simultaneous human players
- OCS, ECS, AGA, RTG and OpalVision are graphic chipsets. OCS (Original Chipset) and ECS (Enhanced Chipset) cover most of the games in the database; the basic Amiga 500 game. AGA (Advanced Graphics Architecture) is an updated chipset seen in the Amiga 4000 and 1200. RTG (Re-Targetable Graphics) covers graphics cards.
- CDTV, CD32 and AmigaCD are CD-ROM formats. The CDTV was Commodore's early, ill-fated CD console while the CD32 was Commodore's later, ill-fated console. The AmigaCD category includes games released for Amiga computers with CD-ROM drives.
- Arcadia and Cubo CD32 are two coin-op systems based on Amiga hardware.
* WHD install
'HD install' shows whether it is possible to run a game from a hard disk without the use of an external installer.
- Commercial : a standard commercial release, usually in a box
- Coverdisk : a release on the cover of a magazine
- Game & Mini Mag : a game release that also included a mini magazine
- Hidden Sub-Game : hidden within another game
- Interpreted : playable through an interpreter
- Licenceware : a semi commercial/shareware release
- Open Source Conversion : converted to the Amiga using Open Source code
- PD/Freeware : gratis and freely distributable
- Promotional : a game released to promote an organisation or product
- Shareware : Freely copyable but requires a fee paid if played
- Unknown : not yet placed in any of the other categories
* Budget publisher
Normally only one developer is listed but where a game was developed by two teams it will be explained in the Notes field.
The publisher field may list multiple companies. Distributors are generally dealt with in the notes. Where the information is known locations are assigned as publishers often differ between country.
Budget publishers are similar to full price publishers but often exist as a label belonging to a parent company e.g. The Hit Squad (Ocean).
Valid categories are: Action, Adult, Adventure (All), Adventure | Point & Click, Adventure | Text &Animated Gfx, Adventure | Text & Gfx, Adventure | Text only, Bat and ball, Beat-'em-up, Board games, Cards games, Compilation, Construction kit, Data disk, Educational, Gambling / Fruit Machine, Maze game, Miscellaneous, Pinball, Platform, Puzzle, Quiz, Racing, Rpg, Shoot-'em-up (All), Shoot-'em-up | 3D, Shoot-'em-up | First-person shooter, Shoot-'em-up | Horizontal, Shoot-'em-up | Isometric, Shoot-'em-up | Multi-directional, Shoot-'em-up | Vertical, Simulation, Sport and games, Sport management, Strategy, Wargame
* Artist - Graphician
* Artist - Musician
* Artist - Misc
Where an artist's nickname is known it is included in round brackets after the name.
* notes - WHD
The HD notes give some more information about the game's hard disk installation.
Based on [YYYY] [developer]/[publisher] [machine type]
Although this field details information on non-Amiga versions of games it is useful to put the Amiga data into context.
At the bottom of each game entry there may be a notes field which contains information that doesn't fit elsewhere.
Sometimes it's necessary to leave the safety of the HOL and venture out into the world. Links to external sites can be found next!
If added, the Rarity Rating is next:
* - Common as mud
** - One version is common, at least one other version is rare
*** - Rare
**** - Extremely rare
***** - Game finished and reviewed but not found / released
This tab is a grid of extra screenshots in multiples of 4 and at a size of 320x256. These screens may show any graphics from the game, including non-gameplay sections.
The screens are not intended to preserve game graphics but rather to give a good overview of the variety and sections of the game.
Note that while the DBS is full size, the alt screens are halved in size. Click on the screens to display the full sized screen
These images display the packaging of a game at a size of 1024 x *. Like screenshots, these scans are reduced in size; click on them to view the full image.
Scans of floppy disks are included here. If a game comes on multiple floppies only one scan is displayed unless there is some benefit to showing multiple disks.
Where games include a telescopic limitation on the action game maps provide an overview. They come in various shapes and forms but are most often stitched together screens that show an entire level. Other types are the full stadium of Speedball 2 or the pinball tables of Pinball Dreams.
Scans of miscellaneous items are displayed here.
This tab shows screens of other versions of the same game for comparison with the Amiga release.
Cheats, codes and hints are included in this tab. The core set of cheats were imported from an external source; Keith Krellwitz's Sweet Cheater. Therefore the reliability of each cheat cannot be guaranteed. Sources have been included where known.
Some cheats, codes and hints have been added as they have been discovered by the HOL team and others have been checked.
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