Magnetic Fields (developers of the Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and Super Cars series) are the primary feature of the latest issue of Amiga Addict, out now.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is a particular favourite of mine. Way back in the 1990s, my best friend at school and myself both had Amiga 500s. On opportune evenings after school (mostly once our exams were our of the way), we’d get together for a Gamesmaster-esque series of gaming challenges.
Two player games, all, they would typically include a frame of Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker, Lemmings, Super Cars 2, Amiga Tanx, and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge itself. Playing one game on each, the evening’s winner would be the one who won the most out of the five titles.
I wouldn’t like to say I won most of them – I genuinely don’t know – but as far as you’re concerned, dear reader, I did.
So, it’s nice to see a feature on Magnetic Fields in Amiga Addict #22, which I’ve already started reading. The features have brough those competitions flooding back, although I don’t know how easy (or otherwise) it would be to arrange a similar tournament in 2023.
What else can you expect in Amiga Addit #22? Well, the magazine also features:
- Exclusive 2-player deathmatch game download: Renegades Deluxe Amiga Addict Coverdisk Edition.
- The story of Magnetic Fields (the games studio behind Lotus Turbo Esprit, Kid Chaos and Super Cars), with specials guests Shaun Southern and Andrew Morris!
- Latest game reviews: Cecconoid, Flappadiddle and CyberPunks 2: Next Generation.
- Was software piracy on the Amiga as harmful to the platform as we were once led to believe, or were any positive outcomes?
- Getting creative with Imagemaster RT.
- A roundup of the fastest, stripped down internet browsers including AmiGemini.
- Amiga versus SNES – a battle between two 16-bit gaming powerhouses!
- Classic gaming: Walker and Super Tennis Champs.
- Sam Dyer of Bitmap Books picks out his favourite Amiga games in Six Of The Best.
- Did you once dream of becoming a games developer? Amiga Addict reader, Iain Sell recounts the story of how he’s finally fulfilled a lifelong ambition.
- CD32 Corner returns due to popular demand with The Classic Lotus Trilogy.
- Regulars including former-Sensible Software’s Stoo Cambridge, Demoscene with h0ffman, Amiga news, User Groups, Amiga Discovery, Classic Coverdisk Of The Month and readers letters.
You can order your copy of Amiga Addict #22 online, subscribe, or pick it up at your local WHSmith.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.