When I was very growing up, I was fortunate enough to have two sets of family friends. One owned the glorious gaming machine that was the Commodore 64, while another was a computer loving family that grew up with a couple of Amiga machines.
The two families never interacted, and for whatever reason my brother and I were well behaved enough not to stoke any Amiga/Commodore 64 flames between the two. And having vastly less money growing up, my family had neither – the best we had were crappy 286’s and 386’s discarded by local medical centres, banks and the like. (My dad sourced them, being a programmer.)
I never quite knew growing up which was more financially successful in Australia. The Amiga was obviously a superior product, having been borne from the Commodore line, but for some reason I have memories of games on the C64 that I never quite had playing the Amiga. Things like International Karate and Decathlon have stuck with me forever. From the Amiga, it’s really just the original Worms and maybe Mortal Kombat for the first time out of the arcades.
God that music was great back in the day.
Between the two machines, which do you have a greater reverence for? The Commodore 64, or the Amiga?