Commodore’s seminal 16-bit platform was initially marketed as an affordable home business machine, but was something of a Trojan Horse for many youngers. Doting parents purchased the system under the pretence of assisting their offspring with their homework, but the computer was instead used for mammoth gaming sessions thanks to the flood of amazing games. The first model the Amiga 1000 was launched in 1985 at a star-packed event which included the likes of Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry, but it wouldn’t be until the release of the A500 in 1987 that the machine really took off, leaving its bitter rival the Atari ST well and truly in the dust. But beyond all the gaming violence the legend also captured hearts and minds of many profesional users, and was used by several big US and EU based multimedia company’s and several governmental organisations such as NASA.

 

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