Amiga Games vs. Amiga Joker
Amiga Games and Amiga Joker were the only German Amiga magazines
which were specialized in Amiga games. Every of these
two mags his its advantages and disadvantages. In this feature
I try to compare the two mags. For this purpose I used issue
12/92 of both magazines.
The cover of Amiga Games was changed from issue to
issue. In this issue it is based on blue colours and
shows a wizard. Good! It is well done.
This issue shows a skier with weapon that was adapted
from the game "Midwinter 2". It is really
well done, meets my taste and is nearly perfect.
1 disk with "Gobliins 2" demo
This mag always came without a coverdisk
There are 100 pages and 20 game reviews.
There is no hardware section.
Other sections are mailbox, helpline shop test, Kaiko
Of course there are also charts and cheats.
There are 128 pages and 29 game reviews.
There is also a small hardware section.
Other sections are mailbox, coin op, board games,
There are also charts and cheats.
Review: (I used "Waxworks" which was reviewed
in both mags)
The game got a total of 78%. That's imho not enough.
They also mention the developer Horrorsoft - that
is a positive fact.
The game got a rating of 82%. This is ok but it could
be a bit more. They only mention the publisher and
not the developer.
The main advantage of this mag was its price. It only
cost DEM 7,00 and this price also included the coverdisk.
The complete layout was already in 1992 a bit old-fashioned.
Also the tests were sometimes written in a boring
way. Finally I think that Amiga Games was suitable
for those people who wanted a mag plus disk for an
Amiga Joker also cost DEM 7,00, but there was no coverdisk.
But in the mag itself there are lots of tests and
background information. The complete layout was more
professional than that one of Amiga Games. Also the
funny comics were a reason for buying it. What I did
not like is that they answered all letters of readers
in a very ironical way.
by Bernd Gmeineder
Amiga Games was a publication of CT - Computec Verlag (now
Amiga Joker was a publication of Joker