Rare Commodore Amiga CD32 System – Review

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Here is my review over the rare NTCS Amiga CD32 system released in 1993 by Commodore, and is officially the 2nd 32bit CD system ever released.

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John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007
  • Alex Smith

    Thanks for the review, John. I’m a big Commodore geek – had a Commodore 64 when I was young, and now have one as well as two Amiga 1000s that I’d like to get working. One is already working, but I need to build up a game library, and they are a little hard to come by. I might have to fall back on the emulation route to get my Amiga fix. I *adore* the Amiga – the graphics were good, and the music capability of the Amigas were comperable in innovation to the Commodore 64 SID chip. I’d love to see some more Amiga reviews in the future! Hope to catch you in person some time in the future, I’ll buy you lunch. 🙂

    • John Gamester

      Thanks, and I agree the Amiga is a great system. 🙂

  • Patrick A Crone

    I remember seeing a review of this system in Die Hard Gamefan magazine back in the day. If I remember correctly, they reviewed Saturday Night Slam Masters. On a side note, does anyone remember Die Hard Gamefan? It was an excellent independent magazine. The best part about it was the shoot from the hip reviews and previews. If you can find old issues I recommend picking them up.

  • lancep2014

    Given my 1st true PC was an old MS-DOS Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer. I never know about this’ however I did seeing the adds for the CDTV during shows like Nick Arcade growing up. I don’t relay get into CD-ROM until my 2nd PC came to be running Windows 95. I took some getting use to as their was an big def between DOS 3.0 and Windows 95.