Thanks to the indie and homebrew communities, systems that have long since gone out of production are still getting new games released for them. The great-looking Tanglewood is a 21st century addition to the Sega Mega Drive’s library, for example, while the Sega Dreamcast has enjoyed a wealth of support over the past few years.
All of which brings us to the action puzzler, Worthy – a new game for the Commodore Amiga from indie developer, Pixelglass. Looking like a cross between Gauntlet and Boulderdash, with its tiny hero running around a maze killing enemies and collecting diamonds, Worthy‘s colorful sprites and chunky typography immediately recall a bygone era of 16-bit gaming.
During its long life in the 80s and 90s, the Amiga built up a huge library of great games, from deep simulation titles to bouncy, vibrant platformers – and Worthy looks of a piece with the latter, and such titles as Zool, Push Over, and Putty.
Although Worthy has been programmed specifically for 1MB, PAL Amigas, it’s available in a variety of options, from a digital download to physical releases on CD and floppy disc. We can’t say whether it’s a belated classic for the system, but it’s still pleasing to see the Amiga supported so long after Commodore stopped making it.
Take a look for yourself below.