Showing posts from October, 2012

Mini Game Review - Ami-Ingenious on X1000

I found another game released on AmigaOS4 recently called Ami-Ingenious. This game is an adaption of a German board game called Simply Ingenious.

There is a good wikipedia article here to get you up to speed on the board game details, rather than me repeating everything there on here!

The game is downloadable from and was written by mrdarek. His website containing this and other games is located at

Being from Australia, I had never heard of this board game before today, and was intrigued to find out what it was like to play on my X1000 and wrote this Mini-review!

The game runs in a window on the AmigaOS4 Workbench screen. It would be nice to have a full screen option for this game in my opinion - I think it would suit it better. Having said that the main game itself looks quite professional even in a window and runs well with no issues encountered while writing this mini-review.

You get a group of 6 joined hex tiles (each tu…

Mini Game Review - Tap Jewels for X1000!

It's great to be back blogging about AmigaOne X1000 related stuff again.

After turning on my X1000 today, I noticed that game developers AmiBoing has brought out a new game for AmigaOS4 called Tap Jewels.

As regular readers may know I previously reviewed another game from Amiboing called Swamp Defence here.

Tap Jewels is a puzzle game and is great for a quick game when you have a few free minutes to play a game. I found it is quite a lot of fun once you get into it!

This game runs in a window on the AmigaOS4 workbench screen. Unfortunately there is no option to run it full screen. I hope it is added in the future, though I should stress it isn't that important given the type of game it is.

As with all the AmiBoing games I am quite impressed with the quality of the graphics - they look great, bright and detailed.

The gameplay is essentially clicking on similar jewels that are next to each other, which then removes them from the board and new random jewels are added. Below is a…

Life getting back on track!

Hi All,

I am very relieved to be able to say that the my wife's cancer has been successfully removed after some major surgery. She is now mostly recovered and recently returned to work!

So our lives are getting back to normal and I hope to add some new AmigaOne X1000 articles soon - as I type this I have fired up my X1000 for the first time since August so I have to catch up on all that has happened since then.

For those attending the Amiwest event this weekend, I hope you have a great time! Wish I could be there...