Memory unlocked… randomly saw a picture of the Amiga CD32 and realized I am almost positive I played this thing once as a very small kid at a birthday party. It’s so crazy the things we remember. I must’ve been around 6 years old.
After some research, I think the game was Flight Simulator II on it.
The most vivid thing I remember was that it ran slowly, it was 3-dimensional, I kept crashing because I had no idea what was happening, and the hardware was something I wasn’t familiar with since everyone I knew just has Sega or Nintendo systems at that point.
Since it never released in North America, it must’ve been imported by the venue where I played it. Since I am almost positive it was an “educational” place with a lot of science exhibits, I think that checks out. I think it was some sort of an interactive kid’s museum.
Just felt like sharing. Anyone have familiarity with the CD32 machine in particular?
It was released in NA in limited quantities. There was some legal barrier officially delaying it in the US but the NTSC version was sold at EB in Canada. I heard some stores in the US bought stock from Canada and sold it there.
Weirdly, my local credit union (Vancity) would loan out CD32s for online banking. I have come across a few of them in Vancouver over the years with a “property of Vancity” label on them.
Wow how obscure. That’s really interesting
I had a CD32 for a while around the time of Game Cube. .
Bought it from an Amiga Super Fan who lived just outside London. I took the tube to the end of the line, met him, paid him, I think he wanted to talk but I just wanted to get back home and play.
I found it distinctly underwhelming. It felt like an Amiga without a keyboard, but worse than that. It being very to load was the main problem. I mean I could have loaded games from floppy disk or hard disc more quickly.
Sold it not long after.
I do have a loose controller for it. Picked that up at a car boot sale one day since.