Walker: The Amiga That Never Took Its First Steps

The last days of the Commodore Amiga in the mid-90's were dark ones for Amiga zealots like me. Yet there was still hope, as the Amiga computer had been mismanaged almost since its beginning. One reseller was even heard to say that the only thing more difficult than doing business without Commodore was doing business with Commodore.

Hungry for a new machine, one of the Amiga projects floating around in 1996 was the Amiga Walker. Only two prototypes exist , and as you can see the Darth Vader helmet design was a radical departure from the beige and boxy computers of the day. This invited much industry derision, putting proof to the point that the Amiga was never going to be a serious computer - especially when it looked like a vacuum cleaner.