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Death Sword for Amstrad CPC(+) 128 Kb tested on Youtube

01/12/2014 - 11:46genesis8

Just after a few days that Death Sword was available, and you can already find tests of this new Amstrad CPC game on Youtube :

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Vote on Push'n'Pop for the best 2013 Amstrad CPC productions

01/12/2014 - 12:37genesis8

Vox populi,vox dei, so don't hesitate to go vote on Push'n'Pop about what you consider the best 2013 Amstrad CPC productions.

Source : Octoate

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An alpha version of Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

01/05/2014 - 14:47genesis8

One year later, Elite dangerous exists in alpha version, you can also pay to be able to play beta versions when they will be available.

More informations on the Elite Dangerous officiel web site.

Source : MSX Ressource Center

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An update (v1.1) of TOTEMS Columns CPC 2, an Amstrad CPC game by ESP Soft

01/05/2014 - 15:06genesis8

An update of Totems by ESP Soft is out.

It's a columns like game for 1 or 2 players (coop or vs).

You can play Totems online with JavaCPC.

Source : ESP Soft

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What is the link between Saboteur and the Revenge of the Ninja movie ?

12/31/2013 - 18:29genesis8

Well it's all about the poster's film which really looks like the Saboteur loading screen, I will let you judge.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Saboteur and movie poster of Revenge of the Ninja

Source : Twitter

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Death Sword for Amstrad CPC(+) 128 Ko (Barbarian updated)

12/26/2013 - 23:05genesis8

As a Christmas gift, Death Sword is an update of the Barbarian game for Amstrad CPC(+) 128 Kb by Devilmarkus (code), ToTO (Backgrounds Update), MacDeath (additional graphics) and CNGSoft (compression).

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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A remake of Outrun for PC by Barbarian 1987 using basic (QB64)

12/16/2013 - 22:39genesis8

After a remake of Barbarian and Crazy Cars, F.L. is currently writing a remake of Outrun (beta)

F.L. did program it with in basic (QB64), which is a windows compiler. You can get out your gwbasic or quick basic programs and still run them with QB64, or use the new features bringed by QB64 (like networking).

loading screen of the Outrun Amstrad CPC game

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Billy Run Again by Jean Philippe Biscay (author of Billy la Banlieue and Billy 2)

12/06/2013 - 00:04genesis8

Jean Philippe Biscay is the original developper of Billy La Banlieue (1986) and Billy 2 (1987), both of them published by Loriciels.

He is programming with his son a new sequel : Billy Run Again for Android, IPhone, Web, Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can subscribe on his web site to know of any advancement.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Double Dragon available on Nintendo 3DS

12/05/2013 - 23:42genesis8

Double Dragon is already available in the Nintendo 3DS Eshop (virtual console, black and white game).

Source : JeuxVideo

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Double Dragon Trilogy soon on Iphone, Ipad and Android

10/30/2013 - 23:20genesis8

DotEmu will release soon a conversion of the Double Dragon trilogy on Iphone, Ipad and Android.

Source : Journal du Geek

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Game video of Barbarian (forest) by CholoCPC

09/25/2013 - 20:22genesis8

Barbarian 1 is a big classic, who didnt shop some heads with his sword ? CholoCPC made 2 videos on youtube about the forest level then the palace :

écran de chargement du jeu Amstrad CPC Barbarian 1

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Street Fighter II CPC, work in progress

09/25/2013 - 20:42genesis8

Hmm, Street Fight II CPC is being developped by Augusto Ruiz (programmation), DaDMaN (graphics) and McKlain (sound). Here are 2 youtube videos :

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Update of Invasion of the Zombie Monsters on Amstrad CPC by Relevo Videogames

09/22/2013 - 14:30genesis8

Invasion of the Zombie Monsters by Relevo Videogames has been updated (improved performance, support for 2 button joysticks and smoother gameplay). It's a spanish game for ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Maziacs Sinclair Zx Spectrum Emulator for Amstrad CPC

09/22/2013 - 14:54genesis8

Maziacs is a ZX Spectrum game written by Don Priestley in 1983.

It was ported on Amstrad CPC by 40Crisis and sold by DK'Tronics.

The Z80 code is runned natively by the Amstrad CPC Z80, but all Spectrum system calls are managed by a partial emulation of the ZX Spectrum ROM.

As Don Priestley did authorize the download of his games and as Amstrad did authorize the use of the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC ROMs, the package Maziacs Sinclair Zx Spectrum Emulator for Amstrad CPC can be freely downloaded.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Amstrad Générations testing Roland on the Ropes (french)

09/22/2013 - 20:40genesis8

Two generations are testing Roland on the ropes on Youtube (programmed by Indescomp and released by Amsoft in 1984) : David 40 years old (playing Amstrad CPC at 12 years old) and Ornella 11 years old.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Amstrad Générations testing Roland in Time (french)

08/29/2013 - 23:17genesis8

Two generations are testing Roland in Time (Amsoft in 1984) on Youtube : David 40 years old (playing Amstrad CPC at 12 years old) and Ornella 11 years old.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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HD Gameplay by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Bruce Lee - Update of Bruce Lee 2

07/30/2013 - 21:41genesis8

Here is a HD video by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Bruce Lee released by U.S. Gold in 1984. A great classic written by Ron J. FORTIER.

Metr81 also did a commented version of this Bruce Lee video.

Also, there is a new version of Bruce Lee 2 by Bruno R. Marcos.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Bruce Lee

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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CPCGamesCD (2013-07-12) by MiguelSky is available

07/24/2013 - 00:10genesis8

CPCGamesCD (created by MiguelSky) is an ISO image including several emulators (Amstrad CPC and PCW), and a frontend to launch the included games, which comes from the NVG FTP.

Source : CPCGamesCD

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New games on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit website

07/24/2013 - 23:50genesis8

3D Construction Kit was written by Incentive Software and published by Domark in 1991 on Amstrad CPC. This utility let you create 3D graphical adventure games.

New games are available for all platforms on which 3D Construction Kit was ported, including the Amstrad CPC, on the unofficial 3D Construction Kit web site.

Source : CPC Rulez's Forum

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Bubble Bobble for cpc (bb4cpc) v9 is available

07/23/2013 - 23:39genesis8

Cesar Nicolas Gonzales did update BB4CPC (v9) on the 7th July 2013.

The new version features : new overscan intro screen, new in-game tutorial (128k only), fixed water streams (ten blocks rather than just eight) and drowned enemies (water carries them now), minor changes in title screen and sprites, minor scoring overflow bugfixes, minor size and speed optimizations.

loading screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC

Source : BB4CPC

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Another Anuman Interactive remake : Prehistorik

07/21/2013 - 23:59genesis8

One more remake for Anuman Interactive. This time they work on Prehistorik for PC, MAC, iOS et Android.

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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WIP of a pseudo 3D racer on amstrad cpc with SDCC

07/14/2013 - 13:35genesis8

Youtube account user Nemo Kantio is working on a pseudo 3D racer on Amstrad CPC using SDCC. Look at the youtube video of this future game.

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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Bruce Lee 2 on windows by Bruno R. Marcos is available

07/09/2013 - 19:41genesis8

Bruce Lee 2 by Bruno R. Marcos for windows is available. It's a sequel of the classic Bruce lee. Graphics comes in 2 versions : CPC or C64.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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A windows remake of Target Renegade by Viridis Cosmos Games

06/29/2013 - 11:36genesis8

Viridis Cosmos Games released in 2012 a windows remake of Target Renegade with joystick support (2 persons) and 8bit or updated graphics.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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A windows remake of Cauldron by Devilmarkus

06/29/2013 - 12:12genesis8

You will find on CPC-Live a windows remake of Cauldron by Devilmarkus. There are 3 version (english, french and german : Hexenküche).

loading screen of the windows remake of Cauldron by Devilmarkus

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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Bubble Bobble for cpc (bb4cpc) v8 is available

06/29/2013 - 20:27genesis8

Cesar Nicolas Gonzales did update BB4CPC (v8) on the 27th March 2013.

loading screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC

Source : BB4CPC

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Buce Lee 2 on windows by Bruno R. Marcos (work in progress)

06/28/2013 - 18:47genesis8

Bruno R. Marcos wrote Arcade Game Studio for windows. This utility let you write arcade game. He is currently working on a free Bruce Lee 2 game.

You can check the state of this game on his twitter account.

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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GameBase CPC v27 is available

06/16/2013 - 17:24genesis8

GameBase CPC v27 is available since the 10th May 2013.

Only available as a full version, please download only 1 file at a time.

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Titan : escape the tower, another remake by Anuman interactive

05/28/2013 - 18:37genesis8

Remakes come and go at Anuman Interactive (Barbarian, Nord et sud, Spy vs Spy, Fire and Forget), now it's the turn for a remake of Titan (by Titus in 1988).

This new game, a mix of reflexion and breakout, will be out on 6th June 2013 on PC, MAC, iOS and Android.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Titan by Titus in 1988

Source : Jeuxvideo.com

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An iOS and Android remake of Karateka by John Mechner

05/28/2013 - 19:02genesis8

John Mechner wrote for less than 1 euro a remake of karateka for iOS and Android.

More exactly, it's a port pixel for pixel of the original game and not a remake with better graphics, same difficulty too.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Karateka by Microids in 1990

Source : PC Inpact

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Fire and Forget the final assault, a multi platform remake by Anuman Interactive

04/23/2013 - 23:18genesis8

After writing remakes of Barbarian, North and South, Spy vs Spy, Anuman Interactive is going to release on the 16th May a remake of a 1988 game : Fire and forget, on PC, MAC, Iphone, Ipad and Android.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Fire and Forget by Titus in 1988

Source : Jeuxvideo.com

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Luftballon, an Amstrad CPC reflexion game (work in progress)

04/08/2013 - 19:53genesis8

A new reflexion game work in progress but still playable (11 levels only at the moment, 50 in the end) : Luftballon.

loading screen of Luftballon by Bruno

game screen of Luftballon by Bruno

Source : CPCRulez's Forum

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Arcade Game Designer by Jonathan Cauldwell on Zx Spectrum and Amstrad CPC

03/19/2013 - 09:45genesis8

Arcade Game Designer (documentation of AGD) is a tool by Jonathan Cauldwell to make games on ZX Spectrum and lately on Amstrad CPC, without any knowing of programmation. The games created wont scroll the entire screen : they are static. There is also a PC tool : TommyGun.AGD to make the games, working only with the ZX Spectrum AGD version only at the moment.

Check the youtube video of an AGD game : Donkey Kong Reloaded.

menu of Arcade Game Designer

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Invasion of the Zombie Monsters on Amstrad CPC by Relevo Videogames

03/11/2013 - 12:30genesis8

Invasion of the Zombie Monsters by Relevo Videogames is a spanish game release in 2010 on ZX Spectrum and now in 2013 on Amstrad CPC and MSX.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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The Oliver twins strikes back on Kickstarter with Dizzy returns on PC

11/25/2012 - 13:57genesis8

The Oliver twins have a kickstarter page for Dizzy Returns (on PC only though).

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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Space Harrier 3D by Sega available on Nintendo 3DS (download)

11/25/2012 - 17:57genesis8

Space Harrier is a well known game by Sega published on Amstrad CPC by Elite in 1986.

In 2004, Space harrier was available on PS2, today Space Harrier 3D is available on your Nintendo 3DS as a download for the eShop.

You can check the longplay video by Xyphoe on Youtube in 2 parts : first part and last part.

Space Harrier, un jeu Amstrad CPC game par Sega

Source : DSGEN

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Teodoro No Sabe Volar, an Amstrad CPC conversion of a ZX Spectrum game by Dimension Z

11/19/2012 - 21:50genesis8

Dimension Z (a MSX group) is working on an Amstrad CPC conversion of the Spectrum game Teodoro No Sabe Volar (Theodore doesnt know how to fly), which was released by the Spanish group RetroWorks in 2010.

You can test the ZX Spectrum version of Teodoro no Sabe Volar online.

The Amstrad CPC is almost finished, its author Pepe Vila is looking for a few more free bytes to pack all he want in the program.

Youtube video of Teodoro No Sabe Volar on MSX

Youtube video of Teodoro No Sabe Volar on ZX Spectrum

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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A Karateka remake available on Xbox360 and soon on PS3 too

11/18/2012 - 20:50genesis8

Karateka is the first game by Jordan Mechner (also author of Prince of Persia whose sources have been found a few months ago) on Apple 2, but also on Amstrad CPC.

Karateka was released one week ago on Xbox360 and soon on PS3.

This new version features whole new style of graphism.

You can see on Youtube the game wholly played by Ataru'75 in 2 parts :

Source : MSX Resource Center

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Elite Dangerous, a kickstarter project by David Braben

11/06/2012 - 22:07genesis8

Check Slashdot for more informations.

Source : Slashdot

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Totems, an Amstrad CPC game by ESP Soft, a columns like game for 1 or 2 players

11/04/2012 - 19:54genesis8

Totems is the latest production by ESP Soft, a columns like game for 1 or 2 players (coop or vs). Their first version of a columns like game in 2004 was only intended for 1 player.

Source : Amstrad ESP

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Le mur de Berlin va sauter, from Apple 2 by Froggy Software to Amstrad CPC by Tom et Jerry

10/11/2012 - 23:30genesis8

Le mur de berlin is a graphical adventure game by Tom et Jerry on Amstrad CPC, inspired by the game of the same name on Apple 2 by Froggy Software.

Will you be able to prevent the explosion of the Berlin Wall ? It's time to know if you are good as the best spy in the world (no not James Bond) known as Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (aka OSS117).

Source : Tom and jerry homepage

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Crazy Cars CPC, a remake programmed in basic with QB64 by F.L.

08/26/2012 - 22:41genesis8

After creating a Barbarian remake for its 25th anniversary, F.L. just programmed in only 1 month and 1000 lines code Crazy Cars CPC : a faithful remake though with some differences : shorter levers for example. The game is open source so you can make it better if you want.

F.L. did program it with in basic (QB64), which is a windows compiler. You can get out your gwbasic or quick basic programs and still run them with QB64, or use the new features bringed by QB64 (like networking).

screen of the Crazy Cars amstrad cpc game

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Interview of Toto - Easter Egg (R-Type) by NoRecess

08/18/2012 - 23:09genesis8

NoRecess has done a new interview : Toto - Easter Egg, on of the authors of the upgraded version of R-Type.

Source : No Recess

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SymbOS, Subversion, TortoiseSVN, and the meaning of life (well game of life)

08/07/2012 - 22:29genesis8

As seen on the SymbOS mailing list :

So I set up a project at SourceForge.net now :
SymbOS on SourceForge

Additional information have to be added, this is just a first start.

You can checkout the application and driver source codes here :
https://symbos.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/symbos

You don't need an account for read access. If you want to have write access please contact me directly.

If you try this and have any issues please tell me.

CU,
Prodatron

Ok, so you want to get the sources ? Then start to download TortoiseSVN and install it.

Then create a new directory, right click on it, choose SVN Checkout... and copy and paste https://symbos.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/symbos in URL of repository.

Checkout the SymbOS repository on SourceForge

Et voila ! You have the SymbOS sources on your computer to toy with it.

To update the sources to the last version, right click on the directory and choose SVN Update (english documentation of subversion available, other languages too).

About the Conway game of life, I recommand to read What is the Game of Life ? by Paul Callahan and More than a game : the Game of Life by Adrian McMenamin.

Source : SymbOS mailing list

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Prodatron is working again on SymbOS, a new program available soon

08/06/2012 - 23:05genesis8

As seen on the SymbOS mailing list :

Already posted this on MRC, but here again...

Seems that I am back now on the Z80 after a break of nearly 5 years - terrible long time...

In May I started to work on a Amstrad CPC project again. One week ago I developed a little SymbOS application to become familiar with all this stuff. Luckily it seems, that I didn't forget too much... It's nothing special, just another "Conway's Game Of Life" implementation, and it should only demonstrate two things:

  • the final version uses "multithreading" to show the multitasking behaviour of SymbOS: The field generator process will run at a low priority, so that other apps and the controls of the app itself won't be slowed down in any way
  • I am coding for SymbOS again

Here is a video, I guess I will release this little app in a few days.

Before I can work 100% on SymbOS again I have to finish this other CPC specific project first, but that has to be done until autumn. I need to finish a few things for SymbOS 2.1, finalizing the multiline textbox control, fix some stuff with the new version of the MSX device driver system etc. I really want to make a 2.1 release soon, hopefully end of this year, so that it's possible to concentrate on larger things after that again.

Many greetings and CU soon,
Prodatron

Source : SymbOS mailing list

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Super Edge Grinder by Axelay, Rex(Beng) and Tom&Jerry, an updated Amstrad CPC game

08/04/2012 - 22:27genesis8

Super Edge Grinder is an updated version of Edge Grinder by Axelay.

It comes with news graphics by Rex (Beng) and updated music by Tom & Jerry. There is also a boss.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Edge Grinder

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HD Gameplay by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Head over Heels

08/04/2012 - 22:47genesis8

Here is a HD video by Metr81 (February 2011) of the Amstrad CPC game Head over Heels edited by Ocean Software in 1987. A great classic written by Jon Ritman.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Head over Heels

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Imaginario Colectivo, an Amstrad CPC adventure/platform game by ESP Soft

07/31/2012 - 00:27genesis8

Imaginario Colectivo is the last Amstrad CPC game by ESP Soft (adventure/platform).

History, programmation and graphics by GG, sound by McKlain, edition by Litos.

From the same authors : Hora Bruja.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Imaginario Colectivo

Source : Amstrad ESP

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Captain Blood Legacy, the following of the Captain blood game by Exxos

07/31/2012 - 00:45genesis8

A following to Captain Blood by Exxos (later renamed to Cryo) should be a good thing : Captain Blood Legacy.

But when we know that they sacrificed the Amstrad CPC used to program the original game, should we howl to the moon, hoping that this sacrifice wont be useless ? Will this following game be enough to fill the emptyness created by this awful destruction ? I do hope so...

loading screen of the Captain Blood Amstrad CPC game

Source : Captain Blood Legacy blog

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An Oh Mummy remake on Iphone and ... Sega Megadrive

07/23/2012 - 01:07genesis8

Oh Mummy is an Amstrad CPC classic, programmed by Gem Software and published by Amsoft in 1984. The music comes from a child music : The Streets of Cairo, or the Poor Little Country Maid.

There is a Oh Mummy remake for Mummy pour Iphone by Lentrica Software for 0,99 €.

An Oh Mummy remake for Sega Megadrive by 1985 Alternativo (Spain) can be ordered in advance, the game being available in October 2012.

gameplay screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game Oh Mummy

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Orion Prime in german : Ich spreche deutch auch

07/02/2012 - 23:28genesis8

Orion Prime, the Amstrad CPC adventure game, has been translated in english, spanish and french, but now also in german..

Orion Prime french packaging

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Boulder Dash - the collection on Android market

06/24/2012 - 14:53genesis8

Boulder Dash - the collection is available on Android Market, 5 games in on (buy them grouped or each individually) with new graphics or old school.

Source : Boulder Dash - the collection

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Sardina Forever by GenSoft ( 2012), a remake of Sabrina (1989)

06/24/2012 - 15:36genesis8

Sardina Forever by Gen Soft (showed at the RetroMadrid 2012) is available on Amstrad ESP.

It's a remake of the Sabrina game by Iber Soft in 1989. It's the original programmer Javier Garcia who wrote the remake.

The remake include a new loading screen by David (6128) and music by McKlain.

Controls are Q, A, O, P to move Sardina and 1, 2, 3 to beat people.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Sardina Forever

Source : Amstrad ESP

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Les tuniques bleues : nord vs sud is now available on Iphone/Ipad

06/23/2012 - 00:22genesis8

As announced in march, the remake of the Amstrad CPC game is now available on Iphone and Ipad under the name Tuniques bleues : nord vs sud.

There are 2 versions, the first one at 1,99 € and the other one at 2,99 €, I couldnt see at first glance their differences.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game North and South

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European Soccer Challenge on Amstrad CPC, review and longplay by Xyphoe

06/22/2012 - 13:05genesis8

European Soccer Challenge is an Amstrad CPC soccer game created by Fun Factory and published by Edos in 1989.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game European Soccer Challenge

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an iOS program : ZX Nostalgia Arcade edition volume 1 : The Mojons Twins

06/22/2012 - 21:47genesis8

Looking on Itunes in the apps store with the Amstrad keyword, I was surprised to see an iOS application written by Manuel F. Garcia CABELLO (ZX Nostalgia Arcade edition volume 1 : The Mojons Twins) which let you playing several game written by The Mojons Twins, who are prolific authors of ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC games.

Source : Itunes

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Uwol 2 Quest for money, an Amstrad CPC platform game by the Mojons Twins

06/22/2012 - 23:51genesis8

Talking about the Mojons Twins, I went to their web site and found their latest Amstrad CPC game : Uwol 2 Quest for money.

As usual, you can also download the source of the game if you are curious.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Uwol 2 quest for money

Source : The Mojons Twins

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Spirits DS by Nightfox, a Nintendo DS remake of Spirits by Topo Soft in 1987

06/12/2012 - 00:26genesis8

A work in progress of Spirits DS for Nintendo DS is available on Nightfox and co (spanish link Nightfox and co).

Spirits (see Spirits on Youtube, ZX Spectrum version) is an action/adventure game by Topo Soft in 1987. You must fight an evil sorcerer in his castle and help a poor young woman.

Source : Nightfox and Co

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HD Gameplay by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Jet Set Willy

06/10/2012 - 22:32genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Jet Set Willy edited by Software Projects in 1984.

If you prefer, you can see the video of Jet Set Willy with comments in spanish.

Jet Set Willy is the following of the classic Manic Miner, you have to find 65 items in a big house and be allowed to sleep with your wife.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Jet Set Willy

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A dream come true, an all in one video game console, with a GX4000 inside soon

06/05/2012 - 21:17genesis8

The Unity project by Bacteria is ambitious, to make an all in one video game console (see Hack a Day).

At the moment, you have the following video game consoles inside :

  • Sega SMS (done, not added into system yet)
  • Nintendo NES (done, not added into system yet)
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo GBA
  • Amiga CD32
  • Philips CD-i
  • Playstation
  • Playstation 2

And he is working on adding others consoles, including our Amstrad GX4000 !

Source : Korben

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Barbarian 1987, a remake programmed in basic with QB64 by F.L.

06/03/2012 - 11:39genesis8

For the 25 years of Barbarian, F.L. delivered us Barbarian 1987 : the most faithful remake possible of this game which did cut a lot of heads years ago.

F.L. did program it with in basic (QB64), which is a windows compiler. You can get out your gwbasic or quick basic programs and still run them with QB64, or use the new features bringed by QB64 (like networking).

screen of the Barbarian amstrad cpc game

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New wizball loading screen by ste86 and a remake on Retrospec

05/17/2012 - 21:16genesis8

Ste86 has created a new loading screen for the wizball Amstrad CPC game (to the left below, original screen to the right below).

Wizball was written originally for C64 by Jon Hare and Chris Yates (who created Sensible Software) in 1987. The original music was written by Martin Galway. The Amstrad CPC version was released the same year by Ocean.

There is a remake of Wizball on Retrospec for windows and mac.

new loading screen of the wizball Amstrad CPC game by ste86   original loading screen of the wizball amstrad cpc game

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Prince of Persia (Apple 2) source code found and now on Github

04/18/2012 - 18:40genesis8

Three weeks ago, the source code of the Apple 2 version o f Prince of Persia was been found once again by his author Jordan Mechner.

And today, you can get this source code of Prince of Persia on Github.

You will see on the photo boxes of cassette version of Prince of Persia and Karateka.

the original Apple 2 Prince of Persia source code

Source :

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Impossible Mission on Amstrad CPC, review and longplay by Axelino

04/09/2012 - 22:24genesis8

Impossible Mission is an Amstrad CPC platform game published by Epyx in 1986.

It was initially created on C64, programmed by Dennis Caswell and published by Epyx in 1984.

This C64 version was known for the use of digitized speech, which is lacking in the Amstrad CPC version.

You can see a video of this test and longplay of Impossible Mission on Youtube by Axelino.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Impossible Mission

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Skweek is coming back ... we dont know where

04/04/2012 - 20:11genesis8

Skweek is back on Facebook, we just dont know yet on which platform it will be available.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Skweek

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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Emulating the arcade game Pac-Man on Amstrad CPC

04/03/2012 - 00:16genesis8

Pac-Man for Amstrad CPC by SyX and TotO, it's a real Pac-Man arcade emulator for Amstrad CPC, but you will need 128 Kb and to import the original arcade roms inside the .DSK with an utility.

This Pac-Man emulator for Amstrad CPC is based on the work by Simon Owen for Sam Coupe and ZX Spectrum.

loading screen of the Pac-Man Arcade game on an Amstrad CPC the Pac-Man arcade game running on an Amstrad CPC

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Lemmings on Amstrad CPC, review and longplay by Xyphoe

04/03/2012 - 19:26genesis8

Lemmings is a classic, a puzzle/platform game developped by DMA design and published by Psygnosis in 1991 on PC et Commodore Amiga, then in 1992 on Amstrad CPC.

You can see a video of this test and longplay of Lemmings on Youtube by Xyphoe.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Lemmings

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Playing on Amstrad CPC with a wii nunchuck ?

04/03/2012 - 19:47genesis8

Well they do it already on a MSX, and the electronic plan is available.

Two MSX games were adapted to run using the Nunchuck controller. The games are Konami's Road Fighter and Ping Pong. The machine used is a Brazilian HOT BIT with a do-it-yourself Assembler cartridge. A Basic program loads the game and the nunchuck driver and then applies the patch. The driver can detect a Nunchuck in either joystick port and reverts to the standard port when no nunchuck answers.

Source : MSX Resource Center

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Lords of Midnight on Iphone still in developpement

04/03/2012 - 21:48genesis8

The Iphone/Ipad port of Lords of Midnight by Chris Wild is still on the way. You can see a video of the game running on Youtube.

While waiting for this precious gem, you can either play the original Lords of Midnight game with an emulator, or with one of the various following ports :

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Lords of Midnight

Source : Ice-blog

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Defender of the Crown on its way back

04/01/2012 - 22:18genesis8

Defender of the Crown is a strategy game for one player written by Kellyn Beck. This is the first Cinemaware title, originally released for the Amiga in 1986. It was then released on Amstrad CPC in 1989, published by Ubi Soft.

When one of three authors and a second landed on a Amstrad CPC forum, it's a powerful fireworks of valuable informations and more which appears. And it happened on CPCRulez.fr. If you kept your child's soul, it's time that I start to tell you a lovely story: once upon a time, there once was a villain, a hero and a beautiful princess...

The Amstrad CPC version of Defender of the Crown was developed by three people in about 6 months :

  • Brice Rive for the programming and the copy protection (he is also the author of an Amstrad CPC emulator for MAC: CPC ++)
  • Laurent Boucher for graphics, using essentially OCP Advanced Art Studio
  • Gregory Clement for the audio part

Brice Rive and Laurent Boucher knows each other since the computer school right after the baccalaureate, both are fans of programming and electronics (which will be useful later as you will see below). Brice then worked on three other games at Ubi Soft for their copy protection : Skateball, Omeyad and the absolute master. These two partners have also worked on an adventure game : E.X.I.T. released in 1988 still with Ubisoft, developed in nine months between the spring of 1987 and early 1988. During the start of this creation, a few hours of work per day, a lot of time to write the script. Soon they started to work full day, and the last few week, about 20 hours work a day. Their adventure of game creators have been possible partly because they got along well, and partly because it was always interesting to note that the other did not always agree. They have never been afraid to spend hours talking to understand each other fully. Thus they won every battle of Kb. There were no losers. As long as they did not understand each other fully, they discussed. Once the case was decided they returned joyfully to their separate work. Note gentlemen that this working method can probably apply equally to life as a couple !

Brice Rive was called up just before the release of Defender. He made the forcing to complete the project before taking on the uniform. Early in his classes, he squashed the remaining bugs from a phone booth: Laurent at the other end of the line was reading aloud the screen of the Pyradev compile, and Brice was dictating corrections! Imagine the cold sweats at Ubi Soft, Laurence is still shaking by windy day...

Let's talk about the copy protection method of Defender of the Crown, which made it impossible to copy on an Amstrad CPC. Brice has used a a trick of the disk controller, which could read formats that couldnt be written. In short, they worked on upgraded CPC. When the game was released, the company responsible for the duplication contacted the them : they could not copy the BAT ("bon à tirer"). Shortly after the release of E. X.I.T. (one year before Defender of the Crown), a new version of discology appeared up which could copy E.X.I.T. Three weeks of real life business, it isn't much for almost 9 months of work(the protection was not written by them). They were paid both in copyrights, you can imagine the result of sales (pirating is bad, subliminal message). No more royalties from this moment.

There were tools to copy data on disks in a special format. Each sector had a well-defined content : code, sprites, screens, music. No directory of course, only direct access to the disk. From memory, there was one sector per track. The floppy disk controller knows how to read but not write it. This is the trick. On their developpement Amstrad CPC, a switch and a resistor were soldered between a printer port and a part of the floppy drive. The printer port, under the orders of homemade BIOS was ordering the disk controller to stop writing a sector before erasing the following sector. Ubisoft have opened their eyes very wide when they saw for the first time the game on a single diskette (sector size 6, that's 240k for 40 tracks per side or 480 KB of uncompressed data). It was a compact format... At startup, Brice was turning off the OS to install his own, with just enough, to optimize RAM usage. They have spent nights and nights battling to save KB. Brice needed much RAM for his code, and Laurent for the images. They did eat much pizza and drink much beer to work... And the cherry on the cake, a handy utility last: upload and download of their work from CPC to another with a Minitel (model 1B had a reversible modem, 1200/75 or 75/1200, with an external jack to the internal modem). Long live the serial port ! Furthermore the application had a kind of integrated chat, because the phone couldnt be used while transferring via the Minitel. This original chat/transfer program was also found with Defender of the Crown sources. The needed cable between the printer port and the external jack of the minitel was just needing 3 connexions. It was the same cable who permits to download program from commercial servers to an Amstrad CPC. When programming E.X.I.T. such possibility didnt exist still, so backup disks were traveling on a bike (well what about pigeons instead ?).

We can thank Brice Rive for providing the complete source code of Defender of the Crown to the curious. This means we can hope for new versions with more european languages supported, improved graphics (oversan screens ?) especially on CPC + with its improved palette, bug fixes (at least the princess bug). The data (music, screens and sprites) are all in special format readable by the game and utilities written by Brice. Sprites are available as OCP files, the screens in a mosaic in GIF format.

As so often, the game used only 64 Kb of RAM to support the Amstrad CPC 464 and 664. If Brice Rive could have used 128 Kb, he would have improved the playability with less disk access, the animation of sprites during battles, fix a bug that greatly diminishes the appearance of the princesses (and what is a story without a princess I ask you ?). Note that there is no cheat in the game.

The Amstrad CPC version of Defender of the Crown was made without the use of material derived from another port, no sources, no graphics, just playing for hours with the Atari ST version, well with just a rather short article about the internal of the game, as the original developers were not available. Of the 64 Kb of RAM, 32 are used for code, 32 for video. All developed solely with the Amstrad CPC Pyradev compiler.

For graphics, a hacker was responsible for extracting them from the Atari ST version (Tsuno, well known at the time), and a conversion was made from this raw extraction, with an early result needing much work before achieving some satisfaction. Laurent Boucher still has nightmares at night about the Amstrad color palette (small exaggeration) to the point he is still able to recite 24 years later palette and the interleaving in memory ... The purple was essential for shapes, three different intensities from black to white. The degraded red-orange were too mixed for that. They found their natural place where the scene was lit by a fire. Fortunately, there was still no electric light in the middle ages. Laurent Boucher has used many homemade programs for cutting and editing sprites and viewing their animation. Defender of the Crown pictures werent compressed.

Note that there is a recent version of Iphone / Ipad Defender of the Crown .

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Defender of the Crown

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Shao Lin's Road, review and longplay by Xyphoe

03/27/2012 - 00:14genesis8

Shao Lin's Road (kicker) is an adaptation of the Konami arcade game (1985), the spiritual son of Yie Ar Kung Fu. It was available on Amstrad CPC in 1987 by The Edge.

You can see the video of this test of Shao Lin's Road on Youtube by Xyphoe.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Shao Lin's Road

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North and South commercial remake

03/26/2012 - 21:17genesis8

North and South was available in 1988 on Amstrad CPC by Infogrames

A commercial remake of North and South should be out at the end of April on Iphone/Ipad, PC and MAC and later on Android.

Anuman Interactive is working on this remake which will be out under the name of Microïds.

You can see a video of the longplay of North and South on Youtube by Xyphoe.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game North and South

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Yie Ar Kung Fu, review and longplay by Xyphoe

03/24/2012 - 21:43genesis8

Yie Ar Kung fu was edited by Imagine in 1985, based on an arcade game by Konami.

You can see the video of this test of Yie Ar Kung Fu on Youtube by Xyphoe.

écran de chargement du jeu Amstrad CPC Yie Ar Kung Fu

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Thunder Blade HD Gameplay by Metr81

03/22/2012 - 20:54genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of the Amstrad CPC game Thunder Blade edited by US Gold in 1988.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Thunder Blade

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Video longplay of Teenage mutant hero turtles 2 by Xyphoe, included the hidden music

03/22/2012 - 22:05genesis8

The music of the Amstrad CPC game Teenage mutant hero turtles 2 has been found on the original support.

You can download a .DSK image with the music on CPCWiki.

And now a youtube video of the game by Xyphoe, music included.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Teenage mutant hero turtles 2

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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R-Type by Easter Egg

03/22/2012 - 23:15genesis8

Unless you are a hermit or someone very busy like me, I hope you are informed that the new version of R-Type by Easter Egg is available since the start of February.

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Bubble Bobble for cpc (bb4cpc) v3 is available

03/13/2012 - 00:33genesis8

César Nicolas Gonzales did update BB4CPC (v3) : correction of bugs and improvements.

loading screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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Prohibition remake as Java-applet

01/26/2012 - 23:44genesis8

Devilmarkus is working on a Prohibition remake in Java.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Prohibition

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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New teaser video of R-type by Easter Egg

01/24/2012 - 23:39genesis8

a new teaser video is available on the Easter egg's R-type remake site, also news musics and background pictures.

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Bubble Bobble remake (BB4CPC) by César Nicolas Gonzales

01/14/2012 - 22:23genesis8

In 1986 Taito released the arcade game Bubble Bobble featuring the twin Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob. It was converted in 1987 on Amstrad CPC by Software Creations and distributed by Firebird. Alas this Amstrad CPC version had no music, nice sprites (or not), sound effects (my ears are still bleeding).

That's why César Nicolas Gonzales (author of the CPCE Amstrad CPC emulator) started a faithful remake of the arcade version which could work on an Amstrad CPC 464 (only 64 Ko) : BB4CPC. So this remake uses the full 16 colors of the Amstrad palette, music, nice sound effects, enhanced sprites, all the original levels and final boss. It was released a few days ago just after christmas 2011. Tom et Jerry did some work on the music.

loading screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC  menu screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC  intro screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC  gameplay screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Bubble bobble 4 CPC 

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Citadelle v1.1 on Amstrad CPC and ... Exelvision EXL100

01/14/2012 - 22:34genesis8

In 2005 Tom et Jerry did port a Loriciels adventure game written on Philips VG5000 and Oric Atmos : Citadelle.

In 2011 he purchased a rare french computer the Exelvision EXL100. So he ported once again this game on this "new" computer, and backported enhancements to the Amstrad version Citadelle v1.1 in October 2011.

Sorry but the game is in french only.

loading screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game Citadelle

Source : Tom et Jerry

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Moon Base III by Barrie M. Eaton, now on Android

01/14/2012 - 23:15genesis8

In 1991, Barrie M. Eaton wrote an adventure game Moon Base III.

21 years later, his son couldnt find an adventure game on Android, so he ported this game, using Android features (speech synthesis for example). Moon Base III is available as a demo version (20% of the game), or in full version for 1,60 € on the Android market.

game screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Moon Base III  game screenshot of the amstrad CPC game Moon Base III

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Countdown to R-Type remake

01/07/2012 - 18:06genesis8

It's 18h06, you will have to wait still 2.332.400 seconds to be able to enjoy Easter Egg's new program : the R-Type remake for Amstrad CPC in colors !

This remake is done by Fano (code), TotO (graphics) et iXien(sound). You can read Fano's interview on Push'N'Pop.

So it's still 38.873 minutes, that's 647 hours or 27 days to wait... To help you in meantime, you can go on the R-Type remake's site to find screenshots, musics, the cover, the manual, and for course the preview video of the game on Youtube.

By the way, R-Type was cited on Boing Boing.

Easter egg's R-Type remake screenshot on Amstrad CPC  Easter egg's R-Type remake screenshot on Amstrad CPC

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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GameBase CPC v23

01/04/2012 - 12:34genesis8

GameBase CPC v23 is available since the 19th December.

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Airwolf 2 music remake by MrBedev and longplay video by CholoCPC

12/24/2011 - 16:55genesis8

Here is a music remake of Airwolf 2 by MrBedev on Youtube.

For the longplay video by CholoCPC :

loading screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game Airwolf II

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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3D Classics Xevious on Nintendo 3DS

12/04/2011 - 12:34genesis8

Xevious, a classic shoot them up is available on the Nintendo 3DS Eshop. The reviewer of this Xevious youtube video states that the 3D allow to easily recognize flying targets from ground targets. A new hit ?

screenshot of Amstrad CPC game Xevious

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Punk Star HD Gameplay by Metr81

12/04/2011 - 22:32genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of the spanish Amstrad CPC game Punk Star written by Genesis Soft in 1988.

One of the few games with vocal synthesis (at loading screen stating the title of the game). A platform game, which doesnt seem so easy.

Punk Star also exists on MSX and ZX Spectrum.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star  menu screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star  screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star

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Barbarian on Iphone, Android, PC and MAC !

11/26/2011 - 22:00genesis8

Anuman is working on a new version of Barbarian on Iphone, Android, PC and MAC, it wont be just a port of the 1987 game by Palace Software. It should be available on 12th December. Check the source of this news for screenshots of this news version.

screenshot of Amstrad CPC game Barbarian

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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Playing Elite on Nintendo DS and Android phones

11/03/2011 - 21:53genesis8

A little bit more than 2 years ago, I wrote that Elite IV was announced on PS3 and Xbox360. Today still nothing new to chew, see what people think about this vaporware on Frontier's forums (funny).

Happily, it's still possible to play Elite if you have an Android phone or a Nintendo DS (or even a GBA), thanks to DS-Elite. DS-Elite is an interpretation of Elite A, a version of Elite modified by Angus J. C. Duggan made available in the mid 1990s. Elite was originally written by David Braben and Ian Bell in 1984 for the BBC Microcomputer.

If you are interested in a new Elite game, take a look at Pioneer (alpha stage though).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Elite

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Super Cauldron, review and longplay by Xyphoe

11/02/2011 - 21:44genesis8

Super Cauldron is one of the last games sold on Amstrad CPC sortis in 1992 by Titus Software, with Prehistorik 2. It was coded by Elmar Krieger, with music by Christian Lier and Thorsten Mitschele (Kangaroo Musique) using Soundtrakker.

Simon Forrester reviewed Super Cauldron in the June 1993 issue of Amstrad Action (issue 93), giving the game an overall rating of 96% - one of the highest ratings that AA has ever given. This two-page review was noteworthy in that Simon wrote it in the form of a poem (quoted from CPCWiki).

You can see the video of Super cauldron on Youtube.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Super Cauldron

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Rick Dangerous 2 on Nintendo DS by Alekmaul

11/01/2011 - 19:10genesis8

Two days ago, Alekmaul released Rick Dangerous II for Nintendo DS.

He is also the author for Nintendo DS of AmeDS, an Amstrad CPC emulator, of Rick Dangerous 1 and Manic miner.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Rick Dangerous 2

Source : PortableDev

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Antiriad played on piano and longplay video

09/29/2011 - 20:25genesis8

Not a remake but simply the music of the game Antiriad (the armor of) played on piano by Alpiso on Youtube.

For the longplay video by Cholo head to longplay part 1 of Antiriad and longplay part 2 of Antiriadon Youtube.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Sacred armor of Antiriad

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Thanatos played on piano and longplay video

09/29/2011 - 20:35genesis8

Once again a beautiful play of piano by Alpiso about the Thanatos game on Youtube.

And if you dislike piano, what about listening to a guitar arrangement played by Pacopersia about the Thanatos game on Youtube ?

For the longplay video by cholo head to the longplay part 1 of Thanatos, the longplay part 2 of Thanatos and the longplay part 3 of Thanatos on Youtube.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Thanatos

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Goody HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/28/2011 - 22:59genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Goody written by Opera Soft in 1987.

écran de chargement du jeu Amstrad CPC Goody

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Nebulus : theme remix, video longplay and remake

09/28/2011 - 23:10genesis8

A remake of the Nebulus music is available on Youtube by Alpiso.

That was a hard game, I only went to the second tower (and there are 8 of them), so if you want to see all towers, here is a longplay of Nebulus by Wanderlain on Youtube.

You can also play remakes of Nebulus : Tower Toppler for windows, linux, BeOS and MacOS X, or Power Toppler for Iphone with 2 missions of 8 towers, it has been developped by Silver Software (the game cost 0,79 €).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Nebulus

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Mercenary (Novagen Software) remake, now a SDL version

09/26/2011 - 21:14genesis8

Even if there no recent update of the remake of Mercenary games by Novagen Software for windows, there is now a SDL version of MDDClone by Szymon Ender for Windows, Linux and MacOSX.

Mercenary by Novagen Software

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Bomb jack HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/24/2011 - 23:46genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Bomb jack written by Elite in 1986.

A classic I remember well, I was able to play 3 or 4 times all levels before loosing all lives, Bomb Jack 2 was disappointing though.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Bomb Jack

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Edge Grinder HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/20/2011 - 22:45genesis8

Edge Grinder for Amstrad CPC is only a few days ago, and here is the first HD video of this game on Youtube by Metr81.

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Edge Grinder by Axelay is out

09/19/2011 - 01:34genesis8

The Amstrad CPC version of the multi-platform game Edge Grinder is out. This Amstrad CPC version was programmed by Axelay (Paul Kooistra), music by the ubiquitous Tom & Jerry and graphics by Trevor Smila Storey.

The video you will find below comes from the C64 version.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Edge Grinder  menu screen of the Amstrad CPC game Edge Grinder  game screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game Edge Grinder

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Gamebase CPC v22 is out

09/18/2011 - 18:00genesis8

GameBase CPC V22 is out since 14th September 2011.

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Ikari Warriors on PS3 and Xbox360

09/16/2011 - 00:30genesis8

Ikari Warriors is out on PS3 and Xbox360.

loading screen of Ikari Warriors

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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Shadow dancer, review and longplay by Xyphoe

09/13/2011 - 00:05genesis8

Metr81 isnt the only one to post videos of Amstrad CPC gameplay on Youtube, there is also Cholo and Xyphoe.

The first video made by Xyphoe announced there is Shadow Dancer written by US Gold in 1991.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Shadow Dancer

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R-Type, origine and remake

09/12/2011 - 23:34genesis8

R-Type was written in 1987 by Keith A Goodyer for Activion (Electric Dreams label) which gave him only 21 days to write the port, by using the ZX Spectrum version (written by Bob Pape). He used the PDS system written by Foo Katan, probably the world first IDE editor, cross assembler, linker and debugger development. it was running on a PC (ms-dos) with extra hardware that allowed to send the compilted code directly onto the target hardware. It eventually supported development for Z80, 6502 and 68K.

Here is the method he used :

Given the extream time limits i was given to the port this is basic strategy that I took to do the port... (I hope i remember all this correctly).

The spectrum had its ROM in the lower 16K, and the 48K of RAM above it. So I configured the Amstrad to locate the MODE 1 screen in the lower 16K, and loaded the spectrum version in the top 48K (As it would be located on a spectrum - and ran it). I then went through the code line by line, modifying anything that 'plotted' pixels on the screen to something that would plot the equivalent pixels on on Arnolds screen.

As the spectrum screen is 'Attribute Based' I continued to used all of Bobs 'Colour' code, and the whole 768 bytes of the spectrum colour attribute screen is running on the Amstrad version. When ever there was a 'Byte' write to the spectrum screen, I would use a look up table to indexed by the byte and the value of the corresponding spectrum colour attribute to extract the two bytes required to produce the correct pixels on the CPC screen. Then all I had to do was port the control (Sinclair/Kempston) to CPC stuck, and the Sound and the job was done. A few days with DJL to add the 'Protection' and the job was done.

Now the sad news... about 5 years ago, I had a massive leak in my roof, and all my records (including the source code) was destroyed.

Now some Trivia: At the time I had a 464, 664 and a 6128 - I took the final masters down to Activision, and it would not run on their 6128. It tuned out that at some point in time, Amstrad had made a small revision to the design that meant that a the interrupt would fire just before a frame fly back pulse, where on previous versions it would occur just after. The net effect was that when my code was waiting for the frame fly back pulse to occur, the interrupt would trigger just before it, go off do some processing, and by the time it had finished the processing and returend to the main code loop, had missed the pulse - and locked up.

A R-Type remake by Fano (code), TotO (graphics) et iXien(sound) is going to be available very soon, you can actually read Fano's interview on Push'N'Pop.

I let you check differences between the screenshot of the original R-Type and its remake (first screen of the Youtube video)..

game screenshot of the original R-Type on Amstrad CPC

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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No less than about 4000 Amstrad CPC tape games being sold on Ebay

09/11/2011 - 19:30genesis8

Check this Ebay auction of 4000 Amstrad CPC tape games.

Ebay auction of 4000 Amstrad CPC tape games

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Devil's Castle HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/11/2011 - 21:36genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Devil's Castle written by Chip in 1986. It's a sorcery clone.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Devil's Castle

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Birdie HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/11/2011 - 22:06genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Birdie written by Stéphane PICQ (ERE Informatique) in 1987.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Birdie

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Barrio Peligroso HD Gameplay by Metr81

09/11/2011 - 22:54genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Barrio Peligroso written by Edisoft in 1987.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Barrio Peligroso

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The prayer of the warrior, video and history

09/11/2011 - 23:40genesis8

Another HD video by Metr81 of the prayer of the warrior.

Though this time there is more to say about this plat-form game, which was written in 1992 by 2 brothers : Francisco Javier Serrano García (programmation) et Emilio Serrano García (graphics). It was meant to be edited by Zigurat to be finally canceled. It is now available due to ESP Soft (also available on CPC Power). Code has been modified by SyX, the cover is by Lopez ESPI.

cover of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior  menu screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior  screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior

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Arquimedes XXI HD gameplay by Metr81

08/24/2011 - 13:23genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Arquimedes XXI, written by Dinamic Software in 1986 for Spectrum and MSX, and adapted on CPC in 2011 With the efforts of DevilMarkus, MiguelSky, PulkoMandy (french translation, main music conversion), voXfReaX (english translation).

You will find the multi-lingual solution of this game on the source of this news.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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5th Axis HD Gameplay by Metr81

08/24/2011 - 13:36genesis8

Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of the 5th Axis written by Loriciels in 1985.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

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Dizzy ! HD gameplay by Metr81

08/16/2011 - 12:47genesis8

This time it's a new HD video by Metr81 of Dizzy ! - The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure, written by Codemasters in 1988.

loading screen of the  Amstrad CPC game Dizzy - The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

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What if ... Maupiti Island on Amstrad CPC ?

08/14/2011 - 22:17genesis8

What if ... Maupiti Island has been made on Amstrad CPC ? Then we would have these nice screenshots made by Hwikaa :

1st screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  2nd screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  3rd screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  4th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  5th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  6th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  7th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  8th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game  9th screenshot of a possible Maupiti island Amstrad CPC game 

Source : CPCRulez's forum

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The Mystery of the Nile HD gameplay by Metr81

08/13/2011 - 22:35genesis8

Metr81 is finishing Amstrad CPC games and put them as HD video on Youtube. I will now announce his video there (and add them a bit later in the games database).

The first game to be announced isn't well known by me : The Mystery of the Nile (El misterio del nilo) , written by Made in Spain, edited by Zigurat and distributed by Firebird.

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A music remake of Target Renegade by Hulky2006

08/13/2011 - 23:07genesis8

After the music remake of Target Renegade by Ömer Aydin (Noisywan), here comes the one by Hulky2006.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Target Renegade

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Boulder Dash XL on PC and Xbox360

08/12/2011 - 23:38genesis8

You can read (in french) a test of Boulder Dash XL already out on Xbox360 (13th July) and on PC (end of 2011).

There are at least 3 possible gameplays :

  • arcade : easier as you cant be crushed, you have life points (no direct death)...
  • puzzle : more interesting than the arcade mode
  • retro : back to the original !

Source : JeuxVideo.com

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The Oliver Twins web site (all the Dizzy games)

08/11/2011 - 23:58genesis8

You can read the history about The Oliver Twins on their web site, they are the authors of the Dizzy games (and many others).

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Gamebase CPC v21 and Matéo are out (litteraly)

07/29/2011 - 22:40genesis8

GameBase CPC V21 is out since 14th July 2011. As is my new nephew Matéo born the same day at 2:51pm, the poor kid doesnt know yet who is his uncle (a raving mad Amstrad CPC geek).

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Arquimedes XXI on Amstrad CPC 25 years later

07/02/2011 - 20:10genesis8

In 1986 Dinamic Software published its second try text adventure game : Arquimedes XXI. It was also the the second comercial text adventure made in Spain after Yenght and, indeed, it was the first job of Jorge Blecua (Egroj) in this field, previous to other games as Don Quijote or Abracadabra. It was made in BASIC and Assembler as the comercial parsers didn't appeared yet. Arquimedes XXI is a Dinamic classic game only available for Spectrum and MSX, until now ! With the efforts of DevilMarkus, MiguelSky (for the adaptation on Amstrad CPC), PulkoMandy (french translation, main music conversion), voXfReaX (english translation), today you can enjoy this classic text adventure on your Amstrad CPC. It is available in French, English and Spanish as was Orion Prime before.

Arquimedes XXI loading screen  Arquimedes XXI bigger loading screen  Arquimedes XXI hall of fame  first game screenshot of Arquimedes XXI

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Edge grinder, a new multi-platform shoot them up game

06/24/2011 - 19:38genesis8

Guess what, Axelay is working on a port of Edge Grinder (see below), so says one of my numerous spies, who assured me that it isnt a secret and safe to be announced.

Edge grinder is in fact a work in progress C64 game at the start, the first Format War "Collabortition" (a combination of collaboration and competition) with the plan being for programmers on other 8-bits to consider ways to convert it from the C64 to their platform of choice. So on the Format War web site you can download all you need to port the game, source code, map, background and sprite data.

Edge Grinder on C64 by Backward Engineering

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Gamebase CPC v20 is available

06/24/2011 - 20:01genesis8

Good news, since March 2011, GameBase CPC is once again available. V20 is ready since the start of May 2011. Thanks for the hard work, for the preservation of the Amstrad CPC legacy.

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Lords of Midnight on Iphone coming

03/08/2011 - 20:49genesis8

In October 2009 I was writing about a possible Iphone port of Lords of Midnight (originally written by Mike Singleton) by Chris Wild. This time it's for real ! There will be some tweaks to A.I., new updated graphics of cource, first version will be just solo, but updates will bring multi-user play.

While waiting for this precious gem, you can either play the original Lords of Midnight game with an emulator, or with one of the various following ports :

Source : LoM's mailing list

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Sub Hunter, an arcade Amstrad CPC game

02/15/2011 - 01:42genesis8

Sub Hunter for C64 by Richard Bayliss and Frank Gasking, first available as disk and tapes for Amstrad CPC at Psytronik is now available as a free download.

The amstrad CPC version has been converted by Paul Kooistra, author of the CPC shoot 'em ups Star Sabre and Dead on Time.

Sub Hunter is an arcade game featuring 25 levels of sub-aquatic action, multi-layered parallax scrolling, intro sequence, superb detailed graphics, varied missions including shoot 'em up levels, rescue missions and boss encounters.

Music by Tom and Jerry (he has the gift of ubiquity).

Sub Hunter loading screenshot

Sub Hunter CAT loading screenshot

Sub Hunter menu screenshot

Sub Hunter game screenshot

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An Iphone remake of Mortville Manor by Jon Lab

12/23/2010 - 23:29genesis8

An Iphone remake of Mortville Manor by Jon Lab will be available in 2011, with optional 3D.

Source : Le Manoir de Mortevieille

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Blue Angel 69 CPC conversion by Kevin Thacker is available

10/10/2010 - 21:09genesis8

Kevin Thacker's conversion of a Magic Bytes reflexion game released in 1989 : Blue Angel 69 (written by Winfried Stappert) is now available. The original game is turn based (vs computer or another player). The screen draws a 8x8 chessboard filled with positive or negative numbers. Each turn, the player must choose a number whichs on the same linge (or column for the other player) that the last chosen number. Once chosen the number est removed from the chessboard and added or substracted from the player score. The goal of the game is of course to have more points than your adversary at the end of the game (where you will see the sexy robot fully).

Blue Angel 69 has been programmed by Kevin Thacker, graphics by Markus Hohmann, CAT art, inlay, disc label by Kukulcan, Blue Angel 69 website hosted by Markus, created by Kukulcan.

You can download the FULL game and source from Kevin Thacker's website.

In the sources you will find a library to use StarKos from z88dk, and within morelib some extras for loading/saving files using amsdos, displaying double height chars and more. The code also includes a modified version of cpcrslib which Kevin modified to try and make the code smaller. Kevin hope others using z88dk to make games will find these sources useful.

All build files and tools (excluding z88dk) are in the download. Kevin Thacker provides all so that you can learn from it, and that's a very good idea.

You will also be able to download it from cpc-power, and here you will also find cassette inlay and a disc label, both created by Kukulcan.

Blue Angel 69 intro screenshot

Blue Angel 69 menu screenshot

Blue Angel 69 game screenshot

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Cheril of the Bosque by the Mojon Twins

10/10/2010 - 22:45genesis8

This is one news I should have written months ago, so much to say, though it will still be short. The Mojon Twins are spanish developers who simply piss code like cows do, I really dont know where they find time to write so many games.

Their latest creation is Cheril of the Bosque.

Dont hesitate to get their other games, many are coming with the sources like Kevin Thacker did with Blue Angel 69.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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a remake of the MSX game Kings's Valley for Amstrad CPC by Syx

10/03/2010 - 15:09genesis8

I am quite busy professionnaly at the moment, which explains the lack of news during september, it will get better only starting with 2011...

King's Valley is a classic for the MSX computers, a remake of this game has been announced for on the Ladrillo-Pixeles de Colores blog. Programmation of this remake is in debugging stage.

game screen of the Kings's Valley remake for Amstrad CPC

Source : Ladrillo-Piexeles de Colores

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a music remake of Saboteur II by Mcklain

08/24/2010 - 22:12genesis8

A remake of the Saboteur II music is available on Youtube by Mcklain.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Saboteur 2

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Color Lines update (v1.0.3), an Amstrad CPC reflexion game

08/06/2010 - 21:46genesis8

Color Lines v1.03 by Tom et Jerry is out (bugs corrected) on Tom et Jerry (GPA).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Color Lines  menu screen of the Amstrad CPC game Color Lines

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Burnin' Rubber incoming on Playstation Network

06/26/2010 - 13:29genesis8

Too bad it's not the Burnin' Rubber we all know, which came with all Amstrad CPC+. Instead this game was called Bump 'n' Jump, aka Burnin' Rubber in Japan, it's a 1982 Japanese arcade game created by Data East Corporation.

Burnin's Rubber on playstation network

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Color Lines is out, really, I dont lie, it's for real, you have to believe me

06/26/2010 - 18:26genesis8

Ten years after the development of this game started, it's out. First, I would like to introduce this reflexion game with the own words of the author (who for sure had smoken a CPC+ cartridge as he seems to be under the effect of Acid) :

Warning, warning ! Color Lines must not be put in everybody hands. Wonderful graphics, melodious music, perfect playability are just there to hide the incredible addiction power of this game. Enter a world where pure logic and sometimes luck are you only weapons !

Sadly the physical package (box, documentation, 3 and 3,5 inch disk) will be only available to the lucky people who were present at the Amstrad Expo Meeting. Back from the meeting, Tom and Jerry will release a .DSK of his game. Maybe later package will be available for order, not sure though. The documentation and the game itself are in french and english.

To play this game is easy, on a 9x9 chessboard you have to align 5 circles of the same color in all possible directions, the game ends when the chessboard is full.

Many people did contribute to the game (France, Greece and United Kingdom) :

  • Z80 code : Tom and Jerry
  • main graphics : Eldrik
  • music and sfx : Tom and Jerry
  • additionnal music : Ultradsy
  • beta testing : Supersly
  • skins (chessboard and score panel) : Eldrik, Supersly, Ced, Papy CPC, Fano, Macdeath, Rex, VoXfReaX, Nori, Winner
  • english translation : Nicholas Campbell
  • cover and stickers : Lobo and Kukulcan

The first picture (front cover of the game) below is a collector, you see on it my hands taking the photo

Color Lines front cover

Color Lines front and back cover

Color Lines disks

full package of Color Lines

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Blue Angel 69 CPC conversion by Kevin Thacker

06/25/2010 - 18:35genesis8

Kevin Thacker is finishing working on a conversion of a Magic Bytes reflexion game released in 1989 : Blue Angel 69 (C64, PC CGA and EGA) written by Winfried Stappert. The original game is turn based (vs computer or another player). The screen draws a 8x8 chessboard filled with positive or negative numbers. Each turn, the player must choose a number whichs on the same linge (or column for the other player) that the last chosen number. Once chosen the number est removed from the chessboard and added or substracted from the player score. The goal of the game is of course to have more points than your adversary at the end of the game (where you will see the sexy robot fully).

For the history, the term Sexy Robot is used to describe Hajime Sorayama's renditions of the female robot forms which is covered with silver metal, first created in 1979. Initially, Sorayama had the idea to combine robots with eroticism to create the Sexy Robots.

Blue Angel 69 intro screenshot

Blue Angel 69 menu screenshot

Blue Angel 69 game screenshot

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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CPC Games Reviews update

06/25/2010 - 22:37genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has 6 new reviews (Deathscape, Diamond Mine, Unitrax, Whopper Chase, Alien Storm and Space Hawks).

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GamebaseCPC stops

06/18/2010 - 00:59genesis8

Bad news, GamebaseCPC will stop to share its work.

Good news, dumps of programs will still be available on CPC-POWER.

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Gamebase CPC v15

05/25/2010 - 20:42genesis8

GameBase CPC v15 is out.

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Prehistorik Man on DSiWare, it's good to be american

05/11/2010 - 23:54genesis8

Talking about Prehistorik 2 in the previous news, I saw on the wikipedia page that it was later ported to Game Boy and Super Nintendo Entertainment System, with a name change : Prehistorik Man. It was later ported on Game Boy Advance. There's also a DSiWare version of this game released in North America (only) on February 15, 2010.

You can see a video of Prehistorik Man for DSiWare on Youtube.

Prehistorik Man on DSiWare  Prehistorik Man on DSiWare 

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Gamebase CPC v14

04/27/2010 - 02:20genesis8

GameBase CPC v14 is out.

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Four days left to be able to order Orion Prime in french, english or spanish

04/26/2010 - 20:52genesis8

You only have four days left to be able to order Orion Prime in a nice package in french, english or spanish. After this date you will only be able to download the game the 30th June 2010.

Orion Prime french packaging

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Roland in Time on Xbox360 by Gavin Pugh

04/20/2010 - 00:47genesis8

Have a look at Gavin Pugh twitter account about Roland in Time on Xbox360 with XNA.

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A remake of the Amstrad CPC game Sorcery + for windows by Antibug

04/18/2010 - 22:53genesis8

The final version of the Sorcery+ remake by Antibug for windows is available, with the original graphics.

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CPC Games Reviews update

04/11/2010 - 21:11genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has 3 new reviews. It also announce the availibity of Dead on Time as a tape package by Psytronik Software (Star Sabre 128 also available as a disc package).

Star Sabre 128 as a tape package  Dead on Time as a disc package

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The Amstrad CPC screenshot and load screen Catalog

04/04/2010 - 15:55genesis8

On Press Play Then Any Key, you will find the Amstrad CPC screenshot catalog and the Amtrad CPC load screen catalog by Lex Sparrow and ZX4Ever. But the link below will permit you to download latest version (v1.2).

Source : Amstrad ESP's forum

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CPCGamesCD updated

03/19/2010 - 22:53genesis8

CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.6 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 07/03/2010
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3613 images)
  • Added new version 6.7 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes CPCEmu v1.7

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03/16/2010 - 00:10genesis8

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Orion Prime now available again in french, but also in english and spanish

03/15/2010 - 23:40genesis8

Orion Prime is again available in its original french package, but also in english and spanish package. If you have to offer a gift to a geek, what about Orion Prime and a sdcard HxC floppy emulator (few left for pre-ordering, maybe at this time no more, be quick...) ?

You will be able to order Orion Prime till the 30th April (payment by check or paypal). All orders will be sent by the 25th May, then the 30th june 2010, all versions will be available as a download.

Sadly there will be no german version of the package, and a german download isnt even sure, I dont know the reasons though.

Orion Prime french packaging

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Gamebase CPC v13

03/13/2010 - 13:59genesis8

GameBase CPC v13 is available in full version only (no update from v12).

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CPC Games Reviews update

03/13/2010 - 16:24genesis8

CPC Game Reviews has 7 new reviews.

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After Star Sabre, Dead on Time by Axelay for Amstrad CPC

02/28/2010 - 23:25genesis8

Axelay is the author of Star Sabre and Star Sabre 128 (a shoot them up). His new creation is Dead on Time, an arena shooter, where you have to last the longer possible vs waves after waves going for you. It reminds me of Time Pilot by Konami.

game screenshot of Dead on Time by Axelay game screenshot of Dead on Time by Axelay game screenshot of Dead on Time by Axelay game screenshot of Dead on Time by Axelay

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Orion Prime translated in Spanish by CNGSOFT

01/25/2010 - 02:49genesis8

Orion Prime has been translated in spanish. Yo necessito Orion Prime para jugar un bueno juego (bad spanish translation by myself, dont shoot me).

Source : CNGSOFT

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Rick Dangerous 128plus v1.1 for CPC+

01/11/2010 - 01:13genesis8

Rick Dangerous 128+ has been updated to v1.1 :

  • cheking of drive B corrected
  • keys for left handed (arrows and copy)
  • fast start with paddle
  • various small fixes

There is now a longplay video of Rick Dangerous 128plus on Youtube :

You can see a video of the first part of Rick Dangerous 128plus, second part of Rick Dangerous 128plus, third part of Rick Dangerous 128plus, last part of Rick Dangerous 128plus on Youtube.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Rick Dangerous is back for CPC+ !

12/25/2009 - 13:28genesis8

Rick Dangerous 128+ is a new version enhanced by Fano, Macdeath and BDC Iron of Rick Dangerous (available 20 years ago in 1989). Some of the new features of this version is the use of the 4096 colors of the CPC+, new levels coming from the 16bit versions, DMA music, the use of the 2nd shoot button of the CPC+ joystick to jump...

Below a screenshot of the original version and of the 128+ version :

screenshot of the original Rick Dangerous  screenshot of Rick Dangerous 128+

loading screen of Rick Dangerous 128+ menu screen of Rick Dangerous 128+ loading level screen of Rick Dangerous 128+

Source : CPC rulez's forum

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Gamebase CPC v12

12/25/2009 - 15:07genesis8

GameBase CPC v12 is available.

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Play video of Rick Dangerous if you are stucked on the 128+ version

12/25/2009 - 15:44genesis8

If you are stucked on Rick Dangerous 128+, see below for 3 videos of someone playing the original version on Youtube :

You can see a video of the first part of Rick Dangerous, second part of Rick Dangerous and last part of Rick Dangerous on Youtube.

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Stranded, a ZX spectrum arcade puzzle game by Bob Smith

12/25/2009 - 17:39genesis8

Stranded is an arcade puzzle game for ZX Spectrum by Bob Smith. It has been ported to Amstrad CPC by Kevin Thacker. It could be first bought at Chronosoft with a real package (tape), but it can now be donwloaded.

loading screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker menu screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker game screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker

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3D-Maze by Nigel Sharp in basic, ported to CCZ80 by Ervin Pajor

12/25/2009 - 18:24genesis8

3D-Maze is a labyrinth program in Amstrad CPC basic by Nigel Sharp (Amstrad Computer User, October 1985). Ervin Pajor ported it to the windows Z80 compiler CCZ80 (by Emilio Guerrero).

menu screenshot of 3D-Maze by Nigel Sharp and Ervin Pajor game screenshot of 3D-Maze by Nigel Sharp and Ervin Pajor score screenshot of 3D-Maze by Nigel Sharp and Ervin Pajor

Source : CPC Wiki's forum

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Dragon's Lair on Iphone in the future

12/05/2009 - 15:55genesis8

Dragon's Lair will be available in the future on Iphone, no date released though.

Source : Jeuxvideo.com

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CPCGamesCD updated

11/16/2009 - 00:23genesis8

CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.5 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 10/18/2009
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3589 images)
  • Added new version 6.2 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes Linux version of CPCLoader 2.5 and emus update
  • Includes Maps folder of NVG and support for that
  • Includes Links to T.A.C.G.R.

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Orion Prime available today as a download

10/28/2009 - 01:41genesis8

Orion Prime is now available for download (french only at the moment), have fun.

You can see a video of the start of Orion Prime on Youtube.

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Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's revenge on Iphone maybe

10/18/2009 - 00:07genesis8

Chris Wild is talking with Mike Singleton about a LoM and DDR port to Iphone, that would be nice.

Source : LoM's mailing list

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remake of Lords of midnight and Doomdark's revenge on PC

10/03/2009 - 20:11genesis8

LOMJAR is a java implementation of The Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge originally written by Mike Singleton. Other remakes can be downloaded :

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Remake of Sapiens by the original authors : Didier and Olivier Guillion

10/03/2009 - 22:07genesis8

It has been ages since I last went on the web site of the 2 Guillion brothers, the authors of Sapiens. There is a newer (though not recent) version of their windows remake of this nice game, one of the few I finished on my Amstrad CPC. You should download this remake, for the music if only, but if you want to play it, dont forget the authors, it's a shareware for 10 € only.

screenshot of Sapiens for windows

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Alien 8 remake for MSX2

09/27/2009 - 03:05genesis8

After the Knight Lore MSX2 remake, there is also one of Alien 8 (still for MSX2) by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred).

They are both now working on a remake of la Abadia del crimen. You can go on Retroworks to see some pictures.

You can see a video of this Alien 8 remake for MSX2 on Youtube.

Source : MSX Resource Center

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Orion Prime available today

09/16/2009 - 19:01genesis8

I am the happy owner of 2 Orion Prime (see below). Well 1 copy will be given there as soon as I find a proper contest.

As you can see the exterior of the box is really nice, and what you will find inside is as good as the exterior (very funny, but I wont say more). There is also an audio CD inside.

Orion prime did let me know that : 1) I have a dead CPC (thanks god, my MP-2F is still working), 2) I have a CPC with a bad video cable, 3) I have a CPC with keys which wont work anymore, 4) I have a working CPC, 5) I have a working CPC+ but with no 3,5" drive (which I already knew). Thanks Orion Prime :-) That said, I should have 1 or 2 more CPC somewhere else in my home, but I will do some archeology work later.

First experience with the game, graphics are nice (but we already knew that), the interface is simple and easy to use, the texts are loaded with a good sense of humor (any Heinlein lovers in Arkos and Les sucres en morceaux ?), and I know at least that I can open doors blocked with codes.

Box of Orion Prime

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Orion Prime available tomorrow 16th September 2009

09/15/2009 - 19:23genesis8

Dont forget that Orion Prime is out tomorrow 16th September 2009 (french only, but english, german and spanish will be available later). If you ordered Orion Prime, you will receive it soon. Otherwise you will only be able to download it as a .DSK file the 28th October 2009.

loading screen of Orion Prime

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A music remake of Target Renegade

09/12/2009 - 21:11genesis8

After Cauldron 2, it's the turn of Target Renegade,  you will find a music remake of Target Renegade on Youtube by Ömer Aydin (Noisywan).

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Gamebase CPC moved on Phenix Informatique

09/09/2009 - 00:17genesis8

GameBase CPC moved on Phenix Informatique.

Source : CPC Rulez's forum

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Robotron 6128, Sewer Rat for Amstrad CPC, AMSprite for windows/linux/mac by Lachlan Keown

08/30/2009 - 23:21genesis8

Lachlan Keown, who lives in New Zealand, just released its latest Amstrad CPC production : Robotron 6128, a conversion of the classic arcade game, if you use keyboard, WASD to move and cursor keys to shoot.

He is also the author of Sewer Rat, take the cheese before the aliens does (poor aliens, eating cheese is awful).

He has also written AMSprite for windows (using .Net framework v2.0) or AMSprite for linux/mac (using MONO), which is a cross-development GUI tool to generate ready-to-use sprites and loading screens for the Amstrad CPC in assembly language (CPC+ hardware sprites supported).

Source : CPC Wiki

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Gamebase CPC v9

08/25/2009 - 20:45genesis8

GameBase CPC v9 is available.

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Alien 8 remake for windows/mac by Ignacio Pérez Gil.

08/24/2009 - 20:49genesis8

Ignacio Pérez Gil. has released a remake of Alien 8 for windows/mac with a nice graphic touch.

image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil. image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil. image du remake d'Alien 8 par Ignacio Pérez Gil.

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Sort'em, an Amstrad CPC game by LuBlu Entertainment

08/22/2009 - 18:00genesis8

Sort'Em by LuBlu Entertainment is an Amstrad CPC game programmed with Z88dk and cpcrslib. You must sort blue and red balls which falls down the screen, putting them to the left or the right according to the color just with the space bar, simple to play, but not so easy with the 3 levels of difficulty. It was first seen on portable phones.

screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment screenshot of the Sort'em game by LuBlu Entertainment

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Betiled!, an Amstrad CPC reflexion game by Computer Emuzone Games Studio

08/22/2009 - 18:01genesis8

Betiled! by Computer Emuzone Games Studio is an Amstrad CPC reflexion game, a clone of the famous game Bejeweled. The time is limited to remove tiles on the board by swapping 2 of them.

screenshot of the Betiled! game by Computer Emuzone Games Studio screenshot of the Betiled! game by Computer Emuzone Games Studio screenshot of the Betiled! game by Computer Emuzone Games Studio

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CPC Games Reviews update

08/22/2009 - 18:02genesis8

CPC Game Reviews used to review only commercial games. Good news is now they will also review newly released games, so go read the last update.

I will myself report the games in the following news later (and add them to the amstrad database).

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15 GX4000 cartridges covers on CPCMania

08/21/2009 - 20:31genesis8

CPCMania has 15 new GX4000 cartridges covers (23 in total, manuals also).

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Sorcery + for windows

08/14/2009 - 12:15genesis8

Antibug has ported Sorcery+ for windows with the original graphics. For the moment it's a very nice playable beta. The first level where you have to rescue several sorcerers isnt totally completed, lacking the end screen for example, and the second level where you have to kill the evil sorcerer isnt available yet.

On Antibug's main page (french) you will find his own tools for Amstrad CPC developpement.

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Archon classic v1.5 update for Iphone

08/14/2009 - 13:35genesis8

Archon classic the remake for Iphone of Archon, has been updated, featuring a new board layout, characters can level up and gain new abilities, new particles effects for weapons and characters, smarter AI, visual bugs fixed. Multiplayer isnt still available.

The game costs 2,39 € but there is also a free lite version if you want to try the game (with limited features as 6 characters instead of 18 for example).

You can see a video of Archon classic on Youtube.

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Cosmic Prison Commando demo v1.1 for windows

07/29/2009 - 20:47genesis8

A demo of Cosmic Prison Commando is available. It's a windows game with an amazing Amstrad CPC look. If this demo v1.1 doesnt work for you, get the previous one.

Cosmic Prison Commando screenshot Cosmic Prison Commando screenshot

Source : CPC Wiki

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Sudoku Master is out

07/26/2009 - 23:32genesis8

Sudoku Master by Eliot (code), Cédric Quetier (graphisme) and William Bourgeois (sound) has been released on schedule as a download, but you can also order a box for 6 € and postage cost.

Sudoku Master loading screenshot playing screen of Sudoku Master

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Orion prime out on 16th September 2009

07/25/2009 - 01:17genesis8

After the teaser, here comes the announce of the availability of the graphic adventure game Orion Prime on the 16th September 2009. It will be only available in french at this date, but later will be also available in english, german and spanish. You will be able to order in a box with a 3 or 3,5 inch disk.

Also dont forget that Sudoku Master by Eliot should be out today.

Orion Prime loading screenshot Orion Prime screenshot while playing

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Gamebase CPC v8

07/16/2009 - 01:25genesis8

GameBase CPC v8 is available.

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Sudoku Master, an Amstrad CPC reflexion game

07/14/2009 - 23:59genesis8

Sudoku Master by Eliot is going out on 25th July 2009. It's possible to order a box for 6 € and postage cost.

And if you have some intelligence left, as you will visit Binary Sciences site, you will download the excellent reflexion game Groops.

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Power Toppler (Nebulus) for Iphone

07/13/2009 - 18:23genesis8

Power Toppler is a remake for Iphone of Nebulus with 2 missions of 8 towers, it has been developped by Silver Software. The game cost 1,59 €

You can see a video of this Nebulus remake on Youtube.

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Archon classic by React Software for Iphone

07/13/2009 - 18:48genesis8

Archon is a remake for Iphone of Archon 1, it has been developped by React Games. The game cost 2,39 €, an update to v1.2 is coming soon, and they even plan on multiplayer !

You can see a video of this Archon remake on Youtube.

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Rick Dangerous for Iphone

07/13/2009 - 19:30genesis8

Rick Dangerous is a remake for Iphone of Rick Dangerous, it has been developped by Nicolas Hamel. The game cost 1,59 €.

You can see a video of this Rick Dangerous remake on Youtube.

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E-Motion deluxe for windows, an E-motion remake

07/13/2009 - 23:45genesis8

E-Motion deluxe is a remake for windows of E-motion.

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Tower Toppler v1.1.3 for windows, a Nebulus remake

07/10/2009 - 21:45genesis8

There is a new version of Tower Toppler since I wrote about this remake of Nebulus, with one more mission of several towers (tower toppler v1.1.3).

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a tribute to the sisters

07/06/2009 - 21:01genesis8

A tribute of the sisters (click on download) is a work in progress of a great giana sisters clone for FutureOS (an alternate operating system for Amstrad CPC). It's written by TFM, sound by Kangaroo Musique and graphism by Tolkin.

You can test a tribute to the sisters on CPC-Live.

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CPC-Live

07/06/2009 - 23:04genesis8

CPC-Live let you play Amstrad CPC games online without needing to install an emulator on your computer with JavaCPC.

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Gamebase CPC

06/30/2009 - 21:09genesis8

GameBase is an Open Source "Emulator Frontend", released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is a program that attempts to make running games on various emulators very easy, so that you don't have to remember lots of command line parameters and config settings. GameBase is the Official Frontend for the GB64 Collection of C64 games. It manages games, music, docs, screenshots and more

There is of course a GameBase CPC maintained by Loïc Daneels. He is adding .YM music, screenshots, scans of package and documentation.

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Retro Still Alive

06/30/2009 - 22:14genesis8

I found Retro Still Alive on GameBase CPC, you will find 47 reviews of Amstrad games there (french only though).

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Elite IV soon on (C)PC, PS3 and Xbox360 !

06/17/2009 - 22:04genesis8

After some announces in 2006 and 2007, this time it's for real, the PS3 information site thesixthaxis has confirmed that David Braben officially announced Elite IV for PC, PS3 and Xbox360, but sadly not for CPC. No date is given though.

screenshot of Elite by Ian Bell and David Braben

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Ultimate Bruce Lee

06/14/2009 - 03:30genesis8

Ultimate Bruce Lee is a nice looking PC remake of Bruce Lee.

You can see a speed run of Ultimate Bruce Lee on Youtube.

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Boulder Dash on Iphone and Itouch

06/14/2009 - 13:46genesis8

For the 25th anniversary of Boulder dash 1, First Star Software has released Boulder Dash vol. 1, a remake on Iphone and Itouch with updated graphics or the old school graphics.

The game costs 3,99€ for the 80 original levels plus 4 bonus levels, check Boulder Dash vol. 1 on Youtube.

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Super Bruce Lee, a Bruce Lee remake

06/14/2009 - 18:00genesis8

Super Bruce Lee by Tony Rocket is another remake of Bruce Lee.

You can see Super Bruce Lee on Youtube.

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Color Lines toolkit

06/13/2009 - 21:59genesis8

Color Lines is a G.P.A. reflexion game yet to be released. But you can download its toolkit to add your own graphic skin to the future release.

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Knight Lore remake

06/03/2009 - 23:08genesis8

There is a nice remake of Knight Lore for MSX2 created by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred). This remake features :

  • Different palettes for day and night
  • In game map that shows the player location, visited rooms and objects location
  • Improved music (adding some reverb)
  • Torch animation (can be disabled by pressing ESC while booting the game)
  • Bug fixing of the original game
  • Intro scroll showing the 'Mist tunes'
  • On turbo R, the R800 is enabled to prevent slowdowns

Go on the RetroWorks website to get this remake and more :

  • The game ROM (48K)
  • A full game map using screenshots of this new version
  • A user manual in PDF format
  • Packing designs (cartridge label and box)

You can see a video of this Knight Lore remake on Youtube.

Source : MSX Resource Center

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Mercenary (Novagen Software) remake

05/13/2009 - 01:13genesis8

An update to a 2004 news, The Mercenary site is about the Mercenary games by Novagen Software and its remake MDDClone. This remake exists in several languages, last version is from January 2007. Only Mercenary 1 exists for the Amstrad CPC, the next versions were for Atari ST and Amiga.

Mercenary by Novagen Software

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Amstrad CPC on Youtube

05/10/2009 - 20:28genesis8

I just added a new feature for the Amstrad CPC games database, you can now see video game footage from Youtube on each game page, see for yourself just below (javascript needed) :

Batman the movie

Or just browse the database for more game memories.

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CPCGamesCD updated

04/26/2009 - 21:10genesis8

CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.4 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 11.04.2009
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3576 images)
  • Added new version 6.2 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes Linux version of CPCLoader 2.4 and emus update
  • Includes Maps folder of NVG and support for that
  • Includes Links to T.A.C.G.R.

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Orion Prime's teaser

04/16/2009 - 22:41genesis8

Arkos and Les Sucres En Morceaux are working since several years on an adventure game called Orion Prime. Its developpment is coming to an end, so to let you wait a little bit more, you will be able to find a teaser on the game web page.

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A golden gun on Ebay

04/16/2009 - 23:30genesis8

217 Euros for a Super Pack Gun Stick (Ubi Soft) on Ebay. I hope the buyer will enjoy what he bought.

Super Pack Gun Stick

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Magical Drop v1.1 for Amstrad CPC

01/04/2008 - 23:02

A new version of the Magical Drop game is available on CPC Mania. Some new features, and the correction of the keyboard management with a CPC+.

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