Archives for the month March 2017 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page
ByteRealms just wrote that they received the tapes to write the CPCRetroDev 2016 productions. Now we have to wait for them to be written and sold.
A french for talking about a french game : Billy la banlieue (Loriciels 1986) by Edward. The presentation of the game starts at 1m45.
4Mhz posted a video of El Tesoro Perdido de Cuauhtemoc on Twitter (the lost treasure of Cuauhtemoc), their latest work in progress Amstrad CPC game (platform).
You will see the starting screen with credits and music, and then the first seconds of the game, it's nice !
A new video by ChinnyVision on Youtube about Helter Skelterr is available. This arcade and puzzle game was out on Amstrad CPC in 1990 by Audiogenic.
He also tests it on PC, ST, Amiga, BBC, C64 and Spectrum.
ACE v1.14 by Philippe Rimauro is an Amstrad CPC emulator for MorphOS.
A video of the game Amstrad CPC La Aventura original (Aventuras AD in 1988) on Youtube by Retro Danuart.
It's a spanish text adventure game, an adaptation of the firt text adventure game on a computer in 1975 : Colossal Cave Adventure by William Crowther. The original game was ridden with enigmas and was considered as a difficult game. Dont get lost in a maze !
CPC Game Reviews has a lot of reviews ... of Amstrad CPC games ! But now there are links to Youtube videos if any exists for a game. That's the occasion to go on his site or come back.
VK007 has written lately 2 Dizzy games with the DizzyAGE engine for windows :
- Dizzy X - Journey to Russia (december 2016), which is a remake of a non official dizzy written on ZX Spectrum by Sergei Gorshkov in 1994. The downkload link is broken though
- a HD remake of Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk (February 2017), already a remake of a game released on mobile in 2011 (see the video above)
For 27,50 € (France) or 31,50 € (worldwide), you can order one clone of the Dk'tronics mouse interface created by Bryce and made there by Talrek. Be quick before they are all sold, limited number.
After the release of Pinball Dreams preview, here is something to make you thirsty for more : two new tables.
After commercial games, this time Xyphoe walks around Chibi Akumas (Episode 1 : Invasion!), a homebrew game.
Chibi Akumas (Episode 1 : Invasion!) is a shoot them up by Keith Sear (Keith56) released in 2016. and episode 2 is a work in progress.
Well, as some games are not that good, the best 30 arcade conversions are not the 30 best games...
The 30 arcade conversions are from the bottom to the best : Final Fight, Altered Beast, Street Fighter, Outrun, le Retour du Jedi, Gemini Wing, Ghots'n'Goblins, S.T.U.N. Runner, Cabal, Gunsmoke, R-Type (no mention of the Easter Egg R-Type), Super Hang-On, Paper Boy, Double Dragon, Ghouls'n Ghosts, Chase H.Q., Bubble Bobble (without talking of BB4CPC), Xybots, Gauntlet, Operation Wolf, Commando, Arkanoid, Kung Fu Master, Prohibition (Empire City on arcade), Space Harrier, After Burner, Smash T.V., Shinobi, Ikari Warriors and Renegade.
Novabug presents his personal top 11 of Amstrad CPC games created in 2016 in a video on Youtube, over more than 75 games created this year.
So, his personal top is the following :
- Dragon Attack
- Out of this world
- Imperial Mahjong
- Jewel Warehouse
- Hair Boy
- Nibiru (using 8BP)
- Chibi Akumas (Episode 1 : Invasion!)
Personnaly the best game for 2016 is Magica, but they are other very good games too for sure.
You can also see his Top 11 of Amstrad CPC games in 2015.
A new video by ChinnyVision on Youtube about Thrust is available. This arcade game was out on Amstrad CPC by Firebird in 1986.
He also tests it on BBC, C64, Atari XL/XE, C16 and Spectrum.
The last Youtube video by JB le Daron is about an Amstrad CPC adventure game with graphics by Ubi Soft : Omeyad released in 1989.
The description given by JB le Daron and the test of the game on CPC Game Reviews should make you playing the game (well if you understand french of course). The story takes place in medieval Arabia in the city of Omeyad. You will have to meet several of people of the town who will give you missions to complete. Of course you will have to use objets to do that. The town and its people are reacting to what you do, which is rare in games!
I didnt write yet about all Amstrad games released for the CPCRetroDev 2016 contest.
The Legend of Anubis by Core Studio is one of these games (arcade). It was written by Adrian Gonzalez Herrera, Mateo Bernal Montoya and Jose Roberto Martinez Gras.
You enter an old pyramide facing many dangers and traps with one goal in mind, to get an ancient relic : the mask of Anubis, the god with a chacal head, governing the land of death.
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