19th April 2014
Richard Lamond has reviewed ten games, most of them text adventures:
|Reviews:||A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|Advertisements:||A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
Introduction and FAQ
Text only version
List of games reviewed
List of advertisements
AMTIX! reviews list
CPC games in 2005
Links to other CPC sites
19th April 2014
Title screen of Superpix
6th April 2014
A new contributor, Richard Lamond, has reviewed eight games:
30th March 2014
By the way, I programmed the CPC versions of both of these games! :-)
Screenshot of Gliece Security
Screenshot of Ant Attack Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator
5th March 2014
Another game which emerged a few weeks ago, but which I didn't report on at the time, is Ant Attack. This 1983 ZX Spectrum classic has been emulated on the CPC by 40Crisis, who also released an emulated version of another ZX Spectrum game called Maziacs on the CPC a few months ago. You can download Ant Attack from NVG. However, if you do this, you will also need to download the original ZX Spectrum game from World of Spectrum, as Sandy White, the original author of Ant Attack, hasn't officially given permission to allow free distribution of the game – although it has been available to download for years, and Sandy White has his own website which includes a page about Ant Attack and a guestbook with lots of messages from visitors who fondly remember the game. Having said that, you can also download the game from CPCRulez or CPC-POWER without having to download the ZX Spectrum version as well. Missas has also written a review of Ant Attack.
10th February 2014
Screenshot of La Guerra de Gamber
9th February 2014
Missas has reviewed Cyber Chicken. Hopefully TFM will approve of the review this time! The review of the earlier version, known as Cyber Huhn, has been removed. Don't forget that you can still buy copies of Cyber Chicken! Prices are €15 for the cassette version and €17 for the disc version, excluding postage and packaging.
Finally, Carnivac is working on a game called RoboCop: Prime. Although it's being developed on the PC using GameMaker: Studio, the game will have a CPC look and feel, with 16-colour MODE 0 graphics! Carnivac has uploaded an early preview of the game to YouTube, which you can view below. You can follow the progress of RoboCop: Prime, and see more screenshots of the game, on Carnivac's Tumblr site.
Video preview of RoboCop: Prime on YouTube
8th January 2014
5th January 2014
I have also uploaded new versions of screenshots that were saved in the CPC's low-resolution, high-colour MODE 0, so now they look much less blurry than before!
Screenshot of Death Sword
Screenshot of Kubmic
1st January 2014
Devilmarkus released a nice Christmas present on the CPCWiki forums – a modified version of Palace Software's classic one-on-one sword fighting game Barbarian. It's been renamed Death Sword (which is also the name of the game in the USA), and it features improved backgrounds and graphics, courtesy of MacDeath and TotO. The backgrounds also change on each level to add a bit of variety; in the original game, you could select a background to use, but once it was loaded into memory, it couldn't be changed without reloading the game. However, Death Sword requires 128K of memory in order to store all of the backgrounds in memory.
Devilmarkus has created a website where you can download the game. A manual is also available in PDF format, and if you're able to transfer the game to a 3″ disc, you can also download an inlay and a disc label.
Crackers Velus have also released a new game called Kubmic. It's a conversion of a Flash game which involves sliding coloured tiles on a 5×5 grid to recreate a pattern. You can download it from NVG.
Finally, César Nicolás González (aka CNGSoft) has released the tenth version of BB4CPC with several improvements to the gameplay. More details are available at the BB4CPC website. (To download the game from this site, click on the large "Bubble Bobble 4 CPC" logo at the top of the page.)
Cover of Relentless
Title screen of Cyber Huhn
8th December 2013
Meanwhile, TFM is continuing work on the expanded versions of his competition entry Cyber Huhn. The 64K cassette version is ready for release, but the 128K version is still in development. A website has been set up where you can order a copy of the game. There are some pictures of the cassette version on the site to whet your appetite. The cassette version costs €15 and the disc version costs €17 (excluding postage).
I have reviewed nine games:
E-mail: nich <AT> durge <DOT> org