Page 1: i Alien – L'Ile
Page 2: iLogicAll – Inca Curse
Page 3: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis – Infiltrator
Page 4: Infodroid – International Tennis
Page 5: International 3D Tennis – Ishido
Page 6: The Island of Dr Destructo – Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road
Screenshot of Infodroid


(Beyond, 1986)

Reviewed by Piero Serra

In this lesser-known game from Denton Designs, you control a parcel delivery droid working in a gigantic planet-wide city. You must utilise the futuristic moving platforms – laid out like motorways, with different speed lanes – along with other droids going about their own business. This game is almost really good but is somewhat hobbled by its unique rotating 3D menu system, for selecting deliveries, changing ‘motorways’, and upgrading or fixing your droid. One contemporary reviewer described this menu as “ingenious”, although I would use the words “slow and frustrating”. Once you are on the moving platforms, however, dodging other droids and delivering packages (if you can work out how) is very satisfying. The graphics throughout are slick and the sound effects are excellent. It’s just a shame about the annoying user interface.

View an advertisement for this game

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of The Inheritance

The Inheritance

(Infogrames, 1986)

Reviewed by Guillaume Chalard

Your aunt, an old eccentric who lived in America, has just died. She has left you her colossal fortune, but she wanted you to do one thing before you can inherit it; you’ve got to win one million dollars in Las Vegas. The story begins in your hotel room, which is miserable. Point-and-click adventure games were rare at the time, so we can be indulgent with this one. The graphics were good on the French Thomson computer from which the game (known as L’Heritage in France) is ported. But the use of Mode 1 produces grainy screens on the CPC and the colours are sometimes awful. It’s rather fun to play, though, for a short while...

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of Los Inhumanos

Los Inhumanos

(Delta Software, 1990)

Los Inhumanos are a well known pop group in Spain, and this game is apparently based around one of their songs. Zufuru’s beloved Simca 1000 car has been stolen and his girlfriend has been kidnapped by the rival Rokopiedras gang. Zufuru must find the four pieces of the car, then head to New York and enter the Empire State Building where his girlfriend is being held captive. The graphics are very bright and colourful and a fairly jolly tune plays throughout the game, although there are no sound effects. However, the enemies that you encounter frequently are difficult to defeat, and the range of enemies and the landscape are very surreal – since when did one find mailboxes and dustbins in a prehistoric setting?

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of Insector Hecti in the Interchange

Insector Hecti in the Interchange

(Hi-Tec Software, 1991)

Victor Virus and his hordes of minions have invaded the highly sensitive Interchange – a network of interlinked corridors. Each of the 50 levels is laid out like a maze, but some of the walls of the corridors have been jumbled up so that some corridors are cut off from others. You have to rotate the appropriate sections so that all the corridors are once again linked. Of course, Victor Virus’ gang of insects and aliens are also wandering the corridors, and you can either shoot them or rotate a section just as they are approaching you, which crushes and kills them. There are also several types of power-up to collect on each level. This is a cheerful little puzzle game with clear graphics and good sound effects, and with 50 levels, you’ll be occupied for some time.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of Inside Outing

Inside Outing

(The Edge, 1987)

Lady Crutcher’s rich husband died recently, and he hid twelve diamonds within his mansion – but he never told his wife where they were located. Lady Crutcher would like to know where all the diamonds are hidden, so she employs someone to help her find them. You can only carry one diamond at a time, and each diamond has to be brought to Lady Crutcher. Her husband was also a scientist, and some of his creations – giant mice and canaries – roam the rooms and will deplete your energy upon contact with them, although they can be stopped in their tracks if you find the right objects. This game was later re-released as Raffles, and the isometric graphics are absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, I found it too difficult; the diamonds seem to be too well hidden, and the canaries tend to drain your energy very quickly.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of International Karate

International Karate

(Endurance Games, 1986)

Take part in a karate tournament in various locations around the world. Each round takes place in a different country and consists of three bouts. The first fighter to score two points wins a bout. If you hit your opponent, half points or full points are awarded depending on the effectiveness of the blow. If you’re thinking that this sounds extremely similar to The Way of the Exploding Fist, you’re absolutely right. The game comes in two parts, each with a different set of background graphics, and while the backgrounds in the first part are excellent, those in the second part look ugly and messy. A merry tune plays throughout the game and there are some sound effects as well. However, the collision detection is poor and landing a successful blow on your opponent is very frustrating, making this game inferior to The Way of the Exploding Fist.

See also: IK+.

View an advertisement for this game

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of International Ninja Rabbits

International Ninja Rabbits

(Microvalue, 1991)

I wonder if this idea of ninja rabbits was based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? It’s a thought... You’re one such rabbit, travelling through cities in Japan, the USA and Italy in order to save a factory from destruction. However, there are other humans and animals who are experienced in martial arts out to stop you. You can also pick up carrots which give you an extra life, which helps to make the game very easy, even on the hard difficulty level. It’s also very slow; these ninjas seem to behave more like pensioners! There are only three stages in the game, and the graphics show that it’s a nasty Spectrum port.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of International Rugby

International Rugby

(Artic Computing, 1986)

Reviewed by CPC4eva

While rugby is a popular sport, few rugby games were released for the CPC. This game includes options for one or two players, and you can practice or play a championship league. The screen is reminiscent of Football Manager 2, being split into three sections, which can be annoying at times when you are carrying the ball into the next screen and find it’s been taken from you. The player sprites aren’t too bad, although they are on the small side. The tune that plays during the game is OK but can become repetitive and irritating after a while. Scrums, tackles, lineouts, kicks, tries and conversions are all present. It will take a bit of practice to get used to retrieving the ball knowing which player is nearest to the opponent carrying the ball. However, the game lacks some decent speed.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of International Speedway

International Speedway

(Silverbird, 1988)

Compete against other speedway riders and progress through the local and national championships, before setting your sights on winning the continental championship and that coveted trophy. There are four other riders and that also means you’ll be competing in four races consisting of three laps of an oval track. On the novice level, you should win the local and national championships without any bother, but the continental championships are much harder, and it’s the same if you’re playing on the professional level. Despite there being one track, and each race lasting about 35 seconds, I still find it a nice game to play for a few minutes at a time.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Screenshot of International Tennis

International Tennis

(Zeppelin Games, 1992)

Reviewed by Robert Small

The CPC has so many good tennis games and this is yet another one. The presentation is absolutely bare bones but you can play singles or doubles, change the playing surface and adapt the difficulty. The gameplay is fast and smooth with nice animation, although there is a lack of colour in the graphics. The ‘shadow’ effect of the ball as it travels back and forth on the court is interesting; it reminded me more of a reflection on a surface than a shadow. The sound effects are as expected, but nothing that annoys while you play. This game sits comfortably in the top five tennis games on the Amstrad.

More information on CPCSOFTS


Back to top