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Page 2: St. Dragon - SAS Strike Force
Page 3: Satan - Score 3020
Page 4: The Scout Steps Out - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾
Page 5: La Secte Noire - Seymour at the Movies
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Screenshot of Space Invaders

Space Invaders

(40Crisis, 2016)

Reviewed by Missas

40Crisis has made another Z80 miracle and here we are with one more direct emulation of another legendary game – the famous Space Invaders. There isn't much to say about this game, as you all know it. It is a 100% faithful emulation of the coin-op, like a MAME game. It is a strange feeling when playing an exact coin-op game on your CPC screen! I strongly believe that all of you out there should load it and spend some time playing it. The old arcade game feeling is unsurpassed and never ageing!

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Screenshot of Space Moves (Retrobytes Productions)

Space Moves

(Retrobytes Productions, 2020)

Commando Shura has been given orders to travel to an enemy space station and find and destroy a laser weapon on board the station. This game, which is an updated version of the winning entry in the 2015 #CPCRetroDev Game Creation Contest, is divided into two parts that load separately, like many Spanish games of old. In the first part, you must negotiate enemy territory and reach the space station by various means – firstly by parachute, then by quad bike, and finally by spaceship. In the second part, you must explore the station and find six disks to insert into the computers around the base in order to retrieve the code for arming the bomb that will destroy the laser. The graphics are very colourful and the second part is fun to play (even if the music isn't to my liking), but the first part unfortunately suffers from an unreasonably high difficulty level.

See also: Space Moves (#CPCRetroDev).

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Screenshot of Space Moves (#CPCRetroDev)

Space Moves

(Toni Ramírez, 2015)

Reviewed by Missas

Space Moves was the winner of the 2015 #CPCRetroDev Game Creation Contest. It is, as its name implies, inspired by the legendary Army Moves and Navy Moves, both of which were released by Dinamic. Those games were really tough to beat and this one hasn't forgotten its roots; it is also a real pain to beat. The game features different styles of non-stop action, colourful graphics and great sound, making a great overall package. Despite its difficulty, the grab factor is strong and it is enjoyable. I particularly liked the way the heroine is drawn. Overall, a worthy descendant of the previous games.

See also: Space Moves (Retrobytes Productions).

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Screenshot of Space Pest Control

Space Pest Control

(Juan José Martínez, 2015)

Reviewed by Missas

In Space Pest Control you take control of a space commando in a dangerous mission – you must eliminate all the aliens and return home alive! As you have already guessed, this is an interesting shoot-'em-up. The graphics are nice and colourful. The sprites are drawn with imagination and care while their animation is fast and smooth. The sound includes both an in-game tune and sound effects which cooperate nicely. The whole package reminded me of the game Deep Core on the Amiga. The gameplay is fast enough but more enemies and a higher difficulty level would be appreciated; for some reason I feel that this game could be more complete than it actually is.

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Screenshot of Space Racer

Space Racer

(Loriciels, 1988)

Reviewed by Pug

A racing game set in the future featuring advanced hover bikes. The race starts with you lined up with your opponents. As soon as the countdown has finished, off they blast into the distance while you slowly build up your speed. Sadly, this game is just too difficult. You struggle to control the hover bike correctly and the slow frame rate mixed with the small play area makes for a very boring game.

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Space Rider

(Hi-Tec Software, 1990)

You are a test pilot working for the Space Rider Jet Pack Company, and have been sent to a planet to test their latest jet pack, and also collect 99 nuggets containing important minerals while you're there. Of course, the caverns and mines in which you'll find these nuggets are filled with hazards and aliens which will drain your energy, which is represented by an oscillating wave of coloured bars at the bottom of the screen – neat. However, the game is rather mediocre. The graphics and sound effects are poor and the jet pack is difficult to control; it's practically impossible to stay still, which makes shooting the aliens a frustrating task. It also lacks originality.

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Space Smugglers

(MHT Ingenieros, 1989)

The Space Smugglers are a highly organised group of dangerous assassins, and you have just been chosen to rid the galaxy of them. On the screen are three teleporters, and aliens appear at random. Some of them are harmless, but others are dangerous and will show you their weapon after a few seconds. You can only shoot an alien when they have drawn their weapon, so you will need quick reflexes to survive! When you have shot the required number of aliens (shown at the top of the screen), you are taken to the next level. This game can only be played using MHT's own Gunstick, and it's actually fairly unexciting. It takes ages to complete a level, and of course, the next level is the same, except that you may need to shoot even more aliens. The graphics and animation are absolutely wonderful, but that's of little consolation.

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Spannerman

(Amsoft, 1984)

An earthquake has struck and has damaged the pipes that cool a nuclear reactor. It's time to call in the local plumber to mend the pipes. This is a platform game consisting of only one screen, and as leaks continually appear, you have to adjust the joints with your spanner to stop the leaks. To make life more difficult, the screen gradually fills with water, although you can go underwater to fix leaks. Other things to watch out for are mutated rats and falling debris. The graphics and sound effects aren't particularly good, as would be expected from a game that was released in the very early days of the CPC, and despite the inclusion of five difficulty levels, there's not much to make you want to play the game again after a few goes.

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Speed King

(Mastertronic, 1986)

Race against 19 other riders around ten tracks in your super-powered motorcycle, capable of reaching 250mph! There are three difficulty levels – novice, champion and pro – and you can practice each track before you go racing over two, four or six laps. The first thing you'll notice once you start racing is that the graphics are very blocky indeed! However, this doesn't necessarily mean that this is a bad game; in fact, it is quite fast, although one annoying aspect is that all of the riders unerringly remain in the centre of the road, and it is relatively easy to crash into them unintentionally. Despite this problem, this is still a fairly decent game overall.

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Screenshot of Speedzone

Speedzone

(Mastertronic, 1988)

A vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up whose only difference from every other game like it is its speed. There's nothing original in the game at all, but the aliens whizz across the screen like bullets. Fortunately you don't lose a life on contact with them; your energy decreases instead, and when it runs out, you lose one of your three lives. Your shield is also fully restored at the start of each level, which is annoying if it runs out just before you shoot the last alien! The game isn't that hard, but every level is the same, except for a little picture somewhere on the screen. The sound effects are sparse and the music on the title screen really hurts the ears.

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