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Bounder Commodore 64

Bounder Coming to Mobile Platforms, Features Three Versions

Bounder, originally published by Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd in 1985, is coming to both Android and iPhone soon. For those that are not familiar with Bounder, you are controlling a tennis ball trying to navigate platforms suspended high in the air. Miss a jump and well, you die. Simple. Considering this is a classic title […]

Chibi Akumas: Episode 2 – Confrontation, Shooter Sequel Blasts onto Amstrad CPC

It was on the last day of 2016 — a fine year for gaming for the Amstrad CPC — when gamers got to experience the madness of the ‘bullet hell shooter’ that was Chibi Akumas: Episode 1 – Invasion, and now, just in time for Halloween 2017, the sequel has landed. And just like the […]

Karatian Retrospective

Beyond the great hill and to the north, there was once a great man who guarded the five belts. You have to fight against your friends and the lurking evils to get these belts. Only then will you be able to leave this land where strange creatures dwell.

Pentomino – New Game Released on the Amstrad CPC

Following last year’s release of the impressive Defence–the aptly titled defense game–developer Shining have turned their hand to the puzzle genre with their latest game. With Pentomino, Shining look to have produced a mighty fine-looking puzzler.

ST Update 'Pilot Issue', Spring (March) 1987

A Blast from the past – Atari ST Style

The past few years have seen many notable 30th anniversary celebrations in the retro computing/gaming community–from the birthdays of the humble but seminal Sinclair ZX81 and the ever-popular ZX Spectrum via the versatile BBC Micro to those mighty 16/32 bit beasts, the Atari ST, and Commodore Amiga. This month it’s the turn of the once-popular, […]

Colour Personal Computer – A Look at the New Amstrad CPC Fanzine

Do you remember the 8-bit videogaming heyday of the 1980s? Perhaps you also remember the neat little fanzines that were being produced at the time? While these fanzines were obviously not up to commercial standard–often photocopied black and white pages with very little in the way of images–they did convey a certain tone that was […]

2016 – A Monster Year for New Amstrad CPC Games

What a year 2016 has been for new Amstrad CPC game releases. A poll being conducted on the Facebook group page Amstrad Classic Gaming and Demos provides an estimated figure that there has been a whopping 73 individual games created and developed for the Amstrad 8-bit computer this year. That’s finished games, game demos, unfinished […]

Review – Amnesia for Amstrad CPC

“THE MOST AMAZING GAME EVER WRITTEN IN BASIC” says the opening screen.  Ha-ha this game should be interesting I thought.  A coder who isn’t shy, boasting about his own game.  How original and probably the first time I have seen that when I have loaded up a game, generally speaking, Amstrad CPC coders are a […]

Ghosts n Goblins

Ghosts n Goblins Amstrad GX4000 Port Debuts, Work in Progress

Back in the late 1980’s there was this thing gamers visited on a regular basis.  Arcades.  In those mystical buildings, sometimes just rooms inside, were collections of some of the best games you could want to play at the time.  One such game was Ghosts n Goblins by Capcom.  This was a nail bitingly intense […]

Amstrad CPC Arcade Game Conersions

Any serious gamer would no doubt remember games like Pacman, Space Invaders, Galaga, Asteroids and Frogger. Created around the 1970s to early 1980s, these video games are still highly revered to this very day, the so called ‘Golden Age’ of the arcade video games industry. Ah, it was a time when video game arcade machines would be […]


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