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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 […]



Some Amstrad CPC gaming gems that flew under the radar. What makes a good game stand out from the rest? Some may say amazing graphics and sprites, while others will argue playability or smooth scrolling, addictiveness and even great tunes and sound effects. During the Amstrad CPC gaming era of the 1980’s and early 1990’s generally, the biggest […]


Salamander Infects Japanese Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 4th, 1986

Retitled “Life Force” when released in North America a few months later, Salamander was iconic for gamers.  First, this was a spinoff of another Konami arcade shooter- Gradius.  We all know how well spinoff titles usually do in gaming so it is rather interesting that Salamander was able to buck the trend.  Can anyone name […]


Review – Touchdown USA for Amstrad CPC

So you want to be an American Football manager, you want to take your team to the ultimate glory, with Touchdown USA gridiron management simulator, you can take your team all the way to the Superbowl.  Choose one of 5 difficulty levels from beginner to expert.  Select a famous American Football team from two groups […]

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Review- Kat Trap: Planet of the Cat-Men for the Amstrad CPC

June, 1986.  Popular United Kingdom, Spectrum computing magazine, “Crash”, issue 29, in conjunction with software house, Domark and programming team ‘Design Design’, decided to run a nationwide video game idea competition called ‘Genesis: Birth of a game’. The winning entry would receive 1000 pounds prize money, plus a 10 % royalty of games sold, a trip […]


25 Years Ago what were the 8bit magazines reviewing

The year 1991, 8 bit magazines such as Amstrad Action, Your Sinclair and ZZAP64, lined the shelves at the local newsagents, choc-a-block full of the latest games reviews. Here is a brief look back at just some of the 8bit games being road tested and reviewed in the magazines we enjoyed reading so much, 25 […]


Mysterious, Disappearing GAZZA 2, AMSTRAD CPC Cartridge – DOES IT EXIST ??

Paul Gascoine, aka “GAZZA”.  Loved and hated footballer of the 1980s and 1990s era, proved a very marketable commodity, in particular selling football / soccer video games. Gremlin graphics saw the opportunity to cash in and license Paul Gascoine’s name to some football / soccer games, one such game that is proving to be surrounded in […]


Essential Amstrad CPC sports games

In the 1980’s It seemed whenever software companies were stuck for ideas they’d always bring out a new sports game, the concept still rings true today. Matchday was the essential football / soccer game on the CPC in the early years then there was the sequel Matchday 2 that boasted much more enhanced improvements to the […]


Review- Winchester on the Amstrad CPC

Set in the old wild west, this is a run n gun shoot to kill style game. Released as a French only game, i was unable to locate much information about the game itself. What i played of it, i found the objective is to run to an end point to get to the next […]

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