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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 […]

Amstrad CPC Gaming Gems

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 […]

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 […]


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