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Old 13 December 2017, 09:57   #21
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yay, I love my amstrad so much, not quite as much as my amiga but it's very close sometimes!
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CPCRetroDev 2018 - Amstrad CPC Game Creation Contest is over and the winner is....



This year's CPCRetroDev 2018 has been mouth watering for the Amstrad CPC as throughout the competition we have seen many fantastic entries announced such as Jarlac, Legend of Steel, Operation Alexandra, The Adventure of Timothy Gunn, OPQA vs QAOP, Crimson Knight Adventures and many many more making a grand total of 41 enteries.


http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/1...-cpc-game.html
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Operation Alexandra and Jarlac are absolute jewels. Not only they are beautiful, but they play very well and for Alexandra, there is an interesting plot !
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Old 10 November 2018, 23:01   #24
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We told you who the winners were such as Operation Alexandra, Jarlac and Legend of Steel, we are now shouting out from the roof tops that all 41 games entered are now available for download!


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dont have 1 yet but i do have MSX Turbo R
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Operation Alexandra is a masterpiece !

I like all the first five games in the ranking. These run on a standard CPC464 with 64k ram.
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I didn't love the Amstrad back then because to me computers that are build after another one (2 years after the C64 for example) should be better, and reading about it's specs, no HW scrolling, no sprites, no better resolution with colors, AY sound chip was too much. I just played a bit of Operation Alexandra and it is a good game, very well done and I start to enjoy AY sounding.
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I didn't love the Amstrad back then because to me computers that are build after another one (2 years after the C64 for example) should be better, and reading about it's specs, no HW scrolling, no sprites, no better resolution with colors, AY sound chip was too much. I just played a bit of Operation Alexandra and it is a good game, very well done and I start to enjoy AY sounding.
coders at the time were just using assets from either speccy and c64. But those were crap. And the Z80 CPU coding was done with feet.

Since quite a long while now, the CPC showed it can have colorful, nice screen, nice sprite, and very good playability, and music or effects in game.

the CPC can do so good work with HW sprites, or HW scrolling
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The CPC + series (464+, 6128+, GX4000) has 32 colors on screen out of 4096, scrolling and sprites hardware.
But only few games for this series.

Recent conversion of Ghosts'n'Goblins near to Amiga version.
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Recent conversion of Ghosts'n'Goblins near to Amiga version.
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I grew up with a 664. . . have a 464 with the M4 Wifi Disk Drive emulator board now. I downloaded the zip of all those contest entries and played with a dozen or so of them. Sadly I couldn't get Operation Alexandra to run for some reason, but some of the others were impressive.

An odd selection of games. . . they seem very good technically with super fast scrolling and pretty graphics, but almost all of those were pretty terrible in terms of being fun games. . . was the contest done on a super strict time limit or something?
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