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Old 13 December 2017, 08:57   #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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Old 09 November 2018, 21:16   #22
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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, 22:01   #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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Old 11 November 2018, 02:06   #25
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dont have 1 yet but i do have MSX Turbo R
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Old 11 November 2018, 07:11   #26
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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.
That is very cool indeed
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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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This is a wonderful new game that you can get or also buy for the Amstrad: Phantomas 2.0 remake.

http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/0...rhaul-for.html

Spanish review where the first minutes are about the spectrum original version (till 4'14"):
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Spanish interview with Jordi Sureda:
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This is a Spanish video unboxing (more or less) the special edition:
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Pinball dreams for CPC is finished since november 2018. Rhino and his team awaits for a license deal with Rebellion, which owns the rights for Pinball Dreams

here is the last trailer :

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Features :

-More realistic physics & improved gameplay

-IRC technology (Instant Response Controls)

-50hz all the time (half frame in-game = the CPU is only used at 50%, if used at 100%, the game could be 100hz!)

-Smoothest pixel-precise multi-speed scroll

-Fastest hi-precision maths in a Z80 game

-UFD technology (Ultra-Fast drawing)

-FT Invisible-Vertical-Split in a game

-Interactive Sound system based on Arkos Tracker

-350kb of full color graphics

-30 minutes of full OST in 62kb

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Its amazing what the CPC can do. After soooo many games being Spectrum ports, it nice to see that the CRTC chip is unlocking its secrets and producing such smooth graphics! The soundtrack is really good also. Steel Wheels has to be my favourite.
The Oliver twins were very impressed with it.
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Its amazing what the CPC can do. After soooo many games being Spectrum ports, it nice to see that the CRTC chip is unlocking its secrets and producing such smooth graphics! The soundtrack is really good also. Steel Wheels has to be my favourite.
The Oliver twins were very impressed with it.
You bet. and the worst is that the CRTC is an off the shelf component!
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Will PD be 'free' or will you be able to buy a copy for the CPC?
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Will PD be 'free' or will you be able to buy a copy for the CPC?
Since they're getting a license, i guess boxed version :P
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That's what I wanted to hear, hope it's available 'soon'
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Operation Alexandra is indeed top notch. Great action adventure. The character reminds me of MacReady (Kurt Russell) from "The Thing".
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Since they're getting a license, i guess boxed version :P

I might be wrong but my understanding is; the boxed versions will be very limited, and the game will be released for free digitally (it runs fine on a 6128 with Gotek or an FPGA device ). The license is so that it is an 'official Pinball Dreams' release and not a 'fan project' so to speak.
There are plenty of Demakes/Remakes released, which never contact the rights holder.



- It needs to be seen on a CRT and ideally connected to stereo speakers to fully appreciate the work gone into this. If you don't have the colour Amstrad monitor, SCART TV cables are around £13.

- CRTC, its certainly been tested on Type 0 & 1, and I am sure Type 2.


Any recommendations for Youtubers to review it? Currently I have thought of Nostalgia Nerd & RetroManCave. They are CPC fans.
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