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by ivarf
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 81
Views: 3740

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

Yes, the Retro Gaming Chatroom hosted on Discord is on this weekend, Sunday 9pm to be precise, so I hope some people who are brave enough can join the entertainment when it begins, and it won't just be about slagging off the Amstrad either. We will talk about non-Sugar related items if you like. Sp...
by ivarf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 202
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 202

Are you talking about the main gaming CPC 464 that was in competition with the C64 and Speccy? All I can find is around 2 million units sold (17 million C64's and 5 Million Speccy's - along with 6 million Amiga 500's)... Or are you referring to all the various Amstrad computers? According to amstra...
by ivarf
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 202
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 202

Making of Ghost Hunters - There seems to be a bit of an overload with Amstrad this month. The 3 owners must be over the moon! :lol: Did you know that the total sales of Amstrad CPCs were close to that of the Amigas and Atari STs? Are you talking about the main gaming CPC 464 that was in competition...
by ivarf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 202
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 202

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Making of Ghost Hunters - There seems to be a bit of an overload with Amstrad this month. The 3 owners must be over the moon! :lol:
Did you know that the total sales of Amstrad CPCs were close to that of the Amigas and Atari STs?
by ivarf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 202
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 202

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:38 pm
The History of Warlords - AWESOME!
Warlords 3 - Darklords Rising was my favorite. Great for up to 8 players through email play. Warlords 4 was a real downer after the great Darklords. So simple and boring in comparison. Still waiting for Darklords to be ported to my CPC :)
by ivarf
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 201
Replies: 40
Views: 1326

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 201

But on the other hand why would Amstrad sell the Sam Coupe? It already had the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC in the lowend market. The Sam Coupe wasn't a cheap machine to produce and the specifications weren't very good either. The Sam Coupe wouldn't really be a big step up. The Sam Coupe was released...
by ivarf
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 201
Replies: 40
Views: 1326

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 201

As for Loki ; was it ever more than a pipe dream? Having said that if Sinclair could throw crazy money at QL and C5 then who knows, but the prospect of the machine shipping with a tapedrive was just ludicrous.I can only assume that this was to massively cut costs and to make it backward compatible,...
by ivarf
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

Quality capture from a real Amstrad CRT screen running Pinball Dreams. It looks lovely, way better than on an emulator. This really is Atari ST quality on the humble Amstrad CPC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... CA6psxb-7U
by ivarf
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

Amstrad and Amiga version running side by side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDRc7R7a10 I wonder if someone will try to do a ZX Spectrum or C64 version? There was a C64 version in development, they released an Ignition table preview. But no updates on that for a while now... If I remember correc...
by ivarf
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 694

Re: Dave Perry

This must be the stupid Dave Perry, not Z80 God Dave Perry :) Who is this guy and how do you know about him? Is he kind of famous?
by ivarf
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

Amstrad and Amiga version running side by side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDRc7R7a10

I wonder if someone will try to do a ZX Spectrum or C64 version?
by ivarf
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The first games you completed.
Replies: 43
Views: 1653

Re: The first games you completed.

SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:09 pm
OMG! Ye Ar Kung Fu on 464! Corner yourself and your opponent would be too close to actually hit you. Total exploit, obvs, so doesn't really count.
Yie are Kung Fu looped, so you couldn't finish it.

The first game I finished was Sorcery on the Amstrad CPC. Great memories
by ivarf
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

That's a truly awful quality video, but the ball action seems smooth, pretty good for an 8 bit conversion. I linked that video, as it is the best video I have found so far to show the games smoothness. Emulators don't do the game justice Here is a jerky video review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by ivarf
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released

Quality capture from a real Amstrad CRT screen running Pinball Dreams. It looks lovely, way better than on an emulator. This really is Atari ST quality on the humble Amstrad CPC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCA6psxb-7U&t Chinnyvision review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOUXfN8_hJ4 Americans tr...
by ivarf
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 199
Replies: 24
Views: 1138

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Can't bring myself to read the Amstrad Action article. It's probably very good but although I'll read about an Amstrad game, the mag holds no interest. Think about it this way, would you be reading Retro Gamer without Amstrad Action? If you assume that Imagine Publishing was the only potential buye...