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by ivarf
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pinball Dreams Amstrad CPC finally released
Replies: 9
Views: 284

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: 284

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: 559

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: 284

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: 1424

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: 284

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: 284

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: 932

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...
by ivarf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 199
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 199

Crusty Starfish wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:17 pm
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?
by ivarf
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oc_nCbZ4oo Yeah, I know it's bolloxs but it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software. We can do the lone, amateur hobbyist part including cheap software. But the only machine of the 3 that can do the colour is the Amstrad and the only machine t...
by ivarf
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New highly impressive CPC game
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: New highly impressive CPC game

Still, it's early days yet and I'd suspect that much is subject to change. Given the Pinball Dreams port was first previewed in 2016, I wouldn't be expecting this one to drop for a couple more years yet. Would love to see Pinball Dreams released. But will it happend? The game is long time finished ...
by ivarf
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name

Other than making gaming PCs, it's hard to see them having much impact on the 16-bit gaming market. They did that eventually anyway, although after the disaster of the PC2000 series they were never going to be particularly relevant again. On the whole, they always gave the impression of a company t...
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Story of Roland
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: The Story of Roland

Roland visits the Vikings of Norway...
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

Are the C64 and Vic 20 Basics made by Microsoft? I have understood that Simon's Basic on the C64 is very good. Was it cartridge-based? How much free Ram did it have?
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name
Replies: 6
Views: 225

What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name

The Amstrad CPC got a lot of ports from the Spectrum. Some good, some bad, some awful and some were even great. If the machine had got the same support from developers that the C64 and Spectrum got, the amount of good and great games would have been much higher. The Amstrad CPC is capable of games l...