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Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:02 am

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by Crunchy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:05 am

I appear to have dropped into a parallel universe without even noticing.

This happens to me all the time tbh.

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:10 am

I saw the thread's title and assumed it was a wind-up...



... until I saw who posted it! :lol:
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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by C=Style » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:27 am

Well, let's put it this way. When I came to emulate the CPC, I went through all the best ones thinking the emulation was off, but over time the horrific reality soon dawned on me that this was indeed accurate emulation.
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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by thevulture » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:29 am

:wink: This is for the APRIL issue, yeah?????

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by AceGrace » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:54 am

Ah a trick question. The best 8-bit was probably the C64 or the Atari 800!

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by Rory Milne » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:55 am

God, is it really April 1st already? I just don't know where the time goes. :wink:

In all seriousness, to make the argument that the Amstrad CPC was gaming's best 8-bit computer then in my opinion you'd have to sucessfully argue that a) it had at least as good a sound chip as the C64 if not better and that b) it had a games library with as much or more depth and quality as the C64 or ZX Spectrum.

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:59 am

Let's talk PS3/xbox 360 instead :wink:
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Post by thevulture » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:17 am

Loathe to quote Edge here but:

'...Very few classic games auctually originated on the Amstrad (in fact, Edge can't think of any, off-hand)' and....'The untimely ugly sister of the 8Bit computing scene'.

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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:18 am

thevulture wrote:Loathe to quote Edge here but:

'...Very few classic games auctually originated on the Amstrad (in fact, Edge can't think of any, off-hand)' and....'The untimely ugly sister of the 8Bit computing scene'.
I'll follow that up with a quote by Sir Bob Geldof:-

"The Amstrad is sh*t"
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Post by DreamcastRIP » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:23 am

If the Amstrad CPC was the "ugly sister" what does that make the GX4000? :mrgreen:
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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by thevulture » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:26 am

DreamcastRIP wrote:If the Amstrad CPC was the "ugly sister" what does that make the GX4000? :mrgreen:
The in-bred, but with I.Q in double figures...Sister? :wink:

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by slacey1070 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:26 am

It wasn't.
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Post by clarance » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: Why the Amstrad was gaming's best 8-bit computer

Post by fredghostmaster » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:46 am

All the kids at our school had Spectrums or C64's. If you wanted a good kicking you admitted to owning an Amstrad. No one did...

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