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Le Mystère de Kikekankoi, a french adventure game, solution and PC remake by Kelebrindae

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Le mystère de Kikekankoi is a french graphical adventure game written in 1985 by Laurent BENES, Didier BERCHIATTI and graphics by Roger NICOLLE. The game was released on Amstrad CPC and Oric 1. They also wrote other games : Orphée, Tony Truand, Top Secret et Sauvez Yurk.

This adventure game has a twist : the time is limited, so you are replying to a SOS to save a woman and go behind a waterfall in a cave to save her.

If you have difficulties to finish the game, you will find the solution of le Mystère de Kikekankoi on Dokokade.

On Dokokade, a remake for PC of the mystère de Kikekankoi by Kelebrindae is mentionned, written in 2010.

You can see a longplay video of Mystère de Kikekankoi by Amstrad Maniaque on Youtube.




AlbiDOS v0.58 for the Amstrad CPC expansion card Albireo (PulkoTronics)

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AlbiDOS v0.58 par Philippe Rimauro is available for the expansion card Albireo for Amstrad CPC to use USB mass storage.

Pulkomandy is working on supporting USB hubs with the Albireo card.



Turbo Rascal SE for Windows-Linux-OS X, a Pascal IDE to program for Amstrad CPC (and more)

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Turbo Rascal SE (TRSE) is a complete suite (IDE, compiler, programming language, image sprite level resource editor) intended for developing games/demos for 8 / 16-bit line of computers, with a focus on the MOS 6502, the Motorola 68000, the (GB)Z80 and the X86. TRSE currently supports application development for the C64, C128, VIC-20, PLUS4, NES, Gameboy, PET, ZX Spectrum, TIKI 100, Amstrad CPC 464, Atari 2600, 8086AT, Amiga 500 and the Atari ST 520 (complete list here). With the benefits of a modern IDE (error messages, code completion, syntax highlighting etc) and a bunch of fast built-in tools, it has never been easier to program for your favorite obsolete system !

TRSE runs on Windows 64-bit, Linux 64-bit and OS X. Development began on Feb 24th 2018. The TRSE framework contains a number of project examples for multiple platforms, including almost 200 runnable tutorials. TRSE also contains a real-time ray tracer that can export (compressed) data for demo and game production.

Join TRSE on Facebook !



Caprice Forever v2020-10, an Amstrad CPC emulator by Frédéric Coste for Windows

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Caprice Forever v2020-10 by Frédéric Coste is a modified version of the Caprice emulator (by Ulrich Doewich) for windows (32/64 bit).

  • Add Action Replay to filter RAM memory content
  • Audio devices list review
  • Fix some keyboard issues with CTRL key
  • Fix crashes when CSW tape is inserted
  • Fix autotype issues in hardware mapping mode
  • Improve PPI emulation using Arnold PPI tests
  • Improve Input/Output decoder with PPI settings
  • Fix minor bugs



CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, 18th release

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CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT first released in 2019, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows). This 18th version was released yesteray the 10th October 2020.

This new version brings :

  • Big changes in the CRTC logic ("Chapelle Sixteen" runs at last!),
  • new support for Dandanator cartridges (now you can play "Sword of Ianna"),
  • partial Playcity support (enough for Targhan and Toto's teasers to work!),
  • more disc protections that work,
  • new debugging functions (looking at graphics, following a timer, skipping scanlines and frames, etc),
  • improvements in the interface...


Crazy Blaster by Misfit available on Amstrad CPC (also Rodman)

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Crazy Blaster par Mika (Misfit) REKANEN is available and being sold by The Future was 8bit for 4,99 pounds.

Misfit also wrote in 2018 a remake de Pac Man : Rodman (available on The Future was 8bit).

The video below is of Rodman, not Crazy Blaster.




The source code of Soundtrakker 128 is released by BSC

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BSC has released the source code of Soundtrakker 128.

He is also the author of AYAY Kaeppttn!a SID player/tracker .

He is working on AY³ aka AYcubed, a new SID engine which emulates some parts of the SID sound like:

  • 3 independent voices
  • synthesized square and sawtooth wave forms
  • variable duty cycle on square waves Stereo!




Tetris, an Amstrad CPC port of the Game Boy classic by Crazy Piri

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The Game Boy has just been emulated on Amstrad CPC permitting to play Tetris.

So would a pure Amstrad CPC port by Crazy Piri still be interesting ? In my opinion yes.

So Crazy Piri is a group created the 19th December 2019 for the CPC Gamedev Contest 2020 organized by Pascal Visa for the Facebook group Amstrad CPC pour toujours and beyond.

The group was founded by :

  • Cedric "leZone" Grandemange (graphics),
  • Alexis "KOOPA" Lambin (musician),
  • Miguel "RedBug" Vanhove (coder).




Temu by 40Crisis, a Game Boy emulator for Amstrad CPC to play Tetris

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40Crisis has written a Game Boy emulator for Amstrad CPC which allows only to play the original Tetris game (the ROM is of course NOT included with the emulator).

To put the v1.1 ROM of Tetris (v1.0 won't work) inside the Temu .DSK disk image, you can use ManageDSK (don't forget to add the Amsdos header). The name of the file must be rom.bin.

Attention you must use this emulator with an Amstrad CPC 6128 (run"temu) or 6128+ (run"temuplus").

This emulator could for the future emulate other games but the mapper for example isnt emulated so few other games would work.

For the keyboard commands, please read the included documentation.




Demo of the adventure game Tristam Island by Hugo Labrande available for Amstrad CPC and PCW

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The demo of the adventure game Tristam Island by Hugo Labrande is available for a gameplay estimated to 1 hour-1 hour 30 (first part of the game). The definitive game will be available in a few weeks for 3,99 euros. This adventure game uses the PunyInform engine by Fredrik Ramsberg.




Totems Enhanced Edition for Amstrad CPC game by ESP Soft is released

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Totems by ESP Soft was released in 2012. It's a twisted remake of Columns by Sega (nice game by the way) with a Tetris mechanic. It seems I missed it, but in may 2020 ESP Soft has released Totems Enhanced Edition that you are able to order as a physical edition on Bitmap Soft. This new version allows you to play versus your Amstrad CPC, who will be smarter you or a thirty years old computer ?