Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2020 about game

After Hibernated and Eight feet under by Stefan Vogt, the curse of Rabenstein


After Hibernated and Eight feet under, Stefan Vogt has released a new adventure game : the Curse of Rabenstein which takes place inside the german black forest at night... This adventure game has been released for several platforms : Amstrad CPC, C64, Plus/4, ZX Spectrum (+3, ESXDOS et Next), Amiga, Atari ST, msdos and any modern PC.

New game by Reidrac : Kitsune's Curse for Amstrad CPC 464


The last game by Reidrac (Juan Martinez) is out since the 17th April : Kitsune's Curse.

Kitsun'es curse is the following of Golden Tail, where the Osaka Castle was released from the evil summoned by the dark heart of the Shogun. But not all ended well for everybody.

When the true nature of our hero Kitsune was revealed, something unexpected happened: he shape-shifted into a fox-man.

To make things worse, when he woke up after the transformation, the talisman had been stolen by the Yiga. This clan is known for their dark arts and their deals with the Yōkai (supernatural monsters), and it is believed that they hide it now in Akasaka Castle, trying to subjugate the power of the stone.

You play the role of the ninja spy, who is on a mission to steal the Golden Tail from the Yiga clan, and hopefully use it to break Kitsune’s Curse.

Kitsune's curse was tested by Xyphoe onr Youtube.

A speedrun of Predator by Kukulcan in 6 minutes 30 seconds on Amstrad CPC


Predator is an arcade game by Activision in 1988 on Amstrad CPC, inspired by the film of the same name with the actor Arnold Schwarznegger who appears on the game box.

On OursoN Retrogames's youtube channel, Kukulcan is showing a speedun in 6 minutes and 30seconds on Predator.

Help needed to finish an Amstrad CPC game : Takedown by Sigh


Sigh has finished all the artworks for his game Takedown (inspired by the game Dive Kick) for Amstrad CPC in mode 1 with 128 Kb of RAM. He is needed help from programmers to finish his game. If you can help him, just click on the source link just below.

From Elite to Elite 2 and First Encounters on FrontierAstro


The first Elite game is written by David Braben and Ian Bell, released in 1984. The Amstrad CPC version was written from the ZX Spectrum port. It has less ships (no Ananconda nor Transport) and minor differences in missions and titles.

Frontier Elite 2 was released in 1993 on Amiga, Atari ST and ms-dos. It's an open world without end nor scripted missions. As stated on the wiki page, it's now a shareware that you can download on Frontier Astro or its new version with better graphics working on actual PC : glFrontier.

If you want to play again Elite 2, you will find informations on Sharoma.

Frontier First Encounters was released in 1995 only for ms-dos, it was out too early with bugs which where corrected later. This time there a a story which you follow through events and missions, you will also meet the famous thargoids. Some missions can be done only with certain conditions or a minimum combat rating. It is also now a shareware which you can download on Frontier Astro with also a newer version working on current PC : Frontier First Encounters D3D. There is also glFFE and another version of glFFE by Nick.

And of course there is also Elite Dangerous which was released in 2014 on windows, MacOS, Xbox and PS4.

Amstrad CPC score contest on Border 0


Border 0 organizes a score contest, whose rules are below :

1.Use the WinAPE v2.0 Beta 2 emulator
2.Use the following settings :
DISPLAY: Enable Plus Features / Pal Emulation / Linear Palette
MEMORY: RAM: 128K / ROM Lower: OS6128 / Upper 0: BASIC1-1 / Upper 7: AMSDOS
3.Load the following DSK of Run CPC
4.Save a SNR session of your game :
  4.1.Save ONLY one game per session
  4.2.Start at the menu screen   4.3.End at the score menu
5.Send your SNR session with a tag or your name BEFORE the 31th January 2020 to :
Nothing to win except the respect of other who will be able to see the results on Border 0's contest web page, looking at the best SNR on CPC-Power and a video on Youtube.

For more news, Go to home page