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Countdown to R-Type remake

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It's 18h06, you will have to wait still 2.332.400 seconds to be able to enjoy Easter Egg's new program : the R-Type remake for Amstrad CPC in colors !

This remake is done by Fano (code), TotO (graphics) et iXien(sound). You can read Fano's interview on Push'N'Pop.

So it's still 38.873 minutes, that's 647 hours or 27 days to wait... To help you in meantime, you can go on the R-Type remake's site to find screenshots, musics, the cover, the manual, and for course the preview video of the game on Youtube.

By the way, R-Type was cited on Boing Boing.

Easter egg's R-Type remake screenshot on Amstrad CPC  Easter egg's R-Type remake screenshot on Amstrad CPC



The Amstrad CPC database GameBase CPC v23 is available

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GameBase CPC v23 is available since the 19th December.

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3D Classics Xevious on Nintendo 3DS

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Xevious, a classic shoot them up is available on the Nintendo 3DS Eshop. The reviewer of this Xevious youtube video states that the 3D allow to easily recognize flying targets from ground targets. A new hit ?

screenshot of Amstrad CPC game Xevious

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Punk Star HD Gameplay by Metr81

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Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of the spanish Amstrad CPC game Punk Star written by Genesis Soft in 1988.

One of the few games with vocal synthesis (at loading screen stating the title of the game). A platform game, which doesnt seem so easy.

Punk Star also exists on MSX and ZX Spectrum.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star  menu screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star  screen of the Amstrad CPC game Punk Star

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The 8bit game Barbarian now on Iphone, Android, PC and MAC !

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Anuman is working on a new version of Barbarian on Iphone, Android, PC and MAC, it wont be just a port of the 1987 game by Palace Software. It should be available on 12th December. Check the source of this news for screenshots of this news version.

screenshot of Amstrad CPC game Barbarian



Playing Elite on Nintendo DS and Android phones

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A little bit more than 2 years ago, I wrote that Elite IV was announced on PS3 and Xbox360. Today still nothing new to chew, see what people think about this vaporware on Frontier's forums (funny).

Happily, it's still possible to play Elite if you have an Android phone or a Nintendo DS (or even a GBA), thanks to DS-Elite. DS-Elite is an interpretation of Elite A, a version of Elite modified by Angus J. C. Duggan made available in the mid 1990s. Elite was originally written by David Braben and Ian Bell in 1984 for the BBC Microcomputer.

If you are interested in a new Elite game, take a look at Pioneer (alpha stage though).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Elite

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Super Cauldron, review and longplay by Xyphoe

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Super Cauldron is one of the last games sold on Amstrad CPC sortis in 1992 by Titus Software, with Prehistorik 2. It was coded by Elmar Krieger, with music by Christian Lier and Thorsten Mitschele (Kangaroo Musique) using Soundtrakker.

Simon Forrester reviewed Super Cauldron in the June 1993 issue of Amstrad Action (issue 93), giving the game an overall rating of 96% - one of the highest ratings that AA has ever given. This two-page review was noteworthy in that Simon wrote it in the form of a poem (quoted from CPCWiki).

You can see the video of Super cauldron on Youtube.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Super Cauldron

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Goody HD Gameplay by Metr81

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Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Goody written by Opera Soft in 1987.

écran de chargement du jeu Amstrad CPC Goody

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Nebulus : theme remix, video longplay and remake

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A remake of the Nebulus music is available on Youtube by Alpiso.

That was a hard game, I only went to the second tower (and there are 8 of them), so if you want to see all towers, here is a longplay of Nebulus by Wanderlain on Youtube.

You can also play remakes of Nebulus : Tower Toppler for windows, linux, BeOS and MacOS X, or Power Toppler for Iphone with 2 missions of 8 towers, it has been developped by Silver Software (the game cost 0,79 €).

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Nebulus

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Bomb jack HD Gameplay by Metr81

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Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Bomb jack written by Elite in 1986.

A classic I remember well, I was able to play 3 or 4 times all levels before loosing all lives, Bomb Jack 2 was disappointing though.

loading screen of the Amstrad CPC game Bomb Jack

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