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Robbie Strikes Back by Salvador Cantero, a conversion of the ZX Spectrum game Pssst

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Pssst is a ZX Spectrum game by Ultimate Play the Game in June 1983. You play Robbie the robot which must protect plants from insects, each one needing a specific weapon. It was written by Chris Stamper (programmation) and Tim Stamper (graphics).

Today, it's an Amstrad CPC version by Salvador Cantero which will be soon released as the programmation is almost done.





Bad Arnold, a demo for an Amstrad CPC boosted with vitamins by Shining

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After two games : Defence and Pentomino, Markus Macherey (Shining) goes for a demo, but with a little twist, in fact you are going to need an Amstrad CPC boosted with vitamins. Indeed, you need 1 Mb of RAM and a PlayCity for the sound (9 channels, but the tune written by Nq! is 6 channels) ! Yes, the new wave of programmers doesnt stop to the Amstrad CPC 464, and it's for the good. Lets play with Amstrad CPC with a lot of RAM, external storage and even connected to Internet.




Porting Amstrad CPC games on Nintendo 3DS ?

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You are a good programmer (or not), you got an Amstrad CPC and a portable Nintendo 3DS console ?

Then you really need SmileBASIC by SmileBoom (japanese studio) to program Amstrad CPC games on the Nintendo 3DS for the price of 9,50 €.






Tempest 4000, a new version of this classic game (Dave Theurer) by Jeff Minter

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David Theurer is maybe less known, but he is the game designer of the original Tempest in 1981, released on Amstrad CPC in 1986, converted by par David K. PRIDMORE and edited by Electric Dreams.

More known, Jeff Minter is the author of the classics Defender and Centipede for the 8bit, but also of Tempest 2000 (1994) and Defender 2000 (1995) for the Atari Jaguard console. He also released TxK, a remake of Tempest 2000 on Sony Vita in 2013. Well this year, he will release Tempest 4000 on PC and consoles.