Fresh Amstrad CPC, PCW, Notepad NC100 NC150 NC200 and PDA600 news






A Bounder remake on Android and Iphone in 2018 by Swivel Creations Ltd

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Bounder by Gremlin Graphics in 1986 is a classic. If you want to know its history, you can look at a video on Youtube of Bounder or read its history on Nowgamer.

This year, Swivel Creations Ltd will release a remake of Bounder on Iphone and Android with 3 graphic modes (C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC).







Colour Personal Computing Fanzine issue 1 by James Ford, free to read

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After the availability at the start of 2017 of the issue 2 of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine by James Ford, the first issue of Colour Personal Computing Fanzine can be read now freely but in black and white as the colour edition was for Kickstarter's backers.





RetroVirtualMachine, a new WIP Amstrad CPC emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux by Jcgamestoy

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RetroVirtualMachine by jcgamestoy is a new Amstrad CPC WIP emulator for MacOS, Windows and Linux. There is no available version to try at the moment. Though there is a version 1.1.6 which emulates only the ZX Spectrum.

At the moment, there are five videos of the emulator on his Youtube profile.



8bit Annual 2018 magazine by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh

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8 bit annual magazine is the new project of George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh.

It's a paper magazine of 250 pages with content for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX.

The Amstrad CPC part will cover : Hardware (DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion), Previews (Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune's Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth) and reviews (Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed).



A port of Jack the Nipper on Atari XE and XL by Mariusz Wojcieszek

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Jack the Nipper (1986) is well know in U.K. as it's inspired by a comic : Sweeny Toddler. You play a small kid which must do foolishness without being punished. It was ported on several 8bit computers except Atari. SO Mariusz Wojcieszek who has also ported Gunfright (1985) and Skool Daze (1984) has ported this game just at the end of 2017. The port was done based on the original game on ZX Spectrum and not on the C64 version. But the sound part comes from the Amstrad CPC version. The game in version 1.1 is available on AtariAge.



A fan book (french) about the Makaimura games (Ghosts'n Goblins) at Côté Gamers

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A fan book of 300 pages for the price of 25 € is available at Côté Gamers about the Makaimura games : Ghosts'n Goblins (1985), Ghouls'n Ghosts (1988) and Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (1991) and all the ports. The book details all the monsters, invtory of each game, les differents derived products and the clones of the Capcom licence. There are others versions of the book with goodies (see the source link below).

Fan book about Ghosts's Goblins and following games




Using wifi on Amstrad CPC with the M4 Board by Duke, video by Chinnyvision

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The M4 Board by Duke let you use wifi easily on every models of Amstrad CPC. Duke write new firmwares every time a new problem arise. And if I wasnt forgetful, I would already have one !

Today a video of Chinnyvision shows the easy use of the wifi card on Amstrad CPC.



Interview of Bo Jangeborg, creator of Fairlight 1 and 2 by Gear of Games

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Bo Jangeborg is the creator of 2 well know games I think : Fairlight 1 (a prelude) and Fairlight 2 (a trail of darkness). He was interviewed by Gear of Games.

Richard Jordan had an advanced project of a remake of Fairlight in 2015, but it seems that Bo asked it to be stopped from what I understand from a commentary of the remake video.