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The prayer of the warrior, video and history

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Another HD video by Metr81 of the prayer of the warrior.

Though this time there is more to say about this plat-form game, which was written in 1992 by 2 brothers : Francisco Javier Serrano García (programmation) et Emilio Serrano García (graphics). It was meant to be edited by Zigurat to be finally canceled. It is now available due to ESP Soft (also available on CPC Power). Code has been modified by SyX, the cover is by Lopez ESPI.

cover of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior  menu screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior  screenshot of the Amstrad CPC game the prayer of the warrior




Arquimedes XXI HD gameplay by Metr81

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Here is a new HD video by Metr81 of Arquimedes XXI, written by Dinamic Software in 1986 for Spectrum and MSX, and adapted on CPC in 2011 With the efforts of DevilMarkus, MiguelSky, PulkoMandy (french translation, main music conversion), voXfReaX (english translation).

You will find the multi-lingual solution of this game on the source of this news.






What if the adventure game Maupiti Island was on Amstrad CPC ?

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What if ... Maupiti Island has been made on Amstrad CPC ? Then we would have these nice screenshots made by Hwikaa :

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The Mystery of the Nile HD gameplay by Metr81

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Metr81 is finishing Amstrad CPC games and put them as HD video on Youtube. I will now announce his video there (and add them a bit later in the games database).

The first game to be announced isn't well known by me : The Mystery of the Nile (El misterio del nilo) , written by Made in Spain, edited by Zigurat and distributed by Firebird.





Boulder Dash XL on PC and Xbox360

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You can read (in french) a test of Boulder Dash XL already out on Xbox360 (13th July) and on PC (end of 2011).

There are at least 3 possible gameplays :

  • arcade : easier as you cant be crushed, you have life points (no direct death)...
  • puzzle : more interesting than the arcade mode
  • retro : back to the original !


The Oliver Twins web site (all the Dizzy games)

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You can read the history about The Oliver Twins on their web site, they are the authors of the Dizzy games (and many others).



Gamebase CPC v21 and Matéo are out (litteraly)

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GameBase CPC V21 is out since 14th July 2011. As is my new nephew Matéo born the same day at 2:51pm, the poor kid doesnt know yet who is his uncle (a raving mad Amstrad CPC geek).



Arquimedes XXI on Amstrad CPC 25 years later

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In 1986 Dinamic Software published its second try text adventure game : Arquimedes XXI. It was also the the second comercial text adventure made in Spain after Yenght and, indeed, it was the first job of Jorge Blecua (Egroj) in this field, previous to other games as Don Quijote or Abracadabra. It was made in BASIC and Assembler as the comercial parsers didn't appeared yet. Arquimedes XXI is a Dinamic classic game only available for Spectrum and MSX, until now ! With the efforts of DevilMarkus, MiguelSky (for the adaptation on Amstrad CPC), PulkoMandy (french translation, main music conversion), voXfReaX (english translation), today you can enjoy this classic text adventure on your Amstrad CPC. It is available in French, English and Spanish as was Orion Prime before.

Arquimedes XXI loading screen  Arquimedes XXI hall of fame  first game screenshot of Arquimedes XXI



Edge grinder, a new multi-platform shoot them up game

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Guess what, Axelay is working on a port of Edge Grinder (see below), so says one of my numerous spies, who assured me that it isnt a secretand safe to be announced.

Edge grinder is in fact a work in progress C64 game at the start, the first Format War "Collabortition" (a combination of collaboration andcompetition) with the plan being for programmers on other 8-bits to consider ways to convert it from the C64 to their platform of choice. So on the Format War web site you can download all you needto port the game, source code, map, background and sprite data.

Edge Grinder on C64 by Backward Engineering


Gamebase CPC v20 is available

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Good news, since March 2011, GameBase CPC is once again available. V20 is ready since the start of May 2011. Thanks for the hard work, for the preservation of the Amstrad CPC legacy.



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