Archives for the month November 2011 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page

Zero byte demo by Arteffect


The shortest Amstrad CPC demo by Arteffect is only 0 byte :

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call &12
call &14

I let you see the result of this demo on Youtube.

Super Cauldron, review and longplay by Xyphoe


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

Playing Elite on Nintendo DS and Android phones


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

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


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

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