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Rick Dangerous is back on Amstrad CPC+ with more features and updated graphics


Rick Dangerous 128+ is a new version enhanced by Fano, Macdeath and BDC Iron of Rick Dangerous (available 20 years ago in 1989). Some of the new features of this version is the use of the 4096 colors of the CPC+, new levels coming from the 16bit versions, DMA music, the use of the 2nd shoot button of the CPC+ joystick to jump...

Below a screenshot of the original version and of the 128+ version :

screenshot of the original Rick Dangerous  screenshot of Rick Dangerous 128+

loading screen of Rick Dangerous 128+ menu screen of Rick Dangerous 128+ loading level screen of Rick Dangerous 128+

Stranded, a ZX spectrum arcade puzzle game by Bob Smith


Stranded is an arcade puzzle game for ZX Spectrum by Bob Smith. It has been ported to Amstrad CPC by Kevin Thacker. It could be first bought at Chronosoft with a real package (tape), but it can now be donwloaded.

loading screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker menu screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker game screenshot of Stranded by Bob Smith and Kevin Thacker

Dragon's Lair on Iphone in the future


Dragon's Lair will be available in the future on Iphone, no date released though.

CPCGamesCD updated by MiguelSky (October 2009)


CPCGamesCD is a live CD by MiguelSky with emulators and the NVG Amstrad game collection. It has been updated :

  • Includes frontend, new CPC Loader 2.5 by Troels K.
  • Includes NVG games update 10/18/2009
  • Includes Snap-Pack by MiguelSky (3589 images)
  • Added new version 6.2 of JavaCPC emulator
  • Includes Linux version of CPCLoader 2.5 and emus update
  • Includes Maps folder of NVG and support for that
  • Includes Links to T.A.C.G.R.

Remake of Sapiens by the original authors : Didier and Olivier Guillion


It has been ages since I last went on the web site of the 2 Guillion brothers, the authors of Sapiens. There is a newer (though not recent) version of their windows remake of this nice game, one of the few I finished on my Amstrad CPC. You should download this remake, for the music if only, but if you want to play it, dont forget the authors, it's a shareware for 10 € only.

screenshot of Sapiens for windows

Alien 8 remake for MSX2


After the Knight Lore MSX2 remake, there is also one of Alien 8 (still for MSX2) by Manuel Pazos (Guillian) and Daniel Celemín (LordFred).

They are both now working on a remake of la Abadia del crimen. You can go on Retroworks to see some pictures.

You can see a video of this Alien 8 remake for MSX2 on Youtube.

Orion Prime available today


I am the happy owner of 2 Orion Prime (see below). Well 1 copy will be given there as soon as I find a proper contest.

As you can see the exterior of the box is really nice, and what you will find inside is as good as the exterior (very funny, but I wont say more). There is also an audio CD inside.

Orion prime did let me know that : 1) I have a dead CPC (thanks god, my MP-2F is still working), 2) I have a CPC with a bad video cable, 3) I have a CPC with keys which wont work anymore, 4) I have a working CPC, 5) I have a working CPC+ but with no 3,5" drive (which I already knew). Thanks Orion Prime :-) That said, I should have 1 or 2 more CPC somewhere else in my home, but I will do some archeology work later.

First experience with the game, graphics are nice (but we already knew that), the interface is simple and easy to use, the texts are loaded with a good sense of humor (any Heinlein lovers in Arkos and Les sucres en morceaux ?), and I know at least that I can open doors blocked with codes.

Box of Orion Prime

Orion Prime available tomorrow 16th September 2009


Dont forget that Orion Prime is out tomorrow 16th September 2009 (french only, but english, german and spanish will be available later). If you ordered Orion Prime, you will receive it soon. Otherwise you will only be able to download it as a .DSK file the 28th October 2009.

loading screen of Orion Prime

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