The Amstrad CPC conversion of Paperboy was coded by Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, with graphics by Paul Walker, and first published by Elite Systems in 1987. Compared to other Paperboy conversions this is a mixed bag of good and badness…
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Amstrad CPC games.
Frankenstein, Amstrad CPC
The Amstrad CPC version of Rod Pike‘s text adventure, Frankenstein, just about falls into the middle of the Commodore 64 and Spectrum versions.
Bride of Frankenstein, Amstrad CPC
The Amstrad CPC version of Ariolasoft‘s Bride of Frankenstein could be the best version of this game available for 8-bit home computers (although that’s really not saying much). It looks slightly better than the C64 and Spectrum versions, and it’s also got fairly responsive controls, so is somewhat playable.
Frank N Stein, Amstrad CPC
Frank N Stein on the Amstrad CPC is more or less the same as the ZX Spectrum original, except that the colours are different in this, and the Amstrad version has a really good high score table (which the original doesn’t). It was first published by PSS and Amsoft in 1985.
Batman, Amstrad CPC
The Amstrad CPC version of Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond‘s classic isometric platform game is arguably even better than the ZX Spectrum original it is based upon. Mainly because of the extra colours, which make a big difference.
Big Trouble in Little China, Amstrad CPC
The 1987 Amstrad CPC version of Big Trouble in Little China is more or less a direct port of the ZX Spectrum original, but with slightly more colour in the graphics. It is noticeably slower than the Spectrum version, though.
Nemesis the Warlock, Amstrad CPC
Creative Reality developed and Martech published this adaptation of the famous 2000AD comic character, Nemesis the Warlock, in 1987. It is a simple platform action game where the aim is to kill as many Terminators as possible in order to open up the exit to the next level.
Sláine, Amstrad CPC
Developed by Creative Reality and published by Martech in 1987, Sláine is another attempt to bring a popular 2000AD comic character to life in a video game, and it is unfortunately another failed experiment.
Zombi, Amstrad CPC
The Amstrad CPC version of Ubisoft‘s Zombi was the first version of the game released, in 1986, and also Ubisoft‘s first ever published game. And – considering the giant that Ubisoft is now – it’s pretty amazing to think that this weird movie rip-off on the Amstrad was the one that started it all for them…
Rogue, Amstrad CPC
The Amstrad CPC version of Rogue is arguably the best of the 8-bit conversions from Mastertronic, although it’s not without its problems. It was developed by Icon Design and first published in 1988.