Friday, 14 May 2010

Amstrad GX4000

"The GX4000 was Amstrad's short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. The console was released in Europe in 1990 and was based on the still-popular CPC technology. The GX4000 was actually a modified CPC 6128 Plus computer. This allowed the GX4000 to be compatible with a majority of CPC Plus computer line software. Initial reviews were favourable - the console had impressive enhanced graphics and sound, a huge colour palette of 4096 (more than the 16 bit Sega Mega Drive), hardware sprites and hardware scrolling. It retailed for £99 and came bundled with driving game Burnin' Rubber. GX4000 game cartridges could also be used by the new 464 and 6128 Plus computers released at the same time." (Wikipedia)

There's about 34 known games for GX4000 and 25 of them is here:
  • Barbarian 2 (1990)(Ocean)
  • Batman the Movie (1990)(Ocean)
  • Burnin' Rubber (1990)(Ocean)
  • Copter 271 (1990)(Loriciel)
  • Crazy Cars 2 (1990)(Titus)
  • Dick Tracy (19xx)(Titus)
  • Enforcer (1990)(Trojan)
  • Fire and Forget 2 (1990)(Titus)
  • Klax (1990)(Domark)
  • Mystical (1990)(Infogrames)
  • Navy Seals (1990)(Ocean)
  • No Exit (19xx)(Tomahawk)
  • Operation Thunderbolt (1990)(Ocean)
  • Pang (1990)(Ocean)
  • Panza Kick Boxing (19xx)(Titus)
  • Plotting (1990(Ocean)
  • Pro Tennis Tour (1990)(UBI Soft)
  • Robocop 2 (19xx)(Ocean)
  • Skeet Shoot (19xx)(Trojan)
  • Super Pinball Magic (1991)(Loricel)
  • Switchblade (1990)(Gremlin)
  • Tennis Cup 2 (1990)(Loriciel)
  • Tin Tin on the Moon (19xx)(Titus)
  • Wild Streets (19xx)(Titus)
  • World Of Sports (19xx)(Epyx)
You can use MESS to check this stuff out!

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