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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #75 on: September 22, 2014, 22:58:07 PM »
Why are they so expensive?
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2014, 23:27:44 PM »
Mainly because they werent released in big numbers, some a few thousand, others in the hundreds, did look a few yearsago to collect but prices too much.
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2014, 23:29:25 PM »
I will get the odd one here and there i guess... no rush to collect them all lol.
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2014, 23:37:06 PM »
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2014, 00:40:45 AM »
Yeah the GS is another grail console to me. 
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2014, 14:37:43 PM »
Yeah, both tried to get some of the 8-bit MS/NES market which was big esp the MS in the UK which is why both launched here first (and ultimately only place!)
Had they been 2 years earlier it might have been a different story, but again you could say that about any machine  :21:
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2014, 16:23:22 PM »
I had a mate who was given one at Xmas with an Amstrad monitor and Burning Rubber.  Looked fantastic at the time and I remember going round to play it a couple of times, problem was he didn't even get pocket money so had no chance of buying more games!

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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2014, 14:43:32 PM »
I have done some digging and i might have found some more games at a bargain price..
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2014, 14:44:39 PM »
Give me a shout if you get any doubles. I'm looking for some donor carts ;-)

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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2014, 14:50:55 PM »
Ok pal.
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2015, 23:39:25 PM »
Don't ask me why but there is just something about the GX4000 that makes me want to code for it. It does have some nice features hardware wise...it seems however, either they really suck, the features are not real( IE done in software like sprites) or the dev teams where not worth the price of admission to Amstrad.

According to the specs I've read on this machine, it should have been a winner....well...maybe.

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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2015, 23:42:38 PM »
Good to hear even if you don't actually code for it. I have yet to go on mine that i purchased..soon i will have some real opinions on it lol.
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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2015, 02:00:35 AM »
Quote from: "zapiy"
Good to hear even if you don't actually code for it. I have yet to go on mine that i purchased..soon i will have some real opinions on it lol.

I did say maybe.... :4:

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Re: The Amstrad GX4000
« Reply #89 on: February 24, 2015, 08:50:28 AM »
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Don't ask me why but there is just something about the GX4000 that makes me want to code for it. It does have some nice features hardware wise...it seems however, either they really suck, the features are not real( IE done in software like sprites) or the dev teams where not worth the price of admission to Amstrad.

According to the specs I've read on this machine, it should have been a winner....well...maybe.

Could it have competed with the MD and SNES in terms of power?

 

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