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Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 games?
« on: January 12, 2016, 07:04:27 AM »
I was wondering if anyone had a list of all the 10 cassette games/utilities originally bundled free with every CPC computer in the UK. I can make out 9/10 as I have found a pic of an ebay listing but one is missing the cover and I can't remember what the title is. Tried googling and even Wikipedia doesn't list them all (surprise lol)

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 18:44:55 PM »
I had that pack. The one with no cover is called Fruit Machine. It was a pretty basic game but I had quite a bit of fun with it back in the day. My brother and cousins enjoyed it too and we competed for high scores with it.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 18:33:09 PM »
I think I wore out the tapes for oh mummy and Harrier attack.

My first home computer back in the day, had a green screen monitor with it too.  Simple and fun times.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 18:55:19 PM »
Yeah - they were probably the two best out of the bunch. Played a bit of Roland in the Caves and the Xanagram game actually wasn't bad for what it was.

Bridge-It was abysmal.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 06:42:07 AM »
Cheers everyone :69:

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 18:58:16 PM »
Saying that would only attract pity from US gamers.....I know which I'd prefer to play. :-

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 21:54:35 PM »

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 22:04:22 PM »
Good point, different tastes is what drove the multitude of choices back then and to a certain extent that still exsisits today.. I was more like you, in that I liked to improve my hotlapping on Sega Rally and games alike, ultimately going back to the 80's was all about computers to me and something i aim to re-explorer in 2016.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 original software bundle of free 10 game
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 01:31:29 AM »
Sega Rally is one of the few 3D games that gave me the same sort of feeling playing it as a young adult as I got when playing some of those iconic games on the Atari 2600 or Commodore 64 as a kid. I had a Japanese Saturn I'd bought second hand and got Sega Rally Japanese release that Xmas it was launched. Super smooth game!

What I remember though from the early to mid eighties was the sheer amount of 'out there' game ideas because pretty much all the games were written by other teenagers alone in the homes. I don't think we have that kind of off the wall type game ideas now because all children who have grown up to be youngsters coding iOS/Android games have a pre-conceived idea of gaming and what it should be, when some of my favourite weird 8 bit games were thought of the entire notion of what a home computer/video game should be was not yet defined.

Case in point, I had a C64 game idea called Kebab Shop Nights, and one level was walking down an alley way into the screen first person perspective and avoiding unsavoury characters so as not to be mugged of your kebab money. Using the VIC-II pixel scroll bits I plotted the swaying movement to simulate drunk walking etc etc. I think today imagination might be the only limit given current power of devices BUT the imagination is also more limited as people have been exposed to games already. When I was a teenager we were still actually inventing various genres IMO :)

 

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