I don't know why you're being so defensive, I do agree the CPC got the rough end of the stick with most of the ports, I remember Contra/Gryzor being fantastic though. Chase HQ too.|
Edited by Dirtbox at 20:20:43 19-02-2021
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Dude - I'm not really bothered or emotionally invested.
Get Dexter was amazing too. Actually thinking about it makes me want to fire up an emulator.
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Ocean did some of their best co-op conversion work on the CPC. Chase HQ is the classic (seem to remember it hit 97% in CVG), Gryzor was rock hard, plus Pang!, Rainbow Islands, Operation Wolf and Robocop were all amazing. Special mention for Total Recall, which often gets forgotten as an original gem.
Yeah, it was clearly the best of the 8bits, even beating the MSX.
Op Wolf works great with a mouse interface and an Atari ST mouse, I discovered early in lockdown.
Ocean really had some wizards - the games look like upgraded Spectrum versions, as opposed to the downgrades that most other Spectrum ports ended up as.
There are two versions of Double Dragon - a cassette version that's a terrible port of the Spectrum version and a disc version that's a pretty decent port of the Atari ST game.
Two different worlds on that machine. Reminds me so much of what happened with the Sega Saturn.
Sega Saturn's Japanese reception is like the Amstrad CPC's French performance. It was THE computer in France - they were nuts for it, and there's loads of French produced software.
Prince of Persia is another that benefitted from there being no Spectrum version to make a quick-and-dirty port from.
Looking good! Ideally this thread would be under the Retro section:
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