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Got myself an Amstrad CPC 464!

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by J35T3R, May 15, 2020.

  1. J35T3R

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  2. 2004typer

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    Was just thinking the same - retro corner!

    This was my first proper computer as well...... remember playing Head over Heels and Wizball.

    Had a colour monitor as well.....think my Mum bought it on the tick from a catalogue at the time - was an epic Christmas Day, probably circa 1987.
     
  3. vanpeebles

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    They don’t make gams like Head Over Heels anymore, superb.
     
  4. Narj

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    Haha.. I would recommend looking at some type-ins from amstrad action as well as games. Pretty sure almost all issues are available online now...

    I think my favourite one was called "boggle" and I learned a lot from that one. Some of the type-ins from the cpc manual itself are good too.
     
  5. Neil79

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    HERE WE GO :D

    The Amstrad is awesome and the same system I grew up on, so here's a fine collection which is even bigger now... I had to stop last year though as it was just getting overwhelming

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  6. LewisRaz

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    Does anyone remember a fighting game? I just remember the loading screen. I think there was a kangaroo with boxing gloves? It would never ever finish loading for me and as a kid I remember trying it quite a few times!
     
  7. lokiss

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    Kosmic Kanga.

    Inherited an Amstrad back in the early 90's, fortunately it came with a disk drive. A favourite was that psycho pigs uxb game, played really well.
     
  8. Hades

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    I did the same when I cleared my dad's house out after he died. I threw all my old stuff in the skip. So much Amiga regret :(
     
  9. unKle

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    Ditto! Loved Harrier Attack on the Spectrum, as well as Combat Lynx. Love the old cassette tape case artwork, defintely a nostalgia trip. :)
     
  10. ninjabib

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    My first computer too. I had to have green screen because we were council and couldn't afford the posh coloured one. Gets a rough ride from Commodore and Speccy gamers but when used correctly and not a lazy port this was a fantastic machine.
     
  11. SDK^

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    Thanks for sharing - so many memories as a kid playing on mine. Freddy Hardest was the first game I loaded up and remember It like it happened yesterday.
    looks like you’ve got a decent working 464 there :)
     
  12. SDK^

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    Nice collection
    I remember the Quattro game sets, I spent most of one summer school holiday playing Quattro Racers
     
  13. ninjabib

    Hitman

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    The Hit Squad range was a godsend when as a kid you couldnt pay £9.99 for a game each week.

    Amazing collection Neil 79. Is that a collection you are keeping or selling?
     
  14. Neil79

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    Thanks both :)

    Keeping matey, the only stuff being sold down the line will be the playstation 1 games...

    Loving the Amstrad,Amiga and MegaDrive/Master System too much :D
     
  15. ninjabib

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    Awesome!! Completely don't blame you.

    Thinking about getting a CPC464 myself again and collecting. Any tips on where to find the stuff or is it just ebay ebay ebay?
     
  16. J35T3R

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    Ebay but expect to pay in excess of 140 quid for a working example.
     
  17. ninjabib

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    Ouch! didn't think it would be that much! Oh well, it is what it is. Off to ebay i go :)