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2nd October 2015
Morri has released a new CPC game called Let's Go! It's a clone of the mobile platform game Relic Rush which has been written using CPC Basic 3 and a variety of other tools. It's a very simple game; a pink blob wanders left and right and climbs and descends ladders, but the only way you can control it and stop it moving is to hold down the SPACE bar or the Fire button on the joystick. You can download Let's Go! from NVG.

A video showing an early preview of a version of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. for the CPC has been uploaded to YouTube. Gianpaolo Ingegneri is the person behind the preview, and there's a brief interview in both English and Spanish on the RetroManiac blog. The preview currently only shows the very first level scrolling endlessly, but it looks promising – although I suspect that Nintendo won't be happy if they find out about it!

Spanish CPC users may also be interested to learn of a new text adventure called Elf which is being developed by Defecto Digital Studios for both the CPC and the PC. It's based on the platform game released by Ocean Software in 1991. Visit Defecto Digital Studio's site for screenshots and a YouTube video. Of course, the game is in Spanish, but it looks very nicely presented, and there are digitised graphics for each location.

I have reviewed seven games:

4th May 2015
This news has come rather late, but a new online radio station called Roland Radio was launched at the beginning of April. It plays Amstrad CPC tunes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has a playlist of nearly 2,000 tunes. There are various streaming options available, so now you can listen to great CPC music from famous artists such as Ben Daglish, J. Dave Rogers, Jonathan Dunn and David Whittaker anywhere! Some CPC users have even recorded their own short 'jingles' which are played every 15-20 minutes, which is a nice touch.

For more information, go to Roland Radio and click on the 'Listen' tab near the top of the screen. I've also added a button to this page that will open the Roland Radio web site in a new tab, so you can listen to Roland Radio while browsing the extensive list of reviews on this site!

Something that seems to have gone completely unnoticed by the wider CPC community (including me) until now is that CNGSoft seems to be working on a CPC conversion of the Spanish Spectrum game Duck Out. I haven't played the Spectrum version, but it seems to involve you playing a duck who wanders around a kitchen bashing enemies with a frying pan! (Don't you just love games with such outrageously wacky scenarios?)

César uploaded a preview video to YouTube in February. It doesn't feature any enemies – just the anatine protagonist wandering through the kitchen – but it looks promising. There's no indication yet as to when it will be released, and bear in mind that César has been quite busy with other things over the last few months. We still await news on the progress of a CPC conversion of Parasol Stars, though...

CPC4eva has reviewed three games:

He has also provided new, amended reviews of BAT and Roy of the Rovers which were originally published last month.

7th April 2015
I have reviewed two games:

CPC4eva has reviewed six games:

I have also moved my review of Mad Mix Game to The Pepsi Challenge Mad Mix Game and rewritten it slightly and provided a new screenshot. The game was released as The Pepsi Challenge Mad Mix Game in the UK.

4th April 2015
CPC4eva has reviewed five games:

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