Archive for 'Uncategorized'

This has been a long time in the works, but finally the completed remake for the classic arcade coin-op “Ghosts’N Goblins” for the Amstrad GX4000 has been released!

There’s so very few games for Alan Sugar’s failed console, so having a new game made for it is quite special! Especially considering it’s frickin’ “Ghosts’N Goblins” and the original conversion by Elite Systems to the normal Amstrad CPC over 30 years ago wasn’t really up to scratch with missing levels, Arthur’s doesn’t lose his armour to run around in his pants, etc!

We have Xifos to thank for coding this and also doing the graphics, with Targhan doing the music and sound. This is as close to the arcade original you’re going to find on an Amstrad machine!!

To thank them for this, I’ve made some box art for this release –


For more information and where to download the game please see the CPC Wiki Forum topic –’n-goblins-gx4000-is-out-!/

And if you read this in time, tomorrow Friday 1st June I’ll be doing a live longplay of this game on my YouTube channel at 9pm (BST)!

YouTube Thumbnail Ghosts N Goblins GX4000

New GX4000 review and longplay – “No Exit”

It’s time to tackle the worst game on the system! No Exit receives the review and longplay treatment, also I’ve completed the full review on the Gamebase part of this website HERE if you fancy reading up more on it! This is the only 1 vs 1 beat ‘em up on the console, and frankly it’s an embarrassment.

“Mystical” rare cart finally appears on eBay!

After several years of absence on eBay and following on the heels of “Dick Tracy” recently – the even rarer “Mystical” arrives and goes for a high final price of £112.49!

Mystical eBay auction page

It’s hard to remember, but unless I missed it this was the first time I’ve seen it on eBay in potentially 7 years. This would make it rarer than Dick Tracy, Copter271, and Panza Kick Boxing where each of them have appeared at least twice in the last few years! But back then Mystical had appeared at least a couple of times, but then for years – nothing! Strange and funny old world retro collecting is. Maybe we’ll see a couple more copies surface now that it reached a high price?

Buyer beware though, as far as I can recall it’s identical to the tape/disk release on the normal CPC! Whilst nice looking, it’s actually a fairly average vertically scrolling shooter.

Dick Tracy returns on eBay!

Well my last post here was a few months ago about the very same thing, but Dick Tracy emerged again on eBay and the seller was looking for a Buy It Now of £150 on two failed attempts. It later went down to £110 and was then snapped up, and I think we now know the ceiling price for this relatively rare game. I think it’s time I updated the rarity guide, for example I haven’t seen Mystical knocking around on eBay in many years now!

Back to top