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Retro Gamer Load 143

Retro Gamer Load 143

So the latest issue of Retro Gamer magazine is out! It’s issue (load) 143 and there’s a nice 6 page spread on the GX4000 console!

The article itself!

The article itself!

This is to celebrate 25 years of the GX4000…

Featured on the front cover!

Featured on the front cover!

And nice they manage to get it on the front cover in some capacity!!

I get special quoted!!

I get special quoted!!

But also, they interviewed me for the article if you can believe it!! I’m so very happy and excited about this! And they even large quoted me there!

And a very nice shout out!!

And a very nice shout out!!

And gave me a shout out at the end of the article including for this very website!!

It’s a fantastic 6 page article, and probably the best I’ve seen on the console so far with interviews of Roland Perry (Amstrad), Rod Lawton (Amstad Action magazine), Stuart Middleton (Pang programmer), Ivan Horn (Robocop 2) and Robert Hunter (Burnin’ Rubber)!

Check out my YouTube video of this below –

Fire & Forget II Review Up

Just a quick update to let you all know that I’ve now added a review for Fire & Forget II to the gamebase and will be finishing off all the missing ones over the next few weeks.

Link to the review and gamebase entry here –

New Chase HQ 2 Pics!

First two courtesy of James Bridges, and others from the new Ebay auction (see new article) …

New video added to the YouTube channel – a longplay of Operation Thunderbolt on the GX4000 through to completion :)

Hope you enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Lots of updates!

Happy new year to you all! And lots of new updates for you in the gamebase site…

  • Review added for Wild Streets
  • YouTube videos added for Super Pinball Magic, The Enforcer (Trojan Light Phazer), Wild Streets and Copter 271!

  • Review scores revised for Copter271, Wild Streets and more!
  • More full reviews for the remaining games without one being completed as we speak!
  • Plus special videos for 2 brand new releases not for the GX4000 but related as they have enhanced features! One for the 6128 Plus machine (Rick Dangerous 128+) and one for 128k machines (Star Sabre 128)!


Hi guys,

Sorry for a long period of in-activity on the site, 2009 ended up being a very busy year for me. Well to make up for this and as a special Xmas treat, I’ve put up a long-play video of Barbarian II : The Dungeons Of Drax on YouTube played right through to the end!

Also I hope you managed to catch and notice my long-play and completion of PANG video??


Website made live

Ok so the website has now been made live to the public! Hmm I’ve really not finished and tidied everything up to my liking, but my days are getting busier and if I don’t get this online now I probably won’t for ages!

I haven’t written all the reviews in the gamebase, or done the YouTube videos yet – but at least it’ll mean I’ll have something to update on this page to let you know when something goes up :)

So welcome to the site and I’ll be getting some great content, scans and articles up here over the next few weeks!



Welcome to the new GX4000 site!

Hello and welcome to my little site dedicated to the GX4000 console. You’ve reached the ‘main site’ where I’ll be posting articles, interesting info, news, interviews if I can get any that are relevant(!) and anything else that I can get my hands on!

As you’ve probably found already there are 2 sections to the site, here the main site as described above and also the ‘gamebase’ section of the site where there is information, screenshots, cheats, reviews, videos and downloads for each game officially released.

This is really just a bit of fun for me and something to do in the little free time I have (I am a very busy guy!), but mainly to just re-introduce me to web design again after so many years. The gamebase section I’ve completely hard coded myself in PHP and MySQL, but as for this section I’ve settled on a WordPress base just to get something online otherwise I’ll be forever more coding something similar. I’m not a big fan of CMS and WordPress (there’s been much swearing at things that don’t work like they should) but for now at least something is up online, so in the coming months you’ll probably see some changes!

I’ve loved all my Amstrad related stuff for many years and I just felt that a good all round encompassing website would be a nice tribute to this often laughed at console – given how little was released in support of it there’s not a great deal to add, but rest assured there’s always something to be made a record of. So I decided to do a site that contains everything you need in one place and to share some nice memories. There are many great Amstrad sites on the net that have GX4000 stuff including’s gamebase,  John King’s PCWKing site listing all the games, who scanned in all the manuals, the CPCWiki with various info – all great work for sure – but I felt the need to pull it all together into one place with more detail. It’s not designed as any kind of competition, but another contribution to the ‘scene’ as a fun tool and to keeping the Amstrad alive in the minds of everyone as long as possible.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and be sure to check back once in a while for new content and updates of course :) In the mean time I’ll be creating some YouTube videos and starting writing out the articles I have in my head to do…



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