So hello and welcome to all the new visitors who’ve come across this site from the recent Retro Gamer article (see previous post!), to say ‘hi’ to you all and give you a good overview of the GX4000 I made a fun new video where I attempt to play and review 25 GX4000 games in 25 minutes (ish)!
I’ve also made it to celebrate 25 years of the GX4000, and come September I’m sure there’ll be a bigger and better video for it.
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!
This is to celebrate 25 years of the GX4000…
Featured on the front cover!
And nice they manage to get it on the front cover in some capacity!!
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 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)!
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)!
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!
That’s right, my YouTube channel is well up and running now! I’ll be doing videos for ALL the GX4000 games over time which will be shared in the Gamebase of course. There’ll probably be 3 different types of videos for each of the games – (1) A gameplay run-through of just an example of what to expect, (2) a review of the game with me commenting – haven’t worked out the best way to record me talking yet but this’ll come over time and (3) Walkthrough / Speed-runs – already 2 up there at the moment!
Check out my vids now for a speedrun of Robocop 2 on one life! And also each of the levels for Navy Seals!
A new site where you can buy and sell your own retro games, ran by a very good friend of mine who is a serious and knowledgeable collector in his own right. From Amstrad GX4000 carts to ZX Spectrum tapes with Xbox, Ninentdo and more inbetween! Customers can manage their own collections in great detail along with wanted lists and a new feature coming soon which will allow them to value their games done via a system which has been collecting data from the same games sold online elsewhere!