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AmstradCPC

007 - The Spy Who Loved Me

007 - The Spy Who Loved Me
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherDomark
Released1990
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:4.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me is a (top-view action shoot em up) game adaptation of the 1977 James Bond film. The game was released for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC-DOS computers.
 
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007 - The Spy Who Loved MeBoth the British and the Russians have had some of their submarines stolen by Karl Stromberg. The British have sent out James Bond to recapture their sub, while the Russians have sent the attractive Anya Amasova.
This is the last of the five James Bond games to be released for the CPC featuring five levels taking place on both land and sea, and all of them involve steering your car or boat (the modified Lotus Esprit can be transformed into a fast boat much like the movie) and avoiding the scenery. The Spy Who Loved Me is a game far too similar to License To Kill hit also from Domark which still ranks quite low in that its a basic car/boat driving game in which the faster you drive the hard it is too see in front of you! You have to collect tokens in the first three levels to buy the equipment to go to the next level. Driving the Lotus, James must avoid oil so that not lose control of the car, shoot enemy cars etc. In the boat scene, you must avoid enemy ships that will not pose any problem to our hero as well as shoot missiles on incoming boats with Stromberg's agents and helicopters. All the levels see you doing the same thing each time, and there's very little variety, though I really enjoyed playing this game for its famous title!

The level design is cute, having all graphics visible from above. Several details of i.e. city blocks, docks etc are nicely drawn and reminded me Taito's Flying Shark arcade shooter. Well scrolling is slow and has frame-rate problems here, whilst the car/boat turns slow making hard to control it and to hit on enemies and obstacles.
Compared to the other 8bit versions, I can see (once more) that the CPC version is a single port from the ZX Spectrum using more colors of course. The game is quite slow with small-in-size gameplay area but with nice and bright colors (which may get frustrating sometimes, as enemy bullets and obstacles are not quite visible!). The sound offers the usual Jame's Bond Theme at the main menu, but it is poor during gameplay with minimal spot SFX.
 
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Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
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The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
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