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AmstradCPC

Zynaps

Zynaps
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherHewson
Released1987
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
A horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up computer game published by Hewson for the 8bits in 1987 and 16bits on 1988.
 
Review
ZynapsThis horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features 16 levels and 450 screens of great action. You may find numerous of power-up tokens while destroying the enemies, which can be used to obtain better weapons including ground-attack lasers, speed ups and multiple bullets. Extra lives are on offer as well, which you'll certainly need, especially as you have to go back a long way when losing a life. This is a really tough game, that needs a lot of expertise to play with. Ok, the plot is not original - a spaceship up against hordes of aliens but it's been nicely put together with clear, finely detailed graphics and smooth, fast animation. A great shoot em up though.

The CPC version features cute graphics with nicely animated sprites and lots of detail at the foreground. Background details though are missing (as in all versions) but still he game looks fine. Scrolling is good too (not as smooth as found on the C64 version) and makes the gameplay playable enough although the small screen area. A drawback here is the collision detection, which is found to be problematic here (you crash unexpectedly on foreground objects when you get too close on them.
The sound is found to be nice too, offering a nice intro tune and lots of in-game SFX (no music though during gameplay).
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
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)
 
Comments
comment on 2019-05-02 09:18:16
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Ακόμα μου έρχεται στο μυαλό η μουσικάρα στην οθόνη του τίτλου. Πολύ κακό collision detection που το έκανε άδικο σε κάποια σημεία.
 
 
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