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AmstradCPC

Gemini Wing

Gemini Wing
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherVirgin Mastertronic
Released1989
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:6.0
Sound:6.5
Gameplay:4.0
Overall:6.0
Reviewed byndial
A famous vertical arcade shooter released by Temco in 1989 and ported to the 16bit Amiga and Atari ST (and some other 68000 CPU-based Japanese computers) and to 8bit Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum by Virgin Mastertronic.
 
Review
Gemini Wing You are Stryx, the product of Project Alpha Secure, the meanest fighting, smartest thinking machine ever invented. Half-man, half-robot, you are the business, the only one who can stop those wicked Cyborgs. You'll have to work hard, though, blasting hordes of the revolting creatures and rescuing the keys to the Lifeforce. So, Stryx, you'd better get your jetpack on for some high level robot stomping through the immensely complex underground world of the Dome cities. It's a tough assignment and time is running out. Apart of your normal shot, there are loads of smart bombs available. I've played this game on an Amiga and Atari ST and I was really curious how it was on the 8bits. It was colorful, playable only on the C64 port and too difficult to progress further!

The CPC version offers colorful graphics (well actually too much color is used here) whilst main sprites are badly drawn which makes it annoying and difficult to play. More on that scrolling is horrible here! I would expect better stuff and at least the game should have less details in order not to push the CPC hardware to the limits and offer a smooth action shooter. Compared to the C64 version the game here sucks...
As far as the sound, the CPC version offers the original main-menu tune (but inferior in quality to the C64 version) whilst gameplay has no music rather than a few dull SFX (the C64 version has a wonderful in-game tune taken from the original)!
 
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Intro music:  In-game sound:
 
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)
 
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comment on 2019-05-02 08:50:57
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Το είχα αγοράσει αυθεντικό. Δεν το ευχαριστήθηκα. Ολίγον πεταμένα λεφτά.
 
 
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