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Pac-Mania - X68000
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God Of War - PS2
Resident Evil Zero - GameCube
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
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Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
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GX4000

Pinball Magic

Pinball Magic
GenrePinball
Developer / PublisherLoriciel
Released1990
Media1 x cartridge
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:7.5
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Twelve colorful pinball tables are ready for you to go through! A pretty nice pinball fun for the CPC and CPC+ lovers!
 
Review
Pinball MagicThe game was released on the 8bit Amstrad home-micros including its latest advanced models, the CPC+ and GX4000 console. It was also ported to the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and PC (DOS version). It's mostly a typical pinball game having twelve colorful pinball tables in total. But each one has several letters on screen, usually in more than one place. Running the ball over each letter opens the exit (found at the very top of the table) and you can only progress to the next level (table) by passing the ball to that exit. This is not an easy task, trust me! The game is difficult enough, as the table is a bit small which makes the ball too fast when hitting on nearby obstacles, returning to your pads like a rocket!...

Technically the game is good, having colorful graphics (on both CPC and CPC+ machines) but nothing really special. The Plus and GX4000 uses more colors while the ball animation feels a bit smoother (as hardware sprites supported as well as a much better color palette). Check out also the intro screen with the nice animated color shading on the advanced 8bit model! Though, both versions look good and playable. As far as the sound, the game features a nice intro theme (only on the Plus and GX models) and a few typical pinball-style in-game sfx while (some small tunes are also available when loosing or going to the next level).
 
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Hardware information

GX4000

GX4000CPU: ZiLOG Z80 processor clocked at 4 MHz
MEMORY: 64Kb RAM, 32Kb ROM
GRAPHICS: 18Kb VRAM, 32 colors maximum (16 + 15 for sprites + 1 border) on screen. Video display which saw an increase in palette to 4096 colors and gained a capacity for hardware sprites. Splitting the display into separate modes and pixel scrolling both became fully supported hardware features.
SOUND: AY-3-8912 chip, 3-channel stereo, DMA for high-quality samples (with minimal processor overhead).
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The GX4000 (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colours palette (32 on screen)
 
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