Craps (Amstrad Cassette 50 Game 49)

Hahaha! Craps! CRAPS! I can’t wait to Play this game all about some poo. Wait…what do you mean it’s about gambling? Aw, crap(s).

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Karate Warrior…

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When I was in primary school it seemed that all my male classmates were doing some sort of martial arts. Banging on about what colour belts they had or who they had fought with. I did not do a martial art. I could think of better things to do with my spare time that kicking people.

Still, playing Karate computer games was a different matter. I played a lot of IK+ on a friends Amstrad. I was very impressed. The graphics and animation were brilliant (even though the C64 version is better…). I wanted to be able to play a karate game with my friend on my Acorn Electron too so one afternoon I hurried around to my local library, paid my 20p to borrow Karate Warrior and got my mate around to my house. There was excited anticipation as we waited the five minutes for it to load. This would be great. We could play Karate games at both of our houses!

Sadly, it was not so impressive. I can still hear my mate’s derision now. The characters couldn’t even walk without doing a high kick, like they had a Tourette’s tic.

By way of comparison, this is what I saw at my mate’s house:

Cassette 50 Interlude…

While I’m busy psyching myself up to do Side 2, I thought I’d have a look at some of the other computer formats that Cassette 50 was released on. I was hopeful that the games would be just as crap as on the Acorn Electron version. So it was reassu…

While I’m busy psyching myself up to do Side 2, I thought I’d have a look at some of the other computer formats that Cassette 50 was released on. I was hopeful that the games would be just as crap as on the Acorn Electron version.

So it was reassuring to see this effort on the Amstrad CPC uploaded by James Gamble:

If you have 37 minutes spare, Highretrogamelord89  has uploaded a video showing all the games on the Atari 8-Bit version:

And finally, zxspecstar has a blow by blow commentary of all the games on the ZX Spectrum version: