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Socoder -> Retro Stuff -> Cowboy Amstrad Type In

Posted : Sunday, 06 October 2019, 18:05
therevillsgames

Cowboy Amstrad Type In


Does anyone recall a cowboy game type in on the Amstrad?

What I am remembering is the classic blue background, with blocky cowboys and cactus, it was a 2 player game and when you fired your gun it would shoot off and if it hit the cactus it would change direction by 90 degrees...

I think it was a type in but I've just gone thru most of the Amstrad Action magazines (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-magazine?&sort=titleSorter&page=2) but didnt find it in the Type In section...
Posted : Sunday, 06 October 2019, 18:29
Jayenkai
Nothing's springing to mind, although it is reminding me of Zzoom's project.
Had a quick flick through my CPC archive, but nothing obvious is cropping up.

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Posted : Sunday, 06 October 2019, 21:08
therevillsgames
Yeah that's what has got me thinking about it was Zzoom's project...
Posted : Monday, 07 October 2019, 00:59
rockford
I used to get Amstrad Computer User, Amstrad Action and AmTix (as well as many other publications - Your Computer, C&VG, Computer Weekly etc.) and do all the Amstrad type-ins. I don't recall that one at all.
Posted : Monday, 07 October 2019, 01:01
therevillsgames
Hmmm, maybe it wasnt a type in - but I cant recall a bought game like that.
Posted : Monday, 07 October 2019, 01:14
rockford
Could it have been Outlaw on the Atari VCS?


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Posted : Tuesday, 08 October 2019, 00:59
therevillsgames
Similar but I never had an Atari...
Posted : Tuesday, 08 October 2019, 09:29
rockford
Yeah, but maybe a friend did?
Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 02:29
therevillsgames
Paul helped me out, it was called Gunslinger!


Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 03:02
therevillsgames
I'm thinking it was on a cover tape now...
Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 03:12
therevillsgames
Yep:

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-052/page/n17


Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 05:39
Jayenkai
Congrats!
Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 16:10
rockford
Good find.

I used to get Amstrad Action every month, but even with the image I can't remember that game. It was 30 years ago though!
Posted : Wednesday, 09 October 2019, 17:40
Jayenkai
I have the first AA Covertape! \o/yeay\o/
I then had a giant gap before my next AA Covertape.. Our family was quite quite poor for a long time, once Dad dissapeared!!

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Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 02:08
therevillsgames
Use to love getting the AA Covertapes, we weren't well off so my 20p a week pocket money didnt go far so when we got the tapes it was a little bonus
Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 04:56
rockford
I got a paper round and then a Saturday job so I could buy my mags.
Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 05:37
Jayenkai
That's 'cos you're an old fart! By the time I was old enough for a job, we'd already moved on to the Amiga!
Magazines were for Xmas, Birthday and Easter treats.

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Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 05:56
rockford
You're not wrong!

I started working at 13 and haven't stopped yet.
Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 06:01
Jayenkai
I'm not built for work.
13 years working in an off-licence was enough to give me a brain tumour!!!

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Posted : Thursday, 10 October 2019, 16:04
rockford
That would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.