4th May 2015
This news has come rather late, but a new online radio station called Roland Radio was launched at the beginning of April. It plays Amstrad CPC tunes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has a playlist of nearly 2,000 tunes. There are various streaming options available, so now you can listen to great CPC music from famous artists such as Ben Daglish, J. Dave Rogers, Jonathan Dunn and David Whittaker anywhere! Some CPC users have even recorded their own short 'jingles' which are played every 15-20 minutes, which is a nice touch.
For more information, go to Roland Radio and click on the 'Listen' tab near the top of the screen. I've also added a button to this page that will open the Roland Radio web site in a new tab, so you can listen to Roland Radio while browsing the extensive list of reviews on this site!
Screenshot of Duck Out
Something that seems to have gone completely unnoticed by the wider CPC community (including me) until now is that CNGSoft seems to be working on a CPC conversion of the Spanish Spectrum game Duck Out . I haven't played the Spectrum version, but it seems to involve you playing a duck who wanders around a kitchen bashing enemies with a frying pan! (Don't you just love games with such outrageously wacky scenarios?)
César uploaded a preview video to YouTube in February. It doesn't feature any enemies – just the anatine protagonist wandering through the kitchen – but it looks promising. There's no indication yet as to when it will be released, and bear in mind that César has been quite busy with other things over the last few months. We still await news on the progress of a CPC conversion of Parasol Stars. though.
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