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This is the Amstrad GX4000 section. I have a small selection of Amstrad GX4000 Games, as well as some Amstrad GX4000 Consoles. Click any of these links to take you to the appropriate section.
The GX4000 was Amstrad's short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. The console was released in 1990 and was based on the still-popular CPC technology. The GX4000 was actually a modified CPC6128+ computer. This allowed The GX4000 to be compatible with a majority of CPC+ computer line software.
Initial reviews were
favourable - the console had impressive enhanced graphics and sound, a huge
colour palette of 4096 (more than the 16 bit Sega Megadrive), hardware sprites
and hardware scrolling. The console itself had a sleek curved design
(reminiscent of Nintendo N64, which came out six years later). It retailed for
� and came bundled with driving game Burnin' Rubber. GX4000 game cartridges
could also be used by the new 464+ and 6128+ computers released at the same
To make matters worse, several GX4000 games were simply CPC games from previous years re-released onto a cartridge. This was not inspiring and users were not prepared to pay � for a cartridge game that they could buy for �99 on cassette instead. Within a few weeks of the initial launch, the system could be bought at discounted prices. Popular UK videogame magazines marked the system as "the worst system of the month" as voted by readers.