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Wallbuster was a type-in listing I wrote that was published in Amstrad Computer User (ACU) October 1991. Below you can play the game, and see the original listing as it appeared in the magazine. Click the game window to activate it (including sound), and then use the cursor keys to play.

About the Wallbuster type-in from ACU

This game is a Breakout clone, a version of the bat and ball game that has appeared on pretty much every home platform since computer games began. The most famous example on the Amstrad CPC is probably Arkanoid.

I've made a few modifications to this version of the game, including making the starting level random so players are more likely to experience the different level designs. I'm particularly pleased with the collapse and reveal of the game screen and title screen, which makes it feel quite polished for a type-in.

Wallbuster includes a stereo sound effect for the Amstrad CPC that I called Transound and the sprites were designed using my Amstrad CPC Sprite Designer.

Download my disc of Amstrad games and utilities to use in your favourite emulator here.

The Wallbuster listing from ACU

Scan of a magazine page showing the code listing for this program Scan of a magazine page showing the code listing for this program Scan of a magazine page showing the code listing for this program

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