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Offline Widukind

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Good day CPC friends,

One of my first CPC video game I played as a teenager, was Electro Freddy (Amsoft 1984), and since I didn't know any other games, I loved it – for a while.

Now on @Nich's excellent Cpc-Game-Reviews this one got 1 point from 10 – which in our grown-up eyes is a just score indeed compared to other games which actually use the capabilities of the CPC in a better way and have a grown-up game-play.

However, for smaller children, games like Electro Freddy are exactly what I'm looking for: Simple graphics which don't distract from the actual gameplay, and a simple gameplay that learns the young video gamer in small and oversee-able steps to solve the actual task, i.e. to collect keyboards in this case and to avoid the ungrateful uncle. So giving a good challenge to both the hand and the mind skill.

(This is helped by the limited hardware of a CPC, where developers had and have to focus on content instead of the today's modern games' storm of visual and audio effects.)

So I don't look for games made especially for children, but for CPC games which due to their spartan presentation and simple gameplay are also ideal for primary school children. (I think several Roland games were too dull even for school children. ;-)

Do you know such games? Thanks.
« Last Edit: 14:51, 28 June 18 by Widukind »

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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #1 on: 15:05, 28 June 18 »
Someone is bound to mention Fruity Frank.
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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #2 on: 15:15, 28 June 18 »
You're absolutely right, thank you. Fruity Frank is already a favourite game of my little primary school child. And of course I too played it many times back then in the good old days. I always prefered it to its model Mr Doo.

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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #3 on: 15:59, 28 June 18 »
Cyber Chicken - if not too brutal  ;)
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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #4 on: 16:12, 28 June 18 »
Cyber Chicken, great for boys, but my primary school girl can't stand gun-related things. :-)
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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #5 on: 22:20, 28 June 18 »
Fruity Frank, of course. For our 8yo son also Bubble Bobble from CNGSoft and Bomb Jack are working well. And we spent hours with Pentomino.

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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #6 on: 22:21, 28 June 18 »
Oh... And he liked Arkanoid.

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Re: CPC games _also_ suitable for primary school children?
« Reply #7 on: 23:24, 28 June 18 »
Bomb Jack, Donkey Kong and Manic Miner


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