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Title: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: Gryzor on 12:35, 25 March 15
Killapede it was.


Let's Play Killapede - by The Oliver Twins 1986 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vypd36Mxg-E#ws)


It's so unfortunate that the sfx volume is so high you can't hear most of what they're saying :(
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: ssg on 15:33, 25 March 15
are those the guys who created codemasters games like advanced xxx simulator ? pro yyy simulator?
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: EgoTrip on 15:39, 25 March 15
Yeah same guys.

I loved this game when I was a kid, played it loads.
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: Gryzor on 17:08, 25 March 15
Nice article: Oliver Twins - Wikiwand (http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Oliver_Twins)

Amazing tidbit:

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At one point during the 1980s it was reported that 7% of all UK games sales were attributable to the Oliver Twins
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: MacDeath on 21:36, 29 March 15
Oops, I opened another topic, anaware of this one...

Oliver Twins video channel (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/oliver-twins-video-channel/)




there is a new one and its another amstrad game :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTwQ-qmJ07c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTwQ-qmJ07c#ws)
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: Nich on 22:12, 30 March 15
Killapede it was.

It's so unfortunate that the sfx volume is so high you can't hear most of what they're saying :(
I found this annoying as well.

One thing I did notice is that they said they initially submitted the game to The Power House and they then went bust and never got paid, so they submitted it to Players instead - yet their own web site (http://www.olivertwins.com/history/page/5) states the opposite (it was first submitted to Players, but they weren't paid so they submitted it to The Power House). Based on the scans of the inlay on CPC-POWER (http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1243) and the copyright dates, I'd say that their web site has the correct version of the story.

What I am certain of is that it was common practice for bedroom coders to be ripped off by software houses in the "good old days"! >:(
Title: Re: The Oliver Twins play their first CPC game!
Post by: Puresox on 23:14, 30 March 15
Wonder if there are any copies of the Power House version kicking about, love to see what there design was like.