New to my collection the Schneider CPC 464

24 Dec

The CPC was originally created by Amstrad in 1984 and later produced by Schneider Germany for European countries on the mainland, like here in Belgium.


I recently picked up a CPC 464 the model with build-in tape recorder for a very decent price including  a green monitor. As a bonus almost 27 tape games where included many in excellent condition.

Amazing to see a 25 year old tape flawlessly loading, after a few minutes ‘The way of the exploding fist’ was showing on the screen.


The Quickshot joystick supplied with is a model that can be used with almost all 9pin db joystick connectors used by computers of  that time: Commodore, Atari, Msx, Amstrad… Never seen this model before but nice for  a retro collector as me, one model fits all … Can be used for a 2 player game, 2 leads are supplied player selection is done with a switch on top of the joystick.

You can read more about the Amstrad/Schneider on wiki pedia  


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