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Amstrad GX4000

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... When I convinced my father to buy me a games console at the tender age of 13, I had my heart set on the latest machine to be released at the time, this happened to be the Amstrad GX4000 8-bit machine. All of my friends at the time either had a Sega Master System or an original Nintendo (NES). ... Read review

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Biggest games console flop ever? The legendary Amstrad GX4000. Review with images

AdvantagesA piece of retro-gaming history. Could be worth a bit in years to come.

DisadvantagesHard to find games Can be expensive. No technical support available.

"...this happened to be the Amstrad GX4000 8-bit machine. All of my friends at the time either had a Sega Master System or an original Nintendo (NES). I did get my GX4000 to my utmost joy, and after 6 months I had to withstand a torrent of piss-takes and wind-ups from my fellow piers. The GX4000 didn't fair well and didn't last long into production, and has been deemed by some as the 'biggest flop in console history'. Here is my experience and views and ..." Read review
29.11.2010

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Type 8-bit
Max Number of Players 3
Manufacturer Amstrad
Media Format Cartridge
Production Year 1990

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