|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ CERBERUS (c) PLAYERS ★|
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Hello there. Mind if I join you? What're you having, Syrian Panther Sweat? A wise choice. One of the few bars on this godforsaken planet that serves a decent drink. What? Oh, I'm just off the Cerberus. Ah, you've heard of it. Quite a history. Quite a ship. No, I wasn't on it in those days. All that crew are rotting away on Dracona or, if they were very lucky, they're so much glowing plasma.
You know the story, I suppose. I heard it from a grizzled space rat on Bongaigner V who claimed to have been in one of the attacking Starfleet police ships. He could well have been telling the truth - it's a big galaxy and he was an old hand. Only had an old hand as it happened. The other was a cyber -police issue. That's why I almost believed him.
Don't mind if I do. Ahhh ... I can feel it doing me harm. So you want the facts about the old Cerberus. The story goes that it was doing the Arcturus - Auriae run when the pirate band got hold of it. Seems she blew a tube and dropped into n-space when Roland's Rascals were happening by. She wasn't armed then, and couldn't fight. Couldn't run, either.
The pirates had that big drydock in those days, some hulk they converted to a repair yard. Two years later, they had made Cerberus one of the fiercest fighting ships in this quadrant. Flagship she was.
What Roland didn't know was that she had been made a trap. Some of Cerberus'crew had joined the pirates, they were StarPol agents.
Rol realised something was wrong when the crippled freighter warped out from under his nose, and those blips came up on the gradar. Of course, he called his fleet - it wasn't there. He was on his own, with the Cerberus and two lasers. The smart bombs were all but useless.
Into the attack came the StarPol 'stellars. They swooped down towards the Cerberus thinking it would be an easy kill. They reckoned without Rol. Time after time they came into the attack. Time after time he repulsed them, wiping them out with just the two lasers. Then the 'pols sent in the meteorites. Rol, he just stood his ground, and blasted them out. No, I didn't think it was possible either, but he did it.
In the hold, his crew was trying to fix the smart bombs. Rol held out long enough, shot enough ships, for them to fix a few more. The battle continued for days, that old rat said. As fast as StarPol poured in the ships, Rol blew them away. They caught the ship at last of course. No, Rol wasn't on it - he'd ejected Seldon knows where. Rumour has it he's somewhere out on the Rim, teaching some backwater about comptech. And the Cerberus, well they auctioned it off. And now it's back on the trade routes. I must be, too. Oh, okay. Just one more. Now have you heard about Ruh-dehls? Makes this panther sweat taste like ... Let me tell you ...
CPCrulez[Content Management System] v8.7-desktop/c
L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.