Had that one on the CPC, too, but.. damn..
I don't complain much about my Amstrad, but when you're trying to play a beat-em-up from a cassette, and it wants to multi-load each character, and the tape player's being a bitch, and you're not sure it's even loading the right bit...
... yeah, I think I played Splitting Images more!
.. and a quick google suggests that it was rereleased as Split Personalities! That makes more sense, and if I'd have gotten that game as a kid, I probably wouldn't still be ticked off that the game wasn't Spitting Image.. It's all in the name, folks!
(even says that on your video.. feck.. didn't even look! Just saw the picture and a wave of rant flew towards me!)
If you hark back to the SoCoder Christmas 2010 you'll see that I remember Split Personalities very well - socoder.net/index.php?topic=2177&viewpost=25217#25217
I used it as inspiration for my winning entry. Split Personalities was a fantastic game - played through it many times on CPC.
I even have permission to sell my game on all formats AND use the name Split Personalities from the original author of the game
Gotta admit though, Split Personalities was a highly addictive game that used to soak up many hours of my week. I never had Spitting image on the Amstrad, I had the Amiga version; and the fact that some Amstrad games did that annoying multi load thing eventually drove me into getting a disk drive. I don't know if any of you lot ever had one but the external CPC disk drive was a bloomin' klunky great thing that had a massive interface stuck on the back of the computer and also had to be plugged directly into the mains.
|edit| A good thing about that interface was it caused the CPC to retain its memory when the computer was turned off and back on, I found that I could dump the memory contents of some games onto a disk, the memory was lost though if the disk drive was powered down, it's a shame it didn't work with all games though. |edit|
I never had a disc drive for my CPC, but I did have the 64K DK'Troniks RAM expansion, which helped with many multi-load games (especially Ocean's), as they loaded in all levels at the start AND added extra music and speech etc.
Funny enough, I ended up with several CPC discs - I can't remember how or why now. However, I did start to save up for a disc-drive but I spent the money on an Amiga A600 and never looked back. Well, not all the time!