A downloadable DrRoland

The patient is suffering a terrible virus infection, and your role as Dr.Roland is to get rid of those ugly and funky viruses, throwing them colored vitamin capsules. 

If four elements of the same color get together, all of them will disappear, and you will be one step closer to cure the infection.

Dr.Roland is a tetrislike game that you can enjoy alone with your Amstrad CPC, or in a fun battle with a friend side to side.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorJohn Lobo
TagsAmstrad CPC, mario, Tetris
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Joystick
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

Install instructions

This is an Amstrad CPC game. You can load the disk file (dsk), tape file (cdt) or memory snapshot (sna), with your favourite emulator, or if you are a brave user, you can transfer it to M4, C4CPC, Gotek disk drive, etc... and play it in the original machine.

Just type run"" for the tape, or run"drorland for the disk version, once the media is properly inserted.

This game was created originally as an entry in the 2020 CPCRetroDev contest, and the full package includes snapshots, video samples, user manual and source code.


DrRoland.cdt 46 kB
DrRoland.dsk 199 kB
DrRoland.sna 64 kB
Manual.pdf 233 kB
drroland - release 1.1.zip 5 MB


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hello, I downloaded and loved your work. Just a little feedback on the gameplay: the controls are random. When you press in one direction, often the pill moves two or three times. Ditto for the rotation. Thank you again for making your game available. Well done.

Thank you very much for your comment.

I was working on the controls for a long time, and after trying different approches , I finally implemented a system that changes the amount of times that the keyboard is checked depending on the speed of the pill... but, you are right sometimes the keyboard scan is too quick and the pill moves two positions at a time.

I will try to have a look at it again , in order to check if I can do something to avoid this.