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Face your rival and cast the craziest spells to decrease their strength. Move around the platforms, go up and down the stairs sidestepping your opponent's spells. But be careful! Magic can have unexpected effects. Things won't always go as you'd wished... Be witched or be dead!

  • 2 simultaneous player battle
  • 4 direction fire
  • 2 game modes available
  • 5 stages
  • 6 characters
  • 4 items to collect
  • Trap switch


  • Use the numbers shown in the menu to navigate between screens
  • You can redefine both player controls, because there's nothing more pleasant than redefining your own keys...
  • Players can be controlled by joystick

Default keys:



According to the CPCRetroDev rules, we included a gesture to Larcena's Legacy, CPCRetroDev's first edition winner. We included a playable character from the game.


Be  witched or be dead (Amstrad CPC)


Developed by Hinaman (2022)


Thanks to:

  • LADDH | Testing and ideas
  • José María Pardina | Testing and ideas
  • Maribel Fuentes | Load screen's atrezzo

and also thanks to:


This game has been released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 3

The following software has been used:


On a real Amstrad CPC:

  • TAPE
    Insert the tape into the cassette deck, reset your computer, type RUN" and press enter, press PLAY and then any key. The loading time is about 4 minutes.
  • DISK
    Insert the disk on the disk deck, reset yout computer, type RUN"disc and press enter.

On an emulator (Retro Virtual Machine recommended):

  • TAPE (CDT file)
    Run the CPC464 machine emulator, open the .CDT file, reset the machine, type RUN" and press enter, press PLAY and then any key. The loading time is about 4 minutes.
  • DISK (DSK file)
    Run the CPC6128 or CPC664 machine emulator, open the .DSK file on the emulator, reset the machine, type RUN"disc and press enter.


Updated 14 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withAseprite, Tiled
Tags8-Bit, Amstrad CPC, Indie, Pixel Art, Retro, Two Player
Code licenseGNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Joystick
AccessibilityConfigurable controls


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

BWOBD - Manual (EN).pdf 247 kB
BWOBD - Manual (ES).pdf 271 kB
bewitch.cdt (TAPE) <v1.1> 48 kB
bewitch.dsk (DISK) <v1.1> 199 kB
bewitch.sna (SNAPSHOT) <v1.1> 64 kB

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Hello Edu! 

Thanks for your participation in the contest and good luck! It looks an amazing game for sure.

I tried reaching out to you by email in regards of the Award Ceremony, could you please take a look into your spam folder? I am afraid it may ended up there.

Thanks for all Carla :)

Truly, I got so impressed with your work Edu, you and your great team made ( for me and many others ) a new classic game for Amstrad CPC. A video in your honor. Cheers !

Thanks for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the game :)

Nice game! More information about our German-language review can be found here (switch on automatic subtitles, if necessary). Subscription to our YouTube or Twitch channel is welcome!


Interesting video, lots of games! Thanks for including mine, hope you enjoyed

Nice game!

Thanks for your words and for your video. Hope you enjoyed the game :)