Space Pest Control

This is my entry for CPC Retro Dev 2015, targeting the Amstrad CPC 464 (should work in later models too). The game was nominated in the PRO category.

Game Menu In-game Screen

The game was reviewed at CPC Game Reviews (score: 7).


The game can be controlled with the keyboard or a joystick.

Default controls are:

Keyboard Joystick Action
cursor up up jump
cursor down down crouch
cursor left left move left
cursor right right move right
space fire fire the plasma gun

Default keys can be redefined in the main menu. Select joystick and keyboard again to reset configuration to the default keys.

During the game, press ESC to leave the game and return to the menu.


“There’s nothing like your plasma gun to kill bugs dead” - SPC Agent, Venus Division

“I hate bugs, but I love my job” - SPC Agent, Mars Division

“You have to do what you have to do. All bugs must be killed, no exceptions” - Retired SPC Agent

“I wish I had started the game earlier!” - The game developer


This game is powered by cpcrslib by Artaburu and PSG Player by WYZ.

CPC Retro Dev version (+ bug fixes), last updated 2015-10-31

Space Pest Control (ZIP file, includes CDT and DSK files)

If you don’t have the hardware, you can still play it in an emulator.

Last updated Jun 12, 2022