The Amstrad CPC464, released in 1984, was a home computer that combined gaming capabilities with productivity applications. It featured a cassette tape deck for loading software and a color monitor. The CPC464 had a strong library of games, including notable titles like Chuckie Egg and Ghosts 'n Goblins. Its popularity was primarily driven by its affordability and ease of use, attracting a wide audience of both gamers and computer enthusiasts. The Amstrad CPC464 played a significant role in the 8-bit computer era, competing with other popular systems like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.