Retro gone screechingly mad Those with a working ZX Spectrum in their cupboards but lacking a working cassette deck with which to load programs need fret no more: there's an app for that.…
Do you remember playing Bomberman on the MSX, ZX Spectrum or NES? Yeah, so do we. Frantically running around a grid-like maze with oversized bombs in hand, laying them down... Keep reading ?
In 1985, Charles Bronson went 8-bit in the Death Wish 3 computer game from Gremlin Graphics for the ZX Spectrum, Armstrad CPC, and Commodore 64. It was an intensely violent and gory game. For the time people, for the time. You can download the TZX tape image here, the Amstrad CPC version here, and likely [...]
Mike Singleton's The Lords of Midnight [$4.99] was originally released for the ZX Spectrum in 1984, on magnetic cassette tape. It was quite possibly the most ambitious game of its time, and you can see the roots of the modern open-world RPG in it as well as its influence on later strategy games and the [...]
It's autumn 1988. My cousins have handed down to me my first computer, a ZX Spectrum 48K. I have a little bit of money in my pocket and fancied something more current than the BombJack, JetPac and Deathchase fare that's had be bashing those infamous rubber keys. Show More Summary
Back in March we reported that Mike Singleton's expansive 1984 adventure game The Lords of Midnight, which brought a rich and incredible fantasy world to the meager ZX Spectrum home computer, would be making its way to iOS. Singleton teamed up with developer Chris Wild in early 2011 to begin the effort of bringing this true [...]
1980s tech for 1980s rules A pal of mine suggested a short while back that it might be fun to obtain the blueprints for Sinclair Research’s ZX Spectrum and have a batch built up to sell to fans of retro computing. It’s a good job this...Show More Summary
Or Linux, Windows and Pandora The 80's are so now, as hot on the heels of the RISC OS' Raspberry Pi debut comes the equally retro-tastic news that the BASIC version used in the Sinclair ZX Spectrum can also run on the Pi.…
Chaos: The Battle of Wizards is an old tactical game created for the ZX Spectrum computer in 1985. Despite its complexity, it has a loyal following and has influenced a lot of games and developers. Now, the original creator of Chaos,...Show More Summary
XCOM creator Julian Gollop was ?surprised and puzzled? by calls for him to remake his 1985 ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. In his first Chaos remake blog post the designer said he is embarking on the project now because...Show More Summary
Julian Gollop - best known as the creator of X-COM - has announced a new sequel to his 1985 ZX Spectrum multiplayer turn-based tactics game, Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. The famed designer made the announcement over twitter where he...Show More Summary
Lords of Midnight coder pops clogs Obituary Classic videogame designer Mike Singleton - famed for titles such as the ZX Spectrum's The Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge - has died aged 61.…
It can be really hard to warm up to coding in Assembly. But this tutorial looks to make it understandable and (almost) easy. It focuses on programming a game for the ZX Spectrum. But you won’t need the hardware on hand as you can just use the ZX Spin emulator as you work your way [...]
The 1980's classic, originally released for the ZX Spectrum, will arrive on Xbox Live Indie Games this month.
It is, perhaps, a sign of the times when a press release for a relaunched ZX Spectrum game has to explain what a ZX Spectrum actually is. Apparently it's an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982, which sold in excess of five million units worldwide. Show More Summary
Our friends over in Britain really have it going on. Not only are they hosting the Olympics this summer, but they’re celebrating 30 years of the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum. What I really appreciate is the apparent widespread … Continue reading ?
Soft & Cuddly was a 1987 game for the ZX Spectrum. It was neither soft, nor cuddly. More »
A fine conversion of a classic game from the ZX Spectrum era.
Before the Xbox 360 vs the PS3, before the PlayStation vs the Saturn, before the SNES vs the Megadrive, there was the Commodore 64 vs the Spectrum. Here in Australia it was barely a competition, but I remember fist fights kicking off in the playground over this debate. Show More Summary
This week saw the 30th anniversary of the launch of Sir Clive Sinclair's legendary ZX Spectrum - the more powerful, full-colour follow-up to the seminal ZX80 and ZX81 - and a genuine gaming phenomenon. While the Spectrum's place in gaming...Show More Summary