Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 11:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The ZX Spectrum is 30 years old. The successor to Sir Clive Sinclair's ZX81 - at the time the world's best selling consumer computer - it introduced colour 'high resolution' graphics and sound. It also offered an extended version of Sinclair Basic, a computer language with which hundreds of thousands of users were already familiar."
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RE: Speccy Emulation
by Valhalla on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "Speccy Emulation"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

As a smug BBC user back in the 80s I was dismissive of the Spectrum's rubber keyboard and lower resolution.

Heh, well I was a smug C64 user thinking the Spectrum was a seriously inferior machine with nothing to offer, and then I was invited over to a buddy and got to play Knight Lore and I wasn't cocky anymore (although I could still snicker at the poor sound). Later 'Ultimate' would start porting some of their games aswell as make some exclusives for the C64 (although sadly never Knight Lore) and the ports were faithful to their Spectrum counterparts except running slightly slower iirc.

Anyway, even to this day, whenever I see an isometric game I think of the Spectrum and it's plethora of great such titles like the aforementioned Knight Lore and others such as Head over Heels, Batman, Alien 8, and many others.

Yes, the Spectrum for it's meagre hardware capacity was a great little machine which was pushed to it's full capacity by a host of really capable programmers.

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