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Sir Clive Sinclair is known for his innovative if somewhat quirky ideas, the Spectrum probably rates as his most popular design to date; the first colour computer made in the U.K., 48K memory and an affordable price began a success story that the huge software library continued.

Sinclair Spectrum Reviews
W*H*B

Isometric 3D puzzle games are a staple diet for Spectrum gamers... here's breakfast!

 Doug added 13/06/2010  score 7 
SplATTR

"If it moves, shoot it. If it doesn't move, shoot it anyway. If it drains your energy, move!"

 Gordon & Frank added 03/10/2008  score 9 
Stranded

A dimensional bridge needs obliterating and only a blob called Moosh and you can do it!

 Frank & Shaun B. added 01/09/2008  score 7 
Stronghold

Negotiate through the Stronghold, working out how to retrieve the keys and get out safely.

 Andy & Paul added 01/09/2008  score 6 
Shoot 'Em Up Designer

Fancy trying this game creating malarky but can't program? Here's something you might want to see!

 Andy & Jason added 01/08/2008  score 10 
Cannon Bubble

It's got cannons, bubbles and pirates. All in one place! What more could it need apart from ninjas?

 Shaun B. & Shaun C. added 02/04/2008  score 8 
Loco Bingo

What do you get if you cross explosive trains, platforms and mental arithmetic? A headache!

 Shaun B. & Jason added 01/03/2008  score 8 
Existenz

What we need is more horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up action... oh, here's one now!

 Jason & Gordon added 01/10/2007  score 4 
zBlast SD+

Yay! It's time for some out and out un-ashamed space blasting action for the Speccy.

 Frank & Jason added 01/10/2007  score 7 
Big Baps

We like to keep abreast of new games at OSG, so here's a nice Burger Time clone. Phwoar!

 Doug & Gordon added 01/09/2007  score 8 
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Resources
Spectrum Open Source Web Project

A large source repository for a mixture of games, demos and utilities for the Spectrum.

Spectrum Technical Wiki

A collection of useful technical information for Spectrum programmers.

World Of Spectrum

Official (someone at Amstrad said nice things) and close to definitive archive of Spectrum software.

Developers
Bob Smith

Developer of titles such as Dominetris (not about women in leather, sadly!) and the Farmer Jack.

The Mojon Twins

Previously part of the CEZ Games Studio team and now releasing games under their own label.

Publishers
Cronosoft

UK-based purveyors of fine software on tape and disk for several 8-bit formats.

Emulators
RealSpectrum

A powerful Windows (and legacy DOS support) emulator with a high level of accuracy.

Spectaculator

A good Windows-based shareware emulator (trial available) that handles several models and clones.

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