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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
Abe's Escape

The veteran Playstation game Oddworld makes the shift to an even more veteran platform.

 Paul & Andy added 20/05/2004  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 
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 
Egghead 3: Egghead In Space

Space-bound platforming featuring a cute creature that bears a striking resemblance to an egg!

 Mark & Paul added 28/11/2004  score 7 
Egghead 4: Egghead Entertains

The return of Jonathan Cauldwell's erstwhile ovoid hero, and this time he's really cookin'!

 Gordon & Dan added 09/08/2006  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 
Fantastic Mr. Fruity

More Jonathan Cauldwell goodness combining bomb-dropping maze action with fruit machines!

 Shaun B. & Jason added 09/07/2005  score 8 
Farmer Jack and the Hedge Monkeys

The hedge monkeys are on Farmer Jack's land, 'ee don' loike strangers round these 'ere parts.

 Gordon added 13/06/2010  score 7 
Flash Beer

Hardcore arcade action based on the Boulderdash-cloning C64 original.

 Paul & Andy added 27/06/2005  score 7 
GameX

The Games Exchange... not a shop to trade in your old console games, but a replacement for the FTSE!

 Jason & Frank added 01/05/2007  score 9 
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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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