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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
Ghost Castles

Who you gonna call when there's supernatural goings on to stop? A magic lamp and a chest!

 Gordon & Paul added 09/08/2006  score 5 
Gimme Bright

The Spectrum's unique visuals can be attributed to its colour system... see what we did there?

 Gordon added 17/05/2011  score 7 
Hop 'N' Chop

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay, I sleep all night and run around colourful landscapes all day.

 Andy & adam added 08/04/2004  score 7 
Horace Miner

More oldschool than usual - Horace goes a bit Manic Miner.

 Paul added 09/09/2014  score 4 
Horace Miner 2

Further underground antics on the Spectrum from good old Horace.

 Paul added 09/09/2014  score 4 
Invasion of the Zombie Monsters

Zombies, thousands of 'em - wait until you see the yellows of their eyes...?

 Gordon added 15/08/2010  score 6 
Join

Bouncing around like a pinball, avoiding spikes and collecting hearts; Join is simple but is it playable?

 Gordon added 20/06/2011  score 8 
Knightmare ZX

No sign of Treguard or the Helmet of Justice here, just some scrolling blasting!

 Jason added 26/02/2013  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 
Lunaris

Space-bound booty collection with more than a few overtones of Thrust.

 Jason & Jeff added 27/06/2005  score 7 
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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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