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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
More Tea, Vicar?

Can Jonathan Cauldwell's long-awaited scrolling shoot 'em up deliver (the tea)?

 Jason added 06/05/2013  score 9 
Pamela The Zombie Hunter

Pamela The Zombie Hunter... perchance a homage to Buffy Summers and fiends...?

 Mark & Jason added 01/09/2007  score 4 
Phibian

Jonathan Cauldwell wins brownie points for helping frogs across roads... in BASIC.

 Jason & Gordon added 04/08/2007  score 4 
Ragnablock

Some frantic block-smashing action combined with asteroid fields and boss battles.

 Gordon & Paul added 02/06/2007  score 7 
Rough Justice

The justice system of the future doesn't need Dredd... it's got spaceships!

 Jason & Dan added 14/04/2004  score 8 
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 
Slubberdegullion

More of the future's laser-based legal system on show in the sequel to Rough Justice.

 Jason added 21/11/2010  score 9 
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 
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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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