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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
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 
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 
More Tea, Vicar?

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

 Jason added 06/05/2013  score 9 
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 
Uwol: Quest For Money

Money makes the world go round... but isn't it already round?

 Gordon added 27/06/2010  score 9 
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 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 
Fantastic Mr. Fruity

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

 Shaun B. & Jason added 09/07/2005  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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