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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
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 
Rough Justice

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

 Jason & Dan added 14/04/2004  score 8 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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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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