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Trouble in Vega+

Retro Computers Limited had some success with the ZX Spectrum Vega, which was an emulated machine in a ZX Spectrum style case with a directional pad and four keys. The machine came with several games–over 1,000 according to the press release–but you could also add games by putting them on to a SD card. Some […]

Metal Man Remixed for ZX Spectrum Now Available as Free Download

Metal Man Remixed was initially developed for the ZX Spectrum as one of the reward options in the Kickstarter campaign for the ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium art book in 2015. The game’s developer, Oleg Origin, has now made the game available as a free download–so now you have no excuse to play this fantastic […]

Monty Mole and the Temple of Lost Souls Released on ZX Spectrum

Back in the 1980s heyday of the ZX Spectrum, Gremlin Graphics enjoyed huge success with a series of games featuring their Monty Mole character. The series has recently been resurrected with the release of Monty’s Honey Run in January 2017, and now its follow up, Monty Mole and the Temple of Lost Souls, is here.

Pietro Bros. New Mario Bros. Clone for the ZX Spectrum

While an official licensed Mario Bros. game did make it to the ZX Spectrum in 1987, it is generally considered to be a poor port of the 1983 arcade platformer by Nintendo. With that in mind, Christian M. Gonzalez has been working away for many months on his own version of the game and has […]

Something for the Weekend – December 24, 2016

The weekend is a time to wind down. A time to reflect on all the happenings in the retrogaming scene. At time to revisit the week’s main news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, and updates. This week, we spoke with the founder of the Retro.HK retrogaming convention, we checked out the latest news (Super Mario Run, Kraut […]

In the Walls of Eryx – H. P. Lovecraft Inspired Game Released on ZX Spectrum

The latest release on the ZX Spectrum is In the Walls of Eryx from Monster’s Legs Productions. The game is based on a short story of the same name by H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth J Sterling, which was first published in Weird Tales magazine in 1939. The short story follows a prospector who becomes […]

Something for the Weekend – December 17, 2016

The weekend is a time to wind down. A time to reflect on all the happenings in the retrogaming scene. At time to revisit the week’s main news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, and updates. This week, we looked at news on an upcoming one-on-one Super Nintendo fighting game, a 3D printer Zelda map, checked out Super […]

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New Ways to Play Retro Games

There are new ways to enjoy classic retro games coming along every day. What are your favorite ways to enjoy the bygone days of gaming?

Four Unloved ZX Spectrum Sports Games

The ZX was a haven for sports games in the eighties, with everything from football and motor racing to bowls and kung fu getting the video game treatment. A few of them, such as Daley Thompson’s Decathlon (and all its button-mashing goodness) never left the public consciousness but the majority never came close to immortality. […]

Review – Sam Mallard Case of the Missing Swan for the ZX Spectrum

Text adventures and I go way back.  From classics like Zork to The Hobbit to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, I have enjoyed text adventures for almost three decades now.  Then came the graphical text adventure which The Hobbit could be viewed as an early precursor of, and it was only getting better in […]


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