No cassette required: ZX Spectrum games on the iPhone
Retro games in 21st century wrapping
Mobile games publisher Elite Systems today announced a bundled release of Sinclair ZX Spectrum games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Approved by Apple earlier today, ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (Vol. 1) is a bundle of officially-licensed games first developed for the popular 8-bit 80s home computer.
The titles feature game-specific play controls, authentic Spectrum sound and the option of landscape and portrait display modes.
Elite is announcing the ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection release date along with a preview video this week on YouTube.
If you can't wait for the taste of nostalgia, you can play many ZX Spectrum games online for free.
Additionally, owners of the intellectual property of ZX Spectrum games can commission Elite to retro-fit their titles for mobile gaming, through an in-app purchase or inclusion in future bundles, or to produce several games into similar bundle packs for self-publication.
Why not just not buy an iPhone?
"I don't like Apple's controlling ways so I'll just buy an expensive device from them... But nothing else!"? That does seem a little weird to me.
Just like the C64 emu it will be locked down and unable to play anything useful, on top of that you will have to pay £1 a game.
Just like the classic drug-dealer analogy, the first hit is always free, the rest will cost you and you will pay, oh yes, you will pay!
Jailbreak and you can play lots of emus without the Jobsian Stazi coming down on retro gaming for promoting copyright infringement!
Chuckie Egg I believe
Although I played it on the Beeb.
and another on Android
.. called ZXDroid. Seems to work quite well as well.
Thorin sits down and sings about gold....