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Spectaculator, ZX Spectrum Emulator

By Jonathan Needle

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Description

In April 1982, Sir Clive Sinclair launched what was to become one of the most popular home computers ever made - the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Spectaculator takes you back to the 1980s - to the golden era of 8-bit gaming!

Play the following 22 officially licensed classic ZX Spectrum games:
    - 3D Starstrike by Realtime Games Software
    - Auf Wiedersehen Monty by Gremlin Graphics
    - Avenger by Gremlin Graphics
    - Bounder by Gremlin Graphics
    - Cyclone by Vortex Software
    - Dark Star by Design Design
    - Dynamite Dan by Rod Bowkett/Mirrorsoft
    - Forbidden Planet by Design Design
    - Halls of the Things by Design Design
    - Highway Encounter by Vortex Software
    - Jack The Nipper by Gremlin Graphics
    - Krackout by Gremlin Graphics
    - Jekyll & Hyde by Zenobi Software
    - Metabolis by Gremlin Graphics
    - Monty On The Run by Gremlin Graphics
    - On The Run by Design Design
    - Revolution by Vortex Software
    - Tau Ceti by Pete Cooke/CRL
    - The Way Of The Tiger by Gremlin Graphics
    - Albatrossity by Jonathan Cauldwell
    - Battery's Not Precluded by Jonathan Cauldwell
    - The Fantastic Mister Fruity by Jonathan Cauldwell

... with more available from the in-app shop.

Spectaculator gives you the most authentic ZX Spectrum experience available on your iPhone, iPod and iPad, and comes with lots of additional features:

• Universal App - runs on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
• Supports iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation screen.
• Play in portrait or landscape orientations
• Save your game progress (four saved game slots + one iCloud saved game slot per game).
• Save your progress to iCloud from one device (e.g. iPod) and load to continue playing on another (e.g. iPad).
• Enter pokes (cheats) for infinite lives, shields etc.
• Lookup game hints, tips and maps
• Play in black and white with TV screen simulation for the ultimate 1980s experience!
• Battle to the top of the (Game Center) leaderboards!
• Type on a virtual ZX Spectrum keyboard
• Use an external Bluetooth keyboard for playing adventure games
• Choose authentic cassette loading or fast play
• Program in Sinclair BASIC
• Enjoy high resolution graphics on Retina screens
• Play using an external arcade controller (iCade or iControlPad)

Additional Game Packs
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The following games packs are available from the in-app shop:

Design Design Games Pack
    - 5 Games. Includes Halls of the Things, Dark Star, Forbidden Planet

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 1
    - 6 games. Includes Wanted! Monty Mole, Skate Crazy, Thing Bounces Back

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 2
    - 6 games. Includes Jack The Nipper II: In Coconut Capers, North Star, Grumpy Gumphrey, Supersleuth

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 3
    - 6 games. Includes Switchblade, Trailblazer, Super Scramble Simulator, Percy The Potty Pigeon

Odin Computer Graphics Anthology
    - 9 games. Includes Nodes Of Yesod, Robin Of The Wood, Heartland

Realtime Games Pack
    - Starstrike II
    - 3D Tank Duel

Stephen Crow Anthology (Free!)
©1983-2013 Stephen Crow. All rights reserved.
   - 5 games. Includes Firelord, Starquake, Wizard's Lair

Vortex Anthology
    - 6 games. Includes Alien Highway, Deflektor, T.L.L. (Tornado Low Level)

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 1
    - 6 games. Includes Aura-Scope, The Gods of War, Leopold The Minstrel

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 2
    - 6 games. Includes The Khangrin Plans, The Krazy Kartoonist Kaper, A Murder Mystery Weekend

Zenobi Adventures Vol. 3
   - 5 games. Includes The Apprentice, The Bardic Rite, Jester Quest, Knight Life, Mutiny!

The following single games are available from the in-app shop:
    - Carrier Command
    - Dynamite Dan II
    - Frank N. Stein
    - Laser Squad
    - Lords Of Chaos
    - The Lords Of Midnight
    - [NEW!] Bear Bovver
    - [NEW!] Doomdark's Revenge
    - [NEW!] Everyone's a Wally
    - [NEW!] KWAH!
    - [NEW!] Redhawk
    - [NEW!] Skool Daze

What's New in Version 6.0.0

Refreshed for iOS 7.

Added more licensed games:
- Bear Bovver
- Doomdark's Revenge
- Everyone's a Wally
- KWAH!
- Redhawk
- Skool Daze

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Thank you.

Thank you spectaculator, you have successfully taken me back to the 80's. I'm 22 yrs. old and love to go back and try to experience cultures and other period things from time periods I've never lived in. Vintage/retro games is one of my favorite, and unfortunately the App Store Is woefully short on quality retro NES 80's style games. These may not be the NES Classics most people remember, but if you play them, have no doubt, you're going back to the 80's. Thank's for a great experience.

Excellent!

Hands down the best spectrum emulator on the App Store. Especially love the speccy loading emulation - much fun for old people like me!

Great emulator but...

...where are the classic games?

Spectaculator, ZX Spectrum Emulator
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2014
  • Version: 6.0.0
  • Size: 22.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Jonathan Needle
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Realtime Games Pack$0.99
  2. Frank N. Stein$0.99
  3. Zenobi Adventures Vol. 1$1.99
  4. Dynamite Dan 2$0.99
  5. Design Design Anthology$1.99
  6. Zenobi Adventures Vol. 2$1.99
  7. Carrier Command$0.99
  8. Odin Anthology$1.99
  9. Vortex Anthology$1.99
  10. The Lords Of Midnight$0.99