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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".

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Text adventures
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Quill games
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PAW Professional Adventure Writer games
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Isometric graphics
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GAC Graphic Adventure Creator games
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CSSCGC 1996
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zenobi software
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codemasters
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firebird software
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ocean
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mastertronic
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Title
Date Reviewed
Creator
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 3, 2018 Beyond Software
software
eye 262
favorite 0
comment 1
Sorderon's Shadow (1985)(Beyond Software)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Apr 8, 2018 Durell Software
software
eye 380
favorite 0
comment 1
Combat Lynx (1984)(Durell Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 14, 2017 Addictive Games
software
eye 1,328
favorite 1
comment 1
Football Manager 2 (1988)(Addictive Games)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 4, 2017 Activision
software
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 1
Quartet (1987)(Activision)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 10, 2017 SatanSoft
software
eye 207
favorite 0
comment 1
Little Game (1987)(SatanSoft)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 7, 2017 Number 9 Software
software
eye 632
favorite 0
comment 1
Beatle Quest (1985)(Number 9 Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 346
favorite 0
comment 1
Forgotten Village, The (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 264
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 1 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 269
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 2 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 252
favorite 1
comment 1
Honest Joe (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 276
favorite 1
comment 1
Pod (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 281
favorite 1
comment 1
Clifftop View (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 15, 2017 Mogul Communications
software
eye 246
favorite 0
comment 1
Pengy (1985)(Mogul Communications)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 20, 2017 Simon & Julia Barnsley
software
eye 229
favorite 0
comment 1
Gods (1989)(Simon & Julia Barnsley)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 12, 2017 Hornby Software
software
eye 321
favorite 0
comment 1
Wentworth West (1983)(Hornby Software)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 873
favorite 0
comment 1
Sinclair Basic Teacher (19xx)(Mladen Erjavec)(sr)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 29, 2017 PSS
software
eye 537
favorite 0
comment 1
Battle of Britain (1986)(PSS)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 28, 2017 Alligata Software
software
eye 580
favorite 1
comment 1
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing (1985)(Alligata Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 2, 2017 Alternative Software
software
eye 144
favorite 0
comment 1
Microball (1988)(Alternative Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 23, 2016 Melbourne House
software
eye 944
favorite 0
comment 1
Hobbit, The v1.0 (1982)(Melbourne House)[a]
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 13, 2016 Proxima Software
software
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 1
ATP Tour Simulator (1990)(Proxima Software)(cs)[128K]
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 9, 2016 Opera Soft
software
eye 397
favorite 0
comment 1
Goody (1987)(Opera Soft)(es)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 7, 2016 Damatta
software
eye 1,016
favorite 0
comment 1
Paradise Cafe (1985)(Damatta)(pt)[a2]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Nov 15, 2014 Accolade
software
eye 1,939
favorite 0
comment 1
Grand Prix Circuit (1990)(Accolade)[128K]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
Always on my Mind (19xx)(Coolguys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 60
favorite 0
comment 0
Popcorn Vol. I (1989)(Kassoft)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
Sound Demo 10 (1992)(Theo Devil)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
Sound Demo 04 (1992)(Theo Devil)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
Dobranocki (1989)(Kicia)(pl)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
Filla (19xx)(-)(de)
Hypersonic 2 Preview (1991)(Pentagram)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 46
favorite 0
comment 0
Living Shit, The (19xx)(Kassoft)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
Loco, El (1990)(The Lords)[128K]
Pooldemo I (1990)(Poolpet Software)(pl)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
Pyldro (1990)(Tornado)(pl)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 136
favorite 0
comment 0
Frames Viewer (19xx)(-)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Tynesoft
software
eye 412
favorite 0
comment 0
Fireman Fred (1984)(Tynesoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Melbourne House
software
eye 322
favorite 0
comment 0
Fist II - The Legend Continues (1986)(Melbourne House)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Argus Press Software
software
eye 176
favorite 0
comment 0
Planetfall (1984)(Argus Press Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Argus Press Software
software
eye 166
favorite 0
comment 0
Planetfall (1984)(Argus Press Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 128
favorite 0
comment 0
Busygraph (19xx)(PCB)(de)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 244
favorite 0
comment 0
BS Copy v01+ (1988)(Busy Software)(cs)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Quicksilva
software
eye 127
favorite 0
comment 0
Defcom (1986)(Quicksilva)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Jiri Vondracek
software
eye 157
favorite 0
comment 0
Depart (1987)(Jiri Vondracek)
Dizzy & the Y2K Predicament (1999)(Tommy Barreira Pereira)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Gilsoft International
software
eye 174
favorite 0
comment 0
Diamond Trail (1983)(Gilsoft International)[a]
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
Dizzy & the Y2K Predicament (1999)(Tommy Barreira Pereira)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Zenobi Software
software
eye 154
favorite 0
comment 0
Diarmid (1993)(Zenobi Software)(Part 2 of 2)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Artic Computing
software
eye 159
favorite 0
comment 0
Discs of Death (1985)(Artic Computing)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 162
favorite 0
comment 0
Dog Weazle - The Megaventure (1986)(Alphasoft)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- C.W. May
software
eye 134
favorite 0
comment 0
Domino's (1985)(C.W. May)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Zeppelin Games
software
eye 157
favorite 0
comment 0
Draconus (1988)(Zeppelin Games)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- CRL Group
software
eye 172
favorite 0
comment 0
Doctor What! (1986)(CRL Group)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- CRL Group
software
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
Doctor What! (1986)(CRL Group)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Quicksilva
software
eye 109
favorite 0
comment 0
Dragonsbane (1983)(Quicksilva)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Quicksilva
software
eye 105
favorite 0
comment 0
Dragonsbane (1983)(Quicksilva)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 384
favorite 0
comment 0
Dragon Star Trilogy, The (19xx)(Delta 4 Software)(Part 2 of 2)
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- U.S. Gold
software
eye 197
favorite 0
comment 0
Dr. Maddo (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Firebird Software
software
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
Druid II - Enlightenment (1986)(Firebird Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 211
favorite 0
comment 0
Elfos de Maroland, Los (1993)(Kame Soft)(es)(Part 1 of 2)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Severn Software
software
eye 189
favorite 0
comment 0
Encounter (1983)(Severn Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (1990)(Domark)[a][128K]
Topic: Isometric graphics
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Ventamatic
software
eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
Escalador Loco (1983)(Ventamatic)(es)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 156
favorite 0
comment 0
Espada Sagrada, La (1990)(Topo Soft)(es)[a][needs tape load]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Burga's Adventure
software
eye 182
favorite 0
comment 0
Examen, El (1989)(Burga's Adventure)(es)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Logic-Art-Ware
software
eye 154
favorite 0
comment 0
Exofox (1990)(Logic-Art-Ware)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Alternative Software
software
eye 197
favorite 0
comment 0
For Gold or Glory (1988)(Alternative Software)
Topics: GAC Graphic Adventure Creator games, GAC Graphic Adventure Creator games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Zenobi Software
software
eye 176
favorite 0
comment 0
For Pete's Sake (1993)(Zenobi Software)(Part 2 of 2)
Topics: PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, PAW Professional Adventure Writer games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Software Super Savers
software
eye 171
favorite 0
comment 0
Freex (1984)(Software Super Savers)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Spectrum Games
software
eye 166
favorite 0
comment 0
Frenzy (1983)(Spectrum Games)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 307
favorite 0
comment 0
Fruit Machine Simulator - Cash 'n' Grab (1989)(Zeppelin Games)[128K]
Ghostly Shadow, The (1985)(16-48 Tape Magazine)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Calisto
software
eye 123
favorite 0
comment 0
Gob Stopper (1983)(Calisto)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- DK'Tronics
software
eye 137
favorite 0
comment 0
Gold Mine (1983)(DK'Tronics)[a][16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Zenobi Software
software
eye 129
favorite 0
comment 0
Goblin Gazette, The - Issue 1 (1989)(Zenobi Software)[a]