Did you love the 1980s as much as I did? It was the golden era of Return of the Jedi. Mr T cereal. Those really uncomfortable colourful plastic chairs… oh yeah, and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
The 1980s was one of the best decades of all time. Between Super Mario Bros. and Back To The Future we were all spoilt rotten. For gamers it was the birth of the console era, of the NES and the Master System, of games like Duck Hunt and Sonic.
We never thought gaming would come as far as it has. But at the same time, when we look back part of us knows that those were the good days.
That’s why Steve Wilcox, the creator of Elite Systems, a UK game developer that created the console versions of such legendary games as Ghosts n Goblins and Paperboy, has gone and recreated the ZX Spectrum.
Elite Systems’ creator Steve Wilcox wants you to relive the glory days of the ZX Spectrum
Wilcox’s device allows you to play classic ZX Spectrum games on your smartphones and tablets. Simply download the app and you’ll get access to a whole catalogue of retro games. Then you just use the keyboard as the control pad and you’re good to go.
80s kids wanted to see a return of the Spectrum so badly they pledged £63,000 on Kickstarter to help make it happen
The ZX Spectrum gave us some of the best games ever, like Dizzy and
If you’ve still got your original ZX Spectrum locked away in your basement (or still hooked up and good to go) then you’ll notice that the replica looks exactly the same as the original. It even comes with the extra-spongy keys!
If you fancy taking a trip back to the 80s (and who doesn’t) then be sure to check out the new ZX Spectrum over at Elite System’s blog. But don’t forget to share this first.