Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Adding To My Collection

Recently I managed to purchase a huge haul of Spectrum games from eBay, but I didn't realise just how much space they would take up!

In total there were over 160 games ranging from older Quicksilva titles like Fred and Ant Attack, to newer budget releases like those from Hit Squad, Mastertronic and Firebird.

Some were duplicates of titles I already had, but even taking that into account, I had to make room on my shelves for over 120 games.

I opted to get this large bundle for two main reasons. Firstly I wanted to pack out my collection in reediness for the next series of The Spectrum Show, where I will be showing cassette inlays for each game I review. Secondly the price of each game worked out at around 50p, which was a bargain, and some games (about 20) I had been looking for anyway.

I find it so much more enjoyable to play the games on an emulator when you have the real, physical item sat on the desk. There is a connection, a sense of buying the game all over again, rushing home and loading it up. The only difference is that you don't have to wait five minutes to find out if its rubbish or not!

Monday, 29 July 2013

The Spectrum Show #19

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Spectrum Show - the show dedicated to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

In this episode we go back to September 1984 for the latest Sinclair news and top selling Spectrum games.

We go back to the birth of electronic publishing and check out the many tape and disk magazines for the Spectrum, covering many different subjects and coming in many different flavours.

We review some older games and take a look at some newer titles.

Best viewed on YouTube in HD.

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