The best games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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May 2, 2020
Arc of Yesod

Arc of Yesod After his adventures in NODES OF YESOD, Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes is once again called upon to save mankind. At the end of NODES, the alien Monolith teleported off the Moon back to its homeworld of Ariat. Charlie has followed it there and must destroy it before the hostile Arians download the sensitive information […]

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April 28, 2021
Archon

Archon Electronic Arts, 1989 The game is superficially similar to chess, in that it takes place on a board with alternating black and white squares; however, instead of fixed rules when landing on another player's piece, an arcade-style fight takes place to determine the victor, and each piece has different combat abilities. These abilities are […]

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December 26, 2019
Arkanoid

Arkanoid The era and time of this story is unknown. After the mothership “Arkanoid” was destroyed, a spacecraft “Vaus” scrambled away, only to be trapped in the void. You control the Vaus and have to penetrate 32 levels and then confront the “Dimension Changer” whom you must destroy in order to reverse time and resurrect […]

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May 22, 2021
Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh

Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh Imagine Software, 1988 The huge alien spacecraft, ZARG, has entered our universe. It is known to contain the dimension controlling force DOH, a being believed to have been destroyed forty thousand years ago in the Arkanoid Spacewars. Doh has metamorphisised into an even greater adversary and now threatens the very […]

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May 1, 2020
Armageddon Man

Armageddon Man The Year: is 2032 AD and the world is balanced on a knife edge between survival and destruction. The last thirty Year:s have seen an enormous expansion of the world’s nuclear arsenal. There are now 16 nuclear superpower nations, each with the capacity to trigger the final destruction of mankind – Armageddon! In […]

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May 1, 2020
Army Moves

Army Moves Derdhal, a member of the Special Operations Corps, must infiltrate a heavily guarded enemy base and steal information held in a safe. Derdhal has to make his way through seven levels, travelling variously in a jeep, in a helicopter and on foot. As usual, he’s attacked by lots of enemy forces and has […]

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April 29, 2020
Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron Gaul is divided into three parts… No, four, for one small Gaulish village in Armorica still holds out against the invaders. Fortified by their magic potion, they still successfully resist the Romans. However, the magic cauldron the potion is brewed in has been accidentally shattered into seven pieces which our […]

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April 2, 2021
ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter)

ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) Digital Integration, 1988 War has broken out in a future island archipelago. Both sides are evenly matched on the ground... but one side has a single squadron of ultra-modern Lockheed ATF fighter-bombers. Can you alter the balance of power with these few planes? Your first decision is over what ammunition you […]

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April 13, 2020
Atic Atac

Atic Atac I never did believe in Ghosts or Monsters… Not until now, not until the Main doors of the Castle closed and locked themselves behind me… There’s no key here!!! I’m trapped!!! HELP!!!… HEELLLPPPP!!!!… No-one can hear me… I’m alone… Why do the doors open and slam shut??!!… Is anybody there??… HHEELLLLPPPP!!!!… I can […]

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June 11, 2021
Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty Gremlin Graphics, 1987 Poor, persecuted Monty Mole, who was incarcerated by the bastions of the law for borrowing coal to keep warm, has escaped and fled these pleasant isles. Lying low in Gibraltar, Monty's whereabouts have been leaked to "Intermole", who are in hot pursuit! Can you help Monty in his last […]

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May 31, 2021
Automania

Automania Mikro-Gen, 1984 Welcome to the world of Wally Week. O.K. Wally try and get it right this time! All you have to do is get these car parts from the store, take them to the assembly area and put 'em together. Simple, INNIT? If you had bought decent shelving units things wouldn't keep falling […]

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March 4, 2022
Avalon

Avalon Hewson Consultants, 1984 There are over 200 rooms, tunnels and caves on eight levels for you to explore in your quest to banish the Lord of Chaos.

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December 26, 2019
Avenger

Avenger Yaemon Grand Master of Flame has assassinated your foster father Naijshi and stolen the Scrolls of Ketsuin. You have sworn to the God Kwon that you will avenge Yaemon’s murderous act and recover the sacred scrolls. Your enemies are many, varied and all are deadly. All your skills, courage and nerve will be called […]

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January 1, 2020
Back to Skool

Back to Skool Having managed to steal your report during the last few skooldaze of term, you’ve spent the whole holiday forging teachers’ signatures and handwriting to make yourself look like the brightest, sweetest natured, most helpful little soul ever to carry a satchel. Now all you’ve got to do is get it back into […]

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May 19, 2021
Back to the Future

Back to the Future Electric Dreams Software, 1985 You are Marty McFly, a High School Senior who has travelled back in time to 1955 in an amazing sports car time machine built by your friend Dr. Emmett Brown (or 'Doc'). Unfortunately, you have prevented your parents, now teenagers, from meeting and unless you arrange for […]

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July 6, 2021
Back to the Future 2

Back to the Future 2 Image Works, 1990 Returning from the year 2015 on an innocent sightseeing tour, Doc has some very bad news for Marty. Unless he goes back to the future with him in order to change the course of history, the future of his family could be in danger. Now it's up […]

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July 23, 2021
Back to the Future 3

Back to the Future 3 Image Works, 1991 Marty's in big trouble. Having returned to 1955 to try and stop the evil Biff from changing the future for his own benefit with the aid of a stolen sports almanac, he and Doc Brown have managed to do just that. But when the flying DeLorean with […]

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May 2, 2020
Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior The evil sorcerer Drax desires Princess Mariana and has sworn to wreak an unspeakable doom on the people of the Jewelled City unless she is delivered to him. However, he has agreed that if a champion can be found who is able to defeat his demonic guardians, the princess will be […]

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