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Invented by Sir Clive Sinclair, the successor to the ZX80 and ZX81 home computers would come to define an age of video gaming, with a range of games as quirky and eccentric as the computer that inspired them.
Re-live the glory days of the Spectrum with this collection of over 100 classic games. Starting with early titles such as The Hobbit, Hungry Horace and Psion’s Flight Simulation, we trace the lineage of the Spectrum through iconic titles including Manic Miner, Harrier Attack, Elite, Jetpac, Deus Ex Machina, The Lords of Midnight, Knight Lore and Head Over Heels.
Each game is represented by a selected screenshot or loading page, printed full-bleed on high-quality paper and, for the first time in a Visual Compendium, using special fluorescent inks to capture the vibrant look of ZX Spectrum palette.
Accompanying the iconic imagery is a wealth of anecdotes and reminiscences from the artists and developers that made the games, with quotes from the Stamper Brothers, Dave Perry, Bo Jangeborg, the Oliver Twins, Matthew Smith, Dawn Drake, Andrew Hewson and many more. The book also features interviews with key artists and profiles of the major games publishers, plus a look at the Russian and Eastern Bloc clone market and homebrew scene, which still produces new ZX Spectrum games to this day!
At 304 pages long, Sinclair ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium comes as a hardback edition, with a spot-varnished dust cover. So if you cut your gaming teeth on this quintessentially British computer, grab a copy of this visual compendium and take a glorious, garish, character-clashing step back in time.
304 Pages, 170mm x 230mm, Lithographic print, Sewn binding, Special Pantone inks, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.
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Love the book. It triggered some great memories of gaming in my youth. I hope to see a 2nd Edition which would be much bigger and cover more of the early ZX games like PSION‘s Flight Simulator and Chequered Flag and Melbourne House’s Sherlock.
I bought this book as a gift to my 40+ y.o. brother, who spent his early years of childhood with this computer and he was very satisfied. Somehow he didn't know about this book, so it was a great surprise for him. I believe this book is a must for every ZX Spectrum fan. Superb quality and content! Thanks
Another book of the unique series. The joy begins with the receipt and unpacking of the package. The quality of the book is bribery and it is a real pleasure to read it. The book was worked on with passion. Thanks for that and the series!
Beautifully released album, extensively illustrated and full of interesting information. Wonderful sentimental journey to the times of childhood. I recommend it!
A quality product from the outer packaging right through to the feel of the pages and print. Wonderful content, highty recommended.