★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

ZX Spectrum visual style, do you like it?

View Poll Results: Do you like the ZX Spectrum style?
I love it! 9 37.50%
I like it. 6 25.00%
Not bothered. 3 12.50%
Don't like it. 4 16.67%
I hate it!! 2 8.33%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll
10-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 83
ZX Spectrum visual style, do you like it?

I suspect it's not very popular with younger players but for those who are older than 30 it might be.

So I was playing around with the visual style and wondered if there's a market for new games that look like ZX Spectrum games.

Here's my quick test:

Youtube link | Pop Up

And for anyone who is wondering what I'm talking about, here's a classic ZX Spectrum game for comparison.

Youtube link | Pop Up
10-06-2013, 03:21 AM
Personally I love it, if done correctly, like I Am Level. My kidz even loved that.

10-06-2013, 03:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
I love it (but I am from the UK).

As long as the gameplay is great it should be a brilliant game with retro graphics. Speccy looking games are still very popular. Retro gamer (magazine) often feature retro looking 'new' games and the Elite Speccy app apparently does well

I would get this 100%
10-06-2013, 09:01 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 83
Thanks for the replies so far
10-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Area 51
Posts: 2,913
As long as it has good gameplay the graphic style doesn't matter to me.
10-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
I was always more of a C64 person given the better colors, but games like I Am Level make it work regardless. Go for it.
10-07-2013, 02:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 83
I am level is an excellent example that's for sure.
10-07-2013, 08:26 PM
ACCOUNT CLOSED: Officially Quit iOS Gaming
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,873
I was around during the ZX81/Spectrum/C64/BBC years so..

I love it

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
10-08-2013, 04:57 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,602
I'm in the uk and 34 today. I personally am not a fan of the old style graphics, don't get me wrong, I'll enjoy and buy games that use them but much prefer modern graphics. I'll have a play for old times sake but would much rather play Mario kart on the wii than the snes.

One of my first computers was an Amstrad cpc and I remember typing in code for hours to turn the numbers into a musical keyboard or waiting for what seemed like hours for the cassettes to load the game.
10-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,349
To me as long as the gameplay is great i dont mind too much about graphics. I was born and bred on games with 'simple' graphics and now i would rather have a platformer which is say 20 meg than some 220 meg taking up space on my device because of its 'pretty graphics'

I played Mario Kart much more on the SNES and GBA so i prefer those versions. The Wii version was brilliant but nowadays to me its all about what games i can play on my i device. But saying that as i can play Mario Kart (SNES) on my iphone its all good !