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View Poll Results: Which ZX Spectrum Emulator do you prefer on iOS
Spectaculator 22 70.97%
ZX Spectrum Elite Collection 9 29.03%
iSpeecy(web app) 0 0%
ZX Nostaliga 1-5 0 0%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll
App description: In April 1982, Sir Clive Sinclair launched what was to become one of the most popular home computers ever made - the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Spectaculator takes you back to the 1980s - to the golden era of 8-bit gaming!

Play the following 22 officially licensed classic ZX Spectrum games:
- 3D Starstrike by Realtime Games Software
- Auf Wiedersehen Monty by Gremlin Graphics
- Avenger by Gremlin Graphics
- Bounder by Gremlin Graphics
- Cyclone by Vortex Software
- Dark Star by Design Design
- Dynamite Dan by Rod Bowkett/Mirrorsoft
- Forbidden Planet by Design Design
- Halls of the Things by Design Design
- Highway Encounter by Vortex Software
- Jack The Nipper by Gremlin Graphics
- Krackout by Gremlin Graphics
- Jekyll & Hyde by Zenobi Software
- Metabolis by Gremlin Graphics
- Monty On The Run by Gremlin Graphics
- On The Run by Design Design
- Revolution by Vortex Software
- Tau Ceti by Pete Cooke/CRL
- The Way Of The Tiger by Gremlin Graphics
- Albatrossity by Jonathan Cauldwell
- Battery's Not Precluded by Jonathan Cauldwell
- The Fantastic Mister Fruity by Jonathan Cauldwell

... with more available from the in-app shop.

Spectaculator gives you the most authentic ZX Spectrum experience available on your iPhone, iPod and iPad, and comes with lots of additional features:

Universal App - runs on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Supports iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation screen.
Play in portrait or landscape orientations
Save your game progress (four saved game slots + one iCloud saved game slot per game).
Save your progress to iCloud from one device (e.g. iPod) and load to continue playing on another (e.g. iPad).
Enter pokes (cheats) for infinite lives, shields etc.
Lookup game hints, tips and maps
Play in black and white with TV screen simulation for the ultimate 1980s experience!
Battle to the top of the (Game Center) leaderboards!
Type on a virtual ZX Spectrum keyboard
Use an external Bluetooth keyboard for playing adventure games
Choose authentic cassette loading or fast play
Program in Sinclair BASIC
Enjoy high resolution graphics on Retina screens
Play using an external arcade controller (iCade or iControlPad)

Additional Game Packs

The following games packs are available from the in-app shop:

Design Design Games Pack
- 5 Games. Includes Halls of the Things, Dark Star, Forbidden Planet

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 1
- 6 games. Includes Wanted! Monty Mole, Skate Crazy, Thing Bounces Back

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 2
- 6 games. Includes Jack The Nipper II: In Coconut Capers, North Star, Grumpy Gumphrey, Supersleuth

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 3
- 6 games. Includes Switchblade, Trailblazer, Super Scramble Simulator, Percy The Potty Pigeon

Odin Computer Graphics Anthology
- 9 games. Includes Nodes Of Yesod, Robin Of The Wood, Heartland

Realtime Games Pack
- Starstrike II
- 3D Tank Duel

Stephen Crow Anthology (Free!)
1983-2013 Stephen Crow. All rights reserved.
- 5 games. Includes Firelord, Starquake, Wizard's Lair

Vortex Anthology
- 6 games. Includes Alien Highway, Deflektor, T.L.L. (Tornado Low Level)

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 1
- 6 games. Includes Aura-Scope, The Gods of War, Leopold The Minstrel

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 2
- 6 games. Includes The Khangrin Plans, The Krazy Kartoonist Kaper, A Murder Mystery Weekend

Zenobi Adventures Vol. 3
- 5 games. Includes The Apprentice, The Bardic Rite, Jester Quest, Knight Life, Mutiny!

The following single games are available from the in-app shop:
- Carrier Command
- Dynamite Dan II
- Frank N. Stein
- Laser Squad
- Lords Of Chaos
- The Lords Of Midnight
- [NEW!] Bear Bovver
- [NEW!] Doomdark's Revenge
- [NEW!] Everyone's a Wally
- [NEW!] KWAH!
- [NEW!] Redhawk
- [NEW!] Skool Daze

Sciencematthew's comments:
I have stumbled appon a ZX Spectrum emulator twice now (version 1.10 and version 1.0.0) both are easy to load coustom games with iphone explorer it has been pulled once already and I have managed to get both releases, I advise anyone with the money (2.99 US Dollars) to get it, HERE it is worth it!
05-28-2011, 02:51 PM
This is currently the only Spectrum emulator that allows you to import your own games so I think it is well worth the price of admission.

EDIT: I see you just figured that out.

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05-28-2011, 03:02 PM
Or you could support Elite Systems and buy the official app.
05-28-2011, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Or you could support Elite Systems and buy the official app.
Yes, Elite's emu is a great place to buy roms to import into Spectaculator.

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05-28-2011, 03:11 PM
I can also load games into the ZX Spectrum Elite Collection but it isnt worth it, 2.99 for A set number of games or 2.99 for UNLIMITED free games (:

Current Projects: Stuff for the 3DS Homebrew Scene.
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Current Equipment: MBP 2010 15" + iPhone 5S + 3DS Classic
05-28-2011, 03:20 PM
some screen shots, enjoy!

Current Projects: Stuff for the 3DS Homebrew Scene.
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Current Equipment: MBP 2010 15" + iPhone 5S + 3DS Classic
05-28-2011, 04:16 PM
thanks for the headsup on this!

its a pretty nice emulator and pretty nifty you can 'hack' it to upload your own games. however, will most likely continue to use elite's zx spectrum emulator due to highly configurable controls, let alone the games authors getting some royalties.

having huge difficulty getting any games i upload to acknowledge the inbuilt thumbpad. i guess its interface ii type but i simply cant get some games to work even after using a redefine key option.

for example, i upped booty and select interface 2. it plays fine but can only move left and right! i goto redefine keys and again, will not work left and right. i supose it has sommit to do with the config file but i still cant suss

so near yet so far!

Currently playing: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf and FM2014
05-28-2011, 04:19 PM
You can change the joystick in the main settings app

Current Projects: Stuff for the 3DS Homebrew Scene.
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Current Equipment: MBP 2010 15" + iPhone 5S + 3DS Classic
05-28-2011, 04:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,605
The default is kempston joystick not interface ii

Choose kempston and you'll be fine
05-28-2011, 04:47 PM
ahh oki cheers for pointing out settings .. always forget about them!

still no joy tho, the default was kempston yet all the included games use interface ii or keyboard customs controls. selecting kempston on any games supporting kempston controls ends badly. weird, tho i assume its just me!

Currently playing: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf and FM2014