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%
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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!
12-30-2012, 06:03 AM
Is that an iexplorer problem or a 6.0.1 lockdown?
12-30-2012, 12:21 PM
I'm guessing a lockdown as ifunbox can copy but not write to the device

12-30-2012, 12:44 PM
3D Star Strike is one of the first games I ever played.

(showing my age)
12-30-2012, 12:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,240
Dont blame the dev really as perhaps sales were light with the games he was actually selling.

I've got about 300 games installed on it already, annoying if i cant add others but with 300 i cant moan too much ! Love the app and bought some of the full packs to support the dev.

Cant beat some of these old classics, graphics may look outdated but the gameplays still there (Bomb Jack on the Speccy is still a great game)
12-30-2012, 02:09 PM
I'm not blaming the Dev. Just letting people know who just found this app and are on ios 6.0.1 that they can't add custom games to it.
12-30-2012, 02:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 971
If this is permanent I may have to get the elite collection to at least have the big name games again. Are the controls, etc. alright in the elite collection?
12-30-2012, 02:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,240
Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
If this is permanent I may have to get the elite collection to at least have the big name games again. Are the controls, etc. alright in the elite collection?
I found the joystick usable in the Elite app, wasnt keen on the other controls with all the diagonal bits etc

I wish Elite would do more Speccy stuff, gone very quiet recently. Its nice to know the original devs get something from these games (Or they did when Elite paid them a chunk for the rights).

Loved waiting for all the new game packs from Elite but they've been very quiet in most of their apps, their other collections seem dead
12-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Is it a combination of 6.0.1 and the latest version of the app? I still haven't updated yet.
12-30-2012, 03:23 PM
I think it's IOS 6.0.1 as I have tried Iexplorer and Ifunbox and can't copy anything to the iPad. I've read that Apple have really made things difficult on customizing anything now. Just sad I missed out on this great app.
12-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Just found this on the Iexplorer website.

Apple made some changes in iOS 6 where the .app (dot app) folder within an app directory cannot be modified or written to, and the files within that folder can't be opened or transferred. But, you can still read/write in any other app subdirectory such as Documents or Library, same as in previous iOS versions. Our developers are looking into ways around this limitation imposed by Apple, but I don't currently have an ETA on when an update might happen. You'll find that any iOS transfer utility software will have the same limitation with iOS 6, and jailbreaking your device is the only way around it currently.

Since there is no jailbreak for A5 devices on IOS 6.0.1 then no custom games for people on 4s, 5, iPad2 and above if they have updated

Last edited by yelever; 12-30-2012 at 04:04 PM.

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