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!
05-28-2011, 04:54 PM
You could edit the config.plist to the right controls hope it helps!

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05-28-2011, 04:55 PM
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Sounds odd. Works fine for me

Many great games for the Speccy, looking forward to seeing more on this and the Elite app

05-28-2011, 05:24 PM
theres a command in the config file called 'axislock' which when removed also removes problems! cheers for all yer help above.

i hope people will still support elite's emu tho, they secured some great games

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05-28-2011, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the axislock fix, I still will support elites app it has a better control scheme! But for all my favorite game not in the app I will use speculator.
On a second note do not update passed 1.10 it could possibly make adding games harder or impossible.

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06-26-2011, 04:37 PM
Does anyone know of a C64 one?

Last edited by Hammer09; 12-25-2011 at 04:58 AM.
06-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Hmm, I found another way to play ZX games on iPod touch it is a Web App! try googlining it.

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07-05-2011, 10:49 AM
Could you please help me how to hacktivate the importing tzx files to iPad spectaculator ?
I bought it with idea to play Gollop's speccy games, but unfortunately I cant now :-/
07-05-2011, 11:51 AM
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I have been trying to decide over the last couple of days which one I like the look of more - Elite or this one.

Most (90% plus) of Speccy games are now freeware and no royalties actually go to the original developers. (A lot of them are out of business years ago).

I am keen on the adding your own games option as there are many games which are likely to have gone under the radar. They probably wont ever see the lite of day with some of these emulators.

How can you add your own games on Spectacular? Do you need a Jailbroken IPAD/IPOD?

ps I have the Elite on IPOD (and is currently free). Not sure whether to upgrade to the HD version or not. If I do, all the Monty games area must!!!

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07-05-2011, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cistehovado View Post
Could you please help me how to hacktivate the importing tzx files to iPad spectaculator ?
I bought it with idea to play Gollop's speccy games, but unfortunately I cant now :-/
I think the early version 'might' have been able to do this but not the latest one. Plus you can buy Julian Gollops games using Elites app so you should get them there (Plus Julian will get a share of the money)
07-05-2011, 12:27 PM
Tough choice - I love the fact that Spectatulator just went universal, but overall I like the Elite collection, and the fact that they're paying the developers. Thrilled to send moneys to Julian Gallop for another copy of his games! (Wish they'd make a Gallop pack #2 with the remainder of them...)

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

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