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I was a vic 20/c64 user as a teen because the Sinclair PCs were not available stateside and at the time I didn't know about the Timex collaborations. I play some ZX games via emulation because at the moment it's the only way I can enjoy these amazing games. Does anyone here love the spectrum and have a collection of games (both original and newer homebrew) that they can share? I could download sets from various sites etc but looking for something smaller and personal that has input from someone as to what someone who's never had a childhood of the systems enjoy.

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I never owned a Spectrum, but plenty of my friends did.  


In the early days many of the titles were cross ported to the VIC20 or Dragon 32.  Games like Horace Goes Skiing, Jet Pac and Arcadia were all fun. 


Spectrum exclusives I recall were Penetrator - a pretty good Scramble clone, Ant Attack and the Psion Flight Simulator.  I was amazed watching the landing lights move on the screen in response to the inputs, and furious that Flight Path 737 on my VIC20 could not deliver the same experience.


Later games were 48K and competed with the Commodore 64.  The Hobbit was very impressive when it came out, Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Sabre Wulf and then all of the isometric games like Alien 8.


One of my favorites was Time Gate, an interesting spin on the Star Trek/Star Raiders theme.  I recall we played that one for hours.


Lots of great titles for the machine, and some truly impressive achievements given the limitations of the platform.




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