Sinclair ZX Spectrum – 25 years old

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was launched in the UK 25 years ago last month (April 23, 1982), and became the best selling home computer in Europe at that time.

This caught my eye since the 48k Spectrum with it’s 8 colors each in 2 different shades was my first computer, and brought back many memories of ‘R Tape Loading Error’ error messages after waiting 5 minutes for a game to load from cassette tape, Kempston joystick interfaces, and classic games from 1980’s British software powerhouse ‘Ulimate Play the Game’ (now known as Rage and developing software for game consoles), with their classics like Jetpac, Sabre Wulf, and Atic Atac, plus others that will not be forgotten, like Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy…. those were the days….

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