The ZX Spectrum was 30 years old this week. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have had a ZX Spectrum myself as a child but enjoyed spending time on them with friends. As I remember, the ZX Spectrum was a reliable little computer and physically robust. I recall them being dropped a fair few times. What I remember best was the quaint (but annoying at the time) loading of games via a cassette recorder and tape cassette. The games themselves were simple but a wonder to behold in the early to mid-eighties. Here are a few I remember playing.
Rob Sanders is a freelance writer, who spends his nights creating dark visions for regular visitors to the 41st millennium to relive in the privacy of their own nightmares. By contrast, as Head of English at a local secondary school, he spends his days beating (not literally) the same creativity out of the next generation in order to cripple any chance of future competition. He lives off the beaten track in the small city of Lincoln, UK. His first fiction was published in Inferno! magazine.