Sinclair ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium
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Invented by Sir Clive Sinclair, the ZX Spectrum, successor to the ZX80 and ZX81 home computers, would come to define an age of video gaming, with a range of games as quirky and eccentric as the computer that inspired them.
Re-live the glory days of the Spectrum with this award-winning collection of over a hundred classic games. Starting with early titles such as The Hobbit, Hungry Horace and Psion’s Flight Simulation, you will trace the lineage of Spectrum games through iconic titles including Manic Miner, Harrier Attack, Elite, Jetpac, Deus Ex Machina, The Lords of Midnight, Knight Loreand Head Over Heels.
Each game is represented by its loading page or anarchetypal screenshot, printed without margins on high-quality paper and using special fluorescent inks to capture the vibrant look of the ZX Spectrum’spalette.
Accompanying this iconic imagery is a wealth of anecdotes and reminiscences from the artists and developers who made the games, with contributionsfrom the Stamper Brothers, Dave Perry, Bo Jangeborg, the Oliver Twins, Matthew Smith, Dawn Drake, Andrew Hewson and many more. The book also features interviews with key artists and profiles of the major games publishers, plus a look at the Russian and Eastern Bloc clone market and homebrew scene, which still produces new ZX Spectrum games to this day!
This stylish 304-page hardback, with a spot-varnisheddust cover, was awarded Gold, for the bestpublication design, in the Roses Creative Awards2016. So, if you cut your gaming teeth on this quintessentially British computer, grab a copy of this visual compendium and take a glorious, garish, character-clashing step back in time…
- 304 pages. 170mm × 230mm.
- Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Special fluorescent ink throughout.
- Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing.
- Spot-varnished cover and dust jacket that highlight key elements against a matte background.
- Four coloured bookmark ribbons. Shrink-wrapped.
- Volumetric weight: 2.5kg.