Thursday, March 23, 2006

ZX Spectrum

Somehow, the topic came up in chat about consoles and then I remembered a very old computer that I still have and that (dispite all odds) still works. That computer is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

The Sinclair Spectrum was one of the most popular European computers of the 80's. Two models were launched: one with 16 kb RAM and one with 48 kb RAM. I dont remember which model I have. I'll be checking that when I set it up in my new house (which I hope is very soon)

My dad, mum and myself would spend hours playing chuckie egg 1 and 2. Those were good times! My dad bought me a ghostbusters game but I cant remember what happened during playing it. I dont remember much of the games apart from Horrace Goes Skiing. You would have to make sure Horrace didnt hit the trees or get run down by cars. I would always get killed by a car. There's a list of some games for the Spectrum here. Anyone else ever heard or owned a Spectrum? Let me know


LuNaMooN said...

Kryten mentions a Sinclair ZX 80 or 180 in one of the Dwarf episodes :D

nenni said...

lol I've probably not seen that bit yet. I cant wait to get it set up!