iPad Speccy Games Released

Sinclair 48K ZX Spectrum computer (1982)
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Elite have released the ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD Vols #1 and #2 onto the App Store which contains the following classics:

  • Turbo Esprit – #3 on top 100 best games, voted for by visitors to World of Spectrum
  • Saboteur – #10 on top 100 best games
  • Chuckie Egg – the classic, developed by Nigel Alderton
  • Harrier Attack –  inspired by the conflict in the South Atlantic
  • Frank Bruno’s Boxing – the UK #1 Best-Seller
  • Buggy Boy – the arcade original driving game

Speaking about the App, Elite MD Steve Wilcox said,

“The media and consumer reaction to the announcement, in late September, of Apple’s approval of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (for iPhone / iPod Touch) has been extensive and enthusiastic. The six games included in the inaugural volume have each generated a revenue significantly in excess £1K+ (US$1.5K+).”

Wilcox continued,

“We’ve taken the first steps toward our goal of restoring some order to the market for ZX Spectrum games. Some developers have a catalogue of in excess of 100 ZX Spectrum games; a not insignificant asset and the launch of the HD App for iPad is our next step in enabling developers to players to benefit. Our concerns continue to be to ensure that both groups understand that Vol. #1  of the HD App is a work-in-progress and that we’re committed to developing the App over the weeks and months ahead. Our commitments include:

  • the HD App will initially be priced at £2.99 (Euro3.99, US$4.99), since initially download numbers are anticipated to be modest
  • a free update, within a month, including an in-App ‘shop’ and at least 4 more volumes (#3 through to #6 – priced at £1.19/€1.59/US$1.99 per volume), each containing 6 ZX Spectrum games, bringing the total available (including those available as an in-app purchase) to 36.

Take a look on the App Store for more info.

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