Thursday, 18 February 2016

ZX Spectrum Vega+ crowdfunded in 48 hours



The ZX Spectrum Vega+ portable games console has been successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo within 48 hours. This underscores an insatiable appetite for retro gaming and enduring fondness for the original Sinclair ZX Spectrum, which ignited a lifelong computing passion for a generation (myself included).

Although I, and many others, ultimately moved away from Atari consoles, it was still all about gaming in the 1980s and there's 1000 games built-in to the new device including 8-bit gem "Skool Daze". The ZX Spectrum spawned the Sabreman series, which is included on Rare Replay for Xbox One.

The new handheld console has been designed by Rick Dickinson, a leading industrial designer, who oversaw the ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum.



I'm looking forward to reviewing the ZX Spectrum Vega+ later in the year.

What are your memories of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum? Let me know in the comments below.