Spectrum Games FAQ
Where is Matthew Smith? Eh?
Matthew Smith, a God among mortals, still walks among us. And now we've found him! He wasn't hiding after all. Every scrap of information regarding MS is collated here for your perusal, including a growing selection of the few pics of him. (He seems to look different in each one, but I'm sure they're genuine...)
The Spectrum Games Quiz
Another excuse for a quick quiz to prove how amazing you are at remebering those little known facts from that era. I've forgotten most of the answers myself, but its still a good laugh and some of the questions are teasingly difficult.
Mag Slag - SU Fights Back!
Sinclair User - the greatest Spectrum magazine there ever was! There, I've said it. But where's the proof? Right here! YS readers enter at your peril.
Harry Goes Home
Harry Goes Home was one of the first games I bought for my Spectrum, and to prove how simple it is, I knocked up a version with just a few lines of C code. If you have a C-compiler, you can be playing this game now! (Yes, that is a good thing).
Instant Spectrum User Course
Become an instant Spectrum user in just 3 easy steps. If you need help obtaining an emulator, or obtain some classic games to play on it, or help on how to play the classic games you've just obtained, then look no further.
Are You a True Spectrum User?
Prove that you are now a True Spectrum User with this complex and devious quiz. It even includes a large picture of The Man himself! Calm down!!
SU Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics
A copy of the booklet given away on the front of an issue of Sinclair User from around 1985. Find out what the hit games were of yesteryear (and still are now?). Note that it is not finished yet (in fact hardly started).
Great Moments in Computing
All those great moments in Spectrum computing have been collected and logged for your entertainment, along with sarky comments (my speciality). What were you doing when "it" happened? And would your mother have approved?
Spectrum Games you can Physically Play
If the power has gone in your house, is your computer useless? Not any more! Well, okay then, it is. But you can still re-create golden moments from the golden era of computing by following these easy-to-follow instructions.
The Spectrum Dictionary
Quite often, people on the newsgroup comp.sys.sinclair use terms that the uninitiated will not understand, so this page aims to explain all those terms you didn't dare ask.
The Best Things in Spectrum Games
We all know the Spectrum has the best games, but what are the best bits of the best games? Which is the best weapon in a Spectrum game? The best alien? All is now revealed.
Crap Spectrum Games
They say that 90% of everything is crap, but looking at these offenders I would say more like 100%. But what exactly makes a game crap, rather than just irritating rubbish? Or is that it?
These are some links to other Spectrum pages you might find far more interesting than these few pages that I threw together.
- Every page of Sinclair User (the best Spectrum mag) scanned.
- Spectrum Games Blog, A treasure-trove of Spectrum games reviews, images, videos and misty eyed reminiscing
- Amiga Games Blog - Okay, not particularly Spectrum related but I'd hazard a guess that most Speccy users went on to buy an Amiga.
- Retro Computers Blog, a lighthearted look at retro computers
- Uncle Clive, a very funny site.
- Funny Games - A blog about... you guessed it!
Written by Stephen Smith.