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ZX Spectrum Story: Celebrating 35 Years of the Speccy

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a whopping 35 years old on 23rd April 2017. That's only 15 years away from half a century. So, although I've covered this glorious system in a previous triple part documentary, that was about 2 years ago, and frankly it deserves better. So here we [...]

Who Dares Wins II ZX Spectrum

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Watch the Video Who Dares Wins 2 for the ZX Spectrum is an overhead combat game involving you, a lone soldier, blowing the living hell out of a plethora of enemy troops, units, planes, tanks, trains... you name it. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube When I think back to my 8 bit engulfed youth, [...]

Trashman ZX Spectrum Review

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Watch the Video Trashman for the ZX Spectrum is a game I clearly remember from my youth, and indeed it's regarded as a British classic today. Your task as the local binman is to collect rubbish/trash from the neighbourhood, dump it in your bin lorry and repeat for the entire street. As you work, you'll [...]

Spectrum Games Top 7

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Watch the Video This video is about ZX Spectrum Games. But it feels a good day to remind ourselves of a time when Britain was united, exciting and accepting of the new digital computer era. A time when the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was the home computer king, and the extensive software library ensured that there [...]

What are Loading Bands For?

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Watch the Video Loading Screens, and loading bars; it's a question which plagued my mind for many years. Why, when loading games from audio tape or cassette software do many home computers display horizontal raster bars on screen in varying colours? Why don't we have a picture of a little guy landing on the moon? [...]

Soft Aid – The Video Game Bandaid

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Watch the Video Do They Know it's Christmas? Do they Frickin' know it's Christmas?! I certainly do, I've heard the song enough bloody times. Softaid (Soft Aid) on the other hand is something not many people have heard of. It was the computer industry's response to the mid 80's Ethiopian food crisis and included Band [...]

Paint Programs Though the Ages

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Watch the Video A retrospective from Etch-a-sketch up to Paintbrush for Windows 3.1.. a look at how we started with one and ended up with the latter. Featured: Deluxe Paint 3 (Amiga), Tyco Magic Copier, Mario Paint (SNES), The Image System (C64), Lights Alive (Tomy), vTech Video Painter and of course, the etch-a-sketch. Painting! Everyone [...]

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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Where do I start with this stupendous machine? The machine that introduced so many British children to the wonderful world of computing - me included! To the incredibly creative world of programming and to the never ending days spent waiting for a game to load, whilst listening to the delightful sounds of data recorded at [...]

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