ZX SPECTICLE REMAKES SECTION
   
  There was a time when there was nothing better than firing up the PC, loading up your favorite Spectrum emulator and indulging in some retro-gaming nostalgia trip. Due to the sheer dedication and continued interest of the ZX Spectrum community on the net we now have an alternative in the form of Spectrum remakes.

Although there is a number of individuals working tirelessly on remakes in one form or another, it is the guys of
retrospec.sgn.net that have captured the imagination of the Spectrum community with several top notch remakes under their belts.

ZX Specticle has only highlighted the finished works of the Retrospec team but there are many more exciting projects that are still work in progress. These guy's work incredibly hard in their spare time and with no reward other than the respect of the Spectrum community and all they ask in return is a little patience for the games to be finished. - A small price to pay.  
 
 
MANIC MINER
Original Game Written By: Matthew Smith
Published By: Bug Byte
Year: 1983
Genre: Platform

Remake Written By: Andy Noble
Development Website:
Retrospec
Many of the 8-bit conversions of this Spectrum classic failed to emulate the sheer pixel perfect gameplay of Matthew Smith's original. Andy Noble has not only succeeded were others failed but has also created a fantastic looking remake. 
JET SET WILLY
Original Game Written By: Matthew Smith
Published By: Software Projects
Year: 1984
Genre: Platform

Remake Written By: Andy Noble
Development Website:
Retrospec
Possibly the most famous of all ZX Spectrum games gets a superb PC remake courtesy of Retrospec's Andy Noble. Not only has Andy managed to capture the look and feel of the original, but has also removed the annoying bugs that made the original uncompletable.
STYX
Original Game Written By: Matthew Smith
Published By: Bug-Byte
Year: 1983
Genre: Shoot-Em-Up

Remake Written By: Neil Walker
Development Website:
Styx was the very first ZX Spectrum game written by legendary programmer Matthew Smith who went on to program Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy. The gameplay which in truth is sadly lacking any genuine redeeming features is loosely based on the arcade game Tutankhamun. Neil Walker has done a superb job of converting the game but given that the original was so lacking he can hardly be blamed for poor gameplay. I think the consideration of Styx being given a PC remake was based purely on historical reasons given the programmer responsible for the original. 
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Original Game Written By: Adrian Sherwin, Matthew Smith
Published By: Bug Byte
Year: 1983
Genre: Arcade

Remake Written By: John Dow
Development Website:
COOKIE
Original Game Written By: ACG
Published By: Ultimate Play The Game
Year: 1983
Genre: Shoot-Em-Up

Remake Written By: John Dow
Development Website:
PSSST
Original Game Written By: ACG
Published By: Ultimate Play The Game
Year: 1983
Genre: Shoot-Em-Up

Remake Written By: John Dow
Development Website:
JUMPING JACK
Original Game Written By: Albert Ball, Stuart C.Ball
Published By: Imagine
Year: 1983
Genre: Platform

Remake Written By: Neil Walker
Development Website:
SPLAT!
Original Game Written By: Ian Andrew, Ian Morgan
Published By: Incentive Software
Year: 1983
Genre: Maze / Puzzle

Remake Written By: John Dow
Development Website:
SKOOL DAZE KLASS OF '99
Original Game Written By: David S.Reidy
Published By: Microsphere
Year: 1985
Genre: Arcade Adventure

Remake Written By: Richard Jordan
Development Website:
 
   

 

 



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