Anyone old enough to remember the Sinclair ZX Spectrum? If you were into computers back in the mid-80s, then there's a good chance you know what those words mean. Well you can relive the glory days of the 8-bit home computer thanks to MetroSpec, a ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows Phone.
Since the ZX Spectrum was definitely before our time, we'll leave it up to developers Starquake Mobile to sum up the computer's history best:
The ZX Spectrum was an 8-bit computer released in 1982, as the successor to the ZX81. Based around a Zilog Z80 CPU, 48Kb of RAM, 16Kb ROM, beeper sound, rubber keyboard, and tape loading, the ZX Spectrum was a true classic, and now you can relive the experience, bring back your old memories, beat that final boss you found so hard before, or come to the Spectrum fresh and new.
The ZX Spectrum had over 25,000 titles released in it's lifetime, and there is still an active homebrew community even now.
Yes apparently even now there are enough fans for the homebrew community to stand on its own two legs and release new games. MetroSpec will make sure you take those classics or newbies on the go with you anywhere, and ticks off the list for all of the features you'd expect to find in an emulator of Windows Phone.
Those features include preinstalled games to play, the ability to import games via SkyDrive or a web link, managing your game saves, a virtual recreation of the iconic Spectrum keyboard, variable speeds, and more. We must also note that while the emulator runs smoothly on newer 7.5 hardware like the Lumias or the HTC Titan, first-generation handsets like the Samsung Focus or HTC HD7 won't run as smooth as they could unless you disable the sound.
MetroSpec looks like the perfect remedy for the retro gaming blues, and the only thing missing might be the Spectrum's rubber keys. For $0.99, this is a no-brainer for the nostalgic gamer. Buy MetroSpec now by clicking on the tile/link below, or by scanning the QR code with Bing Vision.
by Starquake Mobile