ZX Spectrum games & emulators


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11th March

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Top Hi-scores to beat:

Decathlon - 831,670
Hypersports - 537,125
Commando - 187,650
Super Sprint - 20,180

In order to play the Spectrum games you need to download an emulator. Only once you have an emulator running can you play the original games. Please note, an emulator is not required to play the retro games.


There are a number of emulators which can be used to play the games, and all do the job just as well. If you have problems using one emulator then simply try another. If you are still having problems after reading any help files included, then e-mail me and I'll try to help.


If you decide to use the X128 emulator then you will need to have a copy of Dos4gw on your system. Most systems should have this file, however if it is not present then copy Dos4gw to the same directory as the X128 emulator. Once unzipped, double-click the file X128.exe to run, and then F5 or F7 (after the Speccy screen has appeared) to load the different types of game files.

Note, before you can use these emulators (and the game files), you must unzip them. If you do not have a copy of Winzip to do this then download if from the Winzip website.


PC (Win/Dos)


Macintosh versions


The Spec256 emulator enables 256 colour versions of old Spectrum games to be played. The results are quite stunning, as can be seen from the Knightlore screenshots below, although current snapshots of games will not work in the 256 colour mode - new versions have to be downloaded (see the games section). For more information, visit the Emulatronia site.