100 Greatest Hits app brings Spectrum games to iPad for £6
23rd Apr 2012 | 17:56
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary British home computer
The 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum home computer and the commemorative Google Doodle has got us feeling all nostalgic for the 8-bit era, so we're glad to see Elite Systems Ltd has decided to furnish our iPads with 100 iconic games.
The 100 Greatest Hits app arrives for just £5.99, actually it's Bruce Lee for £5.99 and promises 25 additional game packs, each consisting of four titles for no additional fee.
The games feature automatic auto-saves, complete with the original box art and instructions and the iDaptive touchscreen control system.
Rather than beat around the bush and list highlights, here's the full list of titles you can acquire for less than six pence a shot:
Elite Pack #1 - Chuckie Egg, Buggy Boy, Turbo Esprit, Saboteur!
Elite Pack #2 - Roller Coaster, Beyond Ice Palace, Saboteur II, Batty
Software Projects Pack #1 - Manic Miner, Astronut, Orion, Thrusta
Software Projects Pack #2 - Jet Set Willy, Jet Set Willy II, Push Off, Hysteria
Gremlin Pack #1 - Wanted Monty, Monty On the Run, Auf Wiedersehen Monty, Moley Christmas
Gremlin Pack #2 - Jack The Nipper, Jack The Nipper II, Avenger, Krakout
Palace Pack #1 - Barbarian, Cauldron, Crazy Cars, Secret Armor Of Antiriad
Palace Pack #2 - Barbarian II, Cauldron II, Crazy Cars II, Extreme
Alternative Software Pack #1 - Skool Daze, Hideous, Eliminator, Dead or Alive
Alternative Software Pack #2 - Back To Skool, Confuzion, Slug, Revolver
Cronosoft Pack #1 - Splattr, Stranded 2.5, W*H*B, Treasure Trove
Cronosoft Pack #2 - Gamex, SlubberDegullion, Egghead 4, Egghead 5
Hewson Pack #1 - Cybernoid, Zynaps, Uridium, Nebulus
Hewson Pack #2 - Cybernoid II, Rana Rama, Dragontorc, Avalon
Vortex Software Pack #1 - TLL, Deflektor, Highway Encounter, Android One
Vortex Software Pack #2 - Cyclone, Android II, Revolution, Alien Highway
New Generation Software Pack - Trashman, Trashman II, Genon, Escape
Mikro-Gen Pack - Pyjamarama, Everyone’s A Wally, Automania, Frost Byte
Julian Gollop Pack - Chaos, Lords of Chaos, Laser Squad, Rebelstar
Steve Crow Pack - Starquake, Firelord, Wizards lair, Laser Snaker
Odin Computer Graphics Pack - Nodes Of Yesod, Arc Of Yesod, Heartland, Robin Of The Wood
Nexus Pack - Earthlight, Micronaut One, Firestorm, Nexus
Data East Pack - Midnight Resistance, Dragon Ninja, Sly Spy, Express Raider
Audiogenic Pack - Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Exterminator, Helter Skelter, Impact
Durrel Pack - Critical Mass, Fatworm Blows A Sparky, Scuba Dive, Thanatos.
So there you have it. 100 titles that brought the 80s and early 90s to life for many fledgling gamers. All for the price of a pint of Peroni in your average London pub. It seems some things do get cheaper as time goes on.