ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Lite
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ABOUT - ZX SPECTRUM: ELITE COLLECTION LITE
This App, ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Lite, contains:
- Battleships (as a free game)
- plus an App Store link to the full version of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (Vol. #1 & #2) - 11 more games (plus Battleships) for £1.99 (Euro2.39, US$2.99) - incl.:
- Turbo Esprit #3 on top 100 best games, voted for by visitors to World of Spectrum
- Saboteur #10 on top 100 best games, voted for by visitors to World of Spectrum
- Chuckie Egg the classic, developed by Nigel Alderton
- Harrier Attack inspired by the conflict in the South Atlantic
- Frank Bruno’s Boxing the UK #1 Best-Seller
- Buggy Boy the arcade original driving game
ABOUT - ZX SPECTRUM: ELITE COLLECTION
We have ambitious goals for ‘ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection’ …
“… to offer access - via mobile and wireless devices - to many of the thousands of fantastic ZX Spectrum games created since 1982…
“…to restore some order to the market for ZX Spectrum games and to enable other developers and publishers to offer access to their games by licencing our technology for a modest one off fee.”
The media and consumer reaction to the announcement, in late September, of Apple’s approval of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection has been extensive and enthusiastic. Our concerns now are to ensure that both groups understand that Vol. #1 and #2 of the App is a work-in-progress, a rough diamond if you like and that we’re committed to developing the App (eliminating some of its more obvious shortcomings and adding new features) over the weeks and months ahead.
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (Vol. #1 & #2) also contains an in-app ‘shop’ and the next twenty one volumes (Vol. #3 & Vol. #23 - priced at £1.49/€1.59/US$1.99 per volume), each volume containing 6 ZX Spectrum games, including (but by no means limited to):
Alternative Collection Vol. #1, featuring – Skool Daze
- Cronosoft Collection Vol. #1, featuring various
- Cronosoft Collection Vol. #2, featuring various
- Gremlin Collection Vol. #1, featuring – Monty on the Run
- Gremlin Collection Vol. #2, featuring – Jack the Nipper
- Julian Gollop Collection, featuring - Chaos
- Odin Collection, featuring - Nodes of Yesdod
- Software Projects Collection Vol. #1, featuring – Manic Miner
- Software Projects Collection Vol. #2, featuring - Jet Set Willy
- Stephen Crow Collection, featuring - Starquake
- Vortex Collection Vol. #1, featuring – TLL
- Vortex Collection Vol. #2, featuring – Cyclone.
The in-app 'shop' also features:
- the first twelve 'Singles', each priced £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99, featuring JET SET WILLY II (bringing the total number of ZX Spectrum games, including those available as in-app purchases, to 150)
Other features include:
- iDaptive (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls. An instructional video about the iDaptive Controls can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/22qh8hl (Google: “Tiny URL 22qh8hl”)
- ‘auto save’, on exiting a game
- ‘speed boost’ and ‘AY Stereo’ sound options, (for 128K games, ‘Beyond the Ice Palace’ & ‘Saboteur 2’)
- extensive playing instructions
- option of portrait or (full-screen) landscape play / display modes
- authentic ‘Spectrum’ sound
- wikipedia.org link to ‘ZX Spectrum’
Agreements have already been reached taking to more than 200 the number of games available for inclusion in the forthcoming updates or volumes.
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.
About ZX Spectrum: The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. It sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide.
What's New in Version v1.4Updated version which now includes BattleShips instead of Batty.
-Revised front end.
-Other minor bug fixes.