This is the official companion app to the Recreated ZX Spectrum - the only authorised, full-size recreation of the 1980s personal computer... the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
The three most significant ZX Spectrum games of all, ‘Chuckie Egg’, Jet Set Willy’ and ‘Manic Miner’ ... are exclusive to the Recreated ZX Spectrum.
At launch, this Recreated ZX Spectrum companion app (and the online web app - which is available at RecreatedZXSpectrum.com) will include, ‘Chuckie Egg', 'Sinclair BASIC' (so that owners can learn to and write computer programs with the recreated device) and a huge game bundle. More games and applications will be available with each update of the apps (and the online web app).
Yet more games and applications will be available from 3rd-party vendors. A list of games and applications for the recreated device can be found at RecreatedZXSpectrum.com The list will be kept under review and will continue to be revised, as new games and applications become available, well in to the future. Games and applications from 3rd-party vendors can also be found by searching the App Store, using the search terms "Recreated ZX Spectrum".
This app can also be used without the Recreated ZX Spectrum ... using touch screen controls, (when doing so be sure to change 'original game controls' to 'iDaptive game controls' within the app) ... and includes information about the recreated device, including details of from where it may be purchased.
About the Recreated ZX Spectrum online web app:
When using the Recreated ZX Spectrum with the online web app (for Macs and PCs) ALL OF THE INCLUDED GAMES AND APPLICATIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE. This is because the Recreated ZX Spectrum online web app can only be used with the recreated device.
Comments and questions would be welcomed by ...
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Increased the number of Load / Save slots for games and programs from 4 to 20.
- Added a feature enabling Load / Save slots to be individually named, for improved identification.
- Added a News page feature to the home screen. (Information about what's included in future updates of the app(s) will appear here first.)
- Consolidated the previously existing home screen features.
Ratings and Reviews
More bandwagon jumping by Elite?
Bit coincidental that on the week the spectrum reaches 35 years old and the Spectrum NEXT receives 250k of crowd funding and is on all the major news sites that Elite decide to put this app back on the store. Wonder if the developers will get paid for the game sales this time around?
Oh and a bit about the app itself. Limited number of games available, broken promises of packs being added regularly, and better spectrum emulators available
Update: you can’t even use it on an iPhone to unlock your keyboard because a pop up keyboard which cannot be removed covers the unlock button.
Great app and best ZX reproduction so far...
The app is great, also has pixel filter option to get a more 80s (lightly blurry) screen effect.
The app and they keyboard reproduce the ZX perfectly (this means you need to know the ZX before you can enjoy this app at the fullest).
The only thing I wish they would add is rotating screen on the main interface as well as a "go back" button to make it simpler to change games.
Some review reported that Jetset Will stays on loading screen forever, this because the user haven't tried to press ENTER button on the loading screen etc... So if you had an original ZX this app (and the keyboard) is definitely what you want. But, if you never owned a ZX, then you probably want to go for some other emulators with commands on screen and such to help non ZX users.
No "restore purchases" option
The app itself seems to work fine - not as attractive an interface as Spectaculator, but functional.
But after spending a lot of time looking, and an unanswered email to customer service, I can't find an option to restore purchases anywhere. So after I uninstalled and reinstalled the app, it seems I'm expected to buy any games that I purchased previously. Luckily I had only bought a couple of games, but it still seems pretty unacceptable to me.
- Elite Systems Ltd
- 86.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Recreated ZX Spectrum TM & (C) 2015 Elite Systems Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Manic Miner £2.99
- Jet Set Willy £2.99
- Jet Set Willy II £2.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.