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Top 5 iPhone Games For ZX Spectrum Fans

Best ways to relive the '80s on iPhone

If you were a video game-obsessed kid in 1980s Britain, and your dad wasn't a bank manager or a solicitor or some other well-paid job, you probably owned a ZX Spectrum at some point.

This affordable, distinctively designed 8-bit computer rendered games in a tiny selection of colours, and with very basic sprites. But it offered a vast library of games that could be picked up for pocket money prices.

Gaming's moves on significantly since, but if you want to capture the spirit of Spectrum gaming, check out these top 5 iPhone games for ZX Spectrum fans.

And you won't have to wait five minutes for them to load, either.

Not a remake of a Spectrum classic, but a game that captures the spirit of Spectrum gaming perfectly. Air Supply - SOS is a beautifully balanced single-screen shooter with glorious monochrome visuals and bags of replayability.
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The Lords of Midnight originally launched for the ZX Spectrum in 1984, where it created quite a stir. This ambitious first-person strategy-RPG was ahead of its time, and this modern update brings it to iPhone in all its faithfully gaudy glory.
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8.7
Okay, so Spy vs. Spy was originally released for posh-boy computers like the Commodore 64, the Atari 8-bit range, and the Apple II. But many UK gamers will have played the fine Spectrum conversion first. This iOS update supplies flashy new graphics, but the same wicked one-on-one gameplay remains.
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7.5
We're about due a fresh update of this seminal Taito classic, but until then we'll make do with Bubble Bobble Double. The original was one of the finest games on the Spectrum, a glorious multiplayer platformer set across 100 single-screen levels, and with an ingenious bubble-blowing core mechanic.
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7.2
The Dizzy series produced what was about as close as the ZX Spectrum got to its own homegrown mascot - an anthropomorphic egg named Dizzy. The games were great too - beautiful platform-puzzlers that really stretched your powers of observation. This remake of the fourth in the series updates the visuals, but keeps its gentle quirkiness intact.
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7.2
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