The original Sinclair ZX Spectrum was launched in 1982 and it brought the new generation of video games in every house. Now, after more than 30 years the glorious veteran with rainbow stripes returns!
The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was backed by the inventor of the original, Sir Clive Sinclair and it was aimed to raise £100,000 ($156,000, 140,000 euros) in two months. The target was reached in 36 hours!
So the new ZX Spectrum Vega is smaller but it replicates the original design. Most buttons are gone, but you don’t need them since it’s a pure gaming console. The internal memory of the console stores 1,000 retro games. All you need to begin playing is a TV screen. The new but nostalgic version of ZX Spectrum is rather affordable – £100.
The first 4,000 consoles are already produced by company Retro Computers on the SMS Electronics factory on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Looks like British retro gamers will have a good time!
Fortunately, the new version of the legendary Sinclair computer is not the one shot. Commodore has already created a smartphone called Commodore PET. It’s an Android smartphone but with preinstalled Amiga and Commodore 64 emulators. Good old GameBoy was also resurrected using Raspberry Pi platform.