Happy 30th Birthday - Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has confirmed the Apps (full title, “Sinclair ZX Spectrum 100 GREATEST HITS”) have been scheduled for release during the weekend of 20th Apr, 2012.
iOS Apps ‘100 GREATEST HITS’ & ‘100 GREATEST HITS FREE’ Announced
Commenting upon the launch plans, Elite’s MD Steve Wilcox said,
“The Apps provide the opportunity to build a collection, of the most popular SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM games from the 80s and 90s, in two great ways
1. Download ‘100 Greatest Hits’ to receive BRUCE LEE and to get 100 more classic SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM games for NO ADDITIONAL FEE! Includes:
- Manic Miner
- Jet Set Willy
- Chuckie Egg
- and much, much more.
No need to buy additional games:
- BRUCE LEE and 25 separate packs, each of 4 games, included for NO ADDITIONAL FEE!
2. Alternatively, download ‘100 Greatest Hits Free’, to get BRUCE LEE for free and to get 100 more classic SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM games for a MODEST ADDITIONAL FEE.
Buy additional games in 2 unique ways:
- 25 separate packs, each of 4 games, available for download at £1.49/Euro$1.59/US$1.99
- all 100 games for a MASSIVELY discounted price (basically the price of a cinema ticket).”
Commenting further upon the launch plans, Wilcox noted,
“The Worldwide release of the Apps will take place in late April to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. To commemorate this very special event, from 20th-27th April, 2012 only, all 100 games will be available for a sensational new release price of just £5.99/Euro6.99/US$8.99 (iPhone / iPod Touch) £8.99/Euro10.49/US$12.99 (iPad).”
Complimentary copies of the Apps will be made available to media and trade contacts on 18th April, 2012 (or earlier by agreement). A further announcement, including a full list of the available games, will be made at that time and prior to the release of the Apps.
Note: this app will NOT be updated with additional games. It’s being released specifically to celebrate the 30th Anniversary (23rd April, 2012) of the launch of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. If you’re looking for the definitive ZX Spectrum app, to which new games are added every other month or so, then search for “ZX” at the iTunes App Store and then select either ‘ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection’ (for iPhone/Touch) or ‘ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD’ (for iPad).
For further information please contact: Steve Wilcox, Elite®
Tel. + 44 (0) 154 326 8826
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and is one of Europe’s most long established developers and publishers of entertainment software.
A unique feature of the Apps is Elite’s much-vaunted iDaptive Controls (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvas controls), an instructional video for which can be found by Googling “Tiny URL 22qh8hl” and here: http://tinyurl.com/22qh8hl Other features of all of the Apps include:
- ‘auto save’ on exiting any game
- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- authentic sound
- support for Ion Audio’s iCade controller
100 Greatest Hits TM & (C) Elite Systems Group Ltd. Sinclair (R) & ZX Spectrum (R) Are Registered Trademarks Of Amstrad Ltd. Elite (R) Is A Registered Trademark In The UK (#142270) And Elsewhere. Each Included Home Computer Game And Mark Is Used With The Permission Of Its Owner. All Rights Reserved.
BRUCE LEE® is a registered trademark of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. The Bruce Lee name, image, likeness and all related indicia are intellectual property of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.brucelee.com.
BRUCE LEE: (C) 1984 – 2012, Datasoft Inc. its successors and assigns. All Rights Reserved.
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