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 ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium

 ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium

Bitmap Books

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Step into the captivating world of the ZX Spectrum, the beloved computer that defined a generation of gaming. Crafted by the innovative mind of Sir Clive Sinclair, this iconic successor to the ZX80 and ZX81 home computers ushered in an era of video gaming unlike any other. Now, you can immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of the Spectrum with "ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium" by Bitmap Books.

This meticulously curated collection of over a hundred classic games invites you to relive the glory days of the Spectrum. From early titles such as The Hobbit, Hungry Horace, and Psion's Flight Simulation to iconic gems like Manic Miner, Harrier Attack, Elite, and Jetpac, every game is a testament to the Spectrum's enduring legacy. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia as you explore the lineage of Spectrum games through archetypal loading pages and screenshots, meticulously printed on high-quality paper with special fluorescent inks that capture the vibrant essence of the Spectrum's palette.

But this compendium is more than just a visual feast—it's a journey into the hearts and minds of the artists and developers who brought these games to life. Delve into the anecdotes and reminiscences of industry legends such as the Stamper Brothers, Dave Perry, Bo Jangeborg, the Oliver Twins, Matthew Smith, Dawn Drake, Andrew Hewson, and many more. Their firsthand accounts offer a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of gaming's most beloved titles.

This stunning 304-page hardback, adorned with a spot-varnished dust cover, has been honored with the prestigious Gold award for best publication design in the Roses Creative Awards 2016. It's a testament to Bitmap Books' commitment to excellence in design and visual storytelling. So, whether you're a seasoned Spectrum enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of retro gaming, this compendium is your ticket to a glorious, garish, character-clashing journey back in time.

Published by Bitmap Books, renowned for their visually ambitious retro gaming books, "ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium" is a testament to their dedication to preserving gaming history in stunning detail. With contributions from the industry's most experienced writers, designers, and gaming experts, this compendium is a celebration of the Spectrum's enduring legacy. So, don't miss your chance to own a piece of gaming history—grab your copy today and embark on a colorful journey through the golden age of gaming.

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