SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM VEGA GAME CONSOLE £54.99 @ IWWOT
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SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM VEGA GAME CONSOLE £54.99 @ IWWOT

£54.99£69.98 21% IWantOneOfThose Deals
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Found 25th Nov
I love my speccy back in the day not sure about this keyboard though. Anyone got one?

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I've got one. The hardware is pretty good, some ok games on it (not played them all!!) and the option to add ROMs for other games. I struggled to find many roms in the right format (though didn't spend a lot of time looking), and found it hard to map the controls properly.

As fas as I know, the people behind it have been embroiled in legal disputes for years; and most of the headline games had to be removed as the right holders refused permission.

The console is so late to market, it has been classed as vapourware for over a year; how they have managed to get anything to the market is a miracle.

If you are an avid Speccy fan, you probably already know all this, if you arent - be warned that this may not live up to the hype, and the people behind it may vanish leaving no support.

If you have a pc what about just using a spectrum emulator
worldofspectrum.org/
Trying desperately not to play Manic Miner again
Edit too late - remembered there is a javascript version jsspeccy.zxdemo.org/
Edited by: "gari189" 25th Nov

zx spectrum + 2, my first ever games console/ computer, those tapes loading, what a pain lol

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Jet set Willy and the banyan tree so annoying 😁

Or get an RasPi and make retropie for less and more emulators

This is definitely retro console "Output – three cable composite leads/RCA plugs (can be used with scart connection also with appropriate plug adaptor)" loved my spectrum but this really doesnt get my heart racing, why no full rubber keyboard ?

Wouldn't this be better from GAME at £24.99?

game.co.uk/en/…251

Bob_Green1 h, 59 m ago

Wouldn't this be better from GAME at …Wouldn't this be better from GAME at £24.99?https://www.game.co.uk/en/the-recreated-sinclair-zx-spectrum-2050251


No definately not that is nothing more than some sort of Bluetooth keyboard. REAL hardware available cheaply on eBay or an emulator would be best.
Edited by: "trevcjohnson" 26th Nov

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I still have my speccy but can't seem yo find a tape player that isn't stupidly expensive

daz_75 my understanding is that people down load game images and use an sd card on a real spectrum

Gentle_Giant15 h, 0 m ago

As fas as I know, the people behind it have been embroiled in legal …As fas as I know, the people behind it have been embroiled in legal disputes for years; and most of the headline games had to be removed as the right holders refused permission.The console is so late to market, it has been classed as vapourware for over a year; how they have managed to get anything to the market is a miracle.If you are an avid Speccy fan, you probably already know all this, if you arent - be warned that this may not live up to the hype, and the people behind it may vanish leaving no support.


This is the precursor to the one you've heard all the above about and AFAIK before the people involved pretty much all fell out with each other and the legal disputes started. Was released in 2015. The thing you're referring to is the Vega+ which is still not released (nor in progress if most of those commenting on it are to be believed)

TBH it does what it says on the tin, but really is worth about £20 tops. So a great deal off RRP, but not a great thing to have.

There is a whole website dedicated to the bitter fighting around the ill-fated follow up to this, the Vega+, for which £500,000 was crowdfunded.

retro-computers.co.uk/

Thanks for correcting me.

So, the longevity of this isnt good, and tech support probably non-existent.

Am I correct in thinking that the Vega+ fiasco has also forced a change to how crowd-funding works?

Just get spectrum emulator on android phone. Every game ever free

Gentle_Giant7 h, 47 m ago

Thanks for correcting me.So, the longevity of this isnt good, and tech …Thanks for correcting me.So, the longevity of this isnt good, and tech support probably non-existent.Am I correct in thinking that the Vega+ fiasco has also forced a change to how crowd-funding works?



I think if you decide it's a good buy then it just is what it is, no need for tech support, updates etc.

I'm not sure if it's changed how crowd-funding works, from what I understand the money has been completely misappropriated, so I'd hope it could effect some change. However the crowd-funding enablers take their cut so I doubt they'll do much unless it really kicks off.

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Jezz.king26th Nov

Just get spectrum emulator on android phone. Every game ever free


Which one?

Daz75 . I use spectacol. I think its great

daz_7525th Nov

Jet set Willy and the banyan tree so annoying 😁


Hardest thing in gaming. JSW is the real Dark Souls.

paully25th Nov

I've got one. The hardware is pretty good, some ok games on it (not played …I've got one. The hardware is pretty good, some ok games on it (not played them all!!) and the option to add ROMs for other games. I struggled to find many roms in the right format (though didn't spend a lot of time looking), and found it hard to map the controls properly.


I have the whole romset. Pokes , mags digitized on mine (2.5gb of stuff) It was Easy to find on the net. Its a bit annoying mapping the keys on certain game thou
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