A Very Spectrum Christmas: Celebrating Seasonal Software on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
By Thomas A. Christie
Throughout the 1980s, thousands of British children were lucky enough to discover a Sinclair ZX Spectrum under their Christmas trees and soon found their eyes opened to a virtual world of wonder. But Santa Claus did more than deliver computers — sometimes he appeared on them, too.
From the author of The Spectrum of Adventure and A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas, this book delves into the Spectrum’s extraordinary pantheon of seasonal games: the good, the bad, the surprising, the unabashedly surreal and the occasionally rather tenuous.
From the machine’s formative days in the early eighties right through to the latest independent releases, A Very Spectrum Christmas takes a look at what makes a truly memorable festive title for the vintage home microcomputer... as well as unearthing a few games that may have become lost in the mists of Christmas past for good reason.
Fully illustrated with colour screenshots of all the games under discussion, A Very Spectrum Christmas is a treasure trove of yuletide software experiences — where eighties nostalgia collides with modern day homebrew innovation with frequently unexpected results!
A Very Spectrum Christmas features a foreword by Mel Croucher - video games pioneer, owner of the United Kingdom's first software house, musician, journalist, author, and founder of the Jeeni streaming music platform.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a Registered Trademark, Copyright ©1982 Sinclair Research Ltd., all rights reserved. This book is an unofficial publication and has neither been endorsed nor approved by Sinclair Research Ltd.
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