Please Note: A small number of users have reported an issue with in-app purchases. Specifically it's been reported that Google's in-app purchase system SEEMS to be requesting additional payment when re-using previously purchased in-app content. Several of those users have also reported that no additional payment is ACTUALLY taken. We are raising this issue with Google and wish to assure users of this app that we will immediately refund any duplicate charges for in-app purchases in the highly unlikely event that any are ACTUALLY incurred.
The Recreated ZX Spectrum - is the only authorised, full-size recreation of the 1980s personal computer... the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
This is the official companion app for the Recreated ZX Spectrum ... for selected Android devices ... including phones, tablets and connected TVs. This app includes Chuck Egg, Sinclair BASIC and a huge game bundle. New games and applications will be available with each update of this app.
Before using your Recreated ZX Spectrum, we recommend you view the Operating Guide (Video). To do so tap on the button in this app. The video is approximately 18 minutes long. Each of its 12 chapters can be viewed individually using the index at the end of the video. (Internet connection required.)
Help with using the Recreated ZX Spectrum with connected TVs can also be found at:
About the Recreated ZX Spectrum Android app (available Thu 15th Oct, ’15):
The three most significant ZX Spectrum games of all, ‘Chuckie Egg’, Jet Set Willy’ and ‘Manic Miner’ ... are exclusive to the Recreated ZX Spectrum.
Yet more games and applications will be available from 3rd-party vendors. A list of games and applications for the recreated device can be found at RecreatedZXSpectrum.com The list will be kept under review and will continue to be revised, as new games and applications become available, well in to the future. Games and applications from 3rd-party vendors can also be found by searching the Google Play Store, using the search terms "Recreated ZX Spectrum".
The Recreated ZX Spectrum Android app can also be used without the Recreated ZX Spectrum ... using touch screen controls, (when doing so be sure to change 'original game controls' to 'iDaptive game controls' within the app) ... and includes information about the recreated device, including details of from where it may be purchased.
About the Recreated ZX Spectrum online web app (when used with Android devices):
The Recreated ZX Spectrum online web app can be found at RecreatedZXSpectrum.com under the heading Games & Apps. It may be used with but is not optimised for use with any Android devices - consequently the games and applications contained in the online web app may run slowly when used with Android devices. It too contains Chuckie Egg, Sinclair BASIC and a huge game bundle. When using the Recreated ZX Spectrum with the online web app (for Macs and PCs) ALL OF THE INCLUDED GAMES AND APPLICATIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE. This because the Recreated ZX Spectrum online web app can only be used with the recreated device.
‘Sinclair’, ‘ZX Spectrum’ and ‘Elite’ are registered trademarks in the UK and elsewhere and are used under licence. This app © 2015, Elite Systems Ltd, a company registered in England with number 01840901.
KNOWN ISSUES: there are a couple of known issues with this app. If you’ve previously installed a version of this app then it’s possible that Option>Rotation Lock defaults to ‘portrait’. For ease of use this should be set to 'off'. This can be done by tapping on the icon. Also, there's no Settings option for the iDaptive Controls, which means that the opacity of the on-screen controls can't be changed. Consequently, they're invisible (indeed they're inactive) in landscape mode. There are probably other issues. We’re working on fixes for these issues and hope to include them in an early update.