Speccy - ZX Spectrum Emulator

3.7
1.19K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Speccy is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer emulator. It will run software written for Spectrum 16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3, Timex Sinclair, Sam Coupe, Pentagon, and Skorpion home computers. Features:

* Specifically optimized for Android devices, using ARM assembler and running at the same speed as a real Spectrum.
* Full screen portrait mode emulation, with options for simulating TV scanlines and fuzzy TV display.
* Records soundtrack to MIDI files.
* Includes both physical and touch screen keyboard support.
* Includes NetPlay functionality for playing over local network or Internet.
* Includes WorldOfSpectrum.org software archive browser.

* Supports snapshots (*.sna, *.z80).
* Supports loading from tapes (*.tap, *.tzx files), with authentic tape sounds.
* Supports TR-DOS and a variety of other disk image formats (*.trd, *.scl, *.fdi, *.dsk).
* Supports 128k and Fuller sound chips.

* Emulates Cursor, Protek, AGF, Kempston, and Sinclair Interface II joysticks, using touch screen, physical keyboard, or accelerometer.
* Emulates Kempston mouse.
* Emulates ZX Printer and other printers.

* Supports GoogleTV devices running Android 4.x (Jelly Bean), such as LG G2/G3.
* Supports Moga, iCade, Nyko PlayPad, and other Bluetooth and USB gamepads.
* Supports Xperia Play gaming buttons.

Speccy package itself does not contain any Spectrum programs. You should place your own Spectrum files onto the SD card before running Speccy.

Please, do not run any software you do not own with Speccy. The author cannot and will not tell you where to find free Spectrum programs.

Please, report any encountered problems here:

http://groups.google.com/group/emul8
Updated on
Jan 30, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.7
1.19K reviews
A. Moreno
August 25, 2020
Trying out the free version for now and it loads my games with ease. Tried a couple so far. The virtual directional pad does not seem to respond. If looked at the settings but doesn't seem to make a difference. I'm going to try my Bluetooth controller later and if that works I'm definitely going to upgrade to the paid version. Thanks so much for making this emulator.
11 people found this review helpful
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Anthony O'Neill
May 3, 2020
Really good, just about the best Android emulator I've seen. I'm going to get the full version - it would be great to see support for the Recreated ZX Spectrum keyboard. It's fine for most games but it doesn't pick up Symbol Shift. But really. This is superb work.
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Garage Research Emulators
May 3, 2020
Unfortunately, I do not have that keyboard here, so I cannot debug or test. If you can somehow figure out the Android key code generated by that SSHIFT key, I can add it to the app. This KeyEvent display app may be helpful: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=aws.apps.keyeventdisplay
A Google user
January 8, 2020
Incoming cassette volume is too loud. Misses most of the turbo (Speedlock) data blocks when loading .tzx format files. Keyboard seems to be lazy and only appear after a couple of seconds. Screen itself seems blurry, not as sharp as another emulator I use. If auto load is on, system is in 128k menu and go to load a 48k game the tape noise starts before the LOAD"" is ready resulting in missing the initial data block. Seem a bit of a steep price considering Spectaculator is free and works flawless.
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Garage Research Emulators
January 8, 2020
(1) Cassette noise can be disabled in Settings (2) Send me failing TZX files, will debug (3) Keyboard works fine for me, you are doing something wrong (4) Disable video interpolation in Settings (5) Do not try overriding autoload, it is called "auto-" for a reason (6) You are currently complaining about a FREE app, thanks for your review.

What's new

* Another fix to gamepad assignments to keyboard keys.
* Now showing folder name at the title instead of complete path.
* Now disabling keyboard options if there is no keyboard.