Best ZX Spectrum Games

This is a selection of the best games for ZX Spectrum. This doesn't mean the version you will download here is always the ZX Spectrum one, it could be the version for another platform. If you are looking for ZX Spectrum versions only, check the new Game Browser.

Kick Off 2

Kick Off 2 is the sequel to Dino Dini's Kick Off, one of the most appreciated soccer sims of the '90s. Developed by Anco Software, it was published in 1990, one year later the first game, for the Amiga,...

Year: 1990 Genre: Sports Updated: 2017-05-01 Tags: football soccer amiga atarist

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble and was developed and published by Taito in 1987 for arcade only. It would remain arcade only until 1990 when it was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64 and...

Year: 1989 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-08-24 Tags: arcade vertical scrolling fantasy

The Bard's Tale

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard’s Tale (or simply The Bard's Tale) is a role playing game designed by Michael Cranford and developed by Interplay. Released initially for the Apple II in 1985,...

Year: 1986 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-07-12 Tags: fantasy turn-based dungeon crawler swords and sorcery

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis and in 1990 to the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2015-11-03 Tags: arcade fantasy fighting genesis

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is not only one of the most popular arcade ever created, but also a personal favourite of GamesNostalgia. This 2D cartoon action platformer designed by Fukio Mitsuji (aka MTJ) was released...

Year: 1987 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-10-14 Tags: arcade platformer

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist is one of the most popular fighting games of the 80s. It's a martial arts fighting game created by Gregg Barnett for the Beam Software and released in 1985. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-12-18 Tags: fighting martial arts

The Pawn

The Pawn is a text adventure created by Magnetic Scrolls initially for the Sinclair QL and published by Sinclair Research in 1985. The game wasn't very successful and one year later Magnetic decided to...

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-05-26 Tags: fantasy interactive fiction with graphics

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a 1983 video game developed by Free Fall Associates and published by Electronic Arts. The concept is similar to chess, but with real-time fights between pieces to decide...

Year: 1985 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-11-25 Tags: real-time turn-based chess variants

Carrier Command

Carrier Command is a vehicle simulation and a real-time strategy game developed by Realtime Games in 1988 for the Atari ST, then later ported to several other platforms including Amiga, DOS, ZX Spectrum,...

Year: 1988 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2015-11-17 Tags: naval real-time sci-fi/futuristic atari st

Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II is the arcade sequel to the original Street Fighter and was developed and published by Capcom in 1991. Originally made for arcades, it was later released for other platforms, including...

Year: 1992 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-11-13 Tags: fighting arcade

Stunt Car Racer

Stunt Track Racer (Stunt Car Racer in the UK) is a racing videogame developed by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroStyle in 1989 for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad...

Year: 1989 Genre: Racing Updated: 2017-01-27 Tags: racing stunt

R-Type

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot-em-up arcade created by Irem in 1987. The graphics design was inspired by H. R. Giger's artwork for the Alien movies. The game was ported to several home computers including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-11-26 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Uridium

Uridium is a science fiction side-scrolling shoot 'em up originally designed by Andrew Braybrook for the Commodore 64. It was one of the most popular game for the 8-bit home computer and it won the award...

Year: 1986 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2016-12-18 Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter c64

Nebulus

Nebulus (known as Tower Toppler in the US) is an action platformer developed and designed by John M Phillips initially for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. Later it was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-09-14 Tags: arcade action

ZX Spectrum

ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The Spectrum models sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide