ZX Spectrum Next - Any backers out there?

myPinballs

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I just had notification that my new ZX Spectrum Next is finally going to be devliered today :)

I had pretty much forgotten all about this project seeing as it was 3 years ago when i backed it

Pics of it later hopefully :)

Any one else in on the kickstarter and getting their machines or already got them?

I really want to make some stuff for it, but time is just spread so thin right now :)

Maybe just setup and play some games!!
 
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My favourite on the original was r-type. An almost exact arcade conversion! the guy who programmed it wrote a short book on his journey creating it to!

The next has more power than the original so looking forward to seeing what comes out.
 

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Yes i backed one of those too i'd written it off to be honest.
 

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Not checked my number, but i joined later on - i wanted to see what strech goals had been hit first ;)
 

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I want one, if only to play Stonkers once again, and skool days oh god and Alchemist ... and and and :)

I still have my Amiga, retro gaming at its best IMO.
 
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@myPinballs Jim - I thought you were making your own spectrum remake?
Yes i did and boards are available. Mine is a remake board thats the same spec as an original 128k with a few extras like kempston joystick, better ram ic usage and scart. And it fits into an original + case. The next is a more powerful machine to begin with and is backwards compatible to older games.
 

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That’s nice👌 Me and a few mates had Oric 1’s and were spectrum haters😂

Did have spectrum in the end as it had loads of games, loved manic minor, Commodores were my favs though.
Oric .... ! Unlucky - there was always one kid in class whose parents messed up :D

We had a ZX81 initially - given to us by my Dads friend who was an early home computer nut. I remember 3D Monster Maze on it, and the Flight Simulator ... incredible really on just 16K

Then at Christmas ...1983 ..... Commodore 64 ! That was it - didn't see me and my brother for a few years after that. Until girls/music/drinking pushed out computer games :D

This week I have mostly been revisiting the classic Raid On Bungeling Bay ! I don't remember it being so bloody hard

 
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Wish my parents messed up that was paid by my Saturday milk round, they were too busy boozing😤
C64 was a game changer, happy days them. Me and my wife played that when we were at school going out.
 
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Same boat as Poibug as I had a dragon. Still remember Donkey King was great. Other games not so much.

Always hated the BBC kids. To this day I still haven’t played Elite.
 

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I have a ZX Spectrum and then a ZX Spectrum +2. A mate had an Amstrad with slabs of toast for "disks" that you had to use. :)