The Commodore 64 was the best selling 8-bit computer in the world selling between 10 and 17 million units worldwide. The computer is well known for it sound capability, with many buying games for the system just to listen to the latest tune for their favourite composer - the likes of Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway.
The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels covers the history of the computer as well as featuring articles on the SID music chip by Andrew Fisher; Tape Loaders by Martyn Carroll and cartridges by Mat Allen.
This book looks at some of the most popular games on the system - each game receiving a double page spread with large images of the game fr the reader to enjoy.
A unique selling point of the book is that is contains 30 memoirs from those who programmed the games; wrote the music and drew the graphics. It's a captivating insight to what it was like to actually develop a game for the Commodore 64.
£15.00A copy of the brand new 2021 Annual - in stock and ready to deliver!!g
21st March - with the goal now reached, we are finalising all the text of the book. This will be done by end of March - then I will be designing and putting the book together of the following couple of weeks.
Aiming to go to print mid to end of April. There is a 4-week turnaround from the printers so the book should be sent out by mid to end of May.
23/10 - This is a pre-order scheme with the book currently being designed, all the text has been done. I will post preview images of the inside of the book as we progress over the next few weeks. It will be approx 170 pages, A5 and in hardback.
Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games, with a Foreword by David ‘Magic Knight’ Jones, collects the best of Paul Davies’ musings on the incredible world of Spectrum gaming.
The gaming phenomenon that was the ZX Spectrum, a home computer like no other, was a machine that changed lives when it burst on to the scene in the 1980s. In 10 years, it sold five million. Production ended over a quarter of a century ago, but software titles continue to be released.
Author Paul Davies is an established Spectrum games reviewer, writing for Fusion magazine, Crash, retroyak.com, indieretronews.com and regularly contributing to Retro Gamer magazine.
Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games is filled with game facts, tips and trivia as a self-confessed Speccyholic take his fellow 8-bit fanatics back to the glory years of gaming, giving us an entertaining take on the world through the lens of the amazing ZX Spectrum.
There is also a canvas, mug, aluminium print and mouse mat to grab as well, using Trevor Storey's amazing new cover.