Elite Systems has today released ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD for the iPad, which is every retro gaming fan’s dream, a collection of hit games for the ‘80s home computer. The app kicks off with 12 games, including the following:
- Turbo Esprit
- Chuckie Egg
- Harrier Attack
- Frank Bruno’s Boxing
- Buggy Boy
Here’s what Elite MD Steve Wilcox had to say about the app:
The app will initially be priced at £2.99/€3.99/$4.99, with a free update on the way within a month, including an in-app shop and at least four more volumes containing six ZX Spectrum games each, which will be priced at £1.19/€1.59/$1.99 per volume.“The media and consumer reaction to the announcement, in late September, of Apple’s approval of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (for iPhone / iPod Touch) has been extensive and enthusiastic. The six games included in the inaugural volume have each generated a revenue significantly in excess of £1K+ (US$1.5K+).
We’ve taken the first steps toward our goal of restoring some order to the market for ZX Spectrum games. Some developers have a catalogue of in excess of 100 ZX Spectrum games; a not insignificant asset. The launch of the HD App for iPad is our next step in enabling developers and players to benefit. Our concerns continue to be to ensure that both groups understand that Vol. #1 & #2 of the HD App is a work-in-progress and that we’re committed to developing the App over the weeks and months ahead.”
Retro fans can download the app here.
Source: Elite Systems Group Ltd