By Gemma @ Juicygamereviews
Back in 1982 something magical happened. No I'm not talking about the song release of Eye of the Tiger, nor am I talking about the release of Billie Jean by the King of Pop. No. I'm talking about the release of the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair Research Ltd. The personal 8-bit home computer that packed a stonking 16 KB of RAM on the base models. Stonking back then perhaps but by today's standards I can send more than that in an email. The ZX Spectrum was my first experience with a computer and Horrace was my first real protagonist as I gently tried to usher him across the road safely to collect his skies. Needless to say that my five year old self was terrible at it. Fast forward over twenty five years and now I'm able to usher that same weird looking thing across the street to bag a turn on the Ski Slope but this time, I'm using my ZX Spectrum Vega. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega was developed by the guys over at Retro Computers and manufactured by SMS Electronics in Nottingham, UK. At a press meet up in July I had a chat with Chris Smith, Chief Technical Designer of the Vega and he informed me that the Vega is an exact scaling down of the original ZX Spectrum by 58% complete with the rubber keys. Okay so the Vega doesn't adopt the full keyboard like the original but it doesn't need it.
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