Thanks to my good friend Jon who has kindly loaned me his ZX81, I’ve been playing around with this little black box of joy these past few days and I must say, despite it infamous dodgy keyboard, I’ve been totally blown away by this thing. I’m now starting to understand why my friends and colleagues at the Retro Computer Museum have such a huge soft spot them.
Jon had also included his ZXpand board so i’ve been able to load upteen images from SD card as well as play some of the homebrew games created just rescently. 30 years on and folk are still making software for it! Gotta love retro!
Just messin –
Also, whilst waiting for the above video to upload to YouTube, I started playing around with Pixlromatic on my iPad using one of the ZX81 photos i’d taken earlier on. I’ve had another idea, but for that I’ll need my trusty Photoshop.
In issue 99 of Retro Gamer, there was a great article on 3D Monster Maze for the ZX81, a game that I’ve never actually played myself, so that’s on my list of titles to play next. Does anyone have anymore recommendations?