I dug these up the other day after finding them sandwiched in between some old computer magazines. It’s a software catalogue that was included in the box of a ZX Spectrum I brought many years ago…although I can’t remember if it was the 48k Spectrum or the Spectrum + ?
Uncle Clive sure had a cool looking man-cave.
Inside are a range of double backed cards providing information on a whole range of software titles by genre. I bet there wasn’t too many kids leaving this section lying about the house for their parents to find and mistake educational software for the latest arcade hit!
I must admit though, I’m loving the 80’s Sci-Fi styling on some of the covers like ‘Forth’ & ‘Micro Prolog’.
Games, that’s more like it!
I remember reading all the hype about the planned expansion hardware like the Microdrive unit and the huge storage potential they offered and at the time I often wondering if I’d picked the wrong computer (VIC-20). Short-lived though as it turned out, they were a bit naff after all. It’s one bit of Speccy kit I’d still like to own now though.
These were also amongst the magazines as well.
I think I only ever keyed in a few of the VIC20 programs back in the day. I liked these particular books because they explained what portions of the program listing were actually doing and therefore could be modified or used as subroutines in other games.
Maybe I’ll have another go someday?