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    Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    An initial batch of 400 units, without any pre-installed games, was posted out on 26th July.
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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    imagine... Ant Attack followed by Attic Attack, then a session on Penetrator, followed by a few hours on Elite... back out to play Horris Goes SKiing, and finish with Jet Pac

    Glorious.....

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Attic Attack was my favourite! Don't forget Jet Set Willy!

    Unfortunate that the actual product doesn't look at all as nice as the advertised picture.

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Only game i ever played on ZX was Double Dragon. C64 all day every day !!!!

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    I agree C-64 was miles better
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by Troopa View Post
    Only game i ever played on ZX was Double Dragon. C64 all day every day !!!!
    I had Double Dragon for my Atari ST. Awesome game

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    I had Double Dragon for my Atari ST. Awesome game
    I remember a couple of times a week getting a later bus home from school so I could stay in town and play it in the amusement arcade using my dinner money. Well worth going hungry for

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Meh, the C64 was for rich kids. Speccy FTW.

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Am I right in thinking these are shipping without any games installed?

    Doesn't that make them a bit useless?

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Buyers have the option to receive them sooner, if they're happy to install games themselves. I believe instructions on how to do this are included in the packaging.

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ... a few hours on Elite...
    If you're going to play Elite with a console controller, you might as well hit up an Android NES emulator and play the version that Braben and Bell considered the best: http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/nes/index.htm

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    You can also download a BBC Micro emulated version for free, from the Frontier store:

    https://www.frontierstore.net/games/...elite1984.html

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    You can also download a BBC Micro emulated version for free, from the Frontier store:

    https://www.frontierstore.net/games/...elite1984.html
    Nice And the actual original of course, but no real controller support. The NES version manages to adapt the entire control system to work with a D-pad and three buttons (A, B, Select), via a funky menu/icon system. I've got an android gaming thing that has a controller built in, and having been a long time Elite fanatic (having played the BBC B, Archi and PC versions of the original in my youth) I definitely rate the NES version

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Hmm, I might have to give that a try. The only Android device I have is my work mobile though - do you reckon that NES emulator will run on a Galaxy A3?

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    Except this is now just the Vega Plus.. can't call it Zx spectrum any more

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    Re: Backers start to receive their ZX Spectrum Vega Plus consoles

    This thing is trash whoever back this i feel sorry for what you're getting.. btw did anyone who commented here saw the video i couldn't stop laughing how bad this is the log is color paper LMFAO

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