Thursday, October 24, 2013
ZX81 1K Hi-Res Game Pack Released on Tape
Dr. Beep's famous series of hi-res games for the unexpanded ZX81 has been released on tape.
Also, hi-res on ZX81? Say what? I thought that was only possible with a hardware mod? Well, a while ago it was revealed that ZX81 can actually do hi-res graphics - but only if it is running unexpanded. That means that any hi-res program for the ZX81 fit into 1K.
How far will that get you? Well, normally, not very far at all. But that doesn't stop Dr. Beep, of course. From action platformers to 3D maze games - nothing seems impossible for the Dutch machine code mastermind.
The package includes all 20 of his 1K hi-res games, plus a re-worked version of SOKOB-ONE.
If you want to try out the games before buying, they're all available for free download at www.sinclairzxworld.com (which unfortunately is down today).
The tape, made by Revival Studios, costs 15 EUR. All profits will be donated to KWF, the Royal Dutch Cancer Foundation. Details on how to order can be found here.