Barbarian (for iPhone / iPod Touch)
Barbarian HD (for iPad)
A feature of the App (which is expected to go live on the iTunes App Store at around noon BST on Friday 22 nd April and will later be offered as an in-app purchase within the“ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection” apps at around noon BST on Friday 29 th April) is the support (either at launch, or in the first update) for TV-out on iPhone 4, 4 thGeneration iPod Touch and iPad. (Requires, separately sold, Apple TV-Out Component Cable or Apple VGA Adapter, or 100% compatible).
Other features of the App include:
- <*>iDaptive (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad&canvass) Controls, an instructional video for which can be found by Googling“Tiny URL 22qh8hl” and here: http://tinyurl.com/22qh8hl*> <*>‘auto save’ on exiting any game*> <*>separate infinite-lives version*>
Speaking about the App, Elite® MD Steve Wilcox said,
- <*>the App will always be priced at£1.19 (Euro1.59, US$1.99)*> <*>later this year, just ahead of the 30th Anniversary of its launch, Elite will be re-launching the Sinclair ZX Spectrum; the re-publishing of“Barbarian”– Palace Software’s‘signature’ ZX Spectrum game from 1987 along with the exploration of support for wireless keyboards is all part of our preparation*> <*>to locate the App, just search for“ZX” at the iTunes App Store*>
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and is one of Europe’s most long established developers and publishers of entertainment software.
About ZX Spectrum: The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. It sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. The ZX Spectrum software library currently consists of some 10,000 games.
About Palace Software: Palace Software was a British video game publisher and developer during the 1980s based in London, England. It was notable for the Barbarian and Cauldron series of games for 8-bit home computer platforms, in particular the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64. It caused some controversy with its advertisements in computer magazines, particularly for Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax which featured Page Three girl Maria Whittaker as a scantily-clad female warrior. Palace's developers included artist Steve Brown and musician Richard Joseph. In 1991, Palace Software's parent company, Palace Group, sold it.
The following weekend (29 th April, 2011) Elite Systems will be updating its ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection apps, adding a further 24 ZX Spectrum games as in-app purchases, bringing the total available (including 96 as in-app purchases) to 108
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (for iPhone / iPod Touch)
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD (for iPad)