17 th November 2010– Lichfield, Staffs, United Kingdom
Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has announced the launch (also available as a free update for Vol. #1) of“ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection™ (Vol. #2)”– a collection of hit games for the 80’s home computer - for iPhone&iPod Touch.
The major feature of the update (which is expected to go live on the App Store w/c 22 nd November) is the inclusion of 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
Other features of Vol. #2 include:
- <*>6 new games, taking the number included to 12*> <*>‘auto save’ on exiting any game*> <*>‘speed boost’ option and‘AY Stereo’ sound, (for the 128K games,‘Beyond the Ice Palace’ and‘Saboteur 2’)*>
Speaking about the App, Elite® MD Steve Wilcox said,
- the App will always be priced at£0.59 (Euro0.79, US$0.99)
- there’ll be a further free update, within a month, including an in-App‘shop’ and at least 4 more volumes (#3 through to #6 - priced at£0.59/€0.79/US$0.99 per volume), each containing 6 ZX Spectrum games, bringing the total available (including those available as an in-app purchase) to at least 36
- if the iDaptive Controls are as well received as we hope, we’ll include them in the first update of the recently released ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD for iPad.
A preview video of Vol. #1 is still available - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOnUmO7oLgA
Steve Wilcox, Elite®
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.