Retrofeeling im Handheld-Format: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+

Vor gut 1,5 Jahren erschien der ZX Spectrum-Emulator Vega. Dieser bestand aus einem kompakten Controller inklusive der Möglichkeit, über eine microSD-Karte zig tausend Spiele zu laden. Allerdings brauchte man dazu immer einen separaten Bildschirm. Die Modellvariante Vega+ sollte alles besser und jegliches Zubehör überflüssig machen. Doch was ist aus diesem Konzept und der dazugehörigen Crowdfundingkampagne eigentlich geworden? Eine Bestandsaufnahme.

Geld für Retrospielzeug: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+

Über eine Crowdfundingkampagne auf der Plattform Indiegogo, wurde auf das Projekt aufmerksam gemacht. Die Idee, einen ZX Spectrum im Handheld-Format herzustellen, kam super an. Jedenfalls bis zum Einsammeln von finanziellen Mitteln. Denn das Ziel von 100.000 Britischen Pfund wurde mit 367 Prozent locker erreicht. Zwei Jahre vorher konnte das erste Vega-Modell auch schon erfolgreich finanziert werden. Warum also, sollte diesmal etwas schiefgehen?

Das tat es allerdings. Und so gab es immer wieder Verzögerungen mit der Fertigstellung von Vega+. Offizieller Auslieferungstermin war September 2016. Mit dem heutigen Datum kam es noch zu keiner Auslieferung der Geräte. Laut BBC wurde die Crowdfundingkampagne gestoppt, da sich die Kritiken häuften und sich der Hersteller „Retro Computers Ltd“ nicht äußerte. Doch letzteres hat sich glücklicherweise geändert. Auf der entsprechenden Projektseite von Indiegogo erschienen nun verschiedene Blogbeiträge. So verkündete „Retro Computers Ltd“ vor fünf Tagen, dass es doch weitergeht. Laut Dr. David Levy (Mitgründer der Firma) gab es in den letzten Monaten verschieden Schwierigkeiten. Diese sind aber nun überwunden. Schließlich hatte man alles versucht, damit das Projekt Vega+ nicht stirbt. Levy und seine Mitarbeiter sind daher guter Hoffnung. Der Originalbeitrag findet sich unter www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sinclair-zx-spectrum-vega-plus-console-games#/updates. Vielleicht geschehen ja doch noch Wunder. Mehr als Abwarten können wir jetzt nicht mehr. Das sag sich die Backer, die etliches an Geld vorgeschossen hatten, aber schon seit Monaten.

Video „Dr. David Levy interviewt Sir Clive Sinclair“

Technische Daten Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

  • Spiele: 1.000 Spielen vorinstalliert (Liste siehe unten)
  • Erweiterung: microSD-Kartenslot
  • Strom: USB (5 Volt)
  • Anschlüsse: S-Video, Stereo-Audio (insgesamt 3x Chinch)
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 2016

Technische Daten Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+

  • Monitor: 4:3 Zoll LCD integriert
  • Spiele: 1.000 Spielen vorinstalliert
  • Erweiterung: microSD-Kartenslot
  • Strom: MiniUSB (5 Volt)
  • Anschlüsse: Kombibuchse 3,5 mm Klinkenstecker für Kopfhörer und A/V
  • Akkulaufzeit: bis zu 6 Stunden
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 2017

Übersicht aller vorinstallierten 1.000 Spiele

2088Emilio Butragueno FootballMoggy AdventureStuart Henry's Pop Quiz
1994 - Ten Years AfterEmilio Sanchez Grand SlamMole on the DoleSubacuatic
20-20 VisionEncyclopedia of WarMole Rat!Subacuatic Reloaded
3D Noughts & Crosses - V1End ZoneMolemaniaSubmariner
3D Noughts & Crosses - V2Endless Forms Most BeautifulMononoSudoku
3D-TanxEnduranceMonty is InnocentSumer
A Bomb Under ParliamentEngineer HumptyMonty on the RunSun Star
A Day in the Life of ArnoldEric & the FloatersMore Tea, Vicar?SunBucket
A Dungeon RompEscapeMorris Meets the BikersSuper Brat
A Harvesting MoonEscape From Hodgkins' ManorMothershipSuper Cars
A Hero for SoraniaEspionage IslandMotor MassacreSuper Scramble Simulator
A Legacy For AlaricETaMotorcycle 500Super Sports
A Serpentine TaleEveryone's A WallyMountie Mick's Death RideSuperCom
A Stroll in the Bleak ForestEvil RealmMr. Wong's Loopy LaundrySuperkid
A Touch Too MuchExcalibur: Sword of KingsMultiDudeSuperkid in Space
A Visit to Trev and Carol'sExtremeMunch ManSwettibitz in Space
A.T.A.C.F.I.R.E.MunchmanSwitchblade
ACE 2088Factory DazeMurder - He SaidSword of Bhakhor
AdventFaerieMurder HuntSwordfight at Midnight
Adventure In BristolFahrenheit 3000Murder Hunt 2Swords of Bane
Adventures of a Common FrogFarmer Jack 1Murder Mystery WeekendTank Command
AfteroidsFarmer Jack 2Music MakerTarget
Agatha's FollyFarmer Jack 3Mutan ZoneTax Returns
Ahhh!!Feline FancyMutant MontyTears of the Moon
Aladdin's CaveFind the MateMutant Monty 2Techno Cop
AlbatrossityFinders KeepersMutinyTeenage Emergency
Alien DestroyerFirestormMystery of the Indus ValleyTen Green Bottles
Alien EvolutionFirewolfMythTen Pin Challenge
Alien InsectsFistful Of NecronomiconsN.E.I.L. AndroidTenebra Macabre
Alien MazeFlameoutNato AssaultTerraform
Alien Research CentreFlight SimulationNecks PleaseTerry's Travels
All In A Day's WorkFlight SimulatorNemoÕs IslandThe 12 Days of Xmas
All Present and CorrectFlippitNervos This PositionThe 39 Steps
Alter EgoFloarea SoareluiNifty LiftyThe Abbey of Death
Alter Ego 2: DreamwalkerFootball FrenzyNight StalkerThe Adventures of Crusoe
AmazeFootball GloryNightwingThe Adventures Of Robin Hood
An Everyday Tale...Footballer of the YearNimThe Adventures of Sinbad
AnglerFootballer of the Year 2Ninja HamsterThe Amulet Of Dareth
Another Brick on the WallFor Pete's SakeNinjajarThe Apprentice
Another Brick on the Wall 2Forbidden PlanetNo 1The Armageddon Man
Apple JamForce FighterNormanThe Bardic Rite
April 7thForest of EvilNorman's LamentThe Beast of Torrack Moor
AquasquadFormula OneNorth StarThe Beginning Of The End
ArchaicFour Minutes To MidnightNosferatu the VampyreThe Bermuda Triangle
Army MovesFrank N Stein RebootedNousThe Black Tower
ArnhemFrank the FleaNth ZoneThe Blackskull Mountains
Arnold The AdventurerFrankensteinNuclear CountdownThe Challenge
Arnold The Adventurer IIFredNumber Six In The VillageThe Chard
Arnold The Adventurer IIIFreddy HardestOcean RacerThe Charm
ArturaFrightmareOddballThe Citadel
AstroblastersFrog 5Odyssey 1The Cloak
AstronomerFrom Out Of A Dark Night SkyOffice SpaceThe Crown Of Lithrune
Astro-WarsFrost ByteOlli & Lissa II: HalloweenThe Crystal of Chantie
Atic AtacFuddo And SlamOlympicsThe Crystal Of Kings
Auf Wiedersehen MontyFuture KnightOn ReflectionThe Cup
Aunt VelmaGalactiansOn the OcheThe Curse Of Calutha
AurascopeGalactic GunnersOn the RunThe Curse of Nimue
Aussie Rules - V1Galactic InvasionOne Day CricketThe Dark Tower
Aussie Rules - V2Galactic Jail BreakOne Hundred and Eighty!The Darkest Road
AutomonopoliGalactic PatrolOne Of Our Wombats Is MissingThe Dogboy
AutorennenGalaxy AttackOperation HormuzThe Domes Of Sha
AvengerGalaxy FighterOrionThe Double
Aztec AssaultGame Over IIOrpheus in the UnderworldThe Dragonstar Trilogy
BabalibaGame Without A NameOutcastThe Duct
Back to SkoolGBA Championship BasketballOverkillThe Egg
Backgammon - Version 1Gee Bee Air RallyPandemoniaThe Elfin Wars
Backgammon - Version 2Gem ChaserParabolaThe Ellisnore Diamond
BallbreakerGem Chaser 2Paradise in MicrodotThe Emerald Elf
Ballbreaker IIGerry the GermParis DakarThe Enchanted Cottage
Balowwwn!Get Me To The Church On TimePass Your Driving TestThe Energem Enigma
Balrog And The CatGhost CastlePawsThe Envelope
Balrog's Day OutGlug GlugPegasusThe Escaping Habit
BananabyGobblemanPegasus BridgeThe Extricator
Banger ManagementGods of WarPendragonThe Eye of Bain
Bargain BasementGoku MalPeriscope UpThe Final Chorus
Battery's Not PrecludedGold MinePersonal Computer Whirled!The Final Demand
Battleships - Version 1Gold or GloryPets vs Aliens PrologueThe Final Frontier
Battleships - Version 2GolfPetulant PoogslayThe Fire Ruby
Battleships - Version 3Gommy, Medieval DefenderPhantomas at the MuseumThe Forest Stop
Beatle QuestGonzalezzPhantomas Saga: InfinityThe Fury
Behind Closed DoorsGoodyPhantomas Tales #1The General
Behind Closed Doors 2GORPhantomas Tales #4The Golden Apple
Behind Closed Doors 3GravibotsPhantomasa 2The Golden Locket
Behold AtlantisGrebitPhoenixThe Golden Pyramid
BeTiled!Grid MasterPi in the SkyThe Gordello Incident - Intro
Beyond EldoradoGrid PatrolPi ThereThe Great Detective
Big Ben Strikes AgainGrid TrapPi-BalledThe Green Death
BismarckGround ZeroPi-EyedThe Hammer Of Grimmold
Black BeardGrumpy GumphreyPiggyThe Hit
Black SunGunboatPi-In'EreThe House
Blastermind!GunfighterPimaniaThe Infiltrator
Blind PanicGunfrightPimeval ManThe Invisible Invader
BlinkGunpowder, Treason and PlotPizza BarThe Islands Of Sinbad
BlitzGutzPlanet of DeathThe Jade Necklace
Blood ValleyH.A.T.E.Planet of ShadesThe Khangrin Plans
BMX NinjaH.R.H.PlanetoidsThe Krazy Kartoonist Kaper
Bog Of BritHades NebulaPotty PigeonThe Labours Of Hercules
BoidHalls of the ThingsPride of the FederationThe Last Mission
Bomb EdHandy AndyPro Golf - Pebble BeachThe Last Mohican
BomberHard CheesePro Golf II - Royal LythamThe Last Vampire
BombscareHarry Hare's LairPro Mountain Bike SimulatorThe Legacy
BonkersHaunted HouseProfessional SoccerThe Little Wandering Guru
Book of the DeadHenry's HoardPunch & JudyThe Living Body
BooteeHerbert's Dummy RunPush OffThe Lone Electron
Boovie 2HerculesPusherThe Lost Children
Bored Of The RingsHere Be TygersPyjamaramaThe Lost Temple
BounderHero QuestQangThe Lost World
Bounty HunterHero Quest 2Quadracube, 3DThe Magic Isle
Box ReloadedHide and SeekQuann TullaThe Mapper
Boxing CoachHigh SteelQuantum GardeningThe Master
Boxing ManagerHob's HoardQuest For The Holy JoystickThe Menagerie
Boyd FileHop 'n' ChopRace TrackThe Mines of Lithiad
BreakawayHorace & the SpidersRadiomaniaThe Miser
BreakoutHorace Goes SkiingRagnablockThe Mummy's Crypt
Brian The Dishonest...Horace Goes to the TowerRakattakThe Muncher
Brian The Novice BarbarianHostageRally DriverThe Mystery of The Nile
BronxHotch PotchRamire the Vampire 1The Nether Regions
Bubble BusterHouse on the TorRamire the Vampire 2The Odyssey of Hope
Bugaboo the FleaHowzatRamon RodriguezThe Official Father Xmas Game
BugsyHudson HawkRapedeThe Oppressed Land
Bulbo And The Lizard-KingHumphreyRaymond PringleThe Paranoia Complex
BunnyHumpty Dumpty 1Realm Of DarknessThe Pawns Of War
Burlish AdventureHumpty Dumpty 2Reckless RufusThe Pendant of Logryn
BustoutHungry HoraceRedbeard's TreasureThe Planets
Butcher HillHunterReflectionsThe Prodigy
Buzzsaw+Hypa RaidRescueThe Quest For The Holy Snail
Byte MeHyperlaneRescue in the GulfThe Real Stunt Experts
CadaverionHyperlane+Revenge of the C5The Realm
Cannibals from Outer SpaceHysteriaRevenge of the Killer TomatoesThe Return of the Holy Joystick
Canyon WarriorI AlienRevolverThe Secret of Little Hodcome
Cap'n RescueI Need SpeedRexThe Secret Of St. Brides
CasanovaIce Station ZeroRhyme CrymeThe Sefton Manor Assignment
Castle AdventureiDRik the RoadieThe Shard of Inovar
Castle QuestiLogicAllRiver RescueThe Sillycon War
Catch 23I'm in ShockRoad RacersThe Slaughter Caves
CatwalkImpactRobin the OutlawThe Smuggler
CavemanImplosionRoboreThe Snow Queen
CavemaniaImpossamoleRobot RumpusThe Song of Taliesin
Caverns of KontoniaIn Search Of AngelsRock ÕN RollerThe Spore
Celtic CarnageInca CurseRogue CometThe Staff Of Power
Centipede - Version 1Indoor SoccerRomitThe Star Fly
Centipede - Version 2Infernal CombustionRonnie Goes To HollywoodThe Survivors
CentipedesInternational RugbyRoom TenThe Taxman Cometh
CeriusInto The MysticRugby BossThe Three Lights of Glaurung
Chain ReactionInvaders - Version 1Run Bill RunThe Time Lords Amulet
Chambers of DeathInvaders - Version 2Run for GoldThe Trader Trilogy
Championship BaseballInvasion ForceS.M.A.S.H.E.D.The Train Game
Championship SprintInvestigationsSabre WulfThe Treasure Of Santa Maria
Chequered FlagIron SoldierSaimazoomThe Trouble With Trolls
Chess TutorItemiadaSam Stoat SafebreakerThe Tunnel
Chinese PatienceIythusSam's Unexcellent AdventureThe Twilight Zone
Chopper MissionIzzy WizzySamuraiThe Unborn One
City of DeathJack And The BeanstalkSantaThe Valley
City PatrolJack in MagiclandSarlmoorThe Very Big Cave Adventure
Civil ServiceJack the NipperSatcomThe Violator Of Voodoo
Civil Service IIJack the Nipper IISavageThe Warlock's Treasure
Classic AxiensJapanese Monster Castle 3SchoolThe Well Of Zol
Classic InvadersJason's GemSchool 2The Wizard Of Oz
Classic MuncherJester QuestScoopThe Wonderful Whotsit
Cloud 99Jet PacoScore 3020The Woods of Winter
ColiseumJetpacSea BattlesTheatre Europe
Colossus Chess 4Jet-StorySeahawkTheme Park UK
ColumnsJigsawSeaside SorceryTheme Park USA
Comando TracerJINJ 2: Belmonte's RevengeSecret CodeTheodore Can't Fly
Combat ZoneJock and the Time RingsSectorThere's a Hole in Your Bucket
Complica DXJourney to the Centre...Sector InvasionThing Bounces Back
ConfusedJuggernautSeekeyThree Weeks in Paradise
ConfuzionJulifrustris in the CitySe-Kaa of AssiahThro' the Wall
Connect 4JumbleSgt. Helmet ZeroThunderturds
Contact Sam CruiseJumpShaws IIITiless
Convoy RaiderJungle JieShe VampiresTime Machine
CoracleJungle WarriorSheer PanicTime Wreck
Corporal StoneJust One Of Those DaysSherlock: A Matter of EvilTimezone
CorsairsKaboom!Sherwood ForestTinderbox
Cosa NostraKentucky RacingShip of DoomTitanic
Cousin Horace - IntroductionKhazzad-DumShoot ReduxToddler Trouble
Crack CityKick OffShoot-OutToilet Truble
Crack-UpKidnapShove a SledgeTour de Force
CrawlerKidnappedShuttlebugTower of Brahma
Cray 5KimSilhouette Colour DoodleTower of Evil
Crazy CastlesKnight LifeSilverwolfTracer Command
Crazy Er*BertKnight LoreSir AbabolTracksuit Manager
Creatures And CavernsKnight TymeSir Ababol 2Trailblazer
Creepy DungeonsKnights & Demons DXSir Ababol DXTrailer 2
Cricket-CrazyKobyashi Ag'KwoSir FredTranz Am
CrossfireKobyashi NaruSito Pons 500ccTridex
CuddlesKongÕs RevengeSkate CrazyTrom
Curse of the Seven FacesKrakoutSkatin' USATrooper: Point 5
CybexLabour PainsSkittlesTuareg
CyroxLabyrynthSkool DazeTurbo Girl
Cyrus IS ChessLala LahSlubberdegullionTurbo the Tortoise
DandyLala PrologueSnakeTurtle Timewarp
Dark CastleLarry the LemmingSnake ByteTusker
Dark FusionLaserwarpSnareT'was a Time of Dread
Dark StarLaskar's CrystalSnoball in HellTwilight
Davy Jones LockerLaskar's ReturnSnookeredTwinz!
Daylight RobberyLazy JonesSnow JokeTwister
Dead or AliveLeague FootballSoccer BossType-Rope
Deadly Labyrinth of Lord XyrxLeopold The MinstrelSoccer ChallengeUlises
Deadly MissionLifeboatSoccer Cup QuizmasterUltimate Warrior
Death Before DishonourLifelineSoccer StarUnderwurlde
Death Chess 5000LifetermSoccer SupremoUrban
Deek's DeedsLightmareSokobanUwol, Quest for Money
Deep StrikeLimelightSolar FireVampire's Empire
DefenderLivingstone IISophistryVendetta
DeflektorLivingstone, I PresumeSOS RescueVenom
DemigodLoads of MidnightSpace 7Venturama
DemonslairLoco BingoSpace CrusadeVikings
Desert IslandLoose EndsSpace RaidersVixen
Desert RatsLos Amores de BrunildaSpace WarriorVulcan
Desmond And GertrudeLost In TimeSpawn of EvilW*H*B
Devil DiverLuna AtacSpecial Intergalactic PainterW.A.R.
Devilish AutocrashLunar JetmanSpecmanWanted - Monty Mole
DexLunar RescueSpectrum ChessWC Boxing Manager
Diablo!Mad DashSpectrum Chess IIWeaver Of Her Dreams
Dilithium LiftMad FlunkySpectrum Micro ChessWells & Fargo
Discs of DeathMad Mix GameSpectrum SaysWheelie
Disposable HeroesMaglaxiansSpectrum Voice ChessWho Dares Wins II
Doctor What!Magma ManSpeed DuelWhopper Chase
Dodge'UmsMagnetic MoonSpellboundWhy Is...
Dogmole TuppowskiMan About The HouseSpindizzyWilly the Wasp
Dollars in the DustMansion QuestSpiritsWilly the Wasp 2
DominatorMariano the DragonSpitfire 40Wind Surfer
DominetrisMarie Celeste AdventureSplat!Winter Term
DoombaseMaritrini Monster SlayerSplattrWitch Hunt
Double AgentMaroonedSpooky CastleWitchfiend
Dr Jekyll And Mr HydeMartian Knock OutStage CoachWizard Quest - The Guide
Dragon QuestMasterchessStainless SteelWolfman
DragoniaMatch PointStalkerWorld Class Leaderboard
DraughtsMatchmakerStamp QuestWorld Cup Football
Driller TanksMaziacsStar DragonWorld Heavyweight Boxing
Drunk PolicemanMega-ApocalypseStar FlawsWunderchar$
Dung DarachMeganova - The WeaponStar PawsX=Y=Z
Dungeons of MaldreadMeltdownStar PilotXenon
D'Veel'NgMerhownie's LightStar SwallowX-Mas Ludo
Earth DefenceMetabolisStar WreckXtroth - The Adventure
EarthshockMetal Man ReloadedStarbusterYeti
Easy Peasy AdventureMetalyxStardustZaraks
EclipseMeteoroidsStarfoxZEN
EggheadMicro OlympicsStarionZEN II
Egghead 2MicroballStarship MulvaneyZen Quest
Egghead 3Microfair MadnessStarship QuestZig Zag
Egghead 4MillimonStop the ExpressZombie Calavera Prologue
Egghead 5MindstoneStormbringerZulu Wars
EightsMini AdventureStrandedZX Adventure
El StompoMissileStranded 2.5ZX Columns
Electra 9000Missile CommandStrangers from Outer SpaceZX Mines
ElfindorMission XStreet Sports BasketballZX Mines 2
EliminatorMoggyStrike Force CobraZX Golf
Elvin the Elf1999Striker ManagerZZZZ

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