Top 30: Best ZX Spectrum (Speccy) Games of 1985

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research .

The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in Europe, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA.



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1. Enigma Force

Beyond Software

EnigmaForce

Tactical Combat

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2. Saboteur!

Durell Software

Saboteur

Arcade: Action (8.40)

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3. Dun Darach

Gargoyle Games

Dun-Darach

Adventure: Graphic

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4. Back to Skool

Microsphere

Back-to-Skool

Arcade: Adventure

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5. Elite

Firebird Software

Elite

Strategy: Management

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Tarzan Boy – Baltimora (UK top hit #44 of 1985)

6. World Series Basketball

Imagine Software

World-Series-Basketball

Sport: Action

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7. West Bank

Dinamic Software

West-Bank

Arcade: Shoot-em-up

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8. Abu Simbel Profanation

Dinamic Software

Abu-Simbel-Profanation

Arcade: Platform

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9. The Way of the Exploding Fist

Melbourne House

Way-of-the-Exploding-Fist

Arcade: Solo beat-em-up

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10. Dragontorc

Hewson Consultants

Dragontorc

Arcade: Adventure

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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive (UK top hit #19 of 1985)

11. Cyclone

Vortex Software

Cyclone

Arcade: Action

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12. Video Pool

Oxford Computer Publishing

Video-Pool

Sport: Action

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13. Spy Hunter

US Gold

Spy-Hunter

Arcade: Vehicle Combat

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14. Dynamite Dan

Mirrorsoft

Dynamite-Dan

Arcade: Platform

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15. Fairlight

The Edge

Fairlight

Adventure: Graphic

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Money for Nothing – Dire Straits (UK top hit #38 of 1985)

16. Chaos

Games Workshop

Chaos

Tactical Combat

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17. Moon Cresta

Incentive Software

Moon-Cresta

Arcade: Shoot-em-up

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18. Formula One

CRL Group PLC

Formula-One

Sport: Management

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19. Jet Set Willy II

Software Projects

Jet-Set-Willy-II

Arcade: Platform

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20. The Witch’s Cauldron

Mikro-Gen

Witchs-Cauldron

Adventure: Text

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Take on Me – a-ha (UK top hit #48 of 1985)

21. Mikie

Imagine Software

Mikie

Arcade: Action

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22. Everyone’s a Wally

Mikro-Gen

Everyones-a-Wally

Arcade: Adventure

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23. International Match Day

Ocean Software

International-Match-Day

Sport: Action

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24. Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Imagine Software Ltd, 1985

Yie-Ar-Kung-Fu

Arcade: Solo beat-em-up

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25. Marsport

Gargoyle Games

Marsport

Adventure: Graphic

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Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen (UK top hit #29 of 1985)

26. The NeverEnding Story

Ocean Software

The-NeverEnding-Story

Adventure: Text

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27. Spitfire 40

Mirrorsoft

Spitfire-40

Simulation

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28. Highway Encounter

Vortex Software

Highway-Encounter

Arcade: Shoot-em-up

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29. Raid over Moscow

US Gold

Raid-over-Moscow

Arcade: Shoot-em-up

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30. Hyper Sports

Imagine Software

Hyper-Sports

Sport: Action

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Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler (UK top hit #31 of 1985)

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