Last year we witnessed the launch of the ZX Spectrum Vega from Retro Computers, with the backing from Sir Clive Sinclair. The machine that contained 1000 ZX Spectrum titles including such names as Skool Daze, Sabre Wolf, Atic Attack, Jack the Nipper, Auf Wiedersehen Monty and Horace Goes Skiing; at Flickering Myth we even had a hands on review which you can read here.
Now launched today over on Indiegogo is the next stage it’s the ZX Vega’s evolution and it’s called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+. This time not only is it portable, but it’s been designed by Rick Dickinson, who created the industrial designs of all of Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX computers, so it looks rather beautiful too!
The Vega+ is a new low cost hand-held games console with a colour LCD screen and 1,000 licensed games already installed. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+, to give the product its full name, is based on Sir Clive’s hugely successful Spectrum products from the past – the early 1980s – and incorporates all the features of the ZX Vega and more, including stereo output for great reproduction of gaming sounds and music. It is the only games console that exists with 1,000 licensed games already included and with both an LCD for anywhere use and the capability to connect to a TV for home use.
Currently the chance for this machine to exist is in the lap of Indiegogo right now, with a number of perks available to anyone that wants to support the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ starting at £5 and going all the way up to £1050. You can back this project by visiting the Indiegogo page here.