Sinclair User


Publisher: PDQ
Machine: Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #24


SPECTSOUND for the 16K Spectrum was written in 1982 and shows remarkably how much Spectrum programming has advanced since then. Once loaded, you have to RUN the program and, worse still, you have to break into it to save or load a tune. As a bonus, if you enter GOTO 45 instead of RUN and then press the B key you are treated to an inaccurate rendition of Hava-Nagila.

The program is not simple to use, the instructions not being clear.

The keys are very slow to react when you are playing and as the only on-screen representation of the notes is their code numbers, you can lose track of your tune quickly. When playing back a tune, you have the option of seeing the code numbers and duration of the notes but that display does not scroll itself automatically.

When the program was first written it may have been useful; it no longer seems to be. It can be obtained from PDQ Software.

Memory: 16K Price: £6.95

Other Spectrum 48K Game Reviews By

  • Galivan: Cosmo Police Front Cover
    Galivan: Cosmo Police
  • Grand National Front Cover
    Grand National
  • Flyer Fox Front Cover
    Flyer Fox
  • The Oracle's Cave Front Cover
    The Oracle's Cave
  • Penetrator Front Cover
  • Psychedelia Front Cover
  • Traxx Front Cover
  • 3D Deathchase Front Cover
    3D Deathchase
  • Para Assault Course Front Cover
    Para Assault Course
  • 3D Dotty Front Cover
    3D Dotty