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Outstanding Retro Games for Original Vintage Machines or PC ⌄

Outstanding Modern Retro Games to Download
Retro gaming has never been more popular. If you're looking for modern retro games for vintage 8-bit home computers, PC or emulators, we have what you need.
 
Driven by a passion for classic arcade games, home micros from the 8-bit era, and just about anything related to old computers, Vintage Software Systems Ltd is dedicated to creating high quality modern retro games - as programs for vintage home computers, ready-to-run applications for popular PC operating systems, or for use with hardware or software emulators.
 
Built-In CRT Display Emulation
The display technology of the time is an essential part of the vintage look and feel, but vintage CRT monitors can be expensive and difficult to maintain, so our ready-to-run PC games also include a software CRT emulation complete with phosphor persistence, screen curvature and adjustable controls - for all the desirable qualities, without the drawbacks.
A ZX Spectrum game with built-in CRT display simulation on Windows or Linux PCs
Super Meteor Blast - A modern retro game for vintage ZX Spectrum computers
Hand Coded for Vintage Home Computers
Our retro games are modern creations for vintage machines, hand coded in assembler language from the ground up - just like the old days, but with the benefit of modern development tools. This allows us to create code which will run directly on vintage machines, or a third-party emulator of choice, or as a ready-to-run PC application - using our own emulation engine with built-in CRT display simulation.
 
Free Demos
All our games are available to demo for free. Demo downloads are time limited to approximately 60 seconds game play. The full versions also include audio files - for loading directly into vintage machines, and standalone games for Windows or Linux PCs, complete with CRT display simulation. Demos are also available to play online - no emulator required.
 
Exclusive Content
Our games are modern creations for vintage machines, inspired by games from the classic 8-bit era. You won't find them free to download on other sites, or included in free distributions.
The Retro Arcade Collection - Modern retro games to download for ZX Spectrum 48K computers
The Retro Arcade Collection - Modern retro games to download for ZX Spectrum 48K computers
ZX Spectrum Compatible Windows PC Compatible Linux PC Compatible

 
Retro Arcade Collection - ZX Spectrum 48K
ZX Spectrum 48K / Windows or Linux PC
 
Get your fix of arcade inspired space-based 8-bit madness with this modern retro game collection for the 48K ZX Spectrum, emulators, or PC - complete with vintage CRT display simulation.
 
The retro arcade collection is a set of arcade inspired modern retro games for the 48K ZX Spectrum, suitable for use with original vintage machines, ZX Spectrum emulators on any operating system, or as standalone applications for PC. The PC versions also feature a CRT display emulation, complete with phosphor persistence, screen curvature and adjustable controls.
Features
  • 48K ZX Spectrum games.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Run as standalone PC games with built-in CRT simulation.
System Requirements - PC Games
  • Windows 7 or newer, or Linux e.g. Ubuntu 20.04LTS.
  • Graphics card with OpenGL support.
  • 64Bit intel or AMD x86-64 compatible CPU.
  • USB Game controller or arcade stick (optional).
Paid Download
  • Audio files for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run games for Windows or Linux PCs.
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
Free Demos
Demo version contains only the .tap and .tzx files, time limited to approximately 60 seconds game play. The free demos are also available to play online - no emulator required.
 
For the best experience, buy the paid download today and get ready-to-run Windows and Linux PC versions complete with CRT display simulation.
 
Purchase
 
Download Demo
 
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
Cosmic Space Attack - A modern retro game to download for ZX Spectrum vintage home computers
Cosmic Space Attack - A modern retro game to download for ZX Spectrum vintage home computers
ZX Spectrum Compatible Windows PC Compatible Linux PC Compatible View on YouTube

 
Cosmic Space Attack - ZX Spectrum 48K
ZX Spectrum 48K / Windows or Linux PC
 
Save humanity from 8-bit alien invasion in this frantic shoot'em up for the 48K ZX Spectrum, emulators, or PC - complete with vintage CRT display simulation. There's no time to lose!
 
Cosmic Space Attack is a modern retro game for the 48K ZX Spectrum, suitable for use with original vintage machines, ZX Spectrum emulators on any operating system, or as a standalone application for PC. The PC version also features a CRT display emulation, complete with phosphor persistence, screen curvature and adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Run as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT simulation.
System Requirements - PC Game
  • Windows 7 or newer, or Linux e.g. Ubuntu 20.04LTS.
  • Graphics card with OpenGL support.
  • 64Bit intel or AMD x86-64 compatible CPU.
  • USB Game controller or arcade stick (optional).
Paid Download
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
Free Demo
Demo version contains only the .tap and .tzx files, time limited to approximately 60 seconds game play. The free demo is also available to play online - no emulator required.
 
For the best experience, buy the paid download today and get ready-to-run Windows and Linux PC versions complete with CRT display simulation.
 
Purchase
 
Download Demo
 
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
Super Alien Blast - A modern retro game to download for vintage ZX Spectrum home computers
ZX Spectrum Compatible Windows PC Compatible Linux PC Compatible View on YouTube

 
Super Alien Blast - ZX Spectrum 48K
ZX Spectrum 48K / Windows or Linux PC
 
Arcade inspired 8-bit alien space shooter action for the 48K ZX Spectrum, emulators, or PC - complete with vintage CRT display simulation. An essential addition to any retro game collection - don't miss out!
 
Inspired by one of the classic arcade games from the 8-bit era, Super Alien Blast is a modern retro game for the 48K ZX Spectrum, suitable for use with original vintage machines, ZX Spectrum emulators on any operating system, or as a standalone application for PC. The PC version also features a CRT display emulation, complete with phosphor persistence, screen curvature and adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Run as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT simulation.
System Requirements - PC Game
  • Windows 7 or newer, or Linux e.g. Ubuntu 20.04LTS.
  • Graphics card with OpenGL support.
  • 64Bit intel or AMD x86-64 compatible CPU.
  • USB Game controller or arcade stick (optional).
Paid Download
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
Free Demo
Demo version contains only the .tap and .tzx files, time limited to approximately 60 seconds game play. The free demo is also available to play online - no emulator required.
 
For the best experience, buy the paid download today and get ready-to-run Windows and Linux PC versions complete with CRT display simulation.
 
Purchase
 
Download Demo
 
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
Super Alien Blast - A modern retro game to download for vintage ZX Spectrum home computers
Super Meteor Blast - A modern retro game to download for vintage ZX Spectrum home computers
Super Meteor Blast - A modern retro game to download for vintage ZX Spectrum home computers
ZX Spectrum Compatible Windows PC Compatible Linux PC Compatible View on YouTube

 
Super Meteor Blast - ZX Spectrum 48K
ZX Spectrum 48K / Windows or Linux PC
 
Enjoyably addictive 8-bit space rock blasting mayhem for the 48K ZX Spectrum, emulators, or PC - complete with vintage CRT display simulation - not to be missed!
 
Super Meteor Blast is a modern retro game for the 48K ZX Spectrum, suitable for use with original vintage machines, ZX Spectrum emulators on any operating system, or as a standalone application for PC. The PC version also features a CRT display emulation, complete with phosphor persistence, screen curvature and adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Run as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT simulation.
System Requirements - PC Game
  • Windows 7 or newer, or Linux e.g. Ubuntu 20.04LTS.
  • Graphics card with OpenGL support.
  • 64Bit intel or AMD x86-64 compatible CPU.
  • USB Game controller or arcade stick (optional).
Paid Download
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
Free Demo
Demo version contains only the .tap and .tzx files, time limited to approximately 60 seconds game play. The free demo is also available to play online - no emulator required.
 
For the best experience, buy the paid download today and get ready-to-run Windows and Linux PC versions complete with CRT display simulation.
 
Purchase
 
Download Demo
 
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
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