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Vintage Software Systems Ltd

Modern Retro Games to Download

Modern Retro Games to Download
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 a small business specialising in creating modern retro games - as programs for vintage home computers, ready-to-run applications for popular PC operating systems, or for use with hardware emulators.
 
Built-In CRT Display Emulation
The display technology of the time is an essential part of the vintage game aesthetic, 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, and adjustable controls - for all the desirable qualities, without the drawbacks.
 
Hand Coded for Vintage Home Computers
Our modern retro games are 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 and built-in CRT display simulation.
 

 
Retro Collection
Retro Collection
ZX Spectrum Windows Linux

 
New Release
Retro Arcade Collection | ZX Spectrum 48K

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 and fully adjustable controls.
Features
  • 48K ZX Spectrum games.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Also runs as standalone PC games with built-in CRT emulation.
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).
Download Contains
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
  • Audio files for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run games for Windows or Linux PCs.
Cosmic Space Attack
Cosmic Space Attack
ZX Spectrum Windows Linux

 
New Release
Cosmic Space Attack | ZX Spectrum 48K

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 and fully adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Also runs as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT emulation.
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).
Download Contains
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
Super Alien Blast
ZX Spectrum Windows Linux PC

 
Super Alien Blast | ZX Spectrum 48K

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 and fully adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Also runs as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT emulation.
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).
Download Contains
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
Super Alien Blast
Super Meteor Blast
Super Meteor Blast
ZX Spectrum Windows Linux

 
Super Meteor Blast | ZX Spectrum 48K

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 and fully adjustable controls.
  • 48K ZX Spectrum game.
  • 100% Machine code.
  • Use with 48K ZX Spectrum computers, compatibles or emulation.
  • Also runs as a standalone PC game with built-in CRT emulation.
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).
Download Contains
  • .tap and .tzx files for 48K ZX Spectrum emulators.
  • Audio file for loading directly into ZX Spectrum computers.
  • Ready-to-run game for Windows or Linux PCs.
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