I usually roll my eyes when yet another internet critic decides to give us his “top 10” or “top 50” videogames for this or that platform (or “of all time” which inevitably actually means it will be limited to titles known in Japan and the United States and therefore isn’t fit for purpose). But here’s one that’s a little different. Titled “The Top 50 Underappreciated ZX Spectrum Games” this is Den of Geek’s look at a list of games for Sir Clive’s rubbery thing which tend to get left out of the “top” lists but are interesting nonetheless. In fact the “underappreciated” thing is slightly misleading as the writer admits that some of them (eg Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper) aren’t actually all that good but are interesting and worth playing for other reasons. People with an unhealthy interest in the Spectrum and its software history will probably have heard of everything on this list, but those with a passing interest in the machine who are fed up of hearing people go on about Manic Miner, The Hobbit and Head over Heels will find plenty of interest. Dig out your emulators, folks.
Interesting Top 50 shocker