Batty: ZX Spectrum 1.0

Operating systemsOS : Windows 8,Metro
Program licensingSoftware Licensing : Shareware ($2.00)
CreatedCreated : May 27, 2013
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The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. More than 10, games were released for the ZX Spectrum.

Batty for the ZX Spectrum (one of fewer than 200 ZX Spectrum games being re-released as a Windows 8 app) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.

The Batty: ZX Spectrum by Elite Systems Ltd app is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as developed by Mark Crane and published by Hit Pak in 1987 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD technology.

About Batty: Batty is a bat-and-ball, Breakout clone-style video game. The game was initially given away free with " Your Sinclair" magazine, before reaching cult status and receiving a market release in its own right, albeit a budget one.

Game-play Batty: The basic premise is the same as that of Arkanoid and similar games: destroying square blocks by hitting them with a ball, which is controlled by deflecting it with a player-controlled bat. The process is made harder by " Aliens" in the shape of a UFO or a bird which hover over the screen, dropping bombs. Although the aliens can be dispatched by striking them with the ball or even, if they work their way down the screen, by running them over with the bat, they can deflect the ball and present an extra challenge for the player who has to dodge their bombs while trying to keep the ball going. Some blocks, when struck, contained special power-ups which would fall and could be collected by the player' s bat to give certain abilities. The special power-ups available included:
- The Hand - which makes the ball stick to the bat until the player chooses to fire it again
- " Kill All Aliens" - which stops the aliens from appearing until another power-up is collected or a life is lost
- Extra life
- 5000 points
- Smash shot - which makes the ball smash through blocks rather than bounce off the first one it strikes
- Long bat - which enlarges the bat to make hitting the ball easier
- Triple-ball - which splits the on-screen ball into three
- Warp - which warps the player to the next level
- Laser - which allows the player to shoot the blocks with a laser mounted on the bat.

The game allowed three modes of play, one and two player " turn-taking" and a two-player simultaneous play by allowing each player' s bat to only move in " their half" of the screen, which required co-operation between the two players to keep the ball going, especially if Aliens were present as then even the idle player (the one who does not have the ball on their side) had to avoid any dropped bombs and the aliens themselves. Different levels presented different obstacles through which the ball had to be navigated to destroy all the breakable blocks, and some incorporated a " gravity" device which altered the path of a ball if it strayed near while it was activated.

About Elite® : Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.


  • - 100% original ZX Spectrum game, as developed by Mark Crane in 1987

  • - ‘auto save’, on exiting the game

  • - authentic ' Spectrum' sound

  • - officially licenced product

  • - user-definable control of location of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

  • - user-definable control of opacity of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

What is new in official Batty: ZX Spectrum 1.0 software version? - Unable to resolve 1.0 news. What is expected in the future? Newly-made Batty: ZX Spectrum 1.1 be downloaded from current page, we also looking forward to unconfirmed 1.2 release build. You may download directly, estimated download time by Dialup or GPRS [~56 kbit/s] is 0:00:00. Just write the reviews of the Batty: ZX Spectrum. System requirements are x86, x64, ARM. No guide or Batty: ZX Spectrum tutorial available. The following languages are supported by Batty: ZX Spectrum: English.

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