Please note this content is from the original WoS site, and may no longer be relevant. If you have any queries, please contact us.
This site's mission is to create a full historical archive for the ZX Spectrum, its hardware, software,
magazines, books and the
industry that created it all, as a completely free museum.
World of Spectrum also plays host to the very active ZX Spectrum emulation scene.
Besides catalogueing every single item ever created, we want to offer you exact copies of it. Each entry is
fully described, with as
much detail as we can possibly find.
And we don't only store the games themselves either. You'll also find many, many additional files, such as inlay
scans, instructions and maps, as well as all emulators ever written for all platforms and hundreds of
This is an incredibly large task (it took tens of thousands of hours so far), but it has proven very worthwhile
and we want to keep
doing it forever.
Thanks to all the contributions made over time, the archive is in this state.
We also try our best to get permission from the copyright holders to distribute their software freely from this
site. A mammoth task
We want this archive to be suitable for people of all ages, including children. For this reason, adult games are
separate from the rest, allowing filtering based on a single URL. Why we keep them? A lot of them were actually
marketed and thus deserve preservation.
If you contributed to or hold the copyright of Spectrum software, please let us know what you think of
its distribution on this site.
If you know of people who produced Spectrum software, please let them get in touch. We're very interested in
their opinions and are known to be responsive to copyright holders.