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Sinclair Research Ltd.

Moby ID: 5477

  • Sinclair Computers Ltd. (from 1980-11-10 to 1981)
  • Science of Cambridge Ltd. (from 1977-07-05 to 1980-11-10)
  • Sinclair Instruments Ltd. (from 1976-07-12 to 1977-07-05)
  • Westminster Mail Order Ltd. (from 1975-02-11 to 1976-07-12)
  • Ablesdeal Ltd. (from 1973-09-19 to 1975-02-11)

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Sir Clive Sinclair is the typical British inventor - an eccentric, highly intelligent (he become chairman of MENSA), a visionary and an ambitious man who achieved innovations in numerous fields. By the time he founded Sinclair Research he had already had real success with pocket calculators (and less success with pocket TVs, but the launch of the ZX80 in 1979 took him into home computers. The ZX81 followed in 1981, before the first Spectrum was launched in 1982.

To support the system, Sinclair released a large range of software for the machine, including educational and utility packages as well as games. Virtually every genre was covered, and the games released were sourced from companies such as Artic, Hudson Soft and Psion.

Credited on 45 Games from 1981 to 1990

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Professional Tennis Simulator (1990 on DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX...)
QL Cavern (1985 on Sinclair QL)
The Pawn (1985 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Montezuma's Revenge (1984 on Windows, PC Booter, SEGA Master System...)
Tournament Tennis (1984 on DOS, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Alien Destroyer (1984 on ZX Spectrum)
Psion Chess (1984 on DOS, Atari ST, Macintosh...)
Survival (1984 on ZX Spectrum)
Zipper Flipper (1984 on ZX Spectrum)
Horace & The Spiders (1983 on ZX Spectrum, Timex Sinclair 2068, Antstream)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle (1983 on Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit...)
Cookie (1983 on ZX Spectrum)
Eric and the Floaters (1983 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, PC-88...)
Tranz Am (1983 on ZX Spectrum)
Pssst (1983 on ZX Spectrum)
Jetpac (1983 on ZX Spectrum, VIC-20, BBC Micro)
Cannon Ball (1983 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, Sharp X1...)
Castle Spellerous (1983 on ZX Spectrum)
Driller Tanks (1983 on ZX Spectrum, MSX, PC-88...)
Embassy Assault (1983 on ZX Spectrum)

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History +


Amstrad buys out Sinclair home computing operations.


Launches Sinclair ZX Spectrum system, which would become the UK's most successful home computer of the 80s, as well as achieving significant international success, especially in Spain and Australia.


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