Tag Archives: Loading Screens

Ultimate Play The Game Loading Screens, ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum Loading Screens on all the early Ultimate Play The Games titles are so beautiful that I can’t resist running them again. Any excuse. They are wonderful pixel art from a bygone age of game-making.

See also: 100 Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens:
Part #1Part #2Part #3Part #4Part #5

Sabre Wulf by Ultimate ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Sabre Wulf by Ultimate Play The Game, ZX Spectrum Loading Screen

The 100 Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens

Hello everyone! I just wanted to mention that I recently published my 100 favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens on this fancy new blog.

Check out the direct links to each part below.

100 Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens:
Part #1Part #2Part #3Part #4Part #5

Out all of these, my favourites are: Chinese Juggler, Enigma Force, Fat Worm Blows A Sparky, Gyron, Knight Lore and all the other early Ultimate games, Skool Daze, Stalingrad, Starstrike II, Stormlord, Total Eclipse, and of course Xenophobe.

There are so many great ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.
If you want to see more then please let me know!

Happy new year! The King of Grabs

The beautifully-realised Doomdark's Revenge ZX Spectrum Loading Screen, by Mike Singleton for Beyond Software
The beautifully-realised Doomdark’s Revenge ZX Spectrum Loading Screen, by Mike Singleton for Beyond Software

Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens, Part #5

Part #5 of a selection of some of my favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.

To me: The Xenophobe Loading Screen (above) is both iconic, and brilliantly-drawn, considering the ZX Spectrum‘s graphical limitations. It is possibly my favourite ZX Spectrum loading screen of all time. “Yay” to whoever created it!

A hundred of the best ZX Spectrum loading Screens!

Links to different parts:
Part #1Part #2Part #3Part #4, Part #5

Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens, Part #4

Part #4 of a selection of some of my favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.

I love the beauty and simplicity of The Snowman Loading Screen (above). Whoever drew it did a brilliant job. The Oracle’s Cave brings back fond memories. As do all of the great ZX Spectrum Loading Screens featured here.

A hundred of the best ZX Spectrum loading Screens!

Links to different parts:
Part #1Part #2Part #3, Part #4, Part #5

Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens, Part #3

Part #3 of a selection of some of my favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.

Knight Lore (above) is a particularly good Loading Screen. The work of an artist at the top of their game. Gyron is different too. All of them: most imaginative!

A hundred of the best ZX Spectrum loading Screens!

Links to different parts:
Part #1Part #2, Part #3, Part #4Part #5

Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens, Part #2

Part #2 of a selection of some of my favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.

Here are 20 more screens covering games beginning with letters D to G. Doomdark’s Revenge is particularly iconic!

A hundred of the best ZX Spectrum loading Screens!

Links to different parts:
Part #1, Part #2, Part #3Part #4Part #5

Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens, Part #1

Part #1 of a selection of some of my favourite ZX Spectrum Loading Screens.

Making Loading Screens was quite an art back in the 8-bit home computer days and there are some beautiful examples in here. I’ve split it into five parts, each with 20 screens.

A hundred of the best ZX Spectrum loading Screens!

Links to different parts:
Part #1, Part #2Part #3Part #4Part #5

Best Commodore 64 Loading Screens, Part #2

The second part of my favourite Commodore 64 Loading Screens. Some crackers in there! Don’t forget to read the captions. They explain what is what!

If you like this kind of stuff – let me know and I’ll publish more.

Best Commodore 64 Loading Screens, Part #1

I love home computer game Loading Screens, and the Commodore 64 has some of the best around. Here are a few of my favourites… Part #1.