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Uploaded on Jul 23, 2007
3d Monster Maze on the Sinclair Timex ZX81
A quick round of the 1982 Sinclair Timex ZX81 game of the same name. Hugely nostalgic - this was definitely the first computer game that ever scared me, and probably the first one I was addicted to.
Although games now routinely have 3d graphics, 3d Monster Maze was regarded as being nothing short of amazing when it came out.
The ZX81 plugged into the aerial socket of a standard TV set. It could display black, white, and grey. The graphical resolution of the actual gameplay area was in effect 50x48 pixels, or 0.002 megapixels. The ZX81's 3.5MHz (0.0035GHz) Zilog Z80 CPU could run the game at about 6 frames per second, and the controls were via the arrow keys on the ZX81 keyboard.