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Skool Daze

1985 Speccy title updated for iPhone, rubber keys not included.

Skool Daze (for iPhone / iPod Touch)

Skool Daze HD (for iPad)

A feature of the App (which is expected to go live on the iTunes App Store during the weekend of 5 th-6 th March and is currently offered as an in-app purchase within the “ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection” apps) is the support  (either at launch, or in the first update) for TV-out on iPhone 4, 4 thGeneration iPod Touch and iPad. (Requires, separately sold, Apple TV-Out Component Cable or Apple VGA Adapter, or 100% compatible).

Other features of the App include:

iDaptive (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls, an instructional video for which can be found by Googling “Tiny URL 22qh8hl” and here: ‘auto save’ on exiting any game separate infinite-lives version  

Speaking about the App, Elite® MD Steve Wilcox said,

the App will always be priced at £1.19 (Euro1.59, US$1.99) later this year, just ahead of the 30th Anniversary of its launch, Elite will be re-launching the Sinclair ZX Spectrum; the re-publishing of David Reidy’s signature game ‘Skool Daze’ along with the exploration of support for wireless keyboards is all part of our preparation to locate the App, just search for “ZX” at the iTunes App Store Steve Wilcox, Elite®

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About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and is one of Europe’s most long established developers and publishers of entertainment software.

About ZX Spectrum: The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. It sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. The ZX Spectrum software library currently consists of some 10,000 games.

About David Reidy: David Reidy (whose wife Helen was a school teacher at the time) created Skool Daze for the ZX Spectrum in 1985. It was originally released by Microsphere and subsequently by Alternative Software. It is one of the Spectrum's best-loved games. The game was hailed for breaking many of the gaming moulds by pursuing a creative route of a childhood experience at school.

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