Sunday, 26 July 2020

ZX Spectrum Next

Below I have recorded successes and failures in the loading of programs from cassette recorder onto the ZX Spectrum Next. The video mode is VGA 0 (50 Hz), and the monitor is a Sharp CZ-614D.



The most reliable way to load games is to use the Next personality, and the Next/128+3 mode from the Tape Loader menu. Ganes which did not load were tested on a 128K machine (toastrack) using the same cassette recorder (with a different cable than that used on the Next).

There are several games of which I have more than one copy; in some cases, one or more would load but others would not (e.g. Where Time Stood Still).

I have a few games that will load on a +2 but not on the toastrack; these have not been included.


Failed to Load 128K 128K: 48K Next: Next Next: 128K Next: 48K 48K Error
Bomb JackXXXXTape Loading Error
Daley Thompson's Super TestXXXXBlack screen upon loading
Daley Thompson's Super Test 128XXXNot loading properly
Impossible MissionXXNot loading properly
Impossible MissionXXXXResets to 48K
Monty is InnocentXXXXNot loading properly
MovieXXXXBlack screen upon loading
One Man and His DroidXNo 'Program:'
Road Runner (Kixx)XResets to Next
Target RenegadeXBlack screen during loading
Target Renegade (Hit Squad)XXXResets to 48K
The Great EscapeXBlack screen upon loading
The TransformersXXXBlack screen upon loading
UnderwurldeXXXResets to 48K
Loaded Successfully 128K 128K: 48K Next: Next Next: 128K Next: 48K 48K Remarks
180Y
720Y
720Y
3D Seiddab AttackY
A View to a KillY
Ace 2Y
Action BikerY
Action Force IIXY
After BurnerY
After Burner (Hit Squad)XY
Agent XY
Agent X (Agent X II inlay)Y
Agent X IIY
Agent X IIY
AirwolfY
Alien DestroyerY
Alien HighwayXY
AliensY
Altered Beast (Hit Squad) Y Reverse Phase
AmauroteY
AmauroteY
Amaurote (128)XXY
Amaurote (128)Y
Android TwoY
Ant AttackY
ArkanoidY
Arkanoid (Hit Squad)XY
Arkanoid II: Revenge of DohY
Arkanoid II: Revenge of DohY
Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh (Hit Squad)Y
Army MovesY
Army MovesY
ATF Advanced Tactical FighterY
AthenaXXYReverse Phase
Atic AtacY
ATV SimulatorY
Auf Wiedersehen MontyY
AvengerY
BackgammonY
Bad Dudes vs Dragon NinjaXY
Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja (Hit Squad)Y
Ballblazer 128kXY
Barbarian IIY
Barbarian The Ultimate WarriorY
Bat Man (3D) (Hit Squad)YY
Bat Man (3D) (Ocean)XY
Bat Man (3D) (Ocean)Y
Bat Man (3D) X X Y Reverse Phase
Bat Man (Movie) (Hit Squad) X X Y Reverse Phase
Bat Man (Movie)Y
Bat Man (Movie, with sticker)XXY
Bat Man The Caped CrusaderY
Bat Man The Caped Crusader (Hit Squad)Y
Beach-HeadY
Beach-Head IIXX
Bionic CommandoY
Black LampY
BMX SimulatorY
BMX SimulatorY
Bobby BearingY
Bobby BearingY
Bomb JackY
BootyY
BootyY
BootyY
Bosconian '87Y
BounderY
Bruce Lee (Erbe) Y Reverse Phase
Bubble BobbleY
Bubble BobbleY
Bubble Bobble (Hit Squad)XY
Bubble BusterY
Buggy BoyY
Buggy BoyY
CabalY
Cabal (Hit Squad)XY
California GamesXY
Carrier CommandY
Cauldron 2Y
Championship SprintY
Chase H.Q.XYX
Chase H.Q. (Hit Squad)Y
Chase H.Q. IIXXYReverse Phase
Chequered FlagY
ChessY
ChessY
CobraXY
Cobra (Hit Squad)XY
Codename MATY
Combat SchoolY
Combat SchoolY
Combat School (Hit Squad)Y
Combat School (Hit Squad)Y
Commando (Elite)YXX
Commando (Elite)Y
Commando (Encore)XY
Contact Sam CruiseY
CookieXXY
Cookie (Sinclair)Y
Cookie (Sinclair)Y
Cosmic WartoadXXXY
Crack DownY
Crazy Cars (Hit Squad)XYReverse Phase
Crazy Cars IIY
Crazy GolfY
CrosswizeY
Cyberball (Tengen)XY
CybernoidY
CybernoidXYX
Cybernoid IIY
CyberunY
Daley Thompson's DecathlonY
Daley Thompson's Decathlon (cassette only)Y
Daley Thompson's Decathlon (Hit Squad)XY
Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge X Y Reverse Phase
Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge (Hit Squad)YY
Daley Thompson's Super Test (Hit Squad)Y
Dan DareXY
Dan Dare IIXY
Dan Dare IIIY
DeactivatorsY
DeathchaseY
DestructoY
Devil's CrownY
Disco DanY
DizzyY
Double Dragon IIY
Dragon Spirit (Hit Squad)Y
DrillerXXY
Driller (Hit Squad)
DruidY
Dynamite DanY
Dynamite Dan II X X X Y Reverse Phase
Dynamite DuxY
EliteY
Emlyn Hughes International SoccerY
Enduro RacerXXY
Enduro RacerXY
Enduro Racer (Hit Squad)XYX
Enduro Racer (Hit Squad)XYReverse Phase
Enlightenment Druid IIY
ExolonY
ExolonY
FA Cup Football (Ricochet)Y
Fat Worm Blows A SparkyY
FeudY
FeudY
Finders KeepersY
Finders KeepersY
Fire TrapXY
FireflyXY
FirelordY
Fist IIY
Flight SimulationY
Flying SharkY
Football ManagerXXYReverse Phase
Football Manager (small)Y
Football Manager 2 (+Expansion Kit)XY
Forgotten WorldsY
Frank Bruno's BoxingYY
FredY
Fruit Machine SimulatorXXY
Full ThrottleY
GalivanY
Game OverXY
GarfieldY
Gauntlet X X X Y Reverse Phase
Gauntlet IIXXXY
GhostbustersY
Ghostbusters II (Hit Squad)Y
Ghosts'n GoblinsY
Ghosts'n GoblinsY
Ghosts'n Goblins (Encore)Y
Ghouls 'n' GhostsY
Ghouls 'n' GhostsY
Gift from the GodsXXYReverse Phase
Glider RiderY
Golden AxeY
Grand Prix SimulatorX
Grand Prix Simulator 2X
Green BeretY
Green BeretXY
Green Beret (Hit Squad)Y
GremlinsXXYReverse Phase
GryzorY
Gryzor (Hit Squad)Y
GunfrightY
GunrunnerY
GunshipY
Gyron ArenaY
GyroscopeY
Hard Drivin'XY
Hard Drivin' (Hit Squad)Y
Head Over Heels (Hit Squad)XY
Heavy On The Magick (Gargoyle)Y
Heavy On The Magick (Rebound)Y
HelichopperY
Hero QuestXY
HighlanderY
Highway EncounterXXXY
Horace Goes SkiiingXXYReverse Phase
HorizonsY
HunchbackY
Hunchback 2XXYReverse Phase
HydrofoolY
Hyper SportsY
Hyper Sports (Hit Squad)Y
I, BallY
I, Ball IIY
IK+ (Hit Squad)XY
Ikari WarriorsY
ImpossaballY
Incredible Shrinking FiremanY
Indiana Jones and The Last CrusadeY
Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomXXY
International Match DayY
Invasion of the Body SnatchasY
Jack The NipperY
Jack The NipperXXY
Jack The Nipper (Kixx)Y
Jack The Nipper (Kixx)Y
Jack The Nipper II - Coconut CapersY
Jason's GemY
Jet Pac (Sinclair)XXY
Jet Set WillyY
Jet Set Willy IIY
Joe Blade IIY
Joe Blade IIIXY
Jumping JackY
KaneY
Kentilla (Mastertronic)Y
Kentilla (Micromega)XY
Kick Off 2XY
Kikstart IIY
King's KeepY
KirelY
Knight Lore (Ricochet)Y
Knight Lore (Ultimate)Y
Knight RiderXY
Knight TymeXYReverse Phase
Knight Tyme (128)Y
Knight Tyme (128)Y
Kobyashi NaruY
Konami's Tennis (Hit Squad)Y
KongY
Kung-Fu MasterY
Kwik SnaxXY
Laser SquadXY
Last Ninja 2XY
LemmingsXX
Licence to KillY
LightforceY
Little Computer PeopleXY
LocomotionY
Lord of the RingsX
Lords Of ChaosY
Lunar JetmanY
Magic Knight Trilogy
Magicland DizzyXY
Manic MinerY
Mario BrosY
Master of MagicXY
Match DayY
Match Day (Hit Squad)Y
Match Day IIXY
Match Day II (Hit Squad)Y
Match PointY
Miami ChaseXY
Miami Vice (Hit Squad)XXY
Microprose SoccerY
Midnight Resistance (Hit Squad)Y
MikieXXXYReverse Phase
Mikie (Hit Squad)Y
Milk RaceY
Milk RaceY
Molecule ManY
Monty on the RunY
Moon Strike Y 48K side
MotosY
Mr FreezeXY
Mr WimpyY
MugsyY
Myth History In The MakingY
NemesisXY
Nemesis (Hit Squad)Y
Nemesis The WarlockXY
NexusY
Night GunnerY
Night ShiftY
Nodes of Yesod Y
NonterraqueousY
Olli And LissaY
Operation ThunderboltXXYXReverse Phase
Operation Thunderbolt (Hit Squad)XXYReverse Phase
Operation WolfY
Operation WolfXY
Operation Wolf (Hit Squad)Y
Out RunXY
Pac-ManiaXY
Panama JoeY
PaperboyY
PhantomasY
PHM PegasusY
Ping PongY
Ping Pong (Hit Squad)Y
Platoon (Hit Squad)Y
Platoon (Hit Squad)Y
Platoon (Ocean)XY
Play It Again, SamY
PlexarY
Power DriftY
Power Drift (Hit Squad)XY
PredatorXY
Predator (Hit Squad)XY
Pro Tennis Tour (Hit Squad)Y
Professional BMX SimulatorXY
Project Stealth FighterY
PSI-5 Trading CompanyXXY
PSI-5 Trading CompanyXXY
Pssst (Sinclair)Y
Pssst (Sinclair)Y
Psycho Pigs UXBY
PsytronY
PunchyY
QuartetY
Quartet (Hit Squad)Y
QuazatronY
Rainbow Islands (Hit Squad)XY
Rainbow Islands (Ocean)Y
Rambo First Blood Part 2Y
Rambo First Blood Part 2Y
Rambo First Blood Part 2 (Hit Squad)Y
Rambo III X Y Reverse Phase
Rambo III (Hit Squad)XY
RampageY
Rampage (Hit Squad)XY
Rana RamaY
Rana RamaY
RastanXY
Rastan (Hit Squad)Y
Raw RecruitXY
RebelstarY
Rebelstar 2XXY
Red Heat (Hit Squad)XY
RenegadeY
RenegadeY
RenegadeY
Renegade (Hit Squad)Y
Renegade IIIXY
Renegade III (Hit Squad)Y
Rentakill RitaY
Rescue (CRL)Y
Rescue (Mastertronic)Y
Return of the JediY
Return of the Jedi (Hit Squad)Y
Return of the Jedi: Death Star BattleXXY
ReversiY
Rick DangerousY
Rigel's RevengeY
Road BlastersXXYReverse Phase
Road BlastersY
Road Runner (Kixx)XY
Road Runner (US Gold)XY
Robocop 2Y
Robocop 2Y
R-TypeY
R-Type (Hit Squad)XY
Run The GauntletY
Run The Gauntlet (Hit Squad)Y
SaboteurY
Saboteur IIXY
Salamander (Hit Squad)XY
Samurai WarriorY
Samurai WarriorY
SavageXXY
Scooby DooY
Scramble SpiritsY
Scuba Dive X X Y Reverse Phase
SDIY
Sea BattlesXY
Shadow Warriors (Hit Squad)XY
Shadows of MordorY
Shao-lin's RoadY
Shao-lin's Road (Hit Squad)Y
Short CircuitY
Short Circuit (Hit Squad)XXY
Reverse Phase
SidewizeY
Sinbad and the Golden ShipY
Skate CrazyY
Skool DazeXY
Slap FightXY
Slap Fight (Hit Squad)Y
Slightly MagicY
Smash TV (Ocean)XY
Solomon's KeyXY
Sorderon's ShadowY
Soul Of A Robot X X Y Reverse Phase
Space HarrierYY
SpellboundY
SpellboundXY
Spellbound (128)XY
Spellbound (128)Y
Splat!XXY
Spy HunterY
Star WarsXXY
Star Wars (Hit Squad)Y
StargliderY
Starquake (Ricochet)Y
StarstrikeY
StonkersY
Storm BringerY
Storm Bringer (128)Y
Storm Bringer (128)Y
StrangeloopXXY
StreakerY
StriderY
StyxY
Super Hang-OnXY
Reverse Phase
Super Hang-OnY
Super Hang-On (Hit Squad)Y
Super Pipeline IIY
Super SprintY
Super Sprint (Hit Squad)Y
Super Stunt ManY
SupermanY
Sweevo's WorldY
Sweevo's World (Rebound)XY
Switchblade Y
Swords & SorceryXYXReverse Phase
Tai-PanY
TapperY
Teenage Mutant Hero TurtlesXY
TerrormolinosY
TetrisY
ThanatosY
The Bard's TaleY
The Curse of SherwoodY
The Empire Fights BackXY
The Empire Strikes BackY
The Empire Strikes Back (Hit Squad)Y
The Great Escape (Hit Squad)XY
The HobbitY
The Living DaylightsY
The Neverending Story 128kY
The NewZealand StoryXY
Reverse Phase
The NewZealand Story (Hit Squad)Y
The Real GhostbustersY
The Real Ghostbusters (Hit Squad)Y
The SentinelY
The Trap Door (Alternative)Y
The Trap Door (Alternative)XY
The Trap Door (Alternative) X Y Reverse Phase
The Trap Door (Piranha)Y
The UntouchablesXXYReverse Phase
The Untouchables (Hit Squad)Y
The Vindicator (Hit Squad)Y
The Way of the Exploding Fist (Melbourne House)Y
The Way of the Exploding Fist (Ricochet)Y
The Way Of The Tiger (Gremlin)Y
The Way Of The Tiger (Kixx)Y
The Wild BunchY
Thing Bounces BackY
Through The Trap DoorXY
ThrustY
Thrust IIXY
ThundercatsY
Tir na nOgY
Toobin' (Hit Squad)Y
Top GunXY
Top Gun (Hit Squad)XY
Total EclipseXY
Total EclipseXY
Total RecallY
Total Recall (Hit Squad)Y
Tracksuit ManagerY
TrashmanXY
Travel with TrashmanY
Treasure IslandY
Treasure Island DizzyY
Turbo EspritY
Turbo EspritY
TyphoonXY
Universal HeroY
Uridium/FirelordY
VY
Valkyrie 17 (Ariolasoft)Y
Valkyrie 17 (Ram Jam)Y
VampireY
VenomY
Video ClassicsY
Wanted Monty MoleY
WEC Le Mans (Hit Squad)XY
Where Time Stood StillY
Where Time Stood StillXYReverse Phase
White HeatY
Wizard's LairXY
WizballY
WizballXY
Wizball (Hit Squad)XY
WolfanY
Wonder BoyXXYReverse Phase
Wonder Boy (Hit Squad)Y
World CupXY
World Series BaseballY
World Series Baseball (Hit Squad)Y
WrigglerY
Xcel (Activision)Y
Xcel (Mastertronic)Y
X-OutY
Yie Ar Kung FuXXY
Yie Ar Kung FuY
Yie Ar Kung Fu (Hit Squad)Y
Yie Ar Kung Fu IIXY
Yogi Bear & FriendsY
Yogi Bear (Alternative)Y
Yogi Bear (Piranha)Y
Zip ZapY
Zip ZapY
ZoidsY
ZubXY
ZynapsY
ZzoomXY