Space Raiders Kempston Edition
A downloadable game
As possibly the first commercial arcade game released for the ZX Spectrum, Space Raiders remains a much loved conversion of the arcade classic. However it did not support Joystick controls - until now.
Following a request from one of my kind patreon supporters, and using Derek Fountain's disassembly of the game as a base, I've coded an update that fixes this issue.
When the game starts, you can now press keyboard fire to start a game with keyboard controls, or the Kempston fire button to use the joystick.
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UPDATE - This package now includes the bonus game 'This Week In Retro Raiders', a small tribute to the TWiR Podcast.
This is a TAP file that can be loaded into an emulator or on real hardware using an appropriate device.