PLUG FOR MEMORY PEGS
ONE of the more unusual add-ons for the Spectrum is the Games Board from Marvic Marketing. This is a well made plastic cover which neatly clips over the keyboard with holes over all the keys. Pegs can then be inserted in the holes which, when pressed, press down on the key underneath.
The idea behind it is that if you put pegs over the only keys you need to play a particular game then you cannot inadvertently press the incorrect key, or forget which keys you are supposed to be using. To help you in that you are also supplied with sticky labels to put on the pegs with such useful legends as Bomb, Laser, Start, Pause, Hyper and Fire as well as a number of arrows to indicate direction.
If you are completely absent-minded then this is the add-on for you. If not then save your money and buy a joystick.
The Games Board is priced at £9.95, from Marvic Marketing, Arndale Centre, Stretford, Manchester M32 9BB.