A downloadable game

Forward to the Past AG (Anti Gravity)

To celebrate the Speccy's 40th birthday we've made a special edition version of the game featuring:

* Revised controls - Dave & Nate's time machine now comes equipped with an Anti-Gravity mechanism which should make it easier to navigate the time vortex.

* A bonus secret birthday room with a couple of bonus crystals.

* Some AY music from ZXart.ee 

Forward to the Past

Now available as a physical tape that you can purchase from Phoenix Ware

Click here: https://www.phoenixware.co.uk/product/forward-to-the-past/

As featured in Crash Magazine! 

"I really like Forward To The Past; it makes me come over all nostalgic for the types of games I used to play as a teenager — The Pyramid being one of them and a firm favourite of mine. The game is colourful, charming...so what is not to like!" - Crash: Overall score 75%

"One hell of a game. The cute sprites, the varied enemies behaviour, the tricks in every map and sheer playability. I am enjoying it a lot ...one of the cosiest games in 2021." - f-a, World of Spectrum

"Oozing with playability" -  Hi7ch, Twitch Gaming

* Watch a run-through here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1142018046?t=00h24m07s

* Read a lovely review of the game on Planeta Sinclair here:   https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/2021/08/forward-to-past.html

Play Online:

You can now play Forward to the Past online in your browser without the need to download a separate emulator, click here:  http://torinak.com/qaop#128#ay#l=http://zxspectrum.xyz/forward-to-the-past.tap


Click here for a map: https://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=ForwardtothePast


The year is 2021 and thanks to AGD; lots of really helpful folk on the internet and his son Nate, Dave Sloan has fulfilled a decades long dream of making a game on the ZX Spectrum, Manic Mulholland.

After some supportive comments and general good feeling about the game, Dave longs to go back to the 80s, to a time when he was more creative, imaginative and had way more free time, so he can give his younger self the tools to make some fun little Speccy platform games.

Dave being Dave however, gets a little bit obsessive about this notion & sets about building a time machine, once again with the help of Nate & some useful online guides.  The fabric of time is not something to be trifled with however and  Dave being Dave, the time machine goes a little wonky.

Owing to a misunderstanding relating to the metric system or something, on the first test run Dave & Nate get sucked into the time vortex.

For reasons unknown the only thing that will save the father & son team is collecting 42 MacGuffinanium crystals.

This is where you come in, can you save our intrepid duo and prevent an irreparable tear in the space-time continuum? There's only one way to find out!!!

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Tags8-Bit, Homebrew, Retro, ZX Spectrum


Forward To The Past AG.tap 44 kB
Forward To The Past.tap 38 kB

Install instructions

The game will download as a .TAP file which you can play on your ZX Spectrum emulator of choice, or on real hardware via a .tap converter.


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very good

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"Its like a combination of Manic Miner and Jet Pac!" - HitchOnTwitch

Love this game dude, as I said on my stream. Perfect Spectrum game.

Haha brilliant!  Cheers so much for taking it for a spin, really enjoyed watching that earlier.

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This is another triumph for Sloansoft! I think my favourite screen is Big Pete....


Haha. Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘


Love it!

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Great game !

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘