How many of you, my fellow DroidGamers readers, remember the golden age of horizontal shoot ’em ups (from here on referred to as “shmups”), dominated by legendary games like Gradius, R-Type, and Blazing Star? Quite a few of you, I reckon. Now, how many also remember the golden age of the ZX Spectrum, which helped popularize gaming on the personal computer way back in the early 1980’s? Maybe not as many, I’m guessing. The ZX Spectrum was home to quite a few memorable early shmups, and with the newly-released Z-Exemplar, developer Suminell Studios aims to deliver a grand ode to the best of both eras, one which can be appreciated by long-time fans and newcomers alike.