FANDOM


Vol. 1 No. 1 dated March 1983 and priced at £1

NewsEdit

Headlines - 4 pages (9-12)

  • Now production hits 11,000 a month - (9)
  • Hi-Sci Unit: Acorn's IEEE expansion unit - (9)
  • Upgrade costs £10: From OS 0.1 to 1.2 - (9)
  • Major sales drive in the USA - (9)
  • Most schools are opting for the BBC machine - (10)
  • So MUSE is not amused - (10)
  • Expander gives colours galore: from Clywd Technics - (10)
  • Reviewer courageous: Richard Gomm - (10)
  • Now it costs so little to save a life: St Thomas's Hospital insalls BBC Micro's - (11)
  • After Visicalc... here comes Beebcalc: from Gemini - (11)
  • BBC's man in the micro: Ian McNaught-Davies - (12)
  • Development's the name of the game: Nearly half Acorn's staff engaged in R&D - (12)
  • Advanced graphics for the B: from Salamander Software - (12)
  • More power on its way: 6502 and Z80 second processors - (12)
  • Barry Wood's Talepiece - (12)

ReviewsEdit

GamesEdit

Frogger by A&F Software - 1/6 page (49)

It is tremendous fun to play - if you're looking for one game to suit all tastes and ages, this is surely it!

Model B Invaders by IJK Software - 1/6 page (49)

To sum up, a worthy entrant to the ranks of Space Invader programs. All that's missing is the pint by your side, but I'm sure you'll be able to rectify that.

Atlantis by IJK Software - 1/6 page (49)

All in all, Atlantis is a game I would advise trying before buying. If this kind of game appeals to you you'll love it. If not, save your money.

Space Pirates by Bug-Byte - 1/6 page (49)

A simple theme. but the complex and devious ingenuity of the tactics evolved by the skilled player have to be seen to be believed. Definitely a game you won't tire of easily.

Billiards by H&H Software - 1/6 page (49)

Simple in essence but with plenty of scope for skill, H & H have produced a satisfactory and involving game.

Hyperdrive by IJK Software - 1/6 page (49)

Based on speed and good reactions rather than on strategy, with nine levels of difficulty, Hyperdrive is fast, furious and fun.

Other SoftwareEdit

Alphabeta - 1 page (24)

Paul James weighs up a word processor package - and finds it on the pricey side

FeaturesEdit

Contents / Editorial - 2 pages (4-5)

Programming tutorial - Mike Bibby - 3½ pages (14-16,19)

If you don't know your output port from your interface, this is for you...

Build your own games paddle - 3 pages (20-22)

It's quite easy with Mike Shaw's step-by-step guide

Colour: A touch of the Van Goghs - 4½ pages (26-28,30-31)

Add some colour to your computing career with this first of a series of articles on elementary use of colour, text and graphics, by Paul Jones

How it Works: Lets get down to those basic building blocks - 4 pages (32-34,36)

Paul Beverley goes into the ABCs of the BBC Micro's operating system.

Tape Troubles: Cut out those cassette capers - 2 pages (38-39)

Wear your interface with a smile, with Mike Cook's aid

Bookshelf - 1½ pages (43-44)

Interview with Robert Chantry-Price of the Micro-Electronics Education Programme - Mike Bibby - 3 pages (46-48)

Beeb Body Building Course - Mike Cook - 5 pages (50-54)

Feeling a little weary, no bite to your bytes, no ram to your ROM? Then you really must take the...

Monitors: How does your monitor check out? - Michael Noels - 1 page (63)

Bubblesort: Sorting things out - John Thorpe - 3 pages (64-66)

Programmers' Workshop: Testing for function keys in machine code routines - 1½ pages (67-68)

Type-InsEdit

Deathwatch - 4 pages (40-41,73,75)

Play this brilliant arcade game by Brian and Marian Clark

Graphics: Triangular Technicolour Tangram! by Michael Noels - 3 pages (55-56,58)

Bingo by Peter Davidson - 3 pages (60-62)

Other CreditsEdit

Features Editor

Mike Bibby

Art Editor

Pete Glover

Contributors

Mike Cook, Michael Noels, John Thorpe, Mike Shaw, Paul Jones, Paul Beverley, Paul James

Issue IndexEdit

Micro User Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1983 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1984 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
1985 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
1986 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
1987 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
1988 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
1989 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82
1990 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94
1991 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106
1992 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.