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This issue was cover-dated May 1984 and cost 85p. A free 7" flexidisc was attached.

News HeadlinesEdit

U.S. Giants Target Spectrum - (3)
Hands Off Atarisoft - (3)
International Video Game of the Year - (3)
Buzby Goes Soft - (3)
Crook Start to a Dinkum Income - (5)
And Now... The Sord M6! - (5)
Marvel Comics and Adventure International - (5)
The Prisoner - (5)
California Churls - (5)
Imagine no Possessions... - (6)
Get Hip - Take the Tablets - (6)
Letter from Hungary - (6)

FeaturesEdit

The Class of 84 - Tony Tyler, Andy Green - 4 pages (18-21)

Coleco Adam, Oric Atmos, IBM PC Junior, Atari 800XL, Sinclair QL and Elan analysed.

A Brit Takes On the Yanks' Game - 1 page (38)

A feature on Justin Whittaker and The Lone Raider

Arcade Alley - 2 pages (40-41)

Classic Games of Our Time - Defender (Atari 2600) - Steve Keaton - 1 page (42)

Computer Adventure: The Last Frontier - Steve Keaton - 2½ pages (48-49,54)

Good Game... Good Game - Paul Walton - 1 page (56-57)

Behind the Scenes of Yorkshire TV's "The Game"

The Quill is Mightier than the Sword - Dave Rimmer - 1 page (56-57)

My Dream-Rig - 3 pages (60-62)

What would you buy if you could buy what you want - money no object? We asked a panel of experts (Pete Neale, Ian Weatherburn, Paul Walton, Justin Whittaker, Tony Tyler, Andy Green, Richard Burton) to unleash their imaginations - and their greed.

Talking Sideways - Andy Green - 2 pages (66-67)

Second of a two part series on building and operating an EPROM programmer.

Goad Your Code: Part Two- Andy Green - 2 pages (70,83)

...the 6502 way

It's Magnificent... But it's not War - 3 pages (72-73,75)

General Sir Jeremy Moore, Falklands victor, reviews some electronic Kriegspiels...
Legionnaire, Stonkers, Eastern Front, Battle for Normandy

Plotting to Succeed - Richard Taylor - 2 pages (76-77)

Graphics for the Spectrum

ReviewsEdit

K=Could Be Better, KK=Could Be Worse, KKK=Unsurpassable

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Rating
The Hobbit Melbourne House Oric Andy Green 0.33 24 KK
Adventure Trilogy Dragon Data Dragon Steve Keaton 0.33 24 None
House of Death Tansoft Oric Paul Rambali 0.33 24 KK
Metro Blitz PSS C64 Richard Burton 0.33 25 K
Crazy Balloon Software Projects C64 Richard Burton 0.33 25 K
Monsters & Magic Dragon Data Dragon Steve Keaton 0.33 25 KK
Dracula's Revenge Softek Oric Paul Rambali 0.25 26 KK
Tee Off Dragon Data Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 26 None
Dreadnoughts Lothlorien Spectrum Tony Tyler 0.25 26 KK
Admiral Graf Spee Temptation Spectrum Tony Tyler 0.25 26 K
Fighter Pilot Digital Integration Spectrum Richard Burton 0.25 27 KKK
Shaft Dragon Data Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 27 None
Airstrike 2 English Atari 400/800 Tony Tyler 0.25 27 KK
Krystals of Zong PSS C64 Richard Burton 0.25 27 KK
Skramble Microdeal Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 28 KK
Freez' Bees Silversoft Spectrum Uncredited 0.25 28 KK
Ugh! Softek Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 28 KKK
Wonderworm Havensoft Spectrum Richard Burton 0.25 29 KKK
Q*Bert Parker Bros Intellivision Richard Burton 0.25 29 KK
Beamrider Activision Intellivision Richard Burton 0.50 28-29 KKK
Hunter Terminal C64 Richard Burton 0.25 29 KKK
Paratroopers Rabbit C64 Tony Tyler 0.25 59 None
Bandits at 3 O'Clock Program Power Electron Richard Burton 0.25 59 KKK
Death Cruise Virgin Dragon Steve Keaton 0.17 59 KK
Cosmonaut Melbourne House VIC-20 Richard Burton 0.17 59 K
Shuttle Zap Dragon Data Dragon Steve Keaton 0.17 59 None
Monsters Softek Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 78 KK
Transylvanian Tower Richard Shepherd Software Dragon Steve Keaton 0.25 78 KK
Robot Riot Silversoft Spectrum David Crossweller 0.13 78 KK
Sam Spade Silversoft Spectrum David Crossweller 0.13 78 K

Type-InsEdit

Tyburn Tree - Atari 400/800 - 2 pages (12-13)

Lunar Touchdown - C64 - 2 pages (34-35)

H-Bloc - Spectrum - 2 pages (36-37)

Othello - C64 - 3½ pages (44-46,54)

Adventure X - Spectrum - 4 pages (50-52)

Watch That Bunker! - VIC-20 - 2 pages (68-69)

Countermine - c64 - 2½ pages (84-86)

Other CreditsEdit

Assisted by

Richard Burton

Contributors

Paul Walton (Features), Paul Rambali (Arcades), Andy Green (Technical), Jenny Parrot, John May, Steve Keaton, Dave Rimmer, Richard Taylor, Bernard Turner, Dave Eastbury, Tony Benyon, David Crossweller

Group Art Editor

Doug Church

Publishing Director

John Purdie

External LinksEdit

You can get this magazine on DVD from The Zzuperstore or download it at The World of Spectrum's Archive

Issue IndexEdit

Big K Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1984       Big K Issue 1
1
Big K Issue 2
2
Big K Issue 3
3
Big K Issue 4
4
Big K Issue 5
5
Big K Issue 6
6
Big K Issue 7
7
Big K Issue 8
8
Big K Issue 9
9
1985 Big K Issue 10
10
Big K Issue 11
11
Big K Issue 12
12
                 

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