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This issue was cover dated November 1981 and priced at 75p. It was released approximately on 16th October 1981

"Try to think of something more exciting than a computer. What did you think come up with: A trip to the Amazon, scoring a goal for England, landing on Mars or, maybe beating the bank at Monte Carlo? A computer will give you the chance to do any of these in your own living room"

Excerpt from editorial

RegularsEdit

Contents/Editorial - 1 page (3)

Next month - 1 page (5)

Mailbag - 1 page (17)

Competition - 2 pages (18,20)

Chess by Max Bramer - 1 page (27)

Othello by Tom Napier - 1 page (30)

Sounds by David Annal - 1 page (66)

The Bugs Comic Strip - 1 page (68)

Mainline by Alex Gates - 1 page (73)

Practical Programming by Ted Ball - 2 pages (74-75)

Adventure by Keith Campbell - 1 page (77)

Kit Korner by Keith Mott - 1 page (81)

Brainwave - 1 page (83)

Graphics by Gary Marshall - 1 page (85)

Down to Basic by Moira Norrie - 2 pages (86-87)

Software Glossary - 1⅓ pages (97-98)

Games NewsEdit

Battle of the Prehistoric Giants: Dino Wars by Tandy for the TRS-80 CoCo - (24)

Towering Inferno: by Sharpsoft for the Sharp MZ-80k - (24)

Eat or be Eaten: Super Glooper by Supersoft for the PET - (24)

Peril on the Seabed: Seawolf/Trap/Bounce-Out by Creative Software for the VIC-20 - (25)

Go for Real Gold: Gold Rush by Mr Micro Ltd for the VIC-20 - (25)

Finger on the Button: Polaris by Tandy for the TRS-80 - (25)

Death Among the Stars: Starmines by Softape for the Apple II - (25)

Chess on the Cheap: Acetronic Electronic Chess - (25)

Minefield: Minefield/Snake/Awari by Program Power for the Atom - (26)

The Opposite of Life: Death by Leisure Genius for the Apple II - (26)

Two-in-One Space Trial: Meteorites by Supersoft for the PET - (26)

Executive Chess: Chess Challenger - (26)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No.
Gold Rush Mr Micro Ltd VIC-20 1 88
Games Pack 7 Acornsoft Atom 0.5 89
Sinclair ZX81 Cassette No 4 Sinclair Research ZX-81 0.5 89
Wizards Castle Knights TV & Computers Sharp MZ-80k 1 90
Alien Rain Broderbund Software Apple II 0.5 91
Serpent Molimerx TRS-80 0.5 91

Video ScreensEdit

Space Monster - Space Monster by Philips for the Philips G7000 - (70)

Wimbledon Without Tantrums - Tennis & Boxing by Activision for the Atari 2600 - (70)

Aliens In Your Sights - Space Battle & Golf for the Voltmace Database - (70)

Stone Sling - Stone Sling by Philips for the Philips G7000 - (71)

For Pinball Wizards - Super Knockout & Shooting Gallery by Acetronic for the Acetronic MPU1000 - (71)

Asteroids - Asteroids by Atari for the Atari 2600 - (71)

Close Encounters of a Hazardous Kind - Astrosmash & Bowling by Mattel for the Intellivision - (71)

Arcade ActionEdit

Beat the Machine - Tips, flaws and street slang for the Pac-Man arcade by Namco - (28)

Sea-Space Mission - Cosmic Avenger by Universal - (28)

Join the Space Pilot Elite - Omega Race by Midway - (29)

The Fantasy Generation - Wizard of Wor by Midway - (29)

Return of the Mekon - Space Fury by Sega - (29)

FeaturesEdit

Christmas Parade - A look at the many new electronic toys available for Christmas. - 2 pages (78-79)

Featuring:- Super Simon, Earth Invaders, Supersonic Mastermind, Starbird Avenger & Starbird Intruder, Game and Watch, Microvision, Hand-held Space Invaders.

Game of the Year -1 page (65)

Type-InsEdit

The Invaders for the Nascom - 4 pages (32-35)

Supernim for the Apple II - 4 pages (36-37,39,41)

Rainbow Passage for the VIC-20 - 3 pages (42-43,45)

Nibblers for the PET - 3 pages (46-47,49)

Tarot for the TRS-80 - 4 pages (50-53)

City Bomb for the ZX-80 or ZX-81 - 2 pages (54-55)

Trench for the Atari 400/800 - 3 pages (57-59)

Dodgems for the Acorn Atom - 2 pages (60-61)

Musical Hangman for the Sharp MZ-80k - 3 pages (62-64)

AdvertsEdit

Games

  • BudgeCo - Raster Blaster - page 2
  • Video Software - Force Field, Space Race, Football-League, Test Match, Stock Market - page 6
  • Molimerx - Shuttle - page 8
  • Molimerx - The Golden Baton - page 9
  • Bug-Byte - Labyrinth, Backgammon, Last Run, Rhino/Wiggle, Atom Invaders, Pinball, Star Trek, Atom Breakout, Fruit Machine, UFO Bomber, Lunar Lander, Golf, Program Pack 1, Program Pack 2, Program Pack 3, Program Pack 4 - page 10
  • Program Power - Astrobirds, Lunar Lander, Invader Force, 3D Asteroids, Alien Maze, Space Storm, Star Trek, Demon Dungeon, Dambusters, Labyrinth / Slot Racer, Territory / Aztec, Super Racetrack / Trang, Invasion Earth, Galaxian Attack, Keys of Kraal, Serpent - page 11
  • Tangerine Users Group - Asteroids, Shuttle Lander, Dive Bomber, Space Invasion, Space Fighter, Scrabble, Demolition, Nim, Pack 1, Pack 4 - page 14
  • Kansas City Systems - Arcade Scramble - page 19
  • Sinclair Research - Sinclair ZX81 Cassette No 1 & Sinclair ZX81 Cassette No 4 - page 21
  • Supersoft - Super Glooper & Meteorites - page 56
  • Sharpsoft - Asteroids, Alderbaran, Election 1984, Towering Inferno, Escape from Colditz - page 67
  • Macronics - 1k Space Invaders & 1k Breakout - page 72
  • Hewson Consultants - Mini Space Intruders, Space Intruders, Planet Lander - page 76
  • Leisure Genius - Explosion, Death, Worms - page 76
  • Team 4 - Invaders / Hedgehog, Las Vegas #1, Trek '81, Battlechess, Starshoot - Acey Ducey - Jupiter Lander, 3D Micromaze, Rat Trap, Lunar Lander / 3D Maze / Dominoes - page 84
  • DK'Tronics - Deflex, 3D/3D Labyrinth - page 96
  • Control Technology - Pack 16/1, Pack 16/2, Tape Book 50 - page 96

Magazines

Other

  • Adda Computers - page 4
  • Microage Electronics; Silicon Centre - page 6
  • Silica Shop - Page 7
  • Newnes Technical Books - Page 10
  • Midwich Computer Company; Twickenham Computer Centre Ltd; Voltmace Ltd - Page 12
  • Maplin Electronic Systems - Page 13
  • The Computer Shack - Page 14
  • MicroStyle - Page 16
  • Tempus - Page 19
  • Sinclair Research - Pages 22-23

AnalysisEdit

Type Pages %
Features 13 13%
Reviews 7 7%
News 3.25 3%
Competitions 2 2%
Other Editorial (Contents, Surveys, etc..) 7 7%
Tips 0.75 1%
Letters 1 1%
Type-Ins 28 28%
Advert: Games 10.5 11%
Advert: Magazines 4 4%
Advert: Other 23.5 23%
Total Editorial 62 62%
Total Adverts 38 38%

Other CreditsEdit

Assistant Editor

Elspeth Joiner

Editorial Assistant

Susan Cameron

Art Director

Paul Flint

Design

Linda Freeman, Chris Kapolka, Mike Butts

Illustrator

Gary Scrace

Publisher

Tom Moloney

In House Contributors

Bill Scolding, Chris Winch, Brian Cookman

Other Contributors

David Annal, Ted Ball, Max Bramer, Keith Campbell, Alex Gates, Gary Marshall, Keith Mott, Tom Napier, Moira Norrie

Issues IndexEdit

C+VG Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1981 1 2
1982 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1983 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
1984 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
1985 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
1986 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
1987 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
1988 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86
1989 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 93a 94 95 96 97
1990 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
1991 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121
1992 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133
1993 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145
1994 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157
1995 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
1996 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181
1997 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193
1998 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205
1999 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217
2000 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229
2001 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241
2002 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254
2003 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267
2004 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277

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