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October 1982 issue which cost 75p.

Computer SoftwareEdit

NewsEdit

Zenith (Gebelli Software) and Fly Wars - Apple II - (18)

Jumbo and Seawolf (Molimerx) - TRS-80 - (18)

Polaris, Space Pirates, Chess (Bug-Byte) - BBC - (18)

Casino (A. Stokes) - ZX81 -(18)

Meteor Storm (Quicksilva) - Spectrum - (18)

Alien Destroyers and Astro Navigator (Micro Power) - BBC - (19)

Sphinx Adventure, Arcade Action (Acornsoft) - BBC - (19)

Tank Atak (Audiogenic) - VIC-20 -  (19)

Glutton, Moon Lander (Sharpsoft) - Sharp MZ-80 - (19)

Light Pen Go, Light Pen Othello, Light Pen Draughts, Light Pen Concentration, Light Pen Life, Light Pen Solitaire, Light Pen Backgammon, Light Pen Ludo - VIC-20 - (19)

Swarm, Dogfight, Stock Car, Astro Warrior (Micro Power) - Atom - (21)

3D Defender (J.K. Greye Software) - ZX81 - (21)

Winged Avenger (Work Force) - Spectrum - (21)

Shooting Arcade (Datasoft) - Atari 8-bit - (21)

ReviewsEdit

Scores are out of ten.

Key:- Get=Getting Started, Pla=Playability, Val=Value

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Pg No(s) Get Pla Val
Star Blazer Star Craft Apple II ½ 78 9 9 7
Invaders Bridge Software VIC-20 ¼ 78 8 2 2
Snapper Acornsoft BBC 78 7 9 8
Chess Sinclair Research ZX81 ½ 79 9 6 8
Omega Race Commodore VIC-20 ½ 79 7 9 8

Star Blazer

I have a particular affection for this type of game and Starblazer was no exception. It offers fast action and sufficient difficulty to make you keep coming back to improve your performance. - Full review

Invaders

You won't need to be a king of the arcades to repel this squadron of Vic Invaders. - Full review

Snapper

This is Pacman as enjoyed in the arcades, with just a few changes which will probably go unnoticed by many who buy this cassette. - Full review

Chess

I miss not being able to play through my favourite openings with impunity but what can you expect for £6.95? - Full review

Omega Race

Omega Race is practically identical to the arcade game of the same name. Playing the game on your VIC-20 is every bit as good as playing the game in an arcade. Omega Race is by far the best game I have played on the VIC-20. Nothing else comes close. - Full review

Video ScreensEdit

NewsEdit

Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast, Swords & Serpents, Demon AttackAtlantis (Imagic) - Intellivision - (24)

Tron: Deadly Discs, Tron: Maze-A-Tron, Lock 'n' Chase (Mattel) - Intellivision - (24)

Star Strike, Space Spartans, B17 Bomber (Mattel) - Intellivision - (25)

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pages Page no(s)
Demon Attack Imagic Atari 2600 ¼ 24
Frogger Parker Bros. Atari 2600 ¼ 25
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Parker Bros. Atari 2600 25

Arcade ActionEdit

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Pages Page no(s)
Birdie King Taito ¼ 30
Jungle King Taito 31
Tron Bally Midway 31

TipsEdit

Tempest (Atari) - ¾ page (30)

PinballEdit

Caveman from Gottlieb - (31)

AdventureEdit

The Curse of Crowley Manor (Adventure International) - TRS-80, Video Genie - Keith Campbell - ⅓ page (68)

I found the game became quite difficult — mainly due to the inconsistency of the form of the commands recognised. - Full review

Flawed masterwork - Keith Campbell - ⅔ page (68)

FeaturesEdit

Hardcore: A Games Players Guide to the Texas TI99/4a - 1⅓ pages (80-81)

Regular Features

Contents - 1 page (3)

Next Month; Software Giants Clash: Atari vs Commodore over Pac-Man - 1 page (5)

Mailbag - 2 pages (6,11)

Competition - 1 page (12)

The Bugs - 1 page (15)

Chess - Max Bramer - 1 page (27)

Prestel - Peter Linton - 1 page (29)

Graphics - Garry Marshall - 1 page (73)

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

Bridge - Alan Hiron - 1 page (76)

Brainware - ⅔ page (82)

Software Glossary - ⅔ page (83)

Kit Korner - Keith Mott - 1 page (84)

Type-InsEdit

Space Watch - Spectrum - 4 pages (32-35)

Word Search - ZX81 - 3 pages (36-37,39)

Mining Colony - Atom - 1 page (41)

Wild Strawberries - Atari 400 - 2 pages (42-43)

Kamikaze - PET - 3 pages (44-45,49)

Galaxian Colony II - Apple II - 3 pages (50-52)

Brick Blaster - VIC-20 - 2 pages (54-55)

Hungarian Squares - TI99/4a - 2 pages (56-57)

Sharp Defender - Sharp MZ-80K - 4 pages (58-59,61,63)

Four Colours - BBC - 3 pages (64-65,67)

AdvertsEdit

Games

Magazines

Other CreditsEdit

Staff Writer

Eugene Lacey

Editorial Assistant

Susan Cameron

Design

Linda Freeman

Production Editor

Tim Metcalfe

Publisher

Tom Moloney

Contributors

Max Bramer, Ted Ball, Keith Campbell, Alan Hiron, Keith Mott, Gary Marshall, Peter Linton

External LinksEdit

You can find this magazine at the World of Spectrum archive.

Issue 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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