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February 1983 issue costing 75p. This issues contains the 48 page supplement "The Book of Games". It features 23 type-ins for all the popular computers of the time.

Computer SoftwareEdit

NewsEdit

Headlines - 3 pages (16-17,19)

  • Mystery of the darkly glowing gem: The Black Crystal (Carnell Software) Spectrum, ZX81 - (16)
  • Beware of underwater enemies: Triad (Amba Software) Spectrum - (16)
  • Survival of the fittest amoeba! Evolution (Sydney Developments) Apple II, PC - (17)
  • Win your cowboy spurs...: Chisholm Trail (Texas Instruments) TI99/4 - (17)
  • The game of the book of the film: E.T.a. (Automata) Spectrum - (17)
  • Newcomer meets old favourites: Games Pack 1 (J.Morrison Micros) Dragon - (19)
  • Defending the blue dreamworld: Outworld (Audiogenic) VIC-20 - (19)

ReviewsEdit

Scores are out of ten.

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

Game Title Publisher Format Pgs Pg No(s) Get Val Pla
Star Raiders Atari Atari 0.33 98 9 7 8
Fantasy Games Psion ZX-81 0.15 98 7 7 7
Baja Buggies Gamestar Atari 0.33 99 6 7 6
Spookyman Abbex Spectrum 0.11 99 6 5 4
Mazeman Abersoft Spectrum 0.11 99 8 6 5
Gulpman Campbell Systems Spectrum 0.11 99 9 6 7

Video ScreensEdit

Video Screens - 2 pages (84-85)

ReviewsEdit

  • Superhero meets the superbaddie!: Spider-Man (Atari) Atari 2600 - (85)

NewsEdit

  • Lets club together: Video Games Club membership - (84)
  • Top Sellers - (84)

Arcade ActionEdit

Arcade Action - 2 pages (30-31)

ReviewsEdit

  • Saving the machine assembler: Blueprint (Bally Midway) - (30)
  • The sea-scape with a 3D feel: Subroc-3D (Sega) - (30)
  • Dual aerial duels: Joust (Williams) - (30)
  • Quest for the red planet: Gravitar (Atari) - (31)

TipsEdit

  • Gapping guidelines: Radar Zone (Outline) - Century Electronics - (31)

PinballEdit

  • Arcade Attack documentary - (30)

AdventureEdit

Adventure - Keith Campbell - 1 page (82)

  • How to find your way...
  • Book Review - The Captain 80 Book of Basic Adventures

FeaturesEdit

Contents - 1 page (3)

Next Month / Confessions of a Bug - 1 page (5)

Mailbag - 2 pages (7,9)

Competition - 1 page (10)

Prestel - David Babsky - 1 page (22)

Chess - Max Bramer - 1 page (27)

The Bugs - 1 page (28)

Machine Code - Ted Ball - 2 pages (78-79)

Graphics: Between the lines - Garry Marshall - 1 page (81)

Play by Mail: The Seventh Empire - 2 pages (87-88)

Reversi: Openings: Pair Excellence - 1 page (89)

Projects: Making more of your micro - Keith Mott - 1 page (91)

Warpath - 2 pages (92-93)

Lead the cavalry charge or plan the Indian ambush. Part II of Ron Potkin's series which combines advanced programming tips with a listing which builds into a thrilling war game. This month, Ron looks at the pieces.

Type-InsEdit

Taming the Invaders - 2 pages (24-25)

David Langford discovers that there is more than just one way to save planet Earth

Airline Pilot - Sharp MZ-80k - 5 pages (32-33,35-37)

Golf - BBC - 3 pages (38-39,41)

Pompeii - TI 99/4a - 4 pages (42-45)

Escape from the Pyramids of Mars - ZX81 - 3 pages (48-49,51)

Tanker - Spectrum - 1 page (53)

Over the Orchard Wall - Atari 400/800 - 3 pages (56-57,59)

Fruit Machine - VIC-20 - 3 pages (62-63,65)

Missile Command - Dragon - 2 pages (66-67)

Rhino - Atom - 2 pages (68-69)

Krazy Kong - PET - 4 pages (72-73,75,77)

Other CreditsEdit

Staff Writer

Eugene Lacey

Editorial/Publishing Assistant

Susan Cameron

Designer

Linda Freeman

Production Editor

Tim Metcalfe

Publisher

Tom Moloney

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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