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March 1983 issue costing 75p. Includes 16 page "Book of Reviews"

Computer SoftwareEdit

NewsEdit

Headlines - 3 pages (16-17,19)

ReviewsEdit

All reviews this issue were in the pull out "Book of Games"

Scores are out of ten.

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

Game Title Publisher Format Page No(s) Get Val Pla
Othello Sharpsoft Sharp MZ-80k 2 7 8 9
Reversi Sinclair Research Spectrum 2 9 8 8
Othello Microx Spectrum 2 6 5 5
The Chess Player Quicksilva Spectrum 2 6 8 5
Chess Sinclair Research Spectrum 2 8 8 7
Chess Bug-Byte VIC-20 2-3 9 7 5
Boss Chess Audiogenic VIC-20 3 6 9 8
Sargon II Commodore VIC-20 3 10 8 7
1k ZX Chess Artic Computing ZX-81 3 7 8 4
Backgammon Sinclair Research ZX-81 3 8 8 8
Dragon Games 1 J. Morrison Micros Dragon 3 8 7 7
Games of Strategy BBC Publications BBC 3 8 9 8
Strip Poker Artworx Atari 3 9 6 7
Murder at Awesome Hall Channel 8 Software Atari 4 8 5 5
Faust's Folly Abbex Spectrum 4 10 8 8
Adventure A: Planet of Death Artic Computing Spectrum 4 10 6 3
Adventure B: Inca Curse Artic Computing Spectrum 4 10 6 5
Adventure C: Ship of Doom Artic Computing Spectrum 4 10 6 6
Adventure D: Espionage Island Artic Computing Spectrum 4 10 7 7
Super Spy Richard Shepherd Software Spectrum 4 5 7 9
The Hobbit Melbourne House Spectrum 4-5 10 9 9
Pimania Automata Spectrum 5 6 10 10
Forbidden City Apex Trading Dragon 5 3 6 6
Goblin Caves Apex Trading Dragon 5 6 6 6
Softporn Adventure Blue Sky Software Apple II 5 9 6 6
Deadline Infocom Apple II 5 9 4 7
Goblins Highland Computer Services Apple II 5 6 7 7
Gulpman Campbell Systems Spectrum 6 9 6 7
Spookyman Abbex Spectrum 6 6 5 4
Mazeman Abersoft Spectrum 6 8 6 5
Hungry Horace Sinclair Research Spectrum 6 9 8 7
Spectres Bug-Byte Spectrum 6 9 8 7
Games Pack 9 Acornsoft Atom 6 9 9 8
Hunt the Wumpus Texas Instruments TI99/4 6-7 9 7 8
Snapper Acornsoft BBC 7 7 8 9
Mouskattack Sierra On-Line Atari 7 8 8 8
Pac-Man Atari Atari 7 9 6 9
Puckman Morris Associates VIC-20 7 8 7 6
Star Blazer Star Craft Apple II 8 9 7 9
Zenith Gebelli Software Apple II 8 9 8 8
Winged Avenger Work Force Spectrum 8 8 6 4
Arcadia Imagine Spectrum 8 8 8 8
Dragon Games 2 J. Morrison Micros Dragon 8 9 9 8
Dragon Trek Salamander Software Dragon 8-9 9 9 10
Planetoid Acornsoft BBC 9 8 10 10
Invasion Force Artic Computing ZX-81 9 9 6 7
Moonbase Io PDI Atari 9 6 6 8
Space Rescue Supersoft PET 9 5 7 9
Robot! Viking Software BBC 10 7 7 7
CannonBall Blitz On-Line Systems Apple II 10 9 6 6
Pogoman Computer Magic Atari 10 9 6 8
Hazard Run Artworx Atari 10 7 5 6
Shadowfax Postern VIC-20 10 8 8 8
Hopper Rabbit Software VIC-20 10 9 5 4
Meteor Run Apex Trading Dragon 11 2 4 3
ZX Asteroids Electronic Pencil Company ZX-81 11 8 8 9
QS Asteroids Quicksilva ZX-81 11 2 5 5
Asteroid Belt Computer Concepts BBC 11 7 4 4
Meteor Storm Quicksilva Spectrum 11 5 7 8
Planetoids Sinclair Research Spectrum 11 5 6 7
Meteoroids Softek Spectrum 11 5 5 6
Choplifter Broderbund Apple II 12 9 7 8
The Gauntlet Colourmatic ZX-81 12 9 8 9
Skramble Terminal Software VIC-20 12 6 8 8
Penetrator Melbourne House Spectrum 12 9 10 9
Airstrike English Software Atari 12 8 8 8
Jumbo Jet Pilot Thorn EMI Atari 13 9 5 5
Nightflite Hewson Consultants Spectrum 13 8 7 7
Flight Simulation Sinclair Research Spectrum 13 9 9 8
Flight Simulation Sinclair Research ZX-81 13 8 9 9
Alien Soccer Rabbit Software VIC-20 14 7 3 4
Basketball Atari Atari 14 9 6 6
Soccer Thorn EMI Atari 14 9 8 8
Darts Thorn EMI Atari 14 9 5 9
TT Racer Centaursoft Atari 14 8 5 7
Horace Goes Skiing Melbourne House Spectrum 14 8 8 7

Video ScreensEdit

Video Screens - 2 pages (28-29)

ReviewsEdit

6 Joysticks reviewed - 1¼ pages (28-29)

Stick-stand, Trackball, Database, Le Stick, Star Fighter, Wico Sticks

Go where others fear to fly: Star Raiders (Atari), Starmaster (Activision), Star Voyager (Imagic) Atari 2600 - (29)

NewsEdit

Take a mad gorilla home today!: Donkey Kong, Wizard of Wor, Carnival, Gorf (Coleco) Atari 2600 - (29)

Arcade ActionEdit

Arcade Action - 2 pages (30-31)

ReviewsEdit

  • A dragon at the end of the tunnel: Super Zaxxon (Sega) - (30)
  • Blink and don't miss: Eyes (Rock-ola) - (30)
  • Have a ball down below: Mr. Do (Universal) - (31)
  • An isle so near...: Swimmer (Tehkan) - (31)

NewsEdit

  • Pinball: Defender from Williams - (31)
  • The records tumble - (31)

TipsEdit

  • Piggies in the middle: Amidar (Konami) - (30)

AdventureEdit

Adventure - Keith Campbell - 1 page (75)

  • Beware the lost numbers
  • We're falling in love again...: Love (Remsoft) ZX81

FeaturesEdit

Games Glossary - 1 page (Book of Games page 16)

Regular Features

Contents - 1 page (3)

Mailbag - 2 pages (5,9)

Competition - 1 page (11)

Play by Mail: The Seventh Empire - 2 pages (22-23)

The Bugs - 1 page (25)

Chess: Wisdom of the machines - Max Bramer - 1 page (27)

Go - Allan Scarff - 1 page (65)

Projects: More than a word can say - Keith Mott - 2 pages (66-67)

Graphics: Play around with patterns - Gary Marshall - 1 page (72)

Warpath - 2 pages (76-77)

Part three of Ron Potkin's wild west wargame series tells you how to set up the board. Although it is designed for a TRS-80, we hope there is sufficient detail to help you succeed in adding Warpath to your collection.

Puzzling - 2 pages (80-82)

Machine Code - Ted Ball - 2 pages (86-87)

Type-InsEdit

Defuse - TI99/4 - 3 pages (32-33,35)

Pool - Spectrum - 2 pages (36-37)

Digger - Sharp MZ-80 - 2 pages (40-41)

Connect 4 - Video Genie / TRS-80 Level II - 3 pages (42-43,45)

Dr Who Adventure - Atari 400/800 - 4 pages (48-49,51,53)

Ski-ing - Atom - 2 pages (54-55)

Turbo Car - Dragon - 1 page (56)

Rockfall - BBC - 1 page (59)

Positron 4 - ZX81 - 2 pages (60-61)

AdvertsEdit

Personal Computer News - 2 pages (78-79)

Other CreditsEdit

Staff Writer

Eugene Lacey

Editorial/Production Assistant

Susan Cameron

Production Editor

Tim Metcalfe

Designer

Linda Freeman

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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