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December 1987 issue which cost £1.

NewsEdit

UMS, Stratton, 500cc Grand Prix, Octapolis - (8)

The Hunt for Red October, Knight Games 2, Roy of the Rovers, Zarch, Sky Fighter, Dr. Fruit, Leviathan, Carrier Command (9)

Pac-Land, Winter Olympiad 88 (10)

Arcade Action - After Burner, Free Kick, Rainbow Islands, Street Fighter, Road Racer, Sky Wolf, Charge, Aaargh!, Road Wars (139)

Adventures - Border Zone, The Lurking Horror (146)

Mean Machines - Missile Defense 3D (174), Salamander, Super Xevious, Highway Star,

FeaturesEdit

Game RelatedEdit

US Gold Special

OutRun - (1 page) (52)
Coin It - 720°, Side Arms, Bionic Commando, Shackled - (2 pages) (57-58)
Go! - Lazer Tag, Wizard Warz, Fast 'n Furious, Captain America - (2 pages) (60-61)
Gauntlet II - (1 page) (63)
Screenstars - Starring Charlie Chaplin - (1 page) (64)

Fast Lane - Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix - (1.5 pages) (74-75)

Hot Gossip - Tony Takoushi - (1 page) (194)

Space Ranger

OtherEdit

Star Trek: The Next Generation - TV Series - John Gilbert - (2 pages) (70-71)

Dreams Come True - Fantasy Role Playing Special - Wayne - (9 pages) (83,85,87-88,90-91,93,95-96)

Frame Up - (2 pages) (122-123)

The Big Screen - Movies - Ward R. Street - (2 pages) (126-127)

Comix - (1 page) (140)

Street Scene (Previews)Edit

Skate or Die, I-Alien, Rimrunner (180)

Jackal, Judge Death, Knightmare, Predator, Out of this World, Dick Special (181)

ReviewsEdit

Main ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Pages Pg No's Gra Sou Val Pla
Thundercats Elite Spectrum Tim Metcalfe 1 16-17 8 8 9 9
Thundercats Elite Amstrad CPC Tim Metcalfe 1 16-17 9 9 9 9
Thundercats Elite C64 Tim Metcalfe 1 16-17 8 9 9 9
Nebulus Hewson C64 Paul Boughton 1 16-17 10 10 9 10
Nebulus Hewson Spectrum Paul Boughton 1 16-17 9 7 9 10
Buggy Boy Elite C64 Tim Metcalfe 1 19 9 8 9 10
Captain America Go! C64 Ian Machin 1 22 8 8 8 8
Through the Trap Door Piranha Spectrum Ian Machin 1 25 8 7 8 7
Jack the Nipper II Gremlin Amstrad CPC Paul Boughton 0.5 29 9 8 9 9
Jack the Nipper II Gremlin Spectrum Paul Boughton 0.5 29 9 8 8 9
Jack the Nipper II Gremlin C64 Paul Boughton 0.5 29 9 8 9 9
Terrorpods Psygnosis Amiga David Bishop 0.5 29 10 10 9 9
Morpheus Rainbird C64 Ian Machin 1 32 8 7 8 7
Thunderceptor Go! Spectrum Tim Metcalfe 0.5 34 8 6 7 8
Rygar US Gold Spectrum Tim Metcalfe 0.5 34 6 6 7 8
Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper Go! Spectrum Tim Metcalfe 1 36 8 7 8 9
Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper Go! Amstrad CPC Tim Metcalfe 1 36 9 7 8 9
Implosion Cascade C64 Paul Boughton 0.5 39 9 8 8 7
How to be a Complete Bastard Virgin Games Spectrum Lee Paddon

0.5

39 7 5 7 8
How to be a Complete Bastard Virgin Games C64 Lee Paddon 0.5 39 7 6 7 8
How to be a Complete Bastard Virgin Games Amstrad CPC Paul Boughton 0.5 39 7 6 4 4
Shoot'em-up Construction Kit Outlaw C64 Paul Boughton 0.5 42 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Zig Zag Mirrorsoft C64 Ian Machin 0.5 42 8 7 8 7
Cruncher Factory Anco Amiga Chris Jenkins 0.5 44 7 7 10 10
Chuck Yeagar's Advanced Flight Trainer Electronic Arts C64 Steve Badsey 0.5 44 7 - 8 9
Action Force Virgin Games Spectrum Tim Metcalfe 1 45 9 7 9 10
Action Force Virgin Games C64 Tim Metcalfe 1 45 9 8 9 10

Chuck Yeagar's Advanced Flight Trainer also scored 9 for realism

Arcade ActionEdit

Operation Wolf - (1 page) (136)

Wardner - (0.5 page) (137)

Top Speed - (0.5 page) (137)

AdventuresEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Pages Pg No's Voc Atm Per Val
Passengers on the Wind II Infogrames Atari ST, C64 Paul Boughton 1 149 N/A 8 7 7
Plundered Hearts Infocom C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Apple II, Mac, PC Keith Campbell 0.5 151 9 10 7 7
Nord and Bert couldn't make Head or Tail of It Infocom C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Apple II, Mac, PC Keith Campbell 0.5 151 6 N/A 7 7

Mean MachinesEdit

Golf - NES - (174-175)

Clu Clu Land - NES - (175)

Ideas Central (Tips)Edit

Red L.E.D., The Last Ninja (77)

Army Moves, Gunship, Tai-Pan (79)

Mean Machines - Kung-Fu Master (175)

AnalysisEdit

Type Pages %
News 5.5 3%
Features 29 15%
Reviews 18 9%
Previews 3.5 2%
Competitions 10 5%
Comic Strip 4 2%
Other Editorial (Contents, Surveys, etc..) 8 4%
Tips 3 2%
Letters 2.5 1%
Advert: Games 86.5 44%
Advert: Magazines 0 0%
Advert: Other 26 13%
Total Editorial 83.5 43%
Total Adverts 112.5 57%

CreditsEdit

Deputy Editor

Paul Boughton

Editorial Assistant

Lesley Walker

Sub Editor

Seamus St. John

Art Editor

Craig Kennedy

Adventure Writers

Keith Campbell, Steve Donoghue, Matthew Woodley

American Correspondent

Marshal M. Rosenthal

Arcades

Clare Edgeley

Software Consultant

Tony Takoushi

Pubisher

Terry Pratt

External LinksEdit

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

Issue IndexEdit

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1981                     C+VG Issue 1
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1982 C+VG Issue 3
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