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Issue dated December 1983 and priced at 85p

NewsEdit

The Software Centre incurs the wrath of the software industry with it's Buy'n Try scheme. - Page 4

Fitness routines for the office worker! - Page 5

Commodore sponsor English Basketball Association - Page 5

Cassette recorder shortage for Christmas - Page 6

ReviewsEdit

HardwareEdit

Softex ZX-Printerface - Chris Durham - 2 pages (31-32)

UtilitiesEdit

BASIC: Simons Basic vs BC Basic - Mike Todd - 3 pages (35-36,38)

Compilers: Petspeed 64 & DTL-Basic 64 - Chris Durham - 3 pages (47,49-50)

Word Processor: Quick Brown Fox - Chris Durham - 3 pages (53-54,57)

Screen SceneEdit

Reviews by J D Collins

Games

Software Title Publisher Format Page Presen-tation Skill Level Interest Value
Adventureland Commodore VIC-20 23 5 4 5 5
Avenger Commodore VIC-20 23 5 4 3 4
Battle of Britain Maincomp Ltd. VIC-20 23 3 4 3 3
Frantic Imagine VIC-20 23 4 5 4 5
Gridrunner Llamasoft VIC-20 25 3 4 4 5
Jackpot Mr Chip VIC-20 25 2 3 3 3
Kwazy Kwaks Mr Chip VIC-20 25 2 3 2 2
Mini Roulette/Pontoon/Hi-Lo Mr Chip VIC-20 25 2 2 1 2
Laser Zone Llamasoft VIC-20 25 4 5 5 5
Pacmania Mr Chip VIC-20 25 2 4 3 3
Pinball Wizard Terminal VIC-20 25-26 4 3 4 4

Utilities

Software Title Publisher Format Page Presentation Skill Level Interest Value
Super Screen Audiogenic VIC-20 26 3 n/a 3 2
VIC Tape Back up Level Software Ltd VIC-20 26 3 n/a n/a 2

FeaturesEdit

Christmas presents for your computer. - J D Collins - 4 pages (10-12,14)

Disk Drives, Printers, Memory, Books, Light Pens & Joysticks
Best Games - Arcadia, Adventureland, Astro Blitz, Choplifter, Gridrunner, The Hobbit, Hovver Bovver, Laser Zone, Multitron, Omega Race, Soccer, Stix, Tomb of Drewan, Wacky Waiters

Build a Potentiometer Joystick - Ken Ryder - 3 pages (16-18,20)

Todd's Lore: These delightful characters - Mike Todd - Page 28

Afflictions of our Time: A Doctor Writes - 3 pages (40-42)

A comical look at "micro-diseases"

Books: VIC Graphics by Nick Hampshire - Kevin Smart - 1½ pages (59-60)

The Complete Beginners Guide to Assembly Language: Part 3 - David Pinless - 2 pages (63-64)

Commodore 64 Video A Guided Tour: Part 1 - Jim Butterfield - 2 pages (67-68)

Pre-Xmas Thoughts - J D Collins - 1½ pages (69-70)

Tommy's Tips - 1¼ pages (73,75)

Other CreditsEdit

Writer

Bohdan Buciak

Editorial Assistant

Nicky Chapman

Art/Production Editor

Paul Hulme

Contributors

J D Collins, Ken Ryder, Jim Butterfield, Mike Todd, Chris Durham, Kevin Smart, David Pinless

External LinksEdit

You can get this magazine on DVD from The Zzuperstore

Issue IndexEdit

Commodore User / CU Amiga Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1983 0 1 2 3
1984 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1985 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1986 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
1987 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
1988 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63
1989 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
1990 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87
1991 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
1992 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111
1993 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123
1994 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135
1995 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147
1996 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159
1997 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171
1998 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181

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