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This issue was cover-dated November 1991 and cost £2.95. A floppy disk was attached.

On the DiskEdit

Cadaver - Demo - 2 pages (9-10)
Air Warrior - On Line Game - 1½ pages (11-12)
PCBoss - DOS Menu (12)
Silence - Disables PC Speaker (12)

NewsEdit

Orion and Goldstar take on Amstrad with their own PC + Games bundles (17)
GST Software update Timeworks Publisher and DESKpress (17)
Education: Fun School 4 and Kidz Mouse announced (19)
The Far Side Computer Calender for Windows, only $69.95! (19)

John Minson reports on the recent European Computer Entertainment Show (20)

Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Harpoon, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2, Elvira II: The Jaws Of Cerberus

Game Announcements:-

The Games: Winter Challenge, Winter Super Sports, WWF Wrestlemania, Pit-Fighter, Mike Ditka Power Football, International Sports Challenge, Soccer Compilation (17)
Advantage Tennis, Daemonsgate, HeroQuest, Crusaders of the Dark Savant, Les Manley: Lost in LA, Another World, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (19)
Lord of the Rings: Vol II, Eye of the Beholder II, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Theatre of War (20)

FeaturesEdit

Letters - 2 pages (24-25)

The World at Your Fingertips: CD-Rom & CD-I - Paul Rigby - 6 pages (27-32)

The CD has changed the way we listen to music. It is now set to revolutionize the capabilities of the PC as huge volumes of data become available to you and I. Paul Rigby puts his floppies to one side and examines the hard benefits.

Graphics: Fishing for clues - Dicon Peeke - 3 pages (44-46)

Impress your colleagues and friends with the graphic power of your PC and your own design ability as Dicon Peeke gives professional advice for those floundering with Deluxe Paint II Enhanced.

Maestro of the Micro - Martin Walker - 3 pages (63-64,67)

Musical accompaniment to computer games does not just 'happen' - there are professional musicians at work behind the MIDI port. Martin Walker tells you what it takes to become a micro musician.

Company Profile: Paragon Software - John Minson - 4 pages (82-85)

Paragon Software has a talent for creating role playing games. Our man with the air miles and a Box Brownie, John Minson, takes a trip to the team behind Space 1889 and MegaTraveller.

Q&A - 2 pages (104-105)

ReviewsEdit

SoftwareEdit

Games

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Score (%)
Wing Commander II Origin/Mindscape Richard Longhurst 4 34-37 81
Martian Memorandum Access/US Gold Richard Longhurst 3 40-42 68
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge Image Works Mark Ramshaw 4 49-52 69
Strike 2 Millennium Richard Longhurst 3 59-61 68
King's Quest V Sierra On-Line Mark Ramshaw 3 68-70 78
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra New World/US Gold Jason Saunders 3 77-79 87
Shadow Sorcerer SSI / US Gold Sean Masterson 3 87-89 50
Team Suzuki Gremlin Trenton Webb 3 95-97 73
Pools of Darkness US Gold Uncredited 0.25 106 62
Phantasie: Bonus Edition US Gold Uncredited 0.25 106 55
Space Wrecked Gremlin Uncredited 0.25 106 55
Federation of Free Traders Gremlin Uncredited 0.25 106 57
The Terminator US Gold Uncredited 0.20 107 47
Super Car Pack Accolade Uncredited 0.20 107 58
Corporation Core Design Uncredited 0.20 107 74
Riders of Rohan Mirrorsoft Uncredited 0.20 107 44
Magnetic Scrolls Collection Virgin Uncredited 0.20 107 83

Public Domain - 4 pages (99-102)

There's more to PC software than the latest whiz-bang commercial package.  PCF's own Richard Longhurst and Jason Saunders rate some of the great -value programs available in the public domain.

Software Title Publisher Genre Score
Starbase Waid Reynolds Game 5/10
Space War Bill Seiler Game 6/10
Alley Cat Bill Williams Game 7/10
Horse Toshiba Animation 5/10
Freezer Frenzy Mushroom Magic Software Game 6/10
Icon Master Philip A. Kaufman Icon Editor 7/10
Clock PC Forum BBS Clock 3/10
Bananoid William Reider Game 7/10
Miramar Marc Cochran Game 2/10
Disk Park Sincha Lerner Utility 8/10
Galactix Richard L. Wright Game 2/10
800k Alan D. Jones Utility 8/10

Astronomy - 4 pages (54-57)

When the drama of blasting aliens in the latest fangled shoot-'em-up wanes, try taking time to peacefully probe extra-terrestrial phenomena.  Ray Girvan reviews and rates a cluster of PC-based astronomy aids.

Software Title Publisher Score
Ezcosmos Far Communications 8/10
Skywatch Biosoft 6/10
Skyglobe PDSL 8/10
Gravity PDSL 7/10
Dance of the Planets Broadhurst, Clarkson & Fuller 10/10

HardwareEdit

Joysticks - 4 pages (72-75)

Getting to grips with a joystick should not be a hit-and-miss affair - choosing the right for you is essential. Thus PC Format presents a roundup of recommended best buys.

Name Manufacturer Type Score
Analog Plus / Extra Suncom Technologies Analog 68%
Intruder 5 Bondwell Analog 62%
Warrior 5 Bondwell Analog 78%
Kraft KI30 Kraft Systems Analog 66%
Advanced Gravis Analog Joystick Gravis Analog 84%
Thunderstick Kraft Systems Analog 82%
Zoomer Euromax Analog 74%
Flashfire Autofire Euromax Digital 68%
Arcade Turbo Euromax Digital 62%
Arcade Joystick Euromax Digital 52%
Professional 9000 Euromax Digital 70%
Professional 9000 Deluxe Euromax Digital 74%
GamePort 2 Plus Suncom Technologies Game Card 8/10
Joystick Adapter Card Kraft Systems Game Card 9/10
Turbo Game Card Euromax Game Card 6/10
Interface Card Cheetah Game Card 5/10

TipsEdit

F-19 Stealth Fighter - Declan McColgan - 2 pages (90-91)

Other CreditsEdit

Consultant Editor

John Minson

Production Editor

Karl Foster

Staff Writers

Richard Longhurst, Jason Saunders

Contributors

Paul Rigby, Mark Smiddy, Dicon Peeke, Martin Walker, Sean Masterson, Mark Ramshaw, Trenton Webb, Ray Girvan, Declan McColgan, Mostyn McGuffin, Silas Bovage

Art Editor

Wayne Allen

Graphic Designer

Kevin Hibbert

Publisher

Greg Ingham

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