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This issue was dated December 1991 and cost £2.95. A free floppy disk was attached.

On the DiskEdit

Strike 2 (Demo) - 2 pages (7-8)
Launch (Windows Utility) (9)
Unarchive (Windows Utility) (9-10)
Bart (Windows Program) (10)
Vcopy (Virus Checker) (10)

NewsEdit

Is now the time to buy a 486? - (15)

Intermission - A set of 55 screensavers available from Software Toolworks for £41.11 - (15)

Monsieur Mangetout to eat a PC at the Computer Shopper Show! - (16)

FotoMan - The latest in digital camera technology: stores 32 images in black & white for £600 - (16)

The sub-£100 PC Printer: Seikosha SP-1900AI - (19)

Viewpoint file conversion and program management system from Creative Technology - (19)

Australian computer communications specialist NetComm now marketing its products in UK. (19)

Media Vision release Thunderboard soundcard (20)

The secret hates of PC programmers (Part 1): Glen Dill (Paragon Software) - (20)

Game announcements:-

Deathbringer, Elvira: The Arcade Game, Gods, Elf, Fantasy World Dizzy, Volfied, Starglider 2, Onslaught - (15)
Top Gun: Danger Zone, Battle Command, Shuttle, Columbus, Charge of the Light Brigade, Fort Apache, The Emperor - (16)
PowerMonger, Hyperspeed, Nova 9, Dune, Eye of the Beholder II, Shadowlands, Conan the Cimmerian, Vengeance of Excalibur, Heimdall, Dick Tracy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - (19)
Supaplex, Spot, Guardians, The Castle of Dr Brain, Murder!, Toyota Celica GT Rally, Race Drivin', Hot Rubber, Cyberfight, Home Alone, Baby Joe - (20)

FeaturesEdit

Amstrad runs with the pack - 2 pages (26-27)

Amstrad tried and failed before to sell a leisure-orientated PC and is now trying again. Tim Smith assess its chance of success.

Company Profile: Ishi Press - 4 pages (36-39)

Japanese culture is criticised for being too regimented and lacking in fun. Ray Girvan visits Ishi Press International, a company that specialises in popularising Japanese games, to disprove this tired and worn theory.
Shogi Master & The Many Faces of Go featured.

Classic Games: Links & PGA Tour Golf - 3 pages (40-42)

One of the drawbacks of golf is that you have to get soaking wet and frostbitten if you want to play it regularly. Or do you? Tim Smith looks at two classic games that capture golf's feel without the hassle.

Music: MIDI Sequencing - 3 pages (44-46)

Ever fancied a career as a pop star? You and your PC could scale the giddy heights of megastardom with the right music package... possibly. MC John Minson shows you what it takes to be a big noise.

Graphics: DTP Special - 4 pages (52-55)

The power of the PC puts publishing under your total control - from designer to proofreader, you wear all the hats. Andrew Wright tells of what it takes to join the PC publishing revolution.

Personal Profile: Rudy Rucker - 2 pages (68-69)

Artificial life could one day be achieved with the help of computers, reckons mathematics professor and new-wave SF author, Rudy Rucker. Ray Girvan talks to him about the world of cellular automata.

Flight Simulators - 6 pages (102-105,107-108)

Flight simulation is the premier PC game genre, thus keeping track of the newst and best games is a challenge in itself. PC Format takes up the yoke and brings you the latest on forthcoming releases.
Strike Commander, Aces of the Pacific, Falcon 3.0, P-38: Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe Expansion Disk, ATAC, Birds of Prey, Reach for the Skies, Tornado

Q&A - 2 pages (111-112)

Letters - 2 pages (118-119)

ReviewsEdit

SoftwareEdit

Games

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Score (%)
MegaTraveller 2 Empire Richard Longhurst 4 31-34 70
MiG-29M Super Fulcrum Domark Andy Hutchinson 4 48-51 88
Winter Challenge Accolade Andy Smith 3 56-58 66
Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance Accolade Mark Ramshaw 3 65-67 81
TV Sports Boxing Mirrorsoft Richard Longhurst 3 71-73 76
MacArthur's War SSG/Electronic Arts Sean Masterson 2 76-77 64
Megafortress Mindscape Mark Ramshaw 3 84-86 66
Space 1889 Empire Andy Smith 2 98-99 42
7 Colors Infogrames Richard Longhurst 0.25 121 70
Booly Loriciel Richard Longhurst 0.25 121-122 41
Boston Bomb Club Palace Software Richard Longhurst 0.20 122 73
Blues Brothers Titus Richard Longhurst 0.20 122 76
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Ocean Richard Longhurst 0.20 122 17
Lords of Doom Starbyte Richard Longhurst 0.20 122 33
Crime Time Starbyte Richard Longhurst 0.25 122,125 61
Immortal Electronic Arts Richard Longhurst 0.25 125 73
Merchant Colony Impressions Richard Longhurst 0.25 125 34
Austerlitz Mirror Image Richard Longhurst 0.25 125 77

Public Domain - 4 pages (91-92,95-96)

Software Title Publisher Genre Score
Bizwiz CalcTech Inc Business Calculator 9/10
Aldo's Adventure David & Benjamin Ibach Game 7/10
Fences Steve Blanding Game 8/10
Parents Bradley G Nicholes Genealogy 8/10
Xword Toolkit JJO Software Crossword Creator 7/10
Warheads for Windows Brain C. Lowe & Eric Lee Steadle Game 7/10
Columns Hewlett Packard Game 9/10
Infoplus Eigen Software System Info 8/10

HardwareEdit

Pointing Devices - 4 pages (60-63)

Name Manufacturer Score
Mouseman Logitech 83%
Microsoft Mouse Microsoft 88%
Serial-A Naksha 70%
DV DMS-400 DFI 48%
Crystal Mouse Suncom Technologies 68%
Mouseman Cordless Logitech 80%
Icontroller Suncom Technologies 25%
Unmouse Picture Perfect (UK) Ltd 65%
Mouse Pen Pro KSI 65%
TopTrak Kraft 68%
Microsoft Ballpoint Microsoft 75%
Trackball Kraft 78%

TipsEdit

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe - Paul Rigby - 2 pages (79-80)

Might & Magic III - Robin Matthews - 1 page (82)

Other CreditsEdit

Consultant Editor

John Minson

Features Editor

Tim Smith

Production Editor

Karl Foster

Staff Writers

Richard Longhurst, Jason Saunders

Contributors

Mark Smiddy, Sean Masterson, Mark Ramshaw, Ray Girvan, Andy Hutchinson, Andrew Wright, Paul Rigby, Andy Smith, Robin Matthews

Art Editor

Martin Parfitt

Graphic Designer

Kevin Hibbert

Publisher

Greg Ingham

Issue IndexEdit

PC Format Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1991 123
1992 45678 910111213 1415
1993 161718192021222324252627
1994 282930313233343536373839
1995 404142434445464748495051
1996 52535455565758596061626364
1997 65666768697071727374757677
1998 78798081828384858687888990
1999 919293949596979899100101102103
2000 104105106107108109110111112113/114115116117
2001 118119120121122123124125126127128129130
2002 131132133134135136137138139140141142143
2003 144145146147148149150151152153154155156
2004 157158159160161162163164165166167168169
2005 170171172173174175176177178179180181182
2006 183184185186187188189190191192193194195
2007 196197198199200201202203204205206207208
2008 209210211212213214215216217218219220221
2009 222223224225226227228229230231232233234
2010 235236237238239240241242243244245246247
2011 248249250251252253254255256257258259260
2012 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273
2013 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281          

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