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This issue is dated January 1992 and cost £2.95

On the DiskEdit

Cisco Heat (Demo) - 2 pages (7-9)
VGACAD (Graphics Program) - 1 page (8-9)
Free Cell (Card Game) - 1 page (10)

NewsEdit

Commodore enters PC leisure race - (15).

Major UK hardware company shows support for PC leisure use with a new bundle for the New Year.

The Chessmaster 3000 upgraded. - (15)

Lucasfilm to use revolutionary interactive audio system (iMUSE) on forthcoming adventure releases. - (16)

Lucasfilm to concentrate on CD-ROM as their primary development medium from now on. - (16)

New mission disk announced for Wing Commander II. Special Operations pack will include 40 new missions. - (19)

Sierra to release Laffer Utilities hosted by Leisure Suit Larry. - (20)

Game announcements:- (20)

Manchester United Europe, Kick Off 3, Tip Off, Rugby Coach, Multi-Player Soccer Manager, Son of Zeus, Under Pressure, Abandoned Places, Darklands, B-17 Flying Fortress, Birds of Prey, Thunderhawk AH-37M, Fighter Command, Armour-Geddon, ATAC, RoboCop 3, Wild Wheels, Conquests of the Longbow, Ultima VII

FeaturesEdit

Letters - 2 pages (22-23)

Cover Feature: Upgrading Your PC - 6 pages (27-29,31-32,34)

Is your computer soporifically slow or maddeningly monochrome? Stuart Anderton shows you how to get more power from your PC.

Graphics: The Art of Making Faces - 4 pages (40-43)

Phil South helps you keep a straight face while choosing the best PC paint program.

Company Profile: MicroProse - 4 pages (59-62)

John Minson visits military sim expert MicroProse and reconnoitres its latest legions of software fare.
Features Darklands

Classic Game: Railroad Tycoon - Bob Wade - 3 pages (68-70)

Opinion: Past Masters - 2 pages (104-105)

John Minson takes a stroll through the gallery of old, classic computer games and finds that the future has a valuable resource in its past.

Q&A - 2 pages (106-107)

ReviewsEdit

SoftwareEdit

Games

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Score (%)
Eye of the Beholder II US Gold / SSI Tim Smith 4 36-39 89
Conan the Cimmerian Virgin Games Mark Ramshaw 3 45-47 56
Police Quest 3: The Kindred Sierra On-Line Jason Saunders 3 54-56 78
Spot Virgin Games Gary Penn 3 64-66 70
Floor 13 Virgin Games Richard Longhurst 2 72-73 45
Battle Command Ocean Tim Smith 3 75-77 86
No Greater Glory US Gold / SSI Andy Smith 2 78-79 56
Civilization MicroProse Richard Longhurst 4 88-91 86
Breach 2 Impressions Tim Smith 2 98-99 70
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge Activision Mark Ramshaw 2 102-103 57
Baby Jo in Going Home Loriciel Richard Longhurst 0.5 110 62
Wordtris Mirrorsoft Richard Longhurst 0.25 110-111 65
Leisure Suit Larry V Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 0.25 111-112 60
Pro Tennis Tour 2 Ubisoft Richard Longhurst 0.25 112 75
Star Collection Electronic Zoo Richard Longhurst 0.20 112 35
Mad TV Rainbow Arts Richard Longhurst 0.25 112 70
Vengeance of Excalibur Virgin Games Richard Longhurst 0.20 112 38
Home Alone Accolade Richard Longhurst 0.25 112-113 15
Adventures of Willy Beamish Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 0.25 113 45

Public Domain - 4 pages (93-96)

Software Title Publisher Genre Score
PC-Touch Dean Hannote Keyboard Tutor 7/10
Mind Reader V2 Brown Bag Software Word Processor 8/10
Grand Prix Hole in the Wall / Wizard Game 7/10
EGAroids Designer Software Game 8/10
PC-Studio Anabicis Sample Player 9/10
Clone Invaders Gary Quiring Game 7/10
Shooting Gallery Nels Anderson Game 6/10
Daily Dairy Pseudonym Software Notebook 7/10
QDisk DME System Specialities File Manager 7/10

OtherEdit

Software Title Publisher Genre Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Score (%)
Miracle Piano Teaching System Mindscape Music Tutor John Minson 4 49-52 85

TipsEdit

Ultima VI: The False Prophet - 2 pages (84-85)

Lemmings - Passwords - 1 page (86)

Other CreditsEdit

Consultant Editor

John Minson

Features Editor

Tim Smith

Production Editor

Karl Foster

Staff Writers

Richard Longhurst, Jason Saunders

Contributors

Mark Ramshaw, Andy Smith, Stuart Anderton, Phil South, Gary Penn, Cliff Ramshaw

Art Editor

Martin Parfitt

Graphic Designer

Kevin Hibbert

Publisher

Jane Richardson

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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