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This issue is dated March 1992 and was £2.95. A coverdisk was attached to this issue.

On the DiskEdit

Thunderhawk AH-73M (Demo) - 1½ pages (7-9)

Crystal Caves (Shareware Game) - ½ page (8)

Parents (Family Tree Program), Secrets, RAMFree, SimCGA, PKZip (Utilities) - (9-10)

NewsEdit

US Leisure Show puts PCs in pole position - John Minson - 1¼ pages (14-15)

The Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas features mountains of hype, gems of new releases and trend-setting advances in computer leisure. John Minson save you the air-fare as he returns with the pick of the crop.

Multi-million Mario primed for PC - (14-15)

Interplay and Software Toolworks sign educational deals with Nintendo.

Bike Bytes - (15)

Funex Motion Converter (Exercise bike) with 4 games. Final Quest Challenge, RenMan, Geo Quest & Fitness Tracking System.

Synch ports - (16)

Even more 'cinematic' realism set for PC games in 1992.

More Midi - (19)

UK company to distribute top music software as the PC vies to dominate the computer music market.

CD-ROM attack - (20)

As this still fledgling year advances more and more software houses are pinning their colours to the mast with games designed for CD-ROM

Software announcements:-

Hardware announcements:-

  • SpectraVideo ProMouse - (18)
  • Suzo PC Adapter (Euromax) - (19)
  • NCR 3125 - (20)

FeaturesEdit

Letters - 3 pages (22-24)

Company Profile: Origin - Tim Smith - 3 pages (27-29)

Tim Smith reports on the evolving offspring of the US company that brought us the Ultima series and Wing Commander.

Company Profile: Electronic Arts - John Minson - 4 pages (30-33)

John Minson delivers the lowdown on future offerings from the high-flying US software house Electronic Arts.

Character Building - Mark Ramshaw - 4 pages (40-43)

Fantasy role-playing games are more popular than ever and with some exciting new releases coming up, Mark Ramshaw charts the genre's past, present and fantastical future.

Opinion: Game Packaging - John Minson - 2 pages (54-55)

First they take your money, then you get to open the box. John Minson tackles packaging

CD Format - Andy Storer - 1⅓ pages (62-63)

Andy Storer engages PC Format's regular CD-ROM column with a look at what optical disk technology holds in stor for you.

Space Wars - Paul Rigby - 4 pages (88-91)

As the software houses continue to vie for dominance in the space-sim market, Paul Rigby examines new contenders in the space race.

Q&A - 3 pages (94-96)

ReviewsEdit

GamesEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg no(s) Score (%)
Twilight 2000 Empire Mark Ramshaw 4 35-38 67
HeroQuest Gremlin Sean Masterson 2 44-45 80
Hyperspeed MicroProse Cliff Ramshaw 2 52-53 64
Nova 9 Dynamix / Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 2 57-58 70
L'Empereur Napoleon I Infogrames / Koei Bob Wade 2 60-61 43
Stellar 7 (CD Version) Dynamix / Sierra On-Line Andy Storer 0.66 62-63 62
Gods Renegade Jason Saunders 3 65-67 73
Thunderhawk AH-73M Core Design Andy Smith 3 72-74 78
Charge of the Light Brigade, The Impressions Richard Longhurst 0.25 103 41
Deathbringer Empire Richard Longhurst 0.25 103 50
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus Accolade Richard Longhurst 0.25 103 48
Mystical Action Sixteen Richard Longhurst 0.25 103 65
Golden Eagle Loriciel / Infogrames Richard Longhurst 0.20 105 43
Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. Accolade Richard Longhurst 0.20 105 42
Medieval Warriors Merit Software Richard Longhurst 0.20 105,106 40
Rotox Action Sixteen Richard Longhurst 0.20 105 60
Resolution 101 Gremlin Richard Longhurst 0.15 106 59
NeverEnding Story II, The Linel Richard Longhurst 0.15 106 40
Thunderstrike Gremlin Richard Longhurst 0.15 106 65
Tilt Genias Richard Longhurst 0.15 106 12

Children's SoftwareEdit

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg no(s) Score (%)
Playroom Infogrames Richard Longhurst 0.80 46 50
Mixed-Up Fairy Tales Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 1 46-47 60
Castle of Dr. Brain Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 1 47-48 76

Other Software

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg no(s) Score (%)
Composer's Pen, The Composite Software Rob Ainsley 2 76-77 78
Laffer Utilites, The Sierra On-Line Richard Longhurst 0.2 105 38

Public Domain
Edit

Reviews by Jason Saunders and Andy Storer - 4 pages (81-82,84,86)

Software Title Publisher Type Score
Back & Forth Progressive Solutions Program Management 7/10
Hugo II: Whodunit? David P. Gray Game 8/10
Super ZZT Epic Megagames Game 6/10
CED Chris Dunford DOS Utility 10/10
CAT Anon DOS Utility 6/10
No Charles Petzold DOS Utility 7/10
Winfract TheStoneSoup Group Fractal Generator 9/10
Big Desk I Heath Virtual Desktop 9/10
Elana Andrew Rowe Windows Utility 9/10
Blitzer Steve Sherman Game 7/10

TipsEdit

Space Quest IV, Wing Commander, Monkey Island 2, Night Shift, Terminator 2, Railroad Tycoon, Golden Axe, Helter Skelter, SimCity, Lemmings - 2 pages (68-69)

Other CreditsEdit

Consultant Editor

John Minson

Features Editor

Tim Smith

Production Editor

Karl Foster

Staff Writers

Richard Longhurst, Jason Saunders

Art Editor

Martin Parfitt

Graphic Designer

Kevin Hibbert

Contributors

Mark Ramshaw, Andy Smith, Cliff Ramshaw, Rob Ainsley, Paul Rigby, Sean Masterson, Andy Storer

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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