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NewsEdit

2 new clip-on joysticks for the Spectrum

Matthew Smith leaves Bug-Byte for Software Projects

Games bonanza for the C64. New games announced from Taskset, PSS, Romik, Richard Shepherd, Mondatta, Mogul & Bubble Bus

Atari to convert it's bestsellers to other micros

The Hobbit converted to BBC, C64 and Oric

Atic Atac released by Ultimate for the Spectrum

10,000 Spectrum enthusiasts visit the 9th ZX Microfair

Mattel hand over distribution of Aquarius to Radofin Electronics after poor performance

ReviewsEdit

Screen StarEdit

The Hobbit by Melbourne House for the Spectrum

Screen TestEdit

All scores are out of ten. Key:- Gra=Graphics, Sou=Sound, EoU=Ease of Use, Ori=Originality, Las=Lasting Interest, Ove=Overall. Games in Bold awarded "PCG Hit"

Game of the Month award went to Revenge of the Mutant Camels, Video Nasty award went to Owzat

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Gra Sou EoU Ori Las Ove
Quetzalcoatl Virgin Games Spectrum Steve Mann 8 6 7 7 7 7
Hopper PSS Spectrum Wensley Dale 7 6 7 3 6 7
Barreldrop Games Machine Ltd Spectrum David Janda 6 6 4 4 4 4
Dimension Destructors Artic Computing Spectrum Chris Anderson 6 3 6 8 4 5
Valhalla Legend Spectrum Chris Anderson 7 0 8 10 9 8
Gridrunner Quicksilva Spectrum Chris Anderson 4 4 0 2 3 2
Traxx Quicksilva Spectrum Chris Anderson 5 4 6 7 7 5
Wild West Hero Timescape Software Spectrum Wensley Dale 7 5 8 3 7 7
Lojix Virgin Games Spectrum Wensley Dale 3 3 8 8 5 6
Lunar Jetman Ultimate Spectrum Chris Anderson 10 7 1 10 9 9
Corridors of Genon New Generation Software Spectrum Kevin Jacobs 9 6 5 7 3 5
Pool CDS Microsystems Spectrum Steve Mann 8 6 8 7 9 8
Ghost Town Virgin Games Spectrum Steve Mann 3 2 5 6 5 5
Krazy Kong PSS Spectrum Wensley Dale 4 2 7 6 5 4
Lost Virgin Games Spectrum Steve Mann 7 3 5 3 5 5
Ant Attack Quicksilva Spectrum Chris Anderson 9 3 3 10 6 7
Bugaboo (The Flea) Quicksilva Spectrum David Janda 8 4 5 8 6 7
Angler Virgin Games Spectrum Steve Mann 5 4 8 7 3 5
Rider Virgin Games Spectrum Wensley Dale 4 4 7 7 3 3
Spectron Virgin Games Spectrum Wensley Dale 5 8 8 4 8 7
Pyramid, The Fantasy Software Spectrum Chris Anderson 8 6 7 8 10 9
Dominoes Phipps Associates Spectrum Steve Mann 5 5 6 3 4 5
3D Strategy Quicksilva Spectrum Steve Mann 5 2 8 7 3 4
Mr Wimpy Ocean Spectrum Steve Cooke 8 7 8 9 8 8
Invaders Arcadia Oric Steve Cooke 2 1 4 0 3 2
Ultima Zone Tansoft Oric Steve Cooke 3 4 3 1 1 2
Mushroom Mania Arcadia Oric Steve Cooke 6 4 7 1 7 7
Killer Caverns Virgin Games Oric David Janda 1 0 2 4 0 1
Zorgon's Revenge IJK Software Oric Steve Cooke 9 5 4 8 7 8
Death Mines of Sirius Phoenix Software Dragon Jim Ballard 7 4 5 7 6 7
Cuthbert Goes Digging Microdeal Dragon Pete Connor 4 4 5 1 4 4
Keys of the Wizard Microdeal Dragon Pete Connor NA NA 7 6 8 7
Transylvanian Tower Richard Shepherd Software Dragon Jim Ballard 5 2 7 6 4 4
Empire Shards Software Dragon Jim Ballard 7 6 6 6 9 7
Up Periscope Beyond Software Dragon Jim Ballard 8 7 6 6 7 7
Crazy Painter Microdeal Dragon David Janda 5 3 8 6 5 5
Doodlebug Microdeal Dragon David Janda 4 6 7 4 4 4
Cuthbert in the Jungle Microdeal Dragon David Janda 6 4 3 6 2 3
Adventure Circus Dragon Data Dragon David Janda 6 6 7 5 7 6
School Maze Dragon Data Dragon David Janda 6 6 8 7 7 6
Munch Man Texas Instruments TI99/4A Steve Cooke 3 4 2 0 4 3
Parsec Texas Instruments TI99/4A Steve Cooke 3 5 1 0 4 4
Mission Om Spectresoft C64 David Janda 2 2 2 4 6 5
Hungry Horace Melbourne House C64 David Janda 7 7 6 4 7 7
Stix Supersoft C64 David Janda 8 6 6 5 6 6
Everest Ascent Richard Shepherd Software C64 David Janda 2 1 4 7 6 6
International Soccer Commodore C64 BY 10 8 9 5 8 9
Steeplejack English Software Atari Tony Harrington 7 5 9 7 6 7
Lone Raider Atari Atari Wensley Dale 7 8 8 8 7 8
Sea Lord Bug-Byte BBC Steve Cooke 6 3 5 7 4 5
Oblivion Bug-Byte BBC David Janda 7 6 6 3 7 7
Microbe Virgin Games BBC Steve Cooke 5 4 2 2 1 3
Cruncher Virgin Games BBC David Janda 2 2 8 4 0 2
Transistor's Revenge Softspot BBC Brendon Lewis 7 6 7 8 6 7
Wizard, The Quicksilva BBC Brendon Lewis 5 4 6 5 2 3
Plankwalk Virgin Games BBC David Janda 4 7 4 7 7 7
Noc-a-Block Virgin Games BBC David Janda 6 3 5 4 6 5
Birds of Prey Romik Software BBC Steve Cooke 2 3 4 1 3 3
Demon Decorator Micro Power BBC Steve Cooke 1 1 3 3 6 5
Zalaga Aardvark Software BBC Steve Cooke 7 6 8 3 7 7
Owzat Virgin Games BBC Steve Cooke 2 0 0 10 1 0
Space Adventure Virgin Games BBC Steve Cooke 7 3 6 6 8 8
Cosmic Asteroids Alligata Software BBC Steve Cooke 6 5 4 0 7 6
Snooker Visions Electron Steve Cooke 5 3 4 3 2 3
Revenge of the Mutant Camels Llamasoft C64 Chris Anderson 10 10 8 9 10 10
Meteors Acornsoft Electron Steve Cooke 5 5 4 0 6 6
Monsters Acornsoft Electron Steve Cooke 7 4 4 1 7 6
Starship Command Acornsoft Electron Steve Cooke 7 5 5 5 7 6
Cosmiads Bug-Byte VIC-20 Pete Connor 3 3 3 2 2 2
Bonzo Audiogenic VIC-20 Barry Miles 8 6 9 8 7 8
Scram-20 Artic Computing VIC-20 Pete Connor 8 6 5 2 7 7
Zorgon's Kingdom Romik Software VIC-20 Barry Miles 7 7 8 8 9 8
Space Snake Commodore VIC-20 Pete Connor 7 5 8 6 6 7
Trap Commodore VIC-20 Pete Connor 5 5 6 5 6 6
Starship Escape Sumlock VIC-20 Barry Miles 3 7 9 7 3 4

FeaturesEdit

Stuart Cooke looks at the latest games designing software for the Spectrum

Interview with Paul Daniels about his love of computers and his game "Paul Daniels Magic Adventure" for the Atari

Interview with Jeff Minter

David Janda checks out the Memotech MTX

Karl Dallas tells you how to win at adventures

Type-InsEdit

Stellar Run - VIC-20

Energy Fields

Fall Guy - Dragon

Galaxians - BBC

Magic Squares - BBC

External LinksEdit

You can find this magazine at the World of Spectrum archive. Or if you would like it on a DVD try The Zzuperstore

Issue IndexEdit

PCG Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1983           PCG Issue 1
1
          PCG Issue 2
2
1984   PCG Issue 3
3
PCG Issue 4
4
PCG Issue 5
5
PCG Issue 6
6
PCG Issue 7
7
PCG Issue 8
8
PCG Issue 9
9
PCG Issue 10
10
PCG Issue 11
11
PCG Issue 12
12
PCG Issue 13
13
1985 PCG Issue 14
14
PCG Issue 15
15
                   

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