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This issue was cover-dated Oct/Nov 1987 and cost £1.25.

NewsEdit

Technofun - 2 pages (7-8)

Toys & Board game news

Golden Newies - (9-10,13-14)

We take an early peek at US Gold's schedule of Christmas-time releases and get the low-down on their brand new label...
US Gold - Starring Charlie Chaplin, Impossible Mission II, Infiltrator II, Gauntlet II, 720°, OutRun
Gremlin - Galax, Venom Strikes Back, Jack the Nipper II
Go! - Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper, Bravestarr, Captain America

Other News

Wizball, IK+ (15)
Airborne Ranger, Project Stealth Fighter (16)
Backlash, Damocles (17)

FeaturesEdit

War Without Tears - Light Games - 7 pages (20-26)

Fantasy battle games in which n-one gets hurt are starting to catch on as non-contact sports.

Dust to Dust, Attics to Attics? - Consoles - 8 pages (29-32,34-37)

A look at the Sega Master System, NES, Atari 2600 & Atari 65XE

Books - 3 pages (41-43)

Role-playing veteran John Woods casts his eye over the world of single-handed role-playing...

Computers in Video - 3 pages (46-48)

Computers keep cropping up in the movies, as Martyn Lester and Martin Coxhead discover in their 'Videography' of the microchip.

The Smuttier Side of Software... - 3 pages (88-90)

Mel Croucher finds that where there's muck there's bras.

Entering the World of Make-Believe - 4 pages (94-97)

John Minson dallies awhile in Knightmare Castle

Welcome to the Roboshow - Graeme Kidd - 4 pages (100-103)

Bulletproof Elephants - 3 pages (104-106)

Mel Croucher ponders on the Compact Disc revolution

Music Micro, Please - 4 pages (110-113)

Jon Bates talks to Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish

Atari ST / Amiga: The Duel - 4 pages (115-118)

Software for Free - Well, almost... - 3 pages (119-121)

Jeremy Spencer starts his travels through Public Domain and explains what Shareware is all about.

Into the World with a Rack-It - 2 pages (124-125)

John Minson visits the Hewson nursery as a new software label is born.

PreviewsEdit

Morpheus - 2½ pages (83-85)

Athena - ½ page (108)

ACE goes over the Edge - John Minson - (127-129)

R.I.S.K., Fairlight II, Warlock, Xecutor, Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal, Inside Outing, Shockwave

ReviewsEdit

Game Title Publisher Format Pgs Pg No(s) Ove (%)
Renegade Ocean Amstrad CPC 1.5 54-55 87
Renegade Ocean Spectrum 1.5 54-55 82
Evening Star Hewson Spectrum / C64 / Amstrad CPC / BBC / Electron 1 55-56 N/A
Solomon's Key US Gold Amstrad CPC 0.75 56-57 90
Mega Apocalypse Martech C64 0.75 57 85
Enlightenment: Druid II Firebird Gold C64 1.25 60-61 80
Red L.E.D. Ariolasoft C64 0.75 61 82
Accolade's Comics US Gold/Accolade C64 0.75 62-63 53
MASK Gremlin Amstrad CPC 1.25 63-64 71
MASK Gremlin Spectrum 1.25 63-64 69
Bubble Bobble Firebird C64 2 66-67 93
Centurions: Power X-Treme Ariolasoft/Reaktor C64 1 68 41
Tai-Pan Ocean Atari ST 1.25 70-71 61
Tai-Pan Ocean Spectrum 1.25 70-71 77
πr² Mind Games C64 0.75 71 79
πr² Mind Games Spectrum 0.75 71 85
Hybrid Ariolasoft/Starlight Spectrum 0.5 73 63
Hybrid Ariolasoft/Starlight Amstrad CPC 0.5 73 65
Last Mission US Gold C64 0.5 73 45
Last Mission US Gold Spectrum 0.5 73 55
L'affaire Infogrames MSX2 1 74 82
Ace 2 Cascade C64 1 77 83
California Games US Gold/Epyx C64 2 78-79 92
Flunky Piranha Spectrum / C64 1 80 81
The Chessmaster 2000 Electronic Arts Amiga 1.25 82-83 84
The Chessmaster 2000 Electronic Arts PC 1.25 82-83 81
The Chessmaster 2000 Electronic Arts Atari ST 1.25 82-83 86
The Chessmaster 2000 Electronic Arts C64 1.25 82-83 70

Updates

Game Title Publisher Format Pg No(s) Ove (%)
Defender of the Crown Mirrorsoft PC 50 78
The Samurai Trilogy Gremlin Spectrum 50 44
Into the Eagle's Nest Pandora Atari ST 50 81
Super Huey Cosmi Amiga 50 48
Elite Firebird PC 50 88
Wizball Ocean Amstrad CPC 50-51 65
Wizball Ocean Spectrum 50-51 80
Hardball US Gold Amiga 51 69
Marble Madness Electronic Arts PC 51 79
ArcticFox Electronic Arts PC 51 58
Mercenary Novagen Spectrum 51 96
Brian Clough's Football Fortunes CDS Software Amiga / PC / Atari ST 51 84
Druid Firebird Atari 8-bit 51 83

Other CreditsEdit

Co-Editor

Gary Penn

Contributors

John Minson, Jon Bates, Ciarán Brennan, Martin Coxhead, Mel Croucher, Sue Dando, Simon Goodwin, Martyn Lester, Barnaby Page, Jeremy Spencer, Nik Wild, John Woods

Art Director

Oliver Frey

Issue IndexEdit

The Games Machine Index
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