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This issue was cover-dated January 1986 and cost 95p.

NewsEdit

Frontlines - 4 pages (4-7)

Featuring - Wham! The Music Box, Darion: Child of a Stargazer

QL News - ½ page (13)

FeaturesEdit

Letters - 2 pages (19,21)

Hard Facts - Stephen Adams - 1 page (22)

Hacking Away - Chris Wood - 1¼ pages (28-29)

Task Force - Ian Hoare - ¾ page (29)

Ghost in the Machine - Interview with David Crane - Alison Hjul - 2 pages (50-51)

The Complete QL Software Buyers Guide - 2 pages (78,83)

Backlash - Iolo Davidson - 1 page (120)

PreviewsEdit

Commando - Simon Forman - 2 pages (54-55)

ReviewsEdit

GamesEdit

Summary

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Page No Score
Rasputin Firebird Rachael Smith 2 24-25 9
Tau Ceti CRL Sue Denham 0.75 32 9
Buccaneer Insight Rick Robson 0.25 32 4
Discs of Death Artic Rachael Smith 0.33 33 7
I, of the Mask Electric Dreams Alison Hjul 0.33 33 8
Tomahawk Digital Integration Rachael Smith 0.33 33 9
Robot Messiah Alphabatim Sue Denham 0.5 35 9
Space Firebirds Insight Rachael Smith 0.25 35 6
Zoot Bug-Byte Sue Denham 0.25 35 7
Gyroscope Melbourne House Alison Hjul 0.25 38 8
The Shadow of the Unicorn Mikro-Gen Steve Malone 0.25 38 7
Vectron Insight Sue Denham 0.25 38 6
One Man and his Droid Mastertronic Steve Malone 0.25 38 6
Thunderbirds Firebird Rick Robson 0.25 43 6
Rothman's Football Quick Quiz Cassell Rick Robson 0.25 43 7
Endurance CRL Rick Robson 0.25 43 8
Chimera Firebird Steve Malone 0.25 43 8
Bomber Bob in Pentagon Capers Bug-Byte Steve Malone 0.33 45 7
Panzadrome Ariolasoft Rachael Smith 0.33 45 7
Xcel Program Techniques Steve Malone 0.33 45 8
Saboteur Durell Sue Denham 2 66-67 9
BC's Quest for Tires Software Projects Steve Malone 1 76-77 8
The NeverEnding Story Ocean Uncredited 2 88-89 9
Winter Sports Electric Dreams Dougie Bern 1 97 7

Other Details

Key: Gra=Graphics, Pla=Playability, Val=Value for Money, Add=Addictiveness

Game Title Gra Pla Val Add
Rasputin 10 9 9 10
Tau Ceti 9 8 8 9
Buccaneer 3 7 4 3
Discs of Death 7 9 6 7
I, of the Mask 9 7 7 8
Tomahawk 9 10 9 9
Robot Messiah 10 10 9 9
Space Firebirds 5 9 3 8
Zoot 7 7 8 7
Gyroscope 9 6 7 9
The Shadow of the Unicorn 5 8 9 6
Vectron 9 5 6 4
One Man and his Droid 4 5 8 8
Thunderbirds 5 6 7 6
Rothman's Football Quick Quiz 5 9 8 8
Endurance 6 8 9 8
Chimera 8 8 10 7
Bomber Bob in Pentagon Capers 4 7 9 7
Panzadrome 7 7 7 8
Xcel 5 9 8 10
Saboteur 8 8 9 10
BC's Quest for Tires 9 8 9 8
Winter Sports 7 6 8 8

Key: Atm=Atmosphere, Ing=Ingenuity, Siz=Size Factor, Val=Value For Money

Game Title Atm Ing Siz Val
The NeverEnding Story 9 7 9 9

AdventuresEdit

Seas of Blood, The Quest for the Holy Grail, Runestone - 1 page (86)

UtilitiesEdit

Tasword II - Max Phillips - 2 pages (84-85)

TipsEdit

Hack Free Zone - 1 page (46)

Wizard's Lair, Fighting Warrior, Marsport - (47)

Fairlight - Map - 2 pages (56,65)

Type-InsEdit

8 Page Pullout (57-64)

Chopper Mission by M. Rai

Morse Saga by Duane Moore

Worm by Robert Stockton

Droid Wars - Max Phillips - 4 pages (101-102,107-108)

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Martin Dixon

Deputy Editor

Peter Shaw

Production Editor

Teresa Maughan

Editorial Consultant

Andrew Pennell

Software Consultant

Gavin Monk

Contributors

Stephen Adams, Dougie Bern, Steve Colwill, Steve Cooke, Iolo Davidson, Nick Davies, Sue Denham, Simon Forman, Ian Hoare, Alison Hjul, Steve Malone, Max Phillips, Rick Robson, Graham Rydout, Rachael Smith, Phil South, Chris Wood

External LinksEdit

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Issue IndexEdit

Your Sinclair Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1986 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1987 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
1988 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
1989 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
1990 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
1991 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
1992 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
1993 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93

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