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Computer and Video Games Issue 2

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Primary Systems Coverage this Issue:

  • Sharp MZ-80K
  • Acorn Atom
  • Apple / Apple II
  • Atari 400 / 800
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Tandy TSR-80
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • Commodore PET
  • Acetronic MPU1000
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Atari VCS
  • Philips G7000
  • Database TV
  • Texas Instrument TI-99/4
  • Philips G7000
  • Arcade

Features:

  • Chess - Mate in up to 62 moves. Max Bramer takes you back to the first chess-playing electronic marvel.
  • Go - The most popular game in the world — and one of the greatest computer challenges.
  • Christmas Parade - Don't just trust to Santa, let us give you a run-down on the latest electronic stocking-fillers.
    • Le Boom bomb defusing game (£14.49)
    • Adam Super 11 (£18.95)
    • Wizard (£24.50)
    • Spaceship Grand Prix (£27.95)
    • Torpedo Shoot hand-held game (£9.83)
    • Match of the Day (£19.95)
    • Grandstand Soccer (£27.95)
    • Intercept (£14.49)
    • Computer Perfection (£17.39)
    • Big Trak programmable lorry (£27 to £35)
    • Gunfighter hand-held (£27.95)

Listings:

  • Chomp (Sharp MZ-80K) - The deadly Sharp game for apprentice poisoners
  • Breakout (Acorn Atom) - As compulsive as ever on the Atom. The only "bat and ball" game you still can't put down.
  • Goal (Apple) - Score over your Apple in this strategic struggle for supremacy.
  • Mini Golf (Atari 400/800) - The park putting green was never as addictive as this Atari game
  • Pot Shot (VIC-20) - VIC serves up the drinks as fast as you can shoot them down
  • Round the Horn (TSR-80) - Find your sealegs in this thrilling Tandy seafaring race to earn California's gold
  • Cosmax (ZX-81) - Space Invaders in 1K. The ZX81 challenges you to send the aliens packing.
  • Solve the Cube (PET) - We gave Rubik's tantalizing puzzle to our Pet and made it child's play.

Departments:

  • Mailbag - What do you think so far?
    • A reader submits a free puzzle program.
    • A reader questions whether any software houses will specialise in TRS-80 Model III games.
    • A reader attempts to win a puzzle competition without following the rules.
    • It is announced that the City Bomb program from issue 1 was filled with mistakes.
    • A reader complains that the magazine's listings are for 9 different computers, which no-one owns.
    • The editor responds to all the wannabe reviewers that wrote in.
  • Competitions - So you solved our free puzzle ... Now try the Great Template Competition
  • Game News - With Christmas just around the corner, start compiling your games package list here
    • Dungeons of Death (£8.25 for Sharp MZ-80K)
    • Stockmarket F (£5.85 for Sharp MZ-80K)
    • Rhino (£5.00 for Acorn Atom)
    • Monster Maze (£14.95 for VIC-20)
    • Damsel and the Beast (£6.50 for ZX81)
    • Startrek (£5.00 for ZX81)
    • Apple Panic (£8.95 for Apple)
    • Constellation (£7.00 for Acorn Atom)
    • Mazeball (£4.95 for Acorn Atom)
    • Project Nebula (£24.95 for TRS-80)
    • Submarine Commander (£25.00 for Atari 400 /800)
    • Minotaur (£10.00 for Acorn Atom)
  • Brainwave - Try our champagne games. Mind Routines for the mathematical and Nevera's Crossword for the literary-minded.
  • Video Screen - Games centres to make your T.V. make music — and war.
    • Shoot Out (£14.95 for Acetronic MPU1000)
    • Chess (£14.95 for Acetronic MPU1000)
    • Draughts  (£14.95 for Acetronic MPU1000)
    • Boxing (£18.95 for Intellivision)
    • Space Armada (£18.95 for Intellivision)
    • Drag Racing (£16.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Laser Blast (£16.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Warlords (£23.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Musician (£25.00 for Philips G7000)
    • Musical Memory (£14.00 for Database)
    • Earth Invasion (£14.00 for Database)
    • Pinball (£14.00 for Database)
  • The Bugs (Comic) - All you ever wanted to know about Screaming Foul-up, but didn't know how to ask.
  • Adventure - Write your own adventure program. Keith Campbell gives the tips.
  • Arcade Action - Meet the unlikeliest arcade screen hero of them all in Frogger.
    • Experts teach readers how to master the Asteroids de Luxe arcade machine
    • King and Balloon
    • Pro Golf
    • Donkey Kong
    • Frogger
    • Space Odyssey
    • Galgas
  • Kit Korner - The Sinclair may be breaking sales records, but it is not without its problems. Keith Mott goes troubleshooting.
  • Sounds - Does your computer squeak when you want it to roar? David Annal can boost your decibels.
  • Practical Programming - Are you making the most of your memory? Let Ted Ball jog it into action.
  • Graphics - Now bring that space invader to life. Gary Marshal gets things moving
  • Software Reviews - Stick out your thumb and set off to discover the universe in The Hitch-Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy — an adventure with a difference.
    • Astrobirds (£8.95 for Acorn Atom)
    • 3-D Asteroids (£6.95 for Acorn Atom)
    • Games Pack No. 1 (£3.95 for ZX81)
    • Gorgon (£18.95 for Apple)
    • Snooker (£19.95 for Atari 400/800)
    • Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy (£17.00 for PET)
    • Darts (£29.95 for Atari 400/800)
    • Wumpus (£19.35 for TI-99/4)
    • Tawala's Last Redoubt (£15.95 for Apple)
    • Escape from Colditz (£8.95 for MZ-80K)
    • Ship of the Line (£5.95 for ZX81)
    • Alpha-Square (£3.95 for ZX81)
    • Slalom (£4.95 for ZX81)
    • Black Holes (£6.40 for ZX81)
  • Down to Basic - Moira Norrie guides you through the world's most widespread computer language — micro by micro
  • Software Glossary - We all slip into jargon now and again — but now there's a way out.
  • Hardcore - What else could we call it? A guide to the low-cost computer market

Ads (In Order of Appearance):

  • Emap Ltd (Rastar Blaster)
  • Sharp (Sharp MZ-80K)
  • Microstyle
  • Morriston
  • Molimerx (TRS-80 Software)
  • Microdigital (HP85)
  • Adda
  • Bug Byte
  • Sinclair
  • Silica Shop
  • W H Smith (Sinclair ZX81)
  • Castle Electronics
  • Maplin Electronic Supplies Ltd
  • DK'Tronics
  • Kansas City Systems
  • Silicon Chip
  • Acornsoft
  • Midwich
  • Gemini
  • Hewson Consultants Ltd
  • Macronica
  • Silicon Centre
  • Landau
  • SBD Software
  • John Wiley & Associates
  • Computershack
  • ZX81 Users Club
  • Computer Games
  • Lowe Electronics
  • Essential Software Company
  • Kramer & Co
  • Surrey Micro Systems
  • Video Services Bromley
  • Comserve (Video Genie EG3003)
  • Computer Centre
  • Q Tek Systems Ltd
  • Everyman
  • Games Centre
  • Quicksilva
  • Ward Electronics
  • Eltec Services Ltd
  • Twickenham Computer Centre
  • Mountaindene
  • Highlight Software
  • Mr Micro Ltd
  • Michael Orwin
  • Pnintivity
  • Compshop
  • Ibek
  • Silver Soft
  • Spider Soft
  • Control Technology
  • Sharpsoft
  • The Gamer
  • Cornell Software
  • Microdeal
  • Acorn
  • Braintree Micro Leisure
  • Voltmace
  • Calisto Computers Ltd


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    Title: Computer and Video Games Issue 2
    Month: December
    Year: 1981
    Publisher: Tom Moloney
    Editor: Terry Pratt
    Pages: 100
    Price: 75p
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
    Votes: 2

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