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Computer and Video Games Issue 3

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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
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Atari VCS
  • Philips G7000
  • Database TV
  • Texas Instrument TI-99/4
  • Arcade

Features:

  • Chess - Some classic computerised blunders. Max Bramer proves that computers are only human alter all.
  • Bridge - Alan Hiron deals out some history on computerised bridge.
  • Softporn - We uncover the steamier side of computers. Elspeth Joiner tries one of the new generation of pornographic games.

Listings:

  • Speed Race (TI-99/4) - Grand Prix thrills on the T.I. 99/4.
  • Changing Hearts (Atari 400/800) - A marvellous pattern puzzle on the Atari to test your logic.
  • Tank Battle (MZ-80K) - The Sharp screen becomes a battle field as tank commanders stalk one another.
  • Treasure Hunt (Apple) - Danger lurks in the deepest recesses of your Apple.
  • Dragon Druggin' (VIC-20) - It's wizardry against dragon's breath as fantasy finds its way onto your Pet.
  • Life (Atom) - A classic computer game. Put Life in your Atom.
  • Entrapment (TRS-80) - Can you think on the move and box in your opponent before he traps you. For the quick-witted on the Tandy.
  • Three 1K Wonders (ZX81) - Mole, Swag and Android Attack: three reasons to unwrap that Christmas Sinclair.

Departments:

  • Mailbag - Problems, praise, comments and criticism
    • Reader producers tongue-in-cheek attempt at Basic program.
    • Reader provides tips for the Space Invaders arcade game.
    • An error in last month's Adventure column is corrected.
    • Instructions for adding a 4816 2K x 8RAM in 28-pin pack to a Z81K kit.
    • Reader raises many flaws with Sinclair's 16K RAM pack.
    • 14 year old reader discusses his attempt to translate Invaders listing to the Nascom 2.
  • Competitions - Last chance to enter our Best Arcade Player Competition.
  • Game News - What could you be playing in 1982? We catalogue the latest computer games packages.
    • Honest Joe (£8.75 cassette, £11.75 disc for TRS-80)
    • Moonraider (£8.95 for Nascom)
    • Jumbo Jet Lander (£29.95 for Atari 800)
    • Falcon (£16.95 for Apple)
    • Martians (£7.95 for Atom)
    • The Cracks of Doom (£16.00 for PET)
    • Carols (£5.50 for MZ-80K)
    • Quadrax (£5.50 for MZ-80K)
    • Cosmiad (£8.00 for MZ-80K)
    • Dragon's Eye (£16.95 for PET)
    • Dreamworld (£8.75 cassette, £11.75 disc for TRS-80)
    • Sub Commander (£13.95 for PET)
    • Pegasus II (£17.95 for Apple)
    • Mastermind (£14.95 for VIC)
    • Super Invasion (£6.00 for ZX81)
    • Mini Chess electronic chess system (£54.95)
  • Arcade Action - Reports on the arcade game tipped as a winner for '82.
    • Qix
    • Armour Attack
    • Moon Shuttle
    • Frog and Spiders
    • An expert provides tips for playing Defender
  • The Bugs (Comic) - A mangled micro... a recurring threat to Santa ... who can be to blame?
  • Adventure - Will you dare the Deathmaze? Keith Campbell did and he may never be the same again.
  • Brainwave - Ian Pedder's first Mind Routines puzzle had the beating of most of you — now try his January brainteaser.
  • Kit Korner - Keith Mott peels the skin off a Tangerine.
  • What's in Store - Counting off the shopping days left to Christmas 1982 yet? Well the toy industry is. We reveal some of its plans.
    • Westrak CC3 electronic chess (£150 to £160)
    • PacMan 2 handheld (£30 to £35)
    • Blackbelt action man (£10.00)
    • Game and Watch - Octopus (£22.95)
    • Munchman handheld (£25.95)
    • Puck Monster handheld (£28.95)
    • Game Time wrist watch (£29.95)
  • Practical Programming - Ted Ball is on the trail of the Bugs.
  • Video Screen - Best sellers — we look at the cartridges which lead the market. This issue, Intellivision's Soccer.
    • Snafu (£18.95 for Intellivision)
    • Treasure Hunt (£14.00 for Database)
    • Box Clever (£14.00 for Database)
    • Satellite Attack (£15.00 for Philips G7000)
    • Fishing (£16.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Skiing (£16.75 for Atari VCS)
    • Soccer (£18.95 for Intellivision)
    • Jumping Acrobats (£15.00 for Philips G7000)
  • Sounds - David Annal investigates a "microchip orchestra".
  • Graphics - Garry Marshall's invader is up and running. Now shoot it.
  • Down to Basic - Moira Norrie looks at loops and graphics.
  • Software Reviews - Follow in Daley Thompson's Decathlon footsteps.
    • Olympic Decathlon (£13.95 for Apple)
    • Goblins (£15.95 for Apple)
    • Super Gloopers (£8.00 for PET)
    • Meteorites (£8.00 for PET)
    • Super Invasion (£6.00 for ZX80 / ZX81)
    • Double Breakout (£6.00 for ZX80)
  • Software Glossary - A beginner's guide to plain jargon.
  • Hardcore - A guide to the low-cost computers available in the UK.

Ads (In Order of Appearance):

  • Computer Supermarket
  • Molimerx (TRS-80 Software)
  • Algray
  • Adda
  • DK'Tronics (ZX80/81 Hardware/Software)
  • Terminal Connections (Atari 400 / 800)
  • Laskys (Apple II)
  • Lowe Electronics (Genie I)
  • Silica Shop
  • Microstyle
  • Maplin (Atari 400 / 800)
  • Catronics
  • Computers for All
  • Silicon Centre
  • Bug Byte
  • Microcomputer Applications (T80-FS1 Flight Simulator)
  • Mr Micro
  • Gemini
  • Shiva Publishing
  • Software House
  • Can of Worms
  • Computer Keyboards
  • Ibek (VIC-20)
  • Essential Software Company
  • Sharp Electronics (MZ-80k)
  • Sinclair (ZX81)
  • Landau
  • Team 4 Software
  • Voltmace (Database)
  • Acornsoft
  • Computer User Aids
  • Woodland Software
  • A & F Software
  • Kansas City Systems (Lord of the Rings)
  • Video Software
  • Crofton Electronics
  • Microgen
  • Macronics
  • Program Power
  • Silversoft
  • Twickenham Computer Centre
  • Control Technology
  • Holdco
  • Pitman Books
  • Buffer Micro Shop
  • Video Services Bromley
  • Jennings
  • Quicksilva
  • Compshop
  • Calisto Computers


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    Title: Computer and Video Games Issue 3
    Month: January
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Tom Moloney
    Editor: Terry Pratt
    Pages: 100
    Price: 75p
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
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