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Computer and Video Games Issue 4

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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
  • Atari VCS
  • Philips G7000
  • Nascom
  • Video Genie
  • Arcade

Features:

  • Chess - How do computers recognise good chess positions? Max Bramer explains.
  • Reversi - Othello by any other name. Tom Napier offers some guidelines for a simple program.
  • Computer Doodling - Author David Longford starts an irregular column on how science fiction can serve computer gamers.

Listings:

  • Dogfight - Grab a joystick and do battle on the Apple airways
  • Nimbot - A challenge to shoot the last Nascom robot
  • Alien Hunt - Track down and trap an alien on your Acorn Atom
  • Grand Prix - Thrills and spills on the Tandy racetrack
  • Dr Livingstone - The famous explorer Is lost in the depths of your Sharp
  • Cosmos Landing - Ten ships to land on a constantly moving ZX81 platform
  • Bad King John - Rule over a Pet kingdom. But, be warned, the peasants are
    in a revolting mood.

Departments:

  • Mailbag - Your views aired and your problems answered
    • A reader asks where he can but games for his BBC Microcomputer
    • Another reader sings the praises of a software company the magazine dissed.
    • Modifications to the Dodgems program are listed.
    • Readers are informed of where they can purchase back issues.
    • A reader questions whether there are any good chess games for the Sharp MZ-80K.
    • A discussion takes place around whether the Atari computers are the best on the market in their price range.
    • A reader asks questions about programming software for the Acetronic MPU 1000.
    • A bug in the Mole program listing is corrected.
    • A reader gives the magazine much praise.
    • A wannabe game programmer asks for information on shape tables for us on the Apple.
    • A reader explains how Battlezone manages to include such amazing graphics.
    • A frustrated programmer comments on the difficulty of reading the listings in the magazine.
  • Game News - Fulfil Napoleon's dream or land a jumbo jet. A rundown of the latest games for your computer.
    • Munchie Man (£4.95 for Acorn Atom)
    • The Great Balloon Race (£16.00 for Pet or VIC-20)
    • The Empire Strikes Back (£10.06 for TRS-80)
    • Space Rescue (£8.00 for Pet)
    • Starship Command (£9.95 for Nascom)
    • Alien (£19.95 for VIC-20)
    • Super Racetrack (£4.95 for Acorn Atom)
    • 747 Flight (£8 for Acorn Atom)
    • Invaders (£4 for Acorn Atom)
    • Superlander (£19.95 for VIC-20)
    • Napoleon (£11.97 for TRS-80)
    • Tunesmith (£5.95 for VIC-20)
    • Pinball (£22.95 for TRS-80)
    • Golf (£7.95 for Nascom)
  • Competitions - Me and my Template. Or 10 ways to ill-treat a piece of plastic.
  • Video Screens - Atari's Asteroids fills the Best Sellers spot and all the new cartridges for T.V. games centres.
    • Kaboom the Mad Bomber (£18.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Football / Ice Hockey (£15.00 for G7000)
    • Super Breakout (£14.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Asteroids (£34.50 for Atari VCS)
    • Triple Action (£18.95 for Atari VCS)
    • Eight Ball / Rotation (£15.00 for G7000)
    • Freeway (£18.95 for Atari VCS)
  • The Bugs (Comic) - Snag Jnr. shows his expertise at Adventure
  • Arcade Action - Puckman revisited. Two improved versions of the popular maze-chase game.
    • An expert provide tips for the Scramble and Galaga arcade games.
    • Mousetrap
    • Video Pool
    • Crash Roller
  • Adventure - Two pyramids to explore. Keith Campbell offers some more tips.
  • Kit Korner - Peripherals in kit form. Keith Mott gives his views.
  • Sounds - David Annal POKEs some sounds out of the quieter micros.
  • Graphics - How to handle the high resolution graphics facility. Garry Marshall has the details.
  • Practical Programming - Converting games from one machine to another. Ted Ball has some practical advice.
  • What's in Store - We unravel the mysteries of Dark Tower — the electronic board game set to fill next Christmas' stockings.
    • Sixth Sense board game (£17.59)
    • Mini-Munchman watch (£18.00)
    • Alien Attack handheld (£50.00)
    • Musical Story Book (£16.00)
    • Dark Tower board game (£30.00)
    • Family Challenge (£50.00)
    • Dracula handheld (£30.00)
    • Astroblaster (£30.00)
  • Reviews - Enter the Halls of Death — but watch out for Mummy!
    • Pirate Island (£6.75 for Acorn Atom)
    • Space Eggs (£13.95 for Apple)
    • Space Warriors (£13.95 for Apple)
    • Arcade Scramble (£9.50 for TRS-80 and Video Genie)
    • Halls of Death (£14.00 for Pet)
    • Space Invaders / Pinball (£5.00 for Acorn Atom)
    • Mini-Cricket (£5.95 for ZX81)
  • Down to Basics - Moira Norrie shows how Lady Luck can influence computers.
  • Brainwave - Two bottles of champagne and lots of kudos to be won in our regular competitions.
  • 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
  • Microstyle
  • Silica Shop
  • Control Technology
  • Video Services Bromley
  • Algray Software
  • Computer Shack
  • Silversoft
  • Woodland Software (Apple supplier)
  • Chromasonic
  • Lowe Electronics (TRS-80)
  • Sharp Electronics (Sharp MZ-80K)
  • Shiva Electronics
  • Bug Byte
  • Laskys (Sharp MZ-80B)
  • Adda
  • Calisto (Atari Software)
  • Kuma (Sharp supplier)
  • Computer Plus
  • Electronequip
  • Molimerx (Defend!)
  • DK'tronics (ZX81 supplier)
  • Sinclair Research Ltd (ZX81)
  • Computers for All
  • Essential Software Co
  • Ibek (VIC-20)
  • Quicksilva
  • Silicon Centre
  • Microgen
  • Computer 100 (Sharp MZ-80K)
  • Team 4 Software
  • Gemini
  • Macronics
  • Shiva Publishing
  • Addictive Games (Football Manager)
  • Newnes Technical Books
  • Peter Furlong Products (ZX81)
  • Buffer Micro Shop
  • Ceedata
  • Michael Cox Information Services
  • Kansas City Systems (Lord of the Rings / Swords and Sorcery)
  • Compshop
  • Maplin Electronics (Atari supplier)


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    Title: Computer and Video Games Issue 4
    Month: February
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Tom Moloney
    Editor: Terry Pratt
    Pages: 92
    Price: 75p
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
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