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The Games Machine Issue 10

ISSUE: 10Content

This Issue...

  • Archimedes Special
    Are 32-bits better than 16? TGM delves into Acorn's wondermachine and looks at some games, while Robin Candy tests out two art utilities to see if they can better 16-bit DeluxePaint II and Degas Elite. But do they . . . ?
  • Confrontation: Coin-Op
    A mega three pages, set down in the Big Smoke this time, with Deith Leisure and the very latest coin-ops.


  • News
  • Preivews
  • Confrontation: Coin-Op
  • Reviews
  • Getting Adventurous
  • Going Overboard
  • Fantasy Games
  • Music Matters
  • Play by Mail
  • Reader Classifieds
  • Mercy Dash
  • Readerpage
  • Competition Results
  • Information Desk
  • Endpiece


  • Conning the Computer
    Mel Croucher Looks at computer fraud in all its manifestations
  • Archimedes Special
    Games and graphics on the 32-bit micro, including reviews of Artisan and Arctist
  • I Call You a Liar
    Did Mel Croucher really get it all wrong?
  • Telerevolution!
    Satellite TV really is here and now. Mel Croucher runs down what you cane xpect now, and in the future
  • Is the Law Still an Ass?
    Barnaby Page examines copyright, without infringing any
  • Chiba City Blues
    Part Three of our look at Cyberpunk reads-up on William Gibson and his colleagues
  • Typical Games Machinist
    2.75 videos, 14.85 cans of Coke and a few computers between you, we reveal the TGM Questionnaire results


  • Bite the Big Apple!
    Get in a state over this mega prize - a trip for two to the Big Apple. New York, New York, so good . . .
  • Mortville Manor
    Get in to the spirit of things and give yourself a spooky night in a haunted hotel, plus copies of the adventure
  • Hotshot
    Win Cosmic Gunfight, the wizard pin ball machine, plus copies of Addictive's game, Hotshot
  • Pyramid Game
    On my darling, Levantine. GrandSlam offer the chance for two to go to Egypt, land of Pyramids, Sphinx, Mummies, plus many more goodies

Lead Reviews:

  • Sky Chase
    Take yourself on a sky high trip with Image Work's launch product for the Amiga. Sky Chase is a two-player air-to-air combat simulator modelled on Air Force and Navy flight training school competitions. Dakka dakka boom, as they say.
  • The Empire Strikes Back
    Let your ST have a taste of the Empire experience - four levels of hard-hitting arcade action featuring fast vector graphics.
  • Mickey Mouse
    The squeaky-clean Gremlin Graphics/Walt Disney game hits the ST, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64/128, with all thsoe version reviewed this month.
  • Tracksuit Manager
    Awful title but probably the best football management game to be seen, upstaging even the ever-popular Football Manager 2
  • Bard's Tale III
    The third instalment in the Electronic Arts fantasy series comes to the Commodore 64/128 with more spells, songs and fighting than ever before.
  • Revenge of Doh
    Arkanoid 2 reaches the 16-bit sector with a high addictive rendition on the Atari ST. We find it hard to keep our hands off. Definitely not just another brick in the wall.
  • Overlander
    Take Buggy Boy and push it a step further and you've got Overlander, best of the there road racing/combat games we've seen this month. Incredibly fast driving complete with frantic combat makes this the fastest ST game of four wheels.
  • Whirligig
    Mike Singleton's latest creation shapes up on the ST this month, featuring remarkable animation and solid 3-D effects.

Reviews Summary:

  • 19
  • Barbarian
  • Bard's Tale
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Marauder
  • Tracksuit Manager


  • 19
  • Bard's Tale III
  • Blood Brothers
  • Hot Shot
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Netherworld
  • President Is Missing
  • Road Blasters
  • Tracksuit Manager

Amstrad CPC:

  • Artic Fox
  • Bard's Tale
  • Football Manager II
  • Mickey Mouse
  • PHM Pegasus
  • Target Renegade

Atari ST:

  • Asteroids
  • BattleZone
  • Chubby Gristle
  • Crack'd
  • Crystal Castles
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Fire And Forget
  • Football Manager II
  • Jet
  • Joust
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Missile Command
  • Moon Base
  • Moon Patrol
  • Overlander
  • Revenge of Doh
  • Super Breakout
  • Whirligig
  • World Darts
  • Xor


  • Alternate Reality
  • Bard's Tale II
  • Beyond the Ice Palace
  • Fire And Forget
  • Giganoid
  • Pandora
  • Sky Chase
  • Thundercats
  • World Tour Golf


  • Dream Warrior
  • LA Crackdown
  • Solomon's Key

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    Title: The Games Machine Issue 10
    Month: August
    Year: 1988
    Editor: Jon Rose
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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