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The Games Machine Issue 6

ISSUE: 6Content


  • Prove You're the Best!
    Final chance to enter for the first National Computer Game Championships
  • Battle Between Progs
    TGM's American correspondent, Marshal M Rosenthal, reveals Nolan Bushnell's latest exciting hi-tech robo-toys from Axion
  • Double-O's Back in Town
    John Gilbert reports on how computers have puffed fresh life into the steam train-set
  • Nailing Bulls to the Door
    Robin Hogg goes behind the scenes at Bulletin 1000, the people who help sell computer games via tallies
  • The Games Machine Questionnaire
    Your opportunity to tell us about TGM - use it, PLEASE!
  • Grow Your Own Radio
    A broadcasting revolution is imminent thanks to a new generation of computer-clever radios and a relaxation of broadcasting strictures. Mel Croucher explains . . .
  • It's a Crime!
    The TGM crew take on KJC's Play By Mail agme in a bid to explain how the system works


  • Readerpage
    How you feel about what, and why
  • News
    TGM Bulletins (not quite 1000)
  • Infodesk
    More answers on technical queries
  • Previews
    Richard Eddy reveals Software Studios's latest plans for Karnov and Afterburner, and many more early glimpses
  • Reviews
    27 pages of the latest 8- and 16-bit releases, plus MSX II
  • Getting Adventurous
    Rob Steel investigates crime, space piracy and comedy
  • Going Overboard
    Where No Vultures Fly - grisly board fun, plus boardgame news
  • Fantasy Games
    John Woods plays a Nordic RPG bid and indulges in a gruesome reading from Ham
  • Mercy Dash
    Robin Evan's anti-heroine gets two pages to crucify Newsfield's recent Computer Arena software conference
  • Music Matters
    Two astonishing utilities for the Atari ST may herald the music performer's equipment of the future, says Jon Bates
  • Endpiece
    Mel's Trivia Quiz


  • An Amiga & Monitor
    Third of our computer giveaways. Don't miss out!
  • Omnibots are Go!
    Tomy robots and copies of GOI's Bionic Commandos are the prizes!
  • It's the Flintstones!
    Unique boxer shorts, videos and games mark the launch of GrandSlam's great Flintstones game
  • Sierra Adventures
    Win the 16-bit Sierra On-Line adventure range!

Lead Reviews:

  • Sidewinders
    Mastertronic kept this one under their hats - but it's simply wonderful - combining perfectly tuned playability with stunning 16-bit graphics. Proving itself as a better game than last month's Xenon, it's an absolute snip at £9.95 and you can find all about it on . . .
  • Usas
    We finally received our MSX II in time to take a look at Usas from Konami, and what a beauty it is. Looking far too much like an arcade game for its own good, Konami's quick thinking platform game reveals itself on . . .
  • F1-Spirit
    May is proving a good month for MSX owners as Konami again comes up with the goods. F1-Spirit is a one- or two-player racing game with a host of additional features.
  • Ikari Warriors
    Elite are back in action with Ikari Warriors. Originally released for Amstrad CPC 18 months ago, the other versions are finally here and the programmers have made a fine job converting the SNK coin-op. Watch out for the 16-bit versions soon!
  • Pac-Land
    The every-hungry yellow creature is back with a vengeance in Quicksilva's arcade conversion of Namco's Pac-Land. Retaining all the features, simplistic graphics and identical music of the coin-op original, it's all been squeezed to fit inside a Commodore 64/128

Reviews Summary:
Commodore 64/128:

  • Blood Valley
  • Card Sharks
  • Chernobyl
  • Cybernoid
  • GeeBee Air Rally
  • Gutz
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Pac-Land
  • Power At Sea
  • Samurai Warrior
  • Sherlock
  • Strike Fleet
  • Vampire's Empire

Amstrad CPC:

  • Blood Valley
  • Gothik
  • Federation
  • Revenge of Doh

Atari ST:

  • Dark Castle
  • Flintstones
  • Frost Byte
  • Pink Panther
  • Predator
  • Sidewinder
  • Return to Genesis
  • Rockford
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Skyfox
  • Slap Fight


  • Black Shadow
  • Blastaball
  • Bone Cruncher
  • Flintstones
  • GeeBee Air Rally
  • Jet
  • Jinks
  • Pink Panther
  • Return to Atlantis
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Strike Force Harrier
  • Vampire's Empire


  • California Games
  • Pinball Construction Set
  • Rockford


  • F1-Spirit
  • Usas

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    Title: The Games Machine Issue 6
    Month: April
    Year: 1988
    Editor: Oliver Frey
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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