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The Games Machine Issue 8

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This Issue...

  • The CD-ROM Revolution
    9 million words take up just a fifth of a compact disc - now reusable discs are a reality, as Barnaby Page explains
  • The Midget Monster
    It weighs almost nothing, fits a hand and knocks arcade machines into a cocked hat. Will R-TYPE and the PC ENGINE give Nintendo a run for its money?
  • The Camcorder Revolution
    Still a yuppie dream, the reality of today will be tomorrow's commonplace when computers lie down with video. Mel Croucher advises on the new generation of Camcorders for your kit


  • Previews
  • News
  • Coin-Op Confrontation
  • Music Matters
  • Getting Adventures
  • Competition Results
  • Reviews
  • Going Overboard
  • Fantasy Games
  • Reader Classifeds
  • Mercy Dash
  • Play by Mail
  • Readerpage
  • Info Desk
  • Endpiece


  • Bulletin Bawdy
    Mel Croucher investigates the nefarious side of computer bulletin boards
  • Going Global
    Where is your computer most popular - TGM spans the world in search of the lowdown
  • Tour of the Universe
    Marshal T Rosenthal flies the Shuttle - the biggest video game in the world
  • Trading Places
    Old labels, new companies: John Gilbert explains why companies change names and identities
  • In Our Sight
    Target Games and a new presentation for strategy
  • Hype's in a Name
    Companies may change names, but why do they pick them in the first place? Barnaby Page tells all
  • The Camcorder Revolution
    If you want to get in on the Computer & Video game, you'll want a camcorder; Mel offers some hints on the range
  • Blue Money 2019
    Stuart Wynne explains the new wave multimedia SF genre CYBERPUNK
  • Engage Photon Drive
    Robin Candy unveils the best ever Amiga art utility


  • Battlecar Marauder
    Celebrate Hewson's latest game with radio control
  • Light Side
    Enter Incentive's Dark'Side and win a home laser show
  • Football Manager 2
    Get to the top of the league with a massive Midi Hi-Fi system

Lead Reviews:

  • Dark Side
    We've gone over the edge and taken a trip into the Dark Side - it's the summer's hottest arcade/puzzle adventure which takes you deeper into the world of Incentive's Freescape routine already experienced in last year's Driller.
  • Gauntlet II
    The sequel tot he original romps in on the Atari ST this month. Complete with all the features of the arcade coin-op, Gauntlet II has had everyone stuck to the screen.
  • Interceptor
    Join the mile-high club and soar around the landscape of San Francisco bay in Electronic Arts's dazzling, filled-3-D combat simulator, with enough arcade action to keep you playing until the pigs fly home.
  • Legend of the Sword
    Silicon Software's graphical adventure out now from Rainbird combines atmospheric prose, easy-to-use functions, great graphics, a scrolling map . . . are we seeing the perfect adventure? Very nearly, says Rob Steel
  • The Great Giana Sisters
    The delectable double-act gets into some heavy platform action, and could be related to a couple of Bros familiar to console players. It's over from German company Rainbow Arts courtesy

Reviews Summary:
Spectrum 48/128:

  • Beyond the Ice Palace
  • Blood Brothers
  • Cyber Knights
  • Dark Side
  • Desolator
  • Earth Light
  • Every Second Counts
  • Gutz
  • Hercules
  • Lazer Tag
  • Soldier of Light
  • Vixen

Commodore 64/128:

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Desolator
  • Every Second Counts
  • Great Giana Sisters (The)
  • Hercules
  • Infiltrator II
  • Karnov
  • Lazer Tag
  • Monopoly
  • Oops!
  • Patton Vs Rommel
  • Sons of Liberty Vixen

Amstrad CPC:

  • Blood Brothers
  • Captain Blood
  • Dark Side
  • Desolator
  • Every Second Counts
  • Karnov
  • Lazer Tag

Atari ST:

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Bermuda Project
  • Football Manager II
  • Gauntlet II
  • Gold Runner II
  • Leatherneck
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Pandora
  • Phantasm
  • Platoon
  • Revenge II
  • Stir Crazy
  • Sundog
  • Thundercats
  • Vixen


  • Armageddon Man
  • Great Giana Sisters (The)
  • Interceptor
  • Leatherneck
  • Rockford


  • Arac
  • Driller
  • Platoon


  • Rescue Mission

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    Title: The Games Machine Issue 8
    Month: June
    Year: 1988
    Editor: Oliver Frey
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
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