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The Games Machine Issue 9

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This Issue...

  • I Accuse
    Was Darth Vader really born a long, long time before Star Wars? Are today's SF hits chips off the old blockbusters? Mel Croucher Investigates
  • Disney Spells
    Years ago, Dragon's Lair was a celebrated coin-op experiment. Microdeal would like you to take part again, at home. TGM explains how the laser disc game works


Regulars:

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


Features:

  • I Accuse
    Mel Croucher discovers some famous films which have borrowed their themes
  • Tears in Rain
    Part Two of our Cyberpunk feature - the seminal films
  • The Biggest Poster
    Deluxe Photolab is latest in a line of Amiga colour production processors
  • Disney Spells
    Microdeal are selling the laser disc game Dragon's Lair. We tell you what to expect
  • Gismo Video
    Part Two of Mel's delve into video and computers looks at peripherals
  • Capcom Countdown
    GO! is releasing three major Capcom coin-ops and computer game versions simultaneously - exclusive preview
  • Machine Spooks
    Are ghosts learning to hack computers? TGM investigates the hauntings
  • Games Championship Progress
    Update on the exciting National Computer Games Championship sweeping Britain


Competitions:

  • Better Dead than Alien
    Electra all-expenses-paid VIP days at the 1988 PC Show for 11 people, plus £100 spending cash for the winner
  • Alien Syndrome
    Win a singing alien hat, plus copies of the hit game from ACE
  • Where Time Stood Still
    No time to lose, Lautrec, if you want a giant Swatch Clock from Ocean, plus other goodies


Reviews:
Lead Reviews:

  • Where Time Stood Still
    Denton Design use their expertise learned on the successful Great Escape and come up with the ultimate 'movie' game: Where Time stood Still. Set in a land that time forgot you are pitted against prehistoric man and beast in a desperate attempt to return your marooned party to civilisation. This one's going to be a monster.
  • Sentinel
    This addictive strategy game transports itself onto the Amiga this month. Complete with a suitably eerie sound track, Sentinel will have you absorbed . . . for hours
  • Dark Side
    It may be the slowest of all the versions but Dark Side on the Commodore 64/128 remains one of the best games of the year so far. And wait till you hear the music.
  • The Empire Strikes Back
    Help the rebel alliance as they battle against the Empire in Domark's Star Wars sequel. Destroy the Probots, trip the AT-ATs and dodge asteroids in this vector graphic epic.
  • Hawkeye
    Control a Synthetic Life Form and fight your way through hordes of aliens in an effort to save the world from the deadly Skryskis. Super-smooth scrolling and incredible sound FX - the trade marks of Thalamus - combine with great gameplay to provide hours of finger bustin' blasting.
  • Barbarian II
    Journey to the depths of Drax's dungeons hacking and slaying vile creatures as you go . . . until you meet the dread sorcerer face to face. Take the role of either the wig-wielding Barbarian or provocative Mariana in your quest to free the land of Drax's menace.
  • Virus
    The Archimedes version (titled Zarch) blew our minds (which explains a lot) and we raised our eyebrows when news reached us of an Atari ST version. Curse us for having doubts! Virus is incredible, hardly discernible from the BBC original - you won't believe your eyes.


Reviews Summary:
Spectrum 48/128:

  • Alternative World Games
  • Bionic Commandos
  • Football Manager II
  • Hopping Mad
  • Marauder
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Shackled
  • Skate Crazy
  • Starring Charlie Chaplin
  • Street Fighter
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Flintstones
  • The Fury
  • The Realm
  • Where Time Stood Still


Commodore 64/128:

  • Barbarian II
  • Dark Side
  • Dream Warrior
  • Hawkeye
  • Hopping Mad
  • Marauder
  • Mindfighter
  • Shackled
  • Skate Crazy
  • Street Fighter
  • The Flintstones
  • The Games (Winter Edition)


Amstrad CPC:

  • Hopping Mad
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Shackled
  • Starring Charlie Chaplin
  • Street Fighter
  • The Flintstones
  • The Fury


Atari ST:

  • Better Dead Than Alien
  • Bionic Commandos
  • Corruption
  • Deluxe Scrabble
  • International Soccer
  • Killdozers
  • Lords Of Conquest
  • Mindfighter
  • Night Raider
  • Peter Beardsley's Football
  • Quadralien
  • Shackled
  • Side Arms
  • Sidewinder
  • Virus


Amiga:

  • Annals of Rome
  • Better Dead Than Alien
  • Black Lamp
  • Buggy Boy
  • Deluxe Scrabble
  • Faery Tale
  • Football Manager II
  • Peter Beardsley's Football
  • Phantasm
  • Return to Genesis
  • Sentinel
  • World Darts


PC:

  • Brix II
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Starring Charlie Chaplin
  • Skyfox II



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    Title: The Games Machine Issue 9
    Month: July
    Year: 1988
    Editor: Oliver Frey
    Country: United Kingdom
    Language: English
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