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Analog Issue 4

ISSUE: 4Content

Columns:

  • Editorial (Mike Des Chenes explains Analog's payment structure for articles, and offers a few words of his own on software piracy)
  • Reader Comment (Letters from readers, both gruntled and disgruntled)
  • Atari News (Atari Light Pens, the good and the bad. Also, Analog's first annual programming contest!)
  • New Products (New books, games, and productivity software for your 400/800)
  • Game Room (Tom Repstad explains the basics behind adventure gaming)
  • Rumors (Stuff that may or may not come to pass--write your Congressmen)
  • VCS Update (For Atari 2600 users. What do you do with your carts when you're not playing them?)
  • Bugs & Bytes (The editors explain some new changes in DOS II)
  • In The Spotlight (Program Design, Inc., makers of quality software for both children and adults)

Features/Articles:

  • Basic Disk Utilities (Some short, easy-to-use type-ins for Basic programmers)
  • Assembler/Editor Non-Tutorial, Part III

Reviews/Profiles:

  • Spellbound
  • AstroQuotes
  • Text Wizard
  • ATARI Spanish
  • CCA Data Management
  • Versawriter

Program Listings:

  • Darts by Ricky Knopman (Throw a few without heading down to the pub)
  • Morse 800 by Robert E. Alleger
  • Program Condenser by Modesto Alvarez
  • Comp III by David Bohike
  • Lister by Bob Hartman

Outer Space Action (a round-up and review of space-themed games):

  • Sands of Mars (Atari 800 only)
  • Starbase Hyperion
  • Starship Duel
  • Lunar Lander
  • Conflict 2500
  • Rescue at Rigel
  • Galactic Conquest
  • Asteroids
  • Space Chase

Notable Stuff:

  • Paging Mr. Editor: The "Reader Comment" column is identified as "Reeder Comment" in your own table of contents. *facepalm*
  • The cover price jumps to $2.25 from $2.00 with this issue.
  • "Rumors", "Bugs & Bytes" and "In The Spotlight" are all so secretive they don't even appear in the table of contents.
  • The programmer of "Sands of Mars" made the game so difficult/obtuse, he's offered a $100 reward to the first person who beats it. Analog's reviewer doesn't think you should risk your $39.95 on the off-chance that you could be the one.
  • Wonder how many other people took a look at Starship Duel's $119.95 price tag in the review headers and skipped over it, thus missing the fact it should only cost $19.95 as mentioned at the end of the review. Were the proofreaders for this issue all completely soused?



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    Title: Analog Issue 4
    Month: Unknown
    Year: 1982
    Publisher: Larry Flynt Publications
    Editor: Michael Des Chenes
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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