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This issue was dated May 1988 and cost £1.30 (Vol 1. Iss 1.)

Action News[]

Robtek release colur emulation - (4)

Prism Leisure attacks 16-bit market - (4)

Rob Hubbard joins EA - (5)

Grand Slam sign 3 year deal with Datasoft - (6)

Telecomsoft's new budget label and deal with Icom Simulations - (8)

New game announcements:

Computer Scrabble Deluxe - (4)
Strip Poker 2+, Lords of Conquest, Vixen, Dragon's Lair - (5)
The Three Stooges, Rocket Ranger, The Flintstones - (6)
Legend of the Sword, Verminator, Return to Genesis, Starglider 2, Thrust - (8)

High Flyers - MicroProse - 1 page (9)

US Gold and Co: New products - 1 page (10)

Jason Spiller reports on a recent visit to US Gold HQ in Birmingham.

Features[]

Face to Face with Jeff Minter - David Stewart - 5 pages (20-24)

Tools of the Trade - 13 joysticks tested - Nick Clarkson - 6 pages (32-37)

Novagen - Jason Spiller - 3 pages (42-44)

The List: Games directory - 2 pages (48,50)

Just who do the reviewers think they are anyway? - 1 page (52)

Reviews[]

Shoot-em-Up Megatest - Nick Clarkson - 7 pages (12-18)

Game Title Publisher Pages Pg No(s) Graphics (%) Sound (%) Addict (%) Overall (%)
Goldrunner Microdeal 0.5 13 64 54 45 58
Screaming Wings Red Rat 0.5 13 32 18 24 25
Plutos Microvalue 0.5 14 60 20 63 57
Jupiter Probe Microdeal 0.5 14 54 52 52 53
Xenon Melbourne House 1 15 88 68 84 85
Skyrider Creation 0.5 16 52 63 45 49
Slap Fight Imagine 0.5 16 57 48 54 61
Trauma Infogrames 0.5 17 58 50 47 56
Xevious US Gold 0.5 17 32 23 37 36
Hades Nebula US Gold 0.5 18 83 70 72 78

Main reviews

Game Title Publisher Format Reviewer Page No(s) Rating
Oids Mirrorsoft Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, David Stewart 54-55 68
Dungeon Master Mirrorsoft Atari ST Nick Clarkson, Andy Mitchell 56-57 90
Jump Jet Anco Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson 58-59 42.3
Seconds Out Tynesoft Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson 60-61 54
Beyond Zork Infocom Atari ST Andy Mitchell, Steve Kennedy 62-63 72
Warlock The Edge Atari ST Uncredited 64 56
Formula 1 Grand Prix MicroValue Atari ST Uncredited 64 51
Trash Heap Diamond Games Atari ST Uncredited 65 56
Frost Byte Tynesoft Atari ST Uncredited 65 47
Gunship MicroProse Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 66-67 83
Slap Fight Imagine Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 68-69 58
Rockford: The Arcade Game Melbourne House Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 72-73 65
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar MicroProse Atari ST Andy Mitchell, Steve Kennedy 74-75 56
Predator Activision Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 76-77 62
Get Dexter 2 Infogrames Atari ST Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 78-79 59
Lee Enfield in the Tournament of Death Infogrames Atari ST Jason Spiller, Martin Moth 80 34

Other Reviews

Game Title Publisher Reviewers Pages Pg No(s)
Music Construction Set Electronic Arts Jason Spiller, Nick Clarkson, Martin Moth 2 70-71

Giving the Game Away[]

Defender of the Crown, Impact, Hades Nebula, Barbarian, Arkanoid - (26)

Wizball - (27)

Joe Blade - Map - 1 page (29)

Other Credits[]

Assistant Editor

Martin Moth

Art Editor

Greg Percival

Contributors

Nick Clarkson, Jason Spiller, Andy Mitchell, Steve Kennnedy, Steve Merrett, David Stewart

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