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Launch Editor

John Sterlicchi

Company

ECC Publications

ISSN

0262-5458

First Date

April 1982

Final Date

April 1993

Total Issues

133

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Taglines[edit | edit source]

"The independent magazine for the independent user"

Editors[edit | edit source]

John Sterlicchi (Apr 1982) - 1 Issue
Nigel Clark (May 1982 - Jan 1984) - 21 Issues
Bill Scolding (Feb 1984 - May 1986)
David Kelly (Jun 1986 - Feb 1988)
Graham Taylor (Mar 1988 - May 1989)
Jim Douglas (Jun 1989 - Nov 1990)
Garth Sumpter (Dec 1990 - Apr 1992)
Alan Dykes (May 1992 - May 1993)

Writers[edit | edit source]

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in Sinclair User.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Sinclair User skipped issue 97 in error.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Circulation Figures[edit | edit source]

Year Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1984 96,271 91,901
1985 102,023 90,215

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Games reviewed in brackets mean that no score was awarded.

Issue Reviews Avg Score Highest Score Highest Scoring Game Lowest Score Lowest Scoring Game
57 36 4.2/5 5/5 Infiltrator, Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The, Xeno, Starglider, Space Harrier, Avenger (Gremlin), Great Escape, The (1986), Winter Games, Thrust, 180, Trailblazer, Bugsy, Colour of Magic, The, Academy, Fairlight II 2/5 Blockland Warrior
58 35 3.5/5 5/5 Aliens: The Computer Game (UK), Dracula, Double Take, Zub, King's Keep, Terra Cognita, Samurai, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Pawn, The 1/5 Oblivion, Black Hawk, Phantomas, Quest for the Golden Orange Peel, The
78 20 68% 93% Tracksuit Manager 11% Stop Ball
79 24 67% 92% Cybernoid II 30% Skateboard Kidz

Other Info[edit | edit source]

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 April 1982 1st April 1982 68 £0.60 John Sterlicchi ECC Publications
2 May 1982 68 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
3 June 1982 68 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
4 July 1982 68 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
5 August 1982 68 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
6 September 1982 76 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
7 October 1982 84 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
8 November 1982 76 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
9 December 1982 84 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
10 January 1983 76 £0.60 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
11 February 1983 100 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
12 March 1983 100 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
13 April 1983 100 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
14 May 1983 116 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
15 June 1983 116 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
16 July 1983 108 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
17 August 1983 124 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
18 September 1983 140 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
19 October 1983 140 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
20 November 1983 164 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
21 December 1983 204 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
22 January 1984 172 £0.75 Nigel Clark ECC Publications
23 February 1984 156 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
24 March 1984 164 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
25 April 1984 148 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
26 May 1984 148 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
27 June 1984 164 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
28 July 1984 148 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
29 August 1984 148 £0.85 Bill Scolding ECC Publications
30 September 1984 148 £0.85 Bill Scolding EMAP
31 October 1984 172 £0.85 Bill Scolding EMAP
32 November 1984 204 £0.85 Bill Scolding EMAP
33 December 1984 244 £0.85 Bill Scolding EMAP
34 January 1985 212 £0.85 Bill Scolding EMAP
35 February 1985 148 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
36 March 1985 148 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
37 April 1985 148 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
38 May 1985 132 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
39 June 1985 132 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
40 July 1985 18th June 1985 116 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
41 August 1985 18th July 1985 116 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
42 September 1985 18th August 1985 116 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
43 October 1985 18th September 1985 132 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
44 November 1985 132 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
45 December 1985 18th November 1985 156 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
46 January 1986 18th December 1985 148 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
47 February 1986 18th January 1986 132 £0.95 Bill Scolding EMAP
48 March 1986 18th February 1986 116 £0.98 Bill Scolding EMAP
49 April 1986 18th March 1986 116 £0.98 Bill Scolding EMAP
50 May 1986 17th April 1986 100 £0.98 Bill Scolding EMAP
51 June 1986 18th May 1986 100 £0.98 David Kelly EMAP
52 July 1986 14th June 1986 100 £0.98 David Kelly EMAP
53 August 1986 18th July 1986 108 £0.98 David Kelly EMAP
54 September 1986 18th August 1986 100 £0.98 David Kelly EMAP
55 October 1986 18th September 1986 116 £0.98 David Kelly EMAP
56 November 1986 18th October 1986 124 £1.00 David Kelly EMAP
57 December 1986 18th November 1986 148 £1.00 David Kelly EMAP
58 January 1987 18th December 1986 132 £1.00 David Kelly EMAP
59 18th January 1987

Issues[edit | edit source]

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