|Frontlines||Games for Girls (CCS)|
|Lords of Midnight, Psytron, Spellbound (Beyond Software)|
|ROM cartridge games (Parker)|
|Spectrum & QL News||SinclairWatch
QL delivery problems
Westminster (Mr Chip Software), Wrath of Magra (Carnell Software), Harrier Attack (Durrel Software), Channel 8 Software, Quicksilva, The Pit / Vortex (Rabbit Software)
|Software Reviews||Spectrum Soft
Thanks to the Bangor Computer Club for judging this month's batch of 'newie' games. 3D Seiddab Attack, The Adventures of St Bernard, Ballooning, Bear Bovver, Car Journey, Devil Rides In, Dragonsbane, Eskimo Eddie, Ghost Town, Hard Cheese, Killer Knight, Labyrinth, Micro Drivin', Oligopoly, Rider, War 70.
|Software Features||Jet Set Willy
The complete room plan for Matthew Smith's latest thriller, plus playing tips from Sue Denham and dirty tricks from Hacker Pennell.
|J.S.W. - A Hacker's Guide
If you always type MERGE "" whenever you load a game for the first time, then you can count yourself amongst that select programming group known as 'hackers'. Join Andrew Pennell on a journey through the machine code magic that comprises Jet Set Willy.
|Hardware Features||Joystick Interface DIY
In our first issue, Stephen Adams presented his recipe for a DIY Speccy keyboard buffer. This month, under the guise of further expansion, he details how you can add Sinclair-type joysticks to the board.
|Music on Spec
Sweet sounds and Spectrums aren't usually words uttered in the same breath! However, the program shown here, courtesy of Sam & Simon Goodwin, allows you to connect any Spectrum to the light-pen port of a Casio synthesiser, giving you a versatile new peripheral.
|Your Flexible Friends
Stephen Adams explores two ways of going floppy on the Spectrum - with the FDI and Viscount drives.
|Programming||Routine Stuff: Through the Square Window
For arcade addicts - window on a maze. More magic code from elle supremo, Toni Baker. Lose yourself in machine code with the maestro herself. Toni Baker takes you one step nearer creating the perfect arcade game with another riotous routine.
|Adding Zip - part two
Moving on from the specification of his ZIP compiler, Simon Goodwin's back this month with the complete listing of the program along with explanatory notes of how it was written.
|Dumps of Distinction
Frustrated at producing tiny screen dumps on your full-sized printer? So was Andrew Pennell - until he developed this clever little machine code utility, that is!
(letter), (letter), (letter), (letter), (letter), (letter), (letter), (letter)
|3D Plotting - part two
Continuing on his quest to make perspective a reality on the Spectrum, Damir Skrgatic tackles the subject of symmetrical figures generated through the application of speherical co-ordinates.
|Reader's Programs||Program Power
The name's changed but the game's the same - the YS annotated key-tapping service. If you've forgotten where a program is supposed to start then the Header Reader from Alexander Livshits will help you find it. Also if you're a fan of Noughts and Crosses, bend your mind with this version from Mark Burton.
|Books||Frontlines: A Guide to Playing The Hobbit (Melbourne House)|
|Paperdata: Novel Adventures
Peter Jackson - our 'Attenborough' of Speccy derring-do - looks at some adventure programming books. Obsessed by adventure, Peter Jackson girds his loins and boldly goes where few reviewers have gone before - to the shelves of the local bookstore. His mission? To discover what goes to make a prime adventure tutor for the Speccy.
Computer & Video Games Book of Adventure, Creating Adventure Programs on Your Computer, Creating Adventure Programs on the ZX Spectrum, Exploring Adventures on the Spectrum 48k, Spectrum Adventures.
|Interviews||Bruce Everiss (Imagine)
Paul Walton tackles Imagine - with the assent of Everiss.
|Odds & Ends||YS Top 20
This month's chart as voted by you the readers.
Points, programs and petulance, from the postbag.
|QL User||Steering to Success: The QL Roadtest
The sordid practice of pre-announcement has again gripped our hearts, and Sinclair are once more laughing all the way to Fort Knox. But to keep the interest ticking over during The Big Wait our ever-smiling micro Guru stuffed a company Mercedes full of eager journalists and whisked them over to Cambridge for a day's play with a QL. Quentin Lowe tells the tale.