|Frontlines||Espionage (Modular Resources)|
|Hareraiser offers £30,000 prize (Haresoft)|
|The Ket Trilogy (Incentive Software)|
|Skool Daze (Microsphere)|
|Nordic takes over Fuller keyboards stock|
|QL News||Concurrent QL Affairs
All the latest news and views of things QL, courtesy of John Torofex and Tim Hartnell. Sinclair freebies, Delayed QLUB News, Metacomco releases BCPL Compiler, QL-Forth & QL-Pascal.
All the POKEs and more! Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Jet Pac, Pssst, Zzoom, Cookie, Atic Atac, Lunar Jetman, Freez Bees, Pi-Balled, Moon Alert, Psytron, Frank N Stein.
|Software Reviews||Joystick Jury
Four pages of action-packed reviews of all the latest games software. All the latest software from around the houses! Passing judgement this month are Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman and Roger Willis. All or Nothing, Battlezone, Chinese Juggler, Danger Mouse in Double Trouble, Dark Star, Eddie Kidd's Jump Challenge, Flip Flap, Fred's Fan Factory, Freex, Kung Fu, Jasper, Noah, Sir Lancelot, Turmoil, Zombie Zombie.
Clive Gifford dials the helpline, and Dave Nicholls cracks open Valkyrie 17 and Tir na Nog. Clive Gifford dialled the YS Adventure Helpline and came up trumps with Neil Mackintosh, Gary Smart and Peter Marment. Reviewing credits go to ace hacker, Dave Nicholls. Snowball, Planet of Death, Knight's Quest, Velnor's Lair, Golden Apple, Digital Fantasia, Colossal Adventure, Lords of Time, The Hobbit.
|Software Features||The Ultimate Adventure: Underwurlde
Sabre Man's back ... and this time he's hell-bent on involving himself in all kinds of unholy goings-on. Ross Holman enters the demonic universe of Underwurlde to find out whether playing games of this nature is good for the soul!
After a routine check through Underwurlde's code, hacker Dave Nicholls finds that it's not only the lead character you've seen before ...
|Hardware Features||Touch and Go!
There've been several digitisers on the market for the Spectrum, but only the Touchmaster claims to be a keyboard replacement. Henry Budgett puts theory into practise - check out his findings ...
|Programming||Heading for Trouble
Continuing his codebusting theme, Terry Bulfib delves deeper into the loading methods used to 'protect' commercial software from the prying eyes of hackers. This month, he takes a look at programs claiming to be 'headerless'.
Error messages on the Speccy never seem to account fully for their sudden appearance. John Durst has come up with an interesting piece of code that'll use the error handling routine in ROM to give control to the user's program in the event of overflows, keying errors and the like.
|Every Picture Tells a Story
Anyone can be an artist on the Spectrum - it's just a matter of co-ordination. Let Chris Somerville tell you where to draw the line.
|Machine Code Commands
Being able to access Basic commands from machine code is not always as easy as it sounds, especially when dealing with Microdrives and the like. Join David Threlfall as he rummages around in the Spectrum's ROM.
|Reader's Programs||Program Power
Three dynamic programs for you to type into your Spectrum!
Magic Numbers - The mystery of magic - it's all here! (M Loftus)
Mode Music - Sound effects to suit your mode! (Maurice David Wood)
Protector - A 'shoot-em-up' game in the best arcade tradition. (Pat Donnelly)
|Books||Frontlines: Practical Spectrum Machine Code Programming (Virgin Books)|
|Interviews||Mike Johnston (ZX Microfairs)
A morning at the Microfair - Sue Denham meets Mike Johnston. What could possibly turn a Civil Servant into a successful exhibitionist? Sue Denham meets the man behind the ZX Microfairs ... Mike Johnston
|Odds & Ends||The YS Top 20
The no-nonsense, unbiased chart for February - as voted by you!