|Avalon completed (Hewson Consultants)|
|Nordic says they're still in business|
The column with the infinite POKEs. Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Pyjamarama, Sky Ranger, River Rescue, Zaxxon, Sir Lancelot, Zombie Zombie, Manic Miner.
|Software Reviews||Joystick Jury
Up before the beaks - Dave Nicholls, Roger Willis and Ross Holman - comes all the new games software, from the greatest to the grottiest. Attack of the Empire, Bruce Lee, Halaga, Moon Cresta, Project Future, Psychedelia, Raid over Moscow, Sam Stoat, Stay Kool, Subterranean Stryker, Technician Ted, Toy Bizarre, Viking Raiders, Wizard's Lair, Wriggler.
Two top reviews and a great adventure routine. There's an eerie tapping in the hollow halls of Castle Rathbone. It's the Green Goblin, Peter Shaw moving from room to room ... Confidential, Emerald Isle, The Illustrator, Talisman.
|Software Features||A Space Oddity
Yes, Alien 8 has arrived, the new megagame from Ultimate, and shock, horror, it looks almost identical to the last megagame from Ultimate, Knight Lore - the same number of rooms, the same 3D graphics, just substitute a dinky robot for Sabreman and the Werewulf. But first impressions aren't always best as Ross Holman and Chris Wood found out when they started playing ...
We have lift off ... Dave Nicholls and Chris Wood blast their way into the hackers' hyperspace of Ultimate's Alien 8.
|Hardware Features||Patching Up the 'Drives
Faulty files are now a thing of the past! Using this second instalment of code, Andrew Pennell shows you how to recover unloadable files from that Microdrive cartridge that's giving you hassle. Take it away, Andrew ...
What's slower than the C5? Loading software into the Spectrum, of course. So, speed freak, S Q Factor has stuck the go-faster stripes on his Speccy, and taken it out for a spin. But instead of aerodynamic spoilers he's gone for four fast tape loading systems. Kwikload, Sprint, Microdrive, Wafadrive.
|Programming||It's a Cracker
The true hacker enjoys the battle of wits with the protective programmer. Terry Bulfib tips the scales your way.
|Reader's Programs||Program Power
Have we got a great deal for you! You can place a safe bet on A M Grant's version of Patience and B Hobson's Powerman won't be shuffling off just yet!
|Books||Paperdata: The Spectrum Operating System (Micro Press)|
|Interviews||Tim Hartnell (Interface Publications)
Sue Denham goes face to face with Tim Hartnell, the man from Interface. Publisher, journalist and author of over 50 computing books, Tim Hartnell reckons he owes it all to Uncle Clive. Sue Denham finds out why ...
|Odds & Ends||The YS Top 20
Find out how your fave games fared in the hottest chart around.
The postbag's produced some goodies this month. Read on! Write to us - there's a bundle of free Spectrum software for this month's Star Letter!