Issue 16, July 1985
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|Frontlines||5||Rumour, gossip, scandal and, who knows, even some news. Plus Hacking Away, Hard Facts and From the Hip! Are you Quackers? Will Kempston drive you round the bend? Who won our Slimmer of the Year Award? Is it really super, man? Are we getting a new Bond age? How fast's a Slomo? Do these questions mean anything at all? Find out ... in Frontlines!
|Advice||7||Hard Facts |
Hitches with your hardware? Stephen Adams is your man. Get in touch at Hard Facts ... Speccy trebles electric bill?, Buying replacement keyboards, TV causing tape corruption, OEL Teletext adaptor, RGB monitor convertor (Adapt Electronics), Microslot (Dk'Tronics), Connecting If.1 to printer.
|9||From the Hip |
Mac Man, Screen dump to Teletype printer, GOSUB stack overflow, Sound from machine code.
|15||Hacking Away |
The column that POKEs more fun. Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Pinball Wizard, Finders Keepers, Atic Atac, Lunar Jetman, Jet Set Willy, Wizard's Lair, Microdrive conversions.
|64||Hack-Free Zone |
No hacks please ... only gamesplayers can go for it. Plus our shock, horror, probe on the Rocky Horror Show! Given a hacker a good poke recently? - literally and right between the eyes. If you play games for the challenge and not 'cos you want the infinite cheat POKE, then this is the page for you! Alien 8, Knight Lore, Dragontorc.
|Software Reviews||39||Joystick Jury |
They came, they saw and conked out - or rather the joysticks did. Dave Nicholls, Roger Willis and Ross Holman hung on just long enough to give the verdict on all the new games.
|37||Spectrum Adventures |
D'you keep suffering death by misadventure? Help's here. Plus full reviews of Funhouse and Ashkeron. The aliens have landed and snatched Dave Nicholls's body - they obviously forgot their glasses! But it's OK, he's grabbed it back in time to go walkabout in Ashkeron. Lords of Time, Mountains of Ket, Snowball.
|Software Features||32||Firefighters |
Light the blue touch paper and stand back for ... Shadowfire, the new firework from Beyond. It's a real-time adventure without words - you have just 100 minutes to board the enemy's space ship, rescue the hostaged ambassador, capture General Zoff, the enemy leader, and then destroy his ship. And all without typing so much as one piece of text. So, the YS fire brigade of Ross Holman and Steve Malone prepared to play with fire ...
|35||Hacker's Guide |
The hairy hacker, Dave Nicholls, is back. Join the prying man as he jumps into Shadowfire.
|Hardware Features||24||Disko-Tech |
Get the low-down on hi-tech. YS disk jockey, Iolo Davidson takes two new disk drives out for a spin. Prepare for a close encounter of the 3" kind! Opus Discovery 1, Triton QD.
|Programming||28||3D Daze |
It's here - the ultimate in 3D graphics. Mr MegaBasic, Mike Leaman shows another side to his talents with a program that'll transport you into the third dimension.
|48||Flash Moves |
Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture! 20th Century Chris Somerville takes a look at loading screens and shows you how to turn them into moving pictures.
|Reader's Programs||50||Program Power |
Here's some Manic Mimicry of the YS kind plus a double-sized helping of troubleshootin' utilities.
Miner Mania - More levels than nine and more platforms than Elton John! It's the miner game that's major fun! (Freddie Lewis)
Copy Right and Edit Key - Two great utilities that are far from routine! (Peter Featherstone & Kevin Swift)
|Competitions||23||Virgin Copter Compo - Chopper Patrol |
Up, up and away ... three lucky winners will be whisked away in a helicopter for the trip of a lifetime. Fly Virgin! Cop a load of this. Virgin Games has come up with the amazing offer of a helicopter trip for three. Chop, chop!
|Odds & Ends||16||YS Softwares |
Exclusive to YS readers - the chance to save £££s on all the latest software.
|16||Go for Gold & All Time Top 10 Chart |
Join the gold rush for medals in the great YS hi-score chart challenge!
It's the YS scribblers' spot. Send us your scrawl, scribes! Write to us - there's a bundle of free Spectrum software for this month's Star Letter!
Book your space on the free YS billboard ... now!
|60||YS MegaBasic special offer |
We've added more muscle with the miracle Basic. You just have to rustle up £7.95.