Issue 20, November 1985
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|Frontlines||3||New stories, new games, new faces, news ... Plus Microdrivin', From the Hip and Hacking Away. D'you want to settle an Old Score? Have you won a grand day at the races? Will The Lord of the Rings be Hobbit forming? Who's the man behind the Mask? A Dumbo game? Rambo, cloth-ears! Then again ... it's all in Frontlines!
|Advice||5||From the Hip |
Using SCREEN$ with UDGs, Tape file header format.
|7||Hacking Away |
Welcome to the column where hacking's the name of the game. If you're into POKEing more fun into your games, then stick around and get hacking, Chris Wood style. Gyron, Jetpac, Monty Mole, Cosmic Cruiser, Digger Dan, Spectral Panic, Sam Spade, Push Off, Wriggler, Manic Miner, Jack and the Beanstalk, Road Racer.
|12||Hard Facts |
Hung up with hardware hassles? Then hand them over to Stephen Adams at Hard Facts ... Using Brother HR-5 printer with Interface-1, Microdrive and VTX 5000 modem, Printing 40 columns on GP 50S printer, XK System 1 (TV services) with 32K Cheetah RAM pack & 16K ZX81 RAM pack, TV interference with Microdrive, Building a loudspeaker & volume control.
Do you still have th 'L' plates on your Microdrive? Are you having problems running it in? ... Whatever your microdrivin' difficulties, Andy Pennell's here to help you pass your test! Epson RX80 crashes during graphics dump, Cambridge Computing Intelligent Joystick incompatibility with If.1, Interface 1 compatibility considerations, New ROM Antics (issue 18) correction.
|72||Hack Free Zone |
Hacked off with the hackers? Hex Loader's here to help! Hi there, Hexophiles. Hex Loader's here again, with some more winnin' hints and triffic tips. Dun Darach, Herbert's Dummy Run, Wriggler, Highway Encounter.
|Software Reviews||51||Joystick Jury |
Are you ready for a software siege? It's time for our trusty panel of joystick jurors to line up all the latest and greatest games and put them through their paces! Let Ross Holman, Rick Robson and Dougie Bern lead you to the hottest arcade action around!
|35||Spectrum Adventures |
Adventure hints'n'tips plus reviews of Robin of Sherwood and The Secret of St Brides! It's time for an adventure or two! Let's see what Steve Cook has found for you to explore ... Sherlock, The Hobbit, Valkyrie 17, Red Moon.
|Software Features||28||Elitism |
Are you ready to face that final frontier? Space is a dangerous place so stay at home if you're faint-hearted. But the rest of you should join Commander David Bishop as he battles his way through the infinite variety of Firebird's Elite.
|36||Doomtown Rats |
They were big (well, ish!). They were black. And they were ugly. Soon there were swarms of them. They teemed into the shops and took over people's homes. They were the Spectrums. Now Hodder and Stoughton has released a new game designed to tame them. YS Pied Pipers, Peter Shaw and Penny Page, have joined The Rats race ...
|40||Gothic Horror |
Fairlight is a land of mystery and magic with a castle that holds as many secrets as Castle Rathbone. It's also the new game from The Edge - Simon Forman has come under its spell.
|43||Hacker's Guide |
Two games in the three dimensions - Fairlight and Nightshade. Dave Nicholls ventures into the code.
|45||Deadly Nightshade |
Plague and pestilence, death and destruction. You'll find them all in Ultimate's newie, Nightshade. Sounds like a job for Sabreman - with help from Teresa Maughan!
|Programming||25||Play It Again, Sam |
A big noise in programming, Tony Samuels, has composed a zippa-de-do-da of a music package that'll set your Speccy buzzin'. You're not going to believe your ears!
|31||Shrink Wrapped |
YS MegaBasic is a big program that's had an emormous impact. But for all you who believe that small is beautiful, Keith Symonds has a solution. A YS MegaBasic program that'll shrink your screens and then print them onto a ZX Printer.
|46||Out Of All Proportion |
Normal Speccy printing is ugly, ugly, ugly and boring, boring, boring. Here's shaped crusader Tony 'Slim' Samuels with a pretty neat alternative!
|Miscellaneous Features||32||Buzzwords |
Brring-brring ... Click ... Phweeeeee ... Welcome to our whistlestop tour of a Bulletin Board with guide, Iolo Davidson. If you're after info, looking for a chat or you just want a nose around, remember it's only a phone call away.
|Reader's Programs||59||Opportunity Knocks |
Shoot Out - Howdy partner, it's doggone Opportunity Knocks time. Shootin' star Alan Trevartha's machine code revives the traditional shoot'em up down at the OK Corral. OK?
|Competitions||24||Star Compo - Star Struck |
If you're seeing stars before your eyes, count 'em and win a new Star printer. Are you seeing stars before your eyes? Don't worry - they could win you one of ten Star STX-80 printers. Bash on!
|Odds & Ends||17||Forum |
Go on, write us a letter. It's what your right arm's for - unless you're left-handed, of course! If you've got something to say for yourself, then speak out! The star letter writer is in for a bundle of free software! Mail us a missive to Forum ...
|20||Go for Gold & All Time Top 10 Chart |
Send in your pot shot for the hot slot, the YS high score chart. Could you be a champion gamesplayer, a YS Gold Medallist? Join in the fun and Go For Gold, you could be in the running to win!
Selling or swopping Speccy stuff? It's free in YS.
Get it together - with a YS binder!