Your Spectrum
Issue 20, November 1985
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Frontlines Art Studio (OCP)
The Artist II (Softek)
Blade Runner (CRL)
Dr Who in the Mines of Terror (Micro Power)
Hacker (Activision)
I, of the Mask (Electric Dreams)
Melbourne House releases
Mikro-Plus games (Mikro-Gen)
Old Scores (Global Software)
Thunderbirds (Firebird)
Advice 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.
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 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! Bounty Bob, Bryan Robson's Superleague, Cluedo, Codename MAT 2, Convoy, Cylu, Daley Thompson's Supertest, The Evil Crown, Macadam Bumper, Monopoly, Monty on the Run, St Crippens, Street Hawk, Superbrat.
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 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.
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 ...
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.
Hacker's Guide
Two games in the three dimensions - Fairlight and Nightshade. Dave Nicholls ventures into the code.
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 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!
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.
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!
Reader's Programs 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?
Books Paperdata: Z80 Reference Guide (Melbourne House)
Odds & Ends 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 ...
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!