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Issue 53
August 1986

Editor
David Kelly
Deputy editor
John Gilbert
Senior staff writer
Graham Taylor
Staff writer
Clare Edgeley
Designer
Gareth Jones
Editorial secretary
Norisah Fenn
Adventure help
Gordo Greatbelly
Zapchat
Jon Riglar
Helpline
Andrew Hewson
Hardware Correspondent
John Lambert
Business Correspondent
Mike Wright
Contributors
Jerry Muir
Gary Rook
Tony Kendle
Richard Price
Mike Wright
Brian Cooper
Advertisement manager
Louise Fanthorpe
Senior sales executive
Rory Doyle
Production assistant
Alison Morton
Advertisement secretary
Linda Everest
Subscriptions manager
Carl Dunne
Publisher
Terry Pratt

Sinclair User is published monthly by EMAP Business and Computer Publications

Cover illustration Lee Sullivan

SOFTWARE
ARCADE CREATORArgus
BOBBY BEARINGThe Edge
CAGARAPlayers
CAULDRON IIPalace
CLAWS OF DESPAIRPlayers
DANGER MOUSE IN DOUBLE TROUBLECreative Sparks
DESIGNERGap
DYNAMITE DAN IIMirrorsoft
HEARTLANDOdin
HIJACKElectric Dreams
JACK THE NIPPERGremlin
MAFIA CONTRACT IIAtlantis
MERMAID MADNESSElectric Dreams
MOLECULE MANMastertronic
NINJA MASTERFirebird
POSHLISTDeltarho
PYRACURSEHewson
QUALITASSeven Stars
REBEL PLANETUS Gold
REVENGE OF THE C5Atlantis
ROGUE COMETWalrus
RUPERT AND THE ICE PALACEBug Byte
SNODGITSCreative Sparks
SPIKEFirebird
TANTALUSQuicksilva
THEATRE EUROPEPSS
THE BOGGITCRL
THE CODE MACHINEGremlin
THE MASTERAntartic
THE VERY BIG CAVE ADVENTURECRL
THE WRITER 48Softechnics
TOAD RUNNERAriolasoft
COVER SMASH
Heartland
PREVIEWS

Crashing through the time barrier!
With Trapdoor, Nemesis, Curse of the Mushroom People, Firelord, Gauntlet, Ace and Nosferatu

INTERVIEW

Sir Clive: facing the future

Sir Clive

For the first time since the Amstrad buy-out in April Sir Clive speaks freely about the deal. About the QL. And about what excites him now

FEATURES

The price of printing
The five best printers for under £175

Brother M1009

Music magic
What can you do with the cheapest MIDI synth system?

Budget bonanza
Five pages of budget software reviews

HARDWARE

Echo 1 Music Keyboard
HCC's low-cost cheap'n'cheerful way to tickle the ivories

Saga 2001 add-on keyboard
The ultimate add-on keyboard? Certainly the most excessive!

Spectrum Doctor
DIY fault finding

128 upgrade keyboard
Connect a Saga keyboard to a 128 for less than a fiver

QLINK

Professional Astrologer
Your future foretold by Digital Precision

Assembler Workbench
Heavy program development stuff

The King
The first Donkey Kong pretender

Othello
Yep! It's that board game

QL Repairs
All the dirt on the two firms which will repair your QL when it goes AWOL

PRINTOUT

Assembler
Text modes
UDG designer
Eight days a week
128 Ram disc

COMPETITIONS
Dark Sceptre

Dark Sceptre
Your chance to win an entry in the play-by mail version of Mike (Lords Of Midnight) Singleton's latest

Jewels of Darkness
BT is going to give you a ring! Well, they will if you do ...

Jack the Nipper
Phew, wot a scorcher! It's hot so we've got loads of special Gremlin Jack the Nipper T-shirts to keep you cool

The Hobbit
To celebrate Tolkien month we've got some new-style Hobbits to lose

SPECIAL OFFER

Saga 2001
Exclusive Sinclair User special offer - we lop £20 off the 2001's price

REGULARS

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Letters
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© Copyright 1986
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458


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