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Issue 54
September 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
Contributors
Gary Rook
Richard Price
Mike Wright
Advertisement manager
Louise Fanthorpe
Senior sales executive
Jacqui Pope
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
ACECascade
ACTION REFLEXMirrorsoft
BASICALLY SPEAKINGComputer Publications
BUBBLE SORTKeith Norton
CON-QUESTMastertronic
DARK SCEPTREBeyond
EIDOLONActivision
ELITE 128Firebird
ESPERANTOLez Peranto
GHOSTBUSTERS 128Activision
HUNCHBACK - THE ADVENTUREOcean
I.C.U.P.S.Thor
IWO JIMAPSS
JOHNNY REB IILothlorien
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF EDDIE'S HEADPlayers
KUNG FU MASTERUS Gold
LORRIGRAPHLoriciels
MANDRAGOREInfogrames
MASTER OF MAGICMastertronic
MINDSTONEThe Edge
OLIVER'S MUSIC BOXCosmic Pop
PSI CHESSThe Edge
RAID ON FRACTALUSActivision
STAINLESS STEELMikro-Gen
STAR FIREBIRDSFirebird
TIME TRAXMind Games
TRAPDOORPiranha
XARQElectric Dreams
ZX BIG SHOTButtercraft
COVER SMASH
Dark Sceptre
PREVIEWS

It's where you see the hottest titles first!
With Dan Dare, Miami Vice, Dempsey and Makepeace, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Vera Cruz ...

FEATURES

Background noise
First of a new feature in which we take a game apart to see what makes it tick

Fractals

Fractals finest
Looking at Fractals. What are they? Why do two hot games Eidolon and Rescue on Fractalus use them?

MODEM MAGIC

Getting started

Micronet Shades

Link up and log on - modems on a budget. Could you save money?

HARDWARE

Miracle WS4000 modem
The latest in Miracle Technology's range of versatile multi-baud rate models

Tandata QMod
The QMod now for the Spectrum with sophisticated Spectre Communications software

Memodisc QL interface
Three-in-one interface for the QL - disc, printer, and extra RAM

Chromographica monitors
Low-cost monitor range - both colour and monochrome

ARCADE HITS

Future Shock

Future Shock
Ikari Warriors coin-op

Clare Edgeley reveals all the coin ops now in conversion. The Spectrum mega games of the future. In the arcades now. On your micro tomorrow!

QLINK

Mortville Manor
Mystery and suspense follow the anguished plea of an old friend. Pyramide's latest adventure

QL Mail List
Transform's latest utility

Touch Typist
Ever wanted to learn to type? Sector has the perfect solution

Pro Pascal

Aquanaut

Lost Pharoah
Together with Talent you can help find him

PRINTOUT

Megatron
Text Printer
Filer

COMPETITIONS

Lightforce
Lightforce is faster than light. It's also the first megagame from Gargoyle's arcade label Faster than Light. Fifty copies to win. It's terrific!

Trivial Pursuit Challenge
Your chance to represent Sinclair User in Domark's national Trivial Pursuit challenge

SPECIAL OFFER

Micronet
Incredible deal on a year's membership of 'The Net' plus a free modem

REGULARS

News
Charts
Letters
ZapChat
Competition Winners
Hewson's Helpline
Gordo's Adventure tips
Sinclair Surgery
Next Month
Gremlin

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London.

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Distributed by
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© Copyright 1986
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458


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