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Issue 55
October 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
Brendon Gore
Richard Price
Rupert Goodwins
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 David Rowe

SOFTWARE
1942Elite
BUCCANEERFirebird
DAN DAREVirgin
DEACTIVATORSAriolasoft
FAIRLIGHT 128The Edge
FREE TEXT DATABASERoybot
GLIDER RIDERQuicksilva
HARRIERMirrorsoft
HEAD COACHAddictive Games
JEWELS OF DARKNESSRainbird
KANEMastertronic
LAP OF THE GODSMastertronic
LIGHTFORCEFaster Than Light
MICRODRIVE RECOVERYRoybot
MISSION OMEGAMind Games
NEXORDesign Design
OCTAGON SQUADMastertronic
PAPERBOYElite
REBEL STARFirebird
REVOLUTIONVortex
STORMMastertronic
TRIVIAL PURSUITDomark
UNIVERSAL HEROMastertronic
VERA CRUZInfogrames
VIRGIN CHALLENGERVirgin
ZYTHUMMirrorsoft
ZZZZZMastertronic
COVER SMASH
Lightforce
PREVIEWS

First and forward-most with the software news
Including Scooby Doo, It's a Knockout, Cholo, The Archers, Uridium, Fist II, Star Trek, Hardball, Cyborg, Dodgy Geezers

EXCLUSIVE! INSIDE THE 128K+2
+2

128K+2 FULL REVIEW
It's here! But what's it like? We take the first Amstrad Spectrum to bits and give you our verdict

Amstrad talks
How does Amstrad view the new 128K+2? And what for the future? Amstrad's No 2 Malcolm Miller speaks out to Sinclair User

FEATURES

Under the board walk
Delving deeper into the world of Sysops and Bauds we pick the country's top ten bulletin boards

Budget hits
The best of budget - three pages of reviews

Coin-op clones
Comparing like with like - we run the Gauntlet of the various official and unofficial arcade machine copies and choose which pack the biggest punches

HARDWARE
+2 joystick

Music Machine
Remember the Loki - the machine which never made it? Some of its design team have now reformed to produce this MIDI sound sampler

First 128K+2 joystick
We review the first peripheral for Amstrad's new Spectrum

QLINK

Concept 3D
First of two new US programs - this one a sophisticated 3D construction title

War in the East
Also from across the pond - this one's a Russian wargame simulation

Mail List
Link your QL to a Psion organiser

Previews
First look at Turbocharge, Lightning and Eye-Q - from Digital Precision

PRINTOUT

Forest of the Long Shadows
It's another first. A fully-fledged role-playing adventure to type in

COMPETITIONS

Win a 128K+2
Amstrad has let us have one its new Spectrums - and it could be yours!

The Big One
Yup! This is one heck of a compo. Your chance to choose your editor - and win a fabby Design Design T-shirt (let's hope the weather holds up)

SPECIAL OFFER

Microdrives
We cut the cost of a Microdrive and Interface 1 in half! If you've always wanted a Microdrive but didn't have the cash, now's your chance - the whole kit for under £50

REGULARS

News
Charts
Letters
ZapChat
Background Noise - Bobby Bearing
Hewson's Helpline
Gordo's Adventure tips
Sinclair Surgery
Next Month
Gremlin

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


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