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Issue 57
December 1986

Editor
David Kelly
Deputy editor
John Gilbert
Senior staff writer
Graham Taylor
Staff writer
Jim Douglas
Designer
Gareth Jones
Adventure help
Gordo Greatbelly
ZapChat
Jon Riglar
Helpline
Andrew Hewson
Contributors
Jeff Naylor
Richard Price
Rupert Goodwins
Andy Moss
Gary Rook
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 Gerry Paris

SOFTWARE
180Mastertronic
AVENGERGremlin Graphics
BEST OF BEYONDBeyond
BIG 4Durell
BLOCKLANDS (QL)Digital Precision
BORING OLD FONT5th Dimension
BUGSYCRL
CAMELOT WARRIORSAriolasoft
COLOUR OF MAGICPiranha
DRAGON'S LAIRSoftware Projects
DROID ZONE (QL)Digital Precision
EYE-Q (QL)Digital Precision
FAIRLIGHT IIThe Edge
FUTURE KNIGHTGremlin Graphics
GRID, FRAME, TRUSSOkoloku
HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFEFirebird
ICE TEMPLEBubble Bus
INFILTRATORUS Gold
KNIGHT RIDEROcean
MIAMI DICEBug Byte
MORONSAtlantis
NAPOLEONCCS
NOW GAMES 3Virgin
SETAlpha Plus
SACRED ARMOUR OF ANTIRIADPalace
SPACE HARRIERElite
STARGLIDERRainbird
TARZANMartech
TERMINUSMastertronic
THANATOSDurell
THE GREAT ESCAPEOcean
THE PRESSGilsoft
THEY SOLD A MILLION 3Ocean
THRUSTFirebird
TRAILBLAZERGremlin Graphics
TWICE SHYMosaic
STREET HAWKOcean
W.A.R.Martech
WINTER GAMES 128US Gold
XENOA'n'F
COVER SMASH
Tarzan
PREVIEWS

All the hits of the future. Sooner. Better
In the best previews section anywhere, we look at Sky Runner, Ikari Warriors, Aliens, Goonies, Dracula, Xevious, Double Take, Hyperball, PAW and more ...

FEATURES

Fantasies revealed!
Micros are taking over your fantasies! And crawling around at the 11th British Fantasy Society's Convention

Control yourself, do
Well, everything else anyway. All you need to know to hook up your Spectrum and to control your life

MICRO MERCENARIES

Ever wondered who writes the hits?

Cholo designs

Infamous. Respected. Resented. Revered. Who are we talking about? Programmers - that's who. Where would the huge licensing deals that you've read so much about be without these people? Jim Douglas met some of the backroom boys

DIY ROBOT

Build your own robot for two tenners
As promised, here's the SU Buggy - a mechanical robot you can control from your Spectrum. It can turn in 360 degrees, learn mazes, know when it's hit things, and what's more, it isn't that difficult to build.

SU Buggy

We've even arranged a special all-inclusive kit giving you everything you need to make it ... all for not a penny more than £20

NEW FEATURE

The Write Stuff
Ever reckon we got it wrong? We slag the best game ever, or rave over a monster flop. Now you can tell us ...

HARDWARE
Compliment

Compliment
It's a disc, a printer, a keyboard and software and it converts your Spectrum into a well heavy piece of kit

Red Boxes
Red Boxes are taking over. Between them and your Spectrum you could lose control of your home!

PRINTOUT

SOS Distress
Back to Font
Tree Builder
Word Pro Ace

COMPETITIONS

Ikari Warriors
When you see this comp you'll say TANX! We've got 50 copies of Elite's Commando follow-up to win

Compliment
This is the ultimate Spectrum upgrade? And we've got a complete system of disc drive, printer, keyboard and software to win

ZX Microfair
After the huge success of the last ZX Fair we've got 200 tickets to give away for the next on December 13

SPECIAL OFFER

Rainbird Art Studio
Art Studio is one of the very finest graphics packages. Rainbird and SU are now bringing Art to the people by lopping over 40 per cent off the price

REGULARS

News
Charts
Letters
Background Noise
Code Talk - Bo Jangeborg
ZapChat
Competition Winners
Gordo's Adventure tips
Hewson's Helpline
Sinclair Surgery
Gremlin
Next Month

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© Copyright 1986
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458


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