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Volume 6

Number 10

December 1988

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Group Editor
Alan McLachlan

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Assistant Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Promotions Coordinator
Robin Nixon

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertisement Manager
John Snowden

Advertising Sales
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 59,727
January-June 1986

FEATURES

  • News
    All the latest events in the ever-changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • Gallup Chart
    The software top 20: Barbarian knocks Steve Davis off the top.

  • Mad Hatter
    Our monthly look at adventure games - old, new and revamped.

  • Library (*)
    More high quality routines which you can use in your own programs.

  • Problem Solved
    A helping hand with some of those mind-testing hardware problems.

  • Arch Wizard
    Find out how Shades, the biggest online multi-user game, was born.

  • Body Building
    Our technical guru demonstrates more equipment board techniques.

  • Hac Man (*)
    A wealth of useful hints and news from our resident games expert.

  • Ceefax Guide
    What's coming this month on the telesoftware pages of BBC TV.

  • Cover Disc
    Play in ClogLand, or use the cheats to better yourself in other games.

  • New Inks (*)
    Find out how you can save money by re-inking old printer ribbons.

  • Letters
    The chance to get your news, views, moans and name into print.

GAMES

  • Fruits!
    Get the taste of Vegas and play the one-armed bandit at no cost.

UTILITIES

  • Broad Stroke (*)
    How to paint patterned sprites on your BBC Micro screens with ease.

  • Roll Up!
    Here's a routine that produces graphic raffle tickets at speed.

  • Snapshot (*)
    Snatch your superb Archimedes screens to disc with a keypress.

REVIEW

  • Software Scene
    Our reviewers cast their eyes over the very latest games releases.

  • PC Scene
    We look at some PC adventures you can run on your Archimedes.

  • Clever Box
    This plug-in cartridge may be a smart one, but is it really useful?

  • Digit
    Taking precise measurements the inexpensive way using your micro.

  • Matrix-3
    Can raw micro power balance out the lack of a friendly front end?

  • Software Quickies
    We cast a glance over three new packs for the Acorn Archimedes.

Education

  • Update
    Up-to-the-minute news of the BBC Micro in the world of education.

  • Education Reviews
    Looking at the best in software for the BBC Micro series in schools.

Z88 Section

  • Post Haste
    A testing little arcade game to celebrate the festive season.

  • Data Chips
    We take a look at a new full power database for your portable micro.

(*) The Type-it-in symbol indicates that the feature contains al least one full length listing for you to key in on your micro.

(c) 1988 Database Publications Ltd.

The Micro User is an independent publication and neither the BBC nor Acorn Computers Ltd are responsible for any of the articles in this issue or for any of the opinions expressed.

News trade distribution:
Diamond Europress Sales and Distribution.

Database Publications is a division of Europress Ltd.