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Volume 7

Number 7

September 1989

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Deputy Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

Production Editor
Peter Glover

News Editor
Don Lewis

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertisement Manager
John Snowden

Advertising Sales
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow
Richard Gingell
Jane Conway

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 40,376
January-June 1988


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

  • Body Building (*)
    We show how you can connect your micro to electronic gadgets.

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

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

  • Mad Hatter
    Our expert looks at adventure games - old, new and revamped.

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

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


  • Last Ninja
    All the help and maps you need to complete levels three and four.

  • Wimps (*)
    We add the final routine to the window-based accounts program.

  • Sprites (*)
    Expanding routines to produce even better collision detection.

  • Challenge
    Test your programming skills by simulating drips on a micro.


  • A3000
    We take a look at the latest expansions for the BBC Micro

  • Animation (*)
    For fun or education: A superb routine to create flick books.


  • Crystal Sea (*)
    Can you avoid the deadly octopi in this fast action-packed game?


  • Dumper (*)
    A useful routine to display the contents of ANY area of memory.

  • Menus (*)
    Make selection easy with this routine for your own programs.


  • Software Scene
    Our reviewers give the very latest games releases the once over.

  • TechnoCad
    A powerful draughting tool for the Master is put through its paces.

  • Spellcheck
    We see how users of PipeDream can check out their spellings.

  • Keyword
    A review of the first word finding utility for the Archimedes series.


  • 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.

  • Beehive (*)
    Our latest simulation game takes all the stings out of beekeeping.

(*) 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) 1989 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.