Amstrad Computer User (April 1987)

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In the U.S. in the 1980s, the computer wars tended to center around the Apple II, Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit as well as the TI-99/4A, VIC-20 and TRS-80 earlier in the decade. In the U.K. and other parts of Europe, Apple and Atari were smaller players. But other machines took their place like the Spectrum, BBC and Amstrad line. Amstrad Computer User was dedicated to the latter machines and the April 1987 issue includes:


  • News
  • Letters
  • Gallup Chart
  • Hairy Hackers Haunt


  • Sentinel - John Baker enters a world of Guardians. Firebird's newie absorbs him totally.
  • Games Reviews - Colin, Nigel and Liz look after a Little Computer Person, FlySpy, Bactron, and Impossaball. Then they race in 500cc Grand Prix and sample Agent Orange and Coronis Rift.


  • MicroProse InterviewIolo Davidson visits the UK branch of the company that spent $1.2m on developing one program.

  • Computer Journey - A silicon saunter through the workings of your computer. Thriss to the power of the ULA, gaze with wonder at the graphics from the 6845 and learn what makes it tick.


  • Assembly Point - You need never forget to save your work with help from Peter Green's little reminder program.
  • PCW Programming - Program your Joyce to play Flip-'em, the strongest reversi game anyone at ACU has seen. Written in Mallard Basic it's more fun that LocoScript.

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