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30 The Que s t for Power
AsmallCambridgecompanyhavecomeupwitha
ma hi eMatcouldchangethefaceofcomputer
cn
entertainment.Howdoes it work?Whatdoes it do?
And will weever be able to buy it?
18 Previews
Ga softhefuture,splashedinfullcolouroverthis
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monthspages.
GAMEPLAY
41 Screen Test
MikeSingleton
shows off his true
colours in deep
space,plus the
definitivereviewof
Virus ontheST.
Incentive's
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hostof other red-
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bythecountry's topgames testers. Don't say
Aaargh!,say Ugh!
101 Letters
With letters like these, whoneeds a magazine?We
putourfeet upandlety fill thepages...
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130 The Blitter End
Firstthegoodnews:youcouldbeanACEprizewin-
ner.Nowthebadnews:you'vereachedtheendof
themagazine.
35 Who's Bad!?
Theseguys don't just know a goodgamewhenthey
seeone - they write them! Britain's hottest coders
giveus their honest opinion of thework doneby
their competitors.
SIGHT...
W friends,influencepeople,andputtogetherthe
in
hottestscreen displaysonthestreet.BrianLark-
ma stipsonstate-ol-the-art pixellingmakeit all
n'
so,soeasy...
78 Carry on Screaming...
Justone more alien to beat and_AughghlNo!
Please, no! Anything butTHAT!Wecheck outgames
thatmakegrownmencry. snap theirjoysticks,
s s monitors,andleap screamingfr top-floor
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windows.Don'tsay we didn't warn you...
...onACE's Readers Gallery page. Digital master-
piecesfromreadersputPicassoin theshade
Page 44: Barbi& - another brave new world in solid 30.
72 Fib- f a nt a s y
Rainbird'slatestadventureblockbusterhasstun-
ninggraphics andcomes complete withdrop-down
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96 Budget ivory
Allast!Cheetahhave
emergedwith their long.
awaitedbudgetrange of
masterkeyboards.Chris
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up..plusalookat
Rola slatestboxof
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sion of the astonishing
MI32, andnews of a
powerfulnewmusic
card tor theIBMPC.
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ture,and - wekidyounot - Bad Dudes Versus
Dragon Ninja
INTERFACE
7 News
CanTandy giveus allCO-ROMS What is Jett Minter
?
doing in church?Why areMediagenic telling tales -
andwhoarethey?Who's afraid of the big, bad
birds?They told us, and were just bursting to tell
you._
Birds of a feather get iflogetner on Pigs &
91 Pla y -B y -Ma il
P paletterinthepostdetailingyourplansforcon-
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queringtheuniverseandsomeone,somewhere,
mghtjusttakey seriously.
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85 Tricks '11' Tactics
Le slace it, ifyoucan top thehigh scoretablein
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Platoon,Mercenary, °ids, Impossible Mission, Car-
rierCommandandmany others, then there's only
onethingtodo...cheat.
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72 Adventures
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14 Reach for the Skies!
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94 Spe c ia l Offers
Talkabouta divided Britain - somepeople in this
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93 Subs c r iption
W haveaproblem. For somereason.we aren't
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ACE PINK PAGES
105 Buyer's Guide
Fifty ofthebestgames available, complete with
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Everymonth we give awaydozens of prizes - a share-out that YOUcan join in
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127 Readers P a ge s
Look,it's our job to fill themagazine, right? So we'l
turna blind eyeto all thesemini-advertisements,
heiplineoffers,announcements,and other trivia. If
this sectiongets any bigger, we'llhave to get the
lads roundfor aspot of picketing, OK?
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