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August 1989

Issue 44
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Crap, but unique cover tape, because not only does it have Skateboard Construction System (Players, 2, December 1988) and a demo of Tynesoft's Buffalo Bill's Rodeo Games, it also has David "Whistling Rick" Wilson singing Hold My Hand Very Tightly!
    MGT starts advertising its SAM Coupe hotline.
    YS Personality Test.
    Strider and Golden Axe appear in Slots of Fun.
    Elite announces that it will end the full-price side of its operations after the release of the next few games. Meanwhile, Elite announces that all the games on its budget label Encore will be sold for £1.99. Apart from those that are sold at £2.99.
    A colourful game by the name of Crazy Space Racer got bought by Virgin, who had the bright idea of releasing it as Dan Dare III.
    Sir Clive Sinclair splits up with Bernadette Tynan.

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Top Ten Games

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Robocop/Ocean
2 
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Microprose Soccer/Microprose
3 
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Run the Gauntlet/Imagine
4 
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Dragon Ninja/Ocean
5 
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Fun School II/Mandarin
6 
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Renegade III/Imagine
7 
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Operation Wolf/Ocean
8 
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Football Manager II/Addictive
9 
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War In Middle Earth/Melbourne House
10 
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Arcade Muscle/US Gold

Previews

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Batman: The Movie/Ocean
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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade/US Gold

Reviews

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Time Scanner/Activision
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Heatwave/Hewson
 90 
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Jaws/Screen 7
 88 
 WT p
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Starglider II/Rainbird
 85 
 WT pV
 R G
Mr Heli/Firebird
 83 
 WT p
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Twin Turbo V8/Codemasters
 81 
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Xybots/Domark
 80 
 WT pV
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The Story So Far Volume II/Elite
 79 
 WT pV
 R
Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-trons/Psyclapse
 78 
 WT pV
 R r
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager/Cognito
 77 
 WT p
Heartbroken/Atlantis
 75 
 WT p
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BMX Simulator II/Codemasters
 74 
 WT p
Supernudge/Mastertronic
 71 
 WT p
Taskforce/Players
 71 
 WT p
Soccer Squad/Gremlin
 67 
 WT p
 R
Bomb Jack II/Encore
 58 
 WT p
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Pyracurse/Rack-it
 51 
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Aaargh!/Virgin
 48 
 WT p
Shanghai Warriors/Players
 38 

Misc Reviews

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The Bounty Hunter/River
 70 

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