Christmas greetings, Spec-chums! Welcome to issue 85 - the
Christmas issue. You'll probably notice a new ad in this ish - one with Games Master
written all over it. Why are we advertising Games Master the telly programme? Well, we're
not. Future, home of YS, has got a brand new mag that's edited by none other than Jim
Douglas. Any bells ringing? Well, there should be - he used to edit Sinclair User! Also on
the team is another old Spec-chum - James Leach. (Don't know where they picked him up
from!) With that background it has to be a beaut mag.
That's enough about other mags, back to YS. (Hurrah!) This month we've got all the
usual games and letters and techy bits plus something very different altogether. It's a
feature all about a software house. Jim Scott from Beyond Belief came along to the Shed
with a basketful of games and news and photos of his office in Higham Ferrers,
Northamptonshire... Crikey, I thought Jonathan's desk was untidy!
You can read all about his visit on page 41, but before you do that the whole YS crew
would like to wish you an incredibly happy Christmas and a decidedly spiffy New Year.
Lots of love,
- Jolly, snow-laden cover
- The YS Christmas Collection
- Meet the Shed Crew
- Amazing Alternative/YS compo
Win absolutely every single Alternative game ever and a big bag to carry them home in.
Double hurrah with holly berries on it!
- Extra-length festive Pitstop
- Steve's Programming Launderette
- Spec Tec Jr
- Public House
- Christmas avec les Picos
Spec Tec Jr pulls his hat over his eyes, loads up his pockets with festive goodies and
takes a trip to visit a variety of Picos.
- Behind the Scenes at Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief are one of the country's newest software houses. We talk to Jim Scott about
games, games, more games, a few more games and the Speccy scene. Catch up on BB's latest
releases, find out what happened to all those games we reviewed but you haven't seen in
the shops and find out once and for all what all this W Scribo nonsense is really about!
- SAM Centre
- Crossword Clues/Back Issues
- Killer Kolumn from Outer Space
- Next Month
- Santa's Phone Number
CRIKEY, IT'S THE GAMES SECTION!
- Football Manager 3
- International Tennis
- Hands of Stone
- Kung Fu Warriors
- Blazing Thunder
- Sidewinder 2
- Doc Croc's Outrageous Adventures, Super Monaco Grand Prix, Santa's Xmas Capers, Dizzy 6,
Jimmy's Super League and Neighbours.
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