Electron User 6.09 (Acorn Electron) - Everygamegoing.com

Electron User 6.09 (1989) (Acorn Electron, Magazine) United Kingdom
Publisher: Database Publications
Database Educational | Database Publications | Database Software

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Acorn Electron

Release: Magazine available via High Street/Mail Order (Magazine Articles | Magazine Scans)

Compatible Emulators: Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

Magazine Contents

Section Title Pages
Ads (1 Page) Towerhill Catalogue 2
Articles Eu 6.09 Contents 3
Ads (1 Page) Fun School 2 - Learning Has Never Been So Much Fun! 4
News Buffalo Bill - First Look 5
News Electrons Can Help Oxfam 5
News Predator - First Look 5
News Sam's Still Playing Well 5
News Software Firms Join Forces To Boost Games 5
News Gallup Software Chart 6
Utilities Random Access Database 7, 8, 9, 10
Ads (other) Electron Spares 10
Ads (other) Romplus-144, M7 Simulator Rom, M7 Adaptor, E2p 10
Articles Accessing The Os 11, 12
Ads (other) Video Action Magazine 12
Utilities *circle 13, 46
Reviews Holed Out (The 4th Dimension) 14, 15
Reviews Tank Attack (CDS) 15, 16
Reviews Play It Again Sam 7 (Superior/Acornsoft) 16, 17
Ads (1 Page) Mail Order Offers 18, 43
Ads (other) Cheat It Again Joe 1, 2 & 3 20
Articles Perform A Tape Transplant 19, 20
Games Tic Tac Rhymes 21, 22, 23
Articles Adventures #30 24, 25, 26
Solutions Woodbury End (shards) Map 24, 25
Solutions Blood Of The Mutineers (robico) 26
Ads (other) Electron Light Pen 26
Ads (other) Electron User Subscription Coupon 26
Ads (other) Summer Bargains 26
Ads (1 Page) Mini Office 27
Ads (1 Page) Arcade Game Creator 28
Games Duel 29, 30, 31
Solutions Palace Of Magic (Superior/Acornsoft) Map 32
Ads (3 Pages) Pres Catalogue 33, 34, 35
Utilities Morse Code Tutor 36, 37
Ads (1 Page) Electron User Back Issues 38
Messages Free Tape Wanted 39
Messages Linking The Daisies 39
Messages Machine Code Conversion 39
Messages Scoring On The Screen 39
Messages Taking A Break 39
Messages Time Share Printer 39, 40
Messages Who Kung-fu? 39
Messages Behind Is A Problem 40
Messages Electron On Video 40
Messages Electronic Building 40
Messages Fishing For Assistance 40
Messages Keys To Frak! Designer 40
Messages Loading Pictures 40
Messages Moving Solution 40, 41
Messages Trying To Strike Lucky 40
Messages Electron To Be Upgraded? 41
Messages Explaning Into Discs 41
Messages Journey Expedited 41
Messages Knockout Blow 41
Messages Rugby Conversion 41
Messages Trouble With Superman 41
Ads (1 Page) Slimline Solar Calculator 42
Ads (1 Page) Software Bargains Catalogue 44
Ads (other) Advertisers' Index 46
Ads (other) Mercury Games 45, 46
Ads (1 Page) Impact Software Catalogue 47
Ads (1 Page) Play It Again Sam 09 48

Magazine Information

Original Release Date: 1st Jun 1989
Original Release Price: £1.25
Market Valuation: £1.00 (How Is This Calculated?)

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A digital version of Electron User 6.09 suitable for Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Electron User 6.09 suitable for Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))


Duel | Morse Code Convertor | Tic Tac Rhymes


Try your skill at DUEL, a superb two player game by Neil Davidson

DUEL DUEL is set in the far future when space gladiators battle between the stars in their specially made space ships. In this two player game your spaceship is located on the left of the screen while your opponent's is on the right. Between you is empty space and a few harmless asteroids.

You can move your ship up and down using the A and Z keys and CTRL is used to fire laser bolts at the enemy on the other side of the screen. He uses the *, ? and RETURN keys. Force shields which surround both ships protect them from laser bolts, but their power is limited, as shown at the sides of the screen.

You can hide between the asteroids for protection, but not for too long as it is possible to shoot holes in them. However, this is a dangerous ploy too, as your laser bolts may bounce back at you first. Also watch out for passing flying saucers that fire indiscriminately. If you try to blast them with laser bolts they'll bounce them back at you.

Game Controls:
Player 1: A - Up, Z - Down, CTRL - Fire
Player 2: * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Fire


Teach yourself Morse Code with Paul Keddie's useful utility program

DUEL The second program that many people write when they first start Basic programming on their Electron is a Morse Code tutor - the first being a character definer. Over the past five years we have seen dozens of code tutors, but Paul Keddie's is a clear winner.

When you run it you'll be presented with the menu screen. Press 1 to read the instructions, and 2 to display the alphabet alongside its Morse equivalent. Pressing 3 takes you to the converter which allows you to convert text into dots and dashes.

You are prompted to input a word which the program then displays letter by letter on the screen. The Morse Code is shown alongside as a series of dots and dashes while it produces the correct sounds via the internal speaker.

Option 4 will print out the codes on the printer and pressing 5 will quit the tutor and return you to Basic.

The program runs in Mode 1 and to enable it to work on ADFS disc systems like the Plus 3 and Pres AP3 which set PAGE to &1D00, a downloader is incorporated into the listing. This means that when the program is run the disc system will be disabled, so remember to save your typing first. Tape users won't experience these problems as there is plenty of memory to run the tutor.

By entering words and carefully listening to each letter you will soon become a quite proficient beeper.


Andrew and Stephen Weir combine lively nursery rhymes and noughts and crosses

DUEL TIC TAC RHYMES is a fun two-player educational game for young children. It combines nursery rhymes with the old game of noughts and crosses. After printing an instruction page, the program presents a series of well-known nursery rhymes and prints them on the screen one at a time.

In the rhyme one of the words is missing and you have to type it in. Just type the letters without pressing RETURN or CAPS LK - you don't need them.

Each letter is represented by a short dash so you can tell how long the word is. If the word entered is the correct one you get to play one turn at noughts and crosses. Get it wrong and you miss your turn and the other player has his chance to guess the missing word in a different rhyme.

The winner of TIC TAC RHYMES is the player who wins the game of noughts and crosses. When this happens a tune is played and you go right back to the beginning of the program. As the rhymes are randomly chosen you are unlikely to be asked the same ones again.

Many tunes are built into the program and are played when you correctly enter a word in a nursery rhyme or place a nought or cross. The musical sound effects and tunes can be turned on or off at any time by pressing the COPY key.

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