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Alphabet Games
By Sinclair Research
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #43

Three games are included. A rat-zapping game where the child must recognise the letter to fire a gun, thus scoring points, an Invaders-type game where recognition of the letter on the invader prevents him landing, and a game where the child must supply the missing letters in an incomplete alphabet row.

The program is very user-friendly, even to the point of telling you where to locate useful screen routines for large alphabet within the listing, so that you can use them in your own programs. And the program is suitably error trapped to prevent less restrained fingers from running amok!

The graphics are super, colourful and nicely animated, and the program is personalised with the user's name.

There is, however, one slight flaw in the logic. To use the program the child had to read the screen... and if they can read the screen they must be able to recognise letters... so they don't need the program.

For a child without these skills, adult assistance and discussion are required. This, of course, in itself is a valuable educational experience. Provided you remain patient!


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