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An Amstrad CPC464 Compendium
By Newtech
Amstrad CPC464/664

 
Published in Amstrad Computer User #8

An Amstrad CPC464 Compendium

This is another games compendium, a collection of 22 listings in Locomotive BASIC for a whole variety of games, from traditional to modern, from games of skill to games of chance, plus a set of short graphics programs for amusement and a screen drawing program. The introductory chapter skims through the BASIC keywords, and it's rather worrying that the authors are completely in error about the way SYMBOL AFTER works: I hope the listings were checked properly.

The listings have a minimum of explanation, but they are printed in big, heavy dot matrix lettering which will be easy to type in. Better, each game has a screen photograph so you can see what you're getting before you enter it (or buy the book!). This is unusual in listings books and is to be encouraged.

Peter Green

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