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Issue 102 - March 9th 1985
COVER STORY
QL queue 2
Sinclair's Quantum Leap opened with a series of no jumps last year but the machine is well in gear an accelerating off the curve into 1985. Upgrades, peripherals and software are generating a buzz of interest around the system. We examine the current state of the QL art, and in Home Front look at the prospects for the system.
HARDWARE
Stay SHARP 22
Sharp's versatile MX800 adds CP/M for business users to compatibility with the MZ700 for home users.
OUTPUT
SPECTRUM variations 10

Text any which way except normal is yours with this free listing.

QL nuts and bolts 15
We investigate Quantum Leap Mechanics and supply - exclusive to PCN readers - a handy routine. Inner secrets of system variables revealed.
Cultivate your COMMODORE 64 16
Flower power replaces killing invaders as you strive to nurture a plant in time of drought in this neat game.
IBM PC goes to Chequers 21
Sargon III is tried and tested in PCN's monthly chess feature.
PERIPHERALS
AMSTRAD RS232 30
Amstrad owners feel good? A thumbs up for the RS1 serial interface comes hot on the heels of last week's rave review of drives for the machine.
SOFTWARE
BBC Sleuth sayer 33
PCN whips out the magnifying glass and looks over Sleuth, a Basic-based ROM for the Beeb.
REGULARS
Monitor 1
Acorn speaks out, Commodore pricing policy in tatters, this page; Radofin readies Spectrum Quick Disk, page 3; Amstrad on the up and up, page 4.
PCN Charts 5
Where does your favourite stand in the UK games hierarchy?
Routine Enquiries 5
Gotta problem? Get an answer from the experts.
Random Access 7
More comments from our readers, on PCN's weekly letters page.
Microwaves 9
Gameplay 34
More finger-flippin', lip-chewin' games get the treatment from our reviewers.
Dungeon 27
Dungeonmaster Bob Chappell strikes a light in the dungeons of Castle PCN.
Software Pre-View 33
A taste of software to come.
Billboard 40
Hundreds of bargains you can't afford to miss.
Quit 44
That's quite enough of that for now. Tune in next week.
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