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Episode Guide

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Series One

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviews
1ClickMar 1983Space Invader shootoutOracle's Cave. Timegate. Antiquity Jones.
2ClickApr 1983Rotronics WafadriveAndroid 1. Gun Law. Maritrini.
3ClickMay 1983Asteroids ShootoutFrenzy. Astroblaster. Future Looter
4ClickJun 1983Joystick InterfacesOrion. Thrusta. Alter Ego.
5ClickJul 1983Games Creation S/W pt1Glug Glug. Ninja Hamster. Pacman Emulator.
6ClickAug 1983Games Creation S/W pt2Millionaire. Splat. Genesis.
7ClickSep 1983Moon Patrol Shootout180. Wacky Darts. Invasion/Zombie Monsters
8ClickOct 1983Big Screen GamingMolar Maul. Zzoom. Sid Spanners.
9ClickNov 1983Galaxian ShootoutPainter. Jungle Fever. Space Disposal.
10ClickDec 1983Automata SpecialAutomata games.

Series Two

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviews
11ClickJan 1984Currah Speech UnitETX. All Or Nothing. Retro Invaders.
12ClickFeb 1984Missile Command ShootoutGlass. Power Drift. ZX Beeper 2010.
13ClickMar 1984Adventure GamesRoad Blasters. Bear Bovver. Nightmare ZX.
14ClickApr 1984Spectrum +3P47 Thunderbolt. Paratroopers. Dingo.
15ClickMay 1984Donky Kong ShootoutSilkworm. Pinball Power. Kings Valley.
16ClickJun 1984Emulation ThreatHeadcoach. Cyclone. Toofy in Fan Land.
17ClickJul 1984Tape to DiscCosmic Raiders. Rastan. Jetpac Advanced.
18ClickAug 1984Q*Bert ShootoutCisco Heat. Energy Warrior. Intergalactic Space Rescue.
19ClickSep 1984Tape MagazinesFred. Ghosts N Goblins. Sgt Helmet Zero.
20ClickOct 1984Imagine SpecialImagine games.

Series Three

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviews
21ClickNov 1984Interface 2Buggy Boy. Super Chopper. Reveal. Gommy.
22ClickDec 1984Scramble ShootoutEnduro Racer. Knot In 3D. F1 Tornado. Horace / Mystic Woods.
23ClickJan 1985divIDEVixen. Volcanic Planet. Int Ninka Rabbits. Chopper Drop.
24ClickN/AXmas SpecialXmas Games.
25ClickFeb 1985Spectrum DemosKong Strikes Back. Dragonsbane. Star Firebirds. Cray 5.
26ClickMar 1985Speed load games.Champ Jet Ski Sim. Terrodaktyl 4D. Colossal Adventure. Dung Darak.
27ClickApr 1985ZX Microdirve3D Escape. Tempest. Aquaplane. Secotr.
28ClickMay 1985Defender ShootoutMrs Mopp. 3D Starstrike. Tubaruba. Amores De Brunilda.
29ClickJun 1985Speccy to PC XferAutomania. Star Runner. Beamrider. Terrolandia.
30ClickJul 1985Ultimate Play The GameLand Of mire Mare

Series Four

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviews
31ClickAug 1985Magnum Light PhaserMetal Army. Great Space Race. Pole Position. El Stompo.
32ClickSep 1985Cheetah DefenderXecutor. Blade Alley. Ninja Master. Flyn's Adventures in Bombland
33ClickOct 1985Frogger ShootoutAstronut. Fighting Warrior. Count Duckula. Metal Man Reloaded.
34ClickNov 1985Cheetah RATQuatro Arcade. Kyd Cadet 3
35ClickDec 1985Box ArtworkBlasteroids. Race Fun. Xanthius. Altair.
36ClickJan 1986Berzerk ShootoutHunchback. F16 Fighting Falcon. Red Heat. Sector Invasion.
37ClickFeb 1986Datel LightpenRoad Racer. Ultia Ratio. The Guardian. Gimmie Bright
38ClickMar 1986Windows Phone EmulatorSuper Hangon. Frank N Stein. Blue Thunder. Sea Dragon.
39ClickApr 1986RamWrite / RamPrintBuck Rogers. Dungeons. Penetrator. Sunbucket.
40ClickN/AMagazine SpecialN/A

Series Five

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviews
41ClickMay 1986Smart CardZaxxan. Cauldron. ZX Destroyer. Body Works.
42ClickJun 1986Battlezone ShootoutKick Boxing. Volcanic Dungeon. X=Y=Z. Mini Office.
43ClickJuL 1986Sinclair VegaDynamite Dan. River Rescue. Castlevania. EasySpeak.
44ClickAug 1986Stack Light RifleMooncresta, Street Gang Football, Luna Crabs, Baldy ZX, Paintbox
45ClickSep 1986Replay Expo 2015Advantureland, Dandy, Stormfinch, GAC
46ClickOct 1986Lunar Rescue ShootoutArcadia, Scooby Do, Explorer, The Writer
47ClickNov 1986Vidi ZXWorld Class Leaderboard, Robot Riot, 4K Race, Supa Drive
48ClickDec 1986B-Side AudioPssst, Lightforce, Wunderchars, Super Toolkit
49ClickJan 1987Cheetah Sound SamplerTotal Recall, Transmuter, The Hobbit 128, OCP Art Studio
50ClickN/ASpectrum 128Midnight Resistance, Daily Thompsons Olympic Challenge, Type-In Games

Series Six

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviewsExtra
51ClickFeb 1987RD Digital TracerRock N Wrestle, Sonic Boom, Haunted Hedges, SpecBallZX-Trans
52ClickMar 1987Brazilian clonesRenegade, Antics, Swordfight, WanderersCompaq Laptop
53ClickApr 1987Cheetah SpecdrumGyroscope, Olli & Lisa 3, Deep Core Raider, Gold RushOcean Book
54ClickMay 1987Centipede shootoutRam Turbo, Nightmare Rally, SOS, 3D Tanx, Black StarRAM Turbo
55ClickJun 1987FanzinesDominator, Super G-Man, Battle City and 3D Space Wars.Visual Compendium book
56ClickJul 1987Replay ExpoBrian Clough's Football Foruntes, Marauder, Pentacorn Quest, Star ClashBest Of Type-Ins
57ClickAug 1987Software ProtectionTrantor, 3D Grand Prix, The Dark, CookieSpectacle
-ClickN/AChristmas SpecialChrimblast, Special Delivery, Summer Santa, Xmas magazines, Games that never made itN/A
58ClickSep 1987Isometric GamesKnight Lore, Kung Fu Knights, Sewer Rage, SpectresGames Computing Mag
59ClickOct 87K-Mouse InterfaceGauntlet, Pitfall2, Wanted Monty Mole, Sam Mallard and 3D TunnelTop Trumps
60ClickN/ARabbit SoftwareRabbit games. Game endings. Preview of Let's Talk About...ComCon

Series Seven

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviewsExtra
61ClickNov 87Micro CommandAquarius, Ourun, Gobbleman, VallationDemos. Revival 2017
62ClickDec 87Robotron shootoutDevils of the Deep, DNA Warrior, Snake Escape, Spawn of Evil.Deus Ex Machina Book
63ClickJan 88Infocom gamesMaziacs, Time Scanner, Code Zero, Invasion Force, Play BlackpoolPlay Blackpool
64ClickFeb 88Alphacom 32Chase HQ, Gift From The Gods, The Black Hole, Ooze, Space Invaders emulator.Invaders Emulator
65ClickMar 88USB Floppy DriveAd Astra, Bionic Ninja, Ground Attack, SquaresType-In Corner
66ClickApr 88ZX PrinterSalamander, Monty Is Innocent, Space Junk and Meteroids.Play Manchester
67ClickMay 88Joust shootoutGee Bee Air Rally, Deathstar Interceptor, Terrapins, Egg Head Goes to Town, Pinball WizardZX Box
68ClickJun 88Recreated SpectrumSlap Fight, Discs of Death, Crystal Kingdom Dizzy and Brainstorm.Centipede Mystery
69ClickJul 88Interface 1bisF16, Blue Max, Spookyman, Three Octopuses.Type-In Corner
70ClickN/AC-TechEnd of series special.Jetpac + Defender Sound

Series Eight

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviewsExtra
71ClickAug 88Omni128HQSurf Champ,Subterranean Stryker, Galaxians, Horace & the Robots.SoftTalk 2
72ClickSep 88BandersnatchSports Hero, Hard Drivin, 3D Deathchase, Sword of Ianna.Smart Card Update
73ClickOct 88Sam CoupeTrader, Time Machine, Ninja Gaiden Shaw Warriors, Bonkers.Retro Revival
74ClickNov 88Sweet TalkerR-Type, Kai Temple, F1 Simulator, Twinlight, Monster MuncherKempston Pro Interface
75ClickDec 88DK'Tronics KeyboardThunderblade, Macadam Bumper, ROVR, StyxAGD-X
76ClickJan 89Parker RomsSpace Crusade, Olympaid'86, Bobby Carrot, Star WarriorType-In Corner
77ClickFeb 89TZX DuinoLaserwarp, Pub Games, Hard Cheese, Tea Leaf TedPimp My Speccy
78ClickMar 89Genius MouseDoomsday Castle, Thrust, Mighty Final Fight, PhasorchaseDemos
79ClickApr 89Colour ClashWizard Willy, Xavior, Sqij 2018, 3D PainterHome Computer Course
80ClickN/AAdvertsEnd of series special. Soft888 games. Best of PCW type-ins.Android Tools

Series Nine

EpViewNews YearFeatureReviewsExtra
81ClickMay 89Kempston Printer InterfaceGolden Axe, Scramble, Birds & The Bees, Robot RumbleRemakes
82ClickJun 89KeywordsFrank Bruno's Boxing, Sacred Armour of Antiriad, Quadron and 3D Seiddab AttackEducation Titles
83ClickJul 89Nintendo DSliteBarmy Burgers, Lotus Yurbo Esprit, Old Tower, Apple Jam.AGD Compendium
84ClickAug 89Echo KeyboardBeachhead, Factory Breakout, Sardonic and TransversionTypein. Jim Bagley interview
85ClickSep 89Arcade SoftwareSpace Harrier II, Maze Death Rally X, Gold MineStonechip Amplifier
86ClickOct 89Timex 20481942, Spiky Harold, LabarynthRemakes
87ClickNov 89Kempston MouseHalaga, One For The Road, Mutants, Golf, ZX LarryRescue Audio
88ClickDec 89DivMMC EnjoyIkari Warriors, Booty Remake, Proteus, Panama JoeDemos
89ClickJan 90Carnell SoftwareMini-Putt, Trom + the Carnell gamesMap of UK
90ClickN/AHeart Rate MonitorEnd of series special. Hardware add-ons.Jetpac
XMASClickChristmas Special 2019. A Special 45 minute episode.
90bClickSpecial in between episode featuring several Patreon videos.

Series Ten

EpViewFeatureReviewsExtra
91ClickThe Spectrum Next Special
92ClickZX-HDSuper Space Invaders, Pit Fighter, TranzAm, Word ManagerDiary
93ClickProtek GamesSpy Hunter, Z-Man, Froggy, Astro BlasterBooks
94ClickSlo-MoCarnival, Storm and Hungry HoraceSinclair serious software
95ClickPimaniaDaley Thompson's Decathlon, Delta Charge, Perils Of Willy and AndroidsEducation
96ClickTransform KBShadow Of The Beast, Blood & Guts, Zaxxon, SpringBot and FrogRAMS Spectrum Next
97ClickCheetah SoftSmash TV, Sidewize, Laserbirds and RedshiftBooks
98ClickDK'Tronics 3 Channel SoundGryzor, Tarzan Goes Ape, Jawz, Bonnie & ClydePromo Material
99ClickK-Tel gamesStreet Hawk, Coloco, SpectraprobeNext emulation
100ClickPacman ShootoutVTX 5000 and more. 1 hour special.Xbox emulator

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