Big K Magazine, February 1985. Contents. GAMES PROGRAMS: SHAFTER for SPECTRUM, OCTONIUM MOON for BBC, FRUITBUSTERS for VIC-20, GALACTIC MINEFIELD for CBM64. SOFTWARE REVIEWS: Pick of the Month, Review Pages, Up Front: Mama Llama EXCLUSIVE, GOATBUSTERS: The Compleat Jeff Minter!: The Interview, Origin of the Species, The Llamasoft Playlist. FEATURES: Games Reviewers Play. REGULARS: On-Line News, The Ferret, Arcade Alley, Dorkslayer: Adventuring with Keaton, Classic Games of Our Time, Charts, Zip Code, Letterbase, BIG Inlay Cards. COMPETITION: Win an Amstrad from Software Projects, Win a trip to Hampstead. PICTURE CAPTIONS: Be Ian McGregor - dodge the mines p.74., ANIMAL MAGIC: He's been called the greatest individual cult stylist in the UK. Also an Ungulant Obsessive., Design a game an win an Amstrad CPC 464. STAFF: Tony Tyler - Editor, Richard Burton - Assistant Editor, Ian Stead - Art Editor, Nicky Xikluna - Features, Fin Fahey - Software, Steve Keaton, Kim Aldis, John Conquest, Bill Bennett, Gary Liddon, Sean Cox, Richard Taylor, Alex Boitz, Richard Cook, Andy Green, Tony Takoushi, Tony Benyon - Cartoonist, Steve Way - Cartoonist, Roger Wade Walker - Cartoonist, Erica Vickers - Advertising Manager, Gareth Cooper - Advertising Executive, Luis Bartlett - Group Advertisment Controller, Barry Leverett - Publisher, John Purdie - Publishing Director. EDITORIAL ADDRESS: IPC Magazines Ltd., Kings Reach Tower Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. PHONE: Editorial: Room 2035 Tel: 01-261-5818, Advertising: Room 1923 Tel: 01-261-5215, Micronet: 446085655. PRESS FOR MAIN MENU: Well, we finally did it. Went on-line. Grabbed a piece of the telecommunications revolution. Sold out to Prestel. Whatever you like. What this means is, we bought ourselves a slice of Micronet - not the first computer mag to do so; sure, and you bet we won't be the last. However, anybody out there - and there may as many as 150,000 of you - who wants to get in touch, do so. Our mailbox is on the masthead. Actuallyy it wasn't that easy. Here's a snatch of the vital dialogue. Editor: We want to go on Micronet. Publisher: No chance. Editor: This object in my hand is a baseball bat. Publisher: Start next week OK? Needless to say there's a lot of other nets we want to subscribe to. Compunet...Brothernet...the list is endless. Wave of the future? Well, one of them, that's for sure. Pity about the word 'Modem', though. Ugly. No soul. Can anybody think of a better one? If you can, write - no, wait! Mailbox us. Save a tree! Speaking of which, you've no doubt noticed a new branch to our logo with this issue. TV Gamer has joined forces with BIG K to further the cause of funware for the masses. Welcome indeed to all TV Gamer readers who are experiencing the BIG K style for the first time. Nice here, innit? TONY TYLER. FRONT COVER: Animal Magic by Robin Smith.