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CONTENTS
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INTERFACE
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Check out our guide to MIDI interfaces for your
machine, plus news of Cheetah's new keyboards.
79 B u d g e t Gold
We select 30 budget titles you
really ought to have - half of
them once full-price games
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An innovation this month - real letters you, the read-
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state of ACE.
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News of next months ACE menu. plus
succulent morsels to round o ff the
mag,
S o l i d 3 D — t he f u t u r e
of g a m e s ?
Solid 3D's all the rage; we take an in-depth look at
the games and techniques at the cutting edge of
computer entertainment.
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Reviews o f a l l th e latest
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Hot coin-op action with Road Blaster and Time
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A d v e n t u r e s
Baffled by Babel fish? The Pilgrims Playing Guide to
Hitchhikers Guide will sort you out. Plus news of
Level 9's solo release Gnome Ranger and all the tips
that make The Pilgrim the winningest adventurer
around.
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entertainment, does that give you the right to exploit
them somercilessly in filling your pages withsuchhorribl
authoritative reviews?Withsuchsickeningty brilliant tips?
Withsuch diabolically insightfulfeatures?
Andthat's not even counting that sparklingly vivid
look at solid-3D games, or the astonishingPilgrim's guide
toHitchhikers, or....
I've had enough. Please sendme the next twelve
copies ofACE and give me a special £10 subscriber dis-
count off my copy of Mutant Trainspotters Go Ape On Rambo
Mountain.
Yourssincerely,
AdrianFrightful,
Publisher of Yesterday's Computer Entertainment
Since this is a serious magazine, we will be doing our best to
give all our readers what they want, including Mr Frightful. We
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