Amstrad Action November 1986 Type-Ins

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The following type-ins were published in the November 1986 issue of Amstrad Action:

  • Poster Maker (Peter Doel)
  • Torus (Roger Wilson)
  • Simon (T. Magee) - requires BASIC 1.1

The Problem Attic section of this issue contains a feature on vertical and horizontal hardware scrolling, which includes several example type-ins.

Amstrad Action neglected to mention that Simon only works on CPC664 and CPC6128 machines, due to its use of commands that are only available in BASIC 1.1. This was noted in the December 1986 issue (#15), and they offered "apologies to any frustrated 464 users." A reply to a letter from a reader that was published in the Christmas 1986 issue (#16) also stated that the type-in only works on CPC664 and CPC6128 machines.


Simon contains a minor bug; when entering the playing speed, you must enter F or S in upper case. The program does not accept lower case letters.