First half of a long list of Commodore User Groups printed here. A logging program for joggers and a thing on various computer Sorting techniques round it out.
One of the VIC games this month needed an "expanded" VIC, so instead of double clicking on xvic in OSX finder I had to cd to VICE/xvic.app/Contents/MacOS and then typed
./xvic -memory 8k
Enchanted Journey - Brent Lackie
Alien Armada - John Matias
This game (for both C=64 and VIC) in a completely different genre, also had an attitude of "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks". It's like Space Invaders, except the legions just sit there, transmorgifying through 3 forms as you hit them with your laser until they're vaporized. But most of those invaders you can ignore, you only have to hit the ones in front of the mothership. (I like how it has "UFO" inscribed on its forhead. But isn't that a bit self-contradictory, to be self-identified as a *U*FO?) Seagull looking things flap slowly down, dropping bombs you can destroy, but you'll hardly notice, because the #1 threat (making a constant annoying whistling sound) is a "smart bomb" that launches from whichever invader you're underneath, keeping you constantly on the run. I got through one level and a second kind of smart bomb that tracks diagonally across. Overall, at least on the easier levels, it's not too hard, but kind of grind without much payout. Rating:3/5