I’ve been enjoying some of the Kickstarter ZX Spectrum books recently, and it seems to me that it would be lovely to have the SAM Coupe and its games immortalised in a similar way. Chris Wilkins’ ZX Spectrum books look and feel really nice, and would be the perfect sort of style for a SAM Coupe one.
Now, I’m well aware that there’s not the same size base in the SAM world, so this may well be nostalgia getting the better of me, but what do people think? We’ve definitely got the contacts to get the content written, it’s just whether you think there’s enough people out there who might want to pick up a copy? You know, without the scenario where I’m explaining to Mrs A why I’ve invested a load of cash in a book and now got hundreds of unsold copies sat in our bedroom….
A new version of Sim Coupe has been released! Version 1.0 has got lots and lots of new features, including:
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Issue 1 of Retro Fusion, a brand new magazine which should now be available in branches of GameStation, features a 4 page article covering the history of the Sam as well as the history of Quazar, written by Colin Pigott.
Issue 14 of Sam Revival magazine is out now. Read on for pricing and ordering details…
Colin Piggot writes:
This is the first issue of Sam Revival to feature spot colour throughout the magazine to add life to screenshots and photographs, and kicking off issue is the regular news section to give a lowdown on what’s happening in the Sam scene, and this issue features all the latest news of the development of the Mayhem Accelerator - the prototype of which is now speeding up the Sam to 20MHz - there’s plenty of photos of the interface during the development and benchmarks too. The Sam Scene Roundup news section looks at several computer shows that have taken place in Europe which had a Sam present, and general news and websites from the Sam Scene.
Feature articles in this issue include an interview conducted by Frode Tennebø with Dr Andy Wright, the chap who wrote the ROM for the Sam Coupe.
The ‘Coupe Correspondence’ letters page features several readers letters and includes a look at the Sam version of the classic game ‘Elite’, networking Sams together and the possibilities of new emulators for the Sam with the speed of the Mayhem.