HANGED IN COLOUR
A NEW VERSION of Hangman has been produced by Bridge Software. Lynchmob was written for both the ZX-81 and Spectrum. The game is for two to six players and the computer takes the role of referee.
The hanging sequence is animated and the large scaffold takes up much of the screen. The graphics quality of the game is good but it is disappointing that one player cannot challenge the computer.
Bridge Software has also introduced a program for which many serious astrologers may have been waiting. Ephemeris provides local sidereal times, rising and setting times of the planets and Moon, and distances from Earth.
All the displays can be output to the printer, which is a necessity for this kind of work. Because of that factor and because the program is very user-friendly, it should be of great help to astrologers.
Both programs are produced by Bridge Software, 36 Fernwood, Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5BE. Ephemeris costs £6.95 and can be used on the 16K ZX-81. Lynchmob can be obtained for both ZX-81 and Spectrum for £4.95.