My look at old ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer magazines continues. This time we’re looking at the next issue of Your Spectrum, Issue 18 from September 1985.

All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here is the full magazine if you want to take a closer look.

“Willy Power”. That’s an attention grabber, isn’t it?

I love reading about things like Frankie Goes to Hollywood references, from the time when “Relax” was banned from the radio. And I’ve never seen that ‘The Stick’ joystick. Probably the most phallic looking joystick ever produced!

“How does The Goonies grab you”? Great line.

I never knew about these very cool Hypershot controllers by Konami for use with the game Hyper Sports. What a great idea.

This is a fantastic double page spread, with loads of speccy peripherals attached. I can only imagine how precarious that would actually be if you knocked it.

Great feature about Jet Set Willy 2. I really do love these maps that they produce for games in Your Spectrum.

New ROMantics. I bet they had great fun thinking up these headlines.

Very cool Dambusters feature.