Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Utility
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: HOROSCOPES, Third Program, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : THIRD PROGRAM. No further information.
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
If you're anything like me, you'll realise that all horoscopes are a load of rubbish and that no one in their right mind would read them. This doesn't, however, stop me from reading them avidly, especially when they say nice things about my star sign and promise a rosy future.
From this you'll understand that I was hooked as soon as Horoscopes came into the office. I loaded it up all eager expectation, but sadly I was a little disappointed as I found it rather limited. Despite the title you don't actually get a forecast of the future, just a description of your personality traits.
When you run the program it asks you for your name, date of birth and sex, and then prints out the personality profile of your star sign. All interesting stuff and good fun. The trouble is that the profile for each star sign is the same whichever sex you are and whatever day you were born on.
This means that there are only really twelve profiles, one for each sign. This makes it fairly limited for home use. Having said that, the program looks ideal for fundraising at fetes, jumble sales and school open days. I can see it making a fortune for good causes.
Peter Bibby, ELECTRON USER 1. 4