This major article in Amstrad User, August 1986,
captures Mastertronic in highly confident mood. The distractions
of full-price software, increasing competition in the budget market
and the heavy costs of financing arcade machine development and
Melbourne House were in the future. Martin Alper was on the verge
of moving to Southern California to set up Mastertronic Inc. and
the company was finding favour from many of the high street stores
that had previously scorned to stock budget software.
The author made the common mistake of calling Alan
Sharam "Alan Sharman". However, the article is so well-written
and accurate that I can excuse him.
I enjoyed many a game on the pinball table, but
woe betide anyone who tried to beat Frank Herman - you were liable
to be shoved out of the office just as the ball came down the middle!