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Six guys with talent on tap

Forget the canes and patent leather shoes, Tap Dogs have given tap dancing a trendy new image.

The six guys stomp their way through a series of high-velocity routines and the punters are lapping it up.

Tap Dogs have appeared on Live And Kicking and Blue Peter and they're coming up on Saturday Lottery Live, GMTV and The Big Breakfast.

Mega Mirror is giving six lucky readers the chance to join them in one of their energetic routines. So if you think you've got what it takes to be a young Tap Pup, have a shot at our super competition - we're looking for girls and boys.

Send us a video of your performance and if you make the grade, you'll be invited to an audition in one of the towns where Tap Dogs are playing. Six of the best will be chosen to spend a day with the cast, picking up tips, learning routines and you'll even be invited to join them on stage for a live performance which will be filmed by Blue Peter.

The first 20 to send in a tape will win a free Tap Dogs video worth pounds 12.99.

SEND your videos with a brief CV to Backrow Productions, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH. Mark your entries Mega Mirror Competition and we'll return your videos if you enclose an SAE.

WIN

Sport shoes of the champs

SOCCER ace Les Ferdinand and ring king Prince Naseem have teamed up to back adidas' campaign for their new sports footwear range Feet You Wear.

The shoes are designed to match the foot, giving more stability, agility and speed. Four lucky Mega winners could be wearing a pair just like champion boxer Nas and Newcastle and England striker Les. Mega has two pairs of Equipment Salvation running shoes and two pairs of Equipment XTR adventure shoes up for grabs.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us in which boxing category is Prince Naseem world champion. Is it: a) Heavyweight b) Featherweight c) Middleweight. Put your answers on a postcard to Mega Mirror/adidas Comp, PO Box 4022, London, E14 5BX. Don't forget to tell us your name, age, address, shoe size and which style you prefer.

CUP GLORY FOR LUCKY

FOOTY FANS

These are the lucky Mega readers who scored a top prize in our SNICKERS Fair Play contest. They had the time of their lives when they walked out with the SNICKERS Fair Play banner before the FA Cup semi-finals.

Peter Savine, nine, of Milton Keynes, and Stephen Danes, 12, of South London (above left), watched Chelsea beat Wimbledon at Highbury. Matthew Barton, 11, of Stockport, and Lauren West, 12, of Chesterfield (top right), were at the Chesterfield v Middlesbrough game.

GET CARD SHARP WITH SHEARER

Leading soccer stars have teamed up with Wagon Wheels' Football In The Community Scheme to develop a set of 12 Skills Cards with top tips on how to play.

And Mega has 20 autographed sets to give away.

The Skills Cards feature top players such as Alan Shearer and Gareth Southgate and cover everything from heading and tackling to passing and free kicks. These signed cards are a must-have for all soccer fans, so take a shot at our fab contest.

Just tell us which teams the two players mentioned above play for.

Answers on a postcard to Mega Mirror/Wagon Wheels Comp, PO Box, 4022, London E14 5BX.

If you're not one of our lucky winners, you can find the Skills Cards in packets of Wagon Wheels.

10

POWER

SOCCER

GAMES

FREE

I've got 10 adidas Power Soccer International 97 games for the PlayStation to give away in a simple competition, plus 10 adidas T-shirts.

The soccer sim, published by Psygnosis, takes place in both the traditional leagues and the knockout tournament. And your chosen team will pit their skills against the cream of talent from 206 teams. You can substitute players who are not up to scratch and get a commentary analysis of your prowess from Brian Moore.

It's 0one of the best football games around. To stand a chance of winning a copy for the PlayStation plus a T-shirt, just tell me which football team plays at Highbury: a) Manchester United; b) Arsenal; c) Tottenham.

Put your answer on a postcard, with your name and address and send it to Power Soccer Comp., Power Up, The Mirror, 1 Bartlett Court, London EC88 1TH. First 10 correct answers out of the bag after the closing date of Monday, May 12 will win.

Shoot 'em up!

BLACKPOOL holidaymakers are in for the ride of their lives this summer thanks to the introduction of a new pounds 2 million PlayStation attraction.

Britain's best-selling 32-bit games console has given its name to a stomach- churning ride at the town's Pleasure Beach that catapults you skywards at 80mph with a positive G-force of 4.5.

PlayStation - The Ride is based round a 210 feet steel tower and gives the rider an experience similar to ejecting from a fighter plane. The unique vertical attraction was designed in America and will allow 550 riders per hour to shoot up into the sky.

It is due to be unveiled at Britain's top seaside resort early next month.

Sony boss Ray Maguire says: "It is over 200 feet of pure adrenaline."

Blackpool Pleasure beach is the fourth most visited attraction in Europe.

One of its most popular attractions is the world's tallest rollercoaster.

Shaken, not stirred

James Bond: The Dossier (pounds 29.99 PC CD-ROM)

WITH nearly an hour of video clips, 1,800 photographs and 850 detailed articles, this is the ultimate 007 package.

All 17 Bond films are featured and even a geographical map of each daredevil mission the agent undertook. There is also a trivia game in this to CD- ROM set.

But I was left shaken rather than stirred. Yes it's all here, but does anyone really need it? Only really for people desperate to rattle off all the Bond cars in the correct order.

OFFERED: Mortal Kombat 3 (PlayStation). WANTED: Tekken 2 or Die Hard Trilogy (PlayStation). P. Sharp, Dover. Tel: 01304 205237.

OFFERED: Rival Turf 2 (SNES). WANTED: Donkey Kong Country. S. Johnson, Manchester. Tel: 0161 945 5866.

TO swap, send postcard to Swap Shop, Power Up, The Mirror, MGN Ltd, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AP with name, age, address, phone no., games and format. If under 18, parent must sign. We take NO responsibility for swaps that go wrong. Do not send games to The Mirror.

Here are some magic spells for Wiz'N'Liz on the Mega Drive: Banana + Carrot = 50 extra stars. Orange + Potato = a magic emerald. (Alan Waddington, Birkenhead).

FOR a level select in Tomb Raider on the PlayStation, select inventory and press: L2, R2, Triangle, L1, L1, Circle, R2. (Margaret McCormack, Bellshill, Lanarks

SEND tips & cheats on a postcard to: Power Up, The Mirror, MGN Ltd, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AP. pounds 5 for those printed.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Hancock, David
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 3, 1997
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