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AMIGA SPEC SCENE Watch out for this addition to our reviews. The Amiga is the finest home computer that money can buy, and it we really teel that a game is pushing the boundaries ot the machine we'll tell you how and why. Each and every Amiga soec will be tailored to the review. Some ot the ratings are objective eg number ot onscreen colours, levels etc; others, such as an assessment ot the scrolling speed, are based upon the considered opinions ot the CU Amiga team. All such subjective ratings are marked out ot ten. Welcome to Screen Scene, the essential guide to Amiga games. Our reviews are timed to coincide with the release dates of the games themselves, so you won’t find any out of date reviews here, only up to the minute information from an experienced team of joystick journalists. AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED 440K SCROLL SPEED 6 COLLISION DETECTION 4 COLOURS ON SCREEN 32 LEVELS 48 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 8 HOURS TO COMPLETE 67 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 2 4 GRAPHICS STYLE SOME FRACTALS SYNTHESISED SOUND + COIN-OP SAMPLES ? CU k Ninety-three percent and a game's worth a superstar. We hardly throw these around but if a game displays totally superior qualities, it just might be in with a chance. CU SCREEN STAR The CU Screen Star is tor games scoring 85%-92%. If a Screen Star is awarded then you can be sure that the product will have reached a high standard in gameplay. Sound and graphics, and that it will have long lasting appeal. NEW TO CU A couple ot new faces join CU Amiga this month, as the magazine strengthens its position as the top games mag tor the Amiga. STEVE MERRETT If you've heard the name before, it's not surprising. Up until two months ago Steve was the Editor of Amiga Action, a rival mag. He's now seen the error ot his ways and joined the stalf ot CU Amiga. He brings with him over tour years of Amiga gamesplaying expertise to complement an already strong team ot joystick journos. Steve will be in charge of our news section and will help compile our cover disks, as well as writing reviews and features.

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Up to 8 friendly ond 4 enemy oircrolt on screen simultaneously.
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Realistic mission environment with enemy ortiliciol intelligence.
Switch between friendly aircraft in flight.
Cotrier take off ond landing wilh 'MEATBALL' landing aid.
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View from oil aspects and 14 in cockpit views.
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50 DISNEY PREVIEW Steve James and Marke Patterson take a look
at what's new (rom the Disney Studio, including the fraught-
filled new feature film from Steven Spielberg -
Arachnophobia.
In an extra special feature we have an exclusive review of the long-awaited Dick Tracy game, take a look at the Disney Animation Studio, give the low-down on upcoming Disney games and movies, and preview Arachnophobia, the chilling new film directed by Steven 'Jaws' Spielberg.
Turn to page 50 now!
119 AGENDA 128 ADDITIONALS 135 AND FINALLY... 82 ARCADES PREVIEW John Cooke, CU's resident coin-op maestro, flew out to New Orleans for this year's AMOA and came bock with this exclusive report on the latest arcade machines destined for your local arcade hall.
New Turtles games on the wayl Find out more in BUZZ.
Rainbow Art’s Master Blazer comes blasting onto the Amiga this month and Domark come up with what could be one of the smash hits of the year with Broderbund's Prince of Persia.
Play Biffa Bacon in the latest game from Virgin based on the VIZ adult comic book. Special preview on page 20.
CHOOSE YOUR PLAYER AND HERE IS THE NEWS... 8 20 32 53 82 90 All the big stories on what's happening and who’s doing what for everyone's favourite computer.
This month, we uncover shock horror details on two more Turtle games and Gunship 2000.
IN DEVELOPMENT One of Activision's last licence signings, Beast Busters, is shaping up r lives and make our way into its zombie-infested world to bring you i Also, we take a quick peep into the world of Viz and see what F licence.
FIRST IMPRESSK It's back! After popular demand, First Impressions this month lifts the li Image Mirrorsoft's First Samurai and takes a quick shufty at what'll be hitting your screen during the next few months. This ain't no fawning preview. Buddy, it's an early critical appraisal... DISNEY DOINGS With Entertainment International handling their software arm in the UK, we take a look at what to expect in the near future - including an attack of the eight-legged kind.
ARCADES Our arcode ace, John Cook, reports from the American Machine Operators Association conference held in New Orleans and previews the coin-ops we'll be playing late next year.
PLAY TO WIN The definitive guide to beating Amiga games, this month contains vital information that will assist Colonel Buck Rogers and his loyal band in their fight for freedom. In addition, we also dish out cheats for practically dll the recenf releases. You lucky people... 40 WRATH OF THE DEMON 46 NINJA REMIX 49 PANZER KICK BOXING 50 DICK TRACY 56 LINE OF FIRE 61 PRINCE OF PERSIA 64 DEATH TRAP 66 M.U.D.S 74 NARCO POLICE 77 SPINDIZZY WORLDS 80 MASTER BLAZER By way of a change, this month we present a real coup - a full game. Super Huey wowed the flight sim world when it was first released,
and we proudly present the entire game and its many missions free of charge.
Boasting a nice mixture of arcade and simulator gameplay, Super Huey is the perfect launch pad for anyone new to flight sims, and a playable lest for old veterans.
Ine best value disk in towni Play buper Huey, a complete game courtesy of Electronic Zoo.
HE'LL BE BACK... Ocean is bringing out a game based around the sequel to cult science-fiction movie, Terminator. Fans ol the original tilm will be pleased to hear action-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been recast as the deadly cyborg assassin sent from the future.
Many regard Terminator as the movie that made the Austrian muscle-man; it was here that Arnie first used his infamous ‘111 be back1 catch-phrase.
Terminator II: Judgment Day continues on Irom the first film with Arnie-baby once more on the trail ol Sarah Connor, a young woman whose file will supposedly have great significance in the decades to come. Schwarzenegger plays a monstrous machine that teels no pity, pain or tear-just an overwhelming desire to kill the unfortunate Miss Connor and anyone who foolishly gets in the way.
Surprisingly, although the first Terminator movie could have been turned into a cracking computer game, no software house ever took up the challenge.
Ocean is extremely pleased to rectify this mistake with the film's sequel. This chart-topping company from Manchester has already achieved considerable success with games based on RoboCop and Batman, and it now hopes to do the same with Terminator II. The movie-script is the best I've ever read,' confides Gary Bracey, Software Development Manager at Ocean, ‘it’s going to be bigger than RoboCop.'
Terminator II has just gone into production in the States and is scheduled for cinema release during the summer. The movie is in the capable hands of James Cameron, who previously wrote and directed Aliens. The Abyss and the first Terminator. The game will follow later. Ocean isn't giving away any of the gameplay details and the programming team has yet to be selected. It's possible that Special FX, who did a good job on RoboCop 2, could be given the project.
II you’re interested in movie-trivia you may like to know Arnold Schwarzenegger's tee tor playing Terminator for a second time... his own private jet-plane!
.JAkS'jPiUUU ili'AH vj ijjy jbus aiu jj us ihu Jiuil Uuiuuuir„ ... BuuiUl'A iu’AU UjJ ’ l BUZZ THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER It's not often that a computet game is brought out ol retirement, revamped and re-released.
Grandslam Video has done just that with The Hunt For Red October in time to ride the wave ol the video's success. Unsurprisingly, Grandslam s boss Stephen Hall assures us it's ‘a totally different game'. Images is programming the mark two version.
Paramount Pictures' blockbusting movie starring Sean Connery has been turned into a tive-level arcade game. Following the plot ot the movie, you must tirst get Jack Ryan aboard the U.S.S. Dallas, then navigate Red October, the world's most advanced nuclear submarine, through the Reykjanes Ridge - a key ridges in Red Route One (the Soviet Navy’s Baltic route) - while avoiding homing missiles and mines. In the later stages of the game you're pursued across the Atlantic Ocean by the Soviet's Red Banner fleet betore the tlnal confrontation with a KGB saboteur.
The original game attracted tans trom the strangest places, including GEC-Marconi’s simulation scientists in Scotland who thought the tirst Hunt For Red October ms quite an accurate submarine simulationl GOING UNDERGROUND There's a new underground sporfin Ihe city. Up to three players can take part in a light to dethrone The Masked Warrior and his minions. Only the brutal get the hi-scores.
Pit-Fighter, The Fighting Machine is the most recent coin-op trom Atari Games, the veteran arcade firm responsible lor the likes ol Hard Drivin', Paperttoyand S.r.U.N Runner. The game has attracted a lot ol attention because ot its novel graphics system. Every sprite is a digitally processed graphic. This is a game with life-like actors beating each other up with lull camera zoom and side-to-side pan. The blood, though js an artificial additive to stop punters from tainting.
Players select one ol three lighters to take on anyone who dares. Buzz is a former pro-wrestler and body builder, Ty is the champion kickboxer and pit-light veteran and Kato is a master ol the Flying Dragon style ol karate. Each player has a special move to bring down anything in their path. Buzz has a killer body slam, Ty has a deadly double kick and Kato throws a lethal Dragon punch. At the end ol each match players are individually awarded a knockout and brutality bonus plus a fight purse.
Atari is converting this light 'em up onto its Lynx handheld console, but Domark is currently negotiating the Amiga rights to Pit-Fighter. II it gets them you can expect to be punching people's lights out before Christmas “91.
PREVIEWS SPECIAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Alter its success in the arcades, the Amiga conversion ol Special Criminal Investigation is nearly upon us. Itself the sequel to Chase HO, SCI features two of Miami's toughest cops cruising the streets for info on the whereabouts of the Mayor's kidnapped daughter. Instead ol ramming cars off the road as in the first game, SCI lets you blast 'em with an automatic rifle until they give up, pull over and spill their guts. Catching up with the bad guys ain’t gonna be easy, though, as you've got to avoid other motor cars and must complete each chase within a
strict time limit. Available on the Ocean label soon.
INSECTS IN SPACE Another hit game on the 64 makes its 16-bit debut. This time it's Sensible Software's old 64 smash, Insects In Space. Deadly insects have invaded Earth and wiped out the entire human race except lor the very young. You play (and don't laugh) the Arch Leader ol the Motherhood, Saint Helen Bak, the sell-appointed protector of the last remanents ol the human race and must stop killer bees picking up the remaining babies and dropping them to the ground. Featuring 8 directional scrolling at 50 frames a second, the game has been programmed by Dave Cantrall with graphics by Mark
'Stormlord' Jones and is due for release on the Hewson label in January. Actually, it's much more fun watching the babes go splat on the floor than rescuing them!
CHIP'S CHALLENGE Owners of Atari's 'hand-held' Lynx machine will already be familiar with this game. Set over 144 scrolling levels, Chip's Challenge is a maze-based puzzle game, with the game’s central hero, Chip, out to join his girl’s computer club. To gain entry, though, Chip must use all his skill and cunning to avoid death at the hands of the maze's evil occupants or by falling into the many traps that are placed in his path. The conversion is in the hands of Images, who in the past have produced the conversions of Back To The Future II and Ninja Spirit, and it looks surprisingly like
its hand-held counterpart. Out soon from U.S. Gold.
EDD THE DUCK Yoo, dudes! Edd the duck, currently to be tound waddling around the broom cupboard at the BBC during children’s teevee and star of his own hit tv-show, is to make his micro-screen debut in a platform shoot 'em up. Duckin' and a divin', Edd has to collect stars from various departments at Television Centre, the home ol the British Broadcasting Corporation, whilst avoiding Wilson the Butler and his legion of baddies. There are 20 stars to collect in the Weather, Special Effects and Children's TV Departments. II he tails, the filming halts and poor Ed loses one of his four lives.
Armed with a special Snowball Shooter which freezes the opposition lor a short period ol time. Ed can be found battling the evil arglelrogs' from December onwards courtesy ol Impulze.
BOTICS Set in the year 2085, Botics is a deadly future- sport. The game is played by two human players clad in mass- sive Transformer-like robotic suits. Once on the pitch, the two players must stand in front of a slit-like goal and try and deflect the ball into their opponent’s goal. Three consecutive games have to be won before you can make it to the next stage - fail and you're booted out of the competition and your chance lor riches is gone for good! Botics offers five computer opponents and four courts, each ol which vary in difficulty with the players getting faster and the pace of the
game getting quicker. With an amusing intro featuring a robotic sportscaster setting the scene, Botics is out now from Krisalis.
CRIME DOES NOT PAY Become the king of crime and, ultimately, the mayor of the city, in the latest game from Titus Software. Crime Does Not Pay, an adventure arcade game, lets you play an Italian or Chinese criminal mastermind as you seek to corrupt city officials, bribe the police and wipe out all opposition. Each group is composed of a Godfather type character, a hitman and a Gangster's moll. Whoever you choose to be, your character moves through the city and fights cops, rival cartels, street punks and petty criminals. Principal targets include the Chief of Police. Judges, the Mayor and
other leading citizens. If they don't take a bribe they'll get the bullet instead. During the course of the game you can enter different city buildings in order to collect objects (money, keys, confidential files) which will help you to blackmail VIPs and plan raids or robberies. With 200 rooms to check, extensive maps and four kinds of enemy. Crime Does Not Pay is out now.
EXTRA POWERMONGER DISKS ON THE WAY Bullfrog, the creator of Populous, is already working on extra data-disks for its new state-of-the-art strategy game, Powermonger. These disks are not simply filled with different graphics or extra missions, but completely redesigned scenarios.
. Ax.J Electronic Arts and Bullfrog hope to make Powermonger more up to date, for instance a World War One data-disk is on the cards. With such a disk, you could have trench warfare complete with machine guns, barbed wire, biplanes, tanks, mustard gas, artillery barrages and no-man’s land.
The gifted Guildford-based games team designed Powermonger with the idea of expansion built-in at the very start of the venture. Bullfrog can change absolutely everything in the game by altering its complex database - from the inner workings of its advanced artificial intelligence to trivial aspects like the size of a forest.
There will probably be two Powermonger data-disks followed by an editor disk allowing you to create your own scenarios. You’ll even have the chance to design your own landscapes using DetuxePaint ill. The extra disks should be available by the end of February. No price has been set, but £!0-£15 per disk seems likely.
TURTLEY AWESOME, DUDE
- TURTLES 2 AND 3 ON THE WAY The lirst Teenage Mutant Turtles
game has hardly hit the streets, and there is already talk ol
two tol low-ups based around the hip hyped heroes in a
half-shell.
Konami has just launched the conversion ol its immensely-successlul Teenage *-J * Mutant Ninja Turtle coin-op in the States & _ and the second movie is about to go into ~JSe- production - with Jim Henson’s London- 'I 'J& to based puppet company again providing avL to the special effects. W V thSm to Although Mirrorsoft is keeping quiet at P** - - I tog the moment, it’s a fair bet that the fej * i Maxwell-owned company will snap up y aC Ihese two licenses betore the cowabunga 9 V bubble bursts and kids stop ordering . Jk, I |) chocolate and anchovy pizza pies from I i ' V Pizza
Shack. Many believe the Konami a* ’ I wjl ¦ arcade game to be superior to the current It f rl Spr Teenage Turtles title Irom Imageworks. ZJ ' r TV SPORTS BASEBALL First there was Basketball, then came American Football and now Cinemaware has turned its micro movie-making skills to the good old Yankee sport of Baseball.
Cinemaware believes TV Sports Baseball is its most powerful statistical simulation to date with a complete 162 game season, 25 man rosters with five-man reserve lists to replace injured players, 26 teams of all-time greats and a complete general manager mode of play.
Despite all these stats for the armchair manager, the database can be switched off if you want more action. Either way, the excitement of Baseball is captured with the help of large fully-animated players and a magnified batter pitcher window for a close-up of the ball-throwing and strikes.
’Baseball will have the same coin-op quality graphics, atmospheric sound effects and arcade action that has made the TV Sports series such a winner,’ says Mirrorsott, the game's European distributor. TV Sports BasebaWwill ship in the spring for £29.99. BIG BUCKS!
EXCITEMENT!
DANGER!
ADVENTURE!
The ultimate challenge has been issued... now, you must race across the globe in search of fortune and glory to become the richest duck in the world!! The adventure will require all your skills and courage ARE YOU DUCK ENOUGH?
Available for Amiga® - PC PS - Atari® ST - Commodore 64 - Amstrad® CPC CPC+ GX 4000 - Spectrum® Amiga. Commodore, Amstrad and Spectrum arc registered trademarks. © The Walt Disney Company For more information please call 0268 541 212 NEWS STREET FIGHTING Everything went wrong when Haggar, newly elected mayor ot Metrocity, began his promise to rid the streets of the evil Mad Gear gang. These criminals retaliated by kidnapping Haggar's daughter Jessica.
Now it’s payback time.
In Final Fight you have the choice of playing Haggar, Cody (Jessica's childhood sweetheart) or Guy (Cody's friend) on a mission to rescue Jessica. This beat 'em up is split into five rounds as you move through the slum, subway, westside, bay and uptown areas of Metrocity. Each area is 'owned' by a big bad Mad Gear boss just itching to go one-on-one with you.
All three heroes possess special abilities in addition to the full force range of back-hand punches, revolving kicks and throw moves. Haggar is an ex-street fighting champion who excels at wrestling, Cody is good with knives and Guy is trained in the art of ninjitsu using a special off-the-wall jump to catch the enemy off-guard.
When you're in a pinch you can use the deathblow which produces a double rally punch or, for some real fun, pick someone up and pile-drive them into the concrete head-first.
US Gold has picked up the rights to this Capcom arcade game which should be ready for release by the end of the year. Creative Materials is working on the conversion of this fashionable coin-op.
RETALIATORY ACTION How can you top the success of the award-winning flighl-sim F-29 Retaliatory Well Digital Images Design, the team behind Retatiator, is working on Epic, Britain's answer to Origin's Wing Commander.
Epic started lile as a three-dimensional version of Microdeal's Botdrunner before Digital Image Design decided to up the stakes and create a space simulation come shoot 'em-up with cinematic animated sequences and presentation. It's a shame we've been working in parallel with Wing Commander: sighs Martin Kenwright from Digital Image Design.
If you thought the fast polygon graphics seen in Retatiator were impressive wait till you see Epic’s onscreen space fleet of over 80 shipsl You quickly realise the game has been influenced by the movies Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars. The launch of your slaughter from a carrier is depicted as a complete cinematic sequence with the camera (your view of space) zooming and panning as your lighter moves out into space. Movie effects are used throughout the game to make it much more special than your average space sim.
Epic employs a revolutionary ultralast graphics engine to draw polygon cones, spheres and shaded shapes.
These images can be overlaid upon a beautiful bitmapped screen to produce a similar effect to the matte painting technique used in the film business.
'We've had to strike a line balance between space simulation and arcade action,' says Kenwright. It looks as though Digital Image Design is achieving this admirable aim with some style. Epic should be out before Easter courtesy of Ocean. In the meantime, Martin Kenwright would like to hear from any keen programmer, graphics designer or musician. Just give him a call on 0928 579975 and tell him CU Amiga sent you.
CLEAR FOR TAKE OFF Mindscape have announced a sequel lo Tracon the air traffic control game which became a cult hit on the PC in the States.
The first version was never made available on the Amiga, but nevertheless attracted thousands of fans, not to mention the serious users. Both the USAF and federal aviation authorities employed ..ar. j it in their training programmes.
Described simply as a sophisticated radar simulation' the game allows the player j to experience the pressures ol air controllers who have the responsibility of directing air traffic in the skies. Experience the thrill of delaying charter flights! Sweat as two dots approach each other! Panic when they merge! Restart after a mid-air collision wiping out hundreds!
Tracon it is designed to link up with Microsoft's Flight Sim v4.0 by US developers Weston International, and the Amiga version promises digitised speech and a manual the size of 'War And Peace'. Mindscape meanwhile are talking to the Civil Aviation Authority in this country about the possibility of them adopting the simulation here.
The company also announced a fantasy role playing game designed by Canadian Rob Anderson who produced the graphics for Grey Matter's Fiendish Freddy circus release last year. Moonstone features a novel approach to on-screen violence by allowing the player to set a meter dictating the amount of gory detail you see. Set to maximum we’re promised some of the most unpleasant death sequences ever seen.
OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET ¦ MANCHESTER ¦ M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 ¦ FAX: 061 834 0650 iTM & © WILLIAMS ELECTRQNICS (jfrMES INC Arcade action and a BIG finish. Infiltrate the criminal underworld - your mission is to seek o. and destroy the king pin ol the MR BIG CORPORATION - if you get that tar.
You’ll have to outwit his enormous army ol body guards... gangs ot charisma-bypas- patients in trench coats, the bullet brain with the build of a rhinoceros and the breath ol a dung beetle, packs ot vicious canine yappies, the psychotic clown with an evil sense ol humour - you'll die, but not laughing! Then there's the gas guzzling Cadillac jock - a cool specimen, elbow hanging on the door rail.
I a serious looking piece in his hand and ready to blow you away as he rolls down main street leaving you coughing lead.
It’s not all bad!... You've got a chopper to back you up, a mean, shiny street machine, some heavy metal hardware and some pretty neat moves. And what about the king pin... did I say he was Mr. Big? No, he’s MR BIG!
O F T H E MONTH LETTER PUZZLE PROBLEM What’s with the sudden influx of puzzle games? Over the last few months we've had Plotting. Welltris. Puzznic, Klax, Spiderman. And Pipemania. I mean, how are we ever going to progress on to fantastic looking games that really push the Amiga when we're stuck with these games that wouldn't stretch an 8-bit console? OK, so they’re playable, but normally only in the short term. I recently bought Plotting, and although it was fun for an hour, it got so repetitive I took it back to the shop and asked for a replacement! And my mate bought Klax after all its
excellent reviews only to find that, this too, got really really dull.
I can understand that these games are initially playable and that if you don't play them enough to get bored with them, but all the same let s concentrate on the decent stuff and try to ignore any new puzzlers. What do you say?
Gram Peterson, Ponsmouth.
OK, so some of the puzzle games aren’t that good in the lasting appeal stakes, but they do prove playable. I agree that there are a lot of them on the market, but if that genre is currently popular, you've got to expect a few clones - after all, just remember how many shoot ’em ups are available. As for your claim that they stop the decent games from coming out, I don't really think that stands up to close inspection. For every puzzle game that comes out, there are nearly two adventures and ten arcade games, so I don't think that they will kill off the Amiga just yet.
WHO DAT MAN?
I was reading your excellent December issue, and who should I see writing for but Steve Merrett. Now pardon me if I'm wrong, but isn't Steve the editor of one of your rivals? If so, do they know that he's moonlighting?
Please, please can you explain what happened, and whether he'll be a regular amongst the team. V*.
Darryl Case, Shrewsbury.
OK, it's a fair cop, Steve doesn't work for Amiga Action any more, and he’s joined us to produce features and reviews, along with other Amiga-related items. After all, he's good at it, so it's another feather in our already strong bow.
BEST DISK EVER?
There I was in my local WH Smiths the other day, and what did I see but the new CU. Cash in hand, I raced to the counter, paid for it. And rushed home for a read and a half. As I flicked through, I was really impressed by the Robocop II feature which went from describing the game (which I’ll definitely be buying), to a review of the film and a detailed look behind the scenes as to how the special effects work - more of these please, as they are briltiant. The rest of the issue was every bit as good, although there weren't as many reviews as I would have liked - how about adding a few more.
Finally, First Impressions looks like a good new feature, and I look forward to the next one.
Finally, the icing on the cake was the brilliant cover disk. I haven't stopped playing Robocop II, and Lemmings is simply the most addictive game I have played for ages.
It was a pity that ESWAT wasn't playable, though, but two out of three isn’t bad. All in all, the best Issue you have produced to date - keep it up!
James Hunter, Tyne And Wear.
Er (blush blush), thanks a lot... VIRTUAL BOREDOM What's all this fuss about Virtual Reality? As far as I can see it's as boring as hell.
I mean, what’s so good about walking through a world made up of poxy yellow and green polygons? Give me an all-action blaster like Saint Dragon any day. So come on guys, give all this Virtual rubbish a miss and concentrate on all the new games that are about to hit the Amiga.
Steve Brice. Grimsby.
As well as keeping an eye on the games that are on their way, it is also interesting to see what we may be playing in a few years time. After all, when we were Commodore User and were C64 based, we had people who objected to the introduction of Amiga reviews - now look, we’re totally Amiga orientated.
Progression is bound to happen, so don't get impatient because it's not available here and now, keep an eye on the future it’s what we’ll all be playing tommorow. Who knows, then you'll be saying 'forget the CD Mini Movie System (or whatever), and concentrate on the fast new Virtual Reality stuff. As Maggie said, 'It's a funny old World'.
COMIC CUTS I must write and congratulate Dan on his brilliant comics feature in the December issue. It was really interesting to read about what you lot at CU read, although I have really gone off Tony Dillon after reading that he likes Twinkle! I realise that this arti- WRITE TO CU, 30-32 FARRINGDON LANE, LONDON, EC 1 R 3AU cle was added to tie in with the rush of comic licences that you reviewed that month, but is there any chance that it'll become a regular feature?
And, if so. Can you include stuff about horror mags and sci-fi stuff?
Smart Kemp, WimbleOon A comics feature will appear occasionally, but don't expect it every month.
COME AND FACE US!
I read most of the Amiga mags on the market, and have come up with an idea I think you should include in yours. One of them, Zzapl, has pictures of the reviewer by whatever he is saying, complete with one of them frowning if a game is bad, or grinning if it is good. So, why don't you lot at CU get your faces in the mag more often?
David Trent. Cardiff.
If you saw Mark Patterson or Dan up close, you'd realise why! Seriously, we don't really see why having our faces spread all over the mag would aid the reviews in any way. We'll just let our scores and harsh words do the talking.
HANG THEM ALL I think many of your readers have got a bit carried away with the recent piracy debate that's been raging in your pages for the last few months. Suggestions such as ten years in a high security prison or a swift kick in the nether regions are less thSh - helpful. Crickey, what's so bad about copying disks?! I do it all the time. Not games, you understand, but graphics that I've created using D- Paint or other such software packages. I’m not going to labour away at a picture for ten or fifteen hours only to have it get corrupted and then lose all my work. It's nigh on impossible
to track down a good copying program these days as everyone's so paranoid about Stocking them
D. Boner, Shropshire.
Yep, quite agree with you there. It’s a very tricky subject and causes a lot of anger on both sides. All we can do is state CU’s position on the matter once again: CU is against the use of copying programs if they’re to be used to rip off games software, but obvio- suly there is a need for such programs when using graphic packages and the like. Let's call the issue closed now, can we?
Please!
TOP TEN What a year it's been. I think the games we've had this year have been utterley superb. I'd be quite interested to know what you all think were the best ones. For what it's worth, here's my top five games for the whole year.
1. Wings
2. Midwinter
3. Supremacy
4. Kick Off II
5. RoboCop 2 (judging by your excellent cover disk playable demo)
How about having a regular spot in Backchat for readers' top
tens?
Richard Rigglesworth, Tottenham.
No sooner said than done.
You’ve just supplied the first list. From next issue we ll collate all the top tens we receive and make a list of what our readers are buying.
ROBOCOP 2 I cannot believe this, in fact I refuse to believe it, so I’ve come to a conclusion that this is all a-dream and I am going to wake up and read the December issue of CU and find out that RoboCop 2 has got a better mark than 83%. I played the demo, read the review and then saw the score. I think it should have got at least 90% or over. The way the game was put together and the graphics and animation were super.
The sound was fabulous with different sounds for each gun.
All the guns and rocket launchers firing at once was a real racket. After playing the demo I am certainly going to be buying the game. I just REVIEW Have you ever read one of our reviews and totally disagreed with what we’ve said? If so, this is where you can voice your opinions and stick up for your favourite games. If you do, you could win yourself a £25 game, so get scribbling to us at Backchat.
KICKED OFF I've just read Sluarl Hardy’s 'reader's review' of Player Manager, so I thought I'd send in my review ol Anco's other biggie. Kick Oil II I've been hooked on this game ever since I boughl it in July and. I might add. Am getting quite good at il. I recently dug out my August copy ol CU and was quite surprised lhat it only scored 90% and collected a Screenslar ralher than a Superslar. Also, you only gave the sound 69%.
There is only Ihe crowd sound and the noise ol Ihe ball being kicked, but that's about all you can expect from a football game. After all. A Ihumping soundtrack wouldn’t exactly fil in, would it? In my opinion, the sound is near perfect for the game and should have been given 95%. The graphics rating was also a bil harsh. Most of my Iriends who have played the game think that Ihe graphics are brill. The players run around realistically, and Ihe variety ol pilches is superb - just like the real thing and worth 97%.
I've been playing this game for four monlhs now, so the playability should go up to 98%. Everything about this game is good, from Ihe tournaments lo the kil design, and Ihe addition of Ihe action replays is a brilliant idea. Likewise, Ihe many oplions are excellent, and allow you lo play a shod game in a storm, or a long one in nice weather. I think that this is the besl game I have bought for my Amiga, and well worth the twenty-five quid I paid for it. I’m not rich, so when I buy a game it has lo be a good one. And wilh Kick OHIII made a brilliant choice My overall score for il would be 98%,
and Ihe only reason il didn’t score Ihe 100% mark is because ol a small bug. You know Ihe one: when you end up taking a corner against your own goal1 Like you said in your review 'no other footy game can touch this’, how perfectly true.
Sluarl Sharp. Selby.
I must agree with you there, actually. On reflection - and judging by how much time Steve Merrett wastes on it - we did underscore Kick Off II. I don't agree with your scores for the graphics and sound as whilst they do work well, they are still far from brilliant. Also, there are loads more bugs than the one you mention. Still, on reviewing the score, I reckon I'd give KOII95% and a Superstar. As for your impressive defence of it, though, you've won yourself a twenty-five quid game!
Don't know how you can just give it 83%. But I suppose you are the ones with the degrees. And a word of thanks for bringing to the public such an informative and interesting mag with lots of other features too.
Joseph Brannen. London.
Dan replies: Ha, so you didn’t like my review eh? Eat lead, sucker, and taste the steel of my boot. See if I care. I can take it. Oh yes I can, gibber, sniffle... No, seriously, RoboCop 2 was a good game but it certainly didn't merit a score of 90%. In recent months we've cut down on the marks we award to games. Unlike other magazines we give a game what we feel it's worth and certainly don't massage the egos or cheque books of games publishers.
WRITE TO CU, 30-32 FARRINGDON LANE, LONDON, EC 1 R 3AU ADVERTISEMENT ( ( Just what a game should be: looks good,) ) sounds good, and plays like a dream.
Chris Morley, ACE, October 1990 Simulcra "Is verging on the 'awesome, conjuring up immediate comparisons with the classic Virus.
Your SRV rotates 360 degrees and can tly or drive. The rotation and shading ate excellent and the game has a great feejing ot speed.
Simulcra features solid filled 3D graphics with shadows and light Intensity surfaces. The system allows solid and wireframe surfaces to be freely mixed. Stipple and transparent semi- The game code runs up to 252 non player objects on the map. The game cycle rate and the view cycle are Independent so that game time can be kept more or less constant even If the display rate Is slowed down.
Special explosion effects are achieved using a highly efficient particle controller that Individually moves up to 100 particles. Definitely a game that goes with a bang!
Simulcra u Virus but includes blank' squares, Introducing ground-based and flight action Battle is last and lurio® and you can power up the SRV with loads ol goodies including speed- ups, radar, tire and target missiles, target display systems, shields, and extra lives.
Here at MicroStyle we couldn't think of anything more to add to Chris Morleys' review for Octobers edition of Ace.
RELEASE DETAILS ATARI ST £24.99 OCT 90 AMIGA £24.99 OCT 90 No other versions planned All excerpts quoted by kind permission of Ace MICROSTYLE hurl you into the computer war of the future and produce a red hot 3D shoot-em-up as an incentive... Ta add variety to an already exciting game, Microstyle have thrown in a wide variety of enemies. First, aed most common, are the laser turrets that slowly sweep In a complete circle until they lock onto you, whereupon they lire viciously. Various ground and air attack craft, such at jaops aad small taaks, race around tha walkways, thankfully needing only
eee shot lo UN. Than you reach the megatanks - these can only be killed wtth missiles, but when shot explode In the most satisfactory way yet, by first ejecting the gun turret and then collapsing In on themselves wtth a terrific sound effect.
Throughout the game you also have access to a map screen for strategic planning - and there's alto a neat power-up that gives you short raago mapplng radar facilities while you're moving.
Cyberscape rules in the far future, where even war is played out inside massive computer simulators. A particularly unpleasant virus has, however, had the effect ot projecting the combat into the real world and as a result you have hordes ot bloodthirsty simulcratt pilots wreaking havoc all over the place. Your objective is to enter the 'battle matrix’ and destroy the other craft as wel I as the matrix itself.
You control a sophisticated Sutace Reconnaissance Vehicle (SRV) wilh swing wings that give it limited bight capabilities. You drive your SRV around the matrix, encountering every so often a thin red line that denotes an energy barrier beyond wliich you cannot pass. You must then locate the relevant energy projector and destroy it, which will lib the harrier and allow you lo proceed.
The result is a last paced 3D shoot-em-up that is slightly similar to Resolution 101 in gameplay terms but blends in elements ot Falcon and Virus as well. In addition, the grid construction introduces a maze element Sound effects are superb and add to the sensation ot speed. There's also a wonderful intro sequence.
Just what a game should he: looks good, sounds good, and plays like a dream.
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ST - AG - PC Vou are ad. Plan your strategy, combat evil, and become the supreme ruler of Euroland : Haunted Castle. Scotland : Help little Tommy rescue his mother in this thrilling, chilling arcade adventure game ! Only if you dare.
ST - AG - PC v~; v Scinaiiaiiiuti u£ Saddlers House - 100 Reading-Road - Yi 1 Rev your engines ! The crowd is in delirium, intoxicated by speed, anticipating Days of Thrills at the dawn of the fifth millennium... fX W ST - AG K E Leave the world of mortals far behind, and enter a world where logic, a good memory, and white and black magic are your tools to attain the coveted position of BRAIN BIASTLR.
ST - AG - PC m UBI SOFT LI Entertainment Software Steve ‘Finbarr’ Merrett takes a look at Virgin's Viz to see if it is going to be a big'un (fnarr, fweep!).
Pictures reproduced with kind permission of John Brown Publishing House ol VIZ.
Game to be a scrolling or flick-screen arcade adventure, as past attempts, such as Snoopy or Garfield, had both been insipid and lack-lustre affairs which captured none of their licence's character. Instead, a race game format was opted for, with as many of Fulchester's odd characters as possible cropping up throughout the game. But this threw up another problem. Of all the many colourful characters in the comic, who should they give the starring role to? After all, you could write individual games based on the antics of the Fat Slags, The Brown Bottle, and Billy The Fish. The answer
came'in the form of the three who have appeared most regularly: Biffa Bacon, Johnny Fartpants, and Buster Gonads. In addition, that well- Until now, Monty Python and The Archers have been the strangest licencing coups.
However, late last year. Virgin secured the rights to produce a game based on the characters ot the brilliant cult adult 'comic', Viz. Viz has been around for over five years now, but only in the last two or three years has it really taken off - with even the normally wary WH Smiths stocking it, albeit on the top shelf! The job of developing the game went to Probe Software, specifically the team of Martin Bish and Lee Aimes, with Sound Images doing the deed on the music front, and the project's progress was overseen by producer Jo Bonar.
The sprites are Initially redrawn on the ST, but are subsequently ported over and retouched (oo-er, gweep!) On the Amiga.
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I y OOF ill In all, Probe are confident that the race game scenario, whilst also allowing them to attempt a different style from the conventional arcade, adventure themes, will also allow them to cram nearly all of the comic’s many characters in. For instance, lesser characters, such as Aldridge Prior (the hopeless liar) can still be used, whilst still letting stalwarts like Rotjer Mellie and Finbarr hog the limelight.
R IN DEVELOPMENT Fat Slags. A tairly recent addition to Via, the Fat Slags are Sandra and Tracy, a couple ol hens mho enjoy nothing more than a night out ot chips, dancin ’, chips, drinkin', chips, and honking known celeb, Roger Mellie, takes a break from TV and appears every now and then to commentate and give his opinion on the proceedings.
Initially, the game involved traversing Fulchester and collecting Co-Op tokens which have been blown overthe town i- r- . V ' a. e ii iV v £ - a. s? 62 ii )’ ;5 ~ ¦¦ when the local supermarket exploded, but this "was dropped and changed so that you must earn your tokens now rather than have them handed to you on a plate.
? F V t ft ?v. F't fi; «vi ¦%& Ssk s=. '' As far as Viz’s John Brown Publishing was concerned, they weren't too concerned about the game. They did, however, supply the team with a more or less complete set of back issues for reference.
After that, though, the team were on their own and left to decide just how far they could take the humour. They feel that they have faithfully recreated the strip's visual humour, and the extra medium of sound means that the effects consists of sampled farts and the like - a new dimension to the lavatorial humour! In addition, the sprites are instantly recognisable, and the game has been kept simple so that annoying niggles don't detract from the humour or playability.
Graphic Re-Viz-ion Once the basic premise ol the game had been decided, work started on recreating the famous stars in pixel form. In all, 90% of the comic's characters make an appearance during the course of the game, including (deep breath) Spoilt Bastard, Norbert Colon, Roger Irrelevant, Sid The Sexist, Aldridge Prior, Mr. Logic, Jelly Head, Big Vern, The Parky, Felix And His Amazing Underpanls, and Billy The Fish. In addition, a few of the lesser- known characters make an appearance - Rodney Rix (he throws bricks) is the race marshal and, keeping in character, throws bricks at unruly
racers.
Finbarr Saunders.
The master of the double entendre.
Finbarr has been at it tor years (tnarrt), and has been keeping it up for as long as we can remember (tweepl). He appears regularly (Goo- erpl), and is a hardened member (Kwerk!) Ol the Viz team.
Het'. HWV6 OU A MIMFT "II SEN IV*E H SCRIPT TET-’ |t’s two years since the last ball was thrown on a Speedball pitch. There are new teams, new stadia and new rules. The arena is bigger, the players arc tougher and the action is faster than ever before.
The challenge is this- Take control of Brutal Deluxe, the worst team in Speedball history, and turn them into champions.
Two divisions and 15 learns stand between you and (he championship.
Take no prisoners.
Transform weaklinfs into killers in the gym.
A squad full of wimps? Shell out for a Star Player!
Celebrate that moment of glory in style IN DEVELOPMENT One of Activision’s last coin-op signings was SNK’s Beast Busters.
Steve ‘big ghoul’s blouse’Merrett looks at how its undead are shaping up... It s a scenario straight out ot a George Romero filnT The dead have inexplicably started to walk the Earth again, and are devouring the living to enlarge their army. However, whereas Romero hinted that a returning Venus probe was responsible tor reanimating his zombies, there is no logical reason as to why these tlesh- eaters are coming alive, and - even stranger - why is the contagion limited to a small American town in the middle ot nowhere? Armed with an Uzi and a number ot grenades, SNK's Beast Busters sends you
on a seven-stage mission to locate and destroy the source ot the revival.
Klilifl Normally associated with the Ikari Warriors series ot games. Beast Busters is a bit of a departure for SNK.
Abandoning the horizontally- scrolling action that Vince and Paul of Ikari fame favoured, Beast Busters is another in the long line of Uzi-mounted coinops where you are invited to blast away at the on-screen action. Technically, and in terms of originality, Busters offers nothing over, say, Line Ot Fire or Operation Thunderbolt, but the major enhancements are a third Uzi and its decidedly unmilitary scenario. In fact, it was the grisly storyline and blood and guts action that made Busters such a hit with arcade-goers, prompting Activision to snap up the rights and rapidly farm it out to
Fareham-based development house, Images, to convert. In the past, Images have been responsible for Activision's conversions of Ninja Spirit and Super Wonderboy, both of which were fairly well received.
However, Beast Busters promised to be more of a challenge as it features multi-directional scrolling that brings the enemies towards you as well as from either side of the screen, a field which the team had never entered before.
Jhe main bulk of the coding was given to Henry Clark, a freelancer based in Glasgow, and whose past conversions include Ninja Spirit and Firebird's Flying Shark.
Using his PDS system, Henry's first task was to recreate the game's scrolling system, and this threw up more than its fair share of problems.
In the end, though, the system was perfected and Henry could get on with adding the basics of the gameplay, such as sprite handling and in-game .
R addictive gameplay utterly compulsive game EASiyONEOF199GSBESTPUZZUGAMES' ZAPP SIZZLER B4y this is a dass act alright f ¦ R'Sht from the start this game % 41a oozes a certain elegance11 YOUR SINCL ir i ii AiTn OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET ¦ MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 • FAX: 061 834 0650 AMSIRAD.COMMODORE.SPECTRUM ArancT nuiiiKA using OCP's Art Studio, which the team favour thanks to its useful sprite handling capabilities. At the moment, practically all of the zombies and end-of-level guardians have been converted, and Andy is currently in the process of adding
backdrop detail to the basic wireframe maps, whilst the other two concentrate on finishing off the rest of the marauding ghouls. After they have all be redrawn and touched up, the graphics will then be ported over to the Amiga by Andy Pang and touched up slightly. If all goes according to plan, Images plan to include everything from the original coin-op, with only a few items missing. For instance, the game will run at a marginally slower rate than its arcade parent, and there will be sixteen colours on screen rather than thirty-two. And, obviously, the Uzi control has been replaced by the
mouse, which works admirably with the left button sending a stream of bullets into the screen, and the right button throwing the grenades.
Scheduled for a February release. Beast Busters is currently running on schedule, with pretty much everything drawn and all that remains is to get it up and running and add the soundtrack and effects.
The sound is in the hands of another freelancer, and he is using direct samples from the coin-op to recreate the atmospheric effects and the noisy screams and explosions which complement the action. Apart from that, the rest of the game’s development will be given over to play-testing and eradicating any final bugs.
Expect a review within the next couple of issues. » logic. Meanwhile, the three- man graphics team of Andy Pang, Chris Edwards, and Jim Kilough, were busy converting Busters' incredible graphics over to the Amiga. One of the main problems the team encountered was that SNK weren't particularly helpful.
Although they were supplied with a coin-op board to work from and a few development photos, they had to record the game being played from start to finish, and made notes and sketches of the sprites by pausing the tape at key points.
Once they had sufficient material to go on, the graphics were then redrawn on an ST THE COIN-OP It's very hard lo walk past a Beast Busters coin-op, as they must rank as one ot the biggest cabinets ever to grace your local arcade! Sporting no less than three Uzis. The game is a variation on the popular Operation Thunderboltttitm, with the grunts and loot soldiers ol the Taito original replaced by flesh-eating zombies and ghouls. These aren't the sort of zombies that George Romero envisaged, though. Instead ol lumbering alter you aimlessly, Beast Busters' dead are armed with limited
intelligence and come at you with guns, knives, and they even drive cars and ride motorbikes!
The basic aim ol the game is to uncover what has caused the dead's reanimation, and this takes place over seven levels ot furious shoot em-up action. You begin Ihe game with one tile, and a limited supply ol ammunition and grenades. Both are accessed via the Uzi.
With the bullets tired by pressing the trigger, and a small bulton on the gun barrel activating Ihe grenade launcher. Depending on the level, the zombies are scrolled both towards you and from either side ot the screen, and must be picked off as they appear. Bearing in mind the grisly scenario, as the creatures are felled, they explode in superb splatter style, or will even get up again lor another go. Couple this with rabid hounds and guardians that appear both during and at the end ol each level, and you have a real test on your hands. Luckily, though, extra supplies ol lire and electricity
bombs, along with medical kits.
Are dropped in and. When shot, re-arm your flagging supplies. Energy permitting, as you progress through each ol the seven stages, the mystery gradually unfolds.
Your mission begins in the subway with the ghouls tumbling from the trains, before taking you to the relative safety ol the riverside and on to a laboratory which is the apparent source ot the undead.
The limited help from SNK came in the form of a few photos of the coin-op's development. However, this saved time, as if detailed animation notes.
ZOMBIES-AN AFTERLIFE Although they have been around almost as long'' as the Frankenstein and Dracula films of the 30's and 40's, Zombie films have only recently gained the credit they deserve. The basic premise of the zombie revolves around voodoo and the occult, and rather than the reanimated corpses of today, the zombies were actually people reduced to a catatonic state by a cult leader and used as slaves. Early films, such as ‘I Walked With A Zombie’, were based around this original theme, but as the Hammer era'arrived, people wanted to see more graphic scenes, and the zombie scenario was
taken one step further, and the slaves were miraculously transformed into slavering creatures who were still under someone’s control, but ate people, too!
IN DEVELOPMENT In 1967, though, the undead's role was to be transformed with the advent of a low-budget horror film written, directed, and produced by a small independent band from Pittsburgh. John Russo and George Romero’s ’Night Of The Living Dead’ featured actual scenes of the dead chewing on flesh and entrails, something that had never been done before. As this was a time before censors started waving their scissors, the film was an instant hit and has attained a cult status which is still evident today. In many ways, ’Night’ was responsible for the many graphically gory films that
followed, but it wasn’t until Romero and Italian shock-master, Dario Argento, followed up ’Night’ with ’Dawn Of The Dead' in 1977 that the genre was given a much- needed kick up the backside.
’Dawn’ took the first film's scenario one step further, with society on-the brink of collapse and the deads' numbers growing.
Reluctance to kill loved family members resulted in the zombies enlarging their numbers, and shortly after panic set in. As with ’Night Of The Living Dead’, ’Dawn’ deals with the isolation of its main characters, as they attempt to survive in an overrun world. Set mainly in a department store, it also parodies the consumer age of the time and how, on the whole, material things aren't that important.
Many clones followed, the most notable being Lucio Fulci's 'Seven Gates To Hell’, 'The Beyond', and 'Zombie' along with a few other low budget entries, none of which were majorly successful.
UiiUBUI After a while, the genre started to look tired with the general theme even going over to comedy with the two ‘Return Of The Living Dead' films, which featured impressive-looking zombies, but in humorous circumstances. Unfortunately, the release of the first of those two.
Overshadowed the release of Romero’s third ‘Dead’ film, 'Day Of The Dead’. In this third film, it appears that there are only twelve people left alive. This small party are working on a way to quell the dead’s urge to eat people, but their isolation starts to make them realise that there may be no point to what they are doing. A bleak film, ’Day' is definitely one of the best film Romero has done.
With Tome Savini on effects, it is a visual masterpiece, coupled with a brilliant story.
Unfortunately, Romero seems to be the only innovator in this field, as others that have tried to copy his style fail miserably.
Another problem comes in the form of the censors who are unbelievably harsh on his films, and even if Romero went ahead with the proposed fourth film, 'Twilight Of The Dead’, it is unlikely that it would feature the gory effects that the stories necessitate.
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..ncsexnce m THIS TIMS is mpttoviN6: AH£M... I MS ASKSP.SHZ... BACK IN A FLASH FOR COMMODORE 64, SPEC Otates-based Cosmi were responsible for some of the best C64 games available at the machine's launch. Starting with 4ztec Challenge, they were famed for their chunky graphics and amazing playability. They backed up this reputation with the releases of Slinky (a playable Q*Bert clone), O’Reilly’s Mine (a brilliant tunnelling game), and - most memorable of all - Forbidden Forest. After that, though, Cosmi’s release schedule slowed down, and only a handful of game’s appeared under their banner -
this time released through U.S. Gold. These were the follow-up to Forbidden Forest, Beyond The Forbidden Forest, and the two Super Huey games.
When originally released, Super Huey caused a bit of a stir.
The game was due to be released through U.S. Gold, but due to an error somewhere along the line, Audiogenic also had the rights to publish it over here.
What followed was a major battle, with Audiogenic under-cutting U.S. Gold’s price and U.S. Gold following suit.
Eventually, the matter was resolved with both companies releasing the game, but Cosmi’s output was to rapidly dwindle, with Hue s sequel (with its UFO and arctic rescue scenarios making it just a little different from the array of flight sims appearing at the time) probably the last thing to appear from them.
CHOCKS AWAY Loading: Just slot the disk in your drive, and it will boot automatically. An intro screen will then appear, and pressing the mouse button will skip this and take you into the game. Once the game has loaded, pressing the F7 key powers up your chopper’s computer, allowing you to select your mission by typing its name into the computer (ie. School).
The Gameplay: Super Huey is split into tour distinct missions: a tutorial mode, an exploration mission, a combat exercise, and a rescue mission. For the main part, the joystick and the lirebutton will guide the helicopter and steer it.
And that's it basically. The Huey’s controls are ideal for the tirst-time pilot, and allow you to familiarise yourself with taking off and landing. The missions are easy to get into without being a walk-over to complete, and all we can say is good luck - you'll be needing itl TAKE OFF PROCEDURE
1) Turn on the computer with the F7 key, then enter MISSION to
select an assignment.
2) Enter the POW command to turn on power.
3) Start the engine by pressing F8. Wait for the the engine
temperature gauges to warm up to middle range then increase
the throttle to bring the engine RPM up to about 1200 RPM
4) Engage the rotor clutch (F9). Wait for the rotor RPM to
stabilise at around one tenth of the engine RPM.
5) Increase throttle to build RPM to take off speed (3500-3600).
6) Increase lift by pressing fire and pulling back on the stick.
Equalise lift to hover at around 100ft (by pushing forward and
fire).
Pushing forward on the stick (without fire) tilts the helicopter forward, generating speed. Pulling left or right banks the craft. The forward diagonals control the rudder, this lets you turn the copter without tilting it or losing altitude. Be careful, though, as the controls are fairly responsive, and you won’t need to keep pressing the joystick in one direction to move, it just takes a little time (as in the real thing), so have a little patience or you’ll end up crash landing! Another thing to note is that once you have set the angle of your turn, this angle then remains until you alter
it. So once you are banking at, say, thirty-five degrees, you will continue to do so until you change the angle.
COMMANDS F1 Loads rocket into bay one. Press again to arm it.
F2 Loads rocket into bay two. Press again to arm it.
F3 Loads rocket into bay three. Press again to arm it.
F4 Loads rocket into bay four. Press again to arm it.
F5 Arms the UH-1 XA’s machine guns (combat mission only). SSS5 F6 Not used.
F7 Powers on board computer.
F8 Starts engine.
F9 Engages rotor clutch. It is not advisable to engage rotor clutches until the engine exceeds 1200 RPM.
F10 Cuts the engine power.
Left Amiga Key - Fire rockets Right Amiga Key - Fire machine guns This issue we've pulled out all the stops and have got a complete game for you to play, courtesy of Electronic Zoo. Super Huey was a hit several years ago and now you too can enjoy this exciting chopper sim. Watch out for more complete games on upcoming disks!
COMPUTER COMMANDS Enter at least the tirst three letters of the command. Make corrections with the DEL key. Press return after each command.
Abort - End current mission.
Auto - Set automatic course correction. When prompted by SET enter compass heading. Auto only works when there's no manual control input.
Climate - Displays current climatic conditions including temperature, humidity, and barometric readings.
Distance - Displays line of sight distance from take off point.
Homing - Drop a homing device that transmits directional signal to the navigation computer.
Mission - selects new mission, then enter School for the training mission, Explore for the exploration mission. Combat for the air battle and Rescue for the rescue mission.
Power - Turn on power.
Send - Send coordinates when landing or during emergency.
VOR - Activates VHF range reception for navigation.
VSI - Display digital vertical speed reading.
XXX - Cancel previous command input.
THE MISSIONS Flight Instruction The computer will guide you in the basic take off, manoeuvring and landing procedure.
Exploration The essential task of this mission is to map the terrain that surrounds your base.
Mapping can be a very long and involved process that is probably best done in stages. The area to be explored is quite large, and contains many features. Map within a five mile radius.
Rescue Military personnel are stranded. They are transmitting from a homing device whose heading will register on your rescue display. But since your briefing only indicates that the general location of the party is unknown, careful ground covering and search techniques must be employed. At an elevation that permits visual detection of the ground party, select a quadrant and establish a search pattern that allows for the transmissioffrange of their device - five to ten miles. When you've located the party land and they'll board. Then return to base a hero.
Air Battle Based in a desert you have to do battle with an unidentified enemy. Your helicopter carries twenty missiles and two thousand cannon rounds, with which you have to face an enemy force of thirty-two helicopters.
AMIGA DISK HOTLINE CU Amiga now have a coverdisk hotline, so if you have any technical enquiries about your coverdisk please ring PC Wise on 0443 693233 between 10.30am and
12. 30pm. If your disk is faulty, please send it to PC Wise and
they will replace it for you. Their address is: PC Wise Ltd,
Unit 3, Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil,
Mid Glamorgan, CF48 4DR. A big thanks to Electronic Zoo for
supplying us with this game. For players hints on Super
Huey or details of any of their new releases, please ring
Electronic Zoo on 0453 887008.
IN THE COCKPIT A Quick Guide To What’s What And How To Use It...
1. Radio Frequency (incoming).
2. Homing Device Heading.
3. Navigation Heading.
4. Rescue Device Heading
5. Navigation Monitor Screen.
6. Machine Gun Arming Indicator.
7. Rockets Loaded Indicator.
8. Systems Status Indicator Lights.
9. On-board Computer CRT.
10. Engine RPM Digital Read-Out.
11. Engine RPM Needle Gauge.
12. Manifold Pressure Gauge.
13. Rolor RPM Digital Read-Out.
14. Rotor RPM Needle Gauge.
15. Fuel Gauge.
16. Oil Pressure Gauge.
17. Engine Temperature Gauge.
18. Wind Direction Gauge.
19. Collective Pitch Gauge.
20. Artificial Horizon.
21. Compass Heading.
22. Automatic Course Heading Set.
23. Anti-Torque Gauge.
24. Ammeter
25. Exhaust Head Temperature
26. Air Speed Gauge.
27. Engine Temperature Ggauge
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' 2345 67 8 This month’s peek into our crystal ball reveals a mixed bag of original and licensed product... SUPER MONACO GRAND PRIX GAMEPLAY: Already a massive hit in the arcades and on the Megadrive, Super Monaco Grand Prix is due to arrive on the Amiga from U.S. Gold in March. Converted by Probe, the game is a multistage racer, with you in the driving seat of a powerful formula one car. The basic idea of the game is to race through various famous courses and reach a check point within an ever decreasing time-limit. Failure results in a premature ending to the .game and the loss of
one of your credits, whilst success means that you may continue on to the next tougher stage.
There are two styles of race to partake in: a training mode which allows you to familiarise yourself with the track and the car's controls (the vehicle can be guided using the mouse or a joystick, with the firebutton changing between the gears); and the full game which sets you against a number of computer-controlled cars, all of which which vary in intelligence. As you zoom through the zones, the tracks get harder to negotiate and windier. In addition, should your car accidentally leave the track and hit p road-side object or another car, your car will suffer a set amount of dam
age, and if this reaches a critical stage it will eventually explode, putting you out of the race for good.
ANY QUESTIONS?
Providing Probe can keep up the speed we have seen in the early demo, U.S. Gold should be on to a winner. However, there is still a lot to be added, so the end result may be a little slower.
PLUS POINTS: As mentioned, the demo we saw is extremely fast, and it also looks extremely close to the with plenty of roadside attraction and detailed backdrops.
The road scrolls smoothly, and the oppositions' cars, although blocky, are nicely detailed.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Good racers on the Amiga are few and far between, but Probe's conversion looks set to become a winner. The only competition comes from Super Hang-On and Turbo Outrun, so this could corner the market if the speed remains intact.
UPDATED version of the classic Atari coin-op, conceived and designed by Software Creations for U.S. Gold.
GAMEPLAY: Basically, Gauntlet III takes the Gaunf eftheme of two players battling through hordes of demonic creatures in a search for bonus-giving treasures troves, but adds a new angle to it - literally!
Although the title makes the game sound as if it is played in first-person perspective (ie: through the eyes of the character you control), the actual screen display takes the plan view of the first two games and tilts it slightly, displaying the action in Ultimate- esque forced perspective. All the usual ghosts, monsters, and goodies are still present - as is the dark-cloaked Death
- but programmers, Software Creations (the team behind the
brilliant Ghouls'n’Ghostsconversion), have improved on the
graphics, making them notably more detailed, adding houses,
rivers, and other obstacles, none of which have appeared in the
series before. Unlike Gauntlet II, the game can only be played
by two people (due to the limitations enforced by the scrolling
system), but there are still four characters to choose from,
each of whom boasts superior powers in one form or another.
ANY QUESTIONS? So far, Software Creations have produced a very impres- sive-looking game. However, the version we've seen still has a long way to go before its March release, and the full quota of enemy sprites and land- based features hadn't been added. If it slows down too much, it’ll lose a lot of playability, so a happy medium between lots of on-screen activity whilst keeping the attractive graphics must be struck.
In addition, The first two games did tend to get a little repetitive, so Software Creations may have to add one or two new features without detracting from the original ideas too much.
PLUS POINTS: The game is extremely attractive to look at, and the scrolling rates as some of the smoothest I have seen for a long time. In addition, the new perspective works surprisingly well, and allows you to see more of what's coming earlier.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: It'S a little disappointing that the game isn't a 'true' 3D version, with the player running through a maze in a manner similar to, say, Corporation, but I suppose the game would be unbelievably slow if this system was used. However, despite the usual Gauntlet lack of variety, this could be an interesting and very playable update to an old fave.
NOVEL 30 exploration romp from Activision.
HUNTER The name Paul Holmes is relatively new to the Amiga scene, but you may remember him for his first Amiga title, Digital Magic's disappointing Drivin' Force. As soon as Paul had finished work on Force, he began work on a new 3D system with Murder supremo Jason Kingsley on the graphics, and the end result is Hunter- a massive arcade- cum-strategy romp which almost defies description.
Looking like a cross between Conqueror and Battle Command, Hunter places you in the army boots of a lone soldier who has been sent to overthrow an island run by a mad general. Split into three distinctive sub-games, Hunter features arcade and strategy sections which should appeal to most game players, but the basic task of the game is to undertake a number of sabotage missions and eventually assassinate the general. The game takes place within a number of small islands which have to be traversed using whatever vehicles and weaponry you can find. In addition to the pilotting of
helicopters, tanks and jeeps, you must also locate and liase with spies, who will pass you valuable information on the general's weak spots.
ANY QUESTIONS? One of the best things about Hunter is its variety. The 3D works extremely well and it is obvious that a lot of effort has gone into it during the eight months Paul has been working on it. There's still a bit of tweaking to go, but expect a review next month.
PLUS POINTS: The speed of the 3D will ensure that the game plays as well as any arcade game, and the nice addition of tactical and shoot 'em up scenes is a bonus. In addition, there is a wide range of weaponry and devices to use - all of which play a part in the evil despot’s downfall.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A nice looking game, Hunters success will depend on its depth. From what we have seen there is plenty to see and do, but once the exploration has been completed, just how meaty will the missions be?
Granted, there are twelve to enrole on, but the variety remains to be seen.
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Amiga screen shots shown Features taken from Atari ST SHADOW DANCER man who can thwart the plan - well, you and your dog, actually! The white-clad Ninja you control is armed with the usual array of moves, along with an infinite supply of throwing stars, but further protection comes in the shape of your loyal dog who can be sent to attack the evil terrorists. What follows is four missions, each of three or four stages, which involve MORE NINJA action in U.S. Gold and Image's conversion of the Sega coin-op.
GAMEPLAY: The official follow-up to Shinobi, Shadow Dancer is a beat 'em up set over fifteen levels. A terrorist organisation is planning to blow up a space shuttle, killing its many passengers. The FBI have got wind of the plan and you have been sent as the only early sketches. “"““"g «» de'USi"?
The planted bombs. The action scrolls in eight directions to follow the action, and the terrorists are replaced by a larger guardian at the end of each stage.
Your journey takes you through the airport and into the crocodile-infested sewers, until you eventually make it to where the shuttle is set to depart from.
As mentioned, you can off the many assailants by using your supply of stars, but should they get too close you automatically whip out a sword to kill them.
Likewise, pulling down on the joystick whilst pressing fire sends your dog into action, although if he takes too many hits, he starts to shrink and his effectiveness is reduced. Finally, you are armed with ninja magic which comes in the shape of fire storms, whirlwinds, and normal magic which is used like a smart bomb.
ANY QUESTIONS? Behind the conversion are Images, and they're confident that they can recreate the Ing what they could leasibly tit In. Early In the coin-op perfectly. The game is being game’s development It became apparent that written primarily on the ST, but the the Inter-level screens had to go, along with the Amiga version will have a few additions original's parallax scrolling. Which the ST couldn't fit - the impressive intro scenes, for instance. Images reckon that the conversion is relatively straightforward, and so far the only things missing are the original's parallax scrolling
and the aforementioned intro screens.
PLUS POINTS: The conversion does look very close indeed, with the team making a definite effort to capture the coin-op's look'. The addition of the dog to the fighting action adds a nice variety, and important features, such as the scrolling and backdrops-are smooth and well-drawn.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The main problem with the original coin-op is that it was a trifle repetitive. Despite its many missions, the action is effectively the same each time, although the bonus stage where ninjas jump down towards you does break things up nicely. That said, this conversion is as close as you are likely to get, and fans of the original should be more than pleased.
When recreating the sprites, Andy Pang and Co. Had only a video recording to work from.
They recreated everything using OCP’s Art Studio on an ST. betore porting it and retouching them on the Amiga.
Fw inmniii THE FIRST SAMURAI VIVID Image return with a rival to System 3’s Last Ninja courtesy of Mirrorsoft.
GAMEPLAY: Set in the Japan of 2323, an I evil Demon King is the totpl master of all he surveys. Using his magical powers, he has riddled the land with Mev Dine, chose mutations and robots, ihe name 10 parody and these ensure that "The Last Ninja', there are no attempts to overthrow his rule.
Killing off the peoples' spirit is an impossible feat, though, and a last-ditch attempt at freedom is about to be dispatched. Armed with a magical sword and whatever can be collected along the way, you are the titular First Samurai.
Set over four massive levels of eight- way-scrolling action, The First Samurai is a hybrid of Black Tiger and countless other fighting games. Programmed by Raf Cecco, with the rest of the team of Mev Dine, John Twiddy, Dokk, Nick Steadman, and Teoman Irmak throwing in assorted ideas and coding, the game has been in development for just three months and already the game is looking good. Using a home-grown mapping system, Vivid are piecing Samurai together like a jigsaw, with Cecco performing the actual coding, and the rest mainly on graphics. Their system allows them to code the basics, such
as scrolling and the like, and then set the whereabouts of the enemy characters and various landscape details. Thus, this saves them a lot of time, allowing them to concentrate on designing the rest of the game's graphics. Each of the four levels will be split into four sub-levels, and these levels must be traversed until you reach the end. The aforementioned warriors are out to stop you, though, so using your magic sword or whatever weapon you are carrying you must slay them all and continue with your journey.
Your character's life force is determined by two bars: one detailing physical health, and the other his magic strength.
Providing that his magical powers stay at a certain level, our hero can use his magic sword. However, if your energy is fully depleted, it will be temporarily topped up at the expense of your magical prowess.
PLUS POINTS: The first thing that strikes you about the game are the superb graphics. Typically of Vivid Image, the sprites are superb and the backdrops even better. Each sprite boasts a hell of a lot of animation, and to ensure that the Samurai moves realistically, each part of it is drawn separately and added to make up a complete body. Likewise, Raff Cecco has gone completely ape with a sampler, so the game is supported with several loud samples taken straight from assorted martial arts films. These will be kept in, and for 1 MEG owners, they will be able to enjoy almost twice as many
as their unexpanded friends.
ANY QUESTIONS? The game is going to be big, but variety is almost guaranteed thanks to the addition of a number of sub-games. These will totally different from the basic hacking theme, and Mev is confident that they will be extremely playable in their own right.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Although the game isn't due for release from Mirrorsoft until September, already The First Samurai is looking superb. There is so much in the game, and plenty of memory left to add even more. The main sprite is brilliant and control over his many actions is a doddle - he can even turn in mid-jump! Coupled with some addictive beat ’em up action and a sprawling map, this is definitely one to watch.
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AMIGA SPEC SCENE Watch out for this addition to our reviews. The Amiga is the finest home computer that money can buy, and it we really teel that a game is pushing the boundaries ot the machine we'll tell you how and why. Each and every Amiga soec will be tailored to the review. Some ot the ratings are objective eg number ot onscreen colours, levels etc; others, such as an assessment ot the scrolling speed, are based upon the considered opinions ot the CU Amiga team. All such subjective ratings are marked out ot ten.
Welcome to Screen Scene, the essential guide to Amiga games. Our reviews are timed to coincide with the release dates of the games themselves, so you won’t find any out of date reviews here, only up to the minute information from an experienced team of joystick journalists.
AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED 440K SCROLL SPEED 6 COLLISION DETECTION 4 COLOURS ON SCREEN 32 LEVELS 48 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 8 HOURS TO COMPLETE 67 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 2 4 GRAPHICS STYLE SOME FRACTALS SYNTHESISED SOUND + COIN-OP SAMPLES ? CU k Ninety-three percent and a game's worth a superstar. We hardly throw these around but if a game displays totally superior qualities, it just might be in with a chance.
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Ally well and with nearly fifteen levels of parallax scrolling, this is a very attractive section.
The real violence starts on level 2. While you're resting a couple of goblins jump out from a bush, looking for a fight. One stands at the far side of the screen chucking rocks and knives at you while the other draws his sword and sets about hacking at your knee caps. This quickly dispatched by a sharp right hook. Potions occasionally surface on the road, requiring a deft bit of manoeu- vering to collect them. The horse is animated exceptionOnce more a brave hero is callcdjupon to right wrongs and slay vile creatures in the name of justice. Thisiittie an evil demon threatens a peaceful
land. Only one faery can stop this dark force, only one person can rescue this faery from the demon. It’s down to you and your faithful joystick.
As is increasingly popular on arcade adventures, Wrath of the Demon features an extended intro sequence. This tells the story of how your character became involved in his quest and uses some excellent audio and visual effects that rivals anything Psygnosis can do.
Depending on the section your character will either fight with a sword or his fists. Like most unwitting heroes he has no special powers and is often outclassed by some of the lirgei') demons. Fortunately,
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The scorpian is one of the toughest creatures in the game. Approach with caution, and keep your finger near the potion buttons.
This character guards the swamps, and is the first major challenge. Backing him into a corner is the best tactic.
Is probably the least impressive section with just one screen and a very small enemy sprite.
Next is the famous blue dragon, guardian of the caves.
He's an impressive size and extremely well animated, making up for a rather poor previous section. It takes quite a few hits to dispatch him, as well as a healing potion. On the final hit he groans, shrinks to ankle height and runs off.
The game changes on the following section to a two way horizontal scroller. This bit is almost impossible to complete without an extra healing potion. At the far left of the level is a key. Between it and you are minor demons, who take a few punches and sod off, larger demons who take quite a few hits before they die and a variety of blades, flame jets and spiky yellow things .which shoot out of the ground without any notice, knocking off energy points. It's these ground based hazards which cause the most Game over. Your quest's ended. The demon has laid waste to the land. Time for another
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Innovation is important tor a game to become a classic.
But what was innovative four years ago certainly can't be now. 1987 saw the release ot The Last Ninja, a landmark computer game. But now, almost four years later the question to ask is has it stood the test of time?
Yes and no is the noncommittal, but appropriate, answer. Yes in that the concept has yet to be successfully repeated, and no in that there’s more than a few pieople have played the original game to death.
Although Ninja Remix isn’t a copy of the original Ninja game, the design, and some of the ideas have been duplicated. For a start the play area is a system of paths, as in the original, which run through the background. This may sound restrictive, but there's more than adequate room to move.
Some of the levels do look very similar to those in the '87 version I suppose that's why it's a Remix, not Ninja 3.
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The quality of the graphics is excellent throughout. Each level employs an individual style. Enemy Ninjas are tidy PREDECESSORS Ninja Remix could be called Last Ninja 2.5. The original Last Ninja conversion was developed for the Amiga, though ultimately never appeared. Ninja 2 did show up, programmed by Activision instead of System 3, hut it wasn't a hit with the critics.
Subsequently, System 3 have released Remix to redress the balance, taking ideas from its two predecessors as well as new concepts, and showing the public how a ninja game should be produced.
Following hot on it's heels is the official Ninja 3 which should show up some time in the enough, and varied designs provide a" constant stream of new opponents. On the early stages they're content with running at you with swords drawn, but as the game progresses, they get smarter, waiting for you to make a move before they attack.
A rather large status window runs round the bottom and right-hand side of the play area and displays your Ninja's energy, what weapons and objects he's carrying, and the status of any bad guys on screen.
A suitably oriental soundtracks accompany each level, nothing spectacularly technical, but well written and atmosphere enhancing.
The object is to pass through six levels, the wasteland, mountains, gardens, dungeons, palace and, finally, the inner sanctum - where the mysterious Ninja scrolls are kept. Guarding the scrolls is an veritable army of nasty Ninjas, leading up to their grand master, who has to be destroyed on the final screen.
Level one kicks off with the Ninja standing alone and unarmed in the wasteland.
WEAPONS AND ARMOUR Although your Ninja is proficient in unarmed combat, he won’t get very far without the aid of weapons. The sword is the first weapon you come across, lying near the start screen. Like most Japanese swords the blade is long, thin and incredibly sharp. Next is the powerful nunchaku which is formed from two short poles attached by a chain, a devastating weapon which was popularised by Bruce Lee, The most damaging weapon is the Bo, a two-metre hardwood staff which allows the user to attack at long range. Throwing stars can be found and used to destroy opponents before they
come into striking range. Smoke bombs also feature. When thrown at an opponent they render them unconcious for thirty seconds.
For their defense, the bad guys are armed with weapons similar to yours, plus armour. Tradditional Samurai armour was designed to give maximum protection with ease of use. Most of the highly decorative Japanese armour which survives was intended for presentation rather than practical use.
This is an ideal time to practice controlling him. Rotating the joystick turns the Ninja around, pull in one direction and he'll follow that. Three types of jump can be accessed with the fire button and diagonals. The Ninja automatically switches to combat mode when facing an opponent, giving ' the player four attacking moves, jab, kick, high swing and a block.
Obviously the attack differs slightly depending on the weapon used. Damage also varies depending on the method used.
There's no way you can pass this dragon unprotected. You need to turn around and seek out a little bit of extra help. If you don't fricasse ed Ninja's on the menu.
The longer you leave a guard without engaging in combat the tougher he becomes. This is shown the enemy’s energy bar in the top right of the display panel which steadily increases until it reaches maximum, or combat starts. It pays to move fast.
Apart from gratuitous amounts of violence, Remix relies heavily on puzzles.
Level one ends with an indestructible dragon blocking the exit, here you need to work out what to use and where. The puzzles follow the standard use object to pass problem idea, hardly ground breaking.
However the puzzles are worked in such a way as to complimentary to the arcade feel of the game, striking a good balance between thinking and reflex.
Twenty five quid may seem heavy handed for a four year old title, and indeed it is if you owned the original. The package contains four disks, one for the intro (which can be bypassed) and six levels of game crammed on the other three. Definitely recommended for new comers to the Ninja games, for those with experience of the original last Ninja they might find this lacking.
Mark Patterson SYSTEM 3 £24.95 t Excellent conversion of a classic beat 'em up J GRAPHICS 83% SOUND 84% INSTABILITY 81% PLAYABILITY 84% OVERALL 85% IUBI SOFT I_ Entertainment Software ANDRE PANZA'S SCREEN SCENE KICK BOXING As contact sports go, Kick Boxing is definitely one of the most violent. A cross between traditional boxing and karate, it's origins lie in and, though the sport is ' now dominated by westerners.
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Has matte ne-s catered for extremely well There are fifty five in total, despite the fact that owing to joystick limitations only thirteen can be used during a fight.
A custom fight system such as this allows you to alter a boxer to match his opponent; it also prevents the game from becoming repetative and allows you to create your own style of fighting.
Adly the game is not as clever when it comes to speed.
The Ijpxer often responds iy to commands, y when you want him round. The overall f the game could really a bit faster too; I've got a unch that this lethargy might ive" something to do with 'KB being an ST port.
Sluggi: especi, to tui S| Despite the fact that it's
• low, the animation on the boxers is very good, especially
when they've been crocked, with over-the-top sprays of spit,
and bodies folding in half.
It's always more rewarding when someone doubles up in pain after a backhander to the ribs.
Panza Kick Boxing is well presented with just enough variety to keep you going until the next head-to-head combat sim appears. It’s shame about the lack of speed, but that uldn't put you off checking thig'put.
Mark Patterson z There's always a crowd at a championship bout.
The champ has been flattened, but the challenger is desperately low on energy. It doesn't look like he'll recover.
KICK BOXING While English boxing is carefully governed by the Marquis of Queensbery rules, Kick boxing is a much looser style made up from several different martial arts. Although kick boxing is similar to Thai boxing they shouldn't be contused. Kick boxer's stand off and concentrate on their next moves, Thai boxers, however, get in close and grapple with their opponents. Thai boxing was originally developed over a thousands years ago when people fled from China to Thailand to escape Genghis Kahn's hordes, bringing knowledge of the Chinese martial arts with them.
US GOLD £24.95 t Fun and accurate. But marred by lack of speed J GRAPHICS 76% SOUND 81% INSTABILITY 79% PLAYABILITY 84% OVERALL 82% 49 Walt Disney are swapping the mouse with a crush on Minnie for one that plugs into a home computer port. While Dick Tracy on Amiga comes via France, Steven ‘Jaws’ Speilberg’s new flick - a tale of killer spiders - is scuttling close behind.
Steve Merrett moves to the insect house, Mark Patterson gets locked in the games room with Tracy... and Steve James gets housed at the Moulin Rouge... DISNEY SOFTWARE Paris-based gamesters, Titus, and French educationalists, Nathan Software, hold the prestigious contract to program software under the Disney name. As Disney explained to CU Amiga, choosing French companies to develop their software makes perfect sense promotionally as well as geographically. Movies get shown first in Paris; there’s the Euro version of Disney World being built near the city, excellent trade and communications
links to the rest of western Europe, and there are large, plush Disney offices along the Champs Elyse e that are crammed with Disney memorabilia - including a Daffy Duck chest of drawers - vvhich dignitaries can gawp at.
The set-up differs from Lucasfilm in that - as yet, at least - there are no plans to release original games into the market. Product will be licenced only. Through a miscellany of publishers, the odd Disney licence has cropped up in the past on home format, but fairly or otherwise, Lucasfilm's success begs the question: why wait this long to set up a label?
These days, the lion's share of the company's profit comes from merchandising. Each deal is subject to careful analysis, and it's only now that Disney feel committed to home formats. Amiga, ST, PC and some 8-bit computer owners are the first to be served.
Disney are being tight-lipped about CDTV development (then who isn't?), but when we spoke to them about it 'unspecified plans' looked bound for the pipeline.
Disney has been a hard- won contract. Although they are delegating the production of code, obviously they set guidelines, including the controversial decision to make the Tracy game in seven colours.
Warren Beatty himself had to approve the finished version.
There are three strands to the label. Nathan software will predominantly deal with animation and educational packages (games with a puzzle strategy element and a strong learning bias), whereas Titus will be entertainment only. Disney could be the brand name association to end them all, and all three strands should benefit from the clout.
DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIO This package, so the theory goes, will let you draw cel C, while the computer re-draws A and B. CU Amiga puts the theory to the test... Who better to release a computer animation package than the masters of animated features, Disney? Coming from such a pedigree stable, you'd expect something a little out of the ordinary, and with DAS, you won't be disap- pointed.
DAS describes itself as ‘an easy-to-use animation program for anyone who is interested in learning about animation'. However, the rather high price of £99 seeths to point it more toward the pro1 fessional market. So which is it, beginner's tool or professional utility?
Actually, both. Though deceptively simple on first usage, DAS slowly evolves to display all manner of powerful weapons in its armoury, such as instant checks on how your animation is coming along, full use of the Amiga's palette and a full import system, allowing you to pull in pictures and animation files from other programs, such as Deluxe Paint III.
Creating animations couldn’t be simpler. Rather than create masterpieces from the word go, you begin by 'roughing' your artwork, sketching each sheet, or cel, in black and white. The key to this section, and the solid basis for the entire animation process, is the 'onion skin' style of overlaid pages. As you create new cels, the previous three are faintly displayed as an anima- tory guideline. This makes the production of your computer cartoons infinitely easier, as well as helping you towards a more polished and professional end result.
However, does ease of use and exceptional design really warrant the high price tag? I can't really say yes, as - aside from the excellent 'onion skin’ facility - it does basically the same job as Deluxe Paint III in terms of animatics, but falls a bit short on the computer art side. An excellent product nevertheless, only marred by over-pricing.
Tony Dillon »- ANIMAL QUACKERS Billed as educationsoft, Duck Tales is, in fact, a strategy game on the Disney label. Scrooge McDuck, the villain of the piece, is a greedy and conniving - but nonetheless loveable - entrepeneur whose activities the player regulates.
Scrooge can amass his fortune by a) sky diving into a pile of money in a simple arcade sequence, b) by speculating in stocks and shares this bit calls for the use of one's noddle); or c) by selecting an area of the world to exploit, piloting an aeroplane to the location, and then sending Hewey, Dewey and Louis on various arcadey puzzley missions to bring back the goodies.
Sorry, Hr. McDuck, but it will take 2 days to fix the plane.
ROBOCOP GHOSTBUSTERS II INDIANA JONES :op«hight© Mutt'** Inc OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER - M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 - FAX: 061 834 0650 ‘Two fangs, eight legs, and an attitude’. That was the cover line tor the latest film to arrive from the talented combination of Spielberg and Disney. Harking back to the days of the attacking ants and rabid rabbits of countless 50's B-movies, Arachnophobia is an updated version of all those old creature features that we all know and love. Starring Jeff Daniels and Julian Sands, the film follows all the old plot routines of a mutant
strain of creature sneaking up on a sleepy American town and terrifying its inhabitants. As the film's hero (played by Daniels) searches for the root of the problem, trouble appears in the form of ever-devious government officials. Meanwhile, whilst all this is going on„.the - populace of the small community is gradually being reduced, spurring the locals to search for the force behind the unprompted attack.
ARACHNOPHOBIA
• THE ULTIMATE FEAR?
Steve Merrett takes a behind the scenes look at Arachnophobia, the not so insy winsy FX film and the next Disney movie coming to a monitor near you... SETTING UP The driving force behind the film is Frank Marshall, who is an old hand within the Spielberg camp, and was previously Executive Producer on the Indiana Jones and Back To The Future series, and the two Gremlins films. At first, he didn't particularly want a hand in the film's direction but the 50's-style theme and scenario of Arachnophobia appealed to him and it was one of the few scripts he felt he could do real justice to. However,
with a script that necessitated no less than seven-hundred spiders, numerous FX-orientated deaths, and a massive mutated spider as its chief nasty, Marshall realised he would have a tough task ahead of him. To ease this problem, he called in the help of FX genius Chris Walas, whose previous work includes The Fly and its sequel and, more recently, Robocop II.
‘NEW’ FANTASIA Possibly the greatest full length animation ever, Fantasia, is due to be re-released in 1991.
Although fifty years old, the movie ranks in terms of sheer technical accomplishment and imagination.
A series of animated sequences set to classical music, the 'new' Fantasia has heen re-mastered from the best stock available worldwide. Anyone who appreciates the art of animation ought not to miss this event.
After storyboarding and script revisions, filming started with a twelve day shoot in the South American rain forests.
Frank had used the location before during the filming of Always, and during that production he had casually noted that if he was ever to be bitten by a poisonous spider, that forest would be the place. With this in mind, he had already found his first location. The scenes shot in the forests are when the lair of the spiders is accidentally opened by a couple of explorers, unwittingly releasing the deadly mutants in the process. After a couple of nasty deaths, the spiders continue their relentless march
- straight into the lives of Mr. Daniels and his fellow villagers
where an almighty battle ensues to stamp out the creeping
arachnids.
BIG BOB AND CO Marshall's main objective was to scare, and to do this it was essential that the all-imortant spiders were realistic.
However, using real spiders involved difficult handling and unreliable stars (who fell asleep at inopportune moments during filming), so Chris Walas and his thirty-man crew started to prepare a handful of radio controlled creatures. This threw up two problems: first of all, Walas had less than half an inch to squeeze in more wiring than was needed to control another of his creations, Gizmo the Mogwai in Gremlins; and, secondly, the spiders' walk had to be totally realistic. The wiring problem was solved relatively easily, and the walking was also resolved using a wire- based system which got
the principle stars' milling around almost perfectly. Once that nut was cracked, Walas then had to make no less than forty versions of ‘Big Bob’ the massive spider who ultimately controls the others, along with a selection of nylon-based webs and a few rotting corpses.
Some scenes, however, required the actor and real spiders in the same shot, and Marshall refused to mess around with point of view shots as seen through the spider's eyes as he wanted the film to give anyone watching the shivers so that they could imagine that they were in the same situation - and some of the frightened looks are so effective you'll see in the film, are because the actors really didn’t like their hairy co-stars!
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DICK TRACY Like Good Morning Vietnam, Dick Tvacy was one of those Disney films released through its ‘maturer’ offspring, Touchstone Pictures. The game marks the debut for Disney on an own-name label. Mark Patterson looks at program number one... Dick Tracy the movie was an yellow-coated hero starts his accurate and clever adapta- arresting mission on the left tion of Chester Gould's classic side of the screen and has to comic strip. The game couldn't cut his way through enemy be more different. Gone is the ranks to leave on the right side, kind, sensitive, intelligent Dick and a flick-screen
system is once Dick reaches the end of the comics and movie; in it's used to depict the levels. Ol ,he stage, the main crimi- Unfortunately, though, the nal awaits him. Repeated favourite hideout for the bad shooting brings him to |us- guys seems to be in each tice, allowing two cops to screen's border - an area come on screen and take which allows them to shoot him away, you, without you being able to retaliate. Likewise, if Dick is standing too close to a character when he fires, his gun will ance. The end-of-level bosses depict the action. Thanks to shoot past them, even though are only
recognisable thanks the lack of this variety and the they can still sap your energy, to the addition of a small piccy quality of its graphics, sound, Every time Dick is shot you at the bottom of the screen, and playability, Dick Tracy place is a trigger-happy, yellow temporarily lose control as he Film tie-ins should take keys rates as something of a disap- coated Robocop whose only recoils. Your energy is subse- scenes from the movie they pointment for first ‘true Disney' aim is to shoot anyone who quently reduced and when this are based on - as seen in game. There's bags of poten- gets in
his way-in fact,the cop- expires it's 'game over'. Robocop II or Batman - and tial from this stable so let's out gameplay in this simple. However, one of the game's use different game styles to hope that thenext one's better, horizontally scrolling shoot'em biggest faults is that avoiding up could have been used for the enemy bullets is a very hit Dick Tracey can colled two guns - a Colt 45 Special or a Thompson sub- any character, whether it be and miss affair, and this means machine gun AKA the Chicago piano -although the difference Is minimal.
Robin Hood, Alien, or that skill isn’t needed to com- Superman. Plete the game, only luck. I can The graphics are as weak appreciate that the program- and as thin as Dick's objec- mers were trying to keep the tives. Tracy looks almost seven colour style of the film, passable, until he moves, but the Amstrad-style colours Utilising four frames of anima- used are just too gaudy and tion every two steps, our give the game a bland appear- THE PriCE IS RIGHT In terms ol US box office takings, Disney Studios were top of the chart in 1990. Although it failed to do a Batman, Walt's descendants wrung
around $ 104 million out of Dick Tracy making it the fourth top grosser that year, while the 'thrillomedy' Arachnaphobia just missed top ten billing but still made a cool $ 50 million.
DISNEY WORLD FRANCE Acres - or should that be hectares? - of Parisian land are being cleared to make way for Disney's first Euro theme park.
Disney World France will give access to millions of 1992ers who don't want to fork out the air fare to the States to see Daffy, Donald and Pinnochio. And just like its American counterparts, the French centre will be packed with theme lands, avenues of the future and no doubt one from the ancien re gime. "New materials and systems" and audio-anlma- tronics are the cornerstones of the Disney parks, and for a few ten francs you'll be treated to some eye-boggling wonders.
And in the meantime, should you be In Paris, why not visit the wonderful City ot Science and Industry? You'll find space stations, submarines, a geodesic dome, flight simulators, a twenty foot robot, plus a huge, sound-altering carbon dioxide bubble that you can play with. True, it’s not a Disney creation but it’s great fun all the same.
(Left) When things start to get too hectic, a well-timed gret can be thrown. As the alir explosion clears, most ol the enemy on the screen at the time 1 ot detonation will be killed, and f the larger ones weakened.
Your hazardous mission takes you through enemy-tilled camps, and later through the surrounding country. To speed up your journey, you 'borrow' numerous jeeps and boats to take you through the enemy lines. This is detailed on the map which appears between levels, and shows your progress as you battle your way to the awaiting plane to freedom.
One of the first games to emerge from USG's recent exclusive tie-in with the arcade giants Sega.
Line Ol Fire is an Operation Thunderbolt-s y e shoot'em- up spanning eight stages.
However, whereas Thunder- boltwas played along horizontally and forward-scrolling levels, Line Ol Fire goes one better and combines the two by allowing the player to turn corners - effectively combining the two - a system that Sega’s dedicated sprite handling software could handle with ease, but could cause more than a few problems for tne Amiga, Fresh from their success with the Rotoscape system, Creative Materials were duly given the unenviable job of recreating Line Ol Fire - scrolling system and all - and, to their credit, they have produced what must rank as one of the best
conversions of a Sega coin-op that the Amiga has seen.
In case you aren't familiar with the coin-op. Line Of Fire follows the same all-action route trodden by Op Wolf and its sequel, with one or two players blasting their way through wave after wave of enemy foot soldiers, boats and tanks. The action is viewed as through the eyes of the soldiers, with the smooth dual scrolling bringing the massive sprites that make up the gun and missile-toting enemy towards you. A cursor is used to aim your weapon, and is moved around using either the joystick or the mouse, with the respective buttons of each firing a stream of bullets or lobbing a grenade into
the fray. Care should be taken when firing, though, as your ammo supplies are limited to a few clips of bullets and a handful of grenades, although further supplies can be picked up by shooting the relevant icon as and when they appear on screen.
Likewise, medical caches can be collected in the same manner and replace any energy lost due to enemy fire. If, however, your energy reaches zero, one of your five credits will be lost.
The basic scenario of the game is that you and your buddy have succeeded on a mission to breach the unnamed enemy's defences and have stolen a prototype machinegun. Controlling the two heroes, your aim is to guide them safely back through the eight stages between the enemy base and relative safety, using the liberated gun to defend yourselves.
Each of the stages is detailed on a map that appears between levels, and your journey begins with you sprinting through cramped corridors of the enemy base, before engaging the enemy forces as you battle through the treacherous caverns and rivers that must be negotiated. In addition, waiting at the end of each stage is a massive guardian which may take the form of a helicopter or a tank and can only be destroyed by repeated fire or a few grenades.
With the exception of a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Cramming the Line Of Fire coin-op into the Amiga is an impossible feat, so Creative Materials had to decide which aspects of the game were dispensible. The main difference between the two versions are to do with the graphics. They aren’t quite as detailed and there are less stepping frames as and when the sprites are enlarged and updated. In addition. Creative opted lor less enemies on screen which, luckily, doesn't affect the gameplay. Instead it means that Amiga Line of Fire can run at a faster rale. The sprites were transferred directly from the
coin- op via a piece of screen grabbing hardware and then retouched. This saved a lot of time and hassle and also made the conversion slightly more accurate than if they had been drawn trom scratch - a feat that would have taken months of work.
Reduced number of. Sprites on screen, Creative have somehow managed to squeeze practically everything from the coin-op into this Amiga version. More importantly, this version seems to have more playability than its arcade parent, and certainly more than Ocean’s two Taito games.
Granted, there are a few rough edges to the graphics, but when you consider just how much is on screen and the speed at which it moves, this is more than understandable.
In addition, the sound isn’t all it could have been, and the explosive effects are a little weak. I do feel that perhaps Line Ol Fire's difficulty level should have been tweaked to make it harder, but even so with is a brilliant shoot’em-up and one that warrants immediate attention.
US GOLD £24.95 fi Superb conversion of a playable coin-op GRAPHICS 87% SOUND 79% LASTABILITY 76% PLAYABILITY 90% OVERALL 85% Steve Merrett Four Ml Abrams Tanks. Four soldiers in each. That’s Four Tanks, Sixteen Men. And you control the whole shooting match.
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Dec 89 ©1990 Unraft LH ©1990 Wa GnSi LM SCREEN In Prince Of
Persia we have an example of the contrasting styles of
British and American software. Games programmed in Britain tend
to suffer from weak design, often the result of a sprint toward
the profit line. Even so-called original products can be
retarded, a rehash of an ancient game.
American software, while,nbt always technically astounding, is often head and shoulders above. Companies like Broderbund, Sierra, Maxisand Cinemaware have made names for themselves in Europe, America and Japan, with some titles approaching the million sales mark.
Broderbund first rose to fame on the C64 almost seven years ago with Karateka, an interactive karate movie. Since then they’ve produced titles such as Wings Of Fury, Typhoon Thompson and Shuffle Puck Cafe among others.
Prince Of Persia is not much more than an average looking arcade adventure. The backgrounds are bland, the main sprite lacks detail, and at first glance it seems a visual non-starter. But it play and the game takes on a completely different light. The apparently dull main sprite comes to life with some amazing animation.
Programmer Jordan Mechner studied hours of sword fights and human movement to make the characters move as realistically as possible, the effect is incredible.
Your ultimate goal is to rescue your true love, who's been imprisoned in a high tower by her evil father. She's got one hour to decide between her love for you, or death. This gives the game a time limit and forces you to hurry up.
Apart from the guards there are plenty of other pitfalls to face. The least deadly are clumps of spikes which shoot out of the floor. These are easy to avoid. One of the more novel pitfalls occurs on level four. A mirror appears just before the rnvvuv QUALITY STEREO SOUND The SOUNDBLASTER is a 5 watt per channel stereo amplifier that comes complete with high quality 50 watt 3 way speakers, power supply and leads and instructions to allow it to be quickly & easily connected to your computer. , The SOUNDBLASTER adds an extra dimension to your games, imagine super stereo sound effects, crystal
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Jumping Is performed by tapping the fire button while runnlng.As you fall, tap the button and make your hero reach out and attempt to grab onto a platform.
I Level two takes place inside the palace. Here the cause of death is not just because of the spikes, but because of the extremely long fall.
Obviously more practice is needed on the jumps.
End, jumping through is the only way past. As you go through one side your reflection jumps out the other, returning later on in the game to cause you untold trouble.
The control system is simplicity itself. Players unlucky enough to fall into a pit should push a button making their character reach out and try to grab any available ledges. On later levels this is essential as some jumps are too wide to negotiate in a single leap.
Prince of Persia is immensely playable. The game owes a lot to the animation and ease of control of the main character. Without this it would be nothing more than a below par platform jaunt. All the elements come together extremely well to form a game which is both playable and enduring. One of the most interesting games I’ve seen in long time.
Mark Patterson GAMEPLAY As the puzzles start taking shape so does the game.
The first few levels are an introduction lo the mechanics ot the game; the initial problems require you to learn how the control system lor the character works, how the various puzzles are connected and how to battle your turban-wearing opponents. There's a useful level skip which lets you try out the tirst lour stages, although this only leaves you with fifteen minutes on the clock.
THREE SECTIONS The whole game's set over just three sections. The first of these, the dungeons, is pitched just right for the beginner. Guards are easily defeated and the puzzles get progressively tougher as you get better. Next is the sequence set inside the castle. The graphics change to sandstone blocks and columns, the guards toughen up and so do the puzzles. Make liberal use of the pause button before trying to work out the next move. Finally there's the tower. At this stage there's not much time left on the clock, so all of your skills are required to overcome some very tough guards
and mind bending puzzles.
Throughout each level you're updated on the progress of the Princess via an attractive little graphic sequence. This adds somewhat to the scant in-game presentation.
F Smart arcade adventure.
Plays better than it looks. ¦ GRAPHICS SOUND LASTABILITY PLAYABILITY 83% 79% 87% 88% OVERALL 87% SCENE Leaving their footy boots behind. Anco return to the computer arena with Death Trap, a sprawling arcade adventure which involves the negotiation ot countless burst-scrolled rooms. The game's scenario tells ot an evil magician by the name ot Shankriya, who is the ruler of the domain in which you. As Abi. Find yourselt.
Shankriya became a magician ot great power alter stealing some magic scrolls and deposing the historical ruler ot the land. He then hid the scrolls in a series of guarded labyrinths and sealed the fate of the land. You, as Abi, must find the scrolls and put an end to Shankriya's reign of terror.
There are five levels of Labyrinths which you must work through, each populated with bizarre creatures, wizards and traps. Upon entering the Labyrinth, Abi is armed with a meagre Woolworth s boy scout pen-knife, which is about as deadly as a Woolworth's boy scout, but on killing someof the marauding creatures, he is rewarded with amounts of Red, Green or Blue potions which can be mixed together to create various spells.
To cast spells, just hit the spacebar and the amount of each potion needed to complete the lowest strength of the highlighted spell, weapon or cure is shown. If you have enough ingredients to increase the strength of the spell then move the joystick up
- the new strength of the spell is displayed in the lightening
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now selected and battle can recommence as you fight your way
through the level, pulling levers down in various locations in
order to gain passage to ever more dangerous locations.
Death Trap is a remarkable break from Anco's footballing heritage. The scrolling is a little jerky, but graphics are clean and well detailed, even down to the tiny, power-draining leech that leaps up and sticks to your back, draining potions and energy. Although initially difficult, the game follows a simple pattern with items, traps and monsters always appearing in the same place, so that if you lose one of your four lives, you can retrace your steps to the point of your last demise. In all. Death Trap comes over as a very disappointing arcade adventure. Its presentation is far from what we
expect these days, with badly-animated sprites and the aforementioned eye- straining scrolling makes positioning far from easy.
These niggling faults mar what is already a decidedly average game, and there are far better games of this ilk on the market.
THE ART OF MAGIK The earliest examples of spells were found on Egyptian papyruses in the first century, magical spells and sorcery have been used to defeat enemies, wake the spirits of the dead and to ensure success in love. Witchcraft is thought to come from a Stone-Age religion called Wicca, or Craft of the Wise . Unusual potions include swallowing gold to cure jaundice and a brew of horse dung as a cure-all.
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Shady deals take place in the bar. Apart from picking up tips on how to improve your game, you also get to meet opposition players. If you're feeling flush there's an option that lets you pay off other players. For instance, you might persuade them to play badly, or even join your side. Picking a fight with somebody is also a good way to mess them up before a match. It boosts your players' morale, too.
As sport games go
M. U.D.S. is extremely basic. But Rainbow Arts' novel approach
has produced a potential classic.
M. U.D.S. i£ set in a typical Dungeons and Dragons style land:
the middle ages with plenty ot monsters running round. The
main pastime consists ot watching M.U.D.S., a violent team
sport that's not too unlike an Arsenal Vs Man United match,
with two teams trying to score in opposing goals while
knocking merry hell out ot each other. Take over as
player manager of a small backwater M.U.D.S. team and aim to
become the biggest sensation the sport has ever seen.
Cross between soccer, rugby and American football. A team consists of five players - two in defence, one midfielder and two attackers. Instead of a ball, a small creature called a Flonk is used, which is vomited onto the pitch by a larger creature.
There's a bucket at either end of the pitch which acts as a goal, into which the Flonk must be thrown. Between the goal and the defenders lies a shark infested moat, which can be negotiated by players, but at great risk.
The average team consists of five main players plus six or seven reserves. In turn these are made up from the sixteen different races that inhabit the plus points tages. Fuzzools, for instance, are obsessed with playing in
M. U.D.S. teams, even though the hapless creatures are con
sidered to be a delicacy in some parts of the country and
likely to be eaten while on tour.
A player will fight until him or his opponent drops. A foul occurs when a player without the Fhonk is tackled. If the ref isn't looking you can usually get away with this; if you are with SCREEN spoiled the offending player is encased in a block of ice for thirty seconds as punishment.
A large part of the game is devoted to the campaign mode, during which you look after your team, buy players, nobble the opposition, and arrange tours. Select a hotel to use as HO. If you don't stash your team in a hotel they end up milling around the streets getting into trouble. Everytown has a slave market where you can purchase fresh players for your squad, or flog off the trashy ones.
Banks are on hand to update you on your finances, or lend you a small amountof cash.
If you’re particularly skint a loan shark will spot you a couple of grand, although this is risky - if you default on your payments, their collection methods can prove painful... And you’re not just limited to one city. M.U.D.S. is set across an entire continent. This provides you with plenty of different teams and locations, and stops things from becoming repetitive.
Initially M.U.D.S. seems very simplistic, but once you start playing it takes on a style of its own. Not only is it funny and uncomplicated, but incredibly addictive. One of the best games I’ve played in a long time.
Mark Patterson Humans are good all-rounders. Their main drawback is unreliability: but it’s often worth placing one in mid-fields The word tough was tor Bulls. They’re the biggest, strongest creatures in the whole ot MUDS. The perfect, indestructible defenders.
Whizzles are amazingly fast, but weak. They need to be kept well fed otherwise they'll feast on other Etanis are, slow, strong and incredibly thick - in other words natural defenders, only surpassed If it’s speed you want the Warklonks are the fastest. Unfortunately, they’re the weakest creatures in MUDS.
RAINBOW ARTS £24.95 t Amazingly addictive.
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CUT OUT AND KEEP HriSTMAS iOOD A VlESGUiDE Label Amiga ST IBM PC % % % F19 Stealth Fighter ... ......MicroProse . ..91.00 .... ...93.45 . 92.00 Midwinter ...... .Rainbird ... ..91.00 .... ...93.54..... 93 90 Rick Dangerous II ......MicroStyle .. ..87.04 .... ...87.00 . Silent Service II ... ......MicroProse . 92 67 Tower of Babel ..... .Rainbird ... ..92.92 .... 91 50 Simulcra ......MicroStyle ..
..87.25 .... ...87.02 .. A whole host of other MicroProse games have also scored high average marks, including Railroad Tycoon (IBM) - 93.65%, Carrier Command (IBM) - 99.13%. and Stunt Car Racer (Amiga) 90.05%. Tis the season to be jolly....and also Tkm the season in which we suffer from
• * excess; one Sherry or Mince Pie too many; that snog under
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Christmas sometimes brings out the worst in people, and often brings out the worst in software, as the shops get crammed with games which are poor film licence conversions, and rehashed compilations of five year old "classics'.
Disappointment is often the result for serious software users; Cow-a-dunga, Roboflop 17, Terminal Relapse, S.L.U.M. Runner; popular for the twelve days of Christmas, but likely to leave you as cold as Boxing Day's Turkey for the rest of the year.
What of the year’s vintage offerings ? Which games have set the software shelves alight throughout 1990 ? Which publishers offer you the best of times every month of the year ?
The Proof of the Pudding... V Every computer magazine takes a keen interest in the quality of games published. Every edition is packed with reviews, comments, and marks out of ten, aimed at making your choice easier. Some magazines cover specific computers, others a range of computers, and some every computer. But they all know one thing; How to spot a great game: One of the UK's leading magazines, “A.C.E.", keeps a monthly check on the marks scored in all the reviews in all of the magazines, to see which publishers' products are receiving acclaim everywhere.
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"The conclusion to be drawn is that MicroProse games provide consistent quality, value, and enjoyment, all year round."
The clear winners are MicroProse, proving to be the most consistent of the publishers surveyed. A list of average marks received by six of their games (remember this is across all UK mags) are shown above. All the games rank highly.
Over the page you’ll see why... advert Eleven programmers and tjp researchers worked for four man years to produce the masterpiece billed as "The Strategy Game of the Decade”.
Advert The reviewers held their breath and then gasped in amazement at what they saw.... “Many games are billed as ‘revolutionary’, but Midwinter is probably the closest you are going to get to the title.
Although the presentation is superb, it is the superb gameplay that sets it apart from other 'classics'. Although your task is to destroy the evil General Masters, the gameplay allows you to perform the task in whatever manner you deem appropriate. As you put together a strong team with varying skills that actually have a bearing on the game, any method can be used to kill Masters. Couple this with four modes of transport, numerous missions, and an involving storyline, you have a game that really does live up to its classification." ST Action May 90 Midwinter has convinced me for the first
time ever that a game can be really clever and incredibly playable. It’s an absolutely phenomenal game and there are no phenomenal game and there are no reasons not to buy it. Absolutely stunning."
Zero March 90 “A landmark in computer entertainment."
The One Feb 90 “Undoubtedly Rambird this Christmas.
Set to be a classic.' C&VG March 90 "The most atmospheric, utterly magnificent game I’ve played, and will play, all year." ZZAP ! April 90 Midwinter tells the story of one islands struggle for survival in a new Ice-Age. Its Gallup chart history is one of triumph - another Number 1. For one hell of a Cool Yule, pit your wits against Midwinter from • advert It's 30 feet wide, 59 ¦JT feet long and has ®* an almost invisible radar signature. It's the plane that the US Air Force won’t talk about - but when MicroProse revealed it to the world, the reviewers spilt the beans about the F-19 Stealth
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Stealth is the most complete flight sim yet in terms of gameplay. It’s as if the plane was built for a game." Amiga Format Nov 90 "This definitely has to be one of the best, if not THE greatest flight sim out I"
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Amstrad Action Nov 90 “The gameplay is superb, involving and addictive. It is the sheer volume of challenge and entertainment in this game that makes it absolute corker.” Raze Nov 90 "By now, Rick Dangerous has earned its place in the hall of fame for classic platform games, but just when everyone was taking it for granted, along comes the sequel - and its even better than the original. The graphics have been polished up, the sound effects are funnier and the gameplay is more fluid and enjoyable. With a little thought all the puzzles can be worked out (and some of the solutions are very
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Mark Patterson DINAMIC £24.95 i Fun and original shoot 'em up, but a bit slow 1 GRAPHICS 81% SOUND 80% LASTABILITY 81% PLAYABILITY 85% OVERALL 82% Companies often try to work shoot 'em ups in with strategy - most of the time this fails. Narco Police, however, manages to combine the most popular styles of arcade game with a highly convincing strategy element.
The Narco Police, as the name suggests, are a drug enforcement unit. Equipped with state-of-the art weaponry, their purpose is to do battle with drug barons in the by now quite standard not-so-subtle manner.
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GERALD first appeared on the Amstrad CPC series a few years back, and the game was a variant on the then popular Marble Madness theme.
99 99 99 99 19 19 19 19 19 Controlling GERALD, ybu were given the arduous task of entering each of the game’s 500+ screens, and logging them whilst also keeping an eye out for the bonus diamonds which were just ripe for stealing. However, the task was set against a strict timelimit, and every time GERALD came into contact with the enemy creatures that inhabited the strange 3D landscape, he would lose valuable seconds. Likewise, should our accidentally lose his balance and slip off a precarious ledge, more time would be lost. For its time. Spindizzy was - if you'll excuse the pun -
revolutionary, and now, four or more years after its release. Paul Shirley has come up with a sequel of sorts.
Basically, these new Spindizzy worlds are tougher versions than those of the 8-bit game. First time round, for instance, GERALD had to solve tricky puzzles by rolling over floor switches in a certain order, and in this version the traps play a bigger part than before. GERALD is once again out to collect as many diamonds as possible, and you have to guide him through the 185 stages that make up the strange isometric worlds whilst avoiding the energy-sapping hazards and pitfalls that get in the way. Each world is based on certain themes, and you are eased into the game thanks to the addition
of a few trainer screens that allow you to get used to its many new hazards.
For instance, as well as the ice traps and water hazards that appeared in the original, the new worlds house squares that will take you in a set direction and others that lead into special bonus screens, so rather than being thrown in at the deep end, a clue box below the main area advises you of »• SPINDIZZY ¦ NEW WORLDS how to solve specific problems.
Apart from the usual directional controls, GERALD can be made to jump over ramps by giving him sufficient run up to get to the other side.
Likewise, the useful brake system of the first game stops him in his tracks with a press of the space bar, only this time round it doesn’t deplete his already limited energy every time it is used. In fact, pretty much all of the original's nice touches have been retained, such as the ability to choose which angle the action is viewed from, but GERALD no longer has the ability to change his shape into a ball or gyroscope.
Finally, providing you can find it, Mr. Shirley has included a construction set which allows you to add a further 350 screens to the existing 185.
Anyone who still remembers the original Spindizzy will instantly feel at home with this updated sequel. Graphically, the game is reminiscent of Marble Madnessi and there are a number of neat touches on the later worlds, such as a Pac World (complete with pursuing ghosts!) And assorted pillars and castles. These add to what is already a good looking game, and the bright colours and detailed backdrops are complemented by some of the smoothest multidirectional scrolling the Amiga has seen. Everything about the game is geared towards user-friendliness, tom the tutorial mode to the option
to scroll the lay-out slightly to see what's coming. But that said, and despite its many worlds, I do doubt whether many people could be bothered to keep on playing it to the end. Although there is a lot of variety between each world, the tasks remain basically the same - no matter how tortuous it is to reach the elusive gems - and boredom could soon set in. It is because of this that I cannot award Spindizzy New Worlds a Screen Star, but even so it proves a pleasant diversion from the usual array of shoot'em-ups and coin-op conversions.
MEMORY REQUIRED 512K SCROLL SPEED 10 COLLISION DETECTION 7 COLOURS ON SCREEN 8 LEVELS 185 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 9 HOURS TO COMPLETE WEEKS NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1 GRAPHICS STYLE ISOMETRIC 30 WITH SMOOTH SCROLLING AND THE ABILITY TO PAN AROUND THE PLAY AREA ACTIVISION £24.95 t Playable puzzler that may get dull quickly J GRAPHICS 83% SOUND 70% LASTABILITY 88% PLAYABILITY 82% OVERALL 81% Steve Merrett I CREATE your own MALE or FEMALE i Serve yourself a real Take advantage of ProTennis Tour 2 i Play SINGLES or DOUBLES I MORE tournamenis (Davis Cup...) ¦ ANY stroke is possible ¦ IMPROVED graphics and
musical ambiance UBI SOFT UK SADDLERS HOUSE 100 READING ROAD YATELEY CAMBERLEY SURREY GU17 7RX Tel. 0252 860 299 € SCREEN SCENE nenls to work your way through, 1 but the action is significantly fl faster, adding speed to an already fast game. The main j enhancement, though, is the I inclusion of a tournament, which j allows you to compete for the coveted Masterblazer trophy by | making your way through a num- ; ber of sudden death rounds.
It was a real pleasure seeing ' an old favourite like Ballblazer j updated and improved - especially since all the original's 1 features have been improved ¦ and added to. The new tournament adds to the game's lasting appeal, whilst presentation has also been improved with a nice MASIERBLAZER efore they entered, and subsequently mastered, the world of point and dick' adventures, in 1984 Lucasfilm started to build their reputation with a quartet of unusual arcade games which were distributed by Activision.
Three out of the four games were revolutionary in so much that they used fractals to depict the ever-shifting backdrops, but by far the most playable of these early releases was Ballblazer. A futuresport which could be played by one or two players.
B Played on a chequered pitch, Ballblazervias a simple one-on- one affair in which two players must attempt to gain possession of a plasma ball and fire it into their opponent's moving goal.
To do this, both players seated within an manoeuvrable craft, resource Arts; no I era1 negle made C64' _ Licen Rjf sic thS gain pds- he ball by Rotofoil, and you session and.
Use of the j magnetic t attract and shooting and tackj __a' m system, with th ofTheSscgen viewing the action" from wmjo'yayr'ttotofoil, whilst the bottortVMI ipqis the view from your opponS all, up to ten goals scored before the match's timelimit expires, and success jn a victory for you and rath for your opponent, .thanks to those guys at Rainbow ir are Amiga own- kof the game that (ners gloat with from Lucasfilm, ive taken the iallblazer and and gener- "appearance, it Masterblazer in the protJessT II the basic gameplay features hbye been faithfully recreated, arxkjhere are still
)_uteiveohS(olled oppo- tutorial option explaining the game's intricacies. These improvements also extend to the graphics which are detailed without sacrificing speed - a problem that could have wrecked this conversion. That said, I was a massive fan of the original, and have been looking forward to the Amiga conversion for ages, and must concede that Masterblazer probably won't appeal to all tastes. The action can be a tad repetitive, but as far as I'm concerned this is an incredible blast from the past that should be seen as soon as possible.
Steve Merrett By way of a breather, there is a race mode for speedy players.
RAINBOW ARTS £19.95 1 t A much improved blast from the past... J GRAPHICS 85% SOUND 77% LASTABILITY 72% PLAYABILITY 88% OVERALL 80% I In 1983. Various computer mags were raving about a new American import called Behind Jagged Lines. Written by a sub-division ol the Lucasfilm movie company, the game involved rescuing trapped pilots from the sutlace of a fractal-generated planet Its novel gameplay and unique graphics won it a lof ol fans, but it wasn't to be released over here until a year later, this time under the name Rescue From Fractalus to hype up the graphics system. Following it came
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If it’s November anc then it must be A| American Mat Association, a; all the major are world-boui what did Johi They were a New Orleap A ‘90, tlf i i Operators For three days, eight hours a day, you can play video games and more video games - for absolutely nothing whatsoever. It's a terrible job, but someone's got to do it... Just in case you didn't know it, coin-ops ard big business - estimates for last, year's revenue alone came to about £1.6 Billion pounds, with pinball coming a close nese, of ¦wrenching Mhucky tester was W 360 '!
Secordwitn£i.2 Billion zoom ng its way down the M coin slot Pride a. of place and the urn: that A ised most inte'est was Ata the meg ri Games follow-up to a-hit Hard DritJn',- call R Am digitised Pit Fighter with its graphics also made somethii ng of an impression
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puzzle game, requires a bit of thsvol' grey matter.
B: Steel Gunner, yet another in the line ot electronic nassacres - this time Namco is the perpretator. . . .
Below: Double Dragon 3 - the fight goes on, and this time you can buy a "double" in your quest to thwart evil____ Watch the big sprites slug it out. . . Best beat 'em ups were Brute force from Leyland, and Punch-Out from Fabtek.This is one's from the runner-up, Pound for Pound. . . .
They're coming back - if indeed those tiresome games ever went away. Sega weigh in with Ghost Hunters, Namco with Steel Gunner and Taito with Space Gun - none of which would go down too well at a 'Nam Vets local.
Still, someone must keep playing 'em as they keep making 'em.
There were shoot 'em ups- aplenty. Carrier Airwing was Capcom's contribution and while better than UN Squadron, it's still direly unoriginal. I preferred Strato ghter, the excellent alien er from Tecmo.
about playing Space Invaders again? Taito now t that golden opporlu- jjty inpthing called the ' agniflcent 12, just as " jvant you to play tin the form of and Lightning. Hit ttfug time warp, man.
And then there was a couple of weird ones - Escape Kids from Taito, which races wacky athletes against each other and Ataxx from the Leyland Corp - a sort of Othello variant. I couldn't see this being too popular on the Southend seafront.
Finally puzzle games.
Everyone wants another Tetris - from the punters who want another fix, to the accountants whose wheelbarrows need filling up with more dosh. As it happens, some puzzle games are, well, shall we say strongly 'artistically inspired’ by Tetris, not the least Puzzled which appears on SNK's Neo-Geo and Mosaic by a small company called Space.
Air-Sammy, previously into frantic shoot 'em ups, has launched a passable puzzler called Pushman (the name says it all), but the best came from the Hot B Co Ltd (yes, really) - a game called Palamedies. A cross between Block Hole and Poker Dice, if there's any justice, it is certain to make it in the arcades.
As for pinball machines, the designer of Williams' Elvira excelled himself with the newie Dr Dude and Bally came up with Riverboat, a complex table that played very well indeed. But it was Data East's Simpsons that got the crowds lining up - if only to have photos taken with Bart, who made a rare personal appearance.
But we took a look at the future of computer games with a video show from Taito.
Heard of Sega's 360°, which straps you in and rolls you around and upside down as you play games? Well, Taito aren't going to be left out in the race to get you to regurgitate your eggs, ham and fried bread over your knees... Two players are strapped into this globe, called Infinity, and thrown about in synchrony to a video tape of rollercoasters, motorbike rides, and so forth. Maybe this trend means that next year, they'll be handing out plastic bibs at the door?
Stranger things than this have happened..... throwing comes to the arcades In the unlikely lorm lls original coin-op proved to be highly entertaining Resident who reckons he’s a bit hot when it comes : If you got a bit tired he freeplay machines r at the convention J always take a trip on the Creole Queen, one of the aining paddle steamers that operate from the port.
T Right: The New Orleans convention centre vibrated the electronic beeps of hundreds of new coin-ops.
U'd The Atari stand was decked out with freeplay coin-ops ol Its teagtwinner. Race Drivin'. Watch for this one in your local arcade in tnc new year.
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The first major problem with this superior SSI game is installing it onto three floppy disks. However, if you read the Amiga Data Card and persevere, you should struggle through. Also remember to format a floppy for saves! The pre-gen- erated party is well balanced, and a good choice for beginners, as it contains all the major classes and races. Once you've played for a while, you might find these characters somewhat limiting, so have a stab at creating your own. Another thing to bear in mind is the difficulty level. It’s templing to set it at Novice level, but this really does make the game
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Watch for the characters’ names to go purple; this means they can go up a level.
Unfortunately, this can only be accomplished in a space station, but with any luck your characters will be ready to advance once they've saved the Earth base.
It’s difficult to avoid a fight or two on the roof at the beginning of the game. But providing you space out your party you should easily win - and. Just as importantly, gain booty! Be careful to distribute the goodies in an intelligent way: give your main warriors the laser pistols (they cause 1 -8 points of damage, instead of 1 -4), and the smart- suits (they give +2 to armour class) before the others get them.
Once inside the complex, head east to get to the control room. After a vicious tight (watch out for the RAM forces behind you), the technician will throw a grenade in an attempt to destroy the missile controls. Nominate the character with the most hit points to leap on to the grenade to protect the controls. He or she should survive easily, and all the injuries will be healed.
Once at the spacestation, take advantage ot the facilities. The bar can be a useful source of information and rumours, and the medics will heal any wounds sustained by the party. Go to the shop to purchase new weapons and better armour, as well as stocking up on ammo.
This is the time to sell all the spare weapons - such as laser pistols and bolt guns - and armour the party has accumulated from earlier tights. Use the money wisely before reporting to HQ to get orders and a shuttle for exploring.
The deserted spaceship should be your first port ot call whilst scavenging for debris. Make a map if you want, but at least keep a record of the floors you've In order to heal comatose characters, try to locate the sickbay. Here's a helpful hint: it’s on level 6, so use the ladders and airshafts to get there as quickly as possible. Once you've found it, request the major surgery trom the robot surgeons and input the number. DON'T give them the number of the doctor - he's dead, and the robots know it. Instead, a number found in a Log Book entry from the first floor will be acceptable to the
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to the asteroid, and then turn left. Continue until a wall comes down in front of you, then go right and continue until another wall falls. When the floor starts to move, walk to the left wall and when the acid is nearly touching you, stick the plunger on the wall and hang onl The floor will return and then you can let go of the plunger. To avoid the robots that are after you, put the paper in the basket, light the basket, and set the paper alight. The emergency sprinklers will come on and get rid of the robots. Turn right and you will find yourself in Vohaul's chamber.
THE GRIM SECRET OF THE FOREST There was more than one brave hero stuck in Faerytale Adventure back in October. Alan Godridge ot Barnsley takes them through to the end ot the game ... When you have collected the gold statues from the Isle Of Sorcery, Seaholdr Hemsath's Tomb, and Grimwood Forest, go to the temple of of the Sunstone, defeat the Knight Of Dreams, and take the Sunstone, which makes the Witch of Grimwood vulnerable to attack. Explore the forest until you find the secret tunnel that connects the pathways to the witch's castle. Use the Sunstone and kill her with the wand from the
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Take the golden lasso, make your way to the coast and call the turtle with the shell. Ride to Swan Isle and catch the golden swan with the lasso. Now fly to the Keep in the impassable mountains and rescue the Princess. You will automatically return to the Palace. The King will give you a writ to take to the Priest in Marheim. Talk to the Priest to receive the fifth gold statue.
The hidden city of Azal will now appear at the desert oasis where the beggar lives.
Fly there and search for the rose which will protect you from the lava barriers.
Make your way to the Necromancer's Castle, kill him with the wand, pick up the talisman, and sit back to watch the end sequence!
DYING TO GET IT RIGHT Demon's Tomb is an unusual adventure, in which the death of the player is inevitable in the Prologue. However exactly what the player does before he dies is all important to the main part of the game that follows. Here Helen Goddard of Dagenham recounts how she spent the last few minutes other life... Right at the beginning of the Prologue, switch off the torch, get the bag, go north, throw the bag through the hole, drop the torch and go east. Get the plaque, go west and west again, open the coffin and put the plaque in it, go east and get the bucket and torch, and then
go north. Get the biro and bag, go south and west, put the notebook in the bag and tie a knot in it. Finally, put the bag in the bucket, and put it all in the coffin. Close the lid, lie down, and point to the coffin whilst awaiting your death!
These instructions enable you to get the items into a safe place from the fire, and leave a clue to Richard as to where he should start looking for clues when the game proper starts.
A CRUMB OF COMFORT Here snot a lot of help for Drakhen player Klaus Conrad, from Marcus Elliott of Bristol: I can only answer one very small part of Klaus' letter. Firstly, the forcefield to the prisoner's castle will not budge - I have tried everything I have not tried to get into the pyramid (I am mastering each terrain slowly) although I suspect he may have the same problem with the ice palace.
Certain places will only let you in if you have already completed the problems before. If you have not gone to the third castle (the one in the marshlands with the helpful' drawbridge) then you cannot go into the palace.
A GOLDEN OPENING Leighton Williams has been desperately trying to get to the other side of the golden door on the eighth floor ot the casino in Leisure Suit Larry t. Here is Nigel Parker of Basingstoke to open it: You need the bottle of pills from the east window on the top floor of Lefty's bar.
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MARIE?
HELPLINE In November, Kenneth Larsen was itching to speak up about the abduction ol Marie in Police Quest II. Trouble was.
He didn't have a lead on the case. Here comes one, from Cem Baydar ol Ankara First you should phone Colby. (Did you go to the inn? Search there to tind the phone number.) After that, make a call to the city police. Getting help from the police, now try to adjust your sights for the final! Finishing that, head for the airport, get a ticket, and fly. If you haven’t enough money for the ticket let Keith phone Lytton Police.
BARD'S TALE 2 You only need two passwords to enter the Destiny Stone dungeon; Freeze and Please. Each password must be entered on a separate line. So press return after 'Freeze' and again after 'Please'.
Once beyond a certain point, you cannot return. You have to proceed forward through succeeding levels to the snare.
Mr J W Glover, DronfielO FUTURE WARS To rescue the King's daughter you first have to enter the monastery.
The items you have to find there are a magnetic card which you use to get the remote control unit which is used in the wine store to open the passage.
Mr E Calcasola '* • LOST PATROL The main problem is keeping strength and morale levels up. The best way to do this is to rest for fifty minutes each time your men get tired.
At the end of the day when it's time to dig in for the night, rest your men in fifty minute stages. This might take a while but it greatly increases strength and moral levels.
Make sure you change your scout regularly because this drains a lot of strength, especially after a hand to hand combat encounter.
Dave Firman, Hemel Hempstead DIZZY To get the fire proof suit go to the very top of the tree house and jump oft the right.
Walk across the clouds until you find the pogo stick. Go back to the beach making sure you have the pogo stick and the rubber snorkel. Go into the water and stand at the notice on the second half of the wreck. Jump straight up. You will now be at the island in the sky and to the right is the fire-proof suit Joseph Leiper. Aberdeen ENQUIRIES A FROSTY REPORT yvind Adn y writes from Arendal in Norway to complain thatManhunler2 ‘has a tendency to load and load', causing him to reset his machine. He is playing version 3.06. Has anyone else suttered this problem, and on what version?
Meanwhile, yvind has another problem, relating to Codename Iceman.
The captain says 'Report when depth attained’. But how? I've tried everything and I can't find any clue in the manual, either. Thanks for the best magazine ever to appear in my University! (F1) A FISHY TAIL Rosie Russell ol Wakefield is getting fed up wailing for a mermaid!
Can anyone tell me how to get the mermaid to appear in King's Quest II? I have collected all of the items but now I can’t get any further. (F2) LIFTING THE VEIL Not usually one to ask for help with an RPG, Matt Posey ol Brandon in Suffolk says he admits to being stumped!
I can’t seem to pass the part where there are two magical veils with a portcullis in between. You have to run very quickly through the first veil and into the space between, then repeat the process for the second veil. Is there something I'm missing? I’ve tried the other door with an iron key and a key of Ra, and even a Zo spell won’t work. I would really appreciate some help. (F3) X-OUT Please could you send me a cheat for this brilliant, but extremely difficult game.
Hurry, because I've only got one lock of hair left to pull out before I go mad.
Nathan Dyer (F4) LOOM I've been losing sleep over this game. Will someone please tell me how to get past the waterspout?
I’ve learnt that you can spin drafts backwards. But how do I get the necessary experience to spin drafts with higher notes?
I'd also like a cheat for Xenon II Keir Livock (F5) RUNNING MAN Has anyone got a cheat for Running Man?
I can kill the first stalker, but I can't get past Buzzsaw. I am also having trouble with Barbarian 2 from Palace. Any hints would be greatly appreciated.
Ttm Streakier (F6) SUPREMACY Supremacy is one of the best strategy wargames we have played, but we are having problems with the games speed.
We find it hard to keep track of the ships.
Is their anyway of slowing it down?
Dean Siford & Pete Bradley (F7) PARADROID 90 I've recently bought the great new game 'Paradroid 90’. Unfortunately, I've been unable to get past the first level or kill many droids. Has anyone got a cheat for infinite lives or level skipping?
Sucha Singh Dhende (F9) DRAGON'S BREATH I have been playing Dragon's Breath for over a year now and always run out of money or my dragon dies. Could someone help me find pieces of the talisman and give me a cheat for infinite spells?
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• In Bard’s Tale 21 have managed to gel all the segments except
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HAMMERFIST Hammerfist’s journey under the sea isn't easy. Try typing in I WANT TO CHEAT backwards on the high score table. This will give you infinite lives.
SIMULCRA Here's a few handy tips for Micro Styles futuristic battle game.
The Mothership: It follows you around generating meanies and can take many hits. Ram rather than shoot.
Homing Weapons: Retreat as fast as possible and shoot them. Most homing missiles have a limited range and can be out run.
Blitzkrieg: The best attack is a fast one.
Attack a generator by flying along power barriers at full speed. Learn to recognise the edge barriers. Barriers you can shut down never merge with the edge, and nearly always lead to a generator.
UNTOUCHABLES Start playing, pause the game then type in SOUTHAMPTON GAZETTE'.
Capone will now be facing an infinite army of Eliot Nesses.
DRAGON BREED Pretty new, but already causing problems. Pause and type 'IREM1. You’ll be given infinite lives and pressing N will teleport you to the next level.
GHOSTS'N GOBUNS Get a high score and instead of entering LEGEND OF THE LOST On the password screen type the word EDLER. You should now be able to skip levels.
ATOMIC ROBOKID Typing in TUESDAY 14TH on the title screen will give you a natty little menu which allows you to give Robo infinite lives and all the best weapons.
Your name type in (I). This will deactivate the sprite detection making you indestructible.
MIDNIGHT RESISTANCE Pause then type in ‘it’s easy when you know how'. That should give you infinite lives.
VOODOO NIGHTMARE If you're cursing Palace's Voodoo Nightmare here's how to obtain the last few pins to help you destroy the witch doctor.
Mission 1 Feed the monkey on your back bananas.
Eventually, this will give him a bad case of diarrhoea, and he'll run off to a secluded spot.
Mission 2: Reunite the lion cub with his mum. Look in the tree trunks.
Mission 3: Save a sick native, buy medicine.
It’s always safer to move around at night, as that's when the creatures sleep. When day breaks, hit the pause key. Night will still fall but because the game's paused nothing moves.
As soon as the sky darkens unpause and carry on exploring OPERATION STEALTH A Stealth Bomber’s gone missing in Delphine's Operation Stealth. Here’s how to get it back.
Go to the newspaper machine and examine the returned coins slot. Take the coin and insert it into the machine to get a newspaper.
Examine the newspaper and go west. Open the brief case and examine the passport. Take the notes. Operate the calculator and place the passport into the slot. Set the machine for Germany then press the centre button.
Go east and show the customs guard your German passport. Speak to the girt then go west. Show the guard your airline ticket.
Examine the baggage then take case marked Martinez. Go east (into the toilet). Open the suitcase and take everything out of It. Plug the cable into the power point and use the razor.
Go west, south, then west again?At the airporf- stand near the sign and wait for a taxi. When one turns up get in and head towards town.
In Town Go up, west, then enter the bank. Give the bank teller two lots of money. Go east twice.
Give the coins to the florist and take the red carnation. Find John and give him the carnation. Go north then west twice. Sit down on the park bench. When the agent’s been shot take the card and the key then leave the park and turn east. Go back to the bank and give the key and the card to the teller. Go south and use the key on the safe (bottom right). Take the briefcase, the box and the envelope. You'll now be captured. Select operate and click on the ground. Use the metal to cut your bonds.
Operate the metal and take the pickaxe. Face right and use the pickaxe three times. Go east Palace Negotiate the four mazes, saving the game as you make progress.
Go through the door at the end ol the maze. Pull the statues arm. Use the box on the safe. Press the on button. Use the arrows to alter the combination, a red light will come on when you select a correct number.
When all four digits are entered press the off button. Take the box, operate the lock and take the envelope.
Underwater Swim straight down. When you reach the sea bed swim west until you see three pieces of seaweed. Keep examining them until you receive two messages. Swim east as far as possible. Press the button on the palm tree.
Go east through the opening and operate the porthole. Once you’re inside the cage use your pen on the lock. Use your watch on the west wall, followed by the east wall. Go right, open the grill and pass through the mazes.
And swim across three screens, surfacing for air wherever possible. Go up the stairs, west twice, then down the stairs to the beach.
Speak the old man then give him some change. Go up the stairs then north. Enter the hotel, go through the west door and up the stairs. Go east and open the right hand door. Save the game.
The Hideout Move slowly to the first alcove. Use the operate command on the guard. Take his clothes, his boots and his laces. Use the laces on the soldier. Take the napkin and use that on the soldier too. Take the glass and go south. Go Water Skis Avoid the rocks. Try to catch your opponent.
On The Ship Operate the bracelet. Upon approaching the ocean select operate and click on the girl.
Through the door and into the storeroom.
Examine the doors. Take the rubber stamp and the laces. Use the laces on John. Go south then east and go through the door.
Examine the cloths and take the instructions.
Use the glass on the fountain. Operate the garbage. Take the lifeboat. Go west, north twice, west and enter the door. Use the glass on the officer. Take the stamp, go south and operate the cigarette case. Operate the top cigarette and use the paper on the glass. Go east then south and go through the door. Use the stamp on the ink pad, then use the pad on the instructions. Go west, north and use the fingerprint on the ID pad. Go east and use the instructions on the mailbox. Go north and use the electric cable on the plug socket. Operate the razor then use it on the trash can. Exit east, use
the bottom cigarette on the the computer.
When the computer blows up operate Otto.
After the fight use the CD on the CD player.
Exit through the top left door.
MGHIERBD (THE MOVIE) Follow these tips to get through the first section of Ocean's Nightbreed.
Go to the hospital. Narcisse will tell you about Midian. Go there next. Don't worry about running through road blocks, they won't stop you.
Repeatedly thump the fire button to escape from Peloquin. Don't worry about being shot, Peloquin’s bite ensures you survive.
Once you’ve escaped from the police, return to Midian and enter the town. Spin the joystick anti-clockwise to avoid the knives. Inside Midian you get to meet Mr Lyslesburg, who lets you have a good look around. Descend to level three to meet Baphomet. This leads you into the second section of the game.
Helicopter Operate the elastic on the bomb. Operate the lifeboat to complete the game.
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The sequence could, for example, have a cartoon feel.
In this case, your animated subject need not be logically correct. In the same way some four-legged cfeatures are depicted as two legged - Bugs Bunny for instance. The real advantage to comical animation is that there are no rules to govern how the subject should look, but remember the end result should have all the same qualities as a realistic depiction, and that is the essence of the character.
Last month, Gary Carr from Bullfrog explained the basics of animation, using the ‘squash and stretch sphere’ technique. This month, he moves onto the delicate subject of how to link animation and place it onto a backdrop.... With this thought in mind, try this little animation exercise.
Get a friend to draw a squiggle on screen using D-Painl III. As you were shown last month, save it out as an animation brush and set up a ‘flick book' of animation frames (give yourself a generous amount).
Now comes the wacky conceptual part. Try to imagine that the squiggle is your character and try to make it move in the style of the creature you are trying to emulate. In the case of this demo, try and suggest' ape-like movements to your shape. If you can get your head round this, you are more than half-way to winning the Demo competition. Who said artists are strange?
So, once you have your cool animation and hot graphics, you can begin to add some artistic 'touches’. Here at Bullfrog, we try to make our 'nice touches' as functional as possible, rather than just being a pretty effect. Take Powermonger for example.
Every single piece of animation and graphic within the game has an identity and serves a purpose. The pid- geons send messages, the storks deliver newly born babies, when it snows your men eat more to keep warm etc. These additional details are what can make a good piece of work into a great one.
In my version of the CU demo, I used lots ot incidental graphics' to suggest depth and also to create a feeling of a hostile terrain. Incidental graphics are items of animation and backdrop that, though not important to any aspect of the core of the sequence, help provide atmosphere and or an enhanced presentation. In this case, during the eating’ sequence, a snake slithers from behind a rock at the rear of the cave. It then side-winds through the rib cage of the dead animal's carcass, finally sliding out of shot. These touches also help give a feeling of continuity.
Moving back to animation tips, if you have access to a video recorder, try and build up a reference library of different movements by tracing the relevant frames (usually one in every three when using the ‘frame advance') onto tracing paper. Even better, if you have a friend or family member with A good sprite bank is essential for successful animation. Draw your characters as large as possible without taking up so much room that you compromise the speed ot movement.
Incorporate this movement Into your designs. Remember the 'flickering page corner' effect we wrote about last month? Draw a character in various stages of motion. It could be eating, running, engaged, in fact, in any activity to 'animate' the subject.
Try to make your animation as interesting as possible. A salivating monkey chewing on a fleshy bone with one arm while swatting a fly with the other is far more interesting than a chimp who shakes a Bonio____ ‘REALISTIC’ FANTASIES If you decide to present the sequence in a realistic nature, it’s worth spending time studying how the subject moves, trom any good reference. . « a video camera, you can film as many scenes as you need.
Remember to include some sort of scale measurement within the shot.
This may sound a little like cheating, but if it improves the quality of you work, then why not use it?
Don’t make assumptions while designing the animation, - p J as though the hand of an ape looks fairly similar to that * •V 1 2 3 of a human being, the joints move and function in a totally sflpj different way. There can be nothing worse in a demo than -,«7 THIS MONTH'S SEQUENCE
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spoilt by a poor 5 *,'» I understanding of subject movement.
From the storyboard we chose a mid-shot of the apeman pulling a bone off the dead carcass, picking at the bones and leaving the screen (this suggests our character is some sort of leader). The majority of this sequence is the apeman eating the beast, but I have added other touches, such as flies irritating the ape in an attempt to join in the feast. The ape also scratches his head in a diched ape-like manner. As I mentioned earlier, these touches help enforce the characteristics of the object.
The bone is then tossed into the air, linking up to the spinning bone sequence.
When starting your animation sequence, don’t get bogged down with graphic detail within each frame. If you do. The chances are you'll end up with hundreds of attractive pictures which animate badly. Remember, the quality of animation comes first. Once you have this cracked, then work on improving the graphics. For reference, take a look at the 9raPhiCS ,0r Lemmin9S ,r°m Psygnosis. The actual sprites are far from impressive, but thanks fo some wonderful animation, they take on an incredibly strong character.
Pulling the pieces together. Now should start to combine sections ot the demo. You were shown how to draw the backdrop in the November issue, how to animate last month, and this month you'll combine the two. Now you have the beginnings ot a sequence.
Here we see the establishing shot. The monkeys are in tront ot the tire, one ot them will pick up a bone and toss it into the air. The bone will spin in the air, you'll see an explosion ot light, and then the bone will turn into a spinning CU Amiga monolith.
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»*«ch a ol us* to the »»itBf and hence almost certarty ol use to other Amga users, but has no commercial value The second is trom enthusiastic Amipa owners who rust love to show on their codng prowess. PossC* to impress their males, or maybe to pro* to a sonars house therability lo code graphics In the eart, dw. Much o' the PO Wtt a lot to be desired, but these days there are many lantastc utilities, panes, and demos -filch, at a nominal cost can bnng many hours ot pleasure to the home Amiga enthusiast, and there is no- a veritable army o' PD coleaors It you have past acquired your An«a We
reewnmerd the following disks, wheh -ill eerier amaze, amuse, or be very useful NBS disks are Ovtded Into the following grow D - Demos 6 = Games M - Music U - Unities All Oses are ordy 99p per disks. (Some titles are 2 or more disks) .....One o'the best ever demo flstt (2 DISKS) A brilliant cartoon demo, yet B Be betMred A miestcne n coding - BrN nwsic ana graphics ... Hashy acd demo, together with more Great Oerros. • .....Ternic demo, with the best ever muse.-
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Most of your character's actions are controlled by the mouse, but this leads to confusion as to what option to use. But on the whole, Jungle Bungle is a good, fun, well presented adventure.
ARCADIA As breakout clones go, Arcadia is very competent. The levels are similar to those in Arkaniod as well as the overall layout.
A new type of alien has been included which immobilises your bat on contact, as well as deflecting the ball. The usual features such as catch bat, enlarge, slow, warp and bombs are included. Nothing new, but Arcadia is the best PD breakout-style game to date.
THINGAMAJIG Educational products are normally only played by adults for a good laugh.
Thingamajig is liable to draw adults in through sheer interest as well as captivating the kids.
Thingamajig is nothing more than an elaborate jigsaw. It takes a picture, breaks it down into thirty or so pieces, then gives them back to you one at a time. A help mode is at hand if things get really tough. Basic, but interesting kids package.
COLOURING BOOK Another novel idea is the colouring book. It comes with six black and white pictures based on nursery rhymes, and sixteen colour palette to paint them with.
Sampled animal noises and tunes play throughout. If it's anything to go by Tina, our sales exec., spent half an hour colouring a pic in. If she enjoys this, then the kids will too.
DYNAMITE DICK This is very reminiscent of early 64 games.
Dick is out searching for gold in a abandoned mine, much to the annoyance of the resident wildlife. All Dick has to defend himself with is a supply of dynamite, which he can use to blow up creatures, walls and dirt piles.
Before he completes a level he needs to collect a number of gold nuggets which often lie in awkward locations, forcing a bit of thought from the player.
Dynamite Dick is a good, fun game with amusing noises, graphics and game- play.
AMOS PD By launching AMOS, Mandarin have created a veritable army of amateur programmers. It was only a matter of time before these programs started to infringe on the machine-coded PD world.
Although relatively new, the AMOS library now consists of over a hundred programs, ranging from AMOS updates and sound banks, to games, utilities and educational software.
The AMOS PD library and club isn’t just restricted to the UK, there's branches in Australia and the US, which means the catalogues will soon be updated with overseas software. There’s a licenseware section which contains some higher quality games and education packs, but these cost £3.50 each as a royalty has to be paid to the author.
Most AMOS PD will run independent of AMOS, this means that it's open to anyone. For existing AMOS users there's a range of utility disks and expansion packs including fonts. IFF pictures and screens.
Most software in this range comes unprotected so that the user can learn how the routines were put together.
For further information on AMOS PD you can contact the AMOS Public Domain Library on (0942) 495261 or PCS on (061) 8392542).
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DOUBLE-SI POSTEI CALENDi NIGHT CLUBBING- BY COMPUTER OK, so your mates have dragged you down to the local disco, you're wearing your best togs, nicked some aftershave and are doing your best to look cool.
Trouble is, you don’t know anyone and suddenly feel intimidated by this unfamiliar social confrontation.
The usual solution used by chaps down through the ages, is to get as many pints down you as quickly as possible, then try and chat someone up before the short window of confidence moves onto incoherence.
Barbaric, isn't it? An American company has come up with a simple solution to break the ice at such gatherings.
Entering the disco, you fill in a simple questionnaire on your likes, dislikes and details; this is scanned into a computer, INTIRTAINmr DO The recent Intertainment ‘90 conference, held in mid-town Manhattan, New York, brought together delegates from all over the entertainment industry - people who realise that Interactive Entertainment is the boom area in the ‘90s - John Cooke was there as well, picking out the weird and the wonderful
- yes, this is the shape of things to come.
Along with a digitised video mug shot. Selection in the knowledge that at least Out comes a printout full of compatible you now know a few names and maybe types (who have also filled the same form might have something in common to talk in) along with their pics and a percentage about to break the ice. This could be the score on how compatible' they are with next craze after Karoke, y'know you. Armed with this you can make your Left: A smiling John Cooke (top right) submits his ugly mug to the video camera, fills in the computer form, and out pops a digital list of compatible types with whom he
can build a long and fruitful relationship.
Obviously, they've never met John!
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- THE INTERACTIVE BOOK Did you Know that only 2% of top execu
tives ever use a personal computer? Too busy talking into
mobile phones maybe, but it is true that in the so-called
Computer Age, tar too many people are still scared ot anything
that has a keyboard, TV monitor and begins with the letter C.
A G E N 0 A A Texas company, Empruve, have decided that this
isn't good enough and has designed a new computer for training
and learning purposes, primarily, with user friendliness in
mind to produce an, 'optimum delivery solution for information
! Retrieval.' It’s called Cornucopia.
Using Human Factors engineering techniques, they've come up with a design that looks like a book resting on a lectern - in fact Empruve see Cornucopia as a book that uses the microprocessors as a helper. In the same way that an automatic camera has microprocessors to autofocus and produce the right exposure, Cornucopia is designed to be a book with microprocessor support to turn the whole thing into a true multimedia experience.
The multiple displays are the most innovative part of the design, with a VGA mono A4 screen to display pages of text, a smaller 4” full colour screen to the left and a thin column of icon displays running down the right of the text display. There's also stereo sound coming out at you to the left and right of the display.
Initial tests on the unit show it to be remarkably effective - add it’s certainly a powerful piece of machinery, with a 20MHz 368 processor, on board modem, bags of memory, and a CD Rom drive. And around 15 thousand pages of text, 20 thousand colour stills, 6 hours of speech and 80 minutes of video can fit onto one of its Cds. That's a lot.
It's expensive right now - at $ 4,000 plus - and aimed at industrial training markets, but if it was ever sold in the shops it would be a lot cheaper and would be the ultimate personal teaching tool.
With • » less th* nil.. Im • AMIGA DREAMS Vincent Jean-Vincent has made a real splash over the past few years with a software package called the Mandella system that has an Amiga at its heart.
He points a video camera at himself, up against a green “chromakey" screen.
Then this image is sent to the computer, overlaid over some computer graphic screens. The example here is a set of drums.
The person in front of the camera looks at the resulting merged image - and the system reacts to movements you make on the screen.
For instance, when you hit the drums with your hand, drum sounds are produced by the computer, a different note for each drum, plus the cymbals. Quite hoopy really - but there are other appli- Al $ 4,000 Cornucopia Isn’t cheap but this user-lrlendly interactive book |ust might cause something ot a minor revolution in the computer world. Primarily aimed at educational and training markets, the device Is being touted as an optimum delivery solution lor information retrieval'.
Cations, for instance, games!
The most popular is one in which you find yourself standing in front of an ice hockey goal, and computer generated pucks zoom towards you. Deflect the pucks away from the goal by flailing your hands wildly.
More surreal are what are termed ‘experiences' - complete with mood music. Bubbles rise from the bottom of the screen. When you move to touch them, they burst and turn into birds that circle your head!
With the package installed at such places as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and the Wonderland of Science and Art in Tokyo, the system produced by Vincent's company Vivid Effects is getting quite a reputation. And if you fancy having a go yourself, author- : units are for sale.
N9 Top: Standing against a chromakey screen, a video camera records your image and sends it to a computer. Next, some computer graphics are added to the picture and then the soltware program
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NO: TOTAL COST £: .. | Please send this to Microsmart, 125 High Street, Stony Stratford, | | Milton Keynes. MK11 1 AT jynmoNALS With a bewildering array of Amiga peripherals and software packages available, it’s often difficult to decide on that all important new joystick or printer. Help is now at hand with the definitive CU guide to help you get more out of your Amiga. Each month we'll be reviewing the very best in books, disk copiers, stereo speakers, disk drives, and other important accessories.
UTILITY SOFTWARE PROJECT D Project D is basically a disk copier program. There are other functions included as well, such as the disk editor which allows you to examine and modify data on the disks from AmigaDOS level right down to the raw MFM level.
Not only does Project D allow you to back-up unprotected disks, it also allows certain protected disks to be copied as well. It will even copy disk formats from several non-Amiga operating systems, such as Atari ST, MS-DOS, C PM and Xenix. These will only copy to the same formats of course, not translate to Amiga formats.
You can make multiple copies of disks, although since this program is primarily intended to make back-up copies for your own use, the inclusion of this facility is somewhat dubious. CU would like to make it perfectly clear that we don't condone software piracy in any shape or form.
Verdict: A moderately fast disk copier with a good disk editor and some extra facilities you may find useful.
Evesham Micros (0386 765500) Price: £57.50 AMOS Billed as The Creator', AMOS Basic is designed to make program creation easy - or at least easier than doing everything from scratch. Because the Amiga is quite a complex machine, anyone upgrading from a computer like the C64 suddenly found themselves in difficulties when they tried to use all the fancy features.
While AmigaBASIC has commands to handle many of the Amiga’s features, to write even a half decent game was difficult.
AMOS allows programmers to concentrate on the design of the game, without worrying too much about how the fancy effects are actually achieved. With over 500 commands, the AMOS Basic language gives you a power over the Amiga only previously available to the most dedicated programmers.
In addition to the AMOS program there are a number of utilities that come with it. These include a sprite editor, a sprite grabber (which allows you to create a sprite from any IFF format picture), a background screen designer, and a very handy HELP facility which can be loaded into memory for use while you are running AMOS. Also included is AMAL. An animation language which allows you to generate smooth animation sequences for inclusion in your AMOS programs.
Animation speeds are quite impressive. There are one or two problems if you own an A1000 with expansion memory: some of the screen displays go haywire and the system crashes frequently.
These occured while running all of the 4 demo programs supplied as examples. A500 owners shouldn't suffer from these problems though.
Verdict: You still need the original ideas in order to write a games program, but AMOS will make it much easier to achieve a creditable end result. A must for budding games writers Mandarin Software (0625 878888) Price: £49.99 K-SPREAD 3 AND K-SPREAD 4 Reknowned for their application software, Kuma have now extended their range with K- Spread 3 and K-Spread 4, two professional sporead sheet systems. The systems are billed as some o fthe most professional to hit the Amiga, and can load and save DIF, Lotus, ASCII, WKS and WK1 files, and the systems are fully WIMP operated for user-
friendliness. Each package sports over two-hundred functions and cover database, logical and financial handling, and time and date calculations. There is also a facility to define your own functions to suit your needs. These can then be added to the system's menu system. Files can be loaded, swapped and comapred and the system automatically senses whether it is a numeric or text file it is handling.
K-Spread 4candoallthis,butalso has macro and graphic facilities, which allow you to string sequences togteher and provide graphs of your details respectively. In addition, the graphs can be summoned and redrawn via the F keys. Both come with a War And Peace-size manual, and are available now.
Kuma Price: £79.95 (K-Spread 3) and £99.95 (K-Spread 4) THE DIGITAL MUSICIAN Thalamus are normally associated with their fast all-action shoot'em-ups, but with The Digital Musician they take a brave step into the field of music software.
Written by Sofleyes, The Digital Musician is a complete package that takes you by the hand and guides you through the difficult stages of making music. Amongst its many features, it offers music, sample, pattern, and song editors, and claims that, despite its many features, it is extremely user- friendly. It also sports a MIDI option. The manual is extremely easy to follow, and punters about to enter the world of music packages, should give this a whirl.
Thalamus Price: £29.99 ACCESSORIES SOUNDBLASTER Ever wanted arcade-quality sound from your Amiga? If so, then Manchester's Siren Software have come to your rescue.
Soundblaster is a new device which allows you to hook your Amiga up to two fifty watt speakers for better sound quality. The speakers look like the ve been nicked out of a car, but they make your games sound out of this world. The main device plugs into the back of your machine, and it sports buttons which allow you to alter the balance and change the volume of the output. In addition, Siren are also giving away a pair of stereo headphones with the device so that if your Xenon It exploits get too loud for your neighbours' liking, you can plug in and still benefit from the improved sonics.
Siren Software Price: £52.99 MINI-AMP II STEREO SPEAKERS If you don't have your hi-fi stereo system in the same room as your Amiga or you . Don't have a stereo monitor, then you could be missing out on some superb sound. The Mini-amp II consists of two rectangular speaker units and a volume control box. There is also a lead to plug into the serial port, for power. By placing a speaker either side of the TV or monitor, you get the full stereo effect of games, music programs and those excellent demo disks that are always appearing on the PD market. One problem is the very short lead between the
Amiga and the volume control box, which means if you use something like the A500 Control Centre then it is difficult to adjust the volume.
Write to the disk. The write light of the Phaserwill flash on at any lime the disk is being written to. Boot block and Link viruses both write to disk within 10 seconds of switching on the computer. All you need to do is watch the indicator and if it lights you’ve got a disk virus.
The Phaser costs £34.95 plus £1.25 p&p direct from the inventor.
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Verdict: If you don't already have a stereo sound facility then give this serious consideration.
Trilogic (0274 678062) Price: £19.99 THE PHASER This device taps into the internal and external drive signal lines of the Amiga and enables Ihe user to see exactly what happens when the computer accesses the disk drive. It comes in a smart white and grey plastic box. And measures 3 inches wide by 6 inches long and 11 2 inches deep. .
The unit can be plugged into the external drive socket of the Amiga and has four independent functions, each one indicated by at least one high intensity LED. Two LEDs indicate which side of the disk is being written too or read and another lights up when the computer is accessing the external drive. A useful write protect switch at the back of the unit will write protect disks in all drives, even if the disks themselves are unprotected. This will stop all viruses from being written to any disk.
The most important feature of this unit is in detecting viruses. For a virus to be destructive, it must first result is an even clearer image, thanks to the custom LSI chip that has been added. Continuing these improvements, they have also added to the scanner's software and it now features the ability to merge two scans, along with a number of new editing commands, In addition, Datel are now bundling the scanner and software with Photon Paint Illustrator.
Making it one ot the better value scanners around.
Datel Price: £169.99 A500 CONTROL CENTRE ACTION REPLAY MK III Also from Datel is the new, updated Amiga Action Replay cartridge. The new MK II version still has all the facilities that the first one had. But has had a Music Sound Tracker, instant DOS commands, a boot selector, and an Autofire manager added making a powerful and extremely useful development tool. Also, for people who feel the need to save screens from their games to show off high- scores and the like, whereas the first unit required a bit of hassle as you tried to get it to save as an IFF file, the new software saves it
down as IFF straight away.
Similarly, snatched music is saved straight to DOS. A few other rough edges have been smoothed off, too, and there is also a version out which will fit the A2000 which costs ten quid more than the price listed below.
Datel Price: £59.95 If you are fed up with all the wires coming out of the back of your Amiga and the fact that the monitor (or TV) has to sit well behind the computer to avoid fouling the plugs and leads, then the solution is at hand. The Control Centre fits over the rear of the A500 and gives a large surface for the TV or monitor to stand on, directly above the computer. There is also a small, full width shelf which will house extra disk drives, papers, and disks.
Since the joystick and mouse ports are now tucked away underneath the unit, two leads connect from the back of the Amiga to two sockets on the side of the Control Centre so that the mouse and joysticks can be easily removed or replaced. The whole unit is made of metal so will take virtually any weight of monitor or TV. The unit comes in two parts, but needs only four screws to assemble, plus the fitting of two 9-pin sockets into their holes in the side.
Verdict: If you have your A500 permanently installed somewhere then this is an ideal unit to keep everything neat and tidy.
MINIGEN A mini-genlock device to allow you to combine a TV (or VCR) picture with the display from your Amiga. This is a budget model aimed directly at the home market and means that you can now use the Amiga to title and even interact with your home videos. The unit is the same Premier Micros (0480 300738) Price: £49.95 GS4500 SCANNER Datel have improved on their GS4500 hand scanner and the size as the TV modulator box and plugs into the same socket. There is a three position switch which displays the Amiga graphics only, the video signal only, or a combined picture. In the combined
picture the video signal replaces the background colour on the Amiga screen. Thus a coloured title on a plain background will show up as a coloured title superimposed on your video picture. The output signal from the Minigen is composite video so if you are used to using an RGB monitor the combined picture will lose some of the fine detail of the Amiga screen.
Verdict: If you are into home videos in a big way then this is well worth considering.
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Price: £115 AUDIOMASTER III Famed fortheir£xpert cartridge, Trilogic return to the field with a new Amiga sampler. The Audiomaster III software is billed by the company as the 'finest piece of sampling software available for the Amiga', and it runs on any 512K machine, although those of you with extra memory can take advantages of a few additional features.
Amongst the many features, there is a CD simulator for crisper sound, and it can also sample at an impressive 52.6K samples per second. Also, adding to the software's value, Trilogic are throwing in a free MK2 Stereo Sampler. This useful piece of kit complements the new software and can handle the fast sample rate at over 100K a second. Audiomaster III also houses a state-of-the-art sampling chip. For a measly extra fifteen quid, Trilogic have added a printer through port to avoid any annoying pulling of cables, allowing the sampler to be kept plugged in all the time.
Trilogic Price: £99.99. Send cheques to: Dept Memory Expansion Systems Ltd.
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(051) 236 0480 ADDmONALS BUSINESS SOFT INFOFILE This useful
software acts as a database manager and can organise sound
graphics and information into easy-to- access bite size
chunks. With InfoFile you can store and organize addresses,
phone numbers, and fax numbers of all your business
contacts, clients and friends. It can also help with basic
business accounts - expenses and inventory for your small
business or home can easily be maintained.
InfoFile comes with readymade database templates already designed for the most common uses for storing information. The Template Disk containes templates for addresses, your cheque book, church and counfry club (!)
Activities, expense reports, inventory, libraries for books, music, video, real estate listings, staff members, and even one for keeping track of your work out sessions.
InfoFile is also capable of storing and diplaying any IFF graphic file created from Fusion Paint, Deluxe Paint, DigiPaint, or any other IFF compativble painting or digitizing program. Additionally, the utility can also store and play any IFF digitized sound file created by Future Sound, Pro Sound Designer or any other IFF compatible sound digitizing program.
We'll have a full review next issue.
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Price: £49.95 EDUCATIONSOFT FUN SCHOOL 3 Database continue their Fun School 3 series with the addition of three more packages. Each aimed at a different age group, there are learning games for 5-7 year olds, over 5s and over 7s, The games are very simplistic and involve elementary puzzle solving, but they are bound to please the younger members of the household who maybe don't get to use the computer very often. The presentation is about as good as you are going to get, with colourful and simplistic sprites brightening it up and making the games fun to look at - vital if you want to keep a
kid s attention for more than fifteen minutes. In all, these packages are well worth a look, they should keep their respective age groups going for a while, and with six games per package, they probably won’t get bored too soon.
Well worth a gander.
Database Price: Not available at presstime NEWS SOFT Derbyshire schoolchildren will soon be experiencing Japanese culture and language without leaving their classrooms - thanks to a technological breakthrough by Commodore.
Commodore's revolutionary CDTV combines the technologies of the computer and the compact disk with an ordinary television. The Derbyshire scheme is part of the CDTV pilot marketing prior to its launch in Spring 1991. Japan World is the first dedicated educational program for the new machine and was developed by Global Learning Systems Ltd and Derbyshire County Council following Toyota's decision to build a £700 million car assembly plant in the county.
Commodore will be supplying CDTVs to the secondary schools taking part in the scheme, which is designed to foster a better understanding of the Japanese language and culture. Using a simple infrared remote control unit, the Derbyshire schoolchildren will be able to ecxperience Japan on their classroom TV screen in full colour and stereo sound, complete with text, graphics and motion video.
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JOYSTICKS RACEMAKER An unusual joystick in that it is shaped like the control handles on an aircraft, with fire buttons on the tops of the two handgrips. It also has a variable rate auto-fire capability controlled by a rotary switch on the base. Although it looks as though it will give proportional control it is a straight on-off type joystick and doesn’t give a very firm feel, particularly in the up down directions. Great fun to use for car race games and flight simulators.
Verdict: Definitely has appeal, but a little pricey, Euromax (0262 601006) Price: £36.75 ULTIMATE RAPID- FIRE This wide base, metal shafted joystick will really let you kill those aliens. There are no less than 4 big red fire buttons, two either side of the stick.
Combined with a variable rate auto-fire control, this means that it can be used comfortably by virtually anybody, either left or right handed.
Verdict: Although expensive, this is the one I'd use.
Euromax (0262 601006) Price: £26.40 QUICKSHOT II PLUS The old, trusty OSII joystick has been given a new lease of life by the inclusion of new micro-switches which give a much more responsive feel. In the past, the Quickshots have been heavily criticised for their lack of strength and responsiveness, and the addition of the switches should ensure that they have a more positive feel and that they last a lot longer than their switchless predecessors. Also, at the surprisingly low price, this is definitely a worthwhile buy for Christmas.
Verdict: A new version of an old favourite which is good value for money.
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Just in time for Christmas, Citizen have unveiled the 124D 24-pin dot matrix printer. Citizen reckon that the printer is a perfect entry printer which is one of the most versatile on the market. It can produce charts, diagrams and graphs with minimum of effort, and can print at 120 characters per seconds while in draft mode. Also, bearing in mind that Citizen are aiming it at the home user, they have made it simple to use thanks to a colour-coded control panel. Likewise, it can be made to print on either fan-fold paper or single sheets - the latter of which are useful for headed documents.
Citizen will be supporting the machine with a variety of accessories, including a selection of sheet feeders, a stand, a serial interface and a memory expander. Finally.
Citizen are offering an incentive to new buyers, in so much that any one who buys one will receive a full guarantee on all parts and servicing requirements for the next two years.
Citizen Price: £279 (EXC VAT) , 32D Southchurch Road, .•*' ’ K' Southend-on-sea, :.!*£¦ Essex SS1 2ND.
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TELEPHONE ORDERS PRINTERS price. Unfortunately the quality of the text leaves a lot to be desired, so this cannot really be considered as the only printer if you have a need for good quality letters etc. The Okimate 20 is a very small printer and the actual size of a full screen picture is smaller than on most other printers. It is also exteremely slow, particularly if the whole picture requires to be coloured in (i.e. no white background). The ribbons have the colours laid down one after the other, rather than in four continuous stripes, and since they are only single pass ribbons you will
use them up at a fair rate.
Verdict: Despite some short-com- ings. If you want a printer mainly for dumping colour graphics then this is good value for money.
Oki Price: £149.99 CITIZEN -124D DOT MATRIX PRINTER STAR LC-IO COLOUR With the Amiga's colour graphics of such importance to the appeal of the machine, many users want to be able to capture the images on paper.
The Star LC-10 is a popular printer and the colour version will work well with the Amiga. The preferences printer driver must be selected as the EPSON JX-80, which the Star printer emulates. Although there are only four colour ribbons (Red.
Yellow, Blue and Black), these colours are mixed together by overprinting to give a wide range of shades. Unlike an inkjet printer, which normally gives fairly faithful colour reproduction, the overprinting method with a dot-matrix printer like the Star does sometimes leave the overall picture rather darker than it appears on screen. While you can compensate for this by using the primary colours more than subtle shades, this does not help when printing predefined pictures from D- Painl etc. Despite this, the ability to print out a picture in colour has got to be a major advantage over a
straight black and white printer. Text is just as good as the standard B8W version and a normal black ribbon can be fitted to save wasting the expensive colour ribbons. You cannot upgrade from the B8W Star LC-10to the colour version, so if you think you may need colour printing in the future, go for it now.
Verdict: A good all-round printer with good quality text and adequate colour printing.
Star Micronics Ltd Price: £298 OKIMATE 20 For sheer value for money it would be difficult to beat the Okimate 20. It prints in colour using a thermal transfer ribbon, which gives a kind of high quality, waxy feel to the picture. The quality of the colour can only be described as very good, particularly when you consider the H (0702) 600557.FAX 10702)6,3747 PREMIER MAIL ORDER Titles marked * are not yet available and will be sent on day of release.
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stuffing down his chrissie pud!
To wake up without a hangover on New Year's Day. Spot cream.
Dan Slingsby An inflatable Betty Boo. Five years knocked off his age. Everybody to be as miserable as he is. The complete back catalogue of games from every single software house. Waking up in the morning next to Kim Bassinger. A toupee.
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Andy Beswick The Masamato Tsurami all-in-one ninja outfit. Large amounts of cash deposited in a Hitchin bank account.
Julia Roberts and Isabelle Adjani, in stockings.
A sense of humour.
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Mark Patterson A flashy Ibenez universe seven string guitar. A metal plate surgically inserted in his head. The bit of Malibu beach where they film Bay Watch, complete with that rather nice blond lady life guard. Some friends.
51 w Remzi Salih Harrison Ford. A new front tooth (to replace the capped one she thinks sticks out). For editorial to let her have some good games for her A500 instead of all the leftovers that no-one wants. A Roger Dickson all- pro fishing rod and lifetimes supply of maggots.
And Ihe editorial department would like Santa to deliver the ad department a three toot high neon NO SMOKING sign and a dozen packets ol Nicobraven SELL OUT TO BE SEEN IN SELL-OUT CALL TINA ZANELLI ON 071 251 6222 ROGER SMELLEE 0898 800 211 DARE YOU RING THE NAUGHTY QJU3 '&t 0898800 298 JOKE OF THE CENTURY 0898 800 206 HORROR LINS 0898 800 208 AUSSIE NAUGHTY JOKES 0898800209 TASTELESS TIM S BAD TASTE (jrlJNFIGIITER USE YOUR UOICE TO 0UTDRAW THE GUNFIGHTER CASH PRIZES 0898 31 35 90 InfCOtAL P06ox 36 LSI 4TN Cct chorgw 33p Pe Mn Cheep 44p Per Min Afl Other Tfnei | NOTE FROM PCS INTERNATIONAL:
Merry Christmas !!! AMIGA GAMES PROGRAMMERS !!!
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2. Who appears at the top of the Sell-Out?
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Call* o*i ,V*p min cheap. 44p mm wher lime* FIVE VIDEOS FOR JANUARY
1. ALIENATOR & Finally... Budget movie about a condemned prisoner
who escapes to Earth from his penal colony and is hunted down
by a Terminator rip-off. Film made by Fred Olan Ray, infamous
for his many $ 10 movies.
2. NUNS ON THE RUN Robbie Coltrane is in sparkling form as one of
two crooks who escape their pursuers by dressing up and living
the life of nuns. Classic slapstick comedy not seen since the
days of Terry Thomas and co.
3. THE PUNISHER Another comic strip character gets the silver
screen treatment in this entertaining shoot 'em up that would
send Mary Whitehouse bananas.
Dolph Lundgrun stars as the Punisher.
4. WINGS OF THE APACHE Stars Nicholas Cage and Sean Young as ‘Top
Gun' chopper pilots who take on a vicious drugs cartel. Action
sequences were filmed with the full cooperation of the US
military and real attack helicopters, but spoilt by over
sentimental direction.
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Iwck them up “* omoz'"9. Wi* superb FX to Unless you've spent the last six months on Mars you can't have failed to pick up at least the basics about this $ 75M dollar smash. For from being the happily married labourer he perceives himself to be Arnie is actually . Uh° u T mind,has been tampered with after he KmeTJ°l ll'n lt]e1F°f3fJ,f u 's' His charmin9 wife (Sharon Stone) meanwhile is actually a lethal killer sent to earth to watch over nim.
InZtTZ W b *e Shefr,SiZe °f T0tal Rkall'S a cost of P d Id® m vlrtuQl sh°wcase of FX, with splitting women, a cost of hundreds of mutants, and even a disgusting red boqey which Arnie has to extract.. Unforgettable! Uogeywmcn IN OUT Lard and onion sarnies Hsdith food CU Amiga Format Long hair Spikey tops and shaved sides Jingly jangly indie music Progressive guitar music On-pifch soccer scrapping Rugby Middle East war games Saddam Monster Raving Loonies Tories Hippy free love communities Rip off discos European unity France Lager ' Naff cocktails
16) ' WHO’S PLAYING WHAT Steve James: Prince of Persia, Wrath of
the Demon, Panza Kick Boxing Dan Slingsby: Prince of Persia,
M.U.D.S., Narco Police Maik Patterson: Narco Police,
M.U.D.S., Master Blazer Steve Merrett: Kick Off 2, Line of
Fire, Golden Axe " ' f 'k
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STEALTH FIGHTER (MICROPROSE) 2 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE (GREMLIN)
3 KICK OFF 2 (ANCO) 4 ADVANCED FRUIT MACHINE (CODEMASTERS) 5
TREASURE ISLAND DIZZY (CODEMASTERS) 6 YOGI'S GREAT ESCAPE
(HITEC SOFTWARE) 7 SUPREMACY (VIRGIN) 8 DRUM STUDIO (PLAYERS) 9
INDY 500 (EA) 10 HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION (OCEAN) 11 WHEELS OF FIRE
(DOMARK) 12 POWER PACK (BEAU JOLLY) 13 GREMLINS 2 (ELITE) 14
TARGHAN (ACTION 16) 15 Ml TANK PLATOON (MICROPROSE) 16
CORPORATION (CORE DESIGN) 17 TURBO CUP CHALLENGE (SMASH 16) 18
RUFF AND REDDY (SMASH 16) 19 BLOOD MONEY (NEW PSYGNOSIS BUDGET)
20 CADAVER (MIRRORSOFT) CU AMIGA-THE TOP GAMES FIRST!
'ell, we may not have been that accurate in last month’s Next Month, but tor our scintil- ting February issue you can expect,.. REVIEWS Already in we have Ocean's eagerly-awaited Battle Command, Mindscape’s bike sim. The Ultimate Ride, and the hot-licence starring Edd The Duck'.
In addition, you can expect (well, almost certainly expect!) Reviews ot Audiogenics bug-killing Exterminator, the futuristic goings-on of Speedball II (promise!), Domarks MiG-29 along with their other vector masterpiece, the conversion of Atari Games' STUN Runner, Pogo's return in Nebulus II, the technocop forces of ESWAT, Viz and its mad-cap race against time, those suicidal Lemmings, the sequel to Chase HO - SCI, and SWIV. And - in true Ronco tradition - many, many, more... PLAY TO WIN Not only do we review games better than anyone else, we play and tip them better too! Dan totally dissects
Bullfrog EAs Powermonger, whilst the Immortal is tamed with our complete solution. Coupled with our brilliant adventure helpline and tips aid. It s the most important place for any struggling games-player to look.
N-N-N-N- NINETEEN Clad in our army fatigues, the brave band that makes up CU enter the deadly world of the Vietnamese war and, whilst avoiding mines and napalm attacks, will bring you everything you need to know about the war, its films and books, and all the games based on the infamous conflict. And we also take a look at the most recent addition to the 'Nam game brigade - Domark's newie of the same name.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Casting our eye over our crystal ball, we take another look at the games that you’ll be seeing during the course ot 1991. In addition, we'll be making comments as to each game's failings and plus points, ensuring that you know what's what when it comes to future releases.
FREE! FREE! FREE! Yes, being the generous so-and-sos we are, we've teamed up with one of Britain's leading software houses to bring you the ultimate in money-saving offers. So start saving your pennies, as you'll be needing them.
AGENDA Another trip into the future of computer entertainment. Whether we'll be exploring the newest form of Virtual Reality or travelling through millions of cinematic worlds with our trusty Amigas as our key to this exciting dimension, you can guarantee that this is the place where you'll see it first. Are you ready for for the future of gaming?
IN DEVELOPMENT As always, our team are in search of news and info on all the best up and coming conversions and original titles. And next month, you can expect the definitive behind the scenes info on two of the most hotly- awaited games ever to grace the Amiga, along with words of wisdom from the development teams behind them.
And that’s it really, certainly enough to warrant rushing out and buying the mag. So if you want the ultimate in up-to-date reviews, previews, news and views, then buy February’s CU AMIGA. And if that's what you avoid in a computer mag, then there must be something wrong with you... DISK NUMBER TEN Without a doubt the best disk to grace a magazine cover. CU Disk 10 will feature our usual array of playable demos of all the games that matter.
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houxuih . M 1„„ . Mil. • mi«. .11 n. iMimi_ 4 How can I open the sarcophagus in Infidel? I guess I should be putting something in its recesses, but what? And I do not know what to do with the stone slab with tour holes in it.
I’ve come as far as going out in the sub with Tip, bunting the shark, in Seastalker. But I can't find it! How can I track it down?
I am unable to tell the computer the co-ordinates of my destination, in Starcross. Therefore I can’t find the black hole, and I’m stuck at the very beginning.
Jon Ramstad. Dale, Norw 5 THRILLTIME PLATINUM VOL 2* 6 Buggy Boy. Bombjack. Space Harrier.
Live & Let Die, Thundercats, Beyond the Icepalace & Battleships AM 16.99 HINT BOOKS Bards Tale 1 or 2 or 3 Champions of Krynn Codename Iceman Colonels Bequest Conquest ol Camelot Curse ol Azure Bonds Dragons ol Flame Dungeon Master Heroes ol the Lance Heroes Quest Hillsfar Indiana Jones the Adventure Kings Quest 1.2.3,4 Letsuresuh tarry 1.2.3 Might and Magic 2 Police Quest 2 Pool ol Radiance Secret ol the Silver Blades Space Quest 1,2.3 0molhoufsAnswrPhone 7 SALUTE OF THE JUGGER Uninspiring sci-fi epic about a violent futuresport starring Rutger Hauer. Poor on characterisation, high on
violence, the movie paints a grim picture of the future. Bleak and uninspiring.

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