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London-based Chromacolour are no strangers to innovation; alter all they’ve been creating exciting hardware for the Amiga for years. They started life in 1983 as an animators’ supply company, providing special paint to companies including Disney and Hanna Barbera. Embracing the power of the Amiga, they moved rapidly into the hi-tech world of computers a couple of years later. Their flagship product is called the Chromacolour Professional Animation Linetest System, which won't be winning any 'Snappy Title' awards! The system, which weighs in at a hefty £11,000, provides professional animators with a Chromacolour's products are selling well, with BBC TV and world-class animators Cosgrove Hall using them. They also produce a number of cheaper alternatives to the Professional, starting from the £2900 mark, although a new system is currently under development which looks set to turn the amateur animation market on its head. Watch this space... 24-BITS OF TOAST What’s small, beige and has popped- up in the imagination of the Amiga owning public? A tasty, graphics America for several months. The Video Toaster is designed as the Amiga's answer to the Ouantel Paintbox, in that it can create and manipulate broadcast quality graphics.

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Document sans nom OCTOBER 1991 E3.75 DM19 PTA 915 L13400 mmrmimm 9 770963'00901 31 ASK YOUR NEWSAGENT ASK YOUR NEWSAGENT The new HAM-supporting DeluxePaint IV will do more than turn a few heads.
It will also turn them inside out, upside down, spin them on an axis, or metamorphosise them into hairy rock stars before you can say "Tutankhamen".
With Hold And Modify (HAM) video mode, DeluxePaint IV offers a staggering 4096 colours. This means gradients that are smoother, more versatile and easier to define.
Not only can you paint in HAM, you can animate in it, too.
Imagine brilliant images, rendered in 4096 colours, moving effortlessly across the screen.
DeluxePaint IV makes animation easy for you.
The special LightTable feature allows you to review the last frame of animation while previewing the next.
Or choose two different images - say a caterpillar and a butterfly
- and DeluxePaint IV will carry out an amazing metamorphosis
between them in as many frames as you wish.
All these features are directed from a new video-style Animation Control that makes animating as easy as pressing a button.
So whether painting or animating, you can now achieve smooth, seamless effects of unbelievable subtlety.
But don't take our word for it.
Stevfc Franklin, Managing Director of Commodore Business Machines, described DeluxePaint IV as "a stunning innovation and probably the best software package, for this market".
Available 27th September 1991 £89.99 TO UPGRADE from previous versions of DeluxePaint, send ihc from cover of your manual with cheque or postal order or credit card details including expirty dale to the Direct Sales .artment at Electronic Arts Ltd. An nnerade from DeluxePaint 1 costs £65. From II costs £55 from III £45. Call 075} 549442 for details of this and the special videos which will help you
IV.
26 INSPECT A GADGET... Our recent 'Design A Gadget1 compo drew in some very interesting results. Mark Patterson and Mat Broomfield scoured the country and discovered a few of the more innovative ideas and designs.
36 SHADY DEALINGS The difference between a good piece of Amiga art - indeed any art - and a dull picture is the correct use of shading and light sources. For all you budding Van Gogh's, CU presents the ultimate guide to getting it right.
86 TALKING TOLKIEN J.R.R Tolkien's influence on the fantasy genre has spread throughout practically every tale of Ores, Holdings, and wicked Dragons, and on through to the computer variants. Matt Regan takes a retrospective look at the man and the games.
207 TARTAN ARMY Amiga Centre Scotland have been at the forefront of Amiga development and promotion since 1987.
Fiona Keating pops along for a chat and some Dundee cake.
R E G U I A R S 6 BUZZ 15 CU COLLECTION 22 BACKCHAT 42 FIRST IMPRESSIONS 46 COMPETITIONS 49 IN DEVELOPMENT 69 SCREEN SCENE 114 VFM 124 PLAY TO WIN 131 HELPLINE 142 DEMOS 157 PD UTILITIES 164 Q&A 205 NEXT MONTH THE DISK Garry Williams EDITORIAL ADVERTISING 071 251 6222 CU AMIGA Offers - Priory Court, 30-32 Farnngdcn lane, tendon ECIR 3AU Tel 071 2516222 Fa* 071 490 1094 Oivtibutan - BBC Frontline lid.
Pad Moose, Pad food, Pe*edx»rcu( i PEI 2TF Tel 0733 555161 Subsaquicro - PO Bo* 500, letter LE99 0AA fnquwn- Tel: 0858- 410510 Order line I ans-erpbone) 0858 410888 Bad Issues - P.O Bo 500, leicosler, IE99 0AA Tel 0858 410510 ISS 0265 7217 LOTUS II Rip-roaring road-racing with our pulse-pounding demo.
MOONSTONE A head-chopping we go with Mindscape.
POWERPONG A real classic given the update treatment.
TRIPPPEN Mind-bending tun with this odd brain-stretcher.
RSI DEMO MAKER (1MEG ONLY) Create your own brilliant megademos with Red Sector.
TIMESET Clock on with this neat time-keeper.
SUPERECHO Distort your dulcet tones, and scare your mates.
PLUS! Our usual tunes and pics of the month.
IP 69 Another cracking month, with Gremlin's Lotus II leading the way.
Also in, are Team 17's Alien Breed, and sequels in the shape of Silent Service II, Midwinter II and Barbarian II. Finally, we round off the section with the likes of Rolling Ronny, Lord Of The Rings, and Death Knights Of Krynn.
176 SAMPLERS SAMPLED Sampling is big business and the cost of the necessary kit is coming down all the time. We look at two budget systems. 181 BEESHU BLASTERS The wide range of joysticks make decisions hard for the games player, so we test out Beeshu's trio of new games beaters and push them to the limit. 185 EDUCATION ROUND-UP Mat Broomfield dons his outsize romper suit and toys with two of the newest 'play and learn' packages to hit the Amiga. 187 BOOK CORNER Amiga DOS Volumes One and Two come under scrutiny by our resident expert. Can they be better than the manual? 191 FONT-CYTHAT?
Successful DTP is a matter of making your work look as good as its content; we take a look at a series of Compugraphic fonts and put them to work. 193 GETTING TO NUMBER ONE All the thrills and spills of Sequencer use in our exclusive review of Gajits' Sequencer One. 195 TELL SID TO GET LOST Can't find that elusive dialling code?
Help is at hand... 197 WRITE NO EVIL With our look at computer Graphology. And, finally, on page 200 YOUR FLEXIBLE FRIEND A look at the new updated Flexidump.
Lotus streaks in, blowing all other race games away, and is supported by the blood-letting of Mindscape's Moonstone, the gory goings-ons in Team 17's Alien Breed and the Island-hopping of Midwinter II.
70 LOTUS II 77 MIDWINTER II 82 LORD OF THE RINGS 86 ROLLING RONNY 89 FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER 93 SILENT SERVICE II 96 ALIEN BREED 100 DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN 103 LAST NINJA III 106 AMNIOS 106 BARBARIAN II 108 MOONSTONE 110 SARAKON 110 MONOPOLY The first couple ot potential Christmas number ones make their debut this month in the form ot Gremlin's Lotus 2 and System 3's Last Ninja 3. Also on otter are EA's superb Lord of the Rings, Team t7's Alien Breed and Psygnosis' Barbarian 2.
REVIEWS n Mirrorsoft prepare for an Impossible Mission... Budget bonanza from Digita ¦t | The Amiga hits the big screen... Sounds familiar at Microdeal... Silica plan 24-bit colour machine... Pysgnosis to make tomato game THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF DESTRUCT... Ah, the halcyon days of decent TV... In the days of Planet Of The Apes, Sapphire And Steel, and The Avengers, one programme reigned supreme - Mission Impossible. Following the adventures of a select undercover agency, Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, starred in a series of adventures as the good guys repeatedly defeated the evil intentions
of the pinko commies week after week. However, whilst the plots aren’t particularly memorable, one image particularly sticks in our minds - the infamous 'da, da, da, da, woooeeooo' tune. What's the reason for this trip down memory lane? Well, with a new Mission Impossible film in the offing, Mirrorsoft have acquired the rights for conversion. With the ink still wet on the contract, there’s no news on the development team or what form the game will take. This magazine will now self-destruct... DRIVE DEARER CDTV itself. Commodore claim they will be able to have a low-cost version in the shops
for January, priced at £399 or £300.
Meanwhile the new Workbench
2. 0 ROMs and software featured in last month's Buzz are now
available in Europe. Commodore say that the enhancements are
only really useful for programmers. If you're still inter
ested, the package comes for less than £100 and should be in
the shops now.
Commodore have at last announced a release date for their A690 Optical Drive, the device that turns an ordinary Amiga into a CDTV.
The first A690s have been produced, but Commodore are holding them back until January to 'refine production methods and simplify circuit boards'. With the current production process, tne drive would carry a hefty £599 price tag, the same price as the SAILING HIE ACCOUNTANT-SEA Digita are capitalising on their success with Wordworth by cannibalising it and using it's 'bones' for an accountancy package.
J J The entertainingly titled Home Accounts 2 features the Human Interface Protocol system and a Macintosh-style WIMP system. You can then work out twelve month budgets, add VAT to things, print reports, work out transactions and then display it all in pie charts, line graphs, 2D and 3D bar graphs and loads of other formats. There’s also a calculator option with loan and interest addition features and over 106 printer drivers, so you can print out a balance sheet and see just how poor you are.
X-FACTOR If you've always wanted to see your Amiga screens made large, NEC may have the answer with a new range of massive screens.
The new range of NEC projector Tvs range from 46“ enclosed systems to 56” rear projection systems which cost a staggering £9,825! Also on their way to Britain are 36” Mitsubishi large screen monitors, although these also carry hefty price-tags.
COULDN’T BE PREVIEWS SAMPLER Microdeal are set lo knock the wind out ol the inllated music market with a complete sampling and effects package at a ludicrously low price.
Slereo Master will feature a number ol special effects such as echo, reverb, flange, chorus, pitch shift and stereo bounce, all of which can be used in conjunction witb each other to create groovy effects. Up to 18 samples can be sequenced at a time and displayed on twin oscilloscopes, a spectrum analyser, and a 3D display. The whole package includes software, hardware and leads and will retail lor just £39.95. WEARS PEPE Not to be confused with trendy jeans.
Pepe is the star ot a new range ot educational software from Prisma which is designed to give children the edge over their older rivals.
The games are aimed at giving children as young as tour a head start in maths, science, reading and logic. The first two releases are Pepe's Garden and Pepe’s House, both are made up from five sub-games which are based on individual topics. Garden and House are both on sale in October priced at £25.53. More Pepe releases are planned for the rapidly growing educational market, although their content has yet to be decided.
COLOURAMA Silica Systems have become the latest to jump onto the 24-bit colour bandwagon, with a pricey broadcast quality system.
The 24-bit board has been developed by US-based Great Valley Products, and is designed to give A2000 and 3000 machines 16,000,000 colours, flicker free. It also contains a built-in frame buffer and Genlocks for RGB and Composite video signals. Included in the package is a 3D rendering package and a two-dimensional, 16,000,000 colour, art package, specially written for the hardware. The total cost of the bundle will be £1799 AIRMANIA Airmania from Addware is the first in a range of free games, which can be obtained by sending a disk and an SAE to the company, or by getting it off a friend.
The legendary Pi-man makes his 16-bit debut as he tries to catch a flight to sunnier climes. If you complete the game you can phone up the Addware prize line and enter a competition to win a plane trip.
ALTERED DESTINY Pop your corn and ready your remote control! Altered Destiny from Accolade puts you in the shoes of P J Bennett, a man sucked through a TV screen to an alien world. Armed with a bag of popcorn he has to fend off clam chops, howlers, zutterboys, yerkas, kleegs and hoppers as he tries to save this far-out universe from the ravages of an evil force. The game has been written by Michael Berlyn, who was responsible for a string of Infocom titles as well as four sci-fi novels. Out now.
POWERMONGER WW1 EDITION EA are releasing the first ¦ of the promised Powermonger data disks. The First | World War edition replaces many of the game’s usual graphics with tanks, biplanes, armies and munitions factories. Land dries out in summer so that I armies can advance and when winter comes the snow falls and the advancing armies tend to die off if they're not under cover. The backdrops and icons have also been redesigned to give the game a more military feel. Look out for this in November.
POPULOUS 2 The eagerly-awaited sequel to Populous is almost here. The follow-up will feature 40 new graphical effects, such as lava-spewing volcanoes and tumbling rocks as the result of earthquakes.
There will also be a number of new ‘god’ icons, so more damage can be thrown at the enemy population.
Cities are larger and can be conquered instead of being razed to the ground as in the first. There’s also a problem game, where the respective Gods have to persuade their people to perform certain tasks.
Populous 2 should be out by Christmas priced at £29.99. LORDS OF DOOM Arrgh! Run! The Lords Of Doom are invading the village! With their army of zombies, werewolves, mummies and vampires, the Lords have invaded a small town and it’s down to you to free it. LOD is an RPG from German-based Starbyte, and features a horde of digitised undead plus a play system which bares more than a passing resemblance to Ubi Soft’s Zombi. The Black Lords will be riding their way into the soft-shops soon.
ZONE WARRIOR This little shoot ’em up from EA has a plot thinner than Clive James' hair. The evil Geeks have stolen a time machine, taken a few dozen hostages and are planning to rewrite history with their own geekish brand of logic. Zone Warrior is a multi-level shoot 'em up with very Turrican-esque gameplay. The hero has to journey through various time zones, blowing big holes in the locals with a huge variety of weapons. Out now.
MONSTER BUSINESS New from German softco, Eclipse, is Monster Business. The slightly confused plot has Mad Meanies coming to Tin Town and, to quote from the packaging, 'are searching for little items they can steal to completely spoiling Mr Bob's construction site’. MB is a console-style platform game, with the aim being to destroy all the meanies by shooting them and then pushing their corpses off the screen.
Donkey Kong (remember him?) Also makes an appearance, rolling deadly barrels from the top of the screen or just trying to crush the life out of hero. In the shops now.
Stim user interface, which, they claim, is 'designed to fully stimulate the sensorial relationships between the player's character and the „ world he's liv- °" mg in. Make of that what you will.
Followingthat is False Step, yet another future sport game. In this, the characters battle suspended over a vat of acid, the loser being the one who winds up whiter-than- white and dead in the pit below.
A LAFF A MINUTE Most people can't wait for the clock to strike half-live so they can rush out of the office and go lor a few bevvies. Sierra have come up with a package designed to let you plan your nights out on your own computer.
The Latter Utilities are designed to let you do everything that has nothing to do with work, in work. It lets you create pools, sweepstakes and lotteries for making a bit of cash on the side. There's a joke database, so you can bore the pants off the person opposite with bad puns performed with even worse accents. For memos, letterheads and lax sheets there's a clip art database with over-the-top illustrations.
If you get caught short there's also a hide feature which disguises the current utility with a rather dull-looking accountancy spread.
SPEEDY CD If you're an A2000 or a B3000 owner who can't wait any longer for the CDTV, Hitachi have come up with a workstation compatible CD drive that leaves all others in its wake.
The CDR1750S hastfn access - time of only 320ms, which makes it the fastest CD-ROM drive on the market. It comes with a built-in SCSI interface, which makes it compatible with most large computers. To combat the scourge of dust, which ruins CD drive lenses, it comes with an airtight chassis and a built-in cleaning gadget.
Donning their Raybans and flight jackets, Mirrorsoft are set to produce a new game based on the Tom Cruise vehicle, Top Gun. The film told the everyday story of sick- eningly talented and handsome pilots who trained at an Elite flight school. It was rich in stunning dog-fight scenes and nauseating ‘buddy, buddy’ elements. Mirrorsoft aren't quite sure what route they'll take with the licence yet, but the chances are they'll opt for a two- player dogfight game with a few easy-to-use flaps for the player to wiggle. No matter what they decide, though, it will still be better than Ocean's
bog-awful 8-bit game that was released to coincide with the film! No release date has been set yet, but more news as it appears.
STARJAWS German-based Starbyte had a busy ECES show, unveiling four very different RPGs.
The first is The Return Of Medusa, the sequel to Rings Of Medusa which has only just reached the shops. Following that is Crime Time, a game about murder, hiking, the Swiss Alps, and a pint too many in the local tavern. You only have a few hours to prove you didn't commit the murder.
Spirit Of Adventure is a classically-veined adventure (ie. Derivative). It features the normal RPG 'style' of layout, but with digitised graphics. Finally, there's Crown, a game with a plot that could come from children’s TV. It’s set in a land where there are no humans, only animals who have evolved to an almost human intelligence level. All that’s missing is DYNABITE The computer TV crossover is happening again, only this time it's the television people who are moving over to computer programming.
Terza Dimensions, who are responsible for some of the wildest animations on Italian TV, have started up their own software label, Dynabite. They're preparing to hit the market with several titles early next year, among them is the oddly titled Steve Sailing On The Crimewave. Apart from being an adventure cum shoot 'em up, it features Dynabite's Sim NEWS TAKE MY BREATH AWAY DO THE BARD MAN Despite being responsible for the 500,000-selling Bard's Tale games. Interplay aren't resting on their laurels - they're giving the player the chance to create their own additions to the series.
The Bard's Tale Construction Kit comes with all the Bard's Tale One dungeons, plus a small level. Customised dungeons and plots can be created from all the features, traps and creatures that made up the series, including spinners, invisible walls, anti-magic zones and a hell of a lot more. There's also a huge bank of monsters, undead and psychotic knights. If these aren't to your taste, new creatures can be designed in Deluxe Paint, and imported into the construction kit. Due out in the Autumn 'of 92.
W GOLF BLIMEY It appears that ace golfer, Jack Nicklaus, has defected from his disk-based series of games to star in Accolade's first CDTV offering.
The game will utilise the vast storage capacity of a compact disk to recreate the Muirfield Village course from over 8,000 digitised pictures. Each pictgre is in 4,096 colour HAM mode, and a different shot was taken every eight yards of the 18 hole course. There are five golfers to choose from, including Jack Nicklaus and a girlie, each of whom are drawn in 16 colours and then overlaid on the backdrop.
BEAT THE THIEF If you're worried about crime and having your Amiga stolen, but can't afford to get it insured, there's now a cheap way of making your machine theft-proof.
This new machine, Security, consists of two metal brackets and a collection of screws which are used to fasten the 'high risk’ object to a table. It's not just for computers, though, as it can be used for monitors, videos, tills and just about anything electrical that’s worth nicking.
'ERE WE GO (AGAIN!)... Fresh from their success with Mega lo Mania, those wacky Sensible Software lads are currently starting work on a Football game for Mirrorsoft that, it's claimed, will punt Kick Off out of play. Having taken a long look at the footy games currently doing the rounds, John and Chris have made a massive list of what has been left out - or poorly implemented - and have started work on rectifying these errors. At present the game exists as a few mock-up screens. The lads have taken the usual overhead view, but will be adding better animated characters than in its rivals,
and incorporating loads of fancy kicks and moves - all of which, they claim, will be more easy to access than in other games. It's still early days, but expect more news on this game soon.
HOIST THE MANSELL Gremlin have forsaken Lotus in favour for a big name driver as the subject matter for their next big race game.
The ink's still wet on the paper, but Buzz can exclusively reveal that Nigel Mansell has been signed up to star in a forthcoming Formula One sim. Apparently, Nige's manager has been looking to get him into a computer game for some time. Gremlin have only just started work on the project and have farmed It out to Paul Blyth, the man responsible for the Federation of Free Traders. Nigel Mansell, the game, will be based on the world championship circuit, and could be out as soon as May next year.
EIWt KETCHUP Psygnosis are leaving Lemmings behind and are aiming instead for tomatoes.
Provisionally called The Tomato Game, the title will Psygnosis' next post-Lemmmgs cutie. Instead of green-haired critters plummeting from the skies, it’s small, red fruit, and they have to be thrown or bashed through the air by a variety of implements ranging from trampolines to boxing gloves. According to Nick Wild at .the game is being ‘written in sauce code'; if the humour in the game is anything like Nick's, heaven help us.
In the mean time, two of Psygnosis' forthcoming products, Pugsy, and Dr Mallet & Cutsey Poo have been put on ice, and look likely never to resurface.
DIY GAMING If you’re cheesed off with weedy heroes and cheesy robots, Psygnosis have come up with a game that lets you create your own ass-kicking character.
Hero lets you build a superman or superwimp from the feet up. Limbs can be chosen from an array of human, and not so human appendages,and jeans, skirts, hats and t-shirts can be When he or she is complete. It added from the wardrobe, off to the battlefield to test out on some of the local peasants.
Also on its way from Psygnosis is an unnamed motorcycle game. Danish team, Interactivision, will be responsible for the Amiga version, which is due out in the summer ol'92.
GONE GREEN With Captain Planet finally here to save our ecosystem, new boys, Hex, have come up with a game green enough to send him running with his conscience between his legs.
The game is called Top Banana, and the object is to visit tour of the world’s most endangered regions and save them from scurrilous humans. Not only is the theme environmentally safe, but the box and manual both come on recycled paper and there’s a free 100% cotton t-shirt bundled with it. How long before we see biodegradable disks?
Top Banana will follow Gods and Magic Pockets in getting famous people to appear on its soundtrack; this time it’s Coldcut making their Amiga debut. This is Hex's first game. Previously, they were involved in producing pop videos with the aid of Apple Macs and Amigas.
TIT FOR TAT Elvira, the woman with front, is back. Accolade and Horrorsoft have combined dark forces again to produce a sequel to their first blood 'n' guts game.
This time the lass has been kidnapped by Cerberus, a 60 foot-tall three-headed demon who has a penchant for buxom women. The game is set inside Elvira’s personal movie studio, which gives the programmers plenty of room to include bizarre rooms and pass them off as sets. Spells have to be mixed in order to overcome such obstacles as rotting corpses and giant spiders.
Unlike previous horror games, such as Dracula and Werewolf, the game won't have any sort of age classification, despite the huge amount of gore in it.
AD-VANTAGEOUS Commodore have come up with a novel CDTV ad that could probably take an award for promotion-most-likely-to be-carried away-by-vandals.
The ad, which is currently on display in London’s Cromwell Road, features guitars, drums, televisions speakers and all sorts of junk that looks like it’s from a garage sale. It’s probably also the first travelling ad in the world; in a month's time it’s due to be hauled down then shipped to Glasgow, via Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.
A SHELL-PING HAND Just when you thought it was safe to go into the sewers, those Turtles are back. With the arcade game conversion just around the corner, Mirrorsoft are set to make it a trilogy with - get this! - Turtles: The Adventure Game'.
Mirrorsoft are being very cagey concerning the contents of the game, but expect it to feature the chance to swap between the four heroes, and it's bound to involve the rescue of April from the extremely naughty Shredder - after all, that's the plot of the cartoon every week! In addition, Buzz also reckons that veteran adventurers, Level 9, will be handling the coding duties.
Knights Of The Sky ft Dogfights, Duels and Daring During World War I, aerial technology first made it possible to take battles to the sk , in the dogfighting machines which flew without the radar, computerised defences and lock-on weapons used today.
It was an age where pilots learnt their craft the hard way and depended on their skill alone.
Now MicroProse, creators of modern jet simulators K-19 Stealth Fighter and F-15 Strike Eagle, bring the glory days of flight to your computer.
Su|k*i 3-D Graphics convey the dogfighting experience like no other game ever has. Enemy planes aren't mere specks in the sky several miles away; they're in full view - rotating, diving, firing - just 20 yards away. Close enough to see the silk scarf of an enemy pilot flapping in the wind, and hear the pitched sounds of furious battle in crisp detail.
More than just pretty art and canned missions, Knights of the Sky takes you through the entire duration of the First World War. The aerial advancements of the period developing alongside your skills.
Ybu can lly 20-planes, including every major fighter in U'.W.I., navigating l» accurately inap|K‘d trenches, roads, cities, aerodromes and anti-aircraft guns.
In the gallant tradition of the ancient knights, you can even challenge an opponent to a direct head-to-head dogfight on connected computers to determine who is truly World War Is Ace of Aces.
Knights of the Sky will be winging its way into all good software stores soon for your Commodore Amiga. And is already flying high for IBM PC Compatibles.
RjORO PROSE MicroProse Ltd. Unit 1. Hampton Road Industrial Estate, Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8DA.
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astute substitution of players and MV" ip ¦ change of
tactics banks by the coach, holds Vi Jx 1 I the key to
success in basket ball. TIP OFF, iS VaP therefore includes some
managerial aspects of the game. The main features are:-
* Multi directional scrolling screen 1L
* Five skill levels. Skill level of both ¦ teams can be set
independently. T~' 1 to 4 players option. Option to play
against the computer or another player%f-team"i player against
the computer or another player or two players.
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* Facility to practice skills and tactics.
* Facility to create a team at all skill levels and design
tactics.
AMIGA ATARI ST - IBM PC & COMPATIBLES PRICE-£25.99 Instinctive Joystick controls to dribble, pass, shoot or do a dummy.
There are two running speeds, two types of dribbling and passing ond five types of shots at the basket (Jump shot! Hook shot, Skyhook, Running Jump shot and Slam Dunk).
Each player on the court isjan individual with a unique mixture of attributes (Age, Height, Flair, Pace, Stamina and Composure) and skills (Passing, Dribbling, Stealing, Shooting and Jumping).
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EASY TO PLAY - HARD TO MASTER iBmflrimjiHlI Amiga Screen*ho!‘» Skown 8 Miltside Indusltiol Esto*, lowson Rood, Darlford, Kent, DAI 5BH Tel; 0322 292513 8 Fax: 0322 293422 'HE CU COLLECTON ON YOUR DISKS Hack and slash fans will love the two-player demo of Mindscape’s Moonstone, with variable gore modes for the squeamish! The more serious amongst you will be delighted by the RSI Demo Maker, a superb program from Germany. Both programs can be found on disk one along with Timeset and Superecho.
Racing mad? Boot up disk two and try the amazing Lotus II demo from Gremlin. Strategy is required if you want to win at Tripppin, but quick reflexes are essential for Powerpong, an updated conversion of old classic.
Welcome to CU’s disks 18 and 19, where we bring you two-disk value-tor-money yet again. That’s twice as much room for demos and useful utilities, and twice the value.
MOONSTONE (MINDSCAPE) Fans of RPGs and all things sinister will be pleased with our fully- playable demo ot Mindscape’s brilliant Moonstone. Written by Fiendish Freddy co-writer. Rob Anderson. Moonstone is a massive arcade adventure where the player is set the task ot retrieving the shattered sections ot the mystical gemstone. The lull game is played over a large map, with a wide variety of hack’n'slay sections breaking up the gameplay as you battle tor the fragments. Our demo gives an idea of what to expect in these battles, and is playable as either a one or two-player game.
On loading, the demo will reveal its options. On selecting a one-player game, the player will be forced to battle one of the legendary Black Knights. These nomadic warriors scour the game looking for the player, and our demo shows just how mean they are. In addition, the two-player mode pits two of the good knights against each other in a fight to the death. Also included is an option to turn the game’s blood-letting on or oft, but once the blood starts gushing we guarantee you'll never play it with the gore switched off!
In all, there are eight moves for the player to master, and these are operated using the joystick and the firebutton.
The directional controls move the player as usual , and these controls, when used in conjunction with the firebutton, prompt one of the offensive moves, including high and low chops, or allow the player to lob a dagger at their opponent.
You've seen the film... * You've seen the film... B MILLENNIUM Every four ¦ Qttjijm' years the F1' the World's major vxi&r Rugby play ing nations battle it out over a four week period to see which team will lift Rugby’s Greatest Trophy.
This simulation brings you the heart-pounding excitement of the moment:-
• The sweat and hustle as you grapple for the ball in the scrum.
• The tension as you wait for the throw-in in the line out
• The nerve-wracking moments just before you take a penalty kick.
• The skill and reflexes you’ll need to plav the fast-moving
passing game.
• The jubilation as you score the match winning try.
• The combination of accurate detail and phenomenal gameplay make
this a true simulation of one of the greatest team sports.
Take on-the best and make your national team-Champions of the World.
Software, Artwork and Packaging © 1991 Domark Group I.td. Published bv Domark Software Ltd, Forty House.
51-57 Lacy Road, London SWI5 I PR Programmed by WALK INC AMIGA SCREENSHOTS . » m 1 TIMESET This program from David Holt will let you set the system time and Date without having to use CLI. You can now set the hour, minute, day, month and year with the click ot the mouse button. We thought you might like to save the settings to your memory-backed clock, so we've included a single key press command to make life easy. When you’ve made your settings, click on the Set gadget and the screen will clear; if you press F7 your setting will be saved to memory.
Simplel SUPERECHO.
(Audio digitiser required) Want to sound like Freddie Krueger or the Wolfman? SuperEcho allows you to create amazing real-time sound distortion effects using any sound sampler.
This program will allow you to make echos and pitch changes to any sound source. There are 12 gadgets that allow you to alter the parameters of voices, plus the frequency and buffer and instigate echo and sample delay.
You can have lots of fun making low booming voices, or a stutter like Max Headroom. Full documentation is included on the disk.
LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE TWO (GREMUN GAMES) Over the last year or so. Gremlin have dominated the race game genre with titles such as Supercars I and its sequel. Team Suzuki, and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, the latter of which has been hailed as the best road racer since Epyx’s legendary Pitstop II. But now Gremlin are set to eclipse the success of the first game with a new, improved sequel - the imaginatively-titled Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge II. Featuring a full-screen one- player mode, adverse weather conditions, and even faster and smoother update, Lotus II is once again courtesy of
long-term Gremlin coders, Magnetic Fields and, in particular, Shaun Southern.
For more details, read the review later, but for the ultimate hands-on experience, CU Amiga has teamed up with Gremlin to bring you an exclusive chance to test drive Lotus II. Our demo features three tracks from the game and allows you to whizz around them whilst the timer ticks away. The three tracks detail key new features of the game, including fog, water hazards, and the many new effects that Magnetic couldn’t cram into the first game. The demo can also be played as either a one or two-player game, with the screen once again split to accommodate the head-to-head mode.
Control over the Lotus is simplicity itself, with the firebutton flooring the accelerator and the respective directional controls steering the car past the numerous roadside obstacle and vehicles. So, that's all there is to it, no hassles or troublesome icon selections - just get ready for the race of your life.
LOADING YOUR DISK Insert the disks into the disk drive and they will autoboot.
A menu screnn appears on disk one, just press the relevant function key to load each item. Disk two will display a loading picture and a tune will play in the background.
When the menu screen appears exit the tune by pressing the right mouse button then press the function key of your choice.
You've seen the film,.. You've seen the film... Qmillennium Amiga, Atari ST - £25.99 CBM 64 Cassette & Disk £11.99 & £15.99 Licenced from Toifo Corp., 1990 The Sole» Curve 1991 STORM TUNE OF THE MONTH If you have your Amiga connected to a hi-fi system then turn up the bass and listen to this original piece music.
Composed by Rotter and Snake, the entry wins the composer a year's subscription to your favourite magazine. If you think you can better this, send your entries to Tune of the Month, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU.
CANON BJ-10e PRINTER DRIVER For all of you Canon printer owners here’s a driver that supports better graphic and text modes. There's a directory on this disk called Canon BJ, with a printer driver inside named Canon48. Just copy the driver into the devs printers directory of the disk you are going to use and check your Workbench manual for details on how to set up the printer preferences.
Copying files is explained in the ‘Cli-mb aboard feature' on page 30 of our June GREAT DISK TUTORIAL RSI DEMO MAKER (IMeg Only) Have you ever wanted to amaze and impress your friends by producing a megademo? Well now you can! This utility is simple to use and will allow you to create vector graphics, bobs and scroll routines etc on-screen simultaneously.
A full tutorial by Mat Broomfield can be found in the supplement.
TRIPPPIN Test those brain cells with this nitty puzzler. Can you can e a path through to the next stage? Full details are in a separate doc file, so see the disk for more details.
SCREEN OF THE MONTH ‘Where was it last Month?’ I hear you say. Well, it seems that none of you were feeling artistically inclined because we didn't receive ONE SINGLE entry. The title of this month’s screen is China by Lee martin, from Bristol. Send your own entries to Screen of the Month, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London Now play the game... 1} 7 ROBIN H 0)1) Qmiuennium Won't Load?
In the unlikely event of your CD disk not loading, remove all external cartridges and peripherals and try again. If it still won't load, pop the offending disk in an envelope and address It to: CU DISK RETURNS, PC Wise Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentreebach, Mid Glamorgan . CF48 4DR They will then test the disk and send a replace- _ ment as soon as possible. Ring the PC Wise Helpline tor any urgent problems. It's open between 10:30 and 12:30 during weekdays and can be reached on: (0043) 6S3233 Whilst CU Amiga makes every effort to check cover disks for all known viruses, we can accept no
responsibility for possible damage caused by viruses which may have escaped our attention.
IN THE ACTION FIERCE ANIMATION PACKED GAME-PUY THROW YOU OF TERMINATOR 2, HEADLONG'INTO THE YEAR'S HIT MOVIE, THE FURIOUS AS IT EXPLODES STORYLINE OF THE ON TO YOUR BOX OFFICE SMASH.
COMPUTER SCREEN.
SPECTACULAR AND A GAME YOU GRAPHICS AND WILL NEVER FORGE 6 CENTRAL STREET • MANCHESTER • M2 5NS TELEPHONE: 0£1 832 6633 ¦ FAX: 061 834 0650 ACCLAIM"-' AND MASTERS OF THE GAME"' ARE TRADEMARKS OF ACCLAIM fflJJRTAINMENT INC BACKCHAT BRAHMS AND LISTS I’ve been reading your mag for ages now, and keep an eye out for all the latest games. However, can you tell me whatever happened to the following games? Vaux (advertised in November
1990) , Epic, Sim Earth, Exodus (looked like Imperium),
Drifttands, F29II, and Dominion. I’ve tried ringing the
respective companies, but to no avail.
Also, a couple of months back, myself and two friends tried to put together a development team. We were going to call ourselves Pegasus, but my mates didn't know Assembly language and weren’t as enthusiastic as me so it ground to a halt. I reckon I'm quite a good graphic artist, but I need to find two people with Assembly experience. Is anyone out there interested?
Finally, I enclose my top-ten list of the most over-hyped crap games ever: Gods, Speedball II, Plpemanla, Awesome, Viz, Magic Pockets, Beast II, Midwinter, Final Whistle, and Populous.
Jim McNeill, York. " • Unfortunately, Jim, you forgot to put your full address so if any coders do get in touch with us, then we can't forward your details.
So, if anyone is interested in joining Jim, send us your details, and we'll send them on to Jim when he sends us his address. As for the unreleased games, Vaux was being written by Tony Cooper (he of Amiga Cybernoid) but has since been scrapped, Epic is still ‘on its way’ courtesy of DiD, Sim Earth will be here for Christmas and is being converted by Probe, Exodus and Driftlands remain unaccounted for, F29II Is only on the drawing board and there are no definite plans yet, and Dominion has disappeared along with its publishers, Mission Software. As for your list of hyped crap - hmmmm, got a
thing against the Bitmaps have we? I FIGHTING TALK I am a bit confused about your In Development feature on Final Fight. In it, Steve Merrett said it was better than Double Dragon, and that
U. S. Gold would be releasing it. Then, two months later, Mike
Pattenden reviewed it and said it was worse than Double Dragon
and Dragon Ninja'. The review also said it was by Ocean.
Please tell me if it's worth getting, as the arcade game is
excellent and the conversion looked quite good in the
screenshots.
Simon Knapp, Teignmouth In the In Dev piece, Steve actually said that the Final Fight coln-op was better than the Double Dragon arcade game. As for the review, it was our mistake when we said that It was published by Ocean and the person responlsble has since met a nasty accident.
The default boxes we use on our DTP grids had Ocean's monicker on them and it wasn't changed before the page went off to be filmed. As for its rating, I don't think that It was awful, but I reckon that Mike's score of 60% was about fair. And if you are still in doubt, then try before you buy... We are nof referring to US Gold's Final Fight, but some magazines artificially boost their scores of games to garner much-needed advertising, but we don't need to do this as Tom, our Ad Manager, already pulls in over a hundred ad pages per issue. Some magazines with lesser circulations and ad pages
tend to be less scrupulous in how they attract ads from the software houses.
EXTRA, EXTRA!
Just a few quickies. Is the arcade game Paperboy available for the Amiga, either on PD or on a compilation? Also, is there an adaptor that will allow me to use my Amiga joystick on my old C16?
M. R. Appleby. Wideopen.
Yes, it's on the Elite label and features on a number of compilations.
And yes, there is an adaptor to use your joystick on your old C16, but why are you using such an antiquated machine .
THE SOUND OF MUSIC The art of computer music was once a reputable craft that stood proudly side by side with smithing and coopering. It is a sign of the times we live in and an example of the sinking DESIGN FAULT I'm a fairly new reader of CU Amiga and I'd like to say that it is far better than any other computer mag.
I'm writing to say how arcades are not geared up for disabled people. I'm wheelchair bound and I love arcade games - it really winds me up when I can’t reach the controls. I think the people who design the machines should take into account that many disabled people play their games too.
Paul Scanlan, Brentwood It's amazing how that sort of thing is taken for granted, and I can see what you mean when you say that they are virtually inaccessible to wheelchair-bound games players. If the passageways between machines don't stop wheelchairs from getting past, then the prospective player will get a crick in their neck as they try to watch what's going on onscreen - hardly fair. Still, to cheer you up, drop us a line as to what piece of software you’d like as you've won a free game for your valid criticism.
Morality of our society that it no longer such. What we need is a knight in shining armour, a modem day Sir Rob Hubbard, who, it is said, rode into the Hamlet of old SIDshipbury, in the year of our Commodore 64. He played such a tune that all the maidens in the village came out to dance and gaiety was had by all. It is rumoured that Sir Hubbard rode away with the crusade to the land of Electronic Arts. If it is so, we must pray to our lord tor his safe return. We need him to play us a tune so that gaiety can be had by all once again.
Simon Fitzpatrick, Dublin.
Yea, but it is written that all is not lost with the departure of Sir hubbard to a distant shore. For it is deemed that the likes of Sir Matt of Simmons will appear with Jolly ditties, and that Sir Johnathan of Dunn will brighten up games from the great power that is Ocean. Thus, THE TOP FIVE This month’s reader’s list is from Alex Soulsby, who hails from wonderful Hertfordshire.
1 Pro Tennis Tour 2 2 Gods 3 IK+ 4 Lemmings 5 Swiv Alex Soulsby, Herts WRITE TO CU, 30-32 FARRINGDON LANE, LONDON, EC 1 R 3AU with a new wave of talent and bards on their way, the future Is verily very bright.
SSSSTRRRRIII- IKKKKKE!
I’m afraid you guys struck out in your review of RBI Baseball II (July 1991). You said that Babe Ruth holds the record for the most home runs in a season with 60 in
1927. Roger Mavis (also of the New York Yankees) hit an
incredible 61 homers in the ‘61 season to top Ruth's feat.
Mavis’ record came under fire from Babe Ruth fans who
claimed that Ruth had achieved his record at a time when a
baseball season ran for 154 games, whereas Mavis gained his
record when there were 162 games in the season.
To this day the baseball purists still acknowledge Babe Ruth’s record. Well wadda ya know? I guess you guys were right after all!
Oren Harris, France.
DODGY DEALINGS I have just read your article on How To Get Rich Quick, and would like to know if it is legal to buy PD from another companies library then resell them at a profit?
Martin Allerton, Leeds Public Domain means just that, it's public access software. There's no copyright so it’s perfectly legal to buy disks from another library to stock your own.
The spirit of PD necessitates that you don't make a profit, however, as this would be going against the wishes of most of the programmers. Most Licenseware disks are copyrighted so you'd be breaking the law by duplicating them.
YOU'VE GOT THE LOOK TECHY LETTER-WRITERS WANTED!
So far, this column has been used mainly for sounding off about the state of the games industry, but we want to hear what you think of the hardware available. Not techy questions, though, they're strictly tor Q&A, but if you have any gripes, whines or even praises, then drop us a line at the usual Backchat address.
What I like most about CU is the general look of the thing.
Most other Amiga mags that I read look like editions of the Beano with fheir bright montage covers or childish main images, but with yours I needn’t leave Smiths with it tucked away in a brown paper bag! What's more, the layout inside the mag is every bit as adult and gives the features the 'grown up’ look which they warrant.
Keeping in with this look, the actual articles are well- written, too, and are informative without being condescending and patronising. Well, enough of this creeping, but I really felt that you guys desen e a massive pat on the back.
Alan Droud, Bucks.
LICENCED TO ILL Once again I peruse your pages and learn of countless new licences that are being snapped up for conversion.
As a great fan of films, I really like the idea of basing a game on a movie's good points, but all too often we're subjected to tedious and repetitive games which bear either very little resemblance to their big screen counterparts or are totally dire. Take, Darkman, for instance. The film is one of my favourites and is full of action, fast-moving scenes and it even has a new superhero as its central character. What could possibly go wrong? With that in mind I recently rushed to my local computer shop and, on spotting Darkman, I bought it straight away. Big mistake.
I should have been suspicious when I hadn’t seen any reviews, as Ocean stuff release. As a game, Darkman is just another multi-stage affair, with a 3D driving section and platformy action. Sounds familiar?
Well, let's just say the words Batman and Total Recall. So here I am twenty-five quid down and totally fed up.
Never again will I buy an Ocean movie licence without playing it first. What’s worse, I've just seen Terminator II and think it’s the ultimate film ever, but what of the game?
Looking at your preview, it looks quite nice, but it’s another multi-stage split up thing which worries me.
Film licences CAN be good - just look at the Indy III adventure and Batman (although it used Ocean's multi-game system) - but all too often potential is wasted and it's mugs like me who end up paying for Ocean’s next couple of licences. So come on chaps, play fair and take more time when you're planning out all your big licences, because it’s us lot out here who pay for them, and if we stop coughing up the readies it's you who are stuffed.
Adrian Campbell, Hastings.
WHAT'S IT WORTH?
I was talking to a couple of mates the other day and we were arguing about how many copies an average game sells. After all, you read all these stories of programmers driving Porsches and Ferraris, so they can’t exactly be paupers, can they? So, solve the argument and tell us.
Pete Grant, Andy Braithwaite, and Colin Dukes, Aldershot.
It depends, but all those stories about Ferraris are *¦ grossly untrue most of the time. It’s difficult to detefc mine how many copies a game sells as it varies from company to company, and whilst some are pleased If they sell 2-3000 copies of a title (and these are mainly the smaller companies), others claim to sell in the region of 20-30,000.
However, in very rare cases such as the first Bard's Tale game and the original C64 version of Ghostbusters, they have sold over a quarter of a million and 100,000 copies respectively. Once again, though, these rather impressive sales figures are soon whittled away by packaging, ads, promotions, and paying employees.
BACKCHAT CLONE ZONE Why do so many software companies 'borrow' each other's ideas? EA came out with Populous and now you've got Utopia, Megalomania and Powermonger. A company produces a flight sim that does well and it's immediately followed by a host of other plane games. At least most licences have original plots.
Also, what do you think will be Christmas number one? Me and my mates reckon it’ll be Terminator or Lotus 2. It's sure to be a close run thing, though, as there are so many top-quality games out there.
Teny McDonald. Liverpool If a game sells in vast quantities such as the original Populous (and wait until you see its sequel!), then other software companies are bound to want to get a slice of the action.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all.
And as for the Christmas number one, Dan reckons that if there's any justice Core's Helmdall will top the Crimble top ten, but he's a bit dubious as to what depths the Amiga buying public might sink to this December. It's likely we'll see some boggy licence appear in the top slot. Our omnipresent Editor, lord or time and space, is currently on holiday sometime next year and reliably informs us that Robocop 3 was number one throughout the festive season.
READERS REVIEWS GOLF CHALLENGED After reading your review of Challenge Golf I found out that my friend had bought it.
So, I went round his house to have a good go. I totally disagree with Fiona’s review - the game isn’t average, it stinks! The graphics are hideous with loads of right angles and sudden edges, and the sound is minimal even by Golf sim standards.
Neither are really bad, though - it's the playability Ihal's lacking. The feel of the game is dreadful and nothing like the real sport. The ball never seems to get airborne half the time, and it certainly doesn't follow the target cufc sor. Also, the putting section is nothing short of diabolical.
There’s no indication of what distance the strength bar represents, and the slope on the green bears only the slighest resemblance to that on the screen. Most bizarre of all, the hole is made of rubber and the ball spends more time bouncing off it than going in. With superb golf games'such as PGA Tour available for the same price, who needs Challenge GolP On-Line Entertainment must be barking mad to release this for twenty-five quid!
Peeyush Durani, Romford.
MANCHESTER RAVE ON Looking at July’s CU I saw the review of Manchester United Europe, which received a rating of 90%.
Somehow, this makes me believe that either Alex Ferguson is your Editor or that you’ve all been smoking an odd sort of tobacco. The game is an improvement over the original and the graphics are clearly better, but the playability really lets the game down. The game is biased so that tackling a computer opponent is nigh- on impossible, due, I think, to some dodgy sprite detection.
Goals can also be scored by shooting at the ‘keeper’s left or right side nearly every time. Man United Europe is still a challenge, even though I beat it on my third go! I’d give it 80% overall.
D. Waine. Slough.
Dan says: I’ve never been a fan of Kick Oft.
Although Manchester United is far from perfect, it’s still the best kickabout on the Amiga.
INNOVATIONS quick and convenient system for testing their acetate drawings. It includes an A3000 with eight megs of memory and a digitising camera.
Artwork is placed on the digitising table and scanned by the camera. This image is then passed to ChromacolouTs proprietory control software which allows you to add colour, check timings, and even calculate lip and sound synchronisation. Up to 16 levels of animation can be simultaneously supported (the equivalent to having 16 different animations running simultaneously). Roy Evans, one of Chromacolour’s directors, says that even the most complex animations don't require a great deal of power. Despite their relatively high price tags, bizarrely- named the r Video Toaster.
JW-.i X- Ttt ? T Despite the VI* - * recent flurry of excitement centred around . 24-bit graphics ,1 t'A , * cards, Newtek have been producing the Wa ‘ultimate’ Amiga graphics device over in Toast and 24-bit graphics Like anything else in life, computing has grown - and will only get better
- as a result of research, consumer pressure and that elusive
spark of genius. Matt Broomfield and Mark Patterson take a look
at three of the most innovative products of late and let the
entrants to our add-on compo know how they’ve been faring in
the Einstein stakes CHROMA COLOURMATION Genius may be one tenth
inspiration and nine tenths perspiration, but there’s little
point in sweating - or, indeed, thinking - if your ideas aren't
focussed in the first place. Here’s one business who take great
ideas and know how to put them into practice.
London-based Chromacolour are no strangers to innovation; alter all they’ve been creating exciting hardware for the Amiga for years.
They started life in 1983 as an animators’ supply company, providing special paint to companies including Disney and Hanna Barbera. Embracing the power of the Amiga, they moved rapidly into the hi-tech world of computers a couple of years later.
Their flagship product is called the Chromacolour Professional Animation Linetest System, which won't be winning any 'Snappy Title' awards! The system, which weighs in at a hefty £11,000, provides professional animators with a Chromacolour's products are selling well, with BBC TV and world-class animators Cosgrove Hall using them.
They also produce a number of cheaper alternatives to the Professional, starting from the £2900 mark, although a new system is currently under development which looks set to turn the amateur animation market on its head.
Watch this space... 24-BITS OF TOAST What’s small, beige and has popped- up in the imagination of the Amiga owning public? A tasty, graphics America for several months. The Video Toaster is designed as the Amiga's answer to the Ouantel Paintbox, in that it can create and manipulate broadcast quality graphics.
It incorporates every tool that the professional graphics user could possibly hope for. Of particular Interest to broadcasters and video makers are its image processing routines, handled by the Digital Video Effects unit. This allows you to mix images from up to four live video sources in realtime. Images can then be magnified, shrunk, warped, or squeezed to create extremely polished videos.
The Toaster also includes Lightwave 3D, a 24-bit three- dimensional rendering program, a character generator for producing superb quality text and titles, and ChromaFX for complete colorisation control. In fact, the Video Toaster is comparable to the overlay effects used on BBC’s Top of the Pops.
Although a PAL version has yet to materialise, pundits are predicting a release date in the first half of 1992.
PATENT RIPOFF If you have ever invented a product which you consider commercially viable, you ought think about protecting your ideas. The most effective way to cover yourself is to lodge a patent.
Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive... When an invention is patented, you have to submit accurate plans and a complete written description of how the item works. The objective is to ensure that nobody else can copy your ideas without your permission. However, when submitting designs, most inventors want their patents to be as all-encompassing as possible so that companies can’t just just change one aspect and then claim the new patent themselves. On the other hand, if a patent is too specific, inventors may find that they don't hold the patent for their version of the design.
For example, the inventor of a new water-driven engine for the Ford Capri would want to ensure that nobody could change the design of a gasket and claim a new patent. Conversely, he’d also want to ensure that he holds the patent for water engines for all other makes of car.
For this reason, many inventors employ the services of a patents agent, whose job it is to calculate the most advantageous patent. Each year, tens of thousands of inventions are submitted to the National Patents Office, but many of them are relused a patent, because they're unoriginal or poorly documented.
Can you create Utopia? Now's your chance to find out.
Leading a colonising party to a barren planet you aim to create the perfect society, where everyone has a quality of life rating of 100%.
Do you spend your money on weapons or social research? Build hospitals or tank factories? The myriad of decisions to be made are yours, and the fact that there are over ten different alien races all bursting for the opportunity to wipe out the colony should speed up the decision making process. An icon driven game with the main playing area presented in isometric 3-D, Utopia breaks new ground in computer entertainment.
Available ons PC (1992), AMIGA A ATARI ST STB.
Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd., Carver House, 2-4 Carver Street, Sheffield SI 4FS.
RM94% lrs®f-*3% BAY WATCHING Every single piece of research indicates that what Amiga owners want is a quick way of transforming their machines into powerhouses.
California Access’s Bodega Bay is promising to do exactly that. But will it be one example of a masterpiece that’s flawed?
If you wish that you’d bought an Amiga 2000, but can't afford the trade-in price, Bodega Bay is claiming to answer your prayers.
It's a not-so-smart looking box into which your A500 is placed. Once installed, your Amiga will be transformed into a cut-down A2000. Four internal expansion slots allow the user to add peripherals such as hard drives, memory upgrades and controller cards.
Three of these are also configured as IBM-AT slots for use as bridgeboard slots.
There is space inside for a 3.5 inch hard drive, and a removable faceplate allows you to add either a 5.25" drive, or an additional hard drive. Alternately, you could install two half-height 5.25 drives or, using an additional mounting kit, a
3. 5" hard or floppy could be used. A heavy duty 200 watt power
supply is built into the casing, and this should be more than
Adequate to support all the extras you could want to add.
The Bodega Bay is not 100% compatible with all A2000 boards; accelerator boards cause problems, as do certain types of memory expansion.
Although not quite perfect, California Access’s Bodega Bay is the best of the current A500 expansions. If you require the expandability of an A2000, for fhe cost of another A500, this seems to be your best bet at the moment.
Top ten most ‘imaginative' Amiga free utilities. Weird out your machine with some crazy PD 1 Drawmap- visualise your world (man!) From any perspective 2 Prompt- turn an Amiga into a teleprompt system and be like Trevor McDoughnut 3 Bllza- psychoanalysis for beginners at the stroke of a key 4 Spectrum Emulator-you'd have to be a ‘crazy genius' to want this 5 Sendmorse-Dot, dot, dot, dash, dash, dash... learn morse code 6 A-Bene - find out about your forebears, were there any skeletons in their closets?
7 Speak - you, too, can own a talking clock... 8 Wavemaker- make your machine sing doo-wah-oo-ee-oo 9 Hermes Financa (mortgage analysis)
- repossessed? Well, you should have had this... 10 Nag-it - oh
well, if you're really on skid row you can always have a bet on
the horses.
'A classic of the genre, a Design 91.
From the test flight to aerial combat, earn your stripes aboard your F-16 by combatting enemy tanks and Migs.
UB1 SOFT UK SADDLERS HOUSE 100 Reading road ST AG PC and compatibles UBI SOFT game! There Screen »htil» on different formats ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE You would then move your hand above a reflective pad. Up until this point the idea is fine, it’s just a pity Chris forgot to add any buttons.
MOUSEGLOVE USEFULNESS *** FEASIBILITY * RIMKA! MOW irsvowoo~ Two things of late have split our mailbags at their seams. One has been a competition to win a CDTV, and the other has been entries for our design-an-add-on feature from our August issue. So just how cerebral, innovative - and practical are they, and could you do better?
NORTY BUT MICE Mice were as well represented as any other peripherals. From James Smith in Essex came the idea for a stationary mouse. It would work by resting on four raised micro-switches. By rocking the mouse in the desired direction the switches would be triggered. The advantages of this device is that it would work in a very small area, but it wouldn't be as accurate as a conventional mouse.
STATIONARY MOUSE USEFULNESS *** FEASIBILITY***** ORIGINALITY ***** SALEABILITY *** Mouse and joystick combinations were also popular. Most of these were completely unfeasible apart from a design sent in by Michael Bainbridge from Kembal. It would look like a normal joystick with a large_ fire button and two smaller mouse buttons behind it.
The stick would be detachable so it wouldn't interfere with mouse operations.
Unfortunately this unit comes unstuck underneath. None of the designs we saw overcame the problem of making the joystick adhere to the table without the mouse ball interfering.
MOUSESTICK USEFULNESS **** FEASIBILITY ** ORIGINALITY*** .
SALEABILITY **** Totally b zare The strangest idea for a mouse came from Chris Conway of Essex. How does the idea of a mouse glove grab you? You insert your hand into a plastic glove which has an optical sensor on the palm side.
ORIGINALITY**** SALEABILITY ** STICK AT IT Joysticks were another popular category. Among the strangest was Paul Michalak’s Squeeze Stick.
This would differ from normal stick through its absence of fire-buttons.
Instead, the top of the joystick would be a rubberised ball, which would cover two microswitches. Squeezing the ball would act as the trigger. The major advantage of this stick would be its one-handed operation.
SQUEEZE STICK USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY**** ORIGINALITY **** SALEABILITY ***** A revolutionary joystick idea came from Lars Thomsen in Denmark. His idea replaces the conventional stick with a five- button mouse called a Joyboard. There would be three outtons on top of the device, with others on either side. The only drawback with this device is that most games are designed to work with standard eight-direction digital sticks. That said, a great many games would benefit from analogue control. This device should really be described as the first games mouse.
JOYBOARD USEFULNESS **** FEASIBILITY**** ORIGINALITY**** SALEABILITY*** The most radical, not to mention impossible- to-build, device is Neil Canning’s Joyhelmet.
This gadget would be worn like a normal helmet and scan the brain for its movement commands. There isn’t a description as to how it might work, but we think an ultra-sensitive volt- an Amiga scalpel meter aimed at the cerebral cortex to read electro-chemical impulses could be what it needs. You’d also need to shave your head or earth your hair to rid your cranium of static electricity before using the device.
JOYHELMET USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY ***** ORIGINALITY **** SALEABILITY ***** Slightly more feasible than the Joyhelmet is the Vocal Stick, a voice-operated joystick. It would work by the user calibrating the system by speaking the assorted commands so it could store the waveform, and compare them to spoken commands held within its database. Three years ago, US Gold pioneered the Up Slick which accepted a vocal command to fire the weapon, although this didn’t recognise words, it was activated by sound alone. The major drawback with this system is that certain games would require you to
shout commands like a psycho on acid. Even slow games would require the user to keep the pitch of their voice as close as possible to the one the used when calibrating, as even the slightest adjustment in pitch would make their commands unrecognisable.
VOCAL STICK USEFULNESS *** FEASIBILITY* ORIGINALITY *** SALEABILITY **** ON THE FRINGE Apart from the expected gadgets there were also more than a few oddities. How about the bizzare Amiga scalpel, a cross between a light-pen and a ball-point biro?
The nib of the scalpel acts like a light-pen, but the unit is sprung to measure pressure as well as motion. It could be used in conjunction with digitised pictures to help train student doctors or biology pupils. It would save a fortune in cadavers and ready- killed rats.
AMIGA SCALPEL USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY *** ORIGINALITY ***** SALEABILITY **** One of the largest, and priciest, add-ons is appropriately called the Ultimate Amiga Peripheral. It's been designed by Daniel Morgan and contains virtually everything an Amiga needs. The basic unit would contain a 50Mb hard drive, 4.5Mb of RAM, one or two extra drives and a flicker fixer.
There would be cheaper models with smaller hard drives, no flicker fixer and less RAM. Daniel estimates that the cost would range from £400 for a 20Mb hard drive, 1.5Mb RAM version to well over a grand for a model with a 100Mb Hard drive, 8Mb RAM and loads of extras. The Amiga would plug straight into the unit.
THE ULTIMATE AMIGA PERIPHERAL USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY **** ORIGINALITY ** SALEABILITY **** Computer burglar alarms are nothing new, but D. Marshall reckons he's come up with the ultimate home security system.
The basic package would come with interfaces, different types of switches, two disks, and two-core wire to connect it all together. To go with these would be infrared sensors, microphones, key pads and electronic locks. Among the potential features are digitised voices, sampled dog barks and automatic triggering of lights. Mr Marshall has a system like this already installed in his home, so there's nothing far-fetched about it.
SECURITY SYSTEM USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY ***** ORIGINALITY *** SALEABILITY ***** AUTOWAGGLE If you’ve ever played games such as Daley Thompson’s Olympic Challenge you'll know the pain incurred from frenetic joystick waggling. T Bannister from Sussex has come up with Autowaggle, a kind of left right autofire. Included in his entry was a full parts list as well as production costs. We estimate that the Autowaggle is capable of an astounding 350wpm (waggles per minute). Highly impressive. Unfortunately, the product’s usefulness is restricted by the current dirth of waggleable games.
AUTOWAGGLE USEFULNESS*** FEASIBILITY ***** ORIGINALITY **** SALEABILITY *** COMPUTER DRAWER One of the Amiga’s drawbacks is the space it takes up. Lars Thomson from Denmark has come up with a clever solution to this problem. The Computer Drawer doubles as a monitor stand and Amiga case. When you’ve finished with the computer you just push the draw in and forget about it. A very practical gadget, it's just a pity Lars forgot to include anywhere for the leads to go.
COMPUTER DRAWER USEFULNESS ***** FEASIBILITY **** ORIGINALITY **** SALEABILITY **** AMIGA CONSOLE There has already been much speculation as to whether there will be an Amiga console or not. This was the inspiration behind David Wiltshire's idea. The machine is the SEDA C200. It would have two joystick ports, reset button and similar hardware to the Amiga, but a meagre 200k of memory. The console would also use disks instead of cartridges, so it could be compatible with standard Amiga games. The main fault with this would be lack of memory, cartridges come with built in RAM so perhaps
dropping the disk drive in favour of a cartridge port would be a better idea.
AMIGA CONSOLE USEFULNESS*** FEASIBILITY ** ORIGINALITY *** SALEABILITY ***** AMIGA VISION Also from Paul Machalak is the Amiga Vision. This isn't strictly an add-on, and it could work for other computers as well as the Amiga. It displays IFF graphic files in a similar way to a slide projector. The machine checks the disk for IFF files then displays them on a built-in monitor, as well as channelling the image through a projection lens. The problem with this is the cost, as the machine would require a two inch colour monitor, 3.5" drive, projector and computer chips to run the system.
AMIGA VISION USEFULNESS *** FEASIBILITY ** ORIGINALITY **** SALEABILITY ** CLAMIGA This is a device that's set to revolutionise the Amiga. The Clamiga from Mark Sheedy is built from a complicated array of Meccano, a stepper motor ,and a dish- mop. The device is then held over the Amiga switched on. The resulting mop action actually cleans the keyboard. By applying a mild detergent to the mop it can clean all those ground-in stains.
Incredible.
CLAMIGA USEFULNESS **** FEASIBILITY ** ORIGINALITY *** SALEABILITY ** TOTAMMME.S.ON Virtual Reality is nothing new, neither is Mark Sheedy's idea for a VR helmet. The device has twin LED displays for 3D, stereo head phones and the all-important size adjustment strap. With current technology this would cost a fortune to build, definitely one that has to wait for a few years.
TOTAL IMMERSION SYSTEM USEFULNESS ** FEASIBILITY * ORIGINALITY * SALEABILITY**** THE MUSICAL MOUSE With the increased popularity of music programs on the Amiga, Bryan Wainhouse’s musical mouse seems like a good idea. It has six buttons each of which is used to perform different musical functions. A mode selector switches between the different music modes, and chords and individual notes can be played using preloaded samples. A bit more development could transform this into a very useful tool.
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THE HAND IS QUICKER... You may not be a successful liar, but your Amiga certainly is. It can even trick your eye into believing that black is actually white. But its showpiece illusion is the way it mimicks 3D - and it’s all done by choosing the right colours to simulate depth and perspective in an object.
BASICS Real objects have bulk. Shadows and highlights create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional computer screen, and so does perspective - duplicating the way straight lines converge as they head off into the distance (like railway tracks which appear to meet at a point some way away). If these techniques are combined, you can create images which spring to life and appear real.
LIGHTSOURCE COLOURS As you compose your picture, you should keep in mind the position of your light source. Your drawing will look false if shadows are cast in opposite directions, and the eye will quickly pick up the discrepancy. This is especially important in outdoor scenes, where the sun’s position determines the angle of the shadow. Even the sky has a variety of lighting effects. It’s usually composed of different shades of blue which may graduate from light to dark. It may require more complex and subtle colouring to create a realistic effect.
MODES An object’s shadow tells us more than the angle of the light source - it also carries information about the subject’s height and volume. If your paint program allows you to work in halfbrite mode (64 colours), then you’re in luck when it comes to creating shadows. Halfbrite uses a palette of 32 main colours, and a further 32 which are dimmer versions of the first set.
When it comes to working out the colour of shadows, all the work has been done for you; if a shadow is cast on red, all you need do is use the halfbrite red as the shadow colour. Dpainl III even has a halfbrite fill option, which converts your drawing colours to their dimmer equivilents. It automatically works out which dimmer colour to place on the screen.
If you own Dpainl II, you can mimic this by creating your own darker ver- sions of your main colours. This means that you will end up with a palette of 16 main colours, and 16 for shadows. You will also have to fill areas manually with the dimmer colours where you need shadows. Although more time-consuming, this is still effective and gives results almost identical to halfbrite filling.
Artists who prefer HAM art packages have the benefit of a wide range of fill options - lighten, darken and blend - with which to add highlights and shadows to your work. Unfortunately it’s much harder to control colours in HAM mode.
SUBJECTS - SHAPES, REAL LIFE The simplest way to get started in the world of computer reality is with text.
From title screens to instructions, text plays an important part in an Amiga artist's life, and fonts need no artistic skills to draw, as they’re available on your Amiga from startup. Start out by making the fonts look solid then move onto more adventurous subjects later.
Text manipulation was featured at length in previous articles on logos and fonts, so just one extra tip here - to give text a truly realistic drop-shadow, use a small range of colours based on the background colour to smooth the edges of the shadow. This can give the kind of soft focus, blurry-edged outline we actually see in real life, as opposed to the hard-edged kind lazy artists sometimes get away with.
TIP - A quick way to produce a shadow of varying intensity is to use the gradient fill option. Set the dithering tool to give a slight peppering effect to your range of shadow colours. This should graduate from light to dark values of a particular colour. Filling an object with this mixture will add shade in a methodical, if not too life-like, way. Read on for tips on how to add more realism.
Which shows ho* soid- loolung objects such as computet keys un be simulate! By coned shading BRIGHT IDEAS Whichever way you choosS to construct a shadow - using halfbrite or a darker solid colour - you will need to add something else to your object: a highlight. A face, cup, or even a floppy disk will catch the light in some areas more than others. You don't have to add highlights to every object but a sphere, for instance, would look like a flat disk without them.
A highlight is a small area, which reflects light, and it's possible to get away with using the colour white for the reflection. A small bright curve on the top of any coloured sphere is all it takes to fool the eye into believing it's true a 3D object. Use the smooth option (keyboard F8) around the edges to blend it into the object’s main colour.
Organic subjects such as plants will seem more natural if you base your highlight upon a lighter version of the Even something as basic as menu gadgets can main colour Vou are usin9i faces need a be enhanced by the addition ot 3D shadows. Light pink, leaves a pale green and tree bark will need a lighter brown where the sun strikes it.
M. SILHOUETTE Perhaps the crudest form of light and dark artistic
image is a silhouette. This is usually a black paper cut-out
showing either a person's face or an object. They were very
popular forms of inexpensive portraiture (when painting, and
later photography, were for the well-heeled). A great deal ol
skill and dexterity was required by the artists. Silhouettes
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TIP - Shadows and highlights rarely occur horizontally or vertically because the light source is generally at an angle to the subject. Dpaints fills take no account of this. To overcome this, create a horizontally-filled rectangle of the spread of highlight colours you have defined (say a range of eight greys), grab it as a brush, then use the rotate option in the brush menu to tilt it until the *• appropriate angle is reached. You can either use this new brush as a till pattern, or make a stencil ot the colours you wish to preserve in your drawing, then stamp the brush down on the area
which requires the gradient shadow effect.
SPECULAR , HIGHLIGHTS fv« Aili' com thin Shii intr mil' "Sa Gaining tighter control over highlights is available by 'hot-spotting' a few key areas of an object, which means adding a glint on a comer as it catches the light.
When light hits a cube it doesn't form solid masses of shade and light; the shadow itself has varying intensities of colour, and parts of some edges pick out light and reflect it. Look at real objects, depending on their texture - glossy, matte, rough and smooth - each sends out different light patterns, and things are seldom seen in blocks of unvarying colour.
TIP - You will be amazed at how a couple of hot spots can breathe life into people's faces. One spot off-centered in each eye, and a couple on the lower lip convey a great deal of realism.
PERSPECTIVE The trump card in your deck of tricks is perspective. A rough and ready way of doing this is to draw a series of horizontal lines beginning just a little above halfway up the screen, spaced at ever- increasing intervals until you reach the bottom. This simple effect fools the viewer into making a false mental picture of a receding surface. You can then add your objects, highlights and shadows as needed. We'll concentrate more on this subject in a later article.
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NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY It ii oil've ever pictured yourself (is a It rove Ailrenturcr but have been put off by the complexity of Role Playing Adventures this is the game for you.
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In Hard Nova™ you take charge of a group of space adventurers who are not only hard, but also genuinely nasty.
They’re the meanest mercenaries in the galaxy, willing to smuggle, assassinate and run guns. So unscrupulous, they'd sell their own granny’s planet to the highest bidder.
What’s more, they're armed with over 60 pieces of the most evil weaponry - hi-tech lasers, missiles, Gyro-pikes and computer automated jammers.
The crew of StarFlight" II may be rather less shady, but they are just as well armed. They have to be, to fight off revolting aliens as you set about exploring over 500 planets and I SO star systems.
Each planet is different, some freezing, some awash with boiling lava. Starflight II is also completely open-ended, so there Is no "correct way" to finish the game.
Back down to earth, or rather on the mountainous seas of the South Atlantic, in StrikeFleet™ you are in total command of a large task force. Your fleet consists of cruisers, destroyers, frigates, helicopters and even hydrofoils.
You are being attacked by deadly Kingfisher missiles and heavily armed attack subs and your fleet is looking to you to make split second decisions that could mean the difference between a hero’s welcome and a Court Martial.
Finally, there is Lord of the Rings,™ J.R.RTolkien’s epic fantasy classic, brought to weird and wonderful life by Interplay. You are Frodo and your task is to protect the one true ring from the clutches of the evil Lord Sauron.
But first, you must recruit followers from among the hobbits, dwarves and wizards to fight dangerous enemies such as ores and trolls, evil spirits and vampires.
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* Bruce Willis baldly goes where no man has gone before.
THE GAMEPLAY: Based on Willis's latest cinematic foray, Hudson Hawk is a cutesy platform affair, with Willis's burglar anti-hero represented by a cute sprite (with a notable full head of hair!). Hawk’s mission is to perform the biggest blag ever attempted, and this involves picking his way through a massive building and stealing anything that he stumbles across. The sprawling, twelve-stage complex is scattered with traps, though, so Hawk must be made to jump down lift shafts, clamber along wires, and bypass massive security systems; the latter of which add a puzzle element to the game.
However, the buildings are patrolled by guards and their dogs who must be avoided at all costs.
PLUS POINTS: Surprisingly, the cute look that Special FX have opted for works really well. Whilst the sprites don’t exactly resemble their onscreen counterparts, they serve their purpose perfectly and are a treat to look at. Likewise, the area Hawk explores is revealed a section at a time (as in Gremlin’s Switchblade), and the feeling of actually scouring the dark building is enhanced immensely.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Basing a game on such an odd film left only two options open to Special FX: either to produce a multi-stage T2- style game or a large arcade adventure. As there are only a few key sequences in the film, FX have wisely opted for the second and have concentrated on creating a playable game rather than a series of showcase sub-games.
Hudson Hawk has been in development for nearly seven months, with a team of seven people working on its various aspects.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Initial impressions of Hudson are extremely favourable.
Everyone in the Special FX team is pleased with what they have put together.
Graphically, although small, the sprites are fun and the backdrops are bright and colourful. This matches the console-style playability of the game and should gamer favourable reviews when the game's released.
Ultimate playability in this 8-bit conversion?
THE GAMEPLAY: Fans of the old Ultimate 'Sabreman’ series will be instantly at home if this project ever comes to fruition.
Before they created the isometric arcade adventure, Ultimate unleashed Sabreman in the jungle-based runabout, Sabre Wult, and the flip-screen platform land of Underwurlde. Realising that there are a whole host of older games players hankering back to the ‘good old days’ of classic software, two Chesham-based coders, Phil Lishman and graphic artist, Ben Jeffery, have begun recreating Sabreman's second adventure in its Amiga form.
On entering a forbidding castle, Sabreman is left to work his way out.
However, he is stranded deep in the building’s labyrinthian catacombs with the creature-ridden exit literally hundreds of screens above him. Each of these screens is made up of a series of items which can be used to ease the player up the screen.
PLUS POINTS: The simplistic control system the game uses is easy to pick up, yet makes completion of the game a matter of judgement rather than luck. All of the many creatures in the original are back, this time sporting slightly more intelligence while Phil is ensuring that the senseless loss of lives of the Speccy original will be cured.
BEHIND THE SCENES: A big fan of the Ultimate games, Phil started work on his Underwurlde conversion just over two months ago. Existing as a short monochromatic demo, it will play almost identically to the Spectrum original - even down to the simplistic controls - but the graphics are being reworked to make use of the Amiga's 32-colour palette.
UNDERWURLDE FIRST IMPRESSIONS: By no means Ultimate's finest hour, Underwurlde is still far more playable than most of the so-called Spectrum 'classics' of the era. This Amiga version reflects that perfectly, with colourful sprites and an updated look, with a simplistic feel to it. If Ultimate or whoever has to give the OK to the project and allows the team to release it, this updated version could be one of the most playable and eagerly-awaited budget games since Ocean’s Head Over Heels.
Deco-rate the World with Mirrorsoft.
THE GAMEPLAY: In what must rank as the oddest scenario ever, a mad Professor has used a specially-created machine to turn key landmarks and buildings into art deco recreations.
Obviously, these are now unusable, so the player has been set the task of restoring the buildings to normality. This is achieved by sliding a series of coloured blocks into a predetermined pattern which, when solved, will render the building usable again. However, a series of nasties patrol the screens and try to halt our puzzler's progress.
PLUS POINTS: Whilst Deviouss sprites are tiny, they are particularly well animated, and the little hero runs and jumps along the floor AND up the sides of blocks and walls. In addition, it really looks as if he is exerting himself as he lugs and pushes fhe blocks into position. In contrast to the small sprites, the backdrops feature large, instantly recognisable buildings, which round off the graphics nicely.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Known for his brilliant C64 Compunet pictures and demos and a nifty little blaster called 10, Bob Stephenson has teamed up with Peter Barren for the Devious development chores. Devious is being written on an Amiga-based system, and the idea germinated from a weird scenario the duo came up with surrounding a fully-animated character.
The limitations imposed, though, saw the game gradually evolve into its present form.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A complex combination of shoot 'em up and puzzling themes, the one thing that is firmly in DeviouSs favour is its variety. Most puzzle games - Tetris included - can be a little too 'samey' but the addition of aliens to Devious's gameplay adds a nice random element. Similarly, the control method is extremely clever without being confusing, making it a joy to play - essential in a game ot this style.
CISCO HEAT Cisco's here and Cisco's there with Mirrorsoft's racy conversion.
THE GAMEPLAY: In a sharp contrast to the goings-on of other race games, Cisco Heat follows the annual race of San Francisco's top Cops rather than a bunch of illegal rub- ber-bumers. Supposedly the meanest drivers around, the racers must negotiate the many hills, twists and comers that are thrown at them, whilst simultaneously avoiding contact with the other racers. The Jaleco coin-op, whilst not breaking any new ground, was a solid favourite in its coin-op form, and the arcade machine’s tortuous track has apparently been faithfully recreated.
The fast pace has apparently been copied perfectly, too, and Mirrorsoft are hoping that Cisco will knock the likes of Gremlin's Lotus and U.S. Gold’s Outrun series for six.
PLUS POINTS: According to development team, Ice, Cisco Heat will be an almost perfect recreation of the coin-op. Race games in the past have been criticised for their jerky update and unrealistic movement. Ice pin this problem on the way the sprites have been evolved, and have worked on a new system which they hope will solve the problem. If they can pull this system off, then the game will hopefully feature larger sprites and more detailed backdrops than past road racers.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Scottish development team, Ice, are becoming renowned for their race game conversions. So, with Turbo Outrun, S.C.I, and Hydra under their belt, Mirrorsoft deemed them the natural choice for the Jaleco conversion.
During the development of the previous games, they have gradually refined their update and scrolling routines, shrinking the gap between conversion and coin-op. Games such as Hydra haven’t exactly bolstered their reputation, but with Cisco, Ice think that this is the closet conversion you are likely to see.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: With Lotus currently wowing race game fans and Outmn Europa waiting in the wings, there may be a danger that Cisco Heat gets overlooked. However, this game could be worth taking for a spin.
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Available tor AMIGA, ST and IBM PC compatibles ELECTRONIC ZOO Ltd. Elliot Road, Love Lane. Cirencester, Glos. GL71YS J8L 1 TEL: (0285)641541 I2£ :~ i i Magically Different - CONSTRUCTOR Mugging, murder and mortar from System 3 THE GAMEPLAY In a distant galaxy lies a planet which is completely covered with water, bar one island. Every 100 years a mysterious giant red spot passes over the island and flattens all its towns. The island's government has decided to let a machine go head-to-head against a human to invent a storm proof city to prevent this - and the one who succeeds will be rewarded
with instant riches. Houses can be built out of a variety of materials, ranging from iron sheets to marble slabs. The better the building, the higher the rent and profit for further developments. If the computer is doing well, though, the local mob can be brought in to extort money from tenants, bum buildings, put bricks through windows and even murder occupants. Of course, the computer can always return the favour... PLUS POINTS ‘Play God’ games are now as established as shoot 'em ups. The ability to spy on individual residents in this game is excellent. Also, the planet’s population is
severely divided by class and moving low-class louts into an upper class area boosts the crime rate. Rich residents get mugged, chalk outlines appear in the apartments where they used to live and the occasional brick goes through leaded windows, giving the game a great snobbish strategy element.
BEHIND THE SCENES Constructor is being written by System 3's resident in- house team of programmers.
The basic game design and graphics are complete, although most of the playability is yet to be added. New ideas and adjustments to the screen layout are still being worked on and the game is steadily evolving as it is written.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS If Constructor retains the humour that is present in its current preproduction state it should be a sure-fire hit. The gameplay is straightforward and easy to get into.
Although your town is pretty much demolished every 100 years (in game-time, of course), well-built houses survive.
Thus, throughout the game both players have to put cash towards building a massive super-tower which is impervious to the ravages of the red-spot. The highest tower wins the game, adding a lasting objective.
System 3 grab hold of their fuzzy bits.
THE GAMEPLAY FUZZBALL Most platform games are derived from a smidgen of originality and a handful of borrowed ideas. Fuzzball is no exception. The hero is a fuzzy blob whose mission is to gather jewels which are guarded by weird ferocious creatures.
The creatures come in two categories: the main bunch turn Into blobs when shot and these have to be collected before they attack at twice their previous speed. The second class of nasties are a lot larger, and can take quite a beating before they eventually die.
PLUS POINTS Platform games are a tried and tested format. Fuzzball exploits all the clichbs such as time limits, reappearing enemies and bonus levels and there’s enough variety to keep the game interesting. The in-game music is typically zippy, kids will love it and their parents will reach for the volume control.
BEHIND THE SCENES Fuzzball is being programmed by a German team and has been 'underwraps’ for almost a year now. The playability is still being tweaked as some of the levels are too difficult. However, the basic game format will be unchanged from the version that we saw and there's very little to be changed in the visual department.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Fuzzball offers nothing new, but if the right balance between playability and difficulty is struck it should work. The levels are set on single screens which could prove very limiting, a fact which can only be offset with plenty of action.
Potentially very good. Each level has a time limit which needs to be generous as a game like this could become incredibly frustrating.
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Sunday HEIMDALL Ye Gods, Core’s viking epic is set to blow the
RPG world apart.
Steve ‘Norsey But Nice’ Merrett jumped on his long-boat and met a legend in the making.
'You’re going to love this!' Promised Core supremo, Jeremy Smith, as he booted up an early demo of what was to evolve into Heimdall. As the pig-tailed hair of a Japanese-looking character was severed strand-by-strand by Smith’s volley of axes, it was hard not to be impressed. ‘This,’ he enthused, 'is going to be massive.' That was some eight months ago now, during the development of Chuck Rock, and whilst it isn't unusual for Jeremy to beat his chest about his forthcoming wares, with Heimdall he was, and still is, particularly hyper. What's more, what started off as a stunning-looking demo
with a suitably grisly finale has since evolved into what Core are claiming bridges the gap between the incredible graphics and animation of Readysoft's laser disk conversions and the all-important playability they lack.
EZBBEHEHI Heimdalls past is every bit as complex as the Norse mythology it is based on. The brains trust behind the game, Jerr O'Carroll and Ged Keaveney, AKA 8th Day Productions, had always wanted to write the ultimate (no pun intended!) Isometric adventure.
And, originally, the game was supposed to take place over the length and breadth of ancient Britain. This would have resulted in a rather dull game with too little happening in such a large area, though,' admits Jerr. Instead, they settled for a Nordic setting, played over a massive scrolling isometric play area, and preceded by a series of sub-games, including a toned-down version of the axe scene. Heimdall is the name of a would-be Viking, and the hero of the piece, bom to fulfil a legacy revolving around the Battle of Ragnarok. The preparations for the legendary battle - an almighty clash
of the forces of good and evil - has been halted by the theft of three key magical weapons. Stolen by Loki, a vile god of evil, the only means of getting them back is by sending a god to walk among the mortals. Thus, by virgin conception, Heimdall is bom to follow the prophecy and retrieve the items.
KHUHtiilliH Incredibly, Heimdall is the duo’s first project, although both had worked at Gremlin for a while. The game’s cartoon-like graphics have been devised and pieced together by Jerr, and incorporated into the actual game code using a specially-written 3D engine which allows them to piece each of the scrolling rooms together wall by wall. MORE fiCTION....MORE POWER 5 ..MORE EXCITEMENT...! .
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Birmingham 66 7AX Tel: 021 625 3364 HEEVmALL Jerr's entry to animation and graphics originally came via a spell at Sullivan Bluth’s Dublin offices, where he was credited as an animator on Bluth's The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go To Heaven. However, on leaving, he teamed up with Ged and between them they came up with the basis for Heimdall.
‘I've always been keen on the Norse legends surrounding Ragnarok and the Gods,’ Jerr says, 'and I felt that it was perfect for an RPG-style game.
However, we realised that RPGs don't appeal to everyone and decided from the start that we wanted to make it accessible to both newcomers and hardened adventurers alike. ‘The next step was approaching Core themselves and, in a series of planning meetings with Smith, the exact nature of the game, its look, and its plot were hammered out.
‘The way Core work is to get everything down on paper before a single key is pressed,’ continues Jerr. 'This suited us as it meant that we knew what we wanted to do and it meant that we could work out a decent schedule and not overstretch ourselves.' Thus, with the groundwork done. The actual coding began in February.
FIGHTING CHANCE Encountering other characters normally results in a fight to the death. For these scenes, the view switches to that of a small fight window surrounded by a R~ Vj f . J HelMDAl I ~1 series of icons. i ---------- IN DEVELOPMENT ‘The fighting is V"NR11 AT1ACK time,'says Smith, t»EF£ND ‘with the opponent V" o lunging at you A w straight away. FR«v r« • «* However, by MV," IWTIRVeVrt :; throwing axes or I «rs,[1( casting spells at f *_r !¦ . =J them, they can be lg= ~ ' ' 11 knocked out and, as they take more hits, their attacks get weaker.' Similarly, Ged has
added a degree of realism by making the assailants block or dodge hits, but this also allows for lucky shots whicl) sap more energy if they hit home. ‘We feel that the fight scenes are one of the most important,’ Ged says, ‘so we’ve tried to make them as exciting and realistic as possible.'
Cffl’JMHiUil The game is played on two levels: via a map screen and aforementioned isometric rooms and corridors. However, whilst this actually -X makes up the bulk of the latter half of the game, the pfayer must first gather a team of six men and gain experience via a trio of sub-games. In this section, Heimdall is depicted as a young lad who must prove his worth by mastering the decidedly Norse sports of greased pig chasing, sword-player and... you've guessed it. Axe-throwing - although the grisly demise sequence has been deleted now to appease squeamish overseas distributors. Heimdall's
enemies include spiders, ogres, and warriors, all of whom have differing strengths. Also, thanks to a clev'r intelligence system, the enemy behave realistically and dodge your blows.
The actual Heimdall sprite features-, over eighty frames of animations, ranging fron&he physical exertions of pig- wrestling to ~ walking .. Once the game’s backdrops have been plotted on paper, Jerr recreates them using Dpainfs f 6-colour mode. They are then loaded into God's 3D engine and incorporated into the game tor bug-testing.
Originally, there was going to be a trading element, but It was deemed that the idea was too weak and It was subsequently pulled. In addition, an effect where day turns to night may have to be dumped due to memory limitations.
Corners are cut In the animation department by simply moving one part of the attacking creature. As seen here on this large Guardian.
And Core’s aim was to bridge the gap between the graphical finesse of the Readysoft games with the lasting appeal and playability of RPGs and the likes of Will Harvey's The Immortal. Of this, Jeremy Smith is certain they have succeeded. 'I really think that we've hit the nail on the head with this one,’ he grins, ‘I've been knocked out with what the lads have achieved and as its their first game it’s absolutely stunning.’ Which leaves us with the question: where will they go from here? 'Well, there’s already a sequel on the cards, based on the ensuing Battle Of Ragnarok,’ offers Ged, ‘and
that will feature stuff we couldn’t put in Heimdall. The player will control a group of Gods, each of whom must perform specific missions, and there will be more travelling and subgames in there.’ ’After that,' continues Jerr, 'we'd like to play around with vectors or maybe an even deeper RPG.’ - Until then, though, I think the Gods are smiling down on the work of this new dynamic duo.
About of the main quest. ‘The graphics are extremely memory-intensive,’ says Ged. 'One island takes over 160K alone, and then you have to allow for 68K’s worth for the Heimdall sprite. Things are starting to get a little tight, but I reckon we'll get everything in.’ Luckily, though, the aforementioned 3D engine is written in such a way that valuable space is saved.
Jerr plots and sketches the game's many intricate wall- hangings, rock faces and walls using Dpaint, and uses a series of points for the angles and perspective. These are then ported over to Ged’s Snasm-based PC where they are implemented into his map editor. In addition, this system then allows Ged to add the Heimdall sprite and any other switches, traps, and characters and ensure that they all work in conjunction with each other.
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This time they’ve gone too damn far... NO ONE MESSES WITH THE BITMAP KID features: stacks of levels • heaps of weapons • swarms of intelligent nasties bonus games • secret rooms • loads and loads of power-ups Cl, Mmtr With wheel in hand and Ford Capri in the garage, Mark ‘wheely hard’ Patterson pulls alongside Microprose’s rubber-burning race game.
With the Formula One season pulling into its final lap, Microprose, displaying unnerving timing, are preparing to launch what they claim is a revolution in computer race games.
Geoff Crammond is the man behind the project. His two previous Amiga games, Sentinel and StuntCar Racer,- both received rave reviews and entered many magazines’ halls of fame. Before them came Revs, a Formula One sim that, until Revs +, was regarded as the best game of its kind.
«»;,'ii:nti:7Til Grand Prix has been in development since March 1990 and is only now nearing completion. Even though most of the coding is complete, the game is being constantly updated as new lap records and information on engine performances appear. As is the norm now, most of the coding is being done on the PC, then downloaded onto the Amiga.
The bulk of the graphics are vectors.
The cars are extremely detailed and feature some very clever, curved vector routines for the wheels and air intakes.
Obviously, the faster your machine the quicker the graphics update, so to speed things up for A500 and 1500 owners the background details can be switched off. But not all the graphics are vectors: sprites are used for characters such as mechanics and marshals, a first in a race game. Electronic Arts' race game, Indy 500, inspired Crammond to include external camera views of the action as well as replays; this should go down well with crash freaks.
Crashes are dealt with in a novel manner. If a car isn’t too badly damaged, marshals come on and push it off the track - although a completely knackered car has to be removed by crane.
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If crashes aren’t your thing, there are a number of features to help inexperienced drivers. A ‘best line’ option can be toggled on or off; this places a dotted line on the track which indicates the best route to take round comers, where to position yourself on straights and the best place to slipstream behind opposing cars. As well as this there’s automatic breaking and gears, so you have no excuse for running off the track.
¦J.yv*l;H--vd The attention to detail verges on the pedantic. Each of the fifteen championship tracks have been mapped for the game, right down to spectator stands and trees. Cars leave tyre tracks behind after a particularly sharp bend. The cars have been designed as representations of their real-life counterparts. Benetton cars are green and Ferrari’s are hot red. Each driver has his own particular helmet design, which enables you to single out a championship rival for the Mad Max treatment and run him off the track.
Pit stops have been given an interesting twist. When you pull into the lane you have to drive up to the right pit. The mechanics are sprite-based and look superb. The car has to be driven over the jack, and once in position a ’brake’ sign is shoved under your nose and a hand appears to wipe the dead bugs from your visor.
SENNA OR LATER The closest finish ever happened In the 1386 world championship race In Spain, where Mlgel Mansell lost to Ayrton Senna by lust .014 of a second, or about 60cm II you want to measure It. The French Grand Prit has been running longer than any other. Its first lap took place on 26th June, 1906 Most Formula One cars have on-board computer systems which relay details about the car's performance back to the pits. This means that a driver can get Information on tyres and fuel consumption as well as notifying the pit that they’re coming In. This system Isn't always reliable.
Twice this season Ayrton Senna has pulled out of a race through lack of fuel after his computer Informed him that he had enough to finish the course with.
IN DEVELOPMENT I'ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT The earliest recorded automobile was a two foot long, steam powered, model built by Ferdinand Verities! In 1668. This was supposedly based on the writings by Giovanni Branca who published an Idea for a steam motor in 1629. Before even that there was a book written in China during the Chu Dynasty, 800BC, which outlined an Idea for a fire cart'.
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4635 0898 404633 A RADIO CONTROL HONDA IN DEVELOPMENT SPACE GUN In space, no-one can hear you scream. And that’s certainly the case in Taito’s Space Gun coin-op, with thousands of screaming aliens and chattering guns drowning out everything else. Steve ‘Facehugger’ Merrett went to see how the conversion was shaping up... uEajEMSj Ridley Scott’s collaboration with cult artist H.R. Giger resulted in one of the most deadly, not to mention bankable, alien races ever devised.
Spawning two movie sequels. Alien is the ultimate monster movie and has proved the inspiration tor a number of unofficial but related games. Of the many games using close relatives of the acid-blooded insectoids, Taito’s Space Gun coin-op was probably the most successful. Taking Aliens' scenario of an overrun base, the game was another variation on the popular Operation Thunderbolt theme with one or two players travelling through and across the bases and caverns that made up the alien-inhabited space station. Dotted throughout the area are a number of trapped colonists, all of whom must be
rescued before an escape can be made.
However, the razor-toothed creatures have got other plans... Back in January, Ocean announced that they had signed the rights to convert the Taito coin-op, and they duly chose Images to recreate the game, acknowledging their success with Activision's Beast Busters. The basic premise of Space Gun is virtually identical to that of the Activision game, so the main coding was handed over to 065, Dne.
SPACE GUN Busters veteran, Henry Clark, whose 3D and horizontally-scrolling routines could be reused and improved. Despite the similarities in game style, Space Gun features a range of new additions over its many rivals. Most notably, these are the two futuristic guns that adorn its cabinet. Whereas we are accustomed to seeing large artillery adorning the front of coin-ops, Space Gun’s weaponry consists of two lasers which feature a pump-action movement to access a number of freeze bombs, smart grenades, and fireballs. As the base is explored, arrow icons appear which allow the player to
choose which route they can take, so were these extras hard to implement? ‘No, not really,1 concedes Henry. ‘The main problem was smoothing everything up and getting it to scroll backwards.’ ivi3:iaii«:»!TT3 l Throughout the coin-op there is an all-pervading sense of doom, with the base represented by dark corridors and lift shafts, and the aliens slinking from behind corners and from the distance. In addition, the atmosphere is enhanced by a series of rhythmic tunes and sampled effects, including the squeals of attacking aliens and the grunts of the player as they are wounded or bitten.
The aliens themselves are a weird bunch, and range from multiple-armed lizards to the obligatory Facehuggers, and all explode into an impressive mess of grue after they have been hit repeatedly. In keeping with the sci-fi theme, these monstrosities are overseen by the larger mutants which lurk at the end of each section. Recreating the all-important graphics and sound are Keith Ross and Matt Simmons respectively.
IN DEVELOPMENT SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN One o1 the most impressive aspects ot the coin-op is its creative use of sound. As the players stalk through the base a subdued heartbeat and oppressive tune plays quietly in the background, interrupted by the occasional squeal of an alien. In fact, it is rare that a game’s sound should play such an important part in its atmosphere, and Matt Simmons is hoping to recreate it note for note. 'The main problem with Gun was separating the effects from the tunes, as the coin-op plays them simultaneously. I took samples from the coin- op until I had ten disks'
worth, and then set about recreating them with the Amiga.' In all, Space Gun's sound has been a three-week job, and Matt also provided the SFX for past Images' conversions, including Beast Busters which he admits he 'can’t stand now’. With past musical creations such as Warzone and Chuck Rock for Core, Matt is now looking towards consoles although he is hesitant to reveal any more.
A new and highly-useful feature is the ability to select which way to go.
Henry already had the code from Beast Busters, this wasn't a major problem and just meant that I had to draw each of the backdrops as a map rather than individual objects.' As with all Images’ conversions, the team used a video of the coin-op as reference, and paused the tape at the relevant spots before taking notes and recreating them. The game is being developed primarily on the ST, with Henry using Devpac and Keith using OCP's Art Studio for the graphics. ‘Each alien in the coin-op has 15 frames of animation, and this had to be reduced slightly for the conversion,’ continues Keith, 'I’ve
got it down to roughly eight frames per creature, with more for the larger guardians.' This painstaking recreation has taken three months so far, and Keith is justifiably happy with his work. 'Getting the scaling and animation right was extremely important,' he says, 'and everything from the coin-op is in there and acting how it should.'
With two months development time left, Henry is perfecting the frame update for the forward and backward- scrolling stages, and incorporating the rest of Keith’s sprites, 'Time-wise, this has been quite a comfortable conversion,' adds Henry, 'And we've had more time to concentrate on the difficulty and playability than we did with Beast Busters which, hopefully, will make for an even better conversion.' Release dates are sketchy at the moment, but Ocean are hoping to meet an October deadline.
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MARKETED BY Played by immense American college teens with
wall-to-wall teeth, Basketball’s popularity is starting to
spread over here - with Anco set to recreate it on the
Amiga. Steve ‘Cock-A- Hoop’ Merrett dribbled along for a
look.
& S' A' a For someone who was responsible for half of what must rank as THE ultimate computer game, Steve Screech is one of the industry's unsung heroes. It was Steve who provided most of the ideas for the legendary Kick Off II, and now he is set to return with what he hopes will do for Basketball sims what Kick Off did for the footy genre - Tip Off. 'The idea started a year back’, he says, 'but converting Kick Off II over to the consoles has taken so long that I've only really been able to devote time to it for three or four months. I'd looked at past Basketball games and they never really
played as fluidly as the real thing, so it seemed logical to use a Kick Off-style system and build a game around it.'
Although most of the routines are compatible, Steve has deliberately avoided rehashing Dino Dini's original code, and has instead opted to rewrite it from scratch. Leaving the aesthetics to long-term Anco aides, Toby and Brian Van Derpeer and ex- IN DEVELOPMENT The actual sprites for the players are set to change, as Steve alters the game bit by bh when he gets fed up wrth n. However, two additions he is particularly pleased with are the side- on view that accompanies long shots and the Inset of the hoop when the ball Is thrown.
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HARLEM HEROES A classic example of the 'whBre are they now?' Syndrome are the Basketball legends. The Harlem Globetrotters. During the 70s, this band of players were everywhere, with their many basketball skills depicted in staged matches, numerous advertisements, and dire cartoons. However, despite this immense popularity, and with the exception of bald player Curly and Ihe extremely tall Lemon Drop, the Globetrotters were relatively unknown. Of their whereabouts now, they are apparently still louring and playing against the same team they always have, but public interest has waned a
great deal compared to that of the 70s.
Psygnosis artist, Tony Smith, Steve is compiling the game using a rickety old A500.
'I’ve tried to keep as close to the original sport as possible', Steve continues, 'but if something is likely to get in the way of the playability, then I’ll alter it slightly. I won't be rewriting the rule book, though, it’ll just be small amendments, as in Kick Off: As with his previous games, Steve has gone all out to make the game as user-friendly as possible. On loading, an option screen unveils its wares, offering the usual one and two-player modes, demo and practice options, and a series of new and improved tactics screens. ‘Originally, I had hoped to incorporate a managerial slant to
the game', adds Steve, 'but memory is already tight, so I’ve got as many tactical ideas in as I could, without making it too long-winded to get into.'
Despite ensuring that tactics play a fairly key role in the proceedings, Steve has still managed to bridge the gap between the managerial and arcade aspects admirably.
'By avoiding reusing Dino’s routines.
I’ve been able to keep to the characters' basic abilities but tailor them more', says Steve. 'In addition, with the court a great deal smaller than Kick Off s pitch, I’ve been able to do more with the graphics, which I feel is particularly important in a game such as Basketball.’ In terms of gameplay, Tip Off is marginally more advanced than Kick Off and its sequel.
Controlling a team of five players, each of whom has their own skills and specialities, the player commands the character nearest the ball, and a new intelligent routine ensures that the player instantly turns to shoot no matter which direction he was currently facing.
'Actually, the graphics have taken up more space than I had originally intended, he continues. 'But there are now some 1000 animations for each player, and among these are moves which allow them to slip the ball between his legs and spin on the spot, Harlem Globetrotter-style.' Each match is played on a series of courts which are three screens in length. Depending on the skill level chosen, the teams can play in seedy gyms or in an impressive stadium, although the surfaces don't actually change.
Steve hopes to include the squeaking of trainers on the court and the bouncing off the ball against the wall. 'Everything I wanted to get in is now up and running,' continues Steve, ‘but there is still a great deal of gameplay tweaking to be added.’ So is there a lot of pressure on him to make the game as playable as its illustrious footy predecessor? 'Yes and no. I’m lucky in that Anco aren’t pressuring me, but I know that there will be a lot of people who are expecting it to be as fast as Kick Off. However, as in the real thing, the game doesn’t start to get going until the last quarter,
but this is really a fault with the sport, and there’s not a lot I can do about that.’ Run Siliis Jnt, Run Deep.
PROSE' SIMULATION • SOFTWARE Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC and Compatibles Being in the American "Silent Service" of World War II was to pursue a career filled with action, danger and glory. All alone, deep inside enemy territory, submarine captains stalked and attacked the Japanese Pacific Fleet, the world's most successful navy, bver four years, the brave men of the Silent Service heroically strangled Japan's maritime economy and destroyed her shipping.
The Pacific war was won from beneath the waves.
Silent Service won critical and popular acclaim as the era's definitive simulation when it was released in 1985. Now the all-new Silent Service II picks up where its predecessor left off, using advances in computer technology to give you even greater realism and atmosphere. With enhanced, digitised graphics, state-of-the-art sounds and thrilling new game options - including a 'War Career' option to fight the entire South Pacific campaign- Silent Service II is an historically accurate simulation of the WWII submariner’s decisions, fears and triumphs.
MicroProse Simulation Software is available from all good software stores, however should you experience difficulty in obtaining any of our titles they can be ordered directly from us at MicroProse Ltd. Unit 1, Hampton Road Industrial Estate, Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8DA. Tel: 0666 504 326.
According to Gremlin square eyes aren’t the only hazard awaiting TV addicts. Death by B-movie is equally likely to happen. Steve ‘Couch Potato’ Merrett tuned in for more info.
I Ah, television: a world ot entertainment, starring a whole host of shop-lifting celebrities, and the pathway to stardom for many a Game Show host or 'Wannabe' Football hero who aspires to commentate. In fact, with TV’s rich variety of stars and programme styles, it's surprising that its potential hasn't been tapped sooner. However, rather than raiding the archives of Aunty Beeb, Video Kids development team, Leeds- based Twilight, have created a twenty-level blast, using five key TV genres for their inspiration. ‘We wanted to use key themes and ideas rather than rip off existing characters,'
says graphics man, Pete Tattersall. ‘So, although there are loads of red Indians during the Western stage and Chug-A-- Boom cars during the Gangster scenes, we’ve avoided anything too specific.’ Hence, although Roy Rogers and Trigger aren’t participating, there are dozens of Cowboys and Injuns to contendwith.
The end-oMevel guardians lollow the pattern ol countless games belore them. Armed with whatever weapons he has collected along the way, the player must avoid their attacks and blast away at them.
Opting for the cutesy look favoured by so many recent releases, Video Kid is an action-packed blast with the player assuming the role of an unfortunate viewer who has been sucked through his TV screen into the pixellated world behind. Within this world, lies the aforementioned twenty scrolling stages which play host to the stars of such genres as Westerns, Gangster movies, Sci-Fi opuses, and Horror films, and Kid must blast his way through to the end of each. However, this unusual scenario was originally a great deal more complex. ‘The scenario developed as Twilight have tried to cram as many
sprites and colours onscreen as possible. In their attempts to add hues, they have managed to use the Amiga's 32-colour mode, with 16 used lor the sprites themselves and the other 16 lor the backdrops and scenery.
The game went along,’ offers Amiga coder Stuart Cook. Originally, we came up with this involved story surrounding a galaxy owned by a band of rich people.
One of these planet-owners was soon to die and set up a race across five other planets with the winner rewarded with the dying man's planet and possessions. We all thought this was a bit heavy, though, and between three of four of us we came up with the present idea and gameplay.'
EEEna Kid has been in the works for nearly six months, and Stuart reckons that it will be another two months of intensive work befpre it will be finished. 'We've really pushed the boat out to make the game look and play In Cowboy world, the well- animated Redskins attack using canoes, hroses and other Western- associated ideas
- a massive contradiction to the futuristic weapons you A mock up
of what to expect in the Sci-Fi world. The landscapes are put
together using a map editor, and a series of already drawn
building blocks that make up the really well, and I've used
some special techniques I've been working on to allow me to
have up to twenty-five sprites on screen. Also, whilst these
are onscreen, I’ve also got parallax scrolling on each of the
stages, both in the foreground and the background. Add to this
a palette of forty-eight colours including splits, and there’s
a lot going on.' Video Kids stages are played over a series of
eight-way-scrolling areas, with the many TV characters and
characters appearing from all sides of the screen. However, to
make life a little easier, extra weaponry appears in icon- form
which includes laser bullets, a THE TWILIGHT ZONE New
development companies are a rarity at present, but after a
shaky beginning Twilight are starting to make a name for
themselves.
Originally comprising five people, including Stuart and Pete and ST coder, Andrew Swann, Twilight started life with an Amstrad PC. From here they gradiually expanded by writing budget titles, such as Hi-Tec's Ruff’N'Reddy to get them going. ‘It was so bad at one point,' IN DEVELOPMENT concedes Pete, ‘that we had to have a whip-round to buy a stamp to send off a demo to a company!’ But from these humble beginnings they progressed to Ocean's Darkman (but only the B-bit versions they hasten to add), and eventually on to U.S. Gold's conversions of Meg a Twins and Bonanza Brothers.
Other projects in the ten-man team now include Ocean's eagerly-awaited WWF Wrestling, rounding of what series of exploding balls, and missiles; all of which are reminiscent of Atomic Robokids vast inventory, a similarity that Stuart insists is purely coincidental. 'We’ve put the emphasis on the shoot 'em up side of the game,’ Stuart continues, 'and we’ve looked at what the Megadrive can do and want to expand on it. Hopefully, and bearing on mind how much we've got running onscreen, we've cracked it. I'm certainly pleased with it.' Whether or not his confidence is justified will be revealed in
October when Video Kid hits the streets.
A GAME OF DESTRUCTION, EVOLUTION AND POWER!
Every new civilisation needs a God to oversee them, and this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to achieve supreme power and immortality.
The arena is a vast glass orb at the top of the universe in which all new planets are conceived and nurtured and it is your task to steer your race through a fierce and bloody evolutionary war, to gain complete control of the planet. The game they play is a curious one, it is'a game they call... © 1991 SENSIBLE SOFTWARE 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 fttexperienced team Apf joystick SCENE
Ninety-three percent and a game’s worth a superstar. We hardly throw these around but it a game displays totally superior qualities, it just might be in with a chance.
The CU Screen Star is tor games scoring 85%-92%. II 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.
AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED WOK SCROLL SPEED 6 COLLISION DETECTION 4 COLOURS ON SCREEN 32 LEVELS 48 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 6 GREMLIN S LOTUS 2. PngoTS HOURS TO COMPLETE 67 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 2 4 GRAPHICS STYLE SOUND . COIN OP SAMPLES Gremlin move into lop gear this month with the eagerly-awaited sequel to their top-selling race game, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge. Produced by crack development team, Magnetic Fields, Turbo Challenge 2 is every bit as good as the original game and looks set to dominate the softcharts tor the next couple ot months.
Living life in the fast lane has proved to be remarkably lucrative for the Sheffield- based software company with no less than four highly- rated motor racing games grabbing top-ten positions within the last year. The success of Supercars 2, Team Suzuki, Toyota Rally and the original Lotus have firmly established Gremlin's credentials as a force to be reckoned with in the car and bike sim market, and the company firmly believe that Turbo Challenge 2 will only reinforce their already formidable reputation.
Gremlin’s long- awaited road racing sequel gets ready to take up pole position. Dan ‘Skidmark’ Slingsby takes Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 for a spin.
Designing a sequel to what was widely acclaimed as the best racing game on the Amiga must have been a difficult task. By making superficial changes, such as adding extra tracks and tinkering with the graphics, Gremlin could have found themselves being accused of cashing in on the success of their first game. On the other hand, by implementing substantial changes and radically altering the gameplay, they could unwittingly destroy the addictive qualities which made the original such a hit.
Thankfully, Lotus 2 manages to improve on the original formula without SCREEN . 11V y !Vv Improvements on the original game include different coloured cars for each player as well as timed stages instead of racing circuits.
The tried and tested splitscreen still remains for two-player action, though.
CHALLENGE II compromising the gameplay.
Magnetic Fields have opted to drop the race track courses of the first game and have replaced them with a.,, series of Oufrun-style timed stages. This loses the competitive edge of the original Lotus, but the inclusion of a time element adds a sense of urgency to the proceedings. The qualifying times start out quite easy, with any spare seconds added onto the next section, but as the stage progresses the driving conditions and course obstacles become more hazardous. Although there are no racing cars to compete against, the roads are still packed with other drivers, most of whom are incapable
of steering in a straight line. Some merely hinder your progress by continually driving in front of you, while others actually try to ram you off the road.
The scenario involves the player in a mad dash across the United States during which you'll encounter a number of climatic and racing conditions ranging from rain and snow to fog and nighlime driving. Each affects the handling of the car in different ways. For example, the Marshland stage has an abundance of water which causes the car to skid uncontrollably, while the Fog stage obscures upcoming bends and debris. This time, there’s the chance to get behind the bonnet of both a Lotus Esprit and a Lotus Elan, as both cars are used in the game depending on the upcoming section. The Esprit has the
fastest acceleration while the Elan is better at tackling comers and bends.
Extra points are awarded for reaching checkpoints and there’s a bonus for any time left on the clock after a stage has been completed. Driving LOWS TURBO OULUNOli underneath the lorries in the city section also earns extra points, as does successfully negotiating the water jumps in the Forest section. There's also extra time bonuses on the Marshland and Desert sequences and a turbobooster on the Storm sect!
The split-screen retained for twj but the ha&flfl&ge uarter an havi.
J. screj-yrftiJu tl back onto the road. Because the car doesn't
slow significantly the qualifying times for each section have
been kept tight to make the race even more exciting.
JEach stage has its own ¦«6t of graphics to differential between the various climatic conditions and look absolutely brilliant. The fog level, which is one of the The barren Desert level stretches oul of sand and rolling tumbleweed. No eceedii on the Marsh r of smart in-game ions such as the wt
• e over MAGNETIC ATTRACTION Llandudno-based Magnetic Fields have
built up a formidible reputation lor designing top-quality
racing games. Formed in 1988 from the remanents of Mr Chip
Software, their first attempt at a racing sim, Super Scramble
Simulator, was based on their 8-bit hit, Kickstart. From there,
the company has gone on to produce the highly-playable
Supercars 1 & 2, the original Lotus as well as the souped-up
sequel. Shaun Southern is the coding-genius behind all of these
games and Lotus 2 is his best work to date. Inspiration lor the
game came from Sega's high-tech coin-op, Radmobile, which
boasts log, rain and night sections as well as a Sonic the
Hedgehog mascot dangling down Irom the car’s mirror! ‘It’s a
brilliant coin-op, very fast, with some dazzling effects,'
enthuses Shaun. 'The log section is superb, but because of the
game’s complexity I don't think we'll ever see a version on the
Amiga.'
Another element you'll come up against is snow. Not Just a small flurry, but a raging great snow storm. The effect is quite stunning, but means that the car's handling suffers as a result of the Icy conditions and subsequently loses traction on the road's surface.
The city section has two lanes of traffic, the outside lane full of oncoming cars - overtake at your peril.
Jkcs J- siu-' b- - ----- 1 STAGE FIVE The Fog-Some stunning effects here as visibility is cut right down and cars appear suddenly out of the fog.
Slower times are inevitable and watch out lor cars on sharp corners.
STAGE SIX The Night - Nightime in the city! Oncoming headlights and darkened tunnels prove a problem here. Again, visibility is poor and the roads are full ot erratic Sunday drivers!
STAGE SEVEN The Marshland - Boggy conditions at the side of the road mean that high speeds are unlikely to result in anything other than massive skids. Oil spills likely.
STAGE EIGHT The Storm - Rain-lashed roads prove particularly hazardous coupled with blinding Hashes ol lightening.
Steering is particularly difficult and slow to respond.
STAGE ONE The Forest-This stage leatures light bends and hilly sections with lots ol fallen Irees and rubble blocking the road. Logs can be used to jump over swollen rivers.
STAGE TWO The City-Oncoming traffic tills the outside lane, so overtake at your peril!
Underground tunnels, bridges and interscetions are other obstacles to contend with.
STAGE THREE The Desert-No road markings to signal upcoming bends. Be careful to stay in the middle ol the road or else you'll lose traction in the sand.
STAGE FOUR The Snow - heavy snow falls makes skidding an inevitability and the car becomes difficult to control.
Poor visibility.
CRASH COURSE Lotus 2 is split into eight stages, all ot which feature a variety ol road racing conditions varying from tog, snow and rain to marshland, desert and forests.
LAPPING IT UP It's amazing how far race games have come since Atari's Indy 500 and Night Driving VCS cartridges, and as home computer technology grows more sophisticated, so do the racers available for them. Until recently, ZZKJ’s superb conversion of Sega's Super Hang-On was in Pole Position and is still rated as one of the most successful racers of all time. Of course, honorary mentions must go to Epyx’s utterly brilliant Pitstop II which wowed C64 owners eight years ago, and also to Graftgold's pratically perfect conversion of Ivan Stewart's Super OH-Road Racer which was faithfully
recreated down to the last pixel and played like a dream. What the key to a good race game is, is very hard to pin down. Smooth update is essential, yet actually getting the game to play well too can be extremely hard. In addition, as coin-ops get more complex, their Amiga counterparts are suffering, so it seems the only avenue worth exploring is to keep them original and within the Amiga's i This is one game you’ll never ‘tyre’ of____ GRAPHICS 93% SOUND 84% INSTABILITY 88% PLAYABILITY 96% OVERALL 93% GREMLIN £25.99 The greatest Rock’n’Roll gm jcne is about to commence “ORWINAIH imm i MOTHERS
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Flames Of Freedom is technically awesome. It features 22 different forms of transport, over 1000 individual characters, dozens of weapons and the '**• • equivalent of 1,000,000 square miles of terrain, both above and below sea level.
The island of Midwinter now lies beneath the ocean, swallowed up by rising sea levels. The population escaped to Agora, the only free island in an archipelago of 41. But now the Saharan Empire, rulers of Africa and the archipelago, have Agora well and truly in their sights, and the only way they can be stopped is by freeing the slave islands between Agora and Africa. To liberate an island a number of conditions must be met. Some islands can be freed by enlisting the help of local resistance leaders, while others require assassinations, sabotage and attacks on enemy forces which will inspire
the people to overthrow their oppressive rulers.
The game starts in Agora’s Covert Operations Bureau, or COBRA for short.
With a macho-named organisation such as this you’d expect your character to be suitably hard-bitten and tough. In a way, they can. A novel character designer allows you to determine the look, strength and personality of your one man, or woman, army. The character’s eyes, nose, hair, mouth and shape of their face can be altered and beards, moustaches and glasses added. It’s nice playing a nerdy character once in while, a feature which our deputy editor, Dan, particularly appreciated. A character’s physical attributes are made up from sturdiness, stamina, recuperation, reflexes and endurance.
These are rated as poor, average, good and excellent and affect their ability to withstand damage and their overall strength in the field.
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Knives are great lor ripping the jugular out ot sadistic generals and pinko traitors.
Pistols are tor wimps as real men carry assault rifles.
Uzi's and light machine guns, these make mincemeat out ol trucks, jeeps, people and almost anything else not hidden behind four inches of tempered steel. A rocket launcher will improve the image of the weediest looking commando, and ruin the image ot most armoured vehicles. Meanwhile grenades and grenade launchers are guaranteed to obliterate almost anything.
Limpet mines are great lor the showy mercenary, stick one ol these on something, run like hell then turn round and watch the pyrotechnics as your target is blown ott the planet-leaving behind a satistyingly large crater.
Created they need to be given a mission. Between one and seven tasks have to be completed tor and island to be treed.
Each island contains a number of people who must be contacted if a mission is to succeed. People fall into three distinct categories: traitors, resistance, and Joe public. Most resistance people are willing to help you, although some need convincing. This is where psychology comes into play.
People can be threatened, bribed, reasoned with, charmed, conned, pleaded to, or you can use your sex appeal. Despite the threat icon, there is no fight option, so you can't give people a kicking to make them help you. Although your character is more effective in some categories, the person you’re trying to enlist will only respond to certain action, and if you manage to annoy them they won't help you for the rest of the game. This a major downer, because if you put a foot wrong you could mess up the whole mission.
Occasionally people will get you to do their dirty work before they'll help you. Most of the time this requires rescuing someone or blowing something up. Although I did come across a lady who wanted her husband shot because he was seeing another woman.
The secret police are's constant threat. They use informants and traitors rather than bother you directly.
Some of the people you meet seem eager to help you, until the police come round the corner, arrest you, beat you up and dump you in some roach-infested jail. There’s no way of telling whether a person is on your side or not, but it pays to be wary of very willing people.
Once in jail it’s time to apply a little brain power. The psychology icons come up and it’s a matter of begging, bribing, conning or s. FREEDOM seducing your way out. Once tree, I always go back to the berk who sold me out and stick a couple of ounces ot hot lead in their brain.
The discerning mercenary can't be seen without a set of wheels, wings or propellers, luckily Flames Ol Freedom comes with 22 modes of transport. There are plenty of all the expected vehicles including jeeps, trucks and speed boats, although these are all a little tame when ranked against the more aggressive tanks, submarines, attack hovercraft and minisubs. There’s even a range of vehicles for environmentalists. Hot air balloons and zeppelins work with minimum power, but aren't very good in a face off with a machine gun. More outlandish transports include flying subs (which any Voyage To The
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Despite the enormous amount of vehicles and weapons, the controls are surprisingly simple. The function keys are used to call up status windows, maps and other information screens.
Some vehicles are controlled by a combination of mouse and cursor keys, but even then it isn’t very complicated.
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Computer games, but nobody has ever come close to capturing the essence of the book - until now. Lord of the Rings Volume One is more of a straight-forward adventure than most other Tolkien- inspired games with a strong role-playing bias thrown in for good measure.
US outfit, Interplay, haven’t stuck rigidly to the original story as it would probably make the game too easy or boring for avid fans of the weighty tome. Instead, they’ve introduced a number of new characters and plot twists to satisy everyone, while staying faithful enough to the novel to please the diehard Tolkien purists.
As with most games from Electronic Arts, the manual gives glorious detail not only of the game mechanics, but of the background as well.
This helps to provide an introduction to Middle Earth novices, and enlightens those with no desire to read the books. Maps, glossaries and a paragraph-text system (like the journal enteries used in the SSI games) give yet more details - copious note- taking is a necessity!
Once loaded, Tolkien’s masterpiece of fantasy works its magic and the world of today slips away and we find ourselves in Middle Earth. In storybook fashion we are introduced to the characters and plot of the first game.
Briefly, Frodo the hobbit has been entrusted by his uncle Bilbo with a magical ring once belonging to the evil 82 dark lord Sauron. With this ring the Dark Lord's power would be immense and unstoppable. To cut short his evil plans the ring must be destroyed in the molten lava of the Mountains of Doom.
The ring's power is summed up by the wizard Gandalf: ‘One ring to rule ring to them. One ring to find them and in the darkness bind them.' Ultimately, the ring's power will corrupt anyone who uses it, no matter how good. And so Frodo, with his trusty party of adventurers must set out to destroy the ring. A task, which given the sheer scale of this game (and the fact that there are two others to come) is, frankly, rather daunting.
The game opens in The Shire, the most civilised place in Middle-Earth, with its well-known landmarks of Bag End, Hobbiton Inn, Green Dragon Tavern, Buckland Ferry, and Brandy Hall.
Beyond lie less friendly places - Forsaken Inn, The Trollshaws, and the Black Land of Mordor. But the immediate aim of this part of the trilogy is for Frodo to reach the safety of Rivendell, home of Elrond and the Elves.
Anyone with a passing knowledge of the current crop of computer role-playing games will immediately find the game accessible. The overhead view used in LOTR has its advantages and the point-and-click icon system never intrudes between the player and game and means that relatively little typing is required - a godsend to many hamfisted individuals (myself included). What makes this special, though, is the magic system.
Magic is portrayed in the books as something wondrous and rare with
- I its use of once-only Words of Power. Gandalf is supposed to
be one of the greatest magicians in Middle Earth but in the
books he uses relatively few spells and this is reflected in
the game.
Frodo, and the team of characters he recruits, has a basic set of six attributes or characteristics: dexterity, endurance, life points, strength, luck and willpower.
Each character also has various personal and attributes, divided into three categories. Active skills can range from bravado and charisma to perception and the ability to pick locks.
Combat skills include axes, bows, brawling and swords.
The final category, Lore, is not actively used but comes into play when a character enters an area where it might be useful. A character possessing Ore Lore, for instance, will be able to understand Ore culture and read their writings. Some characters also have magical abilities for both good and bad.
Accessing and using these skills is easy. When you want to switch from moving or exploring the play area, hitting the right-hand mouse button brings up a set of icons giving control over attacking, viewing the status of characters, taking, using items or learning skills, trading or discarding Items, skills, magic, and, finally, communication.
So much for the mechanics of the game. Add to this a vast, seemingly HOBBIT FORMING Lord ol the Rings Volume One Is Ihe lirst ol a projected trilogy ot games, each based on the books which make up the Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Rings. The Two Towers and Return ol the King. It deals with the events In The Fellowship ol the Ring such as the trip to Rivendell by the Hobbits, the meeting with Strider, and the journey up to the Falls ol Rauros. Volume Two. Based on The Two Towers will pick up where this game leaves ott and Interplay plan to allow the transter ol characters Irom one
game to the next. LOTR II is nearing completion on the PC and should be ready on the Amiga late next year.
Never-ending play area, a plethora of hobbits, humans, ores, trolls, elves, sorcerers, dragons, wargs, dark riders and vampires and you have what amounts to an incredibly large and addictive RPG adventure.
Lords ol Ihe Rings is breath-taking in its scope and enchanting in execution. You don't play this game, you live it.
Paul Boughton INTERPLAY EA £25.99 ( Superb Interpretation of Tolkien's masterwork J GRAPHICS 86% SOUND 84% LASTABILITY 94% PLAYABILITY 95% OVERALL 90% After countless battles with Ores, Drows and Elves, Matt Reagan emerges from Middle Earth with the story behind Tolkien’s classic trilogy.
When JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit was published in 1937, it was heralded as an amusing and original children's book. Its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, took Tolkien thirteen years to write and was a much more meaty affair comprising a trilogy of books. When released it soon became famous as a work of imaginative fiction to rival such classics as Beowulf or The Iliad. The book has been the springboard for an entire genre: fantasy would be virtually non-existent without Tolkien.
That may sound like a sweeping statement, but consider this: imagine fantasy without Hobbits or Halflings, Elves as a haughty and peace-loving GETTING SOCIAL There’s a thriving Tolkien Society in Britain, with over 500 active members. The Society's activities range from informal meetings in a pub to visits to historical sites, readings and performances. The Society has branches worldwide and plans to expand in Eastern Europe. The USSR had, until recently, allowed The Hobbit to , but refused to have LOTR - presumably they considered it subversive! The our serialisation of LOTR boosted
membership in the last decade, but the i has forced many people to drop out. It the idea of informal (and occasionally ) meetings to discuss Tolkien, fantasy or whatever tickles your fancy appeals to you, the Society can be contacted via the Secretary, Debi Haight-Hutchinson, at: Flat 2, 42 Frankland Place, Leeds, LS7 4DG.
Woodland race, Ores as a bestial, evil species, and a malevolent ‘Dark Lord' trying to destroy everything good folk hold sacred. These have all become cliches, but only because of Tolkien’s powerful work. The strong cross-over between fantasy and computer games means the connection is easily seen; if it wasn’t for Bilbo Baggins, computer fantasy games would be a very different breed!
THE AD&D CONNECTION The Dungeons and Dragons phenomenon that swept America and Britain during the 80s drew heavily from the Tolkien tradition. Ores and Balrogs were everywhere, and the character classes - Halflings, Dwarves, and Elves
- rely heavily on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The basic
idea of a group of adventurers exploring a series of catacombs
is directly based on the Fellowship's wanderings in the Mines
of Moria (in LOTR). Gary Gygax, the originator of the game,
called his halflings 'Hobbits' in the first edition - but the
Tolkien estate wasn’t impressed with this unauthorised use and
promptly slapped a ban on subsequent editions.
The computer games that started to appear in the late 80s from SSI tried to remain true to the RPG, and so possessed a distinct Tolkienesque flavour. The theme of the struggle against overwhelming evil, and even the technological level of the world in which it's set, came from Tolkien, but the mix with AD&D creates a fairly original milieu. Of course Dungeons and Dragons has been the spark for many creative game ideas, and the Bard's Tale series from Electronic Arts also combines a role-playing background with Hobbit-inspired adventures. Some great evil threatens the land, and a group of
doughty heroes goes forth to do battle. Some originality wouldn't go H APPY BIRTH D AY The Lord of the Rings starts with the eleventy-tirst (sic) birthday party ot Bilbo Bagglns and.
Fittingly, neit January sees the centenary ot Tolkien's own birth.
The hype and promotions have already started, with HarperCollins (the publishers ot the books) reprinting all ot the author's major works this month. An illustrated version ot LOTR is about to be published - the first time ever the Tolkien estate has allowed the use of pictures - painted and drawn by Alan Lee. The man behind the beautiful 'Faeries' hook. Many other events are promised tor the celebrations.
Including Christmas gifts - so you can write and thank Aunt Agatha lor your LOTR books on LOTR stationery. Then you can jot down her birthday in your Tolkien diary using your Hobbit pen! The Tolkien Society Is holding an international conference in Oxford next year, with guest speakers Irom around the world, followed by a ceremonial planting of a silver and gold trees. The Post Office will be creating a Tolkien booklet early next year as a special tribute to the author.
All covers (C)HsrperColllns 1991. Illustrations by John Howe.
Amissl Dungeon Master is loosely based on D&D and features many Tolkienesque touches like the character classes.
Adventures also tend to 'borrow' from LOTR; Guild of Thieves by Magnetic Scrolls is set in a similar world as are the Zork games from Infocom.
Of The Silmarillion alter the death of his father, has recently written the superb novel Tigana (Penguin £4.99), and draws on the Tolkien tradition, but with a truly original theme and style.
MORALS IN MORIA Tolkien's works were partially based on Norse mythology, which is apparent from The Silmarillion in particular.
Despite this pagan connection, the Lord of the Rings has a strong moral content.
The game reflects this, with the characters virtually unable to even contemplate evil deeds. After all, there's not much point defeating evil if you take on its behaviour! Gandalf refuses to take the ring when it is offered by Bilbo (during the opening sequence), as he knows of its corrupting influence.
Saruman, the leader of the White Council, is perverted by his attempts to gain power at any cost. Tolkien is often accused of having included an allegory of the Second World War in LOTR, but he always denied it, claiming that the book was started long before the outbreak of hostilities. Either way, the world of Bilbo and Aragorn seems whimsically dated now, being so reminiscent of pre-war Britain in its social setup. In fact, the manual to the game includes an apologia to explain that the game has to be taken in context of the period in which the books were written RIDERS OF ROHAN The PSS game
of Middle Earth warfare is scheduled for release next year, and is a very different kettle of tish to Interplay’s game. Rohan is an equestrian country, whose leader Theoden is undecided as to whether he will join the war of the Ring - mainly because his advisor, Grima Wormtongue, is in fact an agent of the evil wizard Saruman. Set during the middle section of Lord of the Rings, Riders ol Rohan concentrates on a strategic point of view, moving armies as well as individuals. Those wacky Hobbits, Pippin and Merry, make an appearance, drumming up support from the tree-like Ents and convincing them
to attack Saruman’s fortress at Isengard.
Besides the wargaming element, there are assorted arcade-style sequences to add a personal feel. Magic combat is settled by Gandalf and his enemy slugging it out on a patch of scorched earth. Through deft use of the mouse controls, Gandalf can hurl spells at his opponent or duck behind a magical shield. The bulk of play involves manipulating troops and using tactics to defeat Sauron's forces, making this more • of a wargame than something loosely based on Tolkien’s work. This was quite deliberate as Mirrorsoft were keen to promote a game that could stand on its own merits.
THE TOLKIEN TRADITION Many authors have followed Tolkien’s lead when writing tantasy - some perilously close to his style and plots.
The AD&D novels, such as the Dragonlance Chronicles, feature a group ot adventurers (comprised of a wizard, warrior, half-elf, dwarf, etc) fighting evil in a magical land. Other authors, such as Stephen Donaldson (who wrote the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant), have taken basic elements from the works, such as an all-important ring and a 'dark lord’ and come up with an innovative approach to the genre.
Tom Brooks drew some criticism for his Shannara series of books, as they appeared to be so heavily based on LOTR.
Guy Gavriel Kay, who collaborated with Christopher Tolkien on the editing SCREEN programmers have resorted to that old copperlist trick to get the colour count to over 100 shades on screen at the same time. An annoying Big Top circus tune and strange sound effects accompany the, erm, action. Good job the soundtrack can be switched off to save your sanity.
Sadly, our rocking boy Ronny is candidate for the most boring cute character to ever appear in this genre of game. Where are the impatient foot-tapping antics and dinosaur sidekicks supplied by other stars of the video game screen?
There is just nothing here to fry your circuits. Sure, this game is packed with large levels but I just didn’t discover anything interesting on my travels, such as secret rooms or really big boss sprites, to keep my enthusiasm pumping.
Lacking the charm and excitement of the numerous platform romps and ravers already out there, I get the feeling Rolling Ronny will soon make his final appearance as a budget release. Not so much def as duff!
Being the coolest dude in town is no easy task, especially when you're a roller skating clown with a big red nose. Will his City, and Guilds in Pie-Throwing and Falling Over help him catch the crooks who have stolen the Fieldington Crown Jewels?
Taking control of this erratic errand boy, you losing a life and obtain the obstructive ornaments.
Otherwise, you'll have to rely on Ronny’s magic pockets which can store an array of useful gadgets from superjumps to powersneezes.
Apart from the parallax- scrolling clouds along the top four lines of the screen, the town backdrop is rather onedimensional and uninspired.
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Following this trend, Mirrorsoft’s Flight Of The Intruder oners absolutely nothing new, but still ranks as one of the better Amiga sims to hit the machine. In addition, it also proves that, even after the likes of Hunt For Red October, Team Yankee, and The Fourth Protocol, not all book-based games turn out to be real stinkers. Based on the the Stephen Coonts’ (an unfortunate name, that) book of the same name, Flight Of The Intruder oners the player complete control over the Intruder plane and the equally-impressive F4E Phantom. Both of these have different specifications and handling, and
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SCREEN THE INTRUDER NOSE YOU KNOW The A-6 Intruder is often laughingly called The Tadpole’ due fo its unusual squat-nosed shape. However, within this bulhous cone, lies a host ol TRAM (Target Recognition Attack Multi-Sensor) computers which are used lor the detection of oncoming targets. Also.
Positioned above the nose-cone is a large hook-like device which sticks incongruously in front ot the pilot's cockpit. This is actually a stubby air-refuelling probe which allows the plane to take on extra supplies both quickly and with minimal spillage. In all, two men are responsible for the A-6 during missions, the team consisting of the Pilot and his BN (Bombadeer Navigator) both ol whom are suitably equipped with G-suits, and assorted survival kit should anything go wrong.
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Over 115 Breathtaking Scenes With Fantastic Animation 3 Exciting Levels of Difficulty. A Silent Service was one of the first sub sims to make an appearance back in 1985 when computer memories were smaller than your shoe size. Since the Amiga arrived there’s been something of a proliferation with titles like Woltpack, Das Boot, and Hunt For Red October all vying for would- be commanders. Silent Service II aims to restore its" predecessor’s place on the shelf with digitised speech and graphics, historical accuracy and testing scenarios.
Set in World War II, it offers the players the chance to command a number of American subs in the South Pacific, raiding Japanese supply convoys and tackling what was the most powerful navy in the world.
SENT SERVICE II The game begins with a spot of training as usual, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the controls and get used to sending thousands of tons of metal to the seabed. You make your way north where four hulks are moored in the water and open up on them with deck guns or submerge and whack off a few torpedoes until they disappear beneath the surface.
With a couple of notches on the periscope you can begin the game proper.
The options which open up before you offer a number of scenarios ranging from individual missions to a total wartime-career in which you take command of a sub for the entire campaign, saving to disk and building up a service record.
This is a bit daunting, so go for a single battle and select from eight historical engagements which actually took place. They have names like 'Mush On The Loose’ referring to the name of the skipper or their exploits. They range from a nice easy option like sinking a fat tanker, to tangling with a battleship. The impressive manual sets up the situation, gives advice and, a nice touch, tells you what really happened.
As you take hits from the enemy's weaponry, your status is shown here.
Each time you opt for a mission the computer without ever living up to the impressive VGA screenshot which adorns the front of the box. The various control screens are all clear and easy to understand, but it’s the views which make a game like this come alive, and they don’t exactly set the pulse racing - only the nicely animated shot of the boat firing a torpedo goes any way into giving you some visual feel. It would have been nice if you could take a look at the boat from a number of angles as you can in flight sims and, indeed, Das Bool.
Sound is a success with digitised voices crying ‘dive, dive!' As you submerge, seagull sounds on the surface and a klaxon when you're about to engage.
What's really missing from Silent Service II is real excitement. It works so hard at being accurate yet you never really feel like you're inside a tin can floating beneath the water. It's a common problem with sub sims that no-one’s ever quite tackled effectively.
Above: Once the enemy are in range, the action can be viewed via your periscope. Keep an eye on your range, though, as you still may not be close enough to launch a torpedo.
Lett. A number of options are available, ranging from an exercise to a fullblown attack on the enemy's base. If your damage exceeds safety limits, all is lost and this wreath indicates your failed attempt at heroism.
Enemy positions and patrol zones can be viewed and selected from here - the key to your operations.
In addition, it also gives a good indication on the strength of the enemy fleet.
MICROPROSE £34.99 t Accurate submarine sim lacking in excitement J GRAPHICS 86% SOUND 88% LASTABILITY 90% PLAYABILITY 81% OVERALL 84% SILENT SERVICE II offers you the chance to select the type of submarine you use, the difficulty level and the reliability of your torpedoes, though only a real egghead is going to take the chance of using a dud in the name of realism.
War patrols give you a set time to hunt around the ocean with a base and a limited amount of fuel. You cruise around looking for contacts and engaging as much shipping as possible without getting attacked yourself. A war career involves hours of play and runs the risk of becoming a bit tedious by limiting the number of screens you see unless you're actually involved in an engagement.
Thus, you end up staring at a map of the South Pacific for considerable lengths of time waiting for something to happen.
Silent Service II works best on the individual actions where you can get straight into the business of running a sub and doing some irreparable damage. Once you’re into the game all the screens become available to you - charts, damage status, info panel, binoculars, and periscope. You’re likely to spend most of your time on the latter two controlling the ship from your keyboard and mouse. An overlay makes it easy for you to work smoothly and on-screen icons speed up your task.
Sensibly you don't have to set every gauge on the thing.
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tom apart by the advancing alien swarm. The two main sprites
can't pass through each other which makes things slightly
awkward at times, especially as the corridors are only wide
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do all the dirty work. After he’s taken a sufficient pumelling,
it's just a simple matter mopping up the remaining nasties.
There are six levels to blast through, each an intricate maze of rooms, corridors, utility ducts and elevator shafts. The gameplay isn’t anything new, borrowing heavily from Gauntlet, but it's done with such panache that it's hard to fault. The first level acts as a training ground where you can try out your stan- dard-issue Uzi by blasting away at the assorted uglies that seemingly lurk behind every corner.
These consist of small scuttling face-huggers and larger, full- bodied Aliens who sap you energy on contact. There are also valuable ammo clips littered about the level, as well as cash credits, electronic key passes and first-aid kits to pick up. The keys open the many locked doors, whilst the first-aid kit is essential to replenish lost energy. It’s best to make the most of these, as supplies become increasingly scarce on later levels.
Each of the remaining five levels require the player to carry out specific tasks, details of which are given at the start of each stage. For example, level two requires the player to reactivate a core computer while level three needs a generator to be repaired. After each task has been completed, a destruct sequence is initiated and it's a mad dash back to the deck level transporter before the whole level blows. As the power supply fails, an emergency lighting system kicks in, bathing the area in an ominous reddish hue. A digital clock in the top-left of the screen begins a countdown to
zero and if you still haven't reached the transporter after 90 seconds you’ll get caught up in a mammoth explosion and fried alive.
TEAM TALK Swedish coders, Andreas Tadic and Pete Tuleby, have been hard at work on Allen Breed since August, 1990. Andreas and Peter first worked together on Codemaster's Miami Chase and have also collaborated on Team 17's Full Contact. In-game graphics have been rendered by Rico Holmes, who also provided the graphics for SNK's Time Soldiers amongst many others.
Alllster Brlmble Is the man responsible lor all the tunny noises and weirdo sound effects during the game and Is something of an Industry veteran at the age of only 21 years. He's already produced stacks of In-game tunes for countless Amiga and C64 games and Is currently adding sound effects to Bullfrog's Populous 2. Tobias Richter, the man responsible for the flash-harry Intro sequence probably needs little Introduction, having carved a name lor himself with his spectacular Star Trek animations released onto the PD circuit. More ol German-born Tobias’ work can be lound in this month's PD
supplement - It’s definitely worth a lookl Each level is made up of a massive 25 screens with hundreds of rooms to explore. Once you’ve collected enough cash you can access a number of strategically-placed computers.
These jack you into the Intex computer network through which you can upgrade your weaponry, buy electronic maps of the area, fork out for more ammo clips, get mote information about the level mission, or even indulge in a game of space tennis, an amusing clone of the Tennis arcade game of the early seventies. Power-ups include flamethrowers, two and three way shots, and laser fire which conveniently ricochets off walls and is capable of ripping into countless nasties before it loses its power. These cost a packet, though, so collect as many credits as you can.
As well as contending with all the alien pug-uglies, the space station is equipped with an extremely efficient security system. Apart from sealed entrances and electronically- coded combination locks, there are also forcefields, heat-triggered laser emplacements, collapsing floors and massive turbines which, if you get too close, suck you into their metal grinders and spit you out in lumps of prime minced beef. The aliens, too, have been hard at work building up their own defences. These include acid pools and organic defense systems capable of tearing you limb from limb if you should
stray too near. On later levels, there are also the obligatory end-of-level guardians to contend with, and these take the form of huge alien mothers who don’t take too kindly to your wanton acts of destruction against their offspring. These beasts can soak up shots like the best prizefighter.
Alien Breed uses the full 32- colour palette for the game's backdrops and features some awesome graphics. Each level follows the same basic layout, but the later stages are much more battle-scarred and contain alien hatcheries and slime-ridden organic walls and floors.
The end-of-level guardians are also finely-rendered in a suitably Giger-style. The game uses an impressive 240k of sampled sound effects made up of 78 individual sounds. These range from a satisfying thunk' when an ammo clip is collected to the death screams of each alien as they meet their maker. The Intex computer system and in-game warnings are also nice touches, having been sampled from actress, Lynette Reade, and these help add a sense of urgency during the course of the game, especially when the level is about to blow sky high.
The gameplay is nothing new and, if anything, is a bit too similar to games like Gauntletand Interceptor's Into the Eagle's Nest for my liking. The main AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED 1 MEG SCROLL RATE 50 FRAMES SEC SCREEN SIZE FULL PAL COLOURS ON SCREEN 32 LEVELS 6 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 6 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1 2 LEVEL SIZE 5X5 SCREENS SOUND EFFECTS 200k.
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SCREE 11 s c E N E ILLEGAL ALIENS... Suspense is hard to create in a computer game, and the failed attempts at putting together a game based on the Aliens series is perfect proof of this. Argus Press started the ball rolling with their strategy game based on the first film. The player was given complete control over the seven members of the Nostromo crew as they hunted the acid- blooded creature. Although it wasn’t particularly playable, perseverance reaped rewards.
With the advent of the long- awaited movie sequel with its all-action battle scenes, a computer version was bound to be a success. Well, perhaps. Electric Dreams produced two games based on events from the film, one of which was programmed by their American development team. The UK game was a superb exploration game, with a party of six marines sent to locate and destroy the Alien Queen. The US game was an abysmal six-stage affair, using a series of week sub-games to depict key action scenes.
Finally, those acid-blooded creatures last made an appearance in a spiffy coln-op, which pitted the player against wave after wave of Alien attackers.
Fast-paced and gorgeous to look at, this Is the nearest anyone has ever got to recreating the atmosphere generated by the film.
Sprite is also disappointing, and looks slightly ropey with little detail and only four-colours, but that's forgivable when set against the lavish graphics ot each level. I'd have liked to have been able to shoot up my opponent in two-player mode, too, but then I've always been a bloodthirsty type.
Six levels may not seem a lot, but the game will take some time to complete. With scores of powerups, varied and atmospheric backdrops, superb SFX and a neat scenario, it looks like Team 17 have come up with a winner.
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KNGH The sequel to SSI's highly-regarded Champions Of Krynn, Death Knights brings the fantastical world of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons to life. Set in the Dragonlance universe, the game opens with the player invited to celebrate their victory in the first game. As the partying begins, news reaches the village regarding a proposed attack by the vile Lord Soth and his ranks of undead min- nions. Thus, party temporarily postponed, the battle to defeat Soth begins.
The game drops the player straight in at the deep end or, to be more precise, the Gargath Outpost. It is here that most of the strange characters, including the man-eating Dread Wolf who will let you get to grips with Death Knights many spells.
However, because everything is set within this area, there's a lot of needless treking back to the office for fresh orders - and this is just a waste of time.
Death Knights features the usual wealth of banks and taverns where money, gossip and bluffs can be made by switching players and positions using the mouse.
Therefore, characters of better experience can be placed upfront and the weaker taken from harm's way. Even so, despite the beginner's level, Death Knights of Krynn may still be a little over the heads of new AD&D recruits. The abilities of key groups vary, too, with Knights and Rangers particularly effective during hand-to-hand battles, whilst the Clerics and Mages fall back with their spells and potions.
Death Knights is a massive game with a series of enjoyable and deep quests.
Although most AD&D games suffer from relatively poor As in Champions Of Krynn, the main bulk of the deep game- play is given to the exploration and patrolling of its many cities and towns. Thanks to unwanted intervention of compatriats demanding your identification, this area proves to be extremely tedious and slow- moving, and makes the drawing of an all-important map considerably harder than it should be.
Or recruits can be collected and temples where wounds can be healed - for a small fee of course.
For the all-important battle scenes, complex strategies Untold riches can be yours It you Your path Is often blocked by play your cards right. Making sure friendly but unhelpful guards, that good overcomes evil may be Ingnore them and they'll your path to gold. Disappear.
SPELL CASTING Although most characters within the game can perform spells, the Mages and Clerics have the strongest capabilities. Available spells range from healing to the usual array ol missiles, but the creatures you are fighting are just as skilled and often impervious to your attempts. Everything has an Achilles’ Heel - it's just a matter of finding it!
The battle commences and a very nasty business It is too. The worst foes are the wizards, who are very hard to destroy, as they are skilled in magic and have a disturbing habit of turning your spells against you. Only perseverence and skill will help you in these arduous tasks.
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Graphics when compared fo the likes of Eye of the Beholder and Chaos Strikes Back, many of the locations especially drab and this reduces the atmosphere immensely. In all, a game for wise and cunning AD&D fanatics.
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. Or licit box. | | I Computer _ I Title__ Name: Mail Order only Tolal______Access_Q Jf'flQ _2?3l!lP_LP1P.. 19 SCREEN lASVNMiUH no confusion during fight scenes. All the moves are typically offensive: overhead chops, low sweeps, gut wrenching cuts and kicks make up a large portion of the Ninja’s arsenal. Weapons include bo sticks, swords, nunchakas, and the usual unarmed chops and punches. And, when used during a fight, killing a similarly armed warrior increases the Ninja's inner-force, depicted as a red dragon, which is needed to defeat the end-of-level guardians.
The film world has the Halloween and Friday The Thirteenth sagas and in the world of software there’s The Last Ninja. Just like the aforementioned films the plots between the three Ninja games bear almost no resemblance to each other, and this, the last installment, is the best yet.
My earliest recollection of martial arts was sitting down to watch Enter The Dragon.
As a mere sprog at the time, it inspired me to go out and Karate chop all of my mates.
I've matured since then and have realised that it’s nice ¦*.
Being able to give things a good slapping without taking any painful retaliation. Enter the computer beat 'em up.
Ten years after its debut, digital kung fu death and silicon Samurais are still going strong. System 3's Last Ninja series has been doing the rounds on every conceivable computer format for the last six years, and now the third, and supposedly the final, game has arrived.
The controls are now directional rather than rotational as in the previous games, which means the Ninja moves in the corresponding direction of the joystick. Fight moves are easily accessed, so there's A Ninja’s life isn't all hack and slash, though, as many problems have to be solved along the way. Unlike the previous Ninja games where puzzles were merely a matter of using an object at a certain time, in Ninja 3 weapons have to be built and keys manufactured. A few branches linked together with a chain swiped from a hanging basket makes a perfect weapon. Other puzzles are more
intricate, and require a number of different objects and visits to several key locations.
Ninja 3's sound effects are fantastic. Sampled groans, thumps, clanks and screams make the game sound like a low-budget Japanese duff 'em up movie. If samples »• USTNMMH
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level, made up from the obligatory whines and plinky noises
popularised in films such as Yojimbo and the karate series,
Monkey.
The game is equally hot on the graphics front. As in the other Ninja games, the character’s movement is limited to paths which run through the screen. Without any Ninjas to trample over them, the backdrops have been extremely well designed. The dungeon level has boiling lava pits and waterfalls, as well as some ultra-tough enemies. This creates a real challenge.
The idea behind Ninja 3 is old, but the execution, graphics, and sound are all impressive enough to make the game extremely attractive and playable. Just like the movies that inspired it, this game lacks the blood but has the thunder to make it excellent.
Mark Patterson FOILED AGAIN Until Toledo In Spain cornered the sword market, the Japanese were the masters of bladed weapons.
Japanese swords came In three sizes: Katana, which were primarily used In battles, a shorter one called a Wakizachi for close combat, and a Kodzuka, which was a small dagger.
Swords were usually made from a sheet of steel which was folded between ten and fifteen times then wrapped around an iron core. The blade was then shaped and covered in a layer ol sand, clay and charcoal. This mixture was scraped from the edge of the blade which was then fired and dunked in water once it had turned a certain colour. The result was a very hard cutting edge with a softer back which made the sword slightly springy and less susceptible to shocks.
The finished sword would then be tested out on a corpse.
Disembowelling and limb removal cuts were tried out, as well as Tai-Tai, a cut across the shoulders and neck designed to completely destroy an opponent. Needless to say only the sharpest blades could accomplish this.
KUNG-DANCING The only reason the Japanese created the ‘Play Only’ video players was for Kung Fu films. A typical Oriental martial arts films uses fast motion to make the main character's karate chop look extra quick, with slow motion to milk the rare moment when the bad guy mucks up and slaps the hero in the face, and reverse play when the bad guy gets sucked through a time warp back into the pits of hell. Who needs extra functions when you have films like these?
You wonder about the people who make these movies - some of the plots are that weird! If you’re after over-the- top-action check out some of these crazed karate movies: Death Kick, Ninja lll-The Domination, Kung Fu
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jigsaws tor young 8 old LPD5 JUNGLE BUNGLE • - an icon driven
adventure for children
LpD8 ..WORK 8 PLAY • - 3 great
educational games LPD10 .THE
WORD FACTORY • - helps kids to spell
LPD14 ...PLAY IT SAFE • - teach
children safety at home LPD21
.....OUINGO • - excellent trivia quiz
game LPD29 .BIG TOP FUN • - top quality
educational program
LPD30 .SHYMER - - adventure
written tor children LPD34 ...INVOICE
PRINTER - great for small businesses
LPD36 .....FRACGEN II
¦ great fractal program This is a small selection. We stock the
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OVER 130 GAMES SOLVED .1339 LIFE OF BRIAN SLIDESHOW It was
bound to happen sooner or later. The talents of Pete Lyon, the
guy who designed the graphics for Gold runner and
Leathernecks, have finally been spliced into a playable game.
Ignoring yet another hackneyed scenario.
Amnios is an all-out attack on your shoot 'em up senses.
Flying a spacecraft which can be rotated and thrusted in every direction, you’re on a mission to destroy ten disgusting and deadly living planets. Each world is filled with a host of bio-beings, humanoid hostages, huge end-of-level guardians and a selection of vital organs like brains, hearts and arteries.
Should you try to rescue a given number of humanoids or blast enough of the planet's vital organs to get through to a one-on-one with the big bad boss at the end of the level? Any rash decision could seriously affect chances for further survival and a respectable hi-score.
Your ship stays in the middle of the screen as the whole of the planet zips into view. This can prove tricky when you’re trying to capture a humanoid or avoid unwanted collisions.
Snatchers are probably the most annoying enemy you'll come across. These invulnerable creatures guard the humanoids and will carry them away if you take your time during a rescue. If you successfully save anybody, you must take them to the nearest Fathership for safety.
While you're there, why not restore your energy?
Fatherships are very useful constructions which can also provide you with better weaponry. Just collect a strain of DNA, take it to-a Fathership, wait a while, then go back and collect your prize. Depending on the colour of the DNA, you could get a smart bomb, 20 seconds of shield, increased firepower, and so on.
Unfortunately, each Fathership can only support one DNA strain or weapon and one humanoid at a time.
Nobody said this was going to be easy.
BARBARA The original Barbarian was one of the games that put both the Amiga and Liverpool software house, Psygnosis, on the map. Never before had players experienced the impressive intro, colourful graphics and sampled sounds that have now become the norm. So how does the sequel shape up?
Players again take on the role ot our hero, Hegor the Horrible, a fantasy thug with bad attitude and some nitty monster-bashing moves. This is a large game with plenty to explore but it’s basically just another beat ‘em-up at the core. The challenge is to tind the easiest way to dispatch the soldiers, goblins, spiders, winged serpents and other creatures that inhabit this barbaric land.
With over titty enemies hanging around the surroundings, this task should keep you going for quite a while. A touch more interaction with a few of these would have been welcome. Your ultimate aim is to infiltrate the dark and dingy dungeons of the evil Necron and, erm, kick his butt.
You may be pleased to hear the programmers have kept the icons out of Barbarian II. These stopped the flow of the first game and have been replaced by a series of joystick combinations and a few keyboard commands.
On your travels through the demonic world, you need to constantly search for treasure chests, money bags, magic potions, handy gadgets and new weapons. Spears, daggers, broadswords, axes and crossbows can all be collected and put to good use. Be warned, though, don’t become too much of a hacker slasher! Every time you swish a sword into the side of a creature, for instance, the blade will dwindle until it finally breaks into little class.
Make no mistake, the speed of the game can give you whiplash.
Although you are able to use a joystick or mouse, it makes a refreshing change to go back to the keyboard... and actually enjoy the experience. A redefinable key option is about the only thing missing in this release. A little expensive for what it actually delivers, Amnios is still an incredibly playable shoot 'em- up.
Rik Haynes Amnios reminds me of the good old arcade hits ot the early eighties. The idea of saving humanoids and the constant use of a scanner is straight out of Defender, while the rotation and thrust of your spacecraft is very reminiscent of Asteroids. Of course, neither of these two classics had the gorgeous graphics, smooth scrolling or abnormal SFX of Amnios.
They didn't move as fast as this baby, either.
Programmer Paul Frewin has managed to squeeze some smart eight-way scrolling and exceptionally big boss sprites out of the Amiga for the occasion. Pete Lyon's beautiful bio-organic backdrops have to be seen to be believed and really give the whole affair a touch of PSYGNOSIS £25.99 t Rootin' tootin' big time shoot 'em up action J GRAPHICS 93% SOUND 89% LASTABILITY 77% PLAYABILITY 96% OVERALL 88% pieces. The strength of the current weapon can be seen at the bottom of the screen along with your health rating.
Hegor can carry three objects at a time and this is where the strategy bit comes in. Will you keep the grapple hook or pick up that all-important crossbow?
Visually, Barbarian il bears little resemblance to the original. To be honest, I was very disappointed when I first saw the game.
The large animated sprites of Barbarian have been replaced by small sprats.
And considering he is on the screen all the time, Hegor looks nowhere near the superhero demanded by such a role. The size of his feet, for example, make him look like he’s wearing a couple of anvils. Psygnosis claim there are over 2,000 frames of sprite animation in Barbarian il. A case of quantity over quality I fear. At least the digitised grunts ‘n’ groans will bring those feelings of nostalgia flooding back when you hear them.
What have we got, then? A reasonably playable game let down by presentation. If only Psygnosis had used some of the fancy graphics routines seen in Shadow of the Beast 2. Then they would have had a winner.
Nevertheless, map-happy arcade adventure fans will probably lap it up.
Rik Haynes PSYGNOSIS £25.99 t Not quite the sequel everyone was expecting J GRAPHICS 73% SOUND 75% LASTABILITY 71% PLAYABILITY 87% OVERALL 79% the CO firt eic th.
M- e to wl be th sv q« P' in rr P a n ir w e a F l« t c f t f c i i 1 indscape's aim with Moonstone is to make RPGs more accessible to the masses, and they have certainly succeeded. Although it can’t be called a true RPG and lacks the more detailed side of the genre, Moonstone is a fast-paced search with all the mystical creatures that you'd expect to meet on such an excursion, and the usual wealth of miscreants and wise-men. Written and devised by Fiendish Freddy co-creator, Rob Anderson, the game recounts the adventures of four knights as they traverse a massive map in search of the
shattered gem of the title. In an atmospheric intro sequence, the scene is set. A mysterious group of monks surround the said stone and a bolt of lightning shatters it into twenty pieces. The monks then set about secreting the fragments, hoping that the power they contain will never be united again and leaving a vile guard to protect each piece. Now, the time has been deemed right for the pieces to be gathered and taken back to the altar to be transformed into one again.
The game is played over two levels, with the player selecting one of the four characters and entering a sprawling map screen.
Depending on which knight you have selected - and there is absolutely no difference in their abilities - he ploughs his way through forests or swampland, but it is during the all-important fight sequences that they become more apparent.
Inhabiting the wastelands and mountain ranges that make up Moonstone's lands, are a series of dangerous creatures and guardians who must be tackled before whatever they are hiding can be collected. On encountering one such beast
- whether it be a Mudman, a Dragon, or a horde of Ratmen
- the view changes to the traditional one of a beat 'em up as the
fighters square up against each other.
Graphically, this section is a slight disappointment, though. Although the sprites and backdrops are large and detailed, the actual use of colour and definition is clumsy and makes the game look rather primitive - in fact, I couldn’t help but notice a similarity to Paul Norman’s age-old Forbidden Forest and Aztec Challenge.
Crudeness aside, though, the game begins from one of the corners of the play area, and the player guides their tiny onscreen persona across the land. Throughout Moonstone, there is a great attention to detail, with the night turning to day and the character actually slowing as SCREEN SCENE these stages are a doddle to control, with the joystick and firebutton accessing the eight possible moves, and the game's novel 'Gore' mode ensuring that the events can be bloodied up or toned down (but I doubt whether many people will bother turning it off once they start swinging their swords around!).
All this fighting ties in quite nicely with the main purpose of the game, as indeed do Moonstone's many aspects. Towns punctuate the large map, and entering these unfolds a new series of options. For instance, Healing and weapon shops can be entered and health points and extra weapons bought.
A visit to a seedy tavern can lead to success (or bankruptcy) at the dice table, or a piece of juicy gossip from the natives. Despite these many ideas and features, the best thing about Moonstone is that it is a doddle to pick up and get into. There’s no messing about with icons or food rationing, but by learning from your opponents and mistakes, extra skills, spells and personality points can be accumulated, making the game slightly easier as you encounter the harder and larger guardians. A perfect entry for someone who wants to get to grips with this tricky genre, and a playable and welcome
game in its own right.
Steve Merrett GORY,GLORY HALLELUJAH.
With Its many decapitations, disemboweliings, and blood spurts. Moonstone has revived the lost art ot binary bloodshedding. Started by Paul Norman in his tamed C64 and 8- bit Atari epic, Forbidden Forest.
Paul showed death by scorpion, by spider and by impaling - all in their gory glory. This actually prompted a lew complaints, and death seguences were promptly toned down again - until Beyond Forbidden Forest, that is! On its way tram Psygnosis (and it’s been quite a wait), though, is DMA Design’s appropriately- named Core.'which, we are promised, will feature as much of the red stuff as feasibly possible.
What next, Tbe New Zealand Story Massacre, starring Tiki the maniac Kiwi?
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SHORT SCREEN SCENE MONOPOLY “ Picture this. You're sitting
at home on Christmas day, all your friends have gone to the
Bahamas for the holidays, The Wizard Of Oz is on TV again for
the umpteeth time and boredom is setting in. Then suddenly
you remember Monopoly! Of course, get the family playing a
good old board game and the holiday brightens up immediately.
Unfortunately, no-one else is interested so you end up
sorting out the socks Aunt Molly gave you and wondering if
you can exchange them for cash.
Well, not any more, as the computer version of Deluxe Monopoly is a welcome replacement for dull relatives.
The main problem with computer Monopoly is that the board game is so simple that, apart from providing a computer opponent, it’s hard to improve
- in fact, normally, things just get confused. This is apparent
here but the game is extremely user-friendly and complexities
are kept to a minmum. For up to six players, Deluxe Monopoly
has all the familiar features, including Park Lane and Old Kent
Road, the players’ dog, hat, and boat icons, the ‘Go To Jail'
square and the ubiquitous Chance and Community Chest cards.
The board is colourful and recognisable, and rather than the expected vertical view, the programmers have chosen to give a 3D perspective view from the current player’s side of the board. Dice rolling, buying instructions, and cash screens are all controlled using a mouse-activated cursor and a simple menu system.
Although the graphics look a bit rough they are faithful to the original and there is a great advantage in having a computer-controlled bank (no ripping off the banker here!). You can't really improve on the basic board game but for Monopoly fanatics the single player option will make this game a must.
VIRGIN £19.99 t Budding bricks-
• and- mortar moguls will J GRAPHICS 75% SOUND 70% INSTABILITY
79% PLAYABILITY 68% OVERALL 70% | wise man once said: 'Beware
of paving stones »ith mystic symbols.’ Under the
circumstances, I wholeheartedly agree with him. Virgin's
Sarakon could become dangerously addictive for anyone who
doesn’t initially throw it out of the top window of their flat
or office in a bout of frustration.
Sarakon offers a top-down view of a 16X20 squared grid, inhabited on different levels by groups of stone tablets, all of which are emblazoned with ancient Greek or mystic symbols. The basic idea behind the game is to clear the board of these tablets within a set time-limit. To do this the player must connect and cancel tablets with like symbols in - much the same way as you cancel playing cards in a game of patience. Of course there are limitations. The main one is that pairs of symbols can only be cancelled if they can be connected by an ‘imaginary’ line, broken by not more than two right
angles and not crossing other tablets with differing symbols. Good scores are built up by cancelling all the tablets on the grid in the shortest possible time, while connecting ones with the greatest distances between them adds a bonus.
OVERALL 83% There are three tablet colours: pink(ish), silver and brown.
These are laid on top of each other in later levels of the game in such a way that cancelling the top tablet will reveal the lower one, and so on... At beginner level, different coloured tablets can be cancelled so long as they all have the same symbols: but at professional level they must be the same colour as well. There are forty levels, and bonus jokers allow for a modicum of cheating, whilst four levels of expertise will keep you hooked.
The graphics are suitably ancient and stony-looking and, since Sarakon is based on a timeless Chinese puzzle game known as Mah Jong, this is quite appropriate. Sound is acceptable and, although the rules and gameplay take some getting used to, Sarakon is a good, if not spectacular, addition to any puzzle collection.
VIRGIN £19.
99 i Big board puzzler -a real addict's game J GRAPHICS 79% SOUND 71% INSTABILITY 84% PLAYABILITY 80% Alan Dykes.
'EN BETTI IGA A2000 VE AVAILIBLE GS INTO THE EXPANSION P0R’r.:0| FREEZE MOST ANY PROGRAM. THEnLyM® 'ACTION REPLAY SIMPLY YOU THE POWER i fh JUST LOOK AT THE UNMATCHED RANGE OF FEATURES SAVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IN MEMORY TO DISK Special compacting techniques enable up to 3 programs to fit on one disk.
Now saves directly to disk as Amiga Dos - roloads independently of the cartridge • even transfer to hard drive! Works with up to 2 Megs of Ram - even 1 Meg Chip Mem (Fatter Agnus).
UNIQUE INFINITE LIFE TRAINER MODE - NOW MORE POWERFUL Allows you to generate more and even infinite lives, fuel, ammo, etc. Perfect as a trainer mode to get you past that "impossible" level. Very easy to use.
IMPROVED SPRITE EDITOR The full Sprite Editor allows you to view modify the whole sprite set including any "attached" sprites. RANGE OF IMPROVED FEATURES.
VIRUS DETECTION Comprehensive virus detection and removal features to protect your software investment. Works with all presently known viruses.
SAVE PICTURES AND MUSIC TO DISK Pictures and sound samples can be saved to disk. Files are saved directly IFF format suitable for use with all the major graphic and music packages. Samples are displayed as screen waveform.
SLOW MOTION MODE Now you can slow down ti.c action to your own pace. Easily adjustable from full speed to 20% speed. Ideal to help you through the tricky parts!
RESTART THE PROGRAM Simply press a koy and the program will continue where you left off.
FULL STATUS REPORTING At the press of a key now you can view the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip Ram, RamDisk, Drive Status, etc. POWERFUL PICTURE EDITOR Now you can manipulate and search for screens throughout memory.
Over SO commands to edit the picture plus unique on screen status "overlay" shows all the information you could ever need to work on screens.
No other product comes close to offering such dynamic screen handling of frozen programs!!
MUSIC SOUND TRACKER With Sound Tracker you can find the complete music In programs , demos,etc. And save them to disk. Saves in format suitable for most track player programs. Works with loads of programs!!
AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay II preference screen you can now set up autofiro from 0 to 100%. Just imagine continuous fire power? Joystick 1 and 2 are sot separately for that extra advantage!
DISKCODER With the new "Diskcoder" option you can now 'tag' your disks with a unique code that will prevent the disk from being loaded by anyone else. ‘Tagged" disks will only reload when you enter the code. Very useful for security.
PREFERENCES Action Replay II now has screen colour preferences with menu setup.
Customise your screens to suit your taste. Very simple to use.
DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk monitor • displays disk information in easy to understand format. Full modify save options.
DOS COMMANDS Now you have a selection of DOS commands available at all times • DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE, etc. DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button - faster than Dos Copy. No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
BOOT SELECTOR Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Vory useful to be able to boot from your external drive.
PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
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? Works by "mouse emulation” so the Genitizer will work with most packages where mouse input is the usual method - Deluxe Paint, Photon Paint, CAD Packages etc: etc. ? Supplied with template for Deluxe Paint. ? Full easy to follow instructions, ij This is the input method used on professional systems - now you can add a new dimension to graphics CAD.
? Fast input of drawing by "tracing" is made easy - plus "absolute reference" means you can move around the screen many times faster than by a mouse. 's shs _ ? The Genitizer fits in the serial port of your Amiga 500 1000 2000 and "co-exists" with mouse.
Unlike a mouse the Tablet gives absolute co-ordinates so that tracking and menu selections are possible from the tablet face.
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FAX 0782 744292 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324 IMPOSSAMOLE Impossamole is still superior platform fare. Drawing inspiration from past Monty games, Impossamole involves the negotiation of five stages, as Monty - now clad in his superhero Impossamole garb - battles his way through to the end of each. The levels range from the Amazon to frosty Antartica, with suitably weird and well-drawn aliens inhabiting each. To protect himself from these unwanted attentions, though, Monty can punch and kick his way through, whilst occasionally pausing to collect a monetary token or extra weapon.
Likewise, our super-rodent is also equipped with a small supply of 'Super-Weapons' which differ from level to level and act as smart bombs.
Gremlin’s 8-bit hero, the legendary Monty Mole, was dragged kicking and screaming up to date for his 16-bit debut and, whilst not quite as playable as the C64 and Spectrum originals, The main problem with Impossamole is that it is just so hard. The game's difficulty is pitched rather too high, and the resulting loss of energy is both frustrating and annoying. That said, though, there’s still a lot of fun to be had with Impossamole and, whilst it’s by no means the classic its 8-bit parents were, it's still enjoyable platform hokum.
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70% GREMLIN GBH £7.99 OUT NOW Aslashingly good adventure set in a land of snow-capped mountains and dark caves inhabited by dragons. You are Targhan - the one who will come back'. Fiercesomely strong, Targhan must travel through hazardous forests and mountains to face the Evil One. The foes range from flying gremlins to powerful, sharp-shooting women. But there are many handy items left invitingly on the ground for our hero to pick up, and these include vicious Ninja Stars which prove deadly when thrown with accuracy. However, they are fairly scarce, so use them wisely. The graphics are very
impressive, with a wide range of backdrops that include a deep well which harbours all sorts of dangers as well as treasures to collect. As all experienced sword fighters will know, staying out of range is important, as is the correct timing of blows when your opponent's guard is down. If that fails, the all-important dodging technique comes in very handy. All exciting stuff, but the action is slowed down considerably by the loading time. As soon as you decide to move to a new screen, the image fades and reappears after what seems like a very long wait. This is unfortunate, as in a game
of this type the action needs to be fast moving and continuous. Targhan will be enjoyed by hack 'n' slashers and fans of the King Arthur legends, but needs a great deal of perseverence and patience to sit through.
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odd-looking and utterly deadly foes, which add a nice - if occasionally frustrating - element to the game.
In all, Kid Gloves boasts over 100 screens, and breaking these up are a series of ladders, ropes, platforms and - most importantly of all - shops, from which the player can buy extra weaponry from a shopkeeper who sounds rather similar to our ex-PM - the infamous Iron lady!
Although Kid is an enjoyable game, it doesn’t really have the staying power to keep the player returning. However, whilst this was fairly unforgivable as a full- price title, its faults don't seem to bad, second time round. Hardly the most inspirational of plat- formers, but still worth a look if that tenner is burning a hole in your pocket.
VIRTUAL WORLDS ncentive's unique Freescape system broke new ground in the pursuit of 3D excellence, ond Domark's compilation celebrates this. Leading off with the technical high-point of the series, Castle Master, the compilation gets off to a stunning start. By the time Castle Master was released, Freescape had really come together and its rescue scenario added a much-needed sense of urgency to the proceedings.
As the player, runs, jumps, shoots and crawls, a series of puzzles must be solved before the goal is achieved.
Also, by way of a bonus, the previously-unreleased (well, with the exception of through The Home Computer Club) Castle Master: The Crypt has been incorporated, which is essentially more of the very enjoyable same.
Supporting Castle Master are Driller and Total Eclipse and, whie the rough edges of the then-fledgling system are apparent, the games are high on atmosphere and strong on puzzle content. Driller's plot centres around a planet due to explode, and the player must scour the planet searching for co-ordinates which indicate where any trapped gas can be syphoned off. Several of these rigs must be set up and only then will the planet be safe. Of the trio, I must admit that Total Eclipse is my personal favourite.
Played within a sandy Egyptian setting, the player is cast as archaeolo- fhgii |£%ri. HI 3'st 0“l'° Hhli % dctrroy C i evi shrine. Sel 11 8 •'11 SB)I* ubr ,o ¦ event, the : game's almc- spnereand impending doom is second to none.
If there's one complaint that can be leveled against this Virtual Worlds compilation, it's that the games are a little samey. However, it represents excellent value for money, and will keep the most ardent of you busy for weeks, if not months, to come.
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BEACH VOLLEY Released to rave reviews towards the end of 1989, Beach Volley must surely rate as one of the most over-hyped games ever. It’s easy to see why it won a legion of fans, as it is one of the best-looking sports sims ever to grace the Amiga. But, strip away this flash facade and clever between- level sequences, and there is a decidedly dull game cowering beneath.
Played by two teams of two players, a tour of the World and its most famous regions is promised should the player deteat the opponent in each. Starting in England (and welcomed by a dodgy Cockney sample), the player is given control over his or her two on-screen players and, via the joystick, this athletic duo can be made to leap, dive, and slam the ball.
Unfortunately, though, the opposing team has obviously been taking steroids as they perform with such speed that the novice contestant will be thrashed repeatedly with very little hope of scoring themselves. This initial difficulty is, to be blunt, silly, and surely it would have made more sense to have started with an easy team and progressed through the ranks, rather than playing the same team against different backdrops? A nice-looking game but, unfortunately, there’s more substance in the ball being punched than there is in the gameplay.
RED HEAT East meets West in ttie fight against drugs.
Based on the film of the same name (obviously), Arnie plays a Russian agent who has to hunt down a Soviet drugs dealer. Additionally, though, he must also face tne Cleanheads gang, the most nefarious of Chicago's underworld. There are four levels of action, including a series of very strange settings. The Russian sauna level has Arnie punching out various men clad in only a handkerchief to hide his modesty. The mountain of muscle has his work cut out for him as not only has he to contend with several opponents at once, but there are also falling rocks in the building - but don't ask me
why! The game- play has a fairly high difficulty level. We all know now tough Arnie is, but con he really beat up eight hoodlums? The action hots up, or perhaps it should be cools down when Arnold steps outside the sauna into a blizzard? Our intrepid hero has to contend with vicious snowmen ond snowballs os large as himself. As a fitting prize, Arnie rewards himself with some clothes and a gun.
Suitably appareled, he sets out for Chicago to teach those naughty drug borons a lesson.
The graphics in Red Heal have an effective cinematic feel, with the action scrolling along at a pacy rote. Swarzenegger looks as muscle clad as he does in his films, so everybody should be happy. Not much brain work needed here, just strike first and ask questions later. Red Heat will appeal to those looking for a beat 'em up with a mean right hook, but not much else.
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Fnanua Mark ‘One Deity Time’ Patterson gets to grips with evolution and power as he unveil's Mega-lo- Mania's innermost secrets.
PEOPLE POWER The key factor to success in Mega-lo- Maria is people. Without a solid base new weapons take longer to build and your attacks will be weak. Don’t commit more than a third of your men to any island and give priority to the creation of weapons. On the lower epochs it pays to start off small, as these weapons can be created from natural resources such as rocks, wood and bones.
Next you should look at fortifying your Get your priorities right! You don’t stand a chance of winning unless If a battle is going badly, try making an alliance with the attacking you equip them with weapons. The tlrst tew epochs are simple as force! This is the best way to get out ot a tricky situations. It you do there is an ample supply of wood and bone. Save yourself this way, concentrate on rebuilding your army.
Buildings. Again, start small with very basic defences. Occasionally you'll start off in an area which is high in elements.
If this is the case, mining will provide you with enough resources to make a significant technical leap over your adversaries. If your castle isn’t located in the best of areas create some basic weapons and concentrate on boosting your population so you can overwhelm your enemies. Mine as much as you can as fast as possible to build up reserves.
ADVANCED WEAPONS Cannons, catapults, and planes make a huge difference to your war effort, unfortunately they're a bit heavy on elements.
Biplanes are a novelty at first, but are no good for attacking machine gun or bazooka emplacements. Concentrate your war efforts on cannons, catapults and, if applicable, bows and arrows. No matter how efficient your mines are you’ll never have enough elements to make too many heavy weapons, with a good supply ol bowmen backing up your artillery you should have no trouble taking apart large numbers of men. Jet aircraft are fantastic. If you can create these make as many as possible. Use your jets to retard your enemies progress. By wiping out his mines and and factories you set him back
quite a bit, keep doing this to every players sector until you have an army large enough to wipe them out with a ground assault.
A well-protected castle shouldn’t need repairing, but it pays to build a few shields just in case. Once nuclear weapons come into the game you can forget repairing your fort, if one of these lands in your sector you can kiss everything goodbye.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OK, you've got nukes, SDI and flying saucers, whatever you do don't hit the accelerated time button. Atthis point in' the game the race is on to see who can build a nuke and fire it first. You can go hell-for-leather creating a nuclear device, but your liable to wind up with someone else’s landing in your backyard before you can launch yours.
Dedicate as many men as possible to building SDI systems. This will buy you enough time to build saucers and nuclear devices. A sector which is protected by SDI will be almost impervious to nuclear attacks. Get around this by launching a saucer attack and, if possible, a ground attack.
WIN PACTS No matter what your position, it’s always worth having an ally. Try to make friends with your nearest opponent, as other armies may have to go through them to attack you. Don’t forget that you can’t build new castles while you’re allied to someone. Keep an eye on the shield icons once you’re allied, if your partner decides to do a dirty and attack it’s your only warning.
BUILDING Expansion is a good way of slowing up an enemy invasion. Once you have enough men, create a squad of twenty, and make them build castles in the sectors around your castle as this will slow most assaults. To create a castle and get it up and running, you’ll need roughly thirty men. New castles take a long time to set up, so it’s best to expand like this on large islands only.
Small islands can usually be won with just one well-established fort.
MINING Mines only contain a limited amount of elements, so spend your resources wisely. A few high-powered weapons are a lot better than lots of weak ones, so concentrate on building these. Some elements are essential for producing hi- tech weapons such as nukes and SDI, so budget carefully and try not to overproduce. Some areas are only capable of producing certain elements, which limits your production capability. If this is the case move to an adjacent sector and build a new castle there.
THE FINAL STAGES The last few Epochs are a free for all.
Aim to create alliances and advance your tech level ASAP. Forget planning, this is an all-out arms race. First and foremost you need to build a mine.
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Card Type ......Expiry Dale .. Card No: ... EUROPEAN OROCnS Signature- . uxsTte catos Date: ..... eiwocabo accepted CU 10 91 HELPLINE KILLING CLOUD ENQUIRIES Where is the explosive device on level five? I can't find it within the
time-limit.
K Coxhead, Q6 PLAYER MANAGER Has anyone got a cheat that will give me more cash? I always start well but after a while my team starts tailing apart and I don’t have enough money to rebuild it.
M Pain. 01 IT CAME FROM THE DESERT I am worse than useless at this game and really need some help. Can someone tell me where the Queen Ant's nest is? I'm really wound up.
Johnny Morris. 02 MIXED BAG Does anyone have any cheats for Chase HO, Rainbow Islands, Midnight Resistance, Escape from the Planet Of The Robot Monsters and Continental Circus'! Anything will do for any of these games.
Chris Stainer, Q3 DAYS OF THUNDER Is there a cheat for this game? I’m stuck on the Talladega track. I would love to complete this game as I don't think it's as bad as everyone makes out.
Andrew Rawson, 07 BLOOD MONEY Please help! I can nearly complete the first stage, but I can't quite reach the end. I've tried all the known hacks but they don’t seem to work. Has anybody got a cheat?
Khierg Ly, Q8 CRIME DOES NOT PAY Help! Does anyone have a cheat for this game? Anything will do as I can’t get anywhere.
Jason Swan, 09 ATOMIC ROBOKID Has anyone out there got a cheat for
- Atomic Robokid? I keep getting killed in battle mode.
F-15 II This flight sim is one of the toughest I've played. Any help or cheats for the later levels would be extremely well-received.
Barry Pew, 04 XENON 2 Has anyone got a cheat for infinite energy, money or lives? I’m stuck on the third level.
Tim Anon, 013 Simon Crockard, 010 VOODOO NIGHTMARE I have completed the first temple and all the ‘tasks', such as reuniting the lion cub with its mother and saving the native, but I can’t get any further. I can find two other temples, but I get stuck behind an elephant in one and the other is pitch black. What on Earth am I doing wrong?
AC Bemascone, Q11 FANTASY WORLD DIZZY I've been trying to find a cheat for ages.
Does anybody know where the walking stick is? I need it to open the boarded- up well.
William Millinship, 05 TIME MACHINE Please could somone send in some help for this game as I can't get out of the first time zone?
Mr D Allen, Q12 TIME My friend and I have been trying to complete this game for some months now, but we aren't doing very well. Can anyone out there please tell me how to stop the Mekanoids from replicating and mutating? How do you get the nurse to give you an injection?
Brian Buckly, Q13 BAAL I don't know where to go in level one.
Can someone supply me with maps or tips to guide me to level two?
Jogchem Huizinga, Q14 RESPONSES SHADOW WARRIORS (PI) If you’re all thumbs and no fingers, this could cause you a few problems. Hold down CTRL, J, ESC, 5, (on the keypad, press F2, right ALT, V and ENTER [not return] keys). The border should flash to let you know that the cheat is active.
Now press numbers one or two to increase the respective player's energy, HELP to skip levels, Q for invincibility.
Jim McNeill, York ZOMBI (P2) Go right from level two’s balcony, down three levels and left into the security room. This is where the keys are.
Jim McNeill, York INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE(P6) Type IEHOVAH on the title screen, which will then change colour briefly to indicate that the cheat is active.
Jim McNeill, York TOKI (P7) Before a level begins find the name of the end-of-level baddy from the text and -
* " type it in to get infinite credits.
Jim Mcneill, York DRAGON'S LAIR (PIO) Hold down ESC, right and left cursor keys, N, 7, and hit the firebutton on the intro screen. This will run the game from start to finish, giving you a clue as to how to complete certain levels.
Jim McNeill, York SWITCHBLADE (PI 4) I haven’t got a poke for infinite lives, but I do have one to skip levels. Type in POOKY during the game or on the intro screen to call up a cheat screen similar to the one in Rick Dangerous 2.
Jim McNeill, York THE SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND (PI 6) To get to the island, climb the ladder to the crows nest and pick up the Jolly Roger. Go down the hatch then go through the next one which is on the left.
This should take you to the hold. Pick up the big piece of rope, open the chest, and get the wine. Take the kegs and get a handful of gunpowder. Go to the galley and take the pot. Open the cupboard and take the cereal. Take the key that appears. Go to the cabin and take the ink, then open the cabinet with your newly-acquired kejr. Get the cinnamon sticks and the recipe. Return to the galley, put the cinnamon, breathmints, Jolly Roger, ink, wine, rubber chicken, gunpowder and cereal into the pot. When you regain consciousness bum the business card which Stan gave you, in the fire under the pot.
Get some more gunpowder and go back to the deck. Put the powder in the nozzle of the cannon and use the rope as a fuse. Light the fuse with the burning business card, put the pot on your head and climb into the cannon.
HOW TO USE THE HELPLINE IT'S EASY. Just send in your letter, marking your envelope with the appropriate code number if you are sending a response or mark if 'Enquiry' if you need some help. Post your letters to : Play to Win Helpline, CU, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU. If you are making an enquiry include a few lines explaining why you need a poke, cheat, help etc. If you are replying to any of these enquiries, don't forget to mark your letter with the reference code for the person you are responding to. If you send in more than one enquiry, please put each one on a
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Jim McNeill, York TURRICAN (PI 7) Go to the bottom-right of the level. You should now be by a cliff. Keep going down and right until you reach a hole, then jump down to meet the end-of-level guardian.
Jim McNeill, York LEISURE SUIT LARRY (PI 8) Turn on the bedroom radio and write down the number of the wine delivery service. Leave the casino and take a taxi to the store. Use the phone on the lamp post to ring the delivery number and order some wine. When asked for a destination just say ’Honeymoon Suite’.
When you return to the casino the wine will be there.
Jim McNeill, York DEUTEROS (PI 9) If you’ve played Millennium 2.2 you might have worked out what to do. You have to equip three or four IOS ships with three tool pods and a grapple, which must be researched and built.
The IOS icons will then change on the master control screen. Go to one of their cockpits and click on a tool pod icon to activate the grapples. Select advance time until you come across a silver or platinum asteroid, then click on the closed fist icon. When all the pods on all the ships are full, bring them back to base. Click on the pods to retrieve the metals. When you’ve amassed enough platinum and silver you can start building Asteroid Mining Attachments, which require two supply pods and one pod which contains the AMA. Mining is easier than using the grapple, but only effective on
asteroids in excess of 5000 tons. The only minerals you’ll really need are silver, platinum, silica and paladium. Colonies and resource stations are needed to mine minerals from the ground. An Auto Operations Computer will save you from having to ship personnel to orbiting factories.
Incidentally, the only moons that are worth colonising are Titan, Leda, Ganymede and Phoebos. Set up routes to ship minerals that aren't available on Earth.
Jim McNeill, York HELPLINE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (P22) When asked for the security code, type in 8859 and 1506 for the second attempt. Type in the correct code on the third go. You can now press help to get infinite lives.
Sandeep Brar, Hounslow FULL CONTACT (P30) Start the game in one player mode and type in QAZWXEDCRFVTGBYHNUJM.
Your opponent should give up and die before you complete the sequence.
Once you've done this, don’t press the S key as this will crash the game.
Sandeep Brar, Hounslow NARC (P31) Walk right at the start of the game until you reach the first bin. Kneel down and keep shooting until it turns blue. You should now have infinite lives.
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So, if you are trapped by a demon or stuck behind a locked door, drop us a scroll... w s BLACK CRYPT In the beginning there was only darkness and table-top role- playing games. And the Lord said: 'Sheesh, this is boring!'
Unfortunately, no-one did anything about it, so we all had to sit around for a few million years until one monkey, who was a little cleverer than the others, invented the Amiga (to be fair there was an earlier attempt called the Atari ST, but that was a failure). And the Lord said: 'So far so good, but what about those guys in the anoraks and the table-top games?’. Well, it took a few more years, but finally Dungeon Master arrived (hallelujah!), and in quick succession we then got Chaos Strikes Back, Captive and Eye of The Beholder (Althoughjn the case of Chaos, the word ‘quick’ is relative).
And the Lord said: 'I like it, but now what?'. To answer that toughie, Electronic Arts climbed every mountain and forded every stream until at last they found Black Crypt. 'Draw near and listen unto me’, they cried. 'The meek may inherit the earth, but only the meanest "sons of bitches" will stand a chance with this game.’ I have played with this fantastic Dungeon Master lookalike, and I was gripped instantly. The game looks like DM, but the graphics are much better.
Remember those great fireballs which flew through the air and exploded so satisfyingly in a flash of fire and smoke?
We were spoiled rotten from that day onwards. After that, any game which couldn't match it seemed dull (eg Bloodwych) Well, the animated spells from Black Crypt are just about to set the new standard. These spells not only ‘fly and flash’, but are beautifully animated - just wait until you see the Swarm of Killer Bees spell! The game has been produced by a group of graphic designers who have taken great care over the artwork and the results look spectacular. The ornate doors and carved stone columns are really impressive. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a screenshot for you, as Electronic Arts
would only let me glimpse the game through a keyhole, but as soon as I can, you’ll see it. The game is set for a January release and I’m taking bets that it will be a tremendous success and top the software charts.
It's taken a long time for the software houses to finally get their act together and produce real-time, animated RPGs, but at last there are several waiting in the wings.
Mindscape’s successor to Captive is called Knightmare and it will be released within the next few weeks. Eye of The Beholder II from SSI is being programmed for an early 1992 release and Might and Magic III from U.S. Gold is also ready to storm in from the States. Whatever else happens in the Amiga gaming world this winter, its going to be a monster-bashing time for everyone.
STAR TREK Guess what? It's Captain Kirk's Silver Anniversary. Yessir, it’s twenty-five years since the USS Enterprise first went boldly into the unknown. It seems like only yesterday that the crew first began spiralling helplessly out of control towards the sun while Scottie wrestled with his last Dilithium Crystal. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Electronic Arts are promising us a Christmas release for Star Trek: The 25th Anniversary. If you are a secret Trekkie you'll be excited to know that this game will feature a 3D flight simulator which will give you the opportunity to get to
grips with the Klingons and Romulans. All the standard hardware will be available (ie phasers and photon torpedoes) for you to use via a point 'n' click interface. The game will have bits taken from various TV episodes, cross-connected with fourteen plot-lines to form a truly authentic Star Trek RPG. My favourite character is the guy I call 'Kleenex'. He's the unknown guy in the red shirt who always teleports down to the planet with Kirk - and you just know he's disposable! Star Trek games have been around since Noah first played with an abacus and there have been some notable flops, but this
time we are in the capable hands of the Interplay company and I can tell you that this game is light years ahead of any other Trek game you have ever seen.
THE SECRET OF THE SILVER BLADES US Gold continue to delight RPG fans everywhere with this latest release in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons series.
The Secret of the Silver Blades is a semi- linear adventure. There are certain objects that need to be found before you can proceed to the next part of the game, but most of the missions in the game can be completed in any order. There is a preferred order though, since the battles gel progressively tougher as you gel closer lo the end. The game has a built-in hint book, and il you teed 100 gems to the Well of Knowledge, you'll get a hint or even an outright answer in some cases.
There are two basic types of mazes in this game: ‘huge’ and the more normal 16x16 mazes. The map co-ordinates are always shown in this game, but in the huge mazes, they are occasionally wrong due to an error in the 'X' coordinate. There are several new monsters of note. The nastiest is the Iron Golem. These are immune to most magic, and magic missiles and fireballs will actually heal them! The only way to tight them off is to first use lightning to slow them down and then hack them to pieces. A word ot warning, however: only magic weapons +3 or better will harm them. The Remorhaz automatically
kill your characters if they succeed in an attack; Umber Hulks have a gaze that is equivalent to a Confusion spell, but a Dispel Magic will restore your characters.
Start the game in the house ot the Mayor of New Verdigris where your first mission is to tree the Well of Knowledge from whoever, or whatever, has captured it. There is a teleporter (3,0) in the Mayor's house that will take you directly to the Well maze. The first order of business is to explore the town of New Verdigris. You need fo locale the important places, such as the Armoury, Vault, Training Hall, Magic Shop, Bar, and Temple. The exit from town is at (15,8) and it leads to the ruins of old Verdigris. In addition, one of the private residences (3,9) has an old man who will give you a
Scroll of Protection from Dragon's Breath. You may need it tor the last Well battle.
My final tip is that you should buy mirrors for everyone, as you will need them for the Basilisks and Medusa. The cute Yellow Canary does what you expect it to do in the mines, but it is useless. If you want to explore the mines fully, you will have to pass through the poison air pockets and take the hits anyway.
SPACE QUEST II Maureen Linsel of Beccles in Sussex is on the edge of committing suicide. She is stuck at the edge of the swamp in Sierra's Space Quest II. Each time she tries to cross the water a great snaggle-toothed monster eats her. The solution to this problem is to be found growing on a bush in a nearby screen. Behind the tentacled plant is a load of red berries which taste disgusting. Instead of eating the poisonous berries you should pick them and mb them on your body. It you were a Good Samaritan earlier, and saved the little alien hanging from a vine, you might see him again by the
edge of the swamp rubbing berries on his body. Remember folks, it you want monsters to leave you alone, use the berries to make your armpits your charm-pits!
HOW TO USE THE ADVENTURE HELPLINE Write to me, Tony Gill, at Adventure Helpline, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU, with your problems and any useful hints you can give in response to those readers languishing in these pages! Make sure you include your full name and address, and I will do my best to answer your problems.
MONKEY ISLAND WIN Blundering around on Lucasfilm’s Monkey Island is Stan Wilson of Leeds. He has blown up the dam, got the oars and been to the village, Having given bananas to the monkey he was kidnapped by cannibals but he can't find a way to get the Banana Picker. The Secret of Monkey Island is a great game (probably one ot the best graphic adventures available tor the Amiga), and the problem of the Banana Picker is the one thing which trips up most players. Once you have been caught by the Cannibals and tossed into the hut, you can escape by picking up the loose board in the floor, but you
can't take the Banana Picker with you. Instead take the rowboat back to the south-west beach, enter the Monkey Head and give all the bananas to the monkey you find inside. Now find the totem pole and look at the top of it. Pull the nose, then return to the Monkey Head and find the little idol. If you now return to the village with the idol the natives will treat you with the respect due to the worthy adventurer and you’ll find that the Banana Picker will be yours tor the taking.
TREASURE ISLAND Feeling dizzy? Ed Bennet from Stafford has a head which is spinning because he invested in Treasure Island Dizzy and is all at sea. Having finally found the snorkel he returned to the starting screen and went Right into (he water.
A few screens further on and you'll find a scroll which has a crowbar next to it.
Now comes the tricky part. If you attempt to pick up the crowbar you are forced to drop something else. If you carry on moving to the right you will be killed by a big fish - and it’s curtains tor you.
Here is what you should do it you're having similar problems:- GO INTO THE SEA - PICK UP THE COIN - WALK RIGHT - WAIT UNTIL THE FISH IS OUT OF THE WAY - CONTINUE WALKING RIGHT (DONT STOP UNTIL YOU ARE PAST THE JELLYFISH!) - GO RIGHT TO THE WRECKED SHIP UNTIL YOU CAN GO NO FURTHER - JUMP LEFT TWICE - PICK UP THE COIN - JUMP RIGHT - JUMP OVER THE CRAB - WALK RIGHT UNTIL YOU GET NEXT TO THE CROWBAR - PICK UP THE CROWBAR - STAND IN FRONT OF THE SCROLL- JUMP UP (TO LAND IN THE ISLAND IN THE SKY). No, I don't know where the Land in the Sky came from either. Maybe it’s Munchkin Land?
POLICE QUEST II If you haven’t got Sky TV then you can’t watch Hill Street Blues, but you can buy Police Quest from Sierra. John Howard in Canterbury did just that, but now he's wondering if he did the right thing. John has arrived at the Smugglers Inn to arrest the escaped convict Bains, but each time he smashes the door open, he gets shot for his trouble. What he doesn’t realise is that Bains has already 'done a runner1 and left behind a booby-trap which will fire a shotgun whenever the door is opened. The correct procedure is to open the door with a key while standing to one side of the
door.
To get the key from the Motel Manager you must first radio for a search warrant, then radio again for a SWAT Team.
LEISURE SUIT LARRY Peter Van Englander is a Belgian game player who spends his time assisting Larry Latter in his Search tor Love. Unfortunately for him his disguise as a blonde bombshell doesn’t tool the KGB guards on the desert island beach . Although he has found the bikini bottom, soap, matches, flower and a knife, he has a chest which is as flat as a pancake, so he can't walk around topless and hope to pass as a female. The solution to Peter's problem (and anyone else who is lacking something in their top-drawer) is to find the bikini top and stuff it! The elusive top can be found at the
bottom of the swimming pool on-board the cruise liner.
Remember to type the command swim when you first enter the pool, or the game will assume you are happy to drown. You can stuff the bikini with the soap from the island's hotel room, but I believe you can also use money if you can find some.
CHAOS EXPLAINED Mike Grace from Dorchester decided that as Chaos Strikes Back was written after Dungeon Master, then it was probably a showtime piece. Mike writes: 'Please help me with Chaos, because the manual is rotten. I can't find out what spells there are, or how to cast them.’ I tear Mike is in big trouble, because the box containing Chaos clearly states that it requires the original Dungeon Master game. The twenty-odd spells which can be used in the game are not given in any manual, they are only found on old scrolls as you progress through Dungeon Master. Even it I were to list these
spells you would still have little chance of completing the game, because there are so many other aspects which you need to know and they too were only revealed in the previous adventure.
My advice is to save up your gold pieces and buy the original. Not only is this the simplest way to solve your problem, you’ll also be buying one of the best games ever written.
KINGS QUEST IV It you are haunted by an adventure game spare a thought for Stuart Becket of Balham who is being plagued by ghosts in Sierra’s King's Quest
IV. Having been sent down the mountain by Lolotte the Witch Queen
to find Pandora's box, he has found that night has fallen and
the graveyard around the old house is crawling with zombies
who want to invite him to dinner. Well, either he must paint
his face blue and learn to dance like Michael JacksSn; or he
should find the magical scarab which will keep the
flesh-eaters away. The answer is to use the axe from the
Ogre's house to pass through the Enchanted Wood until you
find the Skull House ot the three blind witches.
As these old ‘crumblles’ have only one eye between them, you must join their game of Pass the Eyeball and snatch the yucky optic before they snatch you.
It you now leave the cave, then enter again you'll find that the old hags will give you the scarab in exchange for their eye.
With this magical protection you will be able to return to the haunted house and search out the ghosts there. This part of the game involves finding out what each ghost wants, and retrieving the object from the correct grave outside the house. For a start, find the baby’s bottle by going outside, then west, left behind the tree, and read the stone by the little grave.
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Name If it's Amiga PD you're after, then look no further! Each month, Dan Slingsby takes an exhaustive look at what's new on the demos circuit.
THE RAT STUFF Good animations are decidedly thin on the ground this issue, although Rodent Round-Up from BMF goes some way to redressing the imbalance. A downtown metropolis has been affected by a mysterious illness which is slowly turning the inhabitants into snarling six-toot rats. As a rodent-induced crimewave sweeps the neighbourhood, the local police issue frantic warnings for the local populace to stay in-doors and not to venture out onto the streets. An APB is broadcast to all available police units to be on the lookout for Joe Blip, a callous criminal who has been infected JUDGMENT
DAY Proving that CU will sink to new and even lower depths just to print a picture from Arnie’s Terminator 2 movie, here’s a couple of pics from a slideshow based on the hit movie (which pulled in an amazing $ 200 million in its first month of release). There’s nothing really outstanding about the digitised pics from the disk, but what a movie!! Hasta la vista, baby... 17-Bit, * with the deadly virus and grown eight inch front teeth to boot. Responding to the call, two police officers drive their futuristic squad car to the reported sighting and... well, you’ll just have to buy the disk, won't
you?! Although there’s a lack of sound, the graphics are quite eye-catching and are drawn in a cartoony- style with darker colours used to give the anim some atmosphere. The two-disk, one meg animation isn’t that long, and certainly no-where near the quality work of Schwartz or Richter, but it bodes well for future efforts. NBS, Disks H648 649, ** DAMN FINE Twin Peaks star, Sherilyn Fenn, once again features in a slideshow of (poorly) digitised images from the show. Quite why anyone would want to produce a collection of disks featuring the talented Ms Fenn, delectable and lovely though she
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17-Bit, 1250, ** LOOKS FAMILIAR If you've never bought a megademo before, the new one from UK crew, Cyrus, could well be a good place to start. It lasts more than five minutes and has lots of 3D filled vector objects, bob shapes, plasma and a whole hosl of other features popular with demo teams at the moment. There’s also a smattering of nicely rendered graphic ENTER THE WARZONE After the wheezing and coughing Sickness Simulator, reviewed a couple of issues ago and highly prized by the workshy CU crew, comes the inevitable sequel - the Warzone Simulator. This nifty program contains all sorts
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Strictly PD, Disk D413, **** screens which help to break the demo up into bite-sized portions. Considering the number of people who have left Cyrus over the last few months, this isn’t bad at all!
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DEMOS EGG ON YOUR FACE At last someone's had the brilliant idea fo do an update on the early 80s coin-op, Scramble. This horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, set over a barren alien landscape and cave system, requirea the player to continually scoop up fuel pods while blasting the stuffing out of enemy fortifications such as missile sites and radar installations. And jolly good it was too! Unfortunately, this new version (renamed Squamble for obvious copyright reasons) is a drab affair which has replaced the brilliant sound effects and graphics of the original with parallax scrolling and
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original. The game involves the player in a frantic search for diamonds in a series of deep underground caves. Unfortunately, the diamonds have been buried next to precarious columns of boulders likely to tumble down if the soil nearby is disturbed. It's up to you to grab the gems while avoiding the ensuing avalanche of rocks as well as keeping an eye out for various human-eating nasties along the way. Once all the gems in a level have been bagged, the player can progress onto the next stage with even more devious traps and puzzles. Amiganuts, 6 WWF Slideshow M 7 Sgt. Pepper S 8 WWF
Slideshow M 9 Warzone Simulator S 10 Red Sector Demo Maker U Compiled by PROTUS PD FUN 2 LEARN It's bock to school for the latest license- ware release from Amiganuts with the first in their Fun To Learn series. Aimed at under 1 Os, the disk has a nifty platform game where progress is made by gobbling up fruits and correctly answering multiplication questions, as well as a game in which the prices of various stuffed toys have to be added together. There's also a spelling program in which various objects, such as a cat or an apple, are shown on screen. The player has to correctly identify the
correct spelling of the object from a choice of three - get it wrong and a weight-lifter appears and jumps up and down on your body. A polished educational program. Amiganuts, 1146, »** NOT TONIGHT JOSEPHINE As the Napoleonic Wars raged across Europe, and countless thousands fell victim to the iron fist of Napoleon Bonaparte, a great computer wargame was in the making. Now, nearly 200 years in the future, that game is a reality. It’s certainly not much to look at; there are no graphics or even an intro screen to be seen, just an endless stream of lists and numbers which looks decidedly
impenetrable at first glance. A little perseverance, however, reveals a stunningly complex sim where the makeup of both armies can be decided in great detail right down to what armaments individual units are carrying, what type of ground they are standing on, and what battalion they're attached to. There’s also a couple of saved scenarios to experiment with, before jumping straight in. One for strategy and wargaming fans. 17 Bit, 1154, *** DEMOS ? ALARM MEGAOEMO Nee w demo with a good ac© type pert' ? AMOS 30 Of MO S»-o** you some or me etlecis lhai are possMe with a ANARCHY INSPIRATION IS
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good VI09 PRINT STUDIO Excellent tor print- ng pciure or text For Printer users V131C-UGHT This is the most well known ray tracing proram to date V132 PSYGNOSIS INSTRUMENTS tor use with any music program (samplesl VI34 PACESETTER CUP ART VI 9 & V? 0 m Another collection ol clip art V147 JR-COMM : MOOEM PROGRAM VI66 THE C MANUAL These disks (3) contain over 70 Fully execut examples V169 RIPPED MODULES COLLECTION Disks are full with Music & Samples (101 VI79 CLOUD A FRACTAL PROGRAMS Various Fractal Generating utilities V191 MASTER VIRUS KILLER Virus Checker & Kaer With Excellent option V193 THE
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V210 ARP (V1.31 WB1.3.2 nstol tois prog to speed up your Workbench* operations V213 HOUSE MUSIC NSTRUMENTS Vol ¦ The Samples hove Remxed back.
V214 STAR TREKKER VERSION V1.3 . A sound trocker Ike progrom V215 DISKMASTER V3.2 Copys files rom one disk to another DISKSALV V216 SPECTRUM EMULATOR V 1.0 Includes Games, some clossics V218 VIRUS MURDERER A ZERO VIRUS Kills A Protects all ot your disks V232 FRACTAL CREATOR V1.2 Another excellent Generating Progrom V256 THE SI LENTS Resent Some ot ihe est AMIGA music Highley Peccroened V259 MED v3 11b Brond new version A Includes Med songs (2) V261 TEXTPLUS VERSION 3.0 This disk ts not |ust on update bukompletty New V262 NEW DISK COPIERS: Super Duper.Turbo copy. Sanity copy A PcopV V263
DRAWMAP3D V3.2b Generate flat Globes. Orbital A Mercator Pictures 01 the Eorth Reviewed in Amiga Format V264 POS Vol8 VWUS KILLERS, B*g Brother.Berserker.Zero Virus A NoVirus V266 FLETCHER UTLS 1: CONVMACF Convert Moc fonts to the Amiga POST Post Script inter peter both Excellent V267 FRACTALS V2.1 Froctol Generator that generates vonous different Style used to generate various froctab V274 DICE C SYSTEM (2) Dillons Inler- groted Enviromenl system V2.06.1S V276 DISK PRINT V2.7 Prints labels for
3. 5 disks. Primority for smoll PO library V277 FORTRAN -77 VI 3c
Compiler, inker A run flme support library F470 V278
MANOELPANG MonddBrot loner The Is the latest update CROSSWORD
CREATOR A iram that creates crosswords 6UOGET A progrom to
help with logng personal finances VI.302 4 MCAD PROGRAM
TheObtect rawing Progrom for Ihe Amiga ie CAD 85
EDUCATIONAL:TYPING TUTOR A ipie tutor which measures speed 86
DKB RAY TRACING PROGRAM Tracer with excellent Effects 131 89
SMAN MANOALBROT Another updated Fractal generating prog CHEQUE
BOOK ACCOUNTANT ixcelleni way to keep irock ot Cheques 193
NCOMM The communication ickoge that you will need if.
"*4 ED'S MED MUSIC MOOULES her os various music modules 295 C64 EMULATOR Helps W OSSisI M users upgrarkng to Ihe AMIGA F298 NORTH C V1.3 (21 Unpacked ersion of the best c programming prg 301 EYE Of THE BEHOLDER HINT IOOK Inc Maps. Strategy A Solution 304 CHAOS STRIKES BACK HWT IOOK Inc Maps. Strategy Asolufcon 306 A-GENE V3.125 tastes! Version ihe Family Tree program.
N07 VIDEO TAPE DATABASE PRG italogue a* your video topes 311 JACK NKKHJS COURSE DISKS (5) 'arious New courses for the Golf Game 318 PRO SOUND TRACKER VI. 18 A SOUNO TRACKER V2.6 The lasfesl A jest versions these s excellent prgs 321UEDCT WP Another excelenl Word wocessor with loods of extra featues 323 ANALTKALC SPREAD SHEET (2) tost a new version thot works Excellent V325 SOUNO TRACKER CONVERTER Zonverts music modules m executables V328 ATCOPY-E Cc©es tom one sde of your bridge Word to the otter i4mg3-?-PCl V329 MESSY SJD Converls Tronsters AMIGA Text over on to 8M Pc Disks. A back.
V330 RED SECTOR INC EXTRA DISKS
(2) Inc instruclions.fxlra Bobs A uWies.
V332 AMIGA PUNT PROGRAM Horse ocmg prediciion programfor V333 KING JAMES VERSION Of THE BIBLE Packed on four AMIGA disks (4) V337 SPEEDBENCH WORKBENCH Another variant of fhe workbench disk V338 TRANSFORMER V3.3 latest version of the IBM Emulotor disk V339 SPECTRUM EMULATOR DATA DISK l Adventure Classics needs v2!6 V340 RED SECTOR INC: VICTOR EDITOR requires v85 to use the vectors V341 CUP ART COLLECTION 2: Eight disks totoly pocked (8 Disks) V349 SiO (VI.06) Translates A»arl ST A BM Text files to the Amiga computer V350 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Design your own Busmess cards on the Amiga .51
SUPERBENCH WORKBENCH 1248 DRAGONS CAVE Excellent Game 1255 THE SIMPSONS Control BART 1328 WHEa OF FORTUNE One Of the best Qutt gome's. As the series on TV 1335 WlZZYS QUEST ExceHem Gome 1341 DOWN HU SWING Arcode Gome 1367 BLACKJACK The COStO SmutotCX 1370 HACKUTE Dungeons A Drogons 1374 TIN NO Excellent Tennis Smulotor 1420 DTRtS Ployed Telro Wei. Thais the best version to Dote (With 2 Plo r optical 1454 MEGA BALL (THE BEST ARKANGD GAME.Bener that any Full Pnce Games!
1534 THE HOLY GRAIL Text odvenlure simulor in styteto Ihe mtorgam gomes 1561TRITWIS This a ihe besi version of Tetns on tie amiga with o 3 play option.
1563 GREYSLAYER A very nice game smukor in styteto barbarian Hock n slay 1580 NETHACKA lonfosy gome in wtvch your goal 6 to retrieve the Amulet 12.20) 1597 ROUERPEDE A spoce oged version of Ihe classic centipede gome 1622 LORE Of CONQUEST War game sknuOr in concept to the gome RISK 1663 PROPERTY MARKET A strategy gome wilhn Ihe house martet busness 1664 THE CASTLE ADVENTURE New Text adventure sxnciar to the nlocom 1665 BATTLE FORCE ROLE PLAYING F ght in robot form withn this excellent game 1695 NAPOLENK: WAR SIMULATOR Excellent progrom sent direct by the oi4or 1707IMPBBUM Another excellent
strategy gome based opon Reman time 1735 ASTERtOOS THE ORIGINAL Another old classic Remember tial Classic 1747 UAMATRON GAME 2001 By Jeff Brilianl stuff A Excelenl producton 1749 SCRAMBLE TheChgrol Remember tot old dossc wed a now cn the Amiga 1769 SKATE TRIBE Skate boord game simulor in style lo skate or die Excellent 1795 GAMES Von: Sky Fight, lorn. Jock land. Bouneer.BJue Moon.Weltrix A Otelo 1796 GmMES Vol2: Dnp. Bcfly. Amoeba.
Tron. Chess k Tiles. Coleks. Yahzee A Stepz 1797 GAMES Vol3: Astertods. Gravity wars. Pong.Orbfl3D.MniBJost & Gravattock 1798 GAMES Vol4: Cor. EgyptonRun.
Cheats. Mr munk. Mutants A Backgammon 1799 GAMES Vol5: PolOn.. CatSmouse.
SYS. Cosmo. Mazeman.DAD A Riorooh 1800 GAMES Vol6: lumpy. King. Rops.
Cpobofs. Death. Breakout. ATC A Tiny 1801 PD GAMES VoH: Tarcx. Poler pede.
Amiguds A Cave Pumer (Boulder doshl 1802 PD GAMES Vol2: Girl Acfcon Ispace invaidersl Miss4e Comand.
Invaders. Batty II. Maze game A Think 1816 SUPER TW1NTRTS I n ii version is here Totaly ptoyobie A 01 levels compete 1818 RAPHAELS REVENGE TheoNyPd up game with on armed Tutte 1870 PATIENCE'S A DOM*** lomouS this is the besi version to date AP0151 UNDERSTANDING AMOS The Amos Tutortol Progrom Disk A must AP0163 THE SAMPLE EDITOR V1.2 APD176 AMOS DATABASE MASTER AP0190 BLACK BRT KARATE GAME APD198 BOMBS FROM BAGDAD AP0200 DUNGEON MASTER SHELL AP0215 FRACTAL WORKSHOP APD221 AMOS BINGO GAME AP0234 AMOS TEXT W. PROCESSOR 1441 THE PLASMUTEX 1991 by flame Arrows Modonno Music & some excelenl
graphical effects to run alongside 1471 ACES OF THE SKY Agotron35 The latest animation of two planes (1 1532 ALIENATION AURAL ECTACY 1547 JETSET OVERLOAD' The MTV Braun European Music disk sefeclion 1578 GLOBAL TRASH BY SRENTS A Truly superb nierodrve demo One of ihe best 1586 PAPA DON'T PREACH Excellent sampled Modonno music 1592 ITS ON YOU BY MC SAR This rs the best house music 12.20!
1618 KGB MEGA DEMO This disk is totoly brlfcant & reoty well presented Better sections thoi Budbroin 1121 1625 INDIANA JONES & THE LAST The rt-Res Side show (2) 1629 THE SIMPSONS Animation By Decoy. Totaly excellent disk • 1669 MADONNA (2) Shes back with more exce*ent pictures colour pictures 1671 MAGICIAN ANIM VERSION * 2 Anolhr Excellent ray traced Animhon.
1698 REINCARNATION Of SOT (2) PEPPER Freaky colourW graphics 1713TLAGUE Of DOOM The Ittmate Muse selection collection disks 121 1715 SINKING DEMANO VECTOR s a cool looking mega demo with colourful FX 1720 MANK RAVES BY EMDLESS (2) PIRACY Excellent hord hitting (rocks 1728 MYSTICAL BY VERICAL Superb choice of music tracks to Itsterntoo 1729 NO TECH BY BASS: loud music and animoting effects very good disk 1736 MADONNA Slideshow III another Modonno side show pocked on (31 1740 DRUMS & PIPES Music collection high Qukty sound not to be missed.
1741 Klf MUSIC DtSK Sdtor presents this great music rksk production disk 1742 CRUSADERS EUROCHART JULY See what the best Mega demos ore.
The best games, utilities & loods more 1746 ANARCHY NSPIRAT10N IS NONE latest & the best ever mega demo kom the demo groups. Inc excel lent Animations.
1748 SRENTS MEGA DEMO CALLED CE This is tiere totest mego demos & is totafy stuinng.Tofaty Excelenl Thanks Silents.
1762 TERMNATOR ¦ SUDC SHOW There'S some exceflent pictures from the fiVr (2) 1764 PURE METAL COOCRS Another mega demo wifi rrore excellent effects & music.
1767 GOLDftRE ULTIMATE FX There's some excellent demos lately 1768 DARKNESS MEGA DEMO II Another wed done mega demo *sk.
1812 ALIEN BUP MOVIE (2) ???
1843 MADONNA VOGUE MUSIC (4) The Ml madonnslngle on computer 1854 WRESTLEMANIA VM (2) All the Stars of toe WWF bottle it out on cfcsks 1856 MADONNA FOLLOWING YOU (2| Isbe's bock with onother music disk f DafaPulse £4.50 ,45p Per disk .OataPub* £19.95 .40p Per disk DatoPube £36.99 37p Per disk la.'JIJWfl’I.lLTta 1858 UFE OF BRIAN SUDfSHOW The mod & wacky group ore bock 1859 MADONNA RESUCE ALE MUSIC 1860 MONTY PYTHONS TRAFE9C LIGHTS 1865 ROBIN HOOO SUOC SHOW 1886 THE BASS UNE MUSIC DISK 1890 STAKE YOUR CLAIM MUSIC (2) POSSO BOXES PO-SOFT HAS 30 POSSO DISK BOXES
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JAMES BOND 007 MUSIC DISK 1896 HORROR MAF8A MUSIC (3) 1901
BURNING WDEPENOANCE MUSIC 1908 ADVENTURE X MUSIC DtSK 1911
HEROIC DREAMS 1 - 4 (4) 1916 THE EQUAUZER MUSIC 1918 BEVERLY
HALS 90210 1919 FRIDAY 13TH SUDC SHOW 1920 VECTOR DANCE II
1923 MUSIC DREAM BY PHENOMENA 1927 NotSETRACKER TUNES BY
ACTION 1929 METAL MELISSA BY AMMAT10N 1933 WHAT A RUSH BY
BRONX 1946 RODLAND PLAYABLE PREVIEW 1947 THE SRENTS PRESENTS A
NEW MEGA DEMO CALLED: FRANCE 1950 R-TYPE H PLAYABLE PREVIEW
1951 CRYSTAL SYMPHONKS BY PHENOMENA (MEGA DEMO DtSK) ERIC
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manoeuvres II & Ffyby.
1034 Al The Movies Animation IlMh 1085 Swis Army on Manoeuvres (IMW 1582 Amy vs The Walker Animation 1609 Three more Steotlhy Manoeuvre 1700 Anii lemmms Animation Requires 2Mb 12 Disks both unorcedl 1702 The Doting Game Animation Requires 3Mb 12 Disks both unorcedl 1794 Vtol Contest, fetues o hekopier ond toesieoltyietptone He» *y to keepup 1842 The Shuttle cock Animation (1Mb) 1850 late Night & The Terminal Anims STAR TREK SELECTION 1030 The Bird ot Prey Animation (IMbI 1031 The Fleet Moneuver Animotdn 1032 The Wraith of Khan Animation 1033 The Approaching Star Trek 11Mb) 1060 Stor Trek The
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The entire list is now ONLY ovoiloble from P050FT over 100 Pages revealing everything about every program the range os described by Fred Fish (Currently Upto Disk FS40] This Indudes Sorted Index Of Every Program! Co. £3.00 LI - SPACE BLOB: Platform Gome similar to Monk Miner L2 - MR DIG (1Mb) Eat ihe earth, munch toe cherries L3 - Q-BOD Shoot blocks upwards to fill toe shapes before the screen fans apon you Ployed Tetris when try this variant L5 - SUBCULTURE R-Type done where you have to shoot i waves of space ships flying towards you Al 5 levels.
17 - DIZZY UZZY (1Mb) A Boulderdosh done with extro arge graphics CoBect the diamonds & avoid the monster* LB - UZZYS FUNTIME SHAPE. CLOCK PICTURE & KEYS, MONEY, SEASONS & MOUSE (2 DISKS) Both Have been reviewed in Amiga Format Issue 23 Uune 19911 Educational 111 - TRON DIMENSION X (1MB) Brilliant Ught Cydes Gome L12 - THE ULTIMATE GRABBER 100 times better that the Amos Sprite grobber program A must for programmers L13 - BOUNTY HUNTER (1Mb) Take lucky Luke through a Graphic adventure. Excellent arcode shoot outs where you conlOl ihe Gun. Then nde your horse & fake out the bod guys.
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and involves blasting a snaking set of spheres into nothingness while avoiding falling boulders and lightning bursts. Invaders isn’t a souped up version In a bumper month Oxygen have relea; a two-player shoot ’ levels. The game offers a bird’s eye view of the action, set over a series of war-ravaged hi- tech settings, with the overall aim being to wipe out your opponent with an assortment of grenades, bazookas, machine guns and missiles.
Such power-ups are liberally dotted about the screen and it's a race against time as to who reaches them first. Simple but fun.
Virus Free PD, 1747, ** HIGH NOON It s 1847 and the American Wild West is no place for law-abiding citizens.
Marauding gangs of bandits and outlaws roam the countryside laying siege to small towns and settlements. You’re a bounty hunter, the best in the business, and you've been given the task of tracking down the 20 most-wanted criminals.
Bedecked in ten-gallon hat, shiny silver stirrups and the gaudiest pair of cowboy boots you’re ever likely to see, you have to visit seven towns.
Each one has a main street which includes a saloon where you can have a shot of red eye, ask the barman for clues or play a round of cards to raise some cash. There’s also a doctor’s to replenish lost energy, a sheriffs office for a description of the wanted outlaw, and a general store where you can either buy supplies or attempt to nick them from underneath the nose of the shopkeeper. Be careful, though, as if caught the mild-mannered shopkeeper will attempt to blast your head off. The game is over when you’ve successfully forced the £0 outlaws into early retirment by an arcade shoot out in
the main street. Go get 'em, par'dner. Pollysoft PD, * of its famous namesake, but a satisfying blast in which you have to defend your starbase from galactic battleships bristling with weaponry. The last game, Rebound, is a competent version of Breakout with lots of bells and whistles.
There’s also an editor included, so you can design your own levels for extra enjoyment. The guys behind the disk are working on six more games and we'll bring you a review as soon as we get our mitts on ’em. ABOTS,
* *** PULL THE PLUG After the toilet humour of Beatmaster's No,
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funny rap and hi-tech tune.
If hearing about bodily functions, sebaceous glands and acne-covered sullen youths is your cup of tea, check it out. PD Soft, 1866, * A RIGHT RIBETTING GAME Geordie crew, the Assassins, have come up trumps again with their latest games disk, volume four in an on-going collection of great games. This time, there’s a super version of old time classic coin-op, Frogger, as well as a polished Connect-Five board game, a mastermind clone, yet another version of the arcade race game, Tron, as well as an immensely frustrating platform game and Klondike, an American card game based on Solitaire. Six
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VallyPD, Disk 1226, ?** RETURN OF THE BLOB The latest compilation disk from 17Bit features four demos and an addictive platform game for your money. None of the demos offer anything new, failing to improve on anything that's been seen before, although Axxis' Innovation 2has a neat program that enables you to call up facts about each planet in the Solar System. Blob-a-blob, however, is a wonderful little game. You control a green blob which has to be guided along rows of platforms, avoiding various bugs and nasties while lighting up each tile as you pass over them. Movement from one platform
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ARTWERX SCREEN DESIGNER (Kickstart VI.3 only) This program helps you to design blocks for compound screens used in games in which memory is at a premium.
Rather than draw an entire screen, a small number of interlinking blocks are designed. These are then repeated all over the screen until the picture is formed.
The main work screen consists of the design window and the block instructions. There are commands for Load Save screen, change screen colour and block X Y direction. You will need a paint program such as Deluxe Paint to draw your graphics.
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AMIGANUTS 1083, Licenceware. *** TITLEGEN Used In conjunction with a genlock, TitleGen allows you to create vertically-scrolling video titles.
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AKORE PR9149 *** Vlnbel 1.20 Personalise your stationnary with this handy utility which allows you to print IFF graphics and text onto labels, envelopes, etc. You can enter up to 50 text lines, and merge them with graphics.
You can position each line of text anywhere on the page and use any Font that you wish. This program will operate with most printers. Also included on the disk is a 050 Editor for use with the Roland 050 synthesiser. AKORE UT4001 *** If you want to be the next Michael fish or Ian McCaskill (and let s face it, who doesn’t?), this interesting utility will tell you how to forecast the weather. You will need two objects to use it: a barometer and some means of finding the wind direction (weather vane, wet finger etc). The screen is icon-controlled and information is entered by clicking on the
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There are three gadgets used for making a forecast: a Barometric Pressure (BP) scale, a pressure rising steady falling selector and wind direction control. As a test I set the BP scale at
29. 0, falling fast with an easterly prevailing wind, and my
forecast read: 'SEVERE STORM WARNING! Strong NE gales;
Heavy rain or snow (in winter), followed by a cold wave.'
Could this be how the MET office do it?
Also included on the disk is a Sun Event Calculator, which will show you the sunrise and sunset times for any date. 17BIT 985.
AMIGA FOX This is a binary-only text processor with graphics capabilities. There are four pull-down menus titled Project, Text Editor, Graphic Editor and Charset. From within the project menu you can choose to use either the Text editor or the Graphic editor, set up your printer and save the preferences. The Text editor has standard features such as load, save, find etc. The Graphic editor will load save IFF pics and also print them out. There are key function features for Draw, Lines, Rectangles, Floodfill, Invert etc. Not quite a DTP package - nothing special.
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MAXIMUM UPGRADES Could you tell me where I can get ome more samples for Protracker? Also, what is the maximum memory upgrade for the A500? Finally, is it possible to get my hands on Workbench 2.0?
Andrew White, Herts Protracker uses single octave samples, so any samples of this type will be suitable. Because Soundtracker and MED both use the same type of samples, the public domain libraries all have plenty of sample disks available.
There is a series of disks which were originally sampled for use with Master Soundtracker called the ST-series. To my knowledge, there are at least six disks in the set, and these are all compatible with Protracker.
As for your memory upgrade, the Supra Corporation have just released an eight megabyte upgrade for the A500 called the SupraRam. This unit comes in a sleek white metal casing and plugs into the RS232 slot at the left-hand side of the computer; and it doesn’t even invalidate your computer’s guarantee. Memory can be added in one megabyte blocks.
Eight megabytes is likely to be more than enough for most users.
Animation is one possible application that could use all-eight megabytes without too much trouble. I have heard of cases where people have managed to adapt their A500 so that it can access 32 meg of memory, but I’m afraid I don’t have any more details on that.
Can anyone help?
Commodore Sales tell us that there are a limited number of 2.0 upgrades available in Europe. A price has yet to be set, but a figure around £90 seems likely. The chips are enhanced, but many of the improvements will only be noticable to programmers and graphics users. Call them on 0628 770088.
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES I’ve owned an Amiga for some time now, a but so far I’ve M only used it r » ,or Playin9 J A * games. Now I want to learn
• how to program and was thinking of learning Amiga Basic because
my friend said that it is the easiest language to learn. Once
I’ve mastered that I thought that I could progress to learn C
or machine code. What do you think?
Sheema Faruq, Teesside The Basic language was originally invented as an instructive tool which would introduce students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Its use of English words made it more accessible and understandable than the numeric instructions of pure machine code. Since Its conception, there have been many versions and these vary both in terms of speed and power.
Spectrum Basic, for example, has a limited number of commands, and is therefore restrictive in its potential use. Although it is possible to achieve higher functions with this version of Basic, it’s relatively clumsy and slow to use.
Microsoft Basic, which the Amiga uses, is one of the more powerful versions of the language. Even so, the Amiga version can be idiosyncratic to use and frustrating to learn.
If you intend to eventually leam a more powerful language like C or machine code, you may find It preferable to jump in at the deep end and learn one of them right from the start.
Many people, myself included, believe that it is far harder to try and learn a second language such as C if you already know Basic. Although much of the time you are performing similar functions, the syntax of the commands needed to achieve specific result is very different.
Programmers often find themselves thinking in terms of one language, whilst trying to program in another.
Although Basic will introduce you to many simple computer concepts, you may find that in the long run it would have been better if you’d not bothered to leam it.
Having said that, there are several other Basics available for the Amiga, which are faster and more enjoyable to use than Microsoft’s version. GFA Basic and Hisoft Basic are two of the best regarded. A number of commercial programs have been written using one or the other of these versions, which goes to show that you can produce professional programs without having to learn machine code. You can buy both programs, as well as tutorial books from: Centresoft, Units 2&3, Holford Way, Holford, Birmingham, B6 7AX. Tel: 021 356 3388.
WHY A2000?
I've noticed that A500 owners can upgrade to an A2000, offering the A500 in part exchange. As this costs about the same as a hard drive, which would you buy, the hard drive or the A2000?
What are the advantages to owning an A2000?
Paul Hayman, South Glamorgan I agree, the upgrade offer does looks very tempting!
Before you can make a choice between the relative merits of a hard drive or an A2000 you must first identify what uses you want to put your machine to.
A hard drive can provide you with a convenient method of storing large amounts of data for programs which you either use regularly, or which would otherwise require a lot of disk swapping.
Examples of these might be word processors and art packages, which are used frequently, or C compilers which are sometimes spread over five or more disks. As hard drives can access data up to 52 times faster than floppy drives, they are also useful for any programs where loading times need to be kept to a minimum. Reference works such as STD Index and the Software Directory are ideal candidates for hard drive installation.
An A2000 offers entirely different advantages. It's 99% compatible with the A500s. One of the primary advantages of the A2000, however, is Its expandibil- Ity. It has an open box architecture and contains eight expansion slots as standard. You can plug a variety of power-enhancing pieces of hardware into these slots. These include hard drives, accelerator and graphics boards, emulators and memory upgrades. One other minor advantage of the A200G is its detatchable keyboard.
Not a big thing I know, but it certainly makes life easier when you’re banging away at the keys late at night.
To summarise: if high capacity data storage with fast access times would satisfy your requirements, the hard drive is your best option. If you require a system with a bit more oomph, which will allow you to add a host of useful extras, then the A2000 would better suit your needs. You can always add the hard drive later.
And my choice? I'd take the hard drive, and turn my A500 into something special!
HAM DISTORTION Is there a way of mode?
Paul Hayman - South Glamorgan The distortion you refer to is a direct result of using HAM mode.
When the Amiga was built, the designers wanted to give It a wider palette than the 32 colours available in its standard five bitplane mode. Although it would have been nice to give It twelve bit colour (4096 colours), the huge amount of memory required to store or manipulate images of this type made it totally Impractical.
A compromise had to be reached, whereby a wide palette could be used without the memory overhead.
HAM mode was the result.
Each colour in the standard Amiga palette is made up of three components, red, green and blue. In standard graphics modes, every pixel on the screen is represented by a single bit (one eighth of a byte) In a bitmap. The more colours available, the more bit- planes are needed to store them. For example, a two- colour screen requires only one bitplane. A four-colour screen requires two blt- planes, etc. HAM, which stands for Hold And Modify, uses a clever bit of programming to simulate 12 bitplane images in only six. It works by storing the normal colour information in the first four
bitplanes. The remaining two bitplanes are used for colour modification data. Rather than offer true 12-bit colour, the Amiga can only change one component of a colour from the adjacent left-hand pixel. For example, if you wished to place a white pixel (red 15, green 15, blue
15) as close to a black one (red 0, green 0, blue 0) as possible,
the closest you could get would be three pixels away. The
intervening pixels would be coloured cyan (red 0, green 15,
blue 15) and blue (red 0, green 0, blue 15).
In HAM mode there's also a base palette consisting of 16 colours. These 16 base colours can be placed adjacent to each other with no colour distortion at all.
Many art packages allow you to specify what these colours are, but most palettes should include black, white and a few shades of grey. These colours are the most likely to cause distortion when positioned next to each other.
Deluxe Paint IV creates its own base colour palette, based upon the colours that you actually use in your screen. Although this takes control away from the users hands, this feature has been so well implemented that it's more effective than selecting the colours manually.
RSI DEMOMAKER OBJECTS recently purchased the Red Sector Demo Maker and it's a very good program.
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Erik Dioos, Lanaken Belgium It seems that more and more people are recognising the power of the RSI Demo Maker program. With this increased popularity has come a range of extras disks, all of which are available in the public domain. Off the Wall PD can supply four disks of extras for the RSI Demo Maker. Two of these are simply a selection of ready-made objects and sprites. The remaining two are the vector-balls designer, which allows you to create your own ball objects, and the vector designer which helps you create 3D vectors.
HOW TO BECOME A PROGRAMMER Having owned a Spectrum for- .
Five years, I finally moved up to the Amiga last Christmas. As I have a keen interest in computers, I would love to take up a career in computer programming and design when I leave school. I'm particularly interested in games programming. The trouble is, I haven’t a clue how to get started in this type of career. I was wondering if you could offer me any advice?
Wayne Hardy, Alvaston Derby Easy, really, but don’t expect to be a millionaire over night. Programming is a precarious business and even the most professional teams, such as Graftgold, get stung. However, put a disk of your wares together and send it with a neat introductory letter about yourself. Keep the letter short, and then follow it up with a phone call regarding the possibility of introducing yourself. Be patient, too, as people like Probe, Images, and Core get to see and hear from hundreds of would-be coders, so don't expect to be able to jump the queue.
Even if you can't program, you can still get work as a game designer. Most companies are willing to look at storyboarded ideas, especially when they've clearly been well thought out.
THE SECOND COMING In your July issue, Jim Dorman from Bath asked about a program called Life, which simulates cell growth.
He may be interested to know that there was an article in Scientific American magazine called Mathematical Recreations.
I’m not sure which issue, but he could look it up at his local library.
My_friend also says there's a program on the Mac or PC that simulates cellular automata, which is close enough.
Steve Meed, Chorlton, Manchester Thanks very much for the information Steve. I didn’t know about the article, but David Twigg-Flesner sent me two Amiga PD programs from Germany, one of which was simply called Life and was exactly the program that I think Jim was looking for. The other program, called Life3D, is a three dimensional growth simulator which allows the user to redefine all growth criteria. Both programs originated from clubs on the other side of the Atlantic. Although one of them is sadly defunct, the Tampa Bay Amiga Group (TBAG) is still operating.
Alternately, British PD company Akore can supply versions of the 3D program.
DISK DRIVING After reading your startup- sequence tutorial, I searched for useful utilities on other disks. I discovered a program called ShowAnim which lets you run animations from Cli.
Now I’ve started making my own demo, but only a few animations fit on one disk. I’ d like to know how to make the Amiga ask for a second disk and continue the demo.
Iwan Westerveen, Ospel Holland The utility that you're referring to is one from the Power Packer suite. Not only does it allow you play animations (and change their speed), but it also allows you to run compressed animations. If you obtain a copy of Power Packer you’ll find that you can compress your animations by up to 40per cent.
Power Packer is available from most public domain libraries.
Making the Amiga ask for another disk is simplicity itself. All you have to do is ensure that the second or even third disks all have different names. You can change their names from Workbench using the Rename option in the pulldown menu.
When you come to type in the name of the program that you want to load, you simply precede the name with the name of the disk it’s on, followed by a colon. Suppose you want to load a program called 'Fred' which is on a disk called 'Names’, type Names:Fred to load it.
Unless it’s already in the drive, the Amiga will ask you to insert a disk called ‘Names’. Easy isn’t it?!
RECORDING FROM AMIGA TO VIDEO I write in response to Martin's reply to Mr Pinns enquiry about recording onto video tape. I have a very effective solution which is easy to do and which all video recorders are capable of. The problem is that both video recorders and Amigas output their signal on channel 36. The video can’t tune in to a saturated signal at the same frequency as its own output, probably due to resonance.
The cure for this is to change the output frequency of the video which is done by adjusting the small turn screw at the back of the machine. The screw, which may have two semi circular arrows pointing to the numbers 32 and 40, allows you to change the video’s frequency. If this is moved to another position which doesn't interfere with television reception, the problem is overcome. The TV will then need to be re-tuned to the video, and the video can be tuned into the Amiga without conflict. This provides a cheap alternative for transferring animation to tape.
Peter Gibbs, Heme Bay Kent Wow! What a very thorough and useful answerPeter. I think that concludes that subject.
Thanks a lot, Peter.
If you have any tips that you think other readers might appreciate, send them into G&A.
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B COMPARISOH TABLE AMAS SOUNDMASTER Stereo Stereo Mono Stereo, built-in mike IN 0UT THRU None None Slider 28 Khz 56Khz 8-bit 8-bit 10 1 Raw, IFF Raw, IFF, Sonix £99.95 £129.95 LITTLE BEIGE BOXES The AMAS (Advanced MIDI Amiga Sample ) hardware consists of a neat wedge-shaped Amiga-beige box the size of a half-pound slice of Cheddar. It sampling program which is also available bundled with the even more expensive Audio Engineer sampler.
The rivals are ready - let the sampling commence!
I olh AMAS and SoundMaster use kanalog-to-digital conversion tech-
* niques that are common to all sound samplers. Both packs
consist of a hardware unit which plugs into the Amiga, and
software which allows the user to edit, store and replay the
samples. Both are eight-bit samplers, using the Amiga's
internal filtering to produce decent quality sound from this
low sampling resolution. But the resemblance ends there!
Microdeal's AMAS comes with specially-written software and, at £99.95, it was the definitive Amiga sampling package when it first appeared, with its MIDI facilities opening up whole new dimensions to Amiga owners.
The £129.95 SoundMaster, from Aegis (distributed by Centresoft) comes packaged with Audiomaster III, a sound FEATURES Line inputs Mike inputs MIDI Hardware level control Max sampling rate Sampling resolution No. Of sim samples Data formats Price Also, on the back are three MIDI ports for IN, OUT and THRU. They sen e the standard function of receiving, transmitting or passing on MIDI information from electronic instruments, such as keyboards, synth modules or other sound samplers.
In contrast, SoundMaster has no MIDI features at all. This is a problem if you intended to make it part of a MIDI music production system. Your only consolation is that the hardware and sample editing features are excellent, and you could use SoundMaster to preDIGITAL SOUND TECHNOLOGY Sound samplists are struggling to keep up with the huge selection of new digital sound formats. Including CO (Compact Disc); R-OAT (Rotary- head Digital Audio Tape), a success with audio professionals which has not caught on in the home; CD-R (recordable CD), which is still In the £10,000. Realm; CD-I, Ihe
Interactive audlo vldeo system; CD-ROM, used mainly lor mass data storage; Commodore’s own CDTV system; and coming next year, a recordable digital cassette format from Philips, DCC (Digital Compact Cassette). - pare your samples, save them as IFF files, and load them into a MIDI- compatible program using a separate MIDI interface to play the samples back.
The sturdy SoundMaster hardware has a three-foot connecting cable for easy positioning away from the Amiga if necessary. It has a built-in mono con- densor microphone, too, so you don't need any external equipment to start sampling. But there are also stereo input minijack sockets for an external mike, AND stereo line-level input phonos. Green LED lights tell when the built-in mike is active.
SoundMastei's input gain control takes the form of a slider marked from 0 to 10. This allows you to boost quiet signals, or 'ride' the volume of long samples to avoid distortion, with the help of the red LED overload indicator.
AMAS has a similar overload indicator, but it's in the software.
THE SOUND OF SOFTWARE AMASs main display features a stereo sample waveform window and twin oscilloscope displays with an auto-trigger marker function which helps you to set the recording level, and a mass of incomprehensible icons.
Ploughing through the decent 30- page manual makes things clearer. One icon accesses the Spectrum Analyser, which gives a moving graphic display of the frequency bands of the incoming signal; another activates the Listen function which blanks the screen for better replay quality; the slider is the sample volume adjustment, and so on. Many of these icons call up dialogue boxes; there are no pull-down menus, but if you click on the MIDI icon, a whole new set of gadgets appears.
AUDIOMASTER III has two eighteen-inch long ribbon cables coming from the right-hand side; these terminate in 25-pin & connectors; one male and one female, so AMAS can be connected to the printer port of any Amiga.
On the back are two phono-type line level audio inputs, suitable for connecting CD players, tape decks and so on, and a mono minijack audio input designed for microphone level inputs.
The audio input level is adjusted either from the source, or through the software.
SoundMaster comes with a feeble 14- page handbook for the hardware, and a much more substantial 100-page manual for the software. In contrast to AMAS, the software is menu-driven.
The main display has a waveform window, and gadgets for major functions such as Play (either the whole waveform, just the portion shown on screen, the range between the start end end cursors, or the loop section); Zoom to magnify the display; Seek to find good loop points, volume adjustments and so on. All these have clearly readable labels (AMAS programmers take notel) More complex functions are hidden in the menus, and to cover all of them we'd need a complete issue of CU.
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The Edit 1 menu includes options to cut, copy, and paste sections of sample; invert waveforms; set areas to zero; swap the left and right channels; redraw the waveform by hand to eliminate clicks. Edit 2 covers cursor control, replicating looped sections and swapping the contents of the main and buffer memory.
The Sequence menu lets you define a series of start and end points in a sample, and create chains of play instructions to build up a tune; it’s a form of mini-sequencer which is some consolation for having no MIDI options.
The SFX menu allows the addition of variable echo effects to samples; to turn them backwards, mix them together, add real-time echo and flanging to the input, and to retune samples to get them to the required pitch (some sample playing programs insist that sounds are stored at Middle C if they are to replay at the correct pitch).
The Options menu deals with the screen display and allows you to choose IFF or Sonix type files, switch on and off the Amiga's sound filter, and so on. And finally, the Hi-fi menu replays a sound with the screen display blank for best results, and to save samples in three- octave Sonix format.
SoundMasteds special features include the ability to use up to eight meg of Amiga fastmem for extra-long samples; and bonus programs like a 'virtual CD player1 which can be programmed to play samples directly from disk, a more sophisticated oscilloscope, and utilities to merge IFF sound files.
AMASs editing functions are nowhere near as extensive, but all the basics are there: cut, copy-and paste, - fade in out, volume up down, reverse, shrink, zoom in out and so on. One unusual feature is Stereo Bounce, which fades samples from one stereo channel to the other. You can’t, however, resample a sound at a different pitch as you can with AudioMaster III.
SAMPLING QUALITY The quality of a sampled sound Is delined by Its sampling frequency and resolution.
MasterSounifs sampling frequency can be aboie that of CD, AMASs is below; but like most other Amiga samplers, their resolution is 8-bit - they can distinguish only 256 distinct levels of amplitude when they sample a sound.
Professional samplers such as the Akai SSOfl and Ensoniq Mirage, are 12-bit; more expensive models like the Akal StODOare 16-bit, offering the same replay quality as Compact Disc.
QUALITY SOUNDS Although the AMAS hardware responds to frequencies up to 90 Khz (mono), the software’s maximum sampling rate is 28 Khz in mono, 24 in stereo (playback is 28Khz in stereo); but you probably won’t be able to hear any difference in quality between samplesplayed on AMAS and Audiomasler III unless you have your Amiga connected to a hi-fi system.
Sound quality seems to be dictated by the software rather than the hardware - run AMAS on the SoundMaster hardware, and AudioMaster III on the AMAS hardware, and the AudioMaster III software still sounds slightly better.
AMASs advantage over AudioMaster III is that it can play sounds from the Amiga keyboard by assigning a sample to each of the ten function keys, to save these sounds as 'banks', and to 'map' them individually to any range of notes received from a MIDI keyboard. This key-split function can play sounds over the entire 7-octave MIDI range; normally you can transpose (shift the pitch) of a single sample by only two octaves.
AMAS can be set to receive MIDI messages on any MIDI channel, or all 16 of them. Up to four Mono or two Stereo samples can be played at a time.
SoundMaster allows you to play just one, but its sequence play option operates like a multi-loop feature and allows you to take a single sample and indefinitely loop it, thereby creating an entire song from a single sample.
When It comes to sampling software and ease- of-use, Centre-soft’s Audio-Master III is unrivalled.
GRAND CONCLUSIONS Both AMAS and SoundMaster are good products, in different respects. AMAS scores highly for integrating MIDI functions with sampling, while SoundMaster has excellent hardware and the most extensive sample editing options available.
A SAMPLE OF CHOICE Many Amiga sampling systems are cheaper than AMAS and SoundMaster, and a couple are more expensive. Look out for Technosound Turbo (£34.99 from New Dimensions, Tel.
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The trouble is, neither package looks too attractive at their current prices, less considering that you could put together a system such as New Dimensions’ Technosound Turbo and a Disc Company MIDI interface, and have good sampling hardware, excellent editing features, real-time special effects and full MIDI implementation for around £80.
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The Zoomer is designed for people who lake their flight sims and driving games seriously. It's a yoke-type joystick which resembles a steering wheel with the top and bottom missing. To turn left and right, the stick is rotated one way or the other. Back and forward movement is achieved by tilting the joystick up and down. I found this rather tiring after a while, and my wrists ached badly.
There are two fire buttons, one atop each half of the •wheel’. I found that my thumbs rested naturally on these buttons, and helped enhance my ‘World War I fighter pilot' fantasy no end.
Having loaded Flight of Ihe Intruder, I switched the ignition on and taxied along the runway. Pulling back on the hand grips, I smoothly lifted my F4 Phantom into the sky. I flew around for some time to get the feel of things, before banking sharply to return to base.
But wait, what's that? Meeting a MiG soon had the Zoomer stretched to its limits.
BANDIT AT 5 O'CLOCK Executing a sudden power dive, the enemy foolishly took the bait and followed. At the last possible moment, and wrenching the stick backwards, the Phantom lifted so that it was flying vertically upwards. Still climbing, and turning the Zoomer to the left forced my jet into a tight ascending corkscrew. The MiG tried to follow, but pulling the stick back further still, it eventually pulled out of the climb and levelled off flying upside down. Turning back towards the MiG, which was unable to emulate my perfectly executed Immelman manouevre, a single well-aimed shot with
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CONCLUSION In case you haven't guessed, the Zoomer greatly enhances the realism of flight simulators and driving games, (complete with authentic wrist strain)!
Because the up down and left right movements are so different to each other, it overcomes the problems of sensitive joysticks which dive when they should be turning and turn when you PRODUCT TEST CONCLUSION ?
Superb styling and rugged construction ensure that the Ultimate Superstick is going to earn itself many loyal fans. It offers precise and sensitive control when needed. Yet it can stand abuse by the roughest of hands. The Ultimate looks set to become a new classic.
HOT STUFF THE ULTIMATE The Ultimate is a true connoisseur's joystick. It features four fire buttons, which are grouped in pairs for left or right- handed operation. It has a spherical hand grip, which enhances the feeling of sure-handed control. Its wide base means that the Ultimate can be used on a desk or a lap with equal comfort. Variable speed autofire is included, and can be set to a scorching 30 shots per second!
When I played Turrican II with autofire set to maximum, a virtual wall of bullets made me all but invincible. Mind you, many games can't react to autofire of that speed.
With five suction cups on the base, and a steel re-enforced shaft, the Ultimate is designed to take the roughest of treatment.
In use, I found that it offered accurate The Zoomer really adds a new dimension to flight sims, although be prepared to endure wrist cramps while you get used to it.
Want them to climb. The variable speed autofire dial on the base allows you to unleash a near continuous stream of bullets when required. The addition of suction cups on its underside means that the Zoomer will stay put through even the toughest of dogfights!
BESHUBUSIBIS Beeshu's third new joystick is aimed at the budget end ot the market. Available in a variety of bright colours, the Hot Stuff is a lightweight stick that uses leaf switches to detect your hand movements. Although this is very traditional technology, many people prefer the quieter smoother movement of leaf switch joysticks.
Featuring single speed autofire, flight grip handle and four fire buttons, it's an control when playing games like PPHammer. To the touch it feels like a precision instrument, yet when the rough stuff starts with games like Lotus and Kick Off, the Ultimate still feels solid as a rock.
Ideal shoot 'em up joystick. Despite the fact that it's perfectly well made, the Hot Stuff felt a little flimsy for my liking.
CONCLUSION The Hot Stuff is the only Beeshu joystick that I wouldn't buy. There's too much travel in the stick which makes it feel loose. This makes precise control difficult. Although lightweight, I saw this as a disadvantage because it gave the impression of flimsiness. Even as a budget stick, I'm sure you could do better for ten pounds. For general games I'd recommend the Ultimate, it's the best all- rounder of the three.
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COLOURS GALORE MINT ME A STORY Paint Me a Story has 24-colour pallet which can be used to draw, paint and change the paper and pen colour. To get started, there’s a selection ot foreground graphics which include bunnies, bees, clouds and fences.
Available in one size only, though, these can be out of proportion to the rest of the story page.
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PROBLEMS WITH TEXT Organising the onscreen test is awkward.
Returns have to be used after each line, and this can become quite laborious to the seasoned word processor, so imagine the frustration for a child author.There’s also a magnify option which is useful for checking text and pictures, you can then go back into the program and cover up any holes in the illustrations or plot.
SAMPLES Two stories are given on another disk to initiate the young writer into the many facets of PMAS. We looked through ‘Billy’s Birthday Party,' but found the story plain, although all the qualities of the program were displayed.
CONCLUSION From an educational point of view, Paint Me A Story needs a more simple approach, as its features are geared towards an older computer user and not for children who find 'Billy Bunny' stories fun. The stories interact with the pictures, but the quality of the graphics leaves much to be desired and the choice of colours is a nightmare. Stick to paper and pen, as PMAS becomes more frustrating than entertaining.
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CONCLUSION In general the game is very entertaining. The graphics are neat and the theme music could very well turn up at the next rave. He does, however, run into a few ‘intergalactic snags'. The computer voice is at best unclear during the spelling. And, in the time it takes to find all twelve crystals, the child may be collecting his pension. Despite this, though, and bearing in mind the lack of competition, Discovery is still adequate - if decidedly uninspiring - stuff, and Microillusions are to be commended for combining the space scenario to what could have been a dull package to look at
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To change the size of a character, each number representing line length and thickness, Is multiplied or divided by the given magnification or reduction factor. The relative positions of all ol the elements of a character (lines and curves), still remain the same.
There are now several versions ot the Compugraphic font format, and different Interpreters or drivers are needed tor each version.
It's rumoured that Workbench 2.0 will Include scalable font support, although no firm details have yet been given.
TART IT UP Gold Disk, however, have an answer in the form of Agfa Compugraphic font packs. Each pack contains several fonts which are grouped under specific headings. For example, the Decorative series contains the fonts Brush, Cooper Black, and Letraset Revue Shadow. All three fonts are suitably ornate and are ideal for decorative headings, banners etc. All the fonts in each pack are fully scalable and can be magnified or reduced to any size whilst still producing the maximum resolution from your output device, be it a printer or monitor.
This, in particular, keeps the letters smooth with no rough edges.
AGFA WHAT! The Compugraphic font format was originally developed for use on laser printers. Rather than having to create fonl cartridges containing lots of different sizes of the same font, Agfa realised it would be easier to create fonts which could be resized to any scale. Thus, rather than storing these bitmapped images as a series of dots, they devised a method which made enlarging easier without losing any resolution.
The fonts can be loaded into any DTP package that accepts Compugraphic fonts, including Professional Page 1 and 2, Page Stream, and Pro Draw. A utility disk is also included which enables you to convert fonts at any size into standard Amiga fonts.
CONCLUSION Gold Disk Type fonts can really breath life into boring DTP pages. They’re bound to revitalise even the most tired of DTPers!
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At £89.99. Sequencer One is cheaper and easier to use than Steinberg’s Pro 24 or Micro Illusions' Music X, and includes a number of unique features. You don't even need a MIDI synth to get a tune out of it; Sequencer One will happily record your MIDI inputs from a controller keyboard, and play four-channel tunes '*• .
Using the IFF sound samples supplied with the package.
MAKING TRACKS The program comes on a single disk in a smart plastic case with a comprehensive manual and Amiga supplement, and uses the familiar Amiga system of pull-down menus. There are three main displays, the first of which is Track, which shows the available MIDI recording tracks MIDI MANIA For technical data freaks, Sequencer One has a resolution of 192 PPQN (Parts-Per-Quarter-Note). It also includes 32 markers for rapid location of song pointers, quantisation, time signatures, data thinning, controller filtering, overdub, MIDI clock sync and record-in-loop features. It supports the
MIDI File Standard, which means that you it will accept music created on other packages which conform to this standard.
GAJITS AND GEAR midi software specialists Gajits developed Sequencer One lor the Atari ST, but since the Amiga version takes lull account of the machine’s superior abilities, let’s not hold that against them! Other products include the £99 CMPanion. A patch editor librarian lor Roland's CM-series ol computer music modules. 40 Companion, which also costs £99, does the same job lor the Roland 05, D10 and 0-20keyboards, and theO-710 module.
These can multi-task with Sequencer One on any Amiga that has at least one meg ol memory.
In a column. Up to ten tracks can be displayed at a time, and there are 32 available (which beatsPro 24 by eight!).
The Track display also has a simple- to-operate ‘tape transport' display with features like Record, Stop, Start, and Fast Forward, and a real-time MIDI data display - little bars jumping up and down to show when each track is playing.
The second display is the Step Editor. This shows MIDI data in the form of bars on a grid which scroll horizontally as you play a sequence.
This helps you to pinpoint mistakes, which you can correct with a simple click of the mouse. A 'virtual keyboard’ on the screen allows you to enter new notes with the mouse; using dialogue boxes you can also alter note velocity, timing, and pitch.
HITS FROM BITS The last display is the Bar Editor, where sections of music can be cut, copied and pasted to create a complete song. These options operate in a similar way to those of Steinberg's Pro 24 .
In case you need any help with that Number One single.
Sequencer One is being offered for a limited period with a free copy of The Hit Kit. This useful extra disk is packed with example MIDI drum patterns, riffs, basslines, melody fragments and chord progressions, which you can chop and change to create your own tunes.
CONCLUSION Sequencer One is a very good budget package with a wide range of features. It doesn’t have much in the way of professional options such as SMPTE - sound to video synchronisation. This is a good point however, because the program doesn’t become cluttered with options that you’ll never use. Normally costing £30, The Hit Kit is the icing on a very tasty MIDI cake.
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If you dial directory enquiries more than 35 times during the rest of your life, STD Index could save you hundreds of pounds.
Mat Broomfield explains why.
You are probably aware that British Telecom charges 40p for directory enquiry calls from private phones. For the price of 35 enquiries, you could buy your own dialling code index from Sector Software.
PHONE HOME STD Index is a database of all UK dialling codes (over 6000). It is cross referenced, and allows you to make an enquiry either by LICENCEWARE Seclor Software are one ol only two UK companies authorised by BT to produce a dialling code index.
According to David Batty, STCts author, the other company, who produce a PC version, originally charged £115.00 lor their program.
When David released his PC version, they reduced their price to £75.00 - only live times the price ot STD Index.
Incidentally, there will be annual updates available at a cost ot £7.00 each including postage and packing.
Code or by name.
It you enter the name of any town in the UK, STD Index will instantly give you the dialling code. Alternately, it you enter a dialling code, it will tell you the corresponding town.
MAIL ORDER MISER The latter option is particularly useful it you ever respond to adverts where the name of the town is not given. All you need do is enter the code, and you will immediately know if it’s local. It’s also useful for people who receive itemised phone bills and who want to determine what town specific calls have been made to. Watch out teenage phone hogs, your days could be numbered!
Another nice feature of the program, is a partial string search. What this techno babble means, is that you can enter any part of a town name and STD Index will tell you all towns with those letters in their name.
Another permutation of the idea is the Count option. The computer executes this option to count all occurences of a particular sequence of letters.
CONCLUSION STD Index comes on a single disk and is fast and easy to operate. It can be installed on a hard drive using the program supplied on the disk. This is very handy because the program is far more useful if it can loaded and used very quickly. A similar program on the PC by WSA Consultancy apparently costs £75.00, so STD Index represents excellent value by comparison.
I wonder if it might be a bit too much of a specialist product to appeal to a mass audience, but then there’s nobody abusing my phone, so perhaps I’m wrong! A fast and functional product with absolutely no frills, it would have benefitted from the inclusion of a printer option, but apparently BT wouldn't licence the product if it printed numbers out.
Price £14.00 From: Seclor Software, 36 Wray Crescent, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, Lancashire, PR5 3NH. Phone: (0772) 452414.
OUCH The most famous phone user ot all time has to be ET, tram the Spielberg film of the same name. Displaying a total lack of understanding for principles of telephone mechanics, ET builds a ‘phone’ from a variety of oddments including a Speak and Spell computer. He then proceeds to ring his mother ship out in space. Although it takes several days to make the connection, Ers phone does work, which is more than can be said for BT a lot ot the time! What's the dialling code for Alpha Centauri please, Operator?
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PRODUCT TEST Graphology is the science of hand-writing analysis. It looks at how a person's writing slants, how hard they write, how and where they dot their i’s and cross their t's, as well as many other individual quirks. From this information, you can supposedly find out what a person is really like, and peel back the veneer which masks their innermost self.
WRITE NO EVI Have you ever wondered if the person sitting next to you is secretly mad? With the help of the Graphologist from Intraset you can find out Mastering graphology is extremely difficult, and takes many years to perfect. With as a computer as an aid, however, It's possible to master the techniques in no time at all.
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READY, STEADY, WRITE!
Loading the program is only a mouse click away, but using it is an experience you may not want to have alone!
To all novices and beginners in the art of graphology, I recommend borrowing a few books on the subject and reading them until you fully understand the subject. Only then should you attempt to use the software in your quest for enlightenment.
To use the Graphologist you have to type in your name, sex, address and whether you want to analyse a signature or a larger sample of your own - or victim's - handwriting.
The program then creates a file in which it stores the results from all the information you give it about your handwriting. Be sure to have a sample of your handwriting handy!
The end file contains detailed information on your personality, possibility of criminal behaviour, sexual preferences etc. You can then print this file out to show al your friends analyst local CID etc... HI-TECH FEATURES Although Graphologist is an excellent program in its own right, don't expect to be dazzled by an amazing graphical interface.
The program is menu driven - sixteen main menu items in all - which gives you a series of multiple choice selections. For example, from a range of ten choices, option one may relate to the size of writing. You can select more than one choice from each menu and the program marks it to show it has been selected. The results from this selection are then saved immediately to disk, which incidently slows down the whole entry procedure.
The program makes no use of the mouse which, to me, is a major downfall as the mouse was developed for ease-of-use and speed. It could also have benefited greatly from being able to accept and interpret a scanned signature, rather than having to peer at a piece of paper with a magnifying glass as the instructions suggested. The inclusion of a book, explaining the principles of graphology, complete with examples, is a big help.
CONCLUSION The beauty of graphology is that you get to know more about a person than they do - before you meet them! I whole-heartedly recommend it to the proficient graphologist, who has the experience to make up for the program's shortfalls, but for the novice it really is too unwieldy to be totally satisfying.
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Your screen might be showing the Aureola Borealis flaming across the' Northern hemisphere, illuminating the outstretched wings of a solitary albatross, but once the Amiga preferences printer driver has worked its magic, it could well look like a foggy day at Blackpool - with the lights out.
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I speak from experience. Products that don’t cut the mustard inflame my sense of Yorkshire thrift. My four-year- old Epson RX80 9-pin printer has disappointed me with its output for most of its life - not with the text, but the graphics dumps invariably get binned.
For colour work I have an Okimate 20, which is aggravating and adequate in equal measures.
FLEXIBLE FRIEND?
The program is a stand-alone printing utility which lets you load in IFF images (the kind saved by almost all drawing packages), tweak them a little, then dump them to your printer.
Do your screen dumps look like they belong on another planet? Take heart, Peter Lee thinks he’s found one answer to dot matrix despair... What it doesn’t do is act as an Amiga printer driver, so you can't route printouts from other programs through the Flexidump utility. Select Print from the menu while using Deluxe Paint and the Amiga's printer driver would be used as specified in your Preferences set-up. If you wanted Flexidump to handle the job, you would first have to save your artwork to disk and re-load it into Flexidump.
CUSTOM MADE Manufacturers don’t seem to know what standardisation means - hence the need for lots of customised routines.
Flexidump is intended for Epson ESC P- 81 compatible printers. But whereas the claims of some printer manufacturers viz-a-viz the compatibility of their printers swerve into the Twlight Zone, Flexidump author Steve Jones has taken care of most of the snags... ALL IN As well as the program disk, the package includes a Custom Disk which contains a program to create or modify a customised driver. This is great if you own an obscure printer, but check the 'Strange Customs’ information panel on the opposite page.
PICTURE THIS You also get Flexicat. Which rattles through a directory and dumps all the graphic images it contains. This is a good way of incorporating some semblance of a batch command into the program, although it would have been nice to specify the desired files to print from a directory listing rather than be stuck with the entire contents.
I actually found the program very clever, allowing me to print 18 miniature images on one sheet of A4 paper. The names of the pictures can be printed above the image, too, and you can cram several across a sheet of paper.
IMPROVEMENTS For a start, the earlier version’s giant RS'ti CURED HAM The Fiexicat program which comes with Flexidump has a number ol novel features: the most interesting Is its ability to carry out a little auto image processing on any HAM pictures in your batch dump. It does this by counting the RGB levels in the picture, and it there Is less than 1% In either the dark zero range or light 15 range, then it will eipand the palette ol colours until it tills the whole range with at least one per cent at both extremes. In real terms, what this does to the printout is to brighten what might be a
gloomy dump.Ihe downside Is that the teature, II selected, takes extra memory and time.
Images will fit across the page, and the spacing between) is initially a matter of trial and error, but once defined using rough paper for test- runs, you can guarantee precise placements on live runs when printing labels, invitations, ad flyers, and so on.
The tour pictures above show Ihe improvement that can be gained by using Flexidump instead of using the print options of your art package. Monochrome pictures show the greatest improvement.
Mickey Mouse Workbench icon has thankfully been trashed in favour of something more respectable. But the most interesting addition is the inclusion of image enhancement features. Once your screen has been loaded you can run a number of routines over it to improve its appearance, both for onscreen display and for a better printout. These include fine-tuning the colour balance, brightness or contrast. I found this invaluable when printing HAM images, which often needed across-the- board alterations to achieve optimum results. Flexidump actually performed belter than my usual image enhance
ment software on this count.
SEPARATE WAYS And Flexidump will produce colour separations if you intend having your work printed by a professional company which needs pictures split in this way.
For anyone wanting to print out transfers for ironing onto a T-shirt via a special ribbon, there is a Mirror option which reverses the onscreen image, so that it will be the right way round after application.
STRANGE CUSTOMS Hopefully, any dot matrix printer can have a tile tailored lor use by the program. That’s what puts the flexibility in Flexidump. The program tails over itseil lo be helplul, using a question and answer formal lo build up the correct driver. But you have lo be prepared to dig into your printer's manual to tind out which commands do what. Concepts such as Bit Image Control sound complicated, hut you have to grasp them to set up a driver. Creating your own driver shouldn't be beyond anyone who can make sense ol a printer manual, but It can be frustrating.
SPOOL SPORT It is also great for anyone interested in printing labels or forms. Set up the parameters for density, size and number of images on a page, and then redirect the output away from the printer to a disk file. This can then be spooled back in for top-quality printer output, with as many repetitions as you like.
Setting up the web factor (how many THINK FAT If you intend printing text or line art, you should be aware that thin lines sometimes aren't recognised by the driver if they’re outside the printer’s resolution. So chunkiness is in, and test runs are vital. Very fine detail can also get lost in a mass of printer dots, so don’t expect an exact replica of what’s onscreen, only the best your printer can come up with. So think fat!
CONCLUSION This new version of Flexidump has come at an interesting time. Twenty-four pin printers are at last taking off and looking like ‘the next great thing' for Amiga owners to get. I had been considering a 24-pin model myself for purely graphic oulpuf but, in all honesty, I can save the cash and just use Flexidump, because the output has brought a glint back into the aging Epsorfs teeth.
Improved colour output on the Okimate 20 was harder to quantify. The Flexi images had more subtleties, but the Amiga Preferences driver wasn't too bad to start with.
Flexidump certainly covers a wide spectrum of printers - Epson compatible 9-pins, Star LC200 24, Citizen Swift, LC10, NEC and Okimate - and as far as I’m concerned, it is a major advance in dump technology.
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Fiona ‘potato tattie’ Keating went along to visit... INNOVATIVE STYLE The Amiga Centre Scotland has truly humble beginnings. From its birth pains as a car boot operation to its maturity as a slick, high quality setup, ACS has climbed out ot the Skoda and now supplies professional video users and corporate giants, such as ICI and British Steel, with much of their Amiga software. ACS was first opened in May 1987 by Martin Lowe, who was the first registered developer of the Amiga in the country. Surprisingly, he didn’t start out as a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast. Working primarily in medical and
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• it. He acquired one of the first models in Europe and was the
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ACS produced many of the early animation products which Martin claims ‘have opened the eyes of the world to what the Amiga could do'.
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imported the package during the mid-eighties. Ray Tracer coder,
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These were also made available to the UK public by ACS.
Forms in Flight was brought out at the same time, too. This pioneering 3D animation package could create curved surfaces leading to a more realistic representation of objects. This was a move away from Sculpt 3D, in which objects, including circular ones, could only be SELL OUT TO BE SEEN IN SELL-OUT CALL DAVID COBRIE 071 251 6222 0898 800 210 TnM* awssPCWKfir IF YOU WANT AMIGA CONTACTS in Italy write to: Computer Club. P.O. Bo. 7009. 47100. Fori I 7, Italy.
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II,. .1.3.11. »l pluM .«P». "I eo-.p-1-i 9 «- made up of triangles. Curves therefore had jagged edges which gave an unsatisfactory naturalistic effect. Martin believes that 'Forms in Flight was one of the first software packages that provided a more professional and sophisticated tool for animations'.
BIG BUSINESS miW-*.--- tartan heart amiga Apart from the world of animation, a major part of ACS's work is involved in the wheelings and dealings of the industrial market. In 1988, Martin was looking at the potential uses of the Amiga and came up with the idea of the Amiga as a powerful work station. This manifested itself in the package caled X Windows, which is now a standard piece of software in the computer industry. At the time, every manufacturer was trying to make their systems totally exclusive. Thus, equipment from one company could not be integrated with any other. X Windows
broke through this 'dosed shop’ mentality and the system is compatible with most powerful systems and Pcs. Martin Lowe believes that the Amiga is one of the most efficient and quickest computers to use. 'A powered Amiga can handle X Windows faster than a Macintosh’.
The Amiga holds great importance for Dec computers, the second largest manufacturers of computers in the world. ACS was responsible for the Dec Net - an Amiga networking system which operates between _ Dec computers.
Martin was keen to impress the significance of such a system. 'Providing the Dec Net solution to the Amiga was very important to opening the Amiga into direct connection with the whole of the Dec Net world. The Amiga could be linked into this system because the Amiga could do more sophisticated graphics and sound manipulation that the Dec couldn’t.’ MULTICOLOURED DREAM COAT ACS' latest acquisition is the Harlequin, a 16 million colour frame buffer.
Out of all avail- “ able graphics boards, the Harlequin Is the highest quality 24 bit unit in the world. It is the only one designed for the broadcast television industry, who have the most exacting standards. This may explain why the Harlequin is so expensive. It ranges from E1095 for the basic model up to £1395 for the top-of-the- range. The Harlequin's 32-bit design includes an 8-bit Alpha Channel Buffer which provides the capability of antialiasing to soften an image so that jagged lines are eliminated. The c Harlequin can be used with TV Paint, a I 32-bit graphic art package which
designs, retouches and manipulates 32- bit images. There has been considerable interest from China, which has more than 800 broadcasting stations, many of which run on a shoestring budget.
A TV quiz show and an 0898 chatline number are already using the Harlequin system for their graphics. Catchword is an excruciatingly bad BBC day time quiz with four million viewers and Chinwag is a TV-advertised late-night chatline which boasts that it's the chatline 'where anything can happen!’.
CRYSTAL GAZING Future uses of the Harlequin could be for industrial design, engineering for cars and textile design. The next step for ACS seems to be in aiding the development of full screen real-time 24-bit animation. There is also real-time consecutive frame digitising and compression to be worked on, both of which may be available in six months.
Compression would allow for storing data on hard disk, so that it would be possible to have several minutes of video. On a 500 meg hard disk, 2’ z minutes of full 24-bit animation at 50 frames per second could be stored.
TURBULENT TIMES Despite the efforts of ACS to improve the quality and capabilities of the Amiga, Martin Lowe has had a troubled relationship with Commodore, who he describes as being ‘antagonistic’. Martin claims that 'the present management seem more interested in the sale of Pcs rather than Amigas’. He also suggested that Commodore have never developed the Amiga, unlike the Macintosh, which has had considerable amounts of research and development. ‘It could be more advanced than it is now... In the absence of any standards from Commodore, we set up an informal group called GRAFEXA to
develop and formulate a set of standards’.
Unfortunately, this group, which was to have met in Germany, had to be postponed due to the Gulf War, but hopefully will take place in the future.
Martin Lowe poses whilst the Harlequin displays a ray-traced image in the background.
Martin Lowe sees the future of the Amiga firmly in the graphics, sound and animation field. 'One of the attractions of the Amiga is as a means for people to express themselves in a creative way, whether visually or with sound'. It is in this area that Amiga Centre Scotland are looking to create the technology and tools for the future. In 1992, there will be over 1 million Amiga owners in this country alone. With high quality software and equipment available, bright sparks will be able to produce more and more sophisticated work.
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