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AMIGA RACES AHEAD ON ALL FRONTS ¦ Over 2 million Amigas sold worldwide and over 500,000 A500s in UK ¦ A2000 to be relaunched as graphics workstation ¦ Commodore Show hailed as great success ¦ More details of new A1500 bundle The Amiga's success both in the UK and worldwide has been confirmed by two landmarks surpassed during November, with the number of Amigas made passing the 2 million mark and half a million A500s bought in the UK alone. The Amiga has now comfortably overtaken the Atari ST as the leading 16-bit computer, a position that is expected to be consolidated over the Christmas period as Commodore's attractive bundles sell out. The latest bundle, the A1SOO, is an A2000 look-a-like with twin internal disk drives, a monitor and one megabyte of memory priced at £999, (News, Issue 17). New details now emerging reveal that the acclaimed animated chess game from Electronic Arts, Battle Chess, will also be included and joining Amiga Format's very own book, Get the Most Out ot Your Amiga, is an A-Z of Computer Jargon. The A1500 has put question marks over the future of the A2000, but Commodore have now revealed that it will be relaunched in the New Year as a graphics workstation with a hard disk as standard. What other software and hardware will be bundled with it is still undecided but one strong possibility is that it will be fitted with the full Enhanced Chip Set and include Workbench 2 and the multimedia authoring system AmigaVlolon. The bright future for the Amiga was highlighted by the healthy turnout at the Commodore Show during November. One exciting rumour suggested that there may be as many as twelve Amiga 24-bit 'True Colour' cards (see Graphics, Issue 17) around by this time next year.

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Document sans nom ISSUE 18 ¦ JANUARY 1991 ¦ £3.95 SPECIAL_XMAS PRICE btal Recall Gripping playable demo of Ocean's Christmas blockbuster An Amiga can I earn by g| Dynamic Artificial Non Intelligence Your Amiga gets some Artificial Intelligence ; Lemmings Suicidally addictive playable demo of Psygnpsis' surprise hit of the year Documentation on Page 1 6 I COM iEi&AWE! Ji Mmi .. ip rs wlth AMIGA FORMAT I * VUIYJDUDn OVER The best games of 1990 ? Top lOO rated mMe The future of games JfCtT The Christmas scorchers ? Over 40 review pages It's Interphase ' It's got an 88% rating It's got extraordinary 3D graphics |
, It's got fascinating puzzles It's the complete game on disk ...AND IT S ALL YOURS!
R FULL DOCUMENTATION AND TIPS A ON PAGE 1 73 O Spindizzy, Strider Powermonger a nr* world of robotic?
Of prizes O Ray JUST GO CHASE HQ * Special Criminal InvestigatK continuing where CHASE HQ left oft. The Arcade thriller takes you from thffe bright lights Pans 40 the rugged terrain of th Sahara.
SCHWARZ Your mission is to tr*k down, chase andtpprehend the dangerous *
• ** criminals.
RECALL** must travel r to Mars to discover Jyour true identity - your missi * journey of non-stop action, strangle.
Hie vehicles and a startling array of weaj iptured in superbly executed graphics and a ( play that compliments the success of the years top movie.
* It’s RASTER *
• ‘Explosive power sejjfls .
You bulleting through variOus terrains - hold the line or plough the fields1 It s TOUCHER The criminals wield some heavy hardware - but so do you1 You can shoot but you must dodge their flak...* heavy gunfire, trucks unloading their cargo onto yo bonnet... it's the meanest pursuit game to hit the micro screen* iN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET mZHESTER M2SNS Ot' - OoSO Seven levels t f muscle-straining, reflex-testing,
• sideways scrolling fury1 Destroy the lethal drug Nuke, face a
stream of deadly Nuke gangs., and then - if you survive - face
the terror that is * robocop a; NARC The arcaje acton thriller
with Ike BIG finish. Infiltrate the criminal underworld - your
mission is to seAt out and destroy theJring pin of the MR BIG
CORPORATION - if you get that far.
You'll have to outwit his enormous army of body guards, gangs of charisma-bypass patients in trench coats, the bullet brajp with the build of a rhinoceros and the breath of a dung beetle, packs of vicious canine yappies. The psychotic clown with an evil sense of humour - •' you'll die, buUiot laughing!
Then mere s the gas guzzling cakillac |Ock - a cool specimen, elbow hanging on the door rail, a serious looking piece in his hand and reacfifto blow you away as he rolls down main street leaving you
y. 'jYi iRPORATION.
[SERVED It's • • MORE THAN A GAME . ROB0COP 2 IS THE PRIME • DIRECTIVE.
J. rfct all bad'... * Tbu've got a chopper to back you up. A
mea . Shiny llreet machine, some heavy metal hardware and some
pretty neat moffes And.wh'at about the king pin...
• did I say he was Mr Big? .
* No. He's Mr BIG!
ChflMRLEGN Dei BTRRI ST-Emu! At or .0 © fflQ MHMON C omputer Rutoren: T.UJteger & T.Qeuter ROBOTS 131 Mechanical men and artificial intelligence ST EMULATOR 229 Can this solve your compatibility problems?
3D GRAPHICS 143 Ray-traced wonders from Real 3D WIN £1000 OF SONY GEAR 251 Hi-tech hardware and Line of Fire up for grabs.
WIN A PHILIPS MONITOR 253 Get your hands on a stunning new monitor.
WIN 8 MEG OF MEMORY 261 A Cortex expansion and two half Megs to go.
WIN 20 ACTION REPLAYS 262 Over £1000 worth of cartridges to be had.
Games off the past p256 1990’s top 100 games are revealed is your favourite going to be among them?
Games of the present p37 All the big games for Christmas on show find out what you’ll be wanting in your disk drive on the 25th Games of the future p25 How games portray the future and some predictions for next year’s big developments meml EDITOR Bob Wade DEPUTY EDITOR Damien Noonan REVIEWS EDITOR Ttenton Webb TECHNICAL EDITOR Pat McDonald ART EDITOR Marcus Dr Dyson STAFF WRITER Maff Evans PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Gary Lord DESIGN ASSISTANT Paul Morgan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Jon Bates (Music), Brian Larkman (Graphics) CONTRIBUTORS Mark Smiddy, Sean Masterson, James Leach, Colin Campbell, Adam
Waring, Neil Jackson, Andy Hutchinson, Andy Ashwin, Martin Tompkins, Dean Agac Gordon Houghton, Phil South, Richard Monteiro, Jeff Walker ADVERTISING MANAGER Jennie Evans SENIOR SALES EXEC Paul Steer AD SALES EXEC Jason Spice AD PRODUCTION Fiona Milne PUBLISHER Greg Ingham ASSISTANT PUBLISHER Jane Richardson PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Michele Harris. Remember, there aint no Sanity Clause.
AMIGA FORMAT 18 JAN PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James, Bradford-upon-Avon COLOUR ORIGINATORS Swift Graphics Ltd, Southampton, PRINTERS Riverside Press Ltd, St Ives PLC, Gillingham NEWS TRADE DISTRIBUTION UK & WORLDWIDE: MMC Ltd _ 0483 211222 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Sue Hartley 0225 442244.
I Mwl Am'9a Format comes ,0 y°u ,rom the company that publishes ST Format, Commodore Format, New Computer Express, Amstrad Action. Your Sinclair. Sega Power. PC Plus, 8000 Plus, MacPublishing, Classic CD EDITORIAL ADVERTISING 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW. V 0225 442244 FAX: 0225 44601 9 SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAIL ORDER The Old Barn, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7PY tt 0458 74011 We welcome written enquiries, but regret that we cannot offer advice, guidance or inforna tion on a personal basis, either by telephone or post. We welcome contributions from real ers but unfortunately cannot guarantee to
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BEGINNERS GUIDE 239 New to the Amiga? Then start here!
Contents Is he all hype or all action?
SPECIALS VISIONS OF THE FUTURE .....25 Discover the games that reveal what is to come THE LURES OF ROBOTICS .131 The real truth behind robots, fact and fiction INTERPHASE ..173 Everything you need to know on our cover game BEGINNERS' GUIDE ..239 The indispensable guide for new Amiga users BOOKS ....247 Find out which books you need to read GAMES OF THE YEAR ...256 This year's best games - you have to
have them REVIEWS CHAMELEON 229 Can this ST emulator do the job at a low price?
SIMPATICA 231 Check out how to get animations onto video tape MEGA MIDGET RACER ..233 An accelerator card to speed up your work FUJITSU DL1 100 .....233 Is this compact printer your space-saving answer?
BASEBOARD ..233 Expand your memory to a stonking 4 Meg AMIGA TUTOR VIDEO ...248 Get some help with starting out on the Amiga REGULARS NEWS 9 Just what is happening with the CDTV?
PREVIEWS 19 A detailed early look at Mig 29 plus lots more GRAPHICS .143 Real 3D put through its paces plus Dpaint tutorial PD UPDATE ....189 We'll guide you to the best in free software GAMEBUSTERS ...205 How to win at Indy 500 and Pang MUSIC ......223 Get more out of Bars and Pipes with our tutorial
TESTBENCH ....233 The latest hardware under the microscope WORKBENCH ......271 Essential tips for getting more from your Amiga LETTERS ..285 More rabid ranting between you and the editor Screenplay P37 ¦ iJAmase POWERMONGER 82 UNE OF FIRE p74 A hit or a miss?
FORMAT GOLD 42 SPINDIZZY WORLDS REVIEWED ATF II 102 AtomicRobokid 49 BAT 107 Chase HQ II 73 Death Trap 64 Defender II 58 Dragon Breed 57 Golden Axe 50 International Soccer Challenge 69 Line of Fire 74 Masterblazer 99 Mystical 111 Night Shift 110 Nine Lives 63 Oops Up 87 Pick'n'Pile 88 Puzznic 94 Ranx 93 Robocop 2 100 Rogue Trooper 66 Shockwave 76 Sirius 7 52 Street Hockey 108 Strider II 38 Toyota Rally 41 Wings of Death 112 Ultimate Ride 117 Coverdisks P161 POWERMONGER p42 A winner or a wimp?
PIN DIZZY WORLDS p82 Worth exploring or ignoring?
SUBSCRIBE! P. 154 you read Amiga Format every month, why not make of your copy by getting it delivered straight to your door? Save hassle, save money and get a free , too! See Page 154 for details! Also, take antage of our Mail Order bargains.
MAIL ORDER P.Z74 Registered Circulation 57,123 Jan-June 1990 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations TOTAL RECALL You and Arnie can blast and explore in Ocean’s playable demo.
LEMMINGS Destined to be a huge hit, this playable demo from Psygnosis will have you laughing your socks off and dying to get the full game.
ELIZA Be amazed by your Amiga's intelligence.
NIALL Teach your Amiga to talk back to you.
PIC OF THE MONTH Dynamite ducks, innit!
INTERPHASE COMPLETE GAME In an extraordinary departure, we’re giving away a whole full-price game from Mirrorsoft. Full details on how to play and tips for success are in a special four-page pull-out on Pages 1 73-1 76 BIP Wild flying and dogfighting in the sky.
ILINIOS A useful label printer.
MIDI EQUALISE Graphic equaliser for MIDI.
CYCLEDELIC Blow your mind with some freaky graphics music.
&_ J A year ago, Hard Drivin'shook the world. Now buckle up ana step on the gas as Hard Drivin'II, the sequel, streaks onto your screen.
Hold on tight as you roar round four thrilling new circuits, or build your own using the unique Track Editor. Once designed, a computer generated view of the new circuit will appear so that you can memorise your route and its hazards. Now you can test your skills on a really mind-blowing stunt track!
And there's more! Link your computer to a friend's Amiga, Atari ST or IBM PC for a head to head race to the finish. If you're lagging behind, go for gold and boost your speed with Nitro Injection guaranteed to leave the opposition standing.
Hard Drivin' II is faster, meaner and even better looking than the award winning original. J Hard Drivin'II Drive HarderI roMobU on: AMIGA. Atorl ST. IBM PC 3.5 A S.2S Programmed by: Jurgen Friedrkh 19*0 TINOIN INC. All rights reserved. Atari Gomes Corporation 19*0 Artwork A Packoglng Domark Software Ltd.
IbAshed by Domark Software Ltd, Ferry House, 51-57 Locy Rood. London SW1S 1PR Tel: 081-7802224 wiga A Atorl ST Screenshots A STUNning coin-op - now a STUNn.ing computer game... Orasp the controls and enter the eweeome three- dimensional world of the 8.T.U.B. Bonner. Travel ahead In time to the Slat Century and experience the thrills of racing at speeds of over 900 miles perhonr!
Exhilarating.... Challenging. The 8.T.TJ.H. Tunnel Network leaves yon gasping. Like a bobsled race yon can Increase yonr speed by riding the onter walls of the tunnel. Blast armoured drones and Hag Cycles out of your way and hit the boost pads for massive Injections of speed. These catapult you to warp-speeds - so fast that you appear transparent and can even pass through enemy vehicles unharmed.
Complete the various challenge screens and race through the 8.T.U.N. Network towards I the 'Ultimate Challenge'.
Available on: IBM PCS.Bfr
8. 88 , Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64 (cassette, disk) Amstrad |
(cassette, disk) Spectrum +3, Spectrum 48 188 hwiaMlrnalnalU :
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• 44(0)81-7801**4 Hi K (BOA) Scraanahou FINE ART AMIGA If you’ve
never hecn lo ihe National Portrait Gallery in St Martin'*
Pluic. Laiiulon. Then an event there from December 15- 22 iv
the perfect excuse. Young artist Julie Mvers will be there
iexcept for the Thursday! With her Amiga and digitising set-up
to modify’ siwite old master portraits So if you want to see
what the Amiga can do in such illustrious surroundings, why not
drop in and has e a loo* 1 SUNRIZE SOUND OFF SunRize
Industries, best known for their sound sampler Perfect Sound,
have announced details ot their forthcoming "Audio tor Video
Post Production System.' The system consists ol both hardware
and software: the hardware is one ol two cards that plug into
the Amiga 2000 or 3000. The two cards differ in that one is a
12-brt sampler, the other a 16-bit one which apparently gives
'CD Quality- sound. No prices for the systems have been
announced yet. But we'I keep you posted.
SunRize have also announced that their Perfect Sound 3 hardware, costmg £59.95, is compatible with the Aodiomaster in software from Oxm-Aegis. This was not the case with Audiomaster II though, so watch out for the difference. Perfect Sound is available in the UK from HB Marketing ® SunRize 0101 408 374 4962 » HB Marketing 0753 686000 CLUB FOR LEARNERS .1 . Lull .iiiikiI ,i providing vduvareeul umwanr v.k!
.nccw* »ru'N Then catalogue* «»f cduiaiviml prugram.' Cur* r|u* will lx* supplying expansion disks for tun % •*« i Die tlaia is Ix’ing colletltxl fr«»m mcmlxrs of die Ivih and will lx- vild .ii It if each disk or exchanged free lo ihose who send in ihclr own data SOUND EXPRESS In Issue 16 we reviewed Sound Express, an entry-level sampler, and said 4 was distributed by IDG. Whereas in fact 4 is from HarteQmn. Who can be contacted on 0908 560040 FAST AND FLICKER FREE ICD have launched two unconventional gadgets, both for the A500. A1000 or A2000. The first is the AdSpeed, an accelerator
card It has a faster version ol the standard 68000 processor, so there shouldn't be many software compatibility problems AdSpeed runs at 14 3 Mhz - twice the speed of a standard Amiga - uses 32K of high speed static RAM to get the most out of the processor and costs $ 349.95. The other product is a flicker fixer card. It doesn't occupy the video slot in an A2000. Leaving it free tor other uses.
Called the Flicker Free Video it needs a multi-sync moni-
• or to achieve a perfect, flawless display ot interlaced
g-aphics It sells tor $ 499.95. CD TV ENCOUNTERS FURTHER DELAY
Those of you waiting eagerly to find out if you're one of the
lucky CDTV field testers from the competition in the November
issue are going to have to wait a while longer but we haven't
forgotten you. The launch of the field test lias been put back
to January with the full launch going ahead in March. We are
currently analysing the forms that thousands of you returned to
us and it's likely that in addition to the five promised CDTVs
from Commodore they will be contacting others on the list
we'll keep you posted.
AMIGA RACES AHEAD ON ALL FRONTS ¦ Over 2 million Amigas sold worldwide and over 500,000 A500s in UK ¦ A2000 to be relaunched as graphics workstation ¦ Commodore Show hailed as great success ¦ More details of new A1500 bundle The Amiga's success both in the UK and worldwide has been confirmed by two landmarks surpassed during November, with the number of Amigas made passing the 2 million mark and half a million A500s bought in the UK alone.
The Amiga has now comfortably overtaken the Atari ST as the leading 16-bit computer, a position that is expected to be consolidated over the Christmas period as Commodore's attractive bundles sell out.
The latest bundle, the A1SOO, is an A2000 look-a-like with twin internal disk drives, a monitor and one megabyte of memory priced at £999, (News, Issue 17). New details now emerging reveal that the acclaimed animated chess game from Electronic Arts, Battle Chess, will also be included and joining Amiga Format's very own book, Get the Most Out ot Your Amiga, is an A-Z of Computer Jargon.
The A1500 has put question marks over the future of the A2000, but Commodore have now revealed that it will be relaunched in the New Year as a graphics workstation with a hard disk as standard. What other software and hardware will be bundled with it is still undecided but one strong possibility is that it will be fitted with the full Enhanced Chip Set and include Workbench 2 and the multimedia authoring system AmigaVlolon.
The bright future for the Amiga was highlighted by the healthy turnout at the Commodore Show during November. One exciting rumour suggested that there may be as many as twelve Amiga 24-bit 'True Colour' cards (see Graphics, Issue 17) around by this time next year.
Over 14,000 visitors attended the show over the three days it ran and spent over C100,000. Commodore's national sales manager Kelly Sumner commented “I have attended 14 of the 15 Commodore shows and this has certainly been the most successful to date... and we are firmly committed to continuing the show”.
UK GETS GOLDEN IMAGE There's a new range of peripherals from Taiwan arriving in the UK under the name of Golden Image We've already told you about one mouse they produce, but now their full range is to be available As well as a standard replacement mouse they produce an optical mouse. RAM expansions for both the A500 and A2000, second disk drives and a hand scanner Golden image » 081 518 7373 s MONDRIAN MONITOR Philips have come up with a novel idea in monitor design, the Artist Series, where a limited edition of their monitor the CM8833 II is designed in the style of the Dutch artist Piet
Mondrian. Apart from the attractive design the monitor offers a 14-inch screen, stereo speakers and earphone socket. The monitor is available from Silica Systems or you could try winning one on Page 253.
® Silica Systems 081 309 1111 ADDRESS CHANGE European Peripheral Distribution |see review of their Baseboard on Page 236) have moved to 34- 36 West End Arcade. Upper Parliament St, Nottingham NGI 6JZ
* EPD 0602 502255 ALTERNATIVE SCROLLING Fancy doing some scrolly
text? Then what you need is The Big Alternative Scroller from
well-respected Animation firm Alternative Image. It runs on one
Meg machines and using available fonts it can scroll any text
you care to type in at nine different speeds at any horizontal
or vertical angle. Scrolly text makes a comeback at £50.
« Alternative Image 0533 440041 DUALLING INTERFACE Cumana have launched a two-in-one interface for A500 owners that plugs into the expansion slot under the keyboard and provides an extra hall Meg of memory and an MF.M ST506 hard disk interface for £159.95. It also has a modified expansion slot cover, enabling hard disk cables to come out and access to the memory's on olf.
« Cumana 0483 503121 YOUR OWN TV CHART SHOW The Shirekilo Video Caption Designer was developed from the software used for the titling effects featured in ITVs Chart Show programme, it needs a genlock device in order to mix video signals with Amiga screens. The program has over 50 screen transitions like wipes, fades and blinds.
VCD can scroll images horizontally or vertically, and can write text in any font or size. Graphics screens can be imported. A real time clock can also be displayed, and the whole shebang will work in any graphic mode from low res to HAM. The software can be controlled from external controllers via the RS232 or |oystick ports. Ifs priced at £199.95. Maze Technology, 081 5565620 STRICTLY CHRISTMAS Strictly PD are running a Christmas raffle just for you, which you an take advantage of If you're reading this before Christmas. Any order over £5 received from Amiga Format readers before December
25th will go into a raffle to win a first prize of a year's supply of AF and two second prizes of 10 PD disks.
Strictly PD. 11 York Place, Brandon Hill, Hotweils.
Bristol BS1 5UT j )|Jl_} ) i' v 7 f M *' 'Waul 5® £ CHARACTER GENERATOR CHARACTER GENERATOR CIMIW tui QfMIMtUH 1 MIXING IT WITH VIDEO Syntromx Systems specialise in producing converters to change video information from one form to another. They have developed four products for Amiga owners.
The lowest priced is an RGB splitter for colour digitizers and colour cameras.
Priced at £49.95, it can separate the red, green and blue elements from a PAL composite colour signal tor use in mono video digitizers like DigiView. A similar device works with Y C input, which means that there’s less degradation than a PAL signal. It’s priced a! £59.95. Then there's the RGB-PAL converter, which can turn the RGB output ol an Amiga into a PAL composite colour video signal. This is more expensive at £179.95, but offers an excellent signal - much superior than Commodore's modulator.
Finally comes the Component Recording system. This is for writing single Amiga frames out through a professional quality RGB connector, tor recording on a Super VHS or Hi8 video recorders at Y C level. This retails at £199.95.
* Syntronix Systems 0831 470555.
SHOP TALK Mai! Order tirm Digitec have opened a retail shop so that you can drop in in person to buy things. They're currently running several special otters to celebrate ihe opening and have also started a PD library. So if you're in the Derby area, why not pay them a visit?
Digitec. 23 Balmoral Road. Borrowash, Derby DE7 3FZ 0332 671000 1 O AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 1 99 1 VIDEO SHOT THE SHEREFF Shereff Systems have released a PAL version of their video titling software Pro Video Post It can do such wonderful things as have a lull overscan screen size of 720 horizontal pixels by 480 scan lines, anti- aliased fonts. 100 real time transitions like peel, paste, corner pulls and flip II also does 83 digital video effects like zoom, tilt, rotate, blow up and mosaic, has picture manipulation routines for resizing, slanting, rotating, tilling, remapping and building new
pictures.
To use PVP you're going to need 1 Meg of chip RAM and 2 Megs oi fast RAM and to shell out $ 399 95 for Ihe PAL version.
Alternatively check with Shereff's UK distributor. I-IB Marketing, who sell it for £234 74.
W Sherefi Systems 0101 503 626 2022 » HB Marketing 0753 686000 CANNY SCANNER The Geniscan hand-scanner from Datel Electronics has been updated with a new interface and software to give even better quality images. The interface has a custom chip in it and the software now has an extended buffer, lets you merge fwo scans together and has extra commands. Photon Paint Illustrator is also included and the whole kit and caboodle costs £169.99. « Datel Electronics 0782 744707 . J PROFESSIONAL PAGE UPDATE Professional Page 2.0 will hove many new features to make it the new standard for Desk Top
Publishing on the Amiga. To speed up the process of learning how to use it, a tutorial video cassette is included.
The exciting new bits are a Pantone Matching System (Pantone is widely used to make sure that colours are of the correct hue and intensity) and 24-bit graphics will be able to be used within documents for full-colour, excellent-quality separations.
The program will also have a built-in word processor with a 90,000-word dictionary (no more swapping to alter a piece of text). Tracking controls for text will be included, to give fine tuning for the spacing of words. Professional Page 2.0 costs $ 395. Review soon.
® Gold Disk 0101 213 3205080 AUTHOR'S RIGHTS II you're a programmer and you've never heard of the Society oi Software Authors, then you could be missing out on crucial information to your career. Your chance to rectify that is by attending the SSA's second developers' conference in Bournemouth on 26th January. The venue and speakers are yet to be finalised but tickets are being issued on a first come, first served basis. For more details on the conference or the SSA contact Nairn Sharma on 081 503 2521 or at The Society of Software Authors, P0 Box 598, Bournemouth BH6 3YB.
We're not saying everyone shnuld own a Digi-View Gold... Protozoa, tor example, have very little need.
Only one product has captured the imagination of Amiga users around the world: Digi-View (iold. It s the most award winning, hest-selling and most used Amiga hardware product of all time. When Amiga owners want to digitize graphics they use Digi-View Gold. Period. In fact, we've probably sold more Digi-Yiews than any other digitizer on any PC in history.
Here's your chance to bring the world into your Amiga.
Simply focus your video camera 011 any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View (iold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with vibrant colour and stunning clarity. Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, ideo. Or just for fun, Digi-View Gold makes dazzling images perfectly simple.
Digi-View Gold is designed specifically for the Amiga S(K) and 2000, and plugs directly into the parallel port. With complete software control of colour saturation, brightness, sharpness, hue, resolution, and palette, advanced image processing is as easy as adjusting the controls 011 your television.
Only Digi-View Gold:
• Has exclusive Dynamic lliRes mode for 4096 colours in HiRes
• Digitizes in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x256 up to
"68x580 (full HiRes overscan) A ouires standard gender changer
tor use with Amiga 1000 Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs of =AM
Drgi View Gold is a trademark ot NewTok. Inc.
• Uses 2 to 4096 colours (including hallbrite)
• Digitizes in 21 bits per pixel (2.1 million colours) for the
highest quality images possible
• Has advanced dithering routines that give an apparent 100,000
colours on screen simultaneously
• Comes with an icon driven slideshow program for presentations
using both IFF and Dynamic images
• Offers an unprecedented lifetime warranty and toll-free support
line If you want the best pictures possible 011 your Amiga,
then you need the best selling video digitizer of all time:
Digi-View Gold.
Only £149.95 inc. vat For a NewTek authorized dealer near you contact HB Marketing Ltd.
At 0753 686000.
N=wT=k The Amiga Video Digitizer incorporated WHEN YOU'RE THE BEST, EVERYBODY WANTS TO STICK ONE ON YOU.
ACE...ACE RATED 973, CU AMIGA...SUPER STAR 95%.
C&VG...C&VG HIT 95%. THE ONE.,.95%, ZERO HERO 93%.
GENERATIONS..97%, TILT...95% Electronic Arts I 1 49 Station Road Larg e. 5e-*s 5 2 5TN Z j3' (0753) 46672 NINJA REMIXED System 3 were unhappy with the reception of Amiga Last Ninja 2. They have now taken the same gameplay elements that made the game a total classic on the C64 and literally 're- m mixed' the entire game. With a new control system and mas- p sively better graphics the game should be hitting the shops soon. Look for the full review in next month’s Screenplay pages.
LICENCE TERMINATED Ocean have signed on the doited line lo make the game of Ihe film Terminator 2.
The original Terminator movie (stamng Arnold Schwarzenegger in the had guy title role) was never licensed but achieved massive success at the box office, on video and as a cull hit.
The sequel is due to be released in the summer of '91. And with a budget of $ 60 million will probably make even bigger waves. To cash in. Ocean arc expected to release the game in the late summer or early autumn of next year.
KUMA’S FINE SPREAD The K Spread 3 spreadsheet program is finished This features a wide range of file types for importing old data - DIF, ASCII, Lotus WKS and Symphony WRK files can all be used The program recognises whether data is in text or numenc form, and areas of sheets can be made into templates K-Spread 3 costs £79 95 K-Spread 4 is neanng completion This will include the new standard features above but also has macroing facilities Which will mean that you can store commonly used command sequences and call them up at the press of a few keys It will also include comprehensive graphic
displays of statistics which change as you alter or input information K-Spread 4 will be available soon at a pnee of £99 95 rr Kuma Computers on 0734 844335 SECOND HELPER Inovatronlcs has released the HyperHelpers package at $ 59 95. This includes a Hypertext help system called DosHelp that can inform the curious and frustrated of many aspects of Workbench 2.0. from setting up the Preferences to understanding the C: directory There are two other utilities in the system Rurv N-Play allows investigation of unknown files: if a picture is selected it will display, a sound will be played, a text
file put into an editor for examination and so on. Launch Pad is a small window that sits on the front of Workbench and contains a list of your favourite programs. Clicking on a name in a window will run the program, without delving through masses of windows and directories, w Inovatronics 0101 214 3404991 COMPUTER GRAPHICS ‘90 GRAPHICS EDITOR BRIAN LARKMAN REPORTS FROM ALEXANDRA PALACE Expecting the usual boring and rather jaded Commodore stand, I was shocked to find the area buzzing with excitement. What's more there were Amigas all over the rest of the exhibition as well.
The arrival of the A3000, the A3500 (a ‘Tower System' version) and CDTV plus the high-profile presence of multimedia in the Mac and PC world was bound to have an effect on our favourite company - but excitement? Never! Still, there it was - excitement about the new machines, excitement about the multimedia buzzword, excitement about new software - X-Cad 3D, IGOR, ProPage 2.0, Sottoons - and, near at hand on the Amiga Centre Scotland stand, great excitement about the Harlequin 24-bit colour card (Graphics, Issue 17).
The main thrust of the Commodore stand was - surprise, surprise - multimedia. In a sense, the Amiga 3000 as a multimedia engine is only half the equation, for the real market is CDTV, or rather Interactive CD players in general. The 3000 is, in effect, Commodore’s multimedia ‘Camcorder’, to their CDTV ‘VCR’. Lots of people can afford to buy the 'player' even if they can’t manage the 'camera' just yet.
Amigas running the new AmigaVision software represented almost half the machines on the stand.
Judging from this showing they will inevitably play an important part in developing interactive CD software, especially for CDTV, allowing almost anyone to use multimedia to put across their game, education, travelogue etc. Nevertheless it is CDTV that will make multimedia really work and be consumed by the punters - so it should have been on show. Never mind, there was lots more.
MODELLING 3D modelling seems to be a real growth area these days. As if 3D Pro, Real3D, Imagine and Lightwave 3D (see Graphics, Page 149) were not enough for one year, Palace Software launched IGOR at the CG show.
Designed to produce 3D objects and animations for rendering on high-end graphics systems the price might come as a bit of a shock - £3000 - and that is just for non-rendering software that only works on an Amiga 3000 with 8 Meg. The importance of IGOR is that a serious developer regards the A3000 as a suitable machine on which to launch such a high level product for the professional market.
Engineers and architects have quite a different set of requirements that can be best described as 3D CAD. X-CAD, for some time now the fastest and best-equipped CAD system on the Amiga, is about to burst into the third dimension. Like IGOR it is 'just' a modelling system, designed, if necessary, to send data for rendering to Sculpt and Turbo Silver. The growth of Pixar's RenderMan standard (Graphics, Page 143) should ensure that as an option too. More news soon.
ALSO SEEN Away from the Commodore stand, the biggest surprise was the use of Amigas by Symbolics (0494 443711), one of the real big boys who charge £42,000 for a card to fit in a Mac! The Amiga, connected by RS232, can be used for its sound characteristics by all Symbolics systems running S-Sounds software. When an animation is being set up that needs to be synched to sound, a rough-out of the soundtrack is digitised using Mastersound (though any similar program that will produce IFF 8SVX samples will work).
W Industries are also using the Amiga's sound for their Virtuality virtual reality products ‘as seen on Tomorrow's World' and pictured here. Without doubt you will be hearing more of this system in these pages!
Other Amiga products seen were Artbeat's Simpatica single-frame video recording system (reviewed on Page
231) , G2’s Videocenter + and Broadcast Videocenter genlocking
equipment, Gold Disk’s substantially upgraded Protessional
Page 2.0 DTP program (review soon) and Amiga Centre
Scotland's Harlequin 32-bit Framebuffer (more details of
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THE AMIGA FORMAT SOFTWARE CHART % Title Publisher Price s 1 F19 Stealth Fighter ...... MicroProse . ....£29 99 FG91% 9
(2) ... Kick Off 2 ...
Anco ... £24 99 FG94% 3
(1) Corporation ...... Core Design ....£24.99
..80% 4
(22) Gremlins 2 . Elite
£24 99 79% 5
(11) Turrican ...... Rainbow Arts ...£19.99 ......88% 6
(5) .
Midnight Resistance Ocean £24.99 69% 7
(9) Days of Thunder ... Mindscape ....£24.99
...48% 8
(7) .. (-) ... F29 Retaliator ... Ocean
. ... £24.99 . FG92% 9 The Spy Who Loved Me
Domark ...... ....£24.99 80% 10 (-) ... ..Killing Game
Show Psygnosis .... ... £24.99 . FG92%
11
(10) Operation Stealth . US Gold .... £24.99
FG90% 19
(3) .. Shadow of the Beast 2 Psygnosis ... £34.95
...87% 13 Cddflver ....
Imageworks .... £24.99 83% 14
(25) TNT . Domark
..... . £24 99 ComDilation 15
(6) .
Shadow Warriors Ocean .. ..£24.99 ...42% 16
(20) Back to the Future 2 Imageworks ...... £2499 ...38%
17 Indianapolis 500 Electronic Arts ....£24.99 ......FG92%
18
(4) .. Wings .. Cinemaware £29 99
...79% 19
(8) .
(-) ... . Lost Patrol . Ocean . ....£24 99 ...79% 90 Supremacy . Virgin ... £29 95 FG90% 91
(14) Midwinter . Rainbird ....£29.99
......FG92% 99 Cricket Captain . D&H Games
...... .£24 99 Unrated 93 International Soccer Chall
MicroProse £24 99 ......55% 94 Immortal
.... Electronic Arts .
....£24 99 ...78% 95 96
(21)
(13) ..Sirius 7 CRL . ....£19.95 ..24%
..AMOS Mandarin ...
£49 95 ....N A 97
(15) ...Shadow of the Beast Psygnosis ..... £34.95
...78% 98
(12) Battle of Britain .. US Gold .....
£29.99 ......FG90% 99 » ..Murder ... US Gold ..
£24.99 .81% 30 (-) ..... Nightbreed Interactive Movie
Ocean . This chart is compiled by Gallup Ltd.
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....£24.99 56% A triumphant F-19 Stealth Fighter has crept up on the competition and stolen first place, leaving two previous top spot games, Kick OH 2 and Corporation, in second and third. As for our prediction that Captive would come roaring in at the top - well, it only managed to get to number 41 this month, but I'm sure it's going to be right up there soon.
.s'- F-19 Stealth Fighter is obvi- ously the best new entry at ~'-sr number 1, but keep your eye on Killing Game Show at 10 and Indy 500 at 17 - they're bound to move up.
The comeback trail is still open tor several games with Shadow of the Beast staying in the top 30 and several others getting into the lower reaches of the chart. Batman the Movie moves up to 42, Blood Money leaps in at 52, Sim City reappears at 62 and our game of the year Rainbow Islands climbs up to
63. If you looking for some other classics that are still worth
getting hold of, then why not check our review of the year on
Page 256?
V fA number of games take a large tumble this month, including, most surprisingly, Wings going from 4 to 18. Both Shadow ol the Beast 1 and 2 take big drops from 15 to 27 and 3 to 12 respectively - perhaps those high price tags having an effect on sales?
No predictions this month, except that all hell is going to s ' break loose as Christmas approaches. There are so many releases that we're bound to see a big shake-up all through the chart. Oh, all right then... Captive! No, really, it’s going to do it!
AMOS stays in the top 30 at 26,
W) but even more amazing is the appearance of the Fun School 3
educational packages at 43, 50 and 56 places and KindWords at
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COMING ATTRACTIONS 3) TURRICAN II ¦ Rainbow Arts ETA December January Just when you thought it was safe to get your head down and have a good dream, a new nightmare rears its ugly head. You, as the ultra-hard hero Turrican, must trash the evil MACHINE.
The boy with the laser whip has to trounce another five worlds (12 levels) which run to over 1500 screens of pure, unadulterated carnage. Rainbow Arts hope to cram over 2 Meg of graphics and ultra smooth parallax scrolling into Turn’ II. The visual effects are backed up by over 20 tunes. 10 speech samples and 50 sound effects.
Lists aside, if the current Turrican II demo is anything to go by it should be an action spectacular without equal.
SWIV ¦ Storm ETA December January That ]eep and heli’ are back, mean as ever. The refugees from 'a shoot-em-up that shall remain nameless’ are back for one of the spiffiest simultaneous two-player shoot-outs ever seen.
In this valley of death, the jeep travels over the land with a multi-directional gun but has to jump over obstacles, while the chopper hovers above all earthbound objects but can only fire forwards. With heaps of firepower to collect, they fear no evil.
The whole game is, in effect, one continuous level as it uses the Storm continual disk access system to full effect, loading the bad guys and backgrounds before you actually meet them. The whole screen is utilised, so as many enemies as possible can be crammed in to hike up the damage potential. What's more, you can affect the surface you fight over. For example, in the corn fields you leave trails and when a base is blown up the sprite is stamped onto the background, leaving wreckage that blocks the leep's path.
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HUNTER ¦ ACTIVISION ETA TBA This is diderent - really wonderfully different.
Hunter is a game that can be played three ways within the same environment. The games all take place in a 3D world where you see the character walking, driving and cycling about.
The Hunter character lives in what can only be described as a graphic adventure world with a totally new dimension added - depth. He can enter houses to look for clues, hotwire helicopters to take them flying and even swim!
The three game forms will be a straight shoot out with the forces on an enemy army, a number of search and destroy missions or an in depth adventure. More news will follow on this intriguing game concept.
The improvements to the Cinematique system - first seen in Future Wars - continue, exceeding even Op Stealth's lofty standards. The Amiga version will feature graphics in a full 32 colours and characters that have been doubled in size.
In addition to the ‘point and click' menus used in Cinematique, characters will also be able to overhear conversations and question suspects in more depth.
IARATHRUSTA ¦ HEWSON ETA Spring 1991 Blub, sniffle, sob. Games players unable to hold back the tears at the news of Gazza's second computer coming need wait little longer. The new game featuring football's most marketable asset is to be a greater technical advancement than the first rather flawed affair.
The follow-up to Operation Stealth is nearing completion. Again it is a graphic adventure, using the Cinematique system to tell a tale of mystery and murder in an Agatha Christie style.
The tale centres upon a yacht and its owner, Niklos Karaboudjan, who gets topped shortly after inviting a few friends over for a quick cruise. You play a famous detective who happens to be on board (aren't they always?)
With the task of tracking down the villain - a task which is made made no easier by the mysterious disappearance of the body.
Thrust was one of those early computer games that looked awful and yet managed to capture an almost perfect gameplan. As a pilot you had to fly into a maze of tunnels, using only a thrust and rotate control. You then had to pick up a ball by tractor beam, which swung like a pendulum, and fly back out. It was an excellent test of close craft control.
Now Hewson are working on an updated version entitled Zarathrusta. With Amiga standard graphics and even more surprises. Doors, save game stations and amt grav rooms are just a few of the toys that should re-establish this almost forgotten style as a 90s classic.
Gazza II has been programmed by Chris Pink (of Midwinter fame) and features music by David (Total Recaif) Whittaker The game itself takes place on a bitmapped pitch with each player under orders via an expert tactical coaching option Instructions given here actually affect the players' behaviour on the pitch and even at set pieces, making this. Empire claim, the most complete soccer package ever seen. Practising those set pieces pays off. Brian To add a strategy element there is also a management section, which pits the best 64 teams in Europe against each other in four different leagues. Can
Gazzamama outlive Turtlehype? Watch those review pages next month for the full story!
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In a shoot em-up sequel, the build and buy space fleet have sent their Z-Out fighters to attack Alpha Centauri in a preemptive strike. Guess what? You take one of theses mix-and-match craft into a six-level battle for the survival of mankind Little is known about the protect, but if it is anything like its forerunner then it's going to be fast, loud and explosive AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY I 99 1 MIG 29-FULRUM ¦ Domark ETA January 1991 Among the features crammed into the game will be out-of-cockpit views from any angle, missile’s-eye views, multiple-!ocation scenarios, sampled sound and a
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Domark is all set to launch its first flight sim ever this year and it looks likely to be a mould- oreaking game. The subject of the simulation is me all-new, alf-singing, all-bombing MiG 29 fulcrum’. This plane stunned the aviation estab- snment after it went on the display circuit by 3otng things that looked impossible. Quite simply, the Soviets weren't supposed to have an aircraft this good.
The game will let simulation pilots take the ‘fight seat as they are trained up in the art of : w-tevel flight, mid-air refuelling, interception
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The Russian authorities were so chuffed that their wonderplane had been selected for a home computer simulation in the West that TASS (the Soviet News Agency) has been supplying all the technical details to Simis, the team who are coding the project for Domark.
Mind you, it could just be a case of mistaken identity - Domark's development house is known as the Kremlin!
The Fulcrum - the best fighter plane ever?
So what do Simis know about flying?
Simis is perhaps one of the few coding teams in the country that has the qualifications and the actual aviation experience to construct flight sims from scratch, David Payne has a Bsc in physics and has worked on the development of simulation software used to test Harriers.
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George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four Cars that fly, interstellar travel, gleaming spires in a green and pleasant land - or a life of industrial slavery in post-holocaust decay? From the sublime to the grim, visions of the future have dominated the 20th Century. GORDON HOUGHTON assesses their impact on computer games.
Of the The future: will it be full of Jeremy Beadle's spawn, or will it be rosy? Will we all be watching Brucie's Generation Game or will we fry in a nuclear fireball?
Nobody knows, but everybody likes to make a guess. For some it’s just idle speculation, but for others it's a way of earning cash.
Games programmers are just like everyone else: they enjoy predicting the future. Their games are full of suggestions about what life will be like in ten, or a hundred, or a million years' time. But why do they bother?
Well, if you set your game in Siberia or Saigon, you’ve got to verify the facts. If you set it in the future, you can invent what you like because no one can gainsay your predictions.
An infinite universe is full of infinite possibilities - and so, no matter how impossible it is now, in science fiction a robot can have a brain the size of a planet, fish can fly spaceships and ET really can phone home.
Little Green Men Despite an infinite variety of possibli- ties, most futuristic game visions Mtt chum out the same old stuff: generally, variations on the theme of ‘ aliens on a universal military con- - quest trip being stopped in their slimy tracks by the human race.
It's easy to see why this subject recurs: alien attack is the least offensive excuse for a shoot-ermjp.
But there is also another reason: science fiction always has one eye on contemporary issues, and future visions inevitably reflect present day influences. Shoot-em-ups echo our current fear of invasion, and games like Speedball 2 borrow ideas from contemporary sports such as American Football.
Very often ideas for a sci-fi future appear in games from the wealth of influences around in other media.
Sometimes the connection is a direct one, in straight conversions such as Neuromancer, The Punisher and Robocop.
Elsewhere the derivation of ideas from sci-fi books, films and TV serials is more selective.
Star Trek, for example, has bequeathed more than a few basic ideas to games designers - among them a cargo of multiplying Tnbbles (Elite), tractor beams (Starglider 2 Continued overleaf I anc this month's complete game, inerphase and Horta rock monsters iDungeon Master). And what futuristic game would be complete without the furniture of established sci-fi conventions: suspended animation, robots, androids, matter transporters, hyperspace and space stations?
Past Predictions "oday's paranoia makes tomorrow's science fiction. One of the most influential future flicks - Fritz Lang's Metropolis, made way back in 1926 - is an expression of early 20th-Century ‘ears about the industrial age: instead of man working the machines, the machines work man.
Enslaved to the needs of the metal monsters, the world has become one huge factory, its population doomed to drab, hopeless lives on the treadmill of society. In a similar way. George Orwell's chilling book Nineteen EightyFour reflected post-war shortages, paranoia, fears and insecurities of the year in which it was written - 1948.
But these are the Nineties and now huge, clanking, Metropo is-style machines are out of date. Nowadays, small is beautiful and technology is tops: Nineties angst is all about violence, drug use, clever computers and pollution, so games about potential or predicted futures reflect this - look at Neuromancer, Elite, SimCity or Robocop. These subscribe to one of the most dominant visions of the future in games: it will be the same, but with knobs on.
Big Future Space games like Star Flight, Starghder 2 and Damocles have their heart firmly in the present and their head full of natty gadgets, big guns and sexy ships. Instead of a multicultural world we'll have a multicultural galaxy visiting its inhabitants will be a bit iwe eating at exotic restaurants.
The fun is m getting to grips with the customs of the place. Belching after a meal is considered polite in Denmark, folding your napkin in the next galaxy could be a request for immediate castration.
The staples of intergalactic society in games are the staples of society on Earth: there are dictatorships, volatile alliances, bounty hunters, wars and pirates. Aliens are simply foreign business partners: instead of Italians in silk suits, there are scientifically advanced bipedal plants with engineering skills.
It's ol you I coine Mach Scien dimei door, supei nect I ot mi times ity- It And in many ways the cultural gap is smaller. Italians speak Italian; aliens tend to be fluent in Standard Galactic. One notable exception is Captain Blood, which bravely attempts a complex linguistic interface to simulate language problems.
A Sporting Chance What applies to space games also applies to future sports: the violence is exaggerated, the players are tougher and the games take advantage of 'new' technology. Sport is increasingly riddled with cheating, drug taking and professional fouls - in Speedball 2, these practices have been legalised. American Footballers indulge in heavy challenges, so in Speedball 2 killing players is a legitimate way to score points.
Today sport is for the couch potato, tomorrow the couch potato rules TV: Thunderstrike envisages a future in which the ratings decide who wins. The Running Man - Run The Gauntlet with criminals - is broadcast to millions of spectators up and down the country on huge 50-ft-wide colour screens. The contestants, enemies of the state, must play till they drop.
Big Rocks and Future Shocks Prophets haven’t always been quite so cynical. A century ago, the industrial revolution changed the face of the western world, promising automation, health, wealth and comfort.
People would sit sipping lemonade on English lawns and enjoy a life of leisure and pleasure.
Continued on Page 30 t The colonies of Millennium 2.2 and Infestation are still some way off: fo participate fully in a huge inter- galactic community you first need a space ship.
Modern technology has managed to produce rockets, space probes, reusable spacecraft and even space stations - but the problems of distance and permanent colonisation still have lo be cracked. Our galaxy contains around 100 billion stars and is 100.000 light years across; it took Voyager three years to reach Saturn, far less than one light year away. But there could be hope yet: since 1905 flight speeds have increased around 400.000 percent.
26 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 1 99 1 We Have the Technology Science fiction invents another new machine when it needs one. What basis do some sci-fi cliches actually have in fact?
PEP PILLS ANDROIDS Aldous Huxley s novel Brave New World envisaged a society ot programmed individuals pacified by pleasure drugs. Pep pills or amphetamines were widely issued to soldiers during World War IT to combat the effects ol stress and latigue Since then it's been discovered that the brain is one ot the ma|or hormone producing organs ot Jhe body. Some theorf uyggest that with tl corre techniques n ghriduals n»v be abl ore late tfoir body s own drug supply Iron within memjfne equivalents au sBoot-gm-up heroes like In games like R-Type. Denans. Short Circuit. Paradroid 90 and First
Contact, robots are highly sophisticated creatures: they’re also standard science fiction characters. The current truth is more disappointing: we have robots capable of manning factories, playing the piano, picking up snooker bails, and differentiating basic objects visually, but so tar nobody s come up with a robot that can keep up with ordinary human speech, walk happily on two legs or perform any more than the most basic teats ol human reasoning. For more on robots tact and fiction, see pi 31.
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Sometimes the reason is nature: collision with a meteorite (Midwinter) or some object totally out of control (Millennium 2.2) brings about the equivalent of a life-choking nuclear winter and causes the social order to regress. More usually, the future is a tough one because of man’s continu- ing inhumanity to man: in Killing Cloud the mafia are responsible for choking life under a poisonous gas cloud; in Resolution 101, a government shocked by escalabng cnme rates frees convicted murderers, so that they can eliminate fellow-crimmals in exchange for cash and liberty.
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The Jolty Green Future Inevitably, because of contemporary attitudes to the environment, some people are now producing ecocon- scious visions of the future. In Duster, over-enthusiastic use of chemicals has led to mutation: crops aren’t plagued by mere locusts, but by giant insects capable of pupabng in a matter of hours and immune to DDT. The moral: mess around with the environment and you'll pay in Kilf-Ant.
These are visions so miserable they’re enough to give you a headache. Luckily, some games are standing by with a cup of tea and an aspirin. There aren’t any really optimistic future visions - love, peace and harmony don’t make exciting gameplay - but some games are less pessimistic than others. Recent developments in game design allow you to construct your own future.
Sim City, its sequel Sim Earth and Pandora's Debut give you the chance to build a better future by stabilising a city or an eco-system.
Eco-games give you the choice: opt for maximum urbanisation, planetary pollution and a diet of chips and you get what you deserve. Eat muesli, ban CFCs, stop wars, haft pollution and you’re m with a chance.
Who Will bo Right?
In the past plenty of predictions have missed the mark. There's no chance of our being capable of a space odyssey by 2001, the holocaust hasn't come (yet) and we’ve still to find any intelligent alien life.
On the other hand, long before Gagarin there were auguries that man would make it into space and test- tube babies, genetic engineering and amphetamines are all successful science fiction predictions. Even Orwell’s all-seeing Big Brother wasn't total fiction: ifs just the technology that's different, with national databases now stuffed with private details. And if Orwell was right, game predictions could be, too.
The question is, which will it be: nuclear winter, eco-harmony or RoboCop? Will we have aggressive Speedbalftype sports? Will Blue Peter remember to dig up , their Box For The Year 2000? Wait and see... ¦ ANDREW BRAYBROOK GRAFTGOLD Thinks the future could be grim. "I can see consoles barging In. But with all that competition, the standard ot Amiga games is bound to improve. Port-overs will begin to die out, and there should be a general technical improvement, with games running at arcade speeds of 50 frames a second" - something Graftgold have )ust learnt to master with a little help from
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Braybrook also thinks that games will be more involved, Popufous-style, pushing gameplay to its limits, "though there may be a price to pay in terms ot graphics."
He envisages more 1Mb games, more ambitious arcade conversions and a lot more 30 products "with very speedy polygon routines." CD technology, on the other hand, "will take off briefly and then burn itself out." And ultimately? “I'd like to see a supercomputer Amiga variant with extra sprites and bit-plane stuff."
Andy Braybrook, famed for this year's Amiga Format Top Game of the Year, Rainbow Island*, believes CO technology will bum out and die quite rapidly.
PETER MOLYNEUX BULLFROG _ The man who saya Powermonger Is even better than Populous Is convinced 1991 Is going to mean more 1Mb games with a corresponding Increase In complexity - games like Wonderland and the Bitmaps' forthcoming Gods. "There'll be a lot more Amiga-only games using all 32 colours and making better use of the machine as a whole."
Sound, which Is still pretty much an afterthought, will become a much more Integral part of a game: “It doesn’t cost that much, and when more people have 1Mb, more space will be devoted to It" He thinks fewer games wM use a keyboard because Amiga - - - m «----- k. -a 1 . .a --- ¦---i games will nave 10 De oesiyrwc wim console conversions in mind: “You’ll just sit down, put your feet up and play in any position. And more hackers, frightened by the legal consequences of what they’re doing will write game Intro demos professionally."
Peter also has a lew personal ambitions: he'd like to shake Ets hand, see Britain become an Integral part of Europe (“that way we could have our own space programme"), enjoy peace on Earth, and witness the abolition of semolina.
The Amiga Into 1991 What will 1991 mean for life, the Amiga and everything? These programmers put their predictions on the line... GLYNN WILLIAMS PROGRAMMER OF WARHEAD Glynn Is an optimist. He thinks the Amiga is technically the nicest 16-bit machine: "It's more competent than the Sega Megadrive. The Amiga will be alive and well In 1991 and predictions that the games market will polarise Into Nintendo and PC products are exaggerated: they are two dramatically different machines, so there must be room for a middle ground, and that's exactly where the Amiga is."
He feels that Amiga games "are bound to get better and better and publishers will begin to realise that It takes longer to produce a great product for an Amiga than It did on 8-blt machines."
On an Individual level, Glynn would like to see "successful commercial exploration of space because we've been waiting for It tor ages. The future should be exactly like a William Gibson novel with flying cars. The world as a whole ought to be more like Blade Runner with more smoke and rain and neon signs."
He sees the biggest Issue of the 21st Century as “the granting of civil rights to artificial Intelligences. If we don't, they'll give us a very hard time - we could end up being terrorised by our own kitchen appliances."
ARCHER MCLEAN PROGRAMMER OF IK+ PSYGNOSIS TEAM IAN ANDREW INCENTIVE Kitchen Appliances: all set to take over the world?
"Games will become more sophisticated and take longer to write mainly because ot consoles. This means that more Amiga games will make use ot the flexibility ol the keyboard to produce a more thoughtful product than the consoles can. The 500K machine is so popular 1 Mb games won t take off - It |ust doesn't make sense commercially."
Ian doesn't predict an increase In Amiga-only games. "though port- overs from the ST will still be graphically and sonl- cally enhanced.'' He'd also like to see "the Amiga with a 68030 chip - and more powerful computers made available for the same amount of money."
Archer, In common with many others, also sees the market shifting towards consoles snd the PC, "but the Amiga will carry on. The big software houses already producing the big games will get even bigger and there may be a re-emergence of simple I puzzle games with better graphics. The main thing will be addlc- tlveness with the emphasis on simple solutions, co-ordination and physical response."
Personally, he would like to see "a more peaceful world , and an expanding space programme, which would let you - emigrate to Mars and Jupiter; and whoever invents the ' ir matter tranaporter is bound to get very rich. At one Seth Brandi* and matter transporter, from Ttr Fly. Archer McLean thinks the man who Invents an Instant transportation gadget will clean up.
’ ’ stroke It would simplify long-distance Interplanetary travel, eliminate cars, and have a beneficial effect on the environment."
The Best Visions of the Future DAMOCLES THE PRESENT WITH KNOBS ON VISION Life goes on much as usual but with lots of gadgets and new technology to play with.
Novagen, £24.99, 92% reviewed in AF 14 Enter a 3D world full of hi-tech spaceships flying around a deserted planet in imminent danger of destructino from a comet. Lots of exploring, clue hunting and puzzle solving in this superb adventure.
THE SPORTING VISION Blow football is a thing of the past as hi-tech sport takes over.
BELOW: Captive.
POWERDROME Electronic Arts. £24 99. 92% AF 1 There are a lot of sporting visions but this one takes vehicular racxig to new levels of excitement. Spaceships racing in different planet atmospheres on tracks that go underground and feature tricky obstacles Tough and demanding, yes, but a graphic masterpiece which is great when you've learnt how to play.
32 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY THE 1984 VISION Ifs dark, oppressive, industrial and nasty - it's a very tough place to survive in.
MEAN STREETS US Gold, £24.99, 88% AF 17 A gritty, hard-nosed adventure where you play a private detective on the trail of dirty dealings in future San Francisco. It’s not always pretty in a vision like this - you meet some ugly characters - but the play is gripping.
THE GREEN VISION The world becomes, like, this real harmonious place, ya know what I mean?
SIM CITY Infogrames, £29.99, 92% AF 6 Not exactly an ecologist’s dream but a marvellous exercise in sensible town planning.
You've got to build a city from scratch, keeping the people happy, pollution and traffic problems under control and economic growth continuing. A brilliant strategy game.
THE DESTRUCTION VISION I don’t like your ugly face, so let's destroy the human race.
RED LIGHTNING US Gold, £29.99, 90% AF 4 Weapons out for the lads as NATO and the Warsaw Pact go head-to-head in World War III and try to destroy as much of the planet as possible. A war game that will test your tactical and strategic skills to the full.
THE ROBOTIC VISION Metal men are what it’s all about, so forget the flesh and get into the hardware.
CAPTIVE Mindscape, £24.99, 91% AF 16 Use all the technology you can get your hands on to construct a robot attack team and rescue yourself from captivity. Dungeons but without the dragons in this slick-looking, futuristic adventure game.
THE CLIFF’S EDGE VISION The human race battling back from the edge of extinction.
MIDWINTER MicroProse, £24.95, 92% AF 12 In the wake of a meteorite that devastated the Earth a tiny band of humans survive in the resulting ice age.
Typically enough they’re still fighting amongst themselves, in a complex strategy game that immerses you in a believable game world.
THE ALIEN THREAT VISION Those naughty, slimy, green aliens are out to destroy our lovely green-blue planet.
WARHEAD Activision, £24.99, 88% AF 10 A vicious race of insectoid creatures is planning to stomp the humans. Fly your weapon-laden, experimental fighter craft through a series of filled- 3D missions to stomp on them first.
THE CYBERPUNK VISION Jacking into hi-tech worlds where reality is virtual.
INTERPHASE Imageworks, £29.95 (but free with this issue), 88% AF 4 You've already got a copy of this cyberpunk vision - it’s on one of the Coverdisks. So to find out what a fascinating vision this is just turn to Page 173 and experience an extraordinary and unusual game.
THE MEGALOMANIAC VISION Man gets his act together and decides to stomp the rest of the universe, sweeping alien races and other human colonies away.
SUPREMACY Virgin, £29.95, 90% AF 15 Galactic Imperialism makes a comeback. You play a planet-based tyrant who wants to control the whole star system. You play against a computer opponent with identical imperial aims.
Build factories, colonise planets and kill people is the order of the day.
YOU’LL NEED IMAGINATION, SKILL, DARING... AND ERR... £100* It’s a sad fact of life that only the fortunate few will ever get to experience Will Harvey’s masterwork - The Immortal.
Still, those of you who are lucky enough to possess Imb equipment or a monstrously generous maiden aunt and a birthday coming up, you’re in for a rare treat.
Using a uniquely realistic three quarter angle, you are lead through eight levels of labyrinth in a quest to find your long lost teacher Mordimar. In a world of intrigue and betrayal, mystery and blood curdling violence, you are pitted against the most ghoulishly lifelike opponents you’d never want to meet.
All in all, this is one dungeon challenge that no true enthusiast can afford to miss - no matter what the cost.
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STRIDER US Gold ¦ £24.99 Joystick you dare fight me?" This introductory game phrase still haunts legions of Strider I fans. Now the man with the bad attitude and big sword is back fighting evil for the good of mankind. You know it's going to be
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T“e plot insists that the acro- zs:c assault trooper is out to ¦ess.e re worlds president from a ca-: of alien rogues. These ¦a'-ste's nave kidnapped her and noc i- reir five-level world.
Sr-ce* ~-st beat his way through ‘crests tc-we's caverns, generat- rg stations and finally a giant space snc to rescue her. Justice must ce core oesoes he gets to KjB ro-sards of stray. Bug-eyed, scuzoans nto re bargain1 Gun ho!
Strider has Deer m trammg smce mission one No longer krvted to a titanium blade, he now gets a gyro- laser pistol to reap with too. 'When he's running, hitting the fire button sends his sword scything ahead, swathing through anything or one.
If he stands still, or crouches for cover, Strider whips out his laser pistol and pumps shots at his foes.
He is a more balanced hero now.
Able to murder either from a distance or close enough to feel their last alien breath.
The boy’s made sacrifices to gain these new powers, namely the loss of his death slide - skiding in low. Kicking and killing anyone who stood in the way. This close-combat flexibility has been traded-off for long-range fire power, at the cost of head-to-head thrills.
The acrobatic somersault leaps are still there, where the lad tumbles through the air, killing as he spins.
Not only a vital gameplay element, but they are also what made the man famous. These spinning jumps are central to Strider’s chances of success giving him the ability to leap over ground attacks with poise, ease and grace. Allowing Strider to bypass all those nasty, hard-tokill beasbes that have the nerve to sap his energy while he sticks a sword in their heads Transformers: Sprites in Disguise Strider II is, generically speaking, a high speed, horizontal scrolling come platform battle. There's one more thing however, one little secret that only reveals itself when he picks up every power pod
on a level. Then, when he goes head-to- head with the end-of-level guardian, he doesn't have to worry about his frail, physical frame getting all busted up because he turns into a robot. Then it’s trashing time.
38 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 1 991 Climbing is one of the sword-shifters new moves. It is slow and therefore dangerous but does allow him to access more of the alien tower.
This time he has a problem in the form ot an ED 209 waiting for him at the top. Size isn't everything, though, and one quick slice with that famous titanium blade will soon cut the metal monster down to size.
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Strider t was a steady, slashing affair because the boy's mission was simply to infiltrate - by kicking ms way into - a Soviet base and men to get killing. It's rescue meme means that this one has a more frantic edge. Strider actually
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Jumps and other unusual things set him apart from the crowd. While the other graphics have been improved for this sequel, some of the magic has been lost.
Stnder II is a fast paced veteran’s chop-em-up that will wear many joysticks down in the drive for completion. Yet the desire to get to the end is diminished, a fact which correlates with the main characters loss of charisma. It is an enjoyable test of joystick skill, but doesn’t attain the classic status enjoyed by its forerunner. The inclusion of the gun has somehow made the guy more normal and that is just what wasn't needed.
Trenton Webb A Time to Die With its tight time-limits Strider II stresses the importance of maps, 'ou have to know the right route, y valuable seconds will be spent
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stand- ig, Strider will die as the time limit expires. This is
a factor further exasperated if you try to collect me
power-ups. Pixel-perfect mur- :er is needed if you’re going to
get to the guardian on time.
VERDICT Hard core arcade action played at an exciting pace.
Strider II lacks the charisma of the original.
Can be played two ways: to reach the next level or to collect power pods.
A double challenge in one package.
Gun feature is an ineffective and unexciting addition to the armoury.
Sequel falls short of the original, but is still highly playable.
Strider lost some of his graphic appeal when he lost his slide. Before he was silly but hard, 'ow he’s just hard. The sprite moves well, leaping and killing with : arity and precision but then so do tther heroes of more mundane games. Strider’s ability to do daft The Real Thing This time it is for real! Strider I started off as a raiding mission on a Soviet base, but if it was played through to completion a terrible secret was revealed. The whole game was a simulation set to test would-be warriors! A dry run. It didn’t really matter if he lived or died. Strider II is just the sort of real
mission that all the training was supposed to prepare for. So remember, failure here means death and not just a low test score, because this time it's the real thing. Makes you think, or at least run a hell of a lot faster doesn't it?
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doesn't take much imagination for a driver to see himself, and his vehicle, as stage lead- ?*s m a cross-country rally when
- e s got a piece of A-road to him- setf on a Sunday afternoon,
yemlin know this too. A good rally came is just what the
car-racing came enthusiasts want and the Sheffield bits ’n’
bytes bunch are v-fy too happy to oblige.
Enter Toyota Celica Rally.
• ou’re offered a choice of either
• ace or practice on three different :ourses set in England,
Norway and Mexico. On the latter races are beset by harsh so
sand-storms but your vehicle’s wipers can deal with these
conditions. Control can be toggled and, the first time I
played. I opted for joystick and practice - never let it be
said that reviewers don't dive in at the deep end. Just for
comfort, I set off on English roads.
Skid Marks My navigator was strapped into the sound chip, a collection of cued sampled imperatives like, “Hard left.” He didn't mumble a single over-sampled syllable before we set off. Thankfully, he didn't snort when I stalled either. But he was not much better at calling than I was at driving. Once I found fifth - and I was loathe to change down from it, even if I was only doing forty - I wanted to be given more detailed road data than just simply "left” or "right”.
VERDICT The problem with the navigator, it turned out, was that he would call directions at the same point on the route every time, regardless of the speed at which we approached a corner. What he should have done was call later if we were travelling too slowly, or earlier if the car was travelling too quickly. As it happened he gave me the calls at such inconvenient times, given that I was almost useful ana welcome as a bad backseat driver’s ear-ache.
Next time, can we have a navigator who gets nervous with reckless drivers? It ought to be easy. Even though you can take a look at a route prior to the start of a real race and prime your navigator to issue specific commands at certain points, it’s a feature which doesn't help much.
On the whole, the Celica itself could really do the business, as you would expect. It gave a good, early impression of its road-holding characteristics and accelerated at a satisfyingly manic pace, though changing down proved to be a problem which continually made me lose time.
? Too much time is docked for off-road jaunts.
? Navigator feature falls short of the potential.
? Realistic handling which requires loads of opposite lock steering.
? Accelerates well but changing down is time consuming.
? A reasonable rally sim. But far from perfect.
Write-Off I wrote-off one machine, parking it in the front window of someone’s cottage following a quick experiment in aquaplaning. This highlighted the most annoying factor of the game, the overly harsh time-keeping. If you slide off the road, the engine loses revs, you balletically spin and the wheels lose traction. All these factors consume valuable driving seconds. Yet when you are placed back on the road the game docks another 20 seconds for going off course. Real rallying is about getting from A to B quickly not about keeping perfectly on the road.
Screaming along in your automobile. This is the English roads set where driving is hard but not impossible. Here the gear change is automatic which explains the gear stick s absence from the botti left-hand comer of the screen. Steering is accompanied with the graphics rotating. Centring after a turn can either be done manua by “clicking’*. The feel of the oversteer is best controlled manuall TOYOTA Toyota Cehca Rally definitely requires acquired skill if you’re going to get the most enjoyment from it but you may well be put off before then. The game itself does not give a clear impression of
speed, and it’s necessary to adjust to this before you can really get to grips with the rally-sim potential.
The sound is the only feature that comes close to capturing the atmosphere of a mad four-wheel dash through the country. Mastering control of the Celica is not beyond the wildest dreams of the ham- fisted, but I imagine there will be much chewing of bottom lips during the frustrating process of getting to grips with it.
Gremlin £24.99 ¦ Joystick and Mouse A really good rally game is still waiting to be made but if you can’t wait any longer, this should keep you happy. It has some problems but it also has the potential to keep would-be boy racers safely off the streets and on their Amigas and although the crashes are annoying they are definitely safer.
Sean Masterson The big quake shook the world’s power structure to its toundations. Not only was the land reformed but the fragile alliances that ensured peace were shattered. Now three new leaders want to take over by usurping your rightful place as the future king. They have already exploited the natural disaster to grab many of your holdings, but, with great skill and cunning, it may just be possible to reconquer the world land by land.
Building your Empire: a step by step guide POWERMONGER ELECTRONIC ARTS ¦ £29.99 Mouse In each of the 195 separate lands you have, under your control, a small band of loyal troops. Each is lead by a captain, who exercises absolute power on your behalf.
They are icon-ordered agents who will rebuild your empire. In the tougher lands, they also recruit sub-captains, who they control, to help overcome the manifold problems that lay on the road to power.
As Far as the Eye Can See All of a captain's actions are acted out on a magnified section of a relief map, which is displayed on the table in front of them. It details what is happening in a land and can be zoomed in on to aid decision making. The captains are displayed as red-caped figures accompanied by a small body of troops who doggedly obey every order.
You are a Powermonger and you give orders to the 'Boss' captain who relays the command to subordinate captains, who then detail their men to do the deed. Messages are carried by pigeon which proves that Powermonger is a game of strategy not speed.
A land is captured when your captain controls two thirds of the population. Strategy involves winning the hearts and minds of the folks by kindness or alliance, and then by putting everyone to the sword. Either way your enemies are robbed of manpower and you win. Once a majority is achieved that land is yours and the game pitches another, more difficult, country your way.
New lands must be conquered with a fresh captain.
Peace Bread and Land (Well Maybe) Each land is constituted of peasants, towns and other armies. The peasants, suffering their historical
• supply the food and manpower :• conquest. They're a simple : _
- cr who follow the guy with the : ggest army. However, until
you ;-:.e your power they fight for
- *¦’ old captain. Some show of ;;g-ession is necessary to win
r. er the smallest 'ville to your :;.se and depending on the
pos- ve (aggression setting) of your captain they can either
be slaughtered or spared for conscription into your own
forces.
Charge! Using the 'attack' command your army defeats the villagers and storms the town. Depending on the aggression rating some ot the villagers may be left alive to work lor you.
Captured towns have a number of uses for a budding dictator.
They can be raided for food and men or serve as a workshop for building the tools of conquest.
Villages can be given food, stockpiles of weapons or de-ranked (demobbed) troopers to form a stronger defence force and because 'invention' (making stuff) is only possible in workshops, even the buildings become vital to your success m Powermonger.
Each game centres on increasing the number of villages under your direct control and weakening rival Powermongers by either war or alliance. Trade and espionage can also be utilised, where appropriate, to strengthen your grip.
Land of the Little People Watching the little people go to war on your behalf is fun. They bimble around killing each other, Continued overleaf I So what do all those icons do?
Disk Options - All the twiddly bits a lord needs eg. Multi-play games, .
Replay and pause. 1 Get lead - Sends your army into a friendly village to gather food. How much they take depends on the captalA's posture.
Supply food - Sends a captain to drop food at a chosen location.
Spy - Sends a captain to gather information on opposing force's town.
Posture (aggressive, neutral, passive) - The more swords the more aggressive a captain is. It ranges from one to three.
Go home - Sends a captain back to his home town while keeping the army intact. A uselul way lor wimping out of battles!
Equip invention *- Once invented obiects must be collected. SomeviBages also have goodies that can be liberated thin way. , De-rank - Depending on the captain's posture »- proportion of his army are disbanded.. v-“*' Get men - Recruits men to a captain's army. V Trade - Allows trade with parties who you ' uqf-*' have not fought. Trade _f _ _ may be for weapons or goods, depending on the Vi A ‘ 1 captain’s posture and ‘ T , - the surplus stock they -rT- % carry. ¦ Transfer men - Reassign!
men from one captain to another. The number r transferred depends on Query - Allows you to the captain's posture, Drop food - Leaves a cache of food in a friendly village for later.
Check out buildings and who controls them.
Drop invention - Drops surplus stock in a friendly village.
Attack - The level of aggression is determined by the captain's posture.
Send Captain - Commands captain to move. His men automatically follow.
Invent - If there is a workshop in a town a captain controls he can trade goods or weapons.
As your team hit the second village the defeated armies' ghosts are seen floating off heavenward. You now control the whole place. Look at the scales of power, to check.
Check the game options and 'retire'.The victory screen will follow. Then select the continue conquest option from the menu then follows. This will bring up the map screen.
Select ‘Continue conquest' and move to any adjacent area. The choice: where in the world Is ripe for conquest. Hmmm! Nest door looks nice! The knife shows captured areas.
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I:u oil" 10 couopr.tr jhi: imoi.Tr non i. JANUARY 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 43 becoming ghosts. Frightening birds, chopping down trees and murdering sheep. They Illustrate the implications of your decisions and give life-saving clues. Both the scenery and its inhabitants are interactive with a purpose and history, until you alter destiny's course that is!
The interactive element of the game is also highlighted by your captain’s reaction to orders. Each land is an enormous logistic puzzle and certain steps must be taken to ensure success. If you give a captain an order that doesn't readily fit this pattern, or put him in mortal danger, his 'Yeah' acknowledgements become decidedly muted (if he replies at all). An order which fits the pattern however, is greeted with the most enthusiastic reply.
Populous Too!
As the puzzles of each land unravel it becomes clear Powermonger is a direct, if very different, descendant of Populous. The little people are charming and they make fascinating viewing. Their actions are deliberately slow, imitating the logistical difficulties of conquest.
Zoom in out - Gives close- ups ot the game maps.
The world you want to conquer is large and the chunks it comes in frequently seem too big to handle.
The parameters are flexible enough to embroil would-be world beaters
- battle and trade for years. Yet mere are already supplementary-
:ra disks planned.
're drive for world domination a those who love clever g'ac'cs. Amusing sound and
- asses of gameplay. It takes time :: ge: -sec to the way this
world
- ~er the initial headaches a 'C ••.fated -res. World domina-
Trenton Webb Rot.t. map - Useful for getting a good look at the
game Move game map - Moves game map in the direction of the
arrow.
It takes two... Two human players using two Amigas can monger the power out of each other simultaneously by using a null-modern cable to connect their machines via serial ports. Or if the players are separated by distance a modem connected to the phone will do. Naturally both players will need an original copy of Powermonger but it's worth the investment.
Your men - Waiting for an order from the captain at the top of the table ? Stunning marriage of innovative graphics and original game.
? Highly flexible package of good ideas and game design.
? Funny, violent and noisy!
? Initially complex, but persevere it’s worth it!
? With 195 lands to conquer and a datalink option this one will run and run!
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This end-of-level mother will home in on you relentlessly, until one of you gets trashed. You'll need to lure it from side to side of the cell, swinging round behind It to open fire.
These dangerous laser-gun turrets must both be destroyed. Once they're taken out, things become easier.
Missile Bombs. Those home in on approaching enemy bullets. It's a protective device and is probably the most useful collectable.
Three-way Sight-Beam. Blasts out deadly energy in three directions. Fast, long-ranged and powerful. Well worth getting hold of.
At all costs avoid this * swinging arm. It's fast, and H it hits you, you'll be instantly smashed into your constituent molecules.
Once the laser turrets are destroyed, the machine's weakest point will appear. It's this red dome-like target. Get enough shots in and the guardian dies.
Balkan Laser. This creates an impenetrable wall of fire in front of the Kid. Handy for barging through waves of nasties.
The red spate ere other prime targets. Repeated strikes will damage the machine severely.
Very Large and Dangerous Energy Beam. This vapourises any aliens which get anywhere near it. It's the best offensive weapon, and wastes baddies like there's no tomorrow.
Suicidal Sight-Seeing The speed suffers when things get crowded, but this can work to your advantage, giving you valuable micro-seconds of reaction time.
You'll need it. No one object moves particularly rapidly, but when enough of them are milling around, you can easily get overwhelmed.
The aliens and indeed the Kid himself are not very large, though.
The actual playing area is fairly restricted, but there are some interesting backgrounds which float past. This detail adds a lot to the semi-organic atmosphere engendered by the game. There certainly is variety here, and it’s possible to revisit earlier parts of the level you are currently negotiating. Ideal for suicidal sightseers.
Sound is fine. The noises are what you’d expect when murdering aliens, and the tune fits in well.
James Leach ? A dyed in the wool shoot- em-up, nothing less but nothing new.
? Not especially fast, but playable and addictive.
? Plenty of levels, all with high-quality graphics.
? Possesses a quality games of its genre need: addictiveness.
? There is a 1-know-l-can- get-just-a-little-bit-further’ feeling.
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L. diet l. WfVw % Ac Jex!f Atomic Robokid is, undoubtedly, a
straight forward shoot-em-up.
Rattle the fire button, kill the aliens and blast your way through the various levels. It scrolls past merrily, offering more and more targets.
And it's good enough to return to time after time.
It is possible to access varying levels by choosing the different doors available to exit the level you've just completed. The discrepancies aren’t altogether unwelcome. It’s depressing to keep fighting further forward knowing what lies ahead is bound to be harder and bloodier.
HTOI atOBOl tt ACTIVISION £24.99 ¦ Joystick or Forget the Detroit Cop. Here's the Kid. He's a cute, lovable steel-machine and his only purpose is destruction. It's what he was built for.
When he starts off, the Kid is completely useless. He can't fly, he’s armed only with a small laser- blaster, and he’s surrounded.
Things do not look good. But walking around and hitting the gem-like objects, Kid can pick-up some impressive weapons and enhancements. Firstly, he gets the ability to fly. After that he can get five-way blasters, massively destructive energy beams, super-speed and so on. All these are collected as Kid moves along infested tunnels, looking for the exit to the next level.
Valid Target The levels pulsate with grotesque alien life-forms and they are all valid targets. If the Kid touches an alien, he isn't harmed, but his progress is slowed down dramatically. Many, however, launch bombs at him, which drain his shields until he explodes.
On the earlier levels, the aliens drift towards Robokid but later on he encounters static pods which fire almost continually and require planning to negotiate and a great deal of high-pressure blasting.
There are 28 levels of this. The difficulty of each level varies. Some, near the beginning, are very hard.
Others, further on, are easy-peasy.
Magic Moments Whan the going goto lough, tho tough choot. Each ot tho warriors can coUoct small pots ol magic from midgels, who inhabit every level, by kicking them in tho head. If DeatheAddar’s men start to get the upper hand then these pots can be used to call down some magical assistance. Each warrior has their own peculiar blend of conjured napalm.
Tyris Flare • u e has the hottest magic Gilius Thundertiead • He can ca in town, quite literally, they start off as pools Ughtnlng down from the heavens to help I of flame and range from fire demons right up out. The effect ranges from a jolt to total Virgin £24.99 ¦ Joystick Anyone who calls themselves Death=Adder just has to be looking for trouble! Which is just as well because there are three vengeance-crazed warriors on his trail. The tale of their little disagreement is told in Golden Axe, the brilliant hack-and- slash special hot from the arcades.
The plot is as basic as any blood-caked sprite slasher could wish for. Out of the three heroes you can choose two to fight their way across a horizontally-scrolling landscape in a bid to rescue a princess. Using a series of basic fighting moves they must overcome, by force of arms, the Armies of Death=Adder.
Different Strokes The limited number of sword strokes (three) is supplemented with some sundry close-combat lustrations of kneeing, pummelling and throwing of enemies. Golden Axe s charm however lies in the variety of ways, other than sword play, of dispatching the evil horde.
As the team leap over bridges and chasms the ordinary foot soldiers of Death=Adder throw them serves nto the fray with amazing frequency These kiddies are easily dispatched with blades but it’s their friends, dragon riders and giants, who cause concern The lizard mounted cavalry are fun, their steeds come in three flavours: tail sweepers, flame breathers and fireball sprtters.
These monsters require nders to be dangerous and that’s where the fun starts. If a rider is unseated in the heat of battle you can hop on and take control of the scaley tank
- with the breath weapon included.
It’s a trick that carries the risk of getting toasted, but it can swing the battle decisively in your favour.
Gigantic Problems Top of the Death=Adder nasty chart are the giants. Like the normal boys and girls you hack to bits (and indeed the three heroes) each one can take a set number of hits before dying. But, the larger they are the harder their weapons are.
This means that one swipe from a giant's axe can result in central damage. What is more, like the double-decker buses their size reminds you of, they always seem to come in twos.
Rven geek with the axe) and Tyris ___.. Tyris (who rides the dragon) had better watch out for the shoulder-charging guy (blue) and the very fast green goddess clone.
To balance out these rather chunky chaps Golden Axe sends midgets running at regular intervals. If you kick them in the head they proffer magic-potion bottles that become personalised smart bombs of apocalyptic proportions.
Used at the right time even the heaviest foe can be sent into flickering oblivion without you even taking a scratch.
The most dangerous element of Golden Axe are the backgrounds. The heroes have to jump over the occasional gap in order to proceed. Yet the flawed, pseudo 30 makes jumping dangerous - as was the case in the arcade. There is a disconcertingly high chance of falling into oblivion, and losing one of your three lives, if you misjudge a leap and fall off or inbetween the scenery.
This is the one graphical black mark against a game which otherwise has a strong visual appeal.
50 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 199 1 have travelled well, as has the games spirit. Only the ease with which the game can be beaten and the annoying landscapes, hold Golden Axe back from the mantle of classic conversion.
Trenton Webb Is Death= Adder a Wimp?
~"e biggest chink in Golden Axe's j'tiour is its staying power. The weakness lies in an unexpected yea. Normally it would tall down on ~e formula nature ot plot and game design, but the mindlessly aggressive charm lasts surprisingly well. The problem is that the game ; too easy. Anyone whose crossed swords with its arcade parent will
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Golden Axe is identical in spirit
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The strong graphics of the arcade Dragon Riding for Beginners First find your dragon. Proceed to attack the rider, remembering to avoid their special forms of attack: tail swipe, flame jet or Are ball. One solid hit will dismount the rider.
After knocking the rider off, the dragon will crouch down. Stand over it and hey-presto you’re aboard. You have to be quick though, they tend to run away!
Now you are in control of this fearsome beast remember but one hit will have you walking again, so be careful. To use the breath weapon or tail just press the fire button and ’Bosh’ M’s seriously- injured bad guy time.
? An amusingly fresh hack- and-slash romp.
? Large sprites and neat animation.
? Flawed scenery frequently proves irritatingly fatal.
? Much too easy in the two- player mode.
? Three heroes, two players and one solid arcade conversion.
Pour onto the screen from the right-hand side, dump a couple or three badly-aimed red blobs and wibble around on screen until you bosh them, or they reach the left- hand edge. Keeping your finger firmly on the fire button is the best way to deal with them, preferably whilst waggling the joystick around in a reasonably random manner.
The better looking end-of-level guardians (golly, that’s a new and exciting idea!) Are child's play to reach, provided you can tolerate extreme levels of tedium on the way. And when you’re there, these supposedly powerful and dangerous creatures can be popped off with a few straightforward wallops.
All Tack and Tech Technically Sirius 7 fulfils the main requirement of a scrolling shoot- em-up: it scrolls, and it shoots. The mechanics of the game’s system are competent enough, but the actual game is poor to the extreme. Things like collision-detec- tion do work reasonably well and the scroll-speed is nice and fast.
It’s just the drudgery of endless, repetitive alien-bashing that spoils a potentially-good game. There’s absolutely no variation, no collectables, no exciting, “Cor, I didn't see him coming"-type baddies or anything remotely new or interesting.
The clear, crisp sounds are a welcome visitor. But only for the first 356 hearings. After that, you begin to tire quickly of the same throaty, thud-thudding of the ship’s machine-gun and there's little else to bring redemption for this unappealing travesty of a shoot-em-up.
Neil Jsckson Familiarity Breeds Contempt The game begins with an impressive looking introductory sequence with a well chosen arcade tune, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to Blood Money. It features the prerequisite scrolling starfield, overlaid sprites and small scene- setting cameos, but it’s a hollow echo of Blood Money's far superior effort. Once the actual game section has loaded, though, all the similarity to Blood Money ends.
From then on it bears a similarly striking resemblance to Denaris, Xynapse, Delta and countless other shoot-em-ups, but minus the required gameplay.
What Sirius 7 lacks in gameplay and plot, it also lacks in graphics. The sprites throughout the game bear yet another striking resemblance to another great shoot-em-up, Xenon II. Is it really that difficult to be original? Small (and believe me they’re small) tmny- lookmg blobs and spiky doo-dahs VERDICT ? Sinus 7 i* the equivalent ol soma with all the good bitt missing!
? Underwhelming gameplay. Poor graphics and boring sound.
? Loads of bullets, bangs and blips but no real action.
? You'd get more action using your favourite art package!
? You have been warned.
24% SIRIUS 7 CRL £24.99 ¦ Joystick A computer terminal sputters into life, warning you that a remote colony is under attack. After leaping into your Acme space jalopy, you blast off, closely followed by three reserve craft flying under autopilot.
Traversing the deep blackness of space, you head for Sirius 7 and the unknown enemy. On arrival things look bleak. Droves of small- alien fighter craft pour out from the usurped colony, bearing down on your tiny spacecraft. Only your lightning-fast reactions can save you from certain death Power Without a Point Despite the weak and predictable plot, Sirius 7 is a game that needs little or no underlying concept to make it work. Falling fairly and squarely into the “I'm a shoot-em- up, me!" Category, it could just as easily have been you versus the 'Halibut-eating Megaliths from the brown side
of Uranus' or some such irrelevant nonsense. As a player, you will be too busy concentrating on the blastability and speed than such fussy little details likethe plot.
And that, sadly, is where Sirius 7 falls down. Yes, it is fast and yes, there is a high level of firepower. But that's as far as it goes.
Sirius 7 lacks any kind of originality or taxing gameplay. Without either of these important features, firepower and speed are lame attempts at creating the illusion of a superior game.
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Doming from IREM Corporation - mose nice people who bought us R- ’ pes I and II - it has a massively ,'Olent pedigree featuring more power-ups than you can eat and ¦jge. Flying-lizard graphics.
The game stars an everyday pnnce and his pet dragon. The creature is impressive, well animated and smooth moving. They are the last of the Dragon Breed,
• ghting for survival in a horizontally- ccrollmg battle over six
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rider can be killed, lareful positioning of the dragon means
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me nder. As an extra complication me prince can leap-off his
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VERDICT How Green is my Dragon?
"he dragon at the start is your average, ho-hum, run-of-the-mill, green dragon that spits fire while me rider shoots single shots. All along the way, though, are magic potions, which change the dragon's colour and give him greater powers. Collecting the right power-ups
• c defeat the right aliens becomes a task crucial to the success
of any Dragon Breeding venture.
Each level features a different graphic theme and sports its own peculiar hazards. The aliens come at you in reasonably vicious waves and threaten to overwhelm you on every level, even though they are easily killed. It's positioning and timing that will see you through rather than firepower. Like R-Type, this is a shoot-em-up that can be progressively learnt and beaten.
The above factors all bode well for this dragon bash. There are, however, enough demerits to keep Dragon Breed relegated to the shoot-out second division. The levels are too short, a factor that is only offset on three of the six levels by reasonably tough guardians. The other three - especially the final Faithful conversion of a complex coin-op.
Well animated dragons and strong in-game music.
Poorly judged difficulty settings, resulting in patchy levels.
Only three of the six guardians are worth killing.
Diverting, but not riveting, blast action.
Boss - are wimps. The game design too, appears flawed in certain areas with blatantly obvious safe spots. As for design faults, the blame for them lies with IREM.
Deadly, but Safe GOLD - By (licking up and then quickly down (ho tail forms a circle around the rider protect ing him completely. It can be used to bash through heavily packod areas.
For good measure, as I the tail 'V (licks, the dragon * ) throws out a 'SkA ’ _ hail ol death stars.
The safe spots problem is highlighted by the occasional detection hiccup. Particularly on the second level, creatures have been specifically placed to make an apparent safe-spot deadly, but then it turns out they don't do you any damage.
Dragon Breed is a good conversion. Duplicating the feel of the arcade original. Certain levels are prettier and harder than others.
The guardians vary, resulting in the game switching from heart-stopping action to mind-numbing boredom. Trenton Webb SILVER - This lii (ires guided magic bolts that seek and destroy the nearest enemies GREEN Only spits single shots. As with all the other dragons il the lire button is held down then these are saved up into one big mega blast.
DRAGO BREED Activision £24.99 ¦ Joystick BLUE - This dragon has two powers. From its underside fall a hail ol deadly blue bolts. The more blues the more bolts. The dragon can also form a circle beneath the rider. The tail can then be used to kill enemies by collision.
'•4' y t Vv . - Holding the fire button sends a tongue of fire licking ahead of the dragon As more reds are collected the length of the flame grows n 1983 thoroughly sensible kids were stealing and begging In order to play Delender. It was a plague. The addictive and explosive qualities of this otherwise harmless piece of silicon trickery hooked a generation.
OK, so we're getting into nostalgia kicks here, but what the heck. The hours we spent hanging on to those machines, with bubbleeyed manic expressions, merits more than just a flippant mention.
I It all got a bit crazy. There were young men who had refined the skill of popping a two-pence piece up the coin-reject slot and thus clocking up five free credits.
They had lots and lots of friends.
Anyone who faced the 17th wave of landers, mutants, bombers and pods, without smart bombing, would be describing the ordeal later - at great length and in the most horrific detail. Seven years later this icon of 1980s ultra-violence has made it onto the Amiga.
DEFENDER II Arc Software ¦ £19.99 Mouse and keyboard Amphetamine crazy Software purists can bog off right now. We're not going to be talking about smooth scrolling, highly- defined sprites or interactive qualities. We're talking about class.
The original cyberspace in a box, right there in your local fish and chip emporium.
Arc's effort is a triumvirate of three Defender games. There's the sacred and utterly unassailable original, there's the amphetamine and sometimes bizarre follow-up.
And there's a curious halfway house in the shape of Stargate.
Arc has called the package Defender II. But one has the feeling it will be the original which gamers will find irresistible.
It's true that home computer users were being offered Defender clones when the Amiga was just a pipe dream. But no publisher has had the bottle to claim they could reproduce the real thing.
Naturally Arc have failed, but this is to do with the impossibly high standards set by the original than any programming shortcomings. If they had succeeded I’m sure it would have broken the hearts of those of us who thought we’d experienced something special.
Suckers OK, so what's it all about? Basically you get to cruise above a sideways view of the planet surface shooting baddies. On the ground are ten helpless and very stupid pods. The bread-and-butter of your enemy force are landers which dip down, pick up the pods, fly up and then transmute into very nasty mutants.
Remember that landers are pussycats, but mutants are horrible suckers through and through.
Protect your pods at all costs.
If all ten are wasted either by your careless shooting, or by zealous landers, the whole world turns inside out. All the baddies become about twenty times worse than they were, and you are looking at an untimely demise.
At the end of every four stages you'll get a new stock of pods.
You'll need them.
You also get extra points for the amount of pods surviving at the end of each stage, but this is unimportant. Clocking up high scores is nice enough, but you’ll soon forget about these cosmetics in a furious vendetta against all aliens. Points are merely a means to get extra life and extra smart bombs. Smart bombs kill everything on your screen and, tactically speaking, the use of these gadgets set apart the cadets from the captains.
As you'd expect it's harder the further into the game you go. Apart from landers and mutants there are bombers, swarmers, betas and Lord knows what else.
Seven year glitch Arc have wisely decided not to add too many 'improvements' to any of the originals, and the only major changes are in the sound department. This is not wholly unwelcome. While that menacing growl at the start has now gone, there are new warning sirens when your pods are being picked up.
They have screwed up a bit by putting some aliens in the fray too early, but it would be pedantic to go through all the little glitches.
Graphically, it's faithful to the original. Pre-battle screens are a mishmash of psychedelic fun and enthusiastic tricks, and it’s pleasing that the programmers got creativity out of their systems before embarking on the actual game.
A major quibble is the control method. Thrust, positioning and reverse are mouse controlled, while fire and smart bombs are controlled at the keyboard. This takes more than a little getting used to. Colin Campbell Kti J'J h i ? If you love the original buy this game.
? It may be old, it may not be pretty, but it is fantastically addictive.
? Appaling keyboard layout.
? Almost too fast to play.
? 70s nostalgia freaks, get it on!
WVW9 58 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 1 99 I When you can't remember who you are, a here you are and even a hat year it is, then you know trouble .annot be too far away... Held Captive for two hundred years in an orbiting space prison for m crime you didn't commit, you are desperate to escape from your electronic gaol.
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Lere is what a couple of the ragozines hod to say: C 1990 Demonware Softworehous Gmbh All rights reserved To order any of these game please coll or write to: Avoiloble now on Amiga £24.95. Coming soon for all other computer formats THE ONE “A product that pocks so much playability fot its fit to burst The Software Business limited, ' • Brookkmds.JIew Road, St Ivej, Huntingdon r Cambridgeshire PE) 7 4BG Tel: 0480 496497 Fax; 0480 495605 Access ond Visa accepted Joke a journey lo o mystical land where Arch Moges battle for supremacy of 0 magical new worlds - battle to become the LORDS OF CHAOS.
S Produced by the designers of laser Squad, Mythos Games have packed excitement and strategy into a game bursting with features: 1 - 4 players can battle against each other or highly intelligent computer opponents, make potions, cast up to 45 different spells, YS "Megagame", Amstrad Action "RAVE" colled treasure and fight mystical Commodore Format "CORKER", creatures in this multi-level adventure. Available on: Spectrum, Amstrad, C64 Cass £9.95, Disk £14.95. Coming soon on ST, Amiga and PC - £19.95 ST. £24 95 Amiga PC nOMBER An outstanding playable shoot-em-up Ziriax will have you battling
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ROAD LONDON. SW11 3SU It's a cats life. Getting beaten, biffed
and booted wherever you may roam. But you've got more mportant
things to worry about than your own health and safety, four
favourite-feline female has been captured by a bunch of evil
scientists, who are going to perform lots of nasty animal
experiments, then scoop out her scull and turn it into an ash -
tray.
So it's up to you to rescue the .- fortunate pusskins. That involves making your way through four levels comprising of hundreds of screens - of tortuous arcade action, filled with all manner of
• eatures determined to deter you a bat. Your ball of wool stuns
your adversaries for a short time. The wool is your only real
form of with them drains away valuable life force. Other
- , and impaling yourself on a spike. It’s a good thing you have
nine lives really, they disapear at rather an alarming rate.
ARC £24.99 ¦ Joystick Big and bold It's a cutie platform game, and features some of the biggest, boldest cartoon graphics this side of Warner Bros, studios. Everything is handled with a comic air. Virtually every action has an amusing graphical sequence. Picking up a pack of cigarettes starts you smoking.
Collecting a pair of wings turns your tail into rotor blades, giving you the power of flight.
There are plenty of pick-ups to help you. There are a minority of harmful ones though, so be careful.
Jumping is achieved by holding down the joystick. The longer you hold it down for before letting go, the more powerful it is and the further you leap Death in Nine Lives comes in many different ways. Falling too far is fatal, as is walking or jumping onto a set of spikes. Collision with a creature steadily eats away at your health, unfortunately you can’t kill them, but you can stun them for a short time, which is a help as they are then unable to do any harm to you.
VERDICT ? Nine Lives is a big-tough alley cat of a game.
? Success is governed by luck, rather than skill.
? It’s too hard! You need 18 not nine lives!
? The animation captures that Tom and Jerry feel.
? Inventive graphics have unfortunately come before good gameplay.
Oh dear, a badly-timed jump means certain doom. Death, along with everything else in Nine Lives, is treated comically. A cartoon style sequence has Bob stopping in mid-air, looking down, and swallowing, before waving goodbye, as he is here, and plumeting downwards.
Dead ‘Ard The one gripe, and unfortunately it’s a major one. Is that the game is frustratingly difficult. It's not even worth bothering to avoid collision with the other creatures that inhabit the strange world in which the game is based. You know that you'll crash straight into them anyway, ft’s best to simply try and spend as little time in contact with them as you can. And jumping to the relative safety of a nasty-free platform.
But the act of jumping is laced with peril too. You've got to time it with perfect precision. The implementation of variable sized jumps is a nice idea, but in practice proves almost impossible. It’s only by tnal and error that the timing for a particular leap can be found. And by that time you have probably halved your quota of lives.
Great graphics are no substitute for gameplay. While you chuckle at the animations initially, they soon wear off. Sadly there isn’t an awful lot left underneath.
Adam Waring by casting a spell. A menu of the various concoctions is available, all you have to do is slide down to the one you want to cast. Then, providing you've enough of the relevant potion, the spell takes effect.
If you've more potion than is required for the basic spell you can pump-up its power by blowing more juice on it. This has the desirable effect of increasing the spells potential, but the present costs have to be balanced against future needs. If you don't make the most out of your potions, the end is nigh.
Among all the confusion it is easy to forget the tidy graphics The hero of the day, Abi, goes in for the kill on a ghost, using only his knife. The villain disappears in a cloud of dust. Flying at the side of Abi is his conjured friend. This little guy helps out by killing monsters.
The score panel at the bottom shows how much of each potion he has collected in the little bottles. A bigger and more accurate menu is available by pressing the space bar. This brings up the magic menu.
ANCO £24.99 ¦ Joystick or keyboa Abi goes potion collecting. The green flask will enhance his spell abilities, red his weapon potential and blue should allow the boy to cast healing spells on himself. Use them carefully but use them fully or you will not escape the Death Trap.
This is where you cast the spells in the Death Trap after selecting the menu by pressing the space bar. Then pull down on the stick to highlight the spells you want to cast. The cost of that spell, in potion, appears and if you have enough magic juice, pressing fire gives you the magic ability when returning to the game. Initially the most useful of these is Fireball which gives you a range weapon. The usefulness of many spells will not become apparent until later in the game.
Omeone has finally built a better mouse trap. It’s a trap so good, so deadly, that it doesn’t restrict itself to rodents and does a neat sideline in people mashing too. The trap has been baited with magic scrolls that give the user unimaginable powers - if they live long enough that is.
Taking the form of a traditional horizontally-scrolly arcade adventure, DT is made different by the inclusion of Dungeons and Dragons style magic adding to the strategy and gives it a more flexible feel.
The magic isn’t preset, you have to make your own mistakes.
Starting out with nothing more than a trusty knife, you have to stab your way through hordes of giant frogs, bed-sheet ghosts and demented Egyptian wizards.
Luckily, killing some of these boys earns you a portion of potion.
There are three different coloured potions: red potion can be used to conjure magical weapons, green increases your spell capability and blue gives you healing powers.
But what, dressed as our silly- trousered hero, do you actually have to do, though? Well, there are five levels of dungeon in which Shankriya - the game’s big nasty - has hidden five, stolen magic scrolls. Being a magician of great renown, he has devised a rather fiendish set of labyrinths filled to the brim with cunning traps to make retrieving the scrolls fatally difficult. Two of the more common traps - if not particularly cunning - are concrete slabs dropping from overhead and spikes that pop out of the floor.
Pope in the Woods Is the game difficult? Are bears catholic? Does the Pope live in the woods? No, but that’s beside the point because the only end-of-level guardian you’ll see a for a while is the unattractive giant slug on the back of the box. Death Trap tests the mind and reflexes, as the same trap is triggered time after time.
The potions, though, are the key to the whole game and you must learn to distribute them wisely. A stab of the spacebar brings up a potion menu. From here the potions that have already been won can be used to give your poor player a much needed boost that binds this game together. The sprites are well animated while the background is partly interactive.
The scrolling is weak, at times tending to lag behind the player when he jumps or crawls. This is just slightly disorientating.
Unfortunately there is no music, apart from an atmospheric, intro tune. Ostensibly the graphics and sound serve their purpose, making the game attractive without dominating gameplay, a fault which is common in other examples of the genre Andy Ashwwin It’s no milestone, just rather good.
Not impossible but dead, dead hard. Prepare to be frustrated.
Good graphics and effects, but suffers from a lack of in-game music.
Interesting twist with mix-and-match magic.
The strategic use of magic adds tension and refreshes an old game formula.
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TROOPERB KRISALIS £24.99 ¦ Joystick and keyboard The first Rogue Trooper game from Piranha didn't really receive much acclaim, mainly due to the fact that the game hardly reflected the feel of the comic strip at all. However, Krisalis have managed to snap up the licence and have produced a game which perfectly recreates the struggle of the lone Genetic Infantryman in his struggles through the dangers of the Nu-Earth War.
You play the last Gl after he has been captured and imprisoned in a Nort base. You have managed to break out of the cells and must find Moving Target Next up is a flying section, with Rogue escaping in a stolen ship as he continues his journey.
Occasionally, the blue hero comes across a couple of scavengers named Bland and Brass, who can supply Rogue with extra equipment. The 30 your Bio-Chip pals before escaping to continue your search for the Nort traitor who caused the slaughter of the rest of the Gl division.
No Escape The game begins in the passages of the Nort base as you search for Gunnar, Helm and Bagman. Once you have found them all, you must go on to blow the pressure seals in the fourth sector, poisoning the air in the base and thus killing the rest of the Nort guards. The presentation of these sections perfectly captures BIO-CHIP BUDDIES Rogue is helped on his mission by his three Bio-Chip friends: HELM: Coaxed into a Nort trap aboard a rescue shuttle, Helm was killed by a missile attack and now sits in Rogue's helmet.
GUNNAR: He was killed by a Nort Plasma- Sphere in the ambush and so Gunnar now resides in Rogue's rifle.
BAGMAN: Shot by a Kashar Drill-Probe, Bagman now sits in Rogue's backpack, ready and waiting to help his buddy.
Bland and Brass, scavengers extraordinaire, are on hand to help Rogue beet-up his stolen ship. Of course they don't do anything out ol the kindness ot their heart and will charge big bucks for improvements. Besides, would you buy a used spaceship from these men? The appearance of peripheral characters proves the game s authenticity.
Flight is effective, but everything seems a little to clean and metallic to be the desperate and war-ravaged world of Nu-Earth.
If Rogue can survive for long enough to reach the Souther base, ne must then fight through the guards (who are trying to arrest him for desertion) and reach Souther Command and present the evidence of the traitor, who killed his fellow buddies, to the generals There cartoon quality is a nange Maff Evans Blue Moon It's nice to see that people are tak- As the war on the planet Nu-Earth rages on. The Souther scientists have come up with a new force to battle the Nort trooos - the Genetic Infantrymen.
These strange blue-skinned warriors were gene tic alfy created to be the opbmun warriors, with tougher emotions. 20% imoroved strength and aeaoons skd okis total immunity to all cherKaf weapons, which makes it posstte for them to safely walk arouid the surface of NuEarth wrth no oresstze sut Every Gl is implanted with a BioCho. Which records their brainwaves at the port of death. The chip then can be mplanted into a piece of Gl equpment - as long as the operation is earned out withm the minimum bme limit of 60 seconds!
However, disaster befell the Gl troop on their first mission. A traitor m the Souther HQ had given Nort troops the details of the Gl drop, allowing the Norts to wipe out the entire team...except one. That Gl is hunting for the traitor. He is Rogue Trooper.
After the breakout from the Nort base Rogue steals a space-shuttle and races to freedom. The flying is tough and dangerous, with the Norts holding the upper hand. A few good deals with Bland and Brass though, should soon see the errant Gl on the road to victory as invisibility and extra shields can be added to the armoury. It all looks a bit to tidy though, for a world that has been ravaged by chemical warfare.
? Presentation perfectly captures the feel of the comic.
? Tough action makes the game enjoyable but difficult to beat ? Progressive puzzles keep you thinking for a while.
? Package includes 13 issues worth of 2000 AD Rogue Trooper strips.
F" ¦ .. t was a fairly safe bet (you could have bef your knackers) that there were going to be a million and one football simulators 'eleased this year. World Cup fever
- eached a frenzy and the Amiga game which was on the receiving
end of that frenzy was Kick Off II. It would seem, therefore,
to be this side of commercial suicide to ¦elease yet another
footy game, especially after we all overdosed on Gazza and the
boys.
Microprose have decided that there’s room for "just one more upstairs" and have proffered their offering at the door of the Amiga Format offices. So what is it that makes this game any different to the zillion other footy simulators already on the market? As soon as you load the game it becomes obvious that where Soccer Challenge tries to be different is in the graphics department.
Whose the Geezer in the Black?
The game starts with a flying camera view, gliding over the back of the stadium and down on to the pitch. It then pans right and we watch the players jog out of the tunnel and onto the pitch to assume their positions. This is where the animation first hits you.
The jogging of the players is spot on and these are no matchstick sized, three pixels high pinpricks.
The game is viewed from about head height, from behind the players. However, just how much of the pitch you see depends on whether you’ve chosen to play in position or as the whole team. If you choose the in-position mode things can get very frustrating because half the time you’re completely out of shot. This is, however, a more realistic viewpoint than most football games offer.
Considering the realistic graphics, it’s a shame that the scrolling is so bad. When there’s more than three players in shot they start moon- walking all over the place and the scrolling slows down considerably.
As a result it’s hard to concentrate on getting the ball off another player. Another annoying feature is the fact that you can run straight through the other players. I know the Italians try this trick all the time, but in a footy simulator we could do without it!
Taking The Soft Option From the options menu you can either play a World Cup game or a Superleague. The World Cup option enables you to play for one of the 24 sides that made it to Italy this year. The Superleague option consists of all the best teams from around the world - most of whom didn’t make it to Italy. You can also enter your team in place of one of the other sides. Game length times and the standard of the computer- controlled team can be adjusted and you can even enter your own striker’s name.
Practice That’ll Make You Go Blind The practise section of Soccer Challenge is awful. It enables you to spend a few happy minutes trying hopelessly to kick the ball to another player. It’s a completely hopeless task, requiring pinpoint accuracy and exactly the right strength. If you can manage after less than half-an-hour you deserve to be capped. You'll get far better by simply playing the game a couple of times.
Perhaps the most serious failing of the game is the lack of a two player option. It could be argued that very few people actually engage in a head-to-head with a friend, but at least the option is there if you do need it. The game offers no lasting interest and is almost entirely unaddictive.
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CHALLENGE MICROPROSE £24.99 ¦ Joystick I Andy Hutchinson ? Soccer challenge is too slow.
? Doesn't bring anything new to the art of football simulation.
? Graphics are attractive, but scrolling and gameplay is very poor.
? Good looking but low on gameplay.
? Lacks two-player option!
From X5SI, the creators of Test Drive1 "and The Duel: Test Drive II™ Mindscaop and award winning de opers DSI bring a new era of games to your home computer with the f 4D Sports series. Here the 4th Dimension is realism and the action is amazingly real.
4UJIpons Driving lets you loosarin the most amazing test track ever built in the fastest and best cars the wrnff’s motor industry have evefcreated. This is the ultimate proving ground where you can test these super I cars to destruction-literally!
Take your pick from cars lil orsche, Ferrari or Lambourghini and put them through their paces on stunts including the nerve-rackinr 360° loop the loop, jumps, the topsy-turvey tunnels and U pieort stoppin' pipe!
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SCI-CHASE HCUJ OCEAN £24.99 ¦ Joystick, mouse or keyboard L'.., If all crimes were as easy to solve as those in SCI, we'd never have to suffer Nick Ross and Crimewatch again. All the felons in Taito's coin-op world walk about with a large red arrow above their head bearing the word CRIMINAL, which is a bit of a giveaway.
Mind you the two tec's who star in this cops and robbers, car-chase game don’t have it all their own way. While the crooks are easy to spot they ain't easy to catch.
Must be used to the full if the bad guys are to do time. The tactics are simple; go as fast as possible then ram and shoot the crook, side-swiping lame drivers en route.
SCI features an impressively fast red car. Good backgrounds and enough similarity to the arcade
- roadwise - to satisfy any coin-op junkie. The villains are
obvious, but are hard to hit. They are surSCI - Special
Criminal Investigation - takes over where Chase HQ left off.
Two policeman drive, under your command, a special
high-powered car enforcing the law. After they get a call from
Nancy, at Chase HQ, telling them which criminals are about then
it’s race time. With turbos on full, they're off in hot pursuit
along winding roads - ramming the villains into submission.
The boys get a gun this time too, which they use to cut a path
through slower traffic by blowing them up. It's harsh but it's
fair - everyone gets blasted.
60 Seconds to Comply The chase splits into two sections.
First comes the pursuit of the criminal, who has a substantial lead.
Once they are in sight the second section commences: sirens go on, the big red arrow appears and you’ve 60 seconds to ram them off the road. To give the coppers a helping hand, a police chopper drops in a bazooka for some extra firepower. As the damage clocks up - from ramming, gun shots or bazooka shells - a small meter appears on-screen which allows you to gauge your success.
Bazooka and you get a few high- powered shots to take down the criminal with.
SCI went down a storm in the arcades and it has carried its coin- op baggage to the Amiga in full.
Explosions litter the screen and the roads flick by at real speed. You control both the car, turbos and the gun-toting passenger. They rounded by outriders and continually try to sucker pursuers into time consuming errors. The turbos are crazily fast and rate as the high point of the whole show.
Identity Crisis Everything works the way it aught to and looks the way police pursuit games should. There is something missing from SCI however. It lacks any real identity and as such doesn't exactly scream "play me".
That certain something that makes arcade conversions, like Pang and Rainbow Islands (both from Ocean), so compulsive just isn't there.
SCI relies on the need for speed, spiced with a little firepower. For its addictive edge.
Efforts have been made to support the game with loads of digitised speech and curiously violent arrest cameos, but the trimmings can't really make the game.
SCI is fun. But repetitive. The mam improvement to the Chase HQ formula is a gun, and again added firepower doesn’t significantly increase the gameplay quotient. The graphics are good, but there is nothing that makes SCI challenging. Without this SCI is consigned to that jam of car games on the motorway of life.
Trenton Webb ? Impressive graphics and good use of digitised speech.
? Basically Chase HQ with a gun and better pictures.
? Little real gameplay, just speed, bangs and more speed.
? Lacks an addictive edge.
? Thorough arcade conversion that lacks personality.
LINEO There’s chattering machine- gun fire, ear-popping grenade impacts, the clatter of spent cartridges and the thump of bodies hitting the deck, Act fast, you’re in the Line of Fire. Never before has such destructive potential been harnessed by one man.
But never before has one man had to fight such ridiculous odds.
Line of Fire (LOF) brought a new angle to the arcade stand-up ¦ blasts. Panning, like a film camera, the players view swooped around the battleground. The mobile standpoint allowed air, land and river battles to be enacted as players were thrown down valleys, ruins and similar locations, each filled to sardine-standards with trigger- happy enemies.
Most impressive is the panoramic feel that’s straight from the arcade version. On the final ’chopper’ level the whole level spins beneath your feet. Canyons turn to reveal whole corridors lined with soldiers, while on the river section unexpected turns hurl ever more dangers your way. They are not as polished as the original, and it has the occasional slowdown, but they are a strong imitation.
The games pace inspires a sharp intake of breath. When a level's complete, the volume of foes alone ensures this, but there maybe too many health packs for LOF's own good, as there is a bonus at the end of each level, so you never start a level totally knack’ed.
US GOLD £24.99 ¦ Mouse Crate Stuff LOF sends one or two players, and five credits, on an eight-level charge into the charnel house.
They have an unlimited supply of bullets, but limited life and grenades. These can be topped-up by shooting first-aid packs and crates of bombs. All you have to do is blast the bad guys before they do the same unto you.
With a mouse-controlled cursor the impact point of the bullet can be chosen. The left button sends a hail of white-hot lead-death blasting towards the crosshairs. The right button fires a rifle grenade that smart bombs everything on screen.
Mission 8 Escape by helicopter. Fly over hordes ol troops and get shot to pieces. Watch out for unexpected credit loss. Forget killing this is for survival! Keep using the rocket bombs and try to shoot as many health packs as possible!
Fighting all Over the Map “Ugh!” Incoming bullets register with an "ugh!", a flashing damage sign and an energy deduction from your status bar. Incoming rockets can be shot if you're quick enough, but thankfully the enemy never master the same trick.
The enemy win by a process of attrition, because most fall after a single shot. Yet when one dies there's always another eager and ready to take their place; their sights trained on your frail bod.
After blasting through a level you have to take on a particularly tough piece of hardware or bullet merchant. These guys deliver heavier damage and must be hit with everything you’ve got, if you are to reach the post-stage health bonus.
Mission 7 Evade the enemy aircraft. A real toughie, fight a near-indestructible plane and then submarines by the score. The little subs must be shot to stop them firing missiles and then, in between, you must strafe the conning tower of the big sub. Save the grenades for the last level. You are going to need them.
It’s Raining Lead!
The action is fast and the bullets rain down. The graphics mimic their arcade parent as well as any noncustom circuit set could hope to.
The bullet-ridden victims look good, the explosions are bright and the cursor crosshair is readily visible - occasionally, though, the colours are rather odd and the sprites unfortunately tend to look rather blocky. Pity.
Mission 6 Foes await you in the city’s ruins. The dullest level, shoot the guys while they try to hide behind buildings. In two player mode the right hand (player two) gets the short end of the stick as the screen scrolls to the left. He gets all the enemies immediately while player one (left) can wait. Still the easiest level though!
Mission 5 Do-or-die battle in the desert. Running across open ground with troops flooding in from all sides. Look out for the train you have to destroy to destroy.
F FIRE A Stage by Stage Guide.
You have to fight your way around the map in a bid to escape the enemy.
There are eight separate battles to fight. J Two Players + Five Credits = Trouble With two players LOF has a tougher edge. There are the same number of pick-ups regardless of the number of players and only five credits.
So while the solo shooter has enough credits to 'buy through’ the tougher levels, duos compete for the health packs, grenades and extra lives.
Tactically it’s vital to remember that you need only worry about half the screen, because only the enemies in front of your blaster actually shoot at you. This is where the twisting nature of the screen helps LOF leave Op Thunderbolt for dead, as it sweeps you into enemies oaths Expect the unexpected!
The gameplay is largely reliant on the speed of a soldier's shot. Yet careful observation can pay high dividends on the survival front.
Each guardian has a specific weakness and attack pattern, work it out and they soon cease to be troublesome. The abundance of health packs mean that priorities of attack vary from level to level. Sometimes it’s best to kill continuously, at other points it’s advisable to hunt the first-aid kits. It even pays to die in certain circumstances, if you've credits left, to provide a fresh supply of health and grenades.
LOF is good violent fun.
There's absolutely no strategy, no justification for such blatant aggression and no subtlety; just heads down, guns-blastmg action.
LOF lacks staying power, once the game has been completed. This is aggravated the by the game’s leanings towards the easier side of life.
LOF's instant hook, however, cannot be denied. "Exterminate all the brutes," Mr Kurtz once said and he was right, at least about Line of Fire Trenton Webb VERDICT Mission 2 Destroy the enemy jungle base. This mission lets you fight tanks and helicopters for the first time. Watch out for gun towers, they hurt. This is the first really heavy level so make sure you keep shooting the missiles which rip in from all angles. Luckily there are plenty of health packs and grenade crates up for grabs.
Totally senseless violence is back, and is as much fun as ever.
A stand-up shoot-out that leans to the easy side. At long last!
LOF even has gameplay - of sorts.
Some dodgy sprites are balanced by impressive, panoramic, sweeping landscapes.
No staying power but enough hook to shame the Q£2's anchor.
W£' Manby games take us into the future, with a view of the advances in technology and weaponry. It's funny how this weaponry always comes in useful for repelling alien attackers.
In Shockwave the year is 2167 and you are in command of a prison outpost. This acts as a ter minal for transporting criminals to a maximum-security prison colony on the moon. The situation has remained an easy one...up until now that is.
Revolution, Baby!
The exiled Lunar colonists have decided that enough-is-enough and have built four orbiting attack stations. The invading revolutionaries are now closing in on your outpost,
- now designated as the new command centre for Earth's defence.
The game begins in the station as you survey the battle situation in the Control Room. This is where your battle tactics are constructed.
You must protect four sectors: mining, oil-drilling, manufacturing and the military, all vital to your survival: careful planning is required to keep them all on line.
The strategy works well, affecting the shoot-em-up sections and thus adds to the gameplay.
Once you have selected the area you wish to patrol, you can nip-off to the armoury, stock up your ship’s weapons and head-off on your flight.
Turn on, Fly Out, Burn Up You then climb aboard your fighter and fly out over a fast-moving Afferburner-style landscape, with the enemy rushing towards you in 3D, To complete a run you must take out the required number of attackers before your fuel runs out or your ship's shields are destroyed, ending your game.
Tackling the enemy craft is not your only problem, though, there are various pieces of scenery that can take down your shield level.
Avoiding the obstacles while still blasting the target ships is pretty hairy at first, but once you get the knack it's great fun.
Occasionally you will be asked to control a secret mission. This involves flying a drone along a 3D trench avoiding the obstacles along the way. If you reach the end before the timer runs out, the drone ship will explode and destroy the rebel station, forcing them to have to regroup.
If you let the rebels advance too far your command post will be overrun. However if you can survive ten attack waves, then reinforcements will arrive Mafi Evans ? Incredibly fast, arcade- quality 3D graphics.
? Tactical section needs thought - has considerable effect on the outcome of shoot-em-up sections.
? It’s tough to start with, but becomes a compulsive blast.
? Frantic action and involved strategy combine to make a surprisingly playable game.
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Yet occasionally the plot is so ludicrous that only an explanation of the rules makes any real sense. Spindizzy Worlds is one such game, suffering from the same tortured games' logic that puts shops in shoot-em-ups, but is beautifully playable because of it.
So here are the rules (in full): ACTIVISION £24.99 ¦ Joystick
1. You control a probe called GERALD by remote.
2. GERALD looks and behaves like a spinning top.
3. The worlds of Spindizzy must be explored using GERALD.
4. While it explores. GERALD uses fuel continuously.
5. The game is over if GERALD runs out of fuel.
6. GERALD extracts fuel from diamonds by standing on them.
7. The worlds of Spindizzy are littered with diamonds.
8. GERALD can be destroyed by touching aliens, or by falling
either too far or into space.
9. A destroyed GERALD is replaced at the cost of surplus fuel.
10. Spindizzy consists of 32 different planets.
11. The worlds of Spindizzy are full of mazes, ramps and puzzles.
12. Each Spindizzy planet has many different levels.
13. GERALD travels between worlds and levels via teleports.
14. The teleports are only accessible if GERALD has completed a
number of tasks or solved a puzzle.
15. The game is won when all the worlds have been visited.
16. GERALD stands for: Geographical Environmental Reconnaissance
And Land mapping Device.
GERALD - your friendly neighbour hood probe. Acting like a spinning top the Big G goes in the direction that the joystick is pushed. To go faster hit the fire button to stop suddenly hit the spacebar. GERALD is pretty rugged but is destroyed if he falls Into space or from too great a height.
Directional switches ¦ these are a common sight in the Spindizzy Worlds. They are activated by travelling over them in the direction of the arrow. Their colour will then change and the switch will have been flicked. In this ‘Tutorial World' hitting and highlighting all three clauses the central brick in the north west to sink, allowing GERALD to grab the four diamond-fuel crystals.
‘Tutorial World Controlling GERALD is tough. The surface of Spindizzy is shown from an isometric-3D perspective, so joystick commands must mentally be shifted through 45 degrees. To make the probe go in one direction turn the stick that way, to accelerate press fire. To stop, either reverse power or use the instant brake (spacebar). On a level surface with solid edges control would be easy, but the worlds are packed with ramps, pyramids, bridges, moving platforms and gaping gulfs that have to be negotiated.
- Here you are introduced to the various styles of switches,
lifts, ramps and other sundry traps that will make life
difficult for GERALD ' over the next 130 levels. This map
consists of over 24 different screens.
The sound garden • riding QERALD over any of the switches causes pretty sounds to fill the air. The spinning diamond is easily retrieved because there are no puzzles to solve. It’s worth hanging around just fozthe sounds though!
You begin the Tutorial .World in the centre and auast clear all five ‘rooms’ before the exit becomes accessible.
Coloured switches - Most common on the earlier levels and worlds. They generally work in combination. Here the cubes with ariels are fatal to the touch. To make them disappear two of the switches have to be activated and none of the others hit in the process. Here the yellow circle makes the closest cube vanish, and the red square causes the farthest to go, leaving you free to grab the jewels and get the fuel.
This section is the last of this level of Tutorial World. Here slopes are encountered for the first time and judicious use of the fire button throttle is needed to climb the ramps. Collecting the flag and hitting the green switch turns on the green lift at the foot of the entrance archway. This will lift QERALD up onto the roof of the building where the exit teleport (yellow and brown square) sits. If you have colleoted all the fuel on the level then this will transport you to a bonus level.
Lifts - these upwardly mobile platforms litter the Spindizzy Worlds. All these are activated by switches and generally must be turned on, or switched to go In to the correct height. In this example the red square switch in the centre of th® room turns the red liff (top platform) on. This allows you to get up on the platform and grab diamonds.
Before dropping off the platform, hit the green square switch and this will tum the green lift (bottom platform) on, which allows you to get the other fuel crystals.
Buxton Cat World - a daft name for a nasty world. It is mostly a test of close control, because the pathways are all slopes and skidways that have the single aim of landing GERALD in the deadly water-like liquid.
The map - once landed on a world, GERALD can create a rough miniature map of the level. This Is particularly useful on Pyramidea where the steps of the pyramid each constitute a different level, all of which interact.
The fuel crystals are all easily visible, but it’s controlling the spinning GERALD that proves the test, fie has a rather natural tendency to slip all the way down slopes and Into peril.
The rotate keys are essential here.
After selecting which world in the Spindizzy cluster you are going to start on, the probe is then beamed down. When you land there will be one of two tasks awaiting there for you: firstly, the puzzle of finding the correct series of triggers that open a teleport, and secondly a speed challenge to reach teleport before a time limit expires. Either way using the map feature pauses the game and gives you a chance to work out a successful strategy.
Worlds Apart The timed runs are dangerous.
Each world hangs in space, just the way bricks don’t, and one slip can take GERALD over the edge. This destroys the probe and gallons of fuel is used to build another. Puzzle levels usually require that multiple tasks are completed, all in the right sequence. Finding the triggers and the order in which to activate them, though, is down to trial and error.
Luckily GERALD does give clues. If he stands next to an object that has to be manipulated, then the activating factor is shown in his clue window. This tells you what has to be triggered, but not where it is or what has to be done to it. Then, once more you're off following the elimination trail.
The puzzles combine with the control of GERALD to make Spindizzy so playable. It's often all too obvious what has to be done, but it's the doing that proves difficult. Other worlds will have you roaming totally baffled as to what happens next. Solving these prob- . Lems rewards you with another completed level for the saves disk and yet another even more fiendish poser staring you in the face.
Name: Lavalite, Sandy Island, Waterworks, always allow alternative views of where GERALD is sitting with rotate keys. So while you may think you're stuck, at least you can look at the problem four different ways.
The worlds stress the complexity of the apparently simple design. All sculpted out of similar blocks, every new world seems to have a surprise up its sleeve. The variety of surfaces, inclines, aliens, trampolines, lifts and other hazards make control peculiar to each world. The worlds grow harder as you get nearer the heart of the Spindizzy system.
Spindizzy Worlds has more strings to its bow than the straightforward game. Without points there is no obvious drive to play a world again after you've cleared it, so Paul Shirley - the games designer
- has crammed the place with secret levels and bonus worlds.
Then, there is the completion chart which shows just how thorough you've been in collecting all the fuel from certain levels and worlds. To make matters worse many of the worlds are accessible only after you've cleared planets on the periphery of the system. And you wouldn’t want to go starting a new world with a badly damaged GERALD from a world that you can reach all ready.
Bigger Than a Very Big Thing The whole game exudes bigness.
The number of worlds in itself is almost daunting, but when the number of levels within each of them is considered then the brownie points start to roll in. A sense of the games size and complexity is felt when the first of the harder worlds is attempted. The map for a single level scrolls to four or five screens and they are all tied together by the puzzles. A switch in one corner activating a lift on the far side allows you to jump on to a trampoline over some lava in the centre... The success of this puzzle-con- trol game is dependent on how visible all the elements required to solve it
are. The graphics, while all on a theme related to the worlds' result is a challenge that is both frustrating and addictive. Players growing skill in control of GERALD has been well judged in the increasing difficulty of worlds. The chance to replay levels is also refreshing, in these long-dark days when restart points seem to be getting further under the guise of gameplay.
Features have been added, since the original made its mark on the Specoes, which enhance the game and use the Amiga to the full. It was a good concept then, but it had to wait for the Amiga before its potential could be fully exploited (the ST had flick screens not a scroll). Now GERALD’S time has come, and it is time to really explore those Spindizzy Worlds.
Trenton Webb GERALD Grows Up Fiendish puzzles, curious worlds and heaps of gameplay have been crammed into the project. The TTTTTIn Absolutely-enormous galaxy of different puzzle planets.
Vast scope for skill development in the control of GERALD.
Intensive gameplay is alive and well and living on the Spindizzy Worlds.
Wonderfully odd music and brilliantly simple graphics.
Puzzles so tricky they'd make Einstein wince.
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After last issue's review of the official arcade conversion of Pang, along :omes Demonware's 'interpretation' of the harpoon-and-bubble romp, this time set in the cold depths of outer space rather than the world's top tourist spots.
You’ve Got the Power You play an astronaut who is trapped in a group of galaxies far away from Earth. You must travel between 100 of these galaxies collecting tokens to buy a section of a huge space ship capable of getting you back home.
This would be a doddle if it was just a matter of hopping to a new world and picking up your token, but things are never that easy, are they? In order to escape the current galaxy, you must use a Demonware Software Business £24.95 ¦ Joystick powerful harpoon to clear the zone of asteroids, thus making it safe to transport to the next area.
Occasionally, you may uncover an additional power-up to help you in your task, from double-shot weapons, via time freezers to double-barrelled laser guns.
Despite these helpful items, completing the later levels is extremely difficult. At times the gameplay seems to throw up an annoying quirk, such as the frustrating habit the asteroids have of flying straight down narrow gaps at high speeds, making them almost impossible to dodge. Couple this with the difficulty encountered when making the player climb and walk off ladders and you’ve got a hefty task ahead of you, in fact completing anything after level 80 requires near superhuman timing not to mention extreme patience!
If you have a friend who's into the idea of travelling through space armed only with a harpoon, then you can compete against each other on the same screen. If one player dies, then the other continues playing m an attempt to reach the end of the level and claim all the bonus for themselves.
SNAPPY SOUNDTRACK If you're a hardened shoot-em- up fan. Then you may find Ooops Up enjoyable for a while, and once you get into the gameplay there are 100 levels to tackle before the game is completed Matt Evans So where does a game about asteroids, platforms and harpoons get a name like Ooops Up? Well this question is answered simply by turning up the game's sound, since throughout the proceedings an instrumental version of Snap's cover version of Oops Upside Your Head' plays.
Remember the tide of the single. That's right! Ooops Up!
Demonware's next project also has a Snap tie-in. This time with their first hit The Power'. Should be interesting.
Fast arcade action is good fun to begin with.
Inventive two-player mode provides an interesting method of competition.
100 increasingly difficult levels will require some playing until the game is completed.
The colourful graphics are backed up with a superb rendition of Snap's Ooops Up.
A few annoying quirks make the game frustrating at times.
Not an especially original idea which unfortunately is a pale imitation of the original game.
Fs Kerplunk meets Tetris. It’s a puzzle game that will have mice squeaking under the pressure and your eyes screaming out for the Optrex. It's another load of balls. It’s Pick 'n' Pile!
Pick ‘n’ Pile's the name, piling and picking’s the game. Three different coloured balls drop from the skies and the aim is to stack them into similarly hued piles. Everything on screen can be picked with a mouse click and moved into a pile with a second click.
I Once they are neatly stacked the balls will disappear, as long as the pile touches the floor and there’s nothing blocking the top.
Each screen has a set number of balls, blocks and various other bits that drop at the start of the game.
You must clear the screen of spheres before the time runs out.
So, as soon as it starts to rain down with balls, move the mouse into overdrive and get stacking.
Multiplier - multiplies K- score when used in I**’ St St St it St St St St St S' Score - raw points ready for collection (use with multipliers).
Diamond - point city: Egg timer - gives extra time (use with multipliers for best effect).
Flowerpot - just plain annoying.
Brick - useful for building stack guides.
PICK1 PILE UBI Soft ¦ £19.99 Mouse The problem with balls... The first problem pickers encounter is the balls, being spheres of course they don’t just stand around on top of each other but do their darnedest to roll off. If they are to stay in a stack long enough to vanish they must be supported either by other balls or by the building blocks that fell down with the spheres. Using the blocks, chutes can be built which allow faster clearance and enable the maximum points potential to be wrung from each level.
Naturally it wouldn’t be much fun just clearing screen after screen of balls, so those cunning French chappies have dreamed up millions of ways to make life sheer hell! Firstly there are flowerpots that refuse to be budged and small fires that grow into stack-stifling infernos. Nastiest of all, though, are the time demons, because when they touch the floor time passes twice as fast as normal - which isn’t good news.
AmuM, frustrate and bemuse Puzzle games are odd beasts, amusing by frustrating and bemusing. Their appeal lies in throwing new, more complex, permutations of the original formula out as the levels progress. Clipping seconds off the time limit is no substitute and yet that is all Pick ’n’ Pile seems to offer in the later - nearly impossible - stages.
Diamonds ara a game’s best friend On the positive side P'n’P is designed to send hi-score freaks mad with points-collecbng avarice.
Bonus-multiplying wildcard pieces litter the spherical rain, as do fat lumps of pure score just waiting to be collected. Use these well and, as your stack disappears, a diamond replaces it. For every twenty gems collected, players get masses of points and another life.
Manipulating the stacks while under pressure from the clock, though, is monstrously tough.
Screen follows screen, introducing various new nasties plus different designs for both background and balls. Yet there is essentially a lack of variety. Once you have mastered the art of containing time demons and fires, there is only the clock to beat.
P'n’P guarantees, initialy, highspeed mouse action as you try to predict what moving a ball from the base of that pile will do for point scoring opportunities. Yet as levels progress it's the clock's miserly nature and the abundance of spheres that make life harde' Trenton Webb VERDICT ? Frustrating but challengi- ing. Good variety in the colourful graphics with the backgrounds and bads changing every five The frantic edge hooks you to begin with, but is frittered away over too many similar levels.
Time limits are used to make life hard, not the gameplay.
Weird sound effects sit comfortably with such an abstract concept 71% Small Craft Prepare for a storm Of bullets.
Gunboat.”Eight tons of U.S. Navy firepower crammed into a 31 ft. Hull.
Climb aboard an authentically detailed river patrol boat (PBR) and get a lst-person perspective from 4 battle stations The fastest, most agile arsenal ever to turn 29 knots up a jungle nver experience the intensity of deadly, close-quarters, full- ____ throttle combat.
Uncoil twin M60 machine guns and grenade launchers on renegade Viet Cong, Panamanian rebels and the murderous Colombian drug cartel.
Now you're at . The helm, j ' Accolade's I Gunboat i lets you They're all on die river. Waiting Polygon-fill animation and bit-map graphics immerse you in the steamy reality of 3 sweltering combat zones.Twenty missions lie ahead, in countries where the mortar fire is as thick as mosquitoes.
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"3 LA' It was in a land, long, long ago, in a time where evil dragons roamed the countryside, spreading terror wherever their dark shadows carried them, when bold, dashing knights rescued fair maidens by the dozen. Remember it? Well, this game is nothing like that. So before we go any further I must issue a public warning: do not read on if you get easily offended or if you haven't seen at least one episode of Brookside.
Blue Lipstick You take on the role of Ranx, a cybergenetic organism. He is a big lad with a rather large problem: blue lipstick! Even worse though, the world is becoming more and more unstable as fushia sickness and psychoplague are ravaging towns and cities, claiming victim after victim. There is no known vaccine to this cruel malady. In the White House there is total panic, because this strange illness has claimed a new victim, none other than the President of the United States of America.
Your mission will take you from Rome to New York, along the way punching camp looking men in leather suits, killing friends and tossing grenades as you go, all with no apparent connection to the plot. If this sounds good heartless fun. That s because it is. Everybody can be hit or kicked, even the small dogs who foul the pavement. This is how Ranx tries to save the world, travelling to various locations, questioning people who may know a cure for this sickness that's causing the world s population to sprout purple spots and then die.
Comic Element The graphics are colourful and do fheir job. With a strong comics' element obvious immediately.
Ladies of dubious profession strike out with whips if annoyed, while the old granny clubs you with her walking stick if you try to rearrange her bone structure. The comics emulated. Though, are the adult French brand not the Dandy. The sprites are large and move reasonably well across the scenery but the scrolling is poor, jerking along at the end of each screen.
The sound, on the other hand is excellent, with an unusual guitar tune during the intro and in the game s sound effects, the best of these include: smashing windows, cars driving off, people getting thumped-up by Ranx and a wonderful chainsaw buzz. The best of them all by far, though, comes into play when you enter a hotel or a subway, because the street and outside noises continue at a lower volume. This creates a real sense of atmosphere that is lacking in so many adventures these days.
Ranx, has about as much lasting interest potential as an ice-cream parlour at the North Pole. Its easy to control with three core attacks: Punch, mgh-kick and low-kick One move usually kills most opponents.
~- ese limits impose a greater bur- :e_ cr the menu-style 'action' c- ,e- "his is tncky to use and :~e'5 few modes of true 'espouses outside those preset in tne games structure So you either follow tne totally correct route or you get nowne'e Nothing, save the plot, can oe discove-ea about the world which the curious android character inhabits, wtncn s a pity as there seems obvious scope for some blatant silliness.
Martin Tompkins 1’iii hi ? Outrageous, adult, comic humour that will amuse or offend depending on sensibility.
? Brilliant use of background sound.
? Average sprites, bad scrolling and irritatingly limited icon system.
? A long adventure with too many similar scenes to hold the attention.
? Beat-em-section features too few fighting moves.
.rilr V fi Jr. Vafc mYJhhVi Mmer dicty After their conversion ol the cutesy-arcade puzzle game Plotting. Ocean have released an Amiga version of another Taito coin-op in the form of Puzznic. As with most puzzle games there is no plot to speak of
- the game is just a straight out- and-out brain-taxer.
PUZZN 1C Ocean £24.99 ¦ Joystick New Blocks For The Kids The point of the game is to put together matching blocks so that they explode; they are then removed from the level. This simple idea starts off easily enough, with simple formations consisting of pairs of blocks. All you have to do is slide them together and bingo, a nice clear level. The problems start when you need to destroy blocks of three at a time and work out how to bridge gaps with other blocks. Still with me? No? Well then just follow the example at the top and bottom of the page Maff Evans PUZZNIC - THE CHALLENGE We thought it
would be a good idea to get some real celebrities to have a play-off of this challenging puzzle game. So who would be the most apt people to ask? We Invited the renowned genius Albert Einstein and master cubist Pablo Picasso to test their abilities at block manoeuvring.
Unfortunately, it appears that they're both dead, so thafs that sketch knackered.
? The puzzles start off easy enough to get you into the game, but soon get more difficult, requiring you to use all your brain power.
? The presentation is bright and cheery, capturing the colourful look and jaunty sound of the coin-op to a tee.
? Completing each task is a challenge, but there aren’t really enough levels to keep you interested for too long.
? Simple and addictive.
Gameplay is great fun while it lasts, but the fact that the appeal may drop off means that Puzznic just misses a Format Gold.
94 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY I 99 1 Somewhere in the desolate and freezing wastes of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Kola Peninsula, a Soviet battle fleet is lurking, ready to pounce on its prey.
As NATO Task Force Commander you must deploy your fleet of submarines, ships and aircraft to locate, engage and defeat the Kremlin’s finest.
Produced by LARRY BOND the Naval Analyst. HARPOON portrays the superpower's final confrontation Now it suptoyou.
With graphics that make everything else look like finger painting and an arsenal of weaponry that comes up to your armpits HARPOON S non-stop action.
Relentless intensity and chilling responsibility will leave you gasping It's more than a mere game - it's a current event!!
Available now on PC.
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1-1 n . I mmsmmr..... t KJMMA a f (G - j MASTERBLAZER A few years ago, a strange future sport game appeared on the 8-bit machines called Ballblazer. The game won a huge amount of critical acclaim and went on to become a huge success.
The game is based around an mter-galactic competition which takes place in a specially created arena built on an asteroid.
Each match is between two players driving 'rotofoil' craft, either human or computer-con- trolled, on a large, fast-moving, checkered playing field. At either end of the pitch is a pair of 'goal- beams' which move across the width of the pitch. The idea is to catch and fire the hovering ball lor 'plasmorb') between the goal- beams. A goal scores one, two or three points depending on the dis- Rainbow Arts £24.99 ¦ Joystick tance of the shot. The challenge is to achieve a 'shut-out', that is beat your opponent ten points to ml before the timer runs out.
Matches can either be played as a one-off, or as a tournament comprising of eight players, any number of which can be human or computer-controlled.
Match of the Century The gameplay is simple once you've got used to the strange movement of the rotofoils (they snap at 90 degree intervals to face the ball), and once you get stuck in, it's quite an enthralling sport. If you start off by playing the lower- level droids, then you will soon be able to score a quick shut-out, but move up to a droid-nine opponent and the challenge is much more heated. But even if you get tired of the standard game, then you can go for a straight speed test. This section has you racing another rotofoil along a track littered with sets of beams and plasmorbs, the
idea being to inflict ten points of damage on your opponent. The goalbeams restore tost energy and the balls stow your craft down, damaging the hull on impact.
THE MASTERBLAZER SECTIONS SINGLE MATCH Play a single head-to-head match against a human or any level droid.
TOURNAMENT.
Up to eight players can take - place in a knockout competition.
PLAYER DATA • For tech-heads, here are the •*" statistics on the game equipment.
DEMO • A brief explanation of the game and the equipment.
If you manage to score a shut- out in record time against a level-nine droid, then you can put RACE • Run a bump 'n' smash race against a single opponent your name up into the highest rank- ng Masterbiazers of all time.
Masterbiazer is an example of a classic that has aged and travelled well onto the Amiga.
Matt Evans ? Super-fast moving graphics and well produced sound give the game an impressive appearance.
? The simple gameplay is easy to get into, but difficult to master.
? The tournament option allows you to bring in friends and play a highly- competitive contest.
? The additional race game gives you the chance to take a break from the main game and burn off energy by smashing your opponent.
Yah!
A superb example of how to update and improve an old 8-bit game.
Nuke 'em high, has taken on a whole new meaning.
Someone is peddling a new designer drug on the streets of Detroit, known as Nuke, it is a narcotic so addictive that it makes crack look like sherbet. Luckily, for all those citizens of the Big D who don't like injecting chemicals straight into their jugular, Robocop is on the case.
Tin Head has found out where the evil drug lord and total nutter Cain is based. Level one sees Robo' bashing his way into the drug factory, confiscating Nuke and liberating hostages while he’s about it. This takes the form familiar to Robocop I fans, with the action seen from the side. Later levels centre on target ranges and puzzles. The game follows the plot of the film, covering Robocop's memory loss, memory retrieval and final showdown with Cam - the drug- pushers brain now having been transferred into a mutated ED 209 battlechasis - who has become known as Robocop 2.
Nuke Kids on the Block Meanwhile, back at the factory, life is getting heavy. Robocop moves the way a robot should - slowly.
Which is very authentic but dangerous. He can walk, crouch and fire, swinging his arm around to shoot in five different directions - he cannot shoot straight down however.
Jumping between platforms and onto lifts is more difficult than it would be with a human sprite. It seems OCP could only find a set of diagonally-jumping motors when they knocked Robocop together. If Robo' wants to trash something directly in front of him then he can punch, but if, for some reason, a hostage is standing next to him shooting is ill advised.
As the Man-in-the-Can powers through the 'side on levels' power- ups pop out of the scenery and drop from the sky. Bashing Coke machines generally earns Robocop a can of refreshing, health-giving, pop - that doesn’t look at all like ‘the real thing'. By shooting fuse boxes the iron-clad lawman receives canisters of Nuke that suspiciously refresh him.
In an interesting twist for part of the first level, picking up 'Coke cans' is actively discouraged, which is a problem as they fall like rain at this point. As Robo" flies skyward on a hover lift, collecting power-ups throws him off. Negative cans, which reverse motion and lose time, leave him on the lift but take their toll.
Face Death Robocop is a tough game. The time limits are tight and the enemies are plentiful. Robocop is as vulnerable as ever, with only three lives which are represented by faces. Helmeted Robocops are lives you have left and bare-faced Murphy's show the number of deaths deaths. His energy is represented by another ’Coke’ can that gets crushed as his energy is eroded. The diagonal jumping makes life harder than it should be, but they form a constant pattern that is brought into play on the latter stages of level one and the other three ’sideways’ levels, allowing him to change
direction whilst he is in flight.
OCEAN £24.99 ¦ Joystick The graphics for Robocop 2 are yards, nay miles, better than they were in Robo' 1. Here he's large, mean and metallic. The supporting cast have a familiar look about them. The foes are reminiscent of Batman in their behaviour, while Midnight Resistance overtones keep popping up. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as they are better looking than ever before, with more deadly moves.
Robocop Re-mix A remixed movie tune accompanies the game and in the heat of battle some hefty explosions are let rip.
The relentless regeneration of enemies and the range of firepower-ups on offer (five-way scatter guns, three-way shots) guarantees that there is no let-up on the noise front.
A powerful movie conversion.
Robocop 2 does though, exhibit some really annoying traits. The lack of restart points is highly frustrating, so too is his insistence on staying crouched until told otherwise. Worse still, on the sideways shoot-out levels, the rate at which the criminals regenerate is sickening. Robocop struggles from can to can eeking out his energy, but the villains are replaced almost instantly. Logically Robocop should suffer no damage from touching Robocop is attacked Despite his armoured exterior A hostage cries for help, from above. Luckily Robo' still takes damage If he Robo' can rescue him by
our tin hero can fire touches a villain. The fact the touching the poor chap, in five directions, perp li blasting him in the besides the Coke machine including up! Back doesn't help either. Contains a tin of energy.
I I To reach the upper level Robocop will need to use the lift, leaving himseH exposed to enemy fire.
I 1 00 AMIGA FORMAT JANUARY 1 99 1 felons, If anything they should die.
Yet despite his ultra-tough metal skin, any contact with a criminal loses him considerable amounts of his energy. It may be a computer- game convention, but it doesn’t suit the character.
On the Reservations These reservations aside, Robocop is a well thought out and coded game that should only be taken on by hardened walk-and-shoot veterans. The graphics are full of character and capture the dark, moody atmosphere of the movie, especially when the shooting starts. The structure, unfortunately, is slightly predictable, following very much the same pattern as Batman and Robocop 1, but then all three movies were remarkably similar too and software houses can only work with the material they are given, which is the problem with a licenced proiect.
Ocean have a sure-fire hit on their hands here. The game could stand up and be counted without the benefit of the licence which simply hammers home the game's good points. Fans of the film will not be displeased, as Robocop is littered with digitised stills and Robo-samples. Other players will have fun blasting and bashing the criminals on the streets of Detroit too. Ultimately however, the twitchy controls and other minor gripes combine to rob Robocop ot the classic game mantle, reducing it to the status of merely good.
This fact is made all the more annoying because it has obviously plenty of potential that is just simply not realised, which is a shame.
Trenton Webb ? Graphics capture the feel of the movie.
? Regenerating villains are monumentally annoying.
? A touch formula in overall game design?
? Sound effects and music are excellent.
? Twitchy controls rob Robo' of classic status.
Fe.Y. 'L'U JerStlf dicfJfr' ROBOCOP 2: A LAWMAN’S LIFE IS NOT A QUIET ONE After being hit by a power-up the 'Metal'politan' policeman falls to the base of the hover-llft section. He can still shoot and score points, but valuable time and energy are lost.
He'll now have to remount the lift and start the climb one more time.
As Robocop flies skyward power- ups rain down from the ceiling.
These must be dodged, because although beneficial, they send him - falling back to Earth, 'power-downs’ leave him on the platform but have their proper effect: time loss and reverse control.
JpjjjD' Floating on the hover lift Robocop is ' a sitting (well standing) duck. The . Lift travels at a uniform speed but ‘ can be directed from left to right.
“These guys are easy meat though.
Shooting the oil-drum Another lift, another produces another hostage. To the right how- You can leap on fire engines to avoid bullets, the villains can do the same. So keep spraying those shots.
Con of Nuke for the ever Is the hover lift that will collection, which carry the lawman upwards also provides energy, and to nest set of rooms.
DIGITAL INTEGRATION £24.99 ¦ Joystick and Mouse Two years ago, Digital Integration made their mark with the flight-sim hit F16 Combat Pilot, Now they're back again with a new game, ATF II, but unlike its predecessor it’s centred around a fictitious aircraft from the 21st century, the Advanced Tactical Fighter, Your mission is to fly your ATF through a collection of missions, attacking ground, sea and airborne targets until your opponent is vanquished. To make this difficult, the enemy is a real, dynamic force that grows in size as you progress through the game. You may be busy taking hits
off him in one area: winning great battles and destroying his resources, only to find m another, at the end of the mission, he has been busy carving up your homelands.
Playing the game is simple.
There is little of F-l 6 Combat Pilot's detail and complex systems.
Top-ish Gun Instead, you have only the most basic functions: weapons selection, a map, flight readouts and an automatic "Ariadne's Thread" that guides you to your next target.
These systems are easy to get to grips with and require minimal setting-up (with the mouse) leaving you to concentrate on the important |ob of engaging the enemy.
The enemy comes in two distinct forms: fighter planes, which track in from the front or rear and flak, ground-based artillery fire, which blooms up into the sky as you approach the more strategic targets. To fight the planes you need to use the RL (roll) button on the console to flip you up-and-over and VT (vectored-thrust) to jump back behind them.
Normally the danger is increased by the enemy's liberal use of missiles which you must |am (by pressing the Missile Alert button when it flashes). If you can make it through this kind of hassle, the flak is not too much of a problem. As it isn't guided and you can dodge your way through it.
Engage Target Locking on to targets is another simplification of old F-l6 Combat Pilot tricks. Providing you have the correct air-to-ground weapon armed, a small square box on the HUD will show you the chances of a hit. When a diamond is overlaid on the box, the missile is locked-on and can be released with a good chance of target destruction.
Some targets are better-off just damaged, as your troops will be able to use that location to strengthen your resources, but you have little control over this element of the gameplay.
ATF II uses a combination of 3D-filled vector-graphic techniques (similar to those used in Falcon, F29 and F-l6) and standard bitmap sprites more common in road-race games. The overall effect is smooth, but not altogether convincing the reason being that you tend to feel a bit constrained by the repetitive attack patterns and the lack of ground detail.
Musically ATF II has a really solid, basic theme which is quite exciting in a Thunderbirds Top Gunny sort of way. The effects however do not help to convey the action and thrill of really "being there", and so falls into the standard mode of machine-guns, engine whine and politely rumbling explosions Neil Jackson ? After the spectacular F-l 6 Combat Pilot, ATF II is a bit of a let down.
? It's an airborne version of OutRun, with a similar lack of gameplay.
? It's enjoyable for the first few games. Your interest in it will soon wane though.
? Buy it if you enjoyed Space Harrier, forget it if F-l6 was your bag.
74% ARMOUR-GEDDON PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Post-Holocaust: A power crazed entity desires control of earth. They develop an energy beam and intend to bounce it off a custom-built satellite back to earth . All unprotected life will be wiped out.
You select and control up to six diverse hi-tech vehicles at once in a race against time to seek and destroy enemy power lines and eventually knock out their beam generator.
Build up your arsenal by collecting enemy resources to help develop and create your own new weapon systems.
Featuring a sophisticated head-to-head serial link enabling ‘being-there’ realism between two players.
Armour-Geddon: Strategy and simulation synthesized to perfection.
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» 9 types of comer kicks with full control of shot power. Long and short throw ins.
Team selection from a squad of 16 with substitution and a choice of tactics.
AMIGA & ST £19.99 EXP. AMIGA £24.99 IBM (AT & XT Turbo. EGA & VGA) £24.99 CBM 64 - SPECTRUM - AMSTRAD £9.99, £14.99 League and cup competitions with Extra Time, Injury Time and sudden death penalty shoot outs.
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Red and yellow cards. 16 different referees, injury time and a host of features to create an atmosphere for a game which is real fun lo play.
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NEW COMPUTER EXPRESS - Computer football event of the year.
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- Bring Back The Glory Days.
His success depends on his playing skills on the pitch and managerial skills in devising winning tactics, aquiring the right players from the transfer market and building a team worthy of the highest honours.
• Unique facility to design and implement your own tactics.
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The Player Manager brings the every day realities of a manager's life, his talents as a manager and a player, his triumphs and his failures into a sharp FOCUS.
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THE FINAL WHISTLE Amiga - ST £12.99 (Rel. Nov.) Two extra kits.
Look at any player stats, (attributes and skill) before selectln Totally new comer kicks with full control of the power, height an the ball.
Enhanced throw ins and penalty shots.
Provision to flick the ball in the air and do a blinding header or a spectacular overhead kick.
New two players team mode. Player 1 in position or nearest to the ball and player 2 in position or keeper.
Linesmen and referee on the pitch.
A new player attribute FLAIR. A player with a high level of flair will try a solo attempt at the goal.
4 new pitches - Wembley - Icy - Muddy • Non-League And Lot s More WINNING TACTICS (£6.99 - Rel Nov) - A collection of tactics for use in Player Manager or K02 with full explanations.
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TELEPHONE No-. 0322 92513 18 FAX No. 0322 93422 MASTERBLAZER Takes 3D sports action to a new height of realism.
A sequel to the illustrious Ballblazer by Lucasfilm games, Masterblazer utilises the advanced capabilities of 16 bit machines to create another classic.
A high speed space age soccer game is played using ultra-fast, responsive hovercrafts in the splendour of futuristic scenarios or you can hurtle round a race track full of obstacles.
* Arts It's a shame isn't it? There you were resigned to another
day or two of quiet relaxation and holographic snooker, when
you get the call. It seems some guy on a far-off planet has
decided he's going to hold the world to ransom and anyone who
argues with him is going to have to go without tea!
You work for the "Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters”, in fact you're their top agent. Consequently you've been parcelled off to do the dirty on Mr Nasty.
BAT Is a graphic adventure.
Having said that it's quite unlike any graphic adventure you're likely to have played thus far. The reason for this is the complete reliance on mouse control for getting the game played. BAT uses a system called ‘active icons' which need little interpretation and are very intuitive. For example, when you need to speak to someone you simply move the icon over the person and it'll change to a speech-bubble. Then you simply click on the right message in the on-screen list and the person will answer... hopefully.
UBI SOFT £29.99 ¦ Mouse Of Life, Love and Aliens There are some very weird beings on the planet. What's more you can shoot them, chat with them or even engage in a little rumpy-pumpy.
Occasionally someone will pick a fight with you, so you'd better be ready for it when it comes. The fight sequences are a case of picking your weapon and letting loose a few bullets in the person's general direction. You also have the chance to run away... if you see the hills run in completely the opposite direction. You'll receive a similar response when you want to chat to someone. They'll either tell you to go stick your head in a vat of acid or offer you some information - for a price - about Vragnor (that's Mr Nasty) or the city of Merrigo where you're based.
A Very Comic Scenario BAT plays like a comic book. You travel around the world by moving the mouse pointer over an entrance or a street. If you can enter somewhere or plod down a road an arrow will appear and you simply click on it. Another window will then open up, showing the scene you're now in. Sometimes you might have four scenes on screen at once, so you really get a feel of having gone somewhere.
When you need to use a machine or perform an action on someone or something, a different icon will appear. For example at certain points you'll need to use the videophone. To do this you click on the machine, insert your credits card and type in the number. If you've dialled correctly a face will appear and you can engage in a little conversation with them. All you do to eat is head for the nearest fast food joint, insert your card and choose your meal.
B. O.B. You’re a Fine Strap ’Oh Me Lad Don’t get the impression
that your in this strange land on your own.
Nope, you have a nice little trick up your sleeve - literally - who goes by the name of BOB.
BOB is a computer, sorry he's a Bidirectional Organic Bioputer who's built into your arm. He can do a lot of tasty tricks which prove to be extremely useful. For example he can slow down your heart-beat when you’re sleeping so you get a nice rest. If you don't understand the aliens then slip your BOB into translation mode and he’ll interpret for you. You can also program BOB. For example you can have him detect when there's a killer droid in the vicinity, whilst stepping up your heart-beat to something close to a vein-busting, adrenaline-pumping rate.
It’s Well Wicked Man BAT is great. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the game and start to annoy the citizens of Selema.
One of the best features, though, is the fact that there's no set route through the game. You can deduce, stumble on and wring all and sundry out of people, clues about what's happening with Vragnor. Andy Hutchinson znnE ? BAT would make a welcome addition to any Amiga gamester's library.
88% ? It would suit adventurers just as much as shoot- em-up fetishists.
? Gameplay is easy and the plot interesting.
? More fun than a really, really fun thing.
Ife s tough being brought p up on the streets. No | HR friends, no toys, no entertainment. So, to get out of the rut, wm s R E fc what do you do? You join a gang, strap on some serious protection.
Lm hr HOCKEY arm yourself with a pair of steel roller-boots and a large stick, and go and play hockey.
Street Hockey has five players on each side. A goalie, two defenders and two attackers (or forwards, if you want to be genteel). Speed is of the essence in the game; the ball can't be knocked out of bounds owing to the concrete sides of the court, so play continues until the time is up. It’s so fast, furious and trendy they made a soft-drinks commercial about it.
Sluggish The speed and action doesn't come across in this game. There are a number of plays which you can select. These are similar to American Football tactics. They don't, however, seem to make a great deal of difference and almost seem to use up memory which would be better employed elsewhere. Instead of having exciting pace and hectic gameplay, Streef Hockey is slow and jerky.
The views of the pitch are not very clear, and the graphics aren't extra-special anyway. But combine this with the sluggishness of the controls and the arthritic screen Gonzo Games £24.99 ¦ Joystick updates and there isn't a great deal towards redressing the balance, for anyone to get worked into fever Basically, the game isn't fast, com- pitch about. Petitive to play, rewarding to watch MANHATTAN Yo, dudes (and so forth). If you's gonna be cool at this game, man, you gotta get yo'selves to and from the venues with style. There's sixteen parks downtown, an' yo' team gotta hustle theirselves
across the mean streets from one park to another, to play diffrent teams. It sho' ain't easy, cos there's automobiles an' yeller cabs crawling all over. Git the team to the right park at the right time, an' yo' ain't gonna lose no street cred.
Get any one of yo' team hit by a vee-hicle, an' yo' opponents gonna dis you out, man. You's gonna be laughin' stock, and yo' boyz ainl gonna give, their, all. So jus' do it right, man!
The sound is as good as you'd or particularly exciting. Pity, ever want, but doesn't go very far James Leach THE VIEW FROM THE STREET VERDICT ? Street Hockey does have some style.
? Toing and froing on the NY streets is largely irrelevant.
? Good attention to detail surrounding the game.
? There isn't enough speed, clarity and gameplay within it.
? Even taking into account you're supposed to be on roller-skates, the controls don't respond very well to joystick movements.
? The computer’s choices about who you should be controlling are awful.
44% The main display shows the goal- The arrow denotes the position of Each of the four panels to the keeper's view. He is the player the ball (usually a crushed soft- sides of the overhead view are you are currently controlling. It is drinks can). The views of the other players on possible to let the computer Central is the overhead view, your team. At any time during select which player it thinks you This is useful for helping you play you can hit FI to F4 and should be commanding as the extricate yourself from the mess switch to one of these players, game progresses (a la Kick Off). The
computer has landed you in. The only problem is that the dis- The selections the computer Scores are shown in the bot- plays are too small for you to makes are awful; you don't get to tom left and bottom right of the clearly discern what is happen- play the team member best posi- screen and the clock, counting ing. Thus switching to another boned for a decent shot, because down, is in the centre, below the player is largely a matter of get- it will swap to someone else first. Overhead display. Bng bored with the current one.
Amiga Alan ST Commodore 64 Amslrad CPC Take the challenge! The evil Death Adder has kidnapped the King and t rffeiatitci and is lurking in his lair with Ihe precious Golden Axe. Only you can 'rescdeIhe ;* rulers of the Land of Yuria and set Ihcir pedMjfe. Y But can you battle through the six levels of this aetiop-pajjpB'quesHM is faitUu to the ci i-op original! Use magic to blast your 3*my, ftishdnd hack witfiyolir trust wcdp«£i -or climb onto the bac$ of ahmdveatfepg Bi arnan to deal death to the foe.
Spectrum Available on Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore Spectrum and Amstratf CPC
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1990 16 Portland Road London W11 4LA mum NIGHTSHIFT US GOLD ¦
£24.99 ¦ Joystick Heath Robinson affair. All the actual making
is done by one huge machine, lovingly known as the Beast. The
Fixit's job is to turn the right knobs, throw the right
switches, pull the right plugs and repair any broken bits to
make the machine produce what it is told.
This could be Darths, Troopers or Yodas. Anything Lucasfilmy in fact, even Zak McKracken’s.
Fred or Fiona, after being set their evening task by the manager, appear in the heart of the machine. The Beast is in fact little more than one huge series of platforms that the workers leap around to get the machine producing the right sort of toys, assembled in the right order and in the right colour.
Fred’ll Fixit The various functions that the Fixit couple are asked to perform include peddling a bike to get the generator generating, lighting fires to keep the boilers boiling, plugging leaks to stop them leaking and switching switches to make sure that all the toys are conveyed along the right conveyor belts. Otherwise you’ll find Darth Vader’s with two heads and no bodies, or mixed in colour with blue bodies and red heads. And the IML Corp deal with inefficiency by sacking employees.
The Beast is a glorious piece of graphic invention, a multicoloured melange of wheels and cogs that interact to create toys.
The machine is the heart of the puzzles and therefore the game.
You are never told what has to be done in the right order to get the Beast running, it's a matter of trying to fix everything. Then, if a number of toys start to pop out of Get a job. An anthem of the Thatcher years, this is the axiom behind the latest Lucasfilm US Gold tie-up: Nightshift. Fred and Fiona Fixit have sent in their applications to the Lucasfilm sound-alike Corporation: Industrial Might and Logic. They want to be part of the production line that churns out all those cute Darth Vader and Storm Troopers dolls.
The Fixit couple are accepted for a trial period and this is where you step into help them. The IML production line is an antiquated the top, it’s up to you to make sure they get assembled correctly on the way down.
Kill that Lemming!
Of course everything is far from staid in the world of work, every now and again Cliff or Jodee Lemming leap out and try to sabotage the evenings efforts and must be chased off with hoovers or Venus fly traps. The machine regularly cranks down and the mix-ups get ever more comical as the wrong switches are turned in an attempt to get this show back on the rails.
With a quickly burning candle to represent the time left on that night's shift, this is a game of panicked trail and error, the cuteness hyping the whole affair way past the normal puzzle challenge levels. It’s original and totally enioyable, not at all like a night's work. A factor that is only enhanced with the introduction of humourous and flexible characters who mirror real life working people, le the Foreman, the lemmings, to a tee.
Trenton Webb HEART OF THE MACHINE The machine at the heart of Nightshift’s mayhem is known as The Beast. Now you can see why!
.7... If':, rv a ¦ m V ¦ V- - - plug - chack you’re plugged Into what you’ve paid Into.
? Graphically intriguing the Beast is brilliantly wacky.
? Characters are full of life and humour.
? Basically a timed puzzle game, disguised under a layer of cartoon fun.
? Takes far too long to load different shifts.
? Destined to be a cult hit, but may be too odd for the mainstream.
81% ow you've really done it!
Whilst cleaning the Grand Wizard's stock of extremely irreplaceable spells, an accidental misspelling has whisked his entire set of prestidigitatory paraphernalia into four different dimensions. He’s miffed, the spells are lost, and you are in big trouble.
The way to get all the magical kit back is by personally trekking through four different gods' domains and picking up the spells, scrolls and potions you inadvertently coniured there. The Wizard will keep a telepathic eye on you and allow you to use any magic recovered to defend yourself. He will also resurrect you twice (twice, not once, or three times, but twice) if your unfortunate, and in his eyes, stupid enough to get killed.
N Asterix d’Gaul Mystical is wonderfully French. The characters are straight from the Asterix school of animation. With funny, waddly walks, bags of humourous effects and on-screen speech blurbs. The style is fresh, consistent and very original. And it is only after this has been taken in that it becomes obvious that Mystical is, plot hyperbole aside, a walking shoot-em-up.
Wander up screen, dodging incoming enemies, your aim is to collect all the potions and scrolls that litter the way. These are reclaimed for the Wizard by wandering over them. These can then either be cast immediately or stored. The spells vary in potency and power, but all help to see off the hordes of bad guys who meander down towards you.
Big Mac, Fries to go?
There’s only a small amount of energy per life - which can be restored by eating the hamburgers (!) Which are also found en route - and it’s diminished by touching an enemy or being hit by missiles. The apprentice has to be kept moving because the enemies actively hunt him down, so you have to control the would-be magician in a suitably unpredictable way.
The game can be played solo by the Wizard's apprentice or with two simultaneous players. The second player takes on the role of a Golem, who doesn’t have the ability to cast spells, preferring to |ump on enemies to kill them. The Golem role is far less flexible than the apprenbce and is definitely the short straw gamewise.
The flexible magic system and the cartoon characters make for a strong game concept, but it's too fiddly. The choice between storing or casting a spell has to be made the second it is retrieved, which forces some heavy space bar tapping - to store the spell - exactly when you want to be dodging.
It is original, but not massively strong. The animations are amusing, but the game really belongs in the shoot-em-up genre, but it is not fast enough to be thrilling. The stored spells are awkward to use under pressure and detract rather than adding to the gameplay. It's is fun, but proves too much hard work to be really enjoyable.
Trenton Webb Infogrames £24.99 ¦ Joystick and keyboard Aster x-style animation makes for amusing viewing.
Magic system is too fiddly to implement when under pressure.
A brave but flawed attempt in marrying cute pics, shoot-em-up formula and magical adventure.
A pleasant diversion, but not an absorbing game.
Two Player mode is unbalanced and little fun for the second player.
The confusion, as do some of the backgrounds, which either mask shots or enemies. Well drawn and smoothly animated, certainly, but it is not for the faint hearted who will blanch at the on-screen chaos.
The sounds are the weakest links in the WOO chain. The effects bang well enough, but with all the explosions and dragon’s breath blitzing the screen, some meaty roars and heavier bass would have gone down a treat. It isn’t a bad flaw, just a missed opportunity.
This binge of anarchic destruction is fun because it is confusing, but Wings of Death has an uneven feel. If you get one of the many power-downs or you die, the latter stages of each level become unbearably hard. The special weapon that has most effect on the big-end beasty will always appear, but your bat, gryphon, dragon or whatever will be in such poor shape as to make it unusable.
Mindless Blast With small sprites and masses of on-screen enemies, Wings of Death favours the intuitive blaster rather than the planned-route followers of the R-Type brigade. This makes it fun at the outset but certainly harms long-term play. There is simply too much risk, too much left to chance and too many factors in favour of the enemies. WOO is a game which will be dragged out occasionally for a quick whiff of chaos, before you return to more survrvable entertainment.
Trenton Webb Waking up on a Saturday morning with a thumping head and a mouth that tastes like a hamster's armpit may be usual tor people who like their ale. But the Great Mage Sagyr has just arisen to that he has the body of a bat and the breath of a dragon
- and he doesn’t even drink!
He's been tricked by Xandrilla, an evil witch with a grudge to bear, and is now paying the price. Sagyr has only one choice: fly to Xandrilla's castle and kill her. It will be a hard fight, flying over seven different zones of death and destruction, but it has to be done.
Here endeth the plot for today's shoot-em-up. What follows is in an exercise in high-speed shooting, dodging and blasting.
As an insect he can fire small triangular bullets, as a dragon he spits fire, as an eagle he can conjure up an energy whip, when he's a bat he drops balls that split and shower the screen and, finally, as a gryphon he can litter the screen with a hail of thunderballs that smash all the on-screen life to pieces. With each weapon upped and doubled by the collection of similar power-ups, Sagyr's appetite for destruction is insatiable.
The monsters swoop down in predictable patterns, but with numbers on their side. With creatures on the ground and flying the action is hectic, often confusing. The sheer volume of shots makes life visually confusing, but pacy. The size of the sprites contributes to VERDICT ? Joyous shoot-em-up anarchy with masses of on-screen action.
? Lacks really meaty sound effects and the digitised speech fails to compensate.
? Small sprites and similar shots make survival difficult.
? Huge variety of weapons to use and creatures for you to turn into.
? Chaotic fun, but relies too heavily on luck.
76% WING! JF DEATH The bat battles through Sagyr's castle, the jungle of mutants, the lethal swamp, the scape of fire, the lands of despair, the crystal world and - eventually! - Xandilla’s very own stronghold. Each level has its own particular dangers and its own particular foes.
Free Form
- Or Even Five!
Luckily for Sagyr, but not for the creatures he meets, a bat is not the only form he can take. If he shoots all the monsters in one attack wave then a power-up floats free. Collecting it either improves his firepower in the normal shoot- em-uppy kind of way, or transforms him into a different creature with a different kind of weapon.
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SIMU1BIIQW T*nTT-~ TryT‘r 4 The lfnnetts, Laindon North Trade Centre, Basildon, Essex, SSI5 6DJ. (0268) 54 1126 MACHINE GUN - which is always available to the player and has an ’infinite' number of rounds SMOKE - a smoke grenade which allows enemy vision to be obscured HEAT - a high explosive anti-tank round SABOT - an armor-piercing tungsten shell TOW - a high range anti-tank missile :.G.A., E.G.A., V.G.A., TANDY 16 COLOUR AND AD LIB CARD • self hooked on a genre of game which previously held no interst.
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• Team Yankee presents a game, in a sim's clothing, which when
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• The blend of thought and reflexes required to play Team Yankee
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You have the flexibility to display either an overhead map view of the surrounding area, a simulated 3-d view of the|battlefield, or a status screen showing the performance of all vehicles in a platoon Irrespective of which screen mode you choose during battle, there is a constant column of information to the right of the screen.- T FORMA Hunting the Red Bear has never been so uch fun! * You just won 't be able to tear yourself away from Team Yankee.
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Stance, when it reaches one it's time to twist the throttle and wheelie into the lead.
ULTIMATE RIDE MINDSCAPE ¦ £24.99 ¦ Joystick mm, a biker's game.
Rather than being your standard lean-a-sprite- bike-around-corners, Ultimate Ride tries to simulate what it’s actually like to grease over tarmac on the back of a Jap hyper-bike.
H The game comes on two disks which are packed out with customization options, pretty pictures and music. Six bikes are available each of which can have a manual or automatic gearbox. You can also have the choice of a wide selection of tyre types, which have minor effects on handling.
You can zoom around different racetracks: Suzuka, Donington, Spa, Hockenheim, Goiania and Laguna Seca.
Alternatively you can road ride in the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany and Australia. Two player racing is possible if another joystick is plugged in - the racing screen splits into two to show the different views.
The choices available are the Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja, Honda VFR750R (RC30 racing version), CBR600 Hurricane, Suzuki QSX1100R, Yamaha FZR400 and V-MAX. The first four are big, unwieldy speed machines: the fifth is a manouevrable road bike, and the last is a classic tourer.
It’s The Law!
There are various obstacles on the course, depending on where you're riding. If you’re on a road, then the police give you speeding tickets - if they can catch you.
There’s no oncoming traffic, just the occasional car or bike to overtake. On top of this is the weather (tends to rain a lot in Britain, compared to Australia) and various curves and dips in the road. All of these factors, plus the number of laps you have to race, can be customised to make the racing as easy or hard as you want.
In terms of graphics, the screens to choose your bike and the race course are much more appealing than the actual racing itself. Each track is made up of a set of polygons, which means that the computer takes quite a while to compute each course.
Riding is simple in theory and difficult in practice. The controls are; accelerate, brake tilt left and right, and change gear.
The Trouble with Bikes... The trouble is that most of the bikes are not suited to the courses; only the FZR400 can really cope with the bends. The others are all way overpowered and go off the course at hard turns every time. Which leaves you crawling around in first gear if you want to stay in one piece.
Each course is much like a ribbon, with the road in the middle. If you go just a bit too far off the road, you crash every time. It's unrealistic to be able crawl along if you’re close enough to the road, and crash every time you twitch in the wrong direction. You can't turn around and go the wrong way, and none of the bikes have any lights so that means there is no night riding.
Collision detection is appalling, and mainly depends on luck. You can plough quite happily through trees and rocks at the side of the road, but if you go near a hazard - a kangaroo in Australia for instance - then you're history. Well, you can usually have five accidents before being removed from the race and where is the realism in that?
The inbe- tween racing graphics and music are good, but the racing is boring. If you try to win you crash and burn. To be precise, the screen goes black - just like a motorcycle accident? It could have been so good if only there was more to the racing - the motorcycles handle quite realistically, but the rest of the game is non-existent. Pat McDonald VERDICT Good graphics and music Bike sound is tinny and pathetic Courses can be individually tailored Lacks the controls of a simulation Not fun enough to be a game After ripping open all those luverly pressies that Uncle Santa left at the
bottom of the bed, any self-respecting games head would immediately 'catch the gaming fever and plug themselves into an Amiga'.
But, you may say, aside from all the movie licences and arcade conversions that you've been badgering the family for - |ust in case Santa doesn't really exist - what can you expect to see as stocking fillers? Well read on, MacDuff!
A quick peek out of the window will reveal just what it always does
- Bing Crosby was lying. White Christmas? Humbug! It's another
damp grey one. But if you long to see a piste-like fall in
Preston, then SuperSki Challenge may be the answer. A spiffy
skiing sort of game, it lets you brave the slopes at silly
speeds without risk to life, limb and anything else beginning
with L. L for leather.
Then - horror of horrors! - there is that knock on the door!
Great Auntie Madge and Uncle Egbert from Stockton are here, clutching the annual supply of outsize jumpers, and all they ever say about computers is, "all those numbers! Oh it’s so confusing deary".
Now you'll need a game they can understand, so it's time to pull the wrapping off Jocky Wilson's Darts. Seriously silly it may be, but anyone can join in the sheer mindless fun. It's even better with the correct dart-playing training - in other words, nick that glass of sherry that St Nick missed last night. After two bottles of Sainsbury's house white, to help see off the turkey, the one thing you absolutely must do is drive... Not on the roads, of course, that would be stupid, criminal, irresponsible and potentially expensive on the repair front. Naw, take Domark's Whee s of Fire
collection for a spin. With the likes of Chase HQ and Powerdrift in one box all you stand to lose are a few credits, not your licence.
Following a few hours hiding from the washing up it's time to work those calories off. What better way than with US Gold's Sporting Gold. There's 21 increasingly difficult events to try, ranging from ice skating to cliff diving.
Done in the best arcade tradition it's all joystick waggling and button tapping fun, a fine way to work down that fourteenth helping of Chrissy Pud.
Quick, it's time for the Queen's speech, gawd bless 'er. This is momentous, because it heralds movie time! The traditional slot where the hottest TV movie of the year gets shown! However, if The Wizard of Oz or Thunderball isn't what you were hoping for, tune into the Hollywood Collection. It has four big-film games all of the highest calibre, namely Mister Batman, Officer Robocop, I. Jones esq on a last Crusade and Ghostbusters II.
Remember though, when you are giving software, that games are for life - not just for Christmas!
SPORTING GOLD US GOLD £24.99 Three classic sports compilations reviewed), The Games Winter in one box! 21 different events all Edition (not reviewed) and The done in the Daley Thompson Games Summer Edition (61% arcade style. Waggle that stick to AF5). Everything from BMX bicy- enjoy California Games (not cle racing to Hurdles!
Robocop (73% AF3), Indy Jones and the Last Crusade (77% AF2), Ghostbusters II (79% AF6) and Batman (FG 90% AF5), combine to let you live out your celluloid dreams. A hard-hitting, action- BAH! HUMBUG!
Or, how to have a perfect games Christmas at bargain prices Hollywood Collection Ocean £29.99 Jocky Wilson’s Darts Zeppelin £9.99 vaguely guided by the joystick and then you press fire to throw. The Amiga even does the counting and shouts out 180! Perfectly silly, but it has a worrymgly addictive hook in the short term.
Mad as a balloon and twice as hatstand. Play head-toTiead, tournament or round-the-clock darts matches. A wandering hand roams the board Superski Challenge Smash 16 £9.99 Downhill, Slalom and Ski Jumping all in one pack. Fast, funny graphics of falling skiers and general snowy goings on.
Limited and sometimes hard to control, but an interesting diversion that is considerably cheaper than a fort night in St Moritz.
Ideal for piste-heads!
Wheels of Fire Domark £29.99 The Chrimbo driving pack. Chase HQ (82% AFT), Turbo Out Run (70% AF6), Hard Driving (50% AF7) and Powerdrift (FG 92% AF5). Four major com- op conversions that fought for the top spot this time last year.
A must for all speed freaks.
From Psygnosis, Impelling RPG with more than a dash of hack-n-slash You’re in the depths of your own worst nightmare ... but this time there’s no waking up.
Superb OBITUS '7" SHIRT ENCLOSED An original unique Roger Dean Design Lost and alone in a dangerous and alien world you must discover where you are. How you got here . . . And how you're going to get out!
In a frantic search of the unfamiliar land you explore aMAZEing forests, mines and underground complexes collecting objects and interacting with indigenous creatures.
Re-emerging in to daylight you race along perfect parallax action scenes, dispatching enemies as you battle ever deeper into the unknown.
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Tac-Toe. Drawing and Molecules.
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JUGGLER AMG 156 Famous demo that shows the beautiful sculptured THE GEMINI COLLECTION graohics ol the Amiga.
AIRWAR AMG 158 Great 3-D graphics enable you to experience this war version of Flight Simulator STAR TREK: THE GAME AMG 15912 disks: A brilliant masterpiece: one of the best Amiga programs we have. Extraordinary digitised sound and graphics lead you to believe that this is the real thing. Complete your 5-year mission abroad the USS Enterprise. A must lor Trekkies! II MEG Amiga w 2 drives mini AMG 161 Ideal for Battletech players. 14 players can challenge each other or play against the computer.
This disk full of games.
Better than the original. Great graphics, sound and options.
Includes label maker, grocery list maker and Amigazer. A disk cataloguer viewer for stars Hike Planetarium).
Great programs for desktop publishing and video - allows you to run AmigaDOS commands or programs for Icon.
Allows pair-splitting, doubledown etc.Bandit - play the slot machines.
Civil war strategy game disk also includes a small database. Reminder. Grocery. Construction Set. Will Kit and Label Maker programs.
BATTLEFORCE V3.02 NIBBLER JR COMM W STARLIGHT MIDI AMG 162 For making backup copies or |ust copying anything.
AMG 163 This is our best Amiga communications package 13 disks) A wealth o' software lor MIDI musicians and were previously released m Keyboard Magazine.
Support for at popular synths with editor librarians, utilities, sequences etc Includes a variety ol music videos and animation sequences not available on other disks Digitised music with voice and some graphics demo!
The song "Land of Confusion' is by Ptull Collins.
Digitised music with voice! Contains the song T Think We re Alone Now' by teen pop star Tiffany Digitised music with voice and picture ol Madonna.
Contains some of Madonna s popular music!
Digitised music with voice. Contains popular songs by mega-artist Michael Jackson!
Contains some excellent synthesised Euro-pop music!
Great for showing off your Amiga sound!
12 disks) Remember Eddie Murphy's video ’Delirious?"
Well, this is it it shows a picture ol the comedy king.
You seiect a too* from the menu and you will get the digitised version (of the video)! It's great! A must see, must hear demo" Dor t forget the 2nd part of this Idisk B!)
More of the Eddie Murphy Delirious! Check it out!
Contains 2 disks' The disk contains a whole bunch of awesome synthesised music. Graphic demo and messages!
It shows some creative special effects too!
Contains four very different graphics and sounds demos The first two are very gruesome! The third and fourth demos are music and graphic messages for those strange European programmers hackers out there I! S nothing horrifying. But the first two are the best! Unbelievable animations!
2 disk set This is part A. Contains digitised voices of Derek and Clive. Tells |okes lor a long time.
The 2nd disk!
Contains lots of synthesised music! Select them by pressing the function keys. At the same time, it shows some interesting graphics effects of you moving on a 3D plane. Use your |Oystick to control it.
1) Sinners II Demo - synthesised music! 2) Iron Maiden Demo -
synthesised music with Iron Maiden pic! 3) Sound Machine -
music 4) Digitech s Autobahn - music and game at the same time
5) Hulkamama demo - Plays Obsession by Animation! Cool!
3D Special effects of titles and graphics. It twists, flips, rotates the titles lor videos. Awesome hi-res!
Interesting and creative demo ol TV commercial with digitised sounds.
Make great introductions with music and pictures on your self-booting disks.
Musical mstuments lor your workbench demo Contains several utility programs. Includes Arc, FuncKey, Overscan, SpriteEd. QuickFlix, SysMomtor and slides.
Includes speech, music, pictures, animations and more of your workbench More instruments for your workbench disk demo.
Contains raytraced pictures and The Baby, a cute long movie!
Contains animations - Kahnankas. Rocker, Marketroid.
Over ten pictures of Patrick Nagel s famous art!
AMG 164 LAND OF CONFUSION AMG 165 TIFFANY AMG 166 MADONNA AMG 167 MICHAEL JACKSON AMG 168 POP MUSIC DEMO AMG 169 DELIRIOUS 1 AMG 171 DELIRIOUS 2 AMG 173 NORTHSTAR DEMO AMG 175 HORROR DEMOS AMG 176 DEREK AND CLIVE AMG 177 DEREK AND CLIVE RIPPING YARNS AMG 178 AMG 179 SINNERS DEMO AMG 180 VIDEO EFFECTS 3D AMG 181 TOILET PAPER AD AMG 182 INTROMAKER AMG 184 INSTRUMENTS 1 UTILITIES AMG 185 AMG 186 WORKBENCH DEMOS AMG 187 INSTRUMENTS 2 FAUG 26 AMG 188 AMG 194 FAUG 60 NAGEL PICTURES AMG 195 AMG 196 machine, Pegboard and Reverse Programs include address book, amortization program, talking mail
manager, label printer and more. Label printer is great for making return labels in large quantities.
This fantastic game plays lust like the original arcade classic, but with enhanced colour and digibsed sound.
Another great digitised sound demo includes the wicked witch ol Oz.
Almost 60 programs written in Basic. Includes games, utilities and educational programs.
Over 50 games, utilities, applications, entertainment and finance.
A very good personal calendar lor bithdays, holidays, meeting, bills, etc. Derived from the old popular game ol Q-bert. Superb graphics! Other programs include MakeLabel, Nutty 9 game. Softball Status. Hustle.
The adventure begins. Text graphics game with 4 map scenes, underground chambers and much more.
Two drives recommended. (2 disks. AMG 137 A & B.) Ten superb selections. You won t believe that digitised sound is coming Irom your Amiga.
A version ol the old favourite. Play against the computer.
Diversions for when the boss isn't looking.
This word processor is complete with a spelling checker and dictionary, plus Vdraw • a Shareware program.
Return to Sinking Island is an excellent adventure game.
A TROhHike game. Also mercenary simulation game is included. Great graphics!!
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Fax Orders: 0272 637030 MAIL ORDER AND RETAIL Gemini Shareware Limited, 42 Cannon Street, Bedminster, BRISTOL BS3 IBN BUY PAY (EA) BUY PAY (EA) 1-9 £3.99 50+ £2.90 10+ £3.75 100+ £2.00 20+ £3.50 30+ £3.15 hii prices inclusive of VAT Requires 1 megabyte to run this awesome animation. Also contains Rocker!
Requires 2 megabytes memory to run this awesome demo oi a snow walker trom Empire Strikes Back. It walks around an Amiga 2000 and shoots laser at you! One ol the best I've ever seen? Contains 2 disks.
14 beautitul pictures: brick, butterflies, checker, dragon and more' Keep track of team scores, weekly scores, individual scores and many other features!
StarChart • Useful for astronomers. Middle East Quiz Test your knowledge of the Middle East.
Includes many fun card and casino games.
(Ultra Paint) A very good pamting program with many capabilities. Plus Simple Paint. Pattern Editor and a short anmabon o‘ a Coca-Cola can.
(DirMaster) A usefii program for organising your library and disks. (Access 1 4) A powerful terminal program (HP) Hewlett Packard calculator. (PatEdit) Pattern e«or (PKAi An archive program This disk contains 3 fun games and 4 educational games Great for kids: Many pictures run on this side show' Various microemacs programs Word Processes Mail Manager, Spel Check. X-Spel and House Inventory and more!
JearvMichel Jarre is a popular Eirooear musician This disk contans hre pctues (side show) and music. Excellent rtgibsed graprtcs and music!
This one contains several excelent demos (scrolling text, graphics and music) This one contains excellent classical (no digitised) music put together with Synthia and Somx. A true classic!
A Winner! An addictive game where you maneuver your rocketship through different screens to pickup parts. Great graphics and sound!
(730 x 478) Convert your Workbench screen to 730 x 478 high resolution. (Icon Tools). Tools to fix up your icons, (midi) Midi tools, Coooo.
FoodConv. Icon Meister. Unzip and more!
(DiskUtil 5) update of DU.VI (UtiMas) Lets you read text files, copy single files, showpic, de-arc, etc (Um-Util) Unset, lockdisk, loadicon, and more.
Plus CLI Wizard, Disk X, Thames TV Demo. Mouse Graph and more!
A disk full of sample icons 3 fun games are in this drawer, 15 Puzzles, Concentrate and Towers, (Easy Banker) Excellent financial program that keeps track of your bank account. (Thinker) An idea Processor with 20 pages of documentation included. And more!
Many animated pointers and Design Grid, a program that lets you design your own.
(Clip) Clip pictures from the work bench screen.
(Your money) an expanded checkbook program (Planets) 2 pictures of planets. (Nakamoto) fun arcade-type game like Jumpman. And more!
Another Euro-Demo! Excellent sound and graphics.
Well made introduction program. You can make your own boot-ups with scrolling text and incredible music. The songs sound like it s coming trom a synthesiser Some pop songs including She Drives Me Crazy (FYC), I Should Be So Lucky (Kylie Minogue).
Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson), and more!
Good sounds' Another nice demo from Europe. It plays slides of the Miller Lite commercial along with the music Neal' European demo of Acid Music Ptays music (excellent quality sound) and picture animations.
This program uses text format, scene description to present pictures, sound and speech simultaneously.
Large text adventure that allows you to save games. Similar to Infocom games.
An electronic comic book based on the comic strip of the same name Chinese Checkers - Play up to six players in this strategy board game. Emulators Commodore 64 and IBM Joke" emulators.
A Dungeons & Dragons type game.
A great user-friendly business application for small to medium sized businesses.
A 7 disk set of the King James Version of the Bible in text format.
A black & white slideshow of Madonna in her usual poses. Great for Madonna fans Watership Down ¦ Cute slideshow program with rabbits and other cute pictures.
Piranhas Demo A brilliant demo similar to the scene from Monty Python's 'Meaning ol Life' The Fishtank - A terrific demo of an aquarium.
Castle ot Doom A simple adventure game with graphics for beginners.
An excellent disk full of utilities and tools.
THE GEMINI COLLECTION More Nagel pictures, with a slideshow and more!
Cinemaware Basketball Slideshow Preview TV Sports Basketball with this slideshow ot the game before you buy.
Rally Cross Demo A 4 player super-sprint type game with new tracks and night driving! Try before you buy.
Over 150 pointers for you to use on your Workbench.
Antep ¦ Excellent UltimaJike role playing game.
BTII Maps 4 high resolution town maps of the Bard's Tale II game. Slot Cars - simple game of driving a car through a maze.
AMG 350 DM Maps 1 Maps to levels 1-7 in Dungeon masters game. DM Spells • Lists priests and wizard spells in Dungeon Master game.
MouseBounce A challenging game played on Work Bench with a mouse pointer.
DM Maps II Maps to levels 814 for Dungeon Masters game. Metro Be a city planner!
FME • 'Deluxe' Fire Power game map editor.
Mona Chest Information on ob|ects found on different levels. Zerg A fantasy role playing game like Ultima sharp!
Our Boing related animations. Boing Throws, This animation shows a spaceship fly into a Martian city Excellent 3D effects!
'• is disk contains three animations: Godzilla, Biros and REWmd Tt*s is a snort demo that shows you how to hook i« your Moi system II was created with the Director AMG 370 2 excelent anmations requiring at least 1 megabyte iGhostpool) Watch a game ol pool played by nobody (Stamp Collector) See Dr. Gandalt s fteresbng stamp collection AMG 371 This disk contans the two animations Dragon and Helmet (shows the Seattle Seahawks football helmet spinning around) AMG 185 or animation shower is needed n order to run these two animations. 'These Somx asks should autoboot, if not, use Somx AMG 372 Many
songs: Amazing Grace. Anme s Song. View To a Kill, Axel Foley., Clam City, Country Roads, Cuts like a Knife, Dabng Game Theme and more!
Boing Bounce, Boing Flight and Boing Machine.
Requires at least 1 MB memory.
Two nice animations are on this disk. (Geo Time).
A demo showing the change in bme of all the time zones in the world (with map of the world).
(Ripples) Nice animabon demonstrating rotabon around an Amiga flag.
This disk contains three good animations: Boing Checkmark. Flybye and Floyd.
This disk contains two animations: OS2 and Zeus 1.
This disk contains three animations: DrumLick, El Gato and Zeus 2 (improved version with sound).
This disk contains four animations: 7J7, FanEngme. Harrier and Zoom.
This animation shows Star trek s Klmgon ships fly toward and past you. Great 30 effects!
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Every mechanical man in works of fact and fiction in the rest of human history has carried the name.
The original robot movie was Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1926) and in many ways this is still one of the best ever made. The Thirties and Forties were pretty quiet, robotically speaking, probably due to a thing called World War II. The real drive to provide us with robot servants didn't start in earnest until the Fifties, when pictures of huge robots carrying scantily clad women through smoking ruins became the cliche of a decade.
Back then, robot dreams reflected a belief that science - from washing machines to cars - could be the saviour of mankind. Ever since, robotics - and the artificial intelligence that could make them think for themselves - has been a kind of computing Holy Grail. Everyone worships at the altar of the darn thing, everyone wants it, but only very few people know what it’s for.
Practical Robotics As late as the mid-Eighties, robotics magazines like Your Robot and Practical Robotics sprang up in response to the wider use of home computers and the growing interest in robots as the 'next big thing’ - only to spring down again just as rapidly.
DIY robots have never really caught on, probably for much the same reason DIY space travel never has - to do anything seriously interesting, you need huge amounts of money and a great deal of expertise.
This kind of explains why you can’t buy robots to hook up to your Amiga - there isn't the demand. The only real practical robotics takes either an educational form, like making machinery out of Technical Lego or using the educational language Logo to control a small wheeled robot. Still, don't despair - if you do want to experiment with using your Amiga to control robot devices for fun or learning, you can do, as Pat explains later in this piece.
Robots in the Real World Robots are now everyday occurrences in many workplaces around the globe - and generally, they’re big, ugly, uninteresting affairs. Like, for instance, Industrial Manipulators: huge robot arms, used for repetitive assembly tasks in factories. You've seen the ad on telly, "hand built by robots"? It means built by these and Contlnuad overleaf I of Robotics Will our planet be ruled by robots with brains the size of planets, or are we just too paranoid about androids?
PHIL SOUTH sorts out robotic fact and fiction, while PAT McDONALD delves deeper into the practicalities of using your Amiga to control your own robotic devices.
WHAT YOU CAN DO Some robots are very high-tech.
Space probes, like the Viking Mars probe, are a sophisticated kind of exploratory robot, with a remotely- controlled manipulator arm. Military robots range from the cute and funny, like the sort that disarm bombs, to the sinister and very scary, like cruise missiles, which are actually very complex AGVs. They have a preprogrammed route in their computer brains, and they are able to adapt the route as they go.
Some robots are quite ridiculous, like programmable mannequins, which are shop dummies which perform a sequence of pre-programmed events - a bit like TV news readers.
Others are straight out of the movies: prosthetics are mechanical limbs, microchip controlled and sometimes by Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), carriers which have sensors to avoid collision. They use big flat ones to carry cars round the factory.
Other common robots include Telechirs, usually a matched pair of robots arms, used for the handling of dangerous chemicals; Medical Simulators for the training of doctors, which respond to techniques deemed too dangerous to practise on a human subject: Remotely Controlled Vehicles like the bomb disposal robots used by the police and army, a remote controlled device.
Thinking Machines The real robots of the sci-fi dream are not these industrial machines - they are those that can think for themselves like humans do. And this is where Artificial Intelligence comes in.
Currently most Al research is in the area of expert systems, which are big databases of ways an expert would solve a problem. But this is not really independent thought.
Neural networks are the closest we come at present to mechanical brains. These simulate the working of neurons in the human brain with a network of little cells in memory. Each cell in the system has a simple set of connections that it can make to other cells, and the device or program is then trained, not programmed.
Continued overleaf I even directly using the patient's own nerve impulses - like a simple version of Robocop, really. Exoskeletons, large hydraulic lifting devices not unlike the loader device Sigourney Weaver used at the end of Aliens to fight the Queen Alien, really do exist.
Then, of course, there are toy robots. These are little plastic things which you buy for kids and then they break them. Some of the better ones have microprocessors in them, but all this seems to do is make a prettier pattern on the carpet when you eventually step on them.
During the mld-Elghtles many toy robots were released on an unprepared market. They could usually be connected to a home computer without fuss, usually through the RS232 (serial) or printer (parrallel) Interfaces. Gadgets like the Hero 1, the Omnlbot and Trundle were hailed as the first of the new home robot revolution.
Come the Nineties, the market has evaporated. Very few people went out and bought a toy robot for one simple reason - they didn't do anything useful.
They could move about, whistle a few tunes and (sometimes) make a clumsy attempt to pick up a pencil. Not exactly an Impressive or exciting performance.
Robotics is an area In which the amateur can explore new territory and be a real asset. If you're willing to ‘get your hands dirty’, there are several works which explain the theory and practise of making robotic devices. None of these are Amiga-specific, so some work will be required in building your own projects.
Yes, your own projects! Robots are always meant to serve a purpose of some kind. Think of the robot's role before you sit down with a pen and paper. The toy robots didn't make an Impact because they were expensive, useless gadgets. Your first projects will be at the same or perhaps a simpler level, but as a hobbyist you can Invent many gadgets that haven't seen the light of day.
That’s all very well, but what about writing the software to control robots? One little known fact is that most BASIC languages can be used to write robot controller software. The commands to write and read information to and from the RS232 and par- relel is inbuilt Into the language - even the free AmlgaBASIC supplied every machine can do this.
Scan through the manual of your favourite flavour of the language, and look up the command OPEN when used with the devles SER: or PAR:, and the INPUT and OUTPUT commands to read and write data.
In the Public Domain, there's a lot of stuff to get you going In Artificial Intelligence, from LISP interpreters to example neural nets written In C, Forth and even Basic. A lltle time spent searching your PD library's catalogue and the FISH disks for examples of these types of programs could pay off.
S Robots THE GOOD OLD DAYS and the Amiga It’s a challenge: to design your own robot, write your own controlling software and then have your very own metal creature to do your bidding.
Here's some practical advice to help you along... The Amiga has been largely ignored as far as robotics go. Designers seem to think that any computer which is sold in the high street is automatically unsuitable for 'serious' control applications - it’s a stigma as far as the wise men in their crystal towers are concerned.
This short-sighted attitude is blinding many people to the potential of our beloved machine as a controller. It comes down to this: for automation purposes, you need to combine several sensors with a computer. The computer makes decisions on what information it receives and activates a machine - be it electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic - to perform a phyical task.
That’s the theory, but to do it properly, the brain of the system has to do several jobs simultaneously and as fast as it possibly can: that’s where the Amiga comes in - it can do several processes at once, by means of its multitasking capabilities. If extra speed is needed, you can always plug in an accelerator card.
A multitasking machine also offers the ability to test each process separately, rather than having to write the whole controller program at once. This means (in theory, at least) that writing the decision-making software would be considerably faster and less complicated.
The lack ot the Amiga s impact in this area contrasts very sharply with a much earlier machine, the Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Translator). This computer can still be tound on many a factory shop floor Its success was mostly due to the tact that it was endowed with an IEEE 488 interface The IEEE 488 can be thought ol as a glorified printer Interface - but the tact remains that It was and is the standard method of connecting computers to scientific sensory equipment. The puny PET remains capable ot handling the automation computation ot yesterday and today.
What has happened now is that there has been an explosion in computing, resulting in the Amiga. The problem is that robotics is (in this country at least) mostly theoretical science rather than a solid industry: It has not developed at the same extraordinary speed as the computer world.
As a result there are no real standards tor machinery to Interlace to computers. The SCSI type interface probably offers the best potential In this area. But until there are standards tor chassis, locomotion, vision, smell and speech units which use a standard interface, the Amiga s power will remain sadly underexploited in this field- MDR INTERFACES One company which has noticed the Amiga's abilities for command and control is MDR Interfaces. They specialize in computerized control systems rather than true robotics, but the difference Is skin deep In terms of technology.
MDR's old system used a microprocessor to control domestic appliances In the home. So you could program it to turn on the heating and lights at a particular time, and wire it up to sensors and alarms to defeat burglars.
Their new system does the same |ob, but the computer part of It Is an Amiga. The controller software is fully multitasking, so you can use the computer without turning oft the alarm system. The controls are all time based (for which the computer must have a real-time clock fitted). Installing one to your home costs from £700 upwards, depending on exactly what you want.
If a modem is fitted, you can dial up the system and control the system from any location on the globe or Indeed In the air. Likewise, the computer can dial you up and tell you that an emergency Is In progress (not necessarily a burglary - flood, fire and earthquake could equally well be detected with the relevant sensor).
MDR are working on an Amiga based computerized lighting system. This can control up to 512 lighting stations (with the Industry standard DMX512 system) for cueing and fade levels. Each light can be set from the computer, or from where the light is - this is acheived by plugging In a controller to the rigger port of each controller. So the lighting levels of a large theatre or concert hall can be controlled from just one place.
Contact Richard de Rivas at MDR on 0825 790294.
I can see a use for fractals in this, to build a self-organised structure in an organic way, |ust like a real brain. It's lust an idea, but it's copyright © 1990 P South if it works!
Machine vision is very tricky, as a lot of what we take for granted with our vision is hard to duplicate. The WISARD system is a neural network based on conventional computer technology, which scans in an image of the person it wants to recognise, checks various pixels for shade and position and checks it against a database. If the face matches the faces stored in memory it recognises the face. If it does know the face, if learns it.
* No film wcs quite as much ahead of its time as Stanley Kubricks
2001: A Space Opyssey.
Even though man had yet to walk on the the moon, the film showed astronauts going on
o trip to Jupiter with o talking, intelligent computer called
HAL* Robots At The Movies Whatever the advancements in real-
world robotics, the movies are always several steps ahead. In
fact it's perhaps the movies, more than books or anything
else, that have given us our real lasting fascination for
robots and thinking computers, Let me take you back in time,
now, to the 1950s.
1 M 1 hm A meeting of minds: the ex-Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, meets the man that could some day replace her as leader of the Conservative Party. Will our country ever be controlled by robots? Is it already?
Among such drossy yet oddly engaging flicks as Robot Monster and The Colossus of New York, came classic science fiction tales like Forbidden Planet. Forbidden Planet is still a very watch- able film, and even if the costumes and acting were very 50s, the robotics portrayed is still bang up-to-date.
In 1950, you see, Issac Asimov had postulated his Laws Of Robotics in books like I, Robot - and movie makers and writers all stuck to them like something very sticky indeed.
The Sixties were more keen on skin than steel, so sci-fi in the so-called 'summer of love' had a distinctly saucy flavour. Robots, if there were any in the movie at all, were usually female and had glittery ruffs around their necks and not much else on besides a lycra body sausage. It was only in the latter half of the decade that robotic sci-fi movies came of age with the likes of Barbarella, 2001. A Space Odyssey, and Alphaville.
The latter was more of an art film (Trivia point: this flick was nearly remade in the 70s with Debbie ‘Deborah" Harry and Robert Fripp!)
Although it did portray androids and as such was very advanced.
Barbarella was. Strictly speaking, yet another excuse for Jane Fonda to gel her chubbies out on film, but almost by accident it was rather good sci-fi.
But no film, not even Metropolis and Forbidden Planet, was quite as ahead of its time as Stanley Kubrick's 2001.
This film marked the beginning of realistic spacecraft and space as a working environment. When it was Continued overleaf I ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FORMAT COVERDISK!
Artificial Intelligence is seen at its most refined In chess programs. These Imitate a human chess player, and unless you are very competent the computer beats you. A pair of computer scientists have built a computer, called Deep Thought, which can beat a Grand Master at chess! (For more details check out the Oct'90 issue of Scientific American.)
Another use of Al in games is in the natural language parsers used In adventure games to help the computer understand what you want to do. Ol which the one used by Magnetic Scrolls is a perfect state ol the art example. These aren't always too clever - and they don't learn with experience.
Both the Coverdisk Al programs. Elisa and Niall. Are designed to understand language and try to hold an Intelligent conversation.
Elisa One ot the earliest and most popular examples of natural language parsing, this is a simulation of Rogerian Analysis, a robot doctor' if you like.
The concept works because the minimum ot stimulus trom the doctor Is needed during a session to keep the patient talking. When the sentences are too complex, It just tells you to keep going. Sometimes the feedback you get from the program is spookily realistic, other times it's just plain silly. Either way it's a perfect example of what you can do just using a lew lines of Basic code and a good idea.
Niall The other program. Ntall(Non Intelligent Amos-Language Learner) is somewhat more Interesting. As you type in sentences, it breaks them down Into words and their usage. To a certain extent it will learn from what you type, and will gradually build up its vocabulary until it can occasionally produce sentences which have meaning.
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(Simon Wlncer, 1965. GB) The Day The Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise
1951. US) Demon Seed (Donald Cammell, 1977, US) Dr Who And The
Dalafca (Gordon Flemyng, 1965, GB) Electric Dreams (Steve
Barron, 1964, GB US) Fantastic Ptanal (Rena Leloux, 1973,
Fr Cz) Forbidden Planet (Fred
M. Wilcox, 1956, US) the Forbln Pro)ect (Joseph Sargent, 1969,
US)_ Hardware (Richard Stanley, 1990, GB US) Logan's Run
(Michael Anderson. 1976, US) Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1926,
Gar) Robocop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987, US) Robot Monster (Phil
Tucker, 1953, US) Runaway (Michael Crichton. 1984, US) Saturn
3 (Stanley Donen, 1980, GB) Short Circuit (John Badham, 1966,
US) Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull. 1971, US) Slipstream
(Stephen Lisberger, 1989, GB) Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(Robert Wise, 1979, US)_ Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977, US)
The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes.
1974, US)_ The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984, US) THX 1138 (George Lucas. 1970, US) Weetworid (Michael Crichton. 1973, US) Who? (Jack Gold,
1974. GB) control would be quite a strategic advantage. Possibly
it’s laziness - once robots are perfected that can think on
their own, they can take over a broad range of jobs at
which humans are either at risk, or just crap.
Maybe it’s for fun - having game partners who never tire, or are ready to play at any time day or night is very convenient. Computers which can think enough to play chess are a start, but a fast-moving robot could give you a game of tennis on a real court, with variable skill levels.
I have a theory that the best way to get machines to think at all is, rather than break our backs trying to get them to think like humans, try to make them think like machines. After years of trying to stuff robotic machines into human-sized packages, we eventually made them their own shape, or shaped to do the job they were built for. So maybe intelligent robots will walk the Earth - and soon.
But perhaps they won’t actually walk.
Maybe they'll hover, or glide.
Maybe, like Clive Sinclair suggested a couple of years ago, they'll perch on our shoulders like a parrot. In any event, whatever way computers and robots develop, one thing is clear.
Their future is in your hands. ¦ made man had yet to walk on the moon, the film showed astronauts going on a trip to Jupiter with a talking intelligent computer called HAL.
(Trivia point: HAL reputedly stood for Heuristically programmed Algorith- mic computer. In fact, if you look at the letters they are all one step away from the letters I, B and M!)
After 2001 Since 2001, the field has been wide open. A young director called George Lucas made his first feature a couple of years later, called THX 1138. The film featured robot policemen, and in these metal men it was easy to see the beginnings of the Star Wars robots fermenting in George’s brain.
But it also heralded the way for a lot of movies in the 70s which further explored the ways that robots could make friends and kill people.
Logan's Run, Dark Star, Westworld, The Stepford Wives, Silent Running and Demon Seed are all examples of 70s movies showing robots doing humans to death, topping off the decade with a not-so- good film which inspired a lot of good ones, Saturn 3. Although the film itself was not so good, it had a big shiny and malevolent robot in it, who's primary role in the film was to try and kill people. Both Terminator and Hardware owe much to this little seen, even littler recalled flick starring Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett.
One film which shines out as the primary catalyst for all this robotic activity in recent years is, of course, Star Wars. This set the tone for a legion of copycats, especially in the way that the technology, computers and robots especially, were old and usedJooking, in some cases positively decrepit. And so the 80s was a very ‘used look' decade, from the cyberpunk Android and Blade Runner type movies, all the way up to the likes of Max Headroom, Short Circuit and, of course, Robocop.
So Now What?
We find ourselves in 1990, with over 70 years of robots in the movies to draw from, and what can we say we've learned? Well, if your computer starts acting up and eavesdropping on your conversations, switch it off. If a robot you own starts acting strangely, call Tom Selleck and run out of the house. And most of all, if your boyfriend or girlfriend gives you a piece of a robot that looks like a skull, have it melted down and move to another city.
Why all the Fuss?
So why all this fuss about robots, anyway? Well, perhaps it’s because we want something we can control and play God with. Maybe it’s to gain military power - having an army of autonomous guided robots at your 0!
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Entertainment Software Real 3D is the first of fhree new, innovative 3D modelling systems that will hit the Amiga soon. Brian Larkfciava clicks it out and finds'Tfflt ses about where 3D modelling will go next... Suddenly, the Amiga graphics scene is taking off. The sharp end of computer graphics at the moment is realistic 3D animation
- and in this area, developments on the Amiga could keep pace
with the professional market, where the Apple Mac is a standard
'low-cost' system.
But before the Amiga can really be a contender, it needs one thing - a rendering standard which will make all the different modelling packages compatible. Just as the PostScript page description language transformed DTP by providing a coherent standard, so a common, compatible system could revolutionise 3D scene description on the Amiga.
The Macintosh already has such a standard. Developed over many years by Pixar (famous for their playful animations such as Tin Toy and Red's Dream) RenderMan is just such an interface. It is now common across many formats and is making a particular impact on the Mac market.
Send for RenderMan!
Although Pixar do market their own rendering programs, the RenderMan interface is actually a standard way to transfer descriptions of scenes from modeller to renderer. Pixar have made RenderMan available to other developers - at a price - and have produced strict guidelines in order to maintain compatibility.
RenderMan uses its own unique file format - RenderMan Interface Bytestream, or RIB - to transfer scene data. The RIB system uses two specific types of graphics primitives to construct its three-dimensional scenes: 'solid modelled’ quadratic surfaces (which are like those used by Real 3D, described below) and parametric surfaces or 'surface patches'. This is far superior to the faceted surfaces used by most Amiga packages, which for curved surfaces can only ever be an approximation.
Renderman at Work Using RenderMan, surface qualities of objects are defined by ‘Shaders'. A surface can have a huge number of qualities adjusted including the colour, intensity and diffusion of light; roughness, texture, bumps; transparency, reflectiveness, refractive index and atmospheric effects.
On the Mac, most RenderMan software uses a Material requester to set up, with sliders and buttons, a library of appropriate material ready to be applied to objects. A similar method is used by Real 3D.
Once the solid objects are ready, the scene must be viewed - photographed, if you like - by a virtual camera. The RenderMan spec insists that this camera must be quite sophisticated, capable of being focused, with variable lenses, timed exposures etc. In this area Real 3D is rather weak by comparison, using a basic pin-hole camera.
By Comparison: Real 3D As far as innovation goes, Real 3D is one of the most unusual packages around. It's a true solid modeller, producing properly smoothed curved surfaces. Real 3D calls its modelling No, this is not an Amiga image. This is a still from the Tin Toy animation, created by Pixar using their very own rendering system, RenderMan. RenderMan is not just a piece of software: it is a whole standard, which promises to make 3D modelling take off in a big way on the Apple Macintosh. This months review package, Real 3D, takes Amiga 3D modelling a step further: but the question now
is, can the Amiga compete without adopting the RenderMan standard?
BELOW: This is Real 3D, this month’s review package. Just a brief glimpse of what it can do, here - for the full story, read on!
Method 'Solid Modelling' because it seems to emulate solid objects.
In fact the various primitives are 'quadratic' surfaces, 3D graphs of mathematical functions, created by sweeping 2D curves or lines through 3D space. A circle swept through 180 degrees makes a sphere, or a line swept around an axis by 360 degrees creates a cylinder.
Each of the solid 3D primitives - pyramid, prism, cuboid, sphere, cone, cylinder and hyperboloid (like a section through a pulley wheel) - is a perfect, geometric, solid block. Each can be cut, drilled, glued and distorted, just like real blocks of plastic, metal, wood or stone.
More complex objects are made up by adding these simple shapes together or using one as a tool to remove material from the other. For example, a cylinder can be used on a sphere to cut a cylindrical hole, or two spheres can be used only where they overlap, leaving a lens shape.
This way of working is immensely powerful for engineers or product designers because it simulates the way real fabrication processes work.
Though it is rather limited for more freeform 'organic' shapes, with a bit of ingenuity almost any man-made shape can be formed. In fact half the fun is puzzling out how to produce the shape that you want.
Tool Power To help you get that shape, there are tools to enable 'composite' objects to be constructed automatically from Continued overleaf I appropriate primitives. The ‘lathe’ tool produces perfectly 'turned' objects from a series of straight lines defining the profile; rectangular or circular cross section tubes will follow any zig-zag path enabling instant neon signs; a 'fence' tool makes hollow extruded forms; and a 'pixel' tool turns each pixel of an imported bitmap into the primitive of your choice - a unique tool, perfect for ’SuperBowl' type illuminated displays.
Useful as these 'composite' tools are, more are needed or, better still, a facility to make your own. Computer graphic designers would thrive on the chance to invent new tools if it was made easy for them.
In future versions of Real 3D it would be nice to see a modular approach taken to adding features - ‘plug-in’ tools might be designed for specific applications. Real 3D does go part of the way, with a Macro facility. With macro turned on each action is recorded, so a complex cloning and transformation operation can be used repeatedly as if it were a custom tool. The only drawback is that Macros cannot be saved.
More Suggestions Other possibilities on a modelling wish-list include a torus primitive and parametric surfaces or ‘patches' such as bezier splines and NURBs (unlikely)! Patches would be a very important addition because they are a requirement of the full implementation of the RenderMan spec. Of course, all these objects could be tediously constructed by hand from primitive planes and objects - just as individual points, lines and facets can be used to construct complex objects m Sculpt or Silver. No-one ever actually does this, though.
In any case, to get the best out of a solid modelling environment requires that a new way of thinking is developed that is more akin to traditional engineering or sculpture, where material is removed to reveal the required object as well as the more traditional distortion of a plastic material into the required shape.
Animation Animation is fundamental to Real 3D.
The basic data structure of the program is such that even a single obiect created in the Editor is in effect a one-frame animation. As frames are LEFT: The problems that Real 3D has with dithering are exaggerated here on the coloured balls because this picture has been processed to only 32 colours. Nevertheless, there are some reservations about its capacity for dithering.
RIGHT: Examples of the use of a limited palette - in other words, a number of greyscales - to imitate technical modelling illustrate well the potential that Real 3D has for design and modelling functions.
Because the shapes are real and solid, it Is a very literal reproduction of the way design engineers work.
Created or modified, the existing parameters and objects are copied to all the following frames, ready to be modified again. In this way it is an easy matter to change the frames progressively to create an animation.
To help with the work a number of tools are provided:
• Any selected object can be given an 'orbit' or freehand path
along which it will pass in a set number of frames.
• Each object can be assigned any degree of rotation around a
given point over a set number of frames.
• The macro facility can be used to execute a number of actions
repeatedly over any series of frames.
Each of these tools is additive: a different path and rotation can be set for an object in each projection, making complex choreography possible.
Unfortunately the effectiveness of the path tool is limited because there is no option to keep objects pointing automatically in the direction of movement. Careful use of the rotation tool can achieve this effect, but the effort required defeats the idea of automating the animation process.
Hierarchies As objects are created in the modeller, they are positioned in a 'nested' hierarchy much like the DOS hierarchy of files and drawers. This is vital for true animation so that parts of an object can be moved and animated separately - arm, hand, finger, joint.
The observer and target can also be animated but they cannot be attached to objects. To follow an object along a complex path, the aim point and observer must each be given similar paths - sometimes a difficult job. To make this easier it is possible to set the aim point to the same direction as the observer is moving but, for example, sitting above an aircraft and looking down at it as if from a spotter-plane must be set up manually. Attaching observer and aim-point to the plane would have been much simpler.
Getting Friendly The simplest way to animate in Real 3D is to fly the observer around an object using the interactive wireframe editor. Using continuous recording, all movements are logged. This can produce rather jerky animations but it is very easy to set up and can give a hand-held camera effect.
A logical development of this might be to use StarGlider -style mouse plus keyboard controls, to fly through a whole environment recording the moves. This would be the most interactive and user-friendly interface of all. Even without this option, Real 3D is very friendly to animators as long as they don’t want to do anything too accurately.
The only way to repeat a move is to save the animation whole and load it back. This method can be adapted to allow several objects to make the same moves because animated objects can be superimposed over animated sequences as well as join onto the end of them.
RENDERING In some ways, the rendering of Real 3D is the most disappointing aspect.
True, it is amazingly fast because it uses smoothly-curved quadratic surfaces instead of thousands of flat facets to model objects. The final result is much more realistic-looking, especially when viewing curved objects in profile.
Also, theoretically, by using a materials library, an object can be imbued with the characteristics of any material, real or imagined. The material parameters such as reflectivity, transparency, refractive index, colour, IFF texture map etc. are set up m a separate requester and saved to the library, named accordingly (Rusty Steel, Polished Walnut, Semi- matt Red Plastic). This is far better than the hit or miss application of values to an object as it is rendered.
That is the theory, but in practise the rendered objects are difficult to relate to their respective 'materials'. The rendering algorithms just do not seem to be able to create subtle enough variations in the dithering, reflections and highlights.
Dithering, for instance is quite curious, imposing a linear, horizontal pattern over the dithered objects as well as blending the colours smoothly. Lighting may also cause problems. To get highlights it is neccessary to create a matt glass diffuser globe around the light-source because it is not an object. Getting the correct size and surface qualities of this right is a research job on its own that should really be taken care of by the program.
Back to Renderman Real 3D comes closer than any other Amiga 3D software has previously to fulfilling the requirements of Pixar's RenderMan spec. Since RenderMan looks set to become the standard interface for photorealistic rendering across most computer systems in the near future, just as PostScript is the standard page description system, the Amiga must have software capable of outputting RenderMan RIB data if it is to be taken seriously in the graphics marketplace. Real 3D looks like the best bet at the moment.
The importance of RenderMan is emphasised by the indifferent rendering capabilities of most Amiga software - and Real 3D is not really any exception, apart from its amazing speed. At present each Amiga package uses a different way to set up the lighting, textures, dithering and so on.
What RenderMan would provide is an excellent standard of rendering, taking care of each of these variables, leaving the software writers to concentrate on the modelling interface and tools.
CONCLUSION Make no mistake, Real 3D is a superb piece of software. It allows objects to be constructed in a realistic, accurate way, animated easily and rendered astonishingly quickly. It is certainly more innovative and faster than any other system yet seen. But it is also lacking some important degrees of control, adaptability and overall completeness. Also the manual is only barely adequate for software at this price. Much fuller descriptions of all An examination of current competition In ray-tracing packages and what we can expect to see in the near future follows on pi 49 i the tools
and many more good tutorials are urgently needed.
This should be something of a turning point in the development of software as we all become more aware of the potential of 24-bit images, RenderMan rendering on the Mac and PC and the relative shortcomings of Amiga software. It is essential that the Amiga keeps up, at least in terms of innovation if not raw computing power. If Real 3D is developed as it should be, it will be the leading package - it has the potential.
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THE EDITOR has the standard three elevations, front, end and plan, kept almost completely free of detail to keep update times to a minimum and maintaining the maximum chip memory. Nevertheless it manages to look quite classy.
A fourth 'Selection' window displays the section of the object hierarchy that is currently selected and 'active', allowing easy access to any object, just by clicking on its name.
This method of selection is beautifully simple and easy to use, the best I have seen, though H is perhaps a little small. It would be nice if it could be enlarged or a tree diagram displayed when required. The other windows can be displayed next to each other, or enlarged and overlapping.
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Put simply, a new pretender to the throne has to be taster, more innovative, more ettectlve, a great deal easier to use and cheaper - and it would also have to be very lucky.
Real 3D certainly has the tlrst two, speed and innovation - but the jury is still out on the others.
SCULPT-ANIMATE 40: Currently a favourite with many graphics power users, including our own graphics editor, mainly for Its wealth of modelling parameters and relatively straightforward interface. It is still a complex and heavyweight package.
About £350 Amiga Centre Scotland 031 557 4242.
VIDEOSCAPE 30: This was the very first Amiga 3D animation package.
Seems to be extremely popular still, especially with those who produce £ This Videoscape 3D image may be familiar: it was created by Alternative Image of Leicester.
Demos for the Public Domain, coming in at a lower price and having much the same power, even though it is less accessible at first. Around £140 Varous Suppliers.
LIGHTWAVE3D: The surprise inclusion of this powerful. 24-bit colour 3D modelling and rendering system with NewTek's Video Toaster has really upped the stakes in the 3D software market. By all accounts this new package, written by VideoScape Author Allen Hastings, could set the standards for 3D over the next few years. The Video Toaster is not yet available In a PAL version so there are no release details for this country.
3D PROFESSIONAL: From Progressive Peripherals and Software In the States, this Is currently a 3D modelling system but not a full ray-tracing package. The ray-tracing part will appear as an upgrade shortly. So far, 3D Professional has not been looked at In Amiga Format because the UK distributor has failed to send us a copy. £299 Marcam 081 941 6117.
TURBO SILVER: Managed to hide its light under a bushel for a long time, but has recently emerged as an Amiga Format favourite (see Graphics, Issues 13 and 14). A powerful package again, but it may be worth your while hanging on for the brand- new 24-bit version. Imagine... IMAGINE: Possibly the most exciting news of late is that Impulse are just about to release Imagine, an upgraded and rewritten version of Turbo Stiver. If the rumours are true, this new program will not only include 24-bit rendering, but will also be the first Amiga program to boast the RenderMan Interface. Let's hope so -
this could be where the Amiga joins the big league. Price as yet unknown but will be available from Precision 081 330 7166.
It seems that the old guard - Videoscape, Sculpt-Animate 4D and Turbo Silver - may well be ousted by the innovative new boys. Certainly, the mathematics of solid modelling behind Real 3D are a step ahead of the previous faceted systems. Now we just have to hold our breath and hope that Imagine will make the big breakthrough. We have just received news that it is ready and waiting, so wait for it to be reviewed soon. The Amiga graphics scene is now taking off, and Amiga Format will be there! ¦ LEFT: Lightwave 3D remains an unknown quantity. Its surprise release as part ot the Video Toaster
system has had quite quite an impact in the States, but until a PAL version of the Toaster appears, we are unlikely to see this 24-bit modelling package in this country.
This effect will give the impression that your artwork is rolling down the screen.
The example given is intended to run on a 1 Meg machine using the Play program. It is perfectly possible, if you have more memory, to get this effect to look very professional by having the full screen rolling down.
Once you have completed the example you will be able to adapt it to your own needs and change it from a straightforward effect into something a little more special.
|g Load up your chosen picture.
2 To conserve memory, select the 'filled rectangle' tool and remove a strip of the image 50 pixels wide from the left and the right-hand sides.
Of animation i Set the number 1 frames to 25.
4 Using the cursor keys, make sure you C3n see the top of the picture while keeping the menu. You'll need the menu for the coordinates.
5 Press J to swap to the spare screen and draw a rectangle 220 pixels wide by 35 pixels high, in a contrasting colour - one not used in your original picture. In this case, the colour is white.
6 Pick the rectangle up as a brush and return to frame 1 by pressing J again.
7 Copy image to spare screen.
This is needed later.
Stamp down the rectangle at the top, in line with the edges.
8 9 Bring up the 'move' requester.
Type -220 into Y's distance and preview. You should see the rectangle move down the screen. If so, select 'draw' when the requester reappears. You now have a white rectangle moving down your picture.
Go to frame 2. You need to ¦ blank out any picture showing above the white rectangle on every frame. Use the filled rectangle with your selected background colour to do this, but be careful not to remove any of the rectangle.
NSet the amm rate to 15 frames per second and press 6 on the keyboard to view what you have done so far. If you have a white rectangle running down then up the screen, removing and replacing as it does so. Then you have done everything correctly. If not, you should run through the steps again and try to find your mistake.
M Using the cursor keys again.
U m ad|ust the picture so that you can see the top while the menu is present. You will also need to align the amm picture and the scratch Deluxe Paint 3 Masterclass In the third Special Effects tutorial, a way of unrolling pictures before your eyes is explained by DEAN AGAR.
Screen Use J to swap between the two to check the alignment.
Go to frame 1.
13 M Select the pick-up tool and position the centre of the cross-hairs at the top left-hand corner of the white rectangle. Keep the mouse still and press J. Now pick up the picture at full width and 25 pixels depth: you will have to be accurate right to the single pixel to the edge of the picture, ensuring you don't pick up any background.
Press Y on the keyboard. If you omit this, it looks odd.
15 Bring up the 'fill' requester ¦ %Pby selecting the fill tool with the right-hand mouse button. When the requester appears click on 'from brush' and the brush should appear in the window. Then click 'wrap' and OK.
(¦ "W Press J and then fill the white ¦ M rectangle. If you have any white showing through do not worry, since this is corrected last.
(¦ tfj Press 2 on the keyboard to ¦ CP progress to the next frame and begin again at Step 14. Repeat until you have completed frame 25.
Af,er al1 tllal work. You prob- ¦ M ably can't wait to see your finished animation. First, though, we need to get rid of all the white marks, and there are two ways to do this.
First, select the 'stencil'. Click on the colour white', click 'invert' and finally click 'make'. You will now find you can draw on screen and it only shows up on the white areas. Then simply flip through the frames and paint out the white in an appropriate colour. Make sure that if you use the fill tool to paint it out that you change the fill requester to 'solid'.
Alternatively, press P to bring up the palette requestor, select the white and change its colour to a suitable one. This can have the effect of changing the menu colours, so you will have to experiment.
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The trouble is that lemmings are notoriously accident-prone and will march to their deaths unless prevented. You have to choose particular lemmings and make each icon is a counter of the number of times you can do this - when it runs out, no more lemmings can be selected to do that particular job.
The playmg area can be scrolled left or nght by moving the cursor to the relevant screen edge: pressing die right mouse button will speed up the scrolling.
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Li Bomber (with a five-second fuse) THE INTERPHASE DISK INTERPHASE p173 "he complete game, would you believe!
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MIDIEQUALISE p162 Tie MIDI Analyzer on Coverdisk 15 was jood - but this is even better. It gives a graphical view of MIDI data, rather like a graphic equalizer.
CYCLEDELIC p162 Extremely pretty lightshow program with its :wn soundtrack - of course, you can turn
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COVERDISK 18 TOTAL RECALL p162 "he platform level from Ocean's upcoming .'fficially licensed game - you play Arnie claying Quaid in his battle to save Mars!
LEMMINGS p1 61 save the lemmings from a pointless death that’s the concept behind this excellent :emo of three levels from Psygnosis.
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LEMMINGS them do different |obs, to save their mates along the route home.
There is a row of icons along the bottom of the screen. The two leftmost are for decreasing or increasing the rate of lemmings appearing in the game. The others are for instructing lemmings in the various skills available. Clicking on one and then clicking on a lemming will tell the lemming to do that job. Unfortunately, above THE ICONS Builder (builds bridges across tricky gaps I Basher(knocks horizontal holes) TOTAL RECALL OCEAN CYCLEDELIC DAVID CUTHILL The game is played entirely with a joystick. Push left and right to move, diagonal left and right to lump, and up and down to move lifts
when you're standing on them.
You can crouch in the corridors by pushing down as well - and this also picks objects up if you're close enough to reach.
Seen the film? Try the game! This is the first level from Ocean's big Christmas release. You play Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the hero whose role in life is to have nightmares and blow extras away.
Said nightmares involve the planet Mars, which is strange because apparently he’s never been there.
On this first level, you have to find four pieces of equipment which lie scattered about. An arrow points in the rough direction of the equipment, which is best collected in order.
The bad news is, you have only three minutes to collect all of the equipment. Lots of bad guys will try to stop you - your life force is displayed in a bar at the bottom right of the screen.
The first thing to collect is a gun, which is just to the right of where you start. It's only got ten rounds in it (the counter at bottom left indicates this) but more ammuntion can easily be found.
There are also mystery objects with question marks on them - these have random effects, ranging from helpful (extra ammo) to damned awkward (reversing all the controls).
The demo on this Coverdisk is only of the first level. When you reach the end of the level, the game normally proceeds, but the demo has not been created to go any further than this. You will get a glimpse of the next section, but the game will then crash. Don't panic!
Simply reset your Amiga to play again or choose another item.
It's a lightshow program - Indeed, quite a hypnotic one - and combines with music very well. It has a soundtrack built into it. But it this doesn't agree with you, you can always turn the sound down on your monitor or TV and listen to your own choice of music.
You can control the swirling patterns on the screen by pressing certain keys. Details of these are in the documentation: to read this, boot up your Workbench disk, Insert the Coverdisk, double-click on the Coverdisk Icon, double-click on the music icon, double-click on the Cycledelic.doc icon. To get out of the program just click on the left mouse button. The files (all in Music directory): Cycledelic, Cycledelic.info, Cycledelic.doc, Cycledelic.doc.info, Davcom.
WARNING: THIS PROGRAM MAY INDUCE EPILETIC FITS IN THOSE PRONE TO EPILEPSY land headaches In everyone else!)
MIDI EQUALISE STEVE POYNTER If you have a MIDI interface for your Amiga - have you ever wanted to ‘see’ the music you play like on one of those graphic equaliser things found on expensive hi-fis? You do? Well, what a coincidence, since that’s exactly what this program is. Yep, that's right, it’s a graphic equaliser for your MIDI-compatible synthesiser, or any other MIDI instrument.
Nated to it (usually two notes per bar although there are more notes per bar at both ends of the keyboard). So different keypresses raise different bars on the screen.
The bars are also velocity-sensitive, so for best results go out and buy a velocity-sensitive keyboard!
To run the program, simply plug in a MIDI lead from the MIDI OUT of the synth to the MIDI IN of the MIDI interface of the Amiga and then get on down and press those notes. To exit the program, simply press the left button.
Files used are: Midiequalise, Midiequalise.mfo, Midireadme.doc, Midireadme.doc.info MidiEqualise checks for MIDI notes (from any channel) and if any are detected, then the familiar graphic equalisers bars are produced on the screen, although with lots of colour! Each bar has a part of the synth keyboard desigPIC OF THE MONTH SIMON WILKINSON This month Simon Wilkinson from Worthing wins the coveted title with this well-observed picture ol Donald Duck and Count Duckula. Yes, two disks, two ducks! Click the left mouse button to return to the menu.
RqgaegBi C1969 CoHimtM Piclmn Indutt'** Inc AH RiqMi Bwwd TM A COP*R»GHT©t*9 by ltd Jlf L| Au *htt Rnr.vtO OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 FAX: 061 834 0650 Another complete game! This Is an excellent little game for two players - so you'll need two joysticks to play it. The idea is to shoot down your opponent as many times as you can (shooting down balloons also counts). The tirst player to notch up 16 kills wins the game.
The controls are light and sensitive, so pay close attention. At the start of the game you can select manual or automatic acceleration by pushing the joystick in port two left or right. The game is a lot easier on automatic - otherwise you have to push the joystick up to gain speed.
Pushing the |oystick left or right will tilt your plane in the relevant direction, but beward ot stalling (losing too much speed). Your plane will slow down and start heading for ground zero. The only way to get out of a stall is to push your nose directly towards the ground and pull out at the last instant - you need plenty of height to do this.
This is a program written and compiled with HiSoft Basic. When the original program was first tested on unsuspecting members of the public, some people took the responses the program generated as coming from a human being, rather than a machine. The program's purpose is more fully discussed in the Finally, pressing the tire button will fire your gun.
PROBLEMS LAST MONTH Tactics: gain height quickly and use it to your advantage. It your opponent gets on your tail, don't panic but dodge into the nearest patch ot cloud. And do practice your takeoffs: it's all too easy to plunge into the hut in the middle of the playing area. Tally ho!
Quite a number ot readers had a problem with last month's disk - they booted it up. Waited tor a minute, and then sent it back to the duplicators tor replacement because the Ultimate Ride demo didn't appear to load.
Well it does load - honest! It takes just over two and a quarter minutes to load - if you've got f inios is a powerful, user-friendly labelling system written and compiled with HiSoft Basic. It's been designed to rely on the mouse for controlling it, although each function can also be used by pressing a function key.
To try it out, select llmios from the menu on the Coverdisk and Robotics feature by Phil South on Page 131, but all you need to know is that you have to type in sentences to the program, which will respond as best it can. Exiting the program doesn't work, I regret - when you get bored with it. Reboot the Coverdisk.
Files are: Eliza. Eliza Das nothing by then, by all means send it back for replacement. I hope this sorts out the contusion.
We know that a lot of our newer readers are new to the Amiga and not used to its occasional quirks - but do try to be patient. Always follow the instructions carefully and only return a disk if you are sure it's not working. Thanks lor your help!
Press FI to import a file. Enter the name companies.add - this is a short example file in a directory called Files. It only has one label on it. But it II give you the idea.
If you want to use f mios proo- erly, it's a far better idea to copy it onto another disk with plenty of blank space on for your own files Copying Ihmos is fairly easy - no messing about with the CLI.
If you want to read more about W nios. Boot up Workbench, insert the Coverdisk. Double-click on the Coverdisk icon and doubleclick again on the Minios icon. Then double-click on the llimos.doc icon to read the istructions.
ELIZA PHIL SOUTH To copy Ihmos, again boot up Workbench. After the drive light has gone out. Put in the Coverdisk and click on it twice to open it up.
Insert a blank, formatted disk.
Doubleclick on the blank disk's icon, and then drag the Ihmos icon onto it. The copying process will take quite a long time with lots of disk swaps for single drive machines. With an extra drive, leave the Workbench disk in the internal drive and swap the others.
The files you might need to know about are: llmios. Ilimos.info, llimos.doc. Ihmos.doc.info, Files companies add and also Files companies add.info. llNtVKRFHA®« Instructions for the full game Interphase from Imageworks can be found on Page 173.
NIALL MATTHEW PECK Oh dear, you can t run this one straight from the disk - it needs to be installed on a Workbench disk for single-drive machines. Readers with two drives should boot up with Workbench, enter the CLI or Shell and type: NIALL Language Learner df1 :ramos niall.amos Instructions for installing Niall onto a Workbench disk are detailed fully on the Coverdisk. So I'll concentrate entirely on what the program does Niall (Non-lntelligent-Amos- Language-LearneO attempts to learn languages It does this by building on what you input into it.
Breaking down the sentences and making its own up from the component pieces. For speed, it was written with AMOS and runs under the runtime system Ramos.
Rather than typing in your own dictionaries, you can load the example one included on the Coverdisk To do this, trom inside Niall you must type:
• LOAD example.niall Niall makes a fascinating comparison with
Eliza, because although Niall often comes up with gibberish.
It actually learns from what you type. The best way to teach it
is to only use the present tense and talk about one particular
subject - indeed, it can make quite a conversationalist in
limited areas.
See the Robots piece for more.
One final note: Niall takes into account what memory configuration you have and adjusts itself accordingly. This means that Amigas with only half a Meg will display a simpler screen layout, but the capabilities are exactly the same for ail machines. Files: Niall, ramos. Example.niall. Amos system (the last is a directory).
Niall running on a one Meg machine.
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USING THE PROGRAMS All programs on the Amiga Formal disk are specially set up to make them as easy to use as possible. The maiority ot programs on these disks will run from a simple menu system - simply put the Coverdisk in the drive, wait for the menu to appear and then press the appropriate function key.
To«»I K.c.ll - Th» i-l •Horn !•*•!
1 nit - Nanic Tunt Full details on how to use any programs that will not run from this menu system are included in the Coverdisk pages on the preceding pages of this magazine.
DISK PROBLEMS?
If you have a problem with the disk - and you're sure the disk is in full working order - then you may need a little help. We cannot normally give out advice over the telephone - but if you are completely stuck, Pat McDonald may be able to deal with any problems you may encounter. Please remember that iving this sort ot advice is extremely time-consuming and we are very busy people, so only call if you really have to and do be considerate if we can't talk to you at that particular moment. It is generally better, if you have a problem, to send it to us in writing stating the model of your
machine and anything you've got attached to (or plugged inside) the computer. It will then be dealt with in the Workbench pages of the magazine. Remember, if your disk is faulty send it to the address on this page, NOT to us. We haven't got ant stocks.
EARN UP TO £8 Name Address Telephone foaytme) . (Evenings) My program name is Approximate total size of files in kilobytes K (we cannot use programs longer than 200K; shorter submissions, under 100K, stand the best chance of publication). It is a: Technical tool Art program Educational Other Game Business utility Music program Novelty BACKING UP YOUR DISK It is important to make a backup of the Coverdisk as soon as possible: but note, because of the Lemmings demo you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BACK UP THE MAIN COVERDISK.
Copying the disk may sound like a complicated task suitable for techno-buffs only, but it is surprisingly simple provided you read the following instructions carefully:
1. First, turn on your machine and load Workbench. Once the
Workbench screen appears and the disk-drive light goes out.
Remove your Workbench disk and insert our Coverdisk.
2. Next, click once on the Coverdisk icon and then press the
right mouse-button and the Workbench menus will appear Now,
while keeping the right mousebuttor depressed, move the mouse
pointer over to the Workbench' heading and a menu will drop
down. Move the mouse pointer over the 'duplicate' menu opbon
and then press the left mousebutton.
3. After a few seconds' disk access, the Workbench DiskCopy tool
will be loaded and run. Now just follow the onscreen prompts
and your Amiga Format Coverdisk will be copied to a backup
disk. When the machine asks for the destination, insert your
blank disk into the drive. Further instructions are in the
user's guide that comes with your Amiga.
M Brief description Checklist (please tick): Stamped, addressed envelope for return README.DOC explanation file on disk Printout of README.DOC file (if possible) Name, address, machine type written on label Disk certified virus free IMPORTANT Please sign this declaration: This program ts submitted for publication By Arrvga Formal. It is wholly my own work and I agree to indemnfy Future Pubksfxng against any possible legal action should copyright problems anse.
Signed Date DISK NOT WORKING?
We duplicate over 100.000 disks every month - and this issue, we've done twice as many! Out ot ail those, obviously a tew will be faulty. It the disk or any ol the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem Don't panic!
Using Your Coverdisk
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
2. Back the Coverdisk up if possible. Instructions are given
below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
First try using the DISK-DOCTOR utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it belore sending it oft tor a replacement. Full details ot DiskDoclor can be found in the user's manual that came with your machine.
However, if it transpires that either your Coverdisk or your Interphase disk is taulty, you should send it back tor a tree replacement within a month of the cover date to: Amiga Format January Disk Discopy Labs Unit A, West March London Road Daventry Northants NN11 4SA BE CAREFUL!
We have done our best to check that the programs on the Amiga Format Coverdisk are simple to use. Error- tree and have no known viruses.
However, we cannot answer telephone queries on using the software, and we do not accept liability lor any consequences of using the programs on the disk.
Be particularly careful with virus- checking programs: the disks may give a 'non-standard bootblock' message, but this does not mean you should install a new bootblock The disk might no longer work if you Oc COPYRIGHT Unless specifically slated, the programs on the Coverdisk are not r tre public domain and the cooynght remains with the author Sefcig or 4s- tributing these programs urtbout the author's permission is aganst the laws of copyright WE WANT YOUR PROGRAM!
If you've got any programs for the Amiga which you think other readers would find useful, interesting or amusing, we 0 very much like to know about them.
1 Make sure your program is simple ana toolproof to use.
2 Create a tile called README.DOC on the disk which explains exactly how to use your program.
3. Fill in this form, sign it, and send it without delay to:
Coverdisk Software.
Amiga Format. 30 Monmouth Street.
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BYTEBACK u ¦ DEPT A F, 6 MUMBY CLOSE, NEWARK, NOTTS NG24 1JE Cheque, postal orders or credit _ card facilities V are available t This is Interphase The Story So Far... In a world where films, music, sex, drugs and rock and roll give no relief from the bleak nightmare of everyday life, the only viable form of entertainment is a complete escape into the dreams of others.
The DreamTracks provide an alternative reality which is plugged straight into the brain of the user.
Chad is a Dreamer, one of the lucky few whose minds can be tapped for DreamTracks and whose imaginations are fertile enough to produce good dreams.
Dreamers are accorded the status of movie star idols and Chad is one of the best, so his career is set to rocket - until he discovers that his latest Track is laced with deadly subliminal images that can destroy the mind!
For the big companies that control society, profit is the only motive and life is cheap: so DreamTrack Corporation have no qualms about releasing the deadly Track. Horrified by the prospect, Chad sets out with his female partner, Kaf-E, to recover the Master Track from the DreamTrack Corporation's High Security building and destroy it... Where You Come In... You play Chad as he hacks into the computer that controls the building’s security systems, using an interface between man and machine - the Interphase - to travel inside the computer as if it was a real, three-dimensional world. Within
the computer you must locate and destroy the circuits that control the building's security systems and guide Kaf-E safely to the top of the building.
Once at the top she must collect the DreamTrack from the vaults before making her way back down the building to the exit.
Chad’s viewpoint is represented by an abstract 3D environment, which is where the action takes place. Kaf-E's plight, on the other hand, is shown on a two-dimensional blueprint of the building's floors. The Interphase also enables Chad to intercept any messages from Kaf-E.
The game is over either when Chad's energy runs out, thus severing the Interphase link and condemning Kaf-E to certain death, or when Kaf-E is killed by the security systems.
GETTING STARTED 1 Insert your Interphase disk into the drive and turn on your Amiga. The menu for all the programs on the disk will load.
2 Press FI to choose Interphase: be patient while it flips to a blue CLI screen and then The whole excellent Imageworks game worth £29.95!
Extraordinary! All you need now is the instructions: so here is a simple, step-by-step guide, complete with a quick-start solution to the first level and a host of hot tips to help.
The menu screen briefly reappears. The game will load and the credits will roll. To begin play, press the mouse button or any key other than [Shift], 3 There is a short animation sequence of a digitised figure. Press the left-hand mouse button if you want to skip on past the animation.
First Impressions 4 You find yourself moving steadily down the first tunnel towards the first level. Each level of the game represents a different floor of the building. The building's floors are all connected by these tunnels, through which Chad travels at a constant speed. Follow the Guide, avoiding the walls and the green or red Data Lines which horizontally and vertically cross the tunnel.
5 The entrance to the level is the iris at the end of the tunnel - fly into it.
CONTROLS
• Move the mouse left or right to bank and turn left or right.
• Push the mouse forwards to dive and pull it back to climb.
Ply a Clo sla TIME INDICATOR LEVEL INDICATOR Each of the building's 12 floors is split into eight layers
- this number lets you know which layer you are on. To move from
one layer to another, fly through the Communication Holes
(coloured squares or gaps) marked on the floor or ceiling.
Some levels have no Communication Holes on the ceiling. Should you pass through the floor of such a level and wish to return, keep flying down through the Holes in the floor, until you reach the required layer again.
To activate the arrow pointer, simply hold down the right-hand mouse button and press the left- hand button (unfortunately, this makes it impossible to tire at the same time as accelerating), or alternatively just bang the Space bar. Note that control ot Chad’s movements is lost once the pointer appears, so beware of leaving him vulnerable and don’t switch to pointer mode while moving at great speed!
CONTROLS
• Move up, down, left and right using the mouse as before.
• Hold down the right mouse button and push the mouse forwards
to speed up.
• Hold down the right mouse button and pull the mouse backwards
to slow down (or. Indeed, to move backwards).
• Press the left mouse button to fire the cannon (your basic
gun).
• To pause, press P. To continue, press any key except Shift.
• To turn very quickly to a different view, press: 8 VIEW
FORWARDS 6 VIEW RIGHT 2 VIEW REAR 4 VIEW LEFT DEFENCES RADAR In
recognition of your arrival into its domain, the computer’s
Defence System is activated. Airborne and ground-based
Generators produce Security Droids, most of which attack
Chad. This radar shows the position of the computer's defence
ships and the generators which create them. Use your cannons on
the Droids, or better still, take out the Generators with your
missiles before their offspring get you.
GAME SAVE LOAD You don’t have to start every game from scratch. Save your progress by pressing the Space Bar to get to the Game Load Save Screen, then select the SAVE icon followed by OK.
You can only load or save a game in the tunnel section - in other words before or after a level is completed.
Do NOT use the Interphase program disk tor saving games: format a disk beforehand.
Only one saved game can be stored on a disk, so use a different disk for each game.
The saved game file is not shown on the disk’s directory.
Save when you enter a tunnel and again at the end If you make It through successfully.
QUITTING A GAME To chicken out. Press SHIFT and ESCAPE together.
THE BLUEPRINT MAP This is where the strategic side of the game takes place. The blueprint shows the layout of all the corridors, rooms, doors and other security devices present on the current level.
Look over the whole blueprint very closely - important clues are often well hidden!
Controls
• To scroll the map, hold down the left-hand mouse button and
move the mouse.
• Pressing the left-hand mouse button centralises the map on the
crosshair.
• Pressing the right-hand mouse button centres on Kaf-E.
THE BUTTONS Up arrow: Zoom Out Down Arrow: Zoom In Exit: To get back to main screen INFO Click on an object on the map, BLUEPRINT ICONS TO WATCH... KAF-E PRESSURE PAD SECURITY DROID Some Pressure Pads activate Security Droids.
ELECTRIFIED FLOOR ELECTPIFIB- HI jH FLOOR DOOR MISSILES!
Also activated by pressing Return or Enter on the keyboard. Whereas the cannons only destroy certain small objects, the missiles destroy everything. Select this icon, then press the left-hand mouse button when the cursor is over the target. When the locked message appears, press the left-hand mouse button again to launch a missile, then watch it home in on its target.
Use missiles to destroy objects wherever possible.
The cannon is inaccurate: it fires two energy bolts, one of which destroys the intended item, but the other bolt flies off into the distance and may destroy other objects.
B'i’i'vi ='=‘ ssilesI ll" Press the right-hand mouse button to print the complete details. Press the left-hand mouse button at any time to return to the blueprint.
NAV When you find the feature on the map you want to detroy, click on this and the NavCom (Navigational Computer) will lock on to it.
Exit to the main screen and arrows will guide you to the object - the arrows turn from red to green when you are on the right layer of the computer.
This directs the Droid in the direction it faces, but causes Kaf-E to stop. Dock with a Turntable and use the left-hand mouse button to rotate it. The right-hand mouse button exits.
To make Kaf-E continue in the same direction, enter the Turntable and exit again without affecting its orientation.
Closed doors stop Kaf-E but not the Security Droids.
TURNTABLE Enter a Workshop to clone any components accidentally destroyed. Use the right-hand mouse button to select the required component and eject it into the 3D world. Now exit and use the Tractor Beam to move the object to the required position. When you're replacing a component into its wireframe original, position it as accurately as possible before deactivating the Tractor Beam.
POWER SYSTEM Touch an eloctrifiad floor and you're dead, but the floor becomes deactivated too: some consolation that is! Try directing a Droid into such a floor.
WORKSHOP SYSTEM Dock with this to replenish your energy. Power Systems are destroyed after use.
INTERPHASE Quick Start How to complete Level One of Interphase without really trying...!
In the robot check the alignment from two control aspect of the program.
Remember to take a good look at the blueprint at the start.
3 Press the right-hand mouse button to centre on Kaf-E's icon. Zoom in to see more detail.
Watch Kaf-E walk to the closed door in the reception area. She sends a message, causing the light to flash and a tone to sound.
2 Hold down the right-hand mouse button, then press the left-hand mouse button - or press the Space bar - to activate the pointer. Click on MAP to see the blueprint for Level One.
5 Click on MAP to return to the blueprint. Zoom in to the top right-hand corner. Note the camera is switched ON. Click on INFO to view the information on it. Exit to the blueprint.
8 If you have to crosa an else trifled floor, use a
• obot to deactivate it first
• 4 Move the cross-hair to the I w locked door in front of Kaf-
E. Click on NAV. And when the NAVCOM LOCKED message is given,
click on EXIT and seek out and destroy the door to open it.
7 Exit to the 3D world. Arrows on the play screen direct you to the component representing the camera, the red pyramid.
8 Use a missile to destroy the shape when you find it. Select a missile and press the left-hand mouse button when the cursor is over the target. Then when LOCKED confirmation is given, press the left-hand mouse button again to launch the missile.
Now just sit back and watch the missile home in and destroy the component.
- 4 -4 Kaf-E now walks down the I corridor, past the deacti
vated camera and past an activated camera. This second camera
sets a Security Droid in motion, but don't despair - Kaf-E
misses it at the junction before the Security Clearance Area.
- 4 r Destroy the door to enable I Cm Kaf-E to enter the
Security Clearance Area, then destroy the door to the Lift
Room. When Kaf-E reaches the lift, select NAV and seek out the
iris to the next level.
9 Return to the blueprint. The camera should now be OFF.
Now your next problem is to deal with the door that is blocking Kaf-E s progress... THE POINTLESS CHEAT!
If you type in Fenny (remember to use Shift for the capital F) you will find an object editor that allows you to examine all the 3D objects used in the game.
Use the left mouse button to move to the next object and the mouse to rotate them around. Holding the right mouse button, push forwards to zoom In and backwards to zoom out. To quit back to the game, press both mouse buttons together.
Click on NAV to receive the NAVCOM LOCKED message.
17 °n lhe I all i risks (robots In the bulld- are relevant to the Ing and fighters In the 3D world) before examining various vaults.
Fly fast and shoot them the one* using REAR VIEW, or fly back- route you need wards very fast Set up areas ol the you need 7 When playing a level for the I i first ume. Make a note ot to This will save time flying which Items trigger which robots one component to another when and bultd up a picture ol how the time becomes short.
NAVCOM i (carefully) with a missile, or i you have found the compt you need. NAVCOM onto s thing else to distract It obvious llrst re of loos,
• doubling back If you too long.
14 an area the girl will cross later on.
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112 Digital concert VI: Latest in the series!
114 Jesus loves And!: Great tor Acid iovers.
124 Zarch music: An excellent music disk!
156 Soundtracker: Vanous versions * songs.
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246 Fish 323: Casio CZ editor 200+ patches!
248 Amiga chart III: Black Box & Queen!
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283 Med 2.01: New music prog wilh midi!
317 pish 300: Realtime Pitch converter etc!
319 Xmas music: Lots ol carols on this one!
322 Samples: Pertectsound sampler +samples 400 Beatmaster Clubmix: 17 mins of House!
422 I a Marque )aune: Great Sonix music!
428 TSR music 5: Superb Technolronic stuff!
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121-123 Q! Emulator 3 disks for QL fans!
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228 Dope intro maker: Make own intros!
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AMERICAN STAR TREK MANDEL MOUNTAINS V2.1 AMIGANUTS 831 AMIGANUTS 812A, 812B 1 Meg minimum Yet another Star Trek game on the PD circuit. This time it’s from the States, written by a guy called Jimbo Barber. It's not a patch on Tobias Richter’s Alt New Star Trek from the visual angle - either Jimbo didn't have a digitiser or he didn't want to include any visuals from the TV series.
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The original Mandel Mountains created pictures that were truly original and caused many a yelp ot delight.
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It still produces very pretty pictures with the minimum of effort. If you've never seen a fractal before or you are bored with flat fractals, then take a look at Mandel Mountains - and don’t forget to ask for V2.1, which is the latest release by the author, Matthias Ortmann.
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MASTER VIRUS KILLER V1.9 Demos Corner ‘What’s all this Amiga malarky then?’ ‘Well, you can do full overscan copper-rolling bitmapped font moving over a four-level parallax background with sampled sound.’ ‘Wassat then?’ ‘Music with scrolly text all Noises of extreme violence... PDOM 300 Xavier LeClerq has lavished lots of care on programming this disk. It will recognise 63 different varieties of virus, making it one of the most powerful anti-virus products you can buy. The front end is well designed, and the documentation is comprehensive, if it is a little tortuous in places (English is not
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BATTLE- FORCE SENLAC 551 Games based around the huge battling combot robots with human pilots are very popular. The official licence of the 'official' board game BattleTech was well received by fans of the genre, as was the film Robot Jox.
This PD offering - written by Ralph H Reed - is also pretty good, if a little light on graphics Continued on Page 196 t PMC FRACTAL DEMO PD SOFT DISK 733 Anyone know much about fractal theory? Yes, we all know that you can make pretty pictures with them, but how do they work? This demo features animations to show the basic theory - namely the fact that if you zoom in on an area of a Mandelbrot Set, you'll reach another Mandelbrot and so on. A definite one for Hardware and Alan Moore fans.
CLOTHES PEG ANIMATION PD SOFT DISK 734 Requires 1 meg This amm features two rather pretty ray-traced logos bouncing between a couple of pegs and a spring. I know it sounds weird, but it's a very polished piece of animation which deserves a place in your collection.
SCOOPEX NO. 84 PD SOFT DISK 730 Once you’ve got past the rather dodgy intro menu with its creaky music, this disk contains a couple of nice effects. The first notable piece is the Intoxication Demo, which comprises a series of colourful drawings swirling in and out of existence across the screen. Also on the disk is Celtic's Plasma Demo, which employs a genuinely innovative use of coppers to produce some extremely psychedelic patterns.
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PUBLIC DOMAIN and heavy on statistics. You can choose to play in a trainer, in an arena or in a war situation. Lots ot different types of battle mechs (the technical term for a combat robot) are included on the disk, so you’re unlikely to get bored.
The map for the conflict can be edited and, in fact, the editor program is very user friendly indeed. Random maps are not jumbled up areas, but can include clusters of water, sand, forest, marshes, mountains and so on.
The mech pilots can be saved between combats and as they grow in experience they fight much better, with more chance of success. There isn’t a computer opponent option, which is a pity, but then computer opponents are usually poor at this sort of game.
If you're a hardened BattleTech addict, check this disk out. It's not flashy or quick, it’s deep and rich. It will provide a lot of fun, once you’ve read the excellent tutorial on playing the game.
10 PIN BOWLING STATISTICS AMIGANUTS 834 Wacky Carrot Software (aka Mark Ward) strikes again with a strange program - it’s for recording scores at 10-Pin Bowling. You can create logs, files, individual or team statisics, and generally make sure that you always know your best ever attempt. Using it isn’t a problem, although the program does appear to use two drives rather than one. So don’t get it unless you have more than one floppy drive.
A-GENE AMIGANUTS 813 Family trees are notoriously difficult to record by computer. All the branches and twists, plus the added complexity of somebody marrying, having children, the spouse dies, remarrying, more children - a complex proposition.
A-Gene was designed to do just this arduous task and copes admirably well. The number of people and marriages can be custom tailored to your needs and family trees can be printed out.
Where it falls down is in user- friendliness. Although the documentation does the best it can for such a complex task, it is not easy and takes a while to get used to.
That said, it’s in a class of its own, because I don’t think any other program does the same job Continued on Page 201 1 Demos Corner AMIGANUTS ANIMATIONS AMIGANUTS UNITED DISK 634 If you’ve seen the adverts for the Walt Disney Animation Studio package, then the first anim on this disk will be familiar. The short cartoon features Donald “the’ Duck experiencing problems we all encounter from time to time - a computer. Aargh! The second piece is a little ray-traced windmill by TMS. How nice!
Lp£L MUSIC PLEASE... As well as the usual bounce- about graphics and animation demos available, there are also quite a few music disks. Here are few of the baddest tracks around. Hit me with that nasty beat DJ! (Right, that’s enough of that crap street tuff stylee speak.
Get on with the disks - Ed.)
SILENTS FULL POWER PDOMINION DISK 029 This is a cracking collection of New Beat and Acid tracks ranging in style from chart-dance, via LFO to more obscure style tracks in the Cabaret Voltaire mould. If you get the disk and you are thoroughly impressed by what you hear, then you can send off for a tape featuring more of the same.
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JOEL HAGEN ANIMATIONS ADS DISK 2 Requres 1 meg This disk contains two bijou little
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That’s another fine mess... mm ANARCHY MUSIC AMIGANUTS UNITED 835 Complete with a rather pretty pat- terned-scrolling backdrop, this music disk contains the usual PD- style ditties along with a superb rendition of the Art of Noise’s Close to the Edit. Unfortunately, the 'Cl-ckklose, to-to-to the edge' sample is missing! Aw!
CHARLES DANCE MUSIC PD SOFT DISK 702 No graphics and only two tunes, but they’re good. ’71Hz Overload’ is compiled from various dance samples and sounds a little bitty, but 'Party Love’ is a superb Acid- style jaunt which is worth a listen.
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Instruments ST-02 Instruments ST-03 Instruments ST-04
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IV Vice Workbench Vangelis * Newtek ('2 ED) Newtek III (-2
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Alcatraz Demo Scoopex Demos Triange Demos Tetragon Megademos
Deathwarp I_ ANIMATION | I MEG Stealthy II Walker I Walker II
Jet F15 Kuli (Pen) Robo Knight II Radio II Rotating Ship
Italia Cinema Shark Congaman Gymnast Showbiz 2 MEG I 1 2 MEG
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hard disk + Fatter Agnes - 6 disks Instruments ST-10
Instruments ST-11 Instruments ST-92 Instruments ST-93
Instruments ST-94 Instruments ST-95 Med V2.12 Soundtracker
Professional RIP Eruptions Flashteam Music Crusaders Freed Out
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Amiga I Atari GFX Convertors Energy Utilities SID VI.06
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Installer Celtics Demo Maker not 1.3 Roms) Halloween Sample
(2) Direct Action * Utopia Postcards Cando Support I Cando
Support II Fractal Flight J J AMOS PD AMOS 19 Microman Mutiic
AMOS 20 Arc Angel Demo AMOS 22 Funschool III Demo AMOS 32 Progs
Cam Feam AMOS 31 Screen Designer 'Nadeem AMOS 33 Pink Goes
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AMOSRAMOS AMOS 21 Word Square Solver 1.2 Updates AMOS 38 FONTS
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PUBLIC DOMAIN TOP TEN UTILITIES TOP TEN DEMOS 1 NBS NBS |
1. Sid
2. Sound Noise Tracker 2. All New Star Trek (G1
3. NBS Speedbench Writer 4. Budbrain (0 to mit, 20 to restart
the MENU Enter a Program Number and press RETURN.?
UPDATPER Updates Information in the Persons Tile.
UPDATnAR Updates Information in the Hwriases_File.
UPDATORD J Updates Information in the Baptisms File.
Prints Information about Persons, ints Information about Marriages, ints a List of the Persons in the Persons File, ints a List of the Marriases in the Harnases Tile, .ints a List of the Parent Child Index, rmts an Alphabetical List of Persons, pints an Alphabetical List of Harrises, isplays Genealogical Information on the Screen.
Tints Pedigree Charts (Family Trees).
Tints Family Group Sheets.
Isplays (and Optionally Prints) Descendents Charts.
9. Demolisher Megadisk
10. RSI ¦ •IGgaUVIIIW fWVUAf nriTnTmrresroi actal Flight (D520)
1. Space Fighter Animation (D545)
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3. Epic Game Demo (D537)
5. Crusaders Bacteria (M070) il-lilli ii umvii!
5. Amiga C Manual with the same potential. Really, it’s a
question ot how patient you are, and genealogy is a
notoriously tedious job - there is a lot of research involved.
A-GENE: It you want to trace your ancestors and construct a family tree, this is not the easiest program to use: but you can get good results with a little patience. And it's easier than pen and paper.
If you really want to have a go at putting in your family tree, this beats pen and paper hands down.
There's actually two versions on the disk - one for Anglicans, and one for Mormons, who are allowed polygamous marriages.
Not a lot of people know that.
Considering that the program was written by an Australian (Mike Simpson), the Morman extra is a thoughtful feature.
TEXTPLUS
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proprietary one, try this tead. Nothing fancy, but it es a
perfectly good job.
An alternative - Textplus is a simple word processor for those who don't want fancy solutions or fonts. It’s menu driven, and has many standard features.
You can mark, copy and move blocks of text around. You can set underline, bold, italics and combinations of these effects for text.
Its nothing fancy, certainly, but it will do the job if you just want something for writing standard letters and forms.
Martin Steppler has done a good job on the program. It really is very simple to use, and the documentation is adequate. Worth looking out for.
CRIBBAGE SENLAC 399 If you like playing the card game Cribbage but you can rarely find someone to play against, this disk will be ot interest to you. You play against the computer, so there’s problem finding yourself some competition - and ifs not that easy to beat it consistently.
The scoring uses the traditional pegs in a board, which Is represented around the edge of the screen. The cards are shuffled quickly, and cut decides who gets the first crib. This version by David Addison is an absorbing game tor the cards afficianado.
SUPPLIERS This list contains, as far as we know, all the companies, PD libraries and user groups currently distributing Public Domain software in this country. Do please note that prices may vary and we are not recommending any of these above any other. For full addresses, look for the advertisements in Amiga Format or give them a ring on the numbers listed here.
17-Bit Software: 0924 366982, A Bit on the Side PD: 0302 887332, Amiganuts: 0703 785680, Amiga PD Library: 0742 750623, Arakis PD: 20 Ashwood House, Victoria Road, Hendon, London NW4 2BD, Beat This Amiga PD: 5 Fullarton Drive, Troon, Ayrshire, Bed-Rock PD: 061 652 1366, Blitterchips: 0535 667469, Capricorn Computers: 021 7070381, Crazy Joe’s: 0709 829286, CYB: 081 542 7662, Deeper Domain: 081 204 3954, Dominion PD: 54 Palmerston Rd, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5LH, EMPDL: 0602 630071, EPROM Services: Freepost, Leeds LS27 8YA, George Thomson Services: 0770 82234, ICPUG: 081 346 0050, JTS PD:
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• FF1SH 176 AnalytiCalc V23 2a ol the large and cower IJ
spreadsheet IMB External Drive Requred
• AMICUS 17 Communtcalion packages COMM vl 33 XMODEM.' WXMODEM
Alerm V7 2 . VT 100 V2 6 Vtek V2 31.
Amiga Host VO 9 lor CompuServe
• FFISH 195 - Micro Emacs V310 Ihe text editor which is very
comprehensive _ UTILITY
• FFISH 366 PnntStudio VI2 print any lexl hie m many styles print
pari ol or a whole picture screen or window also control
printer and much more
• FFISH 362 ArchEdge VI5 a shell that can be configured lor most
programs Already setup lor ARC. ZOO LHARC etc
• FFISH 327 MSH handles MSDOS tormalted disks exactly the same
way as you use tiles on native AmigaDOS disks Fully functional
read write version
• FFISH 342 IE VIO is an icon editor which can create and modily
icons upto 640x200 pixels
• PDOM 278 LHARCa VO 99a data compression program hat is WO
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Dlntro VIO BootGenerator Vt5. BootLeg V21 Character Editor VI0
Coder Board V4 0 Cosaque Vt 1 Dcopyl Deluxe Presed V20.
BlockV13. Font Ripper. Guru Maker VIO. ISC Amiga vl 5. Memory
SearcherVI 0. Menu Maker vl 0. Nol Selracker VIO. Power Utility
V20 PowerPacker V23a PPMore VI2. Pseudo Ops Save IFF Scanner
V2.0.Scroll Maker 2. Seek Destroy VIO Seka Source Rescuer.
StartupCoder VIO. Structure HunterVI 0. Time Cruncher VII
TVFeldWriter VI I. Vector Check VIO Vow Boot VIO! Virus Expert
VI4 Virus Slayer VIO Vrus Kief V3W
• PDOM 280 The Champions Total Uliies Vol I Boot Generator Boot
GrIBoolmaker. BootWmer Character Editor. Demo Maker.
DiskX v2 2. Flash Ripper. Font Ripper Guru Maker. Guru Master Icon Master.Make A Menu. NotseTracker. Power Packer V2 3b.
PPMore PPShow.Sceneray. Graphics Searcher. SetKey.
SlideSHow Maker. Time Set.Tnstar Virus KiBerTxED
• TBAG 28 Machll features configurable, your help screen mouse
accelerator. PopCU Screen Blanker. Mouse OFF Sun Mouse t
activates a window byplacmg mouse it) Ckck To Front (bring
window to tront by ricking on it). Cyde (move a window or
screen to back with lett then right mouse button ckcki Window
and Screen Shuffler Clock Alarm Beeper etc DiskSalv VI32 is a
disk recoverer NewZap tile sector editor
• TBAG 30 MyMenu create your own menu on WB to run any commands
Icon Meister VI4 THE Icon editor SYSCheck checks your boot
disks libraries Disk Storage Deluxe VI10 shows details of ALL
mounted devices
• TBAG 31 ShoWiz V2 0 show ANY picture with or without a script I
picture or several disks M also play a music file in the
background! Also show text files in any cotoud
• PDOM 59 Ameteur Radio Dsk Star Term V3 0 P8I and PI027 2 packet
terminal programs TA Term V5 0a HAM Database lor the Amiga
Amateur Radio Group. Morse Code. SatelMe Tracking and loads of
HAMutilities A must tor serious HAM user
• PDOM 300 The Master Virus Killer VI9 Recognises 62 viruses, a
lull list is on our DiskCat
• PDOM 62 The Public Dommator Anti Virus Disk Virus X V4 I.
Vcheck V12 (for memoryl Vcheck VI9 (lor disk drives) Zero Virus
VI 3the Itily integrated virus detector and killer Also Boot
Block Champion the utkty and information on boot blocks
• PDOM 93 ARP vt 3 The AnkgaDOS Replacement Protect includes text
manual files
• FFISH 243 ImageLab V2 2 is an IFF pictures marnpiiator NoCtick
V3 5 stops the disk drive clicking if there is no disk in the
drive Password Vl.2tp you specify the password for your system
security Pcopy V20 the excotent disk copier SimGen adds a 2 or
4 colour picture to your WB screen
• FFISH 244 BBChampon V31 load save and analyze boot blocks
Bcotlntro VI2 you specify The headline text ot upto 44
ch»a:ters and the scro*ng text ot upto 300
• FFISH 279 MRBackup v3 3d the hard risk backup utkty
• FFISH 300 TitieGen vt 6 excellent script language that creates
scrokng text on screen in any ton! And upto 500 lines long1
• FFISH 213 300 8 colour program icons1
• FFISH 168 8 • FFISH 169 Malt Dillon disk special includes loads
ol utilities and source Contig VIO. Clock V10. DME VI31.
Dmouse Vt 1 Backup V2 01. SUPLIB. LIBREF DRES VI O. DASM V211.FILES V12. SHELL V2 1 FINDIT Vt O. UBS VIO. SCAT Vt0. ADDCR VIO REMCR VI0 8 CMP VIOYou need both disks . FAUG 41 ARC VO 2 compatible with MSOOS ARC V50
• AMICUS 22 Printer Driver Generator V2 3
• FFISH 158 MSDOS V01 tets files wntten in standard MSDOS or ST
format, then copies them to RAM then rewrites to disk in
AmigaDOS tormat DiskX is a sector based disk editor
• FFISH 290 Xlcon a CU command scriptor and executor
• FFISH 258 Dmouse vl2 is a versatile program that includes
screen mouse blanker, auto window activator, mouse accelerator,
popcli. Pop window to front, push to back etc
• FFISH 131 DFC IS a disk copier that mUti tasks
• APDC 15 Icon utilities tiil of icon files and creators Some
arxmated1
• APDC 18 Floppy Disk Utis Quick Copy VtO. Disk Mapper Disk
Salvage V»us check. System Utils Bttz VIO text editor Time Set
Acalc cakxAator Amiga Monitor Vt I. MeM Grab last memory
grabber Drectory Master V11
• FFISH 164 DiskSalv VI3 excellent tile recoverer and undelete
utility New Zap V318 the great file sector editor Zoo V2 0 the
great tile archiver
• FFISH 106 Funckey a function key editor
• FAUG 62 Access V2 6 comms package Hide I toggle RAM expansion
Add Icon VIO adds icons to Hes without icons_ MUSIC
• • AMPtl - 5 disk pack ot Sonrx tiles 8 player tor CI2 50'
• • AMP23 ¦ 5 disk pack of SoundTracker V3 8 tiles 61250'
• PDOM 281 Oktalyzer VI1 the music composer
• PDOM 285 GAME MUSIC CREATOR Supports MIDI
• PDOM 299 MED V2 01 the music editor with MIDI DEMO
• PDOM 298 - SUCKWAYS Ctappmg World music compilation r
• SOFT 73 8 • SOFT 74 8 • SOFT 75 8 • SOFT 76 Miami Vcu digitised
theme tune GAMES
• • AMP8 - Game Pack I Clue as in Cluedo. Othello Klondike.
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• • AMP22 - Game Pack 2 Amoeba space invaders.
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• FFISH 194 - Mona V3 0 the single player duxtgeon simulation
adventure game 1MB
• FFISH 273 - BattleForce v3 61 game
• FFISH 336 - Car V2 0 is a racing game
• FFISH 357 - Empre V2 tw is a mrJtiplayer game ot exploration
economics and war
• FFISH 62 - HACK the adventure
• FFISH 63 - LARN the adventure
• PDOM 77 - Paranoid the breakout type game
• PDOM 90 - Terns' 1MB
• PDOM 79 8 • PDOM 80 8 • PDOM 81 - Sta Trek 3 disk game IMB
External Drive Required
• PDOM 215 8 • PDOM 216 The Star Trek Demo 2 disk Versnn Another
totally different Star Trek game External Drive Required
• PDOM 233 - The Holy Grail Adventure IMB
• PDOM 234 The Golden Fleece Adventure GRAPHICS
• • AMP3 Graphics Pack I Cup Iti clip any part ot the screen and
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edge definition, colour and size shifters plus loads ol
excellent graphic utilities MCAD VI22 excellent Computer Aided
Design package IFF to pieces iigsaw program ROT 3D drawing prog
Vdraw VI19 brilliant painting program. Ray Tracer Generator A 3
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Mandelbrot Explorer Excellent lull teatures mandelbrot designer
ST2IFF convert Atari ST pictures to Amiga IFF tormat HAM Editor
drawing program and prog to convert HAM pictures to IFF tormat
A 3 disk pack tor C750
• FFISH 334 - FBM VO 9 mage MarnpUaton Kxary ComoatOe with Sun.
GIF FF PCX PBM bitmaps Can input raw mages and output
Postscript and Diablo Also does rectangiJar extraction density
and contrast changes, rotation quantization halftone,
greyscalmg etc
• PDOM 112 Graphic utilities Clip It'. ShowPrmt I. Snatch.
HamEdit. Dissolve. AutoPics. Zaplcon. ImageTools. FitterPix.
IconMaker Startle. IFF to Icon
• FFISH 295 - Mandel Mountains VII a Mandel Brot generator
LANGUAGE
• PDOM 211 - NORTHC vl 2 Steve Hawtms C compiler Features
compiler, linker, disassembler examples and tools An excetent C
compiler tor the knowledgeable and beginner alike
• APDC 25 Logo. Xlisp Modular 2. MVP Forth
• FFISH 140 - Stoney Brook PROLOG v23 2
• FFISH 141 - Contains the source code for PROLOG FFISH 140
• FFISH 181 AM XLISP V2 0 ol the Xlisp interpret!*
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Chris Gray Documentatxxt on FFISH 77
• FFISH 37 - Uttle Smaltalk
• FFISH 91 The Adventure Definition Language (ADLI
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Includes 70 tully executable examples
• FFISH 339 - PCQ VI Ic Pascal compiler
• FFISH 347 - Cursor VIO Amiga BASIC Compiler
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• FFISH 314 - A68k v2 61 ol the 68000 macro Assembler PDOM CLIPIT
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PANG Although It's basically a matter ot splitting the bouncing balls, collecting the pick-ups and avoiding the odd creature as you wing your way around the world racking up the points, Pang has a surprise or two on some ot its screens. Here are a tew ot them, complete with tips to help you on your way STAGE 2-5 If you shoot away all the platform sections on this level, a brown and white object will drop. Collect it and you will gain an extra life.
STAGE 3-9 Three balls In an enclosure at top left can only be reached If you shoot away the platform section beneath them. This can't be done if you have the vulcan missile. If you are unlucky enough to get a vulcan missile, try to get a bomb to split them so they can fall down.
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Under the platform, but If you get stuck down there with them you will need a wire at least, and a power wire at best.
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SHADOW WARRIORS STAGE 10-29 Very difficult to complete without a power-up, and power-ups are not easy to collect. So shoot the large ball when It is directly above Ihe gap in the platform and the power- ups will fall directly onto you.
STAGE 11-31 The floor is uneven, making If impossible to collect some ol the power-ups. So don't count on them. There are also some very bizarre bounces, so look out.
STAGE 11-32 DRAGON’S BREATH Yet another level where there is a trapped ball which you can't free with the vulcan missile. Shooting the platforms on the right is the only way to collect the bonus pickup. Shoot them all to get a freeze.
STAGE 11-33 Guess what? It you have the vulcan missile you can t finish this level - quelle surprise! Go left, up the ladder, go right, go up the ladder, go right off the end of the platform, and volla - you are in a position to do some damage to the two balls at the top right. Now go up the long ladder at the right, go left and up the next ladder, go left and up the short ladder, run off the left-hand side of this ladder and you can get the last ball to finish.
STAGE 1 2-35 When you have destroyed all the other balls and there is just one left, go up the ladder at the left and walk over the last ball. As you fall off the right-hand side, go left and you will land on the platform below it. From here you can finish.
STAGE 13-37 As soon as the level starts go right and get the three small balls that tall down to make life a lot simpler.
STAGE 14-41 This deceptive level has the nasty habit of placing two balls one behind the other, so as you hit one the other just keeps coming.
STAGE 14-42 Very difficult level, but shooting all two of the platforms gives a freeze.
STAGE 15-43 Half of this level is icy, so beware.
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STAGE 15-45 Shooting all the platforms gives a vulcan missile. Wow!
These should help you on your way to Easter Island, where you can enjoy a jeep ride into the Pacific sunset.
If you're swinging around the lamposts trying to kick the baddies on this arcade conversion, but all to no avail, then try this cheat for size.
While Ihe intro sequence is running hold down these keys: (, Ctrl. J, Esc. 5, F2, Right Alt. V, Enter (not Return) and Help. The border should flash purple to Having trouble with this Pern-influenced game? Well, take a look at these hints and see if they can help you out at all.
MONTH ONE Start by casting the following spell on your dragon: 2 • Rasgon, grind and heat.
2 ' Churl, normal and heal.
3 ' Arolig, normal and heat - one quarter condense.
2 ‘ Mionacal. Grind and condense.
7 • Haloras, cut and condense.
7 - Igele, normal and heat.
2 ‘ Churl, normal and heat.
This spell makes your dragon virtually indestructible by rising all its characteristics up to, or very close to, full. Your dragon will therefore be unbeatable in a duel with another dragon.
Go to the map and select a town with a population of 1,000 or more (Olorn is a good one). Ignore the training missions (they're just a waste of time) and set your dragon on medium zeal. Now go tor a conquer and keep' mission then go to the Castle Screen. Go to the incubation room and put two eggs on full heat, then go to the library and record the ongoing battles.
Don't buy any goods from the trader yet!
MONTH TWO Go to the Map Screen and go to the captured town.
When the picture of the town appears click on the magic symbol and when in the magic room cast the following spell: tell you that the cheat is active. Now you can press 1 and 2 to give both players extra energy, press Help to skip levels and Q to make the warriors invincible.
No particular credit goes out for this cheat, because it's one of those that has been sent in by a whole host of readers. Thanks anyway, though!
3 ‘ Tius, normal and heat.
4 • Churl, normal and heat. .
2 1 Arcus, grind and condense.
1 • Churl, normal and heat.
This spell will increase the population of the town and may even turn it into a city. Go back to the city and set the taxes high, then check in the library to see if your dragon is guarding a piece of the talisman. If he is, note the name of the town or city and end your turn.
SUBSEQUENT MONTHS Leave your city or town and it should keep on growing, then start to produce new villages (these will be yours).J.ook in the library to check if any towns are fighting your town or city and if so send your dragon on a raid to wipe them out.
Buy ingredients from the traders if you can afford them (especially Churl, which should be bought in large quantities).
Carry on conquering towns and villages and casting the population' spell (from Month Two, above).
When you have more than one dragon, cast the dragon' spell (from Month One, above) on the new ones. When you have enough dragons, constantly guard any talisman pieces you find. If you have enough, guard them with your super dragons, who lose virtually no health while carrying out the task.
Attack villages, towns and cities that are under enemy control as this deprives them of taxes.
Use the super' dragons with low or medium zeal when on conquering missions, because if high zeal is used, they will usually just wipe out most towns.
Michael Garvey, West Bergholt. Colchester Makes the going a lot easier, don’t you think? If you want some extra goodies, then press FI and type the cheat again, then press F8 to be blessed with nine keys, nine magic spells and $ 10,000 cash.
Still not enough? Then try pausing, typing the cheat then pressing F6 - you will magically appear in the shop.
What! You want even more?
Oh, all right! Pause and put the cheat in (yes, again!) And press F7 and you’ll skip to the next level.
Gavin Briggs, Crawley Continues on Page 217 I FIGHTER BOMBER If those missions that only give you half a tank of fuel to begin with are proving a little too difficult, then try this: Start your takeoff as usual and get a few feet off the ground, then land, making sure that you have enough room to take oft again. Now all you have to do is click on the REARM AND REFUEL box to fill up the fuel tank, thus saving you the hassle of refueling in mid-air. Now all you have to do is take off in the little bit of runway space you’ve got left.
Watch that tree!
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North Yorkshire BACK TO THE FUTURE II Some of you may be thinking of getting a nice new Amiga for Christmas. If so you'll no doubt be getting this licence of the hit film bundled with your machine. The cheat may be in order.
Just pause the game and type THE ONLY NEAT THING TO DO (including spaces) and you will now have an infinite supply of Michael J Foxes. Ooh. That’ll have Fox fans drooling all over the place, no doubt. Can’t see the appeal meself!
Jules Glasspool, Lymington, Hampshire Travelling through bme can be a bit tricky, especially when you're only a little feller! Never mind, here's a little bit of help.
First, start up the game and press FI to pause. Now type RHIANNON and the game will start. All you have to do now is press F9 to become invincible.
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TURBOCHARGER Set to nine - nothing else will do. It burns up the gas like the space shuttle, but you do want to win, don't you? Possibly worth turning down when you get a decent lead in the race so that you can save fuel.
YELLOW FLAGS When driving under yeHow put the cruise control on and get the car over to the left of the track, then leave it to its own devices! At 90mph it will make its own way round the track and you just have to watch out for the crashed cars. Obviously this is very dangerous if you’re in the middle of the pack and not out front.
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STAGGER No messing here, just whack it up to maximum stagger, +1.00, for both qualifying and the race.
PRESSURES UPS M I3HOF O I3HOF Despite the instructions, my experience is that pressures between 24-28 are the best for both qualifying and the race, but it's hard to identify much difference as the most important effect is on the amount of wear in the long term. Over 28 gets you more speed but it's very hard to steer and below 24 starts losing speed on the straights and the turns.
SHOCKS The instructions are spot on here: "set the shocks as stiff as you can control." Personally I have all four of them two notches off the bottom.
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One qualifying lap over 235mph.
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First of all. It is designed in such a way that the novice can take advantage of the power of technology without getting tied up in the notes and numbers that many packages force you to understand. Secondly, it has what it modestly calls 'tools.'
These are, in fact, very clever, very simple and extremely creative routines which you can use without any recourse to the MIDI handbook and without writing in to Amiga Format with tales of premature baldness.
9 Pipes Bars and Pipes is an unusual sequencing system, likening music to the flow of water through a pipe.
Thinking of buying it? Having problems with its odd approach? A tutorial from JON BATES should help.
Basics: The Main Screen Bars and Pipes uses a novel way of presenting the tracks it records. If you have a quick peek at the main screen you will see it has the familiar ‘tape transport1 controls across the top: record, play, return to zero, fast forward and rewind and counter.
Underneath that, to the left, is a set of colourful icons - mind you, everything in Bars and Pipes is colourful - which bring up specific functions.
The lower part of the screen is taken up with the routing that your music will take through the program. It’s very easy to follow, giving you an immediate picture of what you are doing.
Across the bottom of the screen is a series of arrows and drag bars that enable you to reconfigure the screen to accommodate however many branches and detours you want the data to take.
Ithe track is numbered and named in the left-hand list.
2 The grey block to its immediate right registers the status, as in ‘Is this the one you are recording on right now?' The red arrow Is active.
3 Next we get our first icon
- the MIDI In’ port.
Without this you can't use the track to record on. All the sound-processing icons to affect the input are added into this part of the screen by dragging them from the toolbox (over the page). They are removed simply by clicking on them with the cursor and hitting Delete.
So you can delete the ‘MIDI In' port, to prevent recording on that track. This makes a rather neat way of safeguarding any track - remove the port and you can't record on it.
4 Following the flow of the music from left to right of the screen, the MIDI port is fol- lowed by interconnecting pipes. Bars and Pipes represents the flow of music as akin to the flow of water through pipes. As you will soon see, branches can be taken from the pipeline and fed into another track. Sometimes an elbow joint is required to divert the flow, sometimes the flow needs to be merged.
5 The *P‘ column stands for Play and turns to 'R' when recording is required. The grey block after it is a minature representation of the music recorded - notes can be seen inside it and any used block turns a lighter grey. The numbers across the top of this column refer to bar numbers.
6 To the right of this is a tap (also known as a 'faucet' in the Americanese ol the manual). There are, in fact, three taps in three colours. The blue is a merge tap that lets you play over the top of exist- ing recorded material on that track. The yellow only allows playback on that track. The red tap disconnects that track (mute) and graphically disconnects the pipeline. These colours are also imitated by the notes seen in the central grey section 7 Following this are a series of pipes and ports similar to those seen on the far left and numbered 3 here. This, again, is the place where tools
can be put into position and tracks merged and information passed around.
8 The final stage, on the extreme right-hand end of the row, is the ‘MIDI Out' icon, without which no sound can come out. The MIDI channel for output is represented by the number to the far right of the track.
Fast analog to digital converter with track and hold' can sample at 32.000 samples per second Custom digital gain circuit allows you to alter audio gain with software control Regulated voltage reference and hardware sampling clock ensure low noise operation Left and right line level inputs for mono or stereo sampling ‘ Microphone input and on board pre-amp allow easy sampling of voice Easily loop sections of a sound.
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Common tools such as delete, paste, and insert are available by clicking on buttons. Other tools are available via menus.
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MUSIC Activate the toolbox by clicking on the red box icon to the left of the tempo counter. This will open another brightly-coloured window, divided up into squares - each square is a tool. Simply drag the tool down and insert it into the pipeline, either before or after the recording section. As you click on a tool the name of it appears on the top command line of the screen - which is useful, as the tiny icons can be confusing.
Why Tools are Good News Although Bars and Pipes is by no means an insignificant sequencer, I feel that its greatest strength is lent to it by the tools it uses to process the MIDI data. The sequencing side is reasonable, although the editing is somewhat tedious and could be smartened up a little. On the plus side, though, it does earn bonus points for displaying lots of MIDI data and allowing you to graphically edit many of the sound peripherals - volume, program changes, velocity curves, pitch bend - and even put in your own lyrics.
Never mind. What makes Bars and Pipes unique is its toolbox. This is the easiest area for a beginner to get to grips with, to really feel that the Amiga is applying some kind of Artificial Intelligence to the musical data it is receiving... The first thing to be aware of is that you can put the tools either before or after the recording buffer.
Running the program on an A500 with a half meg memory expansion, you don't have a lot of room left for recording data - so with this in mind, the positioning of the tools is actually quite vital.
Let’s run through some and see how you can best make use of them.
I have deliberately kept it musically simple with the one-finger keyboard merchants in mind. Try the following.
ECHO This amazing feature will repeat any note you play any number of times with any interval of time you specify.
The time between each repeat is marked oft in bars and beats so that ?| : |rI ?'
TztEUM disc BELOW: The purple echo tool is placed on the right-hand pipeline.
It is set to 4 repeats at a quarter note's distance from each other and the effect will die away thanks to the Falling setting.
You can time it to fit the tempo of a piece: if you alter the speed of the piece the speed of the echoes is also altered to match.
There are three sorts of echo: Rising, where the repeats get stronger; Level, in which they stay the same intensity as you played: and Falling, which is the most normal bcause the echoes fade away.
The start level is fixed by you, depending on how hard or soft you hit the note. What the manual doesn’t make clear is that this works not on MIDI volume levels, but on velocity levels. If you are using a voice or synth where there is no response to velocity (that is, how hard you hit the keys) then this feature won’t work.
Get a responsive voice, say strings, and drag the purple echo icon, placing it post recording. If you place it before then all the extra notes generated will be recorded and take up loads of precious memory. To get at the controls for any icon simply double-click when it is in place.
Record a track with very few notes, spaced fairly evenly. The more echo repeats you use, the more 'spacey' the effect is. You can get an idiotic number of repeats, but if you go over the top (like putting in 999 repeats) the program sulks and refuses to play. Numbers around the 70 mark are quite acceptable as long as you don’t set up too long a repeat time - you could sit there all day waiting for it too finish.
Advanced lunacy sets in if you combine two echo tools, one after another. Setting the first echo to eight repeats and then the second to four with different time gaps gives out one hell of an effect.
The good point is that to do this with a dedicated echo unit would set you back several hundred quid. This way it can be applied to each individual track regardless and set up individually for each sound - something you could do for less than several thousand quid only if you used multiple echo units.
If, however, you get too greedy and set up a whole load of effects you will find that two things happen.
The program can’t cope and starts spluttering out notes and your synth will very rapidly reach the maximum number of notes it is capable of playing in one go.
Echo is a simple but incredibly effective function that gets a lot of mileage from very few notes. Hello.
Pink Floyd! Hello, Phillip Glass!
COUNTERPOINT This little tool hides behind a white hamburger-like icon with wavy lines. It actually responds to the notes you input by playing what is in effect a counter melody along with your notes. How does it do this?
Well, if you so wish you can dive into the toolbox and set it up to match the key and type of scale you are going to be using. If, like the rest of the dabblers, you are content to play away in the very standard key of C without using anything except the white notes, then fortunately the program defaults to work in this very manner. Simple enough.
Set up with orchestral sound and play or record a very simple sequence of single white notes. If you like you can now dive into the editing side and copy it forwards with repeats. You will find that every time it comes round it has a different set of accompanying notes with it, which makes for instant and convincing harmony!
If you wish, you can alter the mode of scale - and hence the harmony - from within the song editor window, as applied to the notes in that track.
TRIAD As the name implies, this particular tool generates three notes from your one note: but they are at fixed intervals from your original note. Like Counterpoint, the notes it plays are fixed into a programmable mode and so various musical idioms can be created. By double-clicking on the icon, you get to alter the two harmony notes. If you think simple when using this effect it is quite stunning, especially when you alter the intervals and create new and novel harmonies.
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These are just a few ideas to get you going. Other tools include the inevitable Quantize, with its multiple functions, and some clever articulation tools to help shape phrases dynAMIGAlly.
Toolizing When using tools that correct errors or add dynamics, once you are happy with their effect it is best to toolize' the track, as the manual puts it. This fixes the data permanently and you can save on memory space by dispensing with the tool.
OTHER TRICKS A couple of other tools deserve a mention here. There is the Flipper, which effectively reverses the keyboard so that the top notes are to the left and low to the right.
There are also various connecting pipes and diverting features so that sound can be fed from one track into another - hence becoming a different sound, possibly, or the same sound with a different process.
Memory Economy Although Bars and Pipes runs with one meg of memory it is probably happier with about two meg and a hard disk or at least two drives. The You can also feed sound data directly into another channel. This can produce some amazing effects. For example, I took the Flipper (blue hamburger with red filling!), and fed that into the Counterpoint and out.
However I also branched off and fed the straight non-inverted data into the next track, still with the string sound, tools work in real time and other than ones that generate piles of extra data, like echo, it is probably worth while doing this once you are sure it is the effect you want. This applies particularly to Quantize; once you have it right, then get rid of the tool.
If you have place Quantize on the input side, you will have recorded it in time anyway and so you can happily dispense with the tool immediately.
Inversion Lastly try the Inverter on chords. You can play one section normally, copy it forward to a separate track and put the Inverter on the new track. This makes for some really interesting second and third appearances of either the verse or chorus of a song.
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Good News The good news is that there are loads more tools and goodies now available. The Internal Sounds Kit dispenses with MIDI and gives you a whole host of samples, editing facilities, sound allocations and the ability to input notes from either the qwerty keys or mouse.
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Programmers can get to grips with creating their own specialist tools using the perkily-named Rules tor Tools program - and there is also a multimedia add-on that will coordinate Bars and Pipes with other programs on a two-way basis - programs like Performer, Amiga- Vision, Showmaker, Deluxe Video and DighPamt III.
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stuck inside your Amiga and costs a fifth of the price.
Chameleon is easy enough to run. Simply insert the emulator disk at the Workbench prompt screen and wait for a message requesting an ST disk containing the ST operating system to be inserted into the drive.
If, on selecting the mode, you have an ST disk in the Amiga drive, the ST's Desktop will appear almost instantaneously. If, however, there is no disk in the drive, the Desktop takes some 20 seconds to appear.
This is the most crucial stage - having the wrong ST disk in the drive can cause Chameleon to crash.
Soft Options You've now got an ST instead of an Amiga - what next? You can run a wealth of well-behaved GEM ST software. It seems Chameleon's brief was simply to ensure things like Calamus, needing a Meg to do anything exciting and non-compatibility with the A3000 or any machine that has a processor or accelerator other than a 68000.
Maxon has made assurances that all these points are currently being addressed. Chameleon II will sport hard disk and '020 030 support.
There will also be a hardware option which fits into the Amiga's floppy port. You will be able to plug ST ROMs into it directly. The only trouble is that T0S on ROM costs even more than TOS on disk. £70 is typical.
Niggles aside. Chameleon does what it claims. It emulates the ST well Like a Chameleon changes its colours, the Amiga can change its operating system to be an Atari ST. RICHARD MONTEIRO examines a new ST emulator.
Chameleon Atari ST Emulator ¦ £30 approx (DM99) ¦ Max nputer, Germany I L_01 Like Medusa, Chameleon requires the Atari ST's operating system (known simply as TOS, wittily meaning The Operating System) to be supplied on disk. Unfortunately there is no simple way of acquiring TOS. Medusa comes with a utility for dumping the Atari operating system to disk: a highly illegal way of doing things, but one which doesn't require much effort from you, bar finding an ST. No such ROM-nppmg utility comes with Maxon's emulator. In fact, short of acquiring Medusa's TOS extractor, there's only one way you
can go about getting TOS. And that’s by knocking on the door of an Atari dealer and purchasing TOS version
1. 0, 1.2 or 1.4 on disk. TOS on disk will cost you upwards of
£30 depending on the version and the source.
Resolutions Assuming you manage to get TOS on disk, Chameleon will come to life.
You’ll be give three options: FI for low resolution (320 x 200, 16 colours); F2 for medium resolution (640 x 200, four colours); F3 for high resolution (640 x 400, monochrome).
Pressing the right key will reboot the Amiga into the selected ST mode.
ATARI CLAMPDOWN Following Ihe release ol Ihe Medusa ST emulator reviewed in Issue 16. Atari Germany have injuncted the product in its present form. You can imagine they weren't best pleased that a combination ol software and a tiny bit ol hardware were all that was necessary to get a very useable ST environment on an Amiga. What really annoyed Atari, though, was the lact that in order to run the emulator it was necessary to rip oil the ST TOS via a small program.
Atari tried to take Chameleon oft the market too. But when they discovered that none ol their rights were being inlringed they had no choice but to let Maxon continue with the project.
TechnoCAD and Signum would work correctly. Which they do. Of course many other titles do too, but equally there are many that don't.
You'll never get games to work under the emulator. Programs which bypass GEM calls and hit the hardware direct will also fall over. As for things that require a dongle inserted into what should be the ST's cartridge port - forget it!
The last point is important because it means much MIDI software, which is dongle protected, simply won't work. Talking of MIDI; even if there is no dongle, a lot of quality MIDI software won't work. MIDI requires exact timing - the ST runs at 8Mhz while a standard Amiga only ticks over at 7.24MHz. It might not sound like a massive difference, but it’s enough to cause problems.
And, assuming you run properly- written GEM software, programs execute without a hitch.
The price quoted is for the German version, available from Maxon at Schwalbacher Stralie 52, D-6236 Eschborn, Germany. George Thompson Services on 077082 234 will probably be handling Chameleon some time this year, but the price is likely to rise to £49.95. Headaches In its current form. Chameleon is far from ideal. TOS is the biggest headache. Not only is it problematic getting hold of TOS in the required form, but the review copy of Chameleon only worked with German revisions of TOS. Other minus points include lack of hard disk support, VERDICT Software-based Atari ST emulator.
Boots to ST mode quickly if everything Is in the right place, but can crash.
DOCUMENTATION: POOR In German, but use is simple enough.
ACCESSIBILITY: AVERAGE It is easy enough to use, but getting hold of the neccessary TOS is tricky.
VALUE:_____EXCELLENT Very much cheaper than a hardware system and just as effective.
FEATURES: GOOD It won't run games software, but legal GEM stuff runs fine. Three screen modes.
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recorder, but this new piece of software automates the procedure, making it easy to produce high-quality, professional results.
You don't get a lot with the pack
- a slimline ring-bound manual, a black box and a disk. The black
box, the Simpatica interface, connects the computer to any
video recorder with a nine-pin control port. These are fairly
common on professional VTRs, such as HiBand systems. The soft
ware is based around a control panel, with many features lifted
straight out Amiga animations can be truly stunning - and PAT
McDONALD thinks that we could be seeing a lot more of them on
the goggle box in your living room.
Simpatica Animation-to-video transfer ¦ £1 795 ¦ Artbeat Graphics 081 222 2222 of professional recording studios. The reason why the manual is so thin is that each and every one of the controls on the panel has a help screen explaining its usage, so getting to grips with it doesn't entail wading through reams of documentation.
The first part of recording an animation is to ‘black’ (erase) the tape, and then record an SMPTE timecode onto it. Once that’s on, the computer can advance to any individual frame on the tape. Then you are ready to load in some animations - they can be in any standard Amiga graphics format and the system will also support 'sliced HAM' mode, apparently.
Vision On You could use Simpatica with just floppy disks, but a hard disk drive is highly recommended - and you will need at least 3Meg of memory. Once you have an animation in memory, the tape reel at the bottom left of the screen shows the first four frames.
This tape reel can be advanced or rewound to the exact frame that you want. Cut and paste options are available to give easy video looping - this is something the system is very good at. At no stage is the whole animation sequence loaded into memory
- Simpatica just keeps track of the cut-down pictures displayed
in the tape reel at the bottom of the screen.
If you want to see the whole animation in full screen mode, you can - but it will run slower than it should, because the software has to load in each picture from disk.
BELOW: Part ol Artbcat's very own animation demo.
S. ® SB What you can do is have a mint-sized preview, using
the smaller pictures.
This preview runs at full speed and most problems with the animation are easily spotted this way - such as missing frames or frames that shouldn't be there. Cutting and pasting the correct frames together is very straightforward and easily checked. Frames can also be 'dwelt1 on: this means keeping a frame steady for a few seconds, usually at the end of a video.
Automation Once you have completed a take in memory (and, because Simpatica only loads in the preview-sized pictures, animation sequences can last for minutes rather than seconds) it's time to put it onto the tape. All you do is set it off and it merrily stops and starts the video recorder automatically until it’s finished.
The net result is a massive saving in time. Using a manually-controlled recorder, it could easily take twelve hours or more to record a five-minute sequence. With Simpatica, that time is reduced to about four hours, with no manual control needed at all.
Rather than spending those twelve hours or more - and even thats assuming you don't make any mistakes - pressing buttons to advance a frame, record, show next frame, advance, record... you could be designing more animations, or alternatively you could knock off for the evening and let the system get on wrth the outputting job overnight.
Who needs It?
Simpatica costs a lot of money, but it produces broadcast-quality Amiga graphics and has been designed for video producers rather than home computer enthusiasts. It’s powerful and in conjunction wrth a program like Sculpt Animate 40 can create excellent sequences for use in commercials, corporate videos, feature films - you name it.
Mind you, what is an expensive professional tool today is an everyday thing tomorrow. Cheaper systems for home use on standard videos will appear soon: indeed somebody approached me at the CES show and mentioned that they were developing just such a product. Wouldn't you like to make your own films with just your computer? I certainly would!
VERDICT Editing animation* and recording them at broadcaet quality onto vidao tape.
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This is a strange-looking beast and no mistake! Most printers are not very tall and spread themselves over a wide area.
This one is tall and narrow, shaped a bit like an overlarge brick. Far from being a liability, this means it occupies less space than most printers.
Inside, it’s slightly strange too.
Most of the printhead is mounted vertically, to save on space. You would think that getting access to such a printer would be tricky: in fact it’s easier, due to two large doors which can be opened to expose the interior for the occasional clean. You could use a domestic vacuum cleaner on it to suck up all those bits of flufftbat seem to accumulate in printers.
Time) and can also print out barcode labels with very little fuss indeed.
What, no Prefs?
Lots of people complain that they can't get hold of a suitable printer driver to get their Amiga and printer working in harmony. Fujitsu have also thought of that problem - so if you specify the Amiga version, a disk containing a suitable printer driver is included free in the price. Not only that, but there’s also a menu-driven program to configure the printer to do exactly what you want. Admitedly you can buy 24-pin printers for £100 less than the price of a DL1100, but you then have the chore of finding a driver to get the damn thing to work.
Fujitsu DL1100 24-pin dot matrix printer ¦ £375 ¦ Fujitsu Europe 081 573 4444 Fujitsu have done an excellent job on the controlling software that runs the printer. It can accept four different control code systems: Fujitsu's own DPL24C, IBM ProPrmter XL24, Epson LQ-2500 and also Epson LQ-2550.
These are all selectable from the control panel on the front of the printer, as are most of its features.
Font Forays There are eight resident fonts stored in the printer. These are Courier 10, Pica 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Correspondence, Compression, Draft and High Speed Draft. The numbers after certain fonts refer to the number of characters per inch (CPI).
Others don't have them because they are proportional, le they vary in their CPI rate. However, there is a variable pitch setting for differentsized character printing. Different typestyles are also available - italic, condensed, shadow and bold printing can be selected.
Other fonts are available as plugin font cards. Other possible add-ons include a seven-colour printing kit, an optional serial interface rather than the standard parallel one, plus more printer emulation, again with add-on cards. You don't need a cut sheet feeder - one is included as standard.
So you can either use computer stationery (the sort with the holes on either side to feed through the tractor sprockets) or ordinary sheet paper.
Normal ristige Elite O U11 JL X O 0 Shaded Speed and Power One slight problem with the unit is that it comes with a two-pin plug that won’t work in the UK. You have to cut it off and wire on a household three pin 13A plug. Once that chore is out of the way you can get on and print.
One feature that the DL1100 doesn't have is phenomenal printing speed. It can cope with 50 characters per second in letter quality mode, and can manage 200 CPS working in high-speed drive mode.
Some of the more specialist features of the printer are that it has a realignment function (for when some of the pins go slightly otf-centre over Draft Cospressed Boldface PS Pica 10 Correspondance Bhz VERDICT General purpose high quality printer.
SPEED: AVERAGE Nothing special In this department.
DOCUMENTATION:____GOOD Very well-written manual, lots of illustration, lots of information.
ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT Thai front conlrol panel plus Ihe supplied driver disk score well here.
VALUE:__GOOD So long as you're not too fussed about speed, this printer sets a standard.
FEATURES: GOOD Lots of features for those who need them, plus upgrade potential.
Fast as the Amiga may seem, it's not as fast as it could be.
Anyone who has ever used mathematically intensive software ray-tracing packages like Turbo Silver or graphics manipulators like Pixmate come to mind as examples) will have gritted their teeth as the machine ground its way through millions of calculations.
Are exactly the same as in A3000. One other point note is that there are twt versions of the Mega Memory, one for the A500 and one for the A2000. The differences are apparently only in the physical shape of the unit.
You could always fit an accelerator card, such as this one. This is a card with a faster processor on it than the standard 68000 chip fitted in A500 and A2000 machines (the card under review will fit in either machine or the older A1000).
Fitting It Installing the MMR is quite straight- forward. You must first remove the 68000, plug the board into the empty socket and then fix the old processor The Mega Midget Racer is fitted with a 68030 processor. This can work at clock speeds of 25-33 Mhz, a figure which compares favourably with the average 68000 at 7MHz.
There’s more to it than that, though - the MMR can have a Floating Point Mega Midget 68030 Accelerator card ¦ £375 ¦ Bytes n Pieces 0253 734218 Unit attached, a maths co-processor specially designed to do floating point calculations - that's something which normal processors find laborious.
The story doesn't quite end there
- a 68030 can also access 32-bit memory, rather than the normal
16- bit. What this means is that a 68030 can read to or write
from greater amounts of memory per clock cycle than a 68000 -
the memory isn't larger, just more accessible.
The Price is Right?
So, fitting a Mega Midget Racer with 33 Mhz 68030 processor plus an opitional 50 Mhz 68882 FPU will considerably speed up mathematically intensive software. Unfortunately that would be rather expensive - about £800 at Bytes & Pieces’ current rates (£450 for a MMR fitted with a 33 Mhz 68030, and £350 for the FPU).
What you can do is buy each bit individually over time. The lowest price is for an MMR fitted with a 25 Mhz 68030 at £375. Up to 8 Megs of 32-bit RAM can be added to the board in the form of the Mega Memory, a separate add-on that starts at £299 for 2 Megs, £399 for 4 Megs and £799 for the full 8 Megs.
The chips used in the Mega Memory into an empty socket on the board.
You don’t have to do this last step, but if you do then you can run any software that isn’t happy about working with the faster processor - a thoughtful compatibility feature. The actual board design is excellent - lots of flatpacks and surface-mounted components - indeed, state of the art is not too strong a term to use.
During testing, the whole machine crashed and wouldn't reboot. A quick internal inspection revealed the culprit
- it was me! I’d neglected to make sure there were no cables
trapped under the board, which is a close fit.
After sorting out the cable from the internal floppy drive I had no more problems with this.
To get the thing working properly, there's a checklist of jumpers and connections listed in the manual. The good news is that you don't have to bother with them - Bytes & Pieces make sure that the system is delivered ready configured. The manual is otherwise a bit on the terse side, full of technical jargon but with little explanation of what it means.
Soft Options Once it’s installed, you then run the software supplied on a floppy to check that the right processor is working and the RAM, FPU etc are working properly. A program called CSA-MMR must be run (include the name in your startup-sequence and you'll be fine). Adding some switches to it will configure the system exactly: SROM will shadow the Kickstart ROM Continued overleaf I S' into the 32-bit SRAM area (supposing that one is fitted!): SRAM will add any remaining SRAM to the fast memory area: DRAM will configure the Mega Memory board to add its RAM to the system, and so on.
The feature of 'shadowing' (copying) the Kickstart ROM to 32-bit RAM will speed up the system even more, assuming that the software you want to use needs the Kickstart routines.
On • top of this main set-up program, there are also several others on the disk. Amiga_Status displays information about just what is connected to the computer.
Switch_CPU will change back to the 68000, as mentioned above, rebooting the system in doing so: finally the CSA_Analyzers (68000 and 68030 versions) serve as a comparison benchmark to show how much it can outperform a standard Amiga.
How good is it?
By way of comparison, the CSA_Analyzer program was run on a standard A500. An A3000 and an A500 fitted with the full MMR setup.
The ordinary A500 took nearly three hours to complete the test: the A3000, about two minutes: and the MMR took 96 seconds, beating the A3000 by about 36%!
BASEboard RAM Expansion Card ¦ £299.95 ¦ EPD 0602 841 640 So, is the A3000 dead and buried? By no means. For one thing, it wasn't accelerated to the same degree as the MMR. And for another, the A3000 is the only computer that supports the Zorro III card standard.
What’s that? Well, as you know the A2000 can have expansion cards plugged into it internally - this standard is known as Zorro II. Zorro III can have Zorro II cards plugged into it, but they won't work the other way around. Zorro III cards have a 32 bit bus, which means that Zorro III style addon cards will be much faster and have more potential than the equivalent Zorro II card.
There’s also the fact that an A3000 has 2 Meg of chip RAM, and Workbench 2. But unless you really want these, an A500, A1500 or A2000 fitted with an MMR will probably prove much cheaper - and of course, you can run all of the Amiga software that has so far appeared.
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The BASEboard is really two boards: one goes into the Gary chip’s socket, the other plugs into the trapdoor slot underneath the Amiga.
Res, out of the many RAM expansions reviewed in AF 16, it was understandable that some should arrive late. So here’s a belated look at the BASEboard, a modest example for the A500.
Y The BASEboard is probably the cheapest available in terms of supplying a fair amount of memory for not much money. A fully expanded 4 Megs will set you back £299.95 - compare that with a Cortex unit which only has 2 Megs for the same price.
You can buy the unit without any memory and add your own chips later according to how much you want and can afford.
In order to use the BASEboard.
Your computer will have to have some fairly drastic open heart surgery. This entails removing the Gary chip, plugging in a expander unit to the empty socket, putting Gary into the expander unit and connecting the main memory board (in the trapdoor slot, underneath the A500). Sounds a bit involved? It is. But once it’s done you don't have to fuss with it again.
The BASEboard includes a number of interesting features. The first of these is to convert to 1 Meg of chip RAM (see Workbench this month on Page 278 for a full explanation of this tricky subject). A real-time clock is included as standard, and when fully expanded - 4 Meg of memory - you can plug in an extra 2 Meg on a separate daughterboard into the main unit.
The construction is sound and uncomplicated, the manual is competent if not outstanding and a disk is included to configure the memory to work: unfortunately, because the unit plugs into the trapdoor slot, it doesn't automatically tell the computer how much extra memory is available.
It is true that there are units which can add more memory in total.
On the other hand, most people don't really need a fully-expanded Amiga (that's 9 Megs of RAM total).
BASEboard provides an adequate amount of memory for most people's needs. It's not that difficult to fit and will work fine once the machine knows that it's there.
The only real hassle is that you have to run a disk for the machine to recognize all of the memory. This can be incorparated into most software quite easily, so the BASEboard is ideal for most home uses.
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People are frightened by computers, but never get the idea the computer is in control - you are. Overcoming this simple (and quite natural) fear is the first and most important step you will take on the road to understanding the machine. Don't be afraid of tinkering around with programs - generally, you can't do any damage.
I Taking the First Steps Just got hold of your new machine? Have you read the manuals? Still confused? MARK SMIDDY offers an alterAvoiding Disaster At this point, it has to be assumed you have at least managed to put all the bits together. Now you're ready and itching to start the machine - wait! There are several rules which must be followed before proceeding.
¦ Never eat or drink near your computer. Tea and coffee are bad enough, but fizzy drinks spell a cocktail of disasters. Because of the huge sugar content, a splash of lemonade, coke, or even still orange will jam a keyswitch as fast as epoxy resin and it's just as hard to remove. Worse, if these materials get onto the PCB they can eat through the copper tracks and short circuit components. Like a cancer, these effects take time to become noticeable - even a small spill could cause trouble for months.
¦ The machine has very few moving parts - and all the moving parts are self-lubricating. This means you MUST NOT go fiddling with a can of WD-40 or 3-frvl. Amiga disk drives are quite noisy - this is normal.
¦ Lastly, this warning applies to everyone, especially to users upgrading from machines such as Spectrums, BBCs and C64s. If you have to reset the machine use the CTRL-Amiga-Amiga set of keys, as described in the manual. Do NOT switch it rapidly off and on again: if you must do it this way, leave the machine switched OFF for AT LEAST 10 seconds before switching on again. This point cannot be stressed strongly enough.
Native introduction to the Amiga.
LESSON 1: BOOTING You will need:
• Your Amiga, plugged in and ready to switch on.
• The disk marked Workbench
• At least one blank disk When you switch on (and tune the TV
channel if necessary) you'll get a picture of a hand holding
a big blue thing carrying the words “Amiga Workbench”. The
picture is upside down - but don’t worry, that’s to tell you
how to put a disk in. Below this is a number - either 1.2 or
1.3. Make a note of this number, it’s the version number of the
Kickstart installed in your machine. Most new machines should
display version 1.3, whereas older, second-hand ones may be
1.2- at this stage the difference is immaterial.
To avoid confusion, this series will cover just Workbench 1.3 and
1. 2 1.3 Kickstarts because it was felt the other versions are so
rare (too old or too new) they would only serve to confuse the
issue.
A Problem If the power light comes on but, after a few seconds, the display is showing red, yellow, green, or blue without the usual "hand and disk" picture - switch off. Refer to the panel 'Self-Tesf on the last page of this article, p242!
A Quick Lesson Now, insert a BLANK disk in the internal drive and watch carefully. You should notice that the hand-disk icon vanished for a short time then comes back again.
Why? The Amiga is intelligent enough to recognise you have inserted a disk so it attempts to boot from it. However, since this was a blank disk it can't do anything, so it asks again for a Workbench disk.
Workbench disks are specially prepared boot disks - because it's safer to only boot from a disk that's been specially prepared. This way you don't go around accidentally trying to boot a data disk. This exercise has been about finding out what happens when you make a mistake. This way, you'll soon learn to recognise what the Amiga is trying to tell you.
(If your machine has a hard disk
- say an A590 - and a 1.3 Kickstart, there’s a good chance none
of this happened and you're now staring at the Workbench screen
- hard disks will be covered later.)
Now you're itching to get started, remove the blank disk. But before inserting the Workbench disk, make a note of the version number that is written on the disk label: 1.2, 1.3 or
1. 3.2. When you’ve done that, insert the disk and wait for the
Workbench screen to appear.
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Access Vsa Eurocard Mastercard Amex Diners 9tm (Credit Card Number_ . Expiry_ Cash-On-Delivery (Only available in Austria. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain,Sweden, Switzerland & U.K.). LESSON 2: CHANGING DISKS You will need:
• The disk marked Workbench This is Workbench - one of the most
friendly GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) around. Let's see how
good it is. First, remove the Workbench disk from your internal
drive. The internal' drive is the one in the side of your A500,
so called because it is physically inside the case of the Amiga
- this is also called DFO: or Unit 0.
Now, move the pointer over the small picture marked Workbench
1. 2 3 and press the left mouse button twice in quick
succession.
This operation is called a doubleclick and is used to "open" a disk.
Opening a disk is rather like opening a drawer to find out what’s inside.
However, since you've just removed the disk from the drive, the Amiga brings up a message box (called a 'requester') asking you to replace the correct disk - (called, for some reason, a volume ) in any drive: Systen Requests Please replace volune ~ Coverdisk 17 in any drive [Cancel| 1 Now position the pointer over the box marked “Cancel" and press the left mouse button once. This is called a “click” and clicking a button in this way is called “selecting a gadgef.
Here, the Cancel box is the gadget.
The screen will flash briefly and a message will appear at the the top of the screen stating “This drawer cannot be opened."
Go back over the last few steps and try to “open” the Workbench
1. 2 3 disk once more. When the requester appears, pop the
Workbench 1.2 3 disk back in the drive and WAIT. After a
couple of seconds the requester vanishes (as if by magic)
and a new “window" appears showing the contents of the disk.
The thing to learn from this lesson is that there’s usually no need for you to tell the Amiga you have inserted a disk and you don't need to click on anything in the message box: it can work that out for itself.
LESSON 3: MAKING A BACKUP You will need:
• Two blank, 3.5" floppy disks.
• The disk marked Workbench The next job, especially if you're
new to the machine, is to make two copies of the Workbench
disk. This is vital - if the original becomes faulty the
machine will be rendered totally useless, except for playing
games.
What happens next is very dependent on which version of Workbench you have - because there’s a curious bug in the Workbench 1.3.2 version of the command used to copy an entire disk.
Diskcopy for 1.2 and 1.3 This job, like most on the Amiga is much simpler if you have more than one drive. For the purposes of this exercise, we’ll assume you only have one drive.
• Insert the Workbench 1.2 3 disk in DFO: the internal drive.
• Click once on the disk's icon - it will change colour slightly
to confirm this.
It is now 'selected'.
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• Press and hold the RIGHT mouse button. The white bar at the top
of the screen will now show: Workbench Disk Special.
• Still holding down the right button, move the pointer to the
word Workbench and a small “menu” will appear with the
following options: Open, Close, Duplicate, Rename, Info,
Discard. By moving the pointer to each word in turn, you'll see
a bar appear to highlight the option.
Notice some of the choices are ghosted' - that is, shown in a pale grey - and cannot be selected. This is for safety. (If you cannot select any of the options, go back to the Workbench disk icon and click it again.)
When the bar is over the word Duplicate, release the button and the requester in Figure 1 will appear.
The single drive DiskCopy requester - insert source.
The single drive DiskCopy requester - insert destination.
• Click on the gadget marked “Continue". A small window will
appear showing the progress of the diskcopy operation and after
a short while another requester like the one in Figure 2) will
appear. Elsewhere on the Workbench, the disk icon will change
to say “DF0:Busy"
• Now, remove the Workbench disk from the drive, insert one of
the blank disks you have to hand, and select the gadget marked
Continue.
• Repeat the last two steps until the message “Diskcopy finished"
appears in the box on the screen.
• After a few seconds the message window will disappear and you
will now have another disk icon marked “Copy of Workbench
1.2 3"
• Click once on the disk icon marked “Copy of Workbench". Now
press and hold the right mouse button and move the pointer to
the Workbench menu (as before) but this time select “Rename". A
small box will appear containing the name of the disk - this is
called a text gadget (Figure 3).
• Point at the letter “C" in Copy and press the left mouse
button. Now press the key marked “Del" a few times until the
words “Copy of have been removed.
Finally press the either the key marked “Enter" or the return key, the large key marked with an L-shaped arrow (next to the @ key).
• Repeat the entire operation for the second blank disk. Mark it
“Copy of Workbench" (plus the date) them put it and the
original in a SAFE place.
Next time you are asked for Workbench, use one of the copies - never the original.
Diskcopy for 1.3.2 This version of Workbench saw an unforeseen bug creep into the Diskcopy command so it only works from the Shell.
• Insert the Workbench 1.3.2 disk into drive dfO: and open it by
double clicking on its icon.
IHlSys; 1 1,3
• Look for an icon marked ‘Shell" and open in the same way as you
opened disk. Shell is a tricky subject which will be covered
later in this series, so for now just follow the instructions.
When you see the word Return press the key marked “Return" or “Enter" on your keyboard. If you’re not sure which one this is, consult the manual supplied with the machine.
• When the Shell is started it opens a window and displays a
"prompt” which looks something like this:
1. SYS* This is Shell’s way of telling you it's ready to accept
commands which you must type from the keyboard. The fol
lowing instructions mirror a typical session. What you see is
what you enter. Don’t re-type the prompt - the picture below
shows an example: AmgaShel
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l. SYS DISKCOPY DFO: to DFO: NAME “Workbench 1.3" Return :
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diskcopy 1FR0H1 disk TO disk [NAME mm*H
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( FROM disk ) in drive DF8: RETURN to continue SELF-TEST When
the Amiga is turned on, it goes through a series of
self-tests. This is built into the ROM and helps to safeguard
against trouble. What actually happens is irrelevant to the
average user - unless something goes wrong!
Every time the machine is booted these tests are carried out. Watch carefully, the display goes: dark grey, light grey, then asks for a disk. On the main unit, the “Caps Lock" light flashes once (or at least it should) to indicate the keyboard is functioning correctly. If the display comes up some other colour or, rarely, the Caps Lock light flashes more than once, there's trouble.
Don't panic. Switch off and re-check you've connected everything correctly. If you have something like an A590 or similar hanging on the expansion port of an A500 it MUST be switched on FIRST. If not, the electronics in the machine will think something is broken and flag a serious hardware failure.
Note also, some virus killers and other resident software, announce themselves by flashing the display funny colours during boot up. This is normal and nothing to worry about. If there’s a problem, screen will stay that colour. The colours mean something to Amiga engineers, they need not concern you.
Shell replies: The A-Z of Computer Terms Builds up in Monthly parts to a complete glossary. Pan One: A-C Place SOURCE disk (FROM disk) in drive DFO: Press RETURN to continue
• So press Return Shell replies: Reading XX, XX to go Place
DESTINATION disk (TO disk) in drive DFO: Press RETURN to
continue
• Press Return again Shell replies: Writing XX, XX to go
• You may have to change disks several times during this
operation. It depends on how much memory is fitted to the
machine. Make sure you put the correct disk in each time,
though! When the counter reaches 79 the Shell replies: Writing
79, 00 to go Diskcopy finished
• Repeat these steps for the second disk. At the prompt (l.SYS )
type: ENDCLI Return . Now the Shell window will go away. Now
mark both disks “Copy of Workbench" plus the date and put the
original and one of the copies away in a safe place.
Next time you are asked for Workbench, use one of the copies - never the original.
Thus endeth the first lesson. I :»|OI 68000: Base processor used in most Amigas.
Other processors are available and range from 68010
- which Isn't much different, to the 68040 which is a wolf in a
pure new wool. See: CPU A1000: The original Amiga. Comes with
precious little RAM and Kickstart on disk.
A2000: An A1000 in a different case with better expansion produced by Commodore Germany and now st erceded by the B2000 (below).
A3000 3500: The latest in Amiga systems. All singing, all dancing, but still cant make tea. Comes with the latest version of Workbench.
A500: The most basic Amiga still in production and the only one ever to have an Integral keyboard and main unit.
ASOli Commodore's 812K RAM expansion and battery backed-up clock for the A500.
See also: A800 A590: Commodore's hard disk drive for the A500. Sea also: HD, A501 Amiga DOS: Amiga Disk Operating System.
Commodore's multi-tasking DOS. See also: DOS, Kickstart APL: A Programming Language.
Assignment: The logical (DOS) name representing a device, directory or path.
A kind of shorthand. Users can (in theory) read and write to assignments fust as they would read and write to devices - without having to know what It Is. See also: Davies, Path Asyncronous: A child process which once started, runs independently of the process which started It. See also: Syncronous B2000: The “rear Amiga 2000 and till recently the flagship of the fleet. Aimed at professional users with internal expansion slots.
Features 1Mb RAM and separate keyboard and base unit.
BASIC: Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
A universal programming language for all men.
Great if you get a good one - bad if you don’t.
Bit: A single binary value - either one or xero.
When quoting memory size, some manufacturers quote xxxxx Mbits, the number of Kbytes multiplied by eight.
Boolean: Rarely seen In Amiga DOS (at command level). This term Is used to Indicate a result been returned Is either TRUE or FALSE.
Boot or Bootstrap: The process of starting the machine or a piece of software, viz: “First boot your Workbench disk, then boot FootBall by double clicking on Its icon." The term boot derives from a famous expressionism about “pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps [laces].” Hence also the name, Kickstart.
Although this term has been adopted for computers, its roots are in electronics and isn't accurate. Unless you think of It as giving the machine a kick to wake it up.
Byte: A unit of measurement In the computer binary system. A byte is a unit of store and consists of eight bits or two nybbles.
C: A programming language used to develop operating systems like Kickstart and Amiga DOS. Also used for a bundle of other things because H's the in thing to do.
CDTV: Commodore Dynamic Total Vision: The latest development In the Amiga SOO systems. An A500 with a high-quality CD attached.
Promises to be a special machine when It arrives.
Centronics port: Generic term for the printer port.
Charityware: Shareware software used and distributed In the same way, but instead of paying the authors for Its use, you are expected to make a contribution to a certain charity.
Click: The action of positioning the mouse pointer over and icon and pressing the left mouse button.
Co Processor: See FPU Cold boot: To reset the machine by switching H off and and then on again. The machine must be left OFF for at least 10 second* before switching on or the sensitive Amiga chips may sustain costly damage.
CPU: Central Processing Unit.
This is where all the hard work gets done - the machine's brain if you like. The Amiga usas the 880x0 series of CPUs with the 68000 being the most common.
The 68010 is sometimes offered as a cheap upgrade.
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MASTER SOUND is a low cost, high quality sound sampler for the AMIGA range of computers featuring advam ef Sampling EJiting Sequencing software. MASTER SOU JD enables you to record sounds ij? m devices such as Personal Cassette or Compact Disc players S «to the AMIGA.
When in thefcomputer, MASTER SOUND'S unique editor will enable you to e f the sound in practicalhtpany wav you can imagine. LYnce you have the sample how you wanfi t, you may incorporate it into your own Demo's or programs or use MASTER SOUND'S owntjBUlLT IN sample,Scquenccr to play back the sample along with a number of others too!
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own demo's THE MASTER SOUND DEMO Allows you to play back your
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Owners Of all the AmigaDOS books on the shelves, AmigaDOS: A
Dabhand Guide by Mark Burgess is most readable. It assumes no
previous knowledge, starting by introducing the reader to the
jargon. Each topic has a chapter to itself - Workbench, the
command line (CLI), files, directories - the main body of the
book is an alphabetical reference to AmigaDOS commands and
later chapters cover advanced topics. Dabs Press, C14.95. Once
you feel confident enough to go exploring, you're going to need
some guide books to point you to all the interesting places.
Nothing does it better than two books from Abacus - Tricks &
Tips and More Tricks & Tips.
Listings are mainly in AmigaBASIC, but there’s a smattering of machine code too, to get you interested.
By Bleek, Maelger and Weltner, Abacus, C14.95 and Cl 8.45. AmigaBASIC For the out-and-out beginner there is only one book to go for, Computers Elementary AmigaBASIC (£14.95), although you might be better off sticking to the manual and buying a more advanced book on the language.
Something like AmigaBASIC Inside & Out will do nicely. It is a massive book with zillions of example listings, some of them fairly large projects. Good value. By and Spanik, Abacus, Cl8.95. If you feel you want more, or are proficient enough already but want a few ideas. Advanced AmigaBASIC from Compute! Will provide you with some inspiration By Halfhill and Brannon, C18.95. Desktop Video Poorly supported on the bookshelf.
There are two books, one from Compute! And the other from Abacus.
Both were written for the US market and at the price, neither is good enough to recommend. Amiga Desktop Video by Steven Anzovin, Compute!, C18.45 and Amiga Desktop Video Guide by Guy Wright, Abacus. C18.45. Graphics If you're into graphics programming, then you're in luck - Abacus has published two books just for you: Amiga 3D Graphic Programming in BASIC and Amiga Graphics Inside & Out.
About half of the 3D graphics book is Get to grips with the complexities of your Amiga, learn about programming or solve your present problems with a book. JEFF WALKER picks out the best.
Christmas Books Developers If you intend to write commercially, you’re not going to get very far without the official Commodore manuals.
There are three of them - the Amiga Hardware Reference Manual, the Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Includes and Autodocs, and the Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Libraries and Devices. Make sure you get the new versions with the blue covers. All by Commodore-Amiga Inc. via Addison-Wesley, C21.95, C2B.95 and C32.95 respectively.
Because of the size of the Reference Manuals, it can sometimes be difficult finding information, so Compute! Has come up with its own potted version that caters for C, machine code and Modula-2. It maps every shared library routine, every system structure, all the hardware registers, plus the character set, rawkeys, printer codes and Guru meditations. You’re not going to learn all there is to know from this one book - beginners will need a tutorial on the language of their choice as well - but Mapping The Amiga could become the most dog-eared book on your Shelf. By Anderson and Thompson,
Compute!, C20.95. Another indispensable book and a thoroughly good read to boot (tread carefully here, Jeff - Ed), is Ariadne’s Kickstart Guide to the Amiga.
Although written for versions 1.1 and
1. 2 of the operating system, most of an excellent, albeit slow,
ray-tracer listing. The other half goes into great depth about
rendering techniques.
The results are stunning. By Jennrich and Massman, Cl8.45. Inside & Out concentrates more on standard Amiga graphics, from lines to sprites, Intuition to the copper, fonts to screen dumps. Half the book's 500 pages cover AmigaBASIC, a further 200 pages are for C programmers, plus there is a 100 page appendix documenting library functions. By Weitner, Trapp, Jennrich, C32.45. Desktop Publishing There are no Amiga-specific books on the subject, but DTP techniques are much the same anywhere so any general DTP book is going to be useful. Don't waste your money on anything under £15 unless it’s
called The Desktop Publishing Book by Peter Warlock (Heinemann, £12.95) and, if you can afford it, go for Desktop Publishing & Typesetting from Kleper and published by Tab (£28.15). Telecommunications If you are using your Amiga on a phone, you simply must get hold of a copy of the New Hacker's Handbook. It will open your eyes. It commits no crimes, but it may help prevent some. Get it. By Cornwall and Gold, Century, C9.99. C: A Dabhand Guide, again by Mark Burgess, teaches standard C to a good level, assuming no previous knowledge, and then goes on to explain the peculiarities of Amiga C At
500+ pages it is good value an excellent primer to more advanced techniques. Dabs Press, C14.95. Abacus's Amiga C for Beginners is an alternative. It is totally Amiga- specific, but goes a bit quickly for a first book on the language. Not for the total beginner, but a good second book. By Dirk Schaun, C1B.45. Once you are reasonably proficient with C, you are ready for the big time. Even at £32.45, Abacus' Amiga C for Advanced Programmers Is good valu. It dives straight in at the deep end and doesn’t come up for air until you know Intuition backwards, paving the way for you to design your
own professional-looking C projects. By Bleek, Jennrich and Schulz.
Machine Code For the newcomer to assembler, Abacus's Amiga Machine Language is easy to get into, although it will help if you have programmed in another machine language before. After a short refresher course it takes you from a first simple program, through the hardware registers, on to the operating system and Intuition. By Stefan Dittrich, El4.95. VIDEO TUTORIAL the Amiga and so accidentally a few technical terms slip out without the (sadly somewhat monotonous) narrator explaining what they are.
An "unformatted disk" is not explained and the term "ghosted menu" is used but is not explained until later on. These may sound trivial points to the Amiga buff, but I'm sure you can think back to your childhood days and remember how frustrated and left out you felt when you didn't understand a particular word - you remember the ones - that all your mates used quite happily.
One thing that seems to be missing is the actual tutor. What frightens many people about computers is the fact they are something non-human.
Learning how to use your Amiga is much the same as trying to fix your own car, or learning how to cook: some people seem to pick it up through trial and experience, others go off to a local night school, while the vast majority rely on garages and fast food.
To save you all the trouble of hopping off to your local educational institution you can now get your very own home tutor, who will sit patiently with you in your own front room while you get to grips with your Amiga and all its paraphernalia.
Most people loathe ploughing through instruction manuals, so even a simple book on the workings of an Amiga is not particularly beneficial.
Want to learn to do more with your Amiga than play games? Curious about the hidden depths? Novice GARY LORD watches a new video that can teach you.
Amiga Tutor Video Technical teaching video ¦ £1 9.99 ¦ Audition 0780 55888 Not only is it mind-numbmgly boring, but also it lacks an interactive quality.
The question is, can a video overcome this dilemma?
Little by Little Here we have a step-by-step guide to your Amiga which will take you right through from setting up to Workbench, the CLI, printers and viruses, beginning with the basics: plugging in your mouse - even explaining that if you run out of table while moving across the screen, you don’t have to go find another table but simply pick the mouse up and place it down somewhere else on the table. "Simple - isn't it?"
Tne video is divided up into five sections and has that ‘dip-m and dip- out' quality, so if you feel somewhat patronised by being told "This is a mouse” you can hit the remote- control ;apper and wind on.
The range of topics covered over an hour and a half is wide and, above all. Practical. The video helps you to learn the things you will actually need to know - how to set up a printer, what a RAM expansion is and does - rather than vague theories.
Little Problems Unfortunately the video tends at times to switch from treating you like an absolute novice, which no doubt the majority of people using the video will be, to making a huge assumption that you know something already. This is probably down to the video having been put together by people who, I assume, know a fair amount about The video does not quite manage to counteract this basic hang-up - throughout the hour and thirty minutes you do not see a single human face - although the voice of the female narrator is a friendly one.
Finally, the production quality could do with a bit of tweaking. Using a Genlock, procedures taking place on the Amiga screen have been dumped straight to tape, which is excellent and directly relevant: but some of the sound dubbing has been a little messy and could do with tidying up. A clean, professional-looking production would encourage that bit more trust in the user.
Strengths When the video breaks away from just going through, step-by-step, the commands and directions of how to get into the Utilities drawer, or make a back-up copy of your Workbench (all of which are very useful), is where the tutorial is at its best.
VERDICT Overall, the Tutor Video will tell you a lot of things you need to know and do it in an accessible way. It’s a great help once you grasp the concept that computers are an up-date of fairly ordinary concepts - typewriters, filing cabinets, paint brushes - and it's the diagrams and animations used in the video which explain most simply the concept behind Windows, how the CLI works and what a Virus actually is. These metaphorical diagrams are excellent and hopefully will be used more in the sequel. After all, as the saying goes, "a picture Dpamts a thousand words."
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512K .““.Sr.y.!!! ......£89.00
Gary lead (needed if configuring greater than 512K)
P-ROD-UGT-S ...£19.99 Additional 512K RAM expansion
chipsets
£35.00 Amiga 0.5Mb RAM expansion chipset for A590 hard drive
unit ....vtAnnY.A ......£35.00
Amiga 500 4.0Mb RAM upgrade populated to
0.0Mb .FULL
T2 £99.99 Amiga 500 4.0Mb RAM upgrade populated to
4.0Mb £299.99 Amiga 8.0Mb
external RAM upgrade board populated to
2.0Mb ..MONTHS ....£299.00 Atari
Ste 0.5Mb RAM expansion boards, fitted
internally ..r L I-A R AtiTf
P .£49.99 Atari ST3 2.0Mb RAM expansion boards, fitted
internally .....r.r £148.99
(We may be able to pay you for your existing Ste internal
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80 nano) ......
.....EQ.R.A.F.UJLL .
£4.99 Amiga "Fatter Agnus" chip (8372A) enables up to 1 meg
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nnl«r ..£60.00 Amiga 1.3 Kickstart ROM upgrade
for A500 2000 (hard drive auto
boot) .... £29.95 Amiga Vidi, video
frame grabber
unit .DP'OI'IR ..£99.95
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DFI ......nnrvn,
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Amiga Action Replay Cartridge, backup cartridge, inc. Mcode
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Duplication system requires a second drive - including second
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house £19.95
AMIGA 500 COMPUTER DEALS - FREE DETAILS AMIGA 500 Standard Pack
includes A500 computer, 512K RAM, 1Mb disk drive, mouse, TV
modulator, power supply, operation manuals & workbench disks.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START ONLY £339.95 Amiga 500 Batman Pack - (as standard pack) plus Batman the Movie, F18 Interceptor, New Zealand Story, Deluxe Paint 2 - SPECIAL PRICE ..£353.00 Amiga Flight of Fantasy Pack - (same as standard pack) plus F29 Retaliator, Rainbow Islands, Deluxe Paint 2 & Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters - SPECIAL PRICE ...£353.00 Amiga
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AMIGA TENSTAR SOFTWARE PACK Software includes the following titles: Mercenary, Insanity Flight, Amegas, Art of Chess, Thundercats, Barbarian, Terrorpods, Wizball. Buggy Boy & Ikari Warriors ..£22.95 POWER SUPPLIES i All goods subject to availability.
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A BRAND NEW MONITOR!
Win a Philips monitor and one of 50 stylish runner-up packs: worth £750 in all HOW TO ENTER Write the answers to the following three questions on the back of a postcard or stuck-down-envelope and send it to: I Know What Neoplasticism Is Comp, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. The entries should reach us by 14th January and don't forget to include your name, address and phone number on the postcard too.
QUESTIONS
1. What does Mondrian's art look like?
A) The M25 on a busy day
b) Rectangles and squares composed of the primary colours
c) A lot of Pollocks
2. Who was quoted as saying that everyone would be famous for 15
minutes?
A) Andy Warhol
b) Anonymous
c) The Norwegian group who got 0 points in the Eurovision song
contest
3. Who said “all art is quite useless"?
A) Winnie the Pooh
b) Oscar Wilde
c) Not me matey, that's for sure RULES Employees of Future
Publishing and Philips are not allowed to enter. The judges'
decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
All entries from Piet Mondrian will be ignored because he's
dead.
Okay, hands up who spotted that last issue's cover was a bit Neoplastic? No? Well rt didn't mean much to me until someone explained that that was the term tor the style of art portrayed by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872 1944). And lo and behold, what do we find but that Philips are making a monitor with the same sort of styling. Smashing, we think, can we have one for a compo? Not only was the answer yes. But we've got 50 tab runners-up prizes that include a poster, sticker, puzzle game and T-shirt - all very tasteful and stylish.
As you can see from our picture the Philips CM8833 1I Artist Series monitor is a cool-looking piece of kif and when it's hooked up to your Amiga it will make all your software look and sound fantastic too.
If you want to have the smartest monitor you can get, or get some artistically cool gear, then just answer the questions below and you'll be well on the way to being Neoplasticised.
THE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE TO GAMES ON THE AMIGA SCREEN PLAY THE BOOK
• Reviews of over 100 games.
• Tips on over 100 games.
• Maps for 12 games.
• Full solutions for 12 games.
• Complete playing guides for Damocles, Dungeon Master
Corporation, Neuromancer, Xenomorph and many more.
Whether you're into shoot-em ups, simulations, adventures or puzzle games, Amiga Format always brings you definitive coverage tor games. Game Busters compiles tips to aid the struggling gamer and Screen Play covers the big names and top releases to watch out tor every month.
But what about the games that slipped through the net and never SCREEN PLAY has 162 pages packed with all this and more... came under the close scrutiny ol the Amiga Format reviewing team?
What happens when you can't beat that classic old game even after months of frying? Whal can you do if you’ve missed part two of that essential solution to Shadow ol the Beast? And |ust what DID happen to your issue with the Infestation maps? Now you can put all these worries behind you, with the Amiga Format Screen P ay book.
Screen Play, the book, con tains reviews ot over 100 games, with the most comprehensive collection of tips, maps and cheats ever compiled in one place. The book also includes exclusive hints for top games specially put together lor this book. It s been lov mgly put together by Amiga Format's dedicated staff writer Matt Evans, who's got more experience playing, cursing at and then beating games than it's sane to have. All of his many years expertise has gone into creating this book, which costs just £9.95. If you play games, how can you afford not to buy it?
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A500 A1000 8Mb Expansion (2, 4, or 8Mb). Fully implemented Cv'oconfigure Fully operational through port lor compotobility with other ;u toe on figuring hardware (eg CBM A590) Complete with its AAQQ rwn power supply (U K , U.S. or Euro) (2Mb FITTED). 7
2. As above, but with the cover removed
3. A2000 A2500 B2000 8Mb Expansion (2, 4, 6 or 8Mb) jlly
implemented autoconfiqure Uses 1M x 8 bit or IM x 9 bit M
MM's. (2Mb FITTED), fc.249
4. A500 ' jAAb Expansion The essential A500 upgrade A high
quality A50I equivalent using low-power 1Mbit DRAM's The unit
has a "enable disable" switch ;nd is available with or without
NiCad battery-backed dock OO C jlendar module (aOCK VERSION
£41) Loj Hard disks. Systems available lor all Amiga variants
call for details and pricing CHIP UPGRADES "Fatter Agnus" chip
(8372A) for A500 A2000 Enables up to Imb of Chip RAM. Fitting
requires some skill and will invalidate your warranty
1. 3 Kickstort ROM Upgrade for A500 A2000 £33 A590 Upgrade chips
' jMb £34, iMb £62,2Mb £120 SIMM s. All types available Call
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AH prices include VAT and postage & packaging. Prices may be subject to change without notice. All products carry a 12 month guarantee.
Dealer enquiries are welcome.
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ANDY SMITH ESQ, EX-REVIEWS ED (NOW EDITOR OF SEGA POWER) 1 Rainbow Islands 2 Their Finest Hour 3 Kick Off II 4 Captive 5 Conqueror 6 Tower of Babel 7 Indy 500 8 Omega 9 Wipe Out 10 Rick Dangerous II BOB WADE, EDITOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rainbow Islands Indy 500 Kick Off II Monty Python Wings Ot Fury Wipe Out Typhoon Thompson Risk Paradroid '90 Pang The Games of the Year GAZZA' LORD, PRODUCTION MAIN MAN PAUL MORGAN, ACE DESIGNER 1 Killing Game Show 2 Pick ‘n’ Pile 3 Rick Dangerous II 4 Shadow ol the Beast II 5 Saint Dragon 6 Gremlins II 7 Pang 8 Plotting 9 Venus 10 Monty Python Shoot-em-up of
the Year Warhead - Activision Arcade Conversion of the Year Rainbow Islands - Ocean Adventure RPG of the Year Captive - Mindscape Sports Sim of the Year Kick Off II - Anco Sim of the Year F-19 Stealth Fighter - MicroProse Race Game of the Year Indy 500 - Electronic Arts Sports Sim of the Year not counting Anco footie games because they always win Ultimate Golf - Gremlin Graphics Budget Game of the Year Jocky Wilson’s Darts - Zeppelin With a quick show of hands and a rustle of ballot papers, it's official: the Amiga Format Gold of Golds has been decided.
The software houses are waiting eagerly in the wings, sweaty palms at the ready to clutch the ultimate Amiga games award.
And, not in reverse order, the winner is... 1 RAINBOW ISLANDS Ocean FG 95% The classic coin-op island hop. Sickeningly cute and fiendishly difficult.
Bub Is boss.
2 CAPTIVE Mindscape FG 91% Dungeon Master with laser cannon and 1000s of levels. Remote control robots on the rampage. Simply spiffy.
3 INDY 500 Electronic Arts FG 92% Incredibly fast car capers on the US motor circuit. Flexible set-ups and appalling computer drivers make for motor mayhem.
4 KICK OFF II Anco FG 94% The little people in striped jerseys make a comeback: this time with free kicks, substitutes and yet more useless goalies (well. Maffs always are. Or so he says).
5 TOWER OF BABEL MicroProse FG 95% Robots get serious trying to phone home. A towering success.
6 OP STEALTH us GoidFG90% Super spy guy Glames - John Glames - in a superb graphic adventure.
7 THEIR FINEST HOUR usGoidFG9o% Dagah. Dagah. Dagah. Fun with Spits and Bogies in WWII.
8 KILLING GAME SHOW Pysgnosis FG 92% Futuristic Tvs final solution in the ratings war.
9 MIDWINTER Rainbird FG 92% Global warming goes seriously wrong in this epic adventure.
10 SUPREMACY Virgin FG 90% Galactic empire-building and the single man. Fun but tough.
11 F-19 STEALTH FIGHTER MicroProse FG 91% The technological flight sim for the seriously sneaky.
12 DAMOCLES Novagen FG 92% The Mercenary saves the planet Eris from a uge great comet.
13 GRAVITY Mirrorsott FG 91% Mind-bending space destruction for the seriously weird.
14 PLAYER MANAGER Anco FG 93% Right then, young man!
15 GHOULS AND GHOSTS US Gold 91% Bash those ghosts in an arcade romp with spirit(s).
16 AUSTERLITZ PSS FG 91% Historical tactical warfare sim with real class.
17 DRAGON'S BREATH Palace FG 94% An RPG cult in the making?
18 CONQUEROR Rainbow Arts FG 94% A tanking good battle sim.
19 F-29 RETALIATOR Ocean FG 92% Ocean get serious for this fully- armed highflyer.
20 KNIGHTS OF THE CRYSTALLION US Gold FG 91% An everyday tale of Knights and their Crystallions.
21 DISTANT ARMIES Exocet FG 92% Chess in 10 different flavours!
22 PROJECTYLE Electronic Arts 90% Future sport frisbee frolics.
23 HERO'S QUEST Sierra 92% Graphic adventure in the mysterious Spielburg Valley.
24 LOOM US Gold 85% User-friendly graphic fairytale.
25 WARHEAD Activision 88% Strategic shoot-out with style.
26 Lotus Turbo Challenge
- Gremlin Graphics 89% 27 Monty Python Spam Simulator
- Virgin 88% 28 Castle Master - Domark 89% 29 Turrican - Rainbow
Arts 88% 30 Omega - Mindscape 87% 31 Imperium - Electronic Arts
86% 32 Vaxine - US Gold 85% 33 Resolution 101 - Millenium 87%
34 James Pond - Millenium 81% 35 Wings - Mirrorsott 79% 36
Corporation - Core Design 80% 37 688 Attack Sub
- Electronic Arts 86% 38 Fighter Bomber - Activision 87% This
chart Is purely the opinion of the Reviews Editor. Any
omissions, errors or blatant inaccuracies will be blamed on the
cleaners.
39 Herewith The Clues - 80% 40 Pipe Mania
- Entertainment International 81% 42 Magic Fly - Electronic Arts
88% 43 Paradroid ‘90 - Hewson 88% 44 Red Storm Rising -
MicroProse 89 45 Skidz - Gremlin Graphics 86% 46 Supercars -
Gremlin Graphics 86% 47 Ultimate Golt
- Gremlin Graphics 88% 48 Risk - Virgin 85% 49 Murder - US Gold
81% 50 Flood - Electronic Arts 84% 51 Klax - Domark 88% 52
Italy *90 - US Gold 80% 53 Shadow ot the Beast II
- Pysgnosis 87% 54 Plotting - Ocean 81% 55 Simulcra - Microprose
80% 56 Mean Streets - US Gold 88% 57 Rotox - US Gold 84% 58
Xenomorph - Pandora 83% 59 The Untouchables - Ocean 87% 60 St
Dragon - Storm 82% 61 Wings Ot Fury - Domark 84% 62 Escape trom
the Planet of the Robot Monsters - Domark 82% 63 Dragon Force -
Interstel 83% 64 Battle Squadron
- Electronic Zoo 82% 65 Theme Park Mystery
- Mirrorsott 82% 66 Storm Across Europe - SSI 80% 67 Infestation
- Psygnosis 89% 68 Wipe Out - Gonxo Games 85% 69 Betrayal -
Rainbird 84% 70 Team Yankee
- Entertainment International 81% 71 The Island of Lost Hope
- Digital Concepts 80% 72 Helter Skelter - Audiogenic 87% 73
Demon’s Tomb - Virgin 80% 74 The Cycles - Accolade 84% 75
Typhoon Thompson - Domark 80% 76 Tennis Cup - Loriciels 83% 77
Thunderstrike - Millennium 77% 78 Pang - Ocean 87% 79 The
Immortal - Electronic Arts 78% 80 Spy Who loved Me - Domark 80%
81 Battlemaster - PSS 83% 82 X-Out - Rainbow Arts 78% 83
Jumping Jack Son
- Infogrames 81% 84 P-47 - MicroProse 80% 85 Overlander - Elite
81% 86 Rotor - Arcana 80% 87 Op Thunderbolt - Ocean 88% 89
Cadaver - Mirrorsott 83% 90 Time Machine - Activision 85% 91
Hammerfist - Activision 89% 92 Gold of the Aztecs - US Gold 73%
93 Lost Patrol - Ocean 79% 94 It Came From The Desert
- Mirrorsott 80% 95 Chase HQ - Ocean 82% 96 Turn it - Kingsoft
83% 97 Ghost and Goblins - Elite 80% 98 Fire and Brimstone
- MicroProse 81% 99 Xiphos - Electronic ZOO 80% 100 Wolfpack -
Mirrorsott 80% PAT ‘THE CAT’ MACDONALD, TECH’ ED Captivs 1
Turrican 2 Klax 3 Haro's Quest 4 F-19 Stealth Fighter 5 Ml Tank
Platoon 6 Rick Dangerous II 7 Lemmings Demo AF18 (!!!) 8 Shadow
ol the Boast II 9 Their Finest Hour 10 TRENTON WEBB, REVIEWS ED
Captive 1 F-19 Stealth Fighter 2 Operation Stealth 3 Supremacy
4 Powermonger 5 Wings 6 Golden Axe 7 Killing Game Show B Red
Storm Rising 9 Rick Dangerous II 10 MARCUS ‘DR’ DYSON Rainbow
Islands 1 Pang 2 Flood 3 Puunic 4 Plotting 5 Pipe Mania 6
Resolution 101 7 James Pond 8 Helter Skelter 9 E-Motion 10 MAFF
EVANS, STAFF WRITER AND BOOK AUTHOR Rainbow Islands 1 Damocles
2 Killing Game Show 3 Warhead 4 Tower ot Babel 5 Kick OH II 6
Lemmings Demo AF 18 7 Rick Dangerous II 8 Infestation 9 F-29
Retaliator 10 DAMIEN NOONAN, DEPUTY EDITOR Kick OH II 1 Pang 2
Lemmings Demo AF 18 3 Ghouls and Ghosts 4 Pipe Mania S Rainbow
Islands 6 Er... 7 That's it... (Dep Ed!) 8 Most played Games in
the Format Office Pang (183.5 man-hours - Marcus Bob) Kick Off
II (126.3 Mh - Everybody) Wings of Fury (110 Mh -
Marcus Maff Bob) Lemmings Demo (93.6 Mh - Pat Maff) Indy 500
(400 Mh and counling - Bob) F-19 (223 Mh-Trenton) Captive
(234.6 and still only on base 8 - Trenton + members ot ST and
Commodore Format) Wings (98.456 Mh - Trenton) St Dragon (75.36
Mh - Maff, but he made Level 5) ATHENE COMPUTERS 16 Stoke Road,
Gosport, Hants P0121JB Telephone: (0 05) 511439 Fax: (0705)
511646 AMIGA PACK 1 AMIGA GEM PACK £379.00 AMIGA PACK 2 AS PACK
1 with extra 512K extra memory A501 £448.00 AMIGA PACK 3 AS
PACK 1 with 1084S 'D' monitor £628.00 AMIGA PACK 4 os PACK 1
with Star LC200 colour printer £578.00 AMIGA PACK 5 as PACK 1
with all other pocks £885.00 THE NEW AMIGA A1500 WITH 1084S 'D'
MONITOR THIEr vfrrv £1099 inc. PRINTERS AMIGA COMPUTER
PERIPHERALS Commodore A501 (512K extra memory) £69.00 Star LC10
mono .....£165.00 Star LC200
£229.00 Stor
LC24-200 £245.00 Star LC24-200
colour ....£320.00 Stor
FRIO ..£399.00 Stor
FR15 ..£499.00 Star
XB24-10 .£496.00 Commodore 1084S
D monitor £259.00 Philips 8833 II
monitor ..£239.00 Cumano CAX354
.....£75.00 2nd drive for
AMIGA ..£65.00 TV
modulator £21.95 Cortex 2Mb
expansion board £299.
Commodore A590 20Mb hard disk....£299. Stor XB24-15 .£599.00 THE ATHENE SPECIAL PACK Commodore's latest Amiga Pock comes with the Amiga A500, TV Modulator, mouse, the latest 1-3 and Angus chip, D-Paint II, Shadow of the Beost II, Nightbreed, Back to the Future, Days of Thunder, Archipelagos, Eliminator, Quadralien, Mercenary, Cybernoid II, Backlash, Battleships, Custodian, Pioneer Plague, mouse mat, dust cover, joystick, 5 blank disks, 3 public domain software.
£399.00 THIRD COAST ns= TECHNOLOGIES Unit 8, Bradley Hall Trading Estate, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 OXQ Tel: (0257) 472444 Fax; (0257) 426577 ' Xetec hard drhes offer the ultimate in terms of performance for the Amiga A500 Xetec 'Fatter than any other competitor 'Transfer rates of upto 800K S 'Supports tape backup & networking under SCSI 'Support of up to 8Mbytesof auto-configuring ram 'Compact host adapter with 1 metre connection cable 'Comes complete with 40 management utilities & manual Xmtma AOOO Hmrd Drivm A Rmm Pricing i«tec 50MB 25 Milli Head Park. . . .£599.99 Xetec Rom . .
.£129.99 cetec 65MB 25 Milli Head Park . . £69999 Xelec 1.5MB . . £229.99 ¦eiec 85MB 25 Milli Head Pdfk. . . £79999 Xelec 2MB . . . £349.99 tetec 106MB 15 Milli Head Park. . £99999 Xelec 4MB . . £49999 retec 330MB 15 Milli Head Pdfk. . £1999.00 Xelec SMB . . £99999 IIIIIIIIIIIIH111 Faster Than Any Other Competitor 'Amiga Computing' ICO ADV 2000 Hard Drives Advantage 2000 SCSI performance hard drive controller. Supports transfer rates of up to 900K S. Fully autobooring supporting all embedded SCSI drives & SCSI ST506 controllers. The ADV controler also supports optical drives, tape streamers
& removable media drives. Cache buffering & 20 nanosecond GAL logic make this the fastest controller commercially available for the Amiga 2000 series. Ptogmtmabie memory cache buffering is also available.
ADV will support a drive in the landing bay oton the side of the card.
TrumP** ¦ -supports all embedded hard drives ¦ supports up to 4Mbytes of fast ram r?-3 times faster than the A590
• Autoboot roms as standardises fastfile Compact design clips
into side of Amiga A500 Memory expandable In 512K, 1 MB, 2MB
sleps 'Unique design allows controller & drive to be med with
an Amiga 2000 should you ever upgrade 'Supportsany 3.5" SCSI
drive EMB Trumpcoid 25 Milli Aulo Park A5O0. £39999 :OMB
Trumpcard 25 Milli Aulo Park A500. .£479.99 06MB Trumpcard 25
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pork k lock £59999 106MB 15 M 5 aulo head pork k lock £59999
330MB 15 M S aulo head pork k lock £199999 51504 controller
(MFM k Rll) £9999 I6MH1 68000 turbo accelerator for the A500
and 16MH* Accelerator A2000. Offers minimum 95% speed Increase
6*630 Accorororou loner) picer across the board on all
software. Fully compatible »» * ' doram & unlike a 68020 a
fraction of the cost Trumpcard Kit. £19999 Mela 4 - 2MB £299.99
Meta 4 - 4MB .£499.99 * Amiga Floppy Drivm* Internal (loppy
drive lequuei no ca»e modification external 84 track slimline
drive with cable & switch Qnly ICD AdRAM Internal Floppy £5999
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4.5MB £339.99 AdRAM 540 unpopulated. £ 7999
* dRAM 540 with 1 2MB £89 99 AdRAM 540 with 1MB . £10999 VIRAM
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RGB & PAL out. Built in fader.
External colour 8c contrast controls.
Su pi lied with manual and features that leave the Rend ale standing ICD AdRAM ovo.
400. 00 '••e 4 £499-99 Pro-Genlock with built In PSU built in RGB
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A must for CAD 8 Digitising software.
AdRAM A2000 8MB installed .£89999 All prices are subject to change without notice.
S«t In the near future, as an alternative reality. BATTLE COMMAND is an arcade strategy game In which the player controls a single "MAULER Assault one of 16 scenarios (missions) in the ultra war fought between two dominant races in the NEW WORLD. The latest phase of the North South war has been going on for over IO years, with a stalemate eventually developing - a standoff between armies massed over a long dug-in battlefront. Such are tfffc defensive capabilities of each side, full scale attacks are suicidal, so any offensive moves are. By necessity, small "behind the lines" actions performed
by elite troops In specially designed vehicles The Mauler is the latest such machine
- capable of being lifted in and out of hostile territory by fast
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Central Street Manchester M2 5NS telephone: 061 832 6633 Telex
669977 OCEANS G Fax: 061 834 0650 OTENTIAL ortex memory
expansion and rds, worth over £700.
Win a giga 2 h The Cortex memory expansion is a really neat piece of kit: in Issue 16 we said of it “What a joy! This really is a memory expansion and a half." The only drawback was the price, so what better competition prize to give away than a Cortex with the full eight Meg of memory and throw in two other half- Meg boards as well.
The boards all work with the A500, the Cortex fits on the left-hand expansion port while the half-Meg boards fit in the expansion slot underneath the keyboard. The Cortex comes with its own power supply and a through port so that other peripherals can be plugged in as well.
All you need to do to have a crack at winning these boards is answer the ludicrously easy questions below and get your entry off to us ASAP... HOW TO ENTER Write the answers to the following three questions on the back of a postcard or stuck-down envelope and send it to: Big is Beautiful Comp, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. The entries should reach us by 14th January and don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number on the postcard.
RULES Employees of Future Publishing and Memory Expansion Systems are not allowed to enter. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
QUESTIONS 1 What does RAM stand for?
A) Run A Muck
b) Really Awful Memory
c) Random Access Memory
2. Exactly how many beans make five?
A) 5
b) A piece of string
c) The chicken
3. Where else would you find a cortex?
A) In the brain
b) On an easy-clean carpet
c) Up the exhaust pipe of a Formula One car Replay II cartridges
£ 1 200 total HOW TO ENTER Write the answers to the following
three questions on the back of a postcard or
stuck-down-envelope and send it to: Grabbed by the Dongles
Comp, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. The
entries should reach us by 14th January and don’t forget to
include your name, address and phone number on the postcard.
The Action Replay II cartridge is the latest edition of this handy device that allows you to freeze software and rummage around inside the memory looking at the graphics, listening to the sound effects and even tracking down infinite lives. We’ve got 20 ot these fascinating devices from Datel Electronics that have to find a good home - and it could be yours.
The cartridge is packed with many features: like virus detection, a slow motion mode, picture and music editors that allow you to tinker with programs to your heart's content.
Normally it would cost you £60 for the A500 version of the cartridge, but we've got 20 of them for free, absolutely no charge. All you have to do to stand a chance of getting one is answer three simple questions... QUESTIONS 1 At what temperature does water freeze?
A) 0 centigrade
b) 100 centigrade
c) 451 fahrenheit 2 What is an eight-track?
A) A British Rail buffet car
b) A useless old system that was supposed to be the next big
thing in music
c) An ammunition clip for a water pistol From the programmers of
Silkworm, the shoot 'em up of the eighties, comes SWIV, the
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