Sponsors

FacebookTwitterGoogle Bookmarks

Maximum Action Xtra features Turrican 2, t Rainbows Arts’ scrolling platform blast; ST Dragon from Sales Curve, which has you riding abreast an alien bashing lizard; Nlghtshifttrom Lucasfilm which casts you as nightwatchman in movie making factory, and Swiv from Storm which scored a cracking 90% in CU Amiga. MAX is due out now priced £27.99 .T FIREFORCE This game from Electronic Zoo hails back to the days when Green Beret was the king of the coin-ops. Arm yourself to the dental cavities, destroy terrorists, drug runners and other undesirable elements. The game allows you to save out your commando between missions in case anything untoward happens. It also boasts more weapons than you could sell to the president of Iraq. Coming in December priced at £25.99. TERMINATOR MANIA With Terminator 2 just about to hit the shelves, CU Amiga can reveal that Arnold Schwarzenegger will most definitely be back on the Amiga. The rights for Judgment Day: The coin-op are up for grabs, and it’s believed that several UK software houses are interested. Meanwhile the Acclaim console version of the original Terminator is soon to be released through Mirrorsoft and looks likely to be converted to the Amiga. Ocean handled the Amiga version of another Acclaim licence, The Simpson's, although its doubtful whether they'll follow this with Amie, considering the mixed reviews Bart and co. Received. ON THE RIGHT TRACK If you’ve ever wondered what your drive is doing while it’s writing or reading a disk Super Tracker may help you out. The unit fits into the last external drive in a system, then via a digital display tells you what track and side is currently being read. Allegedly this can be useful for pinpointing faults on a disks. Super Tracker will work with any model Amiga and will carry a £44.95 price tag. WORKBENCH 2 PROBLEMS? Commodore's new Workbench 2.0 Amigas are failing to work with a considerable amount of sottware, claim sources. Allegedly, the machines won't run up to 50% ot sottware - but Commodore say that the Amigas were tested on 650 different programs and only failed on four.

Click image to download PDF

Document sans nom THEN LOOK INSIDE TO GET THE GDI ON CREATING YOUR OWN NO DISK ATTACHED?
ASK YOUR NEWSAGENT NO DISK ATTACHED?
ASK YOUR NEWSAGENT T| i ~fZ~ i || X 'i,F]ipHipnp- , ?n v r _*er- ' i.-=rr. ACCLAIM’' AND MASTERS OF THE GAME’' ARE TRADEMARKS OF ACClAlf THE SIMPSONS’' TM ft 1990 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP ALL fTAINMENT IT RESERVED In 1979, a strange phenomenon shook the World - the Invaders landed ensuring that life would never be the same again.
NOW THEY’RE BACK ... WITH A VENGEANCE!!!
Bigger, badder, brighter, bolder and better, Super Space Invaders sends the game that launched a thousand games rocketing into the 21st Century with a host of amazing features:- i Level after level of -J I"-* increasinnlu weirrt increasingly weird and hostile invaders scrolling playfields
- I !_ Id Huge end of level JULIUS mega monsters i1 Secret hidden
levels 'AEr Ljfor only the best to find.
It’s the sequel with no equal!
AMIGA EDITOR Sieve tames ART EDITOR Anckcw Berwick DEPUTY EDITOR Don Sfcngsby TECHNICAL EDITOR Mai Broanfceid NEWS EDITOR Mark Panerson EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Sieve Mem* EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Fiona Keating DESIGNER Jenny Abrool ADVERTISING MANAGER Tcm Gleni tier SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE David Come CLASSIFIED Remzi Salih PUBLISHER Gary Wikxto EDITORIAL ADVERTISING 071-251 6222 CU AMIGA Otfkei- Priory Court.
30-32 Farringdon lone.
London KIR 3AU.
Tel: 071 251 6222 Fax: 071 490 1094 attribution - BBC Fronihne ltd.
Padi ftouse. Park Rood. Peterborough PCI 2TR Tel: 0733 555161 Subtoyrtioni - PO Box 500, Leicester IE990AA Enquirenirt - Tel: 0858 - 410510 Order Line | answerphone) 0858 - 410888 Bock l»oa - P O Bax 500. Letter.
LE990AA Tel: 0858 • 410510.
ISS 0265 -721X 24 DOING IT YOURSELF The ins and outs of homegrown games, and how to get started.
30 PIXEL PAINTING The definitive guide to creating a binary version of The Haywain.
72 R.I.P - REST IN PROGRAMMING Steve Merrett takes a look at the Lord Lucans of the games world.
148 GENNING UP Video superimpossing taken apart in our in-depth head-to-head comparison.
THE DISK FUZZBALL - System 3 get cute with this utterly addictive plat- former.
NO CLICK - Silence that second drive.
DPAINT SLIDE SHOW - Display your art using this neat utility.
CHINA CHALLENGE-You Vs your Amiga in this update of the old classic, Mahjong.
H-BALL - Wall-breaking fun in this Arkanoid variant.
NO NUKES!-Simulate horrific third-degree burns and hair loss with your Amiga!
CUBULUS - Tobias Richter tests your skills with this tricky puzzler.
DL0CK - Keep your system safe from prying eyes.
REGULARS 8 BUZZ 18 CU COLLECTION 34 FIRST IMPRESSIONS 38 IN DEVELOPMENT 53 SCREEN SCENE 107 VFM 116 PLAY TO WIN 122 ADVENTURE HELPLINE 128 DEMOS 139 PD UTILITIES 187 NEXT MONTH 212 Q&A 218 HELPLINE 224 BACKCHAT 53 Leading the way this month is an exclusive review of Core's Bluth-beater, Heimdall. However, the competition are a fine bunch, too, with Millenium's Robocod blowing us away and Geoff Crammond and Microprose's Grand Prix driving us to distraction. And rounding off the section we have further reviews of Heart Of China, The Blues Brothers, Pit Fighter, and Leander.
S NS IT 155 COLOUR ME BADD The many colours of the relatively cheap Colourburst system are examined.
161 TESTING, TESTING Test your own joysticks and use those keyboard overlays.
163 READ ALL ABOUT IT The latest guide to prgramming in C, plus a novel utility which allows you to correct your grammar errors.
165 MUSIC MAESTRO... Music X 1.1
- will you be key-bored?
169 3DEUGHTS Mandarin's AMOS 3D - DIY polygons for the beginner.
175 TRIPPING THE UGHT FANTASTIC Explaing the inner-most workings of a Light Gun.
K i ur his t 1 ir.
BLISTERING BLUES m A new section, featuring a blistering 32 pages of everything you could possibly need to know for your Amiga. Featuring reviews of 100 of the best games ever, charts, tips, tutorials, an exhaustive buyers guide, and no less than sixty serious product reviews, the Blues are the place to be.
183 Win a selection of joysticks, Cds, games and Hovercrafts(l) courtesy of Sonmax.
184 Philips celebrate the success of their 8833 monitor bundle by offering you the chance to win one.
There are no less than three Superstars this issue, and a selection of Screenstars to support them. It’s obvious that the Christmas rush is starting, and the games scene looks set to get much, much hotter... 54 HEIMDALL 59 TERMINATOR II 62 LEANDER 64 SUPAPLEX 69 ALTERED DESTINY 75 ROBOCOD 78 HEART OF CHINA 80 GRAND PRIX 85 HUDSON HAWK 91 BOSTON BOMB CLUB 92 PIT FIGHTER 95 THE BLUES BROTHERS 101 STRATEGO 101 MONSTER BUSINESS 103 FACE OFF 103 OUTRUN EUROPA Follow in the footsteps of great British race drivers and fail to finish in Microprose's Grand Prix, or tackle the T1000 in Ocean's
Terminator 2. Either way you'd better make sure you keep a copy ot CU Amiga to hand.
REVIEWS THIS IS THE VOICE OF SPECTRA Checkmate Digital will be holding a HAM-E seminar on the 16th of November at the World of Commodore show. The event is designed to introduce all potential 24-bit graphics users to the merits of the budget priced HAM-E boards.
The world preview of Speclracolor, a HAM-E graphics package, is expected to raise a considerable degree of interest amongst the graphics fraternity. Retailing at only £69.00, it's easily the cheapest 24- bit art package available, yet if claims for it hold true, it promises to sacrifice nothing in terms of quality. Interested parties are invited to attend at 10.30 am, where they'll be shown 'a large amount of high quality 24-bit animations and stills'. For further details contact Checkmate Digital on 071 9231655 Spectra seminar reveals true colours... Safari so goody with RGB's TV debut...
Rotec unveil tiny disk drive... Sybil arrives to solve your disk problems... Elvira says “I'll be back" .. .Powermonger finds a novel form .. .40-player flight sim launched NVIEW PRESENTS... Media specialists Nview have just released two new products for the boardroom.
The Mediapro, which retails at £5995 exclusive of VAT, allows you to project computer images, animations, etc, directly through any overhead projector.
The Speclraplus which costs a whopping £7995 excluding VAT allows you to connect two computers and two video sources (video recorder, camcorder, etc) simultaneously. The incoming signals can then be mixed in real-time and displayed via an overhead projector.
Both units feature a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels, and they're capable of displaying up to 32,000 colours.
For details contact Wendy Simpson at MMC Group on 081 336 1282.
SKINNYDIPPING DRIVES Rotec's new disk drive is the smallest yet seen on the Amiga.
The drive has all the features of its standard counterparts, but is only three quarters of an inch high. There's also a mark 2 version which is CD-TV compatible.
So, if you're the person who bought the CD-TV you’re in luck.
Rotec are also producing a range of cheap Genlocks and chromakey systems which will retail for less than £200.
Genlocks and drives are available from Silica Shop.
SOUND BENDERS Australian-based RamScan software's follow up to Audiomaster sampler will boast features never before seen on this type of software.
Like its hugely successful predecessor, Audiomaster 2 includes both hardware and software - but it's biggest new attraction is 4 Times Oversampling, which cuts down distortion on slow sample speeds, letting you create longer samples with less memory.
Pitch bending is another feature new to this package. This allows the pitch of samples to be altered when played back or played at a different speed. This impressive-sounding package can also cuts out selected frequencies and will sport real-time zoom, hardware filters and progress metres.
There's also a novel program called DJ which stores up to 180 sounds then plays them back with a dick of the mouse.
RGB are are working with Granada television to promote their new range of Deluxe Paint animation disks.
The first release is Real Things Safari, which is produced in conjunction with wildlife program Survival. It features over IT!
,W .,' 5 20 animal animations including lions, tigers and wildebeest. All the animations are based on actual video-taped footage, and have been given the thumbs-up by expert zoologists.
Disk two is Real Things Sealile which features the bizarre and beautiful species that swim in tropical seas. All the animations are designed to work in eight and sixteen colour modes and work in much the same way as clip art. Both disks will retail for £29.95 MNDAAL'S 2 Bedford-based Paandal Marketing Ltd have announced two new products for the Amiga.
The first is a stereo sampling, sequencing and tracking package called MEGAsound.
Next up is the version 2.00 of the DAATAscan Professional package, which features a host of user-suggested enhancements, including a resizing option and a full view of the scanned image.
Amiga DAATAscan users will be able to upgrade from version 1.00 to the new version 2.00 and, it is claimed, any DAATAscan user will be able to use the new software immediately. The costs for the two new products are £15 for the Daatascan upgrade and an introductory price of £39.95 for MEGAsound. Tel: 0234 855666 for details.
TTTTR SYBIL DRIVES THE DISKS The weirdest sounding product this month is SYBIL, a disk drive operating system from Utilities Unlimited.
Its major plus is complete compatibility with Readysott’s Amax II Macintosh emulator.
Previously, only the B2000 version could read Mac format disks, but SYBIL recalibrates the drive to do the job. And there’s a file transfer program which converts Atari, PC and Mac files to any DOS format.
SYBIL also features a unique disk compression system, which compacts files while retaining the original copy protection. The files can then be stored on floppy or hard drive or sent via modems. The compression rate is variable as the higher it is the longer it takes to compact and expand.
SYBIL can read and format high density disks. This allows up to
1. 12MB of data to stored on HD disks and any standard drive can
read them. SYBIL is due in the country soon and will retail
through Blitsoft at £89.
Upgrades are expected in the future.
GRAEME SOUNESS' VECTOR SOCCER Anfield’s finest is the latest footy star to be given the pixel treatment. Graeme Souness' Vector Software features players, backdrops and a ball designed entirely from vector graphics. Like most 3D games the action can be viewed from several angles, six in this case, and the amount of objects onscreen can be reduced to speed up the action.
The game is based around an international tournament which features eight teams and kicks off in the quarter finals. GSVS should be in the shops now priced at a striking £24.99. MiG 29 SUPER FULCRUM winging its way from Domark is Super Fulcrum, sequel to their top ten flight sim MiG 29.
The game is based around an updated version of the MiG which features improved engines, better avionics and more manoeuvrability. The game itself will run faster and has fractally-generated mountains. This time you’re assigned to an international drug busting agency who have been given the uneviable task of wiping out the South American drug cartels. The packaging contains a book detailing currently favoured super-power war planes, and a wipe-clean map so you can plan your missions. Full review next issue.
CAPCOM COLLECTION m this age of recession and strife and with Christmas knocking on the door, compilations are one of the best ways of stretching your money. This one features eight of Capcom’s biggest games. Strider has you taking on the Red Army single handed, as well as a giant communist gorilla. Forgotten World's, programmed by Tiertex, pits you and a mate against Bios, God of destruction. Dynasty Wars gives you a horse, some sharp weapons and plenty oriental hack, slash and magic. Along with these are UN Squadron, Ghouls W Ghosts, Strider 2, LED Storm and Last Duel. The Capcom
Collection will be in your shops shortly.
FOOTBALL DIRECTOR 2 d+h are re-releasing a revamped version of their soccer management simulation. Football Director 2. The new game features different teams, new players and upgraded statistics. The game can be played over 38 seasons and has all the major domestic ¦ and overseas competitions. Kick off by managing a i lowly fourth division club with a salary in double figures. From there on build up a squad, earn several promotions and add to the silverware collection. FD 2s release is imminent, priced at £24.99 MAXIMUM XTRA New from US Gold comes a compilation of some of the best shoot ’em
ups ever. Maximum Action Xtra features Turrican 2, t Rainbows Arts’ scrolling platform blast; ST Dragon from Sales Curve, which has you riding abreast an alien bashing lizard; Nlghtshifttrom Lucasfilm which casts you as nightwatchman in movie making factory, and Swiv from Storm which scored a cracking 90% in CU Amiga. MAX is due out now priced £27.99 .T FIREFORCE This game from Electronic Zoo hails back to the days when Green Beret was the king of the coin-ops. Arm yourself to the dental cavities, destroy terrorists, drug runners and other undesirable elements. The game allows you to save
out your commando between missions in case anything untoward happens. It also boasts more weapons than you could sell to the president of Iraq. Coming in December priced at £25.99. TERMINATOR MANIA With Terminator 2 just about to hit the shelves, CU Amiga can reveal that Arnold Schwarzenegger will most definitely be back on the Amiga.
The rights for Judgment Day: The coin-op are up for grabs, and it’s believed that several UK software houses are interested. Meanwhile the Acclaim console version of the original Terminator is soon to be released through Mirrorsoft and looks likely to be converted to the Amiga. Ocean handled the Amiga version of another Acclaim licence, The Simpson's, although its doubtful whether they'll follow this with Amie, considering the mixed reviews Bart and co. Received.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK If you’ve ever wondered what your drive is doing while it’s writing or reading a disk Super Tracker may help you out.
The unit fits into the last external drive in a system, then via a digital display tells you what track and side is currently being read.
Allegedly this can be useful for pinpointing faults on a disks. Super Tracker will work with any model Amiga and will carry a £44.95 price tag.
WORKBENCH 2 PROBLEMS?
Commodore's new Workbench 2.0 Amigas are failing to work with a considerable amount of sottware, claim sources.
Allegedly, the machines won't run up to 50% ot sottware - but Commodore say that the Amigas were tested on 650 different programs and only failed on four.
Commodore claim that programmers were briefed on the new specification over 18 months ago - so they had more than enough time to design their software around it.
Similar problems occurred when Commodore upgraded the A500 from 1.2 to
1. 3., and on this occasion, too. The programmers took the blame.
Commodore are also accusing a minority of dealers of supplying
incorrect software with the machines in order to get them on
sale as soon as possible.
CARTOONING AROUND STEER CRAZY If you feel that driving down a motorway with an AA Route Map safety pinned to the steering wheel is dangerous, you can now plan out how to get from A to B well in advance.
The latest GB Route Plus can generate up to 25,000,000 routes, calculating the shortest, fastest and most fuel-efficient ones. All major motorways and A and B roads have been included, along with cities, towns and villages. If you can’t go for more than a couple of hours at'a time without a toilet stop, this will show all the service stations en route - so no more crossed legs or hiding behind bushes. The program can also be told to avoid certain locations or to plan out a journey so you can make a stop on your travels.
No-one has yet come up with a portable Amiga, so fortunately, GB Route supports colour and mono printers so your journey can outputted and taped to the dashboard.
The Sales Curve are expanding their operations with the acquisition of UK publishing rights to US-based Hi-Tech Expressions' cartoon licenses.
Hi Tech hold the rights to more cartoon characters than any other software house. Their current stable includes Hanna Barbara stars The Jetsons, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes, along with Gremlins from Warner Brothers and Walt Disney characters, such as the Rescue Rangers.
Expressions are also responsible for the Sesame Street educational series, which stars Cookie Monster in Me Look For Cookie and Growing Up With Sesame Street. They also publish a range of utilities for children such as The Muppets and Looney Tunes Print Kits.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY II you’ve everpictured uoursclf as a llrave Adventurer but have been put off by the complexity of Role Playing Adventures this is the game for you.
Shadow Sorcerer has all the excitement and intrigue of AD&D''s more complex adventures and also features the following "gamer friendly " innovations:
• 100°,, "point 'n' click " icon control (no laborious typing .
• AD isometric play area giving you more control on the playing
environment.
• Control up to 4 characters in a life or death tniggle against
evil.
• Hexagonal grid map aids strategic planning.
• Combat action adventure, litis new concept in role playing
adventures means that in minutes you could be confronting the
Shadow Sorcerer, the down side is that within minutes you could
also be dead!!
Hi geons&pragon A2 BRUTE?
Fujitsu have come up with what has to be one ot the most versatile and cheap printers available.
The DL1200 can print labels, on envelopes and on A4, A3 and A2 paper, as well as being able to adapt to colour printing via a simple add on. It can output at 240 characters per second in six different fonts through its 24-pin head . At the moment there's a 13- font pack which costs £75 and a 35-font expansion unit priced at £175. It’s also capable of emulating the Epsom LQ-2500 and 2550. At only 195mm x 526mm x 250mm it's also extremely small considering its mighty potential.
RAM wars While Commodore are battering the low-end RAM expansion market by supplying Amigas with 512K upgrades, companies are hitting back by slashing the prices of larger chips.
Cortex are in the forefront of this cut-price consumer war by slashing 10% off their Commodore-approved 2,4, and 8Mb expansions.
FUNSCHOOL GOES CD Europress publishers are moving into multimedia with a compact disk version of the popular educational package, Funschool 3.
Under 5s and 5-7s are the first to be converted and feature graphic and sound improvements over their disk- based baby brothers. Each pack comes with six games on one disk which encompass counting, reading, art and logic puzzles. Also on its way is Fun ~ School for the over sevens which has five games that deal with distances and direction, maths, a word search, an art package and a spelling, punctuation and grammar program. All three disks should be in the shops by December.
TELEPHONE HEROES SaggO; 0 B: fl [L}J B. ‘Hr. ¦ - 1: 1 Most flight sims allow two players to go head-to-head, so how about one that has twenty times that many human pilots jetting around the skies?
Air Warrior is a modem-based flight sim that can accommodate up to 40 individual players. Most of the action takes place from inside the fighter cockpit, although if you become bored with that you can become a bomber pilot or tank commander. Start the game aligned to a country, but there's nothing stopping you going on a solo quest against all-comers.
The game originated in America, where it’s estimated that a total of 250,000 flying hours have been accumulated between its various pilots. On-Line Entertainment will be running the network and the cost of logging on is £1.50 an hour.
That doesn’t include the standard phone charge, so only healthy bank accounts should apply.
On-Line are also breathing new life into MUDS, the multi-user modem RPG. Both systems should be up and running now.
1 K»«p IT Si A | ou are setting forth intpanot%erf(ace; another time, another world, "said
* y'Treguard, The ‘Dungeon ‘ Pnster, 'Aihljiihat makes you
think.that you four mere J mortals uhll succeed in the
Quamfii’hen so many others have failed?"
I understood, at that imment, that our mission was going to take all our endurance, all our collective skill and, most of all a depth of courage, that I wasn't sure we possessed.
Ever since ITV's award-winning series hit our screens. Ihe world lias Seen wailing challenged lo solve complex puzzles, logic problems and riddles that reveal a rich lor a computer game worthy ol lire name Ihe wan is over Tony Crowther's amazing re-creation Iras everything Using ihe same game system that made Captive' adventure game ol Ihe year lor 1990. Knighlmare' makes dungeons and dragons games seem like newls splashing aiound in a muddy puddle.
Knighlmare' is a sophisticated role-playing adventure where you are ever-more rewarding storyline.
Your journey lakes you deep inlo Ihe dungeons ol Dunshelm. Lo a cataclysmic „ meeting with Lord Fear and Ihe unthinkably horrible FrighlKnight Whether or not Ihe meeting is terminal is up lo you Yon will need wisdom, tenacity, alacrity and above all. Courage M But you have all those Ihings. Don't you ?
Available lor Amiga & Alan ST Knighlmare is copyright Anglia Television and Broadsword Television Game copyright 1991 Mmdscape International Limited Caplive Copyright 1990 1991 Mmdscape International Limned all rights reserved Written by Tony Crovdher A N (i I I A?
Television I mined MINDSCAPE For your local dealer, contact Mindscape International Ltd The Coach House. Hooklands Estate. Scaynes Hill. West Sussex RH17 7NG Tel: 0444 831 761 OUTSIDE BOOT External drives are tar superior to the humble Amiga DEO, but you couldn't boot trom them until now.
Blitsotrs Boot Drive Board installs inside the Amiga and tricks it into thinking that the external drive is actually the internal one. It also stops unused drives trom clicking. BDB should be available in a couple ot weeks priced at 39.95. WALKING IN THE SHADOWS US Gold have unveiled the next three games in their AD&D senes. One ol which is targeled at RPG amateurs.
The first ot the three will be called Citadel 01 The Black Sun. USG have commissioned German team team Sottgold to write the game and come up with a new style of combat system. Following that will be a game based on TSR’s World Ot Greyhawk D&D module, which will be in Ihe same vein as Origin's Ultima series.
Finally, there's Shadow Sorcerer, an RPG aimed at people who have no experience with the genre. The design team is made up trom Paul Cockburn, who used to work tor Dungeons and Dragons publishers TSR, Mike Wilding who's in charge ot US Gold's special projects department, and Graham Lillee the senior programmer at Clipper software.
They're aiming to produce a play system that cuts out the complicated DSD rules and the huge manuals that come with those epic sorts ol game.
POWERMONGER-THE BOOK Electronic Arts have taken a lead trom their US based producers Interplay by producing a tips book in story form. Their tirst release is tor Powermonger, and is based on an account ot the battles as witnessed by Ptarmigan Burlihoo, imperial poet laureate (retired). It outlines each ot PowermongeTs islands with 27 maps and tips on what towns to capture and how to go about achieving absolute power. - Interplay, who wrote the Bard's Tale series, has mined this profitable vein by producing several books to outline possible solutions to their role-playing epics.
Annals ol Powermonger will be priced at £7.50 tor 80 pages.
In the meantime. PowermongeTs programming team, Bullfrog, have decided to split trom Electronic Arts to torm their own label. EA still hold the rights to publish Bullfrog's next to games, Populous 2 and Bob. But alter that Bulitrog will publish as an independent label.
FOOT CONTROL Put your foot down and insist that someone buys you Spectravideo's oddball new pedal controller. The foot pedal controller acts as an enhancement to a conventional joystick and comes with three pedals which can be pressed by the toot, in much the same way as the clutch, brake and accelerator in a car. These three pedals can also be programmed to replace any three ol the live functions ot a conventional joystick, up, down, left, right and tire.
Ideal for race games, perhaps? The Foot Pedal Controller is available, price £24.99 showtime Meet the staff of CU Amiga at the 1991 World ol Commodore Show Come to stand A8A to pick up a copy of your favourite all-round Amiga magazine
• Special promotions and gifts
• Free prize draw
• Free back issues subject to availability AMIGA presents
everyone welcome... see you on 15th -17th November at Earl's
Court 2, London.
9am-5.30pm November 15-16; 9am-4pm November 17 Can you create Utopia? Now's your chance to find out.
Leading a colonising party to a barren planet you aim to create the perfect society, where everyone has a quality of life rating of 100%.
Do you spend your money on weapons or social research? Build hospitals or tank factories? The myriad of decisions to be made are yours, and the fact that there are over ten different alien races all bursting for the opportunity to wipe out the colony should speed up the decision making process. An icon driven game with the main playing area presented in isometric 3-D, Utopia breaks new ground in computer entertainment.
Available on: PC (1992), AMIGA & ATARI ST STE.
? THE WORL CARTRIDGE JUST_LOOKJ T the unmatched range of features
- allows you Perfect as Easy to use.
MOW TO GET TOO Ft OftDEFt FAST’ ELEPHONE [24Hrs] CREDIT CARD ORDERS NORMALLY DISPATCHED WF ISTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO ... era =r GOVAN ROAD, FENTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FENTON, FAX 0782 744292 TECHNICAL CUSTOMEI ENGLAI IVICE 0782 744324 ION REPLAY LDSMOST POWERFUL FREEZER-UTILITY E IJNOW EVEN BETTER!!
O ISI ¦_ Y .99 VITHMASSIVE 256K OPERATING SYSTEM IN ROM OFFERING A A WHOLE NEW RANGE OF MK III FEATURES AMIGA ACTION REPLAY SIMPLY PLUGS INTO THE EXPANSION PORT OF YOUR AMIGA AND GIVES YOU THE POWER TO FREEZE MOST ANY PROGRAM
• DOS COMMANDS lily j through Now you have a selection of DOS
commands available at all times - DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE,
etc. $ 5 re FILE REQUESTOR • if you enter a command without a
filename, then a file requestor is displayed.
• DISKCODER With the new "Diskcoder" option you can now 'tag'
your disks with a unique code that will prevent the disk from
being loaded by anyone else. 'Tagged" disks will only reload
when you enter the code. Very useful for security.
SET MAP • allows you to Load Save Edit a Keymap.
• DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button - faster than Dos
Copy.
No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
• BOOT SELECTOR Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot
drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able
to boot from your external drive.
Io on d ever :o offering PREFERENCES Action Replay III now has screen colour preferences with menu setup. Customise your screens to suit your taste.
Very simple to use.
• DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk monitor - displays disk
information in easy to understand format. Full modify save
options.
PLUS IMPROVED DEBUGGER COMMANDS - including Mem Watch Points and Trace.
& IMPROVED PRINTER SUPPORT • including compressed small character command.
PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
MORE FEATURES INCLUDING 80 COLUMN DISPLAY AND 2 WAY SCROLLING... Full M68000 Assembler Disassembler • Full screen editor • Load Save block • Write String to memory Jump to specilic address • Show Ram as text • Show frozen picture • Play resident sample Show and edit all CPU registers and Hag • Calculator • Help command • Full search feature Unique Custom Chip Editor allows you to see and modify all chip registers - even write only registers! • Notepad Disk handling • show actual track. Disk Sync, pattern etc. Dynamic Breakpoint handling Show memory as HEX, ASCII, Assembler, Decimal Copper
Assemble Disassemble - now with suffix names BER AT ALL TIMES YOU ARE INTERROGATING THE PROGRAM IN IT'S ZEN STATE WITH ALL MEMORY AND REGISTERS INTACT AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR Macro-Soft 29 Lasscock Avenue, Lockleys, S. A. 5032 Telephone (OB) 234 5050 Fax (OB) 352 8305 lata sad set up rer?
Ie!
INVALUABLE FOR DE-BUGGING OR JUST THE INQUISITIVE!
E ' r ¦ ON YOUR DISKS Platform fans are in for a treat with System 3’s Fuzzball - and you can stretch your grey matter further with our two brain teasers: Cubulus and China Challenge.
Protect your disks from prying eyes with Dlock, watch a picture show with Dpslide, and break down the walls with H-Ball. In the meantime, could you survive a nuclear explosion? Find out with No Nukesl And finally, stop annoying drive clunks with No Click. All this plus the Screen and Tune of the Month.
FUZZBALL Abandoning the Ninjas and arcade adventures that made their name, System 3 have opted for a rather neat slice of lunacy starring a little furry blob called Fuzzball. He’s been plonked at the start of fifty alien-filled screens, and his only goal is to make his way through them. However, the aliens have got other plans for our rotund hero, and are out to thwart his escape.
For Fuzzball to clear a level, he must collect the fruit and sweets that litter the screen. However, the creatures also share the screen with the food, and won't let it go. Contact with them kills our hero instantly. To his advantage, though, Fuzzball is one of the most manoeuvrable characters ever to star in a computer game, and, using the usual directional controls of the joystick, he can be made to scoot and jump left and right on to the many platforms (and inertia allows him to turn mid-jump), whilst the firebutton prompts him to gob a spit-ball at any oncoming nasties, paralysing them
for a few seconds. Once they return to normal they become extremely mad COVERDISK 20 IS NOW LOADING!
TUNE OF THE MONTH This month’s tune is called Total Recoil and was sent in by M Sheeky of Crewe who wins a year’s subscription to CU. If you think that you’ve got what it takes to write a winning tune, send your entries to: Tune of the Month, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1 Ft 3AU. Coverdisk space is a rare commodity so try to limit your tunes to 110k.
SCREEN OF THE MONTH This month’s pic is called Dragon, and was sent in by Acme ol Sweden. His prize of a year's subscription to the magazine is on its way to him. If you think you're a bit of an artist, send your work to: Screen of the Month, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London ECHT 3AU.
NO CLICK Does the clicking of an empty external disk drive get on your nerves? Well here's a utility that will put a stop to it.
On coverdisk 20 you will find afile called 'No ClicK. You'll need to copy this file into the root directory of a disk. Once you have the file on a disk you must then add its file name to the startup- sequence. Now, when you load the disk, you should find that the drive(s) won’t click they're empty. It's a bit unpredictable sometimes the click stops immediately and other times it takes a little longer. Cheaper than anti-click hardware, and just as effective.
DELUXE PAINT SLIDE SHOW Now you can create your own Dpaint slide shows with Dpslide. You can choose the length of time a picture remains on the screen then fade in, pop up or fade out to the next one. You'll need to write a command file (use any text editor) to enable the program to loop through the slides. It should contain the picture name followed by its duration Welcome to CU’s Disks 20 and 21, where we bring you two-disk value-for-money yet again. That's twice as much room for games, demos and other useful utilities.
And come after our little hero without mercy. So, when a creature is turned into a ball, Fuzzball should run across and punt them into the perilous chasm at the bottom of the screen to end their menace for good. Clever players, though, can repeatedly stun the creatures before killing them as this gains them higher bonuses for the added risk factor.
Our demo features three levels taken from assorted stages of the fifty-level game, and will give you a taste of what to expect in the finished version.
System 3 are having trouble categorising Fuzzball as it can't really be described as cute, although the main sprite is a jolly-looking fellow, and it can't be described as a puzzle game, although a pattern is needed to complete each stage. However you describe it, though, there's no doubting that Fuzzball is one of the most addictive platform romps to appear for ages, so grab a joystick, boot it up and give it a go... if it has the same image and is also free it will be displayed on the right. Double click the second Tile to remove the pieces. Keep doing this until all the tiles have been
paired or you can't find a matching pair. Full instructions can be found on the disk.
H-BALL If you enjoy playing games like Breakout, Arkanoid and Amegas then H-Ball is for you. The game is pretty much self-explanatory: knock away all the bricks and keep the ball from falling off the bottom of the screen. There are 30 different screens featuring extraon screen and the effect used to bring in the next shot (0 to pop up a picture, 1 to fade it in and 2 to fade it out). For example Mypic.1,0,0,5 House.0,0,0,7 would display Mypic for 5 seconds using the fade in method and House for 7 seconds using the pop up method. To run the program type= Dpslide command: file . The
commandfile can be any name that you like. Full instructions are on the disk.
CHINA CHALLENGE Mahjong has baffled the Chinese for centuries, and now you can find out why they prefer it to chess. The object is to remove all 120 tiles from the screen.
Tiles can only be taken as matching pairs which have no other pieces to their right or left. To select a tile click on it with the pointer, and if it's free it will be displayed on the left. Pick a second tile, strong and exploding bricks. Instructions are on the disk.
LOADING YOUR DISKS Both disks boot automatically from the internal drive. Disk 20 starts with a tune and a pic, followed by the menu screen. When it's loaded, kill the tune by pressing the right mouse button then press the function key of your choice to load a program. To load Disk 21 's programs just use the function keys.
NO NUKES!
This program by Rodger Holmstedt will calculate your chances of surviving World War Three. No Nukes is a Won't Load?
In the unlikely event of your CU disk not loading, remove all external cartridges and peripherals and try again. If It still won’t load, pop the offending disk In an envelope and address it to: CU DISK RETURNS, PC Wise Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentreebach, Mid Glamorgan. CF48 4DR They will then test the disk and send a replacement as soon as possible. Ring the PC Wise Helpline for any urgent problems. It's open between 10:30 and 12:30 during weekdays and can be reached on: (0443| 693233 Whilst CU Amiga makes every which you might need on the more taxing levels. Don't try to save a game
to the coverdisk because there's no space!
If you decide to copy the game onto another disk you will need to make a directory called GAMES. Have fun!
CUBULUS Cubulus is a mindbending puzzle game written by Tobias Richter. There are four levels of play ranging from easy to ridiculously hard. It works just like a two-dimensional Rubik's Cube, with the object being to rotate sections of each square to make it the same colour throughout. Each level has 1000 different start positions and a timer keeps track as to how long it takes for you to complete a game. The icon to the left of the timer pauses the game.
There's also a handy save load facility DLOCK This fantastic program is the last word in disk protection systems. Never again will you worry about prying eyes peeking at your disks because with Dlock you can secure them against all but the cleverest of sneaks.
WARNING!!! This program is extremely effective! If you forget your code, you could be permanently locked out of your own disks. Unless you are absolutely 100% certain of what you’re doing, do NOT attempt to install Dlock on commercial software. It could overwrite important data and permanently destroy your disks!!!!
N-TCCCCECCDI ?rr nrirprr Bwirrrr mrr rur rrr prrrrirr m nr mr rrrrrrr nwrrnr rr mm nrrur ~rrrrr i nr rrririrri
o rrr* ¦ nrrrrrr mrrrm Grrrmmrrr rrrrrrrrarr A disk installed
with Dlock appears to be a non- DOS disk, and is therefore
unreadable, however, by holding down the nuclear weapon effects
simulator which uses information based on precise mathematical
data. You can calculate your post-holocaust life expectancy by
entering statistics such as thermal transmission, distance from
blast, height of explosion and Megatonnage.
Left mouse button you can access your data as easily as ever.
Once Dlock has loaded, press F1 to enter a new four-letter password. It should appear at the bottom of the screen when you type it in. Next, insert the disk that you want to protect in DFO with the write protect tab off (so that you can't see through the hole).
Press F2 to save Dlock to the disk.
To complete the installation of your security system, you must reset the computer and insert the disk to be protected. Hold the left mouse button down whilst the disk is loading, and after a few moments, Dlock will identify itself at the top of the screen. You will be offered the opportunity to lock your disk, or not. Press the left mousebutton if you want to lock the disk, otherwise press the right button to continue.
If you selected Lock, the disk will now be protected, and the computer will tell you to press the mousebutton then enter your code. Press the Right mouse button and the screen will go black.
Type in your four letter code and press Return. The computer will now attempt to continue loading, but will report an 888 checksum error. This is the same error that is generated by faulty and non-Amiga disks, so to the unprepared it will appear as if your disk is faulty.
When loading your disk, ensure that the write protect tab is off, and hold the left mousebutton down until Dlock identifies itself, then press the right button and enter your code as described above. This will unlock the disk, and you can use it as normal.
Remember to lock it again when you finish, or it will be vulnerable.
CAPCOM Available k28, Amsl W, Amiga CAPCOM LSA, INC. Even those who never wield a joystick can find pleasure in creating games. And if you’re already an enthusiast, why not have a crack at producing your very own title? There are a number of kits which can help you do the job... s What can be more rewarding than observing objects, people and animals of your own creation?
It's like digital childbirth - no pain, no mess, no responsibilities. And then you can weave all of the strands into a thoughtful adventure - or blow the hell out of them. Hereby follows a survey of games-creation kits which will let you do both, depending on how constructive or destructive you feel... BARD'S TALE CONSTRUCTION KIT The neat thing about the system, say Interplay, is that the user is only limited by their imagination. Whereas the Bard's Tale games were limited by their scenario, the ability to import Dpaint screens into the Kit allows the player to create adventures of even every
day tales of heroism. In addition, once these details have been entered, the assorted editors will allow you to tailor the many monsters and their behaviour patterns simply by working within a framework of numbers, which basically decide what objects the creatures may use, and how much damage they can effect with them.
Similarly, these weapons can also be created, and their many strengths and weaknesses added to and changed.
The size of your games are only limited by your computer's memory size, and can feature huge maps made up of dozens of intricate pathways. These walkways are created using a simple typy games?
Icon-based system, where the player creates the game environment by building the walls via a series of blocks. Any creatures can then be placed from another menu, and the game will automatically compile the play area for the player to test their newly-created world.
This then allows the player to gauge the difficulty level of their masterpiece and iron out any over-hard problems or misplaced goodies.
Reaction to the Kit's imminent arrival has already collated great interest from our States-side RPGers, with stories of huge user-groups teaming together to create awesome adventures that would literally take months to complete.
However, once the Construction Kit is released sometime next Summer, where will Interplay go from there? Stories are already rife regarding a Bard's Tale IV which uses a much more complex user- THE ADVENTURE CONSTRUCTION LANGUAGE Readers who remember the old Commodore 64 and Spectrum days, with wonderful adventure writing programs such as Quill, PAW, and GAC, will doubtless be thrilled to learn that there is a similar program available for the Amiga.
An It's called The Adventure Construction Language (TACL). It's extremely similar to the Graphic Adventure Creator (GAC) on the Spectrum, although it includes numerous sophisticated enhancements.
Games are created using a specially- designed language which bears some resemblance to Basic. Once written and tested, the games are then compiled and encrypted so that other people can’t peek at the secrets of your creations.
Unlike GAC, TACL provides the user with two graphics modes: the first is identical to GAC in that graphics are created in a memory-saving line format.
Simplistic pictures are defined as hundreds of lines, and a variety of fill textures. Although memory saving, pictures created in this manner are fairly awful. Fortunately, TACL also allows you to load D-Paint screens so, if you want to, you can create graphics up to the limits of your ability.
Music and sound samples can be used to add to the atmosphere.
Creaking doors, thunder and manic j. PAPERLESS BARD After stunning successes with the Bard's Tale trilogy, Interplay and Electronic Arts are set to blow the RPG market away with the release of The Bard's Tale Construction Kit-the first of its kind.
Id The computer medium is perfect lor recreating the many intricacies and details ol the RPG genre, and can handle the countless maps and creature instructions tar more capably than any fallible human Dungeon Master. However, despite this potential, it look a surprisingly long time for the RPG to exploit the potential ot the home computer.
Alter countless 'semi-RPGs', it took American-based Interplay to successfully recreate the game environment in binary form, and their first release was a game which would soon be hailed as a classic - The Bard's Tale. Played using a series of menus, The Bard's late took all the hard work out ol Role-Playing, with the many dice throws and creature reactions handled by the DM computer. What’s more as new, more powerful computers made an appearance, the game was consequently updated to take advantage ol each machine's capabilities.
The Bard's Tale was an instant success, and soon spawned two, slightly more advanced, sequels. This new step, though, has been a major surprise. The team at Interplay reckoned that they had taken the series as far as its user-system could possibly go, and started work on the possibility ol a construction kit, and. Two years after this idea, their work is virtually complete. The Bard's Tale Construction Kit is a menu-driven system which allows the user to create their own massive adventures, and add input on virtually every aspect ot them. What's more although the system allows the user
complete control. Interplay have tried to keep the system as simple as possible, and there are a mere live option screens initially available to them.
However, each ol these unfolds Into a further series of submenus which the would-be DM can access when they feel ready.
'Dbvoames?
Laughter could be just the starting point If you use your imagination.
1 Spei desi ’attic both guai use time off, Mell they anin 1 Pal Kit ltd TACL provides you with over 65000 locations and over 65000 objects to scatter where you will. Locations can be defined which ‘move’ around the adventure (vehicles, secret rooms etc) and independent characters can be created to populate your fantasy world.
Adventures created using TACL may be commercially distributed, and the program's producers even offer to consider your creations for publication by them. Overall, a very exciting product which deserves a higher profile than it’s had up to now.
For details write to: Micro Momentum Inc, PO Box 372, Washington Depot, CT 06794, America HATRACK II An alternative to the Adventure Construction Language exists in the form of Hatrack II, an adventure creating kit which is both simple to use yet capable of some quite outstanding results.
Developed by Tony Heap of Heyley Software, Cheshire, the system contains a number of editing cards which can be accessed either by a menu or hot key.
Once you've worked out a scenario, a map of all game locations, messages and puzzles, it’s down to business.
Maps are created by specifying the room coupled with a description, the number of objects within each room and the various exit locations. The vocabulary editor is incredibly flexible and allows a number of synonyms to be assigned for each word to make the parser more user-friendly. If we've lost you already, don’t worry, as the software comes with an excellent manual which contains a comprehensive tutorial for a complete game! If that's wetted your appetite for more information contact Heyley Software at: 27 Winnington Road, Marple, Cheshire. Hatrack II costs £29.95 plus PSP.
Variety is the spice of life, according to games programmer Kevin ‘Corporation' Bulmer. But even the most complex game should be easy to control, or a 'lot of playability will be lost’.
The concept of a DIY games package is nothing new. And they originated back in the distant days of the humble Spectrum. With a new wave of games designers beavering away in their so-called ‘attic’ rooms, people who perhaps couldn’t be bothered to learn Z80 or 6502 assembly language started to wish that they could perhaps use their machine tor something else. By this time, adventure creators had already taken oft, but arcade tans had to wait until Melbourne House’s Hurg appeared before they could access the delights ot three-frame animation and the ability to create stunning level using a
series of predetermined building blocks. However, to be brutally frank, although Hurg ms the first of its kind, it was extremely limited and restricted the player to the creation ot rather dull, monochromatic platform games; games which would have looked primitive two years earlier.
Soon after this, Mirrorsoft took a break from the antics of Caesar The Cat and Dynamite Dan and created a rather neat sprite editor, but, once again, its uses were limited. While it did aid the creation of sprites, coding knowledge was still needed before its potential could be exploited. And, despite a few other smaller packages from the likes of Argus Press, it was generally thought that unless you were willing to mess around with code, then you could forget putting together your own game.
However, three or four years later.
Sensible Software, the team behind Wizball, Oh-Noi, and Parallax, knocked the games-playing world sideways with the advent of Palace's C64 version of the Shoot 'em Up Construction Kit. Sensi proved that it was possible to create games relatively easily, and with minimum of fuss. Completely menu- controlled, SEUCKallowed the player to create either vertically-scrolling or static screen shoot 'em ups, and put together their own sprites and backdrops, and control everything from the speed of the game to the attack patterns. However, although SEUCK was selling well, game construction kits started
to disappear again. Until the Amiga and its more potent processing power arrived, that is... CONDUCTION KIT Palace Software conversion of their 8-bit smash should have been one of the success stories of the decade. After all, everyone seems to enjoy pointless violence and unprovoked destruction, so why shouldn't a product that lets you build your ideal blaster shift by the dozen? Shoot-Em-Up Construction Kit, or SEUCK, is a bundle ot pre-prepared software routines linked by a series of hierarchical menus that allows the user to model a still or vertically scrolling shoot em up, using
custom-made, sound FX, attack waves, level designs and thought processes. It does this very well. In fact the user-interface is incredibly friendly.
However, the creation has an extremely limited use. The end result will always be the most basic and mindless blaster. It doesn't take a genius to see that the only real difference between two games produced on this system are the graphics.
The only progressive element that can be utilized is spacing a design over multiple levels. Strangely enough, the scrolling and sprite maneuvering, which is really what this game is based upon, is Jerky in places. All in all, a rather poor utility.
3D CONDUCTION KIT Incentive couldn’t have released their creator at a better time. 3D Polygon games are ripe at the moment, and what with all the hullabu- loo concerning virtual reality at the moment, launching a three-dimensional environment creator using the reknowned Freescape system seems like a logical step forward.
As with SEUCK, the 3D Construction Kit is a collection of routines utilized by a simple programming language and an even simpler icon-selection system. One major point in its favour is the complete lack of any complicated mathmatics present. There are no angles to calculate, no hidden line commands and absolutely no geometry needed whatsoever. What the package lets you do is 'build' a series of connected locations with as many objects, relevant or decorational, as you wish. Objects can be set to perform certain functions, such as opening a door when shot, and this allows you to create
puzzles and traps. Once the locations have been created, the player is free to roam around from a first person perspective.
All shapes are selected from a menu of half-a-dozen geometric shapes (cube, pyramid, 2D square, 2D triangle etc) but the degree of reshaping does seem a little inade- Appeals to all levels: beginner to expert
• More strategy than chess Available on AG-ST-PC
• 32 unique levels: 16 maps tor one player mode, another 16 maps
tor two player mode, plus two secret map missions! _
• Wide variety of units to control: trom infantryman to aircraft
carriers
• Each vehicle in battle has detailed statistics and abilities.
• Combat powers against varying types of offensive vehicle, speed
reactions and defensive abilities are all taken into
consideration.
You die the chiel ot youi niilitury st.ift .mil you have complete control to mobilise youi armies to attack the enemy occupied islands Not only docs the supeili presentation put this yamc lar above most others ol its genre, it has been designed with the general gamesplayei in iniiid. And is very accessible and highly playable " Laurence Scotloid The One Battle Isle is one ol Ihe highest quality strategy games available rjrry rjfu Saddlers House -100 Reading Rd - Yateley - CAMBERLEY - SURREY - GU17 7RX Tel: (0252) 860 299 isnyiphypnesr quale. Take a cube for example. The faces can be stretched
and squashed to your heart's content, but the angles always remain at a constant 90 degrees. Rotate or flip an object, and it rotates or flips about its axis in 90 degree steps. Perhaps AMOS 3D has made this constraint the more frustrating (see page 189 for review). However, 3D Construction Kit is an excellently produced and presented package, and well worth getting hold of if you fancy taking a quick and easy step into the world ot so-called ‘Virtual Reality’.
Opposite: 3D Construction Kit's uncomplicated charm. All you have to do is to think along the lines ot childrens' building blocks, such as Duplex.
Below.
Characters can be composed ot interchangeable sprites. This allows for a quick update while keeping the visuals looking good.
X? 4 .
0 - % I f I Ml ¦nternati Dept CUASC4, Unit 8A, A Lusiness Centre, Cublington flf _ORDER HOTLINE: 0296 682277 THE PRICE IS SPRITE!
Although they may not look much, those little chaps scurrying across your screen, blasting the alien legions or leaping Irom ledge to ledge are actually complex little so-and-sos.
Although we take them tor granted, a hell ot a lot ot wotk goes into the creation ol computer game sprites. Take Supercars II, lor Instance.
To make those little cars wobhle and bank realistically, programmer Shaun Southern needed to create over eighty individual Irames per car - and that means that each small movement must be drawn trom scratch or at least changed slightly. In addition, lor a game graphically more complex - say *. Or Helmdall, lor Instance - even more frames may be needed, and the larger the sprites, the more memory-intensive they become. To combat this, though, programmers have long relied on Sprite Editors.
Basically, these devices give the user a small grid ta work on and a palette ol the necessary colours. From this grid, the game characters can then be built up, changed slightly and viewed in their early stages of animation, Whal’s more, using this system also means that valuable memory can be saved as the sprites can be broken up into their component parts and pieced together using the Editor. Within the realms of professional game design, the ST version of OCP's Art Studio reigns supreme, thanks to its flexible animation techniques, but of late Amiga coders are tending la move over to
the ever-popular Dpalnt and its power animation capabilities.
SO(FtTWA‘Rr,J VIDEO DIGITISING GRAPHICS ANIMATION M Amiga • Chrome M RGB Colour Splitter Also works with Newtek) EDUCATIONAL (rawer Hjck J.nic*1 .....14.49 irswtt 0acl. Set- r.t I 14.48 letter Maths it 2 iGvrsi .
Letter Spelling (8-14yrs) ..*!.„ 1 cunt. Add (under 7s) .17 49
- School 2 (under 6) W ....13 99 School 2
(6-8) ....K ..13.99 School 2 (over
8) ......13.99 School 3 (under
5) ..16 99 School 3
(5-7) ......W 16.99 MUSIC SOUND School
(over 7) ...W .16,99
Mistress ... ..13.99
Master ..... ......13.99 s Book of Spells
(under 7-l4ta). .17 49 for Henrietta (5-12.) .. ...17.49
Tutor 13.99 Typist
(5-lOyrs) 1.99 Spell at Home
(4-lOyrs) ...*3.99 Spell Out and About
(4-10yrs) .. 1 99 Maths
(4-8yrs) ..15*9 Storybook
(6-14yrs) ...19.99l Mania
(8-12yrs) ......15.99 Beacon Teaches
Typing ..19.99 and Match (under
5's) .17.49
- eBook 1 (5-Adult) .....13.99 le Book 2
(5-Adult) .....13.99
:jnd(7-i6») to do with words
5-12yrs).... s to do with numbers (5-12yrs) Bears
(5-10yrs) ..... BUNDLES etiase Personal 2 .
512K Mem Upgrade ...44.99 Amos to.
Ii*.
¦ »lnt3 ... A nt 4 . Digipamt Dignnew Gold I Disney Animation Sh Imagine ... Pixmate ... Photon Paint 2 Spectra Colour l; fc l2KMem Upp*ade ... 79.99 j Bupeitxise Personal 2 ....79 99 MsPt-annum Word Poeesscv. Spreadsheet.
OnPdugw 89 W Go PR Office (Word Processor.
Spreadsheet. Database DTP) ...9999 .Complete Cokxir Sokrton (Vtdi Amiga. Vtdchrome yHGB Splitter. Photon Pam. PSU . Leads). 149.99 UTILITIES ' 2 Meg upgrade with dock Devpac 2 .... GB Route ... Hi Soft Basic ...... Lattice CVS . Naksha Mouse ...
159. 99 Amas (Sot Auo C Audio Scull Bars . Pipe!
Deluxe Musiq Mash rsoundf Music X | Mu| Qua riel |Mod Sonix (MusiJ Sootxlirap H Techno Sofl Superbase Digicalc ... Maxiplan Plus.
Superplan HOW TO ORDEi H ORDER BY PHONE Phone our order hotlin l Access Visa card quoting card number, name ORDER BY POST: cheques or postal orders INTERNATIONAL*. Please send name, N- telephone number along with your order VYTIME cocEpj wL rjn iwcpv £i overseas Please allow up toT4 (Jays Utiiireiy.
ACCOUNTS Ca9 Bmbo * 45.99 HomeAS Bts ......22.99 Home AccSBb 2 * .32.99 Personal Finalce Manager ......24.99 Smal usjQM Cash Accounts 59.99 Systen MH 39.99 .System 3E ] |&nded verJion ol System 3) 47.99 DTP PACKAGES
- 45.99
138. 99
169. 95 Towrite 3 Quickwrite.
Scribble..... Transwrite... Wordsworth .87.99 WordPerfect 4.1 ....169.9*
* Product not yet released All prices include VAT. All goods
subject to availability. Prices subject to change without
notice. E&OE BRINGS YOU A TOTALLY UNIQUE AND QRIGINAL MOVIE TIE
IN. IT IS A FAST 3D POLYGON GAME, FEATURING A CAR CHASE,
ALLEYWAY SHOOT OOTS, CLOSE COMBAT WITH NINJA ROBOTS, JET PACK
FLYING MISSIONS AND MUCH MORE - ALL IN A STAGGERING
3-DIMENSIONAL ENVIRONMENT.
EL: 061 832 6633 . FAX: 061 834 0650 ntil recently the ability to create professional quality demos was the exclusive domain of those people who could program in machine code, C, or at the very least had a good knowledge of Basic.
Last month we gave away the RSI Demo Maker, a superb demo writing package which allows even the least experienced of users to quickly start creating their own high quality demos. The package allows the user to easily create vector balls and filleitvector objects, as well as including animated bobs, sprites and a variety of scroll types. Music from most packages can also be MjjSBHWaMfiMM included, and a variety of IjpjgsJ fonts and tiln ipyed images can unrated to produce truly fantastic BaaEg fPI" 1l,l: mem1-, we're going ,0 :Etc 1 !" » •1 -:u pie c* the accessories disks which are available
from Off the Wall PD, and which you can use to personalise your demos even further.
TSB VECTOR DESIGNER The two most interesting features of the RSI Demo Maker are its ability to handle bob and vector objects. The TSB (The Special Brothers) Vector Designer is not designed exclusively for use with the Demo Maker, but it includes a special save format which will save your objects so that they'll be compatible.
It includes a comprehensive, if somewhat unfriendly, vector design section, which is primarily controlled using the function keys and the mouse.
Use it to design solid or wireframe vectors.
Objects are designed by moving and connecting points in two dimensional space. By rotating the object under design, it's then possible to work in the third (Z) axis, thus creating objects in true 3D perspective.
Although time consuming, this method of working is still considerably faster and more user-friendly than commercial packages such .
As Sculpt 4D. Once a series of points have been linked to create an enclosed area, the area is recognised by the computer as a face or surface. Faces are edited seperately from points and may be moved and linked as a single unit, rather than the collection of points which actually comprise them.
TSB advise you not to create objects which are too large, or the computer may crash. Obviously this product is not as polished as it may have been, but as it's virtually free I guess one can’t really complain!
RSI VECTOR BALLS EDITOR This handy utility allows you to define Bob objects (Bobjects?!). These are the type of objects that are created (usually) entirely out of balls.
Because it's been designed by RSI, it features the same user-friendly interface that was used in their Demo Maker. It allows the user to load a variety of bob graphics, and then to position them to create 3D objects.
Rotate them, move them, and then save them ready for use in the Demo Maker.
Because the bobs don't actually rotate - they always present the viewer with the same face - the objects arn’t truly 3D. But once SO WHAT MAKES A GOOD GAME?
01 course, this isn't an easy question or we 0 be literally swamped with perlect games all the time, but CU asked some ol the country's lop game designers what they leel makes the ditterence between a good game and a cracking game... aliens better red than dnd Demo making kits, like games creators, are extremely flexible programmes. Mat Broomfield takes a look at the extras available for RSI’s Demo Maker, one of the most comprehensive and professional ‘free’ kits on the market.
DAVID JONES - DMA Design |Lemmings, Blood Money. Menace).
Obviously playability has Ihe highest priority over everything else. Also. I believe in keeping the levels as short as possible to keep the player's attention. The player should also be rewarded as often as possible, and there should be a quick turn-around so that the player can get started again straight alter the loss ol a lite. There's nothing more irritating that dull music when you're itching lor a another crack at a level. Basically, make it as playable and user-friendly as possible.'
KEVIN BULMER- Demenlia | Terminator II, Corporation).
'Variety, without a doubt. Actually, the sort of games I like tall into two distinct but opposite camps. I really like simple games where you can get straight into them with minimum tuss, but I also like in-depth games where there's a lot to do. I still think that the more complex game should be easy lo control, though, as a lot of playability is lost through dodgy controls.'
STEVE SCREECH - [Kick OilII, Tip Oil).
'The controls have got to leel right, as they are probably the most important aspect ol a game - after all, it your game looks good hut is awful to control, then you've got real troubles. Also. I leel atmospheric sound if lairly important and. To a much lesser extent, the graphics should add to the atmosphere, too.'
* PETE TATTERSALL - Twilight | Video Kid, WIMI.
Mega Twins).
Your main sprite and getting him moving right is probably THE key factor to a playable game. He's got to move when you want him to.
None ol this messing about with controls that don't move him when you need to. Also, Ihe aliens have got to play fair. Too. There should never be a "no-win situation" where death is the only way out.'
Included as part of a demo, most people will barely notice that little inconsistency.
To inspire you, there are tons of sample graphics and objects provided on the disk, so you can experiment to your heart's content.
UTILITIES For people who are interested in creating more objects and graphics, Oft the Wall can provide you with a disk called RSI Demo Maker Utilities.
Along with additional tunes and graphics, it contains specifications for all of the relevant visuals, including the logos which many people have trouble creating.
Forget the smudges, smells and smears ot traditional artwork - here's a way to create images on your Amiga which are just as beautiful without getting your hands dirty.
¦ Constable wouldn't have been arrested by it, Van Gough would have been deaf to the arguments, and Botticelli... well, let's not go any further with that one. Truth is, the Old Masters would most probably have turned their noses up at computer art.
Even today, if you were to canvass opinion about the relative merits of computer art compared to traditional art - the paint and brush kind - you would still find either dumb ignorance or outright snobbery.
So what if normal artists think the grass is greener on their side of the fence - anyone with an Afniga can -.
Duplicate it thanks to the Amiga's range of thousands of colours. I'm here to show you how easy it is to give the art snobs a run for their money, focusing on one of their sacred cows, the landscape.
ROOM WITH A VIEW So what is a landscape? It's not just the kind of picture you get on dinner tablemats or birthday cards from your gran. Landscapes can be anything from a close-up view of a couple of trees in the snow to a vast expanse of farmland overshadowed by threatening skies.
There are urban landscapes dotted with man-made structures, or ones where nature is the only builder.
FIELDS OF DREAMS The Old Masters saw the landscape for what it is, a living thing of power and beauty. They would paint one just to evoke a mood, and hopefully pass this on to the person looking at the picture.
But generally, we Amiga artists use landscapes in a wider context - a means to an end.
WHY BOTHER?
While computer artwork can be striking in its own right, it's even more rewarding to use the power the Amiga offers to get some extra mileage out of it. In the case of landscapes, they can provide excellent backdrops for animations or title sequences. But like another kind of traditional artist, the portrait painter, you cannot skimp on them just because they're not the main focus of attention.
Take a look at a picture of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and (if you can see through the grime of ages) catch sight of the wide plateau and the snaking river over her shoulder.
WHOSE UFE IS IT ANYWAY?
Drawing from real life offers challenges which you can master with practice, and HINTS AND TIPS 1 Landscapes don't have to be exact duplicates of what's really out in the wide world.
As an artist, you’re interpreting the view - improvise!
2 To begin with, choose a real location from a magazine or book, and work on that, then after practice you can invent your own original scenes.
3 All landscapes should have a focal point - it could be a pool of light emerging from behind clouds or a tree in the foreground. Simply drawing a swathe of green, blue and brown wouldn’t hold a gnat's interest.
4 Simplicity pays dividends. Suggest rather than impose. Spray a fine airbrush of coloured pixels to represent a bed of flowers; you don’t have to draw each leaf to get over the impression you're striving for.
5 Don't use objects which halve your screen either horizontally or vertically, put things off-centre; if it’s a foreground rock or object, move it to the left or right. In the case of the sky, unless it’s the main feature you’re after, don't give it more than a third of the screen space.
6 Randomness is a big help in making a landscape look interesting. It’s easy to cut out a brush of a tree, bush or cloud and then bang it down repeatedly; but think ahead - before using it as a brush, alter it a little; reduce the size of the object, flip it around, stretch it - just don't have six trees looking if they're part of a horrible cloning experiment!
Canadian * snow creek.
Smear and airbrush are used to dapple snow and pines.
7 The landscape can be the major feature in your work, or a secondary item which provides the background for something else - a ship at sea, for instance, could take up better than 70% of your screen, but the background still matters, whether it's tranquil, or littered with ice in the case of HMS Titanic.
A good art package, thanks to the Amiga, which is a very forgiving tool.
The best way to get started is to draw from landscape illustrations in books or magazines, then when you've mastered the techniques, draw scenes from your imagination.
HUE AND CRY The first stage in creating an Amiga masterpiece landscape is to work out the main colours of your palette. It may seem redundant to mention something so apparent, but even in 32 colour mode you need to be strict with your colour allocation. A range of ten greens may look promising, but if you’ve got sky, wood, stones, clouds and flowers to add, you will soon regret not having used fewer greens. Halfbrite mode (the one with 64 colours) is an excellent starting mode, giving you the option for easy shadows. HAM, one of the new additions in Deluxe Paint IV. Allows the kind of
transparency modes which are great for creating mists and pastel Landscape slides On the coverdisk you'll find a program called DP Slide. If you run it, you'll be able to see a selection of Peter Lee's superb landscape artwork which helps show just what can be achieved with a little forethought and planning. Incidentally, you can use DP Slide to display your own screens. Turn to the CU Collection pages for further useful information.
Shades. Unless you are an expert with a pallette, avoid high resolution, which restricts your palette severely.
WHERE ON EARTH... There's no need to stick with the British landscape, rich though it is; deserts and massive volcanic mountains can look really dramatic, and so can alien landscapes where the colours could be made to behave strangely - imagine the deep ruby shadows on the Martian soil, or the eerie glow which must be cast from Saturn on its moons. Landscapes needn't mean earthscapes.
CLOUDING THE ISSUE A few tips on techniques should help overcome early problems. Simple clouds can be drawn using four or five colours, ranging from a bluish grey to white. The sun will strike the cloud either at the top or at its forward edges, so draw a cloud shape in the lightest colour and then, using the airbrush tool with a medium sized round brush, use the range of colours to splatter the cloud. Then smear the colours a little to get rid of the brush shape. Now for the fluffy touch - use the smooth option to blend in the colours; add a few pixels' worth of added bright highlights,
and a cloud is born.
GREEN FINGERED It's best to avoid bright colours for grass, sticking instead to a range of three darkening greens. If the greenery is a long way away, then again, like the sky, one colour should predominate, with the darker hues being used for shadows cast by objects or clouds. If the grass is in the foreground, a series of straight strokes using your different greens will give the impression of blades of grass when picked up as a brush and airbrushed randomly.
TREES If the tree is in the foreground, then the more colours you can devote to it the better. Again, avoid bright colours, and using the fine airbrush tool, draw the outline of the foliage in the lightest colour, adding the darker ones in the same way (always remembering which direction the light is coming from). Some branches will need to be drawn within the foliage to add realism, and you should also be able to see through the sky here and there (you can create this effect by using the sky colour on the airbrush to wipe away portions of greenery). Bark, although Intricate and full of
nooks and crannies, only needs to be suggested by adding a highlight and shadow colour to an otherwise dark brown base colour. Remember the tree will cast a shadow on the ground or nearby objects.
WATER Water is almost always on the move, either flowing, or making waves and ripples when caught by the wind. This movement is represented by using highlights sparingly. In the case of a river, the water nearest the banks picks up most highlights. Waves on a lake are best suggested by quite broad but short swathes of a lighter blue-than the main body of water. White can also be used to give the extra twinkle that the sun sometimes picks out. But remember, when defining your spread of colours, do not be tempted to make the first colour too bright.
SNOW Snow may be gleaming white when it falls, but once on the ground it picks up all kinds of shadows and colours, which makes it a very interesting subject. You can use a series of greys to show highlights if the sky is leaden, but I prefer powder blues to pick out shadows on drifts, with the promise of a blue sky.
When snow falls on something like a tree or hill, it does not leave a clean edge, so smear the snowline in the form of a mini-drift.
• remembered hills.
No need for detail .. •=*?- apart from the foregrount trees.
The rest is ” '.r kV- A simple picture, using few colours, which still conveys a sense of tranquility. The hills are a solid colour and the sun's reflection is smeared horizontally across the water.
CUTTING CORNERS If you want to take some of the hard work out of landscape work, you could try a landscape generator like Vista, or Vista Pro. This generates a scene based on information you input, and gives some stunning results. But it would be pointless sticking with the picture generated by the computer - where’s the artistic satisfaction in that? Better to use the image as the basis for your own work. Use it as a background and add your own middle-distance hills, rivers and rocks. Shrink it, flip it, add trees, clouds and snow-make it YOUR Image.
ROCKS I prefer to draw rocks on a spare screen, then when they're finished, copy them over and paint them down.
Instead, you might like to fix your background so any errors do not spoil what you’ve already done. Rocks have many facets, and so long as you keep the light source in the same direction, are random enough to let you to draw from memory. Shadows will be of varying intensity, so allow at least four colours for the effect.
Smoothing shadow areas afterwards will give an acrylic paint look to your work, but sharp edges give more of an oil painting texture.
FINALLY... Landscapes convey moods, and offer a great deal of potential to the Amiga artist - just take a look at any Turner or Constable.
They are ideal for backdrops for animation, but even on their own, Amiga pictures can convey just as much as a work of art created using more traditional methods.
Here's to the power of computer animation.
There’s also an intriguing public domain landscape generator called Mandlebrot Mountains, which will generate beautiful fractal landscapes which appear solid. Again, capitalise on the images it generates by customising them to your own ends. Once the scene is complete, you can add your own animations, or maybe use pre-drawn ones, such as the Real Things series.
'TCBM&E mi ANT HERO THE RETURN OF THE AWESOME FOURSOME!
Now two dudes or dudettes can join forces and double team Shredder' and his Turtle terminators In a bid to save April" and Splinter-. Take control of your favourite Turtle in this turtley awesome version of the Konami*coln op.
M SI Tl to In iei re PI foi ao a ¦ slii the thi po on im| Isle serii GAI armi battl tory, and to ut annil worr com| diers mine artille own ings APOCALYPSE Apocalypse now as Mirrorsoft blow the opposition away.
THE GAMEPLAY: Anyone.. familiar with that old coin-op classic, Choplitter, will recognise the bare bones of Mirrorsoft's new shoot 'em up instantly. Sporting markedly improved graphics which depict large jungle areas, the player is given control over a large helicopter sprite as it patrols the area looking for POWs. As the 'chopper moves across the two-way horittontally-scrolling play area, the enemy take potshots and these must be taken out before a landing can be effected. Once down, though, the POWs bundle in and must then be taken out of the warzone and to safety.
A veritable mixture of game styles as CU takes a gander at games just appearing on the release horizon.
PLUS POINTS: The most striking feature of Apocalypse are the graphics. The jungles feature large bold trees, which occasionally give way to equally well-drawn villages and weapon bases. In addition, in a bizarre twist to the old Choplitter theme, a wider range of weaponry is available to the player, including Napalm which sends anyone in its path legging it across the screen as they burn to death.
BEHIND THE SCENES: There's been very little noise from Mirrorsoft about Apocalypse, which is surprising as it's a very nice-looking game. Although it's hardly original, Strangeway have looked back to the old days of gameplay and, whilst making the game look like the ultimate Amiga blaster, have kept the straightforward gameplay of the old 8-bit classics.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS. With many of the recent groundbreaking games having been in the RPG or arcade adventure mould, it’s nice to see a decent shoot 'em up.
Apocalypse has all the features which make a blaster fun and addictive. It's fast and easy to play, and the game’s learning curve is pitted so that genuine skill is needed to reach the later levels. Fans of Choplifier will be extremely impressed, and it certainly looks like Mirrorsoft and Strangeway have one of the better shoot 'em ups of the year here.
Storm’s souped-up conversion revs up.
THE GAMEPLAY: The arcade follow-up to Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road Racer, Indy Heat is more of the same with busier and more winding tracks, and revamped graphics and presentation.
Played over fourteen circuits, one to four players can compete for wealth and add-ons, in a mad scramble to complete a series of laps first. However, confusing the matter are several chicanes, oil slicks, water hazards, and, coupled with the ever-present problem of limited fuel, this makes for a mad-cap chase for pole position. Between laps, and depending on your finances, extra fuel, nitros, and improved tyres and engines can be added to improve your chances next time round.
PLUS POINTS: As with Super Off-Road Racer, Indy Heats biggest assets are its playability and the ability for a number of players to participate. With graphics taken directly from the coin-op and retouched by Ned Langham, the conversion looks identical to its arcade parent.
In addition, the tracks are larger and more intricate than Off-Roads requiring the player to refuel mid-way through a race, adding a slight strategic element to the gameplay.
INDY HEAT BEHIND THE SCENES: With the graphics taken from the coin-op, the actual coding has fallen to Storm’s in-house lads. Using an Amiga as his development machine, the conversion has been in progress for nearly two months now.
The very basics of the gameplay are up and running, with the cars performing as they should and the pits section complete, but there is still a lot of refining to do before its Winter release.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Off-Road Racer was very playable, and if Storm can recreate the same addictive race action then Indy Heat should secure the title as the best Super Sprint variant to date.
The tracks are nicely detailed and ease the player into the finer points of the gameplay admirably, but there is still a lot ot ground work to do and ideas to add before the game is complete.
Isle be damned. UBI Soft get serious... GAMEPLAY: Two opposing armies are facing off for one final battle. Each side starts with a factory, an airport, a port, an HQ, and a huge army. The objective is to utilise all your resources to annihilate the enemy - a well worn theme. A typical army is composed of aircraft, ships, soldiers, tanks, anti-aircraft artillery, mine layers, transports and artillery, and each unit has its own strength and experience ratings. Strength is rated from one to five and is depleted every time a unit is hit; with zero indicating that everyone in the squad is now
pushing up daisies. The more troops a unit kills, the higher its experience will be and, additionally, the higher a unit’s experience, the more accurate its fire will be.
PLUS POINTS: Battle Islds split-screen two-player mode is a major asset. The players take it in turns to move and fire, and the game design means it's impossible to evade enemy fire simply by watching where weapons are targetted. The sheer variety of troop units gives you loads of tactic options. In the air, there's transport planes, bombers, fighters and helicopters. Similarly, on sea there’s aircraft carriers, destroyers, speedboats, hovercraft and lifeboats.
BEHIND THE SCENES: The game is being put together by various members of UBI Soft’s in-house team. The game has been in development for over six months now, with most of the groundwork taken up by perfecting the game’s logic. Everything has been checked and doublechecked to ensure that no quirks occur between the many vehicles and soldiers, and that everything behaves realistically.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: This is definitely a wargame with a twist. The action is fast and graphic sequences keep the game from becoming stale. All the commands are accessible with the joystick and there's nothing that would make this game too complicated for the beginner - making it the perfect entry point for the genre.
CEL1K LEGENDS Och aye, it's UBI's bonnie wizard wars.
GAMEPLAY: Celtic Legends is the second head-to-head strategy game from UBI Soft. This time it's not army against army, though, instead it's wizard against wizard. Both wizards start off with a meagre spell arsenal which can only be increased whenever they slay opponents. To aid their battles, each wizard is also capable of summoning creatures into existence, and these range from lowly knights and foot soldiers to devils, demons and ogres.
On the island are a number of pentades, where the wizard can recharge his power and summon creatures, prolonging your wizard's staying power.
This seems to be no exception. Spells range from simple fireballs to death and disease, all of which are guaranteed to cause more than a headache to the opposition. Wizards are the most powerful characters in the game. Most have the ability to teleport, which can keep them clear of slower-moving characters. It takes a lot of experimenting to find the right combination of fast, strong, and magical characters to form an army.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Celtic Legends is another in-house project. Parts of the game are being designed on the PC then downloaded onto the Amiga. There's nothing too complicated about this game, the graphics are nice and simple as is the gameplay and the sound. There doesn't appear to be anything that can go drastically wrong between the time we saw it and its release.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Celtic Legends is a very playable game, it's also very simple. There are plenty of humorous effects when spells go wrong or when characters turn up their toes. Another benefit, is that it can be played in a variety of ways - for instance, the player can establish a power-base and create many armies or send top a wizard with a few body guards in to deal with the enemy man-to-man. This variety in the gameplay is the key to its success.
What will you cha Knights of the Sky Daring, Duels and Doglights.
• Become a WWI flying ace, dogfighting with the greatest combat
pilots ever.
• Help the Allies win the war in an accurate re-creation of the
battle for control of the skies of Europe.
MicroProse Golf So accurate it will improve your gameI
• The greens and fairways are brought to life by stunning 3-D
technology viewed from numerous 'TV' camera positions.
• Change dub. Stance, foot position and swing to see accurately
modelled results on any of six courses.
Formula One Grand Prix Crashing gears, smoke, roaring engines and burning rubber
• Race on all 16 Grand Prix circuits for any of the current teams
in an attempt to be Formula One champion.
• Study the track, fine tune your car, and strap on your seat
belt for the most realistic racing simulation shod of driving
areal F1 car.
Covert Action Solve the mysteries ol international espionage.
• Tap phone lines, crack complex codes and break into buildings
around the globe.
• Piece together the dues as a top special agent to outfox
worldwide criminal ptots from today's headlines.
MicroProse Simulation Software - pu MicroProse Designer Software.
From a wardrobe brimming with classics it can be difficult to make a choice. You can slip into something different every night.
Into tonight?
Produced to the highest quality with rigorous attention to detail, the MicroProse software collection gives you experience after experience, time after time.
Become a World War I Ace, a world class golfer, a Formula One champion, and an undercover espionage agent.
Worlds of opportunity, adventure and excitement.
Get into MicroProse software tonight and bring your computer to life.
For details of your local dealer or a free brochure write to: MicroProse, Unit 1, Harrplcn Road Indusfrial Estate, Tetxriy, Glos.
GL88LD. Tel 0666 504326 not properly dressed without it.
Larger than life, and the latest craze to sweep Britain, WWF is big business. So, with Hulk Hogan and Sergeant Slaughter set to appear on the Amiga, Steve ‘Grunt’n’Groan’ Merrett was there to meet them.
_ Wrestling has come a long way since the days of Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Pat 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' Roach, Gone are the rows of handbag-swinging old biddies ready to pounce on anyone who leaves the ring, and gone are the seedy halls and the tiny rings within. Instead, wrestling is now big business with an army of 'Super Wrestlers’ all fighting to take the most coveted crown the 'sport' can offer - the WWF World Heavyweight Belt. And with this new wave of popularity came a glitzier image, with the old-style leotards and crewcuts replaced by spangly suits and flowing tresses. Naturally,
with larger- than-life stars including Hulk Hogan, The Bushwhackers, and Sergeant Slaughter, these stars were ripe for inclusion in a computer game based on their over-acted antics.
GETTING TO GRIPS E3B9 Twilight 's Mark Mason is in charge of the project, and is handling the coding duties with his trusty 286PC and Snasm system. T started by looking at the WWFcoin-op,' says Mark, but I wanted to include more moves and action, so the game sort of expanded from there.’ The similarities between the Ocean game and the coin-op are mainly to do with the game's presentation. The game's ring is depicted as a large eight- way-scrolling play area irfforced perspective. 'For a wrestling game to succeed,' he continues, 'the characters have got to be able to have a free reign of the
ring, so I have made the sprites as large as I possibly can and incorporated as many of the possible moves - both inside and out of the ring - as memory would permit.' Thus, after much coding, Mark has now got WWFs beefcakes running, slamming, climbing the ropes, and performing all manner of special moves and routines.
IN DEVELOPMENT nw»ni'«ii7ilil Before he started. Mark took a look at wrestling games already available, and came away far from impressed. Consequently, he prepared a series of notes of ideas he wanted to incorporate and a list of the stars the game would feature. WWF features a ¦good against evil' battle, as The British Bulldog (alias ex-World Of Sport H0L0 ON TIGHT For the most part, WWPt many moves are universal for each lighter and include flying kicks and punches, which are effected depending on the proximity to your opponent. All moves are made via the joystick and the firebutton, and
Mark has even included a grapple' feature where a stalemate occurs between the two opponents and the player must waggle the joystick like crazy to get their opponent on the floor. ‘I’ve made the moves as flexible as I can,’ says Mark, ‘and I want whole set pieces to be available so that the player can follow a slam with another throw or a kick to the head. I don’t think that this has been achieved in a beat 'em up until now, and it will make the game more realistic and enjoyable.’ ing the action within the ring. 'Games like Epyx’s Championship Wrestling are OK, but to get the realistic feel
needed, you have to have large characters and realistic moves that can be linked into set patterns. Hopefully, I’ve managed to master this.'
IN DEVELOPMENT 'The main pressure has been on the time front.’ Mark says. ‘It's a Christmas release and bound to be popular, so there's no way we can be late with it. Apart from m though, we seen to be HmF S WcoDing and mS Ocean a'e jHp H pleased with ®*£v what they've
* • Betsoer- Reserve K you- ringside » seat, now!
Iwimivum With the WWF craze spreading rapidly throughout kid- didom at the moment, the onus is on Ocean and Twilight to produce a game that lives up to its larger than life TV counterpart. Has there been more pressure than usual on the relatively new company?
Each of the wrestlers into a series of smaller sprites.' When these sprites are combined, Mark's characters weigh in at a staggering 80x48 pixels high, and are probably the closest anyone has got to recreat- IflM
* mM, IpJl kil. . Ninja 3 is here and ready (c explode onto your
screen wltt the most glorious display ol graphics and animated
flghl sequences ever seen type of game.
With a massive introductio sequence, incredibly detalle '3D' background graphics an a more than generous helpln of all-out action, Ninja 3 dlj plays a degree of excellenc never before experienced b even the most seasoned Nln| fan. Ninja 3 - A game of epl proportions.
IMEL [ iTTTTf'TTT REAL H Feel the realism, allow yourseli to witness the magical world o( Ninjltsu spiritualism, experP.
Ence the mystical atmosphert of the Tibetan Temples Remember, always remain la control of your stealth and cunning as you do battle once again with the most treachj erous purveyor of evill KunitokL Regarded as a licence within itself, the highly acclaimed Last Ninja series reaches an unequalled pinnacle of excellence with the arrival of Ninja 3. Seldom has a series of games won as many awards worldwide as The Last Ninja.
NEVER HAS SUCH A SERIES OF GAMES JUST GOT BETTER AND BETTER- ACTUAL AWM SCREENS Available on Cartridge for C64 Computers and the C64GS Console.
Also for the Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC Computers.
SYSTEM 3 SOFTWARE 18 Peterborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2BO.
Tel: 081 864 8212 Fax: 081 864 4857 MENT PROJECT X Psygnosis’ games have always been praised for their top-notch presentation, and the Shadow Of The Beast games have won them particular acclaim. So, when development team, Reflections, started work on their new arcade adventure Steve ‘Beastly’ Merrett just had to go and see... vyourselfl I world of | r experl- nosphere[ Temples. I emaln Ini alth and I ttle once I ! Treach-l of evil. I X MARKS THE SPOT Yes, we know it’s a crap title but as of yet, this pseudosequel to Psygnosis’ Shadow Of The Beast games is untitled. Also, X marks the return
of those Beast-ie Boys who make up Reflections, Martin Edmunson and Paul Howarth. After Beast It. We still thought we could take the concept a little further,’ reflected Paul. ’We were fairly happy with Beast II, but it still wasn't entirely what we wanted. After it was finished, we wanted a break, so we wrote Awesome, and during its development, we came up with a load more ideas and routines.' Hailed as a masterpiece, the hype over the original Beast was absolutely incredible; even more so when you consider that it was Reflection's first game. However, it didn't take the keenest eye to
notice that behind Beasts stunning thirty-two levels of parallax lurked... well, very little actually. 'With Beast we just went for the look’, admits Paul, ‘it was my first game, and I basically wanted to push the machine as far as possible. But any mistakes we made in the first two, we've attempted to rectify in this one.'
MmnmiiMtMM.'.l So far, X exists as a series of unrelated stages, with the main sprite running and jumping around in true Beast fashion. The basics of the game seem pretty much identical to Beast II, with the same stunning graphics and parallax scrolling used to good effect. However, at present, the actual Beast sprite has been replaced by a Fedora-wearing hero reminiscent of a certain Doctor Jones. 'We wanted to get away from the Beasf-style scenario', continues Paul, and between us we came up with the idea for mythical creatures within a fantasy realm that the adventurer has stumbled
across.' Thus, as he makes his way across the huge landscape, the brave fortune-hunter encounters tribes of Golems, reptilian assailants and dragons. And it also allows the team to create more of the stunning sprites that they have perfected. In addition, the puzzle element from the second game has been kept and refined, so that the would-be hero must use his brain as well as brawn in a series of object-related puzzles. 'We thought that Beast It's puzzles worked A r ' ;« -o A A r PIXEL-PERFECT r
* X * »*. V,» » - .
PROJECT X quite well,' says Paul, 'but they were rather spread out and the player tended to lose track as they went from one area to another. So basically, the puzzles are more contained and must be solved before access to another zone will be permitted. This keeps the game flowing, and it also cuts down on unnecessary disk accessing.’ All of Reflections' games are famed for their graphical finesse, whether it is the dank catacombs of the Beast games or the impressive spacescapes of Awesome, but surely they must gobble up valuable memory? ‘It does a bit, but we now use a system where we
piece the levels together as a series of blocks and create the maps that way,' Paul continues.
ON REFLECTION Comprising of Marlin, Paul and Awesome coder, Paul Macc, Reflections were formed Just before the release of Shadow Of The Beast. Paul and Martin met through a neighbour; they both shared an interest in the BBC Micro and were some of the first people to actually get to grips with Acorn's 32K machine.
Between them, they started knocking out a game a week for fun, and Martin eventually had three of his released: Codename Droid, Rai enskull, and the Electron version of Stryker's Run. From here, their interest expanded onto the new wave of 16-bit machines, and after tinkering with the Amiga's facilities, they came away very impressed. As a result, Shadow Of The Beast was born, and Reflections hit the scene amidst immense hype.
Each of the game's maps spans a massive three-hundred scrolling screens spread over the game's four levels, and takes the player through rocky mountain ranges and lush, green areas, all of which are inhabited by creatures and play host to the puzzles and some larger guardians. Most of the coding is being written on a PC running the PDS2 assembly kit by Paul, with Martin ploughing away with Dpaint III to supply the sixteen-colour graphics, which are split to create hundreds onscreen at once. We put the screens together using blocks of backdrops, and this saves us loads of memory. Mind you,
things are still getting tight and while we still want to push it as far as possible in the animation department, I think we're going to have to restrain ourselves.'
Work started in October, and Xis currently scheduled for a Christmas release. So what next when this particular beast is laid to rest? 'Well I’d like to tackle another arcade adventure,' says Paul, 'but I don't think I'd get away with it. Apart from that I'd like to eventually get to grips with the Famicom, but I've got an idea for one more Amiga game before that.'
...is on final approach.
THE MAGIC GARDEN Magically Different - Simply Addictive!
Help Grabble the Gnome keep the Gnome King happy. In a magic garden it’s harder than it seems, with flowers that grow in minutes, vegetables that keep disappearing and naughty gnomes who seem intent on spoiling everything.
• Solve the mysteries ot the underground caverns
• Find the naughty gnome's home
• Catch the goldfish in the pond
• Plant m'agic (lowers and vegetables Available October
ST Amiga PC Price £25.99 Lhf? ear.iSK3151' HaVS you ,he combal
ski" and reflexes to handle the new-breed of Starfighter?
• The fastest scrolling 'shoot 'em up' to date.
• Interactive digitised speech warning you of your enemy's
location.
• Fight your way into the heart of the multichambered Cardiaxx
empire and defeat the end-of-level guardians.
• Shoot your way through the enemy forces accompanied by a
mammoth rock soundtrack.
Available October ST Amiga PC Price £25.99 3*31.
Zzzz ft ¦i ® alii.
H FIREFORCE Promoted to the ranks ot the Special United Forces, your training has enabled you to tackle any mission, anywhere, against any odds or has it?
• Fight by day and night in varying terrains including swamp,
jungle, desert and urban areas .
• Master a large arsenal ot weapons from knives, M16s, AK47s to
time bombs and grenades.
• Search and destroy look-out towers, hideouts, vehicle check
points and bridges.
• Blast your way into enemy buildings to capture much needed
supplies.
Available November ST Amiga Price £25.99 641541 Shy.
Sensitive.
Law-abiding Polite.
Respectful.
Now... steal in on the game.
OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED . 6 CENTRAL STREET . MANCHESTER M2 5NS . TEL: 061 832 6633 . FAX: 061 834 0650 LOOK, WHO'S STEALING IN DEVELOPMENT THE SHOW American-based Paragon Software are developing a clutch of new titles.
Steve ‘hang 'em high’ James rode into town to see what they were doing... Your starter for six. What do the following have in common: a graphics artist who lives like a bat. A lady games tester who's - shall we say - no spring chicken, Spiderman creator Stan Lee, and a couple of baseball-loving, games-playing businessmen who launched their careers selling software to mushroom farmers? They're all part of Pittsburgh-based Paragon Software. All, except, if the truth be told, for Stan Lee, who's feedback was nonetheless instrumental in bringing Paragon early success with their Marvel
licenses.
Entertained,' claims Seremet.
It sounds a bit drab, but do these things and people will feel more involved, and more likely to get stuck into an in- depth game that gives them value-for-money, or so the theory goes.
To this end, the next brace of Paragon releases incorporate the complex character generation systems of their Games Designer's Workshop tabletop counterparts, along with the intricate rules of engagement - but the idea is that the player can ignore the minute detail and round- by-round combat, and concentrate on the gameplay instead. Colour-coded buildings and opponents, self-reminding help cues, options windows and graphical and musical rewards called ‘milestones' have been coded-in to nudge the player along his or her merry way.
These days the company are far better known for the MegaTraveller series, which is distributed here in the UK by Entertainment International. MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients, which is thqjiext in line,_ will be preceded on the Amiga by a Victorian sci-fi RPG, Space 1889, and then followed by a post-holocaust wargame. Twilight 2000, and a futuristic epic called Mantis. Each one represents a commercial step forward in the process of mass marketing the role-playing genre - a process that appears to be uppermost in the minds of Dms - or should that be Mds? - the world over, be it
manifested in EA's forthcoming Black Crypt, Mirrorsoft's chess-like Legend, Mindscape's Knightmare or the next SSI game, Shadow Sorcerer.
Paragon co-founders, Mark Seremet and F.J. Lennon observe what's loosely been termed the TV dinner society.
People in general have short attention spans, they need to be rewarded constantly; they want to make their own choices yet have to be led. 'Games like Wing Commander may be a bit stop and start, but the public like to be passively E H3E3 Paragon stripped away all but GDW's rule system when designing Space 1889. The main plot and the numerous sub-plots were by F.J and fellow Paragon man, Don Wuenschell.
The class of '89 and all of the other over-eighties in her Brittanic majesty's government have decided to thrash the German Hun, plus the Martians for good measure, and off goes the hero on a quest to find the kidnapped Thomas Edison. The inventor, it transpires, has created ether-based space travel, as well as the more familar light bulb. En route are a number of sub-plots, involving, among other things, the tomb of Tutankhamen and the Californian gold rush.
The gameplay will progress via a series of fairground-styled menus, which come complete with Victorian omamen- tation. The player will be able to use the skill points that are alloted as building blocks to his character. You can work top down, selecting a career and then alloting skill points, or you can start with the basics and work up.
F. J. stresses that Space 1889 will be aimed at the gamer who
wants the minimum ot tuss: 'Some people like complication,'
he claims, 'but we've made the decision to aim wider, and to
catch all of those who just don't want to know about
intricacies'.
IniyMlikmmiH MegaTraveller 2 win extend and re-shape this notion of user- friendliness. Artificial Intelligence on the Amiga doesn't exist. Even the talked- about Eliza analysis program is no more than a collection of good guesses and simulated 'thinking'. Paragon’s own PAL system is yet another approximation of Al, but it allows the player to rest while his characters do the thinking. As Mark Seremet explained: ‘Instead of having to pause and nominate a character, or to have the weird situation where one character acts as if he were the minds of the whole group, some guy will pop up and say.
Took, I'm the best gambler", or something similar. This will mean that the game progresses far more smoothly'.
In brief, the aim is to make Traveller 2 as open-ended as possible. Alien gunge is threatening the ancient landmarks of the universe. And while the player is finding out why, he is constantly coming up against the corrupt corporation. The player may, if he wants, join the evildoers, ignore the main thrust of the game and build an empire instead. 'This game is much larger than its predecessor', explains F.J.. ‘MegaTraveller I had around 700 characters, this has 1, 025, PARAGONS OF VIRTUE Did you know
- Mark Seremet and F.J. once formed a company called Micresphere?
- They used to sell a Commodore 128K accounts program to American
mushroom farmers?
- That Quinno Martin, their designer
- he who's name sounds a bit like Quinn Martin, maker of rubbishy
tv programs - likes to spend all of his days working in the
dark?
IN DEVELOPMENT
- That Paragon once released a text adventure called Guardians of
Infinity in which the player had to work out who actually did
kill President Kennedy?
(Whal about an updated version1)
- That Pittsburgh is no longer the dirty, steel town that was
depicted in The Deerhunter, and that it is, in fact, a
high-tech and go-ahead sort of place that derives much of its
income from the lucrative defence contracts given to the famous
Carnegie-Mellon University?
LOOK, WHO'S STEALING THE SHOW PARAGON SOFTWARE of which only 200 are non-player characters. Each world has its own profile and there'll be a series of zoom-in, zoom-out maps that will show you where the bad guys are hiding; they'll be in red and useful characters will be green. You'll get a help option to remind you of the next thing to do, so we think that it'll be pretty helpful.'
MegaTraveller2s graphics man is Quinno Martin. Previously he was a layout artist and this is his first ever game.
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT Paragon’s products are distributed in the UK through Entertainment International.
F. J. met El boss, Ian Higgins, at the 1988 CES. ‘We've always
had a good relationship,' he says, our companies are roughly
the same age, same size, and we both want to be movers and
shakers'.
'I’m pretty much self-taught,' he admits.
'It was pretty easy doing the original designs but the tough part has been the revisions; I've used a lot of different brushes for each stage, pasting different heads onto different bodies, “redoing" things straight onto screen.' The atmospheric intro sequence is a grabbed and colourised video screen of a tabletop model shot from an ultra-low angle in front of some trees. Quinno also used the fabulous Video Toaster to provide the titling for the game. It allows you to stretch, roll and render a frame with a very fast scaling routine.
TWILIGHT AND MANTIS It's claimed that Twilight 2000, another GDW license, will take the PAL system further. Jackdawlike in the way that it has collected from recent, 'glittering' successes, Twilight 2000 will switch between ‘fully sentient' combat, old-fashioned round-by-round fighting, Cadaver-style isometric sequences for the puzzle sections and Midwintensh 3D polygons for the tank battles. Colour coding will once again be deployed, this time for friendly and occupied buildings. There will be a management map which calculates the outcome if a player decides to cut corners. The older
the characters get, the 'wiser' yet physically feebler they get.
The computer will only declare war once it decides that you are ready.
If the plot to Mantis sounds familiar that's because it is. Unusually, Paragon have licensed the scenario to Glyn William's Warhead, released in the UK through the Activision label.
A horde of individually dim insects have massed in space to form a gigantic, intelligent mass that threatens the Earth. I put it to F.J. and Mark Seremet that, after years of doing licenses, they were fighting shy of doing so-called original product. Could Mantis perhaps be the bridgehead between the two? Both men refuted the claim.
Only the intro sequence exists at the moment, but Paragon are promising a Wing Commander-style graphics-dominant RPG that employs all of the usual cinematic trickery, such as a letter-box playing area and lots of digitised sequences.
But Paragon are adamant that they will avoid some of the sombre excesses of the genre. As F.J puts it: ‘Two-hundred hours of gameplay can be really intense, you've got to lighten up. The universe is a diverse place, and if you can't be humourous, well.. The sheer pace of the game, end to end action and tactical game play is the core of TIP OFF, a basketball simulation - A SIMULATION WHICH IS great FUN to play Players'skills, attributes and fitness together HP .A V* y.t with the astute substitution of players and i'PJr W i I change of tactics banks by the coach, holds H V 1 the key to
success in basket ball. TIP OFF, AJ therefore includes some managerial aspects of the game. The main features are:- ! Wy
* Multi directional scrolling screen w
* Five skill levels. Skill level of both ® teams can be set
independently. * :.*¦ 1 to 4 players option. Option to play
against the computer or another player VtdanTi player against
the computer or another player or two players.
* Facility to practice skills and tactics.
AMIGA, ATARI ST - (ATARI D S DISC ONLY) IBM PC & COMPATIBLES PRICE £25.99
* Facility to create a team at all skill levels and design
tactics.
Instinctive Joystick controls to dribble, pass, shoot or do a dummy.
There are two running speeds, two types of dribbling and passing and five types of shots at the basket (Jump shot, Hook shot, Skyhook, Running Jump shot and Slam Dunk).
* Each player on the court is an individual with a unique mixture
of attributes (Age, Height, Flair, Pace, Stamina and Composure)
and skills (Passing, Dribbling, Stealing, Shooting and
jumping).
Two types of Leagues. Action Replay at 3 speeds.
AN CO
* Extra moves are available using two independent button
joysticks using the EXORLENCE System.
EASY TO PLAY - HARD TO MASTER 1 Arrigo Sc reensKot'j Shown J ©1991 Anco Gomej 7 Millside Industrial Estate, Lawson Road. Oartford. Kent, DAI 5BH. Tel: 0322 292513 8 Fax: 0322 293422 Game PLUS FREE FREE FREE HOC SI GAME!
AMPLI MAGN Amiga Software 30 CONSTRUCTION KIT ...... 3OPO0L ....
• I WHEEL DRIVE (LOTUS TLR& TEAM SUZUKI, TOVOTA CELIC' COMBO
RACER) ..... 4D sports box**g .1
ADSPOfiTSORIViNQ .
688 ATTACK SUB.
AID TANK KILLBWHSeG i APTERBUR* ALCATRAZ ... ALIEN STORM AMMOS ...... AMOS (GAMES CREATOR) AMOS 30 (NEEDS AMDSl AMOS COMPILER I NEEDS AMO AOUAVENTURA .. ARKAN0O2 ..... :RVICE2 |1 M POPLAOUS...... J£iENT CITIES .. WL4BL WORLDS ERFL*I EC4TQR 2249 1 MEG CAPTA FREE ITARFUOHT iTARFUGHT 2 ... UARGUOER2 ¦PER CARS 2 l*gRHANOON . .
W LEAGUE MAN iuw MONACO G*V iUfy SPACE NVAD BARBARIAN } IPSVGNOS BATTLE COMMAND BATTLE OF BRITAIN BATTLE SOJAORCN BATTLECHESS2 ... BEAST 2 WITH SHIRT BEAST BUSTERS BETRAYAL ...... BILLY THE K 0 ...... BIRDS OF PREY (I MEGl BLADE WARRIOR BLOOO MONEY ..... BLOOOWYCH BLUE MAX .. BOMBER MISSION OSK BREACH 2 lENHANCED) BUCK ROGERS |SSI| BUDOKAN CADAVER .. CADAVER LEVELS • the I CAPTAIN PLANET CAPTIVE ! CARRIER COMMAND CARTHAGE CITIZEI 9 PIN, c FREE C FREES CITIZEI 24 PIN.
FREE C FREE S PRINTEI RIBBON RIBBON RIBBON CURSE Ot THE I AZURE BOND 11 MEG11SSU DAMOCLES OARKIMN .. DAS BOOT (SUB Sat. DEATH KNIGHTS CF KRYNN 11 DEFENDER OF THE CROWN OCJA VU 2 CCLUXE MUSIC CONSTR SET DELUXE PAINT 3 (• ANIMATO DELUXE PAINT 4(1 MEG) DEMOJ14K..... DEUTEROS .. DGCAlC SPREADSHEET DISNEY ANIMATION STUDO I DOUBLE DOUBLE &LL I DRAGON BREEO 0RAKKH6N .. DUNGEON MASTER |1 MEGl TyjjWWS (US) FOOTBALL ...... W PORTS BASEBALL .H SPORTS BASKETBALL 1 IATMA5 ...... .11 ULTIMA 6 11 MEG) 21 LNVERSAL ML tARY SIMULATOR 2(1 MEGl
..11 UTOPIA ...... VIRTUAL BEAUTY VOL1 IMIOWINTER STUNT CAR RACER.
(NT SOCCER CHALLENGE. CARRIER CCMAANO. STARQUOER 2| II V9TTUAL WORLDS (TOTAL ECUPSE. DRILLER CASTLE MASTER. THE CRYPT)......IS SP* .. i WATERLOO WEUTRtS .... WHEELS OF F;RE (HARD DRIVIN.
POWERDRIFT. CHASE H O. TURBO OUTRUN) ... WINGS (1 MEGl ICWEMAWAREI WOROV ORTH WP(I MEG) WORKBENCH 1.3 WORLD CLASS RUGBY . WWF WRESTLING..... XENOMORPH...... XENON 2. MEGABLAST .. ZAK MAKRAKEN ...... ZONE WARRIOR FlBMjgBCEPTQR 8.49 LORD OF THE RINGS ..... Fia*TEALTH FIGHTER 12.99 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE 2 ¦BRETAllATOR .18 99 MAGIC POCKETS 1 899 SCROLLS VOL I .... S 16 90 lOUILD OF THCVES. FISH AND 1699 CORRUPTION! (1 MEOl 399 MANCHESTER UNITED EUROPE FISTS OF FURY (DYNAMITE COX. MAUP1TI
ISLAND ... SHINOBJ MEGALOMANIA 2 19*9 MEGA TWINS FLAMES OF ‘REECCM MICWNTER 2) 21 99 MEGATRAVELLER I (I MEGl .
FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER ....2199 MENACE FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2 .2249 MERCHANT CCXONY 3 1999 MERCS ......
r. ..13» MICROPROSE 3D GOLF ...i
E. 99fJ3?CT „ 9 99 MICROPROSE SOCCER "•'NS2«Ol2|2-«.fr8o.B.
1399 MIDWINTER .... .
5 .S?!29J;i,2,5 5-70'7* ,849 MIG29FULCRLW ...i 6 99 MIG 29 SUPER FULCRUM i “"S XTOJHE SAVAGE FR0NT1EH I"9 MONOPOLY ... 7 99 MONSTER BUSINESS 2* ’'MLET 3 16.99 MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS GMENGHIS KHANN 20 99 MOON BASE 11 MEG) ; gOOS .... 1699 MOONSHINE RACERS . OclOEN AXE 1699 MOONSTONE ...... GOLF WORLD CLASS LEAOERBOARO . 7 99 MJRDER GP TENNIS MANAGER ...1599 MYSTICAL ...... GRAHAM GOOCWWORIO CLASS NAM 1966-75 CRCKET .... 17.99 NEBUIUS2 .. grand 355 cwuit::;.:::::::. n ermno
( gsssssr is SSKyr0 J,f.N. ,COKTINeNTAL CIRCUS) 19.49 OUTRLN EUROPA 16.99 SiV V JL
- 499 PANG 16.99 SWORD OF SpAN G P SlSCWUS' C'' XtSl ,999
OSOF GHT Ea2Pi?K£* 2 PROCESSOR 64B9 TEAMYANKH li , !7 ; - 16
99 PGA TOUR GOLF .16 99 TEENAGE QUEEN (STfflNtej
HLADOVERHEFlV PGA n COURSE DISK 10 99 TERMINATOR 2 Hpl§Tnl A
,. .« -2**7ES-W ... 16 99 TESTDRIVE 2 PLUS
DATA D1SI 22 99 PlTFlGHTER ..16*9 TETRIS
... 2l!5&U.if! 16 OT PLAYER MANAGER 7 99 THE
GAMES SUMMER 60 TK ol SOLOF°A1 ANCE("*Gi 19 W THE GODFATHER (1
MEG) is 3K**- as sssbh™, SSSc|;|c E;' p ofcl Stowed lwk IS
SSKIS(C™“‘™ St M25iD,0,TA 2499 RAINBOW ISLANDS I .....
19 99 TOKI ** SS jjgB83S»::: .48 SSSSS**4 £"* ?s Kr0£""M”" „„
issk jaBE Sb'Ur’"'* •“ KSKSSs**™™: KISS’S**" IS
WoXStgAXSg?"™***..M SSSV IN'ERNATCNALCHAMPICNSHP PP HAMMER 16
99 1149 PF NCE OF PERSIA (1 MEG) 9 99
INTERPHASE .....399 Pf»0 TENMS TOUR 2
16 « ’ UEG"2 RROTEXTVS WORO PROCESSOR 9*9B ¦£**3 %*£ *:
ROBOCOD 16 99 PURPLE SATURN DAY ..,2fl?
JET I SUBLOG 1C) 899 PUZZNIC Jt *'.maTf3.3ttO0?EI' .....1999 OUESTRCN2ISS0 599
• CROLLSi 399 RTYPE .. JUDGE OREOO ...... 6 99
R-TYPE2 JT JW 1699 2° SPREADSHEET 4799 "*CE DRIVIN 1649 a
4 99 RAILROAD TYCOOILfuej .21.09 £5582?' ME0) 15 49
INBOWCOLLEOBnSmlE , 7 99 BOBBLE. RAINBOwTOKs.
KCK OFF 2 FINAL WHISTLE ....7.99 NEW ZEALANO STOH n) . 1J 99 KICK OFF 2 OIANTS OF EUROPE 7 99 RBI BASEBALL 7 JT « KICK OFF 2 RETURN TO EUROPE 7.99 REALMS .W Nlfciioa KICK OFF 2 WINNNG TACTICS 6.99 RED BARON 11 f*M '* ;• M sss?;u»*««sso. .is s ssJr fits KIND WORDS 20 (W'Pi 22 9) RISE OF THE WUGCN I MEG' J 25 49 KING OF CHICAGO ICINEMAWARE) 7 99 ROBIN**® ' 1 it» KINGS BOUNTY ....1999 flOWX P KINGS QUEST 5 |l MEGl (SIERRAI jiAP-'POBCCOP 2 I 16 99 S HTSOF LEGEND .Jir!5 ’« !‘f'I9 f.OF™ESKYi7M** 22 99 "ODLAND IBM LEAM3ER 16.99 ROLLING RONNY ...16 49
LelSUSMOIfiATOY 2 (SIERRA) 14 M RORKE S ORIFT , 5 49 LefflWE SUIT LARRY 3(1 MEGl .12.99 RUGBY WC«LD CUP |649 .iHKS SUIT LARRY 5(1 MEGl 25 99 ST.UNRUNNER .. 999 LEMMINGS .. 1399 SARAKCN ..... 1399 LEMMINGS MORE MAYHEM DISK .10.99 SCRABBLE DE LUXE 7 LEMMINGS MORE TAXING DISK 10 99 SECRET Of MONKEY ISLE 11 MEG) 1699 MONKEY ISLE 2 ..1999 He SILVER BlAre. 1J y- LOOCAL COM PETITION PRO 1 5000 WHITE
6. 99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA COMBAT WITH AUTOFIRE AND SLOW
MOTION -1 8.99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA JOYSTICK (CLEAR 1 BASE)
WITH AUTOFIRE AND SLOW MOTION
13. 49 COMPETITION PRO Msu STAR EXTRA ¦?ri1299 0 QUICKJOY = 1
JET FIGHTER
13. 99 QUICKSHOT111A 1 TURBO 2
8. 99 STARFIGHTER ,- B REK40T 9 WITH TWO f INFRA-RED JOY PADS
29. 99 -- QUICKSHOTI30F 1- PYTHON
9. " A m q j ckshotiuhf Mm ¦ MAVERICK 1
12. 99 V2 FOUR PLAYER AMIGA-ATARI ST JOYSTICK ADAPTOR IFOR KICK
OFF j -EA-HCRNECK3.GAUNILET2S TV SPORTS BASKETBALL) 799
ROBOSHIFT INTERFACE FOR AMIGA OR ST (PLUGS MOUSE AND JOYSTICK
INTO ONE PORT) ... 7.99 0279 600204 STINGRAY HANDHELD
JOYSTICK
13. 99 SQUIK MOUSE
15. 99 TOP STAR
19. 99 No obligation to buy FREE CATALOGUE PHONE 0279 600204
Games Ccub columns DCNALOOUCK DRAGON CRYSTAL FACTORY PANIC
FANTASY ZONE G-tCC .. HU.LEYWARS LEADER BOARD ALLEYWAY
1949 BALLOON I0O ..1149
BATMAN ..... 24 49 BO.LOERGAS* 24 49 BOXXLE 24 49 BUGS
BUNNY .24.49 BURA FlG-TER DELUXE .1949
CASTlEVAMA 24 49 CHESSMASTER 19.49 DCACLE DRAGON 1949 OR.
MARK) ...1949 DUCK TALES . 24 49
0YT4A BLASTER 2449 FORMULA 1 RACE (WITH FOUR PLAYER ADAPTOR)
. 2949 GARGOYLES QUEST ..1949 GCLF 1949 GREMLINS 2
2449 HVPERLCOE RUNNER 19.49 KING OF THE ZCO 1949 RUNG FU
MASTER .. 24 49 KIMRK . 19.49 MOTOR CROSS
MANIACS 1949 NINTENDO WORLD CUP 1949 PRINCESS BLCOETTE 2449
OX ... 1949 R-TYPE 24 49 RADAR IASS
ON 19 49 REVENGE OF GATOR 1949 Roeocce 24 49 SAMURAI
ADVENTURE 24 49 90E POCKET 1949 SOLAR STRIKER
1949 SPIDERMAN 1949 SUPEH MARIO LAND .....1949 SUPER
RC PRO-AM ... 24 49 TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES 24 49
TENNIS .. 1949 WIZARDS AND WARRORS 1949 I
Gameboy Tetris, batteries. Iwo player lead I FREE Gamefcght
_ FREE Membership 69.9 9 Gameboy Tetris, batteries, two
player lead FREE Holsters and Belt _ _ FREE Membership 69*9
9 Gameboy Tetns. Batteries, two player lead PLUS choose any
game listed at under £20 FREE Gameiight.
FREE Holsers and Bell BQ QQ FREE Membership 7 e7 7 HOLSTERS. BELT 4 GAME HOLDER) 9 99 I GAMELIGHT (FOR DARK OR OIM LIGHT) 9 99 AMPLIFIER (GIVES STEREO SOUND) 11 99 MAGNIFIER (TWICE MAGNIFICATION) 8 99 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK'AC ADAPTOR 23.49 MmbgWc A500 Cartoon Pack MEG RAM, LEMMINGS. THE SIMPSONS.
APTAIN PLANET, DELUXE PAINT 3 REE SPECIAL RESERVE MEMBERSHIP Atari Lynx 110 OO I with California Games I FREE Mains adaptor I FREE Comlynx multi-player cable FREE Membership Iso BARRAGE ..23.49 RAWAGE .....23.49 I720DEGREES 23.49 ROAD BLASTERS ... .19.99
* P® Z3A9 RDBO SQUASH.....23.49 IBASKE TBRAYrt. 23 49 RYGAP 19 99
IBLOCKOUT. 2349 S TUN RUNNER 23.49 BLUE LOHTNING 19 99
SCRAPYARD DOG 23 49 CHEQUERED FLAG 2349 SHANGHAI 23.49 CHIPS
CHALLENGE 1999 SLIMEWOBUJ 23 49 OATES OF ZENDECCN 1999
TOURNAMENT GAUNTLET 3 1999 CVBER8ALL . 2349 ORIO RUNNER
.2349 TURBO SUB 2349 '9 99 ULTIMATE CHESS IlYNX CASINO
23.49 CHALLENGE ....2S99 IMS PACMAN 19 99
VINDICATORS ....2349 NFL SUPER-BOWL 23.49 WARBIRDS
..2349 NNJA GAICCN 2649 WORLD CUP SCXXXR 23.49 PACLANO
23.49 XENEPHOBE ..23.49 PAPERBOY 23 49 XVBOTS
.23.49, I PINBALL SHUFFLE 2349 ZALOR MERCENARY 23.49
LYNX KIT CASE (SHOWN) CARHYBAG FOR LYNX COMLYNX MULTIPLAYER
CABLE .
MAINS ADAPTOR FOR LYNX .. Philips CM8833 Mk 2 Monitor FREE MEMBERSHIP MONITOR LEAD AMIGA TO PHILIPS CM8833 NRG colour Bi-monlhly "'fa Bill! Al fffl 'O "'.cmhor;,_ Cyberloon U'VJF Don't miss II.
Biggest and Best.
Huge catalogue. Huge discounts.
Huge stocks. Huge staff.
Huge membership.
Biggest Value, Best Service No obligation to buy Free Colour Catalogue K'luWiil' WhCf Game Gear OO OO FREE Mams adaptor FREE Special Reserve membership 16 » JOE AONTANA |U S SOUTAIR POKER 19 90 1999 FOOTBALL 1999 SONC THE HEDGEM3G1999 1999 MCKEVM(XJS€ 19.99 SPACE HARRIER 1999 1699 NNJAGAIOEN 19.99 SP1DERMAN 19 99 ’??? 1999 SUPER KICK OFF 19.99 ’!!? «« SUPER MONACOGP 16.99 1999 PUT 4 PUTTER GOLF 16.99 WONDER BOY 1699 1999 SHINOBI 1999 WOCO.POP 16.99 0279 600204 Open to 8pm Weekdays and to 5pm Weekends ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP UK £6.00 EEC £8.00 WORLD £10.00 We only supply members but you can
order as you join.
E13ZJ costs £9.99 extra but luifrl saves you up to £120 Annual subscription to XS NRG is just £9.99 tor Special Reserve members only. The price includes: 6 demonstration disks ol pre-release or latest titles.
6 sets of £20 money-off coupons. Redeemable against top items bought from Special Reserve.
6 Issues of XS NRG colour review magazine for Amiga. ST and PC users. Each issue is packed with
• a ,eviews of games and utilities, ill ill 1 Please enter XS NRG
and pay £9.99 UK only Special Reserve j membership is not
included.
Win a CDTV and 2 Game Gears SONY 3.5" DS DD DISK . LABEL 59p each or
22. 99 for 50 Members only. See catalogue for details.
[ WE ONLY SUPPLY MEMBERS BUT YOU CAN OROER AS YOU JOIN THERE IS A SURCHARGE OF 50o PER GAME ON TELEPHONED OROERS (PLEASE PRINT IN BLOCK CAPITALSl CU 17 Name___ CITIZEN SWIFT 9 PRINTER. 80 COLUMN.
[9 PIN. 213 CPS. 24 MTH WARRANTY FREE COLOUR KIT (LIMITED STOCKS) FREE SPECIAL RESERVE MEMBERSHIP......199.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 24 PRINTER, 80 COLUMN, 24 PIN. 192 CPS. 24 MTH WARRANTY.
FREE COLOUR KIT (LIMITED STOCKS) FREE SPECIAL RESERVE MEMBERSHIP......299.99 PRINTER LEAD AMIGA, ST OR IBM PC ......9.99 RIBBON (COLOUR) FOR SWIFT 9 OR 24 .15 99 RIBBON (BLACK) FOR SWIFT 24 6.99 RIBBON (BLACK) FOR SWIFT 9 .6.99
* 590 20 MEG HARD DISK FOR AMIGA (AUTOBOOT WITH KICKSTART,
SOCKETS FOR 2 MEG OF RAM. SCSI INTERFACE FOR PERIPHERALS
CONNECTION) ......279.99 AMIGA TO SC ART LEAD (GIVES MONITOR
QUALITY ON TV L_ WITH SCART RGB INPUT) ..9.99 CA501
(WITH BART) AMIGA 512K RAM EXPANSION TO 1 MEG GENUINE ITEM WITH
CLOCK FREE SIMPSON GAME ..49.99 DELUXE DISK BOX 3.5’
(80).
LOCKABLE. OlVIDERS
10. 99 pm&l ROCTEC 3.5- J EXTERNAL AMIGA . I DISK DRIVE L_r;
154.99 ROCTEC AMIGA 512K RAM EXPANSION WITH CLOCK 29.99 DUST
COVER FOR 80 COLUMN PRINTER (CLEAR PVC) .4 99 DUST COVER FOR
AMIGA (CLEAR PVC) .4.99 DUST COVER FOR
MONITOR (CLEAR PVC) ’ ...4.99 ROCTEC MOUSE FOR AMIGA
12.99 NAKSHA AMIGA'ST MOUSE .
OPERATION STEALTH . 24.99 MOUSE
MAT ...4.99
COMMODORE CDTV MACHINE. INFRA-RED CONTROL PAD. WELCOME DISK.
HUTCHINSONS ENCYCLOPEDIA AND LEMMINGS FREE S RESERVE -___
MEMBERSHIP
559. 99 CD*V lt OJR Cjrai OGUE I ] Telephone_Machine type I
Enter membership number (rt applicable) or |
MflmbflrshiBjee.£6-UK. £B EEC. £10 Wortq I ALL PRICES
INCLUDE UK POSTAGE & VAT I
Cheque P.O.'Access Mastercard'SwtchVsa I Credit card expiry
date_Switch Issue Number_ |Cheques payaWe to: SPECIAL
RESERVE ! P.O. BOX 847, HARLOW, CM21 9PH Overseas Orders:
EEC software orders - no extra charge World software orders
please add £1 00 per item.
Non-software items please add 10% EEC or 25% World.
Overseas orders must be paid by credit card.
The ultimate games machine deserves the ultimate Available for the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST range of computers, the Naksha A500 Scanner features switchable resolution between 200 and 400dpi. 32 grey shades and adjustable contrast.
Every Scanner comes complete with Express-IT! Software, an image utility which allows ypu to save images in formats, which suit your favourite packages.
£99 or less from all good computer shops Welcome to Screen Scene. Our reviews aretimed to coincide with the release dates of the games themselves, so you won't find any out of date reviews her, only up to the miflute information.
Ninety-three percent and a game's worth a superstar. We hardly throw these around but it a game displays totally superior qualities, it just might be in with a chance.
The CU Screen Star is lor games scoring 85V92°o. II a Screen Star is awarded then you can be sure that the product will have reached a high standard in gameplay. Sound and graphics, and that it will have long lasting appeal.
AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED 440K SCROLL SPEED 6 COLLISION DETECTION 4 COLOURS ON SCREEN 32 LEVELS 48 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 8 HOURS TO COMPLETE 67 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 2 4 GRAPHICS STYLE SOUND * COIN-OP SAMPLES The word classic is bandied around for virtually every new game that someone thinks is particularly good tor its genre, and, as a result, has lost some of its meaning. Heimdall, on the other hand, has every right to claim the title, and represents a major move forward in the realms of game design. The gap between cartoon-quality graphics and involving game- play is diminishing all the time,
but Heimdall is responsible for the greatest shrinkage yet. Imagine, if you will, the graphical and animation quality of the Sullivan-Bluth games coupled with playability to match the likes of such classic arcade RPG games as The Immortal and the Ultimate series. This, in part, sums up Core's massive arcade adventure. It's been a while since a game has got me as excited as Heimdall- in fact, it hasn’t been since Kick Off II and, before that, the original Impossible Mission - but, as far as I’m concerned, this is brilliant stuff.
Detailing the adventures of the titular hero, the game preludes the epic Battle Of Ragnarok - a battle which would go down in Norse legend as the final fight between good and evil. The devious evil God, Loki, has attempted to swing the odds in the favour of the dark forces by stealing three key weapons - Thor’s hammer, Odin's sword, and Frey's spear - from the good side's arsenal.
And, once in possession of the weapons, he secreted them on Earth, ensuring that the other Gods couldn't break their cardinal rule and mix with mortal man to search for them. Using their limited resources, though, the good forces impregnated a young virgin with a child who will eventually fulfil the prophecy of a mortal redressing the balance
- the boychild Heimdall. Thus, it is several years after these
events that we first encounter our young hero.
The main bulk of Heimdall is played over a series of isometric screens as our hero searches for the Is Core's epic Nordic arcade adventure a gift from the Gods?
Steve 'Thor Thumb' Merrett strapped on his chest wig and took a look.
SCREEN LET THE BATTLE BEGIN... The tales of Norse mythology are even more complex than Ihoseofthe Greeks Stones regarding Loki, Frey. Odin and. Probably the most famous of all. Thor have been passed through generations of Oanes and Swedes, and their names still have a bearing In the countries' many village and town names, legend has it that these Gods created Ihe Earth and the surrounding planets as playthings, and they would tinker and guide its people. To this extent, the Vikings were created. Heimdall is set towards the end of their reign, and precedes the events before Ihe Battle Of
Ragnarok, Ihe climactic battle which saw the demise of the supposedly immortal race.
Apparently, all the Nordic legends were bom to give explanation to sightings and happenings Ihe primitive Vikings couldn't work out, and the story of Ragnarok Is believed to detail the loss of belief in these Gods. In these convoluted tales there were three key figures on the side of good: Frey, Odin, and Thor, whilst evil was covered by the utterly ruthless Loki. Details of the Gods are recorded in Snorri Sturluson's definitive poem, The Poetic Edda, which recounts the battle and the stories surrounding it and describe Its many characters.
I island illt Into ies of King etric is, all llch are don idual Floor switches are used either as traps or to open secret rooms: lost armaments. However, before our hero can accumulate the wisdom and stamina necessary for the journey, he must first undergo tests of his skill, agility and speed. Of all the scenes, the axe-throwing is perhaps the most (in)famous. An unfortunate girl has her head wedged through the hole in the centre of a round table, and her pigtails apparently secured to its perimeter. Whilst a horde of drunken Vikings leap around in the background, the player must position
a moving cursor over each of the pigtails, and pressing fire sends an axe spinning in from its offscreen throwing point.’ In all, there are six pigtails to cut, and the original version’s death scene has now been replaced by the girl pulling her head out in the nick of time - revealing the pigtails as fakes glued to her head!
Following that, Heimdall must then attempt to wrestle a greased Boar to the ground, before leaping across the bow of a longboat and using his swordsmanship to KO the assailants on board.
Once all three sub-games have been completed (or skipped if you so wish), Heimdall can then recruit for the all-important mission. In all there are thirty villagers to choose from, ranging from worldly wizards to weathered warriors, and each has their own particular skills and weaknesses - for instance, whilst a warrior can handle himself in the heat of battle, their magical prowess is rather limited, and vice versa for the wizard. However, the number of villagers actually willing to join you will depend on your success during the sub-games, so it may be a case of taking what's available.
Once your choices have been made, though, the real task begins with a quick recce of the surrounding islands on one of three rather crumpled maps - the only clue to the weapons' whereabouts. There are thirty-five islands to explore, split over three levels, each of which is inhabited by all manner of ».
Deep within the Land Of The Giants, the party find the bookshelf which holds the key to the completion of the second world.
Although Core weren’t sure whether memory space would allow them to Incorporate It, night now tails in the world of Heimdall.
YE GODS! Thor was the most respected deity, who was a Sky and Storm-God. The overseer of law and justice, Thor was a mountain of a man.Stories of Thor detailed his battles against giants and even the destruction of Loki's evil-spawned World Snake. However, defeating this creature (whilst fishing no less!) Won his the accolade of 'Mankind’s Champion'. Odin was a more complex character whose personality was split into three mannerisms, with traits taken from a warrior, a seer, and a poet. Just as Thor wields a hammer, Odin’s spear is his champion and he also differed from Thor in that he
actually toyed with the humans they created. Odin was reputed to tip the balance in the many wars on Earth’s surface, giving chosen mortals special weapons before eventually leaving them in the lurch.
After several years of doing this, though, Odin was branded the God of death and the gatesman to Valhalla - the Viking equivalent of Hell.
Frey was the God of fertility which the Vikings used to explain the growing of crops. Frey's stories aren't as well documented as those of Thor, Odin and Loki, but it is written that Freya, the love Goddess, was his sister and Njord, the God of sea-faring and wealth, his father. Frey was the only God to fall in love with a mortal, and is supposed to have fallen for the charms of a female Giant called Gerd, who he lived with within her underworld domain. Finally, Loki was the main reason for the Battle Of Ragnarok, and had a hand in Odin's death. On killing Odin,though, the other Gods took
revenge and bound Loki with the guts of his children. A central figure in Norse mythology, Loki fathered the World Snake (an evil sea beast) and Fenrir The Wolf, both of whom fought by his side before and during Ragnarok. He was also the father of Hel - the Mistress of the dead. He met his match, as did the others, during Ragnarok which the legends use as their variant on the Armageddon theme, with all the Gods meeting for a final battle and dying in the process. For further adventures, why not seek out copies of Marvels' superb Thor comic book?
Creatures and people and contains the many spells and goodies needed to prolong the mission.
Heimdall’s party begins with enough provisions to last them six days, and before the more distant islands can be accessed they must stop off and explore tor further stocks
- either that or die trying.
Thus, before they can reach the furthermost points of the map, the nearest islands should be scoured first. Each of the islands is represented as a series of incredibly- detailed isometric rooms, within which Heimdall can move freely. As in past 3D games, these rooms feature doorways to other areas and also play host to all manner of traps, goodies, and mysterious creatures and people.
However, unlike the aforementioned Ultimate games, Heimdalls rooms are huge detailed affairs which occupy more than one screen and scroll in the customary eight directions with the Heimdall sprite kept central. When the party come up against an armed adversary, though, the screen swaps to a first-person perspective surrounded by a series of control icons.
Core have opted to play these scenes in real-time, so the player is thrown straight in at the deep end. On either side of the battle screen both your party's and the enemy's energy bar. By selecting the requisite icon, punches can be thrown, spells cast, and whatever weapon you have to hand used, until one df you eventually stays down.
However, whilst this sounds unwieldy, the moves are easily accessible and the enemy fighters extremely intelligent.
As mentioned, along the way Heimdall and his party can add to their already swelling inventories by opening and emptying any chests they find. On collecting or receiving extra goodies, the screen switches to that of an inventory screen detailing what each character is presently holding. In addition, from here the characters can swap, use or drop any collected items and replenish any lost energy by eating any food they have. Each character can hold up to eight items, A wizard is held suspended by an age-old curse. On searching the large room, Heimdall locates a mysterious chalice which
holds the key to the old man's freedom, and a useful pass by way of gratitude.
Using an on-screen cursor for targetting, axes musl be thrown at each ot the girl's six pigtails to sever them. Only ten axes are at your disposal, though, so care and accuracy are essential.
Chasing and catching a greased pig is harder than it looks. Played within a large, scrolling arena, Heimdall must leap onto the porker's back and stop it from wriggling away.
The first of the game's three maps.
Each level features between ten and fifteen islands, with at least two days travel between them.
Leaping across the boat's precarious surface,-Heimdall must knock his opponents over the side using his trusty sword, whilst ensuring that he keeps his looting and doesn't come a cropper.
But care must be taken not to waste any collected spells as further supplies are scarce.
And it is from these easy-to- use screens that the game's many object-related puzzles can be solved.
Everything about Heimdall is geared towards ease of use. And despite any reservations a novice to the RPG genre may have. Heimdall is the perfect entry point. The large map area of the game allows a free reign of the play area, yet the limited supplies ensure that it isn’t a doddle to wander through. Additionally, the 3D sequences require as much skill as a conventional arcade game, and the incorporation of a series of switches and puzzles keep the player on their toes and expand the basic adventure greatly. The game’s many colourful characters are well implemented, too, and everything
seems to flow both logically and easily. As I have already said, there is no doubting that Heimdall is an instant classic. It has style, depth and some of the most astounding graphics you are ever likely to see - easily up to the standard of the likes of Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. The attention to detail is nothing short of amazing, with a variety of worlds, ranging from a land of giants to a island of the dead, and these are inhabited by creatures worthy of a Don Bluth or Disney cartoon. Even the backdrops are stunning, with stone floors broken up by dumps of moss and shingle.
In fact, coupled with its massive and varied game task, I’d go as far to say that Heimdall is probably the most ground-breaking game since Ultimate released Knight Lore and Epyx completed work on Impossible Mission and Pilslop II- and that's the highest commendation I can give.
Steve Merrett CORE DESIGN £30.99 t The ultimate in arcade adventures-brilliant! 1 GRAPHICS 96% SOUND 95% LASTABILITY 95% PLAYABILITY 94% OVERALL 96% | UIO©A8tOI 6 ft T*iWD r»aq8 Rraoiyt so tnacr rao
- qocrixme: * Moonstone - a remarkable combination of fast,
aggressive combat action and subtle role-play set in a fantasy
world, that uniquely challenges your brain and your reflexes -
while covering you in gore.
Oh, by the way, if the sight of so much blood upsets you, don't worry. The blood is an option!
Moonstone features nearly 1,000 frames of incredible animation in 2 Megabytes of monsters and creatures, over 60 beautifully painted backdrops and detailed scenery. Sound effects are high quality digital samples and includes a full musical score and stunning full screen animated introductory and game complete sequences.
Moonstone contains scenes of strong graphic imagery with particular reotism. Although these scenes ore optional, this product is voluntarily rated 12 Porental Guidance is recommended for younger players, however this is not a legal requirement.
Cl 991 Mindscope International limited. All rights reserved. Moonstone is a trodemort of Mindscape International limited. Written by Rob Anderson.
For youi local dealer, contact: Mindscope International Ltd, The Coach House, Hooklands Estate, ScoynesHill, West Sussex RHI7 TNG. Tel: 0444 831 761 SCREEN SCENE J U D G It may have taken seven years, but, as he promised, the Terminator is back. We all know that the film is one of the most expensive ever (with almost a quarter of its budget going out to people who had to be paid off before filming could even begin), but for those of you who haven't seen it yet, allow me to completely ruin the plot for you.
Ten years after the events of the first film, Sarah Connor has been banged away in a high-security institution for her insistance that she knows when the world will end. Her son, John, is already showing signs of becoming the genius leader he will eventually mature into, and with these details cemented, it's time to wheel on Arnie in his T800 Terminator role. However, this particular Cyborg has in fact been sent back to protect John (by John himself - still with me?) From the unwanted attentions of the more - advanced T1000 unit, which boasts shape-shifting capabilities and is by far the
star of the film. What follows is a series of destructive set pieces, which includes the trashing of all manner of buildings, cars, and helicopters as the two Terminators battle over young John.
Starting in an arcade that John frequents, the game takes the form of a beat 'em up with the player assuming the role of Arnie as he trades punches with the powerful T1000. Both Arnie and the T1000 are represented by two large sprites, both of whom punch and fire their guns at each other. However, the second Cyborg's shape- shifting capabilities also allow him to elongate his neck into a powerful punching device giving him a slight advantage. A problem Kevin encountered when he was working on the game's storyboard was that as both machines are virtually indestructible, then creating the
breaks between scenes proved especially tricky. By stunning the T1000 with a succession of punches, though, Arnie eventually wins through to a digitised sequence and the next stage.
A vertically-scrolling chase ensues with Arnie and John escaping the pursuing T1000 who is following in a massive truck. This is very simple fare, with the player controlling the bike as it weaves past obstacles until the end of the stage and the next level. Any lost energy can be replaced in the first of the two puzzle games, which recreates the reparation of Arnie's hand in the first film. As with the later stage, where Arnie's head is in for repair (but who’s going to tell him he needs it!), the player must solve a sliding block puzzle within a strict time-limit and, depending on the
percentage solved, part of the T800's health is replenished.
After a brief horizontally- scrolling session against the combined might of an armed SWAT team and dabbling at the aforementioned 'face P E After leaving Dyberdyne Ouilding, ArniP encounters the awaiting SWAT team for more blasting action Everytime the van is moved, Sarah's aim on the pursuing T1000 is ruined, so a happy medium between weaving and shooting must be found.
Culminating in another one-on-one fight at the Steel Mill, the T800 and the weakened T1000 battle for John Connor's future - or lack of it!
ZBms&usi 000477 The two puzzle sequences are effectively the same and boost lost energy.
Puzzle', Arnie then moves on to another vertically-scrolling chase sequence. This time, the T1000 is in hot pursuit in a helicopter, and Arnie steals an armoured van in which to make a quick getaway. With Sarah in the back, the player must guide the van and keep its movements steady so that Sarah's crosshair can be trained on the pursuing ‘copter. However, Sarah's aim is ruined whenever the van moves to avoid an obstacle and the T1000 also fires back, depleting our heroine's already low energy. Of all the sections, this is both the most innovative and playable, as guiding the cross hair and
keeping Sarah from harm requires a dett hand and good reflexes, something which the rest of the game rarely requires.
Nowhere is this lack of originality more apparent than in the steelworks section where the final showdown between the two Terminators takes place. A visual Showcase in the film, this is a repeat of the first stage dumped against a glowing steelwork's backdrop. I really can't help but think that more could have been done here, and this scene fails to make use or incorporate any of the film's stunning sequences - surely Arnie could have split the T1000 up more? This sums up T2 The Game, really. What’s there is, is really well done, but lacking in originality. The sub-games are simplistic and
dull, which are the last two adjectives I would use to describe the film. By no means a dire licence, but definitely not all it could be.
Steve Merrett t Doesn't capture the film's excitement... J GRAPHICS 79% SOUND 70% lASTABILITY 59% PLAYABILITY 70% OVERALL 69% OCEAN £25.99 WHERE’DTHE MONEY GO?
Terminator ll's humungous budget has been the talk ol Hollywood as everyone wonders quite how they managed to spend such an amount. The sad truth ol the matter is that a quarter ol the money went on paying oil some ot the people behind the lirst film.
For instance. Gale-flnne Hurd. Cameron's ex-wile and co-producer ol the first tilm, demanded live million dollars belore she'd give her permission lor a sequel, and other executives from the tirst tilm needed paying, too. Cameron himsell picked up a cool six million dollars lor directing and producing, and, as tor Arnie, as well as his well- publicised live million dollar Lear Jet, he also picked up a hetty seven million dollars tor repeating the role. Still, at least he uttered at least 700 words in the sequel compared to the 72 ot the tirst tilm - that's what we call good value-tor-money.
SUB-GAMES Most of the tilm's budget went on creating the visually stunning T1000 eftects, which depict the unit turning into virtually any person or object it encounters, but the film is also very strong on characterization and plot which are nigh-on impossible to be squeezed into a credible game.
In comparison to the brilliant tilm.no matter how hot the game, it's still going to come across as a slight disappointment. However, ignoring any comparisons, the game still isn’t all it could be.
Programmer Kevin Bulmer has taken the sensible option ot basing key action sequences ol the tilm and creating a series ol sub-games around them.
Unfortunately, although the sub-games are technically proticient and, tor the most part, fairly playable, the whole package comes across as disjointed and, frankly, unimpressive.
SCREEN himself is a nicely-animated large sprite who, using the usual combinations of the joystick and firebutton, can be made to run, jump and slash out at any attacking creatures. However, he also reacts to inertia which makes accuracy all-important. As our hero explores his detailed landscape, the backdrops and horizon change using some of the smoothest eightway parallax scrolling you’re ever likely to see, and inhabiting this visually-stunning play area are all manner of energy-sapping mutants and guards.
Leandefs massive play area is split into two distinct areas, with the main outer area and its tortuous platforms, rock faces and trees giving way to vast, dark cave systems which literally-hold the key to completing each level. The path to Thanatos and the end of the game is divided by a series of time- gates which remain inactive until Leander collects the necessary key to pass through them. If comparisons must be made, I suppose that Leander draws ideas from Capcom's Strider- particularly in the athletic nature of the hero - whilst 'borrowing' the graphical finesse of Psygnosis1 own
Shadow Of The Beast series. Depending on your chosen difficulty level. Leander can despatch the marauding nasties with a quick slice or two from his trusty sword, which then reveals a health-replenishing icon or a coin tor exchange at the local weaponry emporium.
Like the caves, shops are entered by pulling down on the joystick, and a stereotypical round-eyed girly shows you her wares. Depending on your skills with the sword, your new-found wealth can be spent on a variety of addons, ranging from stronger armour, to knife and sword combinations. However, the loss of a life returns you to your relatively weak state, so stealth is still needed if the later stages are to be reached. Of all the accessories available to the player, armour is probably the most important. Initially, Leander can sustain three hits from the enemy. His armour changes
colour to indicate its remaining power, and if the number of hits exceeds this then he explodes in a Strideie sque effect.
The only fault I can find with Leander is that it doesn't vary a great deal and some of the action is a tad repetitive.
However, nice touches include an interesting line in moveable platforms (a horse-drawn car- raige, no less) and the Japanese 'feel’ the game has, which is even carried down to a smart bomb effect where our hero can sacrifice a life by commiting hari-kari. It is little touches like these, coupled with the addictive - if TURNING JAPANESE... The Japanese have spawned some ot the most original and challenging computer and arcade machines ever. Starting in the days ol Space Invaders, whilst everyone else started churning out clones and variants, our Eastern Iriends were looking to the future and
the next progression. They also took brave steps with new equipment and ideas, creating the console boom and CD storage in the process. The key to their success with games comes Irom each title's simplicity. Rainbow Islands, New Zealand Slory. The Mario games, are all regarded as classics and all originated Irom Japan. In addition, when they want to avoid the cutesy market, they can turn their hand to creating some ol the fastest and mind-blowing blasters a games player could want - although, admittedly, overkill often happens, as on the Megadrive. That said, though.
British development teams are now starting to exceed limitations created by our most popular machines, so maybe, in the words ol Colin Welland, The Brits Are Coming...' sightly repetitive - gameplay that raises Leander head and shulders above most other platform games, and it is certainly recommended.
Steve Merrett PSYGNOSIS £24.95 Japanese-style console gameplay works a treat J GRAPHICS 84% SOUND 80% LASTABILITY 79% PLAYABILITY 82% OVERALL 85% 2 IT TTJZ rrr rr rrr jr pn rrrrrr A&, *» ft rrrrrr r m, Although daunting, the maze-llke lewels can be negotiated providing you have the patience.
Remember that some tokens are hidden behind walls---- As it being a bright orange blob isn't bad enough, poor ol’ tomato-tace Murphy has been trapped in the electronic innards ot a huge supercomputer and has to tix all the bugs in its many programs.
To do this, our overly plump friend has to whizz around the 111 maze-like levels collecting tokens and solving som?ot the most taxing and teasing puzzles I have ever had the displeasure to play!
Each level requires the Pacman-like Murphy to collects a certain number of Infotrons and then head for the exit. Some of these are easy to reach, but others are hidden behind walls or secreted beneath huge columns of boulders which have to be moved out of the way. You'd think that with so many levels things would become somewhat repetitive, but the Swiss-based designers have managed to cram lots of different traps and puzzles into each stage so that things never get boring and there's always a new and perplexing challenge ahead.
ROCKS AWAY For those ot you who have never experienced the joys ot First Star's brilliant Boulderdash. The game Involved the player guiding a small brownish grey cave mite around a system ot mud-tilled caves collecting valuable diamonds. The cute mud-shoveller would patiently tap t leet when not in use and dig too close to a precariously balanced pile o boulders and he'd be squashed beneath an avalanche ot rocks. Also on the loose were a variety ot nasties who patrolled the networks ot caves and some extremely tough punles. Widely regarded as the best puller ever.
- The basic gameplay is akin to that of First Star's Boulderdash
and its PD cousin, Emerald Mine.
Diamonds might have been replaced with Infotrons and boulders by Zonks, but they perform the same functions - ie. Collect the Infotrons and keep a watchful eye out for falling Zonks! Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, as the puzzles have been constructed to test your mental powers to their limit.
Computer disks can be used to blow holes in computer walls to grab more of the valuable Infotrons and there are vicious pairs of marauding scissors on the loose wanting to slice and dice poor Murphy into a gooey tomato puree. In addition, there are also multi-directional transporters to access different parts of each level as well as flashing electrons which need to be crushed by tailing holders to release their stash of Infotrons.
There isn't a scoring system as such, but Digital Integration have included a timer so that you can keep track of how long it’s taken to complete each level and the overall game.
Only one life means that some of the more difficult levels have to be attempted repeatedly.
The lack of a two-player mode is I disappointing, too. But the overall feel ot the game, coupled with the brilliant and well-thought out | puzzles, means that Supaplex will provide hours ot brain- straining fun.
Dan Slingsby DREAM FACTORY £19.95 t Brilliant puzzler In the Boulderdash tradition J GRAPHICS SOUND LASTABILITY PLAYABILITY Spankworthy Paul I rtWH.ir., , .. SUPER BTHtMKHWi Paul Ledbury - Oxon (Registered God) Have you got what he’s got ?
EVERY ISSUE IS STUFFED FULL OF INCREDIBLE.. MEGADRIVE MASTER SYSTEM NINTENDO la|)A SUPER FAMICOM _ GAMEBOY GOT A SEGA OR NINTENDO CONSOLE?
HAVEN’T READ MEAN MACHINES YET?
YOU MUST BE A SAD THICKIE IN THAT CASE ’COS... MEAN MACHINES IS THE GREATEST CONSOLES MAG IN THE WORLD JB, T AND GAME GEAF REVIEWS, NEWS, PREVIEWS AND TIPS SO DON’T BE A SHAMBOLIC MOCKERY - TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT YOU'RE MISSING. ISSUE 13 IS ON-SALE NOW. ISSUE 14 GOES OUT ON OCTOBER 27TH. BE THERE, OR BE A TURD!
LT* Tlv StVSNTUWS Of Mabt)OG WiLLiAMS ailable for the M, Tandy, Amiga d ATARI ST A Fully-Animated Interactive 3D Adventure!
“Maddog Williams is an endearing game, and we found it to be a very rewarding experience. If you like adventure, take a look at Maddog Williams!”
- Gantry Gappmayer Game Reviewer Quill Publishing ipports Ad Lib,
lundblaster, and JLAND MT-32 A-64 PRO-E RA-50 I screens Five
Full Disks of Fun!
Over 115 Breath taking Scenes With Fantastic Animation 3 Exciting Levels of Difficultv. SSUEI :d FULl) DIBLE.
! DRIVE iYSTEN ITENDC iMICON MEBO E GEAF0Ught t0 you by the Wizar(]s at qxmecRApceRS NEWS jt now at r software dea|er or call* DTIPSig on
74) 599-225 SEE GOES PARTICIPATE IN THE WAR OF COLOURS In a
terrain composed of a nyriad of coloured diamonds, '77
’77’7'777’77 ’7777] of the territory. You will need to
succeed in this thriiling battle.
Available on ATARI ST & STE AMIGA PC & COMPATIBLES © INFOGRAMES Original idea and pit GAMOS Ltd.
SCREEN AUERED DESIMY If time weighs heavily on your hands then Altered Destiny might well prove to be the answer to absorbing some empty hours. It's a six-disk graphic adventure with the emphasis on exploration and discovery. Loading alone absorbs several minutes, particularly if you choose to watch the snail- slow animated introduction that unfolds across several screens.
There's nothing wrong with games which take plenty of time to play of course - far too many have the longevity of a stick of gum - and Altered Destiny has a multitude of locations to explore, objects to examine, and plenty of sticky puzzles to solve.
Four roads lead ott lo the game's major locations which are populated by a whole host of bizarre-looklng creatures.
The plot revolves around PJ Barrett, a businessman who settles down for a quiet night in front of the TV with his girlfriend only to switch on the recently fixed set and find himself sucked inside, popcorn and all. It’s hardly an astoundingly original plot, particularly for an author of bona fide sci-fi novels and nor is the tale which unfolds in the fantasy world within.
No TRON-type hi-tech scenery or even giant valves and diodes here, just a typical Terry Pratchett-style world of bizarre creatures and weird locations.
In order to return to the comfort of his living room, Barrett has to find a character called Helmar who has in his possession a jewel with destructive powers that are destroying the universe he is caught up in.
The game begins with PJ in a clearing on the top of a huge floating vine. There are no obvious clues as to what to do or where to go, so exploration is the order of the day. You can control the character from the keyboard and the mouse, though you'll soon find that it can be painfully slow to move him with the latter. It also takes an irritating time to load each screen from disk too, particularly when you shift locations and have to place a different disk in the drive.
There are plenty of locations too, from bizarre structures, weird multicoloured woods, a castle, an evil smelling canyon, boiling pits and more. These areas are populated by fantastic creatures which PJ must first ascertain are friendly.
Altered DestinyS game system is based on typing in commands and questions on the keyboard in true adventure style, and this is one of the overriding irritants of the ¦ game that could well put off players used to more streamlined styles of graphic adventure. The one that comes most readily to mind is Delphine's Cinematique system which can be found on Cruise For A Corpse and Operation Stealth. A system which works logically (as do the puzzles found therein) and efficiently.
The packaging to Altered Destiny also boasts 'Enhanced 32-Colour Graphics’ and while you're not going to be put off at the colourful cartoon-style locations depicted on each screen, they're far from being airbrushed artworks. Sound too is limited to an extensive series of twee tunes which play through each screen but which do little to add to the atmosphere of the game.
If this sounds like a demolition job it isn’t meant to be.
Altered Destiny has plenty in its favour - the graphics are colourful and the game is strong on flavour and characterisation. It's just difficult to agree that it pushes 'the envelope of adventure gaming’ as one quote on the box suggests. If anything this is an old-style graphic adventure with enhancements, and for that reason it will only appeal to the type of person who reckons 'they don't make them like they used to'.
Others will breathe a sigh of relief.
Here's the floating Island from where you'll start your )ourney. If you're stuck why not grab a lift from one of the floaters which periodically hover around the screen? Make sure you choose the right one though.
Mike Pattenden Without a doubt, the game features some of the best graphics ever to have graced the Amiga - absolutely stunning!
An extra drive comes in handy a the game takes up six disks. Yoi be forever swapping disks if you've only got the one drive.
THE AUTHOR ALTERED DiSnNY Altered Destiny is the work of Michael Berlyn, a former senior designer at highly respected fantasy game designers Infocom. He was responsible for creating Suspended and Infidel among others, which explains the classic adventure style of his latest game. He is also the author of several sci-fi novels the most recent of which was The Eternal Enemy.
Tentro: the stretch-headed operator of a huge bio-mechanical contraption.
T Totally weird out-of-this- world adventure.
J GRAPHICS 87% SOUND 79% LASTABILITY 89% PLAYABILITY 78% OVERALL 80% When you need s', my something transported in “ space, and you don't want inquisitive customs folk asking questions, or tiresome legal documentation, then 'Lady Luck’ is Ihe ship, and Jonah Hayes is your man This lime though he's bitten off more than he can chew - his cargo is alive (genetically speaking), dangerous and sought after by a rival company whpTI slop at nothing lo cripple his dodgy tramp freighter and take over the jot!.
An interactive adventure game set in Ihe grand cyberpunk tradition with stunning action sequences, excellent animated location graphics, and a warped sense of humour thrown in for good measure.
Ayy AVAILABLE ON AMIGA & ATARI ST Programmed A Gremlin Graphics Production IMAGITEC EXILE DESIGN JULIAN HOLTON BARRY LEITCH Gremlin Graphics Software Lid.. Carver House. 2-4 Carver Street. Sheffield S1 4FS. Telephone (0742) 753 423.
With so many games released each month, it’s not surprising that a few are fated never to appear - the Lord Lucans of the gamesworld.
Steve Merrett looks at a few classic cases and the reason for their It's a fate that has befallen the likes of Freddy Krueger, Judge Death, and Desperate Dan, and one that was only just escaped by Bub and Bob of Rainbow Islands fame. What is it? The perilous world of unreleased games, that's what. The reasons for the scrapping of a product after months of development are manifold, but the main reasons are often down to lousy timekeeping by the programmer or the Soft Co. Responsible folding. No company consciously wants to lose a product, but often certain factors make it impossible to
release it, and, even after thousands of pounds'are spent on add support, the plug may still be pulled on a product.
One area where software houses strive not to lose out, though, is in the lucrative world of licencing. However, despite a series of major successes and dismal failures, this sub-genre has still seen a series of hot potential licences fall by the wayside.
A classic example is U.S. Gold's signing of horror’s greatest icon, Freddy Krueger, for a game based on his exploits in the Nightmare On Elm Street series of films. After releasing details of the licence and aiming for a September ‘90 release, interest at the U.S. of monochromatic ads, for the likes of Tyger Tyger, Weird Dreams, Blazing Barrels and Savage. Of these, only Weird Dreams and Savage eventually turned up, courtesy of Microprose. However, one of I the casualties lost during Microprose’s buy-out of the many Telecomsoft labels was due to other, more personal I reasons. Dick Special was
set to revolutionise the (then) fledgling Amiga games market, and mark the return of 3D Ant Attack coder, Sandy White. However, it wasn't a perennial rockers. Iron Maiden, was announced and promptly shelved, too. Once again, this was supposed to enter the realms of the unknown, and was to star the band’s mascot, Eddie, in a series of sub-games as he fought for the side of bad.
Alas, his binary debut is put on hold - permanently.
Almost ranking with licences in the money-losing department are the games which were advertised as 'out now’ but which, sadly, never quite made it. Late in 1989, Telecomsoft started a series Gold camp promptly died out and the project was eventually scrapped. Quite why, nobody is sure, and in the States Nintendo's NES sports a rather nitty platform romp starring the razor- taloned killer, so what went wrong? According to a U.S. Gold spokesperson, they didn't want to get involved in a game based on a child killer, but fictitious Freddy hardly rates alongside Peter Sutcliffe or Charles Manson.
What's more, another potentially hot U.S.G licence, this time based on those reluctance to meet deadlines or the ensuing loss of the company, instead it was woman troubles that killed off Dick. Sandy's beloved's running off with the game’s development manager sent the part-time sculptor into a massive depression and, eventually, out of the industry altogether. A pity, as this 3D arcade adventure promised cartoon-quality graphics and animation long before Readysoft came on the scene.
Close behind Telecomsoft in the lost cause department are Mirrorsoft, who announced a succession of original and interesting titles.
Among these were the likes of Dynamite Debugger, Terrarium, and the much- hyped Jason Kingsley adventure, Pallidin. And, you’ve guessed it, with the exception of Pallidin (which was reviewed last month under its new moniker of Blade Warrior), the other two never made it. 'It’s really annoying,’ says Mirrorsoft’s Cathy Campos, ‘we spend a lot of money developing these thing, only to be let down by the programmer.
After a while, and in the case of Dynamite Debugger, we just get cheesed off. After all, there’s only so much money we can pump into a project before it stops becoming financially viable.' On the other hand, it must be said that it is often the programmer who gets stuffed. Take Graftgold's Andrew Braybrook, for instance. For nine months he slaved away producing Paradroid ‘90, even going to the extent of taking the game round to the mags himself. The game was a real corker, deserving all the success its 8-bit counterpart attained, but with the collapse of Hewson the game's release was
bodged and Braybrook and Co. Never made the money they should have earned.
The list of lost games is endless and is a veritable who's who of software houses. On the licence front, casualties included comic heroes, including Judge Death (a corking licence if ever there was one), The X- Men (apparently, the programmer decked The Edge's Tim Langdell before storming out), and The Dandy's many characters.
The latter, which was due to appear courtesy of Grandslam, actually had promise, too. Starring Brassneck, Desperate Dan and Corky The Cat, it was to be a series of arcade subgames including Brassneck in a manic kitchen, and Corky solving picture puzzles, but it just faded away. Ocean were set to recreate a vast number of popular 8-bit coin-op hits at one point, too, including Combat School, Renegade, and Gryzor, but although they were advertised, Renegade was the only one that made it, and that was for export overseas only, and Ocean's Gary Bracey admits that Combat School and Gryzor were
never farmed out.
SCENE Unreleased games are nothing new, and each new machine will have a series of 'coming soons' that don't.
Although the problem is still there, though, it's by no means as severe as when the Amiga was launched.
However, it's still interesting to think of some of the games that sank without a trace... THE A-Z of UNRELEASED GAMES Ace Attackers - Activision A Nightmare On Elm Street -
U. S. Gold Aquavenfura - Psygnosis Astounding Asfral Adventures
- Palace Atomic Lunch - Herman Serrano Bamboo - Thalamus Blazing
Barrels - Firebird Broadsword - Rainbird Charlie Chaplin - U.S.
Gold Combat School- Ocean Creepy Crawly - Audiogenic Crime Town
Depths - Mirrorsoft Delta - Thalamus Dick Special - Firebird
Die Hard 2 - Grandslam Driftlands Activision Dynamic Debugger
- Mirrorsoft EPT (AKA STAR and Frontier)
- Firebird Exodus - Activision Gore - Psygnosis Gryzor - Ocean
Guerilla War - Ocean HEL - Thalamus Hunter's Moon - Thalamus
Insectivore - Binary Design Iron Maiden - U.S. Gold James Dean
- U.S. Gold Judge Death - Piranha Lock On - Activision Lone
Wolf - Audiogenic Marilyn Monroe - U.S. Gold Mars Cops - Arcana
Monster Museum - Palace Ramrod - Gremlin Rastan Saga - Ocean
Renegade Trilogy - Ocean Rimrunner - Palace Sanxion - Thalamus
Secret Of Sharia - Thalamus Siege On London - CRL Skeltor (Paul
Woakes) - Novagen Slam Dunk - Virgin Superthief - Palace
Terrarium - Mirrorsoft The Abyss - Activision The Bobby Yazz
Show - The Dandy - Grandslam Vaux - The Software Business xJVFs
WEC Le Mans - Ocean X-Men - The Edge Dept. C, 8, Thorold Place,
Kirk Sandall, Doncaster DN3 1NU Order 11+ SUPPLIERS OF HIGH
QUALITY PUBLIC DOMAIN 1 - 10 DISKS yye Are now in our Second
Year of Business DISKS ® 95p call Our P.D. Hotline On (0302)
887332 - All Credit Card Orders Received Before @ £1 25 EACH
3_3o win nave Their Orders Sent Out The Same Day By First Class
Post. EACH DEMOS AMOS P.D. I Priced as normal P.D. All titles
run without A.M.O.S. I P£D SECTOR MEGADEMO |2) BUOBRAIN
MEGADEMO (2) - Mr 18S0 rty CRIONICS MEGADEMO - mdudes Mmorra
demo NEVERWHERE • - great bui Cad language on CARDOMAN • -
great Wed vectors SLEEPING BAG • - rector*' greai 'ay-traced
anm 8UD6RAIN 2 - another great Owe . INTERSPACE - toed vectors
torn Phenomena ENK3MA - excellent demo tarn Pt-erotnena
PlASMATEX 91 - great plasma demo GLOBAL TRASH - very good Dy
Silent* TOTAL CONf UZICW • - brilliant demo OBLIQUE INFINITY -
met *orth a look VIRTUAL WoflLO •-the 2nd pad s superb All
demos have been carefully chosen as being some of the best...
......FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED
..ARCADIA - great breakout game SNAKES
& LADDERS • - no need to explain CROSSFIRE • - good game for
children BALLOONACY • - good game for young ..
WOODEN BALL • - futuristic football?
ttANiS- TUTOR - earn Span.n FRUI* MACHINE - very good Simulation MISSILE COVMAM) aotoeasy*1 ASTEROIDS • 4 versions or !t* 5 wizards domain • I HE H STORY C' ARKOS .... GRAND PRIX SIM KyllE MLNOGUE |2) - dtg pics4 m ... PAN tH - muse m SOUND OF SllENTS - bt WNGELS • - mm off igms 4 e AMAZING TUNES ¦ (3) • - excellent sc BETTYBOO-one and a had mm « JOCHEN HIPPEL - some n BLUES HOUSE (2) • - mus* * game of th NEWTfiONS BOX - dgi-pcs 4 m SPACED OUT 2 - good soutds from M f el»| ...DO THE BARTMAN |3 «M 2 drwofl VtVALD 4
SEASONS - classical muse (2 mM 1140 SOUNOCRAFT MUStC 4 * - some good soun*| IMEMORY MONSTERSI STATION Af KH hNE (3 disks Meg)!
LOST IN SPACE (3 dtsks 2 Meg)I BUZZED (3 disks 2 Meg|| ......VAUX KILLER (2 dtsk&'2.5 Meg|| ..ANTI-LEMMINGS (2 disks 2 Meg)I AUTOMATED LIGHT (4 disks 3 Meg)I HEADKICK (2 dtsks'2 Meg) I THE DATING GAME 2d.Sks 3.5 Meg)| LANDING (4 disks 4 Meg)| ISUDESHOWSl .... PURDEY - Joanna Lumley I INVISIBLE WORLD - see bugs magnified I THE PRISONER - remember the series? I LAUREL A HARDY WAY OUT WEST I W1TCHFINDER GENERAL • - pics & speech I 4NDY JONES LAST CRUSADE 2 I TEENAGE
TURTLES - good slideshow I .....ALIEN • (2 DISKS 2 DRIVES) I . FORBIDDEN PLANET • 2 DISKS 2 DRIVES) I ...FRACTAL SLIDESHOW • I TERMINATOR 2 • (2 CMSKS 2 DRIVESj ANIMATIONS . LIGHT BATMAN THE MOVIE • AAGATRON ANIMATION 37 • FRANKLIN THE FLY • ... COYOTE STRIKES BACK • STEALTH ANIMATIONS • AMY VS WALKER • . LATE NIGHT TERMINAL • BASKETBALL PLAYER • ASTEROID FIELD • MR POTATO HEAD • I GAMES | MOIRA • role playing game STAR TREK • (2) by Tobias Richtei RETURN TO EARTH • - Bite-type game QUEST HOLY GRAIL • text adventure TRAIN CONSTRUCTION - build
your tracks TENNIS • vwth sampled speech ....POPEYE LCD TREASURE SEARCH - lor the kids ...LEARN 4 PLAY (2) - for the young ...GOLDEN FLEECE • - text adventure FRANTIC FREDDY - remember rt on C64 ...YELP-pamter type game ..WIZZYS QUEST • - very good ..ZEUS - good pu22ie game MEGA8ALL - excellent breakout DESTINATION MOONBASE - good thrust-type DOWNHILL CHALLENGE-skiing MENTAL IMAGE - 3 excellent original games CU8ULUS - pu22le game
from Tobias ASSASSINS 4 -6 games includes Frogger MECH FIGHT • - role-ptaying game NO ONE MINE 7 - more BoukJerdash lun POM POM GUNNER* - shoot the planes PETERS QUEST •-platforms ladders BATTLE PONG*-1 or 2pla: .....ATIC ATAC * - remember Speccy ......PICK OUT - polished match-rt NO MANS LAND*-great I SKATE TRIBE*-Amos game ESCAPE* - Bramteaser: I ADULT TITLES AVAILABLE ON CATALOGUE I THE BIGGEST ROCKPILE EVER!
If you like Boulderdash games then this package is for you., Contains ‘No Mine 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8!
Also Eat Mine I, II and III, Recycled Minds.
12 disks for the incredible price of £10 - that’s just over 83p disk.
‘Coming Soon’ The Missionary watch this space Top quality branded disks 1st class post included Ail disks virus checked No minimum order Catalogue disk sent free if you order 5 or more disks or priced at £1.25 on its own.
UTILITIES!
NEW SUPERKILLER:
I. ..SUPERWORKBENCH 15
3. ... DESKBENCH VERSION 1.3 1 ST C64 EMULATORS*
2. ..SPECTRUM EMULATOR* I AMIBASE 3.76 • 4 PRINTER
UTILITIES •
3. ... 600 BUSINESS LETTERS
j. MESSYSID 7 DESK TOP
PUBLISHER (ENGLISH)*
9. ... DYNAMITE FONTS II
6. ANIMATED POINTERS
7. .....ELECTROCAD * - Electronic Schematic Drawing System
8 KEFRENS METALLION UTILITIES ICONS - Icons Galore ¦P W)U Whe'
‘ -.E vou ARE AFTER PLEASE Giv4 U& A Altte. IP Hi BA HSTTO
tHERbWD . 11 Lb ' WE WILL HAPPILY SUGGEST ANOTHER P.D. LIBRARY
THAT MAY HAVE IT IN STOCK.
DEJA VU This is not PD and is priced at £3.50 per disk as laid down by AMOS PD library LPD1 .....COLOURING BOOK - for very young LPD3 .GALLEONS • - combat between sailing ships LPD4 ......THINGAMIJIG - jigsaws for young & old LPD5 ..JUNGLE BUNGLE - an icon driven adventure for children LPD8 ..WORK & PLAY • - 3 great educational games LPD10 THE WORLD FACTORY • - helps kids to spell
LPD14 PLAY IT SAFE • - teach children safety at home LPD21 QUINGO • - excellent trivia quiz game LPD29 ...BIG TOP FUN • - top quality educational program LPD34 INVOICE PRINTER - great for small businesses LPD.43 ..LAZERZONE - Jeff Minter classic LPD44 ...FORMULA 1 CHALLENGE • - car racing LPD47 ....DIRTY MONEY • - superb fruit
machine This is a small selectioa We stock the full collection.
Ibest sellers!
1 .... 1282 .. CUBULQUS 2 .... 1281 .. MENTAL IMAGE GAMESDISK 3 .... 1323 .. AMIBASE 3.76 4 .... 1482 .. TERMINATOR2(2DISKS)* 5 .... 1488 .. KEFRENS METALLION UTILS’ 6 .... 1461 .. SKATE TRIBE* 7 .... 1481 .. FRACTAL SUDESHOW* 8 .... 1485 .. VIETNAM CONFUCT* 9 .... 1317 .. ASSASSINS GAMESFACK 4
10. .. 1219 .. VIRTUAL WORLD* OVERSEAS ORDERS ARE WELCOME PRICES
(PLEASE SEND PAYMENT WITH ORDER) n E E C.
COUNTRIES ..£2.00 per disk (Min 5 Disks)
.£2.50 per disk (Min 5 Disks)
LONNon-E.E.C.. PLEASE MAKE ALL CHEQUES POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE
TO "A BIT ON THE SIDE” OR "A.B.O.T.S." THANK YOU Although It
can be argued that consoles are holding back the development
of more advanced games and Ideas, their big plus point is
that they have forced game developers to pay as much
attention to gameplay as aesthetic appeal. However, whilst
many Amiga titles aspire to such playability, '**¦ only
Millenium’s sequel to James Pond can truly claim the crown.
Completely ignoring the arcade adventure precedent set by
the first game, Robocod combines the speedy scrolling of
Sonic The Hedgehog, the countless quirks and add-ons of Super
Mario World, and the most appealing computer game hero since
Gremlin pensioned off Thing On A Spring.
Starring a bionically reengineered version of our aquatic agent, with a new telescopic inset implanted into his midriff, Robocod is set within Santa's Toy Factory (PLC) where St Nick is being held by the evil Doctor Maybe - returning after the humiliation he suffered in the first game - and marks a new pinnacle in platform games.
After boarding Santa up in one of the factory’s many rooms, Maybe is awaiting Pond’s arrival deep in the heart of the building. So, Starting in the wintry wastes surrounding the complex's
- many entrances, James is all set to do battle and ensure that
Christmas won't be disrupted after all (hurrah!).
Santa’s factory is split into a number of attractive themed levels, which includes cake rooms whipped up from icing and a toy room built up from Lego. However, our fishy spy can only access these rooms in a specific order so each must be tackled as he comes across them. Each section is made up of a series of eight-way- scrolling rooms, which vary in size, and are patrolled by a number of evil creatures. The production of these nasties ties in rather neatly with the scenario as they are made by a series of toy-making machines which have been reprogrammed by Maybe to secure the area - a nice
touch of consistency. Despite his genial appearance. Pond is armed with the ultimate in weapons - his backside - and by pulling down on the SCREEN ROBOCOD joystick whilst he is mid-jump, our hero points his rear downwards, and rolls himselt into a ball to protect himself from damage.
Each of the rooms is made up of a series of platforms, upon which lie the key to the completion of each stage - Penguins. And if you’re wondering about the relevance of these birds to Santa's grotto, it's simply because Millenium have secured a promotional deal with Rowntrees to promote the game via their biccies - perhaps John West would have been more appropriate.
Getting back to the point, though, by hook or by crook (and by plentiful use of his elongating torso and jumping ability) James can make his way across the colourful platforms and collect the assorted extra lives and bonuses which are generously scattered upon them, all the time avoiding contact with the marauding toy soldiers, snakes, draughts-pieces. And other level-related baddies. To make this considerable task slightly easier, though, certain levels arm James with assorted Cars, Planes, floating bathtubs (I), and a pair of Marioesque wings for those hard-to-reach corners. Using
these devices to his advantage, James must hunt down the aforementioned Penguins and knock them from their perches and, when this is done, a small beacon lights up indicating the exlb- Beware, though, for on later stages, false beacons have been left to send the poor agent back to the starting point.
It’s not just the incredible playability that makes Robocod so much fun, it's the variety of things to see and do. Rather than sticking to the same linear platform formula, there are bonus rooms to be found, end-of- level guardians, and literally thousands of goodies to be collected. The good news doesn't end there, either. The game is a real peach to look at, with the intricate foreground graphics lit by bright, but not gaudy, backdrops, offsetting the game's bold look perfectly.The look, the playability, the control over Pond himself-make Robocod one of the best games I have ever played.
As far I'm concerned you can stuff your Magic Pockets, this is the ultimate in platform playability and quite simply the best game to arrive from the Millenium stable to date.
Steve Merrett SCENE COI FOR Cf COMPl | DIAL-A-1 TONYT, NEWS,' AMIGA I ATARI S MEGAT CONSC SAM C MEL CF ALL FC IRELAf INFERI SQUIDS IN... With Robocod about to hit the streets, already software houses are starting to realise the potential ot fishy main sprites. Here a few to expect: The Codfather (U.S. Gold) The Shrimpsons (Ocean) Lotus Turbot Esprit (Gremlin) Cods(Renegade) Alien Prawn (U.S. Gold) Video Squid (Gremlin) Sharkman (Ocean) Mega Fins (U.S. Gold) Wrath Of The Bream-on (Readysoft) Billy The Squid (Ocean) Battle Squidron (Innerprize) Cruise For A Carp-se (Dolphin-e) GUIDING LIGHT
COMPUTER HELPLINES CAPCOM FOR CHEATS, TIPS AND POKES ON ALL COMPUTER AND CONSOLE GAMES. RING:- DIAL-A-TIP CHE ATLINE 0898101 234 TONY TAKOUSHI CONSOLE LINE 0898 299 390 NEWS, TRICKS, TIPS FOR AMIGA 0898 299 385 AMIGA GAMESTIPS 0898 299 386 Strider II ATARI S.T. GAMESTIPS 0898 299 387 MEGATIP GAMESLINE 0898 299 388 CONSOLE GAMESTIPS 0898 299 380 SAM COUPE HOTLINE 0898 299 380 MEL CROUCHER'S FUNLINE 0898 299 399 ALL FORMATS COMPUTER FAIRS NEWSLINE 0898 299 389 IRELAND DIAL-A-TIP 03000 445 904 NFERNO ADVENTURE GAME 0898 442 777 HELP ON SPECIFIC GAMES ALSO AVAILABLE-- The CAPCOM COLLECTION
Captures Eight of the all time CAPCOM CLASSICS’ on what has got to be The ’ULTIMATE COIN-OP COMPILATION’... CAPCOM-GIANT of the video games industry SHADOW OF THE BEAST II 0898 442 022 HEROES OF THE LANCE 0898 442 025 EYE OF BEHOLDER SILVER BLADES 0898 442 030
U. N Squadron’ POOL OF RADIANCE AZURE BONDS KRYNN 0898 442 026
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SERVICES RING 0898 445 904 ALL MESSAGES
CHANGED WEEKLY!
PROPRIETOR - JACQUELINE WRIGHT. P.O. BOX 54. S.W. MANCHESTER M15 4LS CALLS CHARGED AT 36 p PER MIN CHEAP RATE” AND 48p PER MIN AT ALL OTHER TIMES WE MUST BE MAD Due to massive bulk buying and low cost advertising we can olter you the best disks available at the most competitive prices Ghouls n1 Ghosts ) PU DSDD AJ INC VAT 1 DISKS 1 [1 LABELSFor FROM p Qty'sof 100+ Qty's below 100 @ 33p each: 250* @ 30p each: 500+ @ 29p each ALL DISKS CERTIFIED 100% ERROR FREE Dynasty Wars 50NY 3.5" 38p tnnrs n... I 5 25..DSDD ......36p )SDD BULK ! Capacity Disc Box 4.25 50 Capacity Disk
Box .3.50 lose Pockets 1.75 Mouse Mat 2.25 iter Stand ....4.25 Amiga Atari Dust Cover .....2.95 .wo Box .....15.95 3.575.25" Cleaning Kit 1.95 ¦ Ttiga 512K RAM Expansion with clock ...24.95 itiga Atari External Drive (ZYDEC) ......54.95 i best Available on :ure? 9 _ 90% ITHIS MONTHS 2003.5" DSDD DISKS CC QC 85% |SPECIAL OFFER +2X100CAPBOX 00-573 87% 93% ease add £3.25 P&P next day £8.50. Cheques Pos to : COMPUTER SUPPLIES
(DeptCU) ngrenrenffiiiTTa 93% Meakin Avenue. Clayton.
Wcastle. Staffs STA 4EY [l i.'VA'f PilT l] You’re a dick. A private eye, name of William 'Blade' Hunter, hired by Mayor Vincenzi to discover the truth behind his daughter’s death. Grabbing your gun and ID, you race- out of your apartment, heading for the street. It's only when the cops grab you that you realise your one mistake - you forgot to get dressed. 'Damn,' you mutter as they lead you away, 'I really haven't got the hang of this new icon system yet'.
Rise of the Dragon draws its inspiration from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and William Gibson’s Neuromancer; a dark, unpleasant future world in which the jaded population live in high-tech slums, getting their kicks from electronic devices and chem- ical stimulants. Brutal murders are common, which provides an excuse for touting vicious self-protection (Blade carries a Pulse Partide- Beam gun). The city locations vary from the plush mayorial offices to seedy nightclubs and dark alleys, as Blade tracks down the killers while trying to avoid a fatal dose of lead poisoning.
Converting a game from 256 colours (its original incarnation on the PC) to 32 on the Amiga usually means sacrificing good graphics, but ROTG looks splendid with the Amiga's palette. Dynamix are affiliated to Sierra, and it shows: lovely backdrops complement the digitised and animated faces in the game, making this one of those 'look what this computer can do’ games, so beloved of kids trying to convince parents of the educational value of an Amiga. Of course, there’s a price to pay for such impressive visuals, and in this case it’s loading time.
This is a perfect game to play while painting the hall; while the game's ponderously loading the next screen, you can nip out to watch the paint dry for a couple of minutes. This seriously affects the game- play, as it's hard to maintain the atmosphere of a moody murder mystery while listening to the drive whirr for ages, and in conjunction with the disk swapping, makes the game a major cow to play smoothly.
People may have thought that disk silliness had reached its peak with King’s Quest Vs record of eight disks, but I’m afraid not. Rise of the Dragon weighs in with an unbelievable TEN disks. It had me climbing the walls with frustation after half-an- hour or so, and that was with a two-drive system: one floppy drive would turn me into a suitable candidate for a rubber room in minutes. The seemingly random swapping between the stack of disks, combined with the painfully slow decompression of the graphics, renders atmosphere and enjoyability virtually non-existent, and means that travelling to
a location takes five times as long as it should. The music, while fairly pleasant, becomes irritating if only because so often you get to hear silence between screens.
ROTD was designed for hard drive installation, and without one Amiga owners are going to find this hard going. In fairness, Dynamix do point this out on the box, alerting punters to the Recommended’ use of hard drives and second floppy drives, and although the game isn't unplayable without a hard disk, it is slow and cumbersome.
SCREEN That aside, the game has a complex plot, with plenty of locations to visit in Blade's search for the truth behind the death. Dynamix's system for interrogating suspects is excellent - a list of potential questions or statements appears on screen, with the player choosing what he or she thinks is best. Each character Blade meets has to be approached differently, as they all have their own personalities and history.
Sometimes saying the wrong thing means that the subject clams up and refuses to ‘sing’ - or even tries to kill Blade. Luckily there's no right way to complete the adventure, and some people will take different routes than others.
The icon system is a vast improvement over rival systems, with the cursor changing to reflect possible actions. For example, putting the pointer over an individual changes it into a speech bubble; put it over the videophone, and a magnifier appears to allow closer examination. This avoids either tedious typing or cycling through potential icons, and ignores irrelevant items or people.
The inventory actually comes in two parts. The quick inventory shows all the items Blade is carting around, while the main one (which takes quite a time to come up after clicking) shows a picture of Blade himself, necessary for options such as putting on his raincoat, etc. To move an object into the inventory, all you have to do is drag it across (by holding down the left mouse button) to the small figure of Blade in the corner of the screen.
Rise ot the Dragon is an above-average adventure and uses a novel interface to interact with the world. For hard drive owners, this is a must; for the rest of us, the disk-swapping and access times could make it more hassle than it's worth.
Matt Regan CHINA IN YOUR HANDS The next game from Dynamix will be Heart ot China, which uses the same system as Rise olthe Dragon
- and features e*en more outstanding graphics. This time, the
inspiration comes Irom another Harrison Ford film - Indiana
Jones.
Set in 'thirties China, the hero this time is Lucky, an importer’ ol various goods, who is hired by Lomax (an important financier) to find his daughter. Sound familiar? Despite these broad similarities with ROTD, Heart ot China Introduces a sidekick, Chi, and the player switches between characters to complete the story, as in Leisure Suit Larry III. Contemporary music helps set the scene, and this promises to be something ot an event upon release - although there’s a good chance it may come on even more disks than Rise of the Dragon!
DYNAMIX £39.99 t Blade Runner-inspired adventure worth a look J GRAPHICS 90% SOUND 80% LASTABIUTY 82% PLAYABILITY 62% The first division of the motor racing world isn’t a place for fainthearts or lilly-livered Reliant Robin drivers. Today’s supercharged Formula One racing cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 200mph and drivers regularly lose more than a stone in weight during the course of a gruelling two-hour race.
Decked out in three-layers of fire-resistant clothing and strapped into a tiny bucket seat in front of an engine capable of 800bhp. Drivers regularly pull up to 6G as they hurtle round corners and experience the kind of pressures only test pilots regularly encounter.
Racing in such conditions is a far from pleasant experience and few drivers make the grade. But now YOU can experience the thrills of sitting behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art Formula One racing car, courtesy of sim specialists Microprose.
Enlisting the coding skills of Geoff Crammond, the man behind such games as Revs and Stunt Car Racer, the firm is confident that their new sim will be the benchmark by which all 1 INTO GEAR Ever since the rubber-keyed Speccy played host to Psion’s Chequered Flag, Forumla One race games have been big business. And the Amiga, with its vastly superior capabilties has played host to some of the better ones.
Although we don't have anything quite as playable as the C64 all-time classic, Pltstop llt Electronic Art's Indy 500, with its multiple viewpoints, easy controls and, best of all, its stunning crash sequences is well worth a look. Conversely, though, the machine’s early days saw the usual plethora of crap racers, from such illumi* naries as Lankhor, and other long-forgotten companies.
Las or; twc coi ms cai Ins to rac of th« idc eit sp ai yc ra pc D C subsequent racing games are judged.
After a stunning intro sequence which shows a Formula One car being bolted together, the game begins with an animated commentator welcoming you to the start of a new season.
From there a point-and-click menu system takes you through the many in-game options. You can choose to take charge of any of the 35 drivers who started the 1990 91 season or create your own driver complete with team name and racing colours. A Championship season takes place on all 16 official Grand Prix courses, each track being a faithful recreation of the original.
Each course is previewed with a detailed map and lap records and other statistics give an indication as to how the circuit performs and what times to aim for. The game’s manual also offers a wealth of additional info, such as the recommended gears for most of the corners and straights, as well as valuable hints and tips for each course.
Grand Prix races usually last tor just under 200 miles or a maximum time limit of two hours, but Microprose concede it’s unlikely that many players will want to carry on tor that long.
Instead, a player can choose to drive a percentage ot a race and reduce the number of laps down to 10 per cent of the original course. To get an idea how a Formula One racing car handles, a player can either take one out for a test spin with no opposition or try a practice race. After that, you can compete in single races or a full season with points going towards the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. T After having selected your car, it’s possible to fine tune it to best serve both your own needs and that of the upcoming course. If you’re a complete novice, it’s best to plump for
automatic brakes and gears as the manual options take some time to master. There’s also a spin- correction option which tosses you back onto the track facing the right way and prevents you from careering up the track in the wrong direction - a fate that befell me more than once! A nocrash feature means you're practically indestructible and can emerge from a multiple pile-up without a scratch.
There's even a best line indicator which conveniently places a dotted line on the road to indicate the right path to take when tackling dangerous bends and hairpins. After you’ve got a few races under your belt and become more proficient at handling the car, the computer will gradually close down the options available until you’re driving unaided.
There's also a choice of six tyre compounds for the different driving conditions you’ll meet and an option to adjust the downforce on the car by altering the wing angles. This helps the car grip the road more effectively, especially round corners.
Once you've waded through the myriad options, it’s time for a race. As in the real thing, drivers have to compete in timed qualifying sessions to establish their position on the starting grid.
Obviously, pole position is the one to aim for, but with 25 computer-controlled opponents on the track competition is going to be tough. If you’re tempted to skip the qualifying rounds, you'll automatically be placed at the back of the grid. This might kill off any chances of clinching that particular race, but it makes for a brilliant game as you attempt to move up through the field.
The joystick controls are extremely responsive and simple to pick up. Moving the joystick from side to side moves the car to the left or right, hitting the fire button changes the gears and up and down movements cause the car to accelerate or brake respectively.
The game offers a behind- the-wheel view of the race, but it's possible to skip about from car to car to get an idea of exactly where an opponent is at any particular time.
While doing this, the computer takes charge of your own car so there's no danger of careering of the track, pilling into the main grandstand and mutilating countless hundreds of spectators. There's also a number of external camera angles from which to view the action
- these are especially useful when replaying multiple pile- ups
or when you pull of a spectacular passing manoeuvre on a 90°
bend. The only thing missing is an overhead view, which would
have added yet another dimension i- to the gameplay.
The graphics are a combination ot bitmaps for the dashboard and vectors for the course and scenary and are probably the best you'll see on the Amiga. All 16 tracks have been modelled on their real-life counterparts and the level of detail is quite astonishing. Each tree, billboard, grandstand, bend and straight have been faithfully recreated in their exact location. Videos were shot of each course and extensive notes and diagrams made to aid the graphics artists in replicating the courses in minute detail. The effect is stunning; I've never seen such realistic detail in a vector-based
racing game.
There's an option to decrease the level of detail to make the game run slightly faster, but the game runs incredibly fast already and the extra detail merely adds to the enjoyment and atmosphere. Even the sound is superb, ranging from a snazzy intro tune to sampled sound effects of an actual Formula One engine going through its paces and a car skidding across the tracks.
There are lots of animation sequences throughout the game (which can be turned off if you get bored with them) and special crash screens which show how much damage you've managed to cause to your multi-million pound car. Look out for skidmarks left behind as a driver takes a corner too fast and the darkened sky when a down pour is about to start. The car’s dashboard is authentic in every detail and the side mirrors actually work and are handy for a quick check on approaching cars. If a multiple pile up or crash occurs and the vehicle is stranded on the track, officials push the car off
the course or use a crane to hoist the car to safety. It's little touches like these that put Grand Prix in a class of its own.
If the courses weren't tough enough already, there are also five levels of difficulty to chose from as well as an option to define the realistic dhving abilities of all the CRAMMOND IT ALL IN Geoff Crammond is one of the more private programmers who lets his work do the talking.
Geoff has been in the games business for years now, starting on Acorn's BBC Micro and consequently progressing over to the the C64 and then the Amiga. All of his games have been billed as ‘the most innovative' of their respective genres, and it was Crammond who pioneered detailed flight sims, with his superb wire-framed Beeb epic. Aviator. The fastest flight-sim of the time, it added more complex controls than its many rivals and featured the first ever attempts at acrobatic flying. Crammond then disappeared for a while, but his next release has since been billed as the most original game
ever. The Sentinel was a real oddity, which defies description. As a weird polygon shape, the player had to attack, and eventually absorb, the titular Sentinel creature -1 did say it was weird. Once again, Crammond 'vanished' and in between other projects he started work on what eventually evolved into Grand Prix.
SCENE Above: Tight bends and narrow roads are a feature of Monaco's track. Once you've fallen behind, it's very difficult to find an open stretch of road in which to overtake the opposition.
Left Here are two shots of the same stretch of road showing the different levels of detail possible within the game. Even atits most detailed, the game is still extremely fast and incredibly realistic.
Below. External cameras relay the action as it happens. Although they offer a different racing perspective, it's not advisable to use them in actual racing conditions as you'll soon total your car.
Computer opponents. For instance, all drivers can be given exactly the same abilities or top drivers such as Nigel Mansell or Ayerton Senna made to drive more competitively and make fewer mistakes. There’s also a random ability which mixes all the drivers and teams up so that Senna could be behind the wheel of a Minardi sponsored car and would subsequently underperform.
For once, the pre-release hype is certainly justified. So much so, in fact, that Grand Prix is hard to fault. The 3D graphics, simple controls, fast update, superb gameplay and overall 'feel' of the game are, in my opinion, unequalled! As the saying goes, if you buy only one game this month... Dan Slingsby MICROPROSE £34.99 One of the best games to ever grace the Amiga J GRAPHICS 98% SOUND 88% LASTABILITY 95% PLAYABILITY 94% PHILIPS LAND THE F-19 STEALTH FIGHTER FREE WITH THE N°l GAMES MONITOR.
The US Air Force F19 Stealth Fighter.
Invisible to radar, and all ordinary defence systems.
Impossible to miss on a Philips 8833 11 colour monitor.
Buy the monitor, get the game free.
Enjoy the world's No.l flight simulator game on the world's No.l games monitor.
Featuring superb reproduction, stereo sound and hi-definition picture. Suddenly, the best games look even better.
PLUS! A CHANCE TO PILOT A REAL 737 FLIGHT SIMULATOR!
Ask your 8833 11 monitor stockist* for details - take off now!
I______________ PLAYER KICK OFF 2 MANAGER AMIGA FORMAT - B«st loot* game to have appeared ST Action - A stroke of pure genius FINAL WHISTLE (DOUBLE SIDED DRIVE ONLY) «uv-»„cco,ot on any machine. Nwo,* . Exceptionel. Most involved.
AMIGA USER INT - The best computer game ever. Rewarding and playable.
ST FORMAT - What a gamel Gem to Play. Magic. Amiga Format ¦ Enthralling and Addictive ST ACTION - The test game ever to grace the ST Format -Brilliant.
ST. Highest accolade I can give.
The Ace ¦ Brilliant. Buy-Buy-Buy. E 1991AHCO SOFTWARE LID.
The One • Ultimate Soccer simulation F I INI A L WHISTLE Data Disk tor Kick Off 2 7 MILLSIDE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE. LAWSON ROAD, DARTFORD, KENT. DAI 5BH.
TEL: 0322 292513 18 FAX: 0322 293422 Amidst the many film licences currently doing the rounds, Hudson Hawk is way above such tawdry efforts as Ocean's own Darkman and
72. The reason for the game's success is probably its simplicity
and whilst it is relatively close to the Bruce Willis film's
plot, developrtlent team Special FX have wisely opted for
playability by taking a general view of Willis's escapades
rather than a series of scene-related subgames. Thus,
donning the hat and bald patch of Willis's alter ego, the
titular Hudson Hawk, the player undertakes a quest for a
shattered crystal’s many parts.
The film tells of two ruthless millionaires who have uncovered long-lost plans for a gold-making machine.
Created by Leonardo Da Vinci, the machine has since been rebuilt only to find that a series of crystals are needed before it will work. Thus, reformed cat burglar, Hawk, is drafted in to retrieve the shards of crystal in a journey that will take him through a series of pipe complexes, art galleries and eventually into the Vatican. However, mirroring the film's plot and having accumulated huge wealth from the bags of gold and goodies scattered throughout the game's fourteen stages, Hawk must eventually enter the building where the machine is held and destroy it.
The many levels that Hudson blags his way through are represented by a narrow area at the centre of the screen, which scrolls in the usual eight directions, bringing with it all manner of strange guards and hostiles - and while I wasn't exactly impressed by the film, surely I couldn't have fallen asleep and missed the likes of dive- bombing Nuns, bike-riding babies, and doddery old security guards. However, patrol the levels they do, and they'll sap the Hawk's limited supply of energy if they come into contact with him. As a SCREEN HUDSON IMWK World-class sneak thief, Hudson is particularly
adept at sneaking past all manner of alarms and guards, and this plays a major part in the game's proceedings. As well as the gun-toting guards, the slavering Dobermans, and the mixed bag of assailants, each of the level's walls are protected by security cameras and motion-detecting alarms. To avoid detection, though, Hudson can either jump over or dodge them, punch someone out of the way, or stun them with a lob of his trusty baseball. What's more the latter also comes in useful for turning inaccessible door switches on and off with a well-aimed throw.
The game warms the player up with a series of simple stages, which allows them to get used to the simplistic but finicky controls.
Hawk can be made to run, jump, push objects, clamber along ropes, and throw his ball, all of which follow logical actions from the joystick.
However, care is needed as the shades-wearing sprite reacts rather too sensitively to inertia, and often slides uncontrollably into danger which is annoying but not impossible to master. Also, precision is needed, because, as mentioned, Hawk is called upon to trip a switch from a distance to open a door or safe, and the sensitive controls often make this harder than necessary.
Although the basic game style never really changes, Hudson Hawk never gets dull. Its platform scenes ar§_ horribly addictive with some TO BALDLY GO Famed as a sex symbol, Bruce Willis is one ol a new breed ol Chrome Dome' baldy actors.
During the 70s baldness was a factor that Hollywood just couldn't get to grips with. So, when such butch stars as Burt Reynolds started to go thin on top, out came the mop- tops and - lo and behold - a career is saved. Nowadays, though, baldness Is more accepted, although several batdies still refuse to give their toupees up. Ted Danson, for instance, is reputed to be one of the more famed wig-wearers, and heaven forbid if Scotty ever beamed William Shatner down without his! When you think of it, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'keep yer hair on'.
Outside the first stage, the player is eased into the game's puzzle element with a small block-reiated teaser before he can gain acess to the building.
Hawk's many adversaries range from flying Nuns and mad Monks lo rampant Rhinos and babies on bikes - what were Special FX on. We askt Although the play area is narrow and the sprites small, the graphics are both well animated and drawn.
As Hudson gets deeper into the complex, the rooms get more intricate with the inclusion of switch-related puzzles. For Instance, fans and power sources must be disarmed.
HAWKS A LORDY The cinematic forays ol Hudson Hawk was Bruce Willis’s pet project and one he sank over S7 million dollars ol his own moolah into. For Willis then, who shot to tame with Cybil Shepard in Moonlighting, the subsequent Hop ol the tilm at the Box Ohice was a massive disappointment.
The tilm followed the exploits ol socially reformed burglar Hawk (Willis), who, after his release from jail, is blackmailed into stealing various artifacts, including a book Irom the Vatican. Stored within these objects are pieces ol a crystal that, when fitted together, lorm the centrepiece to a gold-making machine invented by Leonardo Da Vinci. As the plot collapses around Ihe actors, Hawk falls in love with a secret agent nun, tangles with a rich duo out to rule Ihe world, jumps oil several buildings and repeatedly tails to get a cup ot coffee. Despite a large budget and the occasional joke
the best acting came trom the cotlee, and the end-credits were a welcome sight.
Reaction-testing rooms, and interspersed with these are a number of brain-stretching sub-games, including a neat safe-cracking sequence.
However, the thing that won me over is the sense of humour predominant throughout the game. With flying Nuns dropping on him and Dobermans biting Hawk's bum this can be sicko stuff, but when it’s this playable, who gives a stuff?!
Mark Patterson OCEAN £24.99 t One of the better film licences of late.
GRAPHICS 76% SOUND 75% INSTABILITY 80% PLAYABILITY 82% JALECO :%© .EPUS BEGIN. AGAIN.
!; It’s that time of yeai again. The centre of the city has been cordoned off in readiness for the !; annual police race.
1 Take the wheel of yonr high powered police car as famous areas of San Francisco flash hy ;! With exciting realism... The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, China Town and many ;! More; as yon head for the finishing line at Treasure Island.
;! With 5 levels to tackle, only the top class drivers can make it - so hit the gas pedal and ;! Race for glory.
Image Works, Irwin House, 118 Soulhwark Street, London SE1OSW. Tel: 071-928 1454. Fax: 071-583 3494 © 1991 loloco Ud. Cisco Heot *na trodemork of Joleco Ltd Japan. This game hos been manufactured under licence from Joleco Ltd Jopon.
O 1991 Mirrorsoft Ltd. Imoge Works is o brand name of Mirrorsoft Lid._ AMIGA 500 MAMMOTH 1h MEG UPGRADE LATEST DESIGN INCORPORATES 'CHIPMEN1 OPTION AT NO EXTRA COST!
Llu-C OKI pi
• SPHIM lAniniHi«r' |C »Ukv: I. [.Ml SvMrm Fractal I-*1 I
Fractal U CXUilar A A Tight Fit Scientific L [Scientific C |
h.v.i. Iwi.rkHt ik [Our Faun
• SPKC'I AI.SO AN [W-H. M' I SOW VI
1283. Mu F424. Scr F46? Mu F4H HI: A4K49I.
[with * ilk |(D«*y)' |a«» iiic lOurt Iiiin Wee iM.Ul'i- I Killer *P |MI IK' 8 Increases computer memory from normal ; megabyte lo I megabyte 8 Includes disable switch incorporates high quality silver coated pin connector 8 16 bit technology 8 Fit in minutes 8 Direct replacement of Commodore A501 expansion 8 Includes "CHIPMEM OPTION" - Phone for details 12 month warranty 8 In stock now!
Price includes VAT and post and pocking Tel: 0582 491949 BRITISH MADE iend order with payment to: WTS ELECTRONICS LTD, Chaul End Lane, Luton, Beds LU4 8EZ AMIGA REPAIRS Kl| JUST £44.95 inc.
* Commodore registered repair centre
* Over 10 years experience with Commodore computers
* 20 qualified technician engineers at your disposal
* We will undertake to repair your Amiga 500 computer for just
£44.95 including parts, labour, VAT and post & packing
* Most computers should be repaired within 24 hours of booking
in.
* Prices include lull service checlt, overhaul, soak-test and
replacement of power supply unit if necessary
* Repairs to keyboard and disk drive also included (£25 extra if
these units are unrepairable and require complete replacements)
* All repairs covered by a 90 day warranty Upgrade your Amiga
from 512K to 1Mb of memory for Just £25.00 SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE
OFFER: If you submit your computer to ourselves for repair,
enclosing this advert along with just an additional £25, we
will supply and fit a 512K memory expansion at no extra cost. ¦
How to take advantage of this exceptional offer: simply send or
hand deliver your machine to the workshop address detailed
right, enclosing payment and this advert and we will do the
rest. (If possible please include a daytime telephone number
and fault description).
* If you require 24 hour courier to your door, please add £5 else
your computer will be sent back by contract parcel post.
WTS ELECTRONICS LTD STUDIO MASTER HOUSE CHAUL END LANE LUTON, BEDS, LU4 8EZ Telephone (0582) 491949 - (4 lines) i reserve the right to refuse machines that in our opinion are tampered with, to an extent beyond reasonable repair collection a carefu ly chosen selection of PD cotnmlrd hv III,; •eieviiwi II I ' commICO oy v suit luu i mlcd by suldcvi to m yo.i tnr.-, trabk S3 Ss?£ sssp,,**, . _ Man: In get y.m on 1.1 new Anmu ..... test Kililin: The bed utilities around foe the new user.
M‘“" 1 * * 'V ~n-m ! ConvCT rrmluions HAM.i™~, onto spheres and shapes and much mote. (2 Disks) * The Complete Iconlser: Everything you need to create ANY icon
• SPECIAL STARTER PACK: The .hove 5 disks for only £5.00
A'lmat.’Ts I Wight: Anlnuse to your heart* delight. (2 Disks)
.. * 1 UT ?!*?* thoughtfully designed presentation. (2 Disks)
Ml System* Go!: Gu.de to the Amiga operating system save tifs
on hor*,i Best Mandelbrot: I ,inordinary Mantfc-lbcw programs
all Di me package SluS;1'i tssxst" p"wm’*b“' "p"'1 °r Mjto
Muimul.: C, -I Ufc. Ufc JD. A.mmira, md ™, mo„.
Light fit All the mayor cniiKhen and archives. ONF. Disk.
Sdentifle Collection I: PD Astronomy foe starry eyed stargarer*.
GaJ lnclud“«"«" Suretan.
I*w| tr'pteces: C hc«. Backgammon, and c-hc traditiixial hoard tames.
‘ s . • muh"a‘km* V™' "» °“ «nous wort for hourv nmoynorse. Family entertainment music, puaates, even gardan design, t hir t a v ouritc (lames: Sys. Drip and Wclltrii. etccptiixial games oo one disk
• SPECIAL 5-IHsk GAME PACK: The 4 dhk* above . The incredible
Uamatron - nnlv £1 (Ml M OAVAH.ABLE: Super Lnhtics. Bass:
Compiler (up to 50. Speed increase). ARPI. 5 phis' NOW X
S''! Bcnch- *** Special Release (2 disks, ami more.
NOW ALSO Oil: Science 3: Making Waves Phy*ics)t Science 4: Chemntry.
_ S” our Jt»bigm fitf Ihe full details of the Edl Jb compilations.
I -nrge stock of other PI) disk* - on I. «9p! • All the Kish disks I ,™ “* "5 'W',! D DK" (GET IT!)
MM Sm* Hcrftlmn -MS) Un™,*, demo •MMG.pd.ied Ami C nil •HTMIcaMH F467. Multiple-: plots properly to Dot matri.. Wort* with mCADf and even ProPagc e*c.
I td" uhlm ““JPn Turbo SubTttlet *F464 DICE *F460 Nethack Mvcnlurc.
A4A49 Laurel A Hardy -AlOn.b NASA pres -A47 Amy v* Walker -A14 Juggenc 2 is. “ l’1 ™™cna Kni*™‘IM Demo *D23 Simpson* l*eay) *GI Seven Tiles -G4 Blackjack! •«« RcboundfGridrunner A52. The Art of M. Etcher and animated slideshow.
Our Choice: Jeff Minler's brilliant Llumalron (Shear*) G3* .10 McchFight adv. -G12 Zeus -G14 Tri.v "M3 Madonna llanky P»ky- ¦'22*? B'fhBo 'i *"U"VBo“'c|‘ M31 Rcv-' * l« Mutt Virus Killer -PI07 Introductory C Tutor -PI42 X-colour Wbench . 100 Icons • PI44 MH7v3.H-LAn.ST4k BEST: if you -an, .0 moke Amiga music, then get .Ids!- 2S113! H PAP S Xf mil, opto, High SnSi “ ' “Il" •"" "*» 1 ”"kl UkartTHMddOpPAP 6rop.«d II.Mia* m,|.
Cheques Postal Orders International Money Orders to: hdl.ib (l)epi. CU), Scotland Farm. Stock wood Road.
Krislington, Bristol BS4 5LU. Tel: 0272 7234X9 FREE AMIGA SOFTWARE The Piman says.... "Send me a blank disk with an S.A.E., and I promise to PUMP THE FUN back into your Amiga - with AIRMANIA !"
Free software from: ADDWARE Ltd, PO Box 1992 Southampton S09 XH Win 2 trips round the world with Addware Prize Game : 0898 555524 OTHER UNITS AVAILABLE IN THE M MIL i b The new concept in PD Shareware DATA RAN0FS inb,ackashstvie i r i ivj o or mahogany style 5 Drawer Filing cawnet cupboard Unit ONLY E7 p UP TO £2000 INSTANT CREDIT With Homeplan AccountCard.
Subject to status APR 32.9% variable, written Quotations available on request, mfi are licensed Credit Brokers.
SH0PPINC HOURS MON ...10-8 TUES-WED 10-6 THURS-FRI 10-8 SAT ...9-6 Scottish stores open Sunday 10-5.
(Northern Ireland exceptions Mon 10-6, wed. Thurs. Fri 10-9.
Prices are forseif assembly units and do not include ornaments, accessories etc. Some items may not be avaiiaoie in smaller stores PHONE 081-200 0200 FOR YOUR NEAREST STORE I’M mo, mwt Wr*mo, mm' me mm? .A. tea are m? Credit Card Hotline Tel: 0734 890588 Virgoz: Sapphire House, Fishponds Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG11 2QJ.
Fax; 0734 891646 lii a External 3’A" Disk Drive Top quality, low noise, high_ reliability lmeg drive. I £50.95 DODODDDQ.
ONLY £23.99 3' 4" DSDD 2 for 1 guarantee H £4.45 for 10 AUDIO SHOP Midi Interface £19.50 Stereo Sound Sampler £29.00 Sound Demon Quality stereo sound from your Amiga, featuring top quality amplifier with 2 superb 3-way 30W speakers & jack for headphones. £39.95 All prices include VAT, postage & packaging. No hidden charges V4000 bare board £63.00 V4000 + 4Mbyte ONLY £198.00 V500: ‘ 2Mbyte expansion.
Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 1Mb.
Chip fast ram compatible, gold plated connector, On Off switch.
V501: ' 4Mbyte expansion + Clock.
As V500 + Battery backed real time clock V2000: 2Mbyte expansion + clock.
Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 2.5Mb. Expandable in ViMeg stages, compatible with Kickstart 1.2 & 1.3, On Off switch, gives 1Mb of chip ram + 1.5 Mb fast ram if required.
Comes complete with Gary connector & full installation instructions.
V4000: 4Mbyte expansion + clock.
Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 4.5 Mb.
Same as V2000 but gives an additional 4Mb of fast ram or 3.5Mb fast + 1Mb chip ram Amiga A500 RAM CARDS Dispatch within 24 hours 12-month guarantee.
Cheques, Postal orders to Virgo Developments at above address.
Express Courier delivery (UK mainland only) £5.50 Ram chips 256Kx4 A590 compatible £17.59 for ' 2Mbyte V2000 bare board £37.95 V2000 + 2Mbyte ONLY £104.95 ONLY £27.99 BOSTON BOMB CLUB H': • b The game really plumbs the depths In toilet humour.
If puzzle games usually prove a little too abstract for you with their succession of geometric shapes and montone screens, then Boston Bomb Club might be what you’re looking for - but only if you're still prepared to deal with a fiendish and addictive teaser.
Imagine a game which provides all the frustration of, and even gives itself a passing resemblance to, Pipemania, but manages to give it a little bit extra in the sense of scene-setting and frills. Okay, so you don't need a nice plot and some fancy graphic designs in a puzzle game, but why turn them down if they're there?
Boston Bomb Club is the name'of a society of Victorian scientists who amuse themselves by constructing giant working puzzles the size of billiard tables from wooden tiles, trampolines, guttering, cogs, chains and clockwork wheels. Think of them as a kind of nineteenth century intellectual version of Harry Enfield’s old gits.
There are thirty levels and you can access them at various points by clicking on the batty geriatrics sitting around a bar-room table (shades of Shufllepuck Cafe here).
You'd be wise to start at the lowest grade though because the tortuous mazes rigged up in later levels are just mind- bogglingly hard.
The table is divided into a series of grooved tiles, man1 of which can be swivelled and blocked off (and this is simplifying matters greatly) i order to channel a bomb rolled onto to them into a bucket of water before it ignites.
Naturally, there is more tc it than that. Often the tiles disappear after the bomb ha rolled across them, and then are large voids in the table for it to fall off. If that’s not enough, the old gits lean across the table reading newspapers obscuring crucial areas or sometimes stretch across and twist a tile you've already set and taken your eyes off. Add to that a time limit and the liklihood of another bomb appearing within seconds of the first one and you have your hands full playing Boston Bomb Club.
On later levels, the puzzles become more confusing and bizarre: babies crawl across the table and rearrange everything, toilets swallow the bombs and flush them out at opposite sides.
VlBnTit.
A mA7f -libo Ivtarri nt I r -™ gutl«ring confront the hardened puzzler as he attempts to guide a clutch ot bombs through the arena to thier final resting place.
This all makes for a fiendishly difficult, but thoroughly enjoyable piece of brainteasing. Boston Bomb Club is witty and ingenious - not least for managing to conceal what is a pretty familiar piece of arcade puzzling.
Mike Pattenden PALACE £25.99 £ Ingenious puzzler full ol explosive traps.
9 GRAPHICS 88% SOUND 60% INSTABILITY 87% PLAYABILITY 86% OVERALL 84% How dirty do you want your beat 'em ups to be?
Gang rumbles, drug wars, alien tights, muggings...?
Well. Pitfighter is the most low- down, dirty, vile, neanderthal example of mindless violence you can find. It's the world's nastiest sport, an illegal fight masquerading as a pseudo- gladitorial conflict. Hey, but it's all right kids, the fighters appreciate the risks, and besides they like being beaten senseless with their own limbs.
For all these unpleasant reasons pitfighting is classic „ gaming material. Domark's conversion includes a neat programme-style insert that opens up a new pitfighting season complete with an introduction from one Dickie Browne, the venerable sport's President, which welcomes fight fans, sets the scene for the coming year and introduces a new bike sponsor, Yahoma, who have kindly provided some hogs - not as prizes, not to ride, but for the fighters to throw at each other.
Piling into the game you find you have a choice of controlling three feisty challengers: Ty, Buzz, and Kato, ambitious youngsters drafted in to replace the previous season's challengers. Each of the new fighters comes from a different background: pro-wrestling, martial arts and kickboxing and each has hs own specialist moves from their respective sports like spinkicks, bodys- lams and combo punches.
Choose one and you're ready to dish out some punishment.
The bouts unfold in the various wrongside of town dockland backdrops amid crowds of baying punters who surround the fighters. There are no rules and no rounds.
Last one standing wins.
The action is suitably violent. The fighters lay into each other with gusto and as you progress various objects litter the screen, shurikens, poles, crates and knives - all of which can be used to advantage. If you win each bout a screen appears depicting your muscleheaded hunk on a fork- lift together with quaint phrases like 'totally studly’ and 'awesomely done'. A hefty purse is paid out for winning and a brutality bonus for the degree of violence involved.
Domark have coped well with the digitised figures, and much of the game is arcade perfect, but its biggest achievement is also its weakness. Because Pitfighter's digitised graphics look good when still, but fail to impress when they’re moving. Too few frames of animation mean that the fighters hop around like puppets and perform jerky moves. It’s also possible to fight on top of the people dotted around which spoils the otherwise effective sense of depth created.
As a beat 'em up Pitfighter is a tew ten pences in the arcades, but at £25 pounds it’s hard to recommend it.
Mike Pattenden SCENE I11MO «% *7190 e ti.
L 1 1 • With no headguards, referees or doctors on hand, you'd better watch out.
£ •11340
- % *70*H v - * Hjh?
Tee Throwing out time during one of the game's many bouts.
• 6830 Pitfighter takes place in the sleaziest of venues such
as Wharves, basements and bombsites. It’s not a night out for
the family - the audience pack guns and knives rather than
thermos flasks and sarnies.
DOMARK £25.99 THE PIGHttHb __ These are the meatheads you'll
* * have to lay out to he champ THE EXECUTIONER A slob In a hood.
Don't be intimidated. He's slower than a fly in treacle.
SOUTHSIDE JIM A bearded wonder who lights to pay his mum’s medical bills. But who’s going to pay his?
ANGEL .
No she isn't, but if you like being walked on in high heels you might get a kick from losing.
CC RIDER A biker who spends his spare time getting into bar brawls. A bit of a | Decent conversion ot Tengen's okayish coin-op CHAINMAN EDDIE Ranked number two and only beaten by the champ so you'll have to pull off your meanest moves to waste this mutha.
*400 ( *H4BO *4400 GRAPHICS SOUND LASTABILITY PLAYABILITY THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR Top beast. Numero uno. Truly the pits. Expect to be bounced around the screens for a few seconds before the game concludes rapidly.
OVERALLI 76% THE BEST HAS GOT BETTER lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge was widely acclaimed as Ihe BfiSLdriving game ol 1990 The tel just gol test with Ihe realese ol lotus Turbo Chollenge 2
• Sincionised play lor up lo lour drivers with compute i link.
'One player lull screen imageiy t 'TV *Ha" hew haraiOs ¦ ran.
IBB “ lightning, log. Snow comulet lialhc EV ’unneis pudges and level crossings JL .jk V 'A Chance lo race across the USA £ l * A Choice of Ihe sleek TurOo rn (spn! 01 Ihe new stylish W soriop
• death i-.e; v Cv. Sjs'i Available on:- AMIGA ATARI ST STE
Approved ond licensed product ol Group lotus pic.
Srceen shots from various formats Gremlin Graphics Software lid.. Carver House, 2-4 Carver Slreel, Sheffield SI 4FS. Telephone (07421753423.
Mognotic fields Software Design limited-i Enter a new phase of computer entertainment w Trojan Lightphazer. Unleash your imagination takeup the challenge of the two action pa games included in the pack: Skeet Shoot: Travel the world & attempt tocomplete"The Interna Skeet Shoo I”. Try to better your score, or, compete against a friend in to become World Champion.
OrbitalDestroyer.ReachforyourPulseLaserandblastthealiensas to save the planet Earth! Be careful, your ammunition supply is It " run out the Earth will be doomed.
Available for the Amiga and Atari ST STE- £ 39.99 r.r.p. from all good computer And the action does'nt stop there!... The Enforcer: An action packed gangster shoot out, featuring df locations and a bonus level.
Phazer Only, Out now for ST & Amiga at £9.99 Aliex: Guerilla Warfare on another world- blast your way through thei and jungle to escape an evil planet.
PhazerOnly, Out now for Amigi only il £9.99 , Firestar:On space patrol you must guide your craft to hunt down uliend and destroy them.
Mouse or Phazer, Out now for ST & Amiga at £9.99 LOOK OUT FOR OTHER PHAZER SOFTWARE TITLES BEING RELEASED CHRISTMAS 91 FROM TROJAN SOFTWARE.
COAAPUTER CQMBAj FOR THE NINETIE soeel shois from Amiga sottware Unit 7, Dafen Park, Llanelli, DyfecJ. SA14 8LX, They're back! Ten years after Jake and Elwood Blues packed 'em in at the Palace Hotel Ballroom, the legendary Blues Brothers finally make their home computer debut courtesy of French outfit, Titus.
Unfortunately, though, the Gallic softco have only picked up the license to the Blues Brothers characters and not the movie license itself. So, what could have been a brilliant car racing game based on some of the spectacular car chases from the cult movie has turned, instead, into an action- packed platform affair.
The game begins with Jake and Elwood's release from Calmut County Jail.
With the urge to sing the blues still as strong as ever, the bluesome twosome have arranged a big comeback gig but someone has swiped their equipment. Not to be outdone, the boys set off Jake indulges in a little ballonacy as he attempts to reach those elusive bonus-giving records.
Across Chicago lo retrieve their stolen instruments and reach the gig on time.
The first level involves a bit of window shopping as the boys visit the local shopping mall in search of a missing guitar which is hidden in one of the shops. Hazards to watch out for are kamikaze grannies who try and mow you down with their shopping trollies, trigger-happy security guards who shoot first and ask questions later, and plate-throwing waitresses who think it's fun to wallop you over the head with ceramic frisbees. To fend off their attacks you can either leg it in the opposite direction or pick up one of the numerous boxes scattered around each level and hurl them at the
oncoming nasties. There's also a bit of tree-climbing and cloud hopping involved in the later stages as well as pitch-fork carrying yokels who want to punch you full of holes - don’t ask me why, but it's good fun nonetheless. The assorted shops are either stuffed full of energy-giving records or patrolled by security guards and villains armed with coshes.
Once you've found the requisite item and located the exit, it's onto level two which takes place in a chemical factory. Patrolling the corridors are Blob-like creatures and more guards as well as the usual platform-packed obsta- cles to overcome. The third level takes place at the State Penitentiary which is patrolled by riot police in full body armour, ferocious-look- ing dogs resembling Butch in the Tom 8 Jerry cartoons, and assorted hoods and villains. The fourth level revolves around a building site and is definitely the best with lots of scaffolding to shin up as well as various
lifts, overhead gantries and pulleys to access different parts of the stage. Watch out for welders who fire white-hot rivetts in all directions and Silica S at NEW to the f ing hig of thes Seiko I When' PRINT to mak further COUpO' priced [to plat A-ha! Jake stumbles across one ol the missing instruments.
Using a brolley as a parachute, Jake makes his through the clouds. 1 tunnels and o' hidden caves.
After collecting all the necessary equipment and completing the first five levels it's onto the final stage which involves a mad dash across the city's rooftops to the concert hall and the game's finale.
With more than 300 screens, the Blues Brothers is certainly a large game and, thanks to some inspired gameplay, it's also a brilliant platform romp. You can chose to play either Elwood or Jake, the two distinguishable by Jake’s bulging waist line or Elwood's lanky sticklike figure - Elwood seems slightly faster, too. Both characters don't have to be on-screen at once, either, which avoids having to wait around for the other player to catch up but means you can't see what's happening to your own character once he's left the screen.
Angry building bosses who runs around in a constant rage. This is a huge level packed with all sorts of obstacles, including razor- sharp girders and swinging cranes, all of which are deadly to the touch. The penultimate level is set in the local sewage works, noi which is patrolled by underworld creatures and s manic miners You start the game with three lives, but every time you come into contact with an enemy sprite you lose a third of your energy. After three such encounters a life is lost and you either return to the start of the level or at a point further into the game if you’ve managed
to get quite a way into the level. My only quibble here is that some ""BLUES WIRED FOR SOUND Saturday Night Live comedians, John Beiushi and Dan Aykroyd, where the brains behind the on-screen personas of Jake and Elwood Blues.
After a number of hilarious skits on the aforementioned hit American comedy show, the duo teamed up with director John Landis to film the hilarious musical comedy, The Blues Brothers, in 1980. Although the film did only moderatley well at the bos office, it has since become a cult video and pulled in millions of dollars.
Tragically, John Beiushi died of a drug overdose a few years after the film was made so there's little chance of the Blues Brothers making any kind of celuloid comeback, even though rumours persist of Dan Aykroyd teaming up with John's brother, Jim Beiushi, to film a sequel. If you're really desperate for more material you could try hunting down the soundtrack ot the movie which featured a number of superb cover versions of Rhythm S Blues classics and included the vocal and musical talents of Cab Calloway, James Brown.
Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.
Nasties either run at you or lob energy-sapping projectiles.
Dodgy sprite detection and hazardous traps make it fairly difficult to get very far into the game without coming to grief.
Still, it only adds to the challenge and longevity of the game.
More than 40 frames of animation have gone into the design of each character.
Watch out for Jake holding on to his hat when making a particularly long jump, Elwood's mincing walk and the Brothers' manic dancing styles when they hit an unexpected dancing bonus which are liberally scattered about each level. The levels themselves are also cleverly designed, choc full of unexpected traps and bonus rooms, as well as numerous records to collect. When you've added 100 records to your collection you're rewarded with extra energy, and picking up pork-pie hats and shades adds an extra lite to your tally.
Each level also has an original score taken from either the Blues Brothers movie or some of their more obscure recordings.
Reproduced by Christophe Fevrie, the five tunes and belting end score add immeasurably to the overall atmosphere of the game and are a vast improvement over the usual naff in-game tunes of sundry other games.
Fans of the Blues Brothers, and even those who have never watched the movie or listened to their records, will definitely get a kick out of this game. One of the best platform romps on the Amiga for a long, long time.
Dan Slingsby TITUS £25.99 I £ Everybody needs some- body, and a copy of this. J GRAPHICS 87% SOUND 88% LASTABILITY 80% PLAYABILITY 88% OVERALL 87% DOTMATmx PRINTERS 192 CPS 80 COLUMN
• Seikosha SP-1900A.I 9 On -80 col
• ’92cps Draft, 48cps NLQ
• IK Printer Buffer * 2 Fonts
• Parallel Interface
• Graphics Resolution: 144x72dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Paper Parking
• FREE Sllca Printer Starter Kit SP-1900AI RRP £170 clouds.
STARTER KIT £25 TOTAL RRP. £204 SAVING: £105 SILICA PRICE (ixc w : ES9 .?MW* £11633 Ref: PRI 8190 9-PIN PRINTERS 24-PIN PRINTERS [wopi .. -,'l FIR8T1 NOTISOO* DOT MtlRlll L PWIMTUI I 192 CPS 80 COLUMN
• SokoshaSP-200061 9 pin-BO col I *2cps Draft. 48cps NLQ
t) X Printer Butter * 2 Fonts aOel and Serial Interfaces '
Graphics Resolution 144x72dpi Epson and IBM Emulation Ogonal
Auto Sheet Feeder Umt fREE Silica Printer Starter Kit 240 cps
136 column
• Seicosha SP-241SAI - 9 pm ¦ 136 col
• 3O0cps SO. 240cps Draft. Socps MO
• IKK Printer Buffer + 5 Fonts
• Parallel and Serial Interfaces
• Graphics Resolution 240xU4dp!
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Superior Paper Handling
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit 240 cps 80 COLUMN
• Seicosha SL-92AI - 24 pio BO col
• 240cps Draft. 80cps LQ
• 44K Pnnter Buffer + 2 Fonts
• Parallel Interface
• Graphics Resolution: 360x360dpi
• Epson Emulation
• Optional Font ROM ¦ 7 fonts
• FREE Silica Printer Starter KH 324 cps 80 column
• Seikosha SL-2I0AI -24 pm 80 col
• 324cps Draft. TOScps 10
• SK Printer Butter * 9 Fonts
• Parallel and Senat Interfaces
• Graphics Resolution: 360x360dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Optional Auto Sheet Feeder
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit £189 BUSINESS PRINTERS (WIDE
BODY) Includes ProgrammatUe ROM Card U7 CPS 136 COLUMN »
Stjkosha Si 23Q6I - 24 pm - 136 col ‘trtps Draft. 92cps LQ I*
Printer Butter * 9 fonts
• Fvaoel and Serial Interfaces Graphics Resotution: 360x360dpi
Epson and IBM Emulation Optional Auto Sheet Feeder fREE Silica
Printer Starter Kit £449 462 CPS 136 COLUMN
• Seikosha BP SSOOA) - 8 pm ¦ 136 col
• 462cps Draft. T06cps MJJ .
• I8K Printer Buffer
• Parallel and Serial Interfaces
• Graphics Resolution 240x144dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Optional Auto Sheet Feeder
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit 520 cps 136 column
• Seikosha BPS7804I - 18 pin . 136 col
• 780cps SO. 520cps Draft. 130cps MO
• 20K Primer Buffer 4 2 Fonts
• Parallel and Serial Interfaces
• Graphics Resolution 240x240dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Handles 1+6 Multipart Forms
• FREE Shtca Printer Starter Krt [£1399 800 cps 136 COLUMN
• Masha SBP-1061 - 18 pm ¦ 136 col
• SOOcps Draft. 200cps NLQ
• 64K Printer Buffer + 2 fonts
• Parallel and Serial Interfaces
• Graphics Resolution 240x240dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Built-in Cut Sheet Feeder
• FREE Srkca Printer Starter Kit £24991 Jsi¦»*». SiZo.~. |
LpleasE SEND FREE SEIKOSHA INFORMATION I, | Mr Mrs Ms
Initials: . Surname:
...
Company Name (If applicable):
. I Address: I SILICA
SYSTEMS Tel (Home):
Which computer ), il any, do you own?
K. G. Leisure.... ....we make it easy for you!.... Telephone
Orders Enquirie 0443 862127 Mon - Sat All prices include VAT.
All orders sent by 1st class post 3D
Pool---------------------------- 3 Stooges
(SALE) . 194B_____________________________
A10 Tank Killer ..... Advarxed Fruit Machine
Sm AIMumer ... Aflony*...- - ... Air
Support ’ Akenfteeo- AMOS-30 «K w mC«»i W*to?1K rxjeol'ncVi
Armour Gedton AT* 3 ‘ Aaim A,a»6tr- SvtMn 2 * Srte '-’w
SM*'retell .
»rter» *
- g *« Kwv**ngroTa(ncr.
* xto 4»iey' ftafliteifr 8*oodwycn Bngaoa uwird.
R-aflw ThwPa,o» C*-dm4 Games Carar Plane* ‘ C«'w Ure-iB I a ntoenORk :SA_ti 0*04 r Ax»op»da Ox* Kx* t»o »tokr • 4 x Krgtws Co Cto-'iZiCor Mtior-SAiE .
Cor*** £»W Couqmw .. Ooe-LMar iAie.kwi-1, i8A.ll »«e ic* « rwpw Ctbew i *£, D**.mar Ue*ii» Stop Uter Oemontt 'Iteg.iSAlE: ' OtMox,»0»gns 0woven Dragons Spirit (SALE) . ELF*__________________________________ Emtyn rtjghes Soccer .... Frenetic M 99 ? « » £7 99 feater £Ohone £»99 36 Route i* » £999 3e«na (118 £2399 Oem « *i*» 19 99 OOOS *17 99 it 99 :** rA» (1 » £17.99 GP Tennis Manager .£17.99 £17.99 Graham Goochs-WorkJ Class Crickel ..£19.99 (”» Srene Sianc •Comotew. IX *9 C««9 HudOrSfHtlft* ’99 f ’99 -*r JW Hr.tr & F* f.'-rrxrt f ; » .?** (it 99
£3*99 •'C *wwcCctec»cn.Corr. S*E. (!«» £S99 HM» .2C » i*749 m &cn*r * Z*U»¦ f?C » .£•799 wwwtote »•»*.»? £? 99 -**» f (’99 £7* vkS** Xyo* ’Te stCasade £8» f”4$ **vr«ionaJOwx*»V'* *-•*»» i M*
* vnar- ’ £”99 .a»s »u»urwntec:wiiM i (?»» £i '99 .*** *.«.*
r* £•:» H7» .a*s ais-99CC«tT« £¦;¦» £1799 -m* Koceu* 99i C«rw
(: » £2199 .«» % **.» US *»»CoiXte* L&V+ ,*rte»BonoC«tecw '
«”99 ii 49 .vxrnMrtAMiwvaM C'999
* 799 «** »? (-jag £1799 ¦ 0*?.' Meg ( $ 99 £696 Wc* OS ? Fra Wh
sne law fl?«i c» 0* 7 RetL'nio £xoo« 16 99 (11*9 x»O"vrmrg
taoxr* 699 1699 'vne S99 £1799 joQk*m £699 £799
KnoflfCftcaa: 1*99 £17» KngiOuMlS'. *2999 £1799 Kngrew* S-9 99
11499 £*749 H799 MsttewJ (”99 H699 i«©jeC»4fcrge £699 £i?9G
-ear**” . . £*999 €696 IteextSt-urv Hr-Boo each (**¦ 11799
lemrwigs £?7» « 99 i enrw s -mIM • C096 .699 lte*3rw» £”99 £17
49 (09ca £-4 99 (i$ 99 Lard5'f'eRngs . £* 99 (1999 L**®** RAC
R«S* *699 (14 99 IM £”96 £1699 £4.99 £19.99 ..£7.99 . £6.99
£19.99 £24.99 £20.99 £20.49 £12.99 £20.49 £17.99 ....useful
programs for busy people!.... Cashbook
Controller ..£44.99 Cashbook
Combo (Cashbook controller + Final Acujuntz. Corrbrod.
£59 99 Day by Day Cx3 99 DG Cat iSp4waos***jii f?9 99 f na Acccu-ts £2 99
• fore Accou-ts 1 £24 v* hotArmu“i* ?
Malsbo* Plus (i.abei Pn-’te*!
£39 99 ersona lax Pla-rnv £39 99 ='ut«*1 V5 (Word Processor) OC9 99 System 3 (Stock, Cashflow, Invoicing).... .....£44.99 System 3E (Extended version of above) . .....£59.99 Wordworth (Excellent word processor) ... £99.99 117 49 U** •*«*** £7?96 (799 ate» Story Boo* £2096 (799 1*9-** Scrote Cc1000i * ' (2096 (1699 Kwej-rv ’699 (1999 Ua-KUrw* *699 (1799 !*««•*. Mato £1996
* 17 99 tteg o»te-W £204$ ...£4.99 MuJwfiler2 .
£2599 .£17.99 Monopoly Deluxe ....£14 99
£17.49 Monster Business .£14 99 ...£8.49
Moonstone * .. .-..-•..£19.99 .£tT99. Moonbase
.. .£23.99 ..£20.99 Myth * !
....:....£17 99 ....£6.99 Napoleon 1
----------------------------------£20 99 ..£24.99
Nebulus2" ......£17 49 ..£21.49 New Zealand
Skxy ..£6 99 ... £6.99 Ninja
Remix (SALE) ...... £15.99 ...£7.99 Nodh and SouBi
....£6.99 .£17.99
OnsiaughT------------------ - .£7.99 £17.99 ORKV
£1799 .£17.99 Panza Kick Boxing .._.£17.49
..£25.99 Passing Shot (SALE) ...£5 99
..£24.99 Pegasus • ...£17.99
£13.99 PGA Tour Golf .. £17.99 £8.99 Player
Manage* _ ..£13.99 .£19.99
Populous ......£16.99
£14.99 Populous2- _ ..... -....£19.99 .. £6.99 Populous
Promised Lands .....£8.99 ...£4.99 Powermonger
.....£19.99 ....the largest room!...
Powmonger Data Disk 1 * ......£11.49
Powermorger-SlrateegyiClue Book .£6.49 Power Up
(CompUabon)------------- £20.49 Predator 2 (SALE)
....£14.99 Premier Colection
(Compilation) ....£14.99 Pro Boring
......_ £6.99 Pro Flight (Hi
Soli)--------------- £32.99 Pro Temis Tour 2
£16.99 Rainbow Collection (Rainbow Island * Bubble Bobbie • New
Zealand Story) ......£14.99 RB111
Basebal . £20.49 Rtype2'_
-------------ei7.49 Realms’ £19.99
Robin Hood .. £17.99 Robin Smith's Int.
Cricket ..£17.99
Robozcne' ...... £17.99 Rodland ________
£17.90 Roing Rormy .. £17.99 Rugby-World Cup'.
....£17 99 Sarakon ..... £14.99
Secret Ot Monkey Island ....£17.49 Shadow
Dancer (SALE) .....£14.99 Shadow ol the Beast
1 ...... £7.99 Shinobi
(Budget) ... £6.99 ShutflePac* Cale
------------- £6.99 Stent Service
2 .£25.99 Sfltworm ..
£6.99 Sim City Architecture 1 (Future) .....£11.99 Sm
City Architecture 2 (Anoent) ....£11.99 S*n City S
Pcputous (Twin Pack) ...£19.99 Smpsons Bart vs The Space
Mutanls'£l6 99 Smbad .... £7.99 ....£7.99
£17.49 £8.49 ...£7.99 £17.99 £14.99
Slack-Up .... Slar Gider 2
* . Stormball (SALE) .
Svatego .... £16.99 Sinker
Manage* . £17.49 StopPokar 11 .Data Disk 1
...£6.99 .£699 £1799 Summer EdHion .. Sopaplex
* .. Super Cars 2------------------
Super Heros- ..- . Supe* apjeSucxer Si*» Sc**»
Awadem *
• -mp* .£1749 kvn 11 99 11799 ft?96 £17.99 ..£20 99 £1799 . £699
terreworZ . T"w * lecxbcm* ' The Shoe People
¦---------------- Thurder Hawk Thunder Jaws
*. ----------- Tm Tin on the Moon * ...... TOW ..
_.... Treasure Island Dizzy ______ Turtles Arcade
*------------------- TV Sports (US) Foolball Uhrnale
Oarts .
WOP** . Virtual Reality 1
(Compilation).
Virtual Reality 2 (CorrpilaBon).
Virtual Worlds (Compilahon) ... VIZ Wargames Constojcbon Set.... Warlords. ------------------------ Warzone ______________________ Walertoo ...._ ________________ Wings of Fury------------------- Wortddass Cnckei1 . Wortddass leaderboard ... Wortddass Rugby *___________ Xenon 2 ... Xybots ..
- £8.99 £17.49 Zone Wamor ... ....serious work
going on in here!.
3D Construction kit Plus FREE Video ... (»B Route Pius ’ Techno Sound Tu-tx) Compete Colour Soluto- (Romoo) Deluxe Musir Co-st Set Lattice SAS C Scribble (Platinum) The Library ....lots ot books on the shelves!.... Amiga Assembly Language Programming ....£13.491 Amiga Basic Inside and Out .£17.991 Amiga C for Beginners ...£17.491 Amiga C for Advanced Users ......£29.991 The C Programming Language (2nd Edition) (Kernigan Ritchie) ‘Excellent* ....£24.99 I Amiga Disks Drives Inside and
Out .£25.991 Amiga DOS Inside and Out ..£17.49 I Amiga For Beginners .£11.99 I Amiga Graphics Inside and Out ...£29.991 Amiga Hardware Ref. Manual ......£23.99 I Amiga Machine Language ....£13.99 I ROM Kernal (Includes + AutoDocs) .£29.99 I ROM Kernal (Ref Libs + Devices) £29.99 I Amiga Systems Programmers Guide .....£29.99 I Amiga Printers Inside & Out + Disk .£31.99 I Intuition-Practical Amiga Programming
Guided £16.49 I Mastering Amiga DOS Vol 1 .£19.99 I Mastering Amiga DOS Vol 2 .£17.49 I Card No .. .....Exp. Dale .. Address .. ..Amount. The smaii Print Room All items subject to availability.
Credrt Card orders debited only on day of despatch.
Please allow sufficient lime for Cheque clearance Above pnees apply to CU Amiga onfy, do not include Postage & Packing, and are subject to variation withoul notice, especially New Releases. PHONE FIRST. E & O.E (Dept CU), 2 Hengoed Hall Drive, Cefn Hengoed, Hengoed Mid Glamorgan, CF8 7JW.
.11 91 ....space lor everyone here!.... TDK Branded High Quality 3.5" DSDD Blank Disks. Boxes ol 10 with labels ....£8.99 Unbranded Disks 3.5" DSDD (with labels! ...49p each Unbranded 3.5" HIGH Density Disks (2S HD) Only 89p each MAC 11 Disk Copier Back-Up System (requires 2nd drive) .£38.95 MAC 11 Utilities Disk lor above .£18.95 or £10 it purchased with above.
Where you can stick it.
Viruses, disk swapping, clicking drives, disks which won't back up. Is there no end to the whingeing of the Amiga user?
At Power, we want to tell you just where you can stick your disks and worries. In fact we will show you.
The slot in this picture belongs to our PC880B, the first intelligent disk drive. Insert a disk.
Now you can back up at lightning speeds using the inbuilt Blitz Amiga hardware, with free software, (even if the disk is Atari or PC) and if your computer has a virus the PC880B will stop it being written to the bootblock of any of your drives, though you can still save files as normal.
Thru'port When you do not want these features, switch them off and the PC880B will sit quietly, without clicking, pretending to be simply an extra drive.
The PC880B, the only drive to introduce Blitz Amiga, the power anti-click device and to combat viruses, is only available direct from Power, priced at just £65.
We have noticed how pricey unintelligent drives are. Perhaps, its your turn to tell people where to stick it.
£65 " cumiuiing no. Neitner condones nor autti ol.rt's tor die reproduction ot i» Iiin | ni»ll I dip lie reproduce only software such as Public imlKi ! ., ... I. permission nas oeen ctra.., 11 •* "W*" to make copies, even for your_________ copyngt* material, without the express permosion the copyright owner, or the liccncee thereof.
Designed to blic Domain Only available at POWER COMPUTING LTD (dept cut Unit 8 Railton Road Woburn Road Industrial Estate Kempston Bedford MK42 7PN Tel: 0234 843388 Fax: 0234 840234 Price includes VAT and is subject to chance. SiMtrifir.itions ar. snhiprt m rhan 10 MARKETPLACE ST. ALBANS HERTS AL1 3DG TEL (0727) 56005 41396
10. 00AM-4.30PMJ THE GALLERY ARNDALECENTRE LUTON, BEDS LU12PG TEL
(0582) 457195 411281 AMIGA STARTER PACK Fud Amiga 500 pad,
WITHOUT Cortoon Oorsra W Germ rrxbmxe: BUT WilH: IS disc
Hobbyte PD Greats pad. Including Virus Killers, the Best Star
Trek ond other lop ten games, Anode Classics, Board flossies,
Best of the Utilities, Home pock including Word Processor,
Spreadsheet, Dalobosc, !0 blank disks, moose mot, Joystick
SI2K AMIGA £299 1 MB AMIGA £325 AMIGA GAMES PACKS CARTOON
CLASSICS OR SCREEN GEMS Fud AMIGA 500 pod, PIUS: Itmmngs, Ihe
Sempsons • Bart v The Spae Mutaits, (opuin Haiet ax) ihe
Ptaiefews, Dehjxe Pont III (Dekne Port II with S12KC*«on
Oases) OR Scieen Ge-s software: Stadw of tie Beast I, Bad to
Ihe luhn II, DoysdDwnd* Nddmd, Dekixe Paint II SI2K AMIGA
£325 1MB AMIGA £345 DP III instead ol DP II (IMS only) ADD
£29 Screen Gems S Vi Pod only ....£35
(ortoofi Oossics S W Pock only.._____________________£35
AMIGA THE LOTI!
EVERYTHING YOU COUID EVER NEED" I CARTOON CLASSICS OR SCREEN GEMS GAMES PACK AS IfFT, PLUS: 10 GREAT INDIVIDUAliY PACKAGED GAMES previous KRPs 519,99 39.99 eodr, phone to choose from cunenl Erl of IS, or leave il lo os! ChMion's games ovaibble.
15 DISC HOBBYTE PD GREATS PACK, XrcMnsVrvtKta, the SSI SOI W (OWO (orlkt. Btotait end axrslruclori D. a™d mi in pm, Irak Dona. Bari OoskL StaWrrHJe Ousts. B» el ltd Imfes Hoove pock nclulng Wcrd Pnxessor Spel Ch«k. Sproodsiieot, Dov xrso Doit Cover, 10 Blank Dim, Disc Bax, Moase Mai, Miaoswitrk MaJayslkb S12K Amiga £365 I 1MB Ami,. £389 | [WITHOUT CARTOON SCREEN GEMS S W DEDUCT £20 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS PACK FULL AMIGA 500 PACK, PLUS: I PAT SNAP. SNAKES AND [ADDERS. LUDO OL 2 ADD FUN SCHOOL (speedy under 6 years, (speedy under 5 years, 6 to 8 years, or 8* yeas) S lo 7 yews, oi 7. Years) 12 m nr,
Ut eOwalenO gtrvrs ailt teanb! Cvoxes, crrrterg mvrcnrr arO am* Ihol Me » dmOop mete, mud ml ote skis Up B 6 sH Ms. (imAv-i Vi Hnrnrvt f irirukm imMmiwiK HOBBTTE EDUCATIONAL PACK, kolumg « B12 Hm wt* yu (Arv flows (voiios occocdv lo oge grouti) HOBBTTE 30 EASY CHILDREN'S GAMES, 10 (Be pal Be fcais Sal Come, FiasNw JOYSTICK SI 2K AMIGA ... I MB AMIGA £3 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS S W PACK £5 A500 PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PACK FULL AMIGA 500 PACK PLUS: Cactoon Oassics. Lemmings, The Simpsons, Captain Plonet, Deluxe Point III PUIS: The Weeks Plotinum, Wf Sproodslteol,
Doloboso PLUS: Their Finest Hour Flight Simulator AND Boltlechess OR ANT Fun School PIUS: 10 Blank Discs. Disc Box. Moose Mol. Dost Covet. Joystick I v IS disc Hobbyte PD Greats Pock (see ’The lot') 1 MB Amiga Pock £449 1MB Amiga Pock PLUS Monitor £659 I 1MB AMIGA Pock PLUS Glizen Swift 24 Colour Printer ond leads £7 ] 9 ORDERING TELESALES NO: (0727) 56005 Next day dakvery (or credit card orders placed BO 4.00pm subject lo avoRoMly. Allemolively send cheque, postal order, bonkers droll or oFftcial order (PICs, Education ond Government bodes
only) to; Dept. CUA. Hobbyte Computer Centra, 10 Market Pkce, St. Albans. Hosts AL3 5DG. Flecse alow 7 wcrkng days kr dtOQue itenxxe. Subject to avoikrbikty. Despatch a noimclh within 24 bars oi receipt oi elected payment. Prices ore coned at time cd going to pcess, bower®, we ore sometimes forced to change them, either up a down. Pfeose check before oideiing.
DELIVERY CHARGES: UK Mainland (not Htghlandsr Smell comsumobles 8 Oespctdxd by post, please check software dems dxrges when ortkriq Other term, except loses Next day tounetsewce.kl Ope box laset primers Next day couriet service, £17.50 Offshore ond Higbkands Normal role plus £70 « VAT pec box In addition we oiler Ihe Mowing express sendees: Soiurtby deSwries Normal rata plus £10. VAI per box 7om to 9an next dry Ncrmol rate pkrsSlO . VAT per box j Am nut day Normal rate plus £5 * VAT per box AMIGA FIRST STEPS EXPANDED EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS PACK FULL AMIGA 500 PACK, PIUS: A501512K MM
expansion lets Spell ot Home. Musk Meuse. Promte WP. Iniofle spreadsheet. Deluxe Paint II, Dekne Print, fax Meuse. LOGO. Totkirg Turtle, B8C Emulator, 5 BBC (rogrammes, lOdisa, OoscndDON'Isposler, ResourceFile,In Pod ViJeo, m Booklet.
HOBBTTE EDUCATIONAL PACK, featuring up lo 12 leorn while you ploy' gomes Ivories occording to oge group) R MLCHIU,BlN's GAM[S'10 jOYsna £Sr5* ,
• STOP PRESS - ’FIRST STEPS’ NOW £449 DP III insfcod of DP II ADD
FIRST STEPS SOFTWARE UPGRADE PACK A3000 WITH 1950 MONITOR OFFER
PRICES EX VAT Am02S 0 Hhr.4D*Ht.:HM.I'lf KxtaertrM WM TO I
PHONE FOR DETAILS OF 1950 OFFER A3000 Vodt io price. Pirorr
pkorw.
- TrcrBiBcrifui™.
CBM CDTV I AtwA-tBKirfrewcciKmtiihcdmoTWrtMWTeilcrtBJxiiliit. Fcngj tad rwfh I a pioiasxnd (D sysfcn oe ahead ihWkmiW iwf. Tl is smbm ow«*ia*e w I o itf nd smjh cowBcts lo you itJtMsW loid you M sysWn 4 ywi wdO It* M edbleniKiMn«mdeseuid(n4gi«hndhin tV CBM CDTV STANDARD CD AUDIO OSCS:.
CO KARAOKE DISCS: W» CD orfetakng.fhewoMsdntfcwJtnMVKiw.. rub uwt on) simo imrottore. «u Im* yw own hgk oibty lortat sysba to o haton 4 he nsnrnl cormmoJ cost.
CD MULTIMEDIA TITL£S Sob »cochin g» ad edxatwd Mbs feu ben*.
Cds hut o mcssm S40MS sfcnqt Ufa*, (cntohd by m n w* coned in* CDTV SYSTEM £599 iHdUOfS CDT phMf. Wrr mi nm* cental m m tabes. WUm Endydpcafa in ?£000 mhts. 7,000 hognphin 250 «*s, Unmnjs • Kp wA1? WeAodn 46c dw cokh. Mmd, coMts CDTV KARAOKE CDTV KARAOKE SYSTEM ...£699 ka . *le wifi SfuwMKi ie, Moa IW. Imls. Pto iry aw CDTV* PROfESSIONAL KARAOKE SYSTEM £999 teWUOHsysNmoto*.
PIUS oiy TWO Ko«*t (to. Coc w»q 34 toe nfe, i nilSowol wJw IjlKtytetMrwmtBSffrtascnl .FXWffm (ul Dfi yoiko Vf* W) l» fnwfh pbibvcnd ’tixi) WklBxebUhielCD G.JUMT agnj(iioebr«iB NO DEPOSIT CREDIT FACILITIES (UK mainland) Credit terms at 34.8*1 APR (variable) can be oncrged for puchoses over £150, subfect to status. Conpetitrre tesmg schemes ore obo maiktte fa businesses, j ndudng sole Iroden end partnerships. Just tel for wnflen detols ond o«kationform.
AMIGA 1500 2000 Ssand V8r cwa(SSeaf'flCUSe’ “I*3®*30 ® aSffiSffis Kr Blucrt oid oltw ottos, Annie Cbsscs, Book! Classes, .StejNrllp Ctaras WM8833 CBMimi 749 1209 1239 1379 DUAL DRIVE 549 CO 52 AAB QUANTUM HO 999 CO. 52 MB QU HD. 2MB 1029 Ml* 100 MB QU HD 1169 A1500 2000 PIUS: A1500 SOFTWARE PA« inchring Ihe Woiks. Ttotinum database, WP, Spreadsheet, Deluxe Paint III.
PLUS EITHER: Sfm Giy, Populous, The* finest Hour. Bctlkxhess, kl cii Computer largon. Get tne most out of yoor AmFgc'. OR: Puznik, Toki, I Dimto Home Accounts, AMIGA Book.
PLUS: 1S DISC Hofelm PD GREATS PACK AS ABOVE Wmmtraitor Whh 8S33 CBM moretor DUAL DRIVE 649 859 DO • 52 AAB OUNIUM HD 1069 1279 DO. 52 MB QU HD. 2MB 1099 1309 DO. 100 MB QU HO 1239 1449 A500 TO 1500 2000 TRADE IN tod Driv with Hobbyte I SdbcPD Greats Padi, but without A) 500 software pock or monitor ....£429 As ab* wilft Al 500 S % pod £489 bore wilh Al 500 S W pock piers col. Stereo monitor ..£699 I but without A1S00 softwate pock ot monitot £699 As obow with Al 500 S W pock ..£799 As
obrwe with 1500 S W pock plus col. Steteo monitot £999 As abme with 1500 S W .19501 Flicker Fixet ..£1299 EXTRA RAM (frttmi H rrgned)
• 2MB - £70 *4MB - £135 .6MB - £200 EXTRAS n : vat I Slor 1(200
rob* pnnlti mt Inds ... _ £195 f2W £1W _a 4 029
ponmldisoblBswiKti ....£47 I Slor LC24-2K cakur pcBfrt wfti
Iradk .... I (lifw Vwih 9 p « (tint fnftf wilh
Isads . Glum Wt ?4 or (oW yritAef wilh
Iceds ...... fomncdori cc Sifcs Mteo hAdu moniCr • leads
Sooal nfemol 3 5 drwt *i* dvsiYhon iFroiijh k
A50in»0flaf(tMSlMttN«p SmtMEifomiw.aaA _ I SMB RAM Inrd (needs
B 1.3)...... I GVP*500 50 W) HD-2N8 I AT once AT Emuboi f» A500
I AS10 ?CMI Hon) drne I ASM TGMi Haid drive. «»a
7MB I A5W 57MI Hon) dme... I ASTO S7W Hotd cknt • 2MI
...... 10 Unk Asa 100 giorcniwd wilh PUI m in boi .
SO Wvk Aso I00 gujranlcwd with PIN m ..... n**T ...... 07 Modi for 2000 1500- A7300 inlerml period lor TOO'1500 .... £99 A70J8 n IhJpe Board. WO, MS DOS 3.3 . 5.25* *he, l« 7000 1S00 £139 7714 Al Bridge B«rd ...... £569 A70S8 8MIUM exp board, poyubed M 7M8 (or 700( l 500 £199 , 8UPBMBRAMeiptoard.pMiloBMIIc*2006 1500. __£399 A7630 68030 card, pwim lo 7M8 for 7000 1S00 _£999 ......£125 _________ £349 Aulokooe HD ter 2000 1500 .... £499 (« 7000 1500 ImdsHRx.) Ond 3000.....£399 AI9SQ high res ol.
COMMODORE PREMIER DEALER Hobbyle proudly onnounce this highest (BM accolade, awarded lo only the top few doien CBM dealers offering the best in expertise ond support. All AMIGAs full UK versions.
Classic boardgames rarely translate into good computer games. Both Virgin’s Leisure Genius label and Domark have had a good crack at turning some famous name games into computer variants and tailed miserably. In the budget bins at your local software emporium lurk copies of Cludo, Scrabble. Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Mastermind and Solitaire to name but a few.
STRATEGO Now Accolade have entered the fray with Stratego, the popular strategy game which involves two evenly-matched armies slugging it out on a small enclosed battlefield. Each player is equipped with an army of forty pieces made up of generals, colonels, ser- gents, and so on. These pieces have to be arranged on one half of the board to best protect your own Flag whilst also allowing you to make aggressive forrays into enemy territory and ultimately capture their Flag and win the game.
It’s not that simple, of course, as the exact nature of enemy pieces are hidden until challenged by one of your pieces. Once challenged, the highest ranking piece wins although there are a few occasions when lower ranking pieces, such as a Spy, can knock out top-ranking generals and other valuable pieces.
Players take it in turn to move pieces across the board. This is done by clicking on the relevant unit with the mouse pointer and repositioning them on adjacent squares.
Stratego has been an enormous success as a board game, but the computer version leaves a lot to be desired. The tiny board and even smaller army pieces leave you squinting at the screen trying to decipher the various symbols. The tactile feel of the boardgame is lost, replaced with the sterile atmosphere of the computer screen. The only advantage of playing the computer game is the fact you’ll always have someone to play against.
Dan Sllngsby ACCOLADE £25.99 6 Adequate conversion ot a classic board game... J GRAPHICS 53% SOUND 20% LASTABILITY 65% PLAYABILITY 60% OVERALL 55% | ¦oes anyone remember Billy Connolly’s version of the song Tell Laura I Love Her1, in which he describes the mess you get when you stick a straw up a frog’s bum and blow hard? Well German soft- .. , ware house tclipse have, as it seems to be the central idea behind Monster Business.
Monster Business is set in an imaginary world where the building trade's only worries are strange monsters. To combat these nasties and their tool-stealing ways, site owner Mr Bob, has hired a gun-toting killer to retrieve his gear and eradicate the monsters. Leroy is equipped with a hand-held gas gun which he uses to ‘inflate’ the many meanies to bursting point, at which stage they will drop all the tools they’ve stolen and float away to oblivion. Sounds strange? It is! Leroy builds up his score for every monster killed but he must also collect the tools they drop for extra bonuses The game
is a vertically-scrolling platform adventure which involves Leroy climbing the building site's scaffolding to combat increasingly fast and difficult opponents. The only way to get between scaffolds is to jump from bar to bar or climb slippery diagonal bars, slide off these, though, and Leroy will be temporarily vulnerable. Leroy's missions is set against the clock and, as with contact with the monsters, failing to complete his mission quickly results in a rather messy death sequence. To avoid this, though, and destroy the creatures, Leroy must be on the same level and less than half a
screen away from them before they can be inflated. If there are other monsters on the same scaffold or the next one up it is also possible to push the inflated Meanie at them to knock them out too, and doing this gives Leroy a bonus score.
MONSTER BUSINESS D Overall Monster Business is a mildly enjoyable bit of lunacy. There isn’t much variety in gameplay, but new monsters and power- up icons do add a few challenges. If you’ve got some cash to spare and fancy a bit of innocent fun that isn’t really too taxing, either mentally or physically, Monster Business could be the one for you, but I can’t help thinking that it should be cheaper.
Alan Dykes.
ECLIPSE £25.99 6 Innocent fun in an uncomplicated way... J GRAPHICS 79% SOUND 70% LASTABILITY 68% PLAYABILITY 72% OVERALL 68% CORTEX 8Mb RAM EXPANSION for the Commodore Amiga A500 A1000 A Brain CORTEX 512K RAM EXPANSION for the Commodore Amiga A500 External fitting. Warranty remains intact Fully implemented auto-configure Fully operational through-bus Uses standard 1M x 8bit or 1M x 9bit SIMMs Complete with its own power supply unit (UK, US or EURO) Designed with A1000 compatibility in mind Zero wait-states RAM test software Essential A500 upgrade -1 Mb Amiga is now standard Functional
equivalent of CBM A501 Lower power 1 Mbit DRAM £25.95 (£29.95 with dock)
• Latest technology high-quality components
• "Fatter" Agnus compatible for 1 Mb CHIP RAM
• Lower profile enable disable switch
• Available with or without battery-backed clock calendar module
CORTEX EXTERNAL 3.5 FLOPPY DRIVE High-quality silent mechanism
Through port CKC Enable disable switch £DD AMIGA HARD DISK &
MEMORY SYSTEMS BY XETEC Inc. I Xetec FastTrak hard disk system
for A500 (A1000 version available to order) 8Mb FastRAM card
(optional) Super-fast (9ms) auto head-park Quantum 52Mb
Pro-Drive £499 i Xetec FastCard Plus hard disk system (for
A1500 A2000) featuring Seagate 48Mb auto head-park drive
space for 8Mb Fast RAM on board (using SIMMs) £449 CORTEX 8Mb
RAM EXPANSION for the Commodore Amiga A1500 A2000 ' Fully
implemented auto-configure
• Zero wait-states
• Uses standard 1M x8bitor 1Mx 9bit SIMMs 2,4,6 or 8Mb
configurations possible 2Mb - £185 4Mb - £265 6Mb - £340 8Mb -
£419 wssrsssj £60 £35 4Mb- £2491 ' 1M x 8bit SIMMS (for Cortnx
buk , I ' 85’4Mb - £165,6Mb £240 ’“1SSSSW; "•“-“W £4* el £851
!• 1M X Ibif DRAM (for most A20nn , I price same as 256K x 4bd
cards) All prices include VAT and Postage & Packaging. Trade
enquiries welcome Send cheques to: FREE 5 DISKS OF THE LATEST
PD SOFTWARE WITH ANY PURCHASE FROM THIS AD' (DEMOS UPDATED
REGULARLY) CORTEX DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY LTD, DEPT CU BRITANNIA
BUILDINGS, 46 FENWICK STREET, LIVERPOOL L2 7NB
• 24 HOUR SALES 051-236 0480 • 24 HOUR FAX 051-227 2482
* Free sottware is limited to one set per order and is supplied
without warranty SCREEN Ice hockey is one of the fastest and
toughest sports in the world. Regular fist fights and
gratuitous roughing up of opponents is all part of the fun as
teams compete over a frozen ice rink for possession of a small
rubber-coated puck and regularly reach speeds of 30mph or more.
Rotherham-based Krisalis Software have turned their attentions to recreating the violent high-speed sport on the Amiga. At the start of the game you're given the choice of playing a one or two-player arcade sweepabout(’), a straight management simulation or a combination of the two. The management sim is as polished as you'd expect from Krisalis with easy-to- access screens and a wealth of options a mere click of the mouse button away - you can even decide on the pre-match entertainment, and opt for a dirtier game.However, the arcade section plays like a dog. It's terribly slow, the
graphics wouldn’t look out of place on a 64, and the constant interuptions for fouls and penalties disrupts the flow of play to an impossible degree. Players often get caught up in a free-for-all for the slightest reason and this becomes increasingly tiresome. Although there's a no-rules option to put an end to the refs over-zealousness, this hardly makes up for the lack of any real control over the players. The chance to pull off SHORTS any fancy moves is minimal to say the least.
The white ice rink, coupled with the garish team colours and line markings, makes it necessary to squint at the screen to make out what's going on. The scrolling is jerky, the tackling hit or miss, and the sound rather tinny and practically non-existant.
There are a few neat touches such as individual players leaving marks on the rink, and the passing, tackling, speed and shooting abilities vary from player to player. However, the arcade element is rather poor and tends to distract from what could have been a belter of a game. Fans of the sport should stick with old Amiga fave, Blades ot Steel, or buy a Megadrive and play EA's Ice Hockey game.
Dan Slingsby KRISALIS £25.99 £ Ice hockey game that fails to leave its mark... J GRAPHICS 69% SOUND 40% LASTABILITY 54% PLAYABILITY 60% OVERALL 59% For perhaps the last time US Gold roll out their perennial money-maker Outrun. Despite major enhancements over its predecessors, though, it doesn't quite match up to them. Leaving the sunny American climes behind, your mission is to collect some vital documents while avoiding a secret agent who's on your tail.
OUTRUN EUROPA One of the nicer touches'is that, unlike the previous Outrun games, you're not limited to one mode of transport.
This time you get to wreck motorbikes, a Ferrari, a Porsche, a jet ski, and a motorboat. All the vehicles come with a limited number of turbo-boosts, which give the vehicle an unmatch- able turn of speed. Additionally, boats and jet skis come armed with lasers and missiles respectively.
Europa's road scrolls convincingly, although hills obscure on-coming vehicles and bends, making accuracy difficult. The many roadside objects, such as buildings and suicidal pedestrians, are well drawn and are updated quickly.
Level one gets the game off to a good start with plenty of action and a good feeling of speed. The second level is just as fast, although hazards come at such a rate there's no time tor coordinated joystick movement. From here the game is rather repetitive, with only the backdrop graphics changing. The roads seem indentical on the driving stages, and the water levels are complete chaos throughout.
US GOLD £25.99 t For your racing thrills, look elsewhere.
¦ 9 GRAPHICS 87% SOUND 74% LASTABILITY 78% PLAYABILITY 70% OVERALL 74% With the likes of Lotus 2 and Grand Prix on the market, Outrun Europa is hopelessly outclassed as a race game. The better elements keep the game from tailing on its face, but the current competition leaves it stalled at the start line.
Mark Patterson AMIGA GALACTIC PACKS GALACTIC PACK II GALACTIC PACK I 1 AMIGA A500 COMPUTER ’ WICKED 50 GAMES PACK 50 great games to get you going!
' QUICKSHOT TURBO MICROSWIICHED JOYSTICK ' HIGH QUALITY MOUSE PAD ¦ TAILOR MADE DUST COVER £329.99 Ul OUR AMIOAS COME WITH THE FOLLOWING AS STANDARD
• 2 YEAR GUARANTEE
• I mb DISK DRIVE
• TV MODULATOR
• 409b COLOURS
• SPEECH SYNTHESIS
• AMIGA BASIC
• DIGITAL STEREO SOUND
• MOUSE
• CONNECTING CABLE
• USER MANUALS
• WORKBENCH 1.3
• NOTEPAD WORDPROCESSOR
• AMIGA A500 COMPUTER ¦CARTOON CLASSICS Bait Simpson vs The Space
Mutant Lemmings * Captain Planet De Lute Paint III ¦ OFFICIAL
A500 Vr MEG UPGRADE
• ADDICTIVE HITS Rainbow Island * New Zealand Starr I Bubble
Bobble
• WICKED 50 GAMES PACK 50 greet games to get you going!
• QUICKSHOT TURBO MICROSWITCHED JOYSTICK
• HIGH QUALITY MOUSE PAD
• TAILOR MADE DUST COVER £399.99 r STEREO COLOUR MONITORS 1
PHILLIPS 8833 MK2 CBM1084S £249.95* £269.95* i "Free F19
Stealth Fighter "Free Silent Service II COMPLETE PERIPHERAL
PACKS PACK 1 PACK 2 PROTAR 512K RAM Upgrade with dock-40 PC
880B intelligent disk drhre-Prolor 512K RAM upgra (opacity
lockable disk bo»-20 3.5" DS OD with dork-40 capacity lockable
disk boi-20 3j" DS DI i disks wilh lobels-35" disk drive
cleaner kil disks with lobels-3i" disk drive cleaner kit all
far just £39.95 all far just £99.95 CONSOLE CORNER ALL PRICES
INCLUDE COURIER DELIVERY & 2 YEAR GUARANTEE CONSOLE SYSTEMS
COLOUR PORTABLES Sega Master System £59.95 Atari
Lynj ...£84.95 Sego Master Syslem Plus......£79.95
Sego Gome gear £99.95 Sega
Megadrive £129.95
* We stock a wide range ol software ond peripherals for oil of
the above ring for details ERV PLUS A COMPREHENSIVE 2 YEAR
GUARANTEE! - All printers come with connecting cablesfree of
charge PRINTERS with connecting cablesfree STAR GOLD STAR
DEALER LC-20 MONO 9 pin Dot Matrix, 180 45 cps.
£149.95 LC-200 COLOUR 9 pin Dot Matrix. 185 45 cps.
£214.95 LC-24 200 MONO 9 pin Dot Matrii, 180 45 cps.
£259.95 LC-24 200 COLOUR 24 Pin Dot Matrii. 220 55 cps £309.95 CITIZEN PREMIER SUPER DEALER 1200+ MONO 9 pin Dot Matrii, 120 25 cps.
£149.95 SWIFT COLOUR 9 pin Dot Matrii, 160 40 cps.
£214.95 124D MONO 9 pin Dot Matrii, 144 48 cps.
£209.95 SWIFT 24 COLOUR 24 Pin Dot Matrii. 160 50 cps.
£319.95 PRINTER STARTER PACK
• UNIVERSAL PRINTER STAND • QUALITY DUST COVER • 200 SHEETS OF
PAPER All for only £9.95 AUTHORISED PROTAR STOCKISTS THE VERT
BEST IN PERIPHERAL ADD-ONS PROTAR 512K UPGRADE WITH CLOCK
Features compact 4 chip design, on off switch .
£29.95 £248.00 PROTAR YISTO' COLOUR MONITOR Identical to
Phillips 8833 MKII.ff
PROTAR A500 HARD DRIVES Features 8mb internal RAM eipansion
facility A500 HD - 20 meg,..£279.95 A500 HO - 30 meg.....
£349.95 A500HD-50 meg .£429.95 Configurations
available up to 160 meg - please tall for details POWER DISK
DRIVE STARTER PACK New PC880B intelligent disk drive featuring:
Bliti Hardware,Virus Hardware, Anti-dick, Thru-port, Isolating
Switch • Ten 35" OS DD disks with labels • 40 capacity lockable
disk boi • 3.5" disk drive (leaner kit ORDERING MADE EASY.
L BY PHONE Q Simply coll our Head Office quoting your Access Visa number on 0234 218060 (5 lines) } BY CALLING PERSONALLY ¦ Simply coll into your neorest FutureWorld store where our lully JQ trained personnel will be more than happy to deol with your £ requirements 5 BY POST Make cheques. Building Society drafts or Postal Orders payoble fiHl FUTUREWORLD COMPUTERS LTD UNITS 25-2 SERGEANTS WAY ELMS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BEDFORD MK41 OEH Please write cheque guarantee card number on reverse of cheque to ensure same day clearance REMEMBER ALL PRICES INCLUSIVE OF VAT * COURIER DELIVERY FINANCE Finance
available to suit your specific needs. Written details on request.
Instant credit is available in all FutureWorld stores PREMIER GOLD CARD
• 7 day money bock guoronlee il not completely satisfied
• 30 doy exchange lor new polity should o fault occur
• 2 year guarantee giving Iree collection ond delivery service
should a loult occur
• Exclusive Premier Gold Cord with Personol Membership Number
entitling you to special offers
• All this for only £19.95 per item purchased 2 TEAR GUARANTEE
For the whole guoronlee period, warranty service will be
completely free of chorge TECHNICAL SUPPORT ON SITE ENGINEERS
Being oulhorised service centres for AMSTRAD, COMMODORE 8,
STAR, we are equipped to deoi with the majority of queries
FULLY COMPUTERISED ORDERING SYSTEM This enables our telesales
staff to provide up-to-the-minute stock information coupled
with efficient dispatch FULL TESTING PROCEDURE All computer
hardware is tested prior to dispatch maintaining our motto:
Only £69.95 YOUR NEAREST FmWWM&tIZ STORE BEDFORD 70 High Street
Bedford Telephone 0234 217070 NORTHAMPTON 1-7 College Street
Northampton Tel: 0604 33996 WELWYN GARDEN CITY 16 Church Road
Welwyn Gdn City Tel: 0707 390029 UEAL OF THE Month
&St%rXB24-§00TH Pro-To-Col Series f*4 ?Qr8e 0nsite Maintenance
a. OD» inc VAT
- J3& &$ ***• +'&L ¦*** *' &ZS3&&.
|P?
Tja® COTJ ft " mk»( HP TELESALES NO: (0923) 894111 Government and School Orders Welcome.
Next day delivery tor credit card orders placed betore 4.00pm subject to availability Alternatively send cheque, postal order to Micromail Ltd, Unit 9, Smug Oak Centre. Lye Lane, Bricketwood, St. Albans, AL2 3UG. Please allow 5 working days for cheque clearance.
Subiect to availability, despatch is normally within 24 hours of receipt of cleared payment DELIVERY CHARGES: UK Mainland (not H hlandsl Despatched by post, please check charges when ordering Small consumables & I software items Other Items except lasers Next day courier service. £10 per box Laser printers Next day courier service. £17 50 Offshore and Highlands Normal rate plus £20 ? VAT per box In addition we offer the following express services Saturday deliveries Normal rate plus £10 * VAT surcharge per box 7am • 9am next day Normal rate plus £10 * VAT surcharge per box Am nexl day Normal
rate plus £5 * VAT surcharge per box Prices are subject to change without notice E. & O.E. Callers Welcome at our Showroom open 9-5.30 Monday - Saturday open 10-4 Sunday CABAL Bbal will remind you ol Vthose days when nothing goes right. Deep in the heart of enemy territory, you sin- glehandedly face an army ot enemy soldiers, helicopters and tanks. What's more, the walls which are your only defences, crumble away very quickly under the onslaught of very heavy gunfire. The only recourse is to square those shoulders and shoot like hell at anything that moves. To make things a little easier,
extra fire power is gained by destroying buildings to reveal such valuable objects as extra grenades, bazookas and machine guns.
One of the most difficult tasks in this five level game is keeping your eye on two things simultaneously. Firstly, aiming and firing at enemy troops with the crosshair that moves across the screen, and secondly, dodging out of the way of bullets and grenades. The reward for mowing down wave after wave of attackers is to meet with even fiercer hordes, which makes this a rather mindless game.
The conversion from the original arcade graphics has been well done, with the action moving smoothly and steadily, and little shortage of death wish characters who are begging, 'Kill me!'. Don’t play Cabal if you want to save the planet or wish to live in harmony with other human beings.
Money too tight to mention?
Bank balance edging further into the red? Fear not!
Fiona Keating takes a monthly look at cut-price budget and compilation games that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
THE HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £7.99 STRYX Slryx is an exploration fantasy game with many levels of death-defying action. Travel around four domed cities in a desperate race to save the human race by solving the riddle of the Lifeforce code. The domed cities are a honeycomb maze of platforms and stairways. Patrolling these areas are robot guards who seem determined not to let you find your way to the hive. It is at the hive that energy crystals, weapons and a speeder bike are to be found. One of the final missions is to deactivate the cyborgs, and, if you manage to crack this game, then you are a very
clever person indeed. Slryx has a RjrV high degree of difficulty which is extremely annoying. The robots which guard the walkways are very well armed and dog your footsteps determinedly. Your fire power is limited and the only other skill that will help in a tight corner is a graceful leap over the heads of the metal monsters. Unfortunately, movinq arnunH liln on nn.-k-i ...;n ...____ . “ . Game.
Slryx has much to offer in the way of fast action gameplay but it's annoying to be zapped by robots before you get very far. Personally, 1 doubt if I'll bother again.
3nn?prn" PSYGNOSIS OUT NOW 7.99 68% NAKSH MICE You will not have to dig deep into your pocket to afford this suberb product with ultra smooth movement. 2 year warranty-operation Stealth software, mouse mat - holder, all this and more for ? A DIAMOND amongst products, Banx stackable boxes, holds 90 lockable colour coded dividers
1. ......£8.95
3. ..£7.95 each
5. ..£6.95 each Locks horizontally OR vertically, a
really k sparkling product You cannot escape this 400 DSDD
3.5" plus 4,100 Capacity lockable boxes only £139.95 DOUBLE
SIDED, DOUBLE DENSITY 880K You will not be HEART broken by
these prices, and you'll love the quality.
50 for only.....£26.95 100 for only.....£42.95 200 for only.....£64.99 only £21.99 .
Atari or Amiga Vp * No JOKING 1 (00 3.5 Diskettes 100 Capacity lock box Deluxe Mouse mat
3. 5 Head Cleaner Mouse Holder Dust Cover 250 Extra Labels s
Why not CLUB together and take advantage of some superb
offers we have. Here's a few accessories to entice you.
BANX Stackable Boxes £8.95 100 Cap 3.5" lockable box..£8.95 Pack of 5 3.5’ library cases £4.95 Deluxe Mouse Mats £2.95 Head Cleaner ....£2.95 Universal Printer Stand £6.95 Roll of 1000 3.5'labels £12.95 plus lots lots more (Ring for free calaloguel RRP £69.70 Jokers Price £49.95 I ONLY if you SEND this Ad 0 r Supplied with labels and unconditional lifetime guarantee YOU CANNOT BUY BETTER ALL DISKETTES SUPPLIED BY US ARE 100% CERTIFIED AND GUARANTEED.
OUR PROMISE IS SIMPLE, SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK.
The price you see is the price you pay THIS MONTHS SPECIAL OFFER 80 3.5" DSDD Diskettes Plus Our new Banks stackable disk box ONLY £39.95 RE INK Save up to 90% off your current prices.
Re Ink will allow you to re-use your fabric ribbon up to 100 times simply amazing and only £12.95 ?
?
O o ?
O ?
?
E ?
A. 18 CRESCENT WAV, FARNBOROUGH, KENT BR6 9LS. TELESALES HOTLINE:
0689-861400 v 7 Kn (All prices quoted are inclusive ot VAT and
carriage UK Mainland only) E.&O.E. 1 EDUCATIONAL S GOVERNMENT
ORDERS WELCOME (M c Media is a trading division of MD Office
Supplies) [hMM
M. D. OFFICE SUPPLIES WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE TO ALL ITS
COMPETITORS IN THIS MAGAZINE, WE SHALL AS EVER BE OFFERING
DISKETTES, STORAGE BOXES ETC AT REMARKABLY LOW, LOW PRICES_
SEEING IS BELIEVING LOOK AT THESE AMAZING PRICES APOLOGY To
discover that The New Zealand Story had been written by a
demented David Attenborough wouldn't be at all surprising.
Imagine the scenario: a rampaging walrus has captured dozens
ot kiwis to eat at his leisure.
His triends include vicious flying cats and arrow-shooting bears. However, if you can cast your inhibitions to the wind, it's quite rewarding to take on the role of the hero (a kiwi named Tiki), and start shooting arrows at the mutant animal kingdom to save your feathered friends.
There are twenty levels of platform action in TNZS, set in a national park.
The graphics are excellent and varied, as they cover the different environments of mountains, caves and seas. Tiki must meander through the screens to rescue the kiwis who are trapped in cages. To travel aerially, Tiki can knock or shoot creatures off their balloons to move heavenward. However, this is where the game gets increasingly frustrating. It is teeth-grindingly annoying to be shot from above by an unseen enemy and humiliating to be pecked to death by an inflatable duck!
TNZS is a humdinger of a conversion. Graphically, it’s an extremely close reproduction, with the sound faithful to its arcade parent, even reproducing the little croak when Tiki kicks the bucket.
However, Tiki can arm himself with bombs and arrows. That said, TNZS has much to offer in the way of comprehensive although difficult gameplay.
You won’t be doing your blood pressure any favours by playing this game, but TNZS is definitely for platform game buffs who have incredible amounts of patience and time.
THE NEW ZEAIAND STORY GAME OF THE MONTH Iallistix is a curious hybrid between futuristic football and pinball. The aim of the game is simple
- score as many goals as possible against the opposition. In
the two player mode, each player fires a limited number of
balls at the puck to shoot at goal.
Although this may sound fairly easy, it is no mean feat as the balls ricochet around the screen, often deflecting the puck away from its intended path.
Skill alone is not enough, and you need more than a smattering of luck as well. In the one-player mode, the pitch tilts towards you, which means that going for goal is an uphill struggle. The puck seems to have a mind of its own, with a habit of trickling over your own goal line unless you defend quickly and skillfully.
The graphics and sound are of a high quality in Ballistix, and is similar in style to Speedball, although the latter is by far the better in terms of challenging gameplay. However, there are many nice touches to Ballistix.
The pitch itself adds to the challenge of the game, and is littered with obstacles such as bumpers, troughs and bombs. For bonus lovers, it’s possible to collect the letters of the word RICOCHET, which will earn you a tidy 1,000 points. Ballistix is not the most original or exciting game in the world, but if money is tight, it does offer a good few hours of entertainment at a reasonable price.
THE HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £7.99 85% PSYGNOSIS OUT NOW £7.99 60% GAME OF THE MONTH WIN AN AMIGA 500, 20 Mel HARD DISC AND A MASSIMI 37" TU MONITOR!! H THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE BIGGEST AMIGA COMPETITION THERE HAS EVER BEEN! NOT ONLY ARE WE GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO WIN AN AMIGA 500 COMPLETE WITH 20 MEG HARD DISC AND JOYSTICK, BUT YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THIS ENORMOUS MITSUBISHI 37" TELEVISION!
THIS WILL GIVE YOUR AMIGA GIGANTIC GAMES GRAPHICS, BUT YOU CAN USE IT AS A NORMAL STEREO TV TOO!
THE PRICE OF THIS LITTLE LOT WOULD BE £4000, BUT WE'RE GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL!
CALL 0898 224 888 NOW!
IN THIS GRUESOME PREDATOR MASK!
CALL 0898 224 889 Calls cost 36p (cheap rate) and 48p (at all other times) per minute including VAT. For winners list send a SAE to: Populuxe, | PO Box 2065, London, W12 9JH. 0898 calls are more expensive than normal so please ask permission before you call.
Services involve a series of questions followed by a tiebreaker, the winner will be the entrant judged to have the best tiebreaker.
ORANDSDkMk THE ULTIMATE SPORTS CQMPIIATDN Even if you have no intention of going to the local sports centre and shedding a few pounds, Grandstand will at least give the illusion of keeping fit.
Participate in football, tennis, golf or motor racing , and attempt to progress from amateur to international level.
World Class Leaderboard is probably the most comprehensive and playable game of the pack. There are four courses to choose from, which will test driving and putting abilities to the limit. Practising on the driving range will help to aim that ball straight and true. Similarly, time spent on the putting green could make the world of difference to sinking those long putts. The challenge ot World Class Leaderboard lies in being able to adapt to different playing conditions. World Class Leaderboard may lack stunning graphics, but it is a very enjoyable and playable game.
Pro Tennis Tourmli have you reaching for those fizzy drinks to quench your thirst after an exhausting serve and volley game. The tournaments to enter include Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the U S Open. Improving your world rankings is only possible with a great deal of practice. However, the game play is much faster than the practice sessions, so you’ll have to adjust to the pace during the match, just like the real pros.The graphics and sound are nothing to shout about, but it is a fast-paced game with plenty of action.
It is hard to find anything super about Gazza’s Super Soccer. This is probably one of the worst football games around which has very little entertainment value to offer. The players are slow to respond, and even more difficult is a smooth attack towards the goal as the small football is easily lost in the melee of players. Only play this game if you are madlv in love with Paul Gascoigne.
Grandstand offers a high value for money selection of sports games.
The quality of graphics and sound may only rate as average, but this is more than can be said of the pack's value.
Becoming Footballer of the Year involves more than just having the skill to put the ball in the back of the net. You also need to become a 'personality' by attending plenty of media events and opening supermarkets to make it to the top. Footballer ol the Year 2 takes you through the various elements that will help in your bid to attain the No. 1 spot.
Obviously, one of the most important tasks is to become an ace sharp shooter. The goal-scoring scenes come in the form of set pieces, which require you to use your head as well as your feet A tactical plan has to be memorized and then put into action being in the correct position at the goal mouth to tap the ball into the net.
Success brings the chance of an international cap or a transfer deal that could fulfill your career ambitions and also give you a healthy bank balance. There isn't much challenge or excitement in this part of the game. If you don't manage to score in about 60 seconds it's back to the drawing board to study more tactical plans, or presumably a rollicking from the manager in the locker room.
Gambling and money play an important part in Footballer ol the L Tle.Doub,e or Nothing option tests your general knowledge of football with the tempting proposition of winning up to £4,000.
Similarly, a flutter on the horses can earn more wonga, thus improving your chances of becoming Footballer of the Year.
Footballer ol the Year 2 is OK for footy trivia fans, but real footv fans should look elsewhere.
GREMLIN OUT NOW £7.99 45% Media Direct Moust PRINTERS resoi Slick 4 Supplied with colour and mono ribbons .
Front panel programmable Extra font cartridges available Cnzen 120D* A very popular (qw cost mono printer centronics RS232 CBM 64 serial Please specify interface when ordering (two year warranty) Citizen 124D 24 pin Mono Printer 8K butler expandable Push and pull tractor feeds 3 fonts with excellent letter quality (two year warranty) All our Amiga's are UK specification and come complete with the following Amiga Pack 1 (Class* Pack) 512K random access memory Built-m disk dnve 4096 colour graphics 4 channel stereo sound ¦ Kickstart 1 3 Workbench 1.3 Extras 13 and tutorial disk Amiga mouse TV
modulator Power supply unit A500 keyboard Bart Simpson Captain Planet Deluxe Paint III and game of the year' Lemmings We also give you:- Mouse mat and pocket ' dust cover. 10 blank disks and box. Quickshot Python 1 joystick Plus 10 more Great Games Football Manager Hotshot Las Vegas Right Path 737 Fireblaster Karting Grand Prix Thai Boxing Seconds Out Mouse Trap Plutos Amiga Pack 2 (Class* Pack Plus) As Pack 1 but also includes the Cumana CAX354 external disk drive Amiga Pack 3 (Classic Printer Pack) As Pack t but includes the Star LC200 full colour printer Amiga Pack 4 (The Ultimate Pack) As
Pack 1 but includes Star LC200 colour printer plus Philips CM8833 II stereo cologr monitor Amiga Pack 5 (Educational Pack) As Pack 1 but includes a selection of educational •' software Spell Book (ages 4 9) Things to do with words (ages 512) Things to do with numbers (ages 5-10) Let s spell at the shops (ages 4-10) Let's spell at home (ages 4-10) Lets spell out and about (ages 4-10) Puzzle Book V (5 to,adult) Puzzle Book 2 (5 to adult) Amiga Pack 6 (Gamers Pack) As Pack 1 but also includes some of the hottest games , F29 Retakator.
F19 Stealth Fighter.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge.
Swiv (Silkworm II).
Flight of the Intruder Star LC-10 A popular low cost Mono Printer Multiple font options from fropt panel Now includes Iree 0.5 Mb up-grade Excellent paper handling facilities S*muttaneous. Continuous and single sheet stationery 240x240 DPI graphics Star LC 24-10 24 Pm Version ot LCIO Excellent letter quality print 360x360 DPI graphics 8 resident fonts Additional font cartridges available Star LC200 Colour Printer An excellent value (or money Colour Printer 240 DPI 9 pm colour Front panel pitch selection Push pull tractor feeds Reverse paper feeds 16K buffer 8 resident fonts Supplied with
colour and mono ribbons Front panel programmable Paper park with auto single sheet loading Star LC24-200 Mono Printer 80 column dot matrix printer 7K buffer expandable to 39K 10 resident fonts Paper park with auto single sheet loading Supplied with mono ribbon Faster than LC24-10 Extra font cartridges available Front parte! Pitch selection Programmable from front panel Star LC24-200 Colour Printer 360 DPI 24 pm colour printer' 30K buffer expandable to 62K 10 resident fonts Front panel pitch selection Reverse paper feed Paper park with auto smgfe sheet loading Citizen Swift 9 pin Colour Printer
8 K buffer 240x240 DPI colour graphics Push and puH tractor feedfe Excellent print, quality (two year warranty) Citizen Swift 24 pin Colour Printer European Printer of the Year 1990 24 pm VERSION of the 9 pm colour printer 360x360 DPI colour, graphics Push and pull tractor feed We stock a large range of peripherals, all of the highest quality If you can t see the one you require please give us a call to see if we stock it, naHihcj MOUSJ Versi under Mice and Trackballs Naksha Upgrade Mouse Amiga Atari switchdble Simply the best 280 DPI resolution Ergonomic desigrS Smooth precise operation 2
years guarantee Free mouse mat Free mouse pocket Now includes Operation Stealth from US Gold Only GOVERNMENT, TRADE AND EDUCATIONAL ORDERS WELCOIV Mega Deals, Multi-Choice £14.95 £195.00 £270.00 £420.00 £129.95 £57.95 £39.95 £69.95 £26 £29.95 * £449.00 £509.00 £549.00 £599.00 £599.00 ' £44.9!
Jo need more memory ilhis board is for you B an extra 1.5 Mb of [to your machine 9 a total of 2 MEGS, (fete with dock War Uses Jhe latest lotogy DftAMS for low IF consumption 12 fis guarantee ires Kickstart 1.3 or iEasty fitted into the hder your A500 ires no soldering (the tot your A500 must moved for fitting the | trr "-''Connector) iksha Scanner
- Amiga A500 132 grey shade W scanner e includes: hand scanner
RAM 500 RX ry expansion
2. 4. Or 8 Mb fast Or Amiga 500 sses memory to 1 Mb (technology
cement (or A501 supply unit fcan professional re 'The Ultimate
v Software " I service available ) for details .be'the best
kball available.
Fftyitch Version.
Board frbak by Alfa between Atari .with the third S Afmga Atan iment mouse I resolution slick operation.
Supradnve for Amiga A500 Using state ot the art technology, these drives use the same amount ol power as a floppy disk ,
- drive These drives are shipped formatted and ready to use. So
you can amply plug-in your drive turn on yobr computer and the
system is ready to use The drive can be configured as autoboot
or non autoboot. It can have ,upto 8Mb oL Ram and as many as
six SCSI drives can be connected together The drives also come
with "express cop ", hard disk backup software, superboot"" and
" supertools”. File management and formatting programs 52Mb
-Hard drive s with 0.5Mb Ram 62Mb Hard dnve with 2Mb Ram 80Mb
Hard drive with 0 5Mb" Ram 80Mb Hard drive with 2Mb Ram 105Mb
Hard drive with 0.5Mb Ram 105Mb Hard drive with 2Mb Ram -
Easily plugs into A500 expansion port Amiga bus through port
Easily expandable zero wait states and hidden refresh lets you
run • larger and more sophisticated programs Allows creation of
large and very fast RAM disks Test mode and software simplify
troubleshc jtmg On Off switch , Supra am 500RX 2Mb Supraram
500RX 4Mb Supwaram -600RX 8Mb Cumana CAX354 Very quiet Slimline
design Throughport connector On off switch on rear Long
connecting cable 880K formatted capacity Fits all Amigas.
We also stock the range ol Supra modems, phone for details External Disk Drives ONLY Mastet Sound Mono Sound Sampler A low cod high features .Sound sampler package includes hardware and software with a host of features to sample and edit music live onto your Amiga Only Miscellaneous Midi Master Midi Interface, for the Amiga Midi in 3X Midi out and Midi through Compatible with all leading midi software Fully OPTO isolated Includes two free midi cables Please state A500 1000 2000 when ordering Only Action Replay MKII by Datel A whole host of features Including Free2eframe.
Bool‘Selector. Virus Detection and much much more. Only Replacement Amiga A500 power supply- Replacement internal disk drive lof Amiga A500 (original Commodore pne
- no modification required) The amazing Soundblaster adds a new
dimension to your games Blasting out stereo sound at 5 watts
per channel into two high quality 50 watt 3 way speakers The
pack comes complete with an AC power supply and as an added
bonus there is a pair of free stereo headphones Zydec External
Drive Very quiet Sifftfine design Quality citizen drive
mechanism On off switch on rear Long, connecting cable 880K
formatted capacity Fits all Amigas Only Soundblaster DISKETTES
Amaaig Oders on 3TDSDD KAO BULK DISKETTES 25 DSDD 135 ipi
C11:95 50 DSDO 135 ipi • £21.95 K DSDO 135 tp £31.95 100 DSDD
135 Ip £37.95 200 DSDD 135 Ip.
£71.95 500 DSDD 135 Ipi £169.95 J000 DSDD 135 Ipi £309.95 All 3.5” disks are supplied with labels and a*e 100% error tree ' 2 lor 1 guarantee.
Rainbow Diskettes Red.' Green, yellow.
Orange, black, wtine Colours and quantity ol you' choree
3. 5- DSDD Disks 25 DSDD 133 Ip.
£13.75 50 DSDD 135 Ip.
£26.45 100 DSDD 135 Ipr £44.95 200 DSDD 135. Ipr £84.95
3. 5- DSDD SONY BULK DISKETTES 25 DSDD 135 Ipr £13.45 50 DSDD 135
Ipr 100 DSDD 135 Ipr £23.95 £42.95 200 DSDO 135 Ipr £81.95 500
DSDO 135 Ip £189.95 1000 DSDD 135 Ip.
£349.95 Remember!! Remember!! Remember!!
We only supply top quality diskettes Our 3.5" diskettes are manufactured by KAO and our
5. 25" diskettes are manufactured by ATHANA We do not sefl
substandard diskettes from, the Far East IVIhDJA DIRECT
Philips CM8833 II Stereo Colour Monitor All our monitors are
of UK specification. Are covered by a 12 month warranty
- and come complete with a connecting lead Media Direct Computer
Supplies Ltd Unit 3 Railway Enterprise Centre Shelton New Road.
Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST4 7SH MONITORS £244.95 Banx Box
Slacks horizontally and vertically and can hold uplo 90 3.5"
diskettes DISKETTE STORAGE BC Amiga to ubm lows monitor cable
Amiga to Phillips CM8833 cabte Amiga to scan cable Amiga to
Hitachi Granada 7 pm din Amiga to multisync 15 pm 3 row plug
Amiga to multisync 15 pin 3 way socket 3 5" 100 capacity box
3. 5" 80 capacity box 3 5" 50 capacity box 3 5" 40 .capacity box
5 25" 100 capacity box
5. 25" 50 capacity box Ofler Deduct £1.00 from above box pnee if
purchasing a quantity of diskettes (Mm 25 disks).
JOYSTICKS Speedkmg Standard Speedking Autotire Speedking Sega' Megadrive Navigator Sting Ray Standard Sting Ray Autofire Sting Ray Sega Megadrive Manta Ray Standard Manta Ray Autolire Manta Ray Sega Megadnve Zipstick Standard .Zipsfick Autofire ,
5. 25" or 3.5" 10 capacity boxes Stackable Storage Boxes These
boxes are icleal (for the person who requires an alternative
to the standard style box or who has a large number of disks
to store.
Competition Pro 5000 Black Competition Pro 5000 Clear Competition Pro Glo Extra Competition Pro Extra . .
'.Competitmn-Pro Star Python 1 Turbo III (QS137F) Python 3 Sega Megadrive Apache 1 (QS131) Flightghp 1 (OS129F) Maverick 1 (QS138F) Chimera 3 Sega Megadrive (QS140) Intruder 1 (OS 149) Intruder 3 Sega Megadrive (OS ISO) Aviator t (QS155) Aviator 3 Sega Megadrive (QS156) ' We stock a large range of ribbons If you can’t see your particular type listed then please phone us for a quote Star LC10 mono LC10 colour .
LC24-lO'mono LC200 mono LC200 cptour LC24-200 mono 1 £2.95 £5.95 £4.95 £5.50 £10.95 £4.95 5 £13.25 £26.75 £22.25 £24.75 £49.25 £22.25 £53.75 Posso Box Tt e Posso box holds 150 3.5" diskettes or 70 5 25" diskettes and can be stacked horizontally or vertically Please state 3 5" or 5 25" version when ordering Bulk Storage Box Ideal for bulk storage of diskettes, each box can hold upto 250 3.5" diskettes 1 - * LC24-200 colour £11.95 ACCESSORIES Citizen 120D Mono Citizen‘Swift 24 mono Citizen Swift 9 mono Citizen Swift 24 colour Citizen Swift 9 colour £3.29 £3.29 £3.29 £11.95 £11.95 ::::: £14.80
£53.75 £53.75 All our accessories are of the highest quality General Mouse mat Mouse pocket
3. 5" disk drive cleaner
5. 25" disk dnve deaner Media Direct-u Advanced system
programmers guide Amiga 3D graphics basic programming Amiga
basic inside and out Amiga C advanced programmers guide Amiga
C tor beginners Amiga DOS mside and out Amiga DOS quick
reference Amiga desktop video guide Amiga disk drives inside
and out Amiga for beginners Amiga machine lapguage Amiga
printers inside and out Amiga system programmers guide Best
Amiga tricks and tips Making music on the Amiga Data Printer
Cables Parallel printer cable 36 way to 36 way centronics
cable 25 way D-type male male cable 25 way D type male female
cable 25 way D-type fem lem cable Data Switches 2 way parallel
data switch 2 'way serial data switch 3 way parallel data
switch 4 Way parallel data switch Miscellaneous Amiga 4 player
adapter • Atari 4 player adapter Mouse joyslick switcher
Mouse joystipk extender cable Spell Book (ages 4-9) Things to
do with words (ages 5 12) Things to do with numbers (ages
5-10) Let's spell at the shops (ages 4-10) Let's spell at home
(ages 1 4-10) Let s spell out and about (ages 4 10) Puzzle
Book 1 (ages 5 adult) Puzzle Book 2 (ages 5-adult) Atari dust
cover Amiga dust cover Star LC10 dust cover Star LC24-10 dust
cover Star LC200 dust cover Star LC24-200 dust cover 2 piece
printer stand ‘Tilt n' turn monitor stand Monitor plynth
PRINTER RIBBONS EDUCATIONA SOFTWARE joypad luality and Value
Direct to You aa' UK Version xing Altered Beast Joy pad ,-
£949s ONLY Software £27.45 £27.45 £16.95 £23.95 £16.95 I
Palmer Golf I Rash E27.45 £30 95 £30.95 £19.95 £19.95 £19.95
£27.45 £30.95 E27.45 THIS MONTHS £19.95 £19 95 ton Worlds
Ground busters I'n: Ghosts n Axe gZwe iPond • uglas Boxing
Uadoen U S Foc:oali Barie S- Mouse KrLair Woy HI) SPECIALS
£27.45 £34.95 O’* ebs* £30.95 £27.45 £30.95 Game Gear Software
Columns Pengo Psychic World Putter Golf Super Monaco G.P
Wonder Boy Woody Pop Dragon Crystal Donald Duck G Loc Golden
Axe Mickey Mouse Nmja Gaiden Outrun Space Hamer Shmobi,
Baseball Frogger Joe Montanna Football Kinetic Connection
TaJot Game Gear Accessories AC mains adaptor , AV cable Car
lighter adaptor Game Gear to Game Gear cable Game Gear TV
tuner Rechargable battery pack Official UK Version Sega Same
Gear ONLY Pack 2 - Demo Pack (10 Disk Pack) Budbram 1 (2
disks) Budbram 2 Scoopex Mental Hangover Cnonics "Neverwhere"
Horizon •Sleeping Bag" Palace Pulling the Trigger" Quartex
"Substance Phenomena "Interspace Decay "Simpsons Demo" Pack 3
- Music Pack (10 Disk Pack) Vision Music Masters Crusaders '
Bacteria Music" Crack Music Disk Jetset Overload Music Disk
RAF Megamix 1 Flash Digital Concert 6 Flashing Bytes Sweet
Songs One Alcatraz "Panic Voices of ’ Energy" Crusaders Micro
Concert Archaos Music Disk Pack 4 - Adult Pack (10 Disk Pack)
Pack 5 - Music Makers Pack ' Pack 6 - New Release Pack , This
pack changes on a weekly basis, so is kept bang up to date.
Make cheques and postal orders Payable lo MEDIA DIRECT, Please send this together with your name and address, daytime telephone number if possible and your order requirements, to " MEDIA DIRECT COMPUTER SUPPUES LIMITED DEPARTMENT 6502 UNIT 3, RAILWAY ENTERPRISE CENTRE SHELTON NEW ROAD, STOKE ON TRENT STAFFORDSHIRE ST4 7SH FAX: 0782 281506 Carriage charges Please add £3 35 per order for postage and packing.
£5 00 lea orders over £150 00 Software and cartridges £1.25 per item Guaranteed TWO Day delivery £6 95 Guaranteed NEXT Day delivery £9.00 Remember!!! Remember!!! Remember!!!
Media Direct are a well established company with a reputation for its quality and service A point to consider before purchasing your computer goods. So why not buy from us and put our reputation to the test.
All -stocks otters are subiect to availability and to being the latest advertised'oecks and prices (Pack deta*s may vary from time to time) feiOE BY POST 0782 208228 HOW TO ORDER PUBLIC DOMAIN ? Of Shinobi Dancer Hedgehog irrier II SOFTWARE Hang On League Baseball Monaco G.P. Real Basketball Jhunderblade [of Sodan I Of Vermillion brforce II
- Come and visit Qur showroom where these and many oth r products
are on display fre Accessories t power stick Vdeo cable i pad
Case converter £32.95 £6.95 £12.95 £27.95 We stock a large
range of Public Domain Software, well over 2000 titles in fact.
To receive a catalogue send a first class stamp together with
your name and address If you require a catalogue on disk send
three first class stamps instead of one Here are some of our
more popular packs: .
Pack 1 - Home Business Pack This 8 disk pack contains - Spreadsheet Word Processor, Amiga Spell Memo Pad Inventory Database etc.. etc MEDIA DJRhC J Media Direct Computer Supplies Ltd Unit 3 Railway Enterprise Centre * Shefton New Road. Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST4 7SH STARTING THE GAME You start in the countryside standing by a barrel. Look inside it and take the fish.
Get the silver coin from the alleyway and go to the bee tree. Throw the tish at the bear, take the honeycomb from the tree and the stick from its base. Throw the stick at the dog. Now search the haystack at the inn to find the Golden needle. Give it to the tailor and he’ll hand over a blue cloak in return. Give the silver coin to the baker and buy a custard pie.
THE DESERT Go to the caravan site (it's a good idea to save the game before exploring this The village Is one ol the most Interesting locations In the game. Visit all the many shops tor some area). Head west through the desert helpful swapping to gain the vital equipment that you ll need for later on In the game. Un"' V°u “me to temple. You d better stop at the Oasis for a drink otherwise you’ll dry out. Wait here until you hear the sound of horses approaching. Hide behind the rock until the bandits appear. Watch them carefully.
In the latest installment of the King's Quest saga, King Graham's entire family have disappeared; and it's up to you to find them.
Matt Regan i tells you how... lave ared up 0 m. gan 1 THE WITCH'S FOREST Select and wear the amulet. Give the bottle to the witch to make her go away.
Now enter her castle. Take the spinning wheel, the leather pouch, the brass key and leave the building.
THE WITCH'S MAZE Go to the tree with a door, and use the brass key on it to unlock the door. Take the Golden Heart that's hidden inside.
Find the screen with the glowing eyes.
Once there, squeeze the honeycomb to produce honey. Select the emeralds from the leather pouch and drop them on the honey. Follow the Elf that appears and you'll be given a pair of Elven boots.
COUNTRYSIDE AGAIN Give the Golden Heart to the Singing tree, and take the Harp. Go to the gypsy's caravan site, they should have left the area. Take the tambourine. Give the spinning wheel to the gnomes to get the Marionette.
SHOPPING AT SERENIA Return to the town and give the Elven boots to the man in the shoe shop. His eternal gratitude, plus a helpful hammer, is now yours. Go to the toy shop and give the man the marionette. He'll swap it for a sled.
HOG'S INN Go to the Inn. You’ll get locked in the cellar, but the rat will return to chew through the ropes - who said there's no reward for kindness? Take the rope, and then use the hammer to open the door.
Open the cupboard and take the leg of lamb. Now exit the building through the left door.
That's it! With this information, you’re set up for the rest of the game. If you do get stuck, though, write to the Adventure Helpline.
Head west for one screen, then go south until you come across a skeleton lying in the sand. Take its boot and travel south to the oasis. Have another drink of water. Go south again for one screen and then north to discover the bandits’ tents.
THE BANDITS' TENTS Take a drink from the water pot. Select the fastest movement speed and enter the small tent. Hide behind the pole at its rear. Take the staff and run! Return to the temple, via the camp's entrance.
THE TEMPLE Once you've arrived, select the Use command and open the door with the staff. Enter the temple and take the bottle and gold coin - now scarper at top speed. Head east back to the caravan site.
GYPSY CARAVAN Locate the man on the chair and give him the gold coin. Madame Mushka will give you the gold amulet.
THE CAT AND RAT SHOW Go to the bakers in the town. Select the old boot and walk to the right side of the screen. When the cat and rat appear, " throw the boot at the cat to get rid of it.
Hegenti ofttoare 16 Itnhen &arbens, Cfjistoitb, lonbon Sours of opening 10am to 6pm TOP TITLES TOP TITLES
15. 99 AMIGA S3 1099 1599 ill Isee 14 99 1599 1999
21. 99 1099 19 99 2199 1699 !s« a” 1599 1599 ZJ99 1999 16 99 19
99 19 99 ¦6 99 1599 2199 ill 2199 2199 26 99 2199 22 99 B 22
99 fil 1699 1799 15 99 1599 ill 1599 1599 1599 1899 1499 1699
14 99 1899 1599 ill 1699 1699 19 99 US SS 59® 2199 j|S 2199
16M 23 99 if 19 99 1999 1599 ! 15.99 1599 1599 1899 !e» ' 16
99 ill ill 1999 1999 1899 ill i}| 1599 1699 1599 S2 1699 1599
27 99 23 99 15 99 1699 1499 26 99 15 99 16 99 14 99 1499 (SS
14 99 2690 1599 1999 1599 159® 1699 16 9® 1599 159® 1699 1699
15. 99 19 99 Iim isSe 1699 1499 15 99 15 5 ill 1699 1699 ieS 12
99 1699 18 99 1599 ill ill ill 1599 lew
18. 99 te 99 1999 1999 1899
15. 99 21 99 1699 1599 599 ¦599 1899 169® 16 99 1799 1799 16 99
18 99
16. 98 16 99 19 99 1699 1499
19. 99
14. 99 !S:2 1599 FOR ONLY (15.99 ALL FIVE GAMES FOR ONLY (17.99
GRANDSTAND Gazza Super Soccer. Pro Tennis Tour. Wort)
Leaderpoard. And Continental C.cus ...---------S FOR ONLY
(17.99 DOUBLE DOUBLE BOX TV Sports Foot!** lords » tie Rang
Sun. TV L r8wiSitsffMcm ho.n VIRTUAL REALITY VOL 2 Virus.
Serena) Ward Dreams. Resolution 101.
ALL 4 FOB ONLY*aStUt?fl 9 8T (18.99 BUDGET TITLES UNDER £10.00 2€ Q ;fax: 081-995 1325 Telephone: enquiry lines 081-747 475 COMPILATIONS ALL FOUR GAMES FoflljNLY C TNT Hart Own. APB. XyOott. TotBin and ALLRVEO rONLY (15.99 PLATINUM Otoe* rigor. Stnder. Forgotten Worlds and Ghouls and Ghosts ALL FOUR GAMES FOR ONLY C19J9 MAGNUM 4 AltoitHjmor. DouW Dragon. Operation Wo* and SfoEToNLV (17.99 1 CHALLENGERS Kk» 09. Super Sju. F«hter Bombor Great Courts, and Stun Car Racer ALL FIVE GAMES FOR ONLY (17.99 FLIGHT COMMANO tiuninaicr. Strfce Force Hamer. Lancaster. Shy fm ALL FIVE (UME FOROMLY (12.99
Ainmrg JaOscm.Bo So. Mosunai ALL TEN GAMES FOR ONLVflftW RG tTft SOCCER MANIA arts st?
24 HOUR CREDIT HOTLINE 0389-300 606 Expiry Date:.. Nov 1991 Software £2.00 per item.
Please charge my Access Visa card no:| | | | | 1 1 1 XII 1 1 1 1 Machine: Price
• irne Computer Titles Addles Post Code Please make cnee Existing
Customer Pis quote account no: Non EEC countries add £3.00 per
item. All items subiect to availaMrty. E A 0. E. WIN FLIGHT OF
THF INTRUDER There’s a MiG on your tale and a SAM dead ahead.
What do you do now? Mark ‘Jets Go’ Patterson throttles back and tells you how to kick VC ass.
FLYING THE PHANTOM It's all too easy to contuse friendly planes with enemy lighters. It you're playing with the rules of engagement, you have to make visual contact with aircraft before you attack. Phantoms can usually be identified by their engine emissions, and Intruders tend to follow a straight flight path and keep very low.
AIM-7 missiles are quite accurate over long ranges, if fired in pairs. AIM-9s are a real pain. These work by locking onto the heat signature of a plane, which means you have to get behind your target for them to lock on. The best weapon is still the cannon. Cut your speed to 75 per cent then find a target.
Match their trajectory then hit the afterburners. Keep pulling yourself round to face the target and adjust your aim according to your angle of attack. By the time your target is in range you should be heading towards it head on.
Learn to identity local landmarks so you can guide yourself to your tar- Boats are tricky targets. It you find several close together a well-aimed get visually It you get lost. Failing that, look to the sites and try to spot 2,000 pound bomb could damage all ol them and effectively put them your wlngman who very rarely gets lost. Out of action for good.
The Phantom's biggest advantages are its speed and agility. In a tight spot go to full speed, dive for a few seconds then pull up sharply so you're climbing at 80° from horizontal. Gain some height and cut your speed down to 60 per cent.
Brake right, roll, dive slightly then activate your afterburners. At this point any pursuing MiGs should pass you. The key to performing this manoeuvre is braking as tightly as possible. Rolling on the dive gives you some room to avoid any other incoming fighters.
mmmm.
INTRUDER Fly several thousand teet above the Intruders if you’re on an escort mission as this gives you the height to deal with incoming bogies and dive onto AAA and SAM sites. Your plane is an easy target for missile batteries at this height, which means they're more inclined to lock onto your plane rather than the low-flying Intruders.
THE INTRUDER No matter how good its avionics, the Intruder is still a slow, sluggish plane.
Going back to a target for a second strike is difficult and dangerous, so your first shot must count. You're not allowed to bring back unused bombs to the carrier, as they tend to explode if you make a hash of your landing. Rather than load up with lots ot small weapons that you couldn't possibly use, take a few large bombs that are guaranteed to take apart the hardest of targets. Because you only get one attempt at taking out a target you have to make sure you hit it. DIANE is the most accurate method. If you come in low you'll need to 'pop-up' in the last 15-20 miles of flight to reach a
height of 10,000 feet. From this position you can dive bomb the target using DIANE to plot your trajectory.
Direct bombing requires plenty of practice. The important factor here is calculating the dive angle. You then have to calculate the Mil settings which is time consuming. Personally I use the dive-bomb method. Climb to 10,000 feet and dive on the target with two miles to go. Centre the crosshairs over the target, pull up and hit the firebutton. Don’t fly too low if you’re carrying large bombs, as your plane can get caught in the blast. You have to keep your wings level otherwise the bomb will miss its target.
The most accurate bomb is the Paveway. This needs a high angle of attack to deliver. After releasing it, your plane tends to follow the weapon's trajectory, so as soon as the bomb is dropped you have to pull up sharply to avoid being caught in the blast.
Your wingman takes care of the laser targeting of the Paveway. If he’s been shot down the bomb has to be used as a normal unguided weapon.
Sometimes extreme accuracy is called for, and dropping a 2,000 pound bomb in the middle of a VC compound tends to flatten everything, which isn't very good if your intended target is surrounded by hospitals. The best for accuracy is the AGM-62 Walleye. Fly towards the target at 4,000 feet, so you can make a positive ID of your target. As the Walleye has a very small warhead you'll need to approach slowly so you can launch a second missile to make sure the target is destroyed.
HAPPY LANDINGS Landing is the nemesis of many an unwary pilot. The most important thing is the glide slope. The glide slope is an imaginary line which extends outwards from the carrier deck at a 3° angle. To land you need to intercept this slope.
Start your final approach at 10-12 miles with an altitude of 10-12,000 feet. Fly towards the carrier and use the ACLS to get your initial line. When you close in on the carrier locate the meatball system, which is on the ship’s left hand side. If the yellow light is above the green ones you’re coming in too high, if it's level you’re following the glide slope and if it’s below you’d better pull up, fast. Use the AOA to gauge your pitch and speed.
EJECT!
If your plane's been badly hit you haven’t got much time. Don't hit the eject button until you’re sure you're pointing up, or as close to up as possible. As planes tend to go into a spin when their tail’s been blown off.
4* a M I O A* La r1* Id, v 1 w Superb colour graphics dumps.
Select area you wish to print.
Select size you wish to print it.
* Now included is “Balance" Control for Enhancing Dark Digitised
IFF or HAM Picutres.
Tmand 1991 Paramount Picture*. All rights reserved. The GODFATHER is a trademark ot Paramount Pictures. U.S. Gold Authorised User.
P j ? Vary density and passes.
* Colour catalogue function. Put picture disk in and Flcxidump
will print a miniature of each picture.
* Colour separation, Reg sort. Mirror (including HAM). Colour
negatives.
Mono threshold adjust. Random Scatter. Under Colour removal, Colour Density Control, Aspect ratio Control Balance.
* Label printing facility. Sideways printing for A4 size or
produce banners.
* Ideal for T-shirt printing. Drives a wide range of Colour and
Mono printers 9 and 24 pin.
Including Star LC200. LC200 24, Citizen Swift, LCIO. NEC, OKI 20 and many more. Only £39.95 inc VAT
* OK OK, you win, stop moaning, we’ve done it. For all you 9 and
24 pin Mono printer owners, T-shirt designers or Mono Graphic
Artists we've produced FLEXIDUMP Mono for 9 and 24 pin
printers. With all the features of Flcxidump colour and at a
price that will make you smile. Only £ 19.74. r ’ How to order:
Enclose cheques PO made payable to: Q CARE ELECTRONICS or use
Access Visa.
Prices include VAT & Carriage.
CARE ELECTRONICS Dept. CUA, 15 Holland Gardens, Garston, Watford, Herts WD6 6JN Tel: 0923 894064 Fax: 0923 672102 Why buy an ordinary sound sampler when you can buy a recording studio?
TECHNOSOUND Turbo SOUND SAMPLING SYSTEM FOR THE AMIGA
* SONG SEQUENCER * MIDI SEQUENCES * VARIABLE DIGITAL DELAY
™,'1AI‘LE Xn" BUFFER * FULL MULTITASKING * 57 RECORDED STATE
OF THE ART TRUE STEREO CARTRIDGES * OVER 100 FUNCTIONS * SIMPLE
TO USE TUTORIAL AND USER GUIDE
* STUNNING REAL TIME EFFECTS INCLUDE - Eclm - Reverb - Hall -
Voice Synthesis - Phaser and Vibrato * EXTENSIVE EdmNG AND
LOOPING FACILITIES ONLY £31.96 SAVE £8!
RECYCLE IT Don t throw away your Plaltk Printer Ribbons Cast* when the ribbon wean out Just take the rop off, take our the old nbtxm and reload rr with a new one Its simple. Full instructions supplied.
Reloads for- Star LC200 9 pm 4 colour (normal ini) 5 reloads Only £23JO.
Star 24 pin I colour (normal ink) 5 reloads Only £28.241. Citizen Swift 4 colour (normal ink) 5 reloads Only ,39.95. UkhthKa., 31 0 , Ark fc CirmaMwWlhdlh.mt ird’x** T-SHIRT PRINTING RIBBONS PRINT ON NORMAL PAPER IRON ON T-SHIRT 4 Colour Citizen Swift iLaocrVrLOD _oU» xr !t~20C ; ptt « Goto® Sear LC200 J* Po I Colour Ctnet 2Cf)Awih i Colour Sarl.L I0 i Cootr ill Sor Pm I Cater fcjacafXfc XQ«0ftMX*) CokK»fiwrtLX« ’ Coiojt ix mo i Colour Pi mot* gj& W8 Ho**. T»t*ia ft® s rtd j _ * grfet.U,7. Urgfwm la*t i ftiftrr wt rgb 1« 10 a *r He* Inocrr IV® S snE
rcd orx e ydWrccvtti* Small Ivns have a fine nib .... II75 a set T-SHIRT RIBBONS NOW AVAILABLE IN RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW and BLACK FOR A WIDE RANGE OF PRINTERS Phone ourorder line on 0923 894064. Answerphone outside normal hours Fax 0923 672102 VG, UltU.ll, PRINTERS d horn* Fax 0923 672102 d H E L P L 1 1 N E Welcome to what surely must rate as the most useful aid to trapped adventurers in any mag. This month's column is fair bustling with all the latest news and stories, and is backed up by the ever-useful Helpline where your questions are
answered. So, if you are trapped by a demon or stuck behind a locked door, drop us a scroll... NEWS THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?
As designers stretch their imaginations to find more novelties with which to delight us, the games which they produce are also beginning to stretch the capabilities of the Amiga. Already the half megabyte of memory of the basic A500 is not sufficient to run most of the latest graphic adventures, and even those which can hold the data, seem to spend half their time ‘chugg-chugging’ the graphics from the floppy disks to the screen. The once fun-packed Sierra adventures are now becoming an exercise in endurance as our pixelated hero plods across the screen like a man walking in treacle. This
is all becoming a bit unsatisfactory for some players. - Fear not, however, for happily I have some good news which might help brighten the future. Mirrorsoft have saddled their latest discovery with the embarrassing title of Virtual Theatre - which is a fancy name for a neat, new graphic adventure system. Apart from the name, this system has a lot going for it because it not only produces exciting graphic adventures, but also manages to produce ones which move fast enough to keep the game flowing. The first game to leap through Mirrorsoft's looking-glass is entitled Lure of the Temptress
and it will be released in early 1992.
The game looks similar to the Sierra and Lucasfilm products, but it has a more adult feel to it. The storyline still revolves around the standard boyish hero overcoming the wicked king, but the text and the jokes sit more easily with a player who wants to chuckle rather than giggle. The sales blurb boasts that the other computer-controlled characters will carry on about their business as you blunder in and out of their affairs, but I'll treat that with a large pinch of Sodium Carbonate.
However, having seen a pre-release version of the first game I'll agree that they have got their hands on something good and you'll do well to keep an eye out for it in the new year.
SUSPICIOUS CARGO An enthusiastic programmer called ‘Piglet’, (sounds like the start to a Limerickl - any suggestions?) Took one look at Magnetic Scroll’s Wonderland adventure and said, ’I could do better than that’. And just to prove that he could, he has designed Gremlin's latest text adventure called Suspicious Cargo.
This game is billed as, ‘the text adventure for those players who don't like text adventures’, so maybe it’s just what you are looking for.
The main part of the game is controlled by an innovative system of icons and windows similar to that used in Wonderland. That in itself is clever and makes the game much easier to play, but to add more spice to the mixture there are a number of sub-games built in to the main text adventure.
Incorporating arcade games into adventures is not a new idea (witness the abysmal attempts of Sierra..), but in this case they promise to be a lot better. And not only are there games, but there are also some full-screen animated graphic screens which pop up every so often to set up the Bladerunner Alien mood. If that isn't enough to make you forget the basic game, even more variety can be found in the TV monitor screens which are built into the ship’s console. When you are feeling fed up and looking for inspiration, these can be switched on to display the local TV shows and news broadcasts.
Text games are one part of the adventure scene which constantly try to rise phoenix-like from the ashes of the past, and while Wonderland received much praise from the reviewers, the gossip is that it was a financial failure and may not even be released in America - which is a disaster for any game. I hope Suspicious Cargo will be a triumph for young Piglet to show that there is still a place for the well- designed text adventure in today's marketplace.
BARD'S TALE III - QUEST ONE SOLUTION With the news that Electronic Arts plans to market The Bard's Tale Construction Set which was used to write the famous Bard's Tale trilogy, perhaps its time you gave some thought to completing the trilogy before you begin to write your own masterpiece. Just to give you a sharp prod in the right direction, here are a few tips for the last of these great games.
When starting a new team, use a Rogue, Bard, two human Paladins and two human Spellcasters. Develop one Spellcaster into a Chronomancer and one Paladin into a Geomancer. The best weapon for a fighter is a Stone Blade.
Equip Spellcasters with Mage Staffs.
Learn the NUKE, GILL and DIVA spells, and have your Bard learn the Minstrel Shield song. Develop the Rogue quickly for he's vital for slaying certain monsters and get the Spellcasters up to Level Seven so you can use the APAR spell which lets you teleport around.
Quest One - Head for the Grove in the wilderness and cast ARBO to get to the Well Worn Spot where you can recruit Hawkslayer to lead your group.
Go to the Castle and get the King's miniquest, but don't buy the GILL spell at the Wizard's Guild, it's cheaper at the Hut.
You'll need a canteen and the GILL spell when you enter the lake and find the Palace. In the palace you must use the canteen several times to get Water of Life. APAR-2N.12E to get out.
Go to the Tree of Acorns in Arboria and get an acom, then get a leaf from the Pile of Arefolia Leaves. On level three of Valarians Tower use acorn.
Use canteen with Water of Life. On Level three you must find the Nightspear. Head for the Festering Pit and on Level one APAR 14N,5E,1D. On Level two fight Garnath ancfget the head and heart (eughl). Now you must return to the Castle where the King will permit you to enter the Sacred Grove. In the Grove go to Valern and use the Heart then use the canteen. You now must find the Bow and Arrows of Life (9N.9E, southeast comer) APAR 9N-9E to passage out. Finally go to the Well Worn Spot and use the ENIK spell to get home.
EXILE HOW TO USE THE ADVENTURE HELPLINE Write to me, Tony Gill, at Adventure Helpline, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU, with your problems and any useful hints you can give in response to those readers languishing in these pages! Make sure you include your full name and address, and I will do my best to answer your problems.
Audiogenic Software have come up with a space adventure which combines fun and action with loadsa' puzzles, and the result is a game which will please most fast-fingered adventurers. In answer to a radio distress call, you have set your old ship down on a distant planet which is honeycombed with caves and tunnels. A race of giant maggots and other equally charming monsters infest these dangerous regions, but you are obviously too brave (or too stupid) to let that stop you from rescuing a group of colonists who are under attack... There are plenty of objects to find which will help you
through the labyrinth, plus lots of weaponry to blast holes in the bug-eyed monsters which attack in waves. But just in case you feel unwanted amongst all of these unfriendly life forms there are also a couple of robots which can be brought into play on your side. Find the right objects and you'll be able to call up those useful allies when things get rough. There is a high level of arcade action in this game which may make it unsuitable for some adventure fans, but it is fun and that after all is what we are all looking for.
INPUT Having taken a peek at this month's mailbag and seen the staggering amount of mail which has poured in from all over the world, I’ve decided to give up playing adventures games and become a stamp collector. Letters from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa prove how popular Adventure and Role Playing Games are all around the globe - not to mention the obvious popularity of CU Amiga. A special mention must be made concerning the huge amount of mail which we receive from our Norwegian readers, they certainly swell the mailsack with all of their hints and tips.
CRUISE FOR A CLUE If you want to unmask the murderer who is running loose onboard Delphlne's latest best-seller - Cruise lor a Corpse - you'll need th e brain of Inspector Maigret. Unfortunately, Karl Vassallo of Fakenham appears to have the brain of Inspector Clouseau and he is up zee creek without zee paddle! Having interrogated all of the suspects, there now appears to be nowhere else for him to go.Fear not Mon Ami, for I think I know where you have gone wrong.
The first move is to take the piece of paper from the scene of the murder and show it to the bar man. In return he will give you the priest's prayer book inside which there is another piece of paper hidden. Once you have this in your sticky grasp, the priest will be available for questioning. A careful search of the priest's cabin will reveal his suitcase which can be opened to reveal his guilty secret.
What you must do is to talk to everyone about everything. Eventually you will find yet another piece of paper in the Smoking Room and a key on the floor of your own cabin. Zee plot thickens!
SPACE RACE Ivo Bos from Holland has written to offer help to all of you who are having problems with 'Big Arnie’ in Space Quest III.
The easy way to tackle this murderous robot is to climb up inside the hollow monster and wait until Arnie is in the right position where a push on the hook-on-a- rope will knock him for six. You can now steal his invisibility belt for your own use.
That solution is the easy one, but a more interesting one is that offered by Knut Erik Raanes from Norway who suggests that you lure the big brute under the pulsating pods which hang on the underside of the rock near to your spaceship. If you position yourself correctly at the back of the rock, Arnie will have to walk under the pods to grab you, then he'll get a nasty surprise. In this case you'll need the Orat-on-a-Stick to retrieve his belt without getting splatted yourself.
LEISURE SUIT LARRY 2 Having steered our eponymous hero across jungle and swamp, John Clayton of Kingswear has arrived on top of a volcano and is standing like a lemon outside the closed entrance to Dr. Nontoony's Headquarters. He has some matches and some ash, but absolutely no idea what to do next.
What you mustn't do is waste time with the wood-chopping native in the village. Although he looks as if he will stop work at any moment and leave his axe for you to swipe, he is really just an annoying red herring. What is needed in this situation is something that will cause the volcano to erupt and blast an entrance into the mountain for you. To do this you need the bottle of hair tonic, some matches and the barf bag from the aircraft. Put the bag into the bottle to act as a wick, then move to the right-hand rear of the screen next to a crack in the ground. Light the wick with the match
then drop the bottle into the fissure in the ground. HELPLINE a d v A CROWN FOR ELVIRA'S NOBLE CRUSADER Paul Haswell from Tamworth has written with a solution for Mr. Highfield, and anyone else who is wrestling with Elvira (I should be so lucky). To put the crown on the crusader's head, go into the alcove beneath the church altar, take up the crown and go and stand before the large mural. Read the scroll with the Christian prayer on it, which is found i the prayer book and the mural will now collapse and ) the crusader’s body. Put the crown on his head and ord. With the sword in your hand
you’ll no i to worry about nasty, green things in the catacombs. And don’t think that a nasty green thing is easy ) it’s ‘snot’I FIXING THE FUTURE An unusual letter, written on toilet paper, was slipped under the office door this month from Eivind Antonsen of Finstadjordet who, it appears, is stuck in the lavatory in Delphine’s Future Wars. He doesn’t mention if there any old ladies locked in there with him, but he does say that he is desperate to find a fuse. Eivind is correct in saying that a Kosmos Software Ltd, FREEPOST (no stamp needed in UK) DUNSTABLE, Beds. LU5 6BR _ Telephone 05255
3942 or 5406 HI B s is what’s needed to fix the [ the hall, because once the TV is i slip past the guard who will be t Both the fuse and the blowtorch used to kill the alien in the sewer are to be found amidst the rubble of the ruined city.
The blow torch is in the bottom-right corner of the initial screen and the fuse is found on the left of the second screen, where you see a small white spot.
RS TALE II REPLY r to Brian Kane's problem in the Aug issue, David s of South Shields comes up with the answers to the 's Tale II queries. The Nospen ring lowers A.C. and i spells. To awaken the stone man say 'KAZDEK'. To
• the Temple of Narn you will need all the segments of . Give
these pieces to your Archmage and forget . The reason that the
Casinos are all closed is (Lagoth Zanta closed them and he is
the final villain you will need to defeat when you enter the
Temple of in be able to t watching the screen, ed to kill the i
SOFT EXCHANGE COME TO US FOR PRICE QUALITY AND SERVICE.
REMEMBER WE DO NOT SELL CHEAP INFERIOR QUALITY DISKS YOU CAN BUY THESE FROM OTHERS Panaaoaic Balk 3.5 DS DD : £4.99--- SfSKSSABSs ________£108.99
- -------£139.99 _________£169.99 A lots of grief is being
caused to poor souls who are stuck in the catacombs along with
Indiana Jones in his Last Crusade. Six skele ton's skulls, and
a locked door which can only be opened by someone with a
musical bent, has got them foxed. Luckily Leight on Williams of
Coventry appears to have a bent one because he has supplied the
following solution to the musical skull puzzle. To open the
door consult the notes in the diary. From Left to Right, a note
on the highest line corresponds to a press of the leftmost
skull, a note on the second highest line means a press on the
skull second from the left. If the leftmost skull is number one
and the rightmost is number six, then the skulls to be pressed
are : 53342.
Includri labels and lifetime guarantee SPECIAL OFFERS
- ------£10.99 50 Diaks * 100 Cap Bo*
- ------£13.99 100 Diaka * 100 Cap Box I £21.99 200Disk. *2 *
200CapBo lODiaka ? 100 Cap Box.- 20 Disks • 100 Cap Bo* - 30
Duka* 100 Cap Bo* .- 40 Daks » ICO Cap Bo» - ACCESSORIES
- ----£5.99 Dak Label. 50 ..£6.99 Dak Labiea 1000_
- £7.99
- £8.99 ALL AT SEA WITH LARRY III?
- .£2.50 Logitech 2 but
- £390 Wang 5.25* d Here's a quickie on how to get started in
Larry III.
Collect your credit card from the postbox of your home and give it to the girl on the beach. Once All prices include VAT, post and packing in UX. Overseas orders please write or telephone. To order please send a cheque!P.O. made payable to SOFT EXCHANGE, 101 CLIFTON ROAD, SOUTH NORWOOD, LONDON SE25 6QA. TEL 081 653 9094 (24 hours order line) you've found the piece of wood in the forest floor, and have sharpened your knife on the Casino steps, things will get a whole lot easier.
S Slbjects tyrerv C.L, tyfvarvieJv £erm *rv, tyto.Lia.7V tyoio 7VO*., tytitot+T4f 'tyteOtfTa.fvhlf SrvplifJv ‘Wo-r'cL.
Tyfvetlirvp Arithmetic, tyootbo.ll, tyfvord.
TyirU Aid 'tyfervera.L Krvou Led e c Sr.ola.rvd, tyc.0tla.7vd J j.tu.ra.1 History.
Y Kosmos are spec a.
Producers of Edu Software designed to I you enjoy learning from ] your computer. Versions are available for most popular home & busim computers. Many ol out ] programs even allow you l( add your own lesson material.
II Write or telephone fori FREE 20-page BROCHU of our Educational & I software Pleas* state your computer t) , £19.99 . £22.99 _£21.99.-
- 08.99
- --------£4299
- --------------£7991 _____£114.99 ______£14799 £17999
£329.99 ...- £349.99
- £75.99
- £659.99- t ------- £5.99
- £6.99
- £23.99 410_______£4.99
d. And educational orders quoted at very competitive pnees Move
Over ’Screengems’ The New Official Commodore Amiga Pack is at
Digicom INCLUDING THESE NEW TITLES This years biggest hit
AMIGA ND OUR OWN EXTRAS PACK Turbo Outrun Enduro Racer Super
Wonder Boy Thunder Blade Crackdown Kick Off 2 I Meg version
Voted European Game Of The Year With , Mircosuitched joystick
Disk Library Case V, 10 Blank disks High quality mouse mat and
dust cover Animation Total Package Price Including VAT &
Delivery Next Day Courier Ddiu’ry At £5.50 Kxlra
13. 99 [10.99 [15.99 [19.99 [22.99 [42.99 [79.99
114. 99
147. 99
179. 99
149. 99 rnwjp olour Stereo Monilor ) z I £839.991 Digicom offers
you !
? Free Catalogue w ith all orders ? 12 months guarantee period O All product tested before despatch ? Regular newsletters and special offers OT cchnical helpline O 30 day replacement of faulty product Oprice or product match ? Computerised order system ORDER 17 .50 :i3.99 1199
14. 99
13. 99 £6.99
23. 99
14. 99 write ur credit card order line, and your crrdil card
details hrlpful sales slafr. We aceepl
i. Visa. Eurocard, Mastercard.
MEX and I li e new direcl debit cards |ike Snitch and Barclays Connect.
|8y Mail : mply nr lie donn the details of ynur order fling nith your name and address, then it It to us nith a personal cheque.postal , bankers draft or building society e made payable to. "Digicom Computer rices Ltd".
If cheques require lime lo clear he ore despatch ind SpccKli ations air tubjrrl la rhaar. Without -.tier | ..4- Amina Cartoon ('In: l»dl I Philips CMK833II ('¦ plus leads mid Pack 1 «"¦" tOIV TO |Sv Phone DiGiCCnyi
(091) 8) 37801)8 36-37 Wharfside Fenny Stratford Walling Street
Milton Keynes MK2 2AZ Showroom open Mon-Sat 9JMam-5J0pm
(closed betneen 12.30-1.30 pm ) Wharfside is opposite the
Bridge Pub on the A5 Watting Street ronipktc with
Itistcover ami Jaiila_ mign and Monilor as in MEM SIAR
L('-200 Colour Printer CALL NOW UNITED PUBLIC Vally PD UPD,
PO BOX 15, PETERIEE, Co. DURHAM, SR81NZ 091 587 1195 KGB
MEGADEMO121 ThH it grtal! A great Huaa music «feo 6 reel v
dr LAUREL & HARDY Good damo featuring The tonascme pin*'
song. |2 dst MAGNETIC FIELDS HYSTERESIS Eicelenl reck*
B'hiTiCi. Plus busk I MAGNETIC FIELDS SPACEO OUT (2) Music
com dwnoast wah son* p) MAXMUM OVERRIOC (2) Very nicefy
done Hfed vaclor demo by TSB.
MRAGE MEGADEMO Another good disk, this on* comas Used.
MONTY PYTHON (2) Brtllanl d«mo leatinng th* lumMrjact song I MONTY PYTHON NUDGE NUOGE Arvstner amusmg skMch on 2 daks! Ffl NEWTEK DEMO 3 An eitflfrt damo.Ukt your machine 10 the «mt!
NOT THE NNE 0 CLOCK NEWS Scma amuamg stitches on Ms* distiQ) PHENOMENA ECES A vary good demo wlh a ligh sourced HlwJ reclcr * PHENOMENA INTERSPACE Is Urn* linear 7 Wet get lha Oemj and M oU PHENOMENA EWGMA Amolulafy brtUanf. Ona of the ail amt greats!
PHENOMENA JOYRIDE Anofhar abacMt cotar ol a demo!
PINK aOYD THE WALL 161 Oh yeah IA toga demo bread » fifei ana sow PlASMUTtX KkeUn SoUISoul wutC Beats plus wild copper ard pietaa ft I PMC ALPHA OMEGA An abecMaiy superb lia«l rector demo Lovefy wufe I PUGGS IN SPACE A claaaic demo, lha kids oM lova H PRISONER DEMO Rtmembtr lha old 60a aartaa? W B haras tmaja dan PULLING THE TRKJOER WeB Md out 1*1 Ol damo*.
PURE METAL COOERS Pretanl fractal damot disk, very nca.
OUARTEX SUBSTANCE Superb (Ware ona of Biosa you tkmaymuslkava I RAF MEGADEMO A .fry -.ca? Dut -agMrmr, REBELS MEGADEMO 11 * to quaMy samples *um* Mu *r BUSINESS - UTILITIES ¦ SERIOUS ST-91 SAMPUS (XSK Sfedo quaity tampfes. Drum* ba»*. Snare* ard more ST-92 SAMPLES KSK Slide quaMy aampfe*. Wum* bat*, snares and more ST-93 SAMPLES DISK Studio quaity aampfe*. ®um* Bat* snare* and more YAMAHA DX7 VOICE HER Program lor 0X7 tana* ayrthaavaare ER Hr lha above program.
4-GENE Good paneology progrw* to I race your femay A68K 68000 Asaawfeer program kb th* Amga rattier dffltcud 464 EMULATOR Canmodore 64 emulator program AMATEUR RAD01 Some program* 01 Internet to M raoio nun: ANNIATED POINTER PACK Ohk fel of animated pOnt***' AMIBASE 3 78 On* ot th* b*M Amiga database* Search tacilRm ANYlYTkCAlC Now unpacked and r**dy to uaat (2dbk rar»Wn| ARP 1.3 Amigadoa repecament protect. Contains now Knnn 6 ASI LABEL HUNTERS M II* CM Mb* prrmg programs now C ASS ASINS GRAFFK UTILS Great dltl lull of gracfecs convertor ASSASSINS BOOT UttUTKS Load* ol bOMbtoc* unties on her
BANKIN A compfet* cheque boo* analysis program Kaap BIORYTMIS & STARCHART Choc* yoor Bferytnms 6 *u BUSINESS CARO MAKER Mat* your own Umful C MANUAL II (4) New and batMr I Version 2 now W« on * Oak*!
C-UGHT RAY TRACER A conumrOal ray tracing package. Now PO III!
CHET SOLACE URLS 26 utlMfe* on thladak CLERK Another program similar to Journal, manages your Bant account CLIPART 8 disks crammed fell of some of th basl chpart around! (8 disks) COUNTACH CLIP AHT (3) 3 dltks packed fel of cffeart!V*raaus subjects.
CURSER BASC COMPILER Jual w*ot you naad lo apaad up bask program* D-COPY Ona of •» Baal PO cc*y ulllitos avwlatAa, vary aaay to ua*.
DARKSTAflimUTES 3 Adis* fell of assorted useful utilities you may need' DBW Good PO ray tracing program Inc iom* picture* I CU luiowlcdgf naad DEMOUSHER UTH.T1ES168 easy to us* utfttla* lonelhlng lor everyone DESKBENCH NIC* allamaOv* workbench with 2 auppon dsks.kc«*s.b*»M I DESKTOP PUBLISHER from German* English UanMalton now availatfe.
DIRECT ACTON A usefcf UHMy Or adding animation sequences DISKMASTER 30 CU Utility program, copy Mat d*«te. Termal dlats.
DOPE MTROMAKER Mat* your own intros mm this utwty.
OTHAHTE FONT I Anothrr popular i**» Suet* ol IFF fcrtKrcon Graal I DYHAMTE FONTS Eiellanl lonts dot lor u*a in Opsint ate |Nol assignable) EDUCATION SET (5) Ftra ditk* full ol aducational [bograms Vory good ELECTROCAD PREY** I your mo circuit diagrams ale, by Bit*.
EXILE FONTS More ol theses auparb kbitscraen* For usa with Deluxe Paint FLEB8ASE DATABASE A **r ta to uaa database lor lha beginner FONTS AND RAM MANAGER lot* ol tort* pt* a Mttware ram milch !
FONTS 1 SURFACES lot* of usakf low* brashes ale lor u*a n Opaintl FRANZ MEGAUT1LS DISK Plenty olFcbtl Eds »nd a good boot menu prograw GRAPHICS UT1UTCS Load ol usehj graphically ontntslod program* HAM LAB Conrarl VGA PC pictures lo Awuga ham mod* with the* utility.
HAROORTrt UTIS Soma good maoat lor hard r*tva owner*.
CONMAMA Load* of program* for eon craaoon 6 many icon*!
ICONS This dta* d(uM crammed with useful 8 varied icon* INTERFERON PRO Creal* prolecsoo boolMocta aganai mi***.
JAZZBENCH A areal attematfra wortbanch much prefarred by many!
JOURNAL A nice program daaignad lo taap Irec* on your hnanca*.
JR COMM 102 Uletf varelon of anolhor superb comm* poctag* KEFPENS METAUXN UTUTIES Graaf util dot M T * KIN JAMES BBLE Od laatamanl 6 New testament LANGUAGES DISK All you aver naadad I Forth, Module 2. X-li*p and logs MCAD Computer aided daalgnpechag use* hi res mode. Good. 1 Meg.
MACYIEW.ORAW.ROTATE Cdlaction of Ihrea unusual program* Interesting.
NESSY-SD Easy to us* PC - Amiga Ha transfer program, a superb uafely!
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMS GaoOm* Grocery **L CaKufelor M06ED A vary useful program k* edbng spnio* and teto!
MORSE PROGRAMS Dfet fell of Morsa coda programs lo rarto ham.
MYSTX HARDWARE MOOS Documents disk lor hardware modifeatOn*.
NCOMM «1 92 Laletf and basl v*»On ol lh» exetkrt comms package!
NORTH C13 2 A Iwo «ak unpacked NORTH C13 (Packed) Tha cempM* C compiler PASCAL COMPILER tfew becoming a popular language PC EMULATOR Software PC amulaKb needs MS DOS lo n*v!CGAgr*c*es!
PENDLE EUROPA MEGAUTILrT*S 1 An attanlW coaacttn of over 200 urtH PENOLE EUROPA UTUTIES S Another great compact by lha Red Dart.
PENDLE EUROPA UTUTIES 6 Include* cetera ard more ulllitws PENDLE EUROPA UTUTIES 7 A vary popular utitty ccdecbon Try PflMTER IWVER GENERATOR OaNgi PRINTER DRIVER UT1UTKS Various n PRWT STUOIO VI25 Graat ubllty fee accurela pnmoui QBASE Data base program, simple to uaa wiih lull search laofHy.
OED A nk* aaay lo uaa lart adBor program! Load, *a*a, prim and more QUKKBASE A email dalabaa* program, ado Isp*( 6 Ten editor on disk.
QJCKBENCM AnoRiar altanmtlr* wortbanch system. Vary clever this one RAZOR 1*11 Graphic* ripper* Vkua tiller* Onkialv powarpacter 6 men RIM DATABASE Vtry comprehensive relalicnal databasa lysfem. PowwfU ROT A aimpfe 30 rttwrg package lor your Amga. Very popular SCORE 11s Structured capert ler uta m Piofatawnal page A Pwaeslrewm!
SB VI t Nawcal version O lha easy to u*a CU ullMy. Euenart I SOMETHING FOR NOTHBIO 2 4*t saf M ol vtdao utit* lonM ale. ® SOZOBAN C Another vary popular C arrrtromant tanllar to Ikyrth C ST EMULATOR Rw» ATARI ST software on you Amiga. Ntadi 2 drive* SUPER C DISK As near lo a hard ddv* at mar* mortata grt!
SUPER KILE RS Kill* 172 vvusaa, more Ihan Masfer Ym*2i A must!
SUPER WORKBENCH Yal anolhtr ahtmaliv* wortbanch dis*l TABOT An tVro&p program lor your Amiga.
TEXT PLUS V3D0 on* ol lha Baal wordprocassor* includes Amigaspell some great hmis. Wall cool.
AGATRON: AGATRON: AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON AGATRON APPLECU1 BAD BIRO BASKETS BONGO Al BUSY BEE CLOTHES COOL COI Cxt SPAC OART ANII ORAGONS ERIC S AV ERIC S B* ERIC S CC YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER H SUPERB AMIGA MUSIC UNMICSl a* I ur«» over i«» ciauc o* Tunes iroriaaeo on me IT CES MUSIC Abort 10 greN tongs by 4m*l el Ararcli* IT REFLECTIONS 2 Four or Ffe* good song* agfen By *4»rt ATRAZ THE POWER’ Eiceflenl re-nn ol fi *ong by the twnd Snap.
ALCATRAZ THE________________________... . ... ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSK A superb mumc do* vary wall pretented !
IV Few Greal heua* music tracts. Worth a listen
* night sky!
AMAZING TUNES I (3) This cnaa a biggy loads O great muaC by SAE.
AHEGA PARTY WMNERS Four EXCELLENT songs Ml won lha AMIGA party AMGA CHART BLACK BOX. QUEEN Tha awts®* man and RaJ* on tiaa. Rarr ASSCAL Superb rendition* of Bn* Ktoinar Me. By Rob E rUREO 8AGMATON Somt very nCafy treseniad muaK S Yeah I Pump 19 Ba nusK. T tckn remu of backs by 4M ANARCHY CAPTURED BANGING RAVES Yaah I Pump 19 W* fuse, kekm re BEAST SONX Scoc«*i (nmtl lit muat: Irom Beast BEATIES SOMX Lots of Bealfet nusc dona m Seeds I BEATMASTER 808 STATE Cub* artj more ol this type of muaK hem 806 Slale BEATMASTERI LOVE TECHNOLOGY Itore of M rw type music. Graaf SMI.
BRUNO S MUSICBOXI This la greal reaBy Funky wusie with yazz rdkmnca*.
BRUNOS MUSK BOX ¦ Soma superb fazrtunt mualc on Bni 2 Oist ttfJT) REBELS COMA Tht* REBELS SNAP A race damo wi REBELS TUPLE TROUBLE Nl RED SECTOR CeBIT 80 An old RED SECTOR MEGADEMO (2) SOENTBTS 451 MEGADEMO SCOOPEX CHROMIUM Sc orb SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER On SHADOW Of THE BEAST DEMO Superb CLASSICAL MUSIC I Another greal classKal musac dnk.
CRUSADERS BACTERU Great music dak on* ol Ih* basl ever!
OMOB MlfSiC 3 A Greal quafey r-ouae rnusic rwe. Ow lo. The ccOccaon.
SHINWG VECTOR EXTERMBUTOR tseBrnd demo, mcrwMSJ ew tffecfe.
SB.ENTS GLOBAL TRASH This Is I MUST lor all damo treaks. Meaa H SMEHTS ICE Lafesl demo irom lha Sbanl* Bnllont nuwc backs!
SKENTS MEGADEMO C*d but MM up to scratch, rectors and music!
SMPSONS BY DECAY Whh auparb anlmioon and a greal krtiy muse be* SBIPSONS EOUBIOI Rami ol lla aong 6 pics ol our (avc»ie hero Bart I SMPSONS FREEHANO Slideshow wBh a hmky imfe Bart Sunpson » un*i ST PEPPERS LONELY ICARTS Greal 6CB syfe damo bom Brazzfe Adirs ( TECHNOfUGHT MEGADEMO Not a Bad MM magadmno. Bui not Ml dial g TMEX HYPRA Greal damo lhal looks Ilk* a piallorm game 6 good mot: TOMSOFT TRIP TO MARS OU Bui very good 30 filled vector pip to nor* TOM SOFT YPTUAl WORLDS An aOsclul* Epic I Best demo of the year III!
TUPLE TROUBLE Bnilum plasma and copper ¦ with hmky mole trad! 1 UNREAL OEMO Supeib graphtct 6 sound In this greet damo.
UPFRONT COOL FR10GE Old 0*mo but oulfe nice.
UMYERSAl PICTURES Vary anpreaarre mted vector damo In space VANGELtS DEMO Great music I ««*rb colour cycled graphic*. 1 mg YECTRA SINKING OEMANO RaaBy good MM vectcr demo.
WARFALCOttS PURPLE MEGADEMO Anofhar good classic damo.
WRATH OF THE OEMON OCMO Another U show oil lha mecMnes giaphc (tot XRAY MEGADEMO A damo r 6 separate parts i MUSC 4 f» PofMutC, PuwRUpThaJem and meat graaf house In M CONCEPT 2 Thlrfean mmulBs of mute. Doctor in lha house A m 3 Anofhar hewsa wuaic r»ml« Greet quaMy • Lore k!
Four aongi mctadng Got lo keep cm • Bfiliirf -II The Power. Kao* Keep Buaim, and Touch Me. I «lha aerte* vary good »ality Houaa muse -ul jtsCaf music kom Rob Bails. Claw da tuna etc __________JY 2 Mora areal Dabuasy tracks on this 2nd disk.
DO TK BARTMAH (31 Th Chart lopping song sunpfed onio Ihrea «ak* Brti I EOU AMANIAI Damo wlh a greal danca mualc track and hb equMUers !
EVIL FORCES Brand new magi artdtious* wusic damo (soma sweartig!) (2dM HEUOWEEN DEMO Greal *cre* xj rock guitar damo! (2 disks) GENESIS IAHO Of CONFUSION A tampfe ol Ih* wall known tract.
GCLDflRE CEREBRAL DELIGHTS (2| Two disks of music wHh lap* seiecfer.
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Ramis of tha song By DetUta. ¦ you «ke the song.
Psygnosis Aaony Brians big Valley.... see ERK-SSl FRANKLY GHOSTBl GYMNAST HAPPY Af IBGHIANI HOLIDAY LAUREL I LIGHT CY LUXO Tei MAGICIAI MAGICIAI MINER A 1 NEWTON!
PHAROA1 PIANO Ah ______NOS Tha keyboard wizard, sampled and on your amiga. Greal!
JUSTIFY MY LOVE Ramis of Madonna aong pus more mired In!
- -------IXTIrtonaasuparllovalymusicwllhaJukabo.S-...... C Sucarb
row music ®st_ eielfenl quiBty wait ISO OONT PANBC Sk.
OMCTCFUWa __________________ MANIACS Of NCBSE Thfefe DrMttrt I Great slerte m STUNNING SLIDESHOWS NAGEL PCS Soma nKa pictures bom a well known artist NEWTRONS MUSIC BoxMeatibenger demo I Beats n lime lo Ihe music I PAT MUSK I Coifectkxi Of fertasuc npped music, by various artols ADO AMS FAMILY Th* Addams Imuly started when Unde Fester.. |Erm. M ADVANCE HAM A ccdechon of BrMUrt dgitsed pichns with hmky mu AGATRON S Some aupart) HAM plcSurei craafed y Tobias fltchter «KYP AGATRON 6 IncredlW AGATRON 8 ExcaBam AGATRON 9 Mora Of T AGATRON 12 Screen* AIRCRAFT SHOE LOU AUSTRALIAN SUDEli I henry
wtcksd songs by twin _________________¦ Second mlhasanes Mere s.. POPEYE MEETS THE BEACHBOYS Greal damo rery funny!
RAM RAT ¦ 4 really long aong* on do* cm*, vary good.
SHENTS BLUES HOUSE (2) Tanganna Drtam style musK. Wmi game. Brtlkai SLENTS F1KX POWER Houaa II up music Includes Remit of Sthy disco SOUW OF SIIENTS This N a must I Great abwosphertc Jesper Kyd music !!
STAR CRB------* ¦ - printer driver with this program TALK TOT*
- standard pnnler dmera.
Srsi« abore proaram.!
K By Steve Haw*n!
REAL 30 REAL TW THEJUGr THE KntC THE WAL THE WAL UGLY MU UNICYCL WINGS S ZEUS BU BOWS VAJELO BORN TO BE FREE Picture ol wM animals BU I ILHHJES |2) Ngh quIMty tkdshow of Butterflies, by C6* ART Lots Of MOW* to .'XSSS. imodore64.
PKlures are nafl bi ed picOre* Very in PUT blltrtlb ini* is a nwsi 1 ureai aneospnern jrspa nyu mus* REK SAMPLED (7j Anwsktg mckay taka of Star Trek. Great lor a U 0 THE TREES Anofhar very tunny sanpfed music Comedy back.
TTROfBC REMTES Pimp lip ft* Jam and Gel Up • (hey even sing It CHAWSAW SI COLOG WCYOES A afeiesh CREEP SHOW bon maiden DARKLORD SHOE SHOW L DEB8Y HARRY SlICCSHO' OEMONSIA quaMy sMst DESERT ISUNOSUOESM. ______ .... DIVME WSONS (2) A sideshow ol Myttryfogkal gods with music K DR WHO SLIDESHOW PtccNs of Dr Who and Ihe mlemous Daieks!
FENN TASTKC VOL I Picture show ol Twn peaks star Sharyln Ferm.
FRAXON FUTURE VISION Greal fantasy slideshow tspedady lor k GARFIELD OigMed sltdashow ol Ih* cartoon hsro by Jim dsns.
6 Of ONOME Mahoney and Kakhus mumc dok 46 greal tune* E MUSC Mere Commodore 64 style muwe. Veiy good rb rendamn of 4 reasons by Rob Barter C-Oryk ol Damon* a ANTI LEV AT THE h AUTOMA BUZZED DATING C OflAGON .. ..-I LOST IN LAND * STATION UPGRAO VAUX Kll WALKER WAVE St GEN0CI0E areal fenlsay tads ws» GERMAN RAY TRACE Wgh quaMy GRUSa SLIDE Eene HEROIC DREAMS SI HEROIC DREAMS SLIDESHOW 2 Mongrel HEPOC DREAMS SHOE SHOW ! And yet e INVISIBLE WORLD Mot Ota k« pacpfaacar IRON MAOEN SLIDESHOW DvgbtsM ptct jna HENORIX SHOE SHOW Greal ptcshow ol Ih* 60s rock Mgend! Ffl JOE SUOESHOW1 Vary good quaMy
skdashows drawn kt Opainl. By JoeSO JOE SUIESHOW 2 Mora supeh pcs by Jo*. Check Ihcai out hx youunet.
KELLY SLIDESHOW Soma eicadent Quality HAM pKMe* Various subject* KM HUE SUDESHOW AGONY DEMO Bdllanl graphics In Otis gam* dtmo.show II lo ST owners ALARM MEGADEMO He new damo srth a good acM type vdeo part I ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO Ej **o!. A huge demo, comes on 3 disks! (3) ALF DEMO Featuring Ih* eul cherecSer bom the TV show AMOS 30 DEMO Shows you aoma ol Ihe effects del are poss*le «d» 3c ANALOGUE MEGADEMO A areal Intro A novel damo selection!
ANARCHY INSPIRATION IS NONE BrIMant damo erth some superb ray In ANARCHY MAOtfESS I Damo voMt Bobs and Filed Vadore. Superb musk ANARCHY SYSTEM VIOLATION Classy demo featuring Vector lob Gfx C. ANARCHY OKOITAl INNOVATION Theb ¦’ 53K5»" rt pkhaes ¦e reat lanlasy prclurn TV GRAPWCS Sk**fb Opok* bl UTWT1ES COLLECTION Another gr imiTIES DISK 1 Another on hx Iheci VECTOR DESIGNER Daaigfeyour 0 AIR WAR ALL Net* ANTEP4 ASSASS ASSASS ASSASS AURORA MEGAOEMO Dramatic «Wo, good musu wkh some Ham bobs BASS MEGADEMO Greel megadsmo mMi some housey house muMe.
BOB CRAZY A •skittled mth Bob demos!
BRONX WHAT A RUSH fece new demo VECTOR DESIGNER Dregwyout own vectors lor «t vrth the RS Oemc VTOEO APPLICATIONS (2) Program* fee us* with genfecks 6 vtdeos!
VYSKCALC SPREADSHEET Simpl* lo us* spreadsheet program Cased or MADCatNA SIDESHOW loti MILLER LITE PtcSurea and m NAGEL FUTURES Great hi r NAPALM DEATH SLIDE This NASA SLIDES 1 PlOure Of Ih if pktun mg A 2 drive* (disksl lorlfllkr Lite lager aTVm rtfer WSKCALC SPREADSHEET Simple lo us* sprewSsheet program t WWD0WS8ENCH A Windows 3Workbench? Txkatke WORKBENCH HACKS Dmk fed of amusing wcrttench I WOROWRITE WORORROCESSOR r ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR Latest with spalkheck CASCAOF MEGACEMOCunou*Oemoml*.
CHAOS ROCK A lanuslk BgM Show Besod cn fractal tatterm.
• linn. Mr COOL FRDGE A plasma meagdento. If you like Bos* FX get
das one.
CROfeCS MEGADEMO fecluoei Ih* supart) maddona demo and more !
CRIOWCS NEVERWHERE “ “ " ASSASS ASSASS ASSASS 25s£ 600 BUSINESS LETTERS Loll of ready nv NEXT FTOUUM Vary nk* (fcturee ail don* In I NIGHTBREED YukJty aildaahow bom Ih* Mm.
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SLIDESHOW gi NR WILLIAMS Scma vary wad dlgdoed cecferea bom Ihe cicfereware.
NW DYNAMO H»M More from th Nk Wllrems senes. Incradibfe quidty.
PENTAGON t DRIFTERS Vary high grnllty Hmaa RW fantasy (Klurre.
PHOTMONTAGE I Slldaahow cat venous subject* very nicely done.
PHOTOMONTAGE I Another great slid* of various subjects POP STAR PCS Pled** of Mat 6 r - .
POSTCARD SLIDES Amuaktg aaucy pte* Nt* you sa* al seaside wens RICK PARK'S ART Dpaint it|W pictures afl don* ki H Resolution ROGER DEAN Dtghhad pclures By tha artist ad m HAM modt. Good.
SlENTSOt 42 (2) This It aupart), slkfes plus a great musK back SPACE BUBBLES Great fentaay art pkfures n roerlated ham.
SUPER HAM CARS Supartty *gme d sideshow In baertaced MAM. Mega SUN CONWCTION SLIDE Great ray traced picture* on this disk THE FABULOUS ART Of TOBUS RICHTER Two disk correlation ol soma TOTAL RECALL Muaie and pictures bom tfw Amie s Sa 6 flbn. Greet!
TRAVELLER SLOES krpreswe Pcferes drawn In DpaM by the Trevedee VAX SLIDESHOW Picture* downloaded from a m systam. Vary nk* “ 6 aamfdad mot' “ _____________WHERE Suparb damo wOh a Real world dwno and Madonna pi CROfBCS TOTAL DESTRUOON Vary nCa plasma Fs cfus a kkkm music trackl CRUSAOERS SPACE OEURIA Fartastic music by Driwesome 6 great eNacta CRYPTOBURNERS HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER lovefy Med new demo. Great DARKNESS MEGAOEMO I Aneat. Inimtrd bobs damo • Do they avar stop.
DANISH KNOW HOW and thay do. A gr*M (femo by tha dane*.
DEAD DANCE THRASH Amazing thrash metal sounrflrack t scare wferd [set!
DEFJAM PQEl NARONS Ntc* mufepart damo w*fe piasm*bota e«e.
DEVLS LABYRMTH (real naw damo with some feb effects. RGB torn pfeama??
DEV11S NO REALITY Anrthar great multipart demo Ircmi Devils!
DRAGONS MEGADEMO Ait old damo but SOU ona ol th* cfessie*!
AvtRA DEMO An axatfert damo of • vary good gwne!
EPIC btcredbfe prevfew to • naw gam* by Ocaan. Filled vtdor* 1 Mag ERPLAND (?) Brill Ufefescope patterns on A** eseleni demo & ntuak!
FARTS A BELCHES la tht* for rM.Sampied tart* Wei.. FILET THE FISH SMIar to pugg* but not qua* as good.
FRAXON -REVENGE' Cartoon szyfe honor video recorder ! Very fenny' SERIOUS MUSIC UTILITIES & MIDI ASSASS ATICATX BATTLEI BLACKJ BLOCK I CASTLE
• ' M I COL OSS CUBUIL OARKST ETERNA ENSlGNI ART OF
M---------------------- ASSASSMS AUOO MAGC ColfeclOn of
soundtrackers and ripping programs ASSASSMS AUOO MAGIC 2 lateal
coHecbon of souxferecker programs!
CASK) CZ EDITOR S»«*eb program - 2M patches for Cum CZ semes synths.
DELUXE MUSK DATA Soma acores need mk* avntfe* (needs Oekae musk) FUTURE COMPOSER A cMp mu*k taquancar. Compiei lo use. W gxd GAMES MUSC CREATOR A musk saquencer. Skitter to soundtndur.
IFF SAMPLES Greel samples taken bom the Kawai 1 digital syrtfc!
Lifer lor changing your palihai cn your keyboard ¦a M femilir lo afcov* a patch adttor lor K4 synths.
FRANTIC GALAC1 GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES HACK G Molim.
Kj woukbit fet It ¦ !
WATERSHP DOWN Cull WRESTLE MAMA B) Col WWF WRESTLERS Ptctu YAB8ADABBA COO Hay _______*r program, conn ST-91 TO ST-10 Various disks available ring lor details.
2. 6 Naw refees* of this popular program, new aditing screen A
asmart) feu channel sa mncar everybody uses •¦* ona!
?DIAN* JONES DEMO Nke cdp of Ih* movm!
..arygoodatd type sect program KATHARS5 MEGADEMO Tfes H Ih* twnous Xcopy demo bom Poland!
KEFRENS MEGADEMO VM This Is great pfentyoTtaad vt SOUNDTRACKER A d vecWs ard music.(2) ST-W BEAST SAMPLES lovely pen flute sounds bom Bi 3U MAKE YOUR CHOICE... UNITED PUBLIC DOMAIN DISTRIi START PD • 1-9 £1.25 each • 10+99peach DeJa Vu Licenseware £3.50 Please add 50p P&P INTERNATIONAL ORDERS Europe please add 25p Per disk Rest of world add 50p Per disk UPD • 20 HOLMESIDE SUNDERLAND • SRI 3JE 091 565 2506 IN DISTRIBUTORS BLITTERCHIPS CLIFFE HOUSE, PRIMR __ KEIGHLEY, W. YORKS, BD21 ‘ 0535 667469 MOLT GRAM. A r»ce ta«1 LAMER GAME Smiar to LARM Another very -ell AMAZING ANIMATIONS IARN Arother
very -HI regarded tec adveMure game LEARN A PLAT Greet run lor *eU»i on r-o*8U(2) MORUTmI adienture based arord Dungeons A Dragons theme MATRON 3 Star Trek - Shuttle By past MATRON 5 Star Trek Kbngcn Ares torpedoes MATRON 7 Star Wart Fighter doing Dopt etc IGATON 9 Star *n - tighter tty try. Impress™ 0 Star Trek - Enterprise n dry dock Good s SKcaa.'s; MENTALJMAGE PACK 3 greet games Crkbunner imSers i Rebound
• BATON It Tron-Tir* v beKttvate&rt ..
• BATON12 Tron animation Not ona of the Dot!
* * m*0on P* °™ 'h er**!2r ,,ain •" « * Beedm clone PW ERTV
MARKET Become a mttonare belore you retire a 65 RMGSOEZONH
KATRCN 23 Star Tret ItoMm______ MATRON 24 Kul pon animation i
Ping pong. Great!
IBATRCN 25 The run. A tutor! Car chase img or over.
• BATON 30 Comers (typerspKC animate & LanOng ar
• BATON 31 Arum ol a Porche rtr* - - -- SEALANCT A submarine
strategy game seems very Invdved xzrzz'ST ” STAR TREK The US
verelcm by Jim Barber, wry good (2) SIARIWK NEXT GENERA N Sc«gv
om runs In Hees Img S»AR TREK THE SHOOT EM UP Yes aSJ& wrsOn ol
game TENWS AoooO share-are lema game! Img gSaeaseaaaag** ZEUS A
wry good t pooAarWb ptmW game 11 S'"1 *! Pofch' rtWn« °ui d •
“«• 1 "V
• BATON 32 Spec* • Space prche ftyng nay
• BATON 33 Probe ani Uon Bed ol pray animation ft KllngonM!
• BATON 34 Star tret die apace otflc. • a bd abort
• BATON 36 Star trek B.d of pray, k ,
• BORON 37 Misc - Tobtaa goes knackers!
• miOJS AWMATION Great anim ol an abacus lappttcusTT) UD BIRO
ANIMATION Not too bad this ona.
UJXETBAll A besketbsll player shooang a bad InO die net. Ill toe bongo dmm*.
MY BEE Cule animation ot a beaky Me almost loots oooden 1N 101HES PEG Bouncing clothes pags and more Not bid 1M 2S£S!5A5.A.?,t02! W anim lads lha story ol coot Cougar. 1M 31SPACE Swp A beautiful sctfpr 40 antm o• a sNo cBctra a giebeiM * • Grt pasatogtorougn ar THE VERY BEST AMOS PD StARCM F« treasure ki dvs tun game AP052 FcflSC REALLY UNLSNTED a Grset form de«rcr prta*m » version o4 the popular treekout game Bwia«asBagat,asa.
KiSKJHISCOCKt™ a3IS« Kli«riir BC-S STEALTHY I The Mlg?9and SlaMthy borWer cartoon Great. 1M RAJ4KLYN THE FLY Great anlm c4 a day in the Die 04 a housefly!
BOSTBUSTER ANIMATCN Anm i " ... Vr.X.: X i cu ¦ urair nxm oesgner program AP082 ARCADIA A mce version o4 th. PopuUr treakodt galne AP076 RAMBOW WARRIOR Palm -hitcopper, and eavelhemout!
APM3 AMOS PANT V3.7 Nee cmlnt pKkage m 2*t colours.
A FOBS REVER9 . SHAKES A LADOERS 2«wli kne
- R IT Match the cerdsic NAMfTE DCKN F3B9 PLOT A pecAage for
rwkng 20 and 30 plots conwnisrWy F1S1 ICONS loads ot nifty
icons lor Workbench F1S9 WOITOOIS A program lor recording
thcrugh the UK) tntertece F20 AMIGA2ATARI) Source code lor an
Amiga to Atari ST oMect code F213 3001 Cokx kons kr use Mlh lha
B cctor wxkbanch program.
F225 MYMENU This program Skoal you It ADOCW 2 eeH knewn games' sssswsas w lew. Wales.3 dlmcuby levs*.
AP097 DYNAABTED rromrmtnu ir.s program ailo you 10 your ornn -orkbench F240 OtS Disassembles eiecutoabie Mat to 6»M asserrtty language F243 PASSWORD A pessvwrd (rolecMn system A PCOPY mumtasklng !SSy ®BI *ral°Y'n9 ®1v* "om clicking mth mas maty F251 OISKSALV A disk recovery (rogram lor el Amiga We systems F 4 SENT1NAL A targe ray traced animation. Reguiree 3 Meg F2TOTOOMUCH JOA ‘ “ FX BBS A BBS lor IN F300 TITIEGEN A prot F314 AtBk A 6S300 ast F323 CZ EDITOR A utihry lor comng your petenn on F327 MRSACKUP A hard disk backup utility Essential lor HD uteri F332K1 Eotor lor the KAWA1K1 sente
cm keyboards VCED A wee editor lor *a Yamaha 4 Operator FM syiwtt F355 NCOMM A popular eomms peckaoa lor awdam Mar. F362 SMOVIF Scitfls standard Amiga font* amootMy accost ecrteti F32 MAGNETIC PAGES CreeN disk mejaOnes mind -tth IFF pea and M F403 KAWAIK4 EDITOR EH and store patches on your KAWAI
• •*» "*¦’ P02 m to hew.
F412 ZERO VIRUS A povwrtW vru, kilter program ¥32%klW™0l%*r**Mntnt ENEDwo wrsoo ot a geneMogy database lor the Amiga F425 CONMAN A new console Oence devgned replace amnadot F429 SCRUB Handy little prog for spinning the drrre heeds F431 EZASM Combines parts ol the X* language etth 61000 as F434 TYPING TUTOR A program lor gavln WhoXcrks her. On _... F439 DELUIECHANGER Cenvorts binary Met to assembiar case or C F445 CANON BJI POST A nitty little drtwr lor your canon rt-iet F492 SUPERBASE PRO 4 Demo version of the ttmerb database •vtum jydataoMhUSD Spreadsheet irojjrem APD109 WEIRO SCIENCE DEMO I
BIROS Of PREY Wee M APO110 CROSSFIRE Wee game, keep bis UM occupied hi APD115 BALLOONACY Good var“- • APD130 THE WOOOEN BALL A si CHUNOCR SWORD ANIMATOR Ar-not a Sc*™ danew, on m aJUAV AWMATION Not U.______ BK££JfS??? W 6'*'"1 4l*ra’ "•« your him bom the sidaoa.iH JKT CYCLES (2) Huge animation troa the Tron Imr Eicdko ill F*°"4 ""imnunon 10 “* MR A Mnar irutk loading cools Into a b WTONS CRADLE ray traced animator. P
• HAROAM ANIMATOR An anlmabon oI a UNO ANIMATION Thia Is an a
WKYPG ANIMATION Cule a i Probe aimbgetes new Ida fcxms on a d
demo ol the eMects posabte Mto Reel 30. Ill CfBBS-Amiga Version
1.11 ganeratmg scrol no vOeo thia
- •r odgmaby -ntken in Modula-2 bradMngyt ...... APOi'aB DEMainON
MS90NCiod mt2roltMpular Mnber game UM AP01S3 MISSKE COMMAND Nee
wrsNm o4 N otdXse! AP01M PICK UP A PUZZLE Datadlsk 3 AP01S7
JIGMAWA Dstadlsh I | needs LP013I APOI75 DATABASE MASTER V2A
Nee database program, needs Imb APO150 DUNGEON DELVER Ron rood
mam cofect key, etc (2 dlski) AP018I DUNGEON DELVER DISK 2
AP0182 PIKIE KINGDOM Another good eipioraOon game cm 2 disks
APD1B3 PIXIE KINGDOM D4SK2 APO190 BLACKBELT Chop the Mocks n
this merMI arts game APD195 BOMBS FROM BAGOADPRCOtGAL SON
APD205 R DRAW i 4j Arother -ell J«f out »a-rg package.
APD2I9 JkiMAWA Deladst 2 APO220 JGMAMA Oatadlsk 3 APD221 AMOS BWGOCRACK THE CODE 2 games on this AP0229 AMOS MULT1PAWT Amther Amos pare program!
ApflTV AMOS SCTPOAirK to.., .n~. ol IK. .
L30J4) SUBart demo ol the etta-*---------------«w.p-at,« ITHNG HORSES demo of then RC JUGGLER the okl cl____ M WALKER DEMO II Wallet Attacking the A2000 Nol tJ?M !SSSasSB»A m A ruin UM3 wjl i ikah i anomer Amos perm program!
AMOS ASTERCOS Four versions ot the aslKodi gi «WPP«•"• »"ange-odd img APOZ17 SHAPES Vny Wee We puzzle gam*.
AP02M AIM Apiaure ccnvwtor i Image processor!
AP00254 MOBBS GAMES Crapman. Battle Adrian A H. 4 games APD257CASSETTE LABELLER . MUEDSOURCE Make yoiro-n APD271 WARDS DOMAIN Mceiy Ox- graphical adwnture game APD292 WAR Of THE Fol«VK g lc adwnlure game APO 293 GRAND PWX SWUUTOR Not a wee gamejnor. Ot isw.
F497L
• V : uuuu is
- SIT. 4 tortran Package tor the Amiga. Update tof2S7 F503 PCQ
Utett update o4 toe PCO Pncai pScMgTfor the amga F505 THE
DATING GAME A compressed version in the Anlm byEne-S f FiOB
DRWORK Fast directory getting utility i HCC C Cornier!
S’JIPSS nucE ut”1 n™on " ««tracing package F515 QUOTES A guoelation ganawtor. Scans Mat Mes lor tyxess I F499M F82 PANl A tmiwrielpeich *w w _ F95 JOURNAL A cvogram lor recordng m F9B ACCESS TERMNAL PROG A LPOI COLOURING BOOK C____________ _______ LPD2 ARC AWGEL MATHS An educational game to help k ta ah nt LP03 GALLEONS FoNom up to lha populardogtt t lune.
LP04 THINGAMAIG Superb jigsaa style game tor kids, easy to ua LP05 JUNGLE BUNGLE kon dW, adwnture game lor the Ids LP05 PliK ADA i SPRITES Avod all the bsOOei as you rem dm LP07 FOUR WAY LYNX A 22 level puds to tllee lo THE VERY BEST AMIGA GAMES MAKESOUNOS TEXTRA. S 39° CHECKERS. JUGGETTE BEZSURF, SUPERECHO. LMABC. FASTDtSK «? PCSTINATOpW MOON BASE. NCOMM. PLASMA. AWGAFOX GEARS
* 1ARRCR This la a night simulaeor proa*.
UL NEW STAR TREK Great game bom Was Richter! » urep»_SLOT CARS A graphcal role playing game A a car IBASSHS 1 Tans Rtf Impede Avatns Cawrunner 5 Amgo 690 REVERS, 06SCSS. DRAWMAP. STAR81ANKER.
7» TREK SHOOTEMUP. FISHTANK. ZEROVRUS POINTER, BOOTBOY BUGfYEAWM, HALL9000 ANTIFIKCKER
* 901TRU, TILES, ICONS, PKAZW. UTIUMASTER 1022 *nlLTRIX' WND'
0YHA»OW, DTP ART, ICONMAST1P.POWERPACKER var . Rotlwpede Avatns
C 2 Oil action Iftssie comma 3 Magabail I Drip' Superb treakout
game S ctatform game 5 Tult0 M 4 Kcn*“!
UVc?Herent lanes LPOl 3 JIGMAWA A agsa-solwig puoM 5 a pgaaw contbucUon kit FT SAFE For the very young, hslpe lo laech safety at homa " ietyol shapes LPOI4 PLAY ITS___________________ LPOI 5 ARC ANGEL SHAPES Mma pctures trcm a vadely of LPOti REVERSI Na* Improved wraon of Rewre J-SSJi *nooMm“P 9*"* Greel!
LPOlt TOUCHSTONES An Ishldo type gam played wtlh Wes locly A ReCaliatcr 3 sboot am ups KAMII6 7 Desllnati lfcc M MIghhr sCLMttri 1 B&ASSMS 8 Air ace * Hbal Number Fumbler A Snakepil!
S9 Bella pong A BiizardTeo bnHlar*games S 1C Escape 4 Sy* and a new game by agfla. Get it!
A cornerstone! Toe old classic Spectrue game FISH l-SSO • TBAG • SNAG & MORE LP019 X4T-50.
LPOffl WORDY A____ LP02I OtANGO Greet oui lc Amosvore-crdprocesaor program qutW good . . - .Jouiz game In -hlOi you BieyBlrvx LPD22 LC10 FONTS Ne- tents for your SwlClO’lC*" LPD23 ESP Collact the letters ESP A greet ga gM II ALL UNITED PUBLIC DOMAIN DISTRIBUTORS CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH DISKS FROM THE FRED FISH SERIES 1- 550, T-BAO 1-5«, THE SHAG LIBRARY AUIGOS, AMOS PD LIBRARY AND MORE.
A the old classic Spectra game .. -ar game similar to Mechlorce LOCK IT A Good but lough ISTIE Of DOOM Easy graphic 4HESE CHECKERS Compular ________ MSSUS t WORLD Tao wry good adventures -- IULUS Mca rubb cube s 4e game bom Tobias RkMet MKSTAFP A spectrum emulated ten odwnture game TONAL ROME 1 OOMNOCS 2 nice games on tms disk GGMA MA2E Nice Me ' • i»e game ol me pcpUar board game ieebomSt~ -
- ------------- sdvenen- LPD26 CYAD Colecf the diamonds In this
puxzle game nowtn Bu«» muncfl •* LP024 BUDOBASE Simple lo use
daubese -tth tutorial Gal it f-212 SSJStS* 4 fl'“l Wuc*, ral
'O' younger chrldn LrU jj bM'Mth Kurwr. Rhyme adienture oama
to* vouflfl or aU LP031 CU PRINTER DUMP Print, a screen dune of
the screen •* LP032 HARO DRIVE MENU SYSTEM Ims menu Of OW(
3J00 hems LPD33 CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT Produce stand i
LPD34 NYOCE PRINTER Ouick producMn of Invtfcee on papa LPD3S
TIE CORAW Technical drawng popam .tth pnnt wSttaa 9 '*°'
Impressive LP037 ROCKET MATHS He4p chidren in maths -Ml He gMhe
LP035 AWDS ART Contelna kou of foncs.bob»»pntee 5 acenary Modts
TngpNtformgema IN FACT, ANY DISK REVIEWED IN THIS MAGAZIHE ¦
GIVE ONE OF THE DISTRIBUTORS A CALL ! CHANCES ARE THEY PROBABLY
HAVE THAT DISK I Pover 200 lewis In this boulderdaih ty ANTIC
FREDC4E Classic ptahorm type hn -tth good m «*CTKC 000 RGHT
Fight through ice cream cones Ml etc mes Ouli OAX Invi - ¦ ¦
THE AIM OF UNITED PUBLIC DOMAIN DISTRIBUTORS IS TO GIVE YOU ¦
THE CUSTOMER ¦ 100% DUALITY AHD SERVICE!
,* Invaders Chees Tahlc OahSlo GALORE 2___________________ WES GALORE 3 Gmsttact AsWoMs Prgpcmg Imast OrtNt 3d 9*LORE 4 lb IkjrA bplomacy Car Muu Cl * GALORE 5 Com Call mouaa Meramen"Rolon nKaPhameh ANES GALORE 6 Tint Jump, Del ATC C-RoOots Slnllne King rats SB
* CK Great Mil adventure In da Intocom style OUTWOOO TRIVIA Wee
Ihvla game atth lots 04 quesbm!
SO MAKE SURE WHEH YOU ORDER PD THAT YOU ARE GETTING IT FROM A MEMBER OF THE UNITED PUBLIC DOMAIN SUPPLIERS!
LPD39 MAGC FOREST I Great sidsoer. _ IPO40 SPRITE BANK EDITOR Makes sprites LP041 RESCUE A_3D adventure game done atth 30 ccmstrucbon i ' orembrodenng.-thdscumencs LP042 XSTtTCH PnicU 5EST AMIGA PUBLIC DOMAIN ORGANISATION IN UK I NBS ORDER BY PHONE Call any of the four distributors before 3PM tor same day dispatch UPD, 1 CHAIN LANE, NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT, PO30 5QA 0983 529 594 i AM AT START AND R If it's Amiga PD you're after, then look no further! Each month, Dan Slingsby takes an exhaustive look at what's new on the demos circuit.
DEMOMANIA Alter a barren couple of months, a stackful of megademos have been released recently. Unfortunately, none of them offer anything particularly new or inspired. The pick of the bunch include a new demo from Phenomena, which features an effective Time Tunnel effect with a variety of vector objects flying towards you, and two from French group, The Devils. Their first offering, Labyrinth, features a vector ball Star Trek Enterprise-viewed from 3 angles simultaneously as well as 3D fractals and fractal 'trees’. The other disk, No Reality, has the usual mix of plasma effects and solid
vectors and a particularly stunning real lightsourced fractal landscape. Another notable megademo is a 26-minute long Anarchy effort which has a brilliant druid-like intro screen, but fails to inspire. All available from PD Soft WENDY JAMES SLIDESHOW The curvaceous Wendy James features her ample assets for all to gawp at in this accomplished slideshow which, fortunately, doesn't subject the voyeur to any of Transvision Vamp’s taudry ditties.
»* Seventeen Bit CLONE ZONE Here's a blast-from-the-past compilation featuring 41 top-notch games, including many belting coin-op clones, crammed onto two-disks. Among the gems on offer are versions of Space Invaders, Asteroids, SUPPLIERS’ GUIDE A Bif On The Side: 8 Thorold Place, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster.
ADS PD: 7 Park Crescent, Worthing, W Sussex BN11 4AH.
Amiganuts: 169 Dale Valley Road, Hollybrook, Southampton.
Deja Vu: 25 Park Road, Wigan, WN6 7AA G&S PD: 46 Weller Drive, Camberley, Surrey, GUI 5 2YA.
NBS: 132 Gunville Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5LH.
Off the Wall PD, 96 Macor Street, Newport, Gwent, NP9 OGW PD Soft: 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend • On Sea, Essex SSI 2YD Strictly PD: 11 York Place, Braidon, Bristol BS1 5UT.
Seventeen Bit: PO Box 97, Wakefield, WF1 1XX.
Softville, Unit 5, Stratfield Park, Electro Avenue, Waterlooville, Honts, P07 7XN.
Vally PD: PO Box 15, Pelerlee, Co Durham Virus Free PD: 23 Elborough Street, Swindon, SN2 2LS.
Missile Command, Quix, Tripppin, Jumper, Tiles, Deathbringers in Space, Egyptian Run and Breakout to name but a few. This bumper bundle of fun has been put together by the people who bring you the Scanner disk magazine and is definitely worth a look. If you’re new to the Amiga, this pack is certainly as good a place as any to start building up your games collection.
Telescan Computer Services, Disk Humdinger,
* *?* DEMO OF THE MONTH “*“« Mi lat flat Yu casiFt t Onuah
s :*2rl,fcu',h »¦ JW«M I. ooi h,r,.
It»»trn.nih t.rv.a lt | KILLER CARS Get behind the wheel of a fully- rr -- armoured car and pit your driving skills and lefhal rooftop cannon Sir.
Against a computer-controlled car in a 3D arena. The aim of the game is to chase alter the enemy car and repeatedly blast away until its armour is completely destroyed or you run out of time. The best thing about the game, though, is that it can be linked up to another Amiga with a null modem cable so that a triend can take charge of the other car and attempt to do to you what you would do unto him. *** NBS CHUCK UP More Classy Animations 5 features yet more animated adventures ot Steve Packer’s bubble-headed cartoon character, Chuck. This time around Steve takes the mick out of Eric
Schwartz's Stealth Fighter as Chuck blows the plane out of the sky and ceremoniously ducks Chuck into a vat full of acid.
Could this be the end ot the little guy’ Methinks not. *** NBS BAD TIMES The Bod Boyz hove yet onother cool donee track out at the moment. Mind ol Kane features a blistering acid track coupled with a half-brite animation of a raver thrashing about in time to the boss. It's only a three-frame loop, but effective none the less.
* ** NBS THE SURVIVAL GAME Not content with releasing one top
quality PD game, Dylan Thomas, AKA The Demon, has come up with
two ot 'em.
Midnight Thiel is a graphic adventure in which you play the role of a professional thief out for all he can get. The game begins in the Iron Bucket pub where you're guzzling a pint of the local killer brew. A mysterious newcomer known only as the Harlequin wants to hire your services on what will he a particularly dangerous and hazardous mission. Full ot cut-throat villains and double-crossing rogues, the game's a tinely-crafted affair stuffed full of dodgy characters and even dodgier jokes.
Thomas’ other ottering, Survivor, is a sci-fi RPG. A hostile alien force has hoarded an orbital space station and wiped out all the crew. All, that is, except yourself who managed to sleep through the whole affair and emerged to tind your friends and colleagues reduced to a gooey heap of blood and guts. Now it’s up to you to travel through the ship blasting the alien slime and destroying their hatcheries.
There are a variety of characters to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. As the game progresses, you become more capable at combat and defense and thus more able to take out the marauding aliens. Armour ranges trom leather suits (hmmmm, nice!)
To titanium exo-skeletons with suitable armaments to collect.
Both games are superb with well- thought out scenarios, and are definitely two of the best games currently available on PD. ***** strictly PD
• in ' :i Mnicsrra E5SJRVJS HARDCORE CHUCK Here's another of
Steve Packer's classy anims, this time featuring Chuck as a
disk-spinning acid-head strutting his stuff to the latest dance
hit, namely the Utah Saint's ‘What can you do for me?'.
Weird. ***** NBS 'THE EDUCATIONAL PD LIBARY, BRINGS DIRECT TO YOU:- THE AMAZING RSI DEMO MAKER (DELUXE) (1 MEG) PLUS THE RSI UTILITIES DISK (WITH MORE FONTS. OBJECTS. MUSIC AND VECTORS)... PLUS VECTORBALLS EDITOR (NEW PROGRAM ALLOWING YOU TO DESIGN YOUR OWN VECTORBALLS)... PLUS MUSIC VOL. 1 (MORE MUSIC ROUTINES INCLUDING SAMP1.ED SPEECH)... PLUS MUSIC VOL. 2 (MORE MUSIC ROUTINES INCLUDING DELTA. FUTURE. SOUNDMON)... PLUS MUSIC VOL. 3 (MORE MUSIC ROUTINES INCLUDING GHOSTBUSTERS I «... PLUS THE T.S.B. VECTOR-DESIGNER (LETTS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN OBJECTS)... PLUS A 30 PAGE MANUAL TAKING YOU THROUGH
ALL THE DEMO-MAKER ROUTINES. CREATE DEMOS IN MINUTES WITH THIS STEP BY STEP MANUAL... FULL PACKAGE £10.00 OR £1.50 PER ITEM (POSTAGE fk PACKING INCLUDING) NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE NEEDED ITS THAT SIMPLE!
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES «r POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE TO: OFF THE WALL P.O. 96, MAGOR STREET, NEWPORT, GWENT.
NP9 OGW.
OUR TOP 10 , . RSI DEMO MAKER (DELUXE)
2. VECTORBALLS EDITOR
3. KGB MEGADEMO (2 DISKS)
4. N.B.S SPEEDBENCH
5. FLASH QUEEN (2 DISKS) POPEYE MEETS BEACH BOYS . . RSI DEMO
MAKER
8. ASSASINS VI UTILS
9. SIMPSONS' BY DECAY
10. PHENOMENA'S ENIGMA DEMO MUSIC PACK UTILS PACK Masler vwus
killer V2.I Database Wizard Dope Intro Make* 202UMS 8 Channel
Soundtraker Simpsons by 'Decay' Micheal Jacksons Sad' Popeye
meets the BeacNoys FLASH' by Queen (2 Disks) DEMOS PACK KGB
Megademo (2 Disks) Phenonemas Enigma Demo Utopias Total
Confusion Rebels Megademo 11 All packs are £6.00 each Any
Disk £1.50 or £3.99 lor any3 (Inc P*P). Over seas please add
£1 exlra to total order.
CATALOGUE MAGAZINE DISK:- Full of tips, news, games, demos and lots more.
£1.50 inc P+P or Free with 3 Disks or more.
TEL: (0633) 273494 25683 GET YOUR GRAFFITI OFF THE WALLS AND ONTO DISK ( AMIGANUTS UNITED 169 DALE VALLEY ROAD, H0LLYBR00K, SOUTHHAMPTON. SOI 6QX ENGLAND. WORLD WIDE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE DEDICATED AMIGA CODERS CLUB DISKS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS T.BAG DISKS FROM MERLIN SOFTWARI the „ », eight channel -id, ™ uSSSISS SiSSSl. ,05.00 FOR r EUROREUO. INC VAT ,BUT NOT ROST , PACKWG).
M Jr"SxXSsITeS yT£oe"«VrS SS SEND . BAKERS 0R0EREUROCHEOUE ETC. .CREXT CARD ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, EVERY ORDER FOR vi WILLBE ENTER O INTO THE OciaMEp V2 FREE PRIZE 0RAW goo ',M HEKWTWIDTH THIS VERSO. Ml LOAD THE NEW 6 CHANNEL 0CTAUE0 MUSIC AN0 IS EXCELLENT, £350 £300 £3.00 £3.50 £4.50 07$ : MED V320. THE LATEST 4 CHANNEL PD VERSION Of THIS GREAT MUSIC UTILITY 102: THE SPRITE DESIGNER A GOOD WAY TO 0RAW.SAVE SPRITES. BY FRANK TOUT . 139. THE ADVANCED SCREEN DESIGNER (ABOON TO ALL YOU PF RWERSCAK THERE 1161 INTUIMENU V3. THE EASY WAY TO EXECUTE YOUR PROGRAMS TREAT YOURSELF1 into r DOING’
WANT TO LEARN7 THE AMIGA CODERS CLUB IS FOR YOU. ACC IMIS THE FIRST FOUR COMPRESSED .SSUES OF AN EXCELLENT SERIES FOR CODERS. EVEN IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE AMIGA. * .EARN ASSEMBLY. USING DEVPAC. (OR OUR OWN NEW ACC SPECIAL ASSEMBLER DISK). THIS IS THE CLUB FOR Y0UI ACC 1M (COMPRESSED) ¦mida .YVtfRR Ct l IR DISKS ARE PACKED WITH SOURCE HINTS TIPS. ADVICE FROM MANY OF THE WELL KNOW CODERS THAT ARE ONT HE AMIGA SCENE TODAY. ISSUE NUMBERS 5 TO 17 ARE NOW o£ (ACC 1M). AND Nfr.1t. THE PRKEFOR EACH ISSUE OF THE ACC DISKS IS ONLY AMIGA CODERS CLUB SPECIAL, HERE IS A LOW PRICED ASSEMBLER PACKAGE FOR ALL
YOU COOERS OUT THERE IN LAND. (SEE REVIEW IN LAST MONTHS AMIGA FORMAT). “ 00 * OROEHWGEMM 0UTSK THE EUROPE*, COMMUNITY. ADO EXTRA T6 00 FOP POSTAGE) MIKE SIMPSON S AGENE V3.28 (FULL VERSION) IS NOW AVALIASLE DIRECTLY FROM US PRICE EUROPE £15.00 REST OF WORLD £20 00 SIMPLY THE BEST GENEOLOGY PROG AMIBASE PROFESSIONAL »IS HERE, THE ADM.ONS 10 MS NEW -WO 0,SK VERSION DATABASE ARE EXCELLEHT. ,SEE REVIEWS,. ALSO CONTAINS A CONVERTER TO ALTER .OUR FEES SAVED WTTH PREVKXI VERSIONS OF THIS PROGRAM ONLY £10.00 EC OR £15.00 ROW EXCEUOINO THE T.UO AND DISK „7B. NON OF THE ABOVE PROORAAIS ARE PUBLIC
DOMAIN PRICES INCLUDE V * T BUT ADO THE FCALOWING TO YOUR ORDER FOR RETURN POSTAGE - ALL EC COUNTRIES.« ,. A00 500 ¦ NON EC Cl .00 • REST Of W0RL0 AM « 00 FINAL 1991 CATALOGUE IS REAOY. SEND FOR YOUR COPY MOW C LOO (INCLUDES POST PACK, (CU28), 1 BRYANT AVENUE, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX, SSI 2YD "CREDIT CARD HOTLINES (0702) 466933 612259 PBS'fiS "KIISw ... WHKL Of FORTIME On* cf ihe best
0. 12 acme's. As the series on Tcfewxr 1470 DTRiS P'rr,«d leYB
Thts is the besi veesion to Date iWth 2 flayee apiktnl T4S4
MEGA BALL (THI «ST APKAMJO GAME .Bene- lhal any Ful PrKe
Gonesi IS34 THE HOLY GRAIL Text adventure SlmoO- n syieutKi
nUrgam games 1S6I TRETWIS This IS It* besi yerscr ol Tetris
onihe amga weh a 3 Way owion 1580 NETHACK A Umasy game n whch
youe aool is u remove t* Amufei (2.2DI 1622 LORE OF CONQUEST
kVa- game sinxtar n coexepe to it« gome risk 664 THE CAS TIE
ADVENTURE (xcefeN new Te»» odveniure simJcr to Ihe inlocom
1665 BATTU FORa ROU PLAYING gN »1 )» « XU KARATE PIAYABU
PREWEV
* 980 V1RTAL WORLD MEGA DEMO
* 15 2 MUSIC DISK COLLECTION No 1 985 THE FMNG BY THE REBALS Ins
B It* o-esi Petaa Prcducton ond a owNleni 1986 ANON* PREVIEW BY
PSYGNOSIS 1987 DEVILS MEGA DEMO DISK CALLED NO REALITY loaJs ol
secicns ond excelent 19B8 RAY Of HOPE I MEGA DEMO Ths 5MAUG70
BLMBLES ANIM 5MAUG90 HARRIER ANM • SMAUG103 MARILYN AMM*
SMAUG104 EXPLORE ANIM BY DR GRAPHICS SMAUG132 COMMG SOON AMM *
SMAUG135 MARS AMM • SMAUG136 TWILIGHT AMM • SMAUGT42 MONKEY AMM
• 5MAUGI46 DR 20R8 AMM (21 • SMAUG149 MORU V3 0 Excell®.! N
game with new imp-ceO giaphcs SMAUG158 ARME AMM * SMAUQ159
CONGA MAN ft GUMS AMM SMAUG166 WALKER AMM • SMAUG167 WALKER
ANIM U- -
- nldroct by It* oulhce )7 IMPER1UM Arumee e. elcev stategy gone
based *on Pomon 6me 1735 ASTERIOOS K ORKtNAl' Arutie- CM cbssK
Remember if cl Oassc 747 LLAMA IRON GAME 2001 By Jett Min*.
Bettor skid ft (xcdlenl production 1749 SCRAMBLE if* OngincfRcm®nbe' lhal old cUsst wo) a new cn t* Amiga 1769 SKATE TRIBE Stole (card gine smutor msMeloskoicade (xcelenr 1795 GAMES Voll: Sky (Chi, Lorn. Joddond, Bourcer. Suc Moon. Weftto ft KapOmelo 1796 GAMES Vol2: Dnp. Baly. Amoetd. Iron.
0*65 H Tjes. Dok*& Yctuee ft Sirtpi 1797 GAMES Vol3: Aslenods. Gravty Woes, mg Peng Obi3D. MriBlosl ft Gmnattack 1798 GAMES Vol4: Car. (gjptanPun. Game fuots Mr mur*. T ovarls ft Bockgamm.yi 1799 GAMES Vo« RplCn.. Cot house. SYS, Cosmo. Vaicmon.DAD ft ffuraoh 1800 GAMES V:16: Mrrp,. King Rapes.
Cpcbots. Death. Bmakoul. ATC ft Tuy 1801 ASSASSINS GAMES Volk Tanx. Rol® 'Cove Rum® IboU®. Ao Vi .ovr •ucosro GAMES Vol2: Grl Arson Space invaders! Vissie Corrurd. IrwoKJers, Anmr II --5 Think Ahead B The (hoi i®vcn is here
- ... lereb comolate REVENGE ' he only fd Dear 'P gome wih on
ormcd Teouge I ode ... J PATIENCE'S ft DOMINOS ThSWus tard
game, this is it* Besi verson to am 1964 AMIGA COLUMNS Iotojs
consedsun ol the oegnal game cokrtins Tctra vo un| I ASSASSINS
Vol.4 Jump®. Gomoku.
71. Turbo Cu» ond Kwndine ...- ASSASSINS VoES CctcnVPekflotarPad
977 POM POM GUNNER (hoot dawn t* incoming world wot II or
planes 1981 TRUCK* ON See icrrroi 26 fee rew 1984 AN WARRIOR
'elrsl real Bghl r.r atccon It* amiga ’with wctaus Ar iMincs
leptoying »IWA(A I6 WALKER ANIM I • SMAUGI75 LUXO TEENAGER
AMM • SMAUG200 ORSITER AMM • SMAUG212 RAMBO ANIM * SMAUG213
HOOP AMM • 10215 REMOTE A..... ERIC SCHWARTZ 0981 'Jeaty
rranoeuwes I ft Ryby 1034 A’ The Mowes An motion ItMbl 1085
Swis Army on WkancfenTcs IXVbl 1582 Amy vs The lYoket
A imahon 1609 Three mere StooWly Manoauu V3S0 1700 A n Rcqur
Mb 12 Csta both unorcedi 1702 "he Doling Gan* Artmohon
Prunes 3fAb ft Dsks bah una-codl 1794 Vto( Contest Wes o
hekopbr ond teskOVidptaB H iayiokeepup 1842 The Shulllo cock
Anmolion IXVb MSOLoie NaN ft Theft STAR TREK SELECTION
- elnierpnce Wmngdoc*ftNCC ’860 1 Annxaians 121 • 10291ne USS
Emerprae Anrraicn nMbl
• 030 The Bird of Prey Anmctton Umbl 1031 fhe fleet Vamver
Anmoiion |032 The Wraif of Khan Anirraton 1033 If* Approaching
Slor Trek IkWb) 1060 St® Irek The KM Generalcn gar* by ¦av,A
AVInicsh I 47reaures 1Mb 1081 r.-unmaie Star Trek Game by
Tcbios ''¦I1?. 19- Wb ft a data 1107 Stor Trebng Song (2----
1254 Skat Trek Ihe Shoot no Song o!2DW*" mo The Shoot m Up game
146S NCC Wwker Bee Stor Trek Aram’ as sasfiSKj? * •«: ** •*«
Tutanol PiMfam Qsk A must ATOI63 THE SAMPLE EDITOR V1.2 APD176
AMOS DATABASE MASTER AP0190 BLACK BBT KARATE GAME APOI98 BOMBS
FROM BAGDAD AP0200 DUNGEON MASTER SHEU AP02I5 FRACTAL WORKSHOP
AP0221 AMOS BRIGO GAME AP024I AMOS ART BACKGROUND ft C. ART
AP0244 SUOESHOW CREATOR PROGRAM APD245 SWH SHOOTRIO ft LIGHT
CYOES APD249 JANET JACKSON RHYTHM NATION APD252 WAR SIMULATOR
GAME AP0254 AMOS PACKMAN ft BATTLE AP0256 SOUNO BLASTER ft
SPRITE VIEWER AP0257 DELUXE CASSETTE PROGRAM AP02S8 GOIDRCK
Pkattorm ond Udd®s AP0265 TIME DEMO Star ields ond musk APD266
AMOS 30 buy this (krodrsl APD268 YOGHURT BOY THE GAME AP0269
SKETCH-A TUNE MUSIC CREATOR APD27I WZARDS DOMAM GAME AP0273
WASTIRPAINT ft MANDELMASTER AP0277 BATTLE PONO Shullepuck cato
qon* AP0278 TONY'S GUOE GAME rxI.K*-, s code APD279 FONT
DISPLAY PROGRAM ft FONTS AP0282 OR STRANGE MUSIC SOKTION12)
APD286 TRON BRAINS THEME APD287 PALETTE PIASTER VI. 1 AP0291
STRUCTURED MSAMTY AP0292 THE WAR Of THE FOUR DEMO AP0293 GRAND
PRIX SIMULATOR GAME AP0294 BORN TO BE FREE rxmiieiii it** DUST
COVER Used to proleci yo® ledxard horn dust E3 99
3. 5 INCH DISK CLEANMG KITS Ho Vig Irobb’e dm? Op?’6 Oodrg 1,10,1
ceonog ROLL OF 1000 DISK IABELS 3.5 Used to keep Irock of
ycxir dsk cotteet *9.99 I* 7*649* Uie 310 ,0nn€ 1 ° p""e* K
(W U Hdj im to in.
THE PD DATABASE SET | POLLYSOFT LICENCEWARE £3.00 | VIDEO FONTS 4 £15.001 ORDERING DETAILS 10 "-1-------'-r - « ., ' ~(IMD| '01 ** «ft' murch It* cherries lAce S ft up 13 - O-BOD 9j0®U«ta Upwards lo hi ihe slopes before he sc *“ OK **r ' varan!
ClATUSf j __ HER VXXO FONTS PACK 4; Caa t IFFP4ISU data packed wtti a varir ortn*m of colourod fcnts h nxyty colours, shopes ft suns For use wit) Dpa rogroms ® any Video productan xil|*s fhs laleu fas some totofy ouiakandrg tools and far orty £15 they gr nximvr Totonlslopkry wrh Hove kin Otbwr flekh® Fcni pocks ore now «xk c«xr packs 1-4 ond mono pocks A lo & COWKS SOON ffP4 ft EXTRA DSKS L4 • SUBCULIURI B Typecko* whaeyau howto w wwi«« rorxevicsVflhzwardsv°u AlSlevcta fhecorrpieiegame 17 - DIZZY UZZY (1Mb) a BcuOedosh dor* with exko lago gropNcs Colcci at ih* dotromfa ft avoid ihe monsiota
«ASONS & MOUSE a DISKS Both i«m been re.*wed h Amga uraprc octoenu-e. (xcaiem a-code sfaol outs where you con loll K* 2S5I S 3»6«sr,X5?
Tcr.il p-rxjroms la fie oge group 6-12 The Ckasaraarr, UtaH. Rescue, and (xkI Pewewed m CU Amga SEPT 91 Page 145 115 - SPACE BLOB II THE CRYStAL CAVERNS : i.celev (Plow up to xxc ixco aimed 01 the same oge range 4 upwards ctttect ilettB whle awing irroudh II* vanrxrt c h®ns Peaurm WDOf mwrmaiv to tojr 1 - tA« “TTU - WE COMBAT: ThaTa convenor) wave.gome from the Ala-i VCS colled combat Two hayer cximrr ant, ¦W * EUROCHARTS BY THE CRUSAIOERS KmSSffdU? Sstt ucdoicd wtih it* laesi Armgo scttw®e cham PeaJ t* ®e you buy PRICES ARE PER DISK 1 -S Disks 2.50 6-tO Disks 2.25 11-20 Disks 2.00 21-49 Disks
1.75 50-99 Disks 1.50 100. Disks 1.25 Wih Exceptor) to Wencewarc. Spectol Pubk ctomoh Rocta. Btonk Medo ft Olh® exfo bfe (le mouse pods ft dsk boxes)
- -i INSTRUMf NTS to uh W & vj o a SJJ5 . PROGRAM V166 Thi C
MANUAL 'base data 13) cor** ewe 70 Foty execul examples VI69
RIPPED MOOUUS COLLECTION DsB om M wit) Music & Samples (Id VI79
CLOUD ft FRACTAL PROGRAMS nous Geneealng unities ....master
virus kiiur virus Checker ft (Gler tVthEiceneniopr)® V193 THI
IMLAATORS I overs VolOus OJ foemols which kxluOos CBM. IBM-PC
ft SI IBM ft ST Proa-oms rrajjres fwo dnws ¦ MR BACKUP HO An
exceteni Hard dsk op croarom ft u*s far your HD’s ...» graph;
change Between Ai®i Sr PC Graphics (0 the Am go V2I0 ARP (VI.3)
WBI 3.2 Instol Itus prw to “ier hs opeecAoeo r~v.»€ muow.
INSTRUMENTS Vot I The temples Nave Remixed back V2I4 STAR
TREKKIR VIPSION VL3 This IS a sound rroc*er Ike pro®am V2I5
DtSKMASTER Vj.2 Ctoys lies kom or* dsktoanoher WSKSAIV V216
SptCTRUM EMIAAIOR V 1.0 kx fades Gomes, scene classes V2I8
VIRUS MURDERER ft 2IRO VIRUS Kjls ft Proiech oil ot vou dsks
V232 FRACTAL CMAIOR V1.2 Another (excellent Geex*cnrg Program
V2S6 THE SIUNTS p-esenr Some ol ihe besi aasass.. includes Med
songs |2) V26ITEXTPLUS VERSION 3.0 ThisdS*Bn® V262
NIWWS*5u«!fCfapa.TurbO copy. Sarify copy ft Pcccy V283
DRAWMAP3D V3 2b Generate (lot Glotws. OetXtol ft Mwcatoe
Pktores ol he (ant Rewewed In Airma Feyenot V264 POS Volft VWUS
KIUIRS. B.g letohee.Berserfcee.Zeeo Wvs ft Novieui V264
FliTCMFR UT1S I CONVMACf Comwt Mix Unts to (he Amrjo POST Post
Sctitt weepeiee both (wcHeer V267 FRACTAiS V2.1 leoctal
GeneeaUe ihat lenoeous *onous ddeeeni Stole V273 FRACIAl
CONSTRUCTION S*T used O jcrec ote vancus ftacuB V274 Dia C
SYSTfM |2) OlUns InbrgeaWd itwromenl system V2 0615 V276
OtSKPMNT V2 7 Pnns bbels tor 3 i daks. Prvront, loe small FO
Ubeory V277 FORTRAN -77 VI J Compile. Irtxe ft un I me support
Ibeaiy F470 V278 MANOiLPANG ftVxxWBeol Puttoe This rs the Uiest
Lpane V279 CROSSWORD CrfATOR A (tegtam tut (resales crosswords
N£WUPDATED ViPiON V280 BUDGET A Kca’OT lo hep *ilt- matxiglna
peesoexil frunces VI302 V284 MCAD PROGRAM 1 * CO**! Deawrg
toxjeom Ue Itu AMIGA « CAD V2ftS EDUCATIONAL TYPMG TUTOR A
Smple Set® ART WORK 181 PLAY ft MAO EDUCATIONAL Bloc loonJ
moths ft oth® aoo'oms |VOT3 APPOINTMENT CALENDAR : NAG
• toclronc appointment ca '-Jo* V024 BANKNIVI alow you lo keep
your bor* account h txrla: balarce
* 028 SPELLCHECKER Current cfcvjy contoins 9.000 w®ds V®ecanbe
V029 HOUSE MOLD INVENTORY mean manuring MH possessions
V041OPAlNT APT Coocnns toods ol cm n»s wound wifi
* 0*8 IV GRAPHKS. VIDEO GRAPHICS Jfareus Willies Ice Video
ProduCT®) |8) yoas Ihl MO SECTOR INC DEMO CREATOR Tbs 8 he best
Demo erect® V066 VIOEO PRODUCTION (2) Bolt) Ptxked win wdeo ft
genlock whites VlOft AMIBASE V3.76 Ths a the May popular
ooubase Vey good Th««'s 2 Disks contain wed over 3,500 n*io
disks are in database form »that you can search, print, sort®
|ust ««mv. In
• * compkrto PutAc domah rofmnce.
®»r£1.50 W2 CHEQUE I -- rwojerr wav lo toe* hock o( Cheques V293 NCOMM I'lircorrmuncciwon pockoge 'hr- rwiineedil useomodenT Wuuwapc *OYg«a
• PRINT STUDIO FxcOlenl I® o«ii) mg
• cture ® lexi for ftonier usees VU1C-UOHT This is it* most wei
known ray Complete Fred Fish Atkjs l'.« V"09 PRI sartodlndax
... omr 120 Poges The Compere Fred fish aSc romes with free
update pag*s as Ihe iww data ore released Prase role har ihs s
now n® env avalable tax" PD-Sotl so aik rtxrtocb deo(»s il they
stock 11 We have o he Fred Fish disks n stock Only £4.99 & that
includes your freo Updates, for 1 Yoor.
“ Ul.---- ~ «"'¦ Business coeds cn tie Amiga V3SI SUPERBENCH WORKBENCH R«pUc« icrtbcnch disk HOUSE MUSIC SAMUS III ft
* *" »~mn»a More Sarped sounds CO V354 POS Uni'S 13 FREICOPY.
VMK. DISK CAT ALOGUE PROG. SCENERY. NUKE SAOAM Kils txti new
«irus ft VcvS.26 The besi toe K V2587 MHAL MUSC MOOULIS A
sdectoi d VeU UaoS mw te any socnOpmgrams V358 GENESIS
LANOSCAPE 'x ..pi or mould any kmdscope bocia -onoot vpes
EISOII V34I POS UtllSM Mod Corrrerlee. New I’Jadc taker Wore-,
labt mcM plo e aso semeftrstunai6. Roseme scode V362 PLAYING
MOOUlfS CCLLtCTXON These s flsks ore very well oeesented Gi
V368 600 BUSINESS LETTERS tee welt®, loe you lo use oe insert
imo your own letters or tc*l V36B (ST-48 S2I NEW HSTRUMENT
DISKS Aren-¦ fr.e d«s ol exceEem scm»es (51 V375 IST-53 60
T®mnaioe. Ruaning Mon ft Prcdatcr Samples ft sound Ix. 18 Ddksl
V3S4 (ST-621 TECHNOTROUC SAMPLES loods ol rivruemnis (alen tom
technolK VJ85 (ST-63 661 FX INSTRUMENTS 2-5 Heres mere sound
edecls cry m pecurom (4) V389 QUCKBENCH .aads OS wotkboch ft
youi mochne eeseis workbench reopears V390 DESK TOP PUBUSMNG
PROGRAM Tes It* ft-sl Amiga OTP Dockage on the puWK dcmoin
market New comes wifi cngfah nstiustbns Inc geathes ft Texi
editor V391 THE SUPER KUERS BOOT-* VIRUS KIIUR DISK This disk
bIB mere weus itun rrr,
• iiuskJkr nraw illsons 194 krawn , ft may be more oto ime car
let V392AAUCASH The best Bonkn peogram rhal ho c m* used on
the amga easy comrols V393 POS Uil No IS: Bool Gores. BooAc
PqUcodv. Screen Pitpei and Iron® moke- .
V894 CHEMESTEDC (hts rogram wtl daw molecues wbKh can kxxWJ into Dpainl V39S UCDTT V2 6h The; kitesI vo-sca wth updo« Inatues (xceieni ) 0-d process® V396 POS un No 16: Ooloeasy ExceEleel Dwobose dado lie l-cm M lardscopde Ihe ;cx) drawing program Shell repUc---- V298 ••r.tnv * u Wull|I ihe Best c peogrammng peg V301 EYE Of ft BfHIXDCR HNT BOOK ire Maps. Straleg ft Sokiten V304 CHAOS STRIKES BACK HINT BOOK Ire Maps. Slrategv ftSoincn V306 A-GENE V3.I25 loslest veesun ol Ihe
• arr»t, Tree program V307 VIDEO TAPE DATABASE PRO
- atooaue 01 »cur video topes V3I11ACK NCIMS COURSE DISKS (SI
Vo'rous Hew courses kw the Goll Gome V318 PRO SOUND TRACKER VI
IB ft SOUND TRAOCB VJ.8 The loslest ft besi versterr ticscs
exceleev prgs V323 ANA1TICA1C SPREAD SHHT OJ A- new verswn lhal
works (xceleeit V32S SOUND TRACKER CONVERTER CorvedS muse
modules in eocuWWes V328 ATCOPV-E Ccpus from cne side ol you
boord to tw other (Amgo-2 PO MESSY SID CawTs Translees Am™
u. 1 uveeon u IBM Pc Osks. Ft bock V330 RED SECTOR WC EXTRA DISKS
(2) DC ir.stnxtons.ixira Bobs ft Kilties V332 AMIGA PUNT
PROGRAM Harje rr*ii xodcton prooonloe V333 UNO JAMES VERSION
OF THE BIBiE fxked on tour amgs disks (41 V338 TRANSFORMER V3
3 lotest veesion oF tw B A EtrxiUloe dak V339 SPECTRUM EMUATOR
DATA DISK Actoenkire Oossks needs v2I6 V340 RED SECTOR WC:
VECTOR EDITOR reojees *85 to use ihe vectcrs V34I CUP ART
COLLECTION 2: (rqhl more dso wioly pocked 18 Dlsfca V349 SIO
(VI.081 TronsUles Atari ST ft BM esr i -epoces ui V397
MANOELBROT ADVENTURE KJT lx ¦ Irrr M®aellxol gereraty progan
lu«S Ccdent V398 MID MUSIC MOOUlS No 2 use mea V400 RAY TRACER
CONSTRUCTION KIT Anontier roy iroc® (cr the omlgo coenturer
V40I WROOWBENCH VI.O (2) (xellwil Work roplocetrnt in Amga
l B 8 Stole O MAKJR De*ign yi All PtlicES IKIIXE VAT. Ltf
ClASS POSTAL COSTS ft PACFJUG ORDERING BY POST: PIFASF SEND A
CHFOJF OR POSTAL CSC*PS MAK PAYABLE TO CWCU?8llMYANT AVI.
SOJIMhO-CN-SEA ESSEX SSI 7*0 c«wNGBYpasJ. •ojpmy
* ** OlDFPFD FROM 16 BEICRF AIB KHCH «» CBJEBNG DOS FROM IE CU
AMIjA NufER 26 FOREIGN ORDERS: All CRD* RS SEN! BY AR MAIL
FOREUPCWANOCOERS PUASE ADO 10% vfi*01 AiL cr, A rr*r' 4 fCREDIT
CARO ORDERS
22. ,7.5,*..? CASH 81 FED MAID KEASE NOTE THAT IF
cwoAToafAJtnIOf',0UB oeote T0 WAIT ‘OC'HI ORDERING BY
TELEPHONE:" ?JfFH0NE HOTlIhJ C«N Si* DAYS A WFEK FROM 9AM 8fW
WEEK DAYS AM) FP0M9AM 8PM CN SATURDAYS COLLECTING DISKS ANO
ORDERS: Pit ASF PNG 10702) 466933 BEFORE CALING SO THAI WE
WAY PREPARF CR COPY) THE PUBLIC DOMAIN DISKS THAT YOU REOURF
UPDATES & OTHER INFORMATION MONTMY UPOATtS API MOW BENG SENT
OUT TO PD-SOFT CUSTOMERS MHASY WAY TO KEEP UPIOOATi WITH IK
LARGEST AMGA UK PO tmlecnon cotec ion oiiks 121 171S SNONO
DEMAND VICTOR • a COOl lnc*r 3 rr«a demo wth coUurkil ehttcis
720 MANIC RAVES BY EMDLESS PIRACY (unler* ford hfling tocks-2
distal 727 THE ZEUS MEGA 0€A»0 DISK 1728 MYSTICAL TUNES BY
VERCAL Superb (face ol musk tracks to- wau lo I Horn, rr.y
1729 NO TECH BY BASS; Loud muw ard uddskmdoed "M “ww jeoesruw
ill andh® Madonna side show oacked on 3 dota 131 1740 DRUMS
ft PIPES Muse ccflerton hgh Xaliy soltk) roi to be mssed
1741KU MUSIC DISK Sacr presoils ihs greal muse dsk prodjchon
d-Sk 1746 ANARCHY MSPRAT10N IS NONE Lotos! Ft ihe best ever
mega demo ham cr* toiesi meai dcrnos ft s loioly
siunnnaTolOly Utelant IhonksSilents.
1762 TERMINATOR ¦ SLIDE SHOW Thwa's some excellent p*ttxos kem me lim (2| 1764 PURE METAL CCOERS Archer mega demo with more extrtwn etfels ft musk 1767 GOLOfWE ULTIMATE FX There s some tom demos knot, ft here's oroiher 1768 OARKNISS MEGA OEMO ¦ Another wel aane m o demo disk (xcdleni disk 1812 AUEN BUP MOVIE 12) ???
18A3 MADONNA VOGUE MUSC |4 The full maaomslnge cn computer dsks 18S4 WRESTLEMANIA WK2) Al If* Stors ol Ihe WlVf bottle t eul on comouier data 1856 MADONNA FOLLOWING YOU CD She'S Xkk weh onahe new muse disk 1858 LIFE Of BRIAN SLIDESHOW Tie mod ft wocty group o-e Lxk. Witi more oiaures
* “ ADVERT remix Very (tony sample d Sega advert EXTERNAL STEREO
REMIX O* at t* better house musK dsta Storeo 1892 SYNTHETIC
POWER BY CAVE an Iwetem musk production dsk 1893 JAMES BONO 007
MUSIC DISK 1896 HORROR MAMA Musk production (3) 1905 OBUQUE
IMIMTY BY GOUfIRE Ihe ainst exceieniGdd lire mega demo W7 THE
WOMAN IN REO ANIMATION OfSK 11920 THE VECTOR DANCE I V«e
mrnlerr Vectors drect *om The Gnoup Cull 1923 DREAM MUSIC H BY
PHENOMENA 1924 MELTED EXPERIENCE BY TFT Thera (rsl 002 BUDBRAM
II MEGA DEMO U 1441 IHE PIASMUTEX 1991 by The fUme Arrows
VcWccna Muse ft scrr* excalenl araphKoi effects 1471 ACES Of
THE SKY Agctton 35 The blest crtmotton c4 two pones n 1532
AufNATKX AURAL ECTACY 1547 *TSn OVERLOAD- The MTV BhXin "peon
Musk disk seledon J GLOBAL TRASH BY SIUNTS A IrKy supe-b
itieroctve demo Cne ol he besi 1586 PAPA DONT PREACH (..Hr*,-
scmped Madonno musk (xceler dsl.
1592 ITS ON YOU BY MC SAR ¦ha a he t*si house music 12 2C» 1618 KGB MEGA DEMO Th S disk a Wloto brtlani ft reaV woi presented 121 625 INDIANA JONES ft THE LAST CRUSADE The H-Pes Side show (2) 1629 THE SIMPSONS Anmofton By Decay.
Tokxyr excel len ais* • occWe onms fe-p 1669 MADONNA (2) Sl*s back with more cxcatent ptcures colour plOLres 1671 MAGICIAN ANIM VERSION • 2 Anafr 1-ralenl ra.- trarrxl Ammnon lecarmend UOA "wr- LlKW Of SOT (2)- nv* v-i'xn iro J2?4 OPERATION Laiuiuxm muon 1935 PIXEL NATION BY OEFJAM This is Ihe hnai Detain p-cducim woth o gued ©ok WTHHE MW SftWTS PtBBFT T* FRAN3 DBMO IhescudanoilhemorR) AND THIS D6K 610TA1Y EXCflKNT Pecomandrd hy u 1950 R-TYPf I PLAYABLE PREVIEW 1951 CRYSTAL SYMPHOMES BY PHENOMENA Ararrhy* exceHeni prodlklOn. Reccmorded 9S2 THE VOYAGE BY IFF 1956 THE CONOAMAN ft THE WMDMIU 1957
THE ALPHA OMEGA ihe Plre Mctol coows p-esew IhiS Itoe OX) ® «l Ircm CNN 1MB THE WSTA FRACTAL DEMO DISK 1976 OKXTAl INNOVATION BY ANARCHY Ardh® Cass* mega demo from t* Arxjrctw producitanIve Cton-besurprkedtohsnAJ “ CU Amga. T0TA1Y EXCtlUNT PSOftXTON GAMES SELECTION | DEMO DISKS I BRAND I MEGA BLITZ!
THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR AMIGA PD SOFTWARE PHONE 0782 208228 FAX 0782 281506 THE DISKS BELOW ARE ONLY A SMALL SELECTION FROM OUR VAST LIBRARY OF OVER 2000 DISKS ANIMATION UTILITIES DEMOS BLIT - A - COPY MKII THE ULTIMATE BACKUP UTILITY!!!
BACKS UP ALL KNOWN SOFTWARE-EVEN THE ONES OTHERS WON T THIS DEVICE tS PROBABLY THE MOST POWERFUL AVAILABLE COMPLETE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PACKAGE ONLY 29.95 (THIS DEVICE REQUIRES AN EXTERNAL DISK DRIVE) Thera la a total of 13 disks In the clip art range.AII are in IFF Format & are Ideal for DTP.Thera are loads of images to choose from,ranging from fancy borders to special occasions & from people to animals etc etc. All 13 disks for only £1 5.00 PACK 4 PACK 5 Adult pack (10 dsk pack) Music makers pack Sabrina,Sam Fox (2 dsks) Proiracker PACK 3 Music Pack (10 disk pack) Vision muse masters
Crusaders "bacteria music" Crack music disk Jetset overload music dsk Rat megama 1 Flash digital concert 6 Flashing bytes "sweet songs one" Alcatraz "panic voices ot energy" Crusaders mcro concert Archaos music disk £11-00 PACK 2 Demo Pack (10 dsk pack) Bucfcrain 1 (2 disks) Budorain 2 Scoopex menial hangover Crionics "neverwhere" Horizon "sleeping bag" Palace "pulling the trigger" Quartex "substance" Phenomena "interspace" Decay "sirrpsons demo* A great starter pack £11-00 Noise tracker Star tracker Songs dsks (3 disks) Instu.ment dsks(4 dsks) A must for music makers £1100 PDU 10 Word
Processing*Databasing PDU 16AirTunnel Simulation PDU 31 F.sh*143 RIM Database PDU 32 Fish 144 Analytic spreadsheet PDU 43 Fish 203 Assembler 4 C eg PDU 44 Fish 215 Mandelvroom V2.0 PDU 45 Fish 2l0 Scientific calculator PDU 46 Fish*213 lcons(300 in 8 colors) PDU 51 Fish 219 Astronomy program PDU 52 Fish 52 A-Z Text Editor PDU 60 Fish 237 Cllprint PDU 70 Fish 193 Keymap Editor PDU 72 SID V1.06 The ultimate disk util.
PDU 80 Fonts and Surfaces PDU 81 Disksalve 1.3 PDU 98 Celtics Demomaker PDU 99 Ham Radio udls 5 disks) PDU 101 Menu-Maker PDU 102 Label designer PDU 103 Icon-Maker PDU 104 Icon-Mania PDU 105 Crossword Creator PDU 118 Various CLI utils PDU 149 Icon Fun PDU 151 Fixdisk-disk repairer PDU 164 Games Music Creator PDU 168 Vaccme-Booster(Virus killer) PDU 169 OuickBase-Database PDU 185ANC22 (Excellent utils) PDU 186 Falcon Bootblock Creator PDU 194 Pman Virus Killer PDU 200 Virus Killer Pro V20 PDU 207 PerfectSound V1.93 PDU 257 Fish 349 MED V 3.00 PDU 262 MED Modules PDU 318 Red sector demo maker
PDU 349 Master virus killer V 2.1 PDU 358 Tetracopy PACK 1 Home Buisness Pack The 8 disk pack contains:- Spreadsheet Word Processor Amiga Spell Memopad Inventory Database etc etc A must for home accounts!
£10-00 DISK PRICES 1-9 ..£1.50 10-19 ..£1.25 20+ .£1.00 FREE CATALOGUE DISK PDD 1 Anarchy Demo PDD 4 Death star Megademo(2 disks) PDD 7 Elvira Demo PDD 14 RAF Megademo(2 disks) PDD 16 Robocop Demo PDD 20 SAE Demo 25 PDD 21 SAE Demo*32 PD031 Anarchy-Ooh its obscene lir PD0 51 Hacktrick ' Arsewipe PDO 52 Hacktnck 2Smashing day out PDO 55 Kefrens Megademo 8(2 disks) PDO 62 Northstar Megademo 2 PDD 70 Rebels Megademo PDD 72 Red Sector Demodisk 4 PDD 73 SAE Demos 23 PDD 74 SAE Demos 36 PDD 75 Scoopex Demos PDD 76 Scoopex Megademo PDD 91 Trilogy
MegademoiM PDD 94 Vortex Megademo PDD96 Magnetic Fields Demo 36 PDD 97 Predators Megademo(2 disks) PDD 107 Budbrain I (2 disks) PDD 115 Magnetic Fields Demo 40 PDD 116 Magnetic Fields Demo 4l PDO 130 Chubby Brown PD0131 Crionics Demo PD0132 Giants Megademo(2 disks) PD0134 Magnetic Fields Demo 45 PD0145 SAE Demo»31 PDD 152 Flash’No Brain No Pain"(2) PDD 153 Billy Connally Demo(2 disks) PDD 160 Hacktnck-Rave-on" PDD 177 Budbrain II PDD 179 Crionics Total Destruction PDD 186 Flash Demos 2 PPD 209 Rutger Demodisk PDD 212 Space Pack 32
- POSTAGE AND PACKMG FREE ON ALL ORDERS OF 3 OtSKS OR MORE.UNOER
3 DISKS PLEASE ADO Cl 00. UK HAM LAND CMLT EUROPE ADO JSPPER
OtSK REST OF WORLD AOO SOP PER DISK PLEASE NOTE ALL OUR PUBLIC
DOMAM IS SUPPUED ON TOP OUAUTY KAO BRANDED DISKETTES PDA9
Knight Animation(1 meg) PDA 12 Agatron Star Trek Amms 2 PDA 13
Agatron Star Trek Amms 17 PDA 14 Puggs in Space PDA 18 Miller
Lite Advert PDA 31 Nude Girls Anim PDA 34 Basketball Anim PDA
35 BFPO Slideshow( 18*) PDA 36 BFPO Sideshow 2( 18+) PDA 41
Dtgiviewer Slideshow PDA 42 Dragons Lair Demo PDA 45 Monocycle
6 Sportscar(1 meg) PDA 47 Holsten Pils Advert PDA 49 Mayfair
Vol.23 no3(18*) PDA 50 Mega Clean Show V1.7 PDA 54 NASA
Graphics PDA 56 Newtek De moreell (2)(1meg) PDA 57 Newtek
Demoreel3(2)(l meg) PDA 56 Newtek Demoreel 1 (2)( 1 meg) PDA 57
Newtek Demoreel3(2)( 1 meg) PDA 58 Paradi se Slideshow PDA 61
Sabrina PDA 63 Space Anims( 1 meg) PDA 65 Star T rek Anims PDA
68 Walker Demol (1 meg) PDA69 WalkerDemol (2meg.2disks) PDA 70
Walker Demo2(1 meg) PDA 73 Westcoast Cracker 4( 18*) PDA 74
Bodeans Bordello l(18+) PDA 75 Bodeans Bordello 4(18*) PDA 76
Playboy( 18+) PDA 77 Sam Fox (18-.)
PDA 78 Utopia 1(18+) PDA 79 The Final Ecstacy 1 (18*) PDA 80 Walker Demo 2(2 meg.2 disks) PDA 81 Ray Trace ArtDBW Render util PDA 86 Utopia 4(18+) PDA 89 Bodeans Bordelk 9 (18*) PDA 90 Bunsen Bumer-Jet Fighter anim PDA 92 D.Landers Sci-fi Show 1 PDA 93 D.Landers Sci-fi Show 2 PDA 110 Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon PDA 11 Bruce Lee Slideshow II PDA 112 Dragons Lair II Demo PDA114 Neighbours Slideshow PDA 116 Terminator Bodeans Bordello 2 Bodeans Bordello 3 Bodeans Bordello *10 Bodeans Movies West Coast Cracker BFPO 1.BFPO 2 Utopia 1 £11-00 CLIP ART PDM 5 MfrElectric CLI IV PDM 6 Winkers
song(2 disks) PDM 9 Ride on time & Batdance PDM 19 Bad-M. Jackson PDM 20 Bat Dance PDM 27 DMOB Megamusic III PDM 28 Enernes Music III PDM 30 Digital Concert II PDM 31 Digital Concert III PDM 33 Helloween’Follow the Sign"(2) PDM 35Think were alone now-Tiffany PDM 36 Land of Confusion-Genesis PDM 38 Miami Vice Theme (4 disks) PDM 40 MFI Vangel.s Demo PDM 65 Digital Concert IV PDM 72 Popeye meets the Boachboys PDM 80 Digital Concert VI PDM 82 Freddy Kruger PDM 83 Kefrens Juke box PDM84Madonna-Hankypanky PDM 85 Miami Vice-Crockets Theme PDM 87 RIP Eruption PDM 88 Slab Music PDM 91 100 Most
Remembered C64 PDM 95 Hi-Fi Demo PDM 104 BassX 5 Power Remix PDM 105 BassX 6 Sydney Youngblood PDM 106 Betty Boo PDM 109 Depeche Mode PDMHODMOBMusicI PDM 111 DMOB Music II PDM 112 DMOB Music IV(2 disks) PDM 117 Flash Gordan (2 disks) PDM 118 Hacktrick ’Loadsamoney* PDM 120 Laurel & Hardy (2 disks) PDM 128NASPV2.0 PDM 131 Petshop Boys Remix 1 PDM 132 Petshop Boys Remix«2 PDG 1 Star Trek-Final Frontier(2 disks) PDG 2 Star trek (3 dsks,2 drives) PDG 5 Card 4 Board Games PDG 18 Marble Slide PDG 19 Destination Moonbase PDG 21 Boing the Game (2 disks) PDG 26 Treasure Search PDG 31 Moria PDG 32
Legend of Farghad PDG 33 ArcadiaJBreakout style game) PDG 34 Dynamite Dick PDG 35 Pair It PDG 36 Snakes 6 ladders Reversi PDG 37 Super Quiz PACK 6 New release pack This s a 10 disk pack containing all the laiest demos torm all the best groups e g LSD.Ipec Elite Flashing bytes etc. etc. This pack changes on a weekly basis.so s kept bang up to date A must for only £12-00 GAMES WF, ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES AND PO'S PAYABLE TO P.D DIRECT AND SEND ORDERS TO:- CNIT 3 DEPT CUA, RAILWAY ENTERPRISE CENTRE, SHELTON NEW ROAD,STOKE ON TRENT, ST4 7SH SAINTS AUVE The lop-ten smash
from the Utah Saints, 'What can you do tor me', now looks set to replicate its success on the PD circuit with a special remix version by Tony Horga. The original record caused quite a stir because of its sample ot the Eurythmic's 'There must be an Angel'. RCA, the Eurythmic's record label were none too pleased and set their legal bottins on Utah in an attempt to stop the record trom being released.
However, when the Eurythmics Dave Stewart heard the song he was mighty impressed and told RCA to let the record pass. So now you know,
* * Seventeen Bit CHAINSAW A one or two-player game, Choinsaw
Death involves either helping a member of the gentle Meep race
escape the clutches of the evil and robotic Chronia race, or
stopping his dosh for freedom by taking on the persono of a
Chronia guard. The game is packed with grenade launchers,
lasers, armour piercing rifles and stacks of other weaponry to
make your task that bit easier. Written in AMOS, it's a classy
RPG with all the usual action and movement points as well as
bizarre-looking robots modelled on household tools such as a
Black & Decker drill and chainsaw. *** Strictly PD NON-STOP
MUSIC Fanso, German electronic funsters, Krattwerk, could do
worse than pick up a copy ot Uranus which features a remix
of the group's music as well as several other tracks for your
money. Oh, and for tact fans, the moons around Uranus are named
after characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream. So
there. ?** PD Soft i Three of the top demo teams. Phenomena,
Scoopex and Rebels, have combined their talents to come up with
a rather smart music disk called Crystal Symphonies. There are
nine tracks in all and most otter a refreshing change of pace
to the usual thumping beats and electronic harshness ot contem
porary offerings. Listen out tor some great piano sounds in
Jazzy Nork and the lilting Salsa sounds ot La vie set rose. ?**
PD Soft PDTOP TEN A-Animation S-Sound U-Utility G-Game
M-Miscellaneous 1 Cubulus G 2 Survivor G 3 WWF SlideshowM 4
Crusaders Euronews M 5 Assassins 5 G MAKING A SPLASH Steve
Packer is a name which should be familiar to anyone who's
bought one of his mony Chuck animation disks, leaving the
titular titan behind, Steve has turned his hand to producing an
animated sci-fi story. The disk begins with the Signus- One
spacecraft travelling through deep space when the crew receive
a distress call from Aqualash, an eerie water planet. A huge
bio-mech creature is threatening the underwater inhabitants of
Atlantis, a small sealed cily, and it's up to our three
chisel-jawed heroes to track the monster to its lair and pump
it full of lead.
There's only a small amount of animation involved in what's really a highly-polished graphic slideshow, but it's the 1950s B-movie undertone that lends the disk its charm. ***** NBS 6 WWF Slideshow M 7 Midnight Thiet G 8 Warzone Simulator S 9 Aquasplash G 10 Humdinger 41 G Compiled by JACK-IN PD IF YOU'VE NEVER TRIED P.D. BEFORE - YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING!!
TRY US ONCE AND YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!
NO MINIMUM ORDER - BUT ORDER 10* DISKS & CLAIM YOUR SUPERB FREE GIFT!!
PUBLIC DOMAIN LIBRARY FREE GIFTS Order 10-12 Disks gel free Simpack Disk Box Order 13-14 Disks gel free Deluxe Mouse House Order 15-17 Disks get free 2 Simpack Disk Boxes Order 18-19 Disks get free Deluxe Mouse Mai Order 20* Disks get free Amiga Dust Cover GAMES .Drip,1 Arcade game .TwrrtrisI 2 payer Tetrrs 2 Player Soccer league .Chess i superb versron ..Seven Ties Speecbali game ,.Eai Mne I Emerald Mine game ..Frantic Fredde I Arcade game ..Pipelne'fipemaniagame ..Wheel of Fortune TV Quiz Game ..Qjianaster V1.01A Cheltam ..Property Martel I Trading game Pararod1 Breakout game . Game Cheats
Codes * Souons _ST Bash.1 Shoot em up ..Mental hiage Game Disk 1 ..Casno games' Compilation Space Games .’8 games ..Mayhem I Shoot em up ..Castle of Doom Attonttre ..Speccy Emulator 8 Games . Megabal Breakout game Adventure Writer ..Star Trek. Shoot-Em-Up ..Simpsons. Shoot -Em -Up ..Balkxxiacy I Arcade 1MB) Cheques & P.O.'s payable to
A. B.P.D. (AMIGA ONLY) 85, ..Wizz s Quest Arcade 11 MB) ..Pcpeye
LCD Game ..CutuUsIRubic' Type Puzzle Game ..Downhill Challenge
I Sknirg Game ..Destination Mconbase l Luner Lander Game
..Frut Machine Simulator; AMOS PD ..Pair-tf AMOS PD (1MB) per
Disk (inc) Jeopardy Risk Style Game (1 MB) ..Master 01 The
Town I Target Practa MUSIC M0C2 .. .Groove is in the Heal
M033. 10OC64 tunes MWO Simpsons Do The Bartman. 3 dsks
M033...808 Stale remnes M071 ...D Met) muse 2 M088...Madcnna
Sparky M016 ...Feel tie Rhythm M0l7...Technctrcnc Mega Mb M021
...Pet Shop Boys-Suburbia M076 ...Synth Music 63 Tunes he
Oxygens M025 Digital Concert 3 M028 Digital Concer 6 m2 Betty
Boo 2 dsks M044 ..Miami Vice Rerrtx M067 ...Madcnna Mjgue •
music M62 ...Phenomena Music 1 (18 wcked tunes M08O...Janet
Jackson (Rhytim Naion 1814 M08S ...Amazing Tunes 213 Disks (1
MB) M0B9 . . .Computer Game Muse Disk I Compilation No Minimum
Order Speedy Service Free Gifts Send 75p for Catalogue Disk
SOUND SC01 ...Sound Tracker. Music programme, needs ST01 SQ33
. Games music creator S004....Med music programme V3.0 ST01
...Instrument dsk for Sound Tracker $ 005.. ..Pro Tracker 1.1B
Music edtor 2 disks S0C6.-MedV3.11f1 Mbonfy) DEMOS A288. .
Bart Sirrpson demo Idecay A296. ..phenomha Enigma Demo A304
...Amy Vs Walker IE. Schwartz. 1 Meg A329 ...Sickness
Simulate* Hilarous1 A331 ....Ami • Lemmings Demo 12 dsks, 2
Meg A334,...Batman The MOTe IE. Schwartz, 1 Meg A336....ShuBe
-Cock Ann IE. Schwartz. 1 Meg A338,. Mr Potato Head 2 ChrisHI
(1 MB) A342....Piasmuiex 911 Excellent Plasm Demo
A343....Vrial Word Demo A3S0 ,.Sco«)e« Demo Dsk 165
A352-...Trackbal Animation (1 MB) SPECIAL OFFER 10 KAO BRANDED
BLANK DISKS 135TPI DSDD WITH LABELS ONLY £4.99 inc IFF Fonts
art) Surtees lor DTP PDCconoleteC Compiler WordwrigbtVfP 8
Spelchecker )cpe htromater Spa» writer Demo creator RIM
relaboal database Vtscafc spreadsheet azz Bench wcrtCench
replacement North C compiler Master Virus Killer V2.1 Kfls 124
vruses 4-Cad. Compiler added desgn Crunchers complaton inc
pxm* pack D Ccpy backs-up protected dsks (rrcstl Mandebroi PD
compilation ABPD utlity dsk 30* utils r DOS Transfer PC ties
Clpart lor DTP Oarkstar ulls 3' compfaton SIDCll Utiity Back
Tiger Star Dailies Emifalor1C64 8 Atari ST C-Ughl I Ray tradrg
package Red Sector Demo Maker C‘ Manual Latest Verson (4
Dsks) Red Sectcr Demo Maker Fonts BM PC Emulator 2 Disks TV
Graphics1 Video Graphc Clp - Art
A. B.P.D (Dept CU) 45a Alma Road ST Albans Herts AL1 3BJ|
(0727)833363 Personal callers welcome SPECIAL OFFER PD ?
YES IT IS TRUE PD FOR JUST 69p -OFFER ENDS 31 12 91 HERE IS A SMALL SELECTION FROM OUR VAST RANGE OVERSEAS ORDER ADD 25p A DISK FOR EUROPE 60p R.O.W. DEMOS UTILITIES GAMES D113) Silents Scroller P02) A68K Assembler G004) Breakout Construction Set D115) Utopia cartoon Slides P04) North C G006) Star Trek (2) D117) Bunsen burner U001) Jazzbench G008) Drip D119) The Link Megademo U064) Viscalc Spreadsheet G010) Quiz Master 2 D122} Ghost Pool U006) Intro Maker G012) Popeye D124) Scoopex Seven Sins U008) Sidney and Friends G014) Tennis* D126) Disney Slideshow U011) SXLS Disk 1 G016) Flaschbier D128)
Sleeping bag Demo U013) Clip Art G018) Treasure Hunt D130) Sysime 5 Demo U015) The Magicians Utilities G020) Wet Beaver Games D132) Alpha Flight Megademo 2 U017) Steel Moon Utilities G022) Workbench Games and Hacks D134) Share and Enjoy 46 U019) CADV G024) PD Games Compilation D136) Thames TV Demo U021) Super C Disk G026) Movie Games D138) Vision Megademo U024) Red Devil Utils 4 G028) Eatmine D140} Fast Cars Slideshow U026) Amibase V3.76 G030) Return to Earth D142) Mobed U031) Bootbench G032) Klondike D145) Kefrens Wall Demo U033) C-Light 1+2 G034) Trek Trivia D147) Beast 2 Preview U035)
Systme Checker G036) Pipeline
0149) Tread U037) Tetra Copier G019) Battleforce D151) Share and
Enjoy 47 U053) Text Plus Wordprocessor G021) Arcade Games
D153) Simpsons Mini Mega U056) Wordwright Wordprocessor
G023) Star Trek the next Gen
(XXX) U058) Running Man Update G025) UGA Games D155) Glass World
Animation U060) Mag Media Disk Utilities G027) Hack D157)
Congaman Animation U062) New Age Utilities G029) PDOM Games
0160) Anarchy Scratch Pack 39 U063) Pendle Eurpa Utils G031) BIP
0162) Bugs bunny Anim* U065) Fonts G033) Stoneage D164) Smurf ?
Cokeman Anims* U067) ICPUG Printer Utilities G035) Jeopardy
0166) Juggette Animation U096) XLS Best of PD 3 G041) Frantic
Freddy DISK CATALOGUE 50p CONTAINS DETAILS OF ALL OUR DIKS
AND IS UPDATED FREELY WITH EVERY ORDER.
INCLUDES 2 FREE GAMES * DEMO We also stock APDL Amicus, T-Bag and Fred Fish Disks.
All orders dlspatached within 24 hours.
Buy now while the pdee Is low Please add 50p postage » packing to all orders.
PLEASE MAKE ALL CHEQUES AND POSTAL ORDERS TO S.P.D.
S. P.D. 62 MANOR ROAD, HASTINGS, E.SUSSEX, TN34 3LJ Sand your
order to : CRAZY JOE'S DEPT. CU11 145 EFFINGHAM ST. ROTHERHAM
SOUTH. YORKSHIRE S65 1BL Please make Cheque P.O. payable to
'CRAZY JOE S' CREDIT CARD HOTLINE (0709) 829286 FAX ORDERS
(0709) 878308 MINIMUM CREDrT r?.„.rt a..„ CARD ORDER £3.00
SOMftSyffllKB 24 HOUR SERVICE OVER 2,000 DISKS INCLUDING FISH,
TBAG, & AMOS P.D.!
GAMES MUSIC SLIDESHOWS UTILITIES DEMOS ANIMATIONS 865 Trip To Mars 897 Scoopex Mental Hangover 906 Madonna Cartoon Anim * 964 Turtles Demo 1001 Station at Khem (3) ** 1033 At The Movies Anim ** 1105 Crionics Neverwhere Demo 188 Fillet The Fish 1200 Haiders ot Lost Ark Anim * 1229 Bodbrain 2 1238 Evil Dead Demo (X) * 1540 Amy v» Walker Anim * 1541 Batman Animation * 1552 Magician Animation V2.0 • 1560 Phenomena Enigma • 1628 Do The Bart. Man * 1703 Total Respray 1706 Total Retrial 1707 Decay Simpsons Demo * 1753 Lite Of Brian (2) 1766 Laurel & Hardy (2) (2D) • 1775 Total Confusion * 1782
Canott The Chicken(2)(2D) 1784 Canon lnsomnia(2)(2D) 1818 Darkness Megademo 2 * 1820 Magnetic Fields Demos 92 1823 N-n-n-n-nineteen Demo 1833 Agatron Animations 33 1834 Agatron Animations 34 1837 Plasm ulex Demo 1838 Global Trash Demo 1841 Anti-Lemmin' Demo (2) ** ”843 Phenomena Interspace
• 844 Goldfire Megademo 1845 Timex Demos * 1846 Enterprise Anim
(2) (2D) * 1850 The Wall (6)(2D) * 1856 Betty Boo
Anim SJideshow 1877 AMOS 3D Demo 1881 Mike Tyson Knockout Disk
1885 Robocop Animation * 1892 Shuttlecock Animation * 1900
Stents Ice Demo 1902 TomsoftVirtual World 1923 Star Wars Demo
(2) (2D) * 1928 Demo Dolly Pack 4 * 1929 Vector Dance 1943
Windsurfer Animation (2) * 1947 Mr Potato Head * 1948 Mr Potato
‘Chips Are Upl‘ • 1950 Super Woman Animation * 1956 Creature
Comforts Demo 1963 Melted Experience 1971 Space balls Demo 1972
TAS Ego Trip 1976 Equinox *So What?' (2) • 1982 Real 3D Pinball
Animation • 1983 Real 3D Teapot Animation * 1992 Upgront -Cool
Fridge1 1994 Anarchy Digital Innovation * 2000 PMC Alpha Omega
315 Return To Earth 496 Holy Grail Adventure * 496 Wanderer 648
Star Trek (USA) (2) * 680 Leam & Play (2) 727 Star Trek
(Richter) (2) 766 Treasure Hunt 957 Pipeline 962 Dripl 987
Snakepit 991 Jeopard* 1004 Games Disk 9 1113 Wet Beaver Games
1230 Dragon Cave 1245 Rings Of Zon* 1408 A59 Super Quiz 1411
A62 Arcadia 1517 A110 Crossfire* 1520 A115 Balloonacy 1528 A130
The Wooden Bel * 1532 APD137: Tile Trial * 1533 The Jar- 1539
Megaball * GAMES PACK 37 titles on 8 disks including Asteroids.
Sys, Tiles. Bally 2.
Pod. YachtC, Invaders, H-BaB.
Fruit Machine. Block Off. Shoot OuL Peter's Quest *. And morel 8 DISK SET ONLY £8.00 1544 Seven Tiles 1558 Adventure Solutions (2) 1577 A146 Fruit Machine* 1564 A153 Missile Command 1591 A160 Quizmaster* 1612 A1B2 Pixie Kingdom (2) 1668 Tomtespelet 1670 Wheel Of Fortune 1690 Hints Disk One 1700 Terror Liner 2 (X) 1711 Mental Image Games Disk 1 1715 Frantic Freddie 1720 Cabaret Asteroids 1746 Word Games Volume 1 1747 Word Games Volume 2 1748 Strategy Games * 1749 Truckin’ (2)(2D) 1790 Serene 2 1827 Scum Haters 1832 Pom Pom Gunner * 1879 Sea Lance * 1882 S.E.U.C.K Simpsons Game 1883 Bonix II*
1905 J Nick la us Course Disk 1 1916 Air Ace II 1926 Napoleonic War System 4 1945 Island of Ne photons 1949 Dungeon Master Companion 1975 Raid 407 CD Player Demo * 409 Crusaders Freekd Out I 418 Electric Youth (2) 497 Amiga Chart 5 552 Music Invasion 3 (2) 654 Powe fiords Power Musix 2 700 Digital Concert IV 713 Flash I - Queen 722 Beatm aster Club Mix 724 Technotronic Remix 746 Crusaders Bacteria 824 Digital Concert V 858 Sonix House 935 Madonna Hanky Panky 941 Sound tracker Jukebox 969 100 C64 Games Tunes 970 The Comic Strip Remix 976 Scoopex Beast Sonix SOUNDTRACKER SPECIAL Maks your own
music on the Amiga! This pack indudes enough programs, songs, modules and instruments to get you started and keep you going I 8 DISK SET ONLY £8.00 966 Amaze Revolutions 993 PSA Music Demodisk 1 1026 Digital Concert VI 1107 Stop Right Now! * 1292 Crusaders Doee Genesis 1630 Accession Sun Wind 1685 Depeche Mode Music Disk 1694 Art Of MED Music Disk 1695 Seal Crazy Remix- 1713 Spaced Out Vol 1 1714 Spaced Out VoL 2 1716 I Think We re Alone Now 1717 Everybody Dance Now 1718 Betty Boo Doing The Do 1755 Amazing Tunes 2 (3) * 1763 Aamond Galant Knight (3) * 1772 Taipan Music Disk (2) 1776 Crusaders
Sheet Music 1777 Beatmasters Technology 1787 Magnetic Beats 2 1788 Magnetic Beats 3 1821 Academy Music Coledion 1822 Brainstorm Best Of Grubi 1824 SCR Musax 2 1921 Computer World Music 3* 1927 Here Comes The Hammer 1969 LSD Don't Panic 1973 Musical Dreams 1 * 1969 Aeroeound Music 1993 Cats Sing Kyfel 1995 Crystal Symphonies 1997 Prologic Music Disk 1 * 1996 Dimension X Music 1 2
• YEARS OLD! 1st November * | 1991 I I a BIG Thank You J to
all our customers t past& J N present! S 282 Forgotten Realms
299 Ftoger Dean Slideshow 617 Neighbours Slideshow 725 Diggy
Piggies (2) 742 Madonna Slideshow 776 Exodus Real 3D 814 Viz
Slideshow 831 Utopia Cartoon Slideshow 832 Utopia :
Photomontage 3 863 Scream Queens (2) 891 Creepahow 809 Madonna
Slideshow 2 (2) * 915 ApoTs Dig show * 931 Heroic Dreams 942
Garfield Slideshow 968 Goremne Slideshow (X) 1044 Desert Island
Slideshow 1051 Total Recall Slideshow 1062 Golems Gate 1073
Fraxion Fantasy 1082 Annie Jones (Neighbours) 1085 Comic
Slideshow (X) 1103 Girls Of Sports Illustrated 1210 Turtles
Slideshow 1263 Crusaders : Richter (2)(2D) 1277 Fraxion : Dwine
Visions (2) * 1279 Forgotten Realms 90 1460 The Age Of Slack
1523 Nik Williams Demo 1546 Sky Walker Digishow 1 1547
SkyWalker Digishow 2 1561 Demons Slideshow 3 * 1666 Mages Staff
1708 Invisible World Slideshow 1719 Yabba Dabba Cartoons 1781
Reflections Ray-Traced 1835 Night Breed Slideshow 1849 Film
Posters Slideshow 1876 Reflections Ray-Traced 6 1901 Leeds
United Slideshow 1919 Debbie Hany (2)(2D) * 1980 Real 3D Demo 1
1981 Real 3D Demo 2 1984 Terminator Slideshow 1985 Fla diners
Slideshow 1986 Aliens Slideshow 1991 Aquarius Images 081 Uedit
Word Processor 346 TV Graphics (2) 410 Dpaint Cartoon Brushes
442 Dpaint Fonts Disks (4) 458 HAM Radio Utiktiee (5) 546
Iconmanial 571 Jazzbench 580 Dope Intro Maker 591 Business Card
Maker 632 MSH (Messy DOS) 642 C Manual 661 Programming Disk 682
Sound Applications (2) 684 Video Applications (2) 697 Graphics
Management (2) 901 The Comma Disk 902 QED Text Editor 1022 AMOS
Update 1.3 1071 NoiaePlayer V3.0 1095 Database Workshop (2)
1097 Dpaint Psetter Clip Art (2) 1099 Video Graphics (4) HOME
BUSINESS PACK A suite of programs for serious users : Nag,
Bank’n. Journal.
Qbase. Spread. Wordwright.
Amiga Sped. Inventory, and more!
8 DISK SET ONLY £8.00 1117 Geneaology* 1228 ST Emulator (German) 1234 Tetra-Copy 1273 C-Light 1450 Supehollers (BootX 3.72) 1451 ElectroCAD V1.4 1452 Ami Base 1535 Master Virus Killer V2.0 1536 North C (packed) 1537 North C (unpacked) (2) 1545 SpectraPaint V3.0 1550 Fiexi Base V2.0 1569 A138 Language Tutor 1606 A176 Database Master 2.0 1629 ZX Spectrum Emulator 1663 Dynamite Cut n Paste Fonts 1858 Demo! Is hers 202 Utilities 1078 Textplus Shareware WP 1880 Dcopy & Utilities 1884 Equinox Intro Writer* 1886 MEDV3.1 1893 DICE V2.06A 1896 Desk Bench (3) 1906 Page Setter Csp Art (8) 1914 Slideshow
Construction Kit 1951 King James Bible (3) 1954 Celtics Demo Maker 1960 RSI Demo Maker (English) 1961 RSI DM Utility Help Disk 1962 TSB3D Vector Designers 1967 Quickbench * KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS : (2) = Number of disks in set; * = 1 meg; ** = 2 meg; (2D) = 2 drives; (X) = Adults Only These are just some of more than 2,000 disks In our library. For full details send 50p tor our goodie-packed CATALOGUE DISKI
P. D. PRICES BLANK DISKS and DISK BOXES 1 - 9 disks £1.25 each 10
or more E1.00 each Price is per disk NOT per title Pl£AS£
NOTE PRICES MAY DIFFER FKM OUR SHOP PfUC£S BLANK DISKS 10
disks ..£4.99 SO disks .£22.50 100 disks £39.99
150 disks .£54.99 200 disks £69.99 DISK BOXES 10
capacity .99p 40 capacity £4.99 50 capacity £5.99 80
capacity £6.99 100 capacity £7.99 We stock Deja Vu Licenceware
Price £3.50 per disk (2 disk sets £5.50) Full details of
titles on our catalogue disk POSTAGE UK..Channel Islea.EHEE
OVERSEAS AM MAIL Europe, Ere ... add £2.50 Rest of World ...
add £4.00 Payment must be in Sterling 99pQ per For 11 or more
disks trictly
P. D. 99 per disk For 11 or more disk F THE HOTTEST PUBLIC DOMAIN
DISKS AROUNDJ COMPILATION ,SFOC!
Ml Amgaaoal TO. Hack. KMMosoope LSTOC2 AsBtki. Va» OfTTC. Pctn, NART LSP0C3 Mwtf rf Fortire Rahk Cruchtr, rtus * LSPX4 Paxer. Dsk X Itogtr. Rtftocy.
LSPXi Bay. Scy Oero Fon Uasv Cc*ur» Jew LS®0C$ 0rdB,Dtjgx0aTD.DskUI ,0c« ISPCCT Fl»ert.-F1w«.Wto »nsafic*i ISPCC8 Eouaago. Mectheck Swet Tur. Totton LSPCC9 Oft ftp Tewctpy. Tf&tto. TV*. H-U iSFOCiCa Fnfttt VI2. EuTOiat Dbto .SFOC’fc Ua&wVtrwKjteSmteoreSkBSfcw FAUG2 Con»*t Trot 73. Detue VkJw. DP Smesfo* FAX3I Suv.ONmi.Muacba(.P0(at»A FALGM lrs*r»ly Flghi UaotOp Dbtd GWFS-1 T*c*». Grawty WOT. TOT. WB Ha5u FISK32C ArogaTr* Sat Trflc axes. Amemsga FISK323 Cc*w Toon, Cnd. 1muni. 9xm iceOf FISHX2 ArcfMgt. WyM*V, Irrperwr Fbnaun F1SHP2 Umftklfeg Re«»0)n =1SH*0« L HmcCtmpwwn Prog NGTC Pat 1 Tnu
FSH*05 GfMay«Fl»Cor«fW7 FSU'O VIT..MK«gf«VGA£kwuegatie G2S3 T4MG ¦ Gantt 1 *16 Gims G254 T-BAG -Gan«2 ¦ tCGma G262 Ccl9-Crysae**T8 CbweiKjrgsamef G263 CC2« • Ppfcw Sdo S*» Mja Mrk Jrowfl G264 CG?S • Le»! Spw Wn. Grt p* Sdoaro Apfl.1i Trace. Scrage. Law • Stti AP0124 We fnace, Vsiat Iwe IW. 8a«n S eman AP0.* AftMuwanl'i.GckaLlmMttl MK Ptol ChnaCtufev ,MxnC8» G2I5 ST Bash, Dal ciaa Sony BU» Moon Kngs Wrtr GG1 Dfp Amxt* (he»V2. Baty Cttoto Tie W*».
Tan. Odds. TicT«T»S«a GG2 Sff • FK« -axa-fl mr . Kap Cttote. Tow.
WkmcB, Um. Eaercon GG3 AHBWB OfM 30, UU. Grady Wn, UWW.
GMMLPtrgPOng GG4 Cjr.tt.MABa»Ga«m», Eaton tot tWnm.
Spas Ace, Chess, FF2 jks. Dpanacy cf** GG5 Mm. Ca * Mwe, toanan Trw Trt*a STS DAO, MnW.CcstopW* GG6 Jilt®,, F« S8 Krg. Crdxtt Try, ftacs Daah, ATC nvn KU Fjdgamrtj.Tw,*© HD7 Fjdgane.UlBHj.W P0 WrtruresoUKnsOcxs-Wfesotheb G210 AirWrW.SWtos 8bmxr.CcO«3 G2*Sa Hearts, Nta. CJI • Hone TiWVa. Optmacy • G2lSb Caste. Baly. Chess G21S: AbrU.Bhn&Tm G2l5d
CM. Wheet'Abttwrch.tory BLANK DISKS 10 for KQO 501of_ WE ALSO
STOCK T-BAG 1 - 49 & FISH 490 - 530 D063 Sate Sex Demo D411
Stamp Collector Anim D321 StnpStot Machine Dl30SamFox (nice!)
D084 Sculpt 3D Animations D163 Space Chase Animatcn (tMeg) 0088 Space Fighter (1Mb) D089 Star Trek Arimations D121 Star Trek AnmabonsV17 D112 Stealthy 11 (1Mb) D233 Subway dapping wortj D092TheRun (1Mb) D212 The Dream goes berserk D226 The last sun D201 Total Recall D331 Universal Pictures 2 0097 Viz Sideshow D098 Waker Demo 1 (1M») D099Waker Demon (1Mb) D408 XLS Dsk 2 D132 Enterprise Leaving Dry Dock Fashon mega demo D410 Farts and Belches D403 Fast Cars sideshow D150 Fdlit The Fish 0186 Fraxkxi Fantasy D036 Fraxion Horror D037 Fractal Flight (1 Mb) D170 Girts ot Sport D314 Girts on Fim D333
Graphics Demo t D210 Good Mortvng Vietnam 0169 Home and Away D200 Iraq demo 0197 It came from the desert D172 Indy 500 Demo Dt 82 Japan culture sideshow D046 Jasper Carott DO*7 Jarre Docklands Demo DI54 Jarre The Revolutions D128Kyhe Demo (2 disks) D175 Kylie: Locomotion D221 Loadsamoney D213 Machheanima D168 Madonna Canoon D055 Madonna Demo D164 Madonna 2 Slideshow 2 dsk) D334 Mr Potato Head Dl29Mana Whtaker .
DT48Mkie Tyson D063 Monty Python’s Nudge Nudge!
D188 Napalm Death D162 Neighbours 0071 Popeye Meets The Beach Boys D3i3Paradtse Sideshow D074 Probe Sequence D075 Puggs In Space 0176 Red Sector megademo (2 dsks) D149 Sabrma UTILITIES U041 Amtase U085 Art ot virus kiting U063 Amigazer (astronomy) U252 Audio Utls U255 Amateur Radio (5 disks) U268 Ale cheat disk 2 1X006 Business Pack (3 dsks) U227 Boot Bench U073 C - Ught (1 meg) U007 C Marwai (3 disks) U065 Chet solace extravaganza U223 Chaos. Fractal Progs U056 DTP dip-art (2 dsks) U012 Dope Intro Maker U075 Electro Cad U068 Font disks (4 disks) U241 Fonts & Logos U051 Future Composer U224
Fix Dtsk U218 Fractal Scape U043 Geography (Educ. 11 yrs *) • U264 Ghost V riter (1 Meg) U062 Iconmania U0l5JazzBendi LKH4 Leam About Weather (Education 11 yrs.)
U042 Leam German (Basic Knowledge) U066 Mandiebrot explorer U230 Mac Clipart U017 Mandei Mountains U050 Messy Dos U087 Master Virus Killer U214 Mobed (movade object editor) LX058 North C U036 Noise Tracker U081 Rabid Rita's utilities 1 U084 Speech toy (good tun) Send cheques PO's to: STRICTLY P.D. Dept CU 11 York Place, Brandon Hill, Hotwells, Bristol BS1 5UT.
Orders of less than 11 disks is £1.25 per disk. Please add £1.00 to all orders for 1st class postage and packing.
U211 Spectrum Emulator G073 Aulcbahr 3C03 U025 Sid V2.6 G039 Breakout U052 SpeedBench G269 Buck Hoge-sS Rasta Bms ¦ U026 TV Gratfix (2 disks) G256 Blast Up 0061 Workbench Fun G079 Bullrun (war game) U266 Word Wright G067Bcu |2 dsks) MUSIC GQ05 8lizzard M128 Amazing tunes (3 dsks) GC80 Casino games M290 AMOS Muse G077Cave runner M130Bachbusters GC06Ccllosjs-The Adventure Gnl M116 Back-to-baseMl37 Crusaders GD38 Eat Mne prefect beat G063 Electric Tran set M006DepecheMode G069 Escape trom yw M300 Dick Tracey (2 disks) G009 Flaschbier M011 Digrtal Corcert V1 G051 France Freddy MI06E&L:Getup
G0l2Gravattack Ml35Elec*ic Youth (2 disks) Got 3 Go den Feece Adventure 1 M101 Feet the Rhythm G078 Lame ST-Pcrts M012 Games Music Creator G054Jeoppard (1Meg| M301 Guns & Roses • You’re crazy G016 Larn • The Afcenture Game 1 M315 Genesis G075Lettra M396 Groove in the heart G066 Learn and Play 1 MOW Human League G067 Learn and Pay 2 M093 Iron Maiden G266 Lady Bug MD42KimW4de GG59 Marathon mne M0i8Miami Vice Remix G074 Master ol the town (great) 1 M302 Money tor nottwg G072 Mastermind M303 Madonna-Rescue me G055 Mayhem M304 MC Hammer - Can't Touch This G052Mech Forth M1280rignalrips6 G270 Mental
Image M1200rignat rips 1 G250MidJle East Mama (compilation o1 bestPDmusc) G017 Mega Games 2 (2 disk) I Ml07PetShcp Boys: Suburbia G071 Metagallactc llamas M259 Pet Shop Boys (2 dsks) G040 Monopoly • Clued M126 Powerpack prcdns. Weird attack 1 G019Pacman M258 Popstar collecwn - Md & Kim, G086 Properly Market Madonna, Pet Shop Boys.
Go23 Pseudocop Curiwrfy Kited the Cat G267 Pneumatic Pulse M091 Queen: Flash (2 disks) G065 Quizmaster Ml 40 Random access G0B4 Rings Of Zon(i Meg) M131 Smpsons; Bartman (3 dsks) G024 Return To Earth M257 Sourdtracker Modjle colection G252 Robocop Goes To Iraq M305 Suicide Blonde (2 disks) G083 Seven Tiles Speedbal M127 True Energy G060Snakept M124 The Power remix G025 Startteet M03I The Wall PnkFloyd G064 Star Trek (US) (2 dsks) M094 Technotrorvc megamix G265 Star Trek The New Gene. (2d M332 Walk This Way GOTO S.E.U.C.K game Mi23Whattmeislove?(1 meg) G220 Star Trek • 3 disks (2 dives 1
t«338Channel Soundtr acker G076 The lost occrest M133 Zee’s hip-hop disk G085 The J.A.R. GAMES G037 The Hoty Grai G058 2-player soccer league G056TheTtxn G082Amep(i meg) G053 Treasure Hunt GO01 Airwar G041 Trek Trrvia GC01 All New Star Trek Game (2 disk) G062 Wet Beaver (bat & ball) G102 Adventure games G068 Wordsearch G043 Arcade Games G268 Wheel of Fortune S International orders are most welcome, but no disks will be sent without receipt of a cheque made out on pounds streling or a postal order. There is an additional charge of 25p per disk for orders sent in europe outside UK. And 50p per
disk for countries outside europe.
KEEPONTREKKir DEMOS Leo Martin’s has come up with a classy anim teaturing the USS Enterprise in hot pursuit ol a Klingon battlecruiser. As the Klingon ship attempts to escape by slipping into hyperspace, the Enterprise stratles the ship with its Phaser banks. Short but superbly rendered, this is as good as anything Tobias Richter has done. **** •p disks DU re Game Amiganuts SOUNDSAROUND CDA have come up with three new releases in recent months. The Cheshire-based group have built up a strong reputation for quality music disks and these three are no exception. All have a sci-fi feel to them
and feature a variety of sampled sounds and meaty beats to please even the most weary of critics.*** Seventeen Bit MONEY MADNESS What Deep Thought is to computing, so Dirty Cash is to the humble slot machine. Written in AMOS, the game features a humungous three-screen fruit machine with enough extra features and options bolted on to keep you shovelling in the cash for a long, long time. *** Deja Vu (Amosware) LPD47 WARP DRIVE Ha, fooled you! Bel
• (2 dsksl Ws 1 mb) you thought that this picture ms yet another.
Tobias Richter animation, eh? Well, you’re wrong. It is, in fact, by Leo Marlin who hails from Tampa, Florida. Using Sculpt-Animafe 4D, Leo has come up with a number of new disks in the last few months and all of them are to a very high standard. This one features a star-cruiser coming info view and then blasting into hyper-space. Brilliant. **** Amiganuts RETURN TO SENDER Here's a simple game which will keep you playing for hours. It’s a two player affair which has both players lacing off in a variety of maze-like arenas armed only with a deadly boomerang apiece. Once hit with a boomerang
the game is effectively over. One of those games that sounds really simple, but proves to be extremely addictive and fun to play.
* ** Seventeen Bit ANIMATED ANTICS The Animators, responsible tor
the superb Iraq USA animation released earlier are no m 3 is e
of lers iide sk e this year, have just finished their second
disk. Instead of another animated story, the group have turned
their hands to producing a megademo full ot all the usual
vector objects and scrolly messages. Unfortunately, it’s not
done particularly well, and I've only included it in the column
to warn you not to waste your money on it! * PD Soft 17-BIT
SOFTWARE Efi BRINGING YOU! TOMMOROWS PUBLIC DOMAIN, TODAY, AT
YESTERDAYS PRICES. NO 1 FOR VALUE + SERVICE!!!
COMPLETE C MANUAL ON 4 DISKS ONLY £2.99. BEAT THAT FOR VALUE (THIS IS VERSION 2) Listed below is just a very small selection from our vast range. Please add 50p to all orders less than 5 disks, thank you.
SOME OF THE LATEST PD 17-BIT PACK ATTACK!
SOME OF THE LATEST PD 1337 SHUTTLECOCK t 1336 INSPIRED SOUND 1335 INSPIRED SOUND RS MUSIC DISK 111 RES PICS FROM BMEN I AIR ANIM (1 MEG) SIS MUSIC DISK (VERY GOOD I I OR BUY ALL FOUR PACKS FOR ONLV£14Jt (70P A PISK!!I0~1 aMH6aTTM'CK®aLL| WE TAKE ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS AND ARE i M 9.00AM TO 8.00PM MON TO THURS AND ' 9.00AM TO 5.30PM ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS I 1 CHEQUES AND POSTAL ORDERS SHOULD BE MADtf PAYABLE TO [ 17-BIT SOFTWARE PO BOX 97 WAKEFIELD1 i WF11XX DEPT C.U. JIMMY I IP NO ONE IS THERE THEN OUR FAITHFUL ANSWER PHONE, I WILL GLADLY TAKE YOUR ORDER TEL 0924 366982. |
• JS A BRAND NEW DISK MAG "TO irrf tHfi AMIS* SCEjiE,' FOR ALL
AMIGA MUSICIANS yoUNGOR OLD THIS 18THE ONE FOR YOU, AGAIN ONLY
AVAILABLE FROM 17- BIT i&rrmxw **K W:.
WMMwmmB.
SERIOUS AMIGA AM) CASUAL AMIGA USER’S WILL LOVE THIS RADICAL ¦ new mac from ex • , CRUSADES BJORN LYNNR 1 HKARTJLV RECOMMEND YOU INVEST IN THIS ONE!
::: A duoalkm gptfto tb« AtRhors ALL 17-BIT DISKS ARE 89p EACH (OMR 1000 ALL DEJA-VU(AMOS LICENSE WARE)£3.50 ALL FRED FISH DISKS ARE 89P ALL T-BAG DISKS ARE 89P PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD 50P IF YOU ORDER LESS THAN 5 DISKS. THANKYOU 1296 NOISLESS (22 MINUTE TUNE) 1295 BRIT STICK UTILS (ESENTIAL) 1294 REFLECTIONS DIGIALBUM 1293 UTAH SAINTS, WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME REMIX!!!!!!!!!!!
1292 EXXON MUSIC DISK 1291 MUSIC FROM URANUS 2 1290 PURE FUN GAMES COMP 1289 POGO AM M (2 MEG) 1288 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS 1287 THUNDERJAWS PREVIEW 1286 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS 2 XXXXXX 1285 AMIGAIDS, TETRIS,CAVE RUN 1284 CHINESE CHECKERS 1283 GIRLS 5 XXXXXXX 1282 JUMPY (GAME), ILL HAVE ONE 1281 MEGA BALL (ARKANOID) 1280 FORGET ME NOT UTILS 1279 DIP DAP BROTHERS UTILS 1278 ADULT GRAPHICS XXXXXXX 1277 HACL SOLUTIONS DISK (140) 1276 MUSIC CONSTRUCTION KIT 1275 OPTI COMMS V2 (NO 1 COMMS) 1274 SLICK UTILS V2 1273 TOMCAT (GAME) 1272 GIRLS OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED XXXXXXXXXXXX 1271 MADONNA SLIDESHOW 1270
ALIENS SLIDESHOW 1269 CALENDAR GIRLS 91 XXXXXXX T CONDITION DISK B r CONDITION DISK A i DOS DEMO ODULES2 MODULES 1 1263 50’S SLIDESHOW DISK 2 1262 50’S SLIDESHOW DISK 1 1261 WENDY+LISA SLIDESHOW 1260 ELVIRA DEMO (LARGEJ.ADY) I FIGHT (RPG GAME)
* WOMAN ANIM (1 MEG) EMO AY ANIM (1 MEG) E HELPER V1.0 2 GAME
DISK B (2 MEG) 3 GAME DISK A (2 MEG) ) MAKER UTILS 2 E 2 VERY
GOOD DATA I PROGS ON DISK TOO) 1250 FENTASTIC VOL 6 (S FENN)
1249 LLAMATRON (GAME) 1248 GAMES CHEATS BY SEAHORSE 1247 RODENT
ANIM DISK 2 (1 MEG) 1246 RODENT ANIM DISK 1 (I MEG) 1245 NIGHT
BREED MUSIC DISK 1244 SPACE BALL DEMO 1243 GAMES GALORE VOL
8(GOOD) 1242 EON MUSIC DISK 1241 END OF CENTURY 1999 DEMO 1240
ARCADE PERFECT ASTEROIDS 1239 TAROT 2 DISK B, EXAMINE 1238 YOUR
STAR SIGN!! (DISK A) 1235 CREWS GRAPHICS COMP 1231 DRUMS +
PIPES MUSIC DISK 1226 JIGSAW COLOUR (EDUCATION) 5 disks to Iwlp
your life much easier in all aspects of Amiga use. They are
1338 Messy Sid (latest) 1340 latest virus killers 1251 Bhase 2
(data base) 1255 Picture helper (graphics hacker) 1275 Opti
com rts (the best comm disk available and Webley Eclipse (hard
hitting utils for the man of steel. All this for £3.75 thuts
75p a disk A 5 disk pack crammed full of solutions, hints and
tips for over 350 games.'!!!!!
Disks in this pack are I248.1277S95.770 and 782.
THIS AMAZING PACK IS ONLY £3.75!!.' THATS ONLY 75PADISK WwiVM?!; !!$ iv QKN® Til': CM mnr m
611.
$ 0 A SMC'H itssm ONLY22&SS IREJHLACSS MOUJSE TOGEVESMOOTIHI MG BALL CQNTIROL 5 disks hand picked by the ultimate gamester to give you maximum salisfaction(oh! Er!)
The games are 1259 Mechfight. 1281 Mega ball 1282 Jumpy. 1285 Tetris, and Games galore vol 8 by Gary Henderson.
Again total value for money is obtained from the cream of the games of the moment.
All this fun for only £3.75 A 5 disk pack of classical music ranging from Vivaldi to Mozart.
Treat yourself to well over 30 classical pieces with this rallter soothing compilation of disks.
Disks in this thick are
1050. 1051.712.1297 and 1298.
Again all lltese disks only work out at 75p each pack price £3.75 3 SOUNDS DISK 1 3 LIGHT FROM TECHNO T VECTOR MANIA E UTILITY DISK (CRAMMED) :ARRANGER T PANIC MUSIC DISK BY LSD 1328 TAI PAN MUSIC DISK 1327 ZARCH MUSIC COL VOL 4 1326 GOOD MUSIC DISK 1325 PARADISE MEGA DEMO 1324 PRECISE MEGA DEMO 1323 EQUINOX INTRO’S COMP 1322 MELTED EXPIERIANCE(DEMO) 1321 DEF JAM INTRO’S COMPILATION 1320 MUSIC RIPPERS (OVER 40)!!!!!!!!!!!
1319 BRONX MEGA DEMO 1318 VOGUE MUSIC DISK 1317 FANTASY FORCE VOYAGE 1316 RAY TRACED PICTURES 1315 BUBBLEMEN ANIMS 1314 TRIDOX MUSIC DISK 1313 WHOM 2 THE NEXT GENERATION 1312 MR POTATOE HEAD 2 (ANIM 1 MEG 1311 RADIO ACTIVE MUSIC 1310 I’LL BE BACK DISK 2, 1309 FROM STEVE 1308 RADISH SAMPLES DISK 1307 ANDERS MUSIC DISK 1306 1305 CORSAIR 1304 HPNOSIS 1303 HARDCO: 1302 IRIS DIGI ALBUM 1301 UTILITIES (A VERY VERY LOT) 1300 MORE SAMPLES 1299 GIRLY FROM BAYWATCH XXXXX 1298 DISK 2 OF MOZART CONCERTO’S 1297 DISK 1 OF ABOVE (CLASICAL) I (1 MEG) 9-0) iTUITIt* Mat Broomfield reviews the newest public
domain utility software.
GENESIS LANDSCAPE There have been many frac- lal landscape generators.
But never before has there .
Been one as powerful or as tmpressrve as Genesis in M' many ways Genesis resort- bios the commoroa package Vista Pro fifSp (reviewed July 91 (. H allows KpS you to define rivers, lakes. % r' T tours and mountain neignts detail can be specified, and photo-quality landscapes can be generated. This demo allows you to experiment with every option except the save mode which has been disabled.
PD SOFT V358 ***** IMPLODER V4.0 As more and more people discover the joys ol compiling their own disks, file compression utilities such as Power Packer have become extremely popular. One such utility has generated a bun of excitement on the bulletin boards recently due to its superior abilities. Imploder not only achieves higher compression rates than Power Packer, it’s more intelligent in the way it works, causing less decompression execute errors than its rival. Also on the disk is Disk Imploder 2.27 which does for a disk, what Imploder does for Individual files. NBS U640.
VIZ CLIP ART Fans of the wacky and unfea- slbly offensive Viz comic will be delighted to see this disk of clip art which contains all of their favourite characters.
They range from the famous ones like Buster Gonad, Fat Slags, Johnny Fartpants, and Spoilt Bastard through to the obscure incidental characters who you'll struggle to recall. The disk comprises 19 screens containing up to ten characters each. All the images are in medium resolution, and have been drawn in black and white for use in Desk Top Publishing packages.
They can also be loaded into your favourite art package and coloured in it you prefer.
This is the ultimate Viz collection and has obviously been lovingly created by someone who adores the comic. Strictly PD V28 If you want to manipulate files or browse through a disk, then this is the utility for you. This updated version fixes all known bugs from version 1.5, and adds more options to make it even more user friendly and efficient. Directory icons can now be automatically added when using the Makedir command, and directories may be preloaded on start up.
In addition to the new features, Sid provides you with dozens of commands to make life easier.
Commands such as copy, move, delete and makedir. For disk compilers, the bytes command is invaluable as it automatically calculates the combined size of any selected files, including any items in directories. Programmers are bound to appreciate the various hex reading and editing commands, whilst casual browsers will welcome the options to view pictures and listen to sound samples. This is THE essential Amiga utility. PD Soft V349. *** 00 LU AMIGA PUNTER Win a million with this horse racing prediction program from Down Under. Although it has a disclaimer stating that this program is only
for fun, it is clearly one of the most sophisticated racing prediction programs available. It takes into account every conceivable detail about a horse's previous performance, ranging from the obvious factors like weight, age, jockey etc to the less obvious ones such as the number ot lengths it wins by, the gate it starts from, and it earnings.
Be warned, this program is going to take some time to set up, and will require hours of research to create an up to date horse data base.
However, if you're serious about the nags, this could be your best bet.
PD Soft v322. ** TRANSCRIPT There are many text editors and word processors available, but tew ot them are designed tor tasks more specific than their names imply. Transcript is designed specifically for editing larger documents such as manuscripts, magazines, dissertations etc. Usually when editing documents ot this scale, there is a loss of speed, either in editing or entering text. Transcript suffers no such problems, and has even been designed to multi-task with desk top publishing packages such as Pro Page. In terms of user friendliness it’s ok, but I must admit it telt rather
unsophisticated in terms ot presentation. STRICTLY PD. ***** LAST HOPE It you've ever had the misfortune to delete tiles that you meant to keep, or have lost tiles due to disk corruption, validator errors etc, this really could be a lifesaver. Last Hope is probably the definitive disk tile recovery system.
Not only does it recover standard files, but it even attempts to rescue tiles that don't have a header, or which have a corrupted header.
It’s Portuguese author suggests that you treat this as your last line ol defence before giving up on a disk. He also otters this valuable advice when trying to recover tiles; 'Never use Disk Doctor because it tries to repair tiles back onto the same disk. This means that if it tails, it will have rendered the files permanently unrecoverable.'
Also on this disk is a utility called the No limit Slide Show. As its name suggests, it is a slide show program tor viewing all Amiga screens except 24 bit ones. It doesn't feature any flashy fade or scroll routines, hut it allows you to create scripts to view up to 100 screens, spread over any number of disks. It supports Amos compressed pictures, and even provides you with a picture compression routine lor your own screens. Simple hut very effective. 17 bit 1363. ***** NO NUKES If you've ever wondered It you could survive a nuclear blast, this fascinating utility can tell what your chances
are. Perversely placed In the ’Fun' directory, It allows you to simulate the effects of a nuclear blast under various conditions. By positioning sii variable sliders, you can specify details such as megatonnage of the warhead, thermal energy and your distance from the epicentre. A quick click on Detonate and this unusual program will give you a complete description of the eltects on your location. This includes the thermal, magnetic and pressure effects, as well as probable treatment and a prediction ot your survival chances.
This disk also includes a number ot other Interesting utilities including Financa which calculates compound interest and x-y-z graphs, and Calculator, a programmers calculator which works out Boolean logic operations (nor, and, xor etc).
A great disk for CND supporters who want to get their facts straight! 17 bit 1301
* ?* AMIGASH Here’s one for the disorganised amongst you,
because it allows you to manage your bank accounts and
financial arrangements with ease.
Although similar to the PD utility Bank’n which we reviewed in the July issue, AMIGAsh is very user friendly in operation. Using icons on the main work screen you can add direct debits, standing orders, deposits, withdrawals and all other transactions.
It's the very thing tor people with busy bank accounts or empty heads! Amiganuts
1158.
You know what YOU want from YOUR computer, that's why you re choosing AMIGA ...NOW YOU'VE CHOSEN THE RIGHT COMPUTERi MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEALER.
Anyone can he gcxxl al selling Amiga or CDTV. I nil sadly, that's ofien where ii ends. So. When it's time lo choose ihe best computer, it s also time to find the best .supplier, the one who is not only competitive, hut the one who gives you the Ix-st possible ongoing support for you and your system.
THE ONE TO CHOOSE IS.. Gordon Harwood Computers Pioneers of the 'Complete Pack’. Harwoods have specialised in Commodore products from the earliest VIC 20 right up to today's market leader, the AMIGA. In fad. We’ve supplied so many, for almost a decade now, that the chances are some of your friends will he able to tell you of our excellent service.
Vt'liat this means is that we'll help you get the most from your new system straight away. And.Jf you do have problems that need an extra hand, this is how our reputation lias been built!
If you'd like all this, amd more: J FRIENDIY AND HELPFUL EXPERT ADVICE
- It NLIMITEI)ACCESS TO CALL IN St WORT AND F DIRECTORY
TELEPHONE TECHNICAL IIOTIINE ? COMPLIMENTARY AMIGA. SOFTWARE.
PERIPHERAL AND ACCESSORY PRODUCTS CATALOGUE J All ADVERTISED
PRICES FULLY VAT INCLUSIVE J EXTENSIVE SHOWROOM DISPLAY S OF
OUR LARGE RANGE OF HARDW ARE SOFTWARE AND PERIPHERALS J EXPRESS
COMPUTERISED MAIL ORDER. STOCK WARRANTY AND Ct STONIER SUPPORT
SY STEM J HELP BULLETINS W ITH ALL SYSTEM HARDW ARE J FREE
COLLECTION Of MAJOR HARDW ARE ITEMS REQt IRIV, UNDER WARRANTY
SERVICING J NEW PRODI CT JO DAY REPLACEMENTG! ARANTEE J
EXPERIENCED AND TRAINED SERVICE TECHNICIANS J ANDOFCOt RSE, THE
MOST COMPREHENSIVE R ANGE OF COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS AND PACKS
ANYWHERE!
Look no further than... HARWOOD HARWOOD Oo er3 The Closer you look, The Better we look.
COMMODORE AMIGA CENTRE * CDTV CENTRE » PI TljJPS APPOINTED DEALER STAR GOLD DEALER • CITIZEN DEALER PH IS • *APPI.K AUTHORISED DEALER GORDO* ,2) MEGA GAME V 3 HARWOODS POWERPLAY PACK 1 COMES OF AGE WITH 21 GREAT GAMES At INCLUDES 1Mb. AMIGA CARTOON CLASSICS WITH THE SIMPSONS, LEMMING AND CAPTAIN PLANET PLUS 18 SPECIAL GAMES ONLY FROM HARWOODS!
ALL OUR AMIGAS ARE UNITED KINGDOM SPECIFICATION AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING... 1 Mb. Olsk Drive 1Mb Ram Memory Notepad' Simple Word Processor TV Modulator 4096 Colours Multi Tasking Speech Synthesis 4 Channel Digital Stereo Sound Amiga Mouse Operation Manuals Workbench 1.3 Disks ALL Connecting Cables PLUS...All OUR Amigas are backed by Harwoods Great Service i'Please see lull details in our Ordering Made Easy'panel linalpagel THAT'S RIGHT HARWOODS HAVE PUT TOGETHER THE ULTIMATE AMIGA PACKS YET AGAIN STARTING WITH POWERPLAY PACK 1 WHICH INCLUDES 21 GREAT GAMES!
Just look at what you get NOW...
• AMIGA A500 COMPUTER WITH GENUINE COMMODORE 0.5Mb UPGRADE TO A
FULL 1 Mb. 0 H' I'
• THE SIMPSONS, BART vs THE SPACE MUTANTS - Thats right man! You
can play the computer 9§ J version of this popular TV
cartoon. By Ocean. F r K 4 v- ‘
• CAPTAIN PLANET-created from the award winning TV show, now's
your chance to save the ( f J I earths environment with this
ultimate adventure... your Eco-Copter is waiting. By Mindscape.
''VY*'
• LEMMINGS-Are you as smart as Lemmings are stupid, match your
intelligence against their *5 i I w-5 1 lack of it as you
play the 140 levels of the most original game of '91 (European
Computer Leisure - f Y l *-" J Ikj I Awards Winner). By
Psygnosis. F 1 d V1 ) ] 'S a
• EDUCATIONAL BASIC LANGUAGE FOR CREATING YOUR OWN PROGRAMS I X
• NOTEPAD SIMPLE WORD PROCESSOR
• DELUXE PAINT III GRAPHICS PACKAGE WITH ANIMATION
• TAILORED DUST COVER AND MOUSE MAT ...AND HARWOODS ALSO GIVE YOU

• AND THE SUPERB COMPETITION-PRO STAR, FULLY MICROSWITCHED
JOYSTICK - The first A SUPERB BROCHURE OFFERING UP T016 and
only joystick to date, to receive a100% magazine review rating.
NIGHTS FREE HOTEL ACCOMODATION IN AN EXTENSIVE ,.
• PLUS. .. 18 MORE GREAT GAMES, THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...
SELECTION OF 400 HOTELS AROUND THE UK PLUS NOW I 8L00DWYCH -
Fantasy role-playing game, great Interaction with your computer
created environment A SPECIAL BUDGET FRANCE SUPPLEMENT IS
INCLUDED!
BUBBLE* - Help the dawdling ghost and the soap Bubble, escape Irom the old deserted manor house CAPTAIN BLOOD - Astonishing creatures and animated 30 graphics, this is a game you just have to play Prir-oH at an Ikir'ornim c ELIMINATOR-A progressive multi stage flying shoot 'em up. On a long winding course, survive 4 you can! Rriuea dl dn IINl*ncuiDLC HOSTAGES - You must get your team and hostages out of the terrorist overrun embassy, without loss of life JUMPING JACKSON - In a deluge of colour and sound save, the earth from sadness and melacholy music KRYPTON EGG - A classic Breakout game. 60
screens, separated by 6 combat sequences LANCASTER - Your mission is to fly the classic WWII bomber on its dangerous raids over enemy territory LOMBARD RAC RALLY - You drive your 300 Bhp Sierra Cosworth through demanding stages of the rally PURPLE SATURN DAY - Four arcade games, an exciting high speed trip into total cosmic 3D space SAFARI GUNS - Live the African experience in an animal sanctuaiy, track the poachers S ivory traffickers STIR CRAZY (Featuring Bobo) - Bobo S his Inmates are planning a stunning trampoline jump prison escape SKYCHASE - Airborne combat for every simulation fan. In
this one or two player game, battle against your MIG flying adversary in your F-16 Falcon Including VAT DON'T FORGET THAT WHILST YOU CAN OF COURSE PLAY THE GREATEST GAMES. WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE AMIGA YOU ARE ALSO GETTING A VERY POWERFUL PERSONAL COMPUTER. PROJECTS SUCH AS PROGRAMMING.
GRAPHIC DESIGN. WORD PROCESSING OR OTHER BUSINESS APPLICA TIONS.
EDUCATION FOR A WHOLE HOST OF SUBJECTS FROM PRIMARY LEVEL TO OlEVEL ARE ALL A REALITY WITH THE SYSTEM THAT YOU CAN REALLY GROW WITH AS YOUR COMPUTING EXPERIENCE EXPANDS. EUROPEAN COMPUTER OF THE YEAR 1991. EUROPEAN COMPUTER LEISURE AWARDS SKYF0XII - Skyfox II, the only ship fast enough to carry on the Skyfox legend. Fight to Blow your federation enemies from the Galaxy, at speeds of 9000 kilometres second!
STRIKE FORCE HARRIER - Puts you In the cockpit ot one of Britains most exiting fighter aircraft Multiple skill levels let you progress to become an ace pilot TINTIN ON THE MOON - We ve been captured by Colonel Jorgen and he's tring to scupper the moon mission.
Come on Tintln. You're the only one who can save us, and be the first on the moon TV SPORTS FOOTBALL - Strap on your helmet for American football simulation that looks like the real thing.
XENON 2 MEGABLAST - This time it’s war! The Xenites are back and have thrown time itself into turmoil.
findinis: see our ordering fxntel in ibe end , advert for} ) ARWOOD IN WERPLAY PACKS Remember to ask for your FREE Harwoods Amiga catalogue.
HARWOOD'S BRILLIANT AMIGA 1Mb 'MEGA 21' GAMES PACK 3 Thafs right you get the fantastic * Amiga 8 ALL THE EXTRAS MONITORS _ detailed in Harwoods'Mega 21' PriMBIPACK Games Pack 1 (far left), plus -- F19 Stealth Fighter AND then you also get... THE SUPERB PHILIPS CM883MI | STEREOCOLOUR MONITOR ' 'l|,|| Twin Siereo Speakers, Green ...mi. Screen Switch, Lead lo Amiga I 11 Tailored Dusl Cover and 12 Months on-site warranly (See exnWr panel for derate) Pls..-THE BRILLIANT STAR LC 200 COLOUR PRINTER 18540 cps. Fun Colour 9 Pin NIQ DcX Matrtx Ptinter w*t FREE Dusl Cover and cable to you Amiga. (See
primer part tor tfcaftj A SPECIAL MONITOR AND PRINTER PACKAGE FROM HARWOODS TO SET YOU UP COMPLETELY AND AU AT A PRICE YOU’LL FIND HARD TO BEATI "'Hill o ""in: "«I.U ii'ti'ii ;a;:n CD C MONITOR PACK 'X Atm Miin HI!!!
Hit!!
S zt _D C3 Vh CD ~o 5 .
O CD G O Oh CD CD E 1 t ll'A ¦"I!!
73 C 3 OJ mini Il'Mi » SPECIAL PACK FROM MARWOOOS FOR YOU SEE THOSE GAMES WITH SUPERB CLARirY AND H FANTASTIC STEREO- £834?
U 5 Ll.
XI mil "'lilll o ""ini ¦¦Hun ll'li'll 20 "'illll o CD BUSINBSPAOt BOTH PACK A & 6 RETAIL AT OVER C300 ea AND NCLUDE 10 GREAT GAMES TOO! BUT. YOU ONLY PAY «9.95ea. IF PURCHASED WITH A POWERPLAY OR POWERPRO ONLY FROM GORDON HARWOODS 10 GREAT GAVCS TOO... DaaslOTi.Drw'Forte. Pp Mann Dirgeon Quest. Rxk- Nflol. E-lfcttr. Toner ol Babel Start. RVF *»yja.
Grand Ucmter S0m.
I STEALTH FIGHTER
• UXEPANTU r*HANMATK)N »ITO€D JOYSTICK :3S DISKS LfiAART CASE r
DUST COVERS ITS THE- 3INESS" PlY PROFESSIONAL IAGE SPECIFICALLY
tfiTHE BUSINESS DED AMIGA USER.
IS ONE SHOULD 1 EVERY AREA SINESS YOU'RE aY TO NEED!
I BUSINESS PACK HARWOODS
• UDESALLTHE LOWING... AMIGA A500 WITH Impr, MEMORY INC. CLOCK
(See Standard Features List) SUPERB PHILIPS CM 8833 1I STEREO
COLOUR MONITOR+ (See Monitor Panel) fAR LC200 9 PIN NLQ
- COLOUR PRINTER (See Printer Listing Panel) A HOST OF BUSINESS
SOFTWARE 8 ACCESSORIES PEN PAL V1.3 (Word Processor)...1Mb.
SUPERBASE II PERSONAL (Database) SUPERPLAN (Spreadsheet)...1Mb.
"H VOOD'S JANT 3A 1Mb EGA 21' IES PACK 2 S right you get ' Stic
Amiga & jLTHE EXTRAS j in Harwoods a 21'Games k 1 (left), plus
(Stealth Fighter tlyou also get... HE SUPERB PHILIPS
CM8833 II I STEREO COLOUR MONITOR pi Siereo Speakers, in Screen
Switch, dlo Amiga, Id Dust Cover s on-site e warranty
WlWAvOeafc!
WE MEAN BUSINESS AT A GREAT PACKAGE PRICE OF JUST... HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY GCSE O1 LEVEL PACK GCSE examination level studies on your AmK»a computer ttiaTs fur!
MICRO ENGUSHHCftO FRENCH «N0 MICRO MATHS A wt a tm cencm saw t» OSE tot rttfcaiNHbosMiWtmoiMtU'srcfmmn »1to If TW UmI GjtrtU.n an) Moo Ir«Wi «* topM r: KM W WO* by tec MclWl Moo Hfio IKUM to ttmor u rMt ww jmit1 PEN PAL- GrtfMcal Wort Processor A fwow mrt (TXRSir MtH Ot to, yoj I to) to crux (ffrcta ¦nfltri ¦ox Hi tx iwh wt toto* :rWtrt'2fTABxaun.ifrm Tot
• TiMUratoiyimranrNs -imtutA.1 lr UM*tut-ii into, in) font Wrapr
MAWS BEACON TEACHES TYPNIG A V My to Hn to u ** KOTOW Un ]iO r.
Oity ird mTi tn :t rut1 Jmta A MtTOKd *01 -Sj* HW«- jt m »rn
HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY PRIMARY & JUNIOR PACK A GM Y»ur children
oft 10 tfs right computing start Mth tils scftware Jeam and pBy
pack... PROF. FIATS A NEW GAME PROF. LOOKS AT WORDS PROF MAAES
SENTENCES PROF HUNTS FOR WORDS tot twnj yon) ir«M to m t«»
flarMr aArt Pitf .twar au ie»Ji CmtoaUcfttpFtfPn* KfeMrmj
FrtmtUMUOrrttUnWO MAVIS BEACON TEACHES TYPM6
* TjV w. m Mm to » W* W0PER.V PRIMARY MATHS COURSE Ara* 24 mUa ip
te ccot« t-an 3 tj K
r) jH iO to wmlri Inti IcttxaAC.
REAOMG A WWTHK COURSE 2«-»!*cw* -wnrolvttcnnpto M Ion fa u-y tain 4 thr OjWn OR- “ug™*' ic: ifii m o es rl""!!
TSk iiiiiiii O m U Q0MpUterS The Closer you look The Better we look 00 r- o ¦ CDTV ACCESSORY DUE TO BE RELEASED SOON-Please cell us for latest fo CD 1220 KEYBOARD AN 89 KEY QWERTY KEYBOARD CD 1252 MOUSE TWO WAY INFRARED MOUSE AND BATTERY& SOUND AND VISION CD 1200 TRACKBALL AN INFRARED TRACKBALL WITH THE OPK* OF DIRECT CONNECTION TO EXTEND SATli DUPLICATES FUNCTIONS OF TWO BUTTON!
AND INCLUDES TWO 9 PIN PORTS FOR Cdi STANDARD JOYSTICKS CD 1400 CADDIES FOR HOLDING CO WITHIN DRIVE CD 1401 MEMORY CARD PERSONAL RAM CARO CONTAINING CDTV 64KOF MEMORY FOR STORING DATAOBi BOOKMARK FACILITY WITHIN COTV CO 1405 MEMORY CARD A LARGER PERSONAL RAM CARD CONTAINING 512K OP MEMORY FOR SKI DATA OR AS A BOOKMARK FACIUTYW1 CD 1800 FLOPPY DRIVE RACK MOUNTABLE FLOPPY DRIVE WITH 880K CAPACITY AND FURTHER ROOM FO!
HARD DRIVES OR MOOEMS ETC. CD 1301 GENLOCK PAL BASED VIDEO INTERFACE CARD FOR SUPERIMPOSING CDTV IMAGES OVER A VI PROVIDED BY ANY STANDARD VIDEO S CD 1321 VIDEO CARD PAL BASED VIOEO INTERFACE CARD TO ALLOW CONNECTION TO TVS OR WEC6 Rf UHF, S-VIDEO OR COMPOSITE INPUTS.
OTHER ACCESSORIES DUE TO BE RELEASED SOON - A HARWOODS AMK PRO-GI IMAGINE, IF YOU CAN, A NEW, MORE POWERFUL AMIGA... ...AN AMIGA WITH 1 MEGABYTE OF MEMORY, AND A COMPACT DISK DRIVE OF ALMOST INFINITE SIZE. A DISK DRIVE SO VAST, IT CAN STORE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DIGITS OF DATA. THIS DATA COULD BE, SPEECH, ANIMATED PICTURES, DIGITISED STEREO SOUND, COMPUTER IMAGES OR WHOLE ENCYCLOPAEDIAS.... AND MORE.
IMAGINE THIS, AND YOU CAN START TO GRASP THE CONCEPT OF CDTV.
THE INTEGRAL COMPACT DISK DRIVE. IS THE KEY TO THE POWER OF CDTV. ITS STORAGE CAPACITY IS EQUIVALENT TO AROUND A QUARTER OF A MILLION FULL PAGES OF TEXT. THIS WHEN INTEGRATED WITH THE I MB OF INTERNAL AMIGA CIRCUITRY, CREATES A SYSTEM. WHICH FROM A CO DISK. CAN GIVE YOU ACCESS TO AN UNIMAGINABLE SPECTRUM OF REAL WORLD IMAGES, NEVER SEEN COMBINED BEFORE. THESE VIVID IMAGES, WITH WORDS AND SOUNOS, GIVE YOU A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION IN HOME EDUCATION. ENTERTAINMENT S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
AND... DON7 FORGET, THAT CDTV CAN PLAY IN SUPERB QUALITY. ANY NORMAL AUDIO MUSIC CO, AND IT CAN ALSO PLAY THE NEW CD+G DISKS. WHICH GIVE DIGITAL SOUND AND ON SCREEN GRAPHICS- ON CO DISKS NOW AVAILABLE. THERE ARE EDUCATIONAL PACKAGES, ENCVCLOPAEDIAS PACKED WITH REFERENCE INFORMATION, STUNNING GAMES, MUSIC SYSTEMS AND MANY OTHER NEW AND VARIED SUBJECTS, INCLUDING WHOLE WORLD ATLASES OR EVEN THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE, EACH ON ONE CD DISK!!!
FREE CDTV STARTER PACK!!!
WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR CDTV FROM GORDON HARWOOD, NOT ONLY DO YOU GET OUR LEGENDARY SERVICE, BUT WE GIVE YOU A CDTV STARTER PACK, TO GET YOU EXPLORING YOUR NEW WORLD - STRAIGHTAWAY.
THIS INCLUDES A SUPERB SELECTION OF CD DISK TITLES INCLUDING THE WELCOME TUTORIAL t HUTCHINSONS ENCYCLOPAEDIA, PLUS... FIVE GAMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES
* THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, SIM CITY, A TOWN WITH NO NAME,
CHAOS IN ANDROMEDA, AND THE ACCLAIMED LEMMINGS, WORTH IN TOTAL
ALMOST £200.00. IN ADDITION IS THE INFRARED REMOTE CONTROLLER,
AND ALL THE HARDWARE NEEDED TO GET YOU CONNECTED.
ALL THIS FOR JUST £599.95 CDTV IS THE SAME SIZE AND STYLE AS YOUR VIOEO RECORDER, SO IT CAN SIT UNOBTRUSIVELY ABOVE OR BELOW YOUR HOME TV ANOOR HI-FI. AND WITH ITS INFRARED REMOTECONTROILER, IT CAN OPERATEO FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR. BUT PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANT, IP YOU ARE A COMPUTER ENTHUSIAST, REMEMBER THAT INSIDE EVERY CDTV, IS AN AMIGA. JUST WAITING TO BE USED. SO LATER ON, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUY THE OPTIONAL KEYBOAAO ANO DISK DRIVE. TO GET INTO THE WORLD Of FULL AMIGA COMPUTING. PRINTERS, DIGITISERS, GENLOCKS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES,CAN ALL BE CONNECTEOTO GIVE ACCESS TO MANY OTHER EXCITING
FACILITIES. AND ALSO MANY EXISTING SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR THE AMIGA COMPUTER RANGE.
NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN SO MUCH POTENTIAL FROM ONE NEW STUNNING SYSTEM. PACKED WITH TODAYS TECHNOLOGY.!
CALL IN AND SEE US FOR YOU PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION, OR PHONE US FOR YOUR FREE DETAILED COTV INFORMATION PACK.
Pro-gen Amiga Genlock The Progen AMIGA Gentock allows you to mo ycur Amiga deplay with any ft display whether«is from a VCR. Laserdsk player or a Canrnder. In fad at video equipment which outputs a PAL composite vdeo stgnal.Combned wll computer the Pro-Gen grves you the facilities of a desktop video edtng suite. T own films & give them a professional look by OVERLAYING TITLES or by SIT IMPOSING YOUR OWN GRAPHICS created In packages like Spectracokx o Paint Pro-Gen is stppfied witi Ora's Spectra-cdor pant & arvmaoon package (s FREE In Spectracokx every drawrg tool and animaaon contra is at your
finger tips- tools in the fast menu Took*, plus point and dick access to all 40% colours, «i pendent right and left mouse button colours & modes. Add automatic animata ge easy mouse controls for af fwctions, and the ability to paint with mdb-page a' brushes, and you've got a powerful tool for artiste expression. With anm " its simpto to put your ideas into mown Forget coordinate systems and rg just move objects with the mouse in this intirtve and friendly graphcal e Spectracotor supports both ANIM 4 IFF file formats, and ad the video modes d indudngHAM' How it works: STOP PRE!
HOHWOM ilRSATU U£I OM* n dou» coin THS*U0WSWXX»1 STRM3HT AWAY **TH ICC «OECW »T.«r» i TOHWTCO»*NTI€CO* ECTWlCAftES THSttl ustDToarwEcraw
* V jnO«Sr«.
Act to start yoj cm l UCMEHTYOUCPBIl »&or ONLY £129.95 Mode Switch-box tor Genlocks Features Include
- Compatible With The Proven And Rendale 8802
- Supplied With Genlock Extender Cable Worth £9.95
- Switch-box Switches Between Foreground. Background. Video And
Computer Modes.
AMIGA STORAGE DEVICES Remember to ask for your FREE Harwoods Amiga catalogue.
EA590 20MbHD s Include I iCainects to sidecar txis on _ a land sided Amiga A500 I .'ifatoCootswiltiKidistanU I 2 Sockets For Up lo 2 Mb d RAM I 0 DMA Access I iExiemai SCSI Port 1 ItanpleleWilb Powc Supply A590 Hard Disk Including 512K RAM Only £299.95 A590 Hanj Disk Including £319.95 Cumana CAX354 3.5" External 2nd Disk Drive.
1 Features Include .v Long connecting cable 21Mb, (880K Formatted) Capacity 2 Enable Disable Switch, 2 Throughport 2 Access Light i Compatible with Amiga 500 1000 1500 2000 000 and CDTV_ £57.95 1Mb. RAM Only SUPRA 500XP 52-105Mb HD Features Include 2 Capacities ol 52 80 105Mb all available t Connects lo sidecar bus on L H side ol Amiga A500 J Aulobools with Kickstart 1.3, boot enable disable switch .V Sockets lor up to 8 Mb of FASTRAM with enable disable switch » AuloOools With Kickstart 1.3 2 SCSI Port 8 Amiga bus pass thru allows other devices lo be connected 2 Includes E«pcess Copy hard
drive Back-up Software 2 52 Mb version powered by Amiga, High Current Power Supply optional. High Current Power Supply (recommended lot 52Mb. Version! Required lot 80Mb.
And 105 Mb versions . 'Please don7 forget to add the cost ol Power Supply »* en catoMtng price or 8&'105Ub drives 00 PERIPHERAL PACK 2 TWO MORE GREAT PACKAGES THAT SAVE YOU MORE MONEY!
These Iwo packs are aimed at the designer who needs to get a great deal from his Amiga. A superb quality monitor in the PHILIPS CM8833 II has been put with a choice ol either the CITIZEN SWIFT9 or the CITIZEN SWIFT 24 printer. You choose, But whichever combination you have the price has been designed to SAVE YOU MONEY. Buying together will save you CEE's!
PACK 2 with a Citizen Swift 9 Costs Just... £479.95 PACK 2 with a Citizen Swift 24 Costs Just... £569.95 PERIPHERAL PACK 1 A TRULY SPECIAL PACK FROM HARWOODS TO MAKE YOUR AMIGA DO MORE THAN EVER!
Harwoods have put this pack together for you to add to your Amiga at an AMAZING SAVING over individually priced items.
YOU get extra power trom our Pro-Ram memory upgrade and EXTRA storage from the brilliant Cumana drive.
Harwoods Pro-Ram Is our best selling Amiga upgrade with 16chip RAM, similar in design lo CBM's A501 and works exactly the same. The Cumana CAX 354 external drive is a brand leader in the 3.5* market having received a great deal ol praise over the years. And... lo round off we also include a 3.5‘ Disk Head Cleaner too!!!
£79.95 ALL THIS FOR THE i PRICE OF ONLY.. AMIGA SOFTWARE Music-X: The ultimaie software for professional MIDI sequencing. The software ncludes a configurate loranan and a synthesiser patch edrtor. All the data you need to recreate a scng can be recalled fr«xn one performance file indudng sequences, MIDI routing, sync setup, keyboard maps and synthesiser or drum machine patch libraries.
AMOS allows you lo access the power of the Amiga with ease. 500 drfferent command make AMOS a sophisticated development language. The AMOS animation language allows you to create complex animation sequences. The package is supplied with a 300 page manual with over 80 example programs on the program disc. £49.95 SuperBase 4: Most powerful database avaiaWe for the Amiga.Ccmbines the ease of use of Super- Base 2 with a versatile programming language so that you can taior your data lo your own specific needs for clutvbushess library records etc. £229.95 Lattice C: An ideal tool for the C
programmer whether experienced or a novice. The best way fo applications for the Amiga.Fuly supports Motorola chpset Nearly 300 functions optimised to help the user wnte the tightest possible code. Indudes screen editor. Most Amiga C books are based around lattice £199.95 Deluxe Paint IV: Latest version of the Amigas first and still the best paint and animation package, now induding HAM mode. (1 Mb. More recommended) £79.95 VM, The Complete Colour Solution: Vidi with RGB Splitter. Frame Grabber & Digitiser. Grabs moving colour video into 16 grey scale frames (up lo 16 frames in 1Mb. Amiga) and
dgtises from sail colour video source in up to 4096 colours in less than 1 second! Requires home VCR or video tamera for grabbing. Requires video camera or VCR with perfed pause for digitising. Now comes
• ith Spectracolor FREE!!! £179.95 MASTERSOUND: High quality
¦mono1 sampler (best for samplng instruments etc.) £36.95 MIDI
INTERFACE (5 Port): In. Out. Through plus 2 switchable
thruVout. Includes cable. £24.95 THE ABOVE IS JUST A SMALL
SAMPLE FROM OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF TITLES FOR THE SERIOUS AMIGA
USER. THIS WHEN COMBINED WITH OUR MASSIVE RECREATIONAL STOCK
GIVES A VAST SOFTWARE SELECTION FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO KNOW MORE. JUST ASK US FOR YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR SOFTWARE CA
TALOGUE Pen Palvu WORD PROCESSORS) AT ABASE With POT Pal you
can mu text 4096 colour graphics & laia in ways no other w p
am' 'Its handling of graphics is unsurpassed: Ftai Pal is the
*mly weed process)* I tested Uni will automatically wrap lext
round graphics.. Amiga Worid.
July *90 tC.JifYGA XtTOENIil
* :th6C*BLf XiENTO WTHXT THE
* : FHtCf03 fSTCAhAJO ¦(vrXRWA HARWOO The Closer you look, The
Better we look.
£149.95 £209.95 ? 2yr Warranty a Feed for labels S multi-part stationery CJ Low fuming costs It's im 50% Mooit £214.95 , . Feed, Max. paper width 11.r ? Supplied with colour & mom ribbons a Paper park with auto skir e sheet loadng a Prograrrmable from front panel, no DIP switches a 12 month warranty a 80 Coinn Dot Mairtx a 360 dpi-24 Pin MONO a 7K Buffer expandable lo 39K ? 10 Resident Fonts ? Front Panel P*ch Selector) a Pushtoul tractor A rear bottom feeds ? Reverse paper feed a 80 Column Dot Matrix a 360 dor - 24 Pin COLOUR a 30K Buffer expandable to 62K a 10 Resident Fonts ? Front Panel
Pitch Selection a Pushpull tractor A reartxotlom feeds a Reverse paper feed "I 12 month warranty a 80 Column a 240 dpi-9 Pin COLOUR a 16K Buffer. 8 Resident Fonts ? From Panel Pilch Selection a Pushpuli frador A reafbcfflcnt feeds a Reverse paper feeds CITIZEN SWIFT 9PIN COLOUR - Up to 16Q 40cps I £22 New super high spec 9Pin odour printer I- a 8K Buffer 4 Fonts a 240 » 240 dpi Cteur Graphics ? Push and pull tractor bul-in a Best text quality m our 9Pn ran a Feed for labett-Vmutt part staticney a 2 Year Citizen warranty NEW FASTER STAR LC20 (Replaces LC10) ¦ Up to 150238 cps - I-..-
Replacement for our most popular teno Dot-Matnx primer anj at a super I LIOj.jD low introductory price
- I Multiple font opOons easily accessible ? Simultaneous,
contruous and 9n e from from panel sheet stationery ? BcelerU
pacer handling faculties LJ 240x240 dpi Graphics All printers
In our range include the following standard features... A
Standard Centronics parallel port unless otherwise stated for
direct connection to Amiga, Pcs, ST etc. and come with a:
• FREE CONNECTOR LEAD 8 A FREE TAILORED DUST COVER!
STAR LC24-200 24 PIN MONO PRINTER - 220 55 cps I r9£-q qc I New Star 24 pin that means business! I a Paper park with auto single sheet toading U Mcxo paper feed. Max paper width 11.F U 360 x 360 dpi Graphics wj u resident toms STAR LC200 GREAT COLOUR PRINTER -185 40 cps 1 £214.95 I ' This is me one in our packs! I- -J !
Very ratable low cosl primer (please specify interface on order) Q Interchangeable interfaces for Centronics _i Fui 2 Year manufacturers RS 232 or Serial type for CBM 64 etc warranty PRINTERS . Feed. Max paper width 1 ui suppttea with mono ribbon ? Faster man the old LC24-10 ? Extra font carfrdges avaiaNe ? Program from front panel. No DIP swtches ? 12 mcrrth warranty STAR LC 24-10-Up to 180 60 cps 24 Pin version of the Star LC Seres with ? Exceptional letter prim qualify a 360 x 360 dpi Graphics ? 360 dpi-24 Pin MONO ? 8K Buffer • Expandable ? 3 Fonts, Superb letter quaKy ? Push & PUI Tractor
feeds CITIZEN 124D MONO 24 PIN PRINTER ¦ CITIZEN 120D* - Up to 120 25 cps - fill!
Ijill slf£t 3 Q Sto STAR LC24-200 NEW COLOUR PRINTER - 220 55 cps £309.95 Cokur verson of the new LC24-200 Mono 1-
- I Paper park with auto single sheet kadng a Micro paper feed,
Max. peper width 11 7 a Sicpied wfh colour A mcno ritCons a
Better quality than LC203 colour a Extra fom cartridges
available a Programmable from from pane.
No DIP switches CITIZEN SWIFT 24 PIN COLOUR - Up to 160 50 cps |miqqc“ 24 Pm Cofcour Printer | to 13.30 a Push and pd tractor buHl-et with bcflom J 360 x 360 dpi Colour Grapbcs feed lor labels« multi-pan stationery a 2 Year Citizen warranty CITIZEN PRINTER ACCESSORIES: STAR PRINTER ACCI Citizen 120D. Sheet Feeder £69.95 Star LC-20 Mono Printer Citizen 120D* ParaW Interface £49.95 Automatic SheetFeeder Citizen 120D* CBM C64 Serial Interface £49.95 Star LC24-10 Mono Printer Citizen 124D32K Buffer £13.95 32K Buffer £67.95 Citizen 124D Semi-Auto SheetFeeder £39.95 Automatic SheetFeeder Citizen
124D Automatic Sheet Feeder £79.95 Citizen 124D Printer Stand £24.95 Star LC-200 Colour Printer Automatic SheetFeeder Citizen Swift 9 Semi-Auto SheetFeeder £39.95 Citizen Swift 9 Automatic Sheet Feeder £79.95 Star LC 24-200 Mono Printer Citizen Swift 9 Printer Stand £24.95 32K Printer Buffer Automatic SheetFeeder Citizen Swift 9X Printer Stand £34.95 Citizen Swift 9X Automatic Sheet Feeder £139.95 Star LC 24-200 Colour Printer Citizen Swift 24 32K Printer Buffer £13.95 32K Printer Buffer Citizen Swift 24 Semi-Auto Sheet Feeder £39.95 Automatic SheetFeeder Citizen Swift 24 Automatic Sheet
Feeder £79.95 Citizen Swift 24 Primer Stand £24.95 Star XB 24-200 Colour Printer Pul Tractor Citizen Swift 24X Auto Sheet Feeder £139.95 Font Cartridges - Citizen Swift 24X Printer Stand £34.95 Styles To Be Announced 128K Centronics Printer Buffer HEWLETT PACKARD PAINTJET Automatic SheetFeeder PRINTER ACCESSORIES: Dual Bin SheetFeeder Hewlett Packard PaintJet Star XB 24-250 Colour Printer Black Ink cartridge £25.95 Pull Tractor Colour Ink Cartridge £31.49 Font Cartridges - Sin e Sheet Printer Paper £17.95 Styles To Be Announced Z-Fold Printer Paper £15.95 128K Centronics Printer Buffer
Transparency Paper - Automatic SheetFeeder Pack of 50 Sheets £52.95 Dual Bin SheetFeeder PRINTER ACCESSORII LU S C NUIC LU CL [ Z LU 1 = cc t z tr i LU C NEW FASTER STAR XB PRINTER RANGE f Colour XB24-200 & XB24-250 - 275 80 cps These NEW top of me range Stars replace the XB24'10 A | XB2415. A offer the best possWequaity dot matrix printing £499.95 24-250 Colour a Exceptional pmt quality a 4 x 48Pn super letter quality tents a 14 x 24Pin near letter quality fonts BOOK SHOP FOR BEGINNERS & EXPERTS ALIKE £899.95 A MCA FOR BEGUN ERS • VOL 1 ABACUS BOOKS, From inpWrg jolt Amga to aeatng yx» own
icons, ndudts use d UK and extras dsk AMGA BASIC WSIDE AND OUT • VOL 2 ABACUS BOOKS, Defnthe step by step gude id p'ogamning AnijaS m task AMGA MACHINE LANGUAGE • VOL 4 ABACUS BOOKS.
Pwrfol pOe to learrrg 66000 assfmBer Bngage AMGA DOS M9DE AND OUT - VOL 8 ABACUS BOOKS, Olde » Amga DOS A CU. MEW Edten nc DOS v 2.0 AMGA HARDWARE REFERENCE MANUAL-Addrton Wesley. S WrttBn by techncal experts at Ccmmxkre Amga ln USA.. Pop* who flesijnM yxr Amga Kwhra-e lew* mWsnt co* pcgram-rij at adverted levd.
AMGA BEST Of TWCKS & T»5 Vol. 17, A corrtkW set d ticks and bps fat eraBe you O (to MDFE Irtt yxr Amp art as srrpt, as paste.
9 A | Nonimpact a virtually silent. 4.
New!
£1174.95 STARSCRIPT - 4| Brand new A4 Laser P a i2mcrth on ske warranty (UK Mainland) EX800. IBM Prcpnnter A Diabk) 630 a Every desktop publishers dream SEE OUR LIST OF ACCESSORIES FOR BOTH STAR AND CITIZEN PRINTERS, ALL AT COMPETITIVE PRICES!
All the characters Per Second speeds quoted below are Draft LQ at 10cpi a 300 DPI. 2Mb. Upgradable to 5Mb -* SenalParaBeVAppletalk ntertaces as standard a Emiiaticns inc HP Series II, Epson ? For preserlalion graphk»DTP, CAD and fechnkal 'scientfxc apptcabors ful page of colour graphics in 4 mnuies (typical) i ParalleliCentronics or Senal RS232 IF (specify wrfh order. MAC optxxi available) a Buffer 29K(XB24200) A 76K (XI a 360 x 360 dpi Cpolz Graphics U 12mths on-sae warranty (UK Mairtand) n POSTSCRIPT COMPATIBLE LASER r, will comect to PC, Amiga. ST and Madmosh.
WHI print transparent 12 Mcnths on-site warranty (l)K Mainland) HEWLETT PACKARD PAINTJET A4 - Our besl quality full cteur printer af a realistic pnee r«... .~~4S STEREO COLOUR MONITOR Commodore's Own Stereo High Resolution Colour Monitor A mith... RGB AITTL. Composite. Videa'Audio Inputs Can be used as TV with VCR or tuner. Twin Speakers for £269 95 “ output Supplied with cades for A500. CGA PCAC16-64-I28.
PHI Li PS TV TUNER. ALLOWS ANY MONITOR WITH COMPOSITE VIDEO & AUDIO INPUTS TO BE USED AS A TELEVISION. SUPPLIED COMPLETE WITH AERIAL FOR USE INDOORS ALSO HAS STD EXTERNAL AERIAL £79 95 SOCKET AND COMPATIBLE WITH MOST MONITORS INC. PHILIPS CM8833 MKI & II. CBM 1061 4. & 1900 1 2.
It’s Important to remember that most TV Monitors, are stiff first and toremost televisions, meaning that their average 400 pixel tube display 50% lower resolution than a monitor) cannot be guaranteed to display 80 (column text dearly without risking eye strain. W choosing a Television Monitor ensure it has the latest 2000 character tube capability, meaning H can handle the Amigas ’ 80 characters, by 25 tine output clearly.
WWW PHILIPS 15" TELETEXT REMOTE CONTROL 40 CHANNEL MONITOR TV. BRAND NEW SUPERB DEFINITION PHILIPS MONITOR TV. IDEAL FOR AMIGA OR CDTV USERS, GIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME TRUE MONITOR QUALITY FROM A FULL FEATURE TELETEXT TV AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!!!. JUST LOOK AT THE FEATURES... Direct Scart Connector for Amiga. CDTV. VCR OR SATELLITE RECEIVER RGB AD, Composite Video & audio inputs FULL TELETEXT FACILITIES (FOR THIS FACILITY EXTERNAL AERIAL SHOULD BE USED) Headphone Jack Socket FULL TWO YEAR GUARANTEE 2000 CHARACTER HIGH DEFINITION FST TUBE SUPPLIED WITH LOOP AERIAL REMOTE CONTROL ft FREE lead
for YOUR computer £279 95 IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE MONITOR TV IN OUR PACK 2.3 OR 7 TO REPIACE THE 8833, PLEASE SIMPLY ADD £20.00 AND STATE WHEN ORDERING YOUR PREFERENCE FOR A PHILIPS TELETEXT TV.
EasyOrd Before you choose trom whom to purchase, please give call us We ai happy to discuss your reouremeots. And answer any queiies you may . I OIOIEHI111*1101*6: Pot on Order Iwne «fli yoj Aon Vit U &Pjl :• Lc re»W CmOKMrge Can) Qxrvg norf*- i fn 0 i iro* tX* & MONITOR TV's Harwoods stock a complete range of both Monitors & Monitor TV's to give you your perfect solution to the type of display to buy.
PHILIPS CM8833 II NOW WITH FREE...F19 STEALTH FIGHTER!!!
NASCR end Oho sfcee cues ire Lorca'S CrKnJuige ard»iccro i ti| order ar rosr: uiw awm w-Ma coonj toawy Ntt v p HH »,** :• GORDONMtfWOB CCNfUTCfiS iPov'a 1 lottfi B ewer Iran d'Kef *!*e«.COG order W tendNnre Amre» a-dmjtl rvoviy I J Owns Tinp« ¦eng «rtti ycur order rajjrcrre-M Petit UteO ytxi ae oranvg liar Biesi Wrense-xtm Deicre cwwg n*we i «u ortmjKrii pi nw Ihi! It «ure* marry S«lcrt« oxttafor* «ce» 9' j-fc| JHEePYWrALUGttEIIY: FREE (vlter 14 .Wijaw LKUrru-e ¦H COUItlER SERVICE Add CS 73 per *I|W i«m V "«I jaN * ttE JEiiaat AFTER YU VI SOUGHT FHOU HARW00CS,VfeiL$ IU8EHfflE- lECItHICAl
'JUPPORt: You a« be gven (m ErlAene TkHkH 5*001 Rime Nu-Wi o cal s'OiAS ou reaire any Wp or n »oen o» irw *|Wm ytu juicraie: I?MONTH WARRANTY: hmspewnj«ur( *OT130o»f*creuou«amrrpace: NEW LWITSinkasaltervtBe SWS3 For ItcwfKWgjjrtnMcerM aanrfy *« .* * l V. arrowt i FREE Of CHARGE ColLECnON fAC*IIY: A*, arrpuni mcnrw or (Mm warn; warty wo a- c* cc4«Kd Itorr ytur feme FREE Cf CHARGE djtng the gttrarrw fxrOJ ILK UteWX) off I 403 a FAST lir-eioyrj e GUARANTEED try on CM ENGINEERS' HILL TESHUG PHOCEOUIfc: All [o~pJm are leaed pot K oestnJy axIM lew ax wWMrthiruna pjj an3 ie«e aa rerj xd • mm comw
uo ax) im imijn i i itm Mw wm nor jist Auoimi tm omat company.. AU I,tied prices ve wtut YOU PAY. And mere are NO HIDDEN EXTRAS VAT and postage are included, and prices are correct at time ot going to | press Ipack details may vary trom time lo time). Otters are subject to availability and to being the latest advertised packs and prices. Our otters are NOT supplied on a trial basts. EiOE
* FINANCE FACILITIES... Weed 10 uR your ne«dt Wnncn detail o*
maueal Gor«o Hr»Md Conpuxn oner lac4H«t lo pjrerate utng our
twlgei actoon kharm APR 168*- IvanaMty AvaiUb* » meal adults ot
cgMeen years or on*. SiStect lo sWas.
Smph pNorre or rmie and me nil wnd yxu irritim delals a*3ng »ilh an mpcalon lorn AfpRaDons. Raqumd In adiane* a.anaDW lo lul lima UK. Nu-iland rostdems ans overseas Bntish forces persomel Stuwroom .inters, plene ask tv detail ol our n- I ato-e Inaianl Accourr Written pxtelioni on regueu H you ar already tht hcWe* ol a Lombard CrerJI Charge Card you ' can use this lo purchase from us (subjecl to your personal card iml| ... VISIT OUR SPACIOUS SHOWROOM: Please pay us a visit where our lull range of advertised products, at the SAME COMPETITIVE PRICES. & MORE, is on sale ALL UNDER ONE ROOF'. In
pleasant surroundings at our purpose built showroom Isee note below map). There's plenty of FREE parking close by.
OPENING TIMES: 9.00 til 5.00 Monday to Saturday
9. 00 til 1.00 Wednesday Closed on Sundays AMIGA ACCESSORIES
Shown here are just a few items from our massive stocks of
extremely useful Amiga accessories, and all at terrific
prices!
MEMORY EXPANSIONS HARWOODS PRO-RAMPACK £29.95 5I2K Memory Expansion for the Amiga A500 that SIMPLY plugs in!
IM OIIM11 Same configuration as CBM A501 for full corpataMity with latest 8327A Amiga Blitter. EnablaDisabe switch Sreal time battery backed SUPRARAM RX 500 (512K to 8Mb. RAM Expansion) Features include 512K, 1,2,4 or 8Mb fast RAM for Amiga A500 computers. Easiy connects extematy to sidecar bus on left hand Me of Amiga. No cfcsmantling of computer required. Amiga bus pass IW allows other devices to be connected. Uses 256K x 4 Zip C dips (120ns or faster) for 512K, 1Mb. And 2Mb. Configurations.
1Mb. X 4 Zips for 2.4 and 8 Mb. Configurations. Four layer board to reduce bus noise and increases reliability. Zero wait states & hidden refresh. Test mode & software simplify trouble shoobng. Enable Disable switch. Increase your capacity at with a great expansion!!!
512K RAM Version £129.95 4Mb. RAM Version £329.95 2Mb. RAM Version £199.95 8Mb. RAM Version £549.95 JOYSTICKS COMPETITION PRO 5000 Black £7.95 Good quality, no frills sett stick. Microswitched movement controls.
ZIPSTICK A regular favourite. Fulty microswitched 'easy acfion', tnpte fire action.
COMPETITION PRO STAR £14.95 The ONLY joystick to obtain a 100% rating from a magazine review!!!
The dtimate! Fully microswitched, triple fire fully featured stick!
MISCELLANEOUS
3. 5" DISK HEAD CLEANER Essential maintenance for your disk
drive. Keep dean & trouble free.
BLANK DISKS with labels 10 Genuine Commodore 3.5‘ branded Only £9.95 10 Unbranded with Itorary case 3.5‘ certified Only £7.95 200 Unbranded 3.5' certified Only £72.50 IBM PC EMULATORS KCS POWERBOARD £234.95 Features Indude: ft Hercules. CGA & Monochrome Video Support, Supports Both 35 Inch & 5.25 Inch ftsketies, Fits Into A501 RAM Slot 8088 XT Processor, ClockCalendar Included, Acts As 512K RAM Exp.
When In Amiga Mode. Indudes MS-DOS 4.01. Shell & GW-BASIC, .'(Supports A590 Hard Drive, Mouse Driver Software Included.
REPLACEMENT MOUSE NAKSHA MICROSWITCHED MOUSE £24.95 Amiga ST Amstrad PC compatible.
GOLDEN IMAGE OPTICAL MOUSE £32.95 For the Amiga.
» GORDON ta HARWOOD HARWOOD GORDON HARWOOD COMPUTERS DEPAFITMF.N T GDI Ai I, NEW STREET, ALFRETON, OERBYSHIFIE. OES 7BP TEL: 0773 836781 FAX: 0773 831040 The (loser you look. The Better ire look.
HEAD TO HEAD Something like 95 per cent ot households in the UK now have a video recorder, and seven per cent have a camcorder, so it didn't take I long for hardware manufacturers to fig- I ure out the potential ot linking video gear to computers.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Increasing numbers ot Amiga owners are using their computers tor video applications; either tor captioning home | videos, as part ot a sophisticated editing system, or for generating computer graphics.
Whatever use you make ot your Amiga, you'll find that a genlock is the most important video peripheral you’ll need - but many Amiga owners don’t know what a genlock is, let alone why you need one to work with video.
THE TECHNICALITIES The answers are pretty simple. The main use ot a genlock is to superimpose computer graphics over video images.
TV professionals have been using them for years, for everything trom Top ot the Pops to Grandstand, but its only with the launch of the Amiga that it's been possible to produce a genlock cheap enough for the home market.
The reason is that the Amiga will do most ot the hard work involved, and all the genlock peripheral has to do is to synchronise the timing ot the video signal with that of the Amiga. Unlike sound
- where you can literally connect two wires together to add one
audio signal to another - video signals have to be mixed with
their ‘scan rates' in sync, otherwise the result is an unholy
mess. It’s easy to do this on the Amiga because, Why do you
need a genlock for video work, and how do you choose a good
one? Chris Jenkins compares three budget models
- 011 'I f' I FACILITIES AND FUNCTIONS Although you can pay up to
£1500 for a genlock, we've compared three of the least
expensive to help you plan your route into Amiga Desktop Video.
But first, why are there such huge differences in price between one Amiga genlock and another? It's largely a matter of component quality and facilities; a cheap genlock may have only one type of output, normally composite video, while a more expensive one may have RGB, the high-quality S-Video or even broadcast-quality 600-line encoded output. Again, more expensive models may have switches and faders to allow background keying (whether or not the chosen palette colour is transparent and lets live video show through the computer graphics); they may have selectable transparent palette
colour, and controls to allow the computer graphics to be faded in and.out. Cheaper models may have none of these facilities.
Inexpensive genlocks are designed to fit inside the computer or beside it; more professional models are normally supplied in industry-standard 19-inch rack-mounting cases. This is fine if you've got in their wisdom, Commodore made the computer's video clock rate signal accessible from the Amiga's RGB port, which sets it apart from less well- endowed computers like the Atari ST, Having synchronised the video and computer signals, the genlock can treat a background colour - normally colour 0
- as being transparent. The result is that the Amiga’s graphics
appear overlayed on the video signal and - hey presto! -
instant captions. More advanced genlocks add facilities such
as fades and wipes to this basic function.
The graphics you generate depend, of course, on the graphics package you use, not on the genlock itself. Although you can use a general graphics package like Deluxe Paint, there are also specialist video captioning programs like Big Alternative Scroller, ZZP Video Studio and Video FX to consider. The final result is recorded to your master videotape - but that's another story!
This tiny black unit, made in China, features phono Composite Video In and Out sockets, and a Graphics Video Mixed switch which chooses the type of output from the Composite Video Out, which is connected to your video recorder.
The Alter Image plugs directly into the Amiga's RGB port, but for convenience an extension lead might be a sensible investment. There's a follow-on port for the monitor on the back.
That’s just about all there is to it. No power supply is needed, since the Alter Image draws its power from the Amiga.
The handbook is brief and to the point, going through some video terminology and explaining the connections.
If your monitor has a composite video in as well as RGB, you can connect the output from the VCR into it. Switching between RGB and Composite inputs lets you choose between the computer image and the combined computer and video image.
This is as basic as a genlock could be - it will switch computer graphics in and out, but not fade them as you can with more expensive models. There are PAL and the American TV broadcast standard (NTSC) models available, but unless you're doing video work which is intended for use in the USA the NTSC version wouldn't be relevant. Look out for Video F X software from Alter Image.
This £50-60 package will provide a wide range of captioning functions.
10- ALTER IMAGE GENLOCK HB Marketing £ 100
• The Alter Image is the cheapest genlock on the market and has
the minimum and most basic facilities.
• It may be best lor beginners to start with this genlock and
work upwards when more intricate facilities are needed.
Although you can use any graphics package to create captions for use with a genlock, there are now several packages with functions specially designed for video use.
The Shirekilo Video Caption Designer is based on the software used to generate captions for the ITV Network Chart Video Show, and offers over 50 screen transition effects, time and test functions, multiple graphics modes, background patterns, multi-tasking, and external control via the RS-232 (the printer port) or joystick ports. The VCD requires 1 meg RAM, and ideally an external floppy drive or hard disk. Cost is C199.95 from Maxe Technology (081-556 5620). ZVP’s Video Studio Professional has a special operating system.
Videobench, which allows complex functions to be programmed and executed automatically. The program features 14 fonts for titles and captions, 25 test patterns, onscreen help displays, example transitions, background graphics, and a hard disk installation program. VSP costs £199 and requires an Amiga 2000 with 1Mb chip memory and 2Mb RAM total, and a hard disk, but Amiga 500+A590 drive combinations may be suitable with modification. Contact ZVP on (0621 783504). Big Alternative Scroller is one of the cheapest and easiest-to- use captioning packages; H costs £50 and is so simple to use
it comes with just a four-page instruction leaflet. You need at least 1 meg, and an external disk drive is unnecessary. Operation is based on the function keys - you can enter text, add features like text centering, justification and shadowing, adjust text width, set vertical or horizontal scroll speed options, choose continual or one- shot scrolling and set background, text and shadowing colours.
Unfortunately, it won't multi-task and can’t be transferred to hard disk. Contact Alternative Image on 0533 440041.
SOFTWARE FOB GENLOCKS
• The Alter Image Is the cheapest genlock on the market and has
the minimum and most basic facilities.
HEAD TO HEAD THE VIDEO SETUP In a typical set-up using a genlock, there would be two VCRs, or a camcorder and a VCR - one acts as the video source, the other a recorder. The Amiga would provide the captions and other graphics, the genlock would connect the source video, Amiga and destination video. You would need at least one monitor, ideally two (one for the computer, one for the final video picture) and probably an audio mixer for the soundtrack. If you want to find out more about information, try monthly magazines like Camcorder User or Video Editing.
• It may be best tor beginners to start with this genlock and
work upwards when more intricate facilities are needed.
ROCGEN RG300C EVESHAM MICROS £114.99 Silica Systems £119.00 The RG300C comes in a sturdy metal case in cream, has an integral RGB connector cable and phono Video In and Out sockets on the back. It requires an external 12V power unit, which isn't supplied with the package.
On the top there's a mode button which switches between Overlay, Fade and Amiga modes, and a dial which dissolves from the computer to the video image. Since this can also give you semi-transparent captions, this is a very impressive effect which will enhance your graphics no end.
Some genlocks don't allow you to record the computer's output unless there's a sync signal coming from the video machine. This makes it necessary to 'black' a videotape (record on it with no image) and run it continuously. The Rocgen makes this unnecessary by generating its own sync signal if it doesn't detect one coming in.
SAY, WHAT? (JARGON EXPLAINED) RGB - Refers to the three separate signals of red, blue and green into which video picture is split.
S-VIDEO - Super Video of high resolution.
COMPOSITE VIDEO - a mix of red, blue and green colours.
NTSC - American TV broadcast standard, the UK equivalent to PAL.
BNC SOCKETS - a type of connector on video equipment.
MALE AND FEMALE CONNECTORS - the male A demo software package is provided. This lets you check out the three basic functions: graphics only, fade from video to graphics, or overlay.
Has pins, the female has sockets.
RS-232 - the printer port.
• The Rocgen is probably the best buy ol all three genlocks
featured in this article.
• It has a good balance between cost and facilities and it’s
really worth paying the extra for the Rocgen's dissolve
capabilities If you can afford it, but don’t forget to budget
tor the 12V power supply as well.
• This genlock will appeal to the more advanced users who will
notice the difference on high quality video facilities.
RENDALE 8802 HB MARKETING £199.99 One of the best-known genlock manufacturers, Rendale sell their products through a number of distributers, and have a wide range of products ranging from the basic Minigen to professional models.
Construction of even the cheapest models is very sturdy, and suitable for professional use.
We looked at a mid-range model, the 8802, which has front-panel Composite Video In and Out BNC sockets (connectors on video equipment), a locking type more professional than the phono sockets used on the other genlocks. Then there's the male RGB connector for the Amiga, and the female for the monitor.
Unfortunately, Rendale’s products are starting to look a little over-priced and under-specified compared to the newer genlocks.
For a start, the 8802 doesn't have any front-panel switches to allow you to change its operating mode - this has to be done from the controlling software.
Alternatively, you can follow Rendale's instructions for wiring mini slider switches to the RGB sockets. When closed in various combinations these will access the various operating modes.
Flowever, it seems to leave rather a lot for the user to sort out, when it could all have been built into the hardware.
The software provided is basically to switch modes between Video Only, Amiga Only and Foreground Mode (in which the black areas on the Amiga graphics become transparent). If no video input is provided, the Rendale 'free runs', and still allows you to record the Amiga's output on your monitor.
You needn't use the control software at all it you don’t want to, but in that case, the 8802 defaults to Background Mode, with the background colour transparent and displaying the live video signal.
There’s a more advanced version of the 8802 which is compatible with the semi-pro S-VHS video format, taking advantage of its higher video resolution
- it includes hardware-controlled fades and wipes, crossfading
and integral mode switching, but costs a pretty stunning
£600.
Hopefully, this article will give you some idea ot the range ol genlocks on the market a! The moment. However, il might he prudent lo wait tor a white betore rushing out to buy a genlock and perhaps making a hasty decision you may regret. It's best to keep an eye on the market betore making a purchase because there is plenty ot new stutt on the way. With good video quality at a reasonable price.
Evesham Micros, Tel. 0388 765180.
HB Marketing, Tel. 0753 686000.
"power computing C880B POWER DRIVE
• Accelerator board
• 60MHz r
• Up to 32MB of RAM
• For Amiga 2000 £1999 (comes withdMB) NEXUS HARD CARDS
• 20MB formatted
• 2'Hard Drive
• High Quality ICO interface
• Simple plug-in fitting £299 Built-in Blitz hardware copier
Built-in virus blocker Noannoying click when drive is empty 12
month warranty £65-00 1880 POWER DRIVE £55-00
• •only company to make the dual drive llite simply, the best all
rounder' ... ¦iga Shopper Best Buy April ’91 kwDual 3-5' Drive
with built-in power supply, re features as PC880B £110 00 A500
Replacement Internal Drive pease modification required £49 B
Slimline Hard Drive £299 Olnternal Anti-click board £9-95
Back-up your disks at lightning speed Copies Irom the internal
to the external drive Backs-up an Amiga disk in as little as
Loseconds Backs-up other format disks (Atari, PCI Copies up to
three external drives Itonce Stops ALL external drives from
clicking Contains ANTI-VIRUS switch! - prevents viruses from
being written into the bootblock Works on Amiga 500 or 2000 £25
Original Blitz £15 1-5MB Expansion Board £79 FULLYSUPPORTS
1MBCHIPRAM MOST BOARDS DON'T Plugs easily into your Amiga' 512
K RAM Card without clock £24 512K RAM Card with clock £29
• Fully compatible with Fatter Agnus' and 1MB Chip RAM Kickstart
1 3 and above, simple internal fitting GVP Series 2 Hard Disk
• Fully SCSI compatible
• Up to 8MB FAST RAM on-board
• . High speed 'FAASTROM' controller
• Auto-boot from FFS partition
• All combinations available 50MB £539 100MB £699 NEW POWER
SCANNER
• Scan from 100-400 DPI
• Simulate Grayscale
• IFF & Printer support
• Powerful Image edit software
• Crop, Cut Paste, magnify, edit
• Many more features £159 Amiga 500 512K £330 Amiga 5001MB £350
Amiga 500 2MB £395 Amiga 5001 MB + 40MB hard disk £639 Packs do
not include software unless specifically stated ICDAdspeed £175
ICO Flicker Free Video £250 ICO FFVt VGA Monitor £499 ICO AdRAM
MEMORY EXPANSION 0MB IA500 only) £95 2M8 (A500 only) £179
4MBIA500 only) £249 REWRITABLE OPTICAL HARO DISK We are now
able lo offer the IBM optical hard disk for the Amiga 2000.
This drive is fully rewritable, and stores up to 128MB on each
removable 3 5' optical cartridge.
• 128MB 3-5" Cartridges
• Fully rewritable
• Fits into 5-25' drive bay
• Available as external unit with PSU
• SCSI compatible
• Fast 60ms Seek Rate
• High Quality-Manufactured by IBM A2000 INTERNAL (no interfacel
£999 Amiga 2000 EXTERNAL £1199 SCSI Interlace lor Amiga 2000
IGVP NEXUS) £199 128MB 3V Optical Media Cartridge £36 each Hard
wearing dust cover £9 Philips colour monitor Mkll £249 KCS PC
Power Board £235 Atonce £169 AtonceA2000 £199 Floppy disk Imin
quantity 501 £0-34 each Maxell multicolour disk (10) £9-95
Golden Image Optical Mouse £39 Power Mouse £15
• High speed controller
• Upto8MB RAM on board
• Easy to install
• Fully autobooting
• Compatible with GVP and ICO
• Nexus software Bare £199 40MB £349 114MB NEC 20ms £499 GVP
Series 2 Hard Card
• High speed ’FaastROM' controller
• Upto8MB SimmRAM on board
• Fully autobooting
• Supports external SCSI devices Bare £199 40MB £349 114MBNEC20ms
£499 GVP 'COMBO' Board
• 22MHz or 33MHz 68030 with 68882 numeric coprocessor
• Comes withlMB RAM installed (4MB on 33MHz versionl
• Expand up to 13MB (22MHz) or 16MB (33MHz) using custom Simms
• Full series 2 SCSI interface connecting directly to the 68030
bus 22MHz Combo with 1MB RAM £799 33MHz Combo with 4MB RAM
£1495 40MB SCSI hard disk for Combo £249 114M8 SCSI Hard disk
for Combo £299 32-bit Simm 1MB £99-95 256K x 4 DRAM £5 1MBx1
DRAM £5 1M8x8Simm £40 4MBx8Simm £150 8372 Fatter Agnus £49
A3000 Static Column RAM £28 All prices include VAT, delivery
end are subiect to change All trademarks acknowlt
Specification* are subiect to change without notic POWER
COMPUTING LTD Unit 8 Railton Road Woburn Road Industrial Estate
Kempston Bedford MK42 7PN Tel: 0234843388 Fax: 0234 840234 Next
day delivery £4-50
* POWtCOMnUTnHSmnAUViaOHUIelen. NMIJl'oifiaL4 ICMA 2 linn |0S)
564*311 • FAX U4SM1
m. 2t»»220»M.»4X 215*22 011* l»CCWPVTW*(«tOOMSTOAC| (•g.reenv.
Pen. TUSTRAlU PROTON SOFTWARE Tel: 0462 686977 24 Hour. Fax:
0462 673227 SPECIAL OFFERS 1 Air Ball 12 Soccer 2 Electronic
Pool 13 Tangiewood Adventure 3 Goldrunner 14 Tetra Quest 4
Goldrunner 2 15 Giganoid 5 The Grail adventure (1 Meg) 6 Jug
AA AA 7 Jupiter Probe V ) MM 8 Leatherneck i V v 9 Major
Motion 10 Slaygon Adventure 11 Slipstream FORMAT rr» *T S®nd
,0: PROTON SOFTWARE CU) ENTERPRISE HOUSE.
BLACKHORSE ROAD, LETCHWORTH, HERTS SG6 1HL TEL: 0462 686977 FAX: 0462 673227 NAME... ADDRESS... ¦I MUSICMAKER F MED V3.ll 4 SAMPLES C £4.50!!
PD TARGET SEND ALL ORDERS TO : TARGET PD. DEPT CU1 23 MELMOUNT GARDENS. STRABANE CO. TYRONE.
NORTHERN IRELAND BT82 9EB TEL: (0504) 884252 POR ENQUIRIES IRELAND S BIGGEST AND GREATEST PD LIBRARY!!!
112 AMIQAMAN2 II TENNIS SERIOUSLY' UI47 SI’ACK WltfTER EASY TO USE IVTHOMAKER UI40 AMATUKR RADIO FOR HAMS' U181 BIORHYTHMS STARCIIAKT ETC LOW FULLFORCE LTOLS I0IUTIS u 182 SUPER W B GREAT” LOADSA UTILS INST U183 BUSIN ESSCAKD MAKER" UI33 MAGICIAN ANIMATOR 2.0 GOOD ANIMATOR UI34 SPECTKAIAINT V3.2 UI6S D COPY THE BEST I1 COPIER ANIMATIONS AD26 JUGGLER 2- FAMOUS JUGGLER REIURNSI A027 FILLET THE FISH SIMILAR TO PUGGS!
AC03 COOL COUGAR RAODRUNNEK STYLE!
AG34 IRAQ DEMO VER* FUNNY A TOVICAU AO40 AMY VS WALKER VERY FUNNY!
AMIGAS S 790 AVI! FIJCKP.R ETC AMIGA TOP 70 Manchester Utd Europe £17.99 Secret Ot Monkey Island £17.99 Eye of the Beholder .£20.99 Sim City Populous .£20.99 Golden Axe ...£17.99 Elf £17.99 Lemmings .....£17.99 RB111 .. £20-99 RailRoad Tycoon .£25.99 Cruise For a Corpse £20.99 F15 Strike Eagle 11 .£25.99 Silent Service 2 ....£25.99 Toki .....£17.99 Rodland .£17.99
Manchester Unt ...£17.99 Voided £17.99 Jimmy White Snooker .....£20.99 Blues Brothers .....£17.99 Armalyte ..£2.99 Midwinter 11 .£25.99 Frenetic £9.99 Flight Ol The Intruder .....£25.99 Intact ....£4.99 Megatraveller 11 ..£28.99 Cricket (1 Meg) ....£17.99 Inf Sports Challenge £20.99 Thunderhawk £18.99 Shoe People
.£ 7.99 PGA Tour Golf .....£17.99 Lotus Turbo Challenge 11......£17.99 Hero Quest ...£17.99 Chart Attack (comp) .£20.99 Robin Hood ...£17.99 Soccer Compilation .£17.99 Kinqs Quest 5 ......£28.99 The Cool Croc Twins ......£17.99 k Nicklaus Unlimited £20.99 4 Wheel Drive ......£20.99 Box ..£20.99 Space Crusade ....£17.99 traveller 1 ....£20.99 Video
Kid ......£17.99 ...... Off 11 ....£17.99 Iron Lord ..£7.99 Power Up ......£20.99 Tin Tin On The Moon .£5.99 Power Pack ..£17.99 Utopia £20.99 Leisure Suit Larry Triple £31.99 Pegasus... ..£17.99 .
Traders .....£16.99 Eye of the Storm ..£20.99 !
Tilt £16.99 Captain Planet .....£17.99 ; Neverending Story 11 .....£16.99 ATF11 .-27.99 j Necranom .....£16.99 Deathbnnger .£17.99 i Medieval Warriors £16.99 Five Force., . £17.99 , F19 Stealth ..£20.99 Star Collection (comp) ....£17.99 Deluxe Paint 4 .....£64.99 The Simpsons ......X..TBA Lord « The Rings ...£20.99
Deuteros £17.99 Interword £21.99 Gold Rush (comp 12 games).£25.99 Intersound .....£21.99 Interspread ...£21.99 ______________ OREO. SO FOR . DC5KIITU A PROfORIXIN OF THIS PASSED ON TO THE AUTHOR. THESE DISKS ARE OF A IUOF1ER STANDARD THAN NORMAL PD 90 THE AUTHORS DESERVE TO BE REWARDED!
ITDl COUMJRSNO BOOK 1JD2 ABC ANGELS MATHS LPD4 TIIINGMAJIG LPDft JUNGLE BUNGLE LPD6 PUKADU LPD7 4 WAV LYNX UWI WORK AND HAY* Ut» AMOS ASSEMBLER LPDIO THE WORD FACTORY LPOI I GO GETTER
111) 12 HYPNOTIC LAND* LPOI 3 JIG MANIA* 11014 PLAY TT SAFE*
IPDIS SHAPES AND COLOURS
111) 24 THE SHINING WAY Of KUNG FU 2 DISKS £350 tllKMISSION* I*
ARE THE ONLY AMO* UCENCEWARE DISTRIBUTORS IN IRELAND'!
RADICALLY COOL SIMPSONS PAKII DO THE BART MAN-3 DISKS £4.50!!
SIMPSONS MEGADEMO - 1MB!
UTILITIES UI2I 8FEEOBENCH FASTER) IHKS2 CIIET SOLACE 20 UHUP RIM DBASE VERY GOOD MASIER VIRUS KILLER V2.1 DETECTS 2* C UGITT EXCELLENT RAY TRACER!
UI76 MESSY SID EASY TO USE MESSYDOS!
UI77 ILAMLAU VGA PC HAM” UOOI SID VI 06 MAKE CU EASY* CURSOR 3 PASS BASIC COMPILERS HOME UTILS WORDWWGIir ETC. U126 NORTH C COMPILER V1.3 U045 FLEXIBASE LXCEUXVT DATABASE UOM'VIAZZRRNCH ENHANCED Will Send for the target PD Catalogue now. It la fully machine coded by profeaalonal coders and contains great music and easy selection methods' Also In our library! Only 7Op or free with orders . SEASONS FAMOUS! (2) EVERYIKX1Y1113| M037.38 DO« THE DO BETTY BOOT Ol M045.46 LUMBERJACK MONTY PYTHON |2) MG7I.72 POWER OF LOVE HUEY IXW1S Ql 3W57 GENESIS GREAT CENEStS MLSIC1 M047 THE POWER REMIX NATIONAL
IOWF.R M116 BEFrtHOVEN UEAIMIX NO 4 GREAT!
Ml 17.113 MONTY PyniON NUDGE NUDGE FUNNY!121 Ml 19 THE TWIST CHUBBY CHECKER!
M120 IIAVID DOW1B SAMKES GOOD MI2I GH0STBU9TERS r--------- MI22 gUT~ ... "" nilNKiNC ABOUT Y MED VS. 11 LATEST VERSION .IAMCRACKER GREAT’ NOISETRACKEK ONE OF THE BEST!
MODULES MKTA1. MODULES FTSII323 CASIO CZ EDTTOR FTSIH03 KAWAI K4 EDTTOR PTStl 356 ALGORYTHMS MID’ SOUND MONITOR A IN9TRUMENIS Ol THE COMPOSER SUPERB MUSIC RPOGt nriURK COMPOSER YOU GUESSED TT1 U073 STOS STOS SAMI1ES FOR S TRACKER 5 MOOR DESTINATION DOCKANDS JARRE LT il MUSIC GREAT
- ------ JF MAGIC P MUSIC FESTIVAL EXCEILENT QUAUTY . MADDONXA
- REAT SAMI D CASTLE M070 JARRE OXYGENVK* JUSTIFY MY I*
I) MORE JARRE!
W PHENOMENA’ _____ I HEAD REVIVED : Al RWAR VAHIOI -S WAR At K GAM ES I BREAKOUT :IL GOOD VERSION . DRIVE WARS NEW SI IOOT P.M IIP MECI IKUOIfT RIG GA038 AMIGAIDS ASTEROIDS VARIANT ANIMATIONS A0O2 THE RUN GREAT LOTUS ANIM* AQ05 UntCYCLK CHEAT* AG07 PUGGS IN SPACE VERY FUNNY A009 STEALTHY 2 ANTICS or STEALTH A MICH* A013 BATMAN FUNNY MOVIE BY SCHWARTZ!
A020 5 WAYS TO KILL A MOLE Wt1 GA04 I ZEUS GREAT BLOCK PUZZLE GAME Y GRAIL GOOD ADVERPTTURE GAOU7 SIMPSONS S i I’l AYER TETRIS i TARGET TENNER : CHOOSE 10 DISKS PICK ONE FREE CATALOGUE DISK & POSTAGE • PACKING £10.00 BUSINESS UTILITIES PACK uEorr. Viscalc. Amibase £2.50 KING JAMES BIBLE Hie full bible Old A new testament Complete with text editor Orent for preparing sermon* etc. Write your own blblef 4 disk* £3.50 _ CUP ART SET: 7 disk clip art eel by Andy Hughes fur all you 1 Paint freaks all the clip art you’ll ever need In these 7 disks £8.0011 DEMO Or THE MONTH: ENIGMA BY PHENOMENA - ITUS
IS PERHAPS THE BEST DEMO I’VE EVER SEEN AND FEATURES STARHEU» VECTORS. UCHT SOURCED WORLDS AND OTHERS ALL OF WHICH ARE ASTOUNDING am THE TRIP TO MARS AND THE RAY TRACED FRACTAL ARE ABSOUHELY MINDBLOW1NG! Also GREAT MUSIC THROUGHOUT GETOHS NOW AND SHOW TT TO AIL ST OWNERS!!
ORDER CODE : MOS1 MEGAGAMES VOL 3 PACK!
4 DISKS PACKED WITH OVER 20 EXCELLENT GAMES INCLUDING TETRIX BREAKOUT. CHESS. CASTLE. WORDS 4 DISKS £3.50 _ GREETZ : VALLEY (PITY ABOUT THE PARCELS BRAIN!) ADAM (START). M1CHEAL (GOU)STAR). PAUL (NBS). STEVE (BUTTERCHIPS) DAVE (ABOTS) DAVE (PD REBE1S) JOHN (PD SOFT) VINCE (VFO. TOM. DAVID. ANDY. AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE WE KNOW PLUS ALL CUSTOMERS! BYE!
PRICE PER DISK : £1.00 PAP PER ORDER : SOP CATALOGUE DISK : 70 - FRKE WITH ORDERS OVER 3! NO MINIMUM ORDER!
WHEN ORDERING PLEASE GIVE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS : THE TITLES YOU WANT. YOUR ADDRESS CLEARLY. YOUR TEL NO (IN CASE OF ANY QUERIES!) AND PLEASE AKE CHEQUES A FOB PAYABLE TO TARGET PD_ ____ NOW IN STOCK : FRED FISH 1-500, T-BAG 1-50. AMOS PD 1-248. AMOS UCENCEWARE 1-25. PANORAMA. SNAG. AMIGAS, AMICUS. SUPPED DISK. PUIS OUR OWN TARGET PD LIBRARY PULL DEMOS. UTILS. GAMES ETC.!! ____ ___ OUTSTANDING FEATURES:
* EXTERNAL FITTINGS, (JUST PLUG IN).
* AUTO CONFIGURATION FOR 2MB, 4MB OR 8MB.
* THROUGH PORT, FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH EXTERNAL HARD DISC DRIVES,
SCSI ETC.
* ULTRA LOW POWER, NO EXTERNAL PSU REQUIRED.
* FULLY BUFFERED DATA & ADDRESS BUS.
* TRUE FAST RAM, USES LATEST TECHNOLOGY HIGH DENSITY DRAM.
* ZERO WAIT STATES, GURU FREE!
* SLIMLINE ATTRACTIVE UNIT
* RAM TEST SOFTWARE.
* ALLOWS CREATION OF VERY LARGE AND FAST RAM DISCS
* WILL NOT INVALIDATE WARRANTY.
AX502 2MEG £179.00 inc vat AX504 4MEG £269.00 inc vat AX508 8MEG £399.00 inc vat THE ULTIMATE AMIGA RAM EXPANSION.
NEW PRODUCT!
BEELINE SIMS IM 9 256K 1 DRAM 256K 4 DRAM 512K RAM EXP + CLOCK 512K RAM EXP
1. 8MB RAM EXP POPULATED TO 512K SQUICK MOUSE ASHCOM CATALOGUE
DISC MAC+UTILS ASHCOM UTILITIES DISC DISC FULL OF GREAT UTILS.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT P&P.
FREE CATALOGUE DISC WITH EVERY ORDER 2 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL PRODUCTS.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT P&P.
£35.00 £1.00 £5.00 £21.95 £19.95 £139.95 £53.95 £14.95 £1.00 £49.95 £4.95 HIGH QUALITY STEREO SOUND SAMPLER WITH SOFTWARE.
ALSO WORKS WITH ALL KNOWN SAMPLER SOFTWARE!- ONLY £24.95 NEW PRODUCT!
AUTOMATIC JOYSTICK SWITCHER.
AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHES TO JOYSTICK OR MOUSE, WHICHEVER IS IN USE.
ONLY £14.95 SQUICK MOUSE + SWITCHER £24.95 GREAT VALUE!
ALL ORDERS NORMALLY DISPATCHED WITHIN 24 HOURS High Quality Products from ASHCOM, Depl. CU, 10 The Green, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire LE6 5JU Telephone (0530) 411485 Fax: (0530) 414433 OUR COMPETITORS ARE SEEING RE Access St. Tel: (0782) 26795 2 3 FINAL FIGHT SHADOW OF THE BEAST 2 “ CHALLENGE GOLF EXILE MAGIC POCKETS RODLANDS BLADE WARRIOR ELF MEGALO MANIA R TYPE 2
5. E.U.C.K. DISTANT ARMIES MEAN STREETS STUNT CAR RACER SWORD OF
SODAN KING OF CHICAGO FUR CONTACT FINAL BATTLE F18INTERCEPTOR
20 BLANK DISKS INE~- BUBBLE BOBBIE BRAGON NINJA BATMAN THE
MOVIE AFTERBURNER ATOMIC ROBOKID BARD DRIVIN HOSTAGES HINJA
SPIRITS EAST VS WEST BERUN FIRE AND BRIMSTONE hOLUNG RONNIE
IrUGBY THE WORLD CUP bvORLD CLASS RUGBY fcVOLFPACK WAVY SEALS
MERCS g o * « *¦ «4t SHADOW DANCER ¦HERO QUEST IpANZA KICK
BOXING SPACE QUEST 1 SPACE QUEST 2 AWESOME COLONELS REQUEST.
CODENAME ICEMAN KINGS QUEST 4 NINJA REMIX KINGS QUEST 3 LEMMINGS GOLDEN AXE LAST NINJA 3 SIM. EARTH TEAM SUZUKI LIFE AND DEATH DUNGEON MASTER BACK TO THE FUTURE 3 KNIGHTS OF THE SKY GATES OF DAWN W CRUISE FOR A CORPSE O J WHITES SNOOKER D WORLD CLASS CRICKET a BLUE MAX * UTOPIA DEUTEROS O' FLOOR 13 41 HUNTER NAPOLEON 1 OAS BOOT ONDERLAND AFRICA CORPS OHORTROME DEMONIAK TAM YANKEE CRYSTALS OF ARBOREA AG. SCHROLLS COLLECT.
ORIENTAL GAMES ROCKET RANGER CALIFORNIA GAMES FORGOTTEN WORLDS NINJA RABBITS TURBO OUTRUN TRACK SUIT MAN RALLY CROSS CHALL.
LOMBARD RAC RALLY SHADOW OF THE BEAST URRICAN 2 CASTLE MASTER HARLEY DAVIDSON GREMLINS 2 |EDD THE DUCK BACK TO THE FUTURE 3 HORROR ZOMBIES Q, I Paperboy m | RVF HONDA FLIMBOS QUEST JAMES POND TURRICAN 2 SPEEDBALL SPELLBOUND WARZONE STAR GLIDER 2 TEENAGE TURTLES BATTLECHESS 2 BRAT ORK CYBER CON 3 F16 COMBAT PILOT PGA TOUR GOLF DEVIOUS DESIGNS NASCAR RACING BILL & TED'S ADVENTURE VULCAN FRONTLINE WATERLOO AUSTERLITZ
S. E.U.C.K. DRAGONS BREATH DESERT RATS 3D POOL PASSING SHOT
IlNT'NATIONAL 3D TENNIS DOUBLE DRAGON UN SOUADRON [THEME PARK
MYSTERY SIMULCRA DV TAC FIGHTER 2 BLOODWYCH OODOO KNIGHTMARE
O. F.T. Iron lord MAN UTD EUROPE PRO TENNIS TOUR 2 SUPER CARS 2
TEST DRIVE 2 SWITCHBLADE 2 PREDATOR 2 SIMPSONS JACK NICKLAUS
DEVIOUS DESIGNS SECRET MONKEY ISLAND r --- ImEGA TRAVELLER
GAUNTLET 3 BATTLE OF BRITAIN |HRE BRIGADE |1 MEG) UNREAL
lULTIMA 6 DEATH BRINGER JNEBULUS2 CD VIRTUAL WORLDS WARGAME
CONST N KIT WHEELS OF FIRE «C MIGHTY BOMBJACK g SILENT SERVICE
DRAGON BREED MONTY PYTHON BORRODINO VULCAN STEVE DAVIS SNOOKER
t+f ESCAPE ROBOT MONSTERS (II IANK rLAI UUN _ 19 STEALTH RBI 2
BASEBALL WRATH OF DEMON ® CURSE OF AZURE BONDS O’ ELVIRA 41 am
o Ml SUPREMACY POWERMONGER UMSII OUTRUN EUROPA GETTYSBURG
THUNDERJAWS TRIAD VOL. 2 THE POWER PACK PROPHECY BEAST BUSTERS
MASTER BLAZER BLADE WARRIOR SHADOW SORCEROR IUNDERBLADE
IMPOSSAMOLE SWITCHBLADE TOTAL ECUPSE [HERMAN Ml IORTH & SOUTH
LMB0 3 g o 0 1UN THE GAUNTLETT IPERATION WOLF IOONWALKER
SWIV JS, I LOTUS ESPRIT % 1 LOTUS ESPRIT 2 « !
SUPER MONACO G P TOTAL RECALL ¦e ARMALYTE e DUCK TALES F16 COMBAT PILOT RED STORM RISING NDYJONES HEAD OVER HEELS .C CJ ELEPHANT ANTICS q AST FOOD DIZZY 0) MUDS _ AXELS MAGIC HAMMER g BOLLYWOOD STRIP POKEr” DEJAVU2 O I AMI CHASE FOOTBALaROFTHE YEAR 2 ARMADA BARDS TALE PRINCE NINE LIVES CARRIER COMMAND FLOOD WARHEAD TREASURE TRAP WORLD SOCCER KICK OFF ILKMINAIUH2 THE SIMPSONS MICROPROSE GOLF BARDS TALE 3 ARMOUR GEDDON DARK MAN KILLING CLOUD PREHISTORIK SPEEDBALL2 ROBOCOD CHUCK ROCK RETURN WITCHLORDS FLIGHT OF INTRUDER KICK OFF 2 CARTHAGE RAILROAD TYCOON F15 STRIKE EAGLE 2 MIDWINTER 2 MIG 29
FULCRUM PRO FLIGHT Post and Packing on all orders is 50p per game, no overseas orders accepted, all items subject to availability.
Please allow time for cheque clearance, most items despatched by return, certain games may take a little longer Please make Cheques and Postal Orders A small charge may be made Post to: BBS, 6 Hope Street, payable to: A BIT BETTER SOFTWARE for credit card orders. Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BS Please charge my Access Visa No Expiry Date.
CUSTOMER No.
Name: .. Price Titles Tel: .. Please Note: Mail order companies may take up to 28 days to deliver goods from receipt of order. CU November 1991 | Address:.
I I I E3 huudirafc stesands What displays over sixteen million colours yet costs a fraction of the price of any other 24-bit graphics board?
Mat Broomfield finds out if HB Marketing’s new product is all it's cracked up to be.
Memory and Storage Technologies.
(MAST), are the latest American company to release a 24-bit frame butter. Their unit is called Colorburst, and it looks set to take the market by storm.
So what's special about it? What separates it from the likes of Harlequin, firecracker or even the Video Toaster? In a word, nothing. Nothing that is, except for its price. At only £599 Colorburst is less than half the cost of its nearest rival, yet in terms of performance it offers true 24-bit colour with no strings attached.
The unit is housed in an unimposing plastic case measuring about the size of an average lunch-box. It connects to the Amiga via the 23-way video RGB port at the back.
You can then plug your modulator or monitor into the port at the back of the unit.
Once fitted, the unit is permanently switched on, but it requires a special command to activate it. Until it receives this, the unit remains dormant and doesn't interfere with the Amiga in any way. In technical terms this means that it is completely invisible to the system.
When it has been activated either by a Colorburst-compatible art package, or by some form of display software, the unit intercepts all signals sent to the RGB port. It then processes them, extracting 24-bit colour information, before transmitting a full colour image to the screen.
24-bit colour means that the Colorburst is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colours on the screen at once. In fact, even in its very highest resolution, the Amiga is only capable of displaying about 500,000 pixels on the screen at one time, so you’ll never actually have the opportunity to see a full 24-bit palette in one go.
The Colorburst has one-and-a-half megabytes of video RAM, so in operation it doesn't use any of your valuable system memory. This is just as well because 24-bit hi-res screens take up an average of one to one-and-a-half megabytes of RAM each.
The package also includes several items of software to enable you to use it more productively. Probably the most important piece of software, and by far the most disappointing, is the art package. MAST have bundled a package called CB Painl, which they commissioned specially.
Considering the potential for images created in over 16,000,000 colours, CB Paintis staggeringly basic. It’s on a par with standard Amiga packages such as Spritz in that it includes only the most rudimentary drawing tools. If you want to create lines, boxes, curves or circles then great. If you want to fill them then everything's fine. But, if you want to go berserk and add a dithered or graduated fill for example, there's no chance.
MAST's software designers seem to have taken a minimalist approach to CB Painl. It's totally lacking in sophistication, and 16-bit packages such as Deluxe Painl I I and Photon Paint II leave it for dead. Considering the competition from 24-bit packages like 7V Paint and Toaster Paint, MAST seem to have made a serious error by not investing the time and effort in producing a more professional art package. The only point in CB Paints favour is the fact that the source code is included so that you can adapt it to do what you want. Mind you, I don't think that you should have to write your own
software when you pay nearly £600 for a product, even if the price is cheap compared to similar products.
Another of the utilities that comes with Colorburst is Mouse24. This is a really neat utility that will let you impress the hell out of your friends because it allows you to define and use a 16,000,000 colour mouse cursor of any size. The beauty of this utility is that you can use the cursor on a standard Workbench screen.
The remaining utility is called Show24 and is a 24-bit picture viewer. It allows the user to load and display 24-bit IFF images, or Colorburst’s own proprietary file format called CBF. CBF format images load muclf faster than standard 24-bit IFF images; a major asset when you’re loading over a megabyte of data.
Colorburst works in all Amiga resolutions including overscan, which means that high resolution images can be created which contain more detail than television pictures.
Unfortunately Colorburst is not directly compatible with 24-bit paint packages such as 7V Paint, although a compatible version is rumoured to be in development. Although both the'Hartequin (for which TV Paint ms designed) and the Colorburst produce IFF 24- bit saves, the way that they’re actually stored and processed in the individual units is different. This means that TVPa nf will require major modifications before it can run properly on Colorburst. On the positive side, packages such as Vista Pro, Imagine, Real 3D, and Sculpt Animate 40 are all capable of producing 24-bit IFF saves,
which can loaded and viewed via Colorburst.
The Colorburst hardware works perfectly, and was a pleasure to use. But even loading screens from hard disk, there was a hefty waiting time due to their massive size. It’s a pity that MAST didn't take the bull by the horns and make Colorburst compatible with an existing frame buffer, especially Harlequin, which has far better software available for it.
At £599, Colorburst is cheap enough for.
The serious hobbyist, as well as the seasoned professional. It allows anyone to create commercial quality images, and may herald the start of a new home video production revolution. Commodore US have already expressed their approval of the product, and it looks as if they may decide to endorse it as THE 24-bit Amiga frame buffer.
I would recommend Colorburst to anyone who needed such a tool for use with a ray tracing or fractal package. If you need a fully featured art package, you might be well advised to wait and see what MAST decide to do over the next couple of months.
• Works perfectly and gives true 24-bit colour
• Cheapest board available but doesn't cut corners
• Supports industry standard 24-bit IFF screens
• Pity about the primitive software THE OPPOSITION There are
currently four main contenders for the position of the
ultimate 24-bit frame buffer. Each has slightly different
abilities, and each one is likely to appeal to different
types of user.
Hundreds &thousands The Colourburst, with its relatively cheap price and its support of ‘true’ 24-bit colour undoubtedly represents the best value, and is an ideal entry level machine.
The Harlequin costs between C1095 and £1395 excluding VAT.
As the most well-known 24-bit frame buffer, it has attracted a great deal of attention, but in its cheapest incarnation it is no more powerful than the Colourburst.
The more expensive models include more system (video) memory, and allows you to perform double buffering switching between a main screen and a spare. A range of extras are available including video genlocks and 32-bit configuration (for special video effects).
The Imagic VB2001 from G2 is the most interesting system available for Pal systems. For £1750 excluding VAT, it includes a full video genlock and frame grabber.
This means that you can immediately start grabbing images from a video recorder or camera, then overlay or mix them with your own video recordings. This is by far the most professional system, as it enables you to immediately start creating broadcast-quality videos.
As an added bonus, it comes with its own paint package.
The final 24 bit board is HAM-E from Checkmate Digital priced at £299 for the basic model and £399 for the deluxe version. Although it does support pseudo 24-bit images, it doesn't work in the same way as the other boards featured. Apparently it uses a hardware trick to simulate 24-bit colour.
WHERE TO BUY COLORBURST - HB Marketing, Unit 3, Poyle 14, Newlands Road, Colnbrook, Slough, SL3 ODX. Tel 0753 686000 HARLEQUIN - Amiga Centre Scotland, 4 Hart Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3RN, Scotland. Tel 031 557 4242 HAM-E - Checkmate Digital, 80 Mildmay Park, London, N1 4PR.
Tel 071 923 0658.
IMAGIC VB2001 - G2, 5 Mead Lane, Famham, Surrey, GUN 7DY.
Tel 0252 737151
- ------- 3 * xgm
* *-*-» r 1
* »«»• fertrr S-onM »lwi AmrCM Oans fertrrfeii'Mp fe** •' •.
Aenjucr* 118a Palmers Road New Southgate LONDON N111SL (10 am - 6pm 6 days - 6 lines) ‘ I: 081-361 2733 1933 12733 Faxllne after 6pm) £680 NaVi&Scufi .
• • £700 OulRui________ £6.98 OparBcn Wat.. £600 Pm**9« .. £690
£600 £600 . £690 Prw*r_.
¦ £600 Ramtoli .. TOP TITLES fx AMOA 12998 30Co«*ictor M 1X99 1X98 AAMA TOP TTTl£J £20.90 £20.90 fere ________ £1500 £1500 fevyfe* ... £1600 £1600 fetufel.
WsuOAfet, A10IMK1 Muteo »ca . .
Vam A»en Storr “» ii6» K- i'SwHZ it'e* !!i£ w *s? As sSui i'lsiils slijsia i Nng ---------------11496 11499 Pmanotamo 1169011696 Sf»~ ......11690 11690 FWQoHTaw-------- W |,690 11690 11690 “J* £2600 £2698 Ssi!3 JX*!9! SSg- F14TomCn £1800 £1800 •« - *--- FlSSrte E*0e II-----£2300 £2300 Fl6Corr»OM Rlcf £1600 £1600 £1400 £1400 . . . £2100 £2100 £1800 £1890 £1500 £1509 £1690 £16.90
- £1690 £1690 £3009 £3000 PopuiM lmCMy .
Po-nrtw. P HMarll_________ PP.h ProFIgN_________ Fvo TnrnTaurii.. PwcrfPwn..... Puanc----------- R*ronJ Tycoon..... fenbowlMra..... RAI.2BM.fel ... Rmfm. ..... fed Bran .
N A £1000 H A £2009 £1400 £1400 £1500 £1599 £1400 £1400 T*Of! .
£2400 £2409 T * £-40011408 V.N.re £2099 £2006 * *• Aral 1-600 I 690 £ 600 (-600 K60O 0600 £089 1009 12200 12790 £2-0012-00 £'500 £ 500 £1600 £1609 £1690 11600 £1600 £1600 £1600 £1690 12100 £2100 £1600 £1600 £1600 £1500 £1699 £1600 £1680 11600 ... £2000 £20.99 £2390 2390 ssar -SBas sfei-rsssss SSSSzrrSSJS KlSes-' sm*** £1900 £1900 £1600 £1600 RofeiHood Rofwop RoOxopll fedljnd____ RcfcT ferry .
R-Typ.1. ... £1600 £1600 _ £1309 £1309 £1400 £1400 £1690 £1600 ..... 11590 £1500 .. 11600 £1699 1900 £'908 2008 (2098 H098 H098 . 2309 12398 •’88 (l'08 1 6061-608 | 5081-598 IU98 11498 H698 H608 12C® (2090 (-600 £-6® ¦ H A 121® 120® £20® 114® 114® £15® £15® n-l)rp«H ____ £2009 £2009 Station £1600 £1609 £1600 £1690 £1690 £1600 £2309 £2300 £1400 £1400 12300 £2309 1500 £1500
- £1390 £1300
• W»dU*w
- ----- vert*___________ £1400 £1400 WrtO ta Amw 2900 £29.90
WrZon.
£14® £14® 114® £14® £16® £16® £14® £14® £20® £20® ... 114® £14® Wvig Commndr 11 VfaKid Wt »* Wandrltal .
W. WF----- Mxtayltand MertayMrdB Mrtr VFTUAL WORLDS
ordy £20® “-----------Mr.Th.QW HOLLTWOOO COLLECTION cnly|16®
¦monn«U(M.
QRAWSTANOomylU® Gmu Sum Som, ngtailw.
WrdCtaUwtxwfl mta... FUU. BLAST cnly £17® Otapo * .*• ° a* Hfltay Pta I w . Cta» Conran m fm FomUa .
H6® Ht.99 1 6081'»® i* vtat l 9» H899 .-115® £15® ... £1690 £1690 £1590 £1590 AdtadDtahy------N A £2190 Anwang S **rmr---£1590 £1590 Amo.®-------------- HA £2390 Amo.Compfer--------- N A £1996 Fmo.Th.GMor------ N A £X90 Amwgeddon----£1598 £1598 Bn* to «• RAM II £15.98 £1590 B**tof»Gc**nAg. .. £1690 £16.90 BarxM King erf Arx-Om. £2190 £2190 BartfiTn.*-------- N A £1690 BAT. ____________________09 f» O? Qq BmaOaa------------115.90 £15 86 EMM am*--------11690 11590 11490 11490 ..11090 11090 MmpW--------------1169011990 »9«ul-----------------11690 11690 W MtariMvawuw .. 11590 11590
SaMSmUKrll--------11590 11599 MylwM------------1149011490 11990 11990 . ..1169011690 BmMrBot--------------11690 11690
- 1160011690 a»»l04»-----------11990 11996
- ------------------11690 11690 CMMT-funn* ..._. 11090 11090
C«k»-------------1159011590
- -----------11790 11790 ?"»-----------------11516 11690
C*» 1T4M, ----------1159011690 C«»W-----------11690 11690
Ono.Snk.Bn* ...£16® £16® QwromaiwR, .11690 11196
O«~H0 --------------1149011490 0*4 MQ« .....1149011490
Co* fem. Vmife 9nd. £2300 12300 Ccrtorl----------------£2000
£2008 G*te-----------------£190911908 "HEEL* OF FINE only 11JJ8
Nw&w.OM.HgpcwniTuteOu BOANO GENIUS AMOA C*y£17J8 fem Menepay.
On. StnOM, Oi« Itmw femnR* H»OE8 ST 11688 Amtg. 11618 fefe-r t
tanng hUr 8nr m M loagu lira nucnoMy in 99 WJO Imo Oiiy On A
* •*80 ird Artoj-w Rang* rT”’ .....»1*4» BIBJW QwhmaMtficmw....
mu 11199 Gmnd Ru «F m* 1) £2300 OjntoM--------------1210912100
- £2100 £2100 £1509 £1509 £1600 £1609 £1900 £1909
- -----------£1900 £1900 HrrtOtMl(Gm*n).... £1699 £1609
HISkMlBk*.--------£1600 £1600 ferMAIon.---------- N A £2300
Honor ZcntbiM £1600 £1600 £1400 £1409 51'* S*""1 n l» -- HI 96
11190 ri0S»»»ili»ilw ------ 116.9011990 F39RM«tt ..
1149011499 WtMMMIXkluwl N A 11710 “rn « *unw AUOM. HA |,1-
feAMUMI R nno* .
Kfefigft «OOrlJ H660 1-698 1 400 £'408 12 0012108 1»5® |i598 _ HI® £1108 omw II K I"**" I 590 1490 Of .------------11490 11490 &m Uanw a DM _ 11196 11190 Bwr.lIJt'.ofCntaa £2300 £2300 Tot* TITLES 6T AlflQW Qmmt.C9m.Wi 1119011190 QmpmWi----------HO90 11096 QK,C4i l--------------HI 96 11196 Qm»"•»-------------- 11690 11690 OlW4«»9CTO4 ---- 11790 11790 cxwi.w. .
HST10N ONE ndy (1618 Etamtapon.Xrcn.Grw me rd 9*»crm QOEnFOHAOVEMTUREwtyiaife (tawon 8*Mti. Hdrwt Lm Ouwa* m hjtn BnMal (KOCR360 -------- GnnM II_______ Gfeh. (XonO __ Q«( .iOw . Go*----- Qd*nAu a«i9w FALCON (XASSJC COLLECTION STI21J0 AMQAI24J0 Ftan.ti-«n Puma tar Tw THE NWMNQ TEAM ortylll® fecta ta R«eoi umn API. On.
Vtntam. CtaM MfeicPockW MfenMcSool Ur UMEircw------------ Urfe Wrd ---------£1909 £1008
M. Ota UhmM Foolfel £1690 £1600
- --£2090 £2099 9«MnUMMWM 1169011696 SOO0IIO1H0I ...
115.90 11590 54*00 II15 Iwtf----- HI* 11390 KOOOMmngTaaa 1996
1999 OmoOmaSKw ------ 11690 11699 5M04QJW1V--------116.90 H6ge
- ----------£1698 £1690 iMum SulUrry II-----£2590 £25* LammnQi
-------------£15.98 £15.90 l mng. - DM DM .... £9« £0.98 Ute6
Dwli------------£2008 12008 lfl0«- £1600 £1608 £1508 £1508
£1500 £1596 £1690 £1690 £1600 £1690 1690 1509
- ------------- 1500 £1500 "PRECIOUS METAL 0 dy I15JI Mg29R*njm
. £2100 £2100 Mg 20M Supr Fubum.. £?590 £2500 H A £1900
OoudK* g Jom .. CcfcrmOma___ Ctmmou...... OtryCta___________
OrtrdroffeGtai DrfofffwEiffi_______ DauMSnpPa* .... foutfeDmoon
Mfe.-Lotar*.._. Mrtfnnt Coicny ... M*» ..... MMMMm___
Mfeffefert____ AfcnvtMGof..... AtaagMRawfex.
R n.feparlta ntaiTCOTraAtata Loom------ Lam of»» tag.
LonPwa_______ LcAii Eapm womrwe fecta .. rtfenjm.. W- -----------tl?9V I*-TtrtoOnfen8.il £1690 £1600 Ml Tn* n««n £19.99 £1900 A* COMBAT ACES orty 111® Ftar.CWtpnORprrtaTO* SUPER HEROES orty £17® feonMnMslnNnMM
* r ** tad mo RiQHT COMMAND Ofdy (12® & W.StaF«.fenr.
ImcmM.SKyFoird&yOM. ST S AMIGA BUDGET TITLES UNDER £10 £6®
Crtgrr mod „ ££ SSL4* “90 . ££ “96 4wnmw 15 jo if"'""8*'* “99
sssx**, “s IfS IS.'*'!£?“* 53 “90 B»9m.„,wr4w..1191 UK mag.
1696 On.. UM Bssr* a rMisS&is EEEBEF' jjjj £2600 £2600
- 1500 £1599 I2C99 £2098 M 1.798 £'69811608
* A £1608 £if08£i'88 £'508 £’508 £-6 £•«» 508 £'598 0690 H6I8
£2000 £2599 ¦ £2C» £2C* •6* C680 £'590 |i508 t«S08 (1598
£'600|ii» ----r **00 I 4» TmiO -d ( 598 ( 500
H. A, (1000 (1800 .“U •»*n."4»cn 1109011010 !,t2!.f2 iz'xtzi* }22
! J2 y*r~ - ------ tij Skml(dt»SI«r8kM £21 90 £2190
feanWMCCTLuftafe £10.98 £1980 JntowOror .116.90 £16.99
SudowoftaBMni.... £1598 £1990 9 rJo*Sorertr £i990 £1990
9fedorWrnar £1690 £1690 Wdttfew ......£140011400 £600
TV Sport. FocXfei ---£490
• £600 Ugir* _______________ ... £600 Wmloo Jfe*. ¥ '•ta.01 _ ...
jfeta.fe»
* ¦* Osoutarr irturttm USSjonrrcwr .
... £10® £19® 114® £14® .... £19® £19® ..-.-...£19® £10®
- ----£15® £15® £16® £16®
- . I * ( IK) XmfelrJita 2£9812C98 MMO OAMES only £14® Mfeta
w loo, and Oriel m Euro 1-608 C698 (1498 (1498 . ('590 (15 98
£•408 11«08 •600 1 698 '600 1590 HA £2i» SmErti______ anwn.
(ilfeg) Ttncri_____ 8T AMOA So*. Gui.. :: 55 sis 5555S-: n
SE5=z ZS FIST OF FURY only 116® 0-. Stan. Hn« -nn CtaMtaponl
£690 WC iMdrtord £6.90 Xnxnn .. £600 Zor* I
. tmilAL REALfTT I cmly U19I
ta».Ctatar«S»lilC«Rw. POWER PACK onty 114® »ron 2. TV Soon.
Foota. FeotaW « PRO SPORTS CHALLENGE AMOA only 112® Cvta. Tarx*
U6A. Tata Gtaooi Hmi rid Jon Mokta Ife* Coum. IM
* G BOX onty 115® nooa Tin T* r ft. Moon.srr ta* mpeOmr HMMIV.
PttaStan Ooy» Xmpng jekacr. Pope.Hewp* TEH DRIVE! COLLECTION
AMKU city (20® taMCtaCMtaoOtaM.
Rpo.E jd.aprOi DOUBLE OOUBLE BHL AMOA (My £22®
T. ten FmtM. Lon* of fw RwnpS AOOICTEDTO FUN RAINBOW COLLECTION
onty 113® fe. ZaNrdaory.taai.ioMM, taO".&«rSk. hppMrlonMr.
Afetunr. OolOo Cnfon CtaMn Wnt TNT onty 114®
fe«Cta.APtlx»oM,Ioo»* POWER UP only 111® tad tar. Rbom. M j
qa, OtaHgTunCn Name: _ Address: Postcode: Card No: _ Exp Data
MiJSC Piaam m9barh»,iA.H.anrn uTr“.T -
TT*10£*«"SoS*'* .wtahSucwSri5r- N J? Eurape: please add £3.50
p« iMm. Elswhwe aod £9.50 pm Htakyw k not MM. Pluie phone tor
poem. Fm cUlogu, oow ...iwot,. plu„ pnone Computer n Till* -
Price Price Price Price 27 lail Order only Total _A tssQ
_Vlsa Q _ Oteque_Q_ J ™nj*LN£*UTY law, 11795 »«» Sn« ... a . .
,01.
Mna _ Tel: AMIGA 500 REPLACEMENT FLOPPY DRIVE ¦ Superb quality "TEAC” product ¦ Full assembly instructions ¦ Drop in replacement fitted in minutes ¦ Silent drive operation ¦ Full 1 year warranty ¦ Next day delivery CREDIT CARD HOTLINE - 24 HOUR SERVICE ESSEX COMPUTER SYSTEMS 118 MIDDLE CROCKERFORD BASILDON ESSEX, SSI6 4JA TEL: 0268 - 553963 VAT REG NO: 583 1544 35 AI-I- DlSfc S ARE £1.50 EACH FULLY INCLUSIVE: catalogue disk free with order or if ordered alone = £1.00 (complete with free Utilities) E3 SERIOUS UTILITIES ' calender iTlONS (2 DISKS) PDX 056 VISICALC. A good spreadsheet PDX 060
RIM BASE, a data base PDX 061 AM1BASE another data base PDX 70 CLERK, small business accounts PDX 086'COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS PDX 087 3 DISK FONT COLLECTION PDX 132 LABEL PRINTER DESIGNER PDX 156 BUSINESS & HOME (2 DISKS) PDX 165 ICONOGRAPHY 13 DISK SET) PDX 168 ASTRONOMY (3 DISK SET!
PDX 178 CU HELP (2 DISK SET) PDX 244 D-COPY V1.0 good copier PDX 247 100 BUSINESS I-LITERS PDX 249 MESSY DOS STD PDX 251 SUPER KILLERS (ANTI VIRUS) PDX 256 SYSTEM EXERCISER.
PDX 257 TEX1TLUS V3.0 PDX 258 BUSINESS CARD DESIGNER PDX 260 SUPER "C" UTILITY PDX 261 WINDOW BENCI1 (2 DISKS) .
PDX 262 FORMS UNUMTTED (CREATOR) PDX 263 OmCOMS 1.0 (COMMS PROGS) PDX 264 0IT1 UTILS (NEW UTI1JTIES) PDX 265 QUICKBENCH (FAST W B) DEMO’S PDX 275 VIRTUAL WORLDS PDX 274 ALPHA S OMEGS PDX 230 CRIONICS NEVERW1IERE PDX 206 THE EVIL DEAD PDX 189 LUXO TEENAGER PDX 183 HORROR DEMO PDX 182 EMOTION DEMO PDX 174 RAF DEMO (2 DISKS) PDX 172 RED SECTOR DEMO (2 DISKS) PDX 151 DEALTH STAR DEMO PDX 149 FASHIONATING DEMO PDX 147 WILD COPPER PDX 137 AGATRON DEMO PDX 129 SMOOTH DCR1M1ANL PDX EXPLORATION PDX THE IRAQ DEMO GAMES PDX 044 POPEYE PDX 045 PSEUDO COP PDX 057 TR1X PDX 090 ELECTRIC TRAIN SET PDX 919
DYNAMITE DICK PDX 193 WORD GAMES PDX 208 ARCADE COMPILATION PDX 231 DOMINOES PDX CASINO GAMES PDX 234 AIR WAR PDX 243 MERV THE MERCILESS PDX 267 SEA LANCE PDX 268 HOROSCOPE PDX 269 GROWTH _ PDX 270 BLOCK rT PDX 271 CUBULUS PDX 272 SOLO GAMES APD 003 CROSSFIRE APD 006 MASTER RACE APD 007 QIUZ MASTER APD 009 BLACK BELT APD 016 FRUIT MACHINE APD 024 HOME BINGO PLAYER APD 025 BOMBS FROM BAGHDAD APD 028 DEMOLITION MISSION LICENCE DISK £3.50 EACH LPD 012 HYPNOTIC LANDS LPD011 GO GETTER LPD 034 INVOICE PRINTER LPD 032 HARD DRIVE MENU LPD 027 FLOWER POWER LPD 021 QUINGO LPD 014 PLAY IT SAFE MUSIC
PROGRAMS 100 COMMODORE TUNE SOUNDTRACK MODULES MUSIC TOOLS (UTILS) PDX 250 APD 252 PDX 273 PDX 226 PDX 224 PDX 209 PDX 188 PDX 158 PDX 111 MUSIC MADNESS FT ASH MUSIC MOD PROCESSOR SONIX PROGRESIVE JEAN M JARRE WIZARD OF SOUND CLASSICS PACK SOFTWARE ¦ PRODUCTIVITY NEW! CARTOON HARDWARE: 512K AMIGA 500 £329.99 A520 TV M00ULAT0R FREE 601 RAM EXPANSION £99.99 tOFTNME ¦ ENTERTAINMENT m SIMPSON £2459 cm PLANET 4 PIANETEERS £2559 LEMMINGS ..... £2559 HUS! 16 NIGHTS FREE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION DELUXE PAINT III .. £7959 PLUS! FREE FROM SILICA ARCADE ACTION PACK £229.78 PHOTON PAINT
2.0 ... £89.95 TOTAL RRP: £906.67 YOU SAVE: £507.67 £399 SlICA Prttf - INC WO ? FREE DELIVERY
• 512K AMIGA £329.99
• TV MODULATOR FREE
• MOUSE CONTROLLER FREE PLUS! - FREE FROM SILICA
• ARCADE ACTION PACK £229.78
• PHOTON PAINT 2.0 .. £89.95 TOTAL RRP: £649.72 YOU SAVE:
£320.72 SILICA PRICE: £329 PLUS! FRU HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION £329
I SILICA PRICE - INCLUDES VAT ? FREE DELIVERY FROM SILICA WITH
EVERY The new Arcade Action Games Pack is THE software
compendium for Amiga owners, featuring ten top titles with a
variety of different types of games for you to enjoy. Each
title i6 packaged in its own plastic case, with a colour sleeve
and full instructions. The Arcade Action Pack is FREEI r when
you buy your Amiga 500 from Silica.
TREE!) £219.78 nm PHOTON PAINT 2.0) rlfM GRAPHICS PACKAGEJ Every Amiga 500 from Silica Systems comes with a FREE Photon Paint 2.0 (RRP £8995), one of the most advanced art packages available for the Amiga. With it. You will be able to harness the extraordinary graphics power of the Amiga and produce inspirational pictures in minutes. With 4096 colours, your pictures will reach life- Ike appearance. These can be animated in real-time using a vast range of graphical effects, including Olendmg colours and dithering, stencils, shadowing. worth contour mapping and fOQ QC surface mapping. 4UWaWV
16 NIGHTS HOLIDAY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION] Every Amiga from Silica comes with a FREE 72 page, full colour brochure with accommodation vouchers. These vouchers entitle 2 people to stay up to 16 nights in one hotel (or any number of hotels to a total of 16 nights) with accommodatiort FREE (you could take up to 6ix nights for four people, or other options).
Choose from the 250 hotels featured in the catalogue. All you have to pay for are your meals (prices are listed in the brochure). Reduced rates in top London hotels and hotels in France are also featured.
(TOTAL FREE PACKAGE!
ARCADE ACTION PACK - £229.78: Aslerix - By comm vision ...£24.99 Chess Player 2150 - By cp software £24.95 Drivin’ Force - By Digital Magic £24.95 Live & Lei Die - By Etna .. £19.99 Onslaught - b, Hewson ......£24.99 Pipe Mania - By Empire Software ..... £24.99 Rick Dangerous - By Firebird £24.99 Rock 'n' Roll - By Rainbow Arts £19.99 Skweek - By us Gow .. £19.99 Trivial Pursuit - By Domark ..... £19.95 ART PACKAGE - £89.95: Photon Paint 2.0 - By
Micmitiusiona.....£89.95 TOTAL RRP: £319.73 FREE!
WORTH NEARLY: £320 PLUS! FREE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION SILICA SYSTEMS OFFER YOU
• FREE OVERNIGHT COURIER DELIVERY: On all hardware orders shipped
in the UK.
• TECHNICAL SUPPORT HELPLINE: Team of Amiga technical experts at
your service.
• PRICE MATCH: We normally match competitors on a "Same product ¦
Same price" basis.
• ESTABLISHED 12 YEARS: Proven track record in professional
computer sales.
• BUSINESS * EDUCATION * GOVERNMENT: Vblume discounts available
lor large orders
• SHOWROOMS: Demonstration and training facilities at our London
& Sidcup branches.
• THE FULL STOCK RANGE: All of your Amiga requirements from one
supplier
• FREE CATALOGUES: Will be mailed to you with offers and
software peripheral details.
• PAYMENT: By cash, cheque and all major credit cards hfore you
decide when to buy your new Amiga computer, we suggest you
think very carefully about WHERE you buy it. Consider what it
will be like a few months after buying your Amiga, when you may
xquae additional peripherals or software, or help and advice
with your new purchase. And. Will the company you buy from
contact you with details of new products? At Silica Systems, we
ensure that «u will have nothing to worry about. We have been
established for over 12 years and, with our unnvall-
• J experience and expertise, we can now claim to meet our
customers requirements with an understan- _ which is second to
none. But don't |ust take our word (or it. Complete and return
the coupon now to our latest Free literature and begin to
experience the "Silica Systems Service".
1-4 The Mews. Hatlterley Rd. SiOcup. Kent. DA11 4DX M: 0SI-3M mf» Order Un Open: Mon-Se »OOem-«OOp n OOem-aoOpm_No He Nigh. Opening Fe. No oevXB 0808 52 Tottenham Court Road, London. W1P 08A M: 171-588 4011 Openng Moun: Mon-Si V-toemflCOp-n Lie NigM Thurede, urcH 8pm Fe No 071-323 4737 LONDON (SELFRIDGES): 1st Floor, 369 Oxford Street, London. W1A 1AB W: 071-6291234 Opening Noun: MonSel OaQemflOOpgi Lie Night Thuredey unai Spm Aek to euenelo" 3914 SIDCUP SHOP: . 1-4 The Mews. Haiherley Rd, Sidcup, Kent. 0A14 40X Tel: 081-302 8811 900em530g He Niflhl Fndeyunlil 7pr_Fe. No MV3Q9CQ17
Po: Silica Systems. Oepl CMUSR-1091-60.1-4 The Mews. HaiherleyRd. "up. Kent DAI4 4D 11 PLEASE SEND FREE AMIGA COLOUR CATALOGUE" I Poslcotte: SILICA SYSTEMS Vhlch computer(s), if any. Do you own? .. car* -. . Unit 4, B.D.C., 21 Temple Street, Wolverhampton. WV2 4AN.
Tel: 0902 25304. Fax : 0902 712751 CALL US ON : 24 HOUR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0902 25304 OFTWARE CITY AMIGA COMPILATIONS 943____________ AM.O.S 3D .. A M O S The Creak*------- UOSCompler Advanced Destroyer Sm Advanced Fnit Machine.
Atnca Karps.._ . BatMan The Movie (New Prtce) ess 1 or 2_____________________________ Britain (Their finest hoik) Beach Vo»oy (New Price) Blood Money (New Price) Mai (AdM) ---------------------- Boulderdash ..- ... Breach 2 Enhanced (New) .... Bnan Cloughs Fooball Fortunes Player 2150------------------ - e Commander .. Bubble Bobble (New Price) ..- Budokan -------------- Burger Man . Cabei (New Price)
* 3W ciZZZZZZ” «a Games-------------------------- Camer Command
Centroto'd Squares ...._ ....
Cartutan------------------------------------- Champions oI
Krynn (t Meg) ...... Charge Ot The Light Brigade
Chase HO 2 (Special Otter) .-..... Chess Champion
2175..... - Chuck Roc* ...
Chuckie Egg 1 or 2 ... Cloud Kingdoms
(New Prtce) Cohort lighting For Rome Colossus Bridge
-------------------------- Colossus Chess
10----------------------------- Contlct Europe (New Price)
Conqueror (New Price) -------- Continental Crcus
..... Cnc*et (t meg)-------------- Cnc*et
Captain . Cruse For a Corpse (New)
Daily Double Horse Racng . Daley Thompsons
Olympic Challenge ~ ts 0* Krynn .. The
Crown ... Deluxe Pant 4 (New) Deluxe ScrabUe
..... Deluxe Strip
Poker
Oenaris--------------------------------- Oisney Anrnation
Studio Dragon Nnja (New Prtce) Due* Tales
--------------------------------- Dungeon Master
----------------------- E-Motion (Special Otter) ELF
(New) .. Eme-----------
-
Elvira .... Emlyn I
European s .
Eye Ot The Be"ck*er 15 Stnke Eagle 2(1 meg) 16 Combat Pmt .- ..... F19 Stealth Fighter ...- . F29 Retalialor ... Fantasy World Oizzy Fmal Flight (New) Final WhsBe - .... Fight ol The Intruder (New) .. Flood .... - .- ... Football (Vector 2 (New version 1 meg) Football Manage- ... Football Manager 2 . Expansion Kit ... Footballer Of The Year 2 ----------------------- Ful Contact----------------------------------------- f ulu-e Basketball (Special
Otter) Games Summer Edeon (New Prtce) Gaundet 2 ...----------------------------- (Malta ---------------------------------- Gods s------------------------------------ Goden Axe. - .....---------------- Grand National .....- ...... ; Gunboat-------------------------------------- Hard Driven 2 (Special Otter) Harpoon (t Meg) Heros Quest ------------------------------ Hero Quest Data Disc (New) Hill Street Blues Hollywood Poker --------------------------------- Hunter (New) ----------------------- I Player 3-0 Soccer ..._.------------------------ impossamOe (New
Prtce)------------------------ Impertun . Indiana Jones last Crusade (New Prtce) 500------------------ -..... tm Champ. Altaetics ------------------ Jack Nchoiaus Unimted Courses (1 meg ) Jack NichOaus Unimfled Clip Art . Jet (Special Otter) .- Jmmy While's Whirlwind Snooker (New) Kenny Oalglsh Soccer Manager Kick OH 2---------------------------------------- Ktck 0« 2(1 Meg) Kick Ott 2 The Final Whistle Kick Oft . Ex»a Time (Now Price) IcekOtl 2 Wimlng TacOcs K * Ol 2 Return To Europe Inew) ORDER FORM
AND INFORMATION All orders sent FIRST CLASS subject to availability. Just llll in the coupon and send it 10 SOFTWARE CITY, Unit 4. The BDC. 21 Temple Street. Wolverhampton WV2 4AN.
ORDER FORM NAME ...- ADDRESS.. Computer Name of Game TOTAL POSTAGE RATES : Please add 50p tor post & packing on all orders under £5. EEC countries add £1 per item. Non EEC countries add £2 PAYING BY CHEQUE - Cheques payable to Software City.
Card Type ......Expiry Date ...... Card No: ......- EuecPEANcnccns u*STinc«ftoe EufOCARD ACCEPTED CU 11 91
21. 50 .. .17.50 .10.99 ...17.50 Kid Glove* (New Prtce) Kind
words 2 (Word processor)--------------- Kings Bounty
------------------------ .7.99 34 99 .....2150
......1750 Lemmings ...... Life And
Oeath . Li tM
Pull-------------------------------------- lombwd RAC
Rally .. ... ..
Z. 17.50 .6.99 ______7.99 Lotus Esprit Turbo
Challenge----------------- Mi Tank
Platoon------------------------------------- Man
United.'.----------------------------------- Man Ur.ted
Europe .....- ...... Maupty island
.. Mean Machine
(New) .... ..17.50 ......21.50
......17.50 ......17.50 .....2150 _______7.99 Mega Traveller
1----------------------------- Menace (New Price)
Mercs--------------------------------- Mdwnter 2 (New)
--------------------- Mig 29 Super Fuleum
(New) ... Monopoly De
luxe-------------------- ...
MoonwaJker---------------------------------- MUO Player
Soccer Manager . Mapcneon 1 (New)
.... .....21.50 _______7.99
______17.50 ......24.99 . .27.99
13. 99 ______7.99 _____17.50 .....21.50 Navy
Seals-------------------------------------- Nebukis 2 (New)
New Zealand Story (New Price) Nght Breed (Special Oiler)
......1750 ......1750 ______799 ..9.99 North ard
South .... Operation Hamer
(Special Oiler) Operation
WoN .- ..... ..7.99
..6.99 ________7.99 Oriental Games (Special Ofter)
Outrun ......
.6.99 .7.99 P G A Tour Gott
--------------------------------- Panza Kick Boxing (1 Mag)
Player Manager ... .. Pool of
radiance (1 Meg only) . Populous Sim
City------------------------------ Popuous New
Worlds .. Pons Of CM
• 17.50 17 50
1399 ......2150 ......2150 .9.90 17.50
Powermonger-------------------------------------
P. P. Hammer ...
Prehisforik . ------------------ Prince Of
Persia------------------------------- Pro Boxng
Sim--------------------------------- Pro Tennis
tour2 .. _____21.50 _____.17.50
______17.50 ......1750 .7.99 1750
Prollight ..
Quest For Glory 2--------------------------- r
B12_____ ________________ ......27.99 ......91.99
- ....2150 RT»pe .....- ... R
Type 2 (New) ________799
- ---1750 .24 99 Railroad Tycoon . .... Red Heat
(New Price)------------------------ 'Z. 799 ......24.99
Renegade Legion (i meg) -------------------- Rise Ot The Dragon
(New) Rcbm Hood (New) .. Robocop
2------------------------ ......24.99 ______17.50
- ------1750 Rocket Ranger--------------------------- Rodlands
(New) ... Rotkos Drift .. ScooDy
Doo ft Scrappy Doo (New) Secret Of Monkey Island (1 Meg)
...9.99 ______1750 _____1750 _ 799
17. 50 Secret Of Swer Blades (t Meg) Shadow Of The Beast (Mew
Price) Sherman M4 ....
21.50 _________7.99 ..7.99 Shmobi (New Price)
Shoot' Em Up Con: M ----------------------- ShumePak Cate
(New Price) . Stent Service 2 (New)
. ...7.99 ...6.99
.7.99 24 99
Sikworm .- .... Sim
City I Populous----------------------------- Sim City Arch
nocture 1 ...------ Sim &ty Architecture 2 .._.....
Srbad and me Throne o' the Falcons...... Snowstrke (Special
Offer) Speedball 2 .. Spkwtoy
Worlds....---------------------------
aweDaWSwdw' ...... ...799
2150 _________11.99 ..11.99 .9.98
...6.98 .17.50 .17.50
- -------13.99 ...9.99 Storm Across
Europe.....- ._ .. Strker Manager Super Cars (New
Price) Super Cara 2----------------------------- Super Monaco
Grand Pru Super Ok Road Racer....___________________
..21.50 ..17.50 ..._......799
- ------1750 _______1750 .1750 Swap (New)
.....
Switchblade...------------------------------ ......-.17 50
......-..7.99 Switchblade 2--------------------------------«...
Swfv ...--H- Teenago Mutant Hao Turtles Tennis
Cup ..... .17.50
17.50 ...9.89 ....7.99 Their Finest
Hour Their Fbeet Mission
(Now) ...
Thunderttade---------------------------- Thunder Hawk (New)
----------------------- Toki
________________________________________ ________21.50
_______10.99 ....799 .2150 .._.....1750 Tower
Fra Treasure Island
Dizzy--------------------- Treble
Champion* .------------------- ..1750
....4.99 ....6.99 Trivial
Pursuit......_ ---- Turbo Oukun (New Prtce)
... Turl Form r System 8 (Racing ft Pool*)
Turncan 2 (Special Offer)...._ ... TV Sports
Foot** (New Prtce) Typhoon of Steel 1 Meg) U MS 2(1 Meg)
Ultima 5-------------------------------- Wacky
Darts------------------------------------ Wacky Racers (New)
. Wa- Con. Set (Special Offer) WW
Zone ... Walertoo (New
Price) . Wngs Of Fury (Special Offer) Wnrang TactCS World
Class leaderboard---------------- Xenon
2------------------------------ Zork 1 or 2 or 3 ZZ.799
- .9.99 ...9.99 ...9.99 .....-..21.50
...21.50 ..2150 ...699 __________699
.....9.99 ...13-99 .....9.98 _________7.99
______7.99 ..7.99 ....999 999 AMIGA GAMES HINT
BOOKS Bards Tate lor 2 or 3 Buck Rogers Champions ot Krynn
Colonels Bequest Conquest ol Camelot Curse ot Azure Borxls
Death Knif Dragons o Elvira Eye ot The Beholder Heros ol The
Lance Heros Quasi Hillstar Indiana Jones The Adventure Kings
Quest 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or!
Leisuresuit Larry 1 or 2 or 3 Manhunter in San Francsco
• ' and Magic 2 . ..Quest?
Pool 0 Radiance Quest tor Gcory 2 Savage Empire Secret ot the S*ror Blades Quest tor2or3 jht 1 or 2 Uitima 5 a ' Hmt ft Tips for 40 titles locking.- Codenarr.
Iceman. Hound ol Shadow. Indiana Jones, re Wars. Letturesut Larry 3. Loom, hunter in San Francisco. Police Quest 2.
» Quest 3. Battle Tech. Champions ot n etc. etc. etc. Virtual Reality Vol 2 Sentinel. Wus. Weird Dreams. Resolution 10t & Thunderstrtke £21.50 SOCCER MANIA Football Manage* 2. Microprose Soccer, tootball lanagor World Cup Edition ft Gazza's Super Soccer SPORTING WINNERS Daily Double Horse Racing. Steve Davis Snooker ft Brian Doughs Footba* Fortunes GRANOSTAND World class Leede(board. Pro Tennis Tour.
Confcnental Circus & Gazzas Super Soccer FINALE ce Hamer. Overlander and ists and Goblins £17.50 Driller. Total Eclipse. The C 1 059 10 550 2S 12.50 35 40 PIECE DISC BOX
3. 5 80 PIECE OISC BOX
3. 5 120 PIECE DISC BOX MIDI CONNECTOR . 2 MIOI CABLES MOUSE MATS
ST ft AG EXTENSION LEADS AMIGA 172 MEG EXPANSION WITH OR
WITHOUT CLOCK SUPER SIM CITY Int 3D Tennis. Italy 1990, Crazy
Cars 2 & Airborne Ranger £21.50 CDTV Advrrioed Mmtary System
~'(kon Driven Commnadsl FuvSchool 3 Hound oI me Baskervthes
SiMth. Demon Xenon 2 HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION Robocop. Batman the
Movie. Ghostbusters 2 & Indiana JoneMtjeLastCrusade PRO SPORT
CHALLENGE
J. Nicklaus Gob and Championship Courses.
Cycles & Powerboat U S A POWER UP Rainbow Islands. Turncan. Chase HO.. X Outft erjg Boast.
WHEELS OF FIRE Turbo Outrun. Chase H.O.. Hard Dhvtn' ft Power Drift £17.50 Sp,J oEf S CeTS,a.« MAGNETIC SCROLLS Fish. Corruption & Guild Ol Thieves £21.50 ADDICTED TO FUN Bobbie Bobble. Rainbow islands ft New Zealand Story £13.99 CLASSIC 4 (RENAISSANCE) invaders. As‘« dC»TiaJaioin ft Cenepede
T. N.T Toobin. Hard Dnvln'. A PB, Xybots ft Dragon Spirit
SPORTING GOLD Cmfomia Gamos. The Games Winter & Summer
Editions £21.50 KOMXKRAZY One of the strangest releases this
month has to be the Joystick Tester from Konix. Mat Broomfield
shakes his thang.
RED LED GREEN LED If this sounds like you, then Joystick Tester is the answer. It's a small plastic unit on top of which are five LEDs, four of which are green and one red. The green LEDs are positioned at the four compass points, representing up, down, left and right on your joystick. The red LED is in the centre of the other four, and it is used to indicate the firebutton or autofire switch. At the bottom of the unit is a male D plug socket into which the joystick is plugged.
Moving the joystick in any direction should cause the appropriate LEDs to light up. Pressing fire activates the red one, and autofire causes it to flicker in time with the autofire pulses.
To be honest, there's not a lot else I can say about this unit. It functions perfectly, but its uses are rather limited for the £14.95 asking price. I can't believe that the Joystick Tester has been aimed at the general public, but if you own a computer shop or joystick manufacturing company I would imagine that it could become invaluable. For others, though, it may be an expensive luxury.
VERDICT If you've had a computer for more than a year, chances are one of your joysticks has become faulty. If you happen to be lazy, or just dull witted, you’ll probably just buy a new one rather than trying to locate the problem.
• Works perfectly and saves time
• An expensive luxury - but invaluable to shops and joystick
companies The simplest things are often the best.
A bit like Mat Broomfield, really.
KEYBOARDIAYABOUTS Since the days of the ZX81rcompanies have been manufacturing cardboard overlays on which quick reference guides to specific sottware packages are printed. These are then laid over the keyboard so that all the information is instantly to hand. It seems odd, considering the enormous complexity of many Amiga programs, that no-one has thought to do Amiga overlays before now.
Silverbird's blank overlays are suitable for use with all Amigas except the 1000, which has a slightly different keyboard. They fit neatly over the keyboard, with holes cut for the keys to protrude through. The cardboard extends about an inch past the keys at the top and sides, and two inches at the bottom.
It is on this extension that keyboard commands may be written.
MAGNIFIER TIME If you use small handwriting, you can fit about four three-word rows of text into the space allocated for each key. If these are colour-coded to represent shift, Alt, Amiga or Control keys there is enough space to include the commands of even the most complex programs. I tried mine with Professional Page 2, which uses just about every possible key permutation, including case sensitive combinations. Space was extremely tight, but with care (and a few abbreviations) I managed to squeeze every single command onto the overlay. I'm certain that there aren't any programs which use
more keys, so anything else should be a doddle by comparison. One word of advice, though: it will save you a lot of time if you plan in advance what's going to be written on each key. I didn’t and got into a complete mess!
The keyboard overlays are an excellent idea and well-implemented. At £1.00 each they aren’t particularly expensive, yet can save you hours of rummaging through reference manuals. It would also be nice to see some pre-printed overlays for use with popular packages. I was annoyed to notice that there isn't a space for the Amiga keys marked on the overlay - but even so, when used with productivity packages, flight sims, or anything else that uses lots of keys, the overlays are worth their weight in gold.
Available from: Silverbird Computing, 47 Barton Road, Harlington, Beds, LU5 6LG. Tel: 05255 2614. Price £5.00 for 5.
• An ideal solution to multi-key programs
• Cheap and easy-to-use
• A must for all types of Amiga user NRG IS PROUD TO BRING ITS
UNBEATABLE SERVICE TO READERS OF CU AMIGA!
BUYSIX DISKS OR MORE & CHOOSE ANOTHER FREE!
NRG MEGA PACK Amibase. Budbrain 2, Iraq Demo, Simpsons By Decay, Groove is in Ihe Heart, Pink Floyd, Tecnotronic Megamix, NoiseTracker 2.0. Master Virus Killer, Frantic Freddy, Monopoly, Mental Image games.
ONLY £10.00 HOW ABOUT SOME BLANK DISKS ?
Branded 55p |NB101 RIM DATABASE CcrTdex Database NB102 WORDWRIGHT Wordpcowtfictec* AMIBASE Good database NB1W JOURNAL Bank amim reart NB1C6 ANALYTICALCSpreaJsteet 0111 ALF 0€M0 Hear AJI rap f ND112 ADAMS FAMILY D€M0 ND113 AMOS GAMES CREATOR 0EM3 ND114 BATMAN Bril (neve sequeree ND115 BUDBRAIN DEMO (2 Dsks) ND116 BUDBRAIN 2 MaWna ruder!
ND117 COMIC STRIP PRESENTS... ND118 CARS UNICYCLE Bril amm ND119 ENTERPRISE LEAVING DOCK1 ND120 EVL DEAD DEMO Oeepy ND121 EDUCATION OF CoaCOUGER ND122 FlINTSTONES Yabta datto do!
ND123 FRAXKOJ FUTURE VISIONS NDI24 FRACTAL FLIGHT (1 MEG) ND12S FUIT THE FISH DEMO N0126 GARFIELD C€M0 Cod Call ND127 IRAQ DEMO (iMEGi&eal1 ND128 KYUE DEMO |2 D4SKS) COR1 ND129 KYUE LOCOMOTION Yummy I ND13C LAUREL & HARDY (2 DISKS) NOW MADONNA CAROCN ND132 MADONNA DEMO 2 (2 DISKS) ND133 MONTY PYTHON (2 WSKS) ND134 NEIGHBOURS HlancwsPia I ND135 NOT THE ?0 CLOCK NEWS ND136 POPEYE MEETS THE BEACH BOYS' ND137 ROBOCCyDEMOSsloaiTpy' ND138 SPACECHASE ANIMATION (1 MEG) ND139 SPACE FIGHTER (1 MEG) ND'40 STAR TREK ANIMATIONS V17 N0141 SCULPT 30 ANIMS me Newton ND142 TEENAGE MUTANT TUR' IND143 TOTAL
RECALL Mars Mania!
ND144 V2 SLIDESHOW Fai slags etc ND145 SIMPSONS BY DECAY |1 l*G) Best!
N0146 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Epc demo1 India- AGATRONSUMSHOWGoodpics' ND148 APPLECUS ANIMATION (1 MEG) ND149 BASKETBALL ANIM |1 MEG) 30 J ND150 STEALTHY ANIMS*3 Enc Shwartz INDI51 CHUCK ANIMS Fumy Cartoons ND152 WINGS ANIM |1 MEG) Good & lerg ND223 MAGICIAN A JCGGERANMS(1 MEG) ND224 PUGGS IN SPACE Furry. Cartoon demo ND225 BOOK KNIGHT ANIM (1 MEG) Bnl!
ND226 AMY Vs WALKER (I MEG) Gxd 30 ND233 CREEPSHOW SLIDESHOW Nmt 51 AMAZING TUNES 2 (3 DISKS 1 MEG) W1S2 BETTY BOO Tenth: Turns!
NM154 DIGITAL CONCERT 3 NM155 DIGITAL CONCERT 4 Leila K efc Nmt 57 DIGITAL CONCERT 6 House Msic NM158 D-MD6 MUSIC 4 (2 DISKS) W159 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR NM19D GROOVE IS IN THE HEART!
NM161 GENESIS Ptil & the res* 1 NM162 HUMAN LEAGUE Nmt 63 IRON MAIDEN Rock' Rx*! Rock1 ND164 MADONNA VOGUE (4 DISKS) ND165 MADONNA HANKY PANKY!
NM166 MCHEAL JACKDON BAD! AAWW!
NM167 MIAMI VICE REWX tot Slut!
NM168 PET SHOP BOYSNNTO!
W169 PINK FLOYD THE WALL Class*!
NM170 QUEEN Flash 2 D4SKS) NM171 TECHNOTRONIC MEGAMIX NM172 VAN GEUS C€MD (1 MEG) NM173 WALK THIS WAY IM174 SYNTHETIX MUSIC Mmmmmmv.Lovdy!
INM175 MYSTERONS SCXJNDS DISK Funny!
|NM227 GETTOTHESAFEHCWSEHw5&Aod | INW228 EQUMANIA 2 Suer Mjsic!
INU181 BIORHYTIMSEmotans mentor INU1B2 NTROMAKER Cieale demos I INU1B3 KCCNMAHIAtonuWty INU184 TV GRAFFtX (2 DISKS) Forts INJ185 NOISETRACKER 2.0 MO InU186 FUTURE CCWPOSER Mate irxse Inu1B7 MASTER VRUSKUER 21 The best' 1NU188 LABEL MAKER D«k Label Designer NU230 SPECTRUM EMAATOR Nostafca1 NG191 ADVENTURE GAMES NG192 ARCADE GAMES Tons ot Mi I No 199 FRANTIC FREDOY! Platform Fui I NG2CG MONOPOLY Bril cvlass*' NG205 MARBLE SHOE Matess!
NG207 NEW STAR TREK GAME (2 DISKS) M320B PACMAN Gctde GOOe1 NG2W PSEUDO COP Arcade Acfcn I NG210 QUZ MASTER Brain lood!
NG2I3 2 PLAYER SOCCER League NG217 MEGABALL Bril Aikanod Cfcre!
NG218 SEVEN TILES Great Arcade Fun!
NG220 MENTAL IMAGE GAMES DISK Buy«!!
333SS5Z2H3 OUST COVER - O* I MOUSE MAT .OM I LC10 RIBBON-BLACK ....El95 I Postage for aWve (per crrjer) _. 8ft I DISK BOX SO CAPACITY ..£5.50 I DISK BOX 100 CAPACITY ......£6.50 I 512K RAM EXPAN INC CLOCK £29.95 I 512K RAM EXPAN NO CLOCK £27,96 I Postage tor aCove (pet nem| ......£2.50 I NO MINIMUM ORDER CHEQUES & P.O'S TO: KINGS NORTON B38 8RP TEL: 021 486 1195 AMIGA 500 1 2 MEGABYTE RAM CLOCK UPGRADE QUALITY BRITISH MADE PRODUCT CiLfk
- ... .. Open 10am- Switchable 7pm voice lax 0983 79496 Monday lo
Line Saturday hrrCH»SU*l i 3T ::S Srjcturd H 3 DtSTCIVHB
(Dehat Bnffl OuratMtl isir EES RAM C**2**a«» .6.11 srs in cm *
rsu . Ite.s* »Ai»C«*urSanM S8972 b«BANA3 DI4NBI»» mougss
cnobnSumtRi ...ss« cfllf LS Get) LW 061 MM nkmSmmZ'.ax »DOS
InBkACUlMI 8 ®::K8 (MkfttmMXl XT* Fr»al(Yr*kiCUl xn CM nr MM
I'fll 7.S9 EMCATKHI Fin SchM 3 l SI-------M3) Mr® Mute AM 2*««
MmtrajB»eCSO.-.33*7 Mm freed) iCCSft BIT Imra Mala SCSI... Her
• rx) ...... S. ssnu TnraMWe ;2S Mur hut 2 ...31*0 £
26-99 INCREASES MEMORY TO 1 MEGABYTE LATEST TECHNOLOGY BATTERY
BACKED REAL TIME CLOCK ENABLE DISTANCE SWITCH FIT IN MINUTES 12
MONTHS GUARANTEE 3 ®n _ P.O BOX 3 aIRCUITOITY COULBV NEWHAM
MIDDLESBROUGH TS8 OYT NAME - .- ..
DATE- ADDRESS . OTY.
REQ - FOR: - £ POSTCODE . I ENCLOSE CHEQUE P.O.
PAYABLE TO CIRCUIT CITY PRICE INC. VAT & DELIVERY STRIKE A
PROSE Mike Pugh looks at a new program from America which could
turn you into the Noel Coward of the nineties.
Most of you will remember at least one of those half-forgotten grammar rules from your school days, such as 'i before e, except after c', but how would you cope with a split infinitive or a transitive verb?
They might sound about as much fun as a ferret in your underpants, but if you want to polish your writing style you'll need to know what they are and how they work.
SENSITIVELY SPEAKING Proper Grammar takes the slog out of the task. Even so, it’s a mammoth job, because some of the rules to writing are flexible.
The software is unique in that it checks each word within the context of the sentence and is less likely to flag words as being in error when the writer is being deliberately 'creative'.
Be prepared to wait when checking a large document - or run it on a hard drive.
Although the package is great at spotting spelling errors, its dictionary is limited. This may make the spell checker fast, but it also means that you must revert to a paper dictionary to find the correct spellings. However, there is a user dictionary, which allows you to store your own words and phrases.
MSITEAKS !
When Proper Grammar spots a potential mistake, it will highlight the word or sentence and then otter a short explanation ot the problem.
Upon request, you can take a much more detailed look at the tault. Drawing attention to how it could be better phrased. Although Proper Grammar can replace certain words and phrases, its real power lies in showing possible alternatives to your sentence construction. It does make mistakes, but you can turn oft grammar rules if you think that they don't apply to your particular piece of text.
This means that you can tailor the program to check technical pieces, simple memos or business letters, and not waste time having it report supposed 'errors'.
Proper Grammar is an accessory to your word processor, not a replacement! An important feature of this program is the built- in text editor, which allows you to create your own documents and then save them in various formats (such as WordPerfect, Pen Pal, KindWords 2, etc). However, it lacks many of the functions of even a basic word processor, and is really designed to complement and enhance it.
Price £69.95, Available from Gordon Harwood Computers, Dept CU D2, New Street Altreton. Derbyshire. DE5 7BP. TEL 0773 836781, FAX: 0773 8310401
• This excellent product lives up to its name and imports a wide
range ol text formats in an easy-to-use tormat.
• Needs external drive and 1Mb of ram.
It's slow to use and its spell checker is American!
QUICK SPEC Proper Grammar reads in a text file and then uses a context-sensitive checking system (which can detect the use of the word their' instead of there'). This will analyse the writing and detect errors in syntax, usage, punctuation, spelling and style. It then corrects errors and offers detailed messages on why the correction should be performed.
C SAW If you’d like to learn how to program in C, Paul Overaa’s book, Mastering Amiga C, could what you’re after. Chris Lee turns the pages.
With an interest in learning C programming. Supplementary reference books will be needed as you become more proficient, but its relaxed style aids understanding and makes learning a pleasure.
Available from: Bruce Smith Books, PO Box 382. St Albans. Herts. AL23JD. Tel 0727 41243. Price £19.95. This book has been written with the absolute novice in mind. It doesn’t patronise, yet neither does it baffle with jargon and slang. One of the three most popular C compilers the book deals with (North C) is available via public domain.
Basic concepts are clearly explained in the early chapters and readers should be capable of writing their first program within a couple of hours.
GENTLY DOES IT Subjects covered range from basic numbering systems such as binary and hexadecimal, right through to the complexities of the Amiga intuition system. As the book progresses, new concepts are gradually introduced.
On the downside, a number of typographical errors and stupid mistakes mean that some of the examples wouldn't work if typed in as printed, marring what would otherwise be an essential reference piece for beginners.
Despite its faults, I would still recommend Mastering Amiga C to anyone
• Easy-to-read and understand
• A good introduction, but marred by typing errors Learning to
program in C takes a lot of effort and can be frustrating.
However, the language does allow programs written in C on the
Amiga to be transferred, virtually unchanged, over to the Atari
ST, the PC, or any other computer which implements the
language.
TOMSOFT P.D. £1.50 po BOX 25 $ 3:00 WIGAN LANCS WN2 3WW ENGLAND DO YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND WE ARE THE ONLY PD LIBRARY IN THE U.K. THAT IS DEDICATED TO SELLING PD TO OZ AND NZ ALL PD IS $ 3:00 INC POSTAGE & PACKING PAYABLE TO AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS MASTER VIRUS KILLER 2.1 SUPER KILLERS For further information send 50p (+ 50p P&P) for catalogue disk to » or call 0222 862890 “WE ALSO STOCK'
• •THE FULL RANGE * OF AMOS AMIOUS AMIGAS FRED FISH SD-DISCS
SCOPE SNAG T-BAG PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO SELL PUBLIC DOMAIN TO
U.K. CUSTOMERS BUT WE WILL HOWEVER GIVE PRIORTY TO ORDERS FROM
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND E3 FULL CATDISC (E&O) FOR ONLY $ 1:50
(U.K. £1:00) "THE BEST OF UTILS'" MIBASE 3.T6 ol Ihe Host
OaBbase orcgs BINT STUDIO excellent tor printing pcs toxt
C-UGHT this is tho best ray tracing programers MASTER VIRUS
KILLER k.»s 124 known germs dead THE EMULATORS covers cbm.
Ibm-pc. And st formats FRACTAL GENERATORS 12 yot another
generator prog ~ V3.11B new updated and improved VERSION
TEXTPLUS 3.0 this is fist an update ol version 2.0 DRAWMAP 3D
3.2B generate flat globes THE BEST OF GAMES *“ :GABALL the best
arkanoid gamo TRITWIS 3 player tetris .ERPEDE a spaoe aged
version of a classic game ASTERIOOS the orginal' another
classic gamo LLAMATRON GAME 2001 excellent SCRABBLE yet another
classic THE BEST OF DEMOS IENOMENA EMIGMA the best moga demo
out GLOBAL TRASH a truly superb demo KGB MEGA DEMO totally
br*ant two disc sef REINCARNATION OF SGT PEPPER two dsc set tar
out man DRUMS AND PIPES music cdleclion not to be missed
WRESTLEMANIA VII two disc set WWF battle il out BE SEEN......
BE SAKE!...... PUBLIC DOMAIN WORKS IN CU AMIGA.
TO ADVERTISE CALL KAREN NEIL ON 017 251 6222
P. D.Q CHUBBY BROWN. JAZZ BENi LUMBERJACK SONG (2 DISI TOMSOFT
P.D 31 Trevelyan Court, Caerphilly, S. Wales.
( Cheques & Postal orders made payable tc
G. Callaghan) RSI Demo maker package (6 disks) only £6 Disks for
90p (+ 50p P&P) All great titles including.....
A. J.P.D.L 85 17 WATSON AVENUE PER DISK INCLUDING P+P ST ALBANS
HERTS AL35HP (DEPICU) Make Cheques and Postal Orders payable
to
A. J.P.D.I. and send them to: 17 WATSON AVENUE, ST ALBANS, HERTS
AL35HP DEMOS GAMES IXKH Classic Demos G00I Missile Command
D002 Stealthy 2 Goor* Pontoon IXKI3 Fleet Manoeuvres G003 Risk
IXHM Iraq Demo GIKI4 Star Trek dl D005 Naughty Slideshow dl
G005 Star Trek d2 D006 Naughty Slideshow d2 GOOD 3d Tetris
IXXI7 Safe Sex GH07 Tetris D008 Iron Maiden COOK Pak Man 81
DOW Lotus Car Chase GIMW Monopoly DO 10 Robocop 2 Slideshow
(HI 10 Games Galore Don Naughty Cartoons GO II Chess DO 12
Robocop 15 seconds GO 12 Games Disc DO 13 Total Recall GO 13
Flaschbler DO 14 Evil Dead GO l« Video Tennis DO 15
Alternative Neighbours (X) GO 15 Holy Grail Free Catalogue
with every order.
M003 M004 M005 M006 M007 M008 M009 M010 M011 M0I2 M0I3 M014 M015 M0I6 MO 17 MO 18 MO 19 M020 M02I M022 M023 No Minimum Order. VIRUS FREE Orders despatched within 24 Hours of receipt of order.
If you cannot see the disc you are looking for send us details and we will get it for you for no extra charge.
MUSIC Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth d 1 Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth d 2 Madonna - Spanky Petshop Boys - Always on My Mind Jean M Jarre - Docklands Music Invasion 2 Betty Boodl Betty Boo d2 Madonna - Vogue Batdancc Mcgamix Madonna - Like A Virgin Eve Of The World Yellow Mcgamix Queen - Flash dl Queen - Flash d2 Loadsamoney Rap Pet Shop Boys Jean M Jarre - Live Genesis Sam Fox (X) Queen and Black Box Dire Straits Bomb The Base UTILITIES UOOI Master Vinis Killer U002 Mega Utils Disc U003 Amibasc U004 Qbase U005 Spreadsheet U008 Journal U007 Text Plus U008 CLI Tutor U0O9 ZX Spectrum Emulator
U0I0 Commodore 64 Emulator U0I1 Dark Star U0I2 Game Music Creator U013 Sun Dragon Utils U014 Dcopy U015 Zodiac Compactors U0I6 Digi Tech Utils U0I7 Wiz Base U018 C - Light U019 Jazz Bench U020 Noise Tracker U021 Biorhythms U022 North Sea 1.3 U023 M-Cad music One of the best music packages available has just got better. Dale Wilks gets to grips with the latest version.
Explosl jjj M; d ifil RANGE UNDO CANCEL HAP [v| 2 G ' -F 8 HIDI Key : 020-039 Pivot Value: 010 Iusic X is one of the most popular MIDI sequencers around, and you don’t even have to own a MIDI keyboard to benetit from it. Coming in two versions, Standard and Junior, the latter is significantly cheaper and geared towards novices.
However, Music X1.1, the update of the Standard version, on which we’re going to concentrate, contains many advanced features that are ideal for the budding professional.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER All of Music Xs operations generally take place over five different screens.
The Sequencer, which is the primary screen, contains the controls that allow you to record, edit and play your compositions.
MusicXbuilds songs -called performances
- by specifying the order in which sequences, which are edited
note-by-note in the Bar Editor, will be played. In this
respect, it's similar to the numerous Soundtracker- type
packages which build songs using patterns.
The Filters screen is used to process incoming MIDI messages before they are used by the rest of the package. For example, you can redirect certain notes to other channels, or obstruct their passage completely.
The Keymap Editor allows you to program keys on your MIDI instrument to trigger actions. You could, for example, program the bottom four keys on your keyboard to control the stopping, starting and recording of a sequence.
Finally, there's the Amiga Samples Page.
If you don't own a MIDI instrument, you can MUSIC X 1.1 MAIN ENHANCEMENTS
• fc tf toW CfMltr Cm spwk tu • maxima. Ef sight will ports
slmultaoMusly, rsttw than tbs fvsat Sutptif Allom you to
‘Jctlof MIOI Istonas- Sssipfs Page Timing SIMer Lets you spdats
sample tuning In real-Ume.
Snt Mnm Mhk ness ars an stored Ltck CkMMft; Toe can lock the current chawnl wttN the Bar Editor.
Velocity Flrttunr: Worts like the velocity toiler.
Except thst It sets the velocity to a content value lltbyap «ic-x rii«: •MitM.rtit* ran» lain o
• ' ' . ' CD 1 Q : cm V-.: m am lan 13 15 a: : -i i «• .¦ .3 i
1;.: .j 4 0*1 2 .1 | • ... .: . || ¦ •- jD Above. Three of
the work screens which combine to make Music X so powerful.
The main screen (fop) offers access to hundreds of flexible
editing tools, Including filters and real-time keyboard
recording.
BEGIN END CUE1 CUE2 CIIE3 CUE4 SEI 11 PAUSE « » PLAY W RECORD | | I Play Note Play Sequence Control Change Progran Change Mute Track Solo Track Change Tenpo Music-X Connantl Change Keynap load up to 16 samples into memory and play them using one of the Amiga's four internal sound channels.
There are plenty of options to help with the creation of professional, quality music.
My personal favourites is a feature called Quantization. This allows you to play music in from your keyboard. Music Xwill then reposition your notes to ensure they fit exactly within your specified time signature.
Overall, this version is excellent value-for- money. It's a more-than-professional tool that can be used at home. Ideal for beginner, enthusiast and pro alike.
MusicX, £149.99; MusicX Junior, £79.99. from Sottware Business 0480 496497.
QUICK START One of the greal things about Music X Is the speed with which you can start producing your own tunes. The 47S-page manual describes everything you could possibly want to know in great detail. It also includes several qulckstart tutorials.
• Large selection of editing tools.
• Easy to use, no complicated displays.
• Excellent design, contains basically everything you could ever
need.
001 Channel 91 002 Channel 02 003 Channel 03 004 Channel 04 005 Channel 05 000 Channel 00 COURSEMASTER Our proven horse racing program for both FLATS or JUMPS £24.95 TRACKMASTER Q* D Tel 0257 276800 Main office & 24 hour order line] Fax 0257 274753 Help desk 0490 3284 Weekdays 3-4pm Overseas orders please add £5.00. All prices include P+P and VAT.
With Intraset Ltd j your t winners I I strategy. Whether you’re an experienced punter or a novice, with a little time and our range of software, you can maximise your winning potential.
A licence to print money ¦ Mr FC Hammond of Essex who won nearly £10,000 in 16 weeks ' We have won many thousands' Mr PE Roberts of Dorset who so far has w more than £46,000
• copies of these and other endorsements from actual customers
are available on n The Greyhound Racing Tipster £19.95
Coursemaster & Trackmaster Twin Pack £39.95 (Saving £4.95)
Using simple information from the racing card in daily papers
or the racing papers. COURSEMASTER and TRACKMASTER will predict
with consistent accuracy.
The winner is predicted as well as second and third places for tricasts. The programs also mention attractive long shots, recommend types of bets and most importantly warn when not to bet.
Successful betting extends beyond merely picking the winners and COURSEMASTER and TRACKMASTER will assist in managing your bets. They work out your winnings on the most popular types of bet including SINGLES, DOUBLES.
PATENT, YANKEE, CANADIAN, print out yout betting slips, and even maintain your betting bank account.
SYSTEM BETS will regularly provide a system for MAJOR WINS with small stakes - try it and surprise yourself.
COMPETITION Details and rules Our company likes to see people winning, which is why we're running our fabulous 'Win a pc competition'. With every purchase you make, you will automatically be entered into the draw. You can also enter.for free by sending a postcard to INTRASET.
1st prize - PC NT286 Colour 2nd prize - Complete set of Intraset Business and Gaming Software 3rd prize - Complete set of Intraset Gaming Software 5 runners up will each win their choice of one Intraset title.
Intraset's decision will be final on all matters.
Send an SAE for list of winners.
Draw dates 28 2 92 and 28 9 92 SPECIAL POOLSMASTER and COURSEMASTER together for £44.95 (Saving £4.95.) Our complete gaming suite: £110.00 POOLSMASTER (British & Australian), PERM-MASTER, SPOT-THE-BALL, COURSEMASTER. TRACKMASTER Saving £22.70 OFFER All programs available for IBM PC & compatibles, all Amstrad PC’s, Amstrad PCWs, Atari, Amiga and CPC 6128. Coursemaster, Poolsmaster British and Trackmaster are also available for all Amstrad CPCJ all Spectrums and C64 & 128.
POOLSMASTER British or Australian £24.95 each.
Poolsmaster British and Australian £44.95 (Saving £4.95) The Football Pools Predictors Developed after years of detailed study, POOLSMASTER uses a unique scientific formula to predict Home, Aways and Draws.
The FORM PREDICTION option analyzes result possibilities with amazing accuracy. The unique indexing system allows for quick entry of fixtures and results, and updates itself season after season so there is no need to buy a new copy each year. Poolsmaster also contains a unique coupon number sequence predictor.
Together, both Poolsmaster editions cover all British league and cup matches and the Australian league.
PERM-MASTER £19.95 The perfect companion for Poolsmaster Designed for users of PERM systems, PERM- MASTER ends the agony of checking by doing it for you. It comes complete with several of the top perms built in but you can also create yout own with the unique PERM EDITOR and PERM CALCULATOR features. PERM-MASTER is fast and easy to use and can be used for most block and single line perms.
Additional discs of top perms are available at £14.95 each.
SPOT-THE-BALL £17.95 There is no more need for counting Ys« using messy rubber stamps. Simply tell ym computer where you think the ball is usingl screen template provided. It will give yon print-out of up to S40 micro-fine crosses your chosen shape or it can chose at randt for you. SPOT-THE-BALL learns week after week and builds up a database of results I the SEQUENCE PREDICTOR OPTION.
GUIDE TO POOLS AND PERMS £14.95 The definitive guide to Pools permutations and betting systems Written by the experts responsible for ou successful software range. Master the fine J of prediction by reading this fascinating in-depth explanation of betting systems a perms. Plan a campaign for that elusive b, win and use this books' tips on selecting ll best matches and races and how to use pe to maximum effect on Pools, Horses andd INTEREST-FREE CREDIT Spend over £80 and spread the cost at no extra charge! (Cheque purchases only.)
Simply divide your order by a and send us 4 die each with your name and address and cheque guarantee number: Date the first cheque with today’s date and post-date each of the other cheques by one month ie. 1 5 91.1 6 91 etc. We will then hold each cheque until it is due Send cheques or postal orders to INTRASET LTD (DEPT CU) FREEPOST, 10 Woodside Avenue, Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley, Lana. PR6 7BR.
Phone or Fax for lightning service. All major credit cards accepted.
Intraset Ltd Send an SAE for full catalogue DOT MATRIX & NOTEBOOK CITIZEN 144 CPS 80 COLUMN
• Citizen 1200* ¦ 9 pin - 80 column
• 144cps Draft. 30cps NLO
• 4K Printer Buffer * 2 Poms
• Parallel or Senal Interlace
• Graphics Resolution: 240x240dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• Pull tractor & bottom teed
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit +VAT=£151.58 ref: PRI 2120 9
PIN PRINTERS 24 pin PRINTER CITIZEN I24D request.
COLOUR COLOUR 192 CPS 80 COLUMN
• citizen Swift 9 - 9 pin ¦ 80 column
• I92cds Draft. 48cps NLO
• 8K Primer Butter * 3 fonts
• Para tel Interface
• Graphics Resolution 240x240dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• FREE Colour Kit
• FREE SiHca Printer Sluter Kit 192 CPS 136 COLUMN
• Citizen Swift 9 ¦ 9 pin ¦ 138 column
• 192CPS Draft. 48COS NLO
• OK Printer Butter * 3 Fonts
• Parallel Interlace
• Graphics Resolution 240x2*Odo
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• A3 landscape prmnng - FREE Colour Kit
• FREE SiBca Printer Starter Kt WORLD S SMALLEST & LIGHTI
* 4 NOTEBOOK PRINTER ‘5 °r ill your sing the you a ses in random
after ults for 64 CPS 80 COLUMN
• Citizen PN4B Notebook Printer
• Non-impact Printing on Plain Paper
• LASER QUALITY - 64cps
• 4K Printer Butter + 2 Fonts
• Bear and Bottom Paper Loading
• Parallel Interlace
• Graphics Resolution: 360x360dpi
• Epson. IBM. NEC P6 S Citizen Emulations
• Pomred From Mains. Battery or Car Adaptor
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit
• Citizen I24D - P4 pin - so column
• I44cps Oran, 48cps LO
• 8K Printer Butter * 2 Fonts
• Parallel Interlace
• Graphics Resolution: 360x360dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• FREE Semi Automatic Cut Sheet Feeder
• FREE Silica Printer Starter Kit PRINTER ACCESSORIES PRINTER
STARTER KIT COLOUR rour fine art ms and ive big ting the e
perms SHEET FEEDERS ORIGINAL RIBBONS »wt?cc 1200 t?m rib tzmm
11* u«i W1215 mowt » turt RI8 twit fe iin 17.15 "WW8 diOIUn
Ml (42 DC RIB 3924 t24Mwtl 74 tal (4.70 erm , urcocArcc »IB
3935 Srtl M4 Cmu (1553 RIB 3248 nui SmfM 9rU (4.11 K RIB 3M
PWIIM Rib (4.11 £5 COLOUR KITS OK MEMORY EXPN PRA1240 *«W h54i
(44M l'm*" ?* PN48 ACCESSORIES PRINTER STAND PRA1148 N4I tatr,
(517* m»S4? UUVWfl M4 (24*3 PRA11S5 PN4I CMIt IB» ( IBC mW274
S»n IU24i (30M PRA1162 PWI la Ui(U (IBC L All pnc*» Include
VAT and Fern delivery._, 192 CPS 80 COLUMN
• Otlzer Swift 24 • 24 pin : 80 column
• 192cps. Dr ah. 64cps LO
• 8K Printer Butter * 4 Fonts
• Parattet interlace
• Graphics Resolution 360x380dpi
• Epson and IBM Emulation
• FREE Cotour Kit
• FREE Suca Pnnter Starter Mf 1-4 The Mews. Hatherley Rd. Sldcup,
Kent DA14 4DX Tel: 081-309 nif I 9Q0.me00pm No III. N,Shi
Opwnmg _F«, No: 081-306 MOB 52 Tottenham Court Road. London.
W1P 0BA Til: 071-580 4800 I 830.m-600pm No Law N-g« Opa-ung_Fa.
No 071-323 .73- Selfridges (i« ftw), Oxford Street. London. W1A
1A6 M: 071-629 1234 1 63°in-a00p«n_HI* Night ThufM, until 8pm
Entente*. 3914 SILICA SYSTEMS OFFER YOU
• FREE OVERNIGHT DELIVERY: On all hardware orders shipped in the
UK mainland.
• TECHNICAL SUPPORT HELPLINE: Ham of lechnical experts at your
service.
• PRICE MATCH: We normally match competitors on a "Same product •
Same price” basis
• ESTABLISHED 12 YEARS: Proven track record In professional
computer sales
• BUSINESS * EDUCATION * GOVERNMENT: Volume discounts available
for large orders, e SHOWROOMS: Demonstration and training
facilities at our London & Sidciip branches
• THE FULL STOCK RANGE: All of your requirements from one
supplier.
• FREE CATALOGUES: Will be mailed to you with offers and
software peripheral details.
• PAYMENT: By cash, cheque and all major credit cards.
Beiore you decide when to buy your new printer, we suggest you think very carefully about WHERE yw buy it Consider what It will be like a few months after you have made your purchase, when you iray require additional penpherals or software, or help and advice. And. Will the company you buy from contact you with details of new products'? At Silica Systems, we ensure thet you wiH have nothing to wrry about. We have been established tor over 12 years and. With our unrivalled experience and ex- pwiise. We can now ciaim to meet our customers requirements with an understanding which Is second lonone
But don't |ust take our word tor it. Complete and return the coupon now lor our latest Free Msraiure and begin to experience the "Silica Systems Servioe".
Silica Systems, Dept CMUSR-1191-55. 1-4 The Mews. Hatherley Rd. Sidcup, Kent. QA14 40X Surname: Tel (Home): ..... Company Name (if applicable): SILICA SYSTEMS Which computers), if any. Do you own?
GURU-FREE ULTRA rnfCpOL LOW NOISE DESIGN.
307 A, 5l2KbMEMORY.“wS Our Incredible TOTAL price includes the clock date chip S S year easily replaceable battery. _ _ _ _ j TOTAL PRICE INCLUDING POSTAGE AND VAT I A refreshing chana* from the dozens of amateur designed board* on the market - some even m second hand. Salvoged chlpsll Ours h slmpfyTtve best. A profeatonal design from mcfcers of profession* RAM expansions tor rrore thon 12 years. The AMRAM513 uses four, fast, top quality, (brand newl) INTEL Imb RAM cNps. And has a super accurate Clock- It Is smaller, and has higher safety morghs than any other product • to make those
une«p»3ned FknNng Red Guni&oxes a thing ofthe pat. What's more It Is DESIGNED to accept a futher 1Mb low cost USER UPGRADE modiJe. With this pedigree, at this price, and a TWO year guarantee, who would consider any other?__
- CDTV MOW Oh DEMO Ipt OUR TV SHOWROOM - Brand New. Very latest
UK version!
Machines, with FREE Modulator!
Ni ir flRfin nriro. Nnlul Amiga 3.5" Drives With all the extra features you need:- Thru’ Port Memory Saver Switch Jo Extra long lead INCLUDING POSTAGE & VAT J 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat
- . , * * j We take VBA, ACCESS, CONNECT & STYLE Cards. K
inphoiinK Lta. Rront st. West, bedlinqton,] Northumberland
T1E22 5UB - Order Line (0670) 827480 80p 80p 80p per disk G56
BOING Platform game (2d) U114 Complete C manual (4d) G95 SPACE
POKER U121 MEGAFONTS A-Z (30) G109 BIONIX 11 U153 SPEEDBENCH
G214 SHAPEES Amos puzzle game U154 JAZZBENCH G215 BATTLE PONG
U152 ICON MANIA G216 SEALANCE Sub sim game U156 DEMONUSHERS
MEGA UTILS M G217 TRUCKIN' ON strategy U162 SPACEWRITER intro
maker Gill CONQUEST spore strategy U164 ST EMULATOR G85 ARCADIA
Amos breakout U222 MED V3.11 (latest update) G92 DRAGON CAVE
puzzle game U223 PENNYWISE (home banking) DEMOS MUSIC D14
HACKTRKK SMASHING DAY' M102 Games Music Maker D32 BUDBRAIN 1
(2D) Ml 03 Sonix Tunes D49 BUDBRAIN 2 M106 Sonix Beatles D50
CRONICS TOTAL DESTRUCTION M107 Oktalizer 8 chon soundtrocker
D30 PREDATORS MEGADEMO (2D) M188 KIF 3AM MIX D24 SCOOPEX
MEGADEMO Ml 96 DEEP, DEEP TROUBLE (3D) D45 BILLY CONNOLLY (2D)
M199 ICE ICE BABY lmeg (2D) D47 SHARE AND ENJOY 35 M205 JUSTIFY
MY LOVE 1.5 meg D1S KEFRENS MEGADEMO (2D) M208 BEATTHIZ IV 1
meg D37 GIANTS MEGADEMO (2D) M209 LAST TRAIN TO Irons (30) FRED
FISH I -490 and IBAG 1-50 also available Budget software and
the POWER COLLECTION also GOOD VALUE Price. On drive, and
expansions P&P 5Op regardless of order si CATALOGUE AVAILABLE
FREE JUST PHONE 081 851 8082 24hr ANSAPHONE Advice given. If I
can help phone us and ask for Trevor Please moke cheques P.O.
To SLAVE P.O. Send all order, to: SLAVE P.D. 4a Luff man Road,
Lee, London. SE 1 2 9SX digitz
P. O. Box 144, Mezboroatfh, South Yorkshire, S64 9SL Tel: (0709)
571748 9am • 7pm Mon-Sat ___________thki U Annfrw. *t carry
the t. lrt. Pred Puh. T-EAC, Tegth. NXA.U.G. £ AMOS
cellectleea, pie. Deja Vu Licewc) 1-9-------XI .25 each 19-19
-XI.10 each (?ldlskfree) 20 or more.-Xl.OO each («2 disks
frrc) Cat disk 50p. 10 Blank disks 14.99 Liceacewen £3.50
each, £5.50 for a Me disk mC AB Uc*»c*w*r* It ntpWfed with Om
Wtlrie free aAvfrdfa* one.
DEJAVU 1: COLOURING BOOK DEJAVU 2: ARC ANGEL’S MATHS DEJAVU 4: THINGAMUIC DEJAVU 5: JUNGLE BOOK (1 Meg) DEJAVU 6: PUKAD0 DEJAVU 8: WORK AND PLAY (1 Me*) DEJAVU 9: AMOS ASSEMBLER DEJAVU 10: THE WORD FACTORY (1 Meg) DEJAVU 14: PUYTTSAFE (1 Meg) DEJAVU 17: DOGFIGHT2 (1 Meg) DEJAVU 22: LC10FONTS DEJAVU 24: THE SHININC WAY OF KUNG FU (2 disks) (1 Med) DEJAVU 30 SHYMLR(1 Meg) DEJAVU 33: AMOS CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT PRINTER (1 Meg) DEJAVU 34: DEJAVU 35: T-TECDRAW(1 Meg) UTILITIES PCQ PASCAL .x pascal cornier A68K------------------- ...music editor RSI OEMOMAKER .bri
demo maker
T. S.B. VECTOR DESIGNER .ace program
KWKXBACKUP hard fck backup
M. V.K V2.1 .virus kiler ZER0VRUSS
V1.18 .good kiler BOOTX
V3.64 ...good wus kHer ST
EMULATOR ......it works SPECTRUM
EMULATOR ....oN memories
STARTREKKER .4 8 track editor WISE
TRACKER ..loads of versions TEXTPLUS 2.2E .nice
word processor ARP VI .3 ..some useful commands
SIO VL6...~v» -' ..the best d.rectory ubi AMBASE
V3.67 .....very good database ELECTRO
CAD .design yote circuits MCAD amga cad program
NotSEPlAYER V4 x great mo Me player UEDfT V2.3 .,
.word processor FLEX) BASE V2.00 ...neat database
C MANUAL V2.00 ..... 1 you need for C MED V3.10 new
version music editor ANALYTCALC ......powerful
spreadsheet CONMAMA .....iconsAtool
WINDOWS BENCH ....i,..new look workbench
MESSYSC Jiandes PC files MUSIC BABY
SfTHN BOOGC ....funny sampled song
BARTMANREMK ...great srxmds NEWTRONS MUSIC
BOX .very wel done KEFRENS JUKEBOX .....select and
ksten STARDREK .2 (tek comedy JOURNEY
tfTO sour® and so it is BARD IN A BOX .first disk from
academy POWERMUSJC ...power lords music disk FOOLS
GOLD ...-good muse from sanity BANGWG
RAVES .....music from rtuibon
STARLNE ..select and ksten tracks TALK TO THE
TREES great sampled song GOLF GAME ..bri 2
disk sample VOGUE CO PLAYER ..looks and sounds good VTVALDI
...... 2 disk classical DEMONS
MUSIC ..quality sounds ANIMATIONS
R0TAMGA(1.5meg).....neat ray traced anim MORE CLASSY ANMS good
quality P0G0(1.5meg) good anim with sound RANOI BRAZEN
(lmeg) ......a bit x rated UGLY MUG (lmeg) ..very
good digi anim THE MAGICIAN (lmeg) ray traced anim STEVES ANMS
(1 TO 5) ..very tidy work FLLET THE
FISH ...very amusing AT THE MOVIES
(1.5meg) ...brtarrt PUGGS IN
SPACE cute Me alien ANTI LEMMN (2meg) got to
be the best TFRENO (lmeg) ..good ray traced anim THE
STORY OF A VIRUS (lmeg) ....Jieat CAR ANM
(lmeg) ...great graphes THE GYMNAST (lmeg) ray
traced A txfy GAMES NESTOR ...very good card
game MENTAL MAGE GAMES (lmeg) fantastic
ARCADIA ...good Amos breakout AMKaA RACE
(lmeg) ......get set and fire
MAHJONG ..nice gfx good game THE HOLY GRAL
(lmeg) good adventure STAR TREK 2 disk space
voyage TRUCK!® ON (lmeg)......great 2 disk game
SHAPES ..addictive puzzle game MEGABALL x
great game of breakout BALOONACY .drop those
bombs LAZER-ZONE ....arcade blast emt
ST-BASH .good old invaders DESTNATION
MOON tricky space game CHNA
CHALLENGE ....addictive puzzles DUNGEON DELVER..2 disk
arcade adventure THE MAZE ......don't get too
lost HOLLYWOOD TRMA ..an interest quiz NSOERS
CLUB ....wheetng and deaing WHEEL OF
FORTUNE ...good quiz game T € WOODEN BALL (lmeg)
.speedbal clone
DRP .....xrcadefcn!
TOMTESPEL ...two player action TIE TRAIL (lmeg) ......txfy puzzle game EXCAUBUR .....xhooteveryttwg PIXIE KMGDOM ......2 disk arcade quest SEA LANCE strategy at sea POM POM ...a very good blast em game YELP ......neat game for the kids READY ROBOT DEMO (lmeg) fun leamng SLIDESHOWS SUPERHAM CARS ..QuaRydg |* WATERSHP DOWN....catch the cute b GHOST HUNTNG------------ NETWORK______________________ NAGELESQUE ...brilliant a MADONNASUDES 3disksof* DEMONS
¦ ...great music &» AMIGA PARTY GRAPHICS verybdyw LAUREL 4 HARDY (lmeg) cute 2d DIGGYPICS .....2 disks bnfp NEMESIS PROLOGUE good a NEMESIS CHAPTER 1 (lmeg) 20 UTOPHA CARTOON SLOES... HYPERDISK 1 .good pcs and st DEMOS DOLLY MIXTURE 1 .new loo* demo a DOLLY MIXTURE 2 .....more of the si MELTED EXPERENCE (lmeg).. TOTAL DESTRUCTION ...... GLOBAL TRASH ......sdentsrr BASS MEGA ......very good from Fra SLENTS ICE (lmegl .....mce one sikrts ENIGMA .. good phenomena deno REBELS COMA I lmeg) .bri
class* PULUNG THE TRIGGER (lmeg) tovetta BLUE HOUSE (lmeg) .good demo and game SCOOPEX CHROMIUM ....very well ma* REBE.SHGAI rSTt M AXAl «JN Or: * wrv*. Wmngca bvXJHMN I fRACIAl ftWI l:inegi ays-i fO* MliAltmegi •wy’vq WZZCAT T A$ KAN *x*l TwpifA kWS£T -nowiet SfvTPWHQf Mwi»Mme'«NC DSiCfJRSMfiA Vi--as* CR10NCS MEGA verygootl VISION MEGA (lmegl ....nice gbl UP FRONT COOL FRIDGE (lmeg) ...we! Done VOI DEI MEGA (lmeg) ...good multi pal DEX10NS MEGA ...quite bd) INTERSPACE ....good phenomena demo p NEW •
Dinhens* ts For months now, the much-lauded AMOS has been filling the column inches in the press, and filling the spare time of the punters. And now comes the 3D version. Tony Dillon wonders whether the offspring will live up to its parent’s expectations... ly dtgi ptcs (e bunnies boo!
Superb art nt artwork sof fhtngy IstC & ptcs r My work » 2 disker VbnH P«cs 3d artwork ....2 disks ....hr pics ; and story smocomp I the same brilliant nomcs ok!
Astef piece cm France une scents ena demo ri classic ...kwettvs and game we* made ...neat gfx ¦dor bobs inIs good rmadonna plays well very fancy coooof onesients mcnoncs xH classic very good ...mice gfx .weldone Imulb part ..quite bdy lena demo Rave or risible? Let’s clear up one possible misconception. AMOS 3D, although capable of the same end result, bears little resemblence to Incentive’s 3D Construction Kit. In fact, the only real similarity is that all 3D objects are composed of customised cubes and other regular polygon objects. In keeping with the spirit of AMOS, this module - yes, it
is an addon module, not a stand-alone product - is incredibly versatile. Whereas the Domark lncentive product had room for some imaginative uses, its primary task was to create Freescape games.
AMOS 3D lets you do much more, with speed and memory restrictions the only limitations.
The product is composed of two separate but integrated packages, namely the Object Modeller and the 3D extension. The modeller is where all the object creation takes place, and is the only stand-alone part of the package.
The extension part of the package works in BASIC, giving you the thirty or so extra commands used in the graphics manipulation of your objects as part of your programs. Let’s look at the modeller first.
OBJECT MODELLING On loading the Object Modeller, you are presented with a screen broken up into a dozen or so areas, most ot which aren't indicated as they aren't in use.
This keeps the screen as uncluttered as possible. The top two-thirds of the display is where your objects and basic shapes are displayed and manipulated, and the bottom third contains all the control icons, an impressive display of sliders and positive single step buttons.
To create a simple starter block, you click the mouse pointer on one of the basic shapes at the top of the screen, and then copy it to one of the two large user-windows in the middle band of the screen using the copy icon. The product starts to amaze you as you can rotate your objects at speeds ranging from • 3D Pool 1 2 Mec 1 2 Mec 3D Con 40 Dnv Air Due Alien SI APB - A&SOu'l 688 All AMOS AMOS AMOS A'acnn Arkamc Armoui Ba-Ddf Baimai Batmai Back *.c Bards Battle ¦ Batiic- Beasti Beach Biity tn Big Fj Birds Black Blue*.
Blues 4D Ba BubOk BuOOk CJ s E Cabei Caota Calito Castle Came Cava« Cada- Captf Centi Chao Chao Chuc ClSCC Corrn Comi Craz’ Crea' Crick Crick Cybe Das Dale Dele Deut Deal Deal Dem Disn Doul Doul Doul Drat Draf Drac Drac ELF Epc Eye Eye Exc.
F15 F16 Fan Firs Fmi COMPARED AND CONTRASTED My biggest gripe with the 3D Construction Kit is the tact that everything is composed ot right angles, giving creations a decidedly 'boxy' teel AMOS 30 works in all 360 degrees, allowing you to create the exact object you need. Although the basic shapes are essentially cuboid, the amount of reshaping possible is staggering. Sides ot faces and even vertices can be moved around freely, meaning that your five- or six-sided shape needn't have a 90 degree angle to it. More and more shapes can be glued on at any angle, giving the sort of geometric
freedom only previously possible with a degree in higher mathmatics and some heavy programming knowledge. Add to that the ability to place designs on the faces of your object, be they one of the three predesigned basic geometric shapes or one of your own devising, and perfection is reached. What more could you possibly wanl?
V between 15 and 25 frames a second.
The 30 new AMOS commands are purely for placing and manipulating the objects you create in the modeller.
Anyone familiar with AMOS will breathe a sigh of relief because, for the most part, the commands bear a striking resemblence to sprite manipulation commands with one important difference: when placed, the objects are displayed in a 3D ‘airspace', with six variables used instead ot two. These relate to the object positioning along the X, Y and Z axis, and the object-facing angle. For the most part, the instructions are in a simple syntax, and the design of the application is admirable. The concept of plotting a curved flightpath for the CU Amiga logo is frightening mathmatically, but in
AMOS 3D it’s a breeze. All that's needed to create a smooth arc is a loop, which contains an instruction to rotate the object at a set angle in a set direction, and then the FORWARD command to move the object a specified distance.
That small example in itself should be enough to give a clear pointer to the ease of use of this package.
AMOS 3D is a stunning example of the power of AMOS, and the winner of this year's 'Most Versatile Product' award. If you have ever wanted to do anything with polygon 3D graphics, then the chances are that this is the title that will help you do it.
• 30 modeller that's multi-faceted
• Easy to create and manipulate polygons
• Undoubtedly the best of its kind VERDICT PREMIER MAIL ORDER
Titles marked * are not yet available and will be sent on day
of release.
Please send cheque PO Access Visa No. And expiry date to : Dept CU11, Trybridge Ltd., 8 Buckwins Sq., Burnt Mills, Basildon, Essex. SSI3 1BJ.
Please slate make and model of computer when ordering. P&P inc. UK on orders oner £5.00. Less than £5.00 and Europe add £1.00 per item. Elsewhere please add £2.00 per item for Airmail. These offers are available Mail order only..Telephone orders: mon-Fri 9am-7pm. Saturday IOOam-lpm. Fax o ders: 0268 590076. Tel Orders : 0268 - 590766
6. 99 ...1699 . 1999 ...16.99
6. 99 ...13.99 2299 ...19.99 2699
6. 99 ...1699 ...1699 ...16.99 ...16.99
7. 99 .1699 .1699 ...26.99 ...16.99
6. 99 .24 99 .1699 ...19.99 ...26.99 ...26.99 .26 99 ...16.99
Csvadar... Cadaver Daia Disc ....
Captive___________________________________
Cenlunon .. Chaos Stnkes
Back (1 Mg) .. Chaos Engine
* .... Chuck
Rock_____________________________ Cisco Heat
* Continental
Circus ...... Commando War
* ...... Crazy Cars 3
‘---------------------------- Craebree* ...
Cricket Captain ... Cricket 1
meg ..... Cruise lor a
Corpse------------------- Curse ol Azure Bonds (1 Meg).....
Cybercon3 .. Das
Boot_____________________________________ Daley Thompson
Challenge .. Defender Ol The Crown .
Daukoe * DaaMxfnger* .... Death Knights Of Krynn (1 meg) Damonsgate* ...... )tsney Animation . Double Dragon .. Double Dragon 3 * ...... Double Double Bill .. Dragons Lax 2 :_____________ _____ Dragons Lair (1 Meg) .. tagons Lair Time Warp Dragon Naifa ..... ELF_______________________________ Ep« * - ..... Eye ol the Beholder (1 meg) . Eye ol the
Storm * .... Eicalbur (1meg) . Ft 5 Strfce Eagle 2 (1 Mg) ... F16 Combat Pilot . F19 Stealth Fighter ..... :antasy World Dizzy ... First Samuari* ...... Fnaf Fight*_________________________________ Final Blow *----------------------------------- lag*----------------------------------------- :lght of the Intruder .. Hood ... Forgotten Worlds . Formula One Grand Prix * .... Football
Director 2 ...... un School 3 5-7__________________________ Fun School 3 over 7 ... .22.99
5. 99 ...16.99 ...16.99
7. 99 ...16.99 ...16.99
9. 99 . .16.99 ...14.99 ...14.99 . .14.99 ...16.99
6. 99 .16.99 ...16.99 ...16.99 ...19.99 ...16.99
16. 99 .19.99 ...19.99 ...16.99 .16.99 .16.99 ...16.99
19. 99
19. 99
9. 99 .19.99 .14.99 .16.99
6. 99 .16.99 .16.99
7. 99 999
7. 99
6. 99 ...19.99 ...19.99
8. 99 ...19.99 ...19.99 ...16.99 ...19.99
6. 99 ...22.99 .2699 .1699 ...19.99 ...19.99 1499 .22.99 ...19.99
...16.99
6. 99
9. 99
5. 99 ...16.99 .1699 ...16.99
6. 99 . .14.99 ...19.99
8. 99 . .19.99 ...14.99 ...19.99
9. 99 .19.99 ...16.99
7. 99
9. 99 Arachnapnobia* .... Artamod
2 .
- ----------16.99 .6.99 Amour -
Geddon . Barbarian 2
* .. Batman the Caped Crusader
Batman The Movie ..
- ...16.99 ___________19.99 .6.99
.6.99 Baids Tale
3 - ...... Battle
command ... ... 16.99
.....1699 Battle Chess 2 .....
hartbusters* . Beach
Volley_______________________________ .....1699
- ...16.99 6.99
BgFun* ..... BrdsOI
Pray* ...... Bfeck Crypt
* ...
BueMax ..16.99
.....26.99 .....19.99 19.99 Sues Brothers
* ..... 4D Boxing
* ... Bubble
Bobble ..... ...16.99
___________16.99 6 99 Bubokan
.. CJ* Elephant
Antics ..... 8.99
6.99
Cabei ..... Captain Planet
* . California
Games ... jasues
*..„„ ...... Carrier
Command .. 6.99 r 1699
6.99
- ---------19.99 7.99 .1699
9. 99 .16.99 .1699 .16.99 3D Pool...
1. 2 Meg Upgrade .. 12 Meg Upgrade with dock...
3D Construction KB ...
* 0 Driving* .... Air
Duel* . Ajien Slorm
* .
APB Assault on Alcatraz
* 688 Attack Sub .
AMOS ... AMOS
3D ...... AMOS Compiler ... .
.19.99 .22.99 ...59.99 699 .16.99 ....24.99 ...26.99 .26.99
...26.99
6. 99 .16.99 .19.99 .19.99 ...19.99 ...19.99 ...22.99 ...16.99
...19.99
6. 99 ...16.99 ...16.99
- .16.99 1999 ...22 99
8. 99
6. 99 .22.99 .13.99 .16.99 699 ...16.99 .1699 .16.99 .16.99
...19.99 ...1699 ...19.99
6. 99
7. 99 Fun School 3 under 5...... Fun School 2 (6-8) ....
Fun School 2 (over 8)...... Fun School 2 (under 6)....
Gauntlet 2 ..... Graham Gooch
Goda ...- .. Godfather
Action* .. Godfather Adventure * (1 meg)
Golden Axe .. Gunship
..... Gunboat (1 Mg) Guy Spy
* . Gaunlet 3* .... Hard Driven ..
Hard DriwV 2_________ Hard Nova * ..... Harpoon (1
Meg)..... Head Over Heels' .. Heimdal * .... Herosquest
Hero Quest Data Hitchikers Gude Hunter
* .. Hudson
Hawk* .. IK.
... Immortal (1 meg)
.... Indianapolis 500 . Indy
Jones Adventure ...... Indy Jones Atlantis Adventure * (
James Pond Jack Nichiaus Extra
courses Jack Nkklaus unlimited Golf (1 K Jack Nkklaus
Clipart .
Jimmy Whites Snooker .. Keys To Maramun * .. Kick Oft 2 ..... Kick Ofl 2(1 Meg) ..... Kings Quest 4(1 Meg)...- .... Knightmare*.... ....
K. 0.2 Fmal Whistle ..._ .
K. 0 2 Giants of Europe* .....
K. 0.2 Return of Europe ......
K. 0 2 Winning Tactics
K. 0.2 Super League' Knights of the Sky *(1
meg) Last Ninja 2 Last
Nnia 3* .....- . Laser Squad
2* . Leather
Goddess ......
Lemmings .. Lemmings
Construction Kit *...... Lemmings Data Disk * ..
Legend* ...; . Leisure Suit
Larry ...... Leisure Suit Larry
2 ... Leisure Suit Larry 3(1 Meg) Ufe and
Death .. Licence To
t&i .. Lords ol
Chaos_______________________ Lord ol the
Rings ...... Magnetic Serais Cokecton*
Magic Pockets . Magic
Fly ..... Mega Traveier 1 (1
Meg) .... Mega Traveler 2 (1 Meg)_________ Mega Twins*
_______________ Mega-Lo-Mama * ...... Miami
Chase . Microprose Got!
* ...... Mig 29 Super Flaaum '--------------
MastertXaster Moonstone
* M1 Tank Platoon
MO Winter (1 Mg)
Midwinter 2(1 Meg) Mght and Magic 3 * ..
Myth' New Zealand
Story-
Nqhtshift Operation
Wolf ... Outrun Europa
* .. Pegeasus
* PGA Tour
Golf .... Player
Manager .
Platoon .... Police Quest
2(1 meg) Poolof RadanceO meg) ....
Populous . Populous 2
*--------------------------
Powerpack .
Powermonger .... Powermonger Data Disc
1 *_______ Power Up -
Prehistoric .
Project)* . RT7P«
..... R Type
2* .. RBI 2 Baseball
. Race Drivm * .....
Rambo3 .. Rainbow
Collection .... Railroad Tycoon (1 Mg).....
Realms* Red Baron
*----------------------------- Red
Heat Reach lor the Skies
* . Robin Hood .... Robin
Smith-s Cricket
Robozone' .. Rocket
Ranger...._ ..... Rodand
.. Rotator
* Rise Of The
Dragon .... Robocop 3* .
Robocod' ... Rugby World Cup* .. Rules
of Engagment * Run The
Gauntlet ...... Search lor the King (1 Meg)
Secrets ol the Luftwaffe' .. Secret of Monkey Island (1
Mg)... Shadow Sorceror * .....
Shinobi ..... ShuWepuck
Cafe
Silkworm .. Silent Service
2 (1 meg) ...... Sim City * Populous . Sim
Earth * .. Simpsons
.
Sinbad Ski Or
Die
Skychase ... Smash TV
* . Space 1889(1
meg)* . Space
Ace .. Space Ace
2* .. Space Quest
3 ... Speedban
2 .
Speedbali ..
Stratego_____________________________
Starfhght2 Strip Poker 2.
Data .. Strike
Fleet* ..... Striker
Manager . Supremacy
. Super Hang
On ... Super Monaco
GP ..... Shuttle* .
Switchblade . Switchblade 2
. Swiv .
Team Yankee - ...... Team Yankee 2(1
Meg)* ..... Teenage Mutant Turtles .
Teenage Mutant Turtles 2 * Terminator 2
* ..... Test Drive
3* ... Test Drive 2
Collection ... Thier Finest
Hour Thier Finest
Missions Thunderhawk .
TpOir Toki
... Toobm.
. Turbo Challenge 2
* ... Turbo Challenge ......
Turrican ....
Tumcan2 .. TV Sports Football
... Typhoon Thompson .. UMS 2
(1 Meg) Ultima
6*________________________________ Utopia
*_____: ....
Waterloo .. Warlords (1
Meg).. . Wolf Pack (1
Meg) ..... Wonderland (1
Meg) .. World Wrestling Fed * .. Wrath
of the Demon .. WM Wheels
* .... Wmng Team
* .
Wings .
Wzball . Wizkid
*_______________________________ Xenon 2
Megablast .... Zak
Mckraken ....
zcxa ... ONLY £8.99 EACH
POWERDROME FLOOD INTERCEPTOR PROJECTYLE BUDOKAN POPULOUS MAGIC
FLY Quickjoy Jetfighter ....10.99 Quickjoy
Megaboard .19.99 Cheetah
125* .6.99 Comp Pro Extra
....14.99 Quickjoy Turbo
2 ...8.99 Qucikshot 3 Turbo (Sega
Comp) ..9.99 Sega Control Stick .....13.99
LOOM Now Only £11.99 SWORD OF SODAN ONLY £9.99 GREMLINS 2 NOW
ONLY £9.99
E. A.SPECIAL OFFERS BLANK DISKS SPECIAL OFFER SPECIAL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER Branded Disks POLICE QUEST 2 (I meg!
NOW ONLY £14.99 Top Quality Unbranded Disks 10x3.5" DSDD™ 20 x 3.5" DSDD™ 50 x 3.5" DSDD.... 100x3.5" DSDI).. SUBSCRIBE TO ®AMIGA AND GET FREE SOFTWARE Welcome to the EVEN BETTER CU AMIGA - the best Amiga magazine just got better! CU AMIGA now brings you all the coverage in hardware and applications packages that any enthusiast needs, plus the very best in red hot games.
The even better CU AMIGA now brings you an even better subscriptions offer! The offer aims to give you value for money, an easy way to regularly receive your favourite magazine, and a FREE software gift, thanks to our friends at UBI SOFT.
This sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well read on----
* Get 12 issues of CU AMIGA, the complete guide to the Amiga,
delivered direct to your door and we’ll pay the postage! This
means never having to traipse down to your local newsagents for
your copy again.
* Ensure you never miss out on all the vital information which
Aaffl IG A only gives you - and impress your friends with it!
* Choose from some SMASH UBI SOFT games - which can be yours
absolutely FREE!
* Save yourself the cost of a full price game, between £19 and
£25!!!
If you take out a subscription for 12 issues (only £29.95) or 24 issues (only £57.50) you can choose one of the following UBI SOFT games FREE!
MORTVILLE MANOR FULL BLAST IRON LORD PRO TENNIS TOUR 1 PRO TENNIS TOUR 2 JUPITER’S MASTER DRIVE UNREAL NB: The Iree software offer is available to UK RESIDENTS ONLY Your sottware cho** will be mailed separately to your first magazine, please allow 28 days tor delivery.
12 issues (UK Residents only) 12 issues (Air Europe) 12 issues (Rest Of The World) 24 issues (UK Residents only) 24 issues (Air Europe) 24 issues (Rest Of The World) £29.95 £50.00 £62.00 £57.50 £100.00 £125.00 We suggest that overseas readers pay by International Money Order.
Place your order by completing the coupon, or by sending your details on a post card to CU AMIGA Subscriptions Department, or ring our special 24 order hot line on 0858 410 888.
Subs Guarantee : H you aren't completely satisfied with your subscription, you may cancel it at any time and recerve a prompt retund lor all unmaiied copies.
TO : CU AMIGA SUBSCRIPTIONS DEPARTMENT, PO BOX 500, LEICESTER, LE99 0AA PHONE NOW FOR FREE CATALOGUE WE H AVE OVER 1600 TITLES LISTED liiinin. Demos. I'lililies. Music. VdullsOnly and many more 0432 34IS7'» DISKOVERY "Zx (O PUBLIC DOMAIN SPECIALISTS DEMOS Budbrain Megademo Fantastic Demos Brainwave Deadly Pursuits Hellish Megademo Sam Fox Mike Tyson 1 meg Techno Flight Amaze Do The Bart Man Flimbos Quest Demo Dragons Megademo Beastie Boys Demo Thunder Birds Demo ANIMATIONS Walker Anim I meg Walker 2 Anim I meg Dragons Lair 1 meg Iraq Demo Batman Movie 1 meg Space Ace Demo Puggs in Space Demo
Juggler Etc Swinging Frog Anim 5 Ways To Kill A Mole Bruce Lee Demo Another 5 Ways ToKilla Mole Madonna Anim 1 meg Robocop Digi Movie Millenium Animation (JAMES Monopoly Cavcrunncr Mctagulutic Games Lelrix Master of Town Holy Grail Terror Lines 11 (18) Star Trek A 1 meg Star Trek B 2 drives Star Trek C Game Star Trek Next Gen Return To Earth Golden Fleece Xenon 3 Auto Bahn 3000 ?
UTILITIES Rim Database 202 Utilities
D. B. Wiz Voices 8 Demo Maker Video Applications A Video
Applications B Ami Base Home Utilities Clip Art Essential
Utils 2 Essential Utils I Icon Magic C - Light We Have Over
1,200 P.D. Disks In Our Library. Here Is A Small 1117 0439
0587 0559 0993 1337 0933 1355 1142 1460 0591 0454 0469 0593
0014 0015 0538 1103 1095 0155 0196 0524 0927 1079 IIOO 1201
1214 1123 1169 0670 0595 0843 1043 1020 0840 1382 0126 0127
0128 1389 1446 0853 0856 0936 0671 0631 1208 0333 0065 0654
0655 1508 1162 0857 1078 0659 1 146 1151 ANIMATORS A32 FRAXION
REVENGE ANIMS A37 BUCS BUNNY SHOW2 A10 PUGS IN SPACE A16
EDUCATION OP COOL COWER A38 IRAQ DEMO A39 MIKE TYSON ANIM Al
PROBE SEQUENCE DEMO AM MADONNA ANIM OtnjTES UIOl RED SECTOR
DEMO MAKER UI02 RID SECTOR VECTOR BAIL EDITOR UIQ3 RED SECTOR
VECTOR EDITOR OVER 18’S VARIOUS ADULT DISKS TO CHOOSE PROM
SLIDESHOWS SIB VIZ MAC SLIDESHOW 822 3 4 WWF SLIDESHOW » (2)
SI4 ADAMS FAMILY SUDESHOW DEMOS D36 VIRTUAL WORLDS D7« TRIP TO
MARS D27 THAMESTV DEMO D83 BUD BRIAN 2 D87 PlIHANA DEMO D1CB
WALTERS ST DEMO D32 SCONCE 461 MEGADEMO D61 2 BUDBKIAN DEMO
MUSIC M134-M139 THE WAIL (6 DBAS . 2 DRIVES) M89 70 NUDGE.
NUDGE DEMO MM FREDDY KRUGER M123 RAVE DIMO * M129 I30 NA.S.P.
M29 MADONNA HANKY PANKY M89 DIRTY DANCING DEMO MI9-M22 MIAMI
VICE THEME (4 DISKS • 2 DRIVES)
(2) -2ND DRIVE REQUIRED 31 2’ DSDD 10 PACT »UJH 31 3*
CCDOSOPACX-yJBI SI S’ ESDD 50 PACT * LUSH iocAPAcrmi 2-DMM 40
CAPACrTf 31)2" MSUCS so capacity 31 2* BUM: MOU5EP0CKET I
MOUSE MAT I apsncr AtrronK 1 OFFER** 10 PD DEIS. MOUSE POCII
MOUSE MAT. 10 CAP can CATALOGUE DBK OKI ALSOl- FREDF1SH 1820
T-BAC 149 WASP 129 CATALOGUE DISK C90T » I HOW TO ORDER !
II -9 DISKS £: .25 EA I 110* DISKS £0 99EA I DELIVERY:- UK £0.60 PE? ORDES I EUROPE £120 PEI I ORDER.
I WORLD £ 1.80 PO ORDER [CHEQUES & P.O. I MADE PAYABLE TO DISkOVERY FPU I CATALOGUE DSK [WITH EVERY FIRST I ORDER.
WHY BUY FROM US ?
WE REC1EVE TOE LATEST P.D. SOFTWARE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE rT. SO WE HAVE TT BEFORE THE MAJORITY OF OTHER P.D LIBRARIES.
WE OFFER A FAST AND VERY FRIENDLY SERVICE TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS.
(1. HK. Galore 1-4(41)1*. Sell £4.00. Huge Rang. Of Adults
Srlmlon on Calalogur.
Thi. Is just a wleclioa of oar range. All P.D. i. £1.25 per dill. Buy 10 pick 2 FREE.
Scad P.O* or Cheques lo P.M Rowe. Add £ I P&P. Over £20 FREE.
¦ »_ TV I - *-£ f»OFTWARE I* O. BOX 147 i-« i-e M-i»-' i-e ¦ HR2 7L.S RING NOW FOR OUR FREE 1600 TITLE CATALOGUE. AI-SO IN CATALOGUE JOYSTICKS.
DISKS. STORAGE BOXES. EXPANSIONS, EXTERNAL DRIVES . MUCH MORE. 0432 341879.
24 Hour despatch on cleared funds.
ALL DISKS ARE VIRUS FREE.
STOCKS ALWAYS HELD.
SAME DAY DESPATCH.
NO MINIUM ORDER.
TRADE ENQUIRES ALWAYS WELCOME.
AIRCRAFT QUALITY CONTROLS FROM Simulation* New Flight Pedals | Designed to use in conjunction with the I brilliant Giavis Mousestick®. The pedals [are supplied with custom sottware to [ interface with Flight Simulator 2® drama- I tigalty increasing the realism and allowing [the use ol a second joystick tor throttle I control. Flight pedals also perform with I F16 Combat Pilot and all car racing games. Only £34.95 ? P&p Including FS2 sottware patch.
GOLD AWARD MouseStiCk®G°LD “ BetterthantheBEST AnalogueStlck For sophisticated simulation enthusiasts, who demand PERFECT control, with programs such as Proflight, F19. Mig29, etc. A professional quality, programmable optical joystick C W 16k microprocessor and L.C.D. screen offering 1200 line count resolution. Works perfectly with all simulations with sensible mouse routines and any others in its programmable joystick mode. No other joystick comes even close to the Mouse Stick for pertomance, reliability and pleasure in use. £69.00 * p&p Full technical support and 1 year "K G. Simulation*
guarantee. Unit 1 b Beehive Trading Estate
S. A.E or telephone tor full details. . . . - Crews Hole Road Sf.
George Bristol BS5 8AY Telephone (0272) 550900 Fax: (0272)
411052 BRUNO brookes and LIZ kershaw and SAM fox and FRANK
bruno bring you the single “COME OUTSIDE Released 28th October
On 7", Cassette and CD ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHILDREN IN NEED t r
J aowrsop ER ORDER
1. 30 PER 80 PER I P.O. ABLE TO RY"FREE IE DISK Y FIRST Despite
their high-tech aura, light guns are actually quite simple
devices. Mat Broomfield and Dale Wilks open one up to explain
its innermost secrets.
The term ‘lightgun- is actually a bit misleading because it evokes images of guns shooting pulses of light all over the place. In actual fact the light is being fired at the gun from the TV or monitor screen, and the only pulse fired by the gun itself is an electrical one sent down its cable to the computer.
To understand a lightgun, you must first know a little bit about the way a TV works.
MONITORING THE SITUATION The inside of your TV screen is coated with a thin layer of phosphor atoms.
These atoms glow red, green or blue when hit by an electron. The faster the electron is travelling, the brighter the FLY ME TO THE MOON Although it's very difficult to detect, light exerts pressure on everything it touches. Although this pressure is infinitesimally small, under the right conditions it has enough power to move objects.
Isaac Asimov wrote a book about just such a possibility over twenty years ago. In his book, a number of teams took solar yachts out beyond the Earth’s gravity and, using the pressure from the Sun on their football field sized sails, raced to Mars.
It seems that fact has caught up with fiction because last year it was announced that a number of teams from around the world are maijg plans for the first ever solar sailing race. Obtaining their propulsion from solar winds, the gossamer weight craft intend to race to the moon and back. Ironically, the hardest part of the project is finding a way to store and unfurl sails that cover thousands of square meters.
Although no firm date has been set for the race, it's expected to take place some time between the years 1995 and 2000.
Phosphor atoms glow. The electrons are fired at the phosphor by ‘guns’ at the back of the TV.
HOW IT WORKS To generate an entire picture, a number of guns (usually three) fire electrons extremely quickly at every atom of phos- phur on the screen. Starling at the top of the screen they move from side to side in rows working their way downwards.
These rows are called scan (or raster) lines. The computer is synchronised to these guns so that it always knows exactly what part of the screen is being fired at. The computer then knows how bright the light should be at any given point on the screen.
PHOTO CELLS AT DAWN Inside the lightgun is a tiny photo detector. This light sensitive cell reacts according to the amount of light hitting it.
If a lot of light hits it, a high voltage is generated and, consequently, if a little light hits, a low voltage is generated.
The difference between the maximum and minimum voltages is extremely slight, so it is magnified using a gain amplifier which then generates a more measurable signal. This signal is transmitted back to the computer in the form of an electrical pulse.
PULSE MONITOR By constantly monitoring these pulses, the computer can work out the intensity of the light hitting the light detecting cell.
By cross referencing this information with what it knows about the current position of the scan lines, the computer can calculate exactly where you are pointing the gun.
FIRE!
When you pull the trigger, it's simply a matter of feeding the location of the gun into the game that you are playing. The game then uses this information to.
Determine whether you've scored a hit or not.
KEY: Lens focuses light on to... O Photocell which sends a tiny current to... Othe Gain Amplifier which magnifies the signal and transmits via... Othe cable to the joystick port of the Amiga.
You can buy an Amiga lightgun from Welsh- based Trojan Products. The gun comes complete with two games, and others are already available. Having produced lightguns and lightpens since the early Eighties, Trojan have some expertise in the field. They also produce a lightpen which uses almost identical technology to the lightgun. The lightpen allows you to use your favourite art package and draw directly on the screen. The pen also works with most other applications and simulates the mouse when in operation. Both products cost £39.99 and you can find out more details from Trojan on 0554 753
378.
If you prefer your action to be more realistic, you could always take a trip to Laser Quest in Peckham. Players are equipped with futuristic jump suits and computerised body packs which keep track of any hits or kills that you may sustain or deliver. The game is played in a futuristic arena and, by all accounts, is said to be very enjoyable. For more details call 061 228
2231.
In computing excitement... AMIGA presents enoMiAr " 15 - 17 November 1991 Qz Commodore Amiga Format presents the greatest computer show this* Earl Just loolt at what there is!
Christmas hits Ocean. Psygnosis. Mindscape. Electronic Arts. Virgin. Mirroprose. b stands. Club'll be your 11 write to see and play the years biggest games exclusive to the Show ¦.'
CDTV City Just what is CD1V7 What can you do with it? What software can you buy? Discover exactly what the future of Amiga computing holds in the Show's unique CDTV City. I Christmas Shopping Mall All the best Amiga bargains are herel S Packed to the very rafters with incredible deals. You won t find cheaper games anywhere. Load up with the very best for your Amiga - and at the best possible prices!
Multimedia Theatre Commodore has attracted some of tfie biggest names in computing to demonstrate their stuff See what the Amiga is really capable of eyes on boggle mode believe how many incremhl-: games yom' be able to play hHHl , The game makers Imaqiee heaiing direct from the leading rf
* Ul know Amiga Formal sessions thioughout the Show Free Guide
Amiga Formal will Ire producing a damn fine free read a show
guide.
Massive Stands Experience the excitement and live the dream at Britain's biggest leisure computer show.
And also... Fistfuls of competitions. Hosts of celebrities and experts. Jaw-droppingly wonderful big screen video. Virtual Reality (virtually certain]. Creche. And a lot of noise, that's for certain... You'll think Christmas has come early )is yd Earl's Court II, November 15-17 1991: be there!
Where Earl's Court II. Heart of London When November 15-17 1991 Times 9am-5.30pm November 15-16; 9am-4pm November 17 Cost Adults £6. Under 14s £4 (but see the special Early Booker Offer) Who'll be there? Commodore. Amiga L Format. Amiga Power. Amiga Shopper.
All the major games producers, a myriad of serious publishers, loads of bargain-offerers, lots of hardware developers and
y. f everyone nto the world of Nearest tube: Earl's Court Amiga.
J| You want to get the best S games for your Amiga?
B Get along to Earl’s Court I on November 15-17!
World of Commodore .v.l' .:l jgfigjf 1 ’l: ' 1 ’• ¦ I ¦' •' I :’»• yii I * I1 .".v J vvn«n that meiins; queue City.
P* So ¦•vOul .4.1 t»Vf:«Ot Shuffling 'l.rxjicj around for ages start to the Show by booking your tickets early And you'll even save money' Hu of a barg.
Really. Do it now, otherwise you'll only forget and then regret it later when you're really cold and you can't wait to get inside and - (Snip! - Ed) Adult (at £4.95 each) Number of tickets Under 14s (at £2.95 each) Total payment Method of Payment (please circle) Access Visa Cheque PO Credit Card number ......Expiry date ..... Please make all cheques payable to WORLD OF COMMODORE YES I would like to have my tickets early, avoid all the queues and save £1.05 on every ticket, please World of Commodore PO BOX 2 Ellesmere Port South Wirral L65 3EA Name
.t .. Address . WARNING: This offer closes on 8.11.91 If you don't want to cut up this magazine, photocopies are accepted.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY •
• ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVE A500 HARD DISKS PRICE
BREAKTHROUGH!
• ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY • Itrr! TTTT!7rn • ALL PRICES
INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY • 40Mb MODEL ONLY £ 299 100Mb MODEL ONLY
£449 2Mb RAM Version: ADD £80 • 4Mb RAM Version: ADD £160
proOn* mr Deatw Also available
5. 25" External Drive 40 80 Track Switchabie Only £99.00
inc.VAT delivefy 512K RAM Expansion also available without
clock for only : upgrade 1 ? TO 2MB FOR ONLY £79 | ,
Unpopulated RAM board with clock £ 34.95 RAM
Board with 512K FASTRAM installed ... £ 54.95 RAM Board with
1Mb FASTRAM installed £ 69.95 RAM Board with 1.5Mb FASTRAM
Installed.. £ 79.00 ONLY £59.95 MrGABOARD needs Kickslart 13
lo operate (Kickstart i 3 upgrade available bom us lor £29 951
Installation requires connection to I be GARV chip Easy lo
toilow instructions provided lX-r Send Cheque. Postal Order
or ACCESS VISA cord details to: Evesham Micros Ltd.
Unit 9, St Richards Road Evesham, Worcs. WR11 6XJ ACCESS VISA Cards Welcome Government. Education & PLC orders welcome Seme day despatch whenever possible Express Courier delivery (UK Mainland only) £6.50 extra Please note that 5 working days must be allowed for cheque clearance. Immediate clearance on Building Society cheques or Bank Drafts.
I Mall Order fax: 0386-765354~| (.rtham M'C'Ot fmt Fint lo rhocc prices and »»iv « Established lor over right years *rith a strong financial status and secure future Our Computerised telesales Order Processing investment means last, efficient service Well appointed Beta-l Showrooms with large product tenge on dspley Our huge Customer database h-gh percentage ol repeat custom and personal referrals underlines our popularity OfUTVBfR when you need us we will still be here Our estensrve
c. pansion progiam means we coutd eventually be there as well
Call us now on 0386 765500 Lines open Mon-Sal. 9am - 5 30pm
During November & December.
Sales lines open until 7 00 pm.
Monday through Friday.
PRICES INC.DELIVERY & VAT @ 17.5% Express Courier Delivery : (UK Mainland Only) £6.50 Extra 5 Glisson Rd. Cambridge CB1 2HA TP 0223 323898 fa* 0223 322883 Open Mon-Fri. 9 30-6.00 & Sat. 9.30-5 30 Corporate Scies Dept • i8Maeo*e' 251-255 MOSELEY ROAD, HIGHGATE, BIRMINGHAM BI2 0EA TT 021 446 5060 fa. 021 446 5010 Open McrvSat. 9 00-5 30 • Easy Parking Unit 9 St Richards Rood, Evesham Worcestershire WR11 6XJ ¦ZT 0386 766180 fa* 0386 765354 Open Mon-Sat . 9.CO - 5.30 HGW T® ORDER
• H* 0386-40303 Monday to Friday. 10.00 - 5.30 HERE TODAY - HERE
TO STAY 12 MONTHS WARRANTY ON ALL PRODUCTS AI details corracf
at kne tf gong ip press » At goafs suQtct to avatibity 3’A"
Track Display Drive High quality double-sided 3.5" floppy dnve
offering the ful ,A 880K formatted capacity m per 3 5* disk
Features a W special LEO display which accurately shows the
current track being accessed during any disk dnve activity NEW
LOW PRICE!
ONLY £64.95 AT LAST... tne cnance to buy Quality, High Capacity Hard Disk Systems for the Amiga 500 at realistically low pricesI
• NEC SCSI HARO DISK MECHANISMS lor optimum pa-Avmaoc* 2Sms
Accmi Tim. Ft AiAjpartung 6 Includes its own DEDICATED PSU CBM
racomnwnds agan« um of I Hard Disks urtboui irdspordeot power
sippiy ¦ QUIET.... latest wclvwOgy Otve* run cool, no fan «
nwOW
* Oe*on lor up to 4MB additional easy RAM EXPANSION using SIMMS
t QAME SWITCH aio*» Games to be toaded without dwccvinectton
¦» InckxM. SCSI THRO UGH PORT at rear lor lurthar tmwon
• High quality metal casng colour maKhad lo I he Amiga S00
Inctudee MRBACKUP PRO' as wa4 as CorftQixaiotVPormai software I
37” EXTERNAL FLOPPY DRIVES
• Slimline design
• Suits any Amiga
• Cooling Vents
• Sleek, high quality metal casing
• Quality Citizen Sony drive mechanisi
• On Off switch on rear of drive
• Full 880K Formatted Capacity
• Long reach connection cable it Direct replacement for the A501
expansion Convenient On Off Memory Switch *
Auto-recharging battery backed Real-Time Clock - Compact Unit
Size : Ultra-neat design Only 4 low power FASTRAMs AMIGA A500
SOLDERLESS RAM UPGRADES With our MEGABOARD, you can further
expand your A500's memory to a total of 2Mb without disposing
of your existing 512K upgrade (must be 4 x RAM-chip type, or
not exceeding 9cm in length).
ONLY £28.99
1. 5MB RAM BOARD MEGABOARD RAM CLOCK UPGRADE
N. B.. The e*panson Doard requires Kickstart 1.3 lo operate •
Kickstart 1.3 upgrade available trom us for £29 96 inc. VAT
and delivery AMAZING LOW PRICE Fully populated board increases
total RAM in A500 to 2Mb! Plugs into trapdoor area, 6
connects to GARY’ chip * Includes battery- ' backed real-time
Clock Socketed RAM Ics on 512K 1 Mb Versions including VAT
& delivery
• AH3AH3Q V IVA 3aniDNI S3Dldd 11 * j
• AviAma v iva 3amDNi siDiud nv • !RY • [ PRICES INCLUDE VAT &
DELIVERY •
• ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY • Evesham nicros1 N tsbBsSw
£369.99 AVAILABLE WITH 2ND 3.5” EXTERNAL DRIVE FOR A SPECIAL
PRICE OF £419.99
• ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY • [T7?TrFrfTfTTm~S • ALL
PRICES INCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY • ONLY £39.95 GAZZA transfers
to.Evesham Micros with our new brilliant value Classics
ExtraPack.
£389.99 AVAILABLE WITH 2ND 3.5” EXTERNAL DRIVE FOR A SPECIAL PRICE OF £439.99 Commodore A590 20W Hard Drfee A590 512K RAM Upgrade A590 1 Afc FLAM Upgrade AS90 2Mb RAM Upgrade A500 Class o* the 90* Pack A5O0 Class o' the 90s Pack plus our 35’ External Osk Drive ! ZONAL IN* newscamw GOLDEN IMAGE HANDY SCANNER & TOUCH-UP new super-Iasi print speed ol 180CP* in dra" and 44 cp* in NLQ. The LC20 appropriately supercedes the phenomenally successful LC1Q ' INCLUDES CONNECTION ONLY £139.99 (Xflssandng guilty. Exceiiem value s* money • th* package moude* a lOCMOO® scarne- art" dr* optiona.
Pijs he amazrgiy powerful TOUCH-UP software package -men dm** Tm scanner droclty Scarcer indudas ¦«»rj anrdoa & DecaJigM tor accurate scare every 5rr* Scan -her l.na-an or grey Images up to 400dpi Many image enhancement 6 specal effects avaMOe from nitNn Touch-Up. A senvoe rvesimen to Pesoco Putxahrg won.
DDI KITE DC p,ices include VAT.
Rrc vicrco delivery and cable EVESHAM MICROS SPECIAL OFFER !
All STAR Printers include 12 months On-Site Maintenance Star LC 200 9-Pn CoWur 4 tom* t80 4Scp* . NEW! STAR LC20 last !8CV*5cps super 9-pm excellent .atoe Star LC 24-10 2«-Pn 4 loot*. Ieo «0cp* | Star LC 24-200 24-Fyi 5 font* 200*7cp* I Star LC 24-200C 7 cotour version ol above Automatic Sheet Faadar tor abov* pnrt*r* (pH state modeti NEW' Star XB24-200 COLOUR 24-p*i 90 Cd power prnter NEW! Star XB24-250 132 CcAmr varston ot XB24-200 €209 00 € 139M €209.00 € 249 00 €44.96 €399.99 £479.99 Olivetti JP 150 Inky*1 Ini class quality • exceptional vatoe Oivettl JP-350 InkJet excaeent high sp*ad
30C«p pnrxar Panasonic KXP11241 s**r-last 24p,n 300 40cp* €769 99 €369 99 €279 00 Citizen PRODOT-24 COLOUR ONLY £39.95 MIDI INTERFACE Professional 24-Pin Colour Printer with full 12 Months On-Site Warranty Cover I 200 cpe m draft SO cp» m LO mod ? 7 Cotour output Graphc* re* 3« x I80dp ? Huge 40k butter J Tractor ft Sxigf* Shaw F««d ? 12 MONTHS ON-SITE WARRANTY DM124C Normal RRP: C 389.95 inc.VAT delivery and cable TRACKBALL Exceiierv new huh periormance trackball k dxecdy ccxrpatPto to any Amga o Operate* from Ihe mouse or pyttek port Super *rrcoth accurate and versatile - you prcOabty
wonl want to use mouse agar after usng th Trac*bali' Total one-handed comm Top quality constnxton and opto- mechancal desgn deirverrg h gi speed a accuracy every tme No drrvw tcXtwar* needed' ONLY £29.95 QUALITY SCANNING - AT THE RIGHT PRICE !
Representing outstanding value to money, thl* package combine* fop quahry scanning
• intoare with the distinctively Weedul DAATASCAN PROFESSIONAL
wftware.
Aije-urw 4000p scanning resolution. TNs let truly superb qjai*y scat ¦ana&e tightness control scan Proleeatonal scanning and eating software lows raal-enw scarnng
• r In* an or in lo 64 JS2XSXT ONLY £119.99 ueo OWNERS' E rpand
your hard (to* slcrag* turtoer etth cn* rf our aOOon mrraly
cased SCSI Herd Onva* w» 2Sms aulcpartong NEC mecharssms and
NO*** power *«Xy Plugs "to tm soe**t prcmdad cn the rear ct the
A590 infl Erfemal 40Mb SCSI Drive cased with PSU to (toectty
add-on to the Commodore A590 ...... E 299.00 External 100Mb
SCSI Drive cased with PSU .. E 449.00 YOU
WILL HAVE TO PAY AT LEAST TWICE AS MUCH MONEY to obtain a
similar level of quality, function and sophistication ottered
by our new GENLOCK adapter, compatible to all Amiga*1 Special
features irdude the ability to reccxd graph** A anmatiors cn
video recorders and overlay graphc and text cnto video Capable
of smooth and stable tadng and overlaying effects with speciaf
tuning « K© NEW.' TOP VALUE 400dpi HANDY SCANNER to*' *mg*
produce* ttoe auaMy hi* siarao sound (' qualty noroo sound
ropnxlixltn » Ihe !u*
• r Pa ipecuilt, designed groat new twin ««¦» «t ~ Feaitures
telle* ported speaker oesgn IP 3 ¦uni «w*rs r oocP unit and
ncorporales a M r ir©W*r w«h adjustable vofcene ccxilrol Rims
tor PSU (supplied) o* from batteries (rto» nckidad) $ •*•«
?i9i93' 25rm (H-WtDI With Its dadeaUd monitor kgut. Ttos model
corobtoes the advwitage* o' a high quality medu*- rtaoMlon
ccsxr mcnltc* with th* conventsnce to rernOa control Tatoext TV
- at an • **•« toe price1 HEW V»ur laetUM dart gl*M screen tor
toproved contraal ptua full rang* 3-wy spaa tor sort output
REALISE THE TRUE SOUND POTENTIAL OF YOUR AMIGA WITH THIS PAIR
OF FULL RANGE SPEAKERS!
2Y-FI amplified stereo PHILIPS 15" TV MONITOR A590 ADD-ON HARD DRIVES M M UNLl ROCGEN GENLOCK ONLY £114.99 Philips CM8833 Mk.ll including cable .
Dalivary & cable GUARANTEED WE GUARANTEE that thto Is the
• moottmt, most responsive and accurate replacement mouse you can
buy for the Amiga. Excellent performance, now with a 300dpi
resolution. Amazing new price I TRUEMOUSE ONLY £145.00 fr AMIGA
SPECIAL DEALS C- ToP Value starter Pack includes: "¦ •¦¦Mil ,
Amiga 500 with 1Mb RAM and 1Mb Drive iTV Modulator, Mouse,
Kickstart 1.3, etc. ' DELUXE PAINT III' Paint Package. PLUS:
LEMMINGS’ (top seller!)
, ' CAPTAIN PLANET' BOARD KIT Kits compose ol lull size hard disk contrciier cards incorporating unpcpwiatod SIMMS RAM expansion sockets tor accommodating up 10 8Mb RAM; PLUS high speed, last access NEC SCSI hard disks 40MB HARD DRIVE ft INTERFACE I RAM CARD.... E 349.00 100MB HARD DRIVE ft INTERFACE RAM CARD.. E 499.00 PLEASE NOTE: Theso are unpopulated RAM sockets - Add E 80.00 per 2Mb ol RAM required.
Deluxe VO00 3 MR 8ac»ip .
AMOS - 1 SOFTWARE € 64 95 €29 96 € 37 50 Dg4a WorOwolh Kind Word* 2 Protext V5 Ogre Home Account* Delux* Pan* 4 C HOOQ €37 96 C 11995 €23 95 C 79 99 Hsoft Lance C GFA BASIC V3 GFA BASIC Corrpiler Drrpac 2 15 Disney An.matton SlixJo € 199 00 €39 96 €34 96 €44 96 €69 95 AMIGA 1500 2000 UPGRADES H NEW! STAR LC20 9-Pin Printer Features an Amiga 500 'Cartoon Classics'Pack as detailed above, plus these Fabulous games : OAZZA2 I NIGEL MANSELL' JUNGLE BOOK' SUBBUTEO' I Tracksuit Manager 90' 'ASTERIX' 'Tank Battle' I Battle Squadron' Diet Riot Block Alanche " Treasure Trap' LoarN'Maze' DiskMsn' PLUS! A
wordproce*sor and spreadsheet Offering lull conpati&lffy w*h atowt any Amiga au3to dgtaer pat-age cor SouxJ Sampler feature* excel tore circuitry, yietoirg prcKessicnai resuts Th* mam NV converter grres a (Hgtisrg resol Jion tfipio 50KHr wth a last slew rate Two phono sockets are provtoed lex ste-eo ine irpul plus an cfton tow rscroptone Ad|t6Jabie gan is achieved with bul-n ccntrol knob Corrplele with public domain d $ k Professional 24-Pin Colour Printer
- at a budget price!
? HgWy verMtite letter quatty printer ? 2CC cp* output ir draft 66 cps m LO mod* (5 In* lenerquaHytorttl ?Fullcontrol trom (rent panel J Graph-cs res 3 Bodpi J FaraUH and Interlace* Tractor ft Single Sheet Feed a* standard ? 2 Yaw Manufacturer* Warranty Normal RRP: E 746.35 inc.VAT CARTOON CLASSICS EXTRA' PACK A500 CARTOON CLASSICS PACK NEW SUCCESSOR TO THE STAR LC-10, WITH MANY FEATURES AND A FASTER PRINT SPEED indlmg. Lour excellent NLO font* C 299 99 Amiga 1500 Staner Pack 11 *A RAM f 29 95 2x3 5" drives. CBM 1083 Colour Fajnflor.
C 59 95 Deluxe Pamt 3 Platinum Works Home €9995 Accounts 3 « Games, etc) £979 0C 8Mb RAM Expansion Card with 2Mb Fitted easily upgradeable to 4Mb. 6Mb or 8Mb £ 149.95 VDI-RGB colour tram generation kit from BftW images EUR VIOEOPHOT V320 Sophisticated Yxtoo EdOng System KCS Power board Hardware PC EmUakr with as own VIRUS PROTECTOR BANISH VIRUS PROBLEMS!
BART SIMPSON vs. THE SPACE MUTANTS' ONLY £29.95 STEREO SOUND SAMPLER H Olivetti DM124C COLOUR Our compact Virus Protector tits aanly to the Pori ot th last dak drhv your Amrga system, protarflng all Internal and external drive* trom bool block vWuse*. Incorporate* a ,, - n - _ mm,ONLY £6.95 the protection facility.
Our Ijty ccmpdtbe.'h h quality M©t rnedace connects dredly «*th the Amga senai pod and provdes IN. OUT ft THRU pom tor gooa he.biit, Features LEO indicator* cn each port lor _ __ _ . _ __ ONLY £19.95 NEW COMMODORE CDTV. Including Lamming*' 4 Mulchlneon* Encyclopaedia' Starter Compact Dtaca € 579.00 VI OF Amiga vdeo dlgtaer package ine VlO-Chrom* € 110.00 VlOI-Chroma Amiga cobur frame generation lit trom BftW image* C 16 96 AMIGA 500 INTERNAL 3.5" REPLACEMENT DRIVE Fully compatible. Kit includes full fitting instructions £ 41.99 REPLACEMENT A500 PSU Genuine Commodore Amiga A500 type replacement
Power Supply Unit. Good quality 'switch mode' type. Super low price I SUPPLIES LTD TEL: 0228 590699 ATLAS WORLD NELSON STREET CARLISLE CUMBRIA CA2 5ND
3. 5" DISKS WITH BOXES ACCESSORIES ¦ MOUSE
MAT ....£2.99 IMOUSE
HOUSE £1.99 |3.5" CLEANING
KIT .....£2.50 114" MONITOR SWIVEL......£14.50 ¦ PLASTIC
PRINTER STAND ..£6.99 1100 X DISK LABELS ....£1.50 11000
X DISK LABELS ..£9.50 30 3.5" DSDD +
BOX .....£15.95 40 3.5" DSDD +
BOX .....£20.95 50 3.5" DSDD +
BOX .....£22.95 80 3.5" DSDD +
BOX .....£34.95 100 3.5" DSDD +
BOX .....£38.95 ALL DISKS 100% ERROR
FREE & GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
3. 5” LOCKABLE DISK BOXES 50 CAPACITY ..£3.65 100
CAPACITY ..£4.65 12 CAPACITY LIBRARY
CASE .£0.99 GREAT VALUE m ?
3. 5" DSDD DISKS ALL DISKS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY MANUFACTURED BY
FAMOUS NAMES. EG. SONY. BASF. FUJI (BULK) ETC. FREEDOM
CONNECTOR MAKE YOUR CONVENTIONAL JOYSTICK INTO AN I INFRARED
REMOTE ONE.
NO WIRES 13 FEET RANGE. AUTO FIRE ETC ETC. ONLY £19.95 JOYSTICKS 25 DSDD 135 TPI ....39p EACH 50 DSDD 135 TPI ....37p EACH 100 DSDD 135 TPI ....35p EACH 200 DSDD 135 TPI ....34p EACH 400 DSDD 135 TPI ....33p EACH 1000 DSDD 135 TPI ....30p EACH ? E 0 0 0 11 QUICKJOY 11 TURBO ....£9.95 I 2 STINGRAY + AUTOFIRE £15.95 |3 QUICKJOY 11 PILOT .....£8.95 |4 QUICKJOY 11
JUNIOR ...£5.95 15 QUICKJOY 11 SUPERBOARD ..£17.95 1 2 MEG DUST COVERS.... VERY THICK TYPE JUST £2.50 UPGRADE ONLY £33.95 INC CLOCK REMEMBER - OUR GUARANTEED DISKS ARE MADE BY COMPANIES SUCH AS SONY, BASF.
FUJI. ETC DON'T RISK NOT BUYING YOUR DISKS FROM US!! Y IF YOU VALUE YOUR DATA & MONEY. YOU’D BE DAFT NOT TO BUY FROM US.
VIRUS PROTECTOR KIT WARNINGlVIRUSES KILL DATA.
WrTH VIRUS PROTECTOR KJTYOU CAN BE SURE OF KILLING NEARLY ALL TYPES OF VIRUSES.
ALL THIS FOR JUST £5.99 (INC LIBRARY CASE) INFORMATION LINE WE OPERATE AN INFORMATION UNE. IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE AMIGA JUST DIAL THE NUMBER AND LISTEN TO OUR RECORDING 0898 88 62 OO PLEASE ADD POSTAGE & PACKING: £3.50. ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT.
MAKE CHEQUES & PCS PAYABLE TO: ATLAS COMPUTER SUPPLIES LTD & POST TO ABOVE ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE YOUR ORDER BY QUOTING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER & EXPIREY DATE. YOUR ORDER WILL BE DESPATCHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE OFFER A NEXT DAY CORRIER SERVICE FOR AN EXTRA £8.99 When you’ve worked out the answers, write them down on a postcard or the outside ot a sealed envelope and send your entry to Sonmax Super Chance Competition, CU Amiga, 30-32 Farringdon Lane London EC1R 3AU.
Closing dale is 26th November.
Sonmaxs Terminator is the follow-up to their highly popular Cruiser stick. This nifty joystick has been radically re-styled, combining durable construction, microswitched controllers and luturistic good looks.
Toms s A-iflBi TO bewon To celebrate the release of their latest joystick, Sonmax have generously offered 30 superb prizes for CU readers to win. The prizes are arranged into four categories: music, games, toys and Sonmax. The winner of the music category will walk away with the top ten Cds (or the top fifteen albums), whilst the games winner will collect the top five games for their Amiga. Three winners in the toy category will each pick up a remote controlled hovercraft, and 25 Sonmax winners will pick up a brand new Terminator joystick fresh from the production line.
GAMES
1) Name Rainbow Arts' unreleased Mario Brothers clone.
2) Which publisher released the Terminator II game?
3) Complete the game title: Mega Traveller 1 The...... TOYS
1) Does the helmsman ol a hovercraft need a driver's, an air
pilot’s or a sea captain's licence?
SONMAX
1) Who played the T800 Terminator in both films?
WHAT VOU HAVE TO DO Select a category and answer correctly all the questions within: MUSIC
1) Name Bryan Adam's record-breaking No1?
2) Name any Beatles song with the word love in it.
There are 30 prizes up for grabs in our marvelous Sonmax competition.
COMPETITION COMPETITION win a monitor Philips have got a selection of super prizes for you to win. Top prize is one of their excellent CM8833 monitors, which is bound to sharpen your image! There are also three magnificent Microprose software bundles for runnners up. The bundles consist of Midwinter, F19- Stealth Fighter and UMS II.
WHAT TO DO All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is draw your version of a famous painting or drawing. It could be Constable’s Haywain, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or something modern by Warhol or Hockney. You can use any art package, but digitised dr 24-bit pictures are not allowed.
Your entry should be submitted on 3.5 inch Amiga disk, and you should write your name, address, picture title and format (HAM, high- res, etc) on the disk label.
Send your entries to: Philips competition, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU.
Closing Dato: 15th December 1991.
E3 0530 411485 VISA 0530 411485 k A PRESENTS THE POWER WITHIN & PRODUCED FOR THE ROCTEC SLIMLINE DISC DRIVE ONLY £59.95 ROCTEC DISC DRIVE
* MAC II
* UTILITIES DISC ONLY £99.95 A500.
1. 8MB RAM EXPANSION ONLY £139.45 POPULATED TO 512K £53.95
POPULATED TO 1MB £89.95 POPULATED TO 1 5MB £116.05 EXPANDER
BOARD FOR 512K VERSION £15.95 ALL VERSIONS WORK WITH
1. 2 KICKSTART EXCEPT 1,5MB NEW LOW PRICE 512K RAM EXPANSION WITH
CLOCK ONLY £21.95 WITHOUT CLOCK ONLY £1 9.95 INC VAT & P P THE
MOST POWERFUL SOFTWARE HARDWARE UTILITY EVER OUTSTANDING
FEATURES:
* MENU DRIVEN OPTIONS WHICH MAKE IT EASY TO USE.
* LOAD AND SAVE PARAMETERS IN THE BUILT IN FILING SYSTEM.
* WORKS WITH ALL TYPES OF DISCS: LONG SHORT TRACKS, STRONG BITS,
DATA COMPRESSION EXPANSION.
* ON OFF SWITCH TO MAKE THE HARDWARE FULLY TRANSPARENT WHEN NOT
IN USE.
* DATA VERIFICATION & OPTIMISATION FOR FAST LOADING.
* ALSO WORKS WITH OTHER FORMATS: IBM, MAC, ATARI etc...
* QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL. HARDWARE JUST PLUGS INTO DISC DRIVE
INTERFACE.
(SECOND DISC DRIVE IS REQUIRED) MAC II IS THE BEST, MOST PROFESSIONAL AND MOST VERSATILE UTILITY OF ITS TYPE EVER MADE FOR THE AMIGA 500. THE MAC II SYSTEM IS DESIGNED WITH A FUTURE, BECAUSE IT PENETRATES INTO THE VERY HEART OF THE AMIGA, ITS POWERFUL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE DEVICES ALLOW THE USER TO NAVIGATE AROUND ALL DISCS. OTHER SYSTEMS CAN ONLY COPE WITH EXISTING DISCS (AND AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW NOT ALL OF THEM AS CLAIMED). OTHER SYSTEMS HAVE TO BE UPDATED TO COMPENSATE FOR NEW DISCS... MAC II DOES NOT!!! IT WILL SERVE YOU FOR EVER.
ORDER MAC II NOW AND YOU WILL NEVER NEED TO BUY ANOTHER UTILITY LIKE THIS.
MAC II UTILITIES DISC The MAC II UTILITIES DISC is a powerful addition to the MAC II system for the advanced user. It provides routines for alignment and disc speed check, and the MFM analyser. The MFM analyser allows the user to analyse individual tracks on a disc quickly and easily to determine the optimum method for the MAC II. This makes the MAC II system incredibly powerful.
ALL THIS FOR ONLY £19.95 r.-n. BUY THE UTILITIES DISC WITH THE MAC II SYSTEM FOR ONLY £49.95r TRADE ENQUIRIES WELCOME ON ALL NEW PRODUCTS-lT",. , NEW PRODUCT!
NEW PRODUCT!
BEELINE HIGH QUALITY STEREO SOUND 1 SAMPLER WITH SOFTWARE.
ALSO WORKS WITH ALL KNOWN SAMPLER SOFTWARE!
ONLY £24.95 MEW PRODUCT!
AUTOMATIC JOYSTICK-MOUSE SWITCHER*4 AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHES TO JOYSTICK OR MOUSE, WHICHEVER IS IN USE.
ONLY £14.95 12 MONTHS WARRANTY ON ALL PRODUCTS. ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND P&P 1988 COPYRIGHT ACT, ASHCOM NEITHER CONDONES NOR AUTHORISES THE USE OF THIS PACKAGE FOR THE REPRODUCTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. THE FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE MAC II ARE DESIGNED TO REPRODUCE USERS OWN SOFTWARE. PD SOFTWARE & OTHER SUCH PROGRAMS WHERE PERMISSION HAS BEEN CLEARLY GIVEN. IT IS ILLEGAL TO MAKE COPIES OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR THE LICENSEE THEREOF.
MON-FRi Only from ASHCOM, Dept. CU, 10 The Green, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire LE6 5JU.
I™™ Telephone (0530) 411485 £ Fax: (0530) 414433 BE YOUR OWN BOSS The all in one computer software productivity pack designed with the home office in mind.
In this pack you will find the software packages of most help to you in managing your affairs.
Use the database and word processor to create personalised letters.
Use the graphics library to put together a newsletter using the high quality fonts of the publishing package.
Use the spreadsheet witl other programs to make1 stunning reports.
Info File This is more than just a simple database. Info File manages your pictures and sounds as well as texf and numbers. With 10 readymade templates you’ll
* have thirn ad start to get you straigfyiTfo the package.
'"o _ .
* ' Choice '00 professionally drawn ic images to illustrate and
iment your document.
Faxi Plan he leading Spreadsheet, Database, Charting and Application building programme which allows you to plan finances from personal to corporate and output them in any of 100 different chart styles.
Cale Fonts This collection of 35 high quality fonts work with Page Setter to enhance your creativity.
Kind Words 2.0 More than just a simi processor, Kind Won allow you to check yoi spelling against its own 100,000 word English dictionary as well as incorporating colour graphics.
Page Setter The comprehensive solution to your Desktop Publishing requirements. From letterheads to newsletters and posters, Page Setter is your only logical choice.
HOME OFFICE is available from all our branches. To get your copy simply call in or phone your nearest branch with your credit card number; or send us a cheque for £69.95. Postal and telephone customers should include £5.00 p&p and insurance.
Home Office from Diamond, building the businesses of the | future.
LHC MicrosaJes Diamond Computers 121 Regents Street 84 Lodge Rd Leamington Spa • Warks Southampton TEL: 0926 312155 TEL: 0703 232777 FAX: 0926 883432 FAX: 0703 232679 Diamond Computers Diamond Computers 144 Ferry Road 406 Ashty Rd Edinburgh Poole Scotland Dorset TEL: 031 554 3557 TEL: 0202 716226 Diamond Computers Diamond Computers 1022 Stockport Road 443 Gloucester Rd Manchester Bristol TEL: 061 257 3999 TEL: 0272 522044 FAX: 061 257 3997 FAX: 0272 693223 Diamond Computers Diamond Computers 232 Tottenham Ct Road 1045 High Road London W1 Chadweil Heath - TEL: 071 580 4355 Romford TEL: 081 597
8851 iAIMQ FAX: 081 590 8959 SEE OUR 6 PAGE AD IN THIS MAGAZINE FOR PRICES YOU WONT BELIEVE.
YOU CAN’T BUY CHEAPER THAN DIAMOND!
NEXT MONTH O&UMJRSy w WATCH OUT FOR THE NEXT STAGGERINGLY COLOURFUL ISSUE OF CU AMIGA AND LEARN NOW TO PRODUCE STUNNING GRAPHICS ¦ Exclusive! The latest 24-bit colour product tested ¦ Exclusive! Steven Spielberg’s new computer- animated movie nigh qualit Setter to ity.
Amond, ses of the ¦ Readers' art - shining examples from the Picassos next door ¦ Get yourself signed on as a top games designer ¦ Bravo, it’s the Oscars - CU goes to the computer graphics film festival awards!
¦ Get festive: design your owir Christmas cards ¦ Get involved with the most comprehensive ever survey of Amiga clip art - use it to make your pages look great.
Micawws OgelM lamoW OTO 232777 0703 232679 odd Computers ftshtyHd 0202 716226 mond Computers Gloucester Rd to* . 0272 522044 (: 0272 693223 imond Computers 45 High Road udweii Heath- xntord EL: 081 597 8851 AX'. 08' 590 8959 All OF THIS, PLUS... Our Christmas Buyer’s Guide Special. What are the best games, applications and hardware on the shelves this Christmas? Read CU Amiga and find out! PLUS... The biggest ever issue of CU [ifpg 1Sr i Amiga with reviews of Robocop 3, Populous 2, 4D Sports Boxing, Mega Twins, Suspicious Cargo and Tip Off.
ON SALE 26TH NOVEMBER 1991___ THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER Upgrade your A500 PLUS to 1.5Mb for only £24.95 All AMIGA 500’s are now the 500 Plus model.
Workbench 2 and the enhanced Chip Set.
Court Road W1 1Mb n. .1 1Mb EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Lemmings. Captain Planet. Ban Simpson
• Deluxe Pamt III. • 512k RAM upgrade
• All AMIGA standard leatures. Mouse etc. 1Mb JUSTICE PACK AMIGA
500 P COMPRISING Lemmings. Captain Planet. Ban Simpson.
• Deluxe Pamt III. . 512k RAM upgrade . All AMIGA Standard
features. Mouse etc. Judge Dread. Speedball 2, Car-Vup.
Corporation.
Xenon 2. Back To The Future 3, Cadaver. Line Of Fire. Teenage Mutant Ninja Tunles. St. Dragon and Top Quality Joystick.
ONLY £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £599.00 INC VAT WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE 1Mb AWESOME PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Lemmings. Captain Planet Ban Simpson.
• Deluxe Paint III . 512k RAM upgrade ? All AMIGA standard
features. Mouse etc Awesome, car tap Corporation. Xenon II,
Shadow Of The beast II, Cadaver, St Dragon. Back To the Future
II. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Line of Fire.
And Top quaWyJoystick ONLY £359.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor
• F19 Promotion ONLY £574.00 INC VAT WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE
THE CARTOON CLASSIC PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS Or with 8833 Mk II
Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £599.00 INC VAT COMPRISING
Lemmings.
Captain Planet.
Ban Simpson
• Deluxe Paint III
• 512k RAM upgrade
• All AMIGA standard features. Mouse etc. PacK 1Mb PacK £399.00 i
iMb Pack iMb ARCADE ACTION PACK AMIGA 500 P COMPRISING
Lemmings, Captain Planet. Bart Simpson.
• Deluxe Paint III. • 512k RAM upgrade
• All AMIGA standard leatures, Mouse etc. Speedball 2. Une Of
Flu. Frenetic. Car Vup.
Corporation, Xenon II, Cadaver. Si Dragon. Back To the Future II. Teenage Mutant Nm|o Turtles Top Quality Joystick.
ONLY £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £599.00 INC VAT A WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE E R S Y S T E PacK ,Mb DIAMOND CLASSIC PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Speedball II, Shadow Of The Beasl 2. Car-vup Corporation. Xenon II. Back To The Future 3.
Cadaver. Line Of Fire, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
St. Dragon.
. Top Quality Joystick ONLY £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £599.95 INC VAT WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE MON eacfcveptareS of You totoVJ WMAt-TUAf i MEANS- PfeOPU &f,TT «, RIPPBO OFF wru o« T VTOC.K »WS-*AOOFM6W VmllLOAjT EVEN VC*JC-V4+*b wtt BvTitt «aer -c 1 DlANVONt ...lU6y 1 ONLY «U Tufc LmtST spgez r T r on -to *et of -Tv® Ltf**f DIAMOND -fV- COMMERCIAL.
Ore M7 FAN* LIKE MY Nttl lOO* Yfi'Tup NEVJ «TAFF RM4CY... " M I V*? y *0911 J SAN*TA-. WHAT ARE Vou DOIN& HeRt? WraY Abovrf youB. 5 D»uypR*t7J Af- i6 POOV-e BRAMCMoF T lAMONT ... 'nice MalRCOt AMp" i nww'Wa &Trt vamta a esAuv oood dbalcw PAB-r exchange «be T TSinS36»i V PftoFV**oR Pbvce..X V MfcStbi-tAU-MV NtV-J f j AMV6 A A500 PluS'5 Anb MtHlOUk tit&fiBXF) LowtsZL&0 No. 1 FOR GORDON BENNETT' If you want loads of noddy games go somewhere else. Diamond believe in QUAUJYBflLflUANTITY!
Export Hotline Bristol 0272 522044 Richard Brown REMEMBER, AT DIAMOND YOU HAVE A CHOICE Authorised lull service centre at our Bristol Ottice, now ottering same day repairs. Contact Keith our service manager lor details Bristol 0272 522044 1Mb PacK1Mb BEAST PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Lemmings. Captain Planet. Ban Simpson Deluxe Paint III. * 512k RAM upgrade . All AMIGA standard features. Mouse etc. Shadow Of The Beast 2, Speodbal' 2. Car-Vup, Monty Python s Flying Circus. Xe on?. Back To The Future 3. Cadaver. Line Ol Fire. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. S' Dragon and a top quality Joystick
ONLY £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £599.00 INC I WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE 1Mb PacK 1Mb MEGABLAST PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Lemmings. Captain Planet. Ban Simpson
• Deluxe Paint III. . 512k RAM upgrade .AI AMIGA standard
features, Mouse etc. Judge Dread. Rrai. Speedbail 2.Car Vup.
Xenon2.
Back To The Future 3, Cadavr r. Line Of Fire.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, S: Dragon and two top quality arcade roysticks 1Mb PacK 1Mb BRAT PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS Lemmings. Captain Planet. Bart Simpson
• Deluxe Paint III. . 512k RAM upgrade . All AMIGA standard
features. Mouse etc BRAT. Shadow ot Tne Beast 2. Oar-vup.
Corporation, xenon 2. Back To The Future3.
Line Of Fire. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a top quality joystick ONLY £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor
* F19 Promotion ONLY £599.00 INC » WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE
only £399.00 INC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor » F19 Promotion
ONLY £599.00 INC WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE 1Mb 1Mb 1Mb PacK
HOME OFFICE PACK AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Pack PacK THE
DIAMOND AMIGA 500 HARD DISK DEALS Simply plugs into an AMIGA
500. It can even take up to 8Mb ot RAM 52Mb 9ms access 0k RAM
£399.00 52Mb 9ms access 2Mb RAM £539.00 52Mb 9ms access 4Mb RAM
£569.00 52Mb 9ms access 6Mb RAM £769.00 52Mb 9ms access 8Mb RAM
£829 00 PLUG-IN SIMM RAM MODULES 2Mb RAM Version ADD £99.95 4Mb
RAM Version ADD £189.95 6Mb RAM Version ADD £279.95 8Mb RAM
Version ADD £349.95 DIAMONO SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFEF Trade In
your old A590 Hard disk and sel between £150 and £200 oH your
new di BUSINESS PACK , AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPRISING Lemmings,
Captain Planet. Bart Simpson .Deluxe Paint III. .512k RAM
upgrade . All AMIGA standard features. Mouse etc The Home
Office Kit High Ouakty OKI 24 Pin printer ONLY £599.00 INC VAT
Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? FI 9 Promotion ONLY £799.00 INC
VAT WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE Add £100.00 tor a colour
prtnter!
9 9 % Lemmings. Captain Planet. Ban Simpson.
.Deluxe Paint ill. .512k RAM upgrade ? All AMIGA standard features. Mouse eic.
The Home Office Kit Seikosha 9 Pin printer ONLY £499.00 "VC VAT Or with 8833 Mk II Monitor ? F19 Promotion ONLY £699.00 INC VAT WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE Add £100.00 for a colour printer!
G G SWAP IT FOR ONLY £499.00 WANT A1500?
GOT A 500?
All Prices Include VAT!
MR DIAMOND’S PART EXCHANGE CENTRE AMIGA 1500 SPECIAL PROMOTION Comprising THE NEW AMIGA 1500 PACK AMIGA 1500 52Mb 9ms access hard disk driven by the NEXUS SCSI hard disk controller with 2Mb of RAM which can be expanded in 2Mb steps up to a maximum of 8Mb. The NEXUS also comes with suite of storage software utilities: Flashback, PowerBench, SmartCache, Spoolit, DiskSurgeon, InstantFormat, MemoryDoctor. Utilities to enhance the control of your SCSI Hard disks.
Software with the machine comprises DeluxePaint III, The Works, Home Accounts, 3 Games, Puzznic, Toki and Elf, and a book entitled "Get Th e Most Out of Your AMIGA".
ONLY £1149 inc DON'T YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO DRIVE THE BEST?
NOW YOU CAN WITH DIAMOND PX!
Full upgrade paths and trade-ins are available on your Amiga 500 from all our branches.
All you have to do is bring in your computer and any accessories and as long as it is in adequate condition then you can walk away with an Amiga 1500 for only£499.00 inc P X is available at all our branches.
Old 1500 base unit + software £639 Or with Mk 2 PHILIPS monitor £839 A1500 2000PIUS :A1500 Software pack including The Works, Platinum Database, WP, Spreadsheet, Deluxe Paint 3, PLUS Sim City, Populous, Their Finest Hour, Battlechess, A-Z of computer jargon, Get the most out of your Amiga.
ONLY £1349 inc Or with 8833 Mkll Monitor +F19 promotion With Multisync Monitor and CBM Video Card (Flicker Fixer). ONLY £1899 inc The A1500 is one of the best kept professional secrets it seems. This workhorse regularly produces the press ads for DIAMOND including this advert.lt is also central to the production of many game shows such as "CATCHPHRASE" and “ALL CLUED UP" to name but two. With AMIGA professional software costing a fraction of its counterpart on the APPLE MAC and PC, it must be the obvious choice for professional and leisure use.
AMIGA A 1500 1Mb RAM.
3. 5" floppy disk drive, base machine with 2x 3.5" floppy disks
and new software pack £699.00 The NEW Commodore AMIGA AMIGA
3000-25-100 25Mhz, 100Mb hard disk An Incredible £2395.00 INC
Mr Diamond Incredible Offer Includes FREE 4Mb of Static RAM
with 1950 M sync monitor Only 12 left!
£2595.00 INC VAT £899.00 £999.00 all above * Monitor with XT Bridgeboard £469.00 £645.00 A2000 base machine Ex-demo A2000 INCREDIBLE PX OFFER visit Mr. Diamond and discover what your A500 is worth in part exchange XT Bridgeboard
5. 25" floppy drive £149.00 AT Bridgeboard with either
3. 5" or 5.25" floppy drive £575.00 PC XT & AT Compatibility lor
AMIGA XT Bridgeboard
5. 25" floppy drive £149.00 AT Bridgeboard with either
3. 5" or 5.25" floppy drive £575.00 £199.95 for an additional 4Mb
of Static RAM BUY NOW & SAVE MONEY THIS CHRISTMAS CDTV at an
incredible price of ONLY £499.
Don't miss all the Top Titles including KARAOKE.
All the fun of the party in your ownfront room this Christmas.(Tottenham Ct. Rd. Only) MR DIAMOND’S SUPER SPARES CENTRE IIVS TRUMPCARDS only £99.95 i IVS Trumpcard is the lop selling SCSI hard drive
- Itroller. Representing the latest in technology directly from 9
USA, it is the only controller to support IBM, Amiga and iple
MAC partitions on one hard disk. This allows you to n software
for the three main hardware platlorms on one Only one computer
can do this.
Internal A500 Disk Drive £41.95 Fatter Agnus £74.95 fitted by one of our qualified engineers
C. I.A. chips £14.95 A500 fixed repair cost £54.95 HARD DISK
DRIVES SPARES IMPULSE IMP52S LP 52Mb 9ms £229.00 IMP52S LP
80Mb 9ms £369.00 IMP52S LP 105Mb 9ms £399.00 IMP52S LP 170Mb
9ms £599.00 IMP52S LP 210Mb 9ms £659.00 SYQUEST 44Mb 28ms
P.O.A. removeable cartdridge drive TRUMPCARD FOR ABOVE add
£115.00 PHILIPS MONITOR 8833 Mkli colour monitor inc. dust
cover and lead ? F19 Promo only £229.00 MEMORY UPGRADES lor
your A1500 or A2000 with the ICD 8Mb RAM board Bare Board
£81.00 Extra 2Mb populated £75.00 Extra 4Mb populated £149.00
Extra 6Mb populated £223.00 Extra 8Mb populated £295.00 Extra
- [mu Res 14" coloui Res 21" coloui iroway Flicker Fit M Flicker
Fixer £149 ICD PRODUCT LIST ADIDE 40 INTERFACE AM2000 The IDE
3.5" hard disk controller which tits under the CPU - It uses no
expansion slots £99 95 ADIDE 44 INTERFACE AM500 The Internal
2.5” hard disk controller for the AMIGA 500 - includes cables
and brackets £119.95 ADRAM 2080 Add up to 8Mb of internal RAM
to the Amiga i 0Mb populated. £119.95 ADRAM 505 0k Fits A501
slot adding up lo 1 Mb 0Mb populated £29.95 ADRAM 540 0k Fits
A501 s'ot adding up to 1 Mb 0Mb populated 1109 9 ADRAM 560 D
RAM Adds 2Mb to ADRAM 540 109.95 ADSCSI 2080 0k A2000 SCSI
hard disk controller up to 8Mb RAM 1165 1 ADSPEED A budget
14.3MHz accelerator card £239.95 ADVANTAGE ADSCSI 2000 Hard
Drive controller £125.00 FLICKER FREE VIDEO AM - Used with a
VGA monitor and an AMIGA 500 1500 2000 will produce flicker
free displays £299.00 HOST ADAPTER ADSCSI + ST Theworld's
smallest host adapter for adding a hard drive to a MEGGA
computer £994)0 NOVIA 201 AM - A 20Mb hard drive that uses an
IDE interface to work within the AMIGA 500 £6794)0 Oigiview
Gold £99.95 Pro Net Personal £84.95 Pro Video Font 1 £29.95 Dos
2 Dos £24.95 Pro Video Font 2 £29.95 Mac 2 Dos £49.00 Pro Video
Font 3 £29.95 Quarterback 4.3 £49.95 Pro Video Font 4 £29.95
Quarterback Pro Video Font 5 £29.95 Tools £34.95 5ro Video Gold
£139.95 Crossdos V4 £44.95 Pro Video Post £139.95 Desktop
Budget £19.95 Video Fonts £44.95 Pro Draw 2 £34.95 Can Do
£69.95 Pro Page 2 £99.95 A Talk III £44.95 Scala £184.95 Draw
4D £139.95 Video Titler 3D £69.95 Sculpt 3D XL £84.95 3D Text
Animator £24.95 Sculpt Animate Credit Text 4D £239.95 Scroller
£24.95 Sculpt Animate Pageflipper Plus £74.95 40 Jr.
£69.95 FIX BAD £24.95 Pagerender £74.95 ro Board £239.95 Art Department £44.95 Pro Board Art Depart. Pro £109.95 Personal £84.95 Pro Write 3.1 £79.95 Pro Net £239.95 Competition Pro £7.99, Competition Pro Ex... £13.49, Competition Pro Star Extra £12.99, Quickjoy Jet Fighter £13.99, Quickshot111 Turbo 2 £8.99, Quickshot 138F Maverickl £12.1 3uickshot 130F Python £9.99, Stingray Handh '13,99, Turbo Joypad £14.99, Top Star £19.E_. Quickshot Starfighter remote *two joysticks £29.99 [ni High speed Hard Disk Controllers taking |Up to 8Mb of on board RAM Bareboard £199.00 52Mb Quantum 11 ms £399,00
114Mb NEC 20ms £689.00 PRICES INCLUDE VAT GENLOCKS Rendale £118.95 CBM internal £99.95 G2 £575.00 New Rootec £119.95 SOFTWARE - CLUB MEMBER PRICES EXTERNAL DRIVE NEXUS COMBO’S JOYSTICKS SPEED UP your 1500, 2000 with a Co-Processor board.
Phone for details GVP PRODUCTS A2000 COMBO68030 accelerator card 33MHx with 4Mb RAM. £1659.00 A2000 30 4MB Upgrade RAM £599.95 A2000 HC 0 II Hard Disk controller able to take 8Mb RAM. No Disk resident £169.00 A2000 HC8 +0Mb 0 II SCSI Hard Disk controller 2Mb resident RAM. Quantum 200M hard disk. £249.95 A3050 - 4 0 50MHz 68030 accelerator with maths co-processor and 4Mb RAM £2599.00 A3050 -4 80Mb 50MHz accelerator card, 4Mb RAM and 80Mb Hard disk. £2995.00 A3050 -4 200Mb 50MHz accelerator card, 4Mb RAM and 200Mb Hard disk. £3649.00 A3050 -4 340Mb 50MHz accelerator card.
4Mb RAM and 340Mb Hard disk. £4449.95 A500 HD 40Q GS external SCSI port with PSU, 40Mb drive, up to 8Mb RAM. £659.00 A500 HD8 +0 52Q external SCSI port with 200Mb drive, up to 8Mb RAM. £699.00 22 1 COMBO 2000 68030 accelerator card 22MHz, 1 Mb RAM, SCSI port.. £949.95 33 1 105Q COMBO 2000 68030 accelerator card with maths co-processor, 4Mb RAM, SCSI controller, 105Mb HD. £2395.00 33 4 200 COMBO 2000 68030 accelerator card with maths co-processor, 4Mb RAM, SCSI controller, 105Mb HD. £2395,00 A2000 030RAM 4 68030 accelerator card 22MHz,4Mb RAM. £999.00 WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON GVP DO NOT FORGET
CAPTAIN DIAMOND’S PRICE PLEDGE!
D501 512k RAM card + Disk Drive ONLY £79.90 D501 512k RAM card . Clock ONLY £24.95 WE CANNOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE m- CHIPS & DISKS We only sell new chips A590 Memory chips
0. 5Mb £17.60
1. 0Mb £35.25
2. 0Mb £69.00 A590 2Mb Populated £328.00 8UP BOARD & CHIPS Bare
Board (0Mb) £81.00 add cost of RAM to your spec. 2Mb +£69.00
4Mb +£137.50 6Mb +£206.00 8Mb +£274.00 SK CONTROLLER CARDS
GRANDSLAM, new SCSI controller IVS. Extra Parallel port -
space for on board RAM ONLY £235.00 NEXUS SCSI hard disk
controller card - space for 8Mb on board RAM.
ONLY £199.00 The U.K. official importer 50 disks in 100 capacity box ONLY £19.95 (.eN,BE«s0t‘ ABACUS BOOKS
- WITH 40% OFF :MeeRs0*,v ADVANCED SYSTEM PROG AMIGA DISK DRIVES
INSIDE GUIDE AMIGA 132*45 £19.47 8 OUT £2783 £16.77 AMIGA 3D
GRAPHICS PROG AMIGA FOR BEGINNERS £12.85 BASIC £18.45 £11.07
AMIGA GRAPHICS INSIDE 4 £7.77 AMIGA BASIC INSIDE & OUT C18.85
£11.37 OUT £32:45 £19.47 AMIGA C ADVANCED AMIGA MACHINE
LANGUAGE £1485 PROGRAMMERS £32,45 £19.47 AMIGA PRINTERS INSIDE
8 £8.97 AMIGA C FOR BEGINNERS £18:45 £11.07 OUT(.VAT) £3285
£19.77 AMIGA DOS INSIDE 8 OUT £18.45 £11.07 AMIGA SYSTEMS PROG.
£3285 AMIGA DOS QUICK GUIDE £19.77 REFERENCE £885 £5.37 BEST AMIGA TRICKS 8 AMIGA DESKTOP VIDEO TIPS(»VAT) £2785 £16.47 GUIDE £18.45 £11.07 MAKING MUSIC ON THE AMIGA(.VAT) £3285 £19.77 MONITORS ALL PHILIPS U.K. MONITORS HAVE 1 YEAR ON SITE GUARANTEE + F19 Software PHILIPS 8833 U.K.) Colour Monitor with stereo sound + FREE LEADS DUST COVER + F19 Promo Only £229.00 DIAMOND Multisync Monitor Only£347.00 COMMODORE 1084 s Only £229.00 COMMODORE 1084 SD Monitor Only £239.00 DISKS FOR A LIMITED PERIOD WE ARE SELLING HIGH QUALITY 3.5' SONY BULK DISKS AT ONLY £0.35 EACH PRINTERS &cet.
Seikosha 9 pin printer £114.95 STAR LC20 £149.95 Citizen 124D £199.95 STAR LC24 10 £199.95 STAR LC 200 Colour £199.95 Swift 9 Colour £199.95 STAR LC24 200 Colour £299.95 Swift 24 Colour £299.95 XB24-200 Cloour £399.95 XB24-250 wide carriage £499.95 HP Paintjet £584.95 HP Deskjet £349.95 OKI 400 Laser £584.95 £1 Price Pledge on Star, Seikosha, Citizen, Epson and Canon.
£5 Price Pledge on Hewlett Packard, OKI. Philips, Goldstar and QMS.
SCANNERS Golden Image Scanner £129.95 Sharp JX100 Scanner
P. O.A. Sharp JX300 A4 Flatbed Colour Scanner
P. O.A. GRAPHICS TABLETS Podscat £249.00 Podscat + XCAD Designer
£299,00 A1500 + The Works, Platinum database, WP, Spreadsheet,
Deluxe Paint 3, PLUS Sim City, Populous, Their Finest Hour,
Battle- chess, A-Z of computer jargon, Get The Most Out Of
Your AMIIGA. £639 Or with Mk II PHILIPS monitor £839 oary LHC
Microsales 121 Regents Street Leamington Spa - Warks TEL 0926
3J 2155 FAX 0926 883432 ? OPEN ON SUNDAYS ?
Diamond Computers 144 Ferry Road EDINBURGH Scotland TEL 031 554 3557 A OPEN ON SUNDAYS A ? Diamond Computers 1022 Stockport Road MANCHESTER TEL 061 257 3999 FAX 061 257 3997 Diamond Computers 232 Tottenham Ct Rd LONDON W1 TEL 071 580 4355 Amiga World downstairs (RETAIL ONLY this branch) HOW TO ORDER Simply telephone through your order, giving your Access or Visa card Number or send a cheque or postal order to your.Local Dealer. All prices include VAT unless otherwise stated. Courier Service Delivery £11.75 Please allow 5 working days for cheque clearance.
Bankers drafts clear on the same day ALL POSTAL ORDERS TO OUR ROMFORD BRANCH ONLY PLEASE._ the Diamond PRICE PLEDGE If, whilst buying goods from us, you can show us a Better price on ihe same goods from one of our 1!.% competiors then Ihamond uilt n 'Even if our prices Have increased, we wilt Honour the prices in this advenisment on items in stock, L'L'DifL applies only to customers producing or relying on this tdvertismeni Before the end of the month of publication, foes not apply to competitors prices offered in closing doum * or stock.
Diamond Computers 84 Lodge Road SOUTHAMPTON TEL 0703 232777 FAX 0703 232679 Diamond Computers 406 Ashly Road POOLE - Dorset TEL 0202 716226 FAX Diamond Computers 443 Gloucester Rd BRISTOL TEL 0272 522044 FAX 0272 693223 Diamond Computers 1045 High Road Chadwell Heath - ROMFORD TEL 081 597 8851 FAX 081 590 8959 r HARD DRIVIN’, POWERDRIFT CHASE H.Q., TURBO OUTRUN
* £5 ALL THESE GREAT BARGAINS FOR ONLY €5 00 DIAMOND OVER 100,000
SATISFIED CUSTOMERS EVERY YEAR!
You’ve seen the rest now meet the best!
THE CAPTAIN DIAMOND PRICE SAVERS CLUB 15 BEST BUY £5 BARGAINS Speedball2, Shadow Of The Beast 2, Car-Vup, Corporation, Xenon2, Back To The Future 3, Cadaver, Line Ot Fire. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, St. Dragon, Judge Dread, Brat. Frenetic, Awesome, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
OTHER DIAMOND FAMOUS £5 BARGAINS Predator 2. Shadow Ot The Beast. Back To The Future 3, St. Dragon. Line of Fire, Totall Recall. Teenage Mutant Turtles. Final Battle. Stunt Car Racer. Hard Drivin . Phobia North And South. Silkworm. Shockwave. Continental Circus. Turrican, X-Out, Nmja Warriors. Table Tennis. Datastorm. E-Motion. Dungeon Ouest. Grand Master Slam. Kid Gloves, Mercenary. Rick Dangerous. RVF Honda. ShuMlepuck Cate. Soccer. Menace. Bloodmoney. Saint And Greavsie. Netherworlds. Nightbreed.
Saygon. Snowball Hell. Fast Lane. Aton 500. Ballistix. Goldrunner, Tower Ol Babel. Fantasy World Ot Dizzy. Star Ray. Star Blaze. Terraquester. Jupiter Probe. Bombazzal. Days Ol Thunder. Dark Castle. Darkside. Prospector. Archipelago. Terrpods DIAMOND TOP TITLES D const »uc new si r IDBOllHG M SUBMARINE RUN At me* €16 B9 DRAGON S LAIR 2 DUCK TAAS DUNGEON MASTER mw KINGS OUE8T 4 KINGS OUEST 9 LASER SOUAD rjj» REVELATIONS RICK OANGEROUS 2 RISK
* 13 27 €129* lie TASK KILER ICTH0H STATIONS DtCIEO TO FUN €23 24
€19 02 EDO THE DOC* ELVIRA €16 24 €16 99 LEGE NO 0» FAERGHAIl
LEISURE SUIT OF LARRY 1 LEISURESUIT OF LARRY 2 €19 92 ROBIN
SMITH'S CRICKET ROBO COP 2 RORKCS DRIFT SARAKON €16 *9 02 99
• NCAKORPS IPMA WAVES
* TER£D DESTINY €1*4* €168* EMLYN HUGHES SOCCER EMLYN HUGHES
TRIVIA ENCOUNTER €1**7 €1327 LEISURESUIT OF LARRY J LEMMINGS
LIFE ANO DEATH mw SCENERY DISK 7 SCENERY DISK 9 SCENERY DISK 11
MclINT BATTLES «T HEADS UMALYTE mw f NGLANO CHAMP SPECIAL
EPIDEMIC lENEMY WlTHINI ESCAPEE ROM COIDITZ EUROPEAN CHALLENGE
EUROPEAN SUPERIEAQUE EXECUTIONER €16 89 tU 27 LOGICAL LOOM
LOOP2 €19 92 £1317 SCENERY DISK 12 SEARCH FOR THE KWG SECOND
FRCWT
* 30* GEOOON StSOUf mw €7 96 €16 24 LORDS OF CHAOS LORDS OF THE
RISING SUN LOTUS ESPRIT €16 8* jllM SECRET AGENT781Y SPY SECRET
SILVER BLADE (IMEGl SHADOW OANCER €20 U |AC*.GAMMON IAIASCE OF
POWER 1990 |. . F .y. €16*9 €16 89 €16 8* EXTERMINATOR EYE Of
THE BEHOLOER FI5 STRIKE EAGLE 2 r * a rnuai t eu m €70 14 LUPO
ALBERTO Ml TANK PLATOON MAGIC GAROEN €1992 €1899 SHADOW WARRIOR
SHOOT EM UP CONST KIT SR4CITY SIM CITY ARCHE 1 €1699 € 992
• N* I*"™1 IASDIT KINGS CHINA €1* 8?
11* UlmoRI 1AVI FIS FALCON F16 FALCON MISS DISK 1 F 16 FALCON MISS DISK 2 mw MAUPITY ISLAND MEGATRAYELLER €1949 SIM CITY ARCHE 2 SIM CITYiPOPUlOUS SKULL 6 CROSSBONES €10.39 €19*9 IITTlE CHESS llTTLE CHESS 2 €16 8* F19 STEALTH FIGHTER F29 RETALIATOR €1**2 €16 9* MERCS METAL MASTERS mw SOCCER MANIA SON Of ZEUS jig IITTlE COMMAND UTTlE STORM HTTlESCAPES TWINPACK HMT ?
€18 59 FAMOUS FIVE FEU0AL LORDS FmiAl CONFLICT FAST OF FURY tl* 9* METAL MUTANT MIDWINTER MIDWINTER 2 SPACE ACE SPACE OUEST SPIRIT OFEXCALIBUR €26 56 KTRaval iaaiji irnui.
Gs FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2 FOOTBALL OtRECTOR 2 €22 72 €12** MIGHT AND MAGIC 2 MIGHTY BOMBJACK MINDGAMES ms SPORTWGWINNtRS STAR CC4IMAN0
* 19 *9
* 1327
* 19 92 PI PI"L LVVAAr I Ml A TED'S ADVENTURE MIIAROS 2 SIMULATOR
me* FRENCTIC FRONTLINE €16 8* MONKEY ISLAND MONOPOLY DE LUXE
* !» w STELLA 7 STELLA CRUSADE BADE WARRIOR UTZKRIEG llUKBIir.
UAY IQAD me* FULL BLAST FUTURE WARS GALACTIC EMPIRE GAZZA 2
€1699 €16 8* MOONBASE MOONSHINE RACERS MOTHER 0COSE ME BACKUP
PROF
* 16 99 STORM ACROSS EUROPE STORM BALL STRIKER MANAGER
* 19 *7 HOOOWVCH DATA DIM BLUE MAX (ACESl ICBIHG MANAGER tieT
GEISHA GENGIS KHAN GERM CRAZY €16*9 €16 8* M1A.TIPLAYER SOCCER
MAN MURDER MUSCLE CAR8 mJS SUMMER CAMP SUPER CARS (ACCOLADE)
SUPER MONACO GP SUPER SKWEEK
* •3 27
* 17 99 MAN BLASTERS me* GETTVSBERG life NARC
* 20 97 SUPERCARS 2 SUPREMACY miogTAaver JIM BMADE COMMANDER ?.CK
ROGERS me* GP TINNIS MANAGER GRAND NATIONAL & NEW ZEALANO’
STORY NIGHT SHIFT NINJA REMIX liis SWITCHBLADE 2 TV SPORTS
BASKETBALL TEAM SUZUKI iiiiii CAPAVt R THE PAYOfF CALIFORNIA
CHALLENGE jjoS GREMLINS 2 NEW BATCH GUNBOAT GUNSHIP €1949 NITRO
NUCLEAR WAR
* 16 99 TEAM YANKEE TETRIS iilll W-VUP. TORVAK PACK CAPONAL OF
THE kremlin €I8S* MALLS OF A40NTE2UMA HANNA 8ARBERA COLL mw
06ITUS OPERATION COMBAT rpraiiviu etai i iu
* 22 74 THE DUEL (TEST 0 21 THE MONSTER PACK Will CASNO 'TRUMPZl
NMTinilM Will HARD DRIVIN 2 U1UIYVN ms* urin iivn I**1111
OUTZONE (16 89 THEIR FINEST MISSIONS THUNDERHAWK
* !!” CHALLENGE GOLF m" nenrvuil MAWAIIN SCENERY DISK HEART OF
THE DRAGON €11 87 OVERRUN (IMCGl
* !•« THUNDERJAWS CHAMPION OF T Ml MAJ CHAMPiCNS OF KRYNN iTUEljt
€1**9 HEROES HFROFS OF TmF 1 AMFF €20 W PANZA KICK BOXING ivii
t m in nni r
* 18 99 TOKI TOURNAMENT GOLF ties* CHAOS IN ANOROMEOA ItalA1:
L1DIYI1: ||.r. . ,n ... €16 24 ninuuur live 1HM.I HEROOUEST
£168* r'l" 1W1 Wll PHANTASIE
* 20 U TOYOTA CCIICAGT RALLY
* 16 99 WRV5 * '"'"I J . 'Ml CHESS CHAMPIONS 21 ’4 €1989 HIT
MACHINE 18 BIT MOLLYWOOO COLLECTION €19 K PIPE MANIA PIRATES
* 16 99 TRIVIAL PURSUIT TURRICAN 2 jig HCS5MA5TER 71CO
DFXKCROCKtNaf m SB HORROR ZOMBIES CRYPTS HOYLES BOOK OF GAMES
HUNTER €18 99 €19 4* PlATPfUM PLAYER MANAGER POLICE QUEST
* 26 56 TYPHOON OF STEEL |IMEO| U M S 2 (NATION WAR) | IMEGl
ULTIMAS ULTIMATE GOLF
* 19*2 tORCR! (FHMT FOR ROMEl OLOSSUS CHESS A
* 1*49 1 PLAY JO SOCCER IMPERIUU €16*9 POOL OF RADIANCE PORTS O*
CALL €1327 VECTOR HOVER HAWK VIRTUAL REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY 2
jjj“ OutilCt MIDDLE EAST CONQUEST OF CAMCLOT
* 20 14 NT CHAMP ATHLETICS INTERN ICE HOCKEY
* 16*9 POWER PACK Will VIRTUAL WORLDS Vi2 €19 49 (1MEGI COUGAR
FORCE €26 96 ISHIOO tfpiui rarvi.fifUDT uui r jjjtj POWER UP
P 1.M QIYIMni U mw WAR GAME CONST SET (1UEO
* ’992 CRCXET I1MEG) CRCKET CAPTAIN jig 1 1 1**1 r HUW.llI MU! 1
1 111 JACK N COURSES 1 JACK N COURSES 2 lynieiMeetii PP HAMMER
PREHISTORIC
* 16 59 WAR ZONE WARLOCK THE AVENGER
* 16 99 CRME DOE SNOT PAY CRMEWAVE RUSE FOR A CORPSE €16 99 JACK
N COURSES J JACK N COURSES 4 JACK N COURSES 9 sis PREMIER
COLLECTION PRINCE OF PERSIA PRO SPORT CHALLENGE ill"* WARLORDS
WEST EURO SCENERY WHITE 0CATH €1669 CBTJTAIS O* AR80REA CURSE
OF AZURE BONDS (IMEGl
* 16 89 JACK N U4RM4ITCO (1MEG) JACK N CLIPART JAHANGIR KHAN PRO
TENNIS TOUR 2 PROF LIGHT OLMOREl
* 29 97 WHITE SHARKS WINGS WINNING 5 €19 92 €19 49 IBERCON J
OAMCClES O' COMPENDIUM BAFHUAN
* 1889 JAMES POND JAMES POND |IMEG| JAPAN SCENERY DISK
* 16 99 OUATTRO ARCADE OUATTRO SPORTS OUEST FOR GLORY ii*4L
WINNING TEAM WI7ARO WORLD 120 57 €19 92 AS BOOT CELUXE SCRABBLE
HATH KNIGHTS C* KRYNN
* 20 14 mlS JUPITER MASTER DRIVE KENNEDY APPROACH KEYS TO MARAMON
CUM 11699 OUEST FOR GLORY 2 R-TYPE 2 RAILROAD TYCOON mw
WONDERLAND WORKBENCH MANAGEMENT WORLD AT WAR €16 24 OIMOR AK
* 16 8* KICK Off 2 KICK OFF 2 11MEG'.
* 13 27 RAINOOW ISLANDS
* 19 49 WORLD CHAMP SOCCER WRATH OF THE OEMON €1659 WfcE OCUMEWU
'j°° €12 ** KALNG CLOUD KM84G GAME SHOW m?9 redlIghtnwg S,ABS
RED STORM RISING
* !»“ WRECKERS ZIRIAX ZONE WARRIOR t16 24 €18 99 BAAGCN WARS €16
8* KMGS BOUNTY
* *0.4 RENEGADE INTCPTCR (IMEGl mw X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL , The
essential package for all your BACK-UP needs Now includes HARD
DISK BACKUP & FILE BACKUP.
?The most comprehensive back up utility ?includes floppy dis backup, hard disk backup and file backup. ?Also backs up S IBM etc disks. ?Checks disks for errors. ?Optimises data fc faster loading. ?Fast formatting. ?Copies up to 4 disks in 4 seconds. ?Full update service available.
AVAILABLE NOW ONLY £39.99 plus ci.oo postage and packin 1 988 COPYRIGHT ACT. Siren Software neither condones nor authorises t use of its software for the reproduction of copyrighted software. The facilities offered X-BACKUP Pro are intended to back up users own software, PD Software & other su programs where permission had been given. It is illegal to make copies of copyright, material without the permission of the copyright holder.
X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL IS THE BEST, GUARANTEED OUR GUARANTEE:- A* time ol purchase, if you can find a program that is more powerful than X-BACKUP PRO we will refund your money.
Ordering X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL Name Access Visa orders can be placed by telephoning £jcjress 061 724 7572. For mail order, fill in the order form and send with a cheque or postal order to: ...... Siren Software, Wilton House, Bury Rd„ Radcliffe, ..... Manchester M26 9UR. J Welcome to the blistering blues. Thirty-two pages of hints, tips, buyers guides, tutorials, comment, analysis and charts. No other Amiga-only magazine gives you so much information, so turn the pages to be informed, educated, and, we hope, stimulated. . . Page 1 96 Sixty 'serious' products tested in our
Buyer's Guide, so browse before you choose . . . Page 1 99 want a phone number to hand? Try the Blue Pages' answer to the yellow ones. . . Page 204 your Buyer's Guide to new and classic games; it's the most comprehensive round-up of its kind... Page 210 Right, Said MED, the first of a pack of three music tutorials, what more could you want for the weekend, sir? " Page 212 your technical Questions and Answers. . . Page 217 Competition Results - well, have you won a wonderful prize? . . Page 218 Games Helpine. . . Page 220 Inside Information: DIY, charts, club news and diary dates... Page
224 Your chance to answer back in Backchat.
. . Page 226 Points off View - the debate starts here.
Buyers guide REPUVY II Going shopping? This is the only place you need to look if you're thinking of getting a new game or gadget for your Amiga! Every item is described in detail and rated out of five. Don't leave home or pick up the phone without it... Date Electronics 0782 744707 £59.95 £69.95 (A500 A1500) Programming the Amiga can sometimes be very frustrating when your code causes a crash for no apparent reason.
The task becomes a little easier with the help of packages such as Devpac 2 or Argasm but your problems don’t stop there. With Action Replay II you can now examine your code whilst it is running to see what is happening. Even if your machine has crashed, the press of a button makes it all come rushing back for further examination. You can also load almost any game and examine other programmer’s code, look through memory, and save graphic images, play and save Soundtracker modules and samples, even put cheat modes In games and, to top It all, you never need to load this wonder wld- Slt.
You just plug Action Bplay Into the side of your machine and forget about It, Warnlngl Action Replay II only works with machines with less than four megabytes of memory.
* **** oimmER Dale Electronics 07U 744707 Cl 29.90 Using art
packages Ilka Deluxe Paint IV or Photon Paint can be a bit
tricky for some people using the mouse, Now these unhappy Amiga
artists can stop pulling their hair out because the Genitizer
is a graphics tablet that's as simple to operate as drawing
with a pen. Images can easily be copied from paper by tracing
around the image. Comes complete with a Deluxe Paint template
for easy use.
* *** AMIGA REPAIRS FUG 0733 391234 £57.45 If you've had a fault
with your Amiga in the past you will know how much it costs to
repair. FMG is the National Repair Centre for Commodore so the
work that’s carried out on your machine is the best you will
find.
* ** AMOS Europrest Software 0625 859444 £49.99 TherSare a fair
number of BASIC programming languages on the Amiga but
nothing to top AMOS. The Icon-driven Interface and concise
screen display make it a pleasure to work with.
AMOS Incorporates an extensive library of over 500 commands, Including complete control of the hardware registers which enable you to perform pixel-perfect scrolling both vertically and horizontally, software (blitter) and hardware sprites, copperllsts for rainbow colour bars like In the Turrlean II (Rainbow Arts) and James Pond (Millennium) games, and a Soundtraeker Nolsetracker player, Some useful utilities are Included with AMOS for editing sprites, pictures and animations. AMOS runs at such a fast speed that you can produce quality homegrown games.
* *** AMOS 3D Europress Software 0625 859444 £34.99 SfTI'A Almost
every Amiga owner has seen solid-3D Vector images at some time,
either in a Red Sector demo or games like Thunderhawk (Core
Design) and Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (Virgin Games). The
programmers of these games had to perform thousands of maths
calculations to produce these complex graphics, and, for the
average person, balancing the weekly budget is about the
limit. AMOS 3D is here to help. With the maths already done for
you, all you are required to do is put the lines in the correct
places and devise a game around them.
This is easy because the software is completely icon driven and supplied with a comprehensive manual.
AMOS 3D was written by Voodoo Software, the folks behind a 3D game for Electronic Zoo called Xiphos.
* ** AMOS COMPILER Europreaa Software 0625 859444 £29.99 For
those who are not sure what a compiler does, it's very simple.
Honestl After writing your blockbuster on AMOS you now have the
option of converting It Into stand-alone machine code using the
compiler. Once you have compiled your game It now reacts |ust
like a normal game and you can start It from the CLI without
loading AMOS. The only problem Is It may run too quick to play,
so you will have to Incorporate some routines to slow your game
down, Hurrahl
* *** ARGASM Argonaut Software 081 906 4253 £49.95 This package
is almost the same as Devpac but incorporates a few
alterations such as a much up-rated assembler and some new
editor functions. Sadly, this isn't the most friendly package
on the market. For instance, the assembler is very fussy about
what it will accept.
* *** ATONCE-AMIGA SDL 081 309 5000 £199 Why people should need
to turn the Amiga into a boring PC is beyond us! For a few
years Vortex has been working on the Atonce-Amiga making it
better all the time.
The system now incorporates an Intel 80286 processor, CGA EGA and VGA graphics compatibility and reads MS- DOS disks using the standard drive. The card is very easy to install: lift the A500 cover and replace the 68000 CPU with the Atonce- Amiga card. The latest version of DOS, V.5, will cost in the region of £55.
* ** BARS AND PIPES PRO Precision Software 081 330 7166 • £225
This has been the best MIDI package around for last few years.
The functions in the new Pro version have been upgraded. With
an optional internal sound program, you can use the standard
Paula sound chip of your machine.
* *** BOOKS Abacus 021 706 1188 Evarlous The manual that comes
with your Amiga is pretty difficult to understand and doesn’t
go Into too much depth. Abacus publishes a complete range of
books for beginners and advanced programmers alike. Each book
Is well presented and Includes good descriptions, working
examples and an optional disk including all the program list
ings. Ever-expanding range includes Amiga for Beginners, Amiga
Basic, Amiga DOS, Making Music and Amiga Machine Language.
Check your local book store and ask for the complete list.
* **** CD-ROM DRIVE Commodore 0628 770088 CTBA New kid on the
block, CDTV, has been available for some months now. As more
and more software emerges, owners of the standard Amiga can
only sit back and watch. Commodore is planning to shortly
release an external CD-ROM drive allowing anybody with a one
megabyte machine to play CDTV software. No price fixed as yet,
but expect to pay around £350.
* ?* COLOURPIC JCL Business Systems 0892 75791 • £399 For a
professional real-time full colour digitiser the ColourPic is
probably the best and also the most inexpensive. Blessed with
the ability to save files in all graphics modes, making it the
perfect tool for any kind of work. For an extra £100, JCL will
include a quality genlock to merge graphics on real-time video.
I
* *** DELUXE PAINT IV Electronic Arts 0753 54948* £89.99 Since
the beginning of time there has always been Deluxe Paint. Only
just out on the streets. Deluxe Paint LIGHT AND MAGIC Rendering
is the form of image building normally used by special effect
companies to produce lifelike computer graphics. First they
make a 3D line image, also known as a vector graphic, then use
a render package to fill in the blank spaces with the correct
colour, light and shadow. Amiga rendering software costs
approximately £150-£600.
Warning! It can take hours to render a single frame.
IV is alive with fresh icons, faster screen update and a host of new functions including transparency which enables you to draw over a previous picture and still see the old image, Anti-aliasing to remove all those jagged edges, metamorph from one object to another and colour mixing to find that perfect shade. If that wasn't enough, you now have access to the famous, and very gorgeous, HAM graphics mode with all 4096 colours to use at the same time. With all these functions and the ability to switch between screen modes, this becomes the best art package on the market today. So, if you're
just starting out or already an experienced graphic artist Deluxe Paint IV should be on your Xmas shopping list.
Electronic Arts is offering upgrades for users of previous versions of the software, ranging in price from £65 to £45.
* **** DEVPAC a Hlsolt 0525 718181 £39.95 Even though there is so
much programming done on the Amiga, there are only a couple of
professional assemblers available. With a text editor that out
performs a lot of word processors, Devpac is used by commer
cial software developers.
There are some really dreamy features incorporated into this top title, including a fast macro assembler and built-in debugger. This should be your first choice if you are just starting out.
* ** DIGI-VIEW GOLD NewTek 0753 686000 £149.95 Can digitise
images in any of the Amiga screen modes, even hi-res with an
amazing 4096-colours. An advanced dithering routine gives the
illusion of 100,000 colours on the screen. Saves images as
standard IFF for use in Deluxe Paint. Very easy to use, just
plug it in and away you go.
* **** IBS?*1 DISK DRIVE Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £51.99
Evesham Micros has the perfect device lot Amiga owners who
don't require any special frills from their drives. Just plug
it in and away you go.
* *** FUN SCHOOL 3 Europress Software (0625 859444) £24.99
Teaches young children the principles of letters, numbers,
colours, shapes and action words through the use of six
learning programs which automatically adjust to your child's
abilities. Fun School 4 should be out soon.
* *** HAM-E Checkmate Digital 071 923 0658 £299 £399 Even though
the Amiga has some the best graphics available on a home
computer, it is still very limited. HAM-E is a 24-bit graphics
adaptor that lets you display 256- or 512- colours at once on a
resolution of 384x560 on the standard version or 768x560 in
hi-res. Both versions are supplied with all the required
connections and two professional software packages.
* ** KCS POWER PC Bltcon Devices 091 490 1919 £234.99 Much the
same as the Atonce-Amiga except the KCS card plugs in under the
machine through the trap door. When not in PC mode you can use
the card as a memory expansion. The KCS only supports
Monochrome, Hercules and CGA. EGA and VGA will follow. Supplied
with MS-DOS 4.01 and GW Basic.
* ** MASTER SOUND Microdeal 0726 68020 £39.95 If, after looking
through all the Public Domain lists of Soundtracker music and
dissecting hundreds of tunes you still cannot find that per
fect sound, the only thing to do is sample them yourself!
Using Master Sound there are no limits to the achievable sounds. That racing game you’re designing could sure benefit from some meaty effects, so why not stand next to a Porsche 959 and get the perfect engine sound? Only the foolhardy will attempt to capture real thunder, though. Simply record these sounds onto tape, play them into your Amiga via Master Sound, then load Noise Tracker or Quartet and place the new sound into your piece of music or game. Hey presto, your software is enlivened with realistic audio just like the professionals. Master Sound is supplied with a cartridge for
sampling and editor software to modify, merge and save your samples.
* ** MIDI INTERFACE Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £19.95 For a
professional music package you will have to purchase a MIDI
interface and music keyboard. If you have never been involved
in creating music it’s worth buying cheap, you never know,
after a couple of days you might hate it!
* ** MUSIC X Software Business 0480 496497 • £50 £99
(Junior Full) Professional MIDI software almost the same as
Bars and Pipes but not as friendly.
Icon-driven with up to 250- track recorder. Hasn't the ability to use the standard sound chip. Music X Junior is a cut-down version with fewer features.
?*** NOISE TRACKER Any PD Library Around £2 Your Amiga is well suited to playing sampled noises, the problem is to combine and string the samples together to make music. With the aid of Noise Tracker you can load up to 32 samples into memory and simply play them using keys on the Amiga. You’re even able to put a few bars together, just can always do fine alterations. After completing a few bars you can rearrange them if necessary and listen to your final composition.
* * HARD Power Computing 0253 734218 £399 «: j~jV* An American
company named ICD has started shipping mini-drives and
control cards for the Amiga A500.
The difference between these, and the standard hard drives, is that they fit inside the A500 case, thus allowing other peripherals to use the edge connector. There are two versions of the Novia drive: 20Mb and 30Mb.
* * POVVER* DRIVE Power Computing ' 0234 843388 £65 «: fj1: j Now
that almost every title available on the Amiga requires an
average of three disks, it’s about time you upgraded your
system by adding two or more drives.
The Power Drive is packed with some novel hardware features, including a copier that enables you to back-up unprotected disks at amazing speeds, Anti-Click to stop that annoying clicking sound when there is no disk inserted into the drive, and a Virus Blocker which prevents viruses infecting your disks. It GET THE PICTURE Genlock’s are commonly used by TV stations to put computer-generated text and graphics over ordinary video images. These add-ons are great if you're making home videos and want a professional look. Prices range from about £100 to £2000 for the NewTek VideoToaster. This
enables you to manipulate several video sources using simple fades, picture-in-picture or complex animations.
,also has a thru port allowing more drives to be connected
* **** 1M Gordon Harwood 0773 836781 £79.95 Much the same as
Wordworth really. Pen Pal has a 100,000 word dictionary,
spell-checker and can input graphics into files.
Would-be Shakespeare's can simultaneously edit up to four pages. Well-presented 250- page manual and easy to use. Database software included in the price.
* **** MANAGER Mich Tron Mlcrodeal 0726 68020 • £29.95 A very
easy to use package that allows you to be in complete control
of your money worries within a couple of hours. Fully
icon-driven with such features as 2D and 3D bar-graphs, pie
charts, calculator and budget planner.With a 30 day full
money back guarantee when bought direct from MichTron, this has
to be the safest money you will ever spend.
* PRIMA HARD DRIVE Power Computing 0253 734218 £499 4 Another
internal hard drive from ICD. This one fits in place of the
floppy disk drive, a shuffleboardis used to relocate the
external drive to (DF0:). Available in 42Mb and 105Mb versions.
* * ory, Pro-Ram has the option ot becoming FAST or CHIP memory.
Setting the expansion to CHIP enables the blitter to access
the upgrade.
Highly recommended.
* ** Date! Electronics 0782 744707 £69.99 As the Amiga is a
stereo machine you should be able to digitally record stereo
sounds, Pro Sampler is used for just that. A software package
is included for mixing, cutting, reversing and inserting
samples. The hardware plugs into the edge connector and
contains a thru port to accept a hard drive or Action Replay
cartridge.
* *** QUARTET Microdeal 0726 68020 £49.95 Basically the same as
Noisetracker or Soundtracker with a few extra options,
including sound editor for changing samples and use of an
external keyboard.
* ** RAM MASTER II Date! Electronics 0782 744707 £99.99 Some
application software requires about two megabytes of RAM to
perform properly, Ram Master has 1.5 megabytes on the board,
boosting your machine to an effective total of two megabytes.
Installing the upgrade invalidates the warranty of your
machine.
* ** REAL 3D Alternative Image 0533 440041 £299
e. 'T1.* One of the more advanced graphics techniques, 3D ren
dering, is now becoming a standard feature on the Amiga. With
the introduction of accelerator boards and 24- blt graphics
adaptors, the concept of photorealistic imagery is here. Real
3D consists of three main work . The first draws your using
vector graph- d handles slight view and rota- last sets the i,
speed, wire its, graphics mode and animation steps.
The finished picture can then be saved to disk and viewed or animated with a small external program. Real 3D can run on a standard Amiga with one megabyte of memory but it might take a bit of time to render a full pixel- sharp picture.
* **** S?r‘d“dnrc.eve Evesham Micron 0386 765500 E299 E449 The
price of hard drives is continuously decreasing, at Evesham
Micros they have just released the Reference Hard Drive. Either
40Mb or 100Mb versions are available with a choice of either
2Mb or 4Mb internal memory upgrades. Supplied with Mr Backup
Pro to backup your hard drive to floppy disks or a tape
streamer.
* ** Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £114.99 Genlocks are used to
overlay computer graphics onto video images. These can then be
recorded onto another video tape. For software developers
this enables them to watch videos whilst working.
Genlocks are used by several TV programmes including LWTs Chart Show on Saturday mornings.
* ** SMStSi Silica Systems 081 3091111 £see text Silica offers a
wide range of printers for the Amiga with a £117 starting price
for a 9-pin machine capable of 192cps (draft) and 48cps (NLQ).
Also available is a Notebook 24- pin dot matrix model for £431
running at 144cps (draft) and 60cps (LQ). All printers are sold
with a free starter kit including a 1.8 metre cable, 200 sheets
of paper, 100 sticky labels and a disk containing the correct
drivers.
* ** THE BIB SCREEN How do you fancy adding another 16.7 million
colours to your neit graphics extravaganza? A 24-bit adaptor
is just the device for you. The number 24 refers to the number
of control bits allowed for each pixel on the screen. On a
standard 16-colour screen, for Instance, there are only four
control bits. Software support for 24-bit graphics gadgets Is
good with plenty of high-end rendering packages readily
available.
Expect to pay from around £300 to over £1000 for the card itself.
STAR LC-20 Star Mlcronics 0895 252131 £199 For many years the most trusted printer in the computer industry was the Star LC-10. The successor has a new case design and prints faster at 180cps (draft) and 45cps (NLQ). The LC-20 is supplied with traction feed and parallel interface.
Kkk STAR LC-200 Star Micronics 0895 252131 £259 The LC-200 colour printer enables you to output Deluxe Paint and Photon Paint pictures onto paper in true colour. Using a four colour ribbon, the LC-200 is able to reproduce almost any colour.
Available with 9-pin or 24-pin print head.
Kkk* SUPERBASE 4 PRO Precision Software 081 330 7166 £120 Using a database can help you in many ways, from keeping notes of all your software collection to remembering the address of all your aunties and uncles.
Superbase 4 Pro is fully icon- driven with its own special VCR panel for quick movement around files. You can also load a digitised picture into your file. A very easy to use program with good screen output on both monitor and TV.
¦kirk* asjwanr Surface UK 081 566 6677 £149 £499 Zapping around the world over the phone line is fun thanks to growing number of bulletin boards. As a result, Public Domain software is becoming easier to obtain.
Simply plug the modem into your computer and phone line. The supplied K-Comm software will quickly get you up and running. Available from Surface UK are the Supra Modem range - including 300-, 2400- and now 9600-baud modems (higher the baud number, quicker the data transfer, lesser the phone bill).
Kkk* TELETEXT ADAPTOR Microtext 0705 595694 £146 You don't need to buy a new television set to read the teletext service, with Microtext you can access all pages from Ceefax and Oracle and save them to disk or print them out. Microtext allows you to display two pages at the same time, have instant access to the 16 previously received pages, text-to- speech facility and true Fast Text.
Kkkk DISPLAY DRIVE Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £64.95- If you wish to keep an eye on what your disk is doing while it's hidden inside the drive, Evesham has come to the rescue with a drive that has a useful LED display on the front panel that informs you of which track the drive is currently reading. This can help you find tracks on a disk that are faulty or protected.
Kkk IZER II Datel Electronics 0782 744707 £89.99 Capturing video images on the Amiga is now a very easy task. With Digitizer II you can grab images then modify them using the software supplied. Optional RGB Splitter is used for separating the three colour signals, RGB, then digitising each colour to produce a full colour image.
Files can be saved as 8-, 16-, 32- and 4096-colour pictures and reloaded into Deluxe Paint. The RGB Splitter costs an extra £79.99, but it's worth every penny.
* k* VISTA PRO HB Marketing 0753 686000 £79.99 Creating a
realistic-looking landscape inside your machine has never been
easier. Vista Pro is probably the best and most friendly to use
fractal generator running on an Amiga. As soon as you load it
up you're ready to start your job of Land Supervisor. The
manual is very easy to follow and well presented but there is
no real need to read it as the program is fully icon
controlled.
Rendering your final map is a bit sluggish but the finished image is well worth waiting for. Vista Pro will accept a 24-bit graphics adaptor without any problems.
Kkkkk WORDWORTH Digits International 0395 270273 £129.99 i: 11* Word processing on the Amiga has been becoming more and more professional over the last couple of years.
Wordworth allows you to incorporate Deluxe Paint pictures into your files and will layout your text around the image. Being totally icon- driven you shouldn’t have any problems. A spell checker and thesaurus are included. The complete package comes ready to run but you will need at least one megabyte to work on files of any length.
K* ZY-FI Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £39.95 If you are still listening to your Amiga's amazing sound through your old TV set then it’s about time you experienced true stereo sound.
Supplied with it’s own power supply, ZY-FI plugs direct into the Amiga’s sound ports and amplifies the sound through the supplied speakers.
????
A-Z DIRECTORY OF CONTACT NUMBERS IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS DIRECTORY, SEND DETAILS TO: DON'T FORGET ME!, CU AMIGA, EMAP IMAGES, PRIORY COURT, 30-32 FARRINGDON LANE, LONDON EC1R 3AU.
COMMODORE 0628 770088 GAMES COMPANIES ACCOLADE 081 877 0880 ACTIVE SALES 081 752 0260 ACTIVISION (FRANCE) 010331 49109995 ANCO 0322 292513 ARC 0753 33344 AUDIOGENIC 081 861 1166 CDS 0302 321134 CODEMASTERS 0926 814132 CORE DESIGN 0332 297797 D&H GAMES 0462 816103 DIGITAL INTEGRATION 0276 684959 DIGITAL MAGIC SOFTWARE 051 423 5943 DINAMIC (SPAIN) 01034 15427287 DOMARK 081 780 2222 ELECTRONIC ARTS 0753 549442 ELECTRONIC ZOO 0453 887008 ELITE 0922 55852 EMPIRE 0268 541126 ENIGMA VARIATIONS 0423 501595 GREMLIN 0742 753423 HI-TECH SOFTWARE 0742 587555 IMPRESSIONS 071 371 9191 INFOGRAMES 071 738
8199 LINEL (SWITZERLAND) 01041 71874919 LLAMASOFT 0734 814478 LORICIELS (FRANCE) 010331 47521133 MICROPROSE 0666 504326 MILLENNIUM 0223 421532 MINDSCAPE 0444 831761 MIRRORSOFT 071 928 1454 NOVAGEN 021 449 9516 OCEAN 061 832 6633 ON-UNE ENTERTAINMENT 081 533 2918 PALACE 071 837 7032 PSYGNOSIS 051 709 5755 RAINBOW ARTS (GERMANY) 01049 210166020 RENEGADE 081 960 5236 SIERRA ON-LINE 0734 303322 SOFTWARE BUSINESS 0480 496497 STORM 071 585 3308 SYSTEM 3 081 866 5692 THALAMUS 0734 817261 TITUS (FRANCE) 010331 43321092 UBISOFT 0252 860299 US GOLD 021 625 3366 VIRGIN GAMES 081 960 2255 ZEPPELIN 091 281
4401 TECHIE FIRMS ABACUS 021 7061188 ALTERNATIVE IMAGE PRODUCTIONS 0533 440041 ARNOR 0733 68909 DATEL ELECTRONICS0782 744707 DIGITA INTERNATIONAL 0395 270273 EUROPRESS SOFTWARE 0625 878888 EVESHAM MICROS 0386 765500 HB MARKETING 0753 686000 HISOFT 0525 718181 MICRODEAL 0726 68020 MICROTEXT 0705 595694 POWER COMPUTING 0234 843388 PRECISION SOFTWARE 081 330 7166 SDL 081 300 3399 SPECTRAVI DEO 081 900 0024 STAR MICRONICS 0895 252131 TRILOGIC 0274 691115 PD AMIGANUTS 0703 785680 CRAZY JOE S 0709 829286 EDUB 0272 723489 GOLDSTAR COMPUTERS 0942 895320 ICPUG 081 346 0050 SEVENTEEN BIT SOFTWARE 0924
366982 SOFTVILLE 0705 266509 STORES BELFAST VIRGIN RETAIL 0232 236623 BIRMINGHAM VIRGIN RETAIL 021 236 2523 BRADFORD MICROBYTE 0274 308829 BRIGHTON COMPUTERWARE 0323 646100 VIRGIN RETAIL 0273 23216 BRISTOL ANTICS 0272 273744 VIRGIN RETAIL 0272 294779 CARDIFF VIRGIN RETAIL 0222 388273 DUBUN VIRGIN RETAIL 0103531 777361 EDINBURGH VIRGIN RETAIL 031 225 4583 GLASGOW VIRGIN RETAIL 041 221 0103 HULL TOMORROWS WORLD 0482 24$ 87 LEEDS THE COMPUTER SHOP 0532 340455 VIRGIN RETAIL 0532 443681 LIVERPOOL MICROBYTE 051 707 1931 LONDON PILOT SOFTWARE 071 636 2666 SHEKANA 081 340 8565 SILICA SHOP 071 580 4000
VIRGIN MEGASTORE 071 631 1234 VIRGIN GAMES 071 637 7911 MANCHESTER THE GAMES STORE 061 832 0878 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MICROBYTE 091 2619050 NORWICH ONE STEP BEYOND 0603 663796 NOTTINGHAM VIRGIN RETAIL 0602 476126 OXFORD VIRGIN RETAIL 0865 798300 PETERBOROUGH LOGIC SALES 0733 349696 PLYMOUTH ANTICS 0752 221851 READING ULTIMA RETAIL 0734 568510 SHEFFIELD CUSTOM GAMES 0742 752732 MICROBYTE 0742 568537 VIRGIN RETAIL 0742 569060 SOUTHAMPTON GAME LIMITED 0703 237771 ULTIMA RETAIL 0703 639419 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA ESTUARY COMPUTERS 0702 614131 TUNBRIDGE WELLS INVICTA SOFTWARE 0892 511542 WORTHING WORTHING
COMPUTER CENTRE 0903 210861 JOB SHOP These publishers and software development companies are always on the look out for talented games programmers, graphic artists and musicians.
Give 'em a call and say CU AMIGA sent you... CORE DESIGN 0332 297797 DOMARK (KREMLIN) 0932 821357 GREMLIN 0742 753423 MICROPROSE 0666 504326 MINDSCAPE 0444 831545 OCEAN 061 832 6633 PSYGNOSIS 051 709 5755 STORM 071 585 3308 ASSEMBLY LINE 0272 244408 ARC DEVELOPMENTS 0922 31129 ARGONAUT SOFTWARE 061 906 4253 ASTRAL SOFTWARE 0509 610169 THE BITMAP BROTHERS 071 702 3644 BITS 0223 328516 BULLFROG 0483 579399 CODE MONKEYS 0532 710996 CREATIVE MATERIALS 061 773 8511 DIGITAL IMAGE DESIGN 0928 579975 DMA DESIGN 0382 74559 GRAFTGOLD 0376 500275 ICE 041 332 9007 IMAGES 0329 822672 IMAGITEC . 0924 453700
INCENTIVE 0734 817289 KINETICA 051 639 2227 MAELSTROM GAMES 051 691 2815 ODE 0865 747034 PROBE SOFTWARE 081 680 4142 REALTIME GAMES 0532 458948 RED RAT SOFTWARE 061 8351055 REVOLUTION SOFTWARE 0482 224924 SENSIBLE SOFTWARE 0354 51934 SOFTWARE CREATIONS 061 236 1154 SPECIAL FX 051 708 6523 TEQUE 0709 370102 TEQUE (LONDON) 071 739 3539 TIERTEX 061 446 2251 VEKTOR GRAFIX 0532 467555 VIVID IMAGE 0923 224073 If so, please send a sample of your work with a covoring letter to Steve James, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, EC1R 3AU. No telephone enquiries, please Please note that this
post is based in London and the South- East, however you can also write to Steve if you live elsewhere yet wish to be considered as a regular contributor.
VIRUS FREE PD The PD Professionals ANIMATIONS ESSENTIAL UTILITIES 3. OUT NOW ONLY £2.00 19856-7 BUZZED 2 MEG Brill 1984 GULF WAR 2 MEG 1982-3 THE DATING GAME 3 MEG 1944 CAMOUFLAGE I MEG 1900 AMY VS THE WALKER 1 MEG 1834 COYDITE II 5 MEG 749 THE SIMPSONS (DECAW 1 MEG 1742 FIJGHT ANIMATION 1887 ARRON GETS NUKED 1660 MR POTATO HEAD 1080 LIFE'S A BITCH (18) 1 MEG 1506 FRANKLIN THE FLY 1365 POKEY PIG I MEG 1352 ACES ANIMS 1 MEG 214 MADONNA ANIM 1 MEG Commercial Software from only £2.00 Spectrum Emulator V1.2 Now with sound!!!
Comes with over 40 Games _Only £1.25 DEJAVU Professional Software Only £3.50 each GREAT NEW Catalogue Disk Now Available £1.00 FREE with all orders.
LPDl COLOURING BOOK LPD2 ARC ANGELS MATHS LPD3 GALLEONS 1 Meg
I. PD4 THINGAMAJIG LPD5 JUNGLE BOOK 1 Meg LPD6 PUKADA & SPRITES
LPD7 4 WAY LYNX 1 Meg I-PD8 WORK & PI AY I Meg LPD9 AMOS
ASSEMBLER LPD10 THE WORD FACTORY LPD11 GOCETTER I Meg LPD12
HYPNOTIC LANDS 1 Meg IPD13 JIGMANIA 1 Meg LPDl 4 PI AY IT SAFE
I.Meg IT’D 15 ARC ANGLES SHAPES 1 Meg LPD16 REVT.RSI 2 Imeg
LPDl 7 DOG FIGHT 11 Imeg LPD18 TOUCHSTONES LPD19 X-IT-50 LPD20
WORDY LPD21 QUINGO 1 Meg IJ*D22 LC10 FONTS LPD23 E.S.P GLF
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF GLF FOOTBALL GLF BASEBAI.I. Only £4.99 each
LPD24 SHINING WAY OF KUNG FU (2 Disks, I Meg Only £5.50) LPD25
THE MISSION Imeg
I. PD26 CYAD 1 Meg LPD27 FI.OWF.R POWER 1 Meg
- PD28 BUDDHASF 1 LPD29 BIG TOP FUN 1 Meg LPD30 SHYMER 1 Meg
LPD31 AMOS Cl J PRINTER DUMP LPD32 HARD DRIVE MENU SYSTEM LPDS3
AMOS ADVENTURE TOOL KIT LPD34 INVOICE PRINTER 1 Meg
I. PD35 T TEC DRAW I Meg LPD36 FRAGGEN 11 1 Meg IJ D37 ROCKET
MATHS 1 MEG LPD38 AMOS ART LPD39 MAGIC FOREST 11 1 MEG LPD40
SPRITE: RANK EDITOR V2.00 LPD41 RESCUE
I. PD42 X SWITCH CHEESE & BANANA PIE NOT AVAILABLE HERE, BUT
WE'VE GOT A GOOD SELECTION OF GAMES TO SATISFY YOUR APPETITE.
ORDERING DETAILS All disks £1.25 each unless otherwise stated, please add 60p to total order for P&P in UK. For overseas orders, please add 25p per disk.
Minimum order of 3 Disks.
VIRUS FREE PD £1.25 EACH AMOSPD £1.25 EACH ASTRA ... £4.99 each DEJA VU SOFTWARE ..£3.50 EACH POWER COLLECTION .....£2.99 EACH FISH DISKS ......£1.25 EACH Prices subject to change without notice.
EXCLUSIVE-WARE X-System Easily one of the best AMOS games ever written Only £3.99 Norris A great arcade platform comp. Not to be missed Only £3.00 Phase 11 A Brilliant 3 layer paratcx scrolling shoot 'em’ up Only £3.00 X-System 11 An Amazing scqual to X-System Brilliant!!
_Only £3.00_ ASTRA COLLECTION TOWER OF BABAI.
GRAND MONSIT.R SIAM RVF HONDA POWER PLAY EMOTION KID CLOVES £4.99 DUNGEON QUEST FA TIT DATASTROM Commodore 64 Emulator and over 70 games spread over 3 disks Only I3.00 POWER COLLECTION VPP01 FCX)TBALL MANAGER VPP02 HOTSHOT VPP03 KARTING GRAND PRIX VPP04 ARTIFICIAL DREAMS VPP05 THAI BOXING VPP06 LAS VEGAS VPP07 SECONDS-OUT BOXING VPP08 FROST BYTE VPP09 MOUSETRAP VPP10 PLUTOS VPP11 SPACE STATION VPP12 WAR ZONE VPP13 PROTECTOR VPP14 FIRE BLASTER VPP15 FIJGHT PATH 737 VPP16 QUANTOX VTP25 5th GEAR VPP26 BATTLE VALLEY VPP27 ICE HOCKEY VPP28 JUMP JET VPP29 SLAVER VPP30 STEEL ONLY £2.99 Games Galore
1-7 OVER 60 TOP QUALITY GAMES ON 7 DISKS.
ONLY £6.99 The Essential Demo Maker Kit.
Includes: • RSI Demo Maker RSI Fonts Help 8c Utils Disk 3D Vector Editor Exile IFF Fonts All for Only £4.00 GAMES 1064 LETTRIX. Real Hard 1204 WET BEAVER TENNIS. Funny 1421 BIONIX II 1511 BLOCKIT. Puzzle done 1520 SHAPES 1 MEG. Well Addictive 1538 TANX. Super 1579 SEVEN TILES. Sec below 1586 MEGABALL. Mega Addictive 1631 TWINTRIS. Excellent 1722 RAID. We lose it 1747 NO MANS LAND. 2 Player 1760 POM POM. Beachhead clone 1765 AIR ACE 2. Brilliant 1766 CALLISTO 1768 MANIC MINER 1771 SYSTEM 4. Great 1774 ATICATAC 1777 MENTAL IMAGE GAMES I. Bril 1778 BATTLE PONG 1780 BATTLE FORCE 1858 BUGGY COMMAND
1861 POPEYE 1908 DRAGONS CAVE. Bril 1919 D TRIS. Addictive 1921 ZEUS. Excellent 1876 SPECCY GAMES 1877 C64 ADVENTURES 1878 C64 GAMES 1988 9 MFCH FORCE 1981 JUMPY. Great 1978 SERENE II 1973 STAR FLEET I 1969 SERENE 1952-3DIE FILTH 1955 SCUM HATERS 1947 SKATE TRIBE 1933 THE KLONAD EMPIRE 1931 WIZZYS QUEST 1929 AIR WARRIOR (FIJGHT SIM) 1922-3AMERICAN STAR TREK PD STARTER PACK 6. £5.00 Master Virus Killer ..The Best SPASMOLYTIC ..Great BUGGY COMMAND Addkthe Shoot cm up CHARLY ......Chart Topper Catalogue ...The best around
UTILITIES 923 PRINTER DRIVERS 1208 DATABASE WIZARD 1370 UNBELIEVABLE UTILS 2 1399 SCENE GENERATOR 1508 AMIBASE 1634 HOLY SMOKE PACK I 1700 VECTOR EDITOR 1640 KEFRENS UTILS 1654 BEGINNER BENCH 1723 DISK MASTER V3.2 1730 MESSY SID 1715 RSI DEMO MAKER FONTS 1 1662 NCOMM 1.92 1661 VC SPREAD SHEET 1466 GOLDEN TOOIS I 1202 RSI DEMO MAKER 1 meg 1872 HANDY MAN UTILS 1873 SPECCY EMULATOR VI .2 1891 RSI MENU MAKER 1893 COIL RECORDER 1926 RSI DEMO MAKER HELP DISK Send cheques or postal orders to VIRUS FREE PD, 23 Elborough Rd, Moredon, Swindon, Wilts, SN2 2L.S England Tel: 0793 512321 Fax: 0793 o 12075
Telephones manned from 930am nil 5.30pm Monday - Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm Saturdays ________ To™ com Office, Top Floor, 31 Fanrngdon Rd, Swindon, Wills SN1 5AR. (Jored 10 personal alien on Wwnerda* Peronal rallen, pleare phone ,our order through before collecdng from office.
PERSONAL . CALLERS V NR. 1 AMIGA SHOP nMON-FRI 9.30-17J SAT 9.00-12.0 AMIGA DIRECT" _ EUROPE'S TRAILBLAZING AMIGA CLUB MORE THAN 10 000 MEMBERS DUE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWEDAN, USA & ENGLAND) YOU CAN NOW SAVE HUNDREDS Of POUNDS YOUR ONLY COMMITMENT IS TO PAY £10 FOR ONE YEARSMBABERSHIP. WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU CAN CHOOSE OUT OF 3 FREE GIFTS:
2. INTERNATIONAL ARCADE ACTION 11 (50 GAMES) 3 ANY GAME OUT OF
TOP 40 SPECIAL OFFERS UNDER £5 YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 TIMES A YEAR
A FREE COLOUR CATALOGUE, WITH SPECIAL OFFERS AT UNBEATABLE
PRICES.
NO OBLIGATION TO BUY!!!
HOWEVER AT OUR UNBEATABLE PRICES YOU CAN'T RESIST.
TOP 50 GAMES MEMOS m JW4Y VYHTCS VYWRVitC SNOCKEB
19. 99 29 99 30CCNsraxTKXiai
29. 99
49. 99 KNGS CHESTY 2499 39 99 IXMjtON 4 CflAGCNS lEtSUff
SJTI 4SYV
24. 99 39 99 UiSFA*[*ACCNRAM£4ra0S lOTUSMBOCHAlANjt II 1499 25 99
0FTKUM2
19. 99 2999 MM3CF0C8TS 1499
25. 99 AWMOS
14. 99
25. 99 MAGNETIC SoaiSVa|l)3GAMES 1999 29 99 4AOAJMN2 1499 2599
MEG40MANA 1499
25. 99 4AJTIKXSS11 1499 2599 MAG ?9 SlIO RICSUM 2499 3999 BEAST
BUSTERS '1499
25. 99 NMOECN
19. 99
29. 99 BUY IX ID 1499 2599 teuuisii
14. 99 25 99 CHAW ATTACK va|l| 4 GAMES 1999 29 99 PEGASUS
19. 99 2999 OBJKKXACCttS
19. 99 2999 PKOaiGHT 2499
39. 99 OEUTBOS
19. 99 2999 RAM0AD TYCOON
21. 99 3599 ca«fca«fiui4GAXs 2299 3499 REA1MS
19. 99 29 99 af 1499 2599 RH1BAJCN 2499
39. 99 EytarxKKXce
19. 99
29. 99 IJSECf CXAGCN 2499
39. 99 fAlCONOASSCCOlKTK*
21. 99 3499 PC8NHCO)
19. 99 29 99 FHUFU3M1 1499 2599 RCOAX) 1499 25 99
FUAtSCfFHEDOM**)
21. 99
• 3599 R - TYPE 11 1499
25. 99 RJGHTCfMM® m
29. 99 SEQJT Of tOWY ISIAND *
19. 99 2999 f 15 STRU Eadf 2 1599 2599 SHAKWSOBCBffl
19. 99
29. 99 G0C6 1599 2599 SIMSffVCEll
21. 99 3599 HamiBAfSBA COW GAMES 1299
24. 99 SPACE OUESIIV 24 99
39. 99 XAPTCfCHNA 2499
39. 99 THJNERHW*
19. 99 2999 XMTB
19. 99 2999 UTOW
19. 99
29. 99 JAMES BOX) Coll 4 GAMES
19. 99 29 99 VOC65AX)
19. 99
29. 99 RAM EXPANSIONS I A500 512K RAM CARD + ON OFF SWITCH £21.99
A500 512K + CLOCK + ON OFF SWITCH £25.99 A500 1.5 MB + CLOCK
(INTERNAL) £69.99 A2000 8 MB CARD (2MB RAM) £139.99 A1000
A500 2MB EXTERNAL £199.99 A500 MEGABOARD £54.99 DISK DRIVES
• 3.5' INTERNAL A2000 £44.99
• 3.5" EXTERNAL CUMANA £49.99
• 5.25" EXTERNAL 40 80 TRACKS £69.99
• 3.5" INTERNAL A500 £44.99 AIL EXT. DRIVES WITH THRUPORT &
ON OFF SWITCH MUSIC PROFESSIONALMIDI INTERFACE RRP MbmBcKb 2
MIDI OUT IN THRU 2 MIDI CABLES TECHNOSOUND TURBO STEREO
DIGITIZER
39. 99
24. 99 INCL. SOFTWARE
39. 99
24. 99 AEGIS SOUNDMASTER
139. 99
89. 99
• NR.l GENLOCK IN EUROPE
• EASY TO USE
• TOP QUALITY RESULTS
• FADE IN AND OVERLAY
• HARDWARE CONTROLS NEW RRP £149.99 MEMBERS £89.99 ATONCE 2.0 PC
EMULATOR
• THE ONLY REAL PC 80284 EMULATOR • SUPPORTS EGA AND VGA
EMULATION • BOOT DIRECT FROM HARD DISK A500 £139,99 A2000
£169,99 OOOOS ADVERTISED SUBJECT TO AVAILABUTT. PRICE SUBJECT
TO CHARGE VITTHOUT NOTICE.
PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE i t VIDEO SCANNERS ACCOUNT s ¦TCngJj TED PACKAGES Mail lo AMIGA DIRECT, 4 WHITTON ROAD, TWICKENHAM, MIDOIESEX TW1 1BJ, ENGLAND. Our Telephone No: (44) 081 891 6704 Fax: (44) 081 892 8127.
Please send me .., ...£ .£ ..... ..SL ......£ Type of Computer ....lota! Posl & packing
£ .fatal £ .. Software: Post & Pocking within the UK £2.00. Overseas £3.00. Hardware: UK £2.50. Overseas £4.00. Courier service £7.00. Membership only £ ......10.00...
* Cheque enclosed 'Visa Mastercard
Nam* .Tel
No ...... Total enclosed
£
• Postal Order
Address .
Credit Card No Exp. Date ....Post
Code .....Signature ..
INTRO CAD PLUS
69. 99
99. 99 MODELLER 3D
49. 99
69. 99 PROFESSIONAL DRAW 2.0
44. 99
79. 99 X CAD DESIGNER
89. 99
199. 99 X CAD PROFESSIONAL
189. 99
299. 99 M COMMUNICATIONS I A TALK 111 49 99 8999 BAUDBANOn
24. 99
39. 99 ¦ DESK TOP VIDEO & GRAPHICS ¦ 3D PROFESSIONAL RAD TRACE
219. 99 349 99 AN IMAGO
59. 99 8999 ANIMATION STU0I0
69. 99
99. 99 ART DEPARTMENT PROF
99. 99
149. 99 BROADCAST TTTLER 2
169. 99
299. 99 COMIC SETTER
34. 99
69. 99 DELUXE PAINT IV
59. 99
89. 99 DELUXE VIDEO PHOTOCAB
89. 99
139. 99 DELUXE PRINT
32. 99
49. 99 DESIGN WORKS
68. 99
99. 99 DIGIPAJNT 111
44. 99
69. 99 ELAN PERFORMER 2.0
69. 99
109. 99 IMAGINE
149. 99
249. 99 MOVIE SETTER 3499
49. 99 SCULPT 40 24999
499. 99 SPECTRA COLOUR
49. 99
79. 99 TURBO SILVER 30.’ TARRAIN DISK 89 99
139. 99 TV SHOW 4999
89. 99 TV TEXT PROFESSIONAL 7999
129. 99 VIDEOSCAPE 3D' PROMOTION
89. 99
129. 99 VIDEO TTTLER 3DLCA
69. 99
99. 99 VISTA PROFESSIONAL 7999 129 99 n DATABASES SUPER8ASE
PERSONAL 2
27. 99 999 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL 4 13999
249. 99 ffl DESK TOP PUBLISHING PAGESETTER2.0
47. 99 7999 PAGESTREAM 21 144 99 24999 PROFESSIONAL PAGE 2.0
14999 29999 9 SPREADSHEETS ADVANTAGE 6299 12999 MAXI PLAN
PLUS 3999 7999
- OTP-DATABASE WOBOPBCttESSCfi
- SPREADSHEET -FONTS 12999
199. 99 POWERWCflKS
- KNDWORDS 20 • WFOFILE
- MAXIPIAN PUIS 5999
79. 99 | MUSIC 1 AUDIOMASTER 111 4999
89. 99 BARS4 PIPERS 1C9 99
199. 99 BARS 8 PIPES PROFES.
19999 29999 COPYST APPRWTKCE 5999
89. 99 COPYIST DP PRO 14999
239. 99 DELUXE MUSIC CON KIT
47. 99
69. 99 HARMCNI24 TRACKS
34. 90
49. 99 MIDI RECCflDNG STUWO 3499
59. 99 MUSIC X 1.1 4999
149. 99 SQN1X2.0 3999
69. 99 TIGER CUB 4939
69. 99 1 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 1 AMGA VISION 64 99
99. 99 AMGALOGO 3799
49. 99 AREXX2.0
29. 99
49. 99 AZTEC C PROFESSIONAL 5.0 8999 12999 BENCH MARK MODULA 2
7999
189. 99 DEVPAC20 2999
59. 99 HI SOFT BASIC
29. 99
59. 99 HISOFT BASIC EXTBC 1999
29. 99 LATTICE C(SASC) V5.1.
144. 99
249. 99 LATTICE Ct. 16999
299. 99 PASCAL 79 99
99. 99 WORD PROCESSORS [ PENPAL
59. 99
79. 99 PROWRfTE32
79. 99
149. 99 TRANSWRITE 2999
49. 99 WORD PERFECT 4.2
119. 99
229. 99 WORDSWORTH
89. 99
129. 99 AMI AUGMI3NT DISK DR KIT 2499
39. 99 CRC6S DOS 401 2499 3999 DSK MASTER 14 2999
49. 99 DSTANT SUNS 4.0 4999
79. 99 DOCTOR AMI 2499 39 99 DUNLAP UTILITIES 3999 5999 PXMATE
2499
39. 99 QUARTER BACK 4.3 3999 5999 quarter roas
49. 99
69. 99 WORKBENCH 1.3 1499
19. 99 WORLD ATLAS
29. 99 4999 AMIGA 500 HARD PLASTIC DUST COVER
4. 99 AMIGA 2000 HARD PLASTIC DUST COVER
4. 99 AMIGA TRACKBALL - TOP QUALITY
22. 99 AMIGA 500 POWER SUPPLY
34. 99 BOOT SELECTOR DFO: - DF1:
4. 99 CLEANING KIT 3.5' OR 5.25-
1. 25 DISK BOX 3.5" (100) OR 5.25" (100) DUAL MOUSE - ATARI
AMIGA
12. 99
3. 99 ELECTRONIC BOOT SELECTOR DFO: - DF3:
19. 99 ELECTRONIC MOUSE JOYSTICK SWITCHER
14. 99 JOYSTICK: COMPETITION PRO STAR
12. 99 (WITH AUTOFIRE SLOW MOTION) JOYSTICK: WITH M1CROSWITCHES
6. 99 KICKSTART CARD WITH 1.3 ROM
44. 99 MOUSEPAD - TOP QUALITY 6MM
1. 25 MONITOR - 1084S STEREO FROM CBM
199. 99 PRINTER CABLE - 1.8 METER
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: STARLC10 2O
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: STARLC24-10 LC24-200
3. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: PANASONIC 1090 91 92
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: NEC P2200 P2+
3. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: NEC P6+ P7+
4. 99 SCART MONITOR CABLE
7. 99 ZYDEC ZYFI - AMPUFIED STEREO SPEAKERS
34. 99 RRP MEMBERS ‘ DtGTVEW 4.0 V1C€0 DGIT1ZEP
149. 99
94. 99 ’ VO AMIGA COMPLETE COLOUR SOLUTION
• VDI AMIGA FRAME GRABBER
• VW CHROME
• RGB SPUTTER
199. 99
149. 99 ¦RENDAlf 8802 GENLOCK
299. 99
139. 99 ¦RGB SPUTTER
79. 99
59. 99 ¦HAFCY SCANNER
199. 99
119. 99 100 - 400 DH,INCL SOFTWARE ’ SHARP JX 100 COLOUR SCANhtR
899. 99
649. 99
- FLATBED (10 X15CM)
• 18 BITS SCAN RESOLUTION UP TO 200 WT pleasure dome!
X and read through the de to the greatest and available today.
ALIEN BREED Team 17 £24.99 Shoot'em-up
i. TI1.'* Similar in play style to Gauntlet but enhanced by
exceptional audio video delivery. Inspired by the
imaginative Ridley Scott movie. Requires one megabyte of
memory.
?*** AMNIOS Psygnosis £25.99 Shoot'em- up Playable eight-way scrolling shooter utilising ideas pioneered by classic arcade games like Asteroids and Defender. Weird and wonderful backdrops and sprites.
* ** §SS,d°oun"- Paygnosls £25.99 Arcade Simulation Chance to
drive or fly six different types of vehicle in a futuristic
fusion of simulation, strategy and shoot'em-up.
Full marks go to Psygnosis for this first foray into the genre. Scores over the cult classic Carrier Command from Realtime Games Rainbird. Experts can try their luck against another human player via head-to- head computer datalink.
BARBARIAN II Paygnoaia £25.99 Arcade Adventure Hegor the Horrible is back in a hacker slasher which, unfortunately, doesn’t live up to the Shadow of the Beast RATINGS
* **** supreme
* *** excellent
* ** g~d ** fair * dodgy style of presentation.
* * BAT Ublaoft £29.99 Arcade Strategy Another example of, erm,
the French way of doing things.
Space adventure come interactive comic.
* * BATTLE CHESS Interplay Electronic Arts £24.99 Strategy Nobody
can do anything special with chess, right? Battle Chess is a
very amusing adaption of the ancient board-game with over four
megabytes of 3D animations, stereo digitised sound effects and
ten levels of play. The presentation is so good, you'll find
yourself sacrificing a knight just to see the rook transform
into a rock monster and crush him to bits. Modem capability for
long distance play. Sequel is nowhere near as good.
BATTLE COMMAND Ocean £24.99 Arcade Simulation Blend of sci-fi shoofem-up and strategy from Realtime Gaines of Carrier Command fame.
Advanced 3D graphics and a plethora of missions.
* ?* BEAST BUSTERS Actlvlalon £24.95 Shoot'em-up Elevator-laden
buildings populated by a bunch of strange zombies just
itching to be shot with an Uzi machine gun... sort of like your
local supermarket on a Saturday morning.
* * BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE Capstone Software Accolade
£24.99 Arcade Hey man, like totally bogus entertainment. This
could s to the outstanding isometric-3D games produced by
Ultimate in the Golden Age of Arcade Adventures. The Bitmap
Brothers pack the five levels with quality puzzles and
graphics. If only they’d added a bit more action, too.
CAPTIVE Mlndscape £24.99 Role Playing Game Veteran programmer Tony Crowther’s ‘Dungeon Master in space’ has an almost infinite number of levels and a sometimes bewildering array of collectible gadgetry.
* *** DEI ENDER OF ROME Electronic Arts £24.99 Arcade Strategy
The creative force behind the legendary Defender of the Crown
turns his attention to the Roman Empire.
Command legionnaires on the battlefield, construct a fleet of boats, catch a gladiator show, and try to seduce Cleopatra. Carry on, gamers!
* ** CHAMPION OF THE RAJ Mirrorsoft £25.99 Arcade Strategy Catch
the laughable Captain Pugwash animation in Level 9’s answer to
those Cinemaware ‘Interactive Movies’ like Defender of the
Crown and It Came from the Desert. Somewhere along the line
that whole affair falls flat... about 23 seconds after
inserting the disk, in fact.
?
CHUCK ROCK Core Design £24.99 Platform Prehistoric lager lout travels through five levels made of jungles, caves, underwater passages and ice chambers before a finale In the dinosaur's graveyard. Brilliant animation of some crazy creatures. A bit too easy to complete. Ungabunga!
?*** it, di i scenario i in a sprawling Iding overrun by riasty security guards. Have you got what it takes to be a cyberpunk commando and reach the genetic laboratory in time? Add-on mission disk ensures longterm interest is cranked up.
?** for'a corpse DelphlneAJS Gold £25.99 Adventure Gripping stuff from the Parisian software company.
Agatha Christie style murder mystery using the Cinematique system. Full of French flair, especially the black and white ‘flashback’ sequences.
* *?* DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN SSI US Gold £30.99 Role Playing Game
¦: Latest in the seemingly popular Advanced Dungeons and
Dragons series. Visually inferior to the likes of Eye of the
Beholder and Chaos Strikes Back.
* ** DEUTEROS Activision £25.99 Strategy Space opera about as
interesting as playing with a number-crunching spreadsheet.
Still, some people out there will get a kick out of this
follow-up to Millennium 2.2... won’t you Mr Ashton of
Leigh-on-Sea?
* * DUNGEON MASTER FTL Mlrrorsoft £29.99 Role Playing Game One of
the most popular computer games of all time.
It’s your party of adventurers and you'll fight monsters if you want to. Excellent blend of playability, lastability and atmosphere. Downside?
Looks a little dated in comparison to more modern games like Eye of the Beholder (SSI US Gold) and Captive (Mindscape). Chaos Strikes Back (FTL Mirrorsoft) also uses the Dungeon Master game engine.
Requires one megabyte of memory.
* *** ELF Ocean £24.99 Platform Enjoyable enough romp with more
than a few surprises.
Promising start for newcomers Nirvana Systems.
* * ENCOUNTER Novagen • £19.99 • Shoot’em- up Translation of the
old 3D blast on the Commodore 64, looking tame by today's stan
dards.
* * buev SSIAJS Gold £29.99 Role Playing Game A Dungeon Master
clone that is superior to the original.
Takes the idea a stage further by incorporating the feel of AD&D roleplaying with improved characters and story.
* **** Eul T" Microprose £34.99 Simulation Another in the
long-line of quality flight-sims from Microprose. Fly hundreds
of missions in six warzones around the world, including the
Persian Gulf, Vietnam and Central Europe.
Probably the best ever Amiga flight-sim... until the next one takes off!
* **** RETALIATOR Ocean £24.99 • Simulation More an arcade game
than a straight flight simulation, F-29 is brimming over with
fast solid-3D graphics and fair number of 'bugs'. Contains
dozens of different tactical missions with intense aerial
combat and ground battles.
Runcom-based developer Digital Image Design is currently working on Robocop 3 and Epic, Ocean’s answer to the award-winning Wing Commander.
* *** f«“domf Microprose £34.99 Arcade Strategy Even after all
these years, Lords of Midnight programmer Mike Singleton can
still cut it. Midwinter II is a technically awesome 3D
adventure with 22 different forms of transport, over 1,000
intelligent characters, dozens of useable weapons and the
equivalent of 1,000,000 square miles of terrain to explore. The
nearest a computer game has ever come to a James Bond movie.
* **** FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER Spectrum Holobyte Mlrrorsolt £34.99
Simulation «: ] y,’j Superior 'game-of-the-novel' with
everything you could expect from this style of software.
Based around the exploits of American carrier aircraft jocks
during the Vietnam war.
* *** GODS Renegade Mindscape £24.95 Platform Another corker of a
game from the prolific Bitmap Brothers. Highly impressive
graphics complemented by a wide range of multi-layered sound
effects and samples.
Utilises a novel system which makes the computer-controlled opponents respond intelligently to the actions of the player.
GREAT GIANA SISTERS Rainbow Arts £N A Platform Just to be trendy, here is the ultimate underground hit.
Nintendo forced this game out of punters reach because of its likeness to the megasuccessful Super Mario Bros series. Praise indeed, pity the game is no longer available on the open-market.
* *** OVER HEELS Ocean £7.99 Arcade Adventure This transfer of
the old Spectrum game has been well worth the wait. Primitive
graphics and sound but phenomenal gameplay.
Hopefully, this could pave the way for adaptions of some of other eight-bit classics like Aliens, Delta, Forbidden Forest, Lode Runner, Lords of Midnight, Park Patrol, Pastfinder, Raid on Bungeling Bay, Thrust, and so on.
* **** HUNTER Activision £29.99 Arcade Strategy Overshadowed by
the recently released Flames of Freedom. Activision should have
rushed this game out last year.
* ** JIMMY WHITE'S WHIRLWIND SNOOKER Virgin Games £24.99 Sport
Ace coder Archer Maclean delivers the goods once again. Who
could have guessed a simulation of snooker could be this good?
Plays like a dream.
* **** KICK OFF 2 Anco £24.99 Sport Simply the best computer
simulation of soccer to ever invade the silicon chip. Once the
fast pace and intuitive gameplay have been tasted, you’ll never
go back to anything less. You can’t afford to miss this one,
especially as Anco occasionally releases add-on disks with
special tactics data for use during play.
Programmer Dino Dini is currently working on Player Manager 2 and Kick Off 3.
* **** KING'S QUEST V Sierra On-Line £40.85 Adventure Yet another
example of the classy fantasy graphic adventures coming over
from our American cousins.
Attractive to both novice and master. What about that price, though?
* *** IK+ System 3 £9.99 Beat’em-up Definitive example of the
genre from maverick programmer Archer Maclean.
Looks and sounds like a Bruce Lee martial arts movie, incorporating frantic combat and a great sense of humour.
Dramatic sampled sounds and super smooth animation of head-butt, face slap and gut punch moves make the game virtually unbeatable.
Are you a karate kid?
* **** LAST NINJA III System 3 £25.99 Arcade Adventure «: I j1.*
Will this martial arts saga ever finish? Concept is looking
long in the tooth though the execution is bang up-to- date.
Possibly the best beat’em-up for avid explorers.
* *** LEMMINGS Psygnosis £24.99 Arcade Puzzle Take command of the
wackiest collection of misdirected death-wish rodents ever
seen your screen. Click on a series of icons to make your cute
little Lemmings perform potentially life-saving skills like
digging tunnels, climbing, building bridges, and so on.
One of those games that will grab you until you’ve completed it. Psygnosis and DMA Design are promising extra level disks and a brand-new sequel.
* **** LIFE AND DEATH Software Toolworks Mindscape • £30.99
• Simulation Unique game where you can become a surgeon in charge
of some unlucky patients with gut ache! If only the opera
tions could stretch beyond the stomach... ** LORD OF THE RINGS
Interplay Electronic Arts £25.99 Role Playing Game
* Iff* Fabulous interpretation of Tolkien’s masterwork with point
'n’ click icon interface and a series of graphic and text
screens to push the fantasy story forward.
* ** LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO CHALLENGE Gremlin £24.99 Drive'em-up
Surprise hit of the year!
Similar look and feel to the C64 classic Pitstop II from Epyx. Features 20 competing cars, 32 cruel courses, pre- Eagerly-awaited sequel brings eight new stages and improved graphics. Like Sega's Radmobile coin-op, Lotus 2 also includes fancy weather effects like rain, snow and, most impressive of all, fog. In addition, four players can simultaneously compete courtesy of an ingenious link-up option. Some players have complained about the feel of this one, so try both games before you decide.
* *** MAGIC POCKETS Renegade Mlndscape £25.99 Platform «:
Overrated release which proves even the Bitmap Brothers can get
it wrong.
Customary excellence in graphics and sound let down by unrewarding play.
* * MANCHESTER UNITED EUROPE Krisalis £25.99 Sport Popular soccer
game recently updated for the new international season.
Features four-player option when used with special joystick adaptor. Arcade and management modes to suit everybody. '*¦’ -
* *** MEGALOMANIA Imageworks £30.99 Arcade Strategy ‘ I
Skillfully crafted action wargame with some super sampled sound
effects and speech. Make your moves and watch hordes of little
men run around the screen killing each other. The boys at
Sensible Software have done players proud with a witty
interpretation of the genre.
* **** MEGATRAVELLER I Paragon Empire £29.99 Role Playing Game
DomarkZ29.99 Simulation Ex-British Aerospace flight simulator
team Simis created something for all those techie desktop
pilots out there. First rate package which comes complete with
a 128-page colour booklet full of information and photographs
of the respected Soviet fighter.
However, Fulcrum needs an injection of energy. A few more missions wouldn’t have gone amiss, either.
* * MOONSTONE Mindscape £25.99 Beat’em-up Overtones of a role
playing game set against a fantasy setting. Parental Warning!
Loads of decapitations and disembowelments are in here.
* * PACMANIA Grandslam £N A Arcade Perhaps the finest moment for
the cult video game character. Pacmania is an old but
competent conversion of the colourful Namco coin-op.
Every bit of your screen is filled with pseudo-3D mazes occupied by nasty ghosties out to get our hungry hero.
Excellent choice for younger players. Try some of the mail order companies in this issue if you're having trouble finding it.
* ** PANG Ocean £24.99 Arcade Puzzle Lashings of addictive playa
bility and loveable laughs.
Even better when played with a friend.
* ** PGA TOUR GOLF Electronic Arts £24.99 Sport Compete against
sixty PGA Tour Pros in four-round tournament play. PGA Tour
Golf has three authentic courses (Sawgrass, Avenel and PGA
West) and a bonus fantasy course. Play against one to four
human or computer opponents and see your best shots again via
the Instant This is a bit of a rarity: original gameplay and
graphics, critically-acclaimed and a commercial success!
Everybody would like to be treated like a God but have you got what it takes?
NIS Actually become a digital deity and lord it over a growing number of followers.
Decide who should be sacrificed in an earthquake and where people should settle down. Populous made people rethink the concept of strategy games. One of the finest examples of gameware and the sequel is promising to be even better.
* **** POWERMONGER Electronic Arts £29.99 Strategy From Bullfrog,
the team that brought us Populous, this is another startling
example of how original games can be created by designers who
care. Life as a warlord is tough but immense fun. Spy on your
enemies, bribe the meek and send in your troops to attack. Get
the peasants to make food or invent something useful like
agricultural machinery or destructive weapons. More of a
’real-world’ simulation than Populous, with an incredible 3D
representation of rivers, hills, settlements, people and
battles which can be zoomed and rotated at will.
* **** PREDATOR 2 Mirrorsoft £24.99 Shoot’em-up Disappointing
game-of-the- movie reminiscent of the Taito Operation Wolf guns
'n blaster with four rather repetitive levels. Non-stop
violence if you like that sort of thang.
* * PRINCE OF PERSIA Broderbund Domark £24.99 Platform Arabian
swordplay and hijinks with delicious sprite animation. Looks
good, sounds good and jolly well does you good. Hey
Imsotf-£24.99 Sport Who needs Wimbledon when you can have the
'real-thing' all year round?
* *** ¥&1oro°nad Mlcroprose £29.99 Strategy Build yourself a
railroad empire in North America or Europe during the heyday of
locomotion. Each territory has its own economy, products and
resources. Players must choose the right train engine and
rolling stock for the job and keep the equipment up-to-date.
Newspaper headlines keep you informed of events which could
bring in new opportunities for budding tycoons. Typical Sid
Meier release with an exhausting amount of depth.
* *** RBI BASEBALL 2 Tengen Domark £25.99 Sport Addictive
simulation that hits all the bases. Perhaps other software
houses should take note of how to expertly adapt a Nintendo
video game to the Amiga.
* *** RICK DANGEROUS II Microprose £24.99 Platform Rick is ready
to greedily soak up your free-time. Beware, the game can be
very frustrating to play at times.
* ** ROBIN HOOD Millennium US Gold £25.99 Strategy Adventure
Kevin Costner and Bryan Adams have made huge amounts of cash
out of this legendary hero, so why shouldn't us Brits grab a
slice of the pie? Robin Hood is an epic game, pleasing to both
the eyes and ears.
* ** RODLAND Storm £25.99 Platform 4 Iff?* One of the most
playable games to hit the Amiga in a long time. This Jaleco
coinop has been cleverly brought to life without losing any
of the original appeal.
* *** ROLLING RONNY «: If Virgin Games £24.99 Platform
Unimaginative platform and pitfall romp from German coders.
Donkey Kong makes a guest appearance in later stages.
* LeSRekte?e.sland Lucasfllm Games US Gold £25.99 Adventure
There’s not much you can teach the George Lucas team about
creating top-qual- ity interactive entertainment.
The Secret of Monkey Island is superb in every respect: gorgeous graphics, seducing sounds and heaps of humour. This swashbuckling pirate adventure has absolutely no typing involved and incorporates a terrific use of dialogue. Requires one megabyte of memory.
OW OF THE I sdt°2v Psygnosis £34.95 Platform Ridiculously difficult gameplay, most impressive graphics and ever so overpriced. What else can we say? Oh yeah. Shadow of the Beast 3 will be here soon.
SIDEWINDER Mastertronlc £7.99 Shoot'em- up No-nonsense vertically- scrolling blaster with five “• .
Levels of swarming sprite fodder. CU AMIGA even supplied a free copy of the game in the pastl You'll probably have to look around a dusty old software shop to find it... just like the Yellow Pages advert.
* * SILENT SERVICE II Microprose £34.99 Strategy Accurate
submarine simulation set in the Pacific during the Second
World War which could do with a dose of excitement.
* ** SIMCITY Maxls lntogrames £29.99 Strategy Influential urban
planning simulation which looks slightly tired against the
recent batch of god games.
Now sold with EA's Populous. SimCity 2 should be here next year.
* *** SIMPSONS - BART VS. THE SPACE MUTANTS Ocean £24.95 Arcade
» NEW« Shameful lack of imagination from the Manchester power
house. This carbon copy of the Acclaim Nintendo video game
isn't going to impress anybody. Will somebody convert the
superb Konami coin-op, please!
* SPEEDBALL II Imagetvorks £24.99 Sport Based on the cult '70s
movie, Rollerball, this game is easily the best Bitmap Brothers
release thus far. Skillful mix of beat’em-up and a futuristic
adaption of American Football. Possibly the last word in sports
games, but we’re willing to be proved wrong.
* **** SPINDIZZY WORLDS Activision £24.99 Arcade Puzzle Marble
Madness was one of the first games to be released on the Amiga,
although we had to wait four years for the real thing.
Fascinating game design.
* *** STAR CONTROL Accolade £24.95 Shoot’em-up This one had the
crew at EMAP Towers hogging the Amiga when it first came out.
Sort of like Asteroids for the 90’s with some spiffy sound samples from TV shows of bygone years. Requires one megabyte of memory.
* * CAR RACER Microprose £24.99 Drlve'em-up Inventive and
irresistible crash 'n smash race game with realistic suspension
and handling of the hot-rod cars.
Geoff Crammond, the brains behind Revs and Sentinel, produced some fast solid-3D graphics for the narrow suspended raceways. Grand Prix is his new attempt to simulate Formula One warfare. Stunt Car Racer is due to be re-released on budget.
* **** SWITCHBLADE II Gremlin £24.99 Platform Finally, a platform
slice'em- up which gives those pesky Japanese console video
games a run for their money.
Switchblade II is set across six enormous levels with over 600 screens of tense, claustrophobic challenges.
Hack-tastic, mate!
* *** SWIV Storm £24.99 Shoot'em-up Kind of like a sequel to the
durable Silkworm. Why can’t all Amiga games be this smart?
* **** THEIR FINEST HOUR: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Lucasfllm
Games US Gold £24.99 Simulation Thrilling and historically
accurate air combat simulation set during the crucial summer
months of 1940. Players have the choice of flying eight famous
planes including the Supermarine Spitfire, Junkers 87 Stuka
and Messerschmitt 109. Lots of special features like a mis
sion editor and replay camera with VCR controls.
Supplied with exemplary manual.
* **** THUNDERHAWK Core Design £30.99 Arcade Simulation Near
future chopper capers geared towards total action.
A mix of slick 3D polygonal graphics and simple easy-to- use controls. There's no better helicopter sim on the Amiga at present. Another best-seller for Core Design.
Yah-hoo!
* **** TOKI Ocean £24.95 Platform Qualified conversion of the
strange coin-op starring a monkey in the leading role.
Marvellous bright backdrops and surreal sprites. Sadly, the basic gameplay isn’t that varied.
* ** ULTIMA V Orlgin Mindscape £29.99 Role Playing Game Every
Ultima is a masterpiece in its own right and nothing short of
wonderful.
What’s happened to the Amiga version of Ultima VI?
* **** UTOPIA Gremlin £29.99 Strategy Despite a similar look to
Populous, this is really SimCity in space. Can you construct
the perfect place to live? Every game presents a new challenge.
* **** VIZ Virgin Games £19.95 Sport A far better game than
everybody was expecting. Adult fun which should annoy any of
your prudish friends or relations. Players have the choice of
playing Biffa Bacon, Johnny Fartpants or Buster Gonad in a race
around the streets of Fulchester. Watch out for cameo
appearances by The Fat Slags, Big Vern and Spoilt Bastard.
Roger Mellie provides the live commentary. Fans of the comic
will love It.
?** WARHEAD Activision £24.99 Arcade Strategy Within the next fifty years Earth will be attacked by horrible insect-like aliens from a nearby star system. The survivors send you, their last hope, to prevent total destruction of the human race. Challenging space simulator with accurate flight dynamics and forty progressively tough missions to conquer. Listen out for the Gary Numan-esque soundtrack during the intro sequence.
* *** WONDERLAND Virgin Games £24.99 Adventure Complex
interactive adaption of the Lewis Carrol tale. Is the Magnetic
Scrolls' tarted- up text adventure here to stay or will the
likes of Lucasfilm Games take over?
* ** ADVERTISERS INDEX
Ashcom ..153,185
Amiga Direct .202,203
Atlas ...182
AJ
P.D.L .164
Amiga Nuts .....130 Amiga
Bandits..; ...134
A. R.
K ...162
Anco 49,84
A.
B.O.T.S .74
Add
ware ...89
Blitsoft 201
Blitterchips ....126,127
Crazy
Joe ......135
Castle .154
Connect International ...25
Care
Electronics ..121
Circuit
City ....162
Cortex 102
Commodore Show ..177,178,179 Charity
Song .174
Datel ...16,17
Digicom ..125
Diamond ...186,189,190,191,192,193
Domark ...4,5
Diskovery ......174
Digitz ..A ....168
Eaglesoft 157
Evesham 180,181
Electronic
Zoo ...66,67 Essex
Computers 158 Ed
Lib ...89
Future World .104,105
Gremlin .15,71,93
GSF ...201
Guiding
Light ..: .- .77
Ground Zero IT:..- .. ...v201
Harwoods ......141,142,143,144,145,146,147
Hobbyte .100
Intraset ...166
Infogrames ......68
Inpholink ...... 168
Jokeline ..209
Kosmos ..124
KG
Leisure ......98
Kontax 201
Legend ...118
Microprose .36,37
Media Direct ......112,113,114,115
Mirrorsoft ....33,87,228
Mindscape .13,58
M. D. Office Supplies ..108
Micromail ......106
M. F.I 89
Megatolitz .....132
Mail Order
Micro ..158
NRG ...162
NBS 126,127
Nakash .52
Ocean .2,3,28,46„227
Off The
Wall ..130
Offical
Secrets ...50,51
PLC ......77
Power Computing .99,151
P. D.
Soft .131
Proton 152
Philips ..83
Premier Mail Order ....171
PM
R .174
Pacific
PD .....174
Quickfire .209
Renegade 65
R. C. Simulations ..174
Silica .97,159,167
Strictly
PD .....136
SPD ...134
Slave
PD 168
Start 126,127
Soft
Exchange .....124
Supply Solutions ..... 201 Star
Associates ....201
SellOut ..209
System
3 ..40
SMG .....67
Siren ..194
Special Reserve 50,51
Software
City 160
Tomsoft ..164
Target
PD ......152
Trojan ...94
Tank ...201
Thalion .43
United Public Domain ....126,127
U. S. Gold 11,21,77,90,121
Usaction .202,203
Ubisoft ..26
Universal Overnight Distribution ..182
Virgo .....90
Voiceline .110
Valley
PD ......126,127
Virus Free
PD ......200
WTS .....88
We
Serve ......104,105
17
Bit ..138
21st
Century ...61
SELL OUT TO BE SEEN IN SELL-OUT CALL KAREN NEILL 0 71- 2 51 6
2 2 2 EARN YOUR OWN POCKET MONEY!
You can make hundreds and thousands ot pounds. For FREE information send SA.E. to: Lasse Erlksen, Sportsvn. 16D. 3200 Sandefjord. Norway 80+ AMIGA GAMES FOR SALE, and 129 computer mogazines.
Please send SA.E. for lists. Cheap prices e.g. Super Monaco Grand Prtx £12. Jason Hales. 50 Estcotts Drive. East Grindstead. W. Sussex RH19 3DE.
SWAP those unwanted AMIGA games from only £1.50 with free membership. Send SAE. Now for details to: Gameswapz 3.
Picketleaze. Chippenham. Wilts SN14 0DN.
USE YOUR WITS TO BEAT THE COMPUTER The fastest & funniest trivia game on your phone!
Call now 0839 44 22 70 AMIGA HARDWARE + SOFTWARE!
AMIGA SOFTWARE FOR SALEI Both the latest and older software are sold for £1.50 per disk. To obtain my lists info., write to. Thomas Torp. Skogbrynet 16c. 0283 Oslo 2.
Norway.
'wvnvwmsnsew-”’ Send £1.00 to C.O.M puters.
4 Upper Cross Lane. Youghal.
Co. Cork. Eire, for latest Catalogue Disk, including Free Games + Demos.
I-----------------1 PLEASE CAN I HAVE AN AD IN SELL OUT 30 AMIGA DEMOS of your choice on video tape for £151! Price includes quality Japanese video tape. P&p. For list send a SAE. To 48 Emerson Avenue, Middlesbrough.
Cleveland T55 7QH.
WORIDCIASS LEADERBOARD. 3 Course Disk. Ploy the US MASTERS, Augusta National. Authentic yardages to Pin. Hazards etc. Produced to scale for tournament enthusiasts. Augusta + 2. £4 incl.
Cheques to J Cauley. C Dlsk, 34 Aintree Rd. Calmore. Soton SQ4 2TL y and a CD UGHTY TRIVIA QUIZ 0839 03 03 31 AMIGA CHEAT DISK 2 Is now out.
Packed with the latest cheats and solutions. It's a bargain at £4 or send £6 to get CHEAT 1 as well.
J. Allen 2B, Wexford Road. Oxton.
Merseyside L43 9TD. NOW!!
LOOK 20p AMIGA PD is here courtesy of Platinum PD. Why pay more? We re the cheapest and greatest! For info, send blank disk and SAE. To: David Goodwin. 16 Green Acres. Hoylond. Barnsley.
South Yorkshire S74 OHL.
Lineage - 30p per word to private ldividuals - 20 words min.
• rds maximum, 40p per word to Trade. ZO words min - 40 words
maximum.
Semi-display - tlS for S.C.C.Ring 071 2S1 8222.
All classified and semi-display advertising is pre-payable.
All classified ads are subject to space availability.
PmNriNC.mr.L8 ENCLOSE CMEOUE PO FORC NAME ...- .. A00RE88____________.....______________ TOTAL NUMBER OF WORDS POST TO Ad Dept. CU Amiga. Priory Coon, Farringdon Lane, London EclR 3AU.
It is illegal lo sell pirated copies ol computer games The only software that can be sold legitimately through our classified section sre genuine tapes disks or cartages bought trom shops or by mail order trom software bouses the superb music package, MED.
Mat Broomfield starts the first a three-part beginner’s guide to There have been numerous music packages on the Amiga, but none have generated as much excitement as MED. As the package appears a bit daunting at first glance, we re going to explain the rudiments so that even the least experienced users can create their own tunes... GETTING STARTED MED is available from any good stockist ot Public Domain software.
Once the program has been loaded, you’ll notice that the screen is split horizontally into three strips, the bottom strip containing two equaliser grids, of which the left-hand one indicates the instruments that are currently playing, and the other indicates the pitch and channel of the notes.
The top quarter of the screen contains all of the many commands and control icons which allow you to access the numerous functions of MED. This section of the screen often changes as you access commands which then call up their own sub-menus.
The remaining section of the screen contains the block editor, it is here that most of your compositions will be created.
Before you can create a tune you'll need to load an instrument, it's for this reason that MED defaults to the files menu when it loads.
LOADING AN INSTRUMENT MED's file menu consists of two parts: the files window on the left-hand side of the screen and the control options in the centre of the screen. You'll notice that the files window initially contains a list of all available devices, such as disk drives, memory buffers and assigns. To load an instrument, insert your instrument disk into either disk drive and click on the appropriate drive name in the files window. For example, if you put your instruments disk into your external drive, you would click on (DF1:) or (DF2:).
After a short time, the information in the files window will change to show you the contents of your instruments disk.
Individual files are coloured black, directories (which may contain further files) are white. Use a bass guitar, a stringed instrument and something like a flute.
Click on the instruments directory to reveal several sampled instruments.
Click on bass guitar (Bass) to select this as the instrument you want to load.
If you look at the control options in the centre of the screen, you'll notice beside the word 'Load' that you can choose to load a song, an instrument, or an ST-Mod. Loading an ST-Mod allows you to load a Master Soundtracker compatible module.
For now, simply click on the word 'Instr1 to load the Bass sample that you selected earlier. If you look below the files window, you will see a narrow status bar containing two four-digit numbers divided by a backslash ( ).
Beside these are a pair of three-digit numbers also divided by a backslash, and a two-digit number, either 12, 23, 34 or 45. Beside this is an E (for Edit), SP (for Spacing), and CHRD (for Chord).
Finally, after a small grid containing sixteen squares arranged in two parallel rows, is the instrument number and name.
If you followed my earlier instructions for loading an instrument, the number should be 01, and the name beside it should be 'Bass'.
THE KEYBOARD LAYOUT Your Amiga keyboard has been configured by MED so that it represents a two octave piano keyboard. Letter Z is equivalent to the note C natural, and letter B is equivalent to the note B natural.
All the other keys on the same row follow the logical piano keyboard progression, le, Z=C natural X=D natural, C=E natural etc. The Keys on the - row above (A to ;) are equivalent to the black keys on a piano keyboard, and represent sharp and flat notes. The whole layout is repeated on the two rows above, starting at the letter Q, and the number 1.
ENTERING NOTES Now we want to enter some notes to make our tune. We’re going to use Crockett's Theme by Jan Hammer because it uses a number of MED's different functions.
If you look at the block editing window you will see a row of numbers down the left-hand side of the window. These numbers represent note positions.
Beside these numbers are four tracks comprising eight characters each.
These represent the four sound channels through which you can play notes.
In their default (blank) state each set of characters consists of three dashes, a space and four zeros.
When you enter a note, the three dashes change to show the name and octave of the note that you have entered. For example the note F sharp in octave 1 would be displayed as F 1 0000.
Similarly, C natural in octave 4 would appear as C-4 0000.
The four zeros are the com- mand section of each note. By ,m » entering special numbers and " letters in the second, third, and fourth positions, you can totally change the way the note sounds. The first position shows you the current instrument number.
The octave number of the note tells MED how high or low in pitch the note should be.
Octave 1 is the lowest and is equivalent to pressing a key on a piano keyboard towards the left- hand side. Octave 5 contains the |t highest pitched ' notes. Although there are some exceptions, each octave generally starts at the note C ? Natural, and includes every note up to B natural.
You can change the current octave number by pressing the function keys F1-F4.
Using the cursor keys to move the red outline cursor, position it so that it surrounds the three dashes of the left sound channel in the block editing window. If the cursor is not beside the number 000, move it up or down until it is. Using the mouse, click once on the small letter E in the strip between the block editing window and the control panel at the top of the screen. This will allow you to enter new notes into the current block. You're now ready to begin entering the first tune.
Our piece of music features only low (bass) notes for the first 64 notes. Press F1 to set the keyboard to octaves 1 and
2. The two-digit number in the status bar should show 1 and 2 to
indicate that these are the octaves in use. Now press the
letter W once. As you can see, this places a D in position 000
of the first track, then moves the cursor down one position
ready for you to enter your next note. Now press the following
keys: O O OWOOOWOOOWOOO. If you should make a mistake, you can
erase it with the Amiga DELete key.
PATTERN LENGTH When you've typed the last letter, your cursor should be beside the number
016. You may have noticed that you keyed in the same group of
notes four times. In actual fact, the intro to our tune
features all of the notes that you just typed repeated three
more times.
Rather than typing every individual note, it's much easier if we simply end the current block at that point, then repeat it three times in the play list.
If you click on 'Play' from the control panel at the top of the screen, a new batch of options will appear. At the far left of these options you will see four arrows and the number 00 highlighted.
This is the block play list. It represents the order in which the blocks of your song will be played. As you've only defined one block at the moment, you can only select the number 00.
The arrows allow you to move through the block play list as it becomes larger. The two outside arrows take you to the start and end of the list, whilst the two inner ones only move you one position up or down the play list. For now, click on the inner down arrow. This will move you to an empty space below the number 00. If you now click on the plus (+) sign, another number 00 should appear beneath your cursor. MED will now play block 00 twice. Repeat the process two more times.
If you leave block 00 as it is, MED will play all 64 lines in the block. As we've only entered notes in the first 16 lines, there will be a long period of silence lasting for 48 lines. To avoid this, we can either tell MED to skip to the start of the next block in the play list, or we can shorten Ihe block so that there are no empty spaces after the 16th note. This is the method we're going to use on this occasion.
Click on 'Block' in the control panel.
Again a new list of options will appear.
Look for the option called Lines which sets the number of lines in each block.
There are two sets of arrows beside it.
The double arrows increase or decrease the number of lines ten at a time, whilst the single arrows change the number of lines individually. Using the arrows, decrease the number of lines to 16. If you now return to the play menu and click on 'Play Song', you can hear how our intro sounds. Whilst it's playing, glance at the block play list. You should be able to see MED stepping through the blocks as it plays them. If you look at the status bar, you will notice that the four figures before the backslash are changing as the computer plays the song. These numbers tell you what position you’re
up to in the play list. The four digits after the back slash tell you the total length of the play list, four in our case.
Click on 'Stop Playing' to end the music. To return to the point that you were editing, use the cursor keys to move up and down the lines.
Next month in our special Blue Pages we ll be continuing with the song, giving you some samples and showing you how to add a couple ol interesting special effects to your music. Stay tuned!
HI-FI AMIGA Is it possible to connect an Amiga to a radio or midi hi-fi to improve the sound quality?
If so, what would I need and how much would it cost?
Martin Rayner is here to raise your spirits and ease your aching brains by answering some of your many questions this month.
P. Hartley, Manchester Yes, you can connect the Amiga to a midi
hi-fi, or any other equipment that amplifies the sound signal.
Many people connect the Amiga audio output to their TV modulators, thus directing the sound through their Tvs, but to hear It at Its best, you really should connect it up to an amplifier of some description.
All you need is a lead which runs from the auxiliary input on your hl-fl or amplifier to the left and right audio outputs on the Amiga (at the back). The Amiga requires male phono plugs, and these should also suffice for the hl-fi ampllfler end of things.
Some older hi-fis and amplifiers only accept male DIN type plugs, which are round and have five or seven pins. Dixons or Tandy (Radio Shack) should be able to supply the leads for less than five pounds. Simply ask for a phono to phono lead, or a phono to DIN.
Alternately Data Base Direct sells a miniature amplifier and speaker system called the Sound Blaster. This comprises a tiny desk-top amplifier capable of delivering 5 watts of power, and two good quality car speakers.
Despite the small size of the unit it delivers quite an impressive punch. Price £44.95 from Data Base Direct, Ellesmere Port, South Wlrral, L65 3EB, Tel:051 357 2961 GOOD SAMARITAN I read an article in Questions and Answers (September J T A 91) from a youth club [WyM in Bicester who required help training with the use of the Amiga. As Bicester is only about ten miles from where I live and work, I would be more than willing to give up my free time to help the members of the club.
Steve Brown, Westcott What a generous offer, Steve! I'm certain that Ann Mayo and her club will be thrilled to accept your kind offer which wins you a free subscription so that you can become even better informed than you already are!
AMOS QUERIES I’m writing in the hope that you can answer some of my questions about the AMOS packages.
Does it need one megabyte of memory to run? If not, is there anything that you can do with one meg that you can’t do with only half? Do the AMOS Compiler and AMOS 3D packages need AMOS to run, and do you need Deluxe Paint to draw graphics for use in these packages?
In $ Also, does the compiler do anything else except speed up your programs? Do you know where I can get a half megabyte expansion and the AMOS programs?
Michael Me Mahon - Eire AMOS only requires half a megabyte of memory to run although you can use it more efficiently if you have more memory. For example, you can load graphics and sound routines Into memory when programming so that you don't have to keep waiting whilst they load from disk.
Programs written in Amos can also take advantage of extra memory In the same way, thereby making them more user-friendly.
The compiler and the 3D extension both require AMOS to run. The compiler is designed solely for converting AMOS Basic programs into machine code. AMOS 3D is an extra module which allows you to design vector objects and manipulate them using additional AMOS Basic commands. It requires at least a megabyte of memory to work.
Although the primary advantage of the Compiler Is the extra speed that's gained by converting your programs into machine code, it also has several other advantages.
Programs which have been converted using the Compiler are self contained executable files. This means that they don't require RAMOS or any other module system to run them. Compiled programs are far harder for casual browsers to understand, therefore if you don’t want other users to have access to code you’ve written this may be an advantage.
It’s not essential to use Deluxe Paint when creating graphics for use In Amos, but some sort of art package is a must. Because Deluxe Paint is the best normal art package available, it’s certainly the most popular choice.
A pack Is currently being launched which will feature AMOS and a half megabyte upgrade for under £40. It should be available in your local software shop now.
CD ROM DRIVE I've been contemplating selling my Amiga 500 and buying a CDTV, but when I heard about the CD Rom drives I thought all my dreams had come true. I ... could use my Amiga and yet still have the advantages of CDTV. I could also copy Cds onto floppy disks and play audio Cds. Can you confirm whether these things are possible, and tell me if CDTV or the CD Rom are worth buying in the first place?
Tom Hull, Australia To answer your last question first, the value of a CDTV or CD Rom drive is only as high as the pleasure It gives you or the effort it saves you. For one person it may be the best thing since sliced bread, whilst for another it may be totally unimportant.
The CDTV allows you to attach a standard Amiga floppy drive and boot from that. If you boot from Workbench, for example, Its possible to transfer files from the Cds to a normal
3. 5 Inch disk. Programs such as the Fish PD collection, which
comprises over 400 disks, can therefore be stored on a single
CD. By booting from Workbench, you can then copy or load
specific files as and when you need them.
COMPILATION DISKS When I buy software, if possible I duplicate them and play with the copies so that if anything goes wrong I haven't destroyed my originals. The only trouble is, I'm spending a lot of money on blank disks when I could be using the money to buy PD software.
Could you tell me if it's possible to copy more than one program on to a disk, and if so how?
P Hartley, Manchester Before I answer your question, I must make one point: copying software without the publisher's express permission is illegal. Most software comes with an Instruction manual that tells you whether or not you can copy it. If you’re in any doubt phone or write to the relevant publisher to make sure.
Theoretically, It's easy to put more than one program on a disk.
Unfortunately there are two factors which often thwart the would-be compiler: the primary factor is copy protection. This can take many forms but the end result is the same in most cases.
Disks that cannot be copied or do not even register as Amiga DOS disks are a particular problem and without advanced programming knowledge (or an Action Replay Cartridge), this first obstacle is insurmountable.
The fact that you’ve already managed to make working back-ups indicates that your software is not protected, in which case you may still encounter the second problem - disk space. As software becomes more sophisticated, it requires more space to store. One possible solution to this, is to compress the individual files using a utility like Powerpacker or Imploder, both of which are PD.
Using these, it is sometimes possible to compress files to less than 50% of their original size.
Once your files are compressed, check that they still run. Some programs object to compression and will not work. Assuming that there are no problems, simply copy them to your compilation disk (see CLImb Aboard, CU June for details) making certain that you also copy all required files. Many programs which run from Workbench and use commands in the C directory can share commands. In other words you won't need to duplicate all the commands onto your disk twice.
A1500 UPGRADES I’ve decided to upgrade my A500 to the new A1500butas I'm used to using three megs of RAM I'll need to boost the A1500 as soon as I buy it.
What sort of RAM is best?
I know that some programs need fast RAM to function properly, and I've heard of a type of RAM called SIMMS as well as several other types. What’s the difference?
Also, there are eight expansion slots on the A1500. Is it a case of slotting in a peripheral and bob’s your uncle, or is there soldering involved? I have a 40 meg A590 with two megs of fast RAM installed, so is it also possible to take it out of its casing and fit it inside the A1500?
Alternately, should I just sell the lot and start afresh? If so, could you give me a rough idea as to how much I could expect for my system if it was offered for private sale? I have the following: A500 with half meg expansion, 40 meg A590, Cumana floppy drive, spare PSU, and 70 original games.
P. EBbans, Walsall There are basically four types of RAM chips
available for the Amiga range: 256 kilobit chips, one
megabit chips and one megabyte SIMMS modules.
The primary difference between the first two is size. You’d need 32x256 kilobit chips to make a megabyte of memory, or eight chips worth one megabyte chips. The larger capacity chips require less power and are therefore safer if used in large quantities, however they’re also slightly more expensive.
SIMMS modules are actually small boards with chips already fixed into position. They’re easier to handle, and there's less possibility of accidental damage when you're installing them. To the best of my knowledge there aren’t any A1500 upgrades which are capable of accepting SIMMS, although the A500 GVP series of hard drives uses them. You can purchase upgrades from Power Computing, Silica Systems or Datel.
According to which upgrade you choose, you can re-use the RAM chips from your A590 hard drive.
In theory you could reuse your hard drive (minus its casing and controller), but I've never heard of anyone doing it successfully or otherwise. Even if you successfully stripped your drive, you would still be left with the problem of how to safely mount it inside your A1500. Also, the A1500 and A500 Amigas use slightly different controller ROMs to determine how the drive responds to the machine.
By the time you've bought a new controller, mounted the drive and risked the Installation in the first place, you'd be better off selling your drive and buying a new one.
It’s always very difficult quoting prices for secondhand computer equipment, but if I were selling your equipment I would definitely not fall below 75% of the current new prices for each Item (except the games). I would definitely split the games and sell them Individually, either through a boot sale, or in the small ads. In these times of recession, few people can afford the luxury of buying systems such as yours all in one go.
Good luck!
¦, CRANKY ‘-° KEYMAPS W Having read W tm t your fasci- naling PD utilities T op 20 in the October issue I bought the Setkey utility to help me make my own menus' Unfortunately, it keeps locking up on me and I don’t know why. It only seems to do it when I try to load a keymap in. Do you have any ideas?
Stu Nasmith, Stockton-on- Tees I’m glad that you found our PD supplement interesting Stu. I’ve done some research on the Setkey utility and it seems that the problem arises because the utility was written using an American keymap system and expects all Amigas to use the same system.
The easiest way to avoid problems is to load the utility from CLI, but before you do you must reset the keyboard so that it uses the keymap that Setkey is expecting. From CLI type Setmap usaO. You can then load Setkey without problems.
If you’re going to use Setkey often, a better solution would be to put it onto its own disk, and include the Setmap command In the Startup-sequence. Your startup sequence would then look something like this: Setmap usaO; sets the American keymap Setkey; loads the Setkey utility.
CUSTOMISED WORKBENCH I’ve noticed that your coverdisks and lots of other PD disks often use different & coloured CLI windows, and different mouse pointers.
How do you achieve this, or is it a trade secretl Mr C. Cavaroli, Brentwood No, It’s not a trade secret, it’s all due to the system configuration file. This file contains a lot of other Information apart from the colours of the CLI and Workbench windows and the shape of the mouse pointer. It also tells the computer how sensitive the mouse buttons are, and how quickly the cursor moves, as well as Information regarding the position of the windows in relation to the screen.
The system configuration is edited using the preferences utility on the Workbench disk. If you want to alter the configuration of a disk other than Workbench, here’s how you do It:
1. Load the disk you want to alter until you get a CLI window. If
you don’t get a CLI window, hold the control key down, and
press the D key repeatedly as soon as you start loading the
disk. This should break into the Startup- sequence and allow
you to type in your own commands.
2. Insert your Workbench disk and type Workbenchdisk: Prefs pref-
erences (no spaces) to load the preferences editor.
Replace the word Workbench disk for the name of your Workbench disk, ie Workbenchl .3. Note: On some early versions of Workbench, preferences Is not located within the Prefs directory, If this is the case, find out where It is located and type that Instead of the word prefs. For example, if it’s located In the utilities drawer, you would type Workbenchl ,3:Utllltles pref erences. The computer will ask you to replace your original disk so that it can load the system configuration file.
3. Change the preferences to your own choice.
You can change the pointer by selecting Edit Pointer.
4. Select Save. The computer will automatically save your new
settings back to your original disk.
As a matter of interest, the above solution is unlikely to work with a lot of commercial software because they don’t use a system configuration file In the same way as normal AmigaDos programs. If you prefer, you can simply KEYCAPS QUERY I've noticed that there are lots of extra commands on the front of the numeric keypad keys, (home, pg up etc).
What are they for, because I can't make them work with any of my programs?
Copy the system configuration file from someone else's disk. You’ll find it in the devs directory.
J. Banks, Carlisle The keys are not intended for normal Amiga
use, rather they come into action when a PC bridge- board (PC
emulator) Is fitted. On normal Amigas, the keys merely produce
the characters printed on their tops, but when in PC mode,
they act as labour- saving ‘shortcut’ keys which move the
cursor around more quickly.
SLOW DISKS m I’ve noticed that as I put more and more files on a disk, especially Workbench, the disk seems to load everything much slower. Is there any logical reason for this, or am I doing something wrong?
Help!
Wendy Gaynor, Llanberys When you format an Amiga disk, it’s separated into tracks and sectors. In essence, you’re marking the disk off into lots of little boxes, each of which can hold a certain amount of information (256 bytes).
When you write a file to the disk, it will fill up as many of these boxes as it requires, but this will usually result in at least one box being only partially filled. As you store more information, you'll end up with more partially-filled boxes. As the disk becomes full, the Amiga starts storing information in the remaining space of all these semi-filled boxes.
When the disk was empty, a 256 byte file may have been stored In a single location. When the disk is almost full, the same file may be spread across half a dozen locations.
Therefore, to read the file when the disk is almost full, the disk drive head has to move to many more locations than when it was empty. Obviously this process takes up more time.
The solution to this problem is to optimise your disk. This process involves taking all of the data off your disk, and rearranging it on another one so that the files aren't spread over such a wide area. There are at least two commercial programs which can do this ; Xcopy and B.A.D, but there are also a number of public domain utilities, the best of-whlch is called Disk Opti.
SAMPLE HISS When I play sound samples on the Amiga they sound slightly muted and fuzzy. If I switch the power light off using the filter option on my sampling software, the sample sounds much sharper, but there tends to be additional hiss and crackle.
How can I stop these irritating sound distortions?
Steve Bissicks. Chortton-cum- Hardy.
The reason your samples sound fuzzy and muted is that the Amiga is actually running them through a high pass filter. This is rather similar to the Dolby B option on many hi-fi systems, in that it removes and softens much of the high frequency end of a sound. This is ideal for removing the hiss from tapes, or the crackles from old records. It also compensates for the inadequacies of poor quality samples. The only trouble is that, if your samples actually used the higher frequencies as an element of their waveform, they will also be suppressed, making them sound as if they were play
ing in a padded room.
If you switch the filter off, then you will hear the sample in all its glory. The problem is, most samples are not of a high enough quality without the filter, although many sound OK when played along with other instruments when your ear is not so receptive to the shortfall of any individual sound.
You can get round the problem by using a package such as AudloMaster III which allows you to filter the sound manually.
Although this performs the same function as the Amiga filter, it’s not as extreme, and you can decide the level of filtering.
A better solution is to resample the sound at a faster rate so that your sample is of a high enough quality to play unfiltered.
Using Audiomaster, crackles can be edited out manually. In maximum magnification they show up as extreme peaks or troughs. Simply use the freehand edit mode to smooth these peaks out.
PRO DRAW When I use Pro Draw's Trace utility to convert bitmaps into structured drawings, I find that it usually places a control point at every single pixel of a diagonal line. This is very frustrating because it means that I have to manually delete most of these points so that my images are small enough to be t ici used without * ' taking forever o for the screen to update. Do you have any suggestions?
Huw Markham, Stevenage The solution to your problem is very straightforward.
When using Trace, you'll notice the Fit option at the bottom of the requester.
This specifies how closely Pro Draw will trace your original image. If you set the figure to a higher number, say three or five, Pro Draw will not add as many control points as in its default setting of one-and- a-half.
If you have any questions of a remotely technical nature, Martin will do his best to answer them. If you have any tips, or can offer advice in response to a previous letter, then your expertise could win you a CU subscription. Send your letters to: Q&A, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU.
TROUBLESOME FAULTY AMIGA?!!
Quality Amiga Repairs From only £23.50 inc. return FOR SPEED, FREE POSTAGE ? PEACE OF MIND CALL FOR OUR FIXED PRICE OFFER ANYWHERE IN THE UKI Unit 25, Bridge Park, uvumv Amj Km: STAR ASSOC. Computers upgrades Wembley 081 961 5366 Fmed Ring Repairs Hotline YOUR AMIGA LIKE THIS FOR ONLY £34.95 including postage & packing.
Cheques and Postal Orders only.
Allow 28 days for delivery.
100's of satisfied customers.
AMIGA CONSOLE UNIT Monitor console and keyboard unit.
Moutehole and second drive space.
Keeps cables tidy.
Non-moanetlc aluminium.
High quality texture finish.
Plenty ot ventilation.
Easy to clean.
Installed In minutes.
Designed specifically tor the A500.
Colour co-ordinated.
Available directly from: KOVTAX COMPUTERS 11a Waldeck House Waldeck Road Maidenhead, SL6 8BR 0628 773212 ;ST Zes Supra 2400 (2400 baud) Supra MNP 2400 £150 (2400 baud error correcting) Supra 2400 Plus £175 (The ultimate 2400 baud modem, 9600 baud throughput) WodbencV (30tl totounl [|tW Duel Dtmo 11 Mtf) bod Out Blood Sport 7 Dvro Artnltiet Did BrniUtAi fake** Yrtud Wodl Piopat, Madet FREE computer cable app,°v S"l'|b7pm i Ground Zero.
Amiga _ p ¦ M £ modems mcW!
? NEW! 1 Supra a 9600 Plus £495 r-e - , J 'w.th every modeW 081-566 3639 c i mm v tr i i tririAic w SUPPLY SOLUTIONS PO BOX 2136, LONDON. W13 80J GROUND ZERO AMIGA PUBLIC DOMAIN DISTRIBUTORS Price per Disk = 65p Postage & Packing - 50p Catalogue Disk magazine = 50p (inc P&P) We also stock a mixed selection of FISH, T-BAG,SCORE, SWAG Mak* 4 i3S3 sPto«S S3t.S; iSd'BSO 6PE pees MfcHlOclMgf U37 htola INTRODUCING... SYBIL THE ultimate w * AMIGA UTILITY!
Whole disk compressor - Save an entire disk as two Amiga DOS Wes. Retaining copy protection. Files can then be transferred to ANY media for safekeeping, increase floppy capacity to 1.12 Megabytes of data formatting a standard DSDD disk. Non SYBIL users can still read from these disks!
AMAX-ll patch - Allows Amiga drives to read and write Mac format.
Multi-DOS transfer program allows IBM. MAC. ATRAI and AMIGA files to be transferred tc any DOS format.
Super-Card AMI style back-up system - uses one or more drives. Unit compensates for drive speed incompatibilities, removing the Inconsistencies found in other devices. Multiple copies can be produced simultaneously.
Simple to install • Hardware and Software • No soldering.
FULLY INCLUSIVE PRICE: £ 89.00 SYBIL is a TOTALLY new product just in from America. We are authorised dealers and are expecting a high demand. Be sure of your unit and order today!
MAVERICK 3.0 LATEST RELEASE This product breaks new ground in the Amiga Archiving market. The MAVERICK Amiga screen is a clean, modem control panel designed to allow intuitive operation. The many features include:
• HyperCopy - for high speed error free data duplication.
* Parameters - Custom routines backed by 5 years ot experience.
Updated regularly to keep up with software releases. Create and
store your own custom parameters.
* OverRide - A new tool that makes a program useable on a hard
drive (Users custom parameters)
• Inspector - An MFM track editor featuring whole track or data
block modification macros automation.
As EXCLUSIVE UK dealers we will ensure that PRICED AT: you will be registered to receive parameter updates as soon as they become available.
£ 24.95 REPAIRS THE BEST QUALITY - THE BEST SERVICE GSF SERVICES proudly announces its new FIXED-PRICE COMMODORE SERVICE Amiga 500 computer faults £39.95* except 8370 type chip replacement £59.95* Internal disc drive replacement £69.95* Repairs take about 7 days 4 month guarantee
• PLEASE ADD £3.50 FOR CARRIAGE & INSURANCE* GO FOR THE BEST -
YOUR COMPUTER DESERVES IT - CALL GSF SERVICES 113 MOUNTBATTEN
ROAD, BRAINTREE, ESSEX CM7 6TP OR TELEPHONE (0376) 46637 Atari
and Sinclair products also repaired BLITSOFT, (DEPT. CU), 6
DORNEY PLACE, BRADWELL COMMON, MILTON KEYNES, BUCKS. MK13 8EL.
TEL: (0908) 666265 competition winners ROBOSHIFT COMPETITION
Over 150 entrants wanted to grab some smart mouse joytick
switches. The correct answers were: (1) B - The first Mickey
Mouse cartoon was Steamboat Willy (although as a couple of
readers pointed out, it was only the first to be distributed,
there were two other cartoons made before that). (2) C -
Konix do not make mice. (3) B - Robocop is made of Kevlar (not
tungsten as most readers thought).
The winners were: Joseph.E.C.Wilkinson - Cwmbran,
S. R.Price - Rhuddlan, J.P.Bennett - Stockport, Ray.P.Jones -
Manchester,
N. Hastings - Colchester, Matthew Johnson - High Wycombe, Craig
Johnson - Penkhull, C.Jacques - Acomb Park, A.Howe - Whitley
Bay,
B. Newnes - Ellesmere Port, Lee- Patrlck Mahon - Gwynedd, Treffry
Hine - Fleet, D.Newton - Darlington, Tim Ball - Whetstone,
Will Jones - Fishguard, S.A.Davey - Barry,
W. Walker - Sedgeley. S.Gratrick - Welton, N.Aeem.Ahmed -
Eastham, Les Hamilton - Euxton, M.Wright - Staple Hill,
G.Harding - Gillingham,
C. Stubbs - Leek, J.M.George - Rochester, Miemo Penttinen -
Helsinki, Ackx Stefan - Heist Alzee, Mike Carr - Rochdale,
Peter Lloyd - Thornton, James Eaglesfield - Hemingbrough, Paul
Clifton - Swindon,
C. Frostick - Cheemes.
ID COMPETITION This one, for a pretty colour printer, attracted over 400 hilarious tie-breakers.
There were many wordplays on the turtles and artist aspects of the compo, and the winning tie breaker came from David W.Rimmer whose tie breaker was: 'I think that Raphael is... going to taste best if served piping hot in a bowl with plenty of wholemeal croutons and a flagon of Old Geriatric cider to wash him down'. The correct answers were (1) D;
(2) C; (3)A ; (4) B. MAN-MACHINE COMPETITION There were 37
entries in this competition. The winner, Steven Frazer from
Torquay, managed to make 73 words from the letters
Man-Machine. We did receive entries which claimed more words,
but they either arrived too late, or contained invalid words.
The other winners were: Paul Leach - Glossop, Richard Baron
- Peterborough, Meryam Syed - London, Jason Mills - Tupsley,
S.J.Faulkener- Longlevers,
D. J.Lawton - Crewe, David Clark - Stockton on Tees. P.Reynolds -
Walkley, Colin Yarnall - Wilmslow, Phil Bell - Benton.
MAGIC POCKETS COMPETITION We received a record 4,128 entries for this superb prize of a CDTV. The lucky winner was Richard Babblngton of Canford Crescent in Codsall, Wolverhampton.
WMS COMPETITION Nearly 170 people tried their luck. The correct answers were (1) False (2) False
(3) True (4) False. The three first prizes were scooped by:
S.Johnson - St Neots, Michael Dowler - Eccleston,
Paul.G.Richardson - Seaham. The ten runners up were: T.Saxon
- Covingham, K.Carman - Ruthin, Steve Wood - Barking,
Ray.P.Jones - Manchester, Ben Usher- Harpenden, Ian Blllcllff
- West Ardesley,
L. Harrlson - Bicester, P.Stewart - Benson, Michael Warner -
Lowestoft, Jonathan Maynard-Eye.
ROMBO COMPO Some 850 peeps decided they'd like to win a complete digitising kit from Rombo. Kristian Maanstrom from Hameenlinna in Finland was the eventual winner. The correct answers were
(1) C (2) A (3) C. CITIZEN COMPETITION Only a few of the 634
entries noticed that the answer to the first question came in
two parts; the Citizen prints at different rates according to
print quality!
Here are the correct answers: (1) 120CPS in draft mode and 40CPS in letter mode (2) 24 pins (3) Courier Times and Roman, 4.2 million (5) Prospector The winning entry came from Kevin Patton-Smith of East Dereham.
ENQUIRIES HELPLINE GREAT GIANA SISTERS Can anyone help me. The Great Giana Sisters is driving me mad. Could anyone send in a cheat for infinite lives?
Also, does anyone have a cheat for the original Super Cars? I have the cheat where you enter your name as RICH, but I run out of money when I get to class three.
Daniel Baker, R1 GREMLINS 2 Can anyone tell me where the key is that opens the door on the fourth level? I think I've searched everywhere.
Sarah Moran, R2 THE IMMORTAL Can someone please help me? I’m stuck on level 4. The girl has told me to put Three rings clockwise around the triangle’, but nothing I do seems to have any effect.
John Saddington, R3 VOODOO NIGHTMARE I still can't complete Voodoo Nightmare.
I think I have cracked the Eagle Temple, but I can’t get out. I can't get into the Ape temple either. Can anyone help?
Adrian Bemascone, R4 SUPER MONACO GP Can anyone send me in a cheat for infinite time for Super Monaco?, Sean Rains, R5 CADAVER After months of effort and constant hair pulling I have at last reached the fifth, and final, level or Cadaver. The only problem is that when I confront Dianos I can’t kill him. All I can come up with is a potion of immortality to protect myself from Dianos' final spell. When he casts it the word Bitmap appears and the computer locks up. Please can someone tell me how to kill Dianos. The mind blast has no effect, even with a strength rating of 189, banish spells do
nothing and I can't get my wands Into his lair.
David McKane, R6 P-47 THUNDERBOLT Can anybody tell me how to get through this game? I really need a cheat for infinite lives.
Kjetil Carlsen, R7 ROCKET RANGER Does anyone have a poke or tip to help me get past the last couple of factory guards? The first few guards are easy to deal with, but the last two could give Mike Tyson a run for his money.
Pete Banasik, R8 THUNDERCATS I can get to level 14 with seven lives, but then I come to a massive wall. Does anyone know how to get past it?
S Light. R9 BARBARIAN 2 I can get as far as the caverns on level two, but no further. Does anyone have a cheat for infinite lives?
Michael McHugh. R10 ELITE Could someone tell me the name of the planet where you receive more information on the Constrictor in mission one?
T Martin, R11 RAILROAD TYCOON Every time I play this game I end up $ 10,000,000 in the red. Has anybody got a poke for unlimited funds?
A Jones, R12 THE LOST PATROL I cannot get past the second village on Lost Patrol. I've collected 350 rounds of ammo, 15 claymores and 30 grenades.
Can anyone help?
Mark Evans, R13 THUNDERBLADE I have been playing this game for quite some time now and I can only get to the second stage. Has anybody got a cheat for infinite lives or energy?
Wesley Percival, R14 CORPORATION I can't find the fuse box which is mentioned in the manual despite playing this game for an absolute age. Can anyone tell me which floor it’s on?
Thomas Haukebo. R15 SPACE ACE Can anyone give me any help with this game? I’m stuck on the second level and have no idea what to do next!
Victoria Scott, R16 OOZE Does anyone know how to switch the lights on in the house? I can’t do anything. Nothing I try works.
Brendan Raymond, R17 ELVIRA Please can someone tell me if there is a poke or cheat for infinite strength in Elvira? I can get half way through the game before I start running low on energy.
P Maskell, R18 CASTLE MASTER I cannot progress any further than collecting five pentades and five keys, because I can’t find the other two entrances to the caverns. Can someone please send in a map or the location of the entrances?
Roger Harris, R19 PRINCE OF PERSIA What can I do with my reflection on level twelve? When I kill it I lose all my lives.
Carl Billings, R20 X-OUT Does anyone have a cheat or poke for infinite lives? I've heard there’s a cheat where you place a spaceship on the shopkeeper's face, but I can’t get it to work.
Roger Williams. R21 BUBBLE BOBBLE I know this is a very old game, but I’ve had it for years and I still can’t get past level 37. Could someone please send in a poke or hack for infinite lives or to skip levels?
Paul Simmons, R22 JAMES POND Is there any type of infinite lives poke for this game? I’ve been playing it for ages and still can’t get anywhere.
Fred Alwall, R23 BRAT I've got loads of pokes for this game, but I would like to be able to play through it.
Has anyone got a cheat to give me infinite lives?
John Mayhew, R24 ROGUE TROOPER I was unfortunate enough to have been given this game for my birthday, and I can’t get very far. Can anyone help me out with a poke or tips?
Sid Jemson, R25 srfJKPigfiH I didn't think the bad guys were supposed to be able to win, but they beat me every time. Can anyone help?
Geoff McGinty, R32 SATAN Despite invoking the powers of darkness to help me with my quest I still can’t get anywhere. Can someone help me get out of hell's kitchen with an infinite lives cheat?
Mark Whittle, R26 TURRICAN Help! The forces of evil are walking all over me. I desperately need a cheat for infinite lives or to skip levels. Is there one to give me infinite shields?
Shaun Wallsy. R27 SWIV Is there a cheat for this game? My friend told me to type in NCC 1701 but nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong, or has my mate made a mistake?
Phillip Barton, R28 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT This is an extremely old and cheesy game which I'm not very good at. Can anyone help me out with a poke or a cheat?
Alan Roberts, R29 KICK OFF 2 My brother keeps demolishing me with scores that reach double figures. Can anyone give me a fool-proof method ot scoring goals?
Mark Whittle. R30 OPERATION WOLF Level two is almost impossible to complete. Has anyone got a poke or cheat to help me keep on blasting?
Sarah Parker, R31 HAMMERFIST Does anyone have an infinite lives cheat for this game? I think I'm about halfway through, but can't get any further.
Richard Payne, R33 LASER SQUAD Has anyone got a poke which will give me unlimited credits, or make the squad impervious to weight limits?
A Tunstall. R34 MOONWALKER I like Jacko's music, but I'm no good at his game. Can anyone give me advice on how to get past the third level?
Adrian Wright, R35 LINE OF FIRE I can't help being trigger happy with this game. Unfortunately, that leaves me short of ammunition. Can anyone help me?
Terry More, R36 WRATH OF THE DEMON Every time I come across something remotely large I get killed! Can someone give me some advice on how to kill the big monsters or, even better, a cheat to make me indestructible?
Gareth Poole, R37 DEATH TRAP I really like this game, although I can never collect enough magic potions to create the really powerful spells. Is there any way to boost your spell power to maximum or to make the main character indestructible?
Ciaron Pearson, R38 ARKANOID I've Just bought this game on budget and think it’s really good, although I can't get past the tenth level. Does anyone have a level skip cheat?
Rik Rogan, R39 DOUBLE DRAGON 2 I don't think this isn't a very good game, although I really want to finish it. Does anyone have a cheat for infinite lives?
Steve Moran, R30 unwiHt The Queen Ant's hideout is the M1 mine. But you first have to kill all the ants in the surrounding area before you can enter it.
Ryan Matthews, Kendal I don’t know a cheat for Fantasy World Dizzy, but if you can get past the dragon the rest ot the game is easy! Use the three keys to get the lifts working. Go up to the top of the tree house and talk to the elder. He’ll give you a crowbar. Take the pygmy cow and open the well with the crowbar. Swap the cow for the bean and collect the fourth key. Remember to pick up all the coins you come across as you can’t complete the game without them.
John Holmes, Hull uMuwr Move quickly towards your enemy, bend down and either punch or trip your opponent. Keep doing this until they’re dead. If they manage to push you away, move closer and continue your attack.
Claire Dinham, South Wales Look for an open door, reboot the demo if you can't find it. Enter your name as Jason and enter the code as CRHIG- GAG. You will now start on level two.
Amrit Bhachoo, Maidenhead ACTION FIGHTER (P24) Type in ZBACKDOOR on the high score table to get infinite lives and energy.
Amrit Bhachoo. Maidenhead CKRAKEN HOW TO USE THE HELPLINE ITS EASY -ust send in your letter marking yourenvelope with the appropriate code number if you are sending a response or mark it 'Enquiry' if you need some help Post your lexers to Play to Win Helpline, CU AMIGA, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC 1R 3AU If you ore making an enquiry include o few lines explaining why you need a poke, cheat, help etc. if you ore replying to any of these enquiries, don't forget to mark your letter wilb the reference code for the person you are responding to. If you send in more than one
enquiry, p ease put ecch one on a separate sheet of pcper. If you send in o response but have an enquiry too include them on separate sheets That way we can file everything in neat alphabetical order.
To find the lighter, pick up the first passenger seat in the plane. It should be hidden underneath.
Kjetil Carlsen, Tanager INTERCEPTOR Fly towards the downed pilot as slow as possible. Use the radar set for two miles or the look down view to locate the pilot.
Fly over him as slow as possible and eject the rescue pod.
Mark Peacock, Essex STRIDER 2 (P33) Play the game, then type in SWIFT.
Press E, D or hold down the left shift key and Help to get infinite lives.
Sean Rains, South London information What's hot and what's rot? Who's climbing the charts and which products have sunk into oblivion? Games, applications and peripherals, they're all given the CU treatment in Inside Information... Just like their biological counterparts, computer viruses can vary in strength and virulence.
Some are relatively benign, whereas others cause a gradual loss of data then a cryptic message suddenly appears on the screen for no reason, and finally, software can refuse to work.
How can you tell if your software collection has been infected ?
The 'subculture’ of viruses dates back to the early seventies when they started to appear on mainframe computers, but the computer virus didn't hit the headlines until the late eighties when the dreaded Friday 13th strain caused havoc amongst the business community. So, what actually TOP TEN VIRUSES 1 Saddam Link (File Link Virus) 2 Lamer Exterminator (Boot Block) 3 Travelling Jack (File Virus) 4 Revenge Lamer Exterminator (File Virus) 5 Scarface (File Virus) 6 Zeno Virus (Boot Block + File Virus) 7 Time Bomber (Formatter) 8 BSG9 (File Virus) 9 IRQ (File Virus) 10 Revenge (Weird Effects)
TOP THREE VIRUS KILLERS 1 Virus Checker ¦ 2 Zero Virus I 3 Master Virus Killer is a virus? Viruses are programs created by hackers out to show people how clever they are by erasing data on their disks. Once an infected disk has been used, unless a virus killer or a hard reset is used, the virus will remain, hidden somewhere inside the operating system of your Amiga, replicate and work on any other unprotected disk which is accessed until the computer is switched off. If any of these newly infected disks are loaded in the future, they will, in turn, spread the virus.
To stop viruses infecting your disks always keep the disk write protected, no virus has been made that can get past this. As you receive a new disk, check to see if there is any virus on it first. All virus killers are Shareware and therefore available from any good PublicBomain stockist. Beware of pirated software because it's far from unknown for this to contain viruses. You've been warned!
VIRUSES SADDAM VIRUS The recent conflict in the Gulf started a new line of viruses, all with names associated with the war. Saddam was the one that stirred a lot of interest, this has the ability to infect every file and disk structure of a DOS disk. The virus was hidden in a special Disk-Validator, removing this file would corrupt the infected disk.
LAMER EXTERMINATOR Easily the most common viruses are those that infect the crucial bootblock sector of a disk. Being the easiest virus to find and kill they are also the simplest to spread from disk to disk. Lamer Exterminator seems to be the most popular and is also incorporated in various PD utility programs. These, of course, infect the Amiga after use.
TRAVELLING JACK Probably the first link virus to cause problems was Travelling Jack. Sadly, this program is still untraceable with most virus killers. TJ will contaminate every file that is loaded on a DOS disk and will contaminate the same file every time it is accessed.
After using the DIR command several times you will notice that the file has grown every time and will eventually fill the entire disk.
REVENGE LAMER EXTERMINATOR Much the same as Travelling Jack but does not infect the same file twice. Most virus killers will find this one without much trouble.
SCARFACE No need for Al Pacino to worry about his namesake. Hardly anything is achieved with this one except a few little messages informing the owner of the contaminated machine that something is lurking around in the dark depths of the Amiga.
ZENO VIRUS Incorporating a link and a bootblock virus, Zeno will infect your machine even if ifs inserted Into a second drive after resetting this machine. Almost the same as Saddam Link but is easily found with most virus killers.
TIME BOMBER EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW... ABOUT VIRUSES Formatting disks is very standard but for something a little different you could use Time Bomber, this will format a disk and, after a couple of loads, it will mess with the disk structure and corrupt the disk.
BSG9 Another link virus with hardly any differences to the rest. After loading a infected file, BSG9 will then spread to other files.
IRQ A similar link virus, so we'll move onto the next one.
REVENGE Bootblock viruses don't normally do much but with Revenge you will notice some weird effects, including an obscene mouse pointer... VIRUS KILLERS VIRUS CHECKER Checking your disk for a possible virus requires a good virus killer.
Virus Checker is the latest and thus includes a Saddam Virus remover that will restore your disks to full working order. It will also find over f 50 other notorious viruses and is capable of learning all new viruses. Stays resident to safe-guard the machine from viruses lurking on other disks as they are inserted.
ZERO VIRUS Saving original bootblocks for backup, just in case an original game becomes infected, is easy with Zero Virus. Attempts to restore the game to work property, can find most viruses with no problems.
MASTER VIRUS KILLER Similar to Zero Virus but will stay resident in memory and inform you of any virus trying to infect the machine.Version 2.2 is excellent for wiping out viruses.
1 Jimmy While's Whirlwind Snooker (Vtrgin Games) £29.99 ***** 2 Thunderhawk (Core Design) £30.99 ***** TOP 100 AMIGA GAMES
* **** supreme **** excellent *** good ** fair * dodgy 3 Cruise
(or a Corpse (Delphine US Gold) £27.99 **** 4 Silent Service II
(Microprose) £34.99 *** 5 Full Contact (Team 17) £9.99*** 6
Bubble Bobble (Hit Squad) £7.99 *** 7 TV Sports Football
(Mirror Image) £9.99
* *** 8 Secret ol Monkey Island (Lucastilm Games US Gold) £29 99
***** 9 PGA Tour Goll (Electronic Arts) £25.99 ***** 10 Kick
Off 2: Return to Europe (Anco) £7.99 *** 11 New Zealand Story
(Hit Squad) £7.99 **** 12 Lombard RAC Rally (Hit Squad) £7.99 *
13 Supercars (GBH) £7.99 ** 14 Fantasy Dizzy World
(Codemasters) £6.99 ** 15 Manchester United Europe (Krisalis)
£25.99 16 North and South (Digital Integration) £7.99** 17
Shadow of the Beast (Psygnosis) £7.99 *** 18 Dragon Ninja (Hit
Squad) £7.99 * 19 Rainbow Collection (Ocean) £19.99 ***** 20
Eye of the Beholder (SSI US Gold) £30.99
* **** 21 Terminator 2 (Ocean) £25.99** 22 Pro Boxing
(Codemasters) £7.99 * 23 Ninja Rabbits (Microvalue) £6.99 ** 24
Cabal (Hit Squad) £7.99 *** 25 Flames of Freedom (Microprose)
£34.99
* **** 26 Xenon 2 (Mirror Image) £9.99 *** 27 F15 Strike Eagle II
(Microprose) £29.99 ***** 28 Conqueror (Kixx) £7.99 **** 29
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Kixx) £7.99* 30 Shinobi
(Mastertronic) £7.99 * 31 Little Puff (Codemasters) £6.99 * 32
Magic Pockets (Renegade Mindscape) £25.99 ** 33 Defender of the
Crown (Mirror Image) £9.99 * 34 Rodland (Storm) £25.99**** 35
Elf (Ocean) £24.99 *** 36 Lemmings (Psygnosis)***** 37 The
Games - Summer Edition (Kixx) £7.99
* ** 38 Blood Money (Sizzlers) £7.99** 39 Sinbad (Mirror Image)
£9.99 * 40 Footballer of the Year 2 (GBH) £7.99 * 41 Batman -
The Movie (Hit Squad) £7.99 **** 42 Beach Volley (Hit Squad)
£7.99 * * 43 Miami Chase (Codemasters) £7.99 * 44 Treasure
island Dizzy (Codemasters) £4.99
* ** 45 Red Heat (Hit Squad) £7.99 * 46 Rocket Ranger (Mirror
Image) £9.99 *** 47 World Class Leaderboard (Kixx) £7.99 ****
48 Striker Manager (DSH Games) £24.99 * * * 49 Armour-Geddon
(Psygnosis) £25.99 **** 50 Waterloo (Mirror Image) £9.99 *** 51
Impossamole (GBH) £7.99 ** 52 3D Pool (Mirror Image) £9.99 * 53
Gods (Renegade Mindscape) £25.53 *** 54 Dungeons 'n' Everythin'
(Atlantis) £6.99 ** 55 Conflict Europe (Mirrorsoft) £24.99 **
56 Double Double Bill (Mirrorsoft) £35.99 **** 57 R-Type (Hit
Squad) £7.99*** 58 Robin Hood (Millennium US Gold) £25.99 ***
59 Scooby and Scrappy Doo (HiTech Software) £7.99* 60 Carrier
Command (Mirror Image) £9.99 *** 61 Kick Off 2 - Winning
Tactics (Anco) £12.99
* ** 62 Last Ninja 3 (System 3) £25.99 *** 63 Life and Death
(Software Toolworks) £25.53 ** 64 Speedball (Mirror Image)
£9.99 **** 65 California Games (Kixx) £7.99 *** 66 Run the
Gauntlet (Hit Squad) £7.99 * 67 Kick Off 2 (Anco) £24.99 *****
68 Super League Soccer (Energize) £7.99 * 69 International
Karate * (Hit Squad) £7.99 ***** 70 Gremlins 2 (Elite) £24.99 *
71 Three Stooges (Mirror Image) £9.99 * 72 Railroad Tycoon
(Microprose) £34.99 ***** 73 Mean Machine (Codemaslers) £7.99 *
74 Steve Davis World Snooker (Blue Ribbon) £9.99 ** 75 Super
Hang On (Hit Squad) £7.99**** 76 Hero Quest (Gremlin) £25.99
*** 77 1 943 (Kixx) £7.99 * 78 Out Run (Klassix) £7.99 * 79 Kid
Gloves (GBH) £7.99** 80 Turrican 2 (Rainbow Arts Anco) £24.99
**** 81 Toki (Ocean) £24.99 **** 82 Brigade Commander
(Electronic Zoo) £25.99 ** 83 Test Drive 2 Collection
(Accolade) £29.99 * 84 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
(Konami lmageworks) £24.99 * 85 Kick Off 2: The Final Whistle
(Anco) £12.99 *** 86 Virtual Reality One (Elite) £34.99 *****
87 Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge (Hit Squad) £7.99 * 88
Fun School 3 (Europress Software) £24.99 **** 89 F19 Stealth
Fighter (Microprose) £29.99 **** 90 Moonwalker (Kixx) £7.99* 91
3D Construction Kit (Domark) £49.99 ** 92 Supercars 2 (Gremlin)
£19.99 *** 93 Wings of Fury (Respray) £9.99 * 94 Skychase
(Mirror Image) £9.99 * 95 Grandstand (Domark) £29.99 *** 96
STUN Runner (Domark) £24.99 * 97 Double Dragon (Mastertronic)
£9.99 ** 98 Operation Wolf (Hit Squad) £7.99 ** 99 Batman Caped
Crusader (Hit Squad) £7.99 * 100 Lotus Turbo Challenge 2
(Gremlin) £24.99
* **** Charts supplied by Gallup, ratings courtesy of the CU
AMIGA crew.
TOP TEN USA GAMES 1 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (Lucasfilm Games) [PC Only] Eye of the Beholder (SSI) Armour-Geddon (Psygnosis) Vengeance of Excalibur (Virgin Games) [PC Only) Lemmings (Psygnosis) Railroad Tycoon (Microprose) 7 Castles (Interplay) [PC Only) 8 Jet Fighter 2 (Velocity) [PC Only) 9 Tony La Rusa Baseball (SSI) [PC Only) 10 Megatraveller 1 (Paragon) Charts supplied by LOGIN magazine in Japan!?!
TOP TEN AMIGA PERIPHERALS 1 RocGen genlock ~ 2 3 Seikosha SP-1900AL* ICO AdSpeed • 4 GVP HD8 Amiga hard drive eeeie 5 A501 RAM expansion ~ 6 Citizen Swift 9 - colour ~~ 7 1084s monitor ~~ 8 Atonce •“ 9 Cumana one megabyte disk drive 10 Citizen Swift 24 Charts supplied by Silica Systems (081 3091111), products rated by Technical Editor Mat Broomfield.
ROCGEN This is the biggest Roctec product and also the biggest- selling Amiga genlock. The RocGen is a fully functional Amiga genlock for just £119 inc VAT. Features Include hardware fader for overlay and fade, allowing control over the extent. RocGen is compatible with all models of the Amiga. Very well built and housed in metal for added stability and robustness. In addition, RocTec is currently devising a low- cost A500 hard drive. Price and availability date to be confirmed.
DID YOU KNOW?
1 Manufacturers hold an annual competition to see who can come up wilh the silliest joy stick design .
2 Poptabulous rapsters Two-in- a-Room dedicated a hit sin gle lo joysticks - Wiggle It’.
3 A typical joystick is more reli able than a Skoda gearbox... justl SimCity is being ported to the UNIX platform.
Yeah, Maxis and Dux Software reckon users of big boring business computers can't wait to get stuck into a decent game. The award-winning SimCity lets players create their own cities, complete with homes, stores, factories, parks and sports stadiums.
With good planning, the city will grow as 'Sims', simulated citizens, move in and build. Bad planning may result in a ghost town or arrest! An approval rating keeps you updated on your progress in winning the hearts and minds of the fickle Sims.
SINGING ALONG ON MY AUTOMOBILE They've got style, class and make a lovely noise.
Cruisin' Collectables from Randix Industries of Massachusetts are a groovy line of portable stereo radio and cassette decks styled after the classic '57 Chevy. And if that still doesn't grab you, what about those gorgeous illuminated parking lightsl "No one offers a radio this exciting," states Ron Ferris of Randix Industries, "The look of the '57 Chevy and the built in car horn make this a wonderful collector's item for the future."
Randix Industries also makes the smart Coca- Cola ‘Sounds Cool' bag incorporating a radio and speaker. Bright red with a white Coke logo, this top piece of accessory is insulated so it can carry hot or cold food and drinks. Not only can you pack up your bag, you can listen to AM FM radio sounds via the headphone socket or water-resistant 3-inch speaker.
Last, but by no means least, 'The Soond Sleeper' is an, AM FM digital clock radio which also simulates the soothing sounds of rain, waterfall and waves.
UP FOR GRABS... Write down your most excellent suggestions on the back of a postcard and send it to: You Don’t Want To Do It Like That, CU AMIGA, EMAP Images, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU. Employees of EMAP Images are welcome to enter this competition... but they won't win anything.
Do you feel lucky readers? If you want to own a classic Cruisin' Collectible, just tell us if there's anything new you'd like to see in these beautiful bouncing blue pages. The first entry picked out of Steve James' cycling shorts will receive the gear. However, everybody is a winner because we’ll imple- WHY AREN'T THESE CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON THE AMIGA?
Pastf inder (Activision) Koronis Rift (Lucasfilm) 3 Thrust (Firebird) 4 Dropzone (Archer Maclean US Gold) 5 Forbidden Forest (Cosmi) 6 Knightlore (Ultimate) 7 Bruce Lee (Datasott) 8 Aliens (Electric Dreams) 9 Lode Runner(Broderbund) 10 Fort Apocalypse (Synapse Software) WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO?
1 Birds of Prey (Argonaut Sottware and EA's mega flight-sim previously known as Hawk) 2 Jeff Minter (Hippy program mer with an obsession lor llamas and sheep) 3 Die Hard 2 (Grandslam’s adaption of the Bruce Willis action movie) 4 Eugene Lacey (ei-editor of C&VG and Commodore User) 5 David Braben's Elite li, Ocean's Epic and Origin's Wing Commander If you think we've left anything out In these lists... tough! Only kidding, send all your informative but Informal contributions to Blue Lagoon, CU AMIGA, EMAP Images, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane.
EC1R3AU.
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR Punters after a bargain should pop along to one of the All Formats Computer Fairs between the beginning of November and Christmas.
"The regional venues have proved an outstanding success," confirms a spokesperson. "The All Formats Fair is truly ubiquitous, unpretentious and unique."
Er, quite. These bargain- hunting events are organised by a geezer who used to work for Imagine and Codemasters. Here is a list of the events left to run this year: London • Horticultural Hall, Westminster • November 3 Midlands • Motorcycle Museum, J6 off the M42, opposite NEC • November 10 Scotland • City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow • December 1 London • Horticultural Hall, Westminster • December 14 Leeds • University Sports Centre • December 15 All Fairs run from 10am to 4pm, admission is £4.
THE WAY WE WERE... PROTECT AND SURVIVE THREE YEARS AGO
• Amstrad launched the disastrous games-orien- tated Sinclair
PC2000... three years later and the Brentwood boy could be
making the same mistake with the PC52S6 games pack. Everybody
knows the Amiga is the most cost-effective computer for
entertainment and productivity.
• The Bitmap Brothers posed in-front of helicopters for
gullible games magazines and, far more importantly, launched
the spiffing Speedball.
• Mandarin released the first game to use 4096- colour HAM mode
on anything other than the title screen. If only the
programmers had attempted to stretch the gameplay of Pioneer
Plague, tool TWO YEARS AGO
• Xenon II (Imageworks), Batman • The Movie (Ocean) and Shadow of
the Beast (Psygnosis) were riding high in the charts.
• Empire produced a soccer game endorsed by a promising young
footballer from Newcastle.
Gazza's Super Soccer delivered about as much as the real Paul Gascoigne has so far this season.
• Activision bosses caused one of our sister magazines a lot of
grief after their review of the disappointing Ghostbusters II
game.
ONE YEAR AGO
• Where are you baby? Newcomers Renegade promised a game based
around the music-chart charming Betty Boo. “She's a perfect
subject for a game,” said a spokeswoman, “She has a kind of
cartoonist! Image and is popular with the age group we'll be
aiming at.” CLUB CRAWL Your gateway to new Amiga adventures...
AMIGA HELP CENTRE, 29 Avon Square, Hemel Hempstead, Herts AMIGA
HELPLINE SERVICES, 21Skirsa Place, Glasgow G23 3EE THE AMIGA
TEAM, 11 Beech Grove, Northallerton, North Yorks DL6 1JY CLUB
AMIGA, 5 Bowes Lea, Shiney Row, Tyne and Wear DH44PP COMMODORE
AMIGA, 144 Charles Street, Leicester LE2 00D EDINBURGH AMIGA
USER GROUP, 37 Kingsknowe Road, North Edinburgh EH 14 2DE
ICPUG, Biggin Hill Library, Church Road, Biggin Hill, Kent THE
PENNINE AMIGA CLUB, 193B Oakworth Road, Keighly, West Yorkshire
BD21 1RE SLIM ANGUS, 115 Brocks Drive, North Cheam, Sutton,
Surrey SM3 9UW
• EMAP Towers received a toy horse’s severed head in a rotund tin
can. Why? Birmingham-based US Gold had signed up the rights to
the Godfather movies of course!
Worried about the increasing rate of house burglary?
D. Marshall of Manchester has a neat idea for a new add-on for
your Amiga which could help you sleep safely at night. This
home security kit can be built by anybody with a basic
understanding of electronics.
"Home security systems are big business these days which is why this one for the Amiga seamed a good idea to me," says Marshall. "I’ve included some rough drawings of what the system might look like."
To help explain his idea, here is a rundown of the Basic System:
• Interface adaptor to connect the Amiga to a connection box.
• Length of two core wire to connect the box to the switches and
so on.
• A few different types of switch (micro, reed and pressure pad).
• Two software disks comprising tutorial and controller
program.
In addition to the above starter pack there would also be many more addons which could be purchased, such as infrared senors, microphones, key pads and electronic locks.
Marshall adds: “Let's face it, who wouldn’t want a system that could watch over their house, monitoring any movements and automatically setting off bells, flash lights, sound samples of a dog barking or even a speech J? Warning intruders to leaver For further details, call D. Marshall on (061 737 2991) and tell him CU AMIGA sent you.
Drop us a line at the usual address It your club Isn't included in this directory.
PERSONAL . CALLERS WELCOME J NR. 1 AMIGA SHOP gyMOM-FRI 9.30-17.1 ' SAT 9.00-12.00 „ AMIGA DIRECT" EUROPE'S TRAILBLAZING AMIGA CLUB MORE THAN 10,000 MEMBERS DUE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWEDAN, USA & ENGLAND) YOU CAN NOW SAVE HUNDREDS OF POUNDS ON RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICES. _ _ YOUR ONLY COMMITMENT IS TO PAY £10 FOR ONE YEARS MEMBERSHIP. WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU CAN CHOOSE OUT OF 3 FREE GIFTS:
1. MOUSEPAD
2. INTERNATIONAL ARCADE ACTION 11 (50 GAMES)
3. ANY GAME OUT OF TOP 40 SPECIAL OFFERS UNDER £5 YOU WILL
RECEIVE 4 TIMES A YEAR A FREE COLOUR CATALOGUE, WITH SPECIAL
OFFERS AT UNBEATABLE PRICES.
NO OBUGATION TO BUY!!!
HOWEVER AT OUR UNBEATABLE PRICES YOU CAN'T RESIST.
• A500 512K RAM CARD + ON OFF SWITCH 1 A500 512K + CLOCK + ON OFF
SWITCH
• A500 1.5 MB + CLOCK (INTERNAL)
• A2000 8 MB CARD (2MB RAM)
• A1000 A500 2MB EXTERNAL
• A500 MEGABOARD “ £4 99 £4 99 £7.99 £6 99 £6 99 £2 SO £4 99 £6
99 £7.99 £4 99 £4 99 £4 99 £6 99 £4.99 £5 99 £6 99 £6 99 £6 99
£8 99 AFT 11 ATOFAC ROBOKD BACKTO THE FUTURE 111 BATHE MASTER
BLUE ANGElS BOULDERDASH CON KIT BUG BASH NUCLEUS CALIFORNIA
GAMES CAPTAIN PLANET COMBAT COURSE CONTINENTAL CIRCUS DRAGON
BREED DRIVEN FC3CE FUPT 4 MAGNOSE FUTURE BASKETBALL GOLDOf
AZTELS HORROR ZOMBIES KEEF THE THIEF . KICK OFF II
• THE ONLY REAL PC 80286 EMULATOR • SUPPORTS EGA AND VC EMULATION
• BOOT DIRECT FROM HARD DISK A500 £139,99 A2000 £169,99 MEMBERS
RRP JIMMY VMTES WttWC SMXKER 1999 29 99 30CCNSIBXTONKIT
29. 99
49. 99 G43SOKSTV 2499
39. 99 AJNANZE BJN3ECN S C4AG06 LEISURE SUIT LARRY V 2499 3999
ItiSFAR.DRAGCNRAVC&KROS LOTUS TuttO CHAUAM3E11
14. 99 25 99 CfTKWO 1999 29 99 MAGIC POCKETS 1499 2599 AMNOS 1499
2599 MAGNET*: SOCUSVa |l| 3GAMES 19.99 2999 MJ8AJBAN2 1499
25. 99 MEGiOMViA 1499 2599 BAJTIKKSSU 1499 2599 MC 29 WW MOW
24. 99 39 99 KAST BUSTERS 1499 2599 NafOlECN
19. 99 29 99 BUY IK® 1499' 2599 NEBUIUS11 1499 25 99 CHART
AJT OCVCX (1)4 GAMES
19. 99
29. 99 PEGASUS 1999
29. 99 CBJtSE PC* A CORPSE
19. 99
29. 99 HcftJGHT 2499
39. 99 CCU1H0S 1999
29. 99 RAARQADTYGXN
21. 99 3599 KXBIEKX81E 8U4GAMES 2299 3499 REAJMS
19. 99 2999 a} 1499 2599 BEDWICN 2499
39. 99 EYE Cf TKIEKXMR
19. 99
29. 99 BSE Cf WAGON 2499
39. 99 FaiCONQASSCCOQKTON
21. 99 3499 RC6NHCXX) 1999 29 99 fWiUGMI 1499 25 99 RCXXAM)
14. 99 2599 flAMES OP FREEDOM MJD 2199
35. 99 i-iwn 1499
25. 99 FUGHT0ENIMW
19. 99
29. 99 SECRET C* ACNLEY SAT®
19. 99 2999 H5STWEEAGEE2 1599 ‘-**25 ?9 ' 9IAKAV SORCERER
* 1959 2999 GC0S 1599 2599 SUNT SERVICE II
21. 99 3599 Ham* BafflERA col. T games 1299 2499 SWOQUESTIV
24. 99
39. 99 HEARTCfOtLA 2499 3999 1HM»WAWK
19. 99
29. 99 HUNTB 1999
29. 99 UTOPIA 1999
29. 99 JAV€SB0®CCU4GAME$ 1999
29. 99 WCND6WC 1999 29 99 ¦¦¦¦¦I 4 SPECIAL OFFERS TOP 40
AFTERBURNER £4 99 LEMMNGS £999 | LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE MUDS.
MUTANT PS1 ESTES NNLA REMX NniASPWT SIMPSONS BART V SPACE MUTANTS SPIN DZZY STRIDE R 11 STREET HOCKEY SWITCH BLADE 11 SWORD Qf SCOAN TEAM SUZUKI TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES TIME MACHINE TOYOTA CEUCA JERRICAN II WARLOCK THE AVENGER WORLD CHAMFIONSHP SOCCER ZOUT TOP 50 GAMES 4 WHITTON ROAD TWICKENHAM MIDDLESEX TW1 1BJ ENGLAND TEL.(44) 081-891 6704 FAX.(44) 081-892 8127 VAT PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE VIDEO SCANNERS ME TEH-SW El HOME ACCOUNTS
19. 99
29. 99 m CAD CAM INTRO CAD PLUS
69. 99
99. 99 MODELLER 30
* 9.99
69. 99 PROFESSIONAL DRAW 2.0
* 4.99
79. 99 X CAD DESIGNER
89. 99 19999 X CAD PROFESSIONAL
189. 99 299 99 COMMUNICATIONS A TALK 111
* 999
89. 99 BAUD BANDIT
24. 99 3999 » DESK TOP VIDEO & GRAPF « 1 3D PROFESSIONAL RAD
TRACE
219. 99 3*9.99 ANIMAGIC
59. 99
89. 99 ANIMATION STUDIO
69. 99
99. 99 ART DEPARTMENT PROF
99. 99 1*9.99 BROADCAST TITLER 2
169. 99 29999 COMIC SETTER 3*99 6999 DELUXE PAINT IV 5999 89 99
DELUXE VIDEO PHOTOCAB
89. 99
139. 99 DELUXE PRINT 3299
* 9.99 DESIGN WORKS 69 99
99. 99 DIGIPAINT 111
* 499 6999 ELAN PERFORMER 2.0 6999 10999 IMAGINE 1*9.99 2*999
MOVIE SETTER
34. 99
* 9.99 SCULPT 40
249. 99
* 99.99 SPECTRA COLOUR
* 9.99
79. 99 TURBO SILVER 30' TARRAIN DISK
89. 99 13999 TV SHOW
* 9.99 8999 TV TEXT PROFESSIONAL
79. 99 12999 VIDEOSCAPE 30 PR0M0TON 89 99
129. 99 VIDEO TITLER 30LCA 6999
99. 99 VISTA PROFESSIONAL 7999
129. 99 g DATABASES SUPERBASE PERSONAL 2 2799
49. 99 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL*
139. 99 2*999 g DESK TOP PUBLISHING PAGESETTER 2.0 4799
79. 99 PAGESTREAM2.1 1*4.99 2*999 PROFESSIONAL PAGE 2.0 1*9.99
29999 g SPREADSHEETS & ADVANTAGE 6299
129. 99 MAXI PLAN PLUS
39. 99
79. 99 INTEGRATED PACKAGES T €0FFCE-
• OTP - DATABASE
• WORDPROCSSSCfi
- SPREADSHEET FONTS POWERWORKS-
- KNDWORDS 2.0 • WFCFIE 4MXPLANPLUS MUSIC | AUDOMASTER111
* 999
89. 99 BARS4PPERS
109. 99
199. 99 BARS4PPESPR0FES.
199. 99
299. 99 COPYIST APPRENTICE
59. 99 8999 COPYIST OTP PRO
149. 99 23999 DELUXE MJSKC CON KIT
47. 99 6999 HARMONI24 TRACKS
34. 99 4999 MIDI RECORDING STUDO
34. 99
59. 99 MUSIC X 1.1 4999
149. 99 SONIX 2.0 3999
69. 99 TIGER CUB 4999
69. 99 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AMIGA V1S0N
64. 99
99. 99 AMIGA LOGO
37. 99
* 9.99 AREXX2.0
29. 99
* 9.99 AZTEC C PROFESSIONAL 50
89. 99 12999 BENCH MARK MDDUIA 2
79. 99 18999 DEVPAC 20
29. 99 5999 HIS0FTBASC 2999
59. 99 HIS0FTBASC EXTEND 1999
29. 99 LATTICE C(SASC)V51.
14*99
249. 99 LATTICE C.. 169 99
299. 99 PASCAL 7999
99. 99 WORD PROCESSORS 8 PENPAL
59. 99
79. 99 PROMOTE 32
79. 99 14999 TRANSWRITE
29. 99 4999 WORDPERFECT 4.2
119. 99 22999 WCFCSWDRTH
89. 99 129 99 UTILITIES I C64EULLATOR20 3999 AMIAUGIiCNTDSKDRKJT
2*99
39. 99 CROSS DOS 4.01 2*99
39. 99 DISK MASJER 1.4 2999
49. 99 DISTANT SUNS 4.0 4999 .
79. 99 DOCTOR AMI
24. 99
39. 99 DUNLAP UTILITIES
39. 99
59. 99 PIXMATE
24. 99
39. 99 QUARTER BACK 43
39. 99 5999 QUARTER TOOLS WoflKBENCH U WORLD AMS
• DIGMEW 4.0 VIDEO DIGITIZER
149. 99
94. 99
• VIO AMIGA COMPLETE CCLCUR SOLUTION
• VO AMIGA FRAME GRABBER
• VO CHROME
- RGBSFUTTER
199. 99
149. 99
• RENCAIE 8802 GE14CCK
299. 99
139. 99
* RGB STUTTER
79. 99
59. 99 ’ HANDY SCANNER
199. 99
119. 99 100 *C0 DPI, NCI. SOFTWARE
• SHARP X ICO COLOUR SCAM4ER
899. 99
649. 99
• FLATBED (10X15CM)
• 18 BITS SCAN RESOLUTION UP TO 200 CPT ACTION REPLAY
• THE BEST FREEZER UTILITY CARTRIDGE FOR THE AMIGA
• NOW WITH 128K RAM
• A500 £59.99 * A2000 £69.99 ACCESSORIES AMIGA 500 HARD P1ASTIC
DUST COVER
4. 99 AMIGA 2000 HARD PLASTIC DUST COVER
4. 99 AMIGA TRACKBALL - TOP QUALITY
22. 99 AMIGA 500 POWER SUPPLY
34. 99 BOOT SELECTOR DFO: - Df 1:
4. 99 CLEANING KIT 3.5" OR 5.25’
1. 25 DISK BOX 3.5’ (100) OR 5.25’ (100) DUAL MOUSE - ATARI
AMIGA
12. 99
3. 99 ELECTRONIC BOOT SELECTOR DFO: - DF3:
19. 99 ELECTRONIC MOUSE JOYSTICK SWITCHER
14. 99 JOYSTICK: COMPETITION PRO STAR
12. 99 (WITH AUTOFIRE SLOW MOTION) JOYSTICK: WITH MICROSWITCHES
6. 99 KICKSTART CARD WITH 1.3 ROM
44. 99 MOUSEPAD - TOP QUALITY 6MM
1. 25 MONITOR - 1084$ STEREO FROM CBM
199. 99 PRINTER CABLE-1.8 METER
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: STARLCI0 20
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: STARLC24-10 LC24-200
3. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: PANASONIC 1090 91 92
2. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: NEC P2200 P2+
3. 99 PRINTER RIBBON: NEC P6-. P7+
4. 99 SCART MONITOR CABLE
7. 99 ZYDEC ZYFI - AMPLIFIED STEREO SPEAKERS 3499 AMOS GAMES AMOS
COMPILER CREATOR £29.99 £18.99 AMOS 3D £22.99 AMIGA DIRECT
INTRODUCTORY OFFER Moil to AMIGA DIRECT, 4 WHITTON ROAD,
TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX TW1 I BJ, ENGLAND. Our Telephone No:
|44| 081 891 6704 Fox: (44| 081 892 8127.
Please send me ......£ ...... £
- - £. £. ..... Type ol
Computer ..
.lotol post & packing £ total
E .. Software: Post 4
Pocking within the UK £2.00. Oversea! £3.00. Hardware: UK
£2.50. Owtrseos £4.00. Courier sendee £7.00. Membership only E
' 10.00...
• Cheque enclosed •Visa Mostercord
Name ..I ..lei
No ...... lotol enclosed
£
* Postal Order Address e * Credit Card No ..
Exp. Date Post Code... .. Signature... po"%ew Will 1992 witness
the demise of the licensed game?
Simon Jeffrey gives a personal view of a genre which, many claim, is now in a state of crisis... B }y 1987, the Commodore Amiga |was the machine that everyone "wanted to own, and created a buzz unlike anything ever witnessed in the home computer industry. The ST was cheaper, but the Amiga carried with it an aura ot magnificence, the stamp ot a true market leader. These were heady days indeed. Software publishers were falling over themselves to get games on the market, and those early efforts were light years ahead of their 8-bit competition. This new generation of games didn’t simply
represent audio visual enhancements of their 8-bit counterparts, they displayed a level of creativity not seen since the days of Ultimate Play The Game. '«* .
Four years on and the Amiga market place has matured somewhat. A plethora of formula games based on licenses and coin-op conversions has dominated the scene for the last year or so. Whilst a good many licenses, such as Robocop and Batman were class products a couple of years ago, the tastes of the buying public have evolved beyond the ‘walk, duck, thump' mentality. Similarly, the majority of the Amiga coin-op conversions are little more than a poor compromise, they are conning people into buying something that the Amiga has no chance of realistically emulating.
There will always be a case for conversions of those coin-ops which sell themselves on an addictive factor rather than graphical excellence. Some of the best Amiga games of recent times, such as Rainbow Islands and Rodland, fall into this category.
In the same vein, licensed game?
Need not be bad. The majority of them are, but this need not be the case.
Developers need to move away from the ‘See the movie, buy the lunchbox, ptay the game' attitude, and design games that are truly representative of their license. A license should invoke the sense of being there; it should recreate those emotions actuated by the subject of the license. Lord of the Rings by Interplay is a good example - this genuinely feels like Tolkien's Middle Earth. There is no reason on Earth why a game has to be poor, simply because it's a license. It would be interesting to see a movie license from Core, Bullfrog or The Bitmap Brothers.
Most leading programming groups tend to work on original product, and for good reason. When developing a game based on a license, room for creative expression is immediately stifled. A storyline must be adhered to, a certain graphical style is needed, perhaps a particular tune must be used. All these contribute to hampering of artistic freedom, and a platform carrying the sophisticated specifications of the Amiga deserves more than that. The best novelists do not write 'the book of the film', they create their own work.
The only way to keep truly talented people developing computer games, is to allow them to express their creativity through their own game designs.
Sega and Nintendo employ psychologists to work on their big titles like Sonic and Mario. They figure that the initial effort deployed in game design is recouped in terms of long-term sales and shelf life. For this reason, a lot of people will be getting Megadrives this Christmas. Sega's Megadrive is seen as fresh and exciting, and is steadily eating away the 16-bit floppy market, both current and potential, by attracting gamers away from computers and over to consoles, and at less than half the costl The day has passed when anyone could release an Amiga game and expect it to sell on the
strength of its 16- bit graphics and sound. In fact, it would be all to easy to draw comparisons between the current 16-bit floppy market and the Spectrum market just before its downfall. Standardisation in mediocrity, booming budget sales and little innovation. However, all is not doom and gloom. In fact, the outlook for Amiga gaming is looking rather rosier than it has done for some time. Recent chart success achieved by titles such as Lemmings, PGA Tour Golf, Eye of the Beholder and The Secret of Monkey Island, show that innovation and quality mark the way forward. With new games like
Populous 2, Utopia and Mega lo Mania receiving such public adulation, all software developers have to sit up and take notice. It is no longer a case of what the public wants the public gets, but rather that the public is voting with its collective wallet and, ultimately, will determine the quality of new 16-bit software.
Simon Jeffrey is Marketing Manager for Electronic Arts.
NOVEMBER 1991 E3.75 DM19 PTA 915 113400 AH MAP PUBLICtriOH T H E C master tfte lord Aura, until.
NO Did ATTACHE ASK YOUR NEWSAG NO Did ATTACHEI So armed with a magic sword our hero followed the Demon through feme to year 2325 ana .. * ASK YOUR NEWSAGI iti he had avenged his master's death iOOli!
1 ida' Eye Of The Bebotoer .... Eye Of The Beholder - Clue Book.
F15 Stoke Eagle 11 (1 Meg) ... F19 Stealth Fighter ..... Fantasy World Dizzy .. Federaton Of Free Traders .
FnalfigN-__________________________ First Samurai *___________________________ Fists Of Fury (Compilation) Flight 0* The Intruder ..... Flight Simulator 2 ...... Flight Sim 2 Scenery Disks each.. Flood-------------------------------- Floor 13*__________________________ Footbal Drector 2......-.....- ... Footoaler of the year Forgotten Worlds ...... 2 SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICE £99.00 per SET 3 After our less-than-favourable review of Total Recall, Ocean got down to some last minute changes and attempted a revamp. Unfortunately, it was, in fact, a dead parrot. As
our illustrious leader Steve James said at the time: “Movies are about letting your imagination go rip - and so should games.”

Click image to download PDF

Merci pour votre aide à l'agrandissement d'Amigaland.com !


Thanks for you help to extend Amigaland.com !
frdanlenfideelhuitjanoplptroruessvtr

Connexion

Pub+

37.9% 
16.1% 
5.9% 
4.3% 
3.6% 
3.4% 
3.2% 
2% 
1.9% 
1.1% 

Today: 34
Yesterday: 67
This Week: 545
Last Week: 581
This Month: 2409
Last Month: 2550
Total: 69099

Information cookies

Cookies are short reports that are sent and stored on the hard drive of the user's computer through your browser when it connects to a web. Cookies can be used to collect and store user data while connected to provide you the requested services and sometimes tend not to keep. Cookies can be themselves or others.

There are several types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies that facilitate user navigation and use of the various options or services offered by the web as identify the session, allow access to certain areas, facilitate orders, purchases, filling out forms, registration, security, facilitating functionalities (videos, social networks, etc..).
  • Customization cookies that allow users to access services according to their preferences (language, browser, configuration, etc..).
  • Analytical cookies which allow anonymous analysis of the behavior of web users and allow to measure user activity and develop navigation profiles in order to improve the websites.

So when you access our website, in compliance with Article 22 of Law 34/2002 of the Information Society Services, in the analytical cookies treatment, we have requested your consent to their use. All of this is to improve our services. We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistical information such as the number of visitors to our site. Cookies added by Google Analytics are governed by the privacy policies of Google Analytics. If you want you can disable cookies from Google Analytics.

However, please note that you can enable or disable cookies by following the instructions of your browser.

Visitors

Visite depuis
03-10-2004
Visite depuis
23-02-2014