ST Amiga Format 1 - July 1988

16-BIT Beauties!

Why the ST and Amiga are changing the face of computing

Virus - A world first - Exclusive review of Firebird's infectious ST Zarch
Win a Laser Printer - Owt for nowt? Pick up a supurb Epson GQ3500 in our competition
More screen colours - Photon Paint and Spectrum 512 reviewed
Word Processors - Pick of the pack


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Cover Disk

  • OIDS Demo  
  • Virus Killer  
  • RAM disk  
  • Game Pokes  
  • Monoware  
  • Invaders  
  • Disk Formatter  
  • Art Goodies  
  • Desktop Accessories  

News Items

Laptop ST looks definite As Winston Churchill might have said, "Never in the field of human endeavour have so many been owed to so few machines."
Games price to drop? The iniquitous pricing of 16 bit games could be a thing of the past.
Multiface for ST and Amiga Romantic Robot, based in the backstreets of Cricklewood, are shortly to release an ST version of their successful hacking-cum-backup device, the Multiface.
Light years ahead Elmtech Research are at the moment finalising developments on their ParSec graphics system, which sounds as though it could be astonoshing both technically and pricewaise
Amiga price cut Despite the widespread complaints in the computer manufacturing industry about the price of RAMs, Commodore are expected to cut the price of the Amiga 500 to match the Atari 520ST
STs at the Cafe Royal Atari held a trade and press show on May 26th as aplatform for their UK second-half-of-1988 activities.
Oscillating ST If you're a closet soldering iron wielder, and you own an ST, then there's good new from Kuma
Format in the U.S.A. In the UK, whatever the technical merits of the twomachines it is generally accepted that the ST has sold about three times as many units as the Amiga.
Raring to go Andy "zap-em" Storer eyes up the news and games that arrived too late for review.

Games Reviewed

Firepower Microillusions/Activision 19.99 58%  
Interceptor Electronic Arts 24.95 91%
Leathernecks Microdeal 19.95 76%  
Outrun US Gold 19.99 71%  
Sundog: Frozen Legacy FTL/Software Heaven 14.99 64%  
Thexder Sierra 19.99 61%  
Virus Firebird 19.95 86%  

Features

The Choice is yours Which Machine? ST or Amiga? Richard Monteiro wades through the waffle to highlight the differences and similarities between the two micros and recommends the best choice for particular applications.
Transputers do it all in Parallel What's all this fuss about transputers?

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