ST Format 8 - March 1990

Power Surge!

Upgrade, enhance, expand, improve, transform and speed up your ST

STE Fiasco: Full report on page 11
Games: Gravity, Black Tiger, Austerlitz, Kick Off+ Learn DTP & C
Music: Sequencers Head to Head - Page 89 / ANI ST: How to use it - Page 27


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Cover Disk

  • Towers Three more testing towers to †improve Micropose's ace gameTower Of Babel
  • Fastcopy When it comes to copying and formatting †nothing beats the devilishly quick utility
  • Saver Nifty memory resident screen saver
  • Super Virus Killer Extraordinary utility that †identifies 5 viruses, 7 antiviruses, and 133 other boot sectors
  • C Series source files
  • Ani ST A complete animation package offering †unbelievable tweening facilities
  • GFA Raytrace Tremendous useable demo of GFA Data †Media's 512-colour raytracing and animation package
  • Master Sound Rap to the monster beat of Pandaal's funky sound sampling package

News Items

STE Future Brightens Following all the doom and gloom stories detailing the incompatibility problems of the STE, ST Format can reveal that all is not lost with Atari's latest baby
Xenon Crash Portsmouth-based mail order company Xenon Technologies have crashed spectacularly, leaving 17-year old proprietor Stephen Lee floundering in a sea of debt.
Cyber Cuts Electronic Distribution have announced price cuts accross the popular Cyber range of products
Citizen gets set up Printers can be a hazardous stumbling block for novice and experienced computer users alike.
Atari hand-held shown at toy fair Atari UK finally showed the Lynx hand-held games computer at the British Toy Fair in January.
Christmas cheer for the ST As Gallup figures are published for the crucial Christmas period, it's clear that it was a very Yuletide indeed for ST software sales.
Stereo sound on the ST Much is made of the Commodore Amiga and its stereo sound capabilities. The new STE provides stereo sound

Games Reviewed

Aquanaut Addictive £24.99 41%  
Austerlitz Mirrorsoft £24.95 92%
Beverly Hills Cop Tynesoft £19.99 49%  
Black Tiger US Gold £19.95 70%  
Dark Century Titus £24.95 52%  
Dr Doom's Revenge Empire £19.95 29%  
Gravity Imageworks / Mirrorsoft £24.95 93%
Kick Off Extra Time Anco £9.99 49%  
Rings of Medusa Starbyte £24.95 69%  
Wild Streets Titus £19.99 71%  

Features

The STE - what went wrong? The new enhanced ST was going to conquer the world, but instead became Christmas 89ís biggest turkey. We devote a special news feature to the continuing saga of Atariís STE fiasco.

Software and Hardware Reviews

Prodigy Digital Muse 92%
Sequencer One Gajits 91%

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