POPULARITY POLL by Richard Karsmakers
The game Top 10 looks like an earthquake hit it since last time's
issue of ST NEWS - many games swapped places, some disappeared,
some appeared and...we have a new number one! "Flightsimulator
II" has finally been beaten by a fantastic arcade game,
"Backlash" has appeared, and some more changes are apparent as
well. Just see for yourself on the next few pages.
David Whittaker also seems to have done some great music
programming recently. Due to his impressive results with the
music from "Defender of the Crown", "Star Trek" and "Kelly-X",
this man now surely deserves the place that he had not yet been
on: The first place. Sorry to say, my good friend Mad Max from
TEX went down to second place - probably because people haven't
heard much of him recently. The same applies to Rob Hubbard. He
seems to be doing nothing at the moment (at least, not on the
ST). Holger Gehrmann almost went down to fifth spot, but he wrote
the music for "Space Port", thus assuring a firm hold over P.
Nothing changed on the field of graphics.
Music programmers Top 5:
1) David Whittaker
2) Mad Max from TEX
3) Rob Hubbard
4) Holger Gehrmann
5) P. Schields
Graphic artist Top 3:
1) Pete Lyon (Microdeal)
2) Garvan Corbett (Psygnosis)
3) Colin Rushby (Psygnosis)
Software (games) Top 10:
1) (-) Impact (Audiogenic Software Ltd.)
2) (1) Flightsimulator II (SubLOGIC)
3) (4) Airball (Microdeal)
4) (2) Arkanoid (Imagine)
5) (3) Goldrunner (Microdeal)
6) (-) Backlash (Novagen)
7) (9) Plutos (Micro Value)
8) (8) Time Bandit (Microdeal)
9) (5) Barbarian (Psygnosis)
10) (6) International Karate (System 3)
Hope yo see you all again in the next issue of ST NEWS, in 1988!
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.