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POP POLL by Richard Karsmakers

 Only four new entries this time,  of which the highest entry  is 
"Operation Wolf" - well,  we had seen that one coming all  along. 
"Super Hangon" seems pretty solid up on the highest spot,  though 
some  of  the excellent 'oldies' have all gone down a  few  spots 
("Bubble  Bobble",  "Super  Sprint",  "Great Giana  Sisters"  and 
"Arkanoid  II").  "Starglider II" and even "Dungeon Master"  also 
seem to be retiring slowly but surely.  And this is also probably 
the last appearance of "Flightsimulator II" (game of the  decade, 
I  suppose).  As  a matter of fact,  ALL titles  present  in  the 
previous pop poll went down one or more places,  except for  "Tob 
on  on Top" that gained some and "Nebulus" and "Carrier  Command" 
that hold on to their places!
 Apart from "Operation Wolf",  the new entries are "Circus Games" 
(with BRILLIANT graphics and gameplay,  unfortunately not all too 
playable),  "Warp" (that one's surely got a good future ahead  of 
it  -  it would have been higher if it would have  been  commonly 
available) and "Falcon" (which takes flight simulation to a  peak 
above "FS II").

Ranking:  Title:                                  Company:
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 1 ( 1)   Super Hangon                            Electric Dreams
 2 ( -)   Operation Wolf                          Ocean
 3 ( 2)   Bubble Bobble                           Firebird
 4 ( 4)   Nebulus                                 Hewson
 5 ( 3)   Arkanoid II - Revenge of Doh            Imagine
 6 ( -)   Falcon                                  Mirrorsoft
 7 ( -)   Warp                                    Thalion
 8 ( 7)   Starglider II                           Rainbird
 9 ( 6)   The Great Giana Sisters                 Micro Partner
10 ( 5)   Super Sprint                            Electric Dreams
11 ( -)   Circus Games                            Tynesoft
12 ( 8)   Eliminator                              Hewson
13 ( 9)   Elite                                   Firebord
14 (12)   International Karate +                  System 3
15 (15)   Carrier Command                         Rainbird
16 (10)   Leatherneck                             Microdeal
17 (19)   To be on Top                            Rainbow Arts
18 (14)   Flightsimulator II                      SubLOGIC
19 (11)   Virus                                   Firebird
20 (18)   Dungeon Master                          FTL
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 See you in the next issue of ST NEWS, Volume 4 Issue 2!

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