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POPULARITY POLL by Richard Karsmakers

For the third time I hereby offer you the results of a popularity 
poll,  based  upon  people's  opinions.  Who is  the  best  music 
programmer?  And the best graphic artist? Which games turn out to 
be  rated the highest?  These are the questions you're likely  to 
get your answers to in this article.

Nothing much changed in the Music programmer's top 5 - Mad Max is 
still  firmly  in  the lead and there are no reasons  as  yet  to 
indicate  that  he will loose his grip on the first  spot  within 
the  next time.  I heard that Mad Max is currently working  on  a 
program called "B.I.G.  Demo" that is to set standards for  years 
to come - more about that in our "Did you know that...."  column. 
Ed  Bogas finally disappeared and is replaced by the  man  behind 
the "Airball" music, P. Schields.

Pete  Lyon has finally reached the top that he was sure to  reach 
in the Graphic Artist poll.  Maybe the launch of some demos (like 
"Tanglewood", "Leatherneck" and "Fright Night") has taken care of 
this.  Psygnosis seems to have some real hits upon their  sleeves 
with the men behind "Terrorpods" and "Barbarian".
The games top 10 also has witnessed some slight changes, although 
"Flightsimulator  II" seems very unwilling to be thrown  off  the 
leading spot.   Rainbird's   "The  Pawn"   suddenly   disappeared 

Graphic Artist Top 3:   1) Pete Lyon (Microdeal)
                        2) Garvan Corbett (Psygnosis)
                        3) Colin Rushby (Psygnosis)

Music Programmer Top 5: 1) Mad Max
                        2) Rob Hubbard
                        3) David Whittaker
                        4) Holger Gehrmann
                        5) P. Schields

Games Top 10:  1) Flightsimulator II (Sublogic)
               2) Arkanoid (Imagine)
               3) Goldrunner (Microdeal)
               4) Airball (Microdeal)
               5) Barbarian (Psygnosis)
               6) International Karate (System 3)
               7) Sentinel (Firebird)
               8) Time Bandits (Microdeal)
               9) Plutos (Micro Value)
              10) Terrorpods (Psygnosis)

Hope to see ya again in this popularity poll article in the  next 
issue of ST NEWS!

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