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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