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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!

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