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POPULARITY POLL by Richard Karsmakers

 Again,  there's been quite a stir in the charts.  Many new games 
have  been launched that have immediately fought their ways  high 
up into the "Software Top 15".  Though the two games that  ranked 
the first two places in the previous issue of ST NEWS have  still 
been able to hold on to that! "Flightsimulator II" is still going 
down,  and  so  is former hit "Arkanoid"  from  Ocean.  "Impact", 
however, seems to hold one's own quite steadily.

Mad  Max from TEX is still at the top of the  music  programmer's 
Top  10,  still because of the mega-fantastic "B.I.G.  Demo"  and 
because of the new "Amiga Demo",  too.  Rob Hubbard still manages 
to hold to place three,  in spite of the fact that he hasn't done 
much on the ST lately. Maybe the launch of "Thrust" and "Warhawk" 
have  helped here,  as well as the fact that he in fact  composed 
all  songs in the "B.I.G.  Demo".  David Whittaker couldn't  have 
gone down,  because he's working very hard at the moment, writing 
the music for quite a lot of ST programs!

Music programmers Top 5:

1)   Mad Max from TEX           (BIG Demo, Amiga Demo, ST NEWS)
2)   David Whittaker            (Defender of the Crown & more)
3)   Rob Hubbard                (Warhawk, Thrust, Goldrunner)
4)   Holger Gehrmann            (Extensor, Terra Nova)
5)   Paul Schields              (Airball, ST Soccer)

Software (games) Top 15:

 1)  (1)   Bubble Bobble        (Firebird)
 2)  (2)   Super Sprint         (Electric Dreams)
 3)  (-)   Return to Genesis    (Firebird)
 4)  (3)   Impact               (Audiogenic Software Ltd.)
 5)  (7)   Wizball              (Ocean)
 6)  (4)   Backlash             (Novagen)
 7)  (-)   Space Racer          (Loriciels)
 8)  (6)   Flightsimulator II   (SubLOGIC)
 9)  (5)   Arkanoid             (Ocean)
10)  (8)   Rampage              (Activision)
11)  (9)   Goldrunner           (Microdeal)

Software (games) Top 15 (continued):

12)  (-)   ST Soccer            (Microdeal)
13)  (-)   Dungeon Master       (Faster Than Light) 
14) (12)   Barbarian            (Psygnosis)
15) (10)   Airball              (Microdeal)

In the next issue of ST NEWS,  you'll be able to read the  things 
that have happened in the charts....see you then!

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.