CAN YOU COPE?
If all those late nights at the computer are
proving too much for you then Mind Link Communications Inc. might
have just the product to allow you to relax while still remaining
totally addicted to your Atari!
The Canadian based company have released THE MIND
TUNER for all 8 bit Ataris, a unique program that claims to help
manage stress and to improve personality and performance using
proven psychological principles. It is not a game but an attempt to
use the computer seriously in a beneficial way. The program comes
with a 42 page booklet explaining the principles and how to apply
them and what's more they guarantee results!
If you are interested you can get more details
from Mind Link Communications Inc. Box 488, 36, Adelaide Street E.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 2J6. The program costs $24.95 U.S plus
LOOK OUT FOR...
Some new compilations from U.S. Gold on cassette
at £9.99. Two collections entitled Shoot 'Em Up featuring Super
Zaxxon, Dropzone, Blue Max 2001 and Fort Apocalypse and Scott Adams
Scoops with Voodoo Castle, Strange Odyssey, Buckaroo Bonzai and
Pirate Adventure. By the way did you know that Adventure
International had gone into liquidation? It looks though as if their
titles may survive in other guises.
The Robico adventure RICK HANSON should be with
you now and it is claimed to give Level 9 a run for their money! In
a recent Awards ceremony in A & B Computing magazine, Rick
Hanson was voted Best Electron Adventure, Best Tape Based BBC
Adventure (jointly with Worm in Paradise) and Robico's Enthar Seven
was voted Best Overall Adventure.
Improved versions are promised for the XL/XE so it
looks as if adventurers are in for a treat!
The world famous game comes at last to your
computer and you now have the chance to contribute towards another
yacht in the Bahamas for the inventors! Domark have the computer
rights and as well as the Genus Edition have now brought out a Young
Players Edition available as a separate game for the XL/XE at
£14.95 on cassette and £19.95 on disk. Do you know how many hairs
Tweetie Pie has on his head? Your Atari will now know the answer.
XLENT SOFTWARE COMES TO THE UK
XLENT Software, who have produced some excellent
utilities for Atari such as Megafont, now have a UK company to bring
their products to the European market. XLENT Software (UK) is headed
by Mike Reynolds-Jones also Managing Director of Software Express
although the two companies are totally separate. Initial releases
will be for the ST but XLENT's existing 8-bit products will also be
released together with new products including a low price word
processor which has received very favourable comment in the States.
One of the aims of the UK company is to concentrate on software that
is genuinely useful and that will allow Atari owners to use their
computers in more productive ways. New products will only be
announced when realistic release dates are known as the company's
directors feel that too many products have been announced in the
past by other companies which never reach the market. This serves
only to frustrate users and retailers alike who seldom know what to
believe. Three products for the ST have been announced (see ST News
section) and other titles will be announced throughout the coming
For those interested in the more esoteric side of
computing such as amateur television or robots, a new newsletter
called SIGNEWS recently came our way. Issue 2 has only eight pages
but is full of the sort of information you don't normally see
published. They are looking for more contributions on any minority
interest. If you are interested drop a line to Glenn Leader, 143,
Richmond Road, Leytonstone, London, Ell 4BT for more details.
Those interested deeply in Adventures might like
to subscribe to Adventure Contact run by Pat Winstanley at 13,
Hollington Way, Wigan, WN3 6LS. Their excellent little newsletter
features little for the Atari but will be interesting for those
deeply hooked on adventures. It is aimed primarily at those who
write, or want to write, their own adventures.