Microdeal should by now have Karate Kid II
out and if the game is anything like the initial graphics then it
should be a stunner. Those graphics stopped every passer by at the
PCW show and some of the action is said to involve the full screen
graphics. The game closely follows the film and, in addition to
fighting, involves such tests as breaking blocks of ice and catching
flies with chopsticks! There are no points, no high scores, just
survival and the chance to become a hero.
Another new one from Microdeal for C programmers
is Easy Record a file management system for programmers to
keep and access data records in an orderly fashion. A sort of
dedicated database, it sells for £39.95
Interface Technology in the States has announced
the development of an adapter to allow the 520ST or 1040ST to be
used with a standard IBM style (TTL/RGB) colour monitor. The unit
plugs into the video output and simulates a Colour Graphics Adapter
with 8 colours in medium resolution and 4 colours in low resolution.
Also planned is a composite Video Adapter which will allow the use
of a standard mono monitor in the low and medium resolution modes.
Price of the first adapter is $49.95 and details can be obtained
from Interface Technology Inc., 14440 Cherry Lane Court, Suite 219,
Laurel, MD 20707, U.S.A.
Robtek have a special Christmas offer, Macro
Manager and ST Toolkit both on one disk for just £44.95 a saving
of over £15. Hurry, Christmas is nearly over!
Epyx and U.S. Gold have just released World
Games at £24.99, a follow on from the highly popular Summer and
Winter games but this time featuring sports that don't make it into
the Olympics. The game includes a world travelogue and features such
sports as caber tossing, cliff diving, bull riding and log rolling.
The graphics are excellent.
Kuma keep them coming with a new GEM based word
processor called K-WORD and an improved version of their
comms package entitled K-COMM 2. Also recently released is an
upgrade to K-GRAPH. K-WORD and K-COMM both retail at £49.95 and are
up to Kuma's usual standards.
Metacomco have released two new languages for the
ST thus extending the scope of the ST even further. Cambridge
Lisp is said to be the most powerful language yet to become
available for the ST and BCPL is a powerful programming
language suited to a wide variety of applications from process
control and operating systems to applications and games. Cambridge
Lisp is £149.95 and BCPL is £99.95.
First releases from XLENT SOFTWARE (UK) are
Megafont ST at £29.95, Typesetter Elite at £34.95 and
Write 90 at £19.95. Megafont has been well known and respected
in the Atari 8-bit world and now gives ST owners the opportunity to
print ASCII, 1st Word or similar files in a variety of text styles.
Different sizes and fonts may be used in the same document and in
addition graphics files from DEGAS, Neochrome and Rubber Stamp may
be included in the text. Typesetter Elite is a GEM based page layout
system for use with a dot-matrix printer and is ideal for
newsletters, broadsheets and the like. Graphics, multiple font
styles and sizes may all be included. Write 90 could become the most
indispensable program for anyone using spreadsheets as it will print
any file sideways on most dot-matrix printers. Certainly a lot
cheaper than a wide carriage printer!