Internal 04 - Games News and Reviews
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* GAMES : NEWS AND REVIEWS * * since the CHRISTMAS rush, the releases on both 16 and 8 bit formats have been very sparse... one of the SLACKEST pe- riods for years. PSYGNOSIS have just released LEMMINGS which could turn out to be the biggest computer release of the year. it was supposed to be released at christ mas, then januari, and the official date is now FEBRUARI 14 on all formats inclu- ding PC. one of the main reasons for the delay on LEMMINGS is nothing to do with bugs but because more PARAMETERS have been placed in to the programme. this will enable it to be converted into console without any changes. the other big news on LEMMINGS is that it is going on ALL consoles, and i mean all: LYNX, PC ENGINE, SEGA, ETC. * the SIERRA graphic adventure KING'S QUEST V is just released and it's said that it's brilliant. sierra products will be available to amiga/st owners from LATE FEBRUARI. * the first programme of the coders on SPEEDBALL II with RENEGADE called GODS will feature some really hot music by NATION 12. never heard of nation 12 ?? well, one of them, john fox, used to be part of ULTRAVOX. * the follow-up to MIDWINTER, one of MICROPROSE's biggest hits of 1990 is due out on all formats in MAY or JUNE. continuing the "FLAMES OF FREEDOM" story it sees the midwinter isle saved from the threat of invading horses some sixty years ago, now facing an even more dan- gerous enemy, the eartg's climate. as the best atlantic federation agent, you must execute secret missions on each of 41 islands, each task requiring you to use different physical, mental and psychological skills. * a HOT tip from the recent show in LAS VEGAS for all SEGA MEGA DRIVE owners: SONIC THE HEDGEDOG. loking a bit like felix the cat, sonic gets himself out of some really frantic action by rolling in to a ball... * also on MEGA DRIVE is SWORD OF SODAN from EA. the graveyard sequence in this brilliant game could have come from the thriller vieo with hands coming out of the ground to grab you. * the follow-up to ELVIRA by HORRORSOFT will be a thrilling combative interacti- ve action adventure. you are the leader of a squad of sol- diers in the barnese JUNGLE and have to use your own initiative to survive not only the rigours of the jungle but also a determined ENEMY! the working title of this new adventure is MITCH. * GRAFTGOLD's next release from MIRROR- SOFT will be FIRE AND ICE, a really cute platform game featuring a rather large DOG with flapping ears who has been evic ted from his artic homeland. the stork pays a visit and delivers a bunch of PUPPIES which muggle must lead to safety through a host of scenarios, including underwater scenes. what makes this game different are the LARGE SPRITES and the SIDE-ON presenta- tion. expect to see this out in SEPTEMBER. * STELLA 7 also from SIERRA stella 7 for PC woners is a futuristic arcade ga- me combining strategy, hi-tech weaponry and 7 levels of action as players defend earth from areturans. * GAUNTLET the first of three from US GOLD gauntlet 3d has wizards and mystery as you explore an island looking for food that has not been poisoned. * CYBERCON III a treat for sci-fans who fight and puzzle their way throught 350 rooms. * SUPER MONACO GRANDPRIX converted from the SEGA this will have more authentic tracks, scenery and car responses pro- grammed by ZZKJ who's credits included super hang on. close attention has been paid to the AERODYNAMIC feel of the game and it responds like a dream. it has rear mir- ror viewing and features the 16 authen- tic formula one tracks. for all you techy fans, on 16-bit machines the back- drops are only bitmapped and not vecto- red, but still it looks great. it will be released on ALL home computer formats around EASTER. * SWITCHBLADE II GREMLIN have produced the sequel to the original switchblade in which hiro defeated havoc and saved the land. two centuries have passed and havoc has risen again. the only person who can stand between him and victory is a distant relation of hiro. each of six levels have 100 screens, do- zens of enemies and have a massive range of weapons including machinegun, flame- thrower, shuriken and lazer. it's due out on amiga/st in march.