Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 53 / OCTOBER 1984 / PAGE 188

Music Program, Economics Game

Spinnaker Software has introduced Rock N' Rhythm, a music writing program, and President's Choice: Guns or Butter, a simulation game that teaches economics and finance.

Rock N' Rhythm lets one to three players simulate a recording studio and record songs using a microcomputer. Players write their own music, or recreate favorite songs, and then perform them.

The melody, tempo, and rhythm can be changed by recalling songs from a storage area.

Available for the Atari and Commodore 64, Rock N' Rhythm retails for $39.95.

President's Choice: Guns or Butter uses data from the past five presidential administrations. The player in the role of president must review the state of the economy and prepare a national budget in order to keep the American economy running smoothly.

Success is reflected in positive opinion polls and reelection.

Available for the IBM PC and Apple II series, it retails for $39.95. Suggested age range is 13–adult.

Spinnaker Software
215 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 868-4700