Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 5, NO. 10 / FEBRUARY 1987

New Products

New products notices are compiled by theAntic staff from information provided by the Products' manufacturers. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the products listed.


Strategic Simulations Inc.
1046 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(415) 964-1353
48K disk

SSI's newest releases include Warship ($59.95), a tactical ship-to-ship World War II game, Roadwar 2000 ($39.95), a science fiction adventure, Gemstone Healer ($29.95), the sequel to the role-playing adventure Gemstone Warrior, and the Wargame Construction Set ($29.95), which lets you build your own war, fantasy or science fiction games. The SSI Classics line brings back proven hits--now at only $14.95 each. Titles include Combat Leader, Computer Baseball, Computer Bismarck, Cytron Masters, Eagles, Fortress, Galactic Gladiators, Gemstone Warrior and Warp Factor.

Zobian Controls
1156 Old Mill Lane
P.O. Box 6406
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(215) 374-5478
48K disk

SuperRAT, a new high-accuracy digital version of Zobian's mouse for Atari 8-bit computers, can access every pixel in Graphics 8. It comes with Accu-Draw for $69.95 and with RAOS for $99.95. RAOS ($49.95), the Rat-Actuated Operating System, gives you a "GEM" system on your 8-bit Atari. RAOS has its own icon-based desktop program, Z-DOS, replacing DUP.SYS, and a mouse-controllable, user-programmable windowing environment occupying 3K of RAM. RAOS uses a Player/Missile cursor to select icons and is compatible with most memory upgrades.

Electronic Arts
1820 Gateway Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404
(415) 571-7171
$49.95, 48K disk

In Star Fleet 1, each new level at the Officers Academy lets you role-play different characters and experience unique tasks. As a member of the Alliance, you must protect its outer regions against the invading Krellan and Zaldron empires. After graduating from the academy, you'll command one of 36 cruisers with a sophisticated array of weaponry at your fingertips.

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Digital Devices Corporation
430 Tenth Street, Suite N205
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-4430
$99.95, 16K
$119.BS 64K

One hundred percent Atari graphics-compatible, the new U-Print standard Centronics parallel printer buffers come with an extra Atari I/O port and a reset button.

First Byte
P.O. Box 32
Rice's Landing, PA 15357
(412) 627-3596
$24.95, 48K disk

First Byte's Enhancements to BASIC Version II is a completely rewritten package, not just an upgrade. You can access many DOS functions in immediate mode. Enhanced BASIC II makes it easier to trace your program flow for debugging. The software renumbers, block deletes and provides automatic line numbering.


19808 Nordhoff Place
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 886-5922
48K disk

Develop title screens on your Atari for your VCR or video camera, and then record the screens directly to videotape with Video Title Shop ($29.95). Choose from several type styles and sizes, create borders and add flair with the scrolling and fade-in/out features. The package includes Micro-Painter Plus for graphics that can be used as backgrounds to titles.

Experienced players of Mercenary will find the Second City on the other side of the Planet Targ, and once again you must escape. You'll be hindered by those warring planetary factions. Mercenary: The Seconcd City ($14.95) must be played in conjunction with Datasoft's original Mercenary game disk.

Five new games come by way of England's PSS. Tobruk ($34.95) is a recreation of the desert battle that threatened England's presence in North Africa. Bismarck ($34.95) puts you in command of the Royal Navy or the Bismarck itself. Swords & Sorcery ($34.95) is a role-playing fantasy that takes you through the underworld on a quest for secular and spiritual power. Saracen ($29.95) sends you through 100 mazes of increasing complexity as you seek and try to destroy the evil Saracen warrior. Black Magic ($24.95) puts you into 100 mazes of a fantasy world as you set out to destroy the forces that have overrun the kingdom of Marigold, restoring the Golden Age it once knew.

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