Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 5, NO. 11 / MARCH 1987

New Products

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

(magazine index)
Sierra Services
P.O. Box 40454
Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 881-2868
$9.95, 48K disk

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(entertainment software)
1001 Medical Park Drive S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 957-3036
$29.95, 48K disk

Turn your Atari into a casino with Video Vegas. Play the slots, blackjack, draw poker and keno. The Lucky 7 slot machine is a classic three-reel slot which pays back about $98 for each $100 you put in. Blackjack features a sort of card-counting tutorial to sharpen your skill. Draw Poker mimics video poker machines, paying off on all pair of jacks or better. Keno is just like real Keno--except there's no real money to lose.

(education software)
Davidson & Associates Inc.
3135 Kashiwa Street
Torrance, CA 90505
(800) 556-6141--National
(213) 534-4070--California
$49.95 each, 48K disk

These three programs help students master math, vocabulary and spelling in a new, exciting way. Math Blaster!, for grades 1 through 6, contains more than 600 problems grouped into 25 "families of facts" in ascending difficulty levels covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents. Word Attack! gives 4th-graders through 12th-graders 675 new words in 27 lists and various tests. Additional data disks are available for $19.95. Spell It! has 50 word lists covering 1,000 commonly misspelled words in five difficulty levels featuring games and an editor.

(entertainment software)
Avalon Hill
4517 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(301) 254-9200
48K disk

Guderian ($30) uses the popular joystick-driven system from the Gulf Strike game to simulate this World War II campaign. The player must master Blitzkrieg tactics to encircle and overrun Soviet divisions and drive deep enough into Russia to capture Moscow. Stocks and Bonds ($25) puts you into a different kind of battle. In a fast-paced format, you invest in securities and get a graphic understanding of the Bull and Bear markets along with the importance of performance histories in planning an investment strategy.

(various programs)
Keypunch Software
1221 Pioneer Building
St. Paul, MN 55101
(612) 292-1490
$6.99 to $9.99, 48K disk

The extremely low prices are the kicker in this new family of 8-bit software. Entertainment software includes Gambler, Space Games, Arcade Games, Strategy Simulations and Mind Mazes. Others include Money Tools, Fun in Learning and Fun in Numbers.

(entertainment software)
Strategic Simulations Inc.
1046 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(415) 964-1353
$59.95, 48K disk

Almost every warship that fought in the Pacific from 1941-45 is included in Warship. Choose from 79 classes of ships from the Allied or Japanese fleets, or modify ship data to create new warships. The game has four scenarios--including one non-historic situation. Players can also devise original maps to create any possible ship-to-ship tactical surface engagement.

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