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What an issue to end our second year! Not only have we got full technical ,. details of the new Philips/Sony CD! machine, but weave also managed to get our paws on Sim City, an extravagant urban simulation that pitches you into battle against flood, fire, earthquakes...and dinosaurs. But that&apos;s not all... We&apos;re celebrating two years of games coverage with a look back at the very 1i beginnings of electronic entertainment in the first of a three part series, and a l look into the years ahead as we reveal the plans of US software house Cyan l and details of the worldas first hypergames - a new type of computer entertain- ment that could dominate the 1990&apos;s. it&apos;s all happening...and it&apos;s all here. l&apos;la SCREEN TEST 1 Thls rnonth features one of the most varied and exciting Screen Test sections weave seen for a long time. Not only do we have the unbelievable Sim City, but we&apos;ve also uncovered Coni!ict Europe, the incredible Stunt Car. and the only game With a pain In the lower abdomen: Life and Death. ARCADE ACE .. 22 Willow, willow, wherefore art thou, Willow? In an arcade up the road, thatas where, along With the superlative Monaco Grand Prix, UPDATES .52 The latest conversions for YOUR machine here and now. TRICKS &apos; TACTICS .. ....&apos;l4 Annotated maps, players guides, and tips to help you to that 10000004 score. PREVIEWS. 3 Meet old Grooer, the man who gets his paws on tomorrowas games, today. The games you have to have, updated every mo h to include the latest essential buys from around the world, plus the ACE Crossword, puzzles, lists, read- ers&apos; advertisements, all starting on page 87. NEWS-- We put our ears to the ground and catch the latest whisr pers lrorn the advanced computer entertainment world. LETTERS.. ....1 4 Find out what really gets up the nose ol your fellow gamesplayers. Vup. we really pick aem... ADVENTURES 80 Curse of the Azure Bond the latest release in the impresr slve Dungeons & Dragons license series, plus Space Quest lll &apos; a ON THE ROAD .. .20 a Visit Psygnusis a and check out some Illle new titles. Jqua Ventura a an exclu- Sim Ci does for the FREE ISSUE .32 Sive peek 0&quot; page 30 town at POPUIOUS did At last. your chance to receive your very own letterbomba tor the arid. the latest issue or ACE, dellvered to you every month, ABSOLUTELY FREE! now they&apos;re givmg you a unique chance to see the Spanish Grand Prix in Jere: - race to p25!
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Konix at PC Show Disney go into silicon Activision&apos;s Bomber + something completely different! KONIX TO BLITZ PC-SHOW. onix have booked an enormous stand at next months PC Show at Earls Court to launch there long awaited Multi System. This is the i!rst time the public will get a chance to have a go on Konix - with its much writ- ten about hydraulic chair add- on. Details oi the Multi System were lirst announced in the March issue of ACE when Konix were predicting an August launch for their innovative machine, In design terms the Konix is the most revolutionary console ever. Looking more like a deluxe joystick than a video games machine the Konix can adapt into three diflerent modes - driving. motorbike. or aircraft. Under- neath this slick exterior is an equally impressive computer ~ based on the Flare r from the same people who worked on the Spectrum. Konix hope to have a mini mum of ten games available when the machine Is launched. These will include Stargllder ll , Run the Gauntlet, Saillirig, and an original game from Argonaut called Elk&apos; ers. Jei! Minter is converting his Attack of the Mutant Camels game and original titles are also planned by Binary Deign r Kutax and Hammer Fist. ln the months Since our exclur swe peak at the Konix a lot has been happening at the South Wales development plant where the Multi System prototypes are being built. Most Significantly a mysterious backer has come for- ward to make a vital cash injunc- tion to the company. Konix boss, Wyn Holloway, is not saying who his backers are or how much they have put in - commenting to the press curtly that it was aenougha. Prlced at APS199 tor the basic unit (the chair is extra) it Will be available in the Toys R Us stores. Konix are expected to announce turtner multiple retail outlets for the Multi System at the PC show. Meanwhile, Accolade are going asporty&apos; at the PC Show to Dromote Hard Ball ll. And ACE, of course, will be there on. close to the Nintendo stand. Vou&apos;ll also be able to latch onto the US Gold megaoronio, featuring Michael Jackson para Dherhalla. Sturglldor soon lo appear on rim Konix console. soon-n m up. luvo sun &quot;wing Ibanl tin nine in or mm mm a no donvinil - now-nor mm :m. i:- walk an... by r Toclmology and o in-lly &quot;purl on .xciu- - .iy in ace. 11.. PI: show will mm Advanced Computei Enienainrnent 9
N EWS alt Disney used state at the art computer anima- tion techniques tor the produc- tion of their Christina: block- buster - Oliver and Company. Computer generated anima tion was first seen In the 1982 film 7 Tron. Since then computer animation has become common place In TV commercials ~ last year&apos;s Commodore Amiga adverr tisement being a good example. Disneyas new system is much more powerlul than the one used In Tron. It works In three dimen sions A building a we frame model til the object to be animatr ed &quot;1 the computer&apos;s memory. This Is then drawn over using tra ditional cannon animation tech- niques. Once the object is in the computers memory the producer can play around thh it at Will to consider several diherent angles for shots. AMSTRADaS HARD LUCK Amstrad is recalling all ver- sions of its PCZZBS and PCZSBS computers due to a problem in its hard disk. The company had already stopped Shlpping the hlgh end FC&apos;s In Apnl whilst the unusually high hard disk lailure rate was 1 0 Advanced Computer Entertainment Oliver and Company blends the cartoon animation of the lilm With the computer graphics In a way that the turn goer Witt never notice Objects created and am mated by computer include cars, buses, a piano, sunglasses sub- way tunrlels, trainsa Clty scapes, and even an afchltECIaDElleCt drawmg of the Brooklyn bridge. The lilm has a total at eleven minutes at computer generated graphics Director George Scrlbnr er is delighted with the computer enhanced ettects In the film &quot; Because the City Itseh Is In some respects another character In the picture , we wanted It to be realise tic with tots ol movement and tral aC r not rust static backgrounds The computer has enabled us to generate the rhythm and action that goes wlth an urban centre and then animate the characters on tooa Investigated Amstrad are attempting to sell the recall of the machines as the move at a responsible manur lecturer r and not a panic mear surev MultI-mllhonarre boss of Amstrad , Alan Sugar, told the press aThe hard disk lallure rate, whilst law. Is unacceptable to us, but rumours in the market suggest wholesale failure and we cannot allow our reputation as SuDDIlErS of reliable equip- ment to be damaged&quot;. Monoy onto the A nu, Plygnosil worn to IIqu new &quot;a the &apos; &apos; In by convanlnu it onto the $1, lollng utmost no in: at no pmlinlltion cnnc. youall notic. on 51&apos; Blood Monoy is thal the gum. plays hlly Ilowly, llpocilllv whun than no a Iol at a n. all game... e in. way object to this, but the Incl i- n... tho oriilnnl yam. w- n-Ily pmly tough. The .Iigmiy am- margin tor error you an in nu new vu ion m-kol ii all - loon- sy-wumy blt taxi&quot;. And, plrlduxicllty, we mekun it&apos;s Ilmost miter th-n u.- original It a nlull. the only put &apos; Ini!ow) \ m aIaJHMb a U [I U [I U [l
JOYSTICK POWER Spectravideo launch their most sophisticated ophisticated Joystick to date in teh shape at the - 0s llBWizmaster.. The ioystick has a range at special features including push button finger and thumb control. two diherent sized levers. two tire buttons, auto fire sWitch and a computer system select button, The Wizmasster Will work with all popular home computer sys tems adn also offers an infra red remote control model lor lucky Nntendo owners. The Wizmaster is in the shops now at APS11.95 with the Nintendo verSion going on sale next month. HAND HELDS TRICKLE IN Hand held mama is beginning to take 0ft - with the first batch of Nintendo Game Boyas appearing in certain import shops. These have been imported lrom America 7 an otlicial shipment at Game Boy&apos;s expected later this year. Meanwhile Atari are still putting the tinishing touches to their Portable Computer Entertainv merit System lshown above). Unlike the Nintendo Game Boy the APCES will have a lull colour liquid crystal display. Expect lots ol put) Iicity lor these machines at the PC Show Nintendoas Game Boy is currently a hot tavourite in the ACE Advertising department. SOUPED-UP SIERRA COSWORaTH SIM Artronic claim to have gone up a gear in the increasingly competi tive racing car simulation stakes. Their Fast Lane game puts you at the cntrols of a Spice Engr neering Sierra Cosworth powered racing car. The object of Fast Lane is to win the World Championship against a top international held on lamous tracks like Suzuka. The Nurburgring, Le Mans. Brands Hatch, Dijon, Jarama, and Spa Francorchamps. Fast Lane was coded lor Atrtronlc by a new pro gramming team called The Attic. ACTIVISION S BOMBSHELL ls nothing sacred? It would appear not where computer game rights are concerned as the Monty Python TV shows are the latest licensed property to be convened to the computer screen. Vllgin Mastemanic are to launch the game eariy next year. The launch will Collalclde wlth the twentieth anniversary of the cult oom- edy programme. Virgin have given Core Design a tight met to mainA&gt;&gt; Iain the zany humour at the TV programme and to include in the game some at the most tamous Python sketches r such as the Min- istry oi Sttly Walks and Far- rat sketches AND iiow&apos;raoii&apos;soutiiiim COMPLETELY nireiiiisiir Mvanoed Computer Enteriamnient 1 1 A