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AMICROCOMPUTER
EXPERIENCE
FOR TODAY
Arcaders who'v e seen and played
[ t he ATARI and TRS-80 versions of
STRATOS c ame to the s ame
conclusions — thes e state-of-the-art
games were ahead of their time. After
all, any program that boas ts c ris p
graphics, punc hy sounds, joy s tic k
c ompatabillty and a f ull c omplement of
extras, lik e high score saving and
multi-play er option has a defi nite touch
of tomorrow.
THE GAME'S SCENARIO IS A REAL
KNOCKOUT
The objec t is to successfully
defend a futuris tic c ity f rom waves of
attacking alien ships.
ATARI SCREEN S HOT
The b a ttl e b e g i n s ! A ta r i v er s ion fe a tu r e s
c olor , and s ounds that Y n tt a n c hange!
And these crafty alle
just part of a rapid-fi re gra
bonanza that Includes meteor swarms,
multiple attac k waves, and even a free-
moving sauc er that will repair your
city's damaged forc e fi eld on the ATARI
version.
GOOD NEWS
You don't have to wait years for
the spectacular — STRATOS is
available now for the ATARI and TRS.80
riqtstems.
STRATOS. Entertainment of lb
future — today.
ATARI VERSI ON Y
EIL LARIM ER
0 VERSION BY
HN COM INI
TRS•80 SCREEN S HOT
The IRS - 80 version blows y ou away w i th i ts
Arcade e t o n Gr aphic s am Il
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Ruminations o n real-tim e com puter clashes
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M O D E L S T A T I O N by Robert DeWitt
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G R A F I X by Tim McGuinness
Survey o f computer-art t o o ls
D E PA R T M E N T S
STARTING L I NE
HELP FOR T H E N EW USER byJamesCabbarell
D R AGON SM OKE
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W O R D ' S W O R T H b y Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake
ASSEMBLY L AN GU AGE
S T R I N G S E A R C H by Jerry White
PILOT YOU R ATARI
HO L IDAY TREES byKenHarms
FORTH FAC TOR Y
D E F I N E R S by Bob Gonsalves
EDUCATI ON
CANDL E, CANDL E, B U R N IN G BRIG HT byLindaSchreiber
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B A T S by Stan Ockers
TAPE TOPI CS
A TALE O F T WO CIRCUIT S by CarlEvans
CHRIST MAS MAIL ING LISTER by BillLukeroth
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