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 The Warez Loop 1996 - (c) 1996-97 by MindBender, all rights reserved
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is a compilation of all the warez-reports I released in the year of 1996
plus some extra information on the months I didnt release to get a overview on
which group that acctually won the year of 1996...

* attention * the ratings are made by multiple opinions from people in most
of the different groups. There might also be alot of errors in the release
list about what game needed fix etc. I did try my best...

* Only final release version will be rated
* Only releases within the 50 disk limit will be rated
* Only releases that works 100% will be rated (no beta/unregistered)
* Only releases in english language will be rated

The first working version that is 'properly' stripped will recieve score !

All releases will be rated in a 1-5 point score (1 = crap, 5 = excellent).
Trainers and "real" addons (extra missions etc. NOT sound or animations) will
be rated with one point.

Non-working games that are fixed within a 5 day period will be rated with
a lesser score for each fix needed. Fixes are not awarded with score...

* note * the defination of a properly stripped game is where unnecessary
animations/intros/outros/speech etc is removed. The game must ofcourse
still be playable (ie: Command & Conquer - Hybrid releases in 1995).

error notes manual:
dupe - some other group (or the group itself) released the game earlier.
no game - the release is no game
size limit exceeded - for the time being, the size limit was exceeded.
needed fix - the game was not properly cracked
not working - the game was not playable
kiddie game - kids games are not rated

            - TOTALLY -                               - TOTALLY - 

 ##:  Group:          Releases:           ##:  Group:            Errors:
=====================================    =====================================
 01)  PRESTIGE             143 [PSG]      01)  PRESTIGE              34
 02)  HYBRID               100 [HBD]      02)  RAZOR 1911            22
 03)  RAZOR 1911            64 [RZR]      03)  HYBRID                20
 04)  NAPALM                26 [NPM]      04)  NAPALM                12
 05)  PARADIGM              11 [PDM]      05)  PARADIGM              10

 ##:  Group:             Score:           ##:  Group:        Percentage:
=====================================    =====================================
 01)  PRESTIGE             421 [PSG]      01)  PRESTIGE             41 %
 02)  HYBRID               297 [HBD]      02)  HYBRID               29 %
 03)  RAZOR 1911           224 [RZR]      03)  RAZOR 1911           18 %
 04)  NAPALM                70 [NPM]      04)  NAPALM               07 %
 05)  PARADIGM              31 [PDM]      05)  PARADIGM             03 %


 - MONTHLY WINNERS -
 
 Month:   Group:            Releases:      Interesting releases:
===============================================================================
 Jan.     RAZOR 1911           03          ESPN Extreme games (RAZOR 1911)
 Feb.     RAZOR 1911           04          C&C: Covert Operations (HYBRID)
 Mar.     HYBRID               10          Civilization 2 (RAZOR 1911)
 Apr.     HYBRID               06          Cronicles of the Sword (HYBRID)
 May.     PRESTIGE             15          Settlers 2 (PRESTIGE)
 Jun.     PRESTIGE             14          Space Hulk 2 (PRESTIGE)
 Jul.     RAZOR 1911           10          Quake & Z (both by RAZOR 1911)
 Aug.     HYBRID               09          Gene Machine (RAZOR 1911)
 Sep.     PRESTIGE             20          NHL ∩97 (RAZOR 1911)
 Oct.     PRESTIGE             31          Death Rally (PRESTIGE)
 Nov.     PRESTIGE             33          Red Alert (RAZOR 1911)
 Dec.     HYBRID               24          Leisure Suit Larry 7 (HYBRID)
===============================================================================


_____ _____  ____ _____  ________________
\_   | \   \/   / _   /__\_   \_/   _    \
 |   _  \_  \ _/  \   \ __/___/ |   /    /
 |___|   |____|___/   /_\   \___|_______/
  ::d|___|::::::.\___/.:.\___\:::::::::

01 Ring Cycle                - (c) Psygnosis          06 disk        2p
01 Superdude                 - (c) ???                04 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
02 C&C: Covert Operations    - (c) Westwood           10 disk        4p
02 Cyril Cyberpunk           - (c) Reality            18 disk        3p
02 Johnny Bazookatone        - (c) ARC/US Gold        08 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
03 Adv. Tactical Fighter     - (c) Electronic Arts    26 disk        3p (-1p)
03 Assault Rigs              - (c) Psygnosis          10 disk        3p
03 Crossworld                - (c) Gametek            04 disk        2p
03 Iam Bothams Cricket       - (c) Beamsoft           12 disk        1p (-1p)
03 Maximum Roadkill          - (c) Type2              39 disk        3p (-1p)
03 Pinball 3d VCR            - (c) 21:st Century      02 disk        2p (-1p)
03 Seek & Destroy            - (c) Epic               09 disk        3p
03 Starball                  - (c) Gametek            01 disk        2p (-1p)
03 Terranova                 - (c) Virgin             30 disk        3p (-1p)
03 Worms - Reinforcements    - (c) Cean               10 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
04 Champ. Mgr 2: Dutch       - (c) Domark             04 disk        2p
04 Champ. Mgr 2: Belgium     - (c) Domark             04 disk        2p
04 Chronicles of the Sword   - (c) Psygnosis          28 disk        5p
04 Humans 3                  - (c) Gametek            03 disk        3p
04 Super Star Dust '96       - (c) Gametek            05 disk        3p (-1p)
04 Virtual Snooker           - (c) Interplay          01 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05 Lemmings Paintball W95    - (c) Psygnosis          03 disk        2p (-1p)
05 Player of the Year        - (c) Krisalis           04 disk        2p
05 Return Fire               - (c) Time Warner Bros   06 disk        4p
05 Speed Haste               - (c) Electronic Arts    03 disk        0p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06 Complete Onside Soccer    - (c) Telstar            12 disk        2p
06 Euro '96                  - (c) Gremlin            10 disk        3p
06 Jelly Fish: Blackgammon   - (c) Effect Software    01 disk        2p
06 Kickoff '96               - (c) Anco               10 disk        3p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
07 Baku Baku Animal          - (c) Sega PC            03 disk        2p (-1p)
07 Mission Force Cyberstorm  - (c) SSI                46 disk        5p
07 Speed Rage                - (c) Telstar            20 disk        2p
07 Tracksuit Mgr 2           - (c) Alternative        01 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
08 Alien Incident            - (c) Gametek            09 disk        2p (-1p)
08 Azraels Tear              - (c) Mindscape          50 disk        2p
08 Clif Danger               - (c) New Generation     09 disk        0p
08 Gene Machine              - (c) Virgin             42 disk        0p
08 Gex                       - (c) Microsoft          19 disk        3p
08 Muppets Inside            - (c) Starwave           48 disk        3p
08 Olympic Games             - (c) US Gold            11 disk        3p
08 Olympic Soccer            - (c) US Gold            16 disk        3p
08 Starfighter 3000          - (c) Telstar            08 disk        3p
08 Strikebase                - (c) Max Design         33 disk        3p
08 Striker '96               - (c) Acclaim            18 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
09 Absolute Pinball          - (c) 21:st Century      04 disk        3p
09 Bud Tucker                - (c) Merit Studios      15 disk        2p
09 F1 Manager                - (c) Europress          11 disk        3p
09 Hind                      - (c) Digi Intergration  20 disk        3p
09 Pinball Prelude           - (c) Effigy             02 disk        2p
09 Pro Pinball: The Web      - (c) Empire             09 disk        4p
09 S.T.O.R.M.                - (c) American Soft.     50 disk        3p
09 Zapitalism                - (c) Lavaminds          30 disk        3p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10 Broken Sword              - (c) Virgin             39 disk        3p (-1p)
10 Championship Mgr 2 96-97  - (c) Eidos              10 disk        3p
10 Champ Mgr: Denmark        - (c) Eidos              04 disk        2p
10 Champ Mgr: Norway         - (c) Eidos              04 disk        2p
10 Champ Mgr: Sweden         - (c) Eidos              04 disk        2p
10 Davis Cup Tennis          - (c) Telstar            11 disk        3p
10 Fable                     - (c) Telstar            12 disk        3p
10 Harpoon 2 Admirals        - (c) Eidos              07 disk        3p
10 JR Hartlings Flyfishing   - (c) ARC Development    42 disk        3p
10 MS Soccer                 - (c) Microsoft          08 disk        4p
10 Mutant Penguins           - (c) Gametek            11 disk        3p
10 Pinball Constr Kit        - (c) 21th Century       18 disk        3p
10 Sorched Planet            - (c) Virgin             13 disk        3p
10 Surface Tension           - (c) Gametek            35 disk        3p
10 Team F1                   - (c) Electronic Arts    39 disk        3p
10 Ultimate Soccer Mgr 2     - (c) Sierra On-Line     05 disk        3p
10 Wallance & Gromit         - (c) BBC                14 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11 Blood and Magic           - (c) Interplay          25 disk        4p
11 Destruction Derby 2       - (c) Psygnosis          06 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Fragile Allegiance        - (c) Gremlin Graphics   21 disk        3p
11 Grand Prix Manager 2      - (c) Microprose         10 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Krazy Ivan                - (c) Psygnosis          04 disk        3p
11 Realms of the Haunting    - (c) Gremlin            27 disk        3p
11 Screamer 2                - (c) Virgin             48 disk        4p (-1p)
11 Swiv 3D                   - (c) SCI                18 disk        4p
11 XS                        - (c) SCI                20 disk        3p
11 Zombie Wars               - (c) Sprint             05 disk        3p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12 Aladdin                   - (c) Virgin             02 disk        3p
12 Blue Ice                  - (c) Psygnosis          29 disk        4p
12 Champ Mgr 97 Italy        - (c) Eidos              01 disk        2p
12 Countdown                 - (c) VCI                02 disk        3p
12 Discworld 2               - (c) Psygnosis          25 disk        4p (-1p)
12 Duck City                 - (c) BMG                02 disk        2p (-1p)
12 Fatal Fury 3              - (c) SNK                07 disk        3p
12 Huygens Disclosure        - (c) Microforum         29 disk        3p (-1p)
12 The Incredible Hulk       - (c) Eidos              10 disk        3p
12 International Moto X      - (c) Time Warner        03 disk        3p
12 Leisure Suit Larry 7      - (c) Sierra On-Line     44 disk        5p
12 M.A.X.                    - (c) Interplay          27 disk        4p
12 Panzer Dragoon            - (c) Sega               18 disk        3p
12 Privateer - Darkening     - (c) Origin             44 disk        4p
12 Rexblade                  - (c) Simon & Schuster   04 disk        3p
12 Robotron-X                - (c) GT Interactive     06 disk        3p
12 Scorcher                  - (c) GT Interactive     07 disk        3p
12 Stars                     - (c) Empire             02 disk        3p
12 Super League Pro Rugby    - (c) Alternative        12 disk        3p
12 Touring Car Championship  - (c) VSI                43 disk        3p
12 Tracksuit Mgr 2: W95      - (c) Alternative        01 disk        2p
12 Tracksuit Mgr 2: DOS      - (c) Alternative        01 disk        2p
12 Trophy Bass 2             - (c) Sierra On-Line     46 disk        4p
12 World of Sensible Soccer  - (c) Time Warner        11 disk        3p
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Authors comments: Hybrid started out slow in the beginning of the year and was
                  almost taken for dead when they suddenly got back on their
                  feet and sweeped the scene-floor with a few releases / month.
                  Due to internal fights, Hybrid was forced to split up in the
                  month of march but still without US suppliers the group ran
                  smoothly throughout the year and ended up as the second best
                  group of 1996.

                  The people that held Hybrid together and kept it from dry out
                  was ofcourse ∩UK supply god∩ Mad Turnip and ∩Swedish Leader∩
                  Hoson who worked against the competition without giving in.
                  In august, Hybrid got backup from ∩Dominators∩ own Animal and
                  Dogfriend who helped out on multiple x-mas releases...

                  To round it up, Hybrid did an excellent year and for being a
                  euro-based, non-US group they work extremely well...

Releasing errors: 03 Advanced Tactical Fighter - needed fix (-1p)
                  03 Iam Bothams Cricket - needed fix (-1p)
                  03 Maximum Roadkill - needed fix (-1p)
                  03 Pinball 3d VCR - needed fix (-1p)
                  03 Starball - needed fix (-1p)
                  03 Terranova - needed fix (-1p)
                  04 Super Star Dust∩96 - needed fix (-1p)
                  05 Lemmings Paintball - needed fix (-1p)
                  05 Speed Haste - dupe (NO points)
                  07 Baku Baku Animal - needed fix (-1p)
                  08 Alien Incident - needed fix (-1p)
                  08 Clif Danger - not working (NO points)
                  08 Gene Machine - dupe (NO points)
                  10 Broken Sword - needed fix (-1p)
                  11 Destruction Derby 2 - needed fix (-1p)
                  11 Grand Prix Manager 2 - needed fix (-1p)
                  11 Screamer 2 - needed fix (-1p)
                  12 Discworld 2 - needed fix (-1p)
                  12 Duck City - needed fix (-1p)
                  12 Huygens Disclosure - needed fix (-1p)

Releasing extras: 04 Conq. of the new World - fix (+1p)
                  06 Command & Conquer - Companion pack (+1p)
                  12 Stargeneral - crack (+1p)

========================================
Total number of games    : 103 (-03)
Total score for games    : 294 (+03)
----------------------------------------
Modified amount of games : 100
Modified score           : 297
----------------------------------------
Average points / game    : 2.94
Percentage of games      : 29%
Total groupscore of 1996 : 09/10
========================================

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02 Sea Legends               - (c) Ocean              38 disk        2p
02 Batman Forever            - (c) Acclaim            06 disk        3p
02 Whiplash                  - (c) Interplay          17 disk        3p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
03 Star Quest I              - (c) Virtual Adv.       03 disk        2p
03 Milo                      - (c) Crystal Vision     26 disk        3p
03 College Slam              - (c) Acclaim            05 disk        3p
03 Descent 2                 - (c) Interplay          19 disk        0p
03 A-10 Silent Thunder       - (c) Sierra On-Line     25 disk        3p (-1p)
03 Flight                    - (c) Sierra On-Line     04 disk        1p
03 Fantasy General           - (c) SSI                26 disk        3p
03 T-strike: Air Assault     - (c) JVC                08 disk        3p
03 Earthsiege 2              - (c) Sierra On-Line     15 disk        0p
03 Iron Blood                - (c) Microforum         03 disk        1p
03 Revolution-X              - (c) Acclaim            05 disk        3p
03 Abuse                     - (c) Electronic Arts    03 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
04 Conq. of the New World    - (c) Interplay          16 disk        3p (-1p)
04 Judge Dredd               - (c) Acclaim            05 disk        2p (-1p)
04 Silent Hunter             - (c) SSI                09 disk        0p
04 Virtual Chess W95         - (c) Titus              08 disk        2p
04 Witchhaven 2              - (c) Capstone           13 disk        3p (-1p)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05 Battle Arena Toshindin    - (c) Playmates          09 disk        0p
05 Chaos Overlords W95       - (c) New World Comp.    05 disk        4p
05 Tony La Russa 3: 1996     - (c) Stormfront Studio  35 disk        3p
05 VR Soccer                 - (c) Interplay          08 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06 Apache AH-64D Longbow     - (c) Origin             46 disk        0p
06 Cyberjudas                - (c) Merit              50 disk        0p
06 Firefight                 - (c) Electronic Arts    28 disk        3p
06 Spacehulk 2               - (c) Electronic Arts    38 disk        4p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
07 Close Combat              - (c) Microsoft          11 disk        3p (-1p)
07 Mind Grind *W95*          - (c) Microforum         44 disk        3p
07 Need for Speed - Special  - (c) Electronic Arts    56 disk        0p
07 Slider *W95*              - (c) Malachite          02 disk        2p
07 Supreme Commander         - (c) Trendmaster        01 disk        1p
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Authors comments: Napalm who was born in February 1996 didn∩t last more than
                  half a year before it retired. Although releasing alot of
                  good titles, Napalm never had the quality itself to earn a
                  good reputation. Most games needed fixes or didn∩t work at
                  all which game Napalm it∩s famous status of "Not beeing able
                  to break out of a glasshouse".

Releasing errors: 03 A10 Silent Thunder - fix needed (-1p)
                  03 Descent 2 - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  03 Earthsiege 2 - dupe (NO points)
                  04 Conquest of the new world - fix needed (-1p)
                  04 Judge Dredd - fix needed (-1p)
                  04 Silent Hunter - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  04 Witchhaven 2 - fix needed (-1p)
                  05 Battle Arena Toshindin - dupe (NO points)
                  06 Apache AH-64D Longbow - size limit exceeded (NO points)
                  06 Cyberjudas - size limit exceeded (NO points)
                  07 Close Combat - fix needed (-1p)
                  07 Need for Speed: Special - size limit exceeded (NO points)

Releasing extras: 05 Lemmings Paintball - fix (+1p)

========================================
Total number of games    : 034 (-08)
Total score for games    : 069 (+01)
----------------------------------------
Modified amount of games : 026
Modified score           : 070
----------------------------------------
Average points / game    : 2.65
Percentage of games      : 07%
Total groupscore of 1996 : 05/10
========================================

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─────■ P A R A D I G M ■────── ▀█▄█ ───────

10 Cyberdome                 - (c) Microleague        08 disk        2p
10 FIFA Soccer 97            - (c) Electronic Arts    49 disk        4p (-1p)
10 Over the Reich            - (c) Avalon Hill        23 disk        3p
10 Powerslave                - (c) Playmates          11 disk        2p
10 Sim Copter                - (c) Maxis              20 disk        0p
10 Sim Golf                  - (c) Maxis              16 disk        0p
10 Syndicate Wars            - (c) Bullfrog           27 disk        4p (-1p)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11 A10: Cuba                 - (c) Activision         32 disk        2p (-2p)
11 Archimedean Dynasty       - (c) Blue Byte          22 disk        3p
11 Creatures                 - (c) Inscape            00 disk        0p
11 Harpoon Classic '97       - (c) Interactive Magic  41 disk        4p
11 Heroes of Might & Magic 2 - (c) New World Comp.    16 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Master of Orion 2         - (c) Microprose         00 disk        0p
11 Race Mania                - (c) Flair Software     38 disk        1p (-2p)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12 Nascar Racing 2           - (c) Virgin             19 disk        3p (-1p)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Authors comments: Paradigm (known for a short while as ZEUS) started out in the
                  month of october when US supply god ZEUS decided to leave his
                  group ∩Prestige∩ and start his own label. The group lasted
                  until the middle of December when they hooked up with the
                  people in Razor 1911...

                  Live fast, die young... well it worked for Paradigm !

Releasing errors: 10 FIFA Soccer 97 - fix needed (-1p)
                  10 Sim Copter - beta (NO points)
                  10 Sim Golf - beta (NO points)
                  10 Syndicate Wars - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 A10: Cuba - bad rip / fix needed (-2p)
                  11 Creatures - no game (NO points)
                  11 Heros of Might & Magic 2 - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Master of Orion 2 - size limit exceeded (NO score)
                  11 Race Mania - fixes needed (-2p)
                  12 Nascar Racing 2 - fix needed (-1p)

========================================
Total number of games    : 015 (-04)
Total score for games    : 031
----------------------------------------
Modified amount of games : 011
Modified score           : 031
----------------------------------------
Average points / game    : 2.81
Percentage of games      : 03%
Total groupscore of 1996 : 06/10
========================================

________________________/»|__/| ___________
\___  \ __   /  __/  __/    / |/ ____/  __/_
|   __/ _/ _/  _| \__  \  \/  /  )  /  _|  /
|___|\__\   \________  /___\__\__   \______\
+--------\___/≈e≈/aL!\/--------/_____\-----+

03 Track Attack              - (c) Microprose         23 disk        0p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
04 Die Siedler 2             - (c) Bluebyte           16 disk        0p
04 Super Star Wars           - (c) Lucas Arts         04 disk        4p
04 Tactical Operations       - (c) Arsenal            03 disk        2p
04 Virtual Chess WIN         - (c) Titus              13 disk        2p
04 Virtual Snooker           - (c) Interplay          05 disk        0p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05 Battle Arena Toshinden    - (c) Playmates          09 disk        4p
05 Battleground Waterloo     - (c) Talonsoft          36 disk        2p
05 Deathkeep                 - (c) SSI                34 disk        3p
05 Earthworm Jim *DOS*       - (c) Rainbow Arts       06 disk        3p (-1p)
05 Earthworm Jim 2 W95       - (c) Rainbow Arts       05 disk        4p
05 Josephine                 - (c) Media Age Soft     10 disk        3p
05 Loony Labyrinth Pinball   - (c) Starplay           06 disk        2p
05 Normality                 - (c) Gremlin            22 disk        4p
05 PTO 2                     - (c) Koei               04 disk        3p
05 Sensible World of Soccer  - (c) Virgin             06 disk        0p
05 The Settlers 2            - (c) Bluebyte           07 disk        5p
05 Shell Shock               - (c) Core Design        15 disk        3p (-1p)
05 Strife                    - (c) Velocity           27 disk        2p
05 Total Female Boxing       - (c) Digital Lobster    11 disk        4p
05 Total Mayhem              - (c) Domark             22 disk        3p
05 The War College           - (c) Gametek            30 disk        0p
05 Wizardry Gold             - (c) Sir-Tech           14 disk        3p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
06 Afterlife                 - (c) Lucasart           40 disk        0p
06 American Civil War        - (c) Interactive Magic  26 disk        2p (-1p)
06 Back to Baghdad           - (c) Military Sim.      23 disk        3p
06 Big Hurt Baseball         - (c) Acclaim            36 disk        3p
06 Catfight                  - (c) Atlantean          20 disk        2p
06 Dinotopis                 - (c) Turner             13 disk        2p
06 Doom 2 *W95*              - (c) Id Software        22 disk        3p
06 Final DOOM                - (c) Id Software        29 disk        0p
06 FPS Baseball 96           - (c) Sierra On-Line     31 disk        3p
06 Hoyle Solitaire           - (c) Sierra On-Line     07 disk        3p
06 Indycar 2 *W95*           - (c) Papyrus            14 disk        4p
06 Savage                    - (c) Discovery Channel  30 disk        0p
06 S.T.O.R.M.                - (c) American Soft      31 disk        0p
06 Terry B Fantasy Football  - (c) FFL                02 disk        2p
06 Tigers of the Prowl 2     - (c) HPS                01 disk        1p
06 Tracer *W95*              - (c) 7:th Level         22 disk        2p (-1p)
06 Ultimate Doom *W95*       - (c) Id Software        21 disk        3p
06 W. Arcade Classic *W95*   - (c) William            03 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
07 Battleground 4            - (c) Talonsoft          18 disk        3p
07 Bicycle: Hearts & Spades  - (c) Swfte              07 disk        3p
07 Bicycle: Pinochk          - (c) Swfte              09 disk        3p
07 B. Jenner's Decathlon     - (c) Interactive Magic  09 disk        3p
07 Hoyle Blackjack           - (c) Sierra On-Line     04 disk        3p
07 Links Golf 97             - (c) Access             45 disk        4p
07 MW2: Ghost Bears Legacy   - (c) Activision         38 disk        4p
07 Sci-Fi Channel Trivia     - (c) Discovery          18 disk        3p
07 Total Meltdown            - (c) Sierra On-Line     48 disk        4p
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08 Age of Rifles             - (c) SSI                11 disk        2p (-1p)
08 Aus Rugby League          - (c) Electronic Arts    46 disk        2p (-1p)
08 Carribean Stud Poker Pro  - (c) Masque Publishing  18 disk        2p
08 Hongkong Mahjong          - (c) Electronic Arts    05 disk        2p
08 Robert E Lee Civil War    - (c) Sierra Online      22 disk        3p
08 Trivial Pursuit           - (c) Hasbro             11 disk        2p
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
09 Advanced D&D              - (c) Core Rules         32 disk        0p
09 Bubble Bobble Combo       - (c) Acclaim            04 disk        1p (-2p)
09 Bug for Windows           - (c) Sega PC            34 disk        4p
09 Crusader: no regret       - (c) Origin             25 disk        4p
09 Doom 2D                   - (c) Sodom              02 disk        1p
09 F22 Lightning 2           - (c) Electronic Arts    14 disk        3p
09 Full Court Basketball     - (c) Microsoft          49 disk        3p
09 Gene Wars                 - (c) Bullfrog           47 disk        4p
09 GNB 5                     - (c) SSI                06 disk        2p
09 Jagged Alliance 2         - (c) Sir-Tech           40 disk        3p (-1p)
09 Jigsaw Power: Special     - (c) Centron            10 disk        2p 
09 Mortal Kombat III         - (c) Virgin             43 disk        3p
09 Murder, She wrote         - (c) Centron            34 disk        1p
09 Network Q-rac Rally       - (c) Europress Soft     41 disk        3p (-1p)
09 NFL Quarterback Club'97   - (c) Acclaim            41 disk        3p
09 Politicards               - (c) Masque Software    06 disk        1p
09 Solid Ice Hockey          - (c) Empire             09 disk        3p
09 Sonic the Hedgehog        - (c) Sega               05 disk        0p
09 Star Control 3            - (c) Accolade           40 disk        3p
09 Total Control Football    - (c) Philips            24 disk        2p
09 Ultra 3d Pinball          - (c) Sierra On-Line     50 disk        3p
09 Xenophage: Alien Blood    - (c) Apogee             17 disk        3p
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10 APBA Pro Boxing           - (c) APBA               01 disk        2p (-1p)
10 Ashes 2 Ashes             - (c) Corel              29 disk        3p
10 Assassin 2015 win95       - (c) Inscape            10 disk        3p
10 Battlecruiser 3000 AD     - (c) Take2              32 disk        4p
10 Battleground: Bulge       - (c) TalonSoft          39 disk        2p
10 Caesar 2 - win95          - (c) Sierra On-Line     26 disk        3p
10 Captain Quazar            - (c) Studio 3DO         08 disk        3p
10 Cold Shadow               - (c) Disney             07 disk        3p
10 Death Rally Full          - (c) Apogee             09 disk        4p
10 ESPN National Hockey      - (c) Sony               33 disk        2p
10 ESPN NBA Airborn          - (c) Sony               10 disk        1p
10 Fighter Duel SE           - (c) Philips            05 disk        3p
10 Hoyle's Casino            - (c) Sierra On-Line     35 disk        2p
10 HyperBlade                - (c) Activision         50 disk        3p
10 Jumanji                   - (c) Philips            32 disk        2p
10 Meridian 59               - (c) Studio 3DO         16 disk        2p
10 MS Golf 3.0               - (c) Microsoft          14 disk        4p
10 Necrodome                 - (c) SSI                06 disk        3p
10 Othello - win95           - (c) Hasbro             24 disk        1p
10 PGA Golf Tour '96         - (c) Electronic Arts    45 disk        4p
10 Power Chess - win95       - (c) Sierra On-Line     40 disk        3p
10 Skullcracker              - (c) GTE                35 disk        3p
10 Slamscape                 - (c) Viacom             08 disk        3p
10 Third Reich               - (c) Avalon Hill        07 disk        2p (-1p)
10 Toy Story                 - (c) Disney             09 disk        3p
10 Ultimate Spin Doctor      - (c) Expert Software    04 disk        3p
10 Uncle Henrys Playhouse    - (c) Trilobyte          46 disk        3p
10 War Wind                  - (c) SSI                31 disk        4p
10 WC - Kirathi Saga         - (c) Origin/EA          16 disk        4p
10 Wodden Ships & Ironmen    - (c) Avalon Hill        12 disk        3p
10 Yahtzee                   - (c) Hasbro             22 disk        1p
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11 3DO Games: Decathlon      - (c) Studio 3DO         16 disk        2p
11 Admiral Sea Battles       - (c) MegaMedia          12 disk        3p
11 AFL Finals Fever          - (c) Cadability         31 disk        3p
11 Age of Sail               - (c) Talonsoft          19 disk        3p
11 Agile Warrior F-111X      - (c) Virgin             13 disk        4p
11 Alien Trilogy             - (c) Acclaim            13 disk        3p
11 Batman Forever: Arcade    - (c) Acclaim            09 disk        0p
11 Battleground: Antietam    - (c) TalonSoft          28 disk        2p
11 Cave Wars                 - (c) Avalon Hill        08 disk        3p
11 Conq. of World Deluxe     - (c) Interplay          43 disk        3p
11 Daytona USA               - (c) Sega               19 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Death Drome               - (c) Viacom New Media   11 disk        3p
11 DragonHeart               - (c) Acclaim            19 disk        3p
11 Eat My Dust               - (c) Sierra             17 disk        0p
11 Extreme Chess             - (c) Davidson           24 disk        3p
11 FPS: Football '97         - (c) Sierra             42 disk        4p
11 Full Tilt Pinball 2       - (c) Maxis              21 disk        3p
11 FX Fighter Turbo          - (c) GTE                42 disk        3p
11 Grid Runner -Final-       - (c) Virgin             23 disk        3p
11 Hunter: Hunted            - (c) Sierra             31 disk        3p
11 Jetfighter 3              - (c) Interplay          48 disk        4p
11 Plague                    - (c) Microforum         38 disk        3p
11 Power Rangers: Zeo        - (c) Bandai             48 disk        0p
11 Risk                      - (c) Hasbro             29 disk        3p
11 Rocket Jockey             - (c) SegaSoft           26 disk        3p
11 SimCopter -Final-         - (c) Maxis              21 disk        3p
11 SimGolf -Final-           - (c) Maxis              27 disk        3p
11 The Skul & The Suit       - (c) Byron-Preiss       08 disk        3p
11 SkyNet                    - (c) Bethesda Softworks 11 disk        2p (-1p)
11 Smart Games: Word Puzzles - (c) Randomsoft         05 disk        3p
11 Soultrap                  - (c) Microforum         34 disk        3p
11 Steel Panthers 2          - (c) SSI                32 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Tom Clancy's SSN          - (c) Simon & Schuster   19 disk        3p
11 Tomb Raider               - (c) Eidos              21 disk        5p
11 US Navy Fighters '97      - (c) Electronic Arts    46 disk        4p
11 Virtua Squad              - (c) Sega               12 disk        2p (-1p)
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12 Baldies                   - (c) ???                12 disk        3p
12 Battleship                - (c) Hasbro             45 disk        2p (-1p)
12 Killing Time              - (c) Studio 3DO         28 disk        3p
12 Lights Out 3d             - (c) Tiger              24 disk        2p
12 NBA 97 Live               - (c) EA Sports          36 disk        3p (-1p)
12 NBA Hangtime              - (c) GT Interactive     34 disk        3p
12 Power F1                  - (c) Eidos              16 disk        3p
12 Star General              - (c) SSI                19 disk        2p (-1p)
12 Touchdown                 - (c) ???                12 disk        2p (-1p)
12 WWF: In your house        - (c) Acclaim            43 disk        0p
12 ZPC                       - (c) GT Interactive     43 disk        3p
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Authors comments: Prestige has been a legendary label on Amiga for many years
                  but when they tried to hit the PC scene, much people were
                  doubtful that the earlier success would continue over to
                  the new machine. I guess you know the answer by now...

                  Never, EVER has a releasing team made such a success on PC.
                  Totally dominating most of the months and breaking the record
                  of most releases in a month EVER, Prestige made it very clear
                  who is making up the rules on both Amiga and PC.

                  They came, they saw, they ended up #1 in this report... <g>


Releasing errors: 03 Track Attack - dupe (NO points)
                  04 Die Siedler 2 - german version (NO points)
                  04 Virtual Snooker - dupe (NO points)
                  05 Earthworm Jim *DOS* - fix needed (-1p)
                  05 Sensible World of Soccer - dupe (NO points)
                  05 Shell Shock - fix needed (-1p)
                  05 The War College - no game (NO points)
                  06 Afterlife - size limit exceeded (NO points)
                  06 American Civil War - fix needed (-1p)
                  06 Final DOOM - dupe (NO points)
                  06 Savage - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  06 S.T.O.R.M. - beta (NO points)
                  06 Tracer *W95* - fix needed (-1p)
                  08 Age of Rifles - fix needed (-1p)
                  08 Aus Rugby League - fix needed (-1p)
                  09 Advanced D&D - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  09 Bubble Bobble Combo - fixes needed (-2p)
                  09 Jagged Alliance 2 - fix needed (-1p)
                  09 Network Q-rac Rally - fix needed (-1p)
                  09 Sonic the Hedgehog - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  10 APBA Pro Boxing - fix needed (-1p)
                  10 Third Reich - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Batman Forever - beta (NO points)
                  11 Daytona USA - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Eat my dust - kiddie game (NO points)
                  11 Power Rangers: Zeo - kiddie game (NO points)
                  11 Skynet - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Steel Panthers 2 - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Virtua Squad - fix needed (-1p)
                  12 Battle Ship - fix needed (-1p)
                  12 NBA 97 Live - fix needed (-1p)
                  12 Star General - fix needed (-1p)
                  12 Touchdown - fix needed (-1p)
                  12 WWF in your house - didn∩t work (NO points)

Releasing extras: 07 Duke3d Nuke∩em - Nuke It (+1p)
                  07 Steel Panthers - addon (+1p)
                  09 Adv. Tactical Fighter - NATO (+1p)
                  09 Bubble Booble - trainer (+1p)
                  09 Jagged Alliance 2 - trainer (+1p)
                  09 Links 97 - course addon (+1p)
                  09 Z - trainer (+1p)
                  10 Death Rally - trainer (+1p)
                  10 Silent Hunter - addon (+1p)
                  10 Flight Simulator - Pilots Toybox (didnt∩t work)
                  10 Game Guru - trainer maker (+1p)
                  10 Descent - mission builder (+1p)
                  10 Syndicate Wars - trainer (+1p)
                  11 Batman Forever - trainer (+1p)
                  11 Civilization 2: Scenarios (+1p)
                  11 Descent 2: The Infinite Abyss (+1p)
                  11 Duke 3d - plutonium pack (didn∩t work)
                  11 MS Golf v3.0 - Mauna Kea (+1p)
                  11 MS Golf v3.0 - Pimehurst (+1p)
                  11 Tomb Raider - trainer (+1p)
                  11 PGA Golf 96 - Wentworth Course (+1p)
                  12 Links 97 -  Pelican Hill (+1p)
                  12 Red Alert - trainer (+1p)
                  12 Tunnel B1 - controls/maps (+1p)

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Total number of games    : 157 (-14)
Total score for games    : 399 (+22)
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Modified amount of games : 143
Modified score           : 421
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Average points / game    : 2.79
Percentage of games      : 41%
Total groupscore of 1996 : 10/10
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dZG/\   __//  _   |/  ____/.  |   \/\   __/
 _/  \   \/   /_ _/   /_   |  !  _/  \   \
 \____\   \______\_________|_____\____\   \_
=======\___/===∙1911∙CD∙DIVISION∙======\___/

01 Dawn Patrol: Head 2 Head  - (c) Empire/Rowan       23 disk        4p
01 ESPN Extreme Games        - (c) Sony Interactive   09 disk        5p
01 Tempest 2000              - (c) Atari Interactive  01 disk        3p
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02 Crusade                   - (c) Greenwood Ent.     10 disk        3p
02 Chessmaster 4000 *W95*    - (c) Mindscape          04 disk        3p
02 Heros of Might & Magic    - (c) New World Comp.    16 disk        3p
02 Wingstar                  - (c) Interactivision    08 disk        3p
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03 Absolute Zero             - (c) Domark             34 disk        3p
03 Civilization 2            - (c) Microprose         18 disk        5p
03 Earthsiege 2              - (c) Sierra On-Line     14 disk        4p
03 Fast Attack               - (c) Sierra On-Line     18 disk        4p
03 Flight                    - (c) Sierra On-Line     09 disk        3p
03 Gear Heads                - (c) Phillips           04 disk        4p
03 Rise & Fall / Acient Emp  - (c) Sierra On-Line     26 disk        0p
03 Seek & Destroy            - (c) Epic               12 disk        0p
03 Silent Thunder            - (c) Sierra On-Line     36 disk        4p
03 Track Attack              - (c) Microprose         22 disk        0p
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04 Airlines                  - (c) Interactivision    03 disk        0p
04 Omar Sharif Bridge 2      - (c) Interplay          10 disk        2p
04 Cylindrix                 - (c) Goldtree Soft      05 disk        2p
04 Indy - desktop adv.       - (c) Lucas Arts         01 disk        2p
04 Rebel Runner              - (c) Microforum         08 disk        4p
04 Silent Hunter             - (c) SSI                36 disk        3p
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05 Battle Arena Toshinden    - (c) Playmates          09 disk        0p
05 Battle Isle 2220          - (c) Bluebyte           30 disk        0p
05 Jeopardy Platinum         - (c) Gametek            08 disk        3p
05 Micromachines 2           - (c) Gametek            10 disk        3p
05 Starball *FLOPPY*         - (c) Gametek            03 disk        2p
05 Tyrian                    - (c) Epic Megagames     04 disk        0p
05 WC2: Beyond the Portal    - (c) Blizzard           14 disk        4p
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06 Brainstorm                - (c) Simon & Schuster   39 disk        3p
06 Final DOOM                - (c) Id Software        30 disk        3p
06 FPS Baseball 96           - (c) Sierra On-Line     56 disk        0p
06 Operation Carnage         - (c) Beaucomm           03 disk        4p
06 Panzer General *W95*      - (c) SSI                21 disk        4p
06 SU-27 Flanker *DOS*       - (c) SSI                04 disk        3p
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07 Chessmaster 5000 *W95*    - (c) Mindscape          16 disk        3p
07 The Civil War             - (c) Empire             07 disk        3p
07 Deadline                  - (c) Psygnosis          31 disk        4p
07 Deadlock                  - (c) Accolade           29 disk        4p
07 Genderwars                - (c) SCT                14 disk        3p
07 F1 Grand Prix Racing 2    - (c) Microprose         24 disk        4p (-1p)
07 Quake: DOOM 3             - (c) Id Software        17 disk        5p
07 Simcity 2000 - network    - (c) Maxis              11 disk        3p
07 Triple Play '97           - (c) Electronic Arts    45 disk        3p
07 Z                         - (c) Virgin             09 disk        5p
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08 Astro Rock                - (c) Atlantian          29 disk        2p
08 Marathon 2: Durandal      - (c) Bungie             26 disk        4p
08 Three Skulls of Toltecs   - (c) Time Warner        31 disk        0p
08 Gene Machine              - (c) Virgin             42 disk        4p
08 Genewars                  - (c) Bullfrog           29 disk        0p
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09 Beavis & Butthead         - (c) ???                36 disk        0p
09 Bedlam                    - (c) GT Interactive     47 disk        3p
09 Dagger Fall               - (c) Bethesda           62 disk        0p
09 John Madden '97           - (c) Electronic Arts    50 disk        3p
09 MechWar 2: Mercenaries    - (c) Activision         41 disk        4p
09 Monster Truck Madness     - (c) Microsoft          21 disk        4p
09 NCAA Championship Basket  - (c) GTE                25 disk        3p
09 NHL '97                   - (c) Electronic Arts    41 disk        5p
09 Super EF 2000             - (c) Ocean              50 disk        4p
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10 Amok                      - (c) GT Interactive     05 disk        3p
10 Casino Deluxe 2           - (c) Sierra             17 disk        2p
10 Destiny                   - (c) Interactive Magic  50 disk        2p
10 Eradicator                - (c) Accolade           38 disk        1p (-2p)
10 Grand Prix Manager v2.0   - (c) Microprose         12 disk        0p
10 HyperBlade                - (c) Activision         48 disk        0p
10 Sorched Planet            - (c) Virgin             08 disk        0p
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11 Blam! Machinehead         - (c) Core Design        09 disk        3p
11 C&C 2: Red Alert          - (c) Westwood           34 disk        5p
11 Cyber Gladiators          - (c) Sierra             09 disk        2p (-1p)
11 Gubble                    - (c) Actual Entert.     27 disk        1p
11 Iron Man/X-O Manowar      - (c) Acclaim            58 disk        0p
11 Lords of the Realm 2      - (c) Sierra             36 disk        4p
11 Pie Jackers               - (c) Simon & Schuster   27 disk        2p
11 Privateer 2               - (c) Origin             00 disk        0p
11 Space Jam                 - (c) Acclaim            31 disk        3p (-1p)
11 Time Paradox              - (c) Flair Software     27 disk        3p
11 WWF In Your House         - (c) Acclaim            35 disk        3p 
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12 Firo & Klawd              - (c) BMG                45 disk        3p
12 Lion King                 - (c) Virgin             03 disk        3p
12 NBA Jam Extreme           - (c) Acclaim            10 disk        4p
12 Settlers 2 - addon        - (c) Bluebyte           11 disk        4p
12 Tunnel B1                 - (c) Ocean              37 disk        4p (-1p)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Authors comments: Razor 1911 had a slow start like most other groups but made
                  a nice return in spring and held a average releasing amount
                  for the rest of the year. Razor 1911 was never a competitor
                  to the powermongers in ∩Prestige∩ but did however win when
                  we∩re talking about quality-factor. With the three biggest
                  games of the year (Grand Prix Racing 2, Quake & Red Alert)
                  Razor 1911 sure showed who∩s in the scene for quality...

                  In the end of spring Razor 1911 leader ∩The Speed Racer∩
                  decided to retire. Still the group seems to be in good hands
                  as the releases are at the same high quality...

Releasing errors: 03 Rise & Fall of Acient Empires - bad archive (NO points)
                  03 Seek & Destroy - dupe (NO points)
                  03 Track Attack - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  04 Airlines - dupe (NO points)
                  05 Battle Arena Toshinden - dupe (NO points)
                  05 Battle Isle 2220 - dupe (NO points)
                  05 Tyrian - dupe (NO points)
                  06 FPS Baseball 96 - dupe (NO points)
                  07 F1 Grand Prix Racing 2 - fix needed (-1p)
                  08 Three Skulls of Toltecs - beta (NO points)
                  08 Genewars - beta (NO Points)
                  09 Beavis & Butthead - didn∩t work (NO points)
                  09 Daggerfall - size limit exceeded (NO points)
                  10 Eradicator - bad rip / fix needed (-2p)
                  10 Grand Prix Manager 2.0 - dupe (NO points)
                  10 Hyperblade - dupe (NO points)
                  10 Sorched Planet - dupe (NO points)
                  11 Cyber Gladiators - fix needed (-1p)
                  11 Ironman/X-O Manowar - size limit exceeded (NO points)
                  11 Privateer 2 - beta (NO points)
                  11 Space Jam - bad rip (-1p)
                  12 Tunnel B1 - bad rip (-1p)

Releasing extras: 04 Heretic - Shadows of the Serpent Riders (+1p)
                  05 Warcraft 2 - Return of the Horde (+1p)
                  06 SU-27 Flanker - documentation (+1p)
                  12 Duke3d Nuke∩em plutonium - crack (+1p)
                  12 Heros of Might & Magic - crack (+1p)
                  12 Nascar Racing 2 - crack (+1p)

========================================
Total number of games    : 083 (-17)
Total score for games    : 218 (+06)
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Modified amount of games : 064
Modified score           : 224
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Average points / game    : 3.40
Percentage of games      : 18%
Total groupscore of 1996 : 08/10
========================================

Other groups worth mentioning (in alphabetic order):

(DOM) Dominators - Dominators who was not really active this year had a few
good releases such as ∩Big Red Racing∩ and ∩Sensible World of Soccer∩. They
merged onto Hybrid in august and has been very active releasing all Domark
games...

(DNX) Dynamix - Dynamix was a casual creation by the remains of Hybrid US div.
at the time of the Hybrid split in the middle of march. Dynamix didn∩t really
make a difference to the scene but did manage to put out a handful of games
before joining ∩Prestige∩ and among them the long awaited ∩Duke3d Nuke∩em∩...

(LGC) Legacy - Legacy was the group that competed in the early months of 1996.
With titles like ∩Wetlands∩, ∩Nick Faldo∩ & ∩Qwirks∩ they won these months but
was later known to be a beta-releasing team. Because of their many betas and
non-working releases we therefor decided not to rate this group...

(MTS) Mantis - Mantis started out as ∩Specie∩ who was a ∩Dynamix∩ supplier was
not interested in joining ∩Prestige∩ like the rest of his team. Instead he did
his own store-pickups which ended up in his own group. Mantis did a few titles
among them ∩Greg Norman Golf 2∩, ∩Flight Unlimited∩ & ∩Fzone Fury 3∩...

(M8) Motiv8 - Motiv8 did a good job this year with lots of titles. Sadly enough
most of them were dupes on other groups releases which made them end up on such
a low score they were not rated in this report...

(RLX) Reflux - Reflux (earlier known as ROR) was banned from all sites because
of their returning beta-releases. With the ban finally removed they didn∩t make
much to shape up their bad reputation which is why we decided not to rate them
at all. It∩s too damn hard to find the releases in their pile of shit...

Final words: There you have it folks ! The long expected dupe-checking list of
             the 1996 game-releases. For more information about the games,
             check out ∩The Game Review∩ (c) Ionizer. This year has been full
             of surprises. Groups like Hybrid and Razor 1911 was still in good
             shape but did not stand a chance against the winner of the 1996
             report.. ∩Prestige∩. 

             Prestige did not only win the year totally but broke the record
             of most releases ever in one month. They then broke their own
             record again... awesome !

             Happy new year and see you all later in 1997 ...

Greetings out to:
Hoson             For winning the "best-leader-of-1996 award"
Mad Turnip        Congratulations on the x-mas magazine, the best one yet !
Manhunter & M0l   Thnx for helping me out with some release checking...
ShadowMaster      Thnx for lending me the paki-report information...
Eci               For keeping his country from beeing invaded...
ZEUS              It∩s too bad a blade can cut us apart <g>
Ionizer           Good luck with the re-opening of TGR...
Jimmy Jamez       For keeping ∩Drink or Die∩ alive...
Hemp Hoodlum      (Class/Ex:Razor1911/Ex:Paradigm/Ex:ZEUS/Ex:Dynasty)
                  (Ex:Romlight/Ex:Prestige/Ex:Dynamix/Ex:Prestige)
                  (Ex:TRSI/Ex:Saturn/Ex:Hoodlum/Ex:Prestige/Ex:Hybrid)
                  (Ex:Retribution/Ex:TRA/Ex:Razor1911/Ex:Empire)
                  (Ex:Cartel/Ex:RISC/Ex:SCUM/Ex:Titan/Ex:Corperation)
                  - Hmp sure know how to jump his groups... :) -

Also a bunch of greetings to my older (and mostly retired) friends:
Sector9, InsaneTTM, Randall Flagg, Marauder, Butcher, Pharaoh, Blackhawk,
Raw Liquid, Wayward, Bluewater, Celestial Wizard, Firehead, Excessive Knight,
Torgall, French M8, Lord Cyric, Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho stik, Cyber Angel,
Teddy, Pieman, LaRIC, GRIM, Rygar, Hula/Quackers, The Brain, Pest & Specie
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