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An 'Assault' on the Peak

This week’s software sales chart

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The force was with them: San Francisco-based CD-ROM company LucasArts saw its new titles, Star Wars Rebel Assault II and Archives II: Star Wars Edition, rocket to the No. 3 and No. 4 positions on the Macintosh games chart. And while even the Star Wars games (with their full-screen, full-motion interactive video gameplay) couldn’t topple that perennial fave Myst and newly appointed hit Command & Conquer from the top spots, LucasArts should see a sales surge, fueled in part by the 20th-anniversary rerelease of George Lucas’ legendary movie trilogy. Meanwhile, gamers let loose their joysticks in anticipation of tax season, snatching up Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe and pushing it to the top of the CD-ROM heap.

TOP 20 CD-ROMS LAST MONTH 1 TURBOTAX DELUXE Intuit, PC 2 2 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 UPGRADE Microsoft, PC 3 3 DIABLO Blizzard, PC 1 4 TAXCUT DELUXE Block Financial, PC 5 5 MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR Microsoft, PC 8 6 MYST Broderbund, PC and Mac 6 7 COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT Virgin, PC 7 8 QUICKEN DELUXE Intuit, PC and Mac 4 9 MICROSOFT OFFICE PRO 97 UPGRADE Microsoft, PC 9 10 FIRST AID DELUXE Cybermedia, PC 12 11 MICROSOFT GREETINGS WORKSHOP Microsoft, PC 16 12 NASCAR II Sierra, PC — 13 NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR PERSONAL EDITION 3.0 Netscape, PC and Mac 14 14 MICROSOFT PUBLISHER Microsoft, PC 15 15 PRINT SHOP DELUXE III Broderbund, PC 11 16 TAXCUT MULTISTATE Block Financial, PC — 17 PRINT SHOP ENSEMBLE III Broderbund, PC 20 18 PRINTMASTER GOLD PUB SUITE Broderbund, PC — 19 QUAKE GT Interactive, PC 18 20 AMERICAN GREETINGS CREATACARD PLUS Micrografx, PC — TOP 5 PC GAMES

1 DIABLO Blizzard 1 2 MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR Microsoft 4 3 COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT Virgin 3 4 MYST Broderbund 2 5 NASCAR II Sierra 7

TOP 5 MACINTOSH GAMES

1 MYST Broderbund 1 2 COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT Virgin 2 3 STAR WARS REBEL ASSAULT II LucasArts — 4 ARCHIVES II: STAR WARS COLLECTION LucasArts — 5 WARCRAFT II: TIDES OF DARKNESS Blizzard 3

SOURCE: PC DATA

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