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Winners and worsts From Corn Gods to Bart Simpson, a look back
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Lynch, Dennis
Date: Jan 29, 1993
Start Page: 59
Section: FRIDAY
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For these dubious achievements, computer viruses win our award for the Worst Trend of 1992. For every loser there's a winner, though, so our Best Antidote Award goes to Norton Antivirus (Symantec; IBM; $129), your system's best protector.

Best Game of the Year: Ultima Underworld (Origin; IBM; $69.95). Even if you're not a fan of role-playing adventures, you have to admire the technical expertise that went into this creation, the creme de la creme of dungeon epics. The sounds are so real and the graphics so accurate that you'll feel as if you really are on a dangerous journey through the Stygian Abyss. Ultima Underworld is an amazing triumph of the imagination.

Best Gadget: The Game Genie (Galoob; Genesis; Nintendo, Super Nintendo; $59.95) is an attachment that hooks up to your video game system and gives your characters not only more power and energy but also unlimited lives, more jumping ability and even the ability to fly over your opponents. If a game has been getting the better of you, the Game Genie is the way to get even in a hurry.

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