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DYNAMIX INC. LETS YOU TAKE A BREAK WITH NEW CROSSWORDS PUZZLER FOR IBM WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH

 EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamix Inc., a leading developer of software for interactive entertainment, today announced the availability of "Take a Break! Crosswords, Volumes 1 & 2" -- the ultimate computer game for crossword puzzle fun -- featuring over 750 favorite, mind-bending puzzles developed with Dell Magazine, the foremost name in crosswords puzzles since in 1931.
 "Take a Break! Crosswords, Volumes 1 & 2," takes full advantage of your computer to make one of the nation's top indoor leisure activities -- crossword puzzle solving -- even more entertaining and educational. Instant checking of answers and hints from Dell's Dictionary at the press of a button make this game a must for all crossword puzzle fans with personal computers," said Fred Sabloff of Dell Magazine Puzzle Group.
 For Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers running Microsoft Windows, "Take a Break! Crosswords, Volumes 1 & 2," provides all the legendary amusement of classic paper-and-pencil crosswords puzzles but is even easier and more fun to use. An option tells you immediately if an answer is right or wrong and highlights the word you're working on so you don't lose your place. You can get hints without waiting until tomorrow's newspaper or customize the look of puzzles to suit your taste. The computer keeps score automatically and you can even increase the challenge and excitement of the game by competing against the clock. When you solve a puzzle, "Take a Break! Crosswords" congratulates you with an animation and a gives a thought-provoking quote -- try to get your Sunday paper to do that.
 Brilliant animated graphics, original music score, interesting sound effects and digitized speech truly brings this time-honored brain game to life. Anyone can enjoy the game with three difficulty levels for the apprentice through fanatic puzzle solver. Blank or partially finished puzzles can be printed for puzzling on the go. "Take a Break! Crosswords, Volumes 1 & 2," is the newest game in a software line from Dynamix dedicated to games you can jump into anytime when you need a quick break at the office or at home. Other games in the series include "Take a Break! Pinball," a furious arcade-action game with eight challenging playing fields and "Take a Break! Incredible Machine," which uses levers, gears and other gadgetry to solve over 150 puzzles that will free the cat, exercise the mouse or burst the balloons. Soon to be released is a "Take a Break! Sampler" which will include games from all software packages in the "Take a Break!" line-up.
 For IBM and compatible computers, "Take a Break! Crosswords, Volumes 1 & 2," requires a minimum 286 system with DOS 4.0 and Windows 3.1, 6 MB hard disk space, 2 MB RAM and a 3.5-inch HD drive. Digitized speech is supported on Soundblaster cards or compatibles. All Macintosh computers are supported.
 Dynamix Inc., located in Eugene, is a division of Sierra On-Line Inc. (NASDAQ: SIER). Founded in 1979, Sierra On-Line is one of the original developers and largest publishers of home computer software for interactive entertainment and education. The company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol SIER. To find out more or request a game, please contact Kathy Gilmore at Dynamix Inc., 503-343-0772, extension 3350.
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