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MICROPROSE LAUNCHES A SUMMER FULL OF FUN

 HUNT VALLEY, Md., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroProse Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPRS) announces the release of four new gaming experiences: RETURN OF THE PHANTOM(TM), LEGACY: REALM OF TERROR(TM), PIRATES!(R) GOLD AND RAILROAD TYCOON(R) DELUXE for IBM(R) PCs and compatibles.
 The popular "Phantom of the Opera" story has been a part of our culture for nearly one hundred years, being the source for no less than five motion pictures, two stage plays and an internationally successful Broadway musical. An "interactive movie," the game pits the player against what may or may not be the Phantom's ghost. In true "time- traveler"-style, the player is mysteriously transported back in time to the Paris Opera House in the year 1881 to solve the mystery.
 The program features a hauntingly beautiful period musical score, and imaginative graphics, including hand-painted backgrounds and rotoscoped/animated actors. The soon-to-be-released CD-ROM version contains spoken dialogue recorded by professional actors.
 "RETURN OF THE PHANTOM" is targeted at novice players who may have never played a computer game before, however, there is a challenging mode for more experienced gamers," said Gerry Blair, vice president of marketing for MicroProse. Added Blair, "The text is rich with theatrical terminology, giving the player a hands-on course in the way theaters work backstage."
 RETURN OF THE PHANTOM requires 2 MB of RAM with an EMS driver, and 6-7 MB hard disk space. A mouse is required. The game also supports all major sound boards, as well as VGA graphics. The suggested retail price is $59.95.
 LEGACY: REALM OF TERROR is a 3-D animated, first person perspective, horror adventure. Set in present day America, LEGACY combines stunning graphic technology, amazing audio effects, and deep realistic role- playing to create a terrifying interactive horror movie. The player visits a recently inherited centuries-old house that has been rumored to have strange happenings occurring inside. During the quest, the player must find and destroy the entity which controls the unusual goings-on in the house.
 "LEGACY: REALM OF TERROR is one of the richest, most technologically advanced gaming experiences MicroProse has offered to date," said Blair. "This program features an innovative 'windowing' system that will enhance gameplay for all horror fans, as well as, adventure and role- playing gamers."
 LEGACY: REALM OF TERROR requires 2 MB of RAM, and approximately 18- 25 MB hard disk space. A mouse is recommended. The game also supports all major sound boards, as well as VGA graphics. The suggested retail price is $59.95.
 With PIRATES! GOLD AND RAILROAD TYCOON DELUXE, MicroProse brings the latest advances in computer design and technology to two of the all- time, award winning games from premier game designer Sid Meier. "These two products are a result of out loyal customers," stated Blair. "For years we have had players ask us for updates to these two Sid Meier classics. PIRATES! GOLD AND RAILROAD TYCOON DELUXE will allow seasoned as well as first time game players to experience the best in computer gaming."
 In PIRATES! GOLD, players will experience a fresh new action/adventure in the swashbuckling spirit of the original! The program features spectacular new adventures with more cities to explore and stunning new Super VGA art and graphics that bring to life the untamed era of piracy in the 17th century Caribbean.
 PIRATES! GOLD requires 4 MB or RAM, and approximately 16 MB hard disk space. A mouse is recommended. The game also supports all major sound boards, as well as SVGA/VGA graphics. The suggested retail price is $69.95.
 In RAILROAD TYCOON DELUXE players assume the role of entrepreneur in the early 1800's and must compete against rail barons as they try to build their railroad empire! The program features new regions to develop, for a total of six in the game: North America, Eastern U.S., Western U.S., South America, Africa and Europe. There are also eleven new trains, bringing the total to 32!
 RAILROAD TYCOON DELUXE requires 640K of RAM, and approximately 5 MB hard disk space. A mouse is recommended. The game also supports all major sound boards, as well as VGA graphics. The suggested retail price is $69.95.
 MicroProse Software, Inc. designs and markets a full line of entertainment software for personal computers and video game systems. Its products are available nationally and internationally through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants.
 IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines. PIRATES! and RAILROAD TYCOON are registered trademarks of MicroProse Software, Inc. RETURN OF THE PHANTOM and LEGACY: REALM OF TERROR are trademarks of MicroProse Software, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Matt Fick, director of public relations of MicroProse Software, Inc., 410-771-6717 or fax 410-771-1174/
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