FORGET Barbie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jurassic Park merchandise, the place to stock up with last-minute gifts this Christmas is KPS Video Express. With 18 entertainment megastores across the territory, KPS offers an extensive assortment of computer software for people of all ages. For the primary age group there's Mario's Early Reading World, the Playroom and Kid Pix; for teenage adventurers there's Lord of the Rings, Iron Helix and Sea Rogue; and for more mature computer buffs there's Space Shuttle, Newsweek InterActive and a variety of golfing programs. In fact, whatever your age, KPS has plenty to keep you occupied over the season to be merry - with software on CD-ROM and conventional diskettes. In the ''games'' arena, one of the most popular choices on offer is Iron Helix from Spectrum HoloByte, available on CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows. An action adventure set in a cold-war future, where a biological weapon threatens to set off a galactic holocaust, Iron Helix consists of more than 3,000 separate moves totalling an hour's animation. By speeding through corridors, shafts and chambers players must guide a small robotic probe to locate clues that will destroy the maze-like ship in which the adventure is set. Also available on the games front is Homey D Clown from Intracorp, in which everyone is out to stop Homey reaching an audition for a television show; Eight Ball Deluxe from Amtex, a pinball game with great graphics and outrageous sound effects; Sea Roguefrom MicroProse, a quest for sunken treasure that allows players to salvage the Titanic and the Bismarck; and Lord of the Rings from Interplay, that follows the journey of Frodo the hobbit in Middle Earth. For younger users, KPS has a large selection of software to help make learning fun. The Playroom, by Broderbund Software, allows children to explore a colourful on-screen world filled with games, toys and surprises. By selecting items in the room, children discover activities that help with reading or maths, or encourage creativity. In Mario's Early Reading World, children can discover the sounds and shapes of alphabet letters and learn how words are made. From Software Toolworks, it gives children the opportunity to create their own stories and discover a wonderful world of words. Also available from Broderbund is Kid Pix, which gives children the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild without getting themselves covered in paint. Unlike with finger paints and water colours, there is no mess to clean up afterwards and the options available allow children to have heaps of fun creating goofy graphics that can be combined with silly sounds. On the adult front, KPS has everything from the world's best golf courses to top Newsweek features. Newsweek InterActive offers a range of multimedia activities plus three months' worth of stories from Newsweek magazine, 200 articles from the Washington Post and a four-hour coverage of interviews from Newsweek's weekly radio programmes. Available from Software Toolworks, interactive features include Mending the Earth, that allows users to investigate the planet's environmental dilemmas and create simulations of future scenarios; and Bye-Bye Baseball? which provides an expert analysis ofthe problems facing the United States' national pastime. Also from Software Toolworks is Space Shuttle, where you can choose from 53 authentic NASA missions, meet the crews and find out all there is to know about life in space. The software provides a real-life journey of discovery backed by all the power of interactive multimedia technology. Among the golfing options available at KPS are MicroProse's Greens and Access Software's LINKS Championship Courses. Greens provides a realistic three-dimensional picture of six challenging courses and allows users to change stance, swing, tee and ball positions before, during and after each shot is made. LINKS Championship Courses puts you on the fairway of the world's top courses, including The Belfry, Banff Springs, Troon, Pinehurst and Mauna Kea. The programs run on all versions of LINKS - the Challenge of Golf, LINKS 386 Pro and Microsoft Golf. and allow users to experience the ultimate challenges in golf. As well as games and learning aids, KPS also offers practical business applications such as B-Tools for Windows, Designer Print Shop Deluxe, FaceLift for WordPerfect, Key Accounting and Double Disk Gold from Vertisoft Systems, which increases disk capacity by 100 per cent.