DescriptionTrade goods between ports all over the world in this economic simulation game.
As a 19th century merchant newcomer, the player need to buy a ship, find a crew, load a few goods on the ship, and sail into the horizon, until the player reaches a port with a demand for said goods. Eventually will have the money to buy more ships, create regular trade routes, and become the head of a regular trading company.
1869 focuses on management and economy, rather than action. Actual sailing is done by plotting a route and then watching the days go by, interrupted only by the occasional random event. Basically you'll be planning routes, watching out for special assignments (that pay well if completed on time) and generally trying to steer clear of the shores of bankruptcy.
- "1869: History Experience Part I" -- Ingame English-language title
- "1869: Hart am Wind!" -- German title
- "1869: Erlebte Geschichte Teil I" -- Alternate German title (on back cover)
Part of the Following Group
|No frills, no surprises, no explosions - just plain business||DOS||Isak (603)|
The Press Says
|Amiga Format||Amiga||May, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|Joystick (French)||Amiga||Jul, 1993||89 out of 100||89|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Nov, 1993||86 out of 100||86|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Sep, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Joker||DOS||Aug, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||Amiga||1993||84 out of 100||84|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||DOS||1993||84 out of 100||84|
|Amiga Games||Amiga||Sep, 1992||84 out of 100||84|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Jul, 1992||10 out of 12||83|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Sep, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
There are currently no topics for this game.
Music routinesChicken / Electronic Rats ripped the music replay routines from 1869, creating one of the most widely used FM music players and formats ever: the HSC format. It was used in many BBS intros, and the replay routines had interfaces in C, Pascal, and ASM.
Title translation1869 was originally released in Germany with the sub-title "Hart am Wind" - meaning Hard against the wind.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Simulation of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Economical Simulation in 1992
Additional information contributed by Mickey Gabel.
Related Web Sites
- 1869 Database (Small page with a database of traded goods and cities.)