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1869

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
84
3.5
DOS
...
3.4
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Description

Trade 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.

Screenshots

1869 DOS A rather neat game options page.
1869 Amiga Trade with New York merchant
1869 Amiga Company logo Max Design
1869 DOS Ahhh, a beauty ain't she?

Alternate Titles

  • "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)

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User Reviews

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 Joker Amiga Mar, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1992 72 out of 100 72

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Trivia

Music routines

Chicken / 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 translation

1869 was originally released in Germany with the sub-title "Hart am Wind" - meaning Hard against the wind.

Awards

  • 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.)
Contributed to by Isak (603) and NGC 5194 (17267)