Nuclear War (Amiga)

Nuclear War Amiga The developer


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In Nuclear War you have to blow the opposition to smithereens - you have four opposing factions. You can either drop the bomb on them using a bomber, fire a missile, or try to lure their population using propaganda.

Ocassionally a random event occurs, for example aliens would land on one of the factions and the population suddenly grows, or someone throws cows at the opposition, causing a major stampede and killing millions.


Nuclear War Amiga Launching a 50 megaton missile on Kookamamie
Nuclear War Amiga Title screen
Nuclear War Amiga The developer
Nuclear War Amiga If there's a draw (all opponents lose) the Earth explodes!

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Critic Reviews

Dragon Jul, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CU Amiga May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1990 790 out of 1000 79
Power Play Apr, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Format Jun, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Zzap! Jul, 1990 30 out of 100 30
Amiga Power May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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The "Nuclear War" card game on which this computer game is based was designed by Doug Malewicki in 1965; a 40th anniversary thousand-pack limited-release re-issue of the original cards was celebrated in 2005. Not reflected in the computer game adaptation are subsequent expansion packs: 1982's "Nuclear Escalation", 1992's "Nuclear Proliferation", 1996's "Nuclear War Booster Packs", and 2004's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" bringing us to the present.

Flying Buffalo began selling the card version in 1972, following founder Rick Loomis' exciting search for Doug (ending at an LA answering machine message inviting callers in a Dracula voice to leave their name, number and blood type) and all these years later it is now also the sole retailer of the computer game adaptation! (Sorry, Amiga floppies no longer available!)

A simulation of the card game can be played through web browsers by members.

Related Web Sites

  • Flying Buffalo Home Page (Flying Buffalo is the company that makes the CARD GAME that this computer game is based on. They are currently the primary source of the computer game if you want to buy one, plus they can sell you the card game, plus they have links to other NUCLEAR WAR sites.)
  • NetNuclear (A freeware TCP/IP multiplayer remake of Nuclear War for modern systems.)
mobster_lobster (26) added Nuclear War (Amiga) on Nov 07, 2003
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