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Annals of Rome (Atari ST)

Annals of Rome Atari ST Title screen

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Description

Annals of Rome begins in 273BC and sets you as a Roman senator, with the ultimate aim of colonizing as much of the known world as possible, and retaining that power against Carthaginians, Vandals, Parthians, Persians and all the other world forces. You have a strong army at your disposal, and can direct your generals as to which countries they attempt to invade.

The game is turn-based, and these turns operate in phases, beginning with the economic circumstances of population and tax income being decided - it's recommended to keep taxation taxing low unless things become desperate. The game then updates you on the statuses of your generals, and give you the chance to redistribute them to other parts of your kingdom.

Officers may rebel and cause a civil war - fortunately this can usually be pre-empted. More serious are attempts to take land from other civilizations, which take place in order and include conflicts between other groups. These, like every element of the game, are accurately historically modeled and variable in time-span as a result.

Screenshots

Annals of Rome Atari ST Personnel status screen
Annals of Rome Atari ST Treachery in Italia by Aulus Caesar
Annals of Rome Atari ST Title screen
Annals of Rome Atari ST The situation at the start of the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Annalen der Römer" -- German title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 850 out of 1000 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Awards

  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Strategy Game of the Year

Kabushi (121977) added Annals of Rome (Atari ST) on Dec 20, 2004
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