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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Published by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Amiga
85
3.2
DOS
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Trivia

Covermount

The game was included as a free game on the coverdisk of issue 24 (May 1991) of Amiga Format, the UK's biggest Amiga magazine (at one point it's biggest computer magazine). The magazine also included Interphase, Vaxine and Archipelagos at different times.

The practice of cover-mounting older games was common in the UK for several years, but in mid-1991 it was banned for 16-bit systems, and restricted to 2 ex-commercial games per issue for 8-bit systems (such as the Commodore 64 and Sinclair Spectrum)

Credits

Chris Crawford in the Acknowledgements section:
I conceived, designed, programmed, developed, and tested this game. Yet, no such project is truly single-handed; every designer owes a debt of gratitude to a large number of people who lent him their advice, their assistance, and their sympathy.
He credits his wife, Kathy, for consulting him about all "big decisions" (he mentions helping with the images and posing for the pic of an anti-nuke protester).

Disks

This game came on an unprecedented twelve floppy disks!

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #70 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
Information also contributed Martin Smith

Contributed by Raphael (1160) on Sep 02, 1999. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (114936) and Jo ST (14332)]. -- edit trivia