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Theatre Europe (Commodore 64)

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This game covers the first 30 days of what was then feared to be the next war in Europe. You can choose to be the supreme commander of the NATO or the Warsaw Pact. In your control are air and ground units. These are backed up by your ability to make strategic nuclear/chemical attacks.

As the Warsaw Pact commander your task is to break the lines of the NATO alliance, which you see is a powerful invasion force, poised on your border. Your first task is to take over West Germany.

As NATO commander your task is to stop the Russian invasion. Hold the lines on West Germany's border. You will achieve this by preventing the occupation of West Germany.

Your computer opponent can play in three different ways. Nuclear weapons can be disabled for a Beginner game, while the thought processes can be either rational or unpredictable.

Gameplay is turn-based and primarily strategic, but some scenes can be played out in optional action sequences.

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Theatre Europe Commodore 64 ... and after
Theatre Europe Commodore 64 Special Mission Phase
Theatre Europe Commodore 64 London before the nuclear disaster ...
Theatre Europe Commodore 64 London is the target of a soviet nuclear strike

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 915 out of 1000 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Theatre Europe was voted Strategy Game of the Year by several different magazines - Computer & Video Games (multi-format), Zzap (C64), Crash (Spectrum) and Amtix (Amstrad)
Christian Klein (5790) added Theatre Europe (Commodore 64) on Sep 24, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5790), Kabushi (126180) and Martin Smith (63136)