DescriptionConflict is a political/strategy simulator, inspired by a prediction of how events in the Middle East could unfold in the 1990s. In this 1997, the Israeli prime minister dies (either by assassination or by bomb blast), and you're appointed as the new prime minister.
In the game you have to make and follow political policies regarding other countries in the Middle East, control intelligence and purchase arms, try to beat the other countries in the nuclear race and keep peace with the Palestinians and, of course, conduct battles with other countries.
- "Conflict: The Middle East Political Simulator" -- In-game title
- "Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator" -- Full Title
Part of the Following Groups
|One of my personal favorites.||DOS||William Shawn McDonie (1088)|
|A wonderfully innovative, interesting and completely ignored game.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4353)|
|One of my favorite games||DOS||Christopher Barger (1)|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||DOS||Mar, 1990||88 out of 100||88|
|Zero||DOS||Apr, 1990||87 out of 100||87|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Feb, 1990||850 out of 1000||85|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Dec, 1990||8.6 out of 12||72|
|Raze||Atari ST||Feb, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Raze||Amiga||Feb, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Raze||DOS||Feb, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Jun, 1991||60|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Jan, 1991||60 out of 100||60|
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Cover artThe cover art of the European version was painted by renowned comic artist Simon Bisley.
ReleaseVirgin Mastertronic manager Andrew Wright later came to regret releasing this as a straight-to-budget title, as it became one of his favorites, and he decided it could've been a success if released at full-price and marketed correctly.
Yitshaq RabiIronically, this game semi-predicts Israeli prime minister Yitshaq Rabin's untimely demise, as he was assassinated in November 4th, 1995.
Information also contributed by Andrew Wright and Martin Smith