Bulls And Bears (DOS)

Bulls And Bears DOS The game's title screen

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Bulls And Bears is a shareware stock-market game for up to four players, if less than four players are in the game then the computer offers to join in but it only joins as one player.

The game is entirely keyboard operated. Game-play consists of the following phases which are repeated until the players decide that the game is over.
  • Phase 1: Each round starts with a summary of the players' current cash total, all players start with a stake of $5000.
  • Phase 2: The Portfolio Update. This is where each player in turn decides what to invest their money in. They can buy or sell shares in any or all of the following: Metals, Oil, Utilities, Transportation, Bonds, Housing Market and Industrials. When the player has made all the transactions they wish they 'Hold' their market position and play passes to the next player.
  • Phase 3: The market Session. Here the computer decides which investments pay dividends and which gain or lose value.
  • Phase 4: The Market News phase. The game displays a newspaper with a randomly selected heading, 'Price of Oil Soars - Congress Mad' is one. The player then interprets this and its implications and uses the information, together with their skill, expertise and guesswork, to plan their sales and purchases in the next round. From here it's back to the revised score sheet of Phase 1 to see who has the most cash.

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    Bulls And Bears DOS The first player is updating their portfolio. 
In this case they are buying shares in equity 4 - Transportation
    Bulls And Bears DOS When all players have made their purchases and sales the computer posts the market movements.
    Bulls And Bears DOS The player selection screen. The computer has been allowed to join but will only play as one player.
    Bulls And Bears DOS The start of the game. Everyone starts with $5000.
At the end of a round the players are returned to this point with their cash totals updated

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    Alternate Titles

    • "BAB" -- Abbreviated title used in documentation

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    piltdown_man (118255) added Bulls And Bears (DOS) on Oct 20, 2013