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PC Magazine (Oct, 1983)
Avalon Hill has not yet made a successful transition to the IBM PC, at least not with Computer Stocks & Bonds. The graphics are very weak and unimaginative, the play of the game is S-L-O-W and there is no advantage taken of features of the PC such as cursor keys and function keys. I would suspect that this is a quick (and dirty) translation from another microcomputer version.
 
PC Magazine (Dec, 1982)
The transition from board game to computer game is fraught with peril. The computer version must rely on visual and audio effects to compensate for tactile pleasures like the rustle of paper money and the roll of dice. It must move fast enough to occupy players between turns, but not so fast as to confuse them. Stocks and Bonds hasn't quite made the transition; it's an enjoyable enough game but probably lacks long-term appeal.
 
However, an important aspect of long-term investing is absent; there is no information about the economic climate that would give you a way of judging which stocks will be best. Plausible reasons are given for very large gains and losses but these are after the fact: winning is largely a matter of luck.