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Nuclear War (DOS)

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Description

In Nuclear War you have to blow the opposition to smithereens - you have four opposing factions. You can either drop the bomb on them using a bomber, fire a missile, or try to lure their population using propaganda.

Ocassionally a random event occurs, for example aliens would land on one of the factions and the population suddenly grows, or someone throws cows at the opposition, causing a major stampede and killing millions.

Screenshots

Nuclear War DOS Title Screen
Nuclear War DOS ingame main screen
Nuclear War DOS Gameplay

User Reviews

Great idea, but almost no game. Bruce Wayne (3) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Ronny Raygun...Mao the Pun...Infidel Casto -- what more need be said?? blefuscu (424) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Simply great! Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play 1990 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) 1993 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

The game was originally written on the Amiga, and ported to the PC. The PC port is very similar, but they didn't use the original digitized sounds for some reason.

The only really "significant" loss in the PC version was the removal of the sound effect when you drew the 100 Megaton warhead card. In the Amiga version, you hear a crowd of people "oo"ing, but in the PC version it's just like any other card.

Related Web Sites

  • Flying Buffalo Home Page (Flying Buffalo is the company that makes the CARD GAME that this computer game is based on. They are currently the primary source of the computer game if you want to buy one, plus they can sell you the card game, plus they have links to other NUCLEAR WAR sites.)
  • NetNuclear (A freeware TCP/IP multiplayer remake of Nuclear War for modern systems.)
Tomer Gabel (4388) added Nuclear War (DOS) on Aug 11, 1999
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