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

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 (4416) 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 "Nuclear War" card game on which this computer game is based was designed by Doug Malewicki in 1965; a 40th anniversary thousand-pack limited-release re-issue of the original cards was celebrated in 2005. Not reflected in the computer game adaptation are subsequent expansion packs: 1982's "Nuclear Escalation", 1992's "Nuclear Proliferation", 1996's "Nuclear War Booster Packs", and 2004's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" bringing us to the present.

Flying Buffalo began selling the card version in 1972, following founder Rick Loomis' exciting search for Doug (ending at an LA answering machine message inviting callers in a Dracula voice to leave their name, number and blood type) and all these years later it is now also the sole retailer of the computer game adaptation! (Sorry, Amiga floppies no longer available!)

A simulation of the card game can be played through web browsers by gametableonline.com members.

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 (4416) added Nuclear War (DOS) on Aug 11, 1999
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