Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Sid Meier's Civilization (DOS)

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Written by  :  Jeff Watts (21)
Written on  :  Mar 21, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The best, strategy game of all time.

The Good

An incredible scope, and yet still great detail. This set the level of all games to come after it. I was playing the old game "Empire" before this. It was as big a jump as going from a black and white 10" screen (yes, I had one when I was a kid) to a 35" color HDTV today. This game was a bigger jump in innovation than any game before or since.

The Bad

It was actually a little buggy at the time. Of course it, probably strained that poor 286DX I had at the time. It used to crash quite often, but I would still immediately reboot and continue playing.

The Bottom Line

This is the classic conquer the world game. Start as nomad wondering the plains and advance over the next 6000 years to send a mission to the nearest star. Be warned this game is incredibly addictive.