DescriptionFalklands '82 is a simulation of the conflict between the land forces of the United Kingdom and Argentina, over the period 21st May to 15th June 1982, following the invasion of the Falkland Islands, by the forces of the Argentina Junta.
The screen map represents the northern part of East Falkland Island, where the major part of the land combat took place.
At the beginning of a game you have to choose one of five difficulty levels and one of four landing zones.
The game is played over 25 to 30 rounds/turns. Each turn is one full day.
- "Malvinas 82" -- Spanish title
- "Falklands 82: The Empire Strikes Back" -- C64 in-game title
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|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||May, 1986||8 out of 10||80|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Feb, 1986||34 out of 100||34|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Commodore 64||Jun, 1991||20|
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Amstrad CPC portThis game was advertised for the Amstrad CPC. It does not appear to have come out for that computer, however.
TitleWhilst clearly alluding to the second Star Wars film, the game's title is inspired by a famous front cover headline used by Newsweek magazine during the conflict. International perception was that this was Britain's first involvement in a proactive war aimed at protecting its international territories since the British Empire collapsed in 1948.
- Commodore Format
- November 1990 (Issue 2) – #6 'The All-Time Top Ten Naff C64 games'