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Midway Campaign

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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4.1
Apple II
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3.9
TRS-80 CoCo
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4.0
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Description

Midway Campaign is a computer simulation of the Battle of Midway Island in June 1942, arguably one of the most decisive battles in the history of warfare. The computer controls a huge force of Japanese ships whose objective is to invade and capture Midway Island. You command the badly outnumbered and outranged American forces with your only advantage being the element of surprise. The game ends if either all of one side's Aircraft Carriers are sunk, or any part of Japanese TF exits map to west or US TF exits map to east with no airstrikes in the air. At the end of the game a summary of all carrier damage, aircraft losses, and victory points from other targets and the Midway invasion are output followed by an evaluation of results.

Screenshots

Midway Campaign Commodore 64 All planes return to Enterprise and Hornet
Midway Campaign TRS-80 Returning strike of Enterprise/Hornet splash into sea
Midway Campaign Apple II TF Carriers are toe to toe - 1442 June 4th
Midway Campaign TRS-80 CoCo Japanese carrier Kaga sinks!  2 down 2 to go.

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Dec, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

"Avalon Hill was an early entrant in the computer gaming field, but their initial productions, such as B-1 Bomber and Midway Campaign, were disappointing given Avalon Hill's enviable reputation in the realm of conventional board wargames. The early Avalon Hill games lacked color and were less engrossing than the company's experience in game design warranted."

- Brian J. Murphy (Creative Computing Vol. 9, N. 9, September 1983, page 192).
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