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Nuclear War

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
62
3.6
DOS
...
3.7
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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 Amiga Intro animation
Nuclear War Amiga Launching a 50 megaton missile on Kookamamie
Nuclear War DOS Gameplay
Nuclear War Amiga If there's a draw (all opponents lose) the Earth explodes!

User Reviews

Great idea, but almost no game. DOS Bruce Wayne (3)
Ronny Raygun...Mao the Pun...Infidel Casto -- what more need be said?? DOS blefuscu (424)
Simply great! DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

Dragon Amiga Jul, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 9.7 out of 12 81
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS 1993 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 8.17 out of 12 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Some newer machines won't run early versions of the Nuclear War game, but Flying Buffalo (www.flyingbuffalo.com) will replace the disk for you with one that will work, for the cost of postage.

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.)
Contributed to by Tomer Gabel (4353) and mobster_lobster (20)