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Nuclear War

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Title screen
Nuclear War Amiga If there's a draw (all opponents lose) the Earth explodes!
Nuclear War Amiga Jimi Farmer wins!

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 (4364)

The Press Says

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 790 out of 1000 79
Power Play DOS 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 38 out of 100 38
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1990 30 out of 100 30
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

The intro animation with the cowboy riding the nuclear warhead as it drops from the airplane is a direct reference to the 1964 movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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 (4364) and mobster_lobster (20)