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 The battlefield, things are looking grim for us in the middle
Nuclear War DOS Title Screen
Nuclear War Amiga The developer
Nuclear War Amiga Kookamamie shoots a cow with catapult (Monty Python style) on Jimi Farmer

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 (4362)

Critic Reviews

Dragon Amiga Jul, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
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 Amiga Apr, 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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 8.17 out of 12 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 38 out of 100 38
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

The game is loosely based on the Nuclear War and Nuclear Escalation card games, which are tongue-in-cheek games that make light of a serious (especially in the middle of the Cold War) topic. The games are still in print, and the series has been expanded by a third title, Nuclear Devastation.

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 (4362) and mobster_lobster (20)