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President Elect

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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3.7
Commodore 64
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Description

A political simulation of the US presidential elections, President Elect allows you to simulate any campaign from the 60's to the upcoming (at the time) 1984 election as the campaign manager for any of the candidates featured in said elections. You can also create a custom candidate by completing an RPG-like character creation module and have him/her face off against actual politicians rated in a series of stats according to their political views and ideologies.

Using a series of text-based menus you can run the campaign from labor day to the election night and allocate funds, agree to debates and perform other money-raising / PR stunts in hopes of conquering as many votes as possible.

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President Elect Commodore 64 Projecting results.
President Elect Commodore 64 The electoral map showing the final vote result.
President Elect Apple II Debating current issues.
President Elect Apple II You can choose to visit a foreign country during your campaign.

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #131 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #3 Most Rewarding Ending of All Time

Contributed to by Zovni (9384) and Martin Smith (63197)