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The Second World

The Second World Atari ST Title screen


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Atari ST
Commodore 64
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The Second World is a turn-based strategy game set in a science-fiction scenario. The play world is divided into 25 countries and four opponents (optionally all of them can be controlled by humans) want to become the leading force. This is either achieved by gaining control over 15 countries (either by buying them or with force), driving all competition out of the business or getting a certain amount of victory points with economic or belligerent achievements.

Gameplay focuses on economical management and can be seen as expanded Kaiser. During each round (which represents three months), the player can adjust the setting screws of the countries, e.g by hiring agents (can be sent on special missions like assassinating an opponent), stock dealing, trading produced goods, setting the tax or starting a war. Especially important is constructing buildings like hospitals or plants. All those factors determine the statistics of the country, e.g. productivity , prosperity or the death rate. A killed ruler will be replaced by offspring if available. Gameplay is menu based with the exception of smaller action sequences.


The Second World Atari ST The games main menu (High resolution)
The Second World Atari ST Info on whats going on in the world (High resolution)
The Second World DOS Map (VGA).
The Second World DOS Menu (VGA).

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64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 31 out of 100 31
Power Play DOS Jan, 1991 31 out of 100 31


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