Sid Meier's Colonization

Sid Meier's Colonization Screenshots

Amiga version

The Start Game Options Screen
Select your nationality
After a short voyage you come across a New World
...which you can name as you wish
The orders pull down menu allows you to carry out various actions (Note: I have Magic Menu installed so these are activated as pop-ups)
You soon come in contact with the locals - Do you want peace or war?
Later in the game it is very convenient to select your destination port using this menu
The colony menu allows you to allocate labour, build improvements and train settlers.
Back in the home port you can trade, recruit and purchase goods, specialists and ships.
As your colony grows you can recruit Founding Fathers who give various benefits - who you choose depends on your game strategy.
Various game options can be accessed from the pull down menus
Sending a settler to an Indian village allows them to be trained in that village's speciality
At the end of your turn the computer makes its moves, thankfully just a matter of seconds
From time to time your King makes you some generous offers but are they worth it?
Pioneers are essential to improve your colony's land and production abilities
Keeping on the friendly side of the native's has its benefits and of course you don't need lots of soldiers
Enemy nations will send privateers to plunder your ships
Various info menus are available to gauge your progress
A comprehensive game encyclopaedia is available
Check how your people are doing in comparison to the competition
This screen shows the status of the native tribes you have contacted
Once you retire you get your reward...
...and a place on the Hall of Fame
If it's all too much, there is always this option - if you know the code, that is.

Sid Meier's Colonization Screenshots

DOS version

Microprose Labs logo
Game intro sequence
Title screen
World customization
Difficulty level selection
Select your nation
The King
Just starting
The New World!
Naming the new land
Making Landfall
Meeting the natives
Meeting an Indian tribe
Entering an Indian village
Ingame shot
Building the first colony
A preliminary view of a colony
Port in London. Here you can sell or buy.
Religious Adviser report.
Congress report.
Colony Adviser Report.
Naval Adviser Report.

Sid Meier's Colonization Screenshots

Windows version

Opening Title
Main Menu - This must be the wierdest version number yet...
Create your world. Reminds you of Civilization, eh?
Difficulty Level
Select race or in this case "European Power"
Audience with the King of England!
The Beginning. Nothing but blue unexplored hexes.
Landfall! Finally, we can build a decent toilet!
Town Screen - Strengthen your town by building new buildings, training new colonist skills and producing new world goods for profit
First encounter with the Aztec Tribe
First encounter with the Tupi Tribe
First encounter with the Cherokee Tribe
First encounter with the Sioux Tribe
Europe - Sell goods from the new world and transport immigrants and goods to build your colony!
Select your nation: A preliminary view of a colony
Meeting the natives: Windows version
A preliminary view of a colony: Windows version
Land ho!
So there is life other than on Europe. But there sure isn't any life OFF this planet! (Sequel: ET Colonization)
Hope the neighbours are friendly...
Here come the spices!
The Fountain of Youth! This place will be soon packed with immigrants from the mainland!
Encounter with the Spanish conquerors
First contact with the mighty Inca Nation!
The royal blokes back in Europe won't like this...
The European Royal Armies have landed!
If the immigration is fast enough, you can pay passage for the next immigrant to the new world.
If you feel your colony is strong enough, the next step would be to declare independence from the Europeans!