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Like most of GDG's games, Spoils of War is a strategic/managerial wargame.

You command your conquistadors in exploration, colonization and battle on land and sea. Although the setting strongly reminds of the Spanish occupation of America in 15th and 16th century, the game is settled on a fictive planet called Paradise, in the Orion Sector.

Like in Heirs to the Throne, gameplay is divided into different phases and activities. You explore and conquer new lands, build cities and havens and try to hold your lands against your opponents, or, even better, try to conquer their territories.

Battles are very tactical and strategical, as troop experience as well as supplies have a strong impact on battles, too.

For up to 4 players, the game offers scalable difficulty levels, strong computer AI, an economical as well as different land- and sea-battle systems and even a savable Hall of Fame for the best conquistadors.


Spoils of War Commodore 64 Intro
Spoils of War DOS Title
Spoils of War Commodore 64 Logo
Spoils of War DOS Up to four human and computer players can take part.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Spoils of War" -- In-game title
  • "Conquestador" -- Original German Title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
64'er Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS Aug, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Apr, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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