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Theatre Europe

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ZX Spectrum
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Atari 8-bit
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3.8
Commodore 64
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4.1
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Description

This game covers the first 30 days of what was then feared to be the next war in Europe. You can choose to be the supreme commander of the NATO or the Warsaw Pact. In your control are air and ground units. These are backed up by your ability to make strategic nuclear/chemical attacks.

As the Warsaw Pact commander your task is to break the lines of the NATO alliance, which you see is a powerful invasion force, poised on your border. Your first task is to take over West Germany.

As NATO commander your task is to stop the Russian invasion. Hold the lines on West Germany's border. You will achieve this by preventing the occupation of West Germany.

Your computer opponent can play in three different ways. Nuclear weapons can be disabled for a Beginner game, while the thought processes can be either rational or unpredictable.

Gameplay is turn-based and primarily strategic, but some scenes can be played out in optional action sequences.

Screenshots

Theatre Europe Atari 8-bit NATO air phase
Theatre Europe ZX Spectrum Another movement phase
Theatre Europe Commodore 64 London is the target of a soviet nuclear strike
Theatre Europe Atari 8-bit What is this? For real?

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 915 out of 1000 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 84 out of 100 84
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Apr, 1986 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari 8-bit Feb, 1986 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Jun, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Jun, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Theatre Europe was voted Strategy Game of the Year by several different magazines - Computer & Video Games (multi-format), Zzap (C64), Crash (Spectrum) and Amtix (Amstrad)
Contributed to by Christian Klein (5791), Kabushi (121618) and Martin Smith (63156)