DescriptionVulcan is a third entry in R. T. Smith's World War II trilogy, including Arnhem and Desert Rats. It simulates the Tunisian Campaign in 1942-43 from the arrival of the 'Torch' Task Force and their race for Tunis, to the final battle of 'Operation Vulcan'. There are 5 armies (3 Allied & 2 Axis) and 5 scenarios, including the battles of Kasserine and Mareth. Each scenario has several pre-conditions to start from, which include Axis control Malta, Axis capture Bone, DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korps) destroyed, Desert armies late, and French neutrality.
The gameplay is flown on scrolling map by turns. Player selects the units and gives them orders. Units move on the grid of rectangular cells. Landscape objects influence on the movement. For example, mountainous terrain allows hidden movement, or river blocks the way. Air attack phase is possible between turns.
The game comes with detailed instruction booklet and includes historical notes on the campaign, maps and photographs. Two players representing Allied and Axis may be computer or human.
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|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||May, 1987||100|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1987||94 out of 100||94|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||Dec, 1987||930 out of 1000||93|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 1987||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Nov, 1989||83 out of 100||83|
|Computer Gamer||Amstrad CPC||Jun, 1987||83 out of 100||83|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Dec, 1988||6.2 out of 12||52|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Dec, 1991||40|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Nov, 1989||4.6 out of 12||38|
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- Computer and Video Games
- May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Winner in category Strategy Game of the Year
- Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Strategy Game 1987 (readers choice)