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Stonkers (ZX Spectrum)

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An early attempt at a strategy war game with a loosely fictitious setting, although the game map resembles the coastline of northern Europe. The planning and deploying stage of the battle has been handled for you - your units are all in position and ready to attack or defend. The main factor of the game region is that most of it is covered by a river, with only one bridge, the guarding of which is of huge strategic importance - although there are also different gradients to consider. Two map zooms are provided, one for a wider impression of the area and the other for a close view of the individual units. Information about the progress of the war and individual battles is constantly being provided.

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Stonkers ZX Spectrum Close-up of the bridge
Stonkers ZX Spectrum Control selection is done in an unusual way
Stonkers ZX Spectrum Company logo
Stonkers ZX Spectrum Map overview

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Trivia

The game is the subject of a popular running joke on the www.worldofspectrum.org forums, in which posters write "it's definitely Stonkers" or similar whenever it's even vaguely appropriate.
Martin Smith (63154) added Stonkers (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 27, 2004