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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 Title screen
Spoils of War Commodore 64 Enter the date
Spoils of War Commodore 64 Main menu
Spoils of War Commodore 64 Strategy phase

Promo Images

Spoils of War Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
64'er Dec, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Nov, 1991 69 out of 100 69


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formercontrib (159374) added Spoils of War (Commodore 64) on Dec 06, 2008
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