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Seven Cities of Gold (7COG), Commemorative Edition, is a PC remake of the classic game designed by Dan and Bill Bunten for the Atari and Commodore 64 computers. You play an explorer commissioned by the King and Queen of Spain to voyage to a new world, claim land for the Crown, negotiate with (or conquer) the natives, and gain fame and fortune for yourself. Between voyages, you'll have to buy and outfit ships and hire men to crew them. As in the original 7COG, you can play at three different skill levels, and choose to explore either the historical map (consisting of the Americas at the time of Columbus' journeys) or a land form randomly generated by the game.

As befitting a "Commemorative Edition," the PC version of 7COG has been beefed up with hi-res graphics and digitized sound. 7COG is a rare example of a game being completely redeveloped for a specific platform instead of merely being ported over. (However, Seven Cities of Gold did in fact come out natively for the PC in the mid 1980s. --Ed.)


Seven Cities of Gold: Commemorative Edition DOS You walk around in the Old World
Seven Cities of Gold: Commemorative Edition DOS You and your ship
Seven Cities of Gold: Commemorative Edition DOS Title screen
Seven Cities of Gold: Commemorative Edition DOS New world map

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Alternate Titles

  • "7COG" -- Short Title
  • "7 Cities of Gold" -- Informal Name

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Génération 4 Oct, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 53 out of 100 53
Tilt Oct, 1993 49 out of 100 49
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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brickbat (168) added Seven Cities of Gold: Commemorative Edition (DOS) on Jun 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (507945)