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Falklands '82 is a simulation of the conflict between the land forces of the United Kingdom and Argentina, over the period 21st May to 15th June 1982, following the invasion of the Falkland Islands, by the forces of the Argentina Junta.

The screen map represents the northern part of East Falkland Island, where the major part of the land combat took place.

At the beginning of a game you have to choose one of five difficulty levels and one of four landing zones.

The game is played over 25 to 30 rounds/turns. Each turn is one full day.


Falklands 82 ZX Spectrum enemy tanks spotted!
Falklands 82 ZX Spectrum Naval gunfire + airstrike -> even infantry can destroy tanks
Falklands 82 Commodore 64 Ordering naval gunfire support
Falklands 82 Commodore 64 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Malvinas 82" -- Spanish title
  • "Falklands 82: The Empire Strikes Back" -- C64 in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 34 out of 100 34
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 Unscored Unscored


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Amstrad CPC port

This game was advertised for the Amstrad CPC. It does not appear to have come out for that computer, however.


Whilst clearly alluding to the second Star Wars film, the game's title is inspired by a famous front cover headline used by Newsweek magazine during the conflict. International perception was that this was Britain's first involvement in a proactive war aimed at protecting its international territories since the British Empire collapsed in 1948.


  • Commodore Format
    • November 1990 (Issue 2) – #6 'The All-Time Top Ten Naff C64 games'

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