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First of SSI's "When Superpowers Collide" series. Strategic simulation of a conflict between US and Soviet forces. In Germany 1985 the Soviet forces attack NATO in West Germany in two different scenarios. In the first, Advance to Combat, Russian and US forces of similar strength race to establish a cohesive front line. The second scenario, Invasion, begins with Soviet airborne divisions landing behind NATO lines to block key roads and capture towns in preparation for the main advancing force. In both scenarios, the victory conditions are the same: the player controlling the greatest number of towns after a certain number of game turns is the winner.


Germany 1985 Apple II Opening Menu
Germany 1985 Commodore 64 Title screen and main menu
Germany 1985 Apple II Attacking the Soviets
Germany 1985 Apple II Advance to Contact Scenario

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Germany 1985 Magazine Advertisement
Germany 1985 Magazine Advertisement
Germany 1985 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Steel Barrier" -- 1988 re-release title
  • "Germany 1985: When Superpowers Collide" -- Tag-lined title

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Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 97 out of 100 97
Popular Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Aug 28, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Dec, 1984 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II May, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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