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Back of Box - SNES (North/Latin America):

    Sid Meier's CIVILIZATION®

    What would you do if you were emperor?
    With Sid Meyer's Civilization, you are the emperor.
    You control your own personal civilization.
    And build it any way you want.

    Don't like schools? Don't build any.
    Think the Romans were crude? Wipe them out.
    And when your advisors tell you what to do, you tell them where to go. Attack your enemies like a ruthless warlord.
    And if they're really a pain, nuke'em. You've got the power to take on the greatest leaders in history.

    Play the game like you own the world. Because you do. In Sid Meier's Civilization, anything is possible.

    Contributed by jean-louis (41406) on Aug 24, 2019.

Amiga Format magazine September 1992:
    Exactly how many awards will it take before you own a copy of Sid Meier's Civilization?

    • Winner! Best consumer product 1991.
    • Winner! Best strategy program 1991.
    • Winner! Best entertainment program 1991.
    • Winner! Most original game 1992.

    • Civilization is now available for your Commodore Amiga. Also available for IBM PC Compatibles.

      Contributed by Martin Smith (66928) on Jun 05, 2005.

    MicroProse Entertainment Software Catalog (1992):
      The creator of the award-winning Railroad Tycoon now turns his attention to the construction of true empires: civilizations. As the guiding spirit of a new civilization, can you guide your people toward survival, expansion and dominance from the founding of the first cities through the space age? And can you do it while competing against history's greatest leaders, including Ghengis Khan, Napoleon and Julius Caesar?

      Voted Software Publishers Association's Best Strategy Game, Best Consumer Product and Best Entertainment Program in 1991.

      Contributed by Zovni (10638) on Jul 02, 2001.

    Back of Box:
      High in the Andes, a biting wind howls through the Incas' ruined strongholds. Half a word away, the Pharaohs' tombs lie empty. In Italy, the Roman Colosseum decays. Everwhere, you see remnants of societies that thought they would endure forever, Al are dust. But yours could be different. You could be the one person in history who builds an empire that never falls.

      That's the challenge of Civilization, the most enthralling "god game" yet developed. From the creator of Railroad Tycoon -- the SPA's 1990 Strategy Game of the Year -- Civilization lets you match wits. Civilization lets you match wits with history's greatest leaders.

      You start at the dawn of recorded history 4000 B.C. and the founding of the first cities--then nuture your society towards the Space Age. In the beginning, you'll labor to simply survive while building your settlements, discovering new technologies and fending off barbarians.

      As your empire prosperous, you'll face competing civilizations guided by history's most legendary figures: Alexander the great, Napoleon, Gengis Khan, Julius Caesar and more. Now you'll test your capacity for expansion and domination, your ability to outwit and outmaneuver those cunning brilliant leaders.

      Just look how Civilization lets you build a brave new world.

      Discover New Technologies. You dictate how your civilization grows by controlling the technologies it discovers--mastery of one technology provides the opportunity to learn new ones. Over 70 of mankind's greatest technical achievements are available, including The Wheel, The Alphabet, Mapmaking, Navigation and even Nuclear Weapons.

      Build Wonders Of The World. Earn the respect of your people --and the envy of the world--as you construct the Pyramids, the Great Wall and other wonders of antiquity, the Middle Ages or the modern era. Each wonder you build brings special benefits to your society.

      Determine The Fate Of Your People. Every crucial economic, political and military decision is yours--and yours alone. From population growth to industrial policy, scientific development to military power, the destiny of your civilization is in your hands.

      Choose From Flexible Starting Options. So players of all levels can have fun and be challenged, you select from five difficulty settings, while playing on Earth or on a new planet generated for each game.

      Enjoy The Easy To Use Interface. The point-and-click, icon-based interface makes it easy to gather information, make decisions. Virtually any game-related question or concern is addressed in the on-line "civilopedia."

      Will archaeologists yet unborn puzzle over the decline and fall the culture you build? Or will your culture be the one that finally achieves earthly immortality?

      You'll find answers only in Civilization.

      Contributed by MajorDad (536) on Dec 21, 1999.