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Description

In Nuclear War you have to blow the opposition to smithereens - you have four opposing factions. You can either drop the bomb on them using a bomber, fire a missile, or try to lure their population using propaganda.

Ocassionally a random event occurs, for example aliens would land on one of the factions and the population suddenly grows, or someone throws cows at the opposition, causing a major stampede and killing millions.

Screenshots

Nuclear War Amiga If there's a draw (all opponents lose) the Earth explodes!
Nuclear War DOS Gameplay
Nuclear War Amiga We begin by building some weapons
Nuclear War Amiga Intro animation

Promo Images

Nuclear War Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

Great idea, but almost no game. DOS Bruce Wayne (3)
Ronny Raygun...Mao the Pun...Infidel Casto -- what more need be said?? DOS grimbergen (462)
Simply great! DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)

Critic Reviews

Dragon Amiga Jul, 1990 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play DOS 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 38 out of 100 38
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

The game was originally written on the Amiga, and ported to the PC. The PC port is very similar, but they didn't use the original digitized sounds for some reason.

The only really "significant" loss in the PC version was the removal of the sound effect when you drew the 100 Megaton warhead card. In the Amiga version, you hear a crowd of people "oo"ing, but in the PC version it's just like any other card.

Related Web Sites

  • Flying Buffalo Home Page (Flying Buffalo is the company that makes the CARD GAME that this computer game is based on. They are currently the primary source of the computer game if you want to buy one, plus they can sell you the card game, plus they have links to other NUCLEAR WAR sites.)
  • NetNuclear (A freeware TCP/IP multiplayer remake of Nuclear War for modern systems.)
Contributed to by Tomer Gabel (4643) and mobster_lobster (26)