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Theatre of War is similar to the classic game of chess, but in real time with projectiles. There are 3 gameplay modes: Medieval, Great War and Contemporary. Medieval has things like swordsmen and archers, Great War has a setting similar to World War 2, and Contemporary is air combat. All the modes play pretty much the same except you get different units in all the modes. To win you have to destroy your opposing King/General/Control Tower.

Each unit has a health and power bar. When you move or use a special attack the power goes down then the King/General/Control Tower must come to re-power them. This puts your main piece in danger. When the health bar is depleted the unit dies.

2 players can go head-to-head in real time over a serial cable, or turn-based on the same computer.


Theatre of War DOS The Great War board
Theatre of War DOS Setup screen; difficulty settings corresponding to the Medieval board
Theatre of War DOS Fortification
Theatre of War DOS Title screen

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Tilt DOS Sep, 1992 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1992 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Aug, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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This game's box cover claims it is the world's first-ever Super VGA game.

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