Nukewar (VIC-20)

Nukewar VIC-20 Title screen


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The time is the late 20th century. You and a neighboring country have developed a nuclear capability. Your neighbor's sole objective is to utterly annihilate you. As the tension mounts while you are conducting espionage, building bombers, missiles, submarines and anti ballistic missiles either you or your neighbor launch a pre-emptive first strike.The nuclear destruction continues until either all weapons are expended or a truce is negotiated. Victory is determined by population remaining and world political opinion which is usually against the side that started the war. If both sides lose enough people neither will win.


Nukewar VIC-20 Nuclear accidents can happen and destroy one country tile.
Nukewar VIC-20 Starting a new game
Nukewar VIC-20 The damage is bad on both sides and a call goes out to negotiate.
Nukewar VIC-20 Bombers and submarines will reach their destination after a random number of turns. Once they do, they can launch missiles and drop bombs.

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  • Charles S. Roberts Award
    • 1980 - Nominee as "Best Computer Game"
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #135 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

Kabushi (209748) added Nukewar (VIC-20) on Jun 01, 2006
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