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Computer Gaming World Issue 19

ISSUE: 19Content


  • Carrier Force Replay: The Midway Scenario (Floyd Mathews dissects his own replay of the Midway scenario from Carrier Force)
  • When Superpowers Collide: A Survey (Jay Selover takes stock of the various 1985-themed war titles in this best-selling series)
  • Mail Order Games: A Visit to the Classifieds (Can you get anything decent from an indie vendor for under $20 these days? Game designer Jon Besnard gambles his money to find out)
  • Strategically Speaking (Reader-submitted tips for the following games):
    • M.U.L.E.
    • Battle For Normandy
    • Star League Baseball
    • North Atlantic Convoy Raider
    • Eastern Front - Winter
    • Cosmic Balance
    • Questron

    [*]Panzer-Jagd: Review (Jeff Seiken's take on this Eastern Front scenario from Avalon Hill; another reviewer, Matthew Costello, has a slightly different view...)

    [*]Going Berserk: Galactic Gladiators Scenarios (Johnny L. Wilson uses the GG scenario editor to recreate some memorable scenes from Fred Saberhagen's 'Berserker' series)


  • Taking A Peek:
    • The Scrolls of Abadon (C64/Atari)
    • Ghostbusters (C64)
    • Park Patrol (C64/Atari)
    • Space Shuttle (C64)
    • River Raid (C64)
    • Zenji (C64)
    • Zone Ranger (C64)
    • Clear For Action (Atari)
    • Breakdance (C64)
    • Monty Plays Scrabble (C64)
    • Pitstop II (C64)
    • The World's Greatest Baseball Game (Apple II/C64)
    • Spy vs. Spy (C64)
    • Werewolf!! (Apple)
    • On-Court Tennis (C64)
    • 3 in 1 Football (Apple)
    • Cutthroats (Many)
    • Competition Karate (C64/Apple)
    • Sonar Search (C64)
    • Train Dispatcher (C64)
    • Baseball's Best (Atari)
    • Panzer War (Atari)

    [*]Scorpion's Tale (Scorpia treats readers to her tips for exploring shipwrecks in Infocom's Cutthroats)

    [*]Name of the Game (Jon Freeman's column is back, exploring the pros and cons of going professional in your software development career)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner looks at the variety of adventure games available to C64 owners)

    [*]Micro Reviews:

    • Return of Heracles (Atari/Apple/C64)
    • After Pearl (Atari)
    • Dreadnoughts (Apple)
    • Breakthrough In the Ardennes (Atari/C64)
    • F-15 Strike Eagle (Atari/C64)

    [*]Dispatches (Dan Bunten explains the challenges inherent in porting software from one platform to another, and why companies do it anyway)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • Could the woman on the cover have bigger bazongas? Seriously, it looks like she's about to tear through that suit even with the reinforced seams across her chest. Whatever planet she's on, I hope they invent breast reduction surgery soon or she's going to have a rough go of it as she gets older...
  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Stop the freaking presses! Jon Freeman actually relates something positive in his column this issue. DOS be praised!
  • There are a lot of regular departments went MIA in this issue.
  • Could we get a proofreader to "Taking A Peek" this issue, please? Typos, grammar errors, lack of system info, and missing words abound.
  • Actually, this whole issue is rife with grammar and style errors, even the table of contents ('Beserk' instead of 'Berserk'? Really, CGW?). No more Romulan Ale for the editorial staff right before deadline!
  • Beautiful full colour, two-page spread SunDog ad on pages 24-25.
  • SSI mailed a certificate of achievement to anybody who survived 50 Mission Crush and achieved the rank of Brigadier-General. We'd love to see one scanned and archived here at Retromags.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 19
    Month: December
    Year: 1984
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 48
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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