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Computer Gaming World Issue 24

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  • Future Games: Where is Gaming Going? (William H. Harrington considers where computer games are headed based on where they've already been)
  • The Bard's Tale (Scorpia's busy this issue, reviewing this new RPG on top of her regular column)
  • CGW Game of the Year (The votes are in: Kampfgruppe takes home Wargame of the Year and overall GotY, Ultima III claims Adventure GotY, Seven Cities of Gold uncovers the Strategy GotY, and F-15 Strike Eagle earns Action GotY)
  • Microprose's Command Series (M. Evan Brooks reviews both Crusade in Europe and Decision in the Desert)
  • The Electronic Gridiron (In the wake of the slew of new American football titles appearing on shelves, a bevy of CGW editors put their helmets together to decide who makes the roster and who gets benched)
  • Ultima III (It'll set you back $59.95, but Patricia Fitzgibbons thinks the Mac version of Lord British's RPG is well worth the cost of entry)
  • Golan Front (William Harrington offers this report on this computer/board game hybrid simulating the 1973 Arab/Israli war)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Dream House (C64/Apple)
    • The Sea Voyagers (C64/Apple/IBM)
    • Quink (C64/Apple/IBM)
    • Under Fire (Apple)
    • Countdown to Shutdown (C64/Apple)
    • International Hockey (C64/C128)
    • QuestProbe (Featuring The Hulk) (C64)
    • Karate Champ (C64/C128/Apple II)
    • Winter Games (C64/C128)
    • Temple of Apshai Trilogy (C64/C128/Atari/Apple/IBM)
    • Super Huey (C64)
    • Spy vs. Spy: The Island Caper (C64/C128)
    • Star Rank Boxing (C64)
    • Icon (IBM)
    • Stunt Flyer (C64/C128)
    • The Newsroom (C64/Apple/IBM)
    • Wizard of Wall Street (IBM)
    • Lode Runner's Rescue (Atari/C64)
    • Panzer Grenadier (Atari)
    • JET (IBM)

    [*]Scorpion's Tale (It's back to Infocom land as Scorpia guides readers through Wishbringer)

    [*]Tele-Gaming (Patricia Fitzgibbons answers the question she should have answered two years ago: How do I tele-game?)

    [*]Commodore Key (It's the British (software) Invasion! Also, Beach-Head 2 is so violent. And racing games, some of which suck. Roy Wagner tells all.)

    [*]Atari Playfield (David Stone provides a sort of counter-argument to Jon Freeman's Amiga love-fest from last issue with regards to the Atari ST)

    [*]The Learning Game (Bob Proctor's column focuses on programs that teach you how to program)


    • Colonial Conquest (Atari/C64)
    • Star Fleet One (IBM)
    • Star Crystal (Apple II)
    • Speculator (IBM PC)
    • Incunabula (IBM PC)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The corner banner on the cover for this issue reads, "Game of the Year Awards".
  • The largest issue of CGW yet, with 62 pages of content packed between the covers. And the price is still only $2.95!
  • Tim Finkas leaves the CGW staff as Vince Denardo takes over as Art Director, leaving this as the first issue of CGW with a cover by someone other than Tim (in this case, Roger MacGowan).
  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Again with the major typos, CGW? "Temple of Aphshai Trilogy"? Is it too much to ask that you spell the names of the products you are reviewing correctly?
  • Starting January of 1986, CGW will be published nine times a year! Or so declares the box on page 9.
  • Much like Bill Gates and his remarks on RAM, Richard Garriott found himself prognosticating incorrectly when he predicted that "16 bits should be enough" in regards to graphics.
  • Despite winning CGW's Game of the Year award, Kampfgruppe has only sold a mere 8,000 units by this point. Contrast this with 100,000+ units moved by Seven Cities of Gold and F-15 Strike Eagle and it makes its victory all the more incredible.
  • David Stone's final Atari column appears in this issue, though he continues to be a contributor in the future. Gregg Williams takes over the Atari-themed column starting in the following issue.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 24
    Month: November/December
    Year: 1985
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 66
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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