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Computer Gaming World Issue 26

ISSUE: 26Content


  • Conflict in Viet Nam (M. Evan Brooks condenses and delivers his notes on his two-month stint as a playtester)
  • Inside Ultima IV (Lord British sits down for a royal interview by the CGW staff about his life, history, and the design of Quest of the Avatar)
  • The Halley Project: A Mission in Our Solar System (Gregg Williams tools around the stars in this space simulator)
  • Silent Service (Sid Meier's own design notes about his simulation of submarine warfare in World War II)
  • Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative (Scorpia reviews this new, different and exciting take on a Star Trek game)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Fight Night (C64/Apple)
    • The Dam Busters (C64/IBM)
    • Hacker (C64/Apple/Atari)
    • Falcon Patrol II (C64)
    • Sorcery (C64)
    • Under Fire (Extended Capability Disk 1) (Apple)
    • Cubic Tic Tac Toe (C64/C128/Apple/IBM)
    • Ernie's Big Splash (C64/C128)
    • Grover's Animal Adventures (C64/C128)
    • Richard Scarry's Best Electronic Word Book Ever (C64/C128/Apple)
    • The Goonies (Apple)
    • Zorro (Apple)
    • Autoduel (Apple)
    • Europe Ablaze (C64/C128/Apple)
    • Battle of Antietam (C64/Apple)
    • U.S.A.A.F. (C64/Apple/Atari)

    [*]Scoprion's Tale (Spellbreaker, the third part of Infocom's "Enchanter" trilogy, is the subject of Scorpia's column this month)

    [*]Strategically Speaking (Reader-submitted tips for the following games):

    • Crusade in Europe
    • Dreadnoughts
    • Fighter Command

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams reviews the next two games from Lucasfilm, Koronis Rift and The Eidolon)

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Roy Wagner's new column explains why the Amiga is the ultimate gaming computer)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner's other column reviews Flexidraw, Lode Runner's Rescue, and Little Computer People)

    [*]The Learning Game (Bob Proctor reviews The Story Tree, an adventure design software)

    [*]Over There! (Leslie B. Bunder introduces US readers to the state of gaming in the UK with this new column)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • Subscription prices have changed, and are now $19.95 for 9 issues in the US, $26.95 in Canada, and $45.95 everywhere else in the world.
  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Conflict in Vietnam is referred to as "Conflict in Viet Nam" in the table of contents for some reason. It's referred to by its correct name everywhere else.
  • Russell Sipe has a small editorial pop-up on the problem of light pollution in the article for The Halley Project.
  • Little Computer People is the spiritual precursor to The Sims.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 26
    Month: March
    Year: 1986
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 50
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 1

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