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Computer Gaming World Issue 27

ISSUE: 27Content


  • Under Fire! Replay (William Harrington gives a turn-by-turn summary of Under Fire! Designer Ralph Bosson offers his own commentary)
  • Side by Side (Jay Selover puts Europe Ablaze and U.S.A.A.F. together to see which comes out on top)
  • Map Design for Computer Games (Steve Estvinak offers his ideas for creating your gaming universe)
  • Seventh Fleet (Ed Curtis reviews this naval war sim)
  • Game Manufacturer Survey (Having trouble deciding what new machine to pick up? Bill Oxnar feels your pain, and goes to the software houses to find out where their best games will be headed)
  • Battle of Antietam (William Harrington fights one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War for pleasure in this review)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Alter Ego (C64/Apple/IBM/Mac)
    • The Music Shop (C64)
    • Fortune Teller (C64/Apple/IBM)
    • Stinger! (C64)
    • Solarsim (IBM)
    • Acrojet (C64)
    • Pylon Racer (IBM)
    • Keys of the Kingdom (IBM)
    • Transylvania (Many)
    • Battlegroup (C64/Apple)
    • Rings of Zilfin (C64/Apple)
    • Wizard's Crown (C64/Apple)
    • Phantasie II (C64/Apple)

    [*]Scorpion's Tale (Infocom's Ballyhoo gets Scorpia's attention this time around)

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams examines the new Atari 1040 ST and Infocom's newest multiplayer game, Fooblitzky)

    [*]Over There! (If it's around in the UK, Leslie Bunder's got it covered)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner's got the low-down on Accolade, and Whitefield Chess)

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Sure, there's Infocom, but what else are people playing on this gaming hardware bad boy?)

    [*]Sports Scoreboard (Six boxing games, five karate games...will Rick Teverbaugh be able to go the distance?)

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

    • Seventh Fleet
    • Carrier Force

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • For some reason, the "Over There!" column is referred to as "Overthere!" on the table of contents page.
  • Based on the Statement of Ownership, CGW is managing to circ around 12,000 copies per month.
  • Despite getting two distinct entries in the table of contents, "Commodore Key" and "Amiga Preferences" are merged into a single column for this issue.
  • Simon and Schuster are offering bug fixes for early adopters of Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative if you send them the original disk and a description of the bug or bugs you found.
  • You have to dig a little to find it, but CGW's sponsoring a Generic Adventure Design Contest, a fill-in-the-blanks-style entry where you get to use your imagination to create the idea for a generic adventure. Find the sidebar on page 45.
  • Proofreaders to the house? The "Bull Session" at the end of the Under Fire! replay is replete with mistakes of spelling, grammar and usage. WTF, guys?

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 27
    Month: April
    Year: 1986
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 50
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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