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Computer Gaming World Issue 30

ISSUE: 30Content


  • American Dream: The Management Simulation (Steve Estvanik reviews this extremely expensive [$124.95!!] business sim)
  • Phantasie II (Scorpia's hint-filled reviews of the sequel to SSI's best-selling RPG, Phantasie)
  • Industry Update (CGW reports from the trenches of both the Consumer Electronics Show and Origins: The National Strategy and Adventure Gaming Convention)
  • The Kobayashi Alternative Revisited (Scorpia takes another look at this Star Trek title for her Scorpion's Tale column)
  • And The Winner Is... (Daniel Antolec of Monona, Wisconsin: come on down! You won the contest twice!)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Chessmaster 2000 (Apple/Atari/C64/C128/Amiga/Atari ST)
    • Ultimate Wizard (C64/C128)
    • The American Challenge (Apple/IBM)
    • Bop'N Wrestling (C64/C128)
    • Shadowfire Game Changer (C64)
    • The Never Ending Story (Apple)
    • Mind Pursuit (Apple)
    • Casino Craps (IBM)
    • Murder on the Mississippi (Apple/C64/C128)
    • Colossus Chess IV (Apple/C64/C128)
    • Frankie Goes to Hollywood (C64/C128)
    • Business Simulator (IBM)
    • Play Writer Series (Apple/IBM/C64)
    • The Return of Star Voyager & Sherlock Holmes Strikes Again (Atari)
    • Trivia 85 (Apple/IBM)
    • Breakers (IBM/Apple/Atari ST/C64/C128)
    • Science Toolkit - Master Module (Apple)
    • World Championship Karate (C64/C128)
    • Gramarcy (IBM)

    [*]Sports Scoreboard (Rick Teverbaugh finds himself buried in new sports titles)

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Roy Wagner looks at Rogue, Hack, Temple of Apshai, and more)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner's other column identifies games that allow you to create new games and steps into "Over There!"'s territory with a report on UK gaming)

    [*]Macintosh Window (Orbital and Flight Simulator are currently taking up most of Frank Boosman's time these days...)

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams covers the Atari ST conversion of Silent Service)

    [*]Over There! (Leslie B. Bunder continues to report on the state of UK software)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead again.
  • Science Toolkit - Master Module costs $89.95, but part of that expense is due to the hardware it ships with: a pair of sensory probes.
  • On the other hand, American Dream sets you back the equivalent of nearly $250 in today's dollars, making it one of the most expensive computer games ever made.
  • The licensed Back to the Future game never arrives on US shores, despite being a monster hit film here. Strange...

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 30
    Month: August
    Year: 1986
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 50
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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