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Computer Gaming World Issue 31

ISSUE: 31Content


  • Wizard's Crown: A Review (Scorpia digs into this tactical FRPG from SSI)
  • Trinity (Scorpia offers hints for Infocom's atomic nightmare fairytale for her Scorpion's Tale column)
  • Operation Keystone (It's submarine warfare for the IBM PC as reviewed by Mark Bausman)
  • Habitat (Roy Wagner reviews the latest Lucasfilms Games online offering through Quantum Link)
  • The Statkeeper Was A Computer (Jason Trunzo runs the numbers on the latest sports stat tracking software: StatMaster I, Diamond, and Scorecard)
  • Special Offer (CGW is teaming up with QuantumLink to give away free copies of the QuantumLink program, a free month of QuantumLink access, and even a free 300-baud modem for your C64/C128 if you need it).


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Hacker II (Apple/IBM/C64/C128)
    • Mission on Thunderhead (C64/Atari)
    • Quizam! (C64)
    • Age of Adventure (Apple/Atari)
    • Lunar Explorer (Apple/IBM)
    • Warrior's Realm (Apple)
    • Play Bridge With Sheinwold (Apple/C64/IBM)
    • Electronic Go Board (IBM)
    • PC Arena (IBM)
    • Ogre (Apple II)
    • Pure-Stat Baseball (C64)

    [*]Macintosh Window (Frank Boosman reviews Grand Slam and Race Car Simulator

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Roy Wagner fills the lull in Amiga gaming software with a look at multimedia tools: Graphicraft, Deluxe Paint, and Images for the static pictures part, Animator and Deluxe Video for moving images, Deluxe Print to help with make the most of your printer, and The Music Studio and Instant Music for your inner maestro)

    [*]Sports Scoreboard (Rick Teverbaugh is excited to report the release of APBA Major League Player's Baseball, Spin Out, and World Karate Championship)

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams laments the apparent death of the Atari 800 software market)

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Infocom's latest piece of interactive fiction, Trinity, appears on the cover. Prepare to see a lot of Infocom covers in the coming months.
  • Canadian letters are taking an average of a week or more to reach Scorpia these days.
  • Operation Keystone was created by a company named "Overt Strategic Simulations", which is close enough to "Strategic Simulations, Inc" it caused the editor to muse that he's considering creating an automotive company called "Really General Motors" just to see what happened. :)
  • Lucasfilm Games' Habitat is like an extremely low-tech version of PlayStation Home, or The Sims.
  • Reader Input Device this issue reprints the R.I.D. info from issue #30, because they're still tabulating data from this most recent one.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 31
    Month: September
    Year: 1986
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 50
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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