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Computer Gaming World Issue 32

ISSUE: 32Content

Features:

  • Designer Profile: Alan Miller (Frank Boosman's fireside chat with one of Accolade's veteran designers)
  • Designer Profile: Brian Moriarty (Scorpia lures the Infocom genius into her lair for a little talk)
  • Lords of Conquest (Aurelio Locsin III reviews this conquer-the-world simulator)
  • Alternate Reality: The City (Scorpia reviews part one of this epic multi-game adventure)
  • Battlefront (Jay Selover's got nothing but praise for this Corps-level World War II sim)
  • Scorpion's Tale: A Mind Forever Voyaging (Assistance for Infocom's latest mind-bender from everyone's favorite anthropomorphic scorpion gaming goddess)
  • Chessmaster 2000 (Bill Oxner reviews the chess game that kicked ass and took names at the US Open Computer Chess Championship)
  • Rommel: Battles For Tobruk (M. Evan Brooks provides a rarity for early CGW: a not-so-happy review)
  • Bronze Dragon (Johnny Wilson takes this RPG out for a little quest-drive)

Departments:

  • Taking a Peek:
    • GameMaker Designer's Libraries: Sports and Science Fiction (C64/Apple)
    • Labyrinth--The Computer Game (C64/Apple)
    • Paper Models--The Christmas Kit (Mac/IBM/Apple/C64)
    • Ace of Aces (C64)
    • A Christmas Adventure (Apple II/C64)
    • The Toy Shop (Apple II/C64/C128/IBM/Mac)
    • Amnesia (Apple/IBM/C64)
    • Starflight (IMB)
    • World Tour Golf (IBM)
    • Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos (Apple/IBM/C64)
    • CardWare (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM)
    • HeartWare (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM)
    • PartyWare (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM)
    • JingleDisk (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM)
    • Wordfun! (IBM)
    • Baseball Fanatic (IBM)
    • Operation Overlord (IBM/Apple)
    • Roadwar 2000 (Apple/C64)
    • General (IBM; 2-players only)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner gives the low-down on some UK titles making their way to the Commodore, praises two flight sims, and offers a list of recommended gifts for holiday gaming)

    [*]Macintosh Window (Frank Boosman reviews Surgeon for medical sim fanatics, and Dark Castle for those who can't get enough arcade action)

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams prepares to transition his column to Atari ST-only and laments the sparse line of Atari 800 products)

    [*]Over There! (Star Trek, Hunt For Red October, Flash Gordon, and more--it's licensed titles galore for Leslie Bunder in the UK)

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Roy Wagner likes what he sees with Archon II, Marble Madness, and Mind Walker)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Rankings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • The story for Amnesia is written by sci-fi master Thomas Disch.
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos is previewed as "The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos" in this issue.
  • The preview for Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos goes out of its way to explain the first person to solve it could win a cool $1,000. The preview also goes out of its way to explain the game is not copy-protected. What kind of message are you trying to send here, CGW?
  • Performing Arts Software offers two versions of its Baseball Fanatic program: copy-protected for $39.95, unprotected for $49.95. I can't decide if this is genius or stupidity.
  • One of Alan Miller's predictions is that 20 or 30 years from now (1986), interactive entertainment will become the dominant form of entertainment in the US. By 2004, home gaming was a $10 billion a year industry, eclipsing Hollywood. By 2009, home gaming was doing similar things in the UK.
  • The upcoming fantasy game Brian Moriarty can't say much about is probably Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor.
  • The Alternate Reality series was originally planned as five different titles. Only two were released: The City and The Dungeon.
  • This issue is larger than usual, 56 pages between the covers.



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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 32
    Month: November
    Year: 1986
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 58
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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