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Computer Gaming World Issue 34

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Features:

  • Scorpion's Tale: Moonmist (Infocom takes you to a lonely castle in Cornwall. Scorpia's your tour guide.)
  • Robot Rascals (Jasper Sylvester reviews this multi-player scavenger hunt from Dan Bunten)
  • Defender of the Crown (Wyatt Lee's review of this first title in Master Designer Software's 'CinemaWare' series)
  • Iwo Jima 1945 / Falklands 82 (Two wargames for the price of one? M. Evan Brooks is intrigued...)
  • Amnesia (Scorpia reviews the Thomas Disch-penned adventure and finds it a bit lacking in some important areas)
  • Adventure Gaming Conference (Patricia Fitzgibbons hosts this roundtable discussion on adventure games with the likes of Robert Woodhead, Rod McConnell, Paul Murray, Keith Brors, Ken Jordan, Jim Ratcliff, John Butrovich, Brian Fargo, and Steve Meuse)
  • Warship (Bob Proctor reviews Gary Grigsby's latest naval combat sim)
  • Designer Profile: Chris Crawford (The second and final installment of CGW's interview)
  • 1985-1986 Index (What did CGW cover in 1985 and 1986? Where did they cover it? What type of coverage was it? All the answers at your fingertips in this massively useful index)

Departments:

  • Taking a Peek:
    • GFL-Championship Football (C64/C128)
    • Portal (C64/C128)
    • Baker Street Detective (Atari ST)
    • Beach Blanket Volleyball (C64)
    • Police Cadet (C64)
    • Thai Boxing (Atari ST/C64/C128)
    • Mac Pro Football (Mac)
    • Gunslinger (Apple II)
    • Theatre Europe (Apple II/Atari/C64/C128)
    • Journey Into Darkness (Apple II?)
    • Gunship (Amiga/Apple II/Atari ST/C64/C128/Tandy/IBM)
    • King of Chicago (Mac)
    • Electric Crayon (Apple II)
    • PC Word Power (IBM)
    • Wargame Construction Set (Atari/C64)

    [*]Industry News (The big boys have some impressive new titles lined up. EA, Activision, Sir-Tech, Mindscape, Avalon Hill...check out all the goodies)

    [*]Atari Playfield (Gregg Williams struggles with his conscience as he enjoys Major Motion, a souped-up Spy Hunter clone)

    [*]Commodore Key (Roy Wagner previews Habitat, rates Shanghai, loves Spindizzy, and just can't get all that excited about Rocky Horror Picture Show)

    [*]Amiga Preferences (Balance of Power's out for the Amiga, The Pawn arrives on US shores from England, and there are some excellent titles available in the public domain, aren't there?)

    [*]Reader Input Device

Notable Stuff:

  • The banner on the cover reads, "1985-86 Index".
  • At 72 pages long, this goliath is the largest issue of CGW yet to appear.
  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • No system information was available for Journey Into Darkness, but subsequent research reveals at least an Apple II version was produced.
  • Pages 13-28 of the magazine are one massive catalog of ads.
  • The full text file for Patricia's discussion with the game designers was 60k. It had to be edited somewhat. :)
  • Due to the size of the index file, there's no game ratings column in this issue.



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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 34
    Month: January
    Year: 1987
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 74
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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