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Computer Gaming World Issue 36

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Baseball Fever Issue


  • Baseball Game Survey (Assistant Editor Johnny Wilson runs the bases on currently-available baseball sims):
    • Earl Weaver Baseball (Amiga/IBM/Apple)
    • Major League Manager (IBM)
    • Pure-Stat Baseball (C64/C128/Apple)
    • Hardball (Various)
    • Baseball Fanatic (IBM)
    • APBA Major League Players Baseball (Apple/IBM)
    • Championship Baseball (Apple/C64/C128)
    • Computer Baseball (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM)
    • Micro League Baseball (Apple/Atari/C64/IBM/68000)

    [*]Titans of the Computer Gaming World - Part I of V: Ardai on Epyx (Charles Ardai gives an in-depth look at software house Epyx, noting their massive successes and spectacular failures)

    [*]War in the South Pacific (Bob Proctor reviews this WWII South Pacific theatre sim)

    [*]Scorpion's Tale: Hollywood Hijinx (Uncle Buddy Burbank's dead...what's a nephew/niece to do? Scorpia's got your back for this latest Infocom adventure)

    [*]Might & Magic (Scorpia reviews the first game in this long-running series)

    [*]Gone With the Wind (Long for the sailing life? Russell Sipe's got three sailing sims for your seafaring pleasure docked in this review: America's Cup, The American Challenge, and Dolphin Sailing System)

    [*]You've Come A Long Way, Baby! (A historical look at Bruce Artwick's Flight Simulator by Daniel Hockman)

    [*]Interview With Earl Weaver (Russell Sipe and Johnny Wilson grab some off-field time with Earl Weaver himself, plus Eddie Dombrower, Don Daglow, and Teri Mason of EA who helped bring the game to life)

    [*]The Mail Plane Blues (No computer? No problem! Several of Johnny Wilson's friends don't have them, but he can still play games via these play-by-mail scenarios)

    [*]Ogre (M. Evan Brooks reviews this electronic conversion of Steve Jackson's massive One-vs-100 boardgame)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Deceptor (C64/C128)
    • Desert Fox (C64/C128)
    • PHM Pegasus (Apple/C64/C128)
    • Sub Battle Simulator (Mac/Atari/C64/C128/IBM)
    • Talking Teacher (C64/C128)
    • Tracker (C64/C128)
    • Profe$$or Crap$ (Atari ST/IBM/Mac)
    • Certificate Maker (Apple/C64/C128/IBM/Mac)

    [*]Letters to the Editor

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • The most feature-heavy issue so far. No regular columns save for Scorpion's Tale and Taking a Peek.
  • Bob Proctor's #1 recommendation for those who already have War in the South Pacific? "Get an accelerator card! Otherwise it can take an hour of real time to play a day of game time, maybe two hours if there's combat." YIKES!
  • Ogre is a fantastic board game, but Brooks' review finds the computer version less customizable and less interesting for solo play as the OGRE at more than 10 times the price of the original. Ouch.
  • Oh, editor, please tell me you didn't misspell Steven Spielberg's name when you mentioned him in the letter column...*sigh* You did? Execute the proofreader and bring in the next one...

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 36
    Month: April
    Year: 1987
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 58
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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