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Computer Gaming World Issue 38

ISSUE: 38Content

Fantasy Adventure Issue


  • S.D.I. (Hosea Battles reviews this space-themed action title)
  • Scorpion's Tale: Bureaucracy (CGW turns Scorpia loose with Douglas Adams' latest zany adventure from Infocom)
  • Sub Battle Simulator (Regan Carey finds the latest offering from Epyx looks better than it plays)
  • King's Quest III (It's up to Roy Wagner to review Roberta Williams' newest creation)
  • Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight (Scorpia's destiny was to review the second installment of the popular Bard's Tale franchise)
  • Educational Games From Broderbund (Bob Proctor writes up Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?, Type!, and Geometry)
  • Computer Role-Playing Games: Now and Beyond (Scorpia uses her considerable knowledge and talents to predict the future for this incredibly important genre)
  • Battlecruiser (Bob Proctor updates his previous review of Warship to the standards of its sequel)
  • Accolade's Comics (Resident baby boomer and comic lover Jasper Sylvester takes stock of Accolade's new adventure)
  • Designer Profile: Jon Freeman & Anne Westfall (Frank Boosman interviews the husband-and-wife team behind hits such as Archon and Murder on the Zinderneuf)
  • Titans of the Computer Gaming World: Activision (Part III of Charles Ardai's five-part series on the major software houses of the day)
  • Murders, They Wrote (When is an interactive murder mystery not a computer game? When it's played with the help of your VCR! David M. Wilson reviews Ellery Queen's Operation: Murder and Agatha Christie's Behind the Screen)
  • Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon (Vince DeNardo, via Wyatt Lee, delivers the ultimatum on this mixed-genre game)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Up Periscope (C64/C128)
    • Guderian (Apple II)
    • Gridiron! (Amiga)
    • Def Con 5 (C64/C128)
    • Delta Man (C64/C128)
    • Express Raider (C64/C128)
    • Golden Path (Atari ST)
    • The Sentry (C64/C128)
    • Superstar Ice Hockey (C64/C128)
    • Great Battles 1789 - 1865 (Atari ST)
    • Deep Space (Apple II)
    • Rebel Charge At Chickamauga (Atari/Apple II/C64/C128)

    [*]Letters (We all know what this is by now, don't we?)

    [*]Sports Scoreboard (Rick Teverbaugh gives quickie reviews for Pursue the Pennant, World Class Leader Board, Hoops, and Indoor Sports)

    [*]Industry News (SSI, Inc has picked up a license to print money, Broderbund goes public, Spectrum Holobyte has moved, Mean 18 is the best golf game in the world, and the Amiga's not performing the way Electronic Arts wished it would)

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Pretty egregious misspelling of "Chickamauga" in "Taking a Peek" this issue.
  • S.D.I. takes place in the year 2017. Not much time left to prepare for space armageddon!
  • Anne Westfall's name is spelled 'Ann' in the table of contents.
  • Compare the sentiments expressed towards Activision today with those expressed in Charles Ardai's article. The more things change, the more they stay the same...
  • You've got to applaud Russell Sipe for having the guts to run reviews of two VCR games in a magazine called Computer Gaming World.
  • Sports Scoreboard isn't listed in the table of contents, but appears in the magazine anyway.
  • Rick Teverbaugh submits his writing from Anderson, Indiana. Interesting!
  • The announcement of SSI scoring the all-important Advanced Dungeons & Dragons license from TSR is delivered in this issue's Industry News column.
  • Lots of call for CGW to go full-on monthly. That's not going to happen, but you can subscribe to their sister newsletter, "Computer Gaming Quarterly", to help satiate your hunger for all things computer game related is coming out.
  • The fake mock-up text for issue #1 of Computer Gaming Quarterly is amusing, making fun of the eye strain readers will suffer trying to read it, gloating about fooling the reader, and stuffed with random tongue twisters.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 38
    Month: June
    Year: 1987
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 58
    Price: $2.95
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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