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Computer Gaming World Issue 46

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Special Sports Survey


  • The Boys of Spring (David M. and Johnny L. Wilson run down a variety of new sports titles):
    • Mean 18 and its 3 course expansion disks (IBM/Apple IIGS/Amiga/Atari ST)
    • World Class Leader Board and its course expansion disks (C64/Apple II/IBM)
    • World Tour Golf (C64/Apple IIGS/IBM)
    • Hypersports (Apple II/C64)
    • Track and Field (Apple II/C64)
    • Star Rank Boxing II (C64/Apple II/IBM)
    • Super Cycle (Atari ST/C64/128)
    • Superbike Challenge (Atari ST/C64/IBM)
    • Shirley Muldowney's Top Fuel Challenge (C64/128)
    • Top Fuel Eliminator (Apple II/C64/128)
    • Grand Slam Tennis (Amiga/Mac)
    • Earl Weaver Baseball (IBM/Amiga)
    • Full Count Baseball (Apple/C64/IBM)
    • Grand Slam Baseball (C64/128)
    • Pure Stat Baseball plus 2 team update disks (Apple II/C64/128/IBM)
    • StatManager (Apple II/C64/128/IBM)

    [*]In the Eye of a Beholder: A Look at FTL's Dungeon Master (Hosea Battles, Jr. reviews the Atari ST version of the beloved action RPG)

    [*]Spanning the Globe...Epyx's World Games Explored (James Trunzo calls the numbers for this Olympic games sim)

    [*]Dusting the Death Angel: Sierra's New Police Adventure (Michael S. Chaut brings his considerable skills to bear to review the latest entry in Sierra's "Quest" series: Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel)

    [*]"Fog of War": A Clearer View (A round-robin style discussion on 'fog of war' and 'limited intelligence' in computer strategy games, featuring input from Chris Crawford, Steve Newberg, Roger Damon, Dave Arneson, and Ed Bever)

    [*]Sneak Preview: Ferrari Formula One (Russell Sipe offers some tantalizing tidbits and full-colour screenshots of Electronic Arts' newest racing title)

    [*]Scorpion's Tale - Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (The idea Scorpia would review Infocom's latest text adventure is simply elementary, my dear readers...)

    [*]Sidewalk Surfin' Safari: Skate Or Die! (If you need a reason to pick up EA's skateboarding action game, Yung Min Choi can give you several)

    [*]Strike Fleet (M. Evan Brooks puts the latest naval battle sim from LucasArts to the test)

    [*]Ramparts and Rodents: A Look at Two Action Adventure Dungeons (Yung Min Choi isn't satisfied with simple skateboarding, so reviews of Gauntlet and Demon Stalkers are crawling up the passage...)

    [*]The Whites of Their Eyes: Strategic Simulations' American Revolutionary War Release (Got the urge to face off against the British or those uppity rebels during the US's war for independence? Wyatt Lee's review for Sons of Liberty from SSI should help you decide who to favour)

    [*]Deathlord (Scorpia's second column is dedicated to a review of this Apple II RPG, a game she finds mediocre at best)

    [*]Knight Orc (Alan Roberts has a few things to say, some nice and some not so nice, about this strange little adventure from Level 9 Computing)


  • Taking a Peek:
    • Power At Sea (C64/128)
    • Super Huey II (C64/128)
    • Q*Bert (C64/C128)
    • TNK III (C64/C128)
    • The Hunt for Red October (Amiga/Atari ST/IBM)
    • Return to Atlantis (Amiga)
    • First Expedition (IBM)
    • Gone Fish'n (Atari ST)
    • Twilight's Ransom (IBM)
    • Jinxter (Amiga/Atari ST/IBM/Mac/Apple II/C64/128)
    • Tetris (C64/128/IBM)
    • Zig-Zag (C64/C128)
    • Winter Challenge (C64/C128)


    [*]Inside the Industry

    • Nearly a full page devoted in this column to rumours about an internal feud between Activision and Infocom.

    [*]Reader Input Device

    [*]CGW Hall of Fame:

    • Ultima IV
    • Wizardry
    • Ultima III
    • Bard's Tale
    • Kampfgruppe
    • M.U.L.E.
    • Mech Brigade
    • Chessmaster 2000
    • War in Russia

    [*]Game Ratings

Notable Stuff:

  • The reference to Psalm 9:1-2 appears on the masthead.
  • Short letter column this issue: one page, three letters, one of them from Broderbund explaining how to install The Ancient Art of War to the hard drive for users who want this feature.
  • The Activision/Infocom problem will be coming to virtual blows before too long. This issue shows a lead-up to this problem.

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    Title: Computer Gaming World Issue 46
    Month: April
    Year: 1988
    Publisher: Ziff Davis Media
    Editor: Russell Sipe
    Pages: 58
    Price: $3.50
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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