One of the earliest accessible wargames, Colonial Conquest from Dan Cermak/SSI is a fun strategic simulation of 19th Century Europe attempting to dominate the globe. Released for most 8-bit computers at the time including Apple II, Commodore 64, and Atari ST, the game unfortunately never came out for the PC. |
In veteran reviewer M. E. Brook's words, "...this was a very playable, albeit ahistorical, game. Supply and logistics are non-existent, and some strange results occurred (e.g., Japan invading Africa with 1,000,000 troops), but as a light diversion, it could be fun." If you’re looking for a realistic political simulation like Balance of Power, Colonial Conquest will surely disappoint. But if you’re looking for a more involved and sophisticated version of Risk, then look no further than this fun underdog – one of the first wargames I really liked on our old Apple II back in 1985. Two thumbs up!
Note: This download is version 1.1 for Atari ST - the final version of the game ever released (1987). The emulator takes some set-up to work, though, so you might want to check the excellent fansite below for other versions of the game instead.
Reviewed by: Underdogs