Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is an enhanced version of Balance of Power, a strategy game developed by Chris Crawford originally for Macintosh in 1985.
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is an enhanced version of Balance of Power, a strategy game developed by Chris Crawford originally for Macintosh in 1985. The new version was published five years later by Mindscape.
In this game, you have to choose one of the two world superpowers, the USA or the USSR (Cina was not a top player then), and make it the most influential and important on the planet. To do that, you will need to use your economic, military, and political strength as best as you can. You will have to face all sorts of incidents and crises happening around the world, and you will have to respond appropriately. But be careful because there will be a counter-response for each of your responses, and if things go wrong, you can generate a nuclear war. Of course, if somebody presses the "red button", you have lost.
Balance of Power was already a masterpiece, an incredibly realistic simulation featuring detailed information from more than 60 countries. The 1990 Edition includes new features such as the possibility for a small government to declare wars on their neighbors, the Crisis Advisory Board that will give you advice during a crisis, and 18 more countries, for a total of 80.
In addition to the computer, you can also play against a friend in hot-seat mode. What else can you ask? A game you cannot miss.
Review by: Manu
Published: 12 July 2022 5:23 pm
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