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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

DOS - 1989

Year
1989
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Simulation, Strategy
Theme
Historical Battle (specific/exact)
Publisher
Mindscape, Inc.
4.32 / 5 - 19 votes

Description of Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Developed by and published by Mindscape, Inc., Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a strategy, simulation game revolving around historical battle (specific/exact). It was published in 1989, feel free to download and play it now!

This update of Chris Crawford's seminal Balance of Power for Windows 1.0 features up-to-date information, 18 new countries (bringing the total to 80), and "multipolar level" in which countries can go to war of their own volition (you could, of course, take advantage of the situation by selling them arms or contribute troops).

Perhaps as a response to players' complaint of the steep learning curve of the first version, Chris added the "Crisis Advisory Board" who would give you advice during the crisis.

Overall, an excellent update of the best cold war simulation ever made, here compiled and patched beautifully to run under Windows 95/98 by our resident cracker Mok. There's no better geopolitical game on the market, even a decade after its release. If you have even a slight interest in politics, this game is a must-have.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

#10749

JordanSkoda added this comment on 2014-03-14 :

Hi,

When I tried to install the game, I received an error message saying that it's incompatible with the 64-bit version of Windows. Any remedies? And please note that I am not a PC expert by any length ;-)

Thanks!

#10697

James added this comment on 2014-03-11 :

One of the advisers looks like Vladimir Putin.Must have gotten a promotion from his KGB days.See for yourself.

#9494

Jeff added this comment on 2013-12-22 :

I played the original on my double-floppy-drive PC clone (XT class) on a Hercules monochrome screen. BoP was a GREAT game. I highly recommend Chris Crawford's book...it explains the innards and the equations he used.

I'd love to see a web version...anyone working on something like that?

#7699

Arthur added this comment on 2013-07-02 :

This game is great!

#7546

Travis added this comment on 2013-06-19 :

There should be a revival of games like this. I played BOP as a kid. Great stuff!

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