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Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Amiga

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, Turn-based
Publisher Impressions
Developer Golden Sector
Perspective Top-Down
4.83 / 5 - 6 votes

Description of Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus

Veteran wargamer M. Evan Brooks said it all in his synopsis of the game:

"The 500th Anniversary of Columbus was PIC (politically incorrect). The movies, televisions, books quickly became major "busts". This game was no different -- slow, dull, user unfriendly. If this showed Columbus in a positive light, it is a wonder he ever secured the wherewithal to head an expedition."

Enough (dis)recommendation, methinks [EG]. Too bad the engine used in Merchant Colony was only marginally improved for this utterly boring game. Go play Sid Meier's Colonization for Windows instead if you're a fan of the period.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

FRUMPLE 2021-10-26 0 point

Try playing the Atari ST version if you're having trouble with ships loading forever.

QMR 2021-04-10 0 point

To load trader ships: The game must be run at the "fast" setting

rml 2020-06-28 0 point

This game download seems more glitchy than the original. Anyone know how to solve any of these?

-Trader ships are "loading" forever but never actually load up and leave port to trade
-Other countries fail quickly, making it a very short game and easy to win, even on harder levels

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