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DOS - 1990

Also available on: Mac - Commodore 64 - Amiga - Atari ST

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Board / Party Game, Licensed Title, Turn-based
Publisher Accolade, Inc.
Developer MindSpan
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.65
4.42 / 5 - 41 votes

Description of Stratego

Solid computer version of Milton Bradley's classic board game Stratego. This PC conversion of the Macintosh game was done by MindSpan, and it was the only non-sport game they ever developed. Hasbro released the second computer version of the board game in late 1999, but it has no relationship to this Accolade release.

For those who are not familiar with the board game, here is the basic premise: Stratego is perhaps best described as the "realistic, modern military" version of Chess. Each player is allotted an "army" of 40 playing pieces at the beginning of the game, including a Marshal, Captains, Sergeants, Scouts, Bombs, and a Flag. Each piece, similar to Chess, follows its own movement rules. Unlike Chess, success of "attack" is determined by the pieces' ranks, not whether that attack is valid. So a Marshal can remove a General, a General can remove a Colonel, and so on. When equal ranks are struck, both pieces are removed from the board. The game ends when either player strikes his/her opponent's Flag (which cannot be moved).

Timing is crucial in the game, and "special" pieces such as the Miners and Spy can tip the scale very quickly. With good graphics (with several board backgrounds to choose from), and a user-friendly interface, this PC version does justice to the original board game, although too bad the AI is too easy to beat. Recommended for all fans of tabletop war/strategy games.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

KC 2020-01-13 0 point DOS version

Hi KAISER, great info. Yes, running STRATINC.COM works without the code wheel. But running the game STRATEGO.EXE requires the code wheel.

ADMIN should have specified this.

KC 2019-12-31 0 point DOS version

I have downloaded the DOS game and IT IS NOT CRACKED as ADMIN says it is. You need the wheel to play! You say enter anything, I have tried nothing, and I have tried most everything, but after two tries the game ends after saying you need the wheel.

Dor 2019-08-22 0 point DOS version

Played this originally on the Amiga, then the DOS version (came out in 1990 a year before the Amiga one).
Well, what was I missing. The dos version is vastly better with highres 640x480 graphics, and this for a 1990 game.
Amiga version is very poor in comparison.

Stentor 2016-12-25 1 point

One of the great games of my early gaming years... i play it, religiously, every year, since 1996! In love for Stratego ever.

Rodebay 2016-10-04 1 point Mac version

Great play

Kaiser 2014-05-01 1 point DOS version

What you need to do to get around the code prompt is run STRATINC.COM rather than STRATEGO.EXE (it stumped me too till I saw this on another site)

I'm running it under D-Fend Reloaded 1.36 and it's running perfectly :)

stuy 2014-03-30 0 point DOS version

You can't play this game without the codewheel, and no, it won't just accept anything.

What a waste of time.

admin 2013-11-14 0 point DOS version

The game is cracked, enter anything.

Paul 2013-11-11 1 point DOS version

Where can I find the 'Code Wheel' for the game? Please post a link or include it in the download. Thanks for the software.

parisa 2013-03-22 0 point DOS version

where i get the CODE ??

karessa 2013-02-22 0 point DOS version

love this game

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 0 point DOS version

One of the trade rags pitted the Accolade version against the Hasbro version, and the AI in the Accolade version beat the Hasbro one 8 games out of 10.

mr w 2012-10-13 1 point DOS version

where i get the CODE ??

cool games 2012-06-24 0 point DOS version

MEGA cool game!

admin 2012-02-24 0 point DOS version

@me you can press enter when the code is asked

me 2012-02-24 -2 points DOS version

where can i get than codes to play?

mymoon 2012-01-31 0 point DOS version

easy to learn and hard to master. I hate this cliche but fits well on a review for stratego. Recommended.

Paperinik77pk 2010-11-21 0 point DOS version

Wonderful strategy game!!!
Difficult and addictive!!!

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