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Posted on Dec 3, 2015 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Battle of the Bulge – PC Game Review

Battle of the Bulge – PC Game Review

Battle of the Bulge PC Game Review.  Publisher: Shenandoah Studio Price  $9.99 Passed Inspection: Fun fast play which is easy to learn but challenging to master. Great sound affects and music. Atmospheric. Great value for the price. Failed Basic:  Unrealistic combat results.  Too simplistic at times. At times very frustrating. Shenandoah Studios has delved in to the last great German offensive of World War II with their new treatment of The Battle of the Bulge.  Available on Steam for the price of $9.99, this strategy game is a great value for the money. The system requirements are: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8 or 10. Pentium 4 or equivalent 2Gb RAM 512Mb DirectX 9 video card with shader model 2.0 CD ROM Drive (not required for the digital version) DirectX Compatible Sound Card Focusing on the December, 1944 battle, award winning game designer John Butterfield’s design is both opulently atmospheric and streamlined minimalistic.  Each unit is a division, brigade or regiment and each turn is several hours of each day of the battle. ...

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Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

‘Conflict’ Series – Android OS Game Review

‘Conflict’ Series – Android OS Game Review

‘Conflict’ Series. Android OS game review. Developed and Published by Joni Nuutinen. Price for Android: $3.99; free for some. Editions Reviewed: Panzer Missions; Invasion of Poland 1939; Invasion of France 1940; Rommel and the Afrika Korps; Battle of Okinawa 1945; Battle of Moscow 1941 Passed Inspection: Inexpensive, strategic level simulations.  Great replay value. Company is very responsive to user feedback and concerns. Failed Basic: Some past victory conditions and playability issues but these were always fixed very quickly with updates. Solitaire only – no two player versions. Traditional strategic and tactical war games for the Android operating system are few and far between.  In the tradition of fine Android adaptations by John Tiller as well as the Android Combat Mission by Battlefront, Finnish game developer Joni Nuutinen has entered the battlefield with more traditional board game interpretations to the relatively new frontier of “smart devices” and, oh, what an entrance! While this overview will focus on Nuutinen’s World War II games, his releases cover the gamut from medieval themes, the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars and World War...

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Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Congo Merc – PC/Mac Game Review

Congo Merc – PC/Mac Game Review

A light operational-level war-game set in the Congo during the decolonization in the 1960s. The digital game Congo Merc is based on the mini-board-game Congo Merc, the Congo 1964. The digital game is easy to learn and quick playing, but unhappily the game-play rapidly becomes repetitive.

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