Abandonware DOS title

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a geopolitical strategy game developed by Chris Crawford and released in 1985. It is considered a classic in the genre of political and strategic simulation games. The game is set during the height of the Cold War, specifically in 1986, and it allows players to step into the shoes of either the United States or the Soviet Union. The primary objective is to maintain a balance of power on the global stage while avoiding a nuclear war.
Windows 3.x classic award
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition screenshot
balance-of-power-1990-04.jpg - Windows 3.x
balance-of-power-1990-01.jpg - Windows 3.x
balance-of-power-1990-02.jpg - Windows 3.x
balance-of-power-1990-03.jpg - Windows 3.x
balance-of-power-1990-06.jpg - Windows 3.x
balance-of-power-1990-07.jpg - Windows 3.x
Genres:
released in:
publisher:
developer:
designers:
themes:
keywords:
graphics:
Game modes:
single-player
Platforms
Windows 3.x
Rating
4.12 / 5.00 (84 votes)

Share your love for this game

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition downloads

Do you have trouble running this game on Windows? Read this guide.

Games developed for Windows 3.x can't run on recent Windows systems. You need a Virtual Machine to run this game properly.

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition review

ACE Magazine Issue 03 (1987): "It's complex, it's involving, it's certainly thought-provoking and it's difficult to play in ten minute sessions. Set aside a lot of time and you'll get a lot of enjoyment from the game. Absorbing stuff that gives an insight into the devious world of Geopolitics."

Retro gamer collector's corner:

In 1986, Crawford published a book, also called Balance of Power, which details the internals of the game great depth. It explains the background of the politics, the formulas used to calculate prestige and related parameters, and an account of its (lengthy) gestation.

The above text is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. This text is based on this Wikipedia article.

Search on eBay

Additional info about Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Status: freeware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Abandonware DOS views: 18170
Series: Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is part of the Balance of Power series.

Comments

Write a comment
Have you ever played Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Write something about it: share your experience, give us hints on how to properly run this game or simply say how much you loved it.