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Roadwar 2000

Roadwar 2000
Roadwar 2000

Floppy (3.5")1

Strategic Simulations


Release Date: 1/1/1986
Manufacturer: Strategic Simulations
Roadwar 2000, sometimes referred to as Roadwar 2K, is a 1986 computer game published by Strategic Simulations, Inc.. It is a turn-based strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic future which greatly resembles the world portrayed in the Mad Max movie series.

In 1999, a terrorist group unleashes a deadly virus on the United States, leading to its collapse. Various vigilante and survivorist groups spring up in the aftermath and cars become the primary form of transportation and combat.

The player starts off as sort of a scavenger and attempts to build up an army capable of making crossings between cities on highways, which have become littered with hordes of mutants, cannibals and gangs who love nothing more than killing those foolish enough to cross their paths.

Winning enough battles and gathering a sizable army may bring the player's character to attention of the ailing US government, who will recruit the player to find eight missing scientists, America's only hope to finding a cure for the disease. The player must bring them back to a secret base. Along the way, the player must loot cities and scavenge for needed supplies and munitions.

The game calculates and displays detailed statistics during combat encounters which, not surprisingly, occur fairly often. While these text messages were displayed in simple text on the early versions of the game, the Amiga and Atari ST versions accompany these battles with digitized sound.

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