Ryan123 wrote:Kind of a long shot but does anyone know of a realistic nuclear war game from the (original) Nintendo Era.
Background: I think that I played it actually on the computer with an emulator.
System: Don't know.
Perspective: None besides a bunch of "drop downs". There wasn't a whole lot of options beside selecting your target and weapon type.
Art Style: Raster graphics, not text based - mouse driven.
Genre: Single Player.
Gameplay: Select your target and weapon type and press launch or something to that order. No politics, or chatting back and forth, just nukes.
There was actually a really inclusive amount of realistic targets.
When did you play this game? If you used your mouse to control the game, it probably wasn't played in any home console emulator, but maybe you played it in a Commodore 64 or Apple II emulator.
It sounds like it's inspired by the fictional game Global Thermonuclear War from the 1983 film WarGames.
I see that there was a game based on the film, the game was called WarGames. But Wikipedia says in that game the player defends the USA from a nuclear attack in real time, instead of choosing targets like you described.
DEFCON from 2006 was inspired by the same concept, but the gameplay is deeper than just choosing your target like you described. I played it a long time ago, and I recall that you have to deploy your submarines and make a few other tactical decisions before the nuclear strike begins.