Apple, Atari, Commodore Strategy/Adventure Games
Rails West!, a strategy game which simulates the development of the railway system in the United States, and Questron, a role-playing fantasy, are two new releases from Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Up to eight players can take part in the action of Rails West!, which might include starting a corporation; taking over existing companies; buying and selling stocks and bonds; applying for a loan; or floating securities.
The country's economic situation in the late 1800s, from boom times to panics, also is a factor in the game.
In Questron, the mission is to seek out the diabolical Wizard Mantor and take the Book of Evil Magic, thereby saving the Questron empire. Hordes of creatures and monsters unleashed by Mantor are waiting to defeat you as you wander through the land building character traits.
Questron, available on disk, retails for $39.95 for the Commodore 64 version. The Apple and Atari disk versions retail for $49.95. Rails West! retails for $39.95 on disk for Commodore 64, Apple, and Atari computers.
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
883 Stierlin Road, Building A-200
Mountain View, CA 94043-1983