Beast War (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) Avalon Hill - 1985 USA, Canada Release
|Media||5 1/4" Disk|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
In the distant galaxy of Alaxis, a game of strategy and cunning is played which has come to be known as the Beast War.
Inhabited by several strong but warring races, their constant conflicts had reduced their population to where mutual destruction would result. In 3853 QA, the tribal leaders called a temporary truce, and formed the Council to find a nonviolent means for settling disputes. It was decided that disagreements would be settled by a tournament which would be won through the use of clever strategy. To avoid Alaxian bloodshed, the tournaments would be fought using semi-intelligent beasts controlled by their Alaxian masters. Any disagreements between the tribes would be settled with a Beast War tournament.
Due to the racial differences among its members, the Council agreed to three tournament standards. The Terran Common rules were favored by the Hominoid members of the council. These rules enabled the slower thinking humans to devise innovative strategies. The Alaxian Universal rules were favored by most of the council members. These rules demanded rapid numerical analysis of your position, your strengths, and your opponent's weaknesses. To compromise between the desires of the Hominoids and the Alaxians, the Galactic standard was agreed upon.
The rules were refined over the centuries. Advancements in holographic technology allowed the destruction of innocent beasts to end. Today, the game has been recreated for human consumption on the Apple II home computer family. A fourth set of rules, Novice Challenge, has been added for newcomers to this sport. The computer wanted to play, too.
Beast War is an easy to learn game that combines the tactical skills of chess with arcade combat. Each creature has strengths and weaknesses, and it's up to you to decide their fate.
For one to four players, Beast War can take up to an hour to play. Complexity level 4 (on a scale of 1, easy to 10- hard).