Computer Acquire (Apple II, CBM Pet and TRS-80, Cassette) Avalon Hill - 1981 USA, Canada Release

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Computer Acquire
Packaging cover Computer Acquire.
Product ID AVALN0030
Manufacturer # 4006
Platform(s) Apple II, CBM Pet and TRS-80
Packaging Retail Box
Media Cassette
Copyright date 1981
Publisher(s) Avalon Hill
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Computer strategy game.
Investing and expanding hotel chains.

Based on the popular board game classic of the same name, Computer Acquire is a challenging strategy game for 1 to 6 players.

Players compete to acquire the largest fortune by starting, selling, and investing in hotel chains. Just like its board game counterpart, this is done by shrewdly buying the right stock at the right time, merging chains to obtain capital, and adding hotels to chains in which you have controlling interest to increase their value.

Acquire, first introduced to the public in 1962, is one of just a handful of strategy games to survive several decades. It is now listed among the world's "best 100 games" according to Games Magazine. Microcomputer Games, Inc., now brings you this same strategy game in software format without sacrificing any of the inter-player aspects that has made Acquire the classic game it is.

3 Games in One.
There are three ways to run Computer Acquire on your computer.

1. You can play against the computer.

2. Play against friends, with the computer acting as record keeper. Up to six can play!

3. Watch the computer play against itself (a great way to learn its strategy).

Computer Acquire, written in machine language for the Pet, Apple II and TRS-80 home computers, is self-contained and requires no additional game hardware- you won't even need a pencil as the program keeps track of the game variables and displays them at the touch of a couple keystrokes. This built-in queueing system, along with other features such as multi-level multi-mode game selection and background command processing, insures you of many hours of fun playing Computer Acquire by yourself or with your friends!

System Requirements

Apple II
Required CPU Apple II
Required RAM 16K
Required RAM 16K
Required RAM 16K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Computer Acquire. Retail Box back Computer Acquire.



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