DEFCON 5 (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Cosmi - 1988 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Defcon 5
Packaging cover Defcon 5.
Product ID 22787-92335
Product UPC 022787923358
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1988
Publisher(s) Cosmi
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

In what has been almost a technological blink-of-an-eye, computers have sprung into our lives on a daily basis. They do our books, our writing and our entertainment. Now it looks as though they may just be responsible for our very survival!

With this concept in mind, Paul Norman, creator of Super Huey and Super Huey II, presents "Top Secret" Def Con 5, the ultimate authentic simulation of the "Star Wars" defense system.

East player/operator has at his or her fingertips global monitoring ability, satellite control transmission and telemetry and autonomous authority in weapon usage:

  • Land based chemical lasers that fire into space and are reflected by orbiting mirrors to enemy missiles while still in boost phase.
  • Space-based free-electron lasers, that cannot penetrate the atmosphere but are effective in disabling the guidance systems of missiles that achieve orbit.
  • Neutral particle beam weapons that are used to destroy missiles in space. These are back-up systems for the electron-lasers.
  • Electro-magnetic launchers that fire "smart bullets."

These weapons stand guard against missiles that reach the halfway point toward this country.

The last stage, or "the terminal phase" of incoming missiles is dealt with by use of nuclear pulsed X-ray laser multiblasters. These are self-destructing, hydrogen bomb-powered weapons that are launched at Def Con 1 only and shower local space with focused X-ray laser blasts creating an almost impenetrable shield over the entire country.

Def Con 5 demonstrates that however powerful or complicated computer programs become, it is ultimately, the human hand and human mind that decides!

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 2.11
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 256K
Supported Video CGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Defcon 5. Retail Box back Defcon 5.



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