President Elect 1988 Edition (C64, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1987 USA, Canada Release

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President Elect 1988 Edition
Product ID 16685-05101
Product UPC 016685051015
Platform(s) C64
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1987
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Political Simulation, USA Political Simulation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

After Reagan, who'll be next in '88? Find out today with President Elect.

President Elect takes into account the major electoral parameters to make it an accurate and realistic model of the campaign process. In fact, a major gaming magazine used the First Edition of President Elect (released in 1981) to successfully predict the 1984 election, down to the last electoral vote.

Specially designed for 1988. Applicable back to 1960. This 1988 Edition includes special rules and features to reflect the upcoming election. But with its 69 rated candidates, you can contest any election all the way back to 1960. You can even make up your own candidates and create intriguing face-offs: Hart vs. Bush, JFK vs. Reagan.

Political climate and issues. At the beginning of the game, the computer takes into account the prevailing political climate of the specified time based on economic factors and U.S. and foreign news. The candidates' political persuasions (either preprogrammed or rated by you) will be based on their responses to over twenty diverse issues.

The campaign. You are given a fixed mount of Political Action Points to allocate among national, regional and key-state campaigning efforts. Campaign stops must be carefully planned to avoid fatigue. National and foreign crises may arise to challenge you.

If you wish to debate, you'll be scored on your answers to social, economic and foreign policy questions as well as your speaking ability.

Election night can be resolved instantly, or it can be simulated minute-by-minute.

Three-player game. President Elect accounts for the Republican, Democratic and possible third-party candidates. The computer can plan any or all three positions.

It can also be programmed to play over and over again, with major parameters changed each time to see how a particular election turns out.

Every turn (week), U.S. map colors states according to the party to which its electoral votes belong. Solid/striped red is heavily/partially Democratic; blue is Republican; white is undecided.

  • Weekly polls project shifts in popular and electoral votes.
  • Allocation of campaign resources and data on campaign stops.
  • A sample debate question and its possible approaches.
  • The computer makes its election night projections.
  • Actual election vote counts.

System Requirements

Required RAM 64K

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