Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983
Based on the movie War Games, the game is in three parts 1/ Map screen, of USA, where you need to click on the incoming missiles with the joystick 2/ Zoomed in area of the missiles where you shoot down the missiles 3/ Puzzle screen where you must match a portion of a pattern to a larger screen to crack the code Any failure of shooting down missiles or puzzle will move the DEFCON (Defense Condition) countdown from 5 to 1. If you reach DEFCON 1, global war breaks out. The game was reviewed in Compute! Magazine Issue #45, February 1984, Page 134 Requires 8k expansion
Apple II - September 11, 1982
Submarine Commander is a 1982 video game for the Atari 8-bit family written by Dean Lock and published by Thorn EMI Computer Software. A VIC-20 port by Gary York was released in 1983, and an Apple II version by Patrick Buckland the same year. The Atari version was re-released in 1985 on cassette as part of the Sparker brand of low-cost games. A version for the TI-99/4 was announced but was not released until 1986 when a 3rd party bought the rights. The game opens displaying the control console, whose square middle section shows a map of the Mediterranean with your current location...