Wargames

Coleco & CBS ElectronicsRelease year : 1984
Manufacturer : Coleco/CBS
Developer : Innoventions
Type : Defend
Coleco # 2632 - CBS # 4L4457
24 K ROM

 

Wargames title screen
War Games screenshot

 

SCANS OF THE CBS2 MODEL




Front
Ref 74-321
Back
Ref 74-321
Cart
Ref 4L4457
Manual
Ref 2L2444

SCANS OF THE COLECO1 MODEL R4



 


Front (U)
Ref 2637
Back (U) Cart (U) Manual (U)
Ref 14359

Front scanned by NIAD.
Back scanned by Pixelboy.

OTHER MODELS

No CBS1 No CBS3 No CBS4 No Coleco2

REPRODUCTION


Label Made By: Phil Boland

GAME DESCRIPTION

You are the commander at NORAD defending the United States against an enemy attack. You have only minutes to make life or death decisions as you defend against enemy bombers, subs and missiles. Every second counts. Race against the clock and the enemy to save the world from Doomsday.War Games
Your orders: Defend prime targets (cities and military bases) in the United States with the help of the NORAD defence computer. If your defence is successful, you stop the NORAD computer from launching an IOBM counterstrike that will surely result in the destruction of all mankind.
WAR GAMES… is it a game, or is it real?

Compatible with Roller Controller

MISCELLANEOUS

GAME TRIVIA

The principal designer of this game was Coleco staffer Joseph Angiolillo. The game was directly inspired by MGM's 1983 film WarGames, but instead of depicting the film's events, it adapts its iconic NORAD scene into playable form. It is one of a handful of games that feature waging nuclear war, and one of the few without an aim of winning it.