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Game #1764
Aufschwung Ost   Collection: German Underdogs
Strategy   Business

Rating: 7.45 (123 votes)

Aufschwung Ost box cover

Aufschwung Ost screenshot
Sunflowers' first game, Aufschwung Ost is a nice political business simulation/strategy game with a touch of SimCity. The game takes place in Eastern Germany after the reunification. You must define and enact diplomatic, economic, and social policies in an attempt to remain in power as long as possible and quell all uprising. Overall, an interesting idea, but gameplay could have been a bit more varied. Recommended for fans of political sims who prefer actual historical context to abstract sims (e.g. Balance of Power). Fans of "realistic" conflict simulations e.g. Virgin's masterpiece Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator will probably be disappointed at the game's simple black-and-white nature, though.

Note: The in-game text is in German. Try to run the game with a slow-down util, especially if it doesn't start and quits with a runtime error.

Reviewed by: Rob

Designer: Martin Kokkelink & Frank Ester
Developer: Sunflowers
Publisher: Sunflowers
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Sunflowers
Theme: Business, Political
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Shadow President, Balance of Power (1990 Edition), Crisis in the Kremlin

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