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Scorched Earth

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Also known as: Scorched Earth: Mother of All Games (informal title)
Developer: Wendell Hicken
More details:MobyGames, Wikipedia
Related games: Artillery, Classic

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The maker of this game called it the "Mother of all Games", and indeed he may be right. Build up your supply of weapons, prepare defensive shields and get ready to meet on the battlefields. From there, it's war. Even if you don't get your aim right, there are some weapons that wreak havoc - not that a well-placed, well-timed mini rocket doesn't do the job just as well. The depth of this game comes from it's strategy and variety - it's a battle of wits, if the lightning doesn't get you that is.

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Lots of money: Edit the scorch.cfg file using a text editor. Scroll down to where you see a line that says Initial_Cash=######. Delete the number that's there and enter whatever amount of money you want to start with. (For example, 5000000 for five million). Save that file and run the game. Voila, you have five million dollars (or however much you entered).

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