Good strategy games require a big manual full of information about battle damage, offensive power, and much much more. The manual for Global Conquest is 84 pages long.
It was also important because each installation required you to enter a code found in the manual into the program before it would allow you to continue. Now game publishers slip copy protection into your boot sector without telling you. I think I prefer 1992's method.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.