Altough the title shadow president might believe you to think that this is about conspiracy theories about a second shadow government ala the X-files but this is not so. The game is named after the shadow network which in the game is used by you, the president of the U.S.A., to view all information about current global events. Based on reccomendations made by your advisors you can decide on various actions but the basic idea is to keep the people happy so they will vote for you come election day.

The main screen consists of a map of the entire world and here you can zoom in on regions or a single country. The amazing thing is that you can view information about every one of them including things such as what type of government, gdp (gross domestic product), national holidays etc. etc. In fact there is so much data that you can hardly believe the game is only about 3 Megs in size. You are helped by several advisors who give you more information and opinions about decisions to be made. All this info ofcourse is to help you make decisions conserning global and national affairs and at the same time try to keep the voters happy. The exact goal of the game eludes me but maybe that’s part of political affairs to confuse you?

Political simulators aren’t very common probably because the subject doesn’t interest many people. However it’s quite an intresting game as you can call up so much information about foreign countries, I actually learned some stuff from this information too. Dispite it’s slow pace and rather boring subject matter the game’s worth a go even if only to have a couple thousand nukes at your disposal and the ability to push the button :)

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for one system here are some notes:

DOS Released in 1993.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS PC.
Because of the higher resolution used the game did not work on my windows system.
Date added Jun-24-2005 19:00
Name Shadow president
Developer D.C. True
Publisher D.C. True
First released 1993
Genre Strategy