Drug Wars is a browser based remake of the classic 1984 of the same name, that sees you buying and trading drugs, paying off your loan shark and avoiding capture by the police as you attempt to make as much cash in a month as possible.
The gameplay in Drug Wars is exactly the same as in the 1984 original and sees you buying and selling copious amounts of 6ix different types of drugs with an aim of making as much profit as possible. You travel between six different areas of New York, each of which has varying going rates for the drugs you’re trading, so as with any business sim the aim is to buy low and sell high.
You have one month to pay off your loan shark and make as much cash as you can and thanks to the randomized nature of the game your end score can be vastly different on different playthroughs. Not only are the prices of the drugs randomized but there are also random events to deal with such as being mugged, purchasing weapons or being chased by the cops. A lot of your success is down to luck, but there’s a nice bit of strategy in there too, such as knowing when to start buying and selling the more expensive drugs.
Even though Drug Wars is a 33 year old game the gameplay still holds up and is just as addictive as ever. The randomized nature of the gameplay means you always think your next run will be better and you’ll be able to earn a coveted spot on the online leaderboard. How much can you make in this retro drug dealing classic?
Controls: Mouse & Keyboard
Available On: All Browsers