Talk:The Seven Cities of Gold (video game)
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First, I'm in no way trying to demphasize the importance that the video game The Seven Cities of Gold might have had on game programming, its history, culture, etc. Quite frankly I love computer games too and im a computer engineering major. However, I'm also a history buff and though i know less about pre 20th century history I do know enough that The Seven Cities of Gold has a greater significance from a historical perspective than simply being a computer game. Starting in the 1500's when the exploration of the New World was in it's infancy many European explorers purpose for making the perilous trip across the Atlantic was in the search of the fabled seven Cities of Gold. The supposed existence of such cities led to men leading their whole lives and ultimately dying for the sole purpose of find these cities and they certainly played a signifcant role in the exploration of the Americas. I really think its necessary to add an alternate entry to reflect this other meaning, aside from the above I dont know anything abou this topic, so hopefully someone else will see this and do a more complete entry, or if i find the time i might take a crack at writing a complete entry.
- You may wish to make this historical entry under the Cibola article. The actual hunt for the real Seven Cities of gold has little to do with the video game. --WillDarlock 21:07, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
- I changed Seven Cities of Gold into a disambiguation page. Quivira and Cíbola probably has what you are looking for. --Apoc2400 07:13, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
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Musical score, if anyone feels like adding it
It is worth noting that the person who scored the opening scene of the game uses an arrangement of the 16th century Spanish madrigal "La Bomba" that had very recently been re-"popular"ized by the King's Singers on a release the year prior to the game's. I will certainly grant that the piece was period-appropriate! 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:44, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Reference to Colonization
Maybe a reference could be included, but I don't know how/where to add one, to Sid Meier's Colonization. Several aspects of the game seem to have been directly copied from here (Spaniards preparing for the journey; finding one of the seven cities of Cíbola; trade goods, missions, forts; interaction with the natives including trading with, ambushes from, and alarming of them). Another reference pointing back here would also be great. Greg770412 (talk) 20:14, 4 June 2018 (UTC)