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Battle the Shadowlord
Behold - a fantasy strategy game that faithfully re-creates the easy-to-use
interface, superior art and combat that made Panzer General so wildly popular!
And, like its award-winning predecessor, success in Fantasy General depends
entirely on your effectiveness as a leader.
Battle the Shadowlord and his minions across five continents as any one of
four Fantasy Generals. Choose from over 120 distinctive fantasy units. Lead
your inexperienced army well and watch it improve with each victory. And
improve it must - only the most experienced troops will be effective against
the vile Shadowlord's massed forces!
Play 5 ready-made campaigns, or enter the Arena and create any kind of
battle imaginable. You can even engage a friend via the play-by-mail feature!
However you choose, you're in for fantasy strategy gaming as only the Five-Star
Series can deliver!
386/40 (486 recommended), 8 MB of RAM, 1 MB SVGA card required, VESA 1.2
compliant, MS-DOS ver. 5.0 or higher, CD driver MSCDEX.EXE ver. 2.2. Minimum
CD-ROM requirements: 150 KB data transfer rate, 350 ms access time.
Uncompressed hard drive required. Sound: Sound Blaster Family and 100%
PC Games, June 1996
"This game takes the best of the Panzer General engine and adds enough new
features so that no one could ever mistake it for a simple reuse of the
"Fantasy General lets you take on the role of one of
four champions trying to rid an oppressed world of the Shadowlord, an evil
tyrant who holds the entire planet in a despotic death grip. Each hero has
special abilities, such as casting spells or summoning armies, that make the
task easier or more challenging, depending on you choice."
"With solid graphics, great playability, and an absolutely superb classical
music score, Fantasy General does for fantasy wargaming what Panzer General did
for WWII games: it makes the genre fun, easy to play, and tactically
Games Domain by Craig Strachan
"...I fear that a lot of hardened wargamers will be put off by the subject
matter of the game and that's a shame because they will be missing one of the
best wargames I've played in a long time. On the other hand, perhaps fans of
fantasy will be lured into trying a type of game they would not normally
consider so perhaps things will even themselves out...."
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