||(Win95/98) (CD w/ Manual) (WARWINDPO)
90% from PC Gamer
Conflict is the Great Teacher
The ancient, alien world of Yavaun teeters on the brink of
anarchy as the winds of change threaten to blow civilization asunder.
For centuries, four diverse races have tolerated a
precarious balance of power. But the time has come for change. A new order is
in the wind - and it will be born of blood and fire. War Wind allows you to
view this epic struggle through the eyes of four unique races, each with its
own strengths, weaknesses and distinctive A.I.
A real-time strategy masterwork, War Wind features 28
ready-to-play scenarios. A powerful Scenario Editor that allows you to place
units and build new battles. And a story of such compelling depth you won't
believe it's just a game.
The Four Races of Yavaun...
Tha'Roon: The most intellectually developed of the
four races. Tha' Roon have dominated Yavaun for a thousand years - and intend
to keep it that way.
Obblinox: The brawn behind Tha' Roon brains. Long and
loyal supporters of the ruling Tha' Roon, this warrior race grows weary of its
role as follower.
Eaggra: By the labor of a thousand years these slaves
have built the Empire. Now, it is time for the Eaggra to build their own
structures - on the ashes of the Empire.
Shama'Li: This race of mystics bears a heavy burden -
to guide the four races through this troubled time, so that an ancient dream
may yet come true...
Carry your 8 favorite units from scenario to
Advanced combat options include stealth movement,
bio-mechanically enhanced units and monstrosities
Units can advance in rank through training, gaining
power along the way
Multiplayer and head-to-head play via network and
An online tutorial and pop-up windows help you learn
the game quickly
Achieve victory through diverse means such as combat,
spell-casting and alliances
Forces can gain prestige, attracting wandering heroes
to aid in campaigns
Dozens of 3D cinematics tell the saga of each race's
struggle to survive
Pentium 60 required (Pentium 120 recommended), Windows 95
required, 16 MB RAM minimum required, 2X CD-ROM drive or faster, PCI video
recommended, 5 MB of hard drive space required (40 MB or hard drive space
recommended), 50 MB of hard drive space required for network play, uncompressed
hard drive required, Windows 95 compatible video card, 1 MB SVGA Windows 95
compatible video card.
PC Gamer, January 1997
"I personally really like War Wind better than any of the
other real-time strategy games. WarCraft II included. It has many of the same
elements that made those titles fun, but it also has deeper strategy gameplay
and different pacing that lifts it above an action title and presents a game
world that is substantially more fleshed out and interesting than any yet
"War Wind is, simply, a lot of fun, but at a more
sophisticated level than the usual real-time brain splatting. It's clearly
working within the well-established genre set forth by WarCraft II and Command
and Conquer, but instead of merely disappearing into the fray as a carbon copy,
War Wind takes it to the next step, with style, playability, and depth."
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