Master of Olympus
||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP) (Retail) (ZEUSPR)
- Animated violence
City Building of Mythological
From the makers of the award-winning City Building Series,
including such classics as Caesar and Pharaoh, comes Zeus: Master of Olympus.
Recreate your favorite legends from Greek mythology as you build and rule
beautiful city-states. Help Hercules defeat the Hydra, Odysseus win the Trojan
War or Jason retrieve the Golden Fleece. You'll make friends in high places,
get involved in the affairs of immortals, and even meet Zeus himself!
Build and rule seven separate city-states in
more than 40 fun-filled episodes.
Interact with over 20 animated gods, heroes
and monsters who roam your cities.
Robust control over everything - taxes,
trade, colonization, and combat by land and sea.
Build a colony near valuable resources, then
return triumphantly to your governing city and rule them both.
Conquer unfriendly neighbors outright, or
send your soldiers on a raid for needed supplies.
Adjustable difficulty settings for everyone
from beginner to expert.
In Your City, Myth Becomes
Zeus may be the Father of the Gods, but you have the power
to build cities, summon heroes, and complete mythological missions in ancient
Greece. Hold your own with the gods and goddesses of the Greek Pantheon as you
rule in Greece's Heroic Age.
- Call upon the gods and heroes you choose by building a
city that caters to their needs.
- Build a gym and a stadium, then train athletes and host
you own Games! Dionysus will provide refreshments.
- Battle neighboring city-states on land and sea. Succeed,
and make them your vasals. Fall, and you'll be forced to pay tribute until
winning your freedom.
- Go beyond your city on the World Screen. Take your seat
among intelligent allies and rivals to rule all of Greece!
- Honor the gods with sanctuaries made of bronze and marble
to receive gifts that help your city flourish.
Windows 95, 98, Me, XP or 2000: Pentium 166 (Pentium
266 recommended), 32 MB RAM (64 MB RAM recommended), 4x CD-ROM Drive, 2 Mb
Video Card (16 bit at 800x600 resolution) (4MB Video Card recommended), 450 MB
hard drive space (650 MB hard drive space recommended), 100 MB free space on
Eurogamer by Ewan Macdonald
"Anyone familiar with the strategy titles of the last few
years will recognize Zeus very quickly; its isometric display and city-based
strategy mirror the earlier games of the series such as 'Caesar' and 'Pharaoh.' This
is, of course, no bad thing, the previous games being amongst the leaders in
their chosen field. But while Zeus retains the city building and management
elements of the previous games, it replaces the elaborate temple and pyramid
building of Pharaoh with hero-driven campaigns and mythological encounters,
with a little bit of armed combat for good measure."
"In keeping with the spirit of Ancient
Greece, all of the campaigns available are based upon events from Greek
mythology. You can follow eight different campaigns through Greek history,
varying from the adventures of Jason and his Argonauts to the construction of
Athens. Furthermore, a lot of missions involve the summoning of a Greek hero
such as Hercules to aid you in battle. The hero will only help you if you meet
various criteria, like getting enough resources, winning Olympic games, or
achieving a certain population. However, upon completing these goals, the hero
will proceed to smite any Minotaur, Harpy or whatever it is that has been
making your city's life a living Hades for the last few months, and everyone
goes home happy with a crate of Athenian wine."
"As is to be expected from this series, Impressions has
struck gold yet again with an updated strategy classic. If you are not a
strategy fan by nature you will probably still love the city building aspect in
Sandbox mode, where you can build to your heart's content. And for the genre
enthusiast, there is more than enough to keep you entertained for the long
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