Fantasy General - MS-DOS




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Fantasy General Fantasy General is another part of the 5-Star General series, initiated by Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1994. This time, the authors of Panzer General and Allied General decided to take the players into fantasy realities, enriched with steampunk elements. The forces of evil personified by the terrible Shadowlord and his henchmen have conquered most of the world we know. It is the player - choosing one of the four main heroes - who is summoned as the champion who will change the fate of the world and defeat evil or experience the final defeat. To do this, he must go to battle on four different continents, in the hands of four Shadowlord generals, and in the game finale to face the overlord himself on the Isle of Fire. The gameplay boils down to holding more battles that bring us closer to the goal - although our duties also include recruiting soldiers, setting research priorities and taking care of the economic aspect. There are four categories of units at players' disposal: immortal, magical, mechanical and monsters. Each of them represents one of 10 different classes, such as light and heavy infantry, cavalry, archers, etc. Immortal units are usually stronger in direct combat, but cannot be upgraded and become useless over time. Unlike the previous installments of the series, the units we command no longer symbolize entire battalions. Most of them consist of up to 15 soldiers, and some (e.g. heroes or mechanical units) are single entities. The key to victory is to build a diversified army that will perform well in various terrain conditions and will be able to adapt to the prevailing situation on the battlefield. The game was created on the basis of a modified Panzer General engine, designed for the DOS system. Like its predecessors, it offers us the opportunity to test ourselves in the campaign and multiplayer game in "hotseat" or "play-by-e-mail" modes. Rick Rhodes and Danny Pelfrey are responsible for the music of the game. In addition to the original pieces, the soundtrack also contains fragments of classical music classics.