Aztec Wars by Russian developer New Media Generation offers an alternate look at history in 30 sprawling scenarios. The storyline is based on the premise that the mighty Aztec Empire defeated the Incas, conquered the Americas, crossed the Atlantic, dispatched northern Africa, and then set its sights on the domination of Europe. The real-time strategy gameplay begins around the beginning of the 18th century and allows you to guide the Aztec Empire, the Russian Empire, or the forces of the Emperor of Cathay, who has subjugated India and Japan in the East.
After fueling their war machine with the salt and gold of the conquered Mali and Gao empires, the warlords take on Western Europe and defeat Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany. The game takes place after the Aztecs have spent several hundred years absorbing the culture and science of the era and technologies such as firearms and steam engines are available. With the possible allegiance of made-up of factions including Indians (muskets, cannon, bows, steel, and more), Nazca clans (hang gliders for reconnaissance), and Caribbean tribes (poisoned blowpipes), the invading army has a formidable array of weapons at its disposal.
The single player campaign contains 15 missions with the ability to control units from different races, with unique units available for each. Just a few examples include archers, musketeers on bison, and jaguars for the Aztecs, bears, dirigibles, and horsemen for Russia, and ninjas, thieves, and elephants for Cathay. Farms, barracks, stables, mines, workshops, fortresses, outposts, watchtowers, animal lairs, prisons, caves, and more make up the varied structures for each race.
Multiplayer action for up to seven players, 30 maps for network play, a custom game generator, 20-minutes of digital music and full-screen rendered movies, and a scenario and unit editor round out the package. The game was originally released in Russia in 1999 and, with no manual (printed or electronic), requires learn-as-you-go play. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
Pentium 233MHz MMX or AMD K6 300MHz
85MB Hard Disk Space
Direct3D or OpenGL Graphics Card
Pentium II 400 or AMD Athlon
64MB RAM ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
|# of Internet Players||7|
|Number of CDs||2|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Magnussoft|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 New Media Generation|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Summitsoft Corporation|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2002 Walk On Media Publishing|
|Official Product Website URL||www.aztec.ru/index.htm|
|Company Website URL||www.a1.summitsoft.net/games.asp|
|Company Website URL||www.magnussoft.de/de/produkte/strategie/The_Atztecs/index|
|Company Website URL||www.nmg.ru|
|Company Website URL||www.summitsoft.com|
|Feature 1||15 single-player campaign missions, 30 maps, and a custom game generator|
|Feature 2||Play as the Aztecs, Russians, or Cathayans|
|Feature 3||37 unique unit types include aircraft, boats, and heroes|
|Feature 4||Multiplayer action for up to seven participants|