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Cavewars (DOS)

Genre
Perspective
74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Cavewars is a turn based strategy game that combines elements of several different games of it's era. The turn based strategy element mirrors that of Heroes of Might and Magic while the ability to research new units and improve armies is similar to that of Master of Orion.

The unique element that separates this game from others is that the battles can take place on a number of different levels of a cave. All may be well on level 1, with both sides having a city there; meanwhile, battles rage every turn on level 3. Randomly generated maps and 8 different races to choose from ensures the same game is never played twice.

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Cavewars DOS It is possible to not only transfer production from one city to another, but also to move population, allowing to more or less quickly populate newly constructed cities.
Cavewars DOS You can also view detailed information about every unit in the stack, and dismiss some of the if necessary.
Cavewars DOS Mithril (blue) is the strongest material, and even the basic weapons and armour that are crafted from mithril make units a lot more powerful.
Cavewars DOS Researching military technology unlocks advanced armour and weapon designs, like the flintlock rifle here,

Alternate Titles

  • "Cave Wars" -- alternate spelling

User Reviews

Cave level of Master of Magic, separated and randomized. George Constantinoff (23) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jan 07, 1997 6.4 out of 10 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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MaiZure (114) added Cavewars (DOS) on Jan 31, 2003