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Command & Conquer: Red Alert (DOS)

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Printed advertising - PC Player Strategie-Sonderheft (1997):

    JEDE ZEIT HAT IHRE WAFFEN.

    Graue Vorzeit (picture of a hatchet)

    Tiefes Mittelalter (picture of a sword)

    Frühe Neuzeit (picture of a pistol)

    Heute (picture of a brain)

    Sie haben Ihr Gehirn: Command Conquer, Teil 2: Alarmstufe Rot hat eine neuartige künstliche Intelligenz. Egal für welche Seite Sie sich entscheiden, Sie haben die volle Kontrolle über neue Einheiten, wie unter anderem Saboteure, Fallschirmspringer, Sanitäter, U-Boote, Kreuzer, Spione, mobile Radarstörsender, Gap Generatoren, Kampfjets, ... aber am Ende gewinnt immer der beste Stratege; ob in 30 neuen Solomissionen oder in unzähligen Netzwerkduellen mit bis zu 8 Spielern. Command & Conquer, Teil 2: Alarmstufe Rot, das Original.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115631) on Apr 01, 2010.

Back Cover - DOS/Windows (French):

    INTERDICTION DE VOUS RENDRE, IL FAUDRA ALLER JUSQU'AU BOUT!



    Command&Conquer : Alerte Rouge est le nouveau jeu de stratégie explosif, développé par Westwood Studios les créateurs de Command&Conquer, le jeu vendu à plus d'un million d'exemplaires.

    De sombres expérience ont modifié le court de l'histoire. Les tanks sovietique avancent et s'emparent des villes européennes les unes après les autres pendant que les croiseurs alliés pilonnent les bases soviétique. Des espions sont tapis dans l'ombre, des champs de mine sont dissimulés et les deux camps disposent de nouvelles technologies étranges qui doivent leur permettre d'atteindre leur but : la domination ultime.

    Command&Conquer : Alerte Rouge vous donne l'opportunité d'être plus ruse, plus habile et impitoyable que jamais. Facile d'utilisation, intense, Alerte Rouge met le sort du monde entre vos mains !

  • Les graphismes en Super VGA intensifient le réalisme et l'action (n'ecessite Windows 95)
  • Possibilité de jouer sur Internet (version Win 95) ou par modem (version DOS) à deux joueurs et jusqu'à 8 joueurs en réseau.
  • Battez-vous sur terre, sur mer et dans les airs. Vous pourrez choisir parmi trente nouvelles unités et structures : MIGS, espions, contre-torpilleurs, sous-marins ...
  • Jouez contre des concurrents du monde entier grâce au Westwood Chat sur Internet * (Win 95)
  • Une bande son exceptionnelles avec 20 musiques originales
  • Créez et échangez des cartes de bataille avec le nouvel éditeur de terrain
  • Plus de 40 missions et des douzaines de cartes multi-joueurs
  • Trois niveaux de difficulté de jeu
  • Les cartes sont deux fois plus grandes que dans Command&Conquer
  • Des douzaines de séquences vidéo extraordinaires

    * Nécessite un accès Internet

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Sep 12, 2004.

Back Cover - DOS/Windows (German):

    DIE GEFÄHRLICHSTE WAFFE IST DIE RICHTIGE STRATEGIE.



    Alles hört auf Ihr Kommando. Ob in den über dreißig Solo-Missionen oder in unzähligen Netzwerk-Duellen, nur Sie entscheiden über Sieg oder Niederlage. Feindliche U-Boote, Hind-Helikopter, Fallschirmjäger, Spione und die geheimnisvolle Chronosphäre machen es aber nicht gerade einfacher, Ihre Missionen erfolfreich zu bestehen. Verlassen Sie sich auf niemanden, nur auf sich selbst und Ihre Strategie. Denn sie ist der einzige Weg zum Sieg.

    92% PC Xtreme 12/96
    Höchte Wertung: ***** von 5 Sternen, PC Player 12/96
    90% PC Games 12/96

  • Komplett in deutsch
  • Netzwerk-Option für bis zu acht Spieler
  • SVGA-Grafik unter Windows 95
  • Verbesserte künstliche Intelligenz
  • Skirmish-Modus für Multiplayer-Trainingsduelle gegen den Computer
  • Multiplayer-Save-Funktion
  • Doppelt so große Karten wie beim Vorgänger
  • Kontrolle über Luft- und Seestreitkräfte
  • Editor für Multiplayer-Karten

    Contributed by Xoleras (66217) on Sep 11, 2004.

PlayStation Press Release:

    Westwood Puts PlayStation Owners on Red Alert

    Game Supports Link Cable for Head-to-Head Play and PlayStation Mouse



    Las Vegas, NV, October 23, 1997 -- Westwood Studios, the company behind the blockbuster Command & Conquer universe of games, today revealed the enhanced features of Command & Conquer Red Alert for the Sony PlayStation. Red Alert is Westwood's second real-time combat strategy game developed for the PlayStation, following the successful release of Command & Conquer in March.

    Red Alert features 28 Allied and Soviet missions with over 30 units and structures to choose from. The PlayStation version contains several new features including a newly designed interface, enhanced graphics and special effects, smooth scrolling, larger maps, compatibility with the PlayStation mouse and link cable, and a "skirmish mode" allowing gamers to play against up to three computer-controlled opponents.

    "Westwood Studios has gone to great lengths to ensure that Red Alert for PlayStation provides the intense multiplay action, addictive gameplay, and stunning graphics that our fans expect," said Steve Wetherill, vice president of development at Westwood Studios. "Red Alert for PSX optimizes the technology available on the system to provide the ultimate real-time strategy game."

    Command and Conquer Red Alert for PlayStation will be available at major retail outlets in early November. The product can be ordered directly from www.westwood.com, or by calling 1-800-874-4607. Virgin Interactive is the exclusive distributor for all Westwood Studios products.

    # # #



    Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, Lands of Lore, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995. Westwood Studios is a subsidiary of Virgin Interactive Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Apr 26, 2004.

Press Release:

    WESTWOOD STUDIOS LAUNCHES
    COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT
    FOLLOW-UP TO NUMBER ONE SELLING REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME

    Irvine, CA., May 16, 1996 -- IT'S WAR!!! Virgin Interactive Entertainment (VIE) is launching a major military offensive with COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT, the highly anticipated addition to its award-winning COMMAND & CONQUER brand. Developed by Westwood Studios, COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT, the follow-up to the pioneering title that was 1995's number one selling real-time strategy game, will be available for PC CD-ROM, DOS and Windows 95 in October 96.

    COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT is the ultimate in real-time strategy games, taking players one step beyond the original. Featuring the most-advanced artificial intelligence in games today, COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT creates a computer opponent that is more cunning than ever before. The player has additional power as well, with opportunities for more involved strategies and tactics, utilizing an all new arsenal of units and structures. And if they're bold enough, they can even take on more enemies with the new Internet head-to-head play, available when using the Windows 95 version.

    In the newest addition to the COMMAND & CONQUER franchise, Hitler never came to power. Instead, it is Stalin whose maniacal quest for power must be stopped as his ruthless troops march across Europe. Players can command either the Allied forces, as they struggle to end Stalin's unprecedented reign of terror, or explore their dark side and align with Stalin and his Soviet forces as they crush weaker foes.

    Key features for COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT are:

    High Resolution Graphics -- Red Alert is actually two games in one. A native Windows 95 version with 640x480 resolution and a DOS game version with 320x200 resolution. New Units & Structures -- Over 30 new game elements including thieves, medics, attack dogs, spies, land mines, tesla coils, destroyers, cruisers, MIGs, paratroopers and submarines...to name a few. Gamers can only guess at what the chronosphere and gap generators do.

    Improved unit control -- Complete control over air, land, and sea. Formations control and waypoint plotting for those who want units to get to their destination in a certain way.

    Enhanced AI -- The computer is smarter than ever. Base construction and management are the smallest of the enhancements. New options also allow the player to set game difficulty.

    Built-in Head-To-Head Internet Support -- With fully integrated Internet support gamers can easily challenge opponents next door or halfway across the world.

    Expanded Multiplay -- Now challenge up to 6 players in IPX LAN mode. A new chat interface allows for longer messages and more information to be displayed.

    Skirmish Mode -- Want a little practice? Now gamers can take on one to five computers opponents simultaneously.

    Bigger Maps -- Red Alert's maps are twice as huge as it's ground breaking predecessor.

    Terrain Editor -- Gamers can build their own multiplayer maps and trade them with friends.

    "This Autumn we hope to delight strategy gamers once again with the next installment, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. The new game will probe more deeply into the mystery of the C&C universe, while giving players exciting new strategies and game elements to further their conquests in solo, modem, and Internet play," said Brett Sperry, President of Westwood Studios.

    "Westwood Studios continues to improve upon the great work it has already done," said Rand Bleimester, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Command & Conquer is definitely one of the strongest franchises this industry has seen in years."

    # # #

    Westwood Studios, the Las Vegas-based VIE subsidiary, is the team behind such award-winning titles as THE LION KING for SNES and Genesis, COMMAND & CONQUER, LANDS OF LORE: THE THRONE OF CHAOS, and the upcoming LANDS OF LORE: GUARDIANS OF DESTINY.

    Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a worldwide publisher and developer of interactive entertainment. Publishers of the recently released THE 11TH HOUR: THE SEQUEL TO THE 7TH GUEST and COMMAND & CONQUER and distributors of MONOPOLY on PC CD-ROM, VIE is an operating unit of Spelling Entertainment.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75605) on Mar 17, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The sequel to Command & Conquer, Red Alert literally rips up the history books, telling the story of a World War II in which the Soviet Empire, not Hitler's Nazis, threaten the peace of the free world.

    Repelling the onslaught requires the perfect combination of deep thinking for a long-term strategic war and razor sharp reflexes for real-time combat. Red Alert boasts 30 new gameplay features over C&C, including thieves, medics, attack dogs, spies, land mines, paratroopers, submarines and enhanced AI. Red Alert is also compatible with PlayStation mouse and is linkable so you can join two PlayStations together for two player head-to-head action.

    Strategy and action in one title 30 key new game elements Graphics completely reworked for best results on a TV display Fight over land, sea and air with thirty new units and structures to to choose from including MiGS, spies, destroyers and submarines. More sophisticated unit control and AI


    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 11, 2001.

Westwood Studios Product Catalog (PC):
    "Strategy game of the year."
    - Computer & Net Player


    Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, lands mines lie in wait and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control.

  • New Terrain Editor lets you create and trade Battle Maps.

  • 3 Game difficulty settings.

  • Award-winning soundtrack with 20 original scores.

  • 2 CD's -- one for you and one to lend to your favorite victim.

  • Over 40 missions to play and dozens of multiplayer maps.

  • Play free on the definitive Internet battleground - Westwood Online.

    Contributed by コナン (76898) on Apr 14, 2001.

Westwood Studios Product Catalog (PlayStation):
    "Easily the best real-time strategy experience on the PSX"
    - Gamers Republic


    Command & Conquer Red Alert gives you the opportunity to be more devious, cunning and ruthless than ever before. Easy to play and highly addictive, Red Alert puts the fate of the world in your hands!

  • Take your fight over land, sea and air with MIGs, spies, destroyers and more.

  • Defend your base with Tesla Coils, AA guns, camouflaged pill boxes and guard dogs.

  • Choose from two sides for over two dozen Allied and Soviet misions on two action-packed CD's. Lend on to a friend!

  • Play head-to-head against another PlayStation game console owner with the Link Cable, or play against up to 3 computer-controlled AI players in Skirmish Mode.

    Contributed by コナン (76898) on Apr 14, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    SURRENDER IS NOT AN OPTION Command & Conquer: Red Alert is the explosive new strategy game from the creators of the million-seller Command & Conquer. Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, land mines wait, and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control. Command & Conquer: Red Alert gives you the opportunity to be more devious, cunning and ruthless than ever before. Easy to play and highly addictive, Red Alert puts the fate of the world in your hands!
  • Super VGA Graphics intensity realism and excitement (Win '95 required)
  • Multiplay features include Internet (Win '95) or modem (DOS) Head-to-Head and 8 player IPX
  • Fight over land, sea and air. Thirty new units and structures to choose from including MIGS, spies, destroyers, submarines and more
  • Internet access tonight! Play against competitors across the world with Westwood Chat (Win '95 required)
  • Award-winning soundtrack with 20 original scores
  • Create and trade battle maps with new terrain editor
  • Over 40 missions to play and dozens of multiplayer maps
  • Three game difficulty settings
  • Now battle maps are twice as large
  • Dozens of close-ups and action movies

    Contributed by robotriot (8637) on Nov 28, 1999.