Advertising BlurbsPress Release:
MICROPROSE SHIPS CONQUER THE SKIES AND CONQUER THE WORLD, TWO COMPILATIONS OF TOP-SELLING, AWARD-WINNING SIMULATION AND STRATEGY GAMESAlameda, CA, September 16, 1997 -- Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: SBYT), leaders in simulation and strategy CD-ROM interactive entertainment, announced today the shipment of two compilations: Conquer the Skies and Conquer the World. These compilations include top-selling, award-winning games in the popular gaming genres of simulation and strategy. The compilations are published and distributed under the MicroProse® brand name.
Conquer the Skies features Falcon ® 3.0, 1942: Pacific Air War®, Gunship ® 2000 and Fleet Defender®. Conquer the World features Transport Tycoon ®, Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe ®, Sid Meier's Colonization ® and Pirates! ® Gold.
"MicroProse hopes to attract new computer owners and simulation and strategy gamers with these popular top-selling, award-winning games," said Derek McLeish, senior vice president of marketing. "Both compilations are an exceptional value at an estimated street price of under $30."
Conquer the Skies
· Falcon 3.0 -- Pilot your F-16 Fighter through three explosive campaigns in Panama, Kuwait and Israel. Selling over one million units, Falcon 3.0 is recognized by many as the best simulation game of all time. Awards include Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame, Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award and Game Players Best Simulation Award.
· 1942: Pacific Air War -- Pilot any one of the 16 U.S. or Japanese planes, each with realistic cockpits and flight characteristics, through frantic dogfights, death-defying bomb attacks and terrifying torpedo runs. This award-winning simulation received the Best Simulation of the Year Award from PC Gamer and Computer Games Strategy Plus. It was a Computer Gaming World finalist for Best Simulation of the Year.
· Gunship 2000 -- With the award-winning Gunship 2000, you'll be able to pilot multiple U.S. Army helicopters, including the Apache, the Blackhawk and the Comanche, throughout the Persian Gulf and Central Europe. Over 250,000 copies of Gunship have been sold, and Gunship is a member of Computer Gaming World's Hall of Fame.
· Fleet Defender -- Hop into the cockpit of the Navy's premier weapon, the F-14 Tomcat, in the skies above the North Cape, the Mediterranean, Korean and the Indian Ocean. Fleet Defender won a PC Gamer Editor's Choice Award and was a Computer Gaming World finalist for Best Simulation of the Year.
Conquer the World
· Transport Tycoon -- Construct complex road-rail-air-sea networks to shift cargo, goods and passengers through the most lucrative routes on SVGA 3-D isometric world maps. PLUS the World Editor lets you build new worlds from scratch! Transport Tycoon won a PC Gamer Editor's Choice Award and CES Innovation and Software Showcase Awards.
· Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe -- Build your railroad empire in six world regions -- each with its own unique resources and terrain: South America, North America, Eastern and Western USA, Europe and Africa. With over 400,000 units sold, this ground breaking game won Game of the Year Awards from Computer Gaming World and Game Players.
· Sid Meier's Colonization -- Play the colonist, conquistador and diplomat facing the challenges and frustrations of building a new independent nation. With over 350,000 units sold, this game won a Computer Game Review Golden Triad Award, Computer Games Strategy Plus Runner Up Strategy Game of the Year and PC Gamer Reader's Choice Best Historical Game.
· Pirates! Gold -- A ship, a crew and the whole of the 17th century Caribbean are your to explore. Captain your hot-blooded buccaneers in thrilling adventures, plundering enemy ships and attacking wealthy cities. With over 450,000 units sold, Pirates! Gold is a Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame Member.
Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for use on CD-ROM-based personal computers under the MicroProse ® brand name. The company is also developing software for use on next generation 32/64-bit console machines, the Internet and on-line gaming services. Products are available nationally and internationally under the MicroProse brand and are sold through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants. Product and company information are available for download from the MicroProse World Wide Web site at http://www.microprose.com.
Contributed by skl (1147) on Mar 14, 2004.
Conquer the roads, rails, air, and sea in this amazing collection of award-winning strategy games from MicroProse. This four-game compilation includes Sid Meier's Colonization, Pirates! Gold, Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe, and Transport Tycoon. This CD_ROM also contains an interactive demo for X-COM: Apolcalypse, the latest game in the award-winning, addictive strategy game series.
Contributed by Andrew Grasmeder (205) on Jul 25, 2000.