Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (DOS)

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www.westwood.com:
    Strategy Game of the Year - 1993 Computer Gaming World.

    Inspired by the best selling science fiction adventure of all time, this simulation-strategy game takes resource management to epic proportions. As either the honorable Atreides, the mysterious Ordos or the brutal Harkonnens, you must overcome violent known and unknown adversaries to build up military prowess, political security and mining monopolies to secure the future of your dynasty on the planet of DUNE.

    Forget turn-based strategy games of the past. DUNE II: The Building of Dynasty puts you in the middle of the action in this real-time game with plenty of combat. With an easy to use interface, issuing orders to take out a sonic tank was never so easy, or fun. And there's more than just a few tanks in your path to total victory. You'll go up against the best the enemy has to offer, with more than 20 different units to command. Orders are immediate, your response time must be quick, and the enemy can be extremely brutal.

    And since you get to select who your enemies are, replay value is extremely high in DUNE II. Will you choose to ally yourself with House Atreides, a passive yet extremely loyal people? Maybe the savage Harkonnens are more to your liking. Their history of violence and fear have worked well in past conflicts, and will undoubtedly serve them well on DUNE. Or, are you more comfortable using weapons of trickery and deception? House Ordos is known for their success in sabotage and terrorism. Regardless of what side you fight for, there will be plenty of missions to command before victory is yours.

    Over 1 megabyte of digitized speech and sounds make combat exciting and realistic with a Sound Blaster compatible sound card. A 286 or better is required, with VGA graphics and 2 megabytes of RAM or more. DUNE II is available on 3.5" HD or 5.25" floppies, and is Windows 3.x compatible.

    Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1354) on Dec 07, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (US, White Label Release):
    Called one of the most significant games of all time by PC GAMER, Dune II launched the real-time strategy craze and inspired the Command & Conquer Universe of Games.

    Based on the best-selling sci-fi adventure of all time, the award-winning team at Westwood Studios takes you to the savage planet of Arrakis.

    One house will rule. Will it be the honorable Atreides, the mysterious Ordos or the brutal Harkonnens? You decide. Build your military, forge mining monopolies and create political security to ensure the future of your dynasty on planet Dune.

    FEATURES:
    • Three very different Houses to choose from
    • Real-time action is easy to control and fun to play
    • Over 1 megabyte of digitized speech and sounds make combat exciting and realistic
    • Build tanks, trikes, turrets and more as you defend your cities and wage wars
    • Discover lost technology and secret weapons
    • Set your war machines in motion and watch the battle or closely control the action
    • Capture enemy Houses to gain control of the Planet

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (13437) on Jul 06, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    Exotic. Savage. Harsh.

    Inspired by the best-selling science fiction adventure of all time, this simulation-strategy game takes resource management to epic proportions. As either the honorable Atreides, the mysterious Ordos or the brutal Harkonnens, you must overcome violent known and unknown adversaries to build up military prowess, political security and mining monopolies to secure the future of your dynasty on the planet of Dune.

    FEATURES:
    • Three very different Houses to choose from
    • Real-time action is easy to control and fun to play
    • Over 1 megabyte of digitized speech and sounds make combat exciting and realistic
    • Build tanks, trikes, turrets and more as you defend your cities and wage wars
    • Discover lost technology and secret weapons
    • Set your war machines in motion and watch the battle or closely control their moves
    • Capture enemy Houses to gain control of the planet


    Only one house will prevail

    Control all aspects of combat and construction

    Acquire valuable information from your Mentat

    Select and build varieties of installations


    "DUNE II promises to be like no other game. This game will be like a military simulation based in the future. The war will take place on the Planet Arrakis. It will be up to you to defeat your enemy, using any means that are available to you...using an easy point and click system, you can take to the battle field and use your equipment to defeat your enemy. The incredible graphics and cinematic displays make this game one to watch for!"

    COMPUTER GAME REVIEW

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (13437) on Jul 06, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (Germany Soft Price Release):
    DUNE II BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS

    Herrschaft Über Das Gewürz......Heisst Herrschaft Über Das Universum. Dies Ist Der Planet Arrakis, Bekannt Unter Dem Namen Dune - Land Aus Sand Und Heimat Des Gewürzes Melange. Der Herrscher Über Dune Gebietet Über Das Gewürz, Und Das Gewürz Beherrscht Das Ganze Reich.

    Der Imperator Hat Eine Herausforderung Verkündet: "Das Haus Mit Der Höchsten Gewürzproduktion Wird Dune Beherrschen. Es Gibt Keine Festgelegten Gebiete ....... Und Keine Verpflichtenden Regeln."

    Riesige Armeen Sind Angekommen. Nun Kämpfen Drei Häuser Um Die Herrschaft Über Dune - Die Edlen Atreides, Die Heimtückischen Ordos Und Die Bösartigen Harkonnens....

    Aber Nur Ein Haus Wird Als Sieger Hervorgehen.

    Ihr Kampf Um Arrakis Beginnt Jetzt...... Digitalisierte Soundeffekte Und Rede Sind Nur Für Den Pc erhältlich. Sie Erfordern 2 Mb Ram sowie Eine Der Folgenden Soundkarten: Soundblaster, Soundblaster Pro Oder Ad Lib Gold.

    Contributed by jaXen (22224) on Jan 07, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (Germany):
    Herrschaft über das Gewürz...
    Heisst Herrschaft über das Universum


    Dies ist der Planet Arrakis, bekannt unter dem Namen Dune - Land aus Sand und Heimat des Gewürzes Melange. Der Herrscher über Dune gebietet über das Gewürz, und das Gewürz beherrscht das ganze Reich.

    Der Imperator hat eine Herausforderung verkündet: "Das Haus mit der höchsten Gewürzproduktion wird Dune beherrschen. Es gibt keine festgelegten Gebiete ......... und keine verpflichtenden Regeln."

    Riesige Armeen sind angekommen. Nun kämpfen drei Häuser um die Herrschaft über Dune - die edlen Atreides, die heimtückischen Ordos und die bösartigen Harkonnens...

    Aber nur ein Haus wird als Sieger hervorgehen.

    Ihr Kampf um Arrakis beginnt jetzt...

    Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis ist eine Management-Strategie-Simulation, in der Ihnen die gesammten Ressourcen eines Planeten zur Verfügung stehen. Das Spiel bietet mehr als ein Megabyte digitalisierter Rede und Soundeffekte: Dune II stammt aus den Westwood Studios, dem Team, das auch hinter 'Eye of the Beholder' I und II und 'Fables and Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia' steckt.

    Contributed by jaXen (22224) on Jan 07, 2009.

Back of Box (UK):

    He who controls the spice...
    Controls the Universe.

    Behold the planet Arrakis, known as Dune - land of sand and home of the spice melange. The spice controls the empire - whoever controls Dune controls the spice.

    The emperor has proposed a challenge, "the house that produces the most spice will control Dune. There are no territories... And no rules of engagement".

    Vast armies have arrived. Now three houses fight for control of Dune - the noble Artreides, the insidious Ordos and the evil Harkonen...

    Only one house will prevail.

    Your battle for Arrakis begins now...

    Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis is a strategy-based resource management simulation with over one megabyte of digitized sound effects and speech. Dune II comes from Westwood Studios, the team behind Eye of the Beholder I and II and Fables and Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia.

    Contributed by Roedie (5215) on Dec 21, 2001.

The Westwood Studios Catalog:
  • Three very different Houses to choose from.
  • Real-time action is easy to control and fun to play.
  • Build tanks, trikes, turrets and more as you defend your cities and wage wars.
  • Discover lost technology and secret weapons.
  • Set your war machines in motion and watch battle, or closely control their moves.
  • Capture enemy Houses to gain control of the planet.

    Contributed by MAT (98107) on Apr 15, 2001.