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J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth (DOS)

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Back of Box - Amiga (FR, GE, IT, UK):

    A CATACLYSMIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

    The whole of J.R.R. Tolkien's panoramic vision has been included in this epic game.

    Follow in the footsteps of Frodo, Aaragorn and Gandalf as they battle to get the ring to the Cracks of Doom. Ranged against you are all the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron and the corrupt Wizard Saruman. The odds are overwhelming, but you cannot afford to fail. The destiny of Middle Earth lies in the balance.

    Multiple playing levels let you control all the characters and armies that appear in "The Lord of the Rings" from the broad sweep of strategy, right down to individual characters' actions on the battlefield. There are infinite possibilities so no two games will ever be the same. Gripping action means you will always want another game.

    Guard carefully and travel well, my friend. May the fellowship of the ring be successful, and peace return to all Middle Earth.

    FEATURES
    • highly detailed maps that cover the whole of Middle Earth
    • cinema quality animation
    • stunning sound C64 (digitized on Amiga, Apple IIGS and Atari ST versions)
    • icon driven controls
    • varying depth of play
    • save and load game features
    • one player only

    • Contributed by Bullyt (524) on Jun 11, 2011.

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      For the first time, Tolkien's panoramic vision of the cataclysmic struggle between good and evil has been skillfully crafted into a single computer game of epic proportions.

      Five man-years of detailed research and programming have been invested to ensure that this is the "definitive Tolkien computer game." Selected elements of traditional Fantasy Role Playing, War strategy, and animated adventure games have been skillfully blended for a unique computer gaming experience.

      Follow in the footsteps of Frodo, Aaragorn and Gandalf as they battle to get the ring to the Cracks of Doom. Ranged against you are all the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron and the corrupt wizard Saruman. The odds are overwhelming, but you cannot afford to fail. The destiny of Middle Earth lies in the balance. Roam at will across the 36-screen scrolling map of Middle Earth, wherein are contained thousands of digitized locations in which you can control a cast of over 80 animated characters and armies. Test your strategic abilities as you command entire legions to move against the forces of evil.

      With the almost infinite variety and multiple layers of play, War in Middle Earth is a game you can finish in days or weeks, or savor for months. It will delight and enthrall, and ultimately become a firm favorite in any software library.

      May your heroic efforts be met with success, and the forces of darkness be vanquished!

      Contributed by Jeff Sinasac (315) on May 23, 2000.