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Spear of Destiny (DOS)

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Description

It's World War II and you are B.J. Blazkowicz, the Allies' most valuable agent. In the midst of the German Blitzkrieg, the Spear that pierced the side of Christ is taken from Versailles by the Nazis and secured in the impregnable Castle Wolfenstein. According to legend, no man can be defeated when he has the Spear. Hitler believes himself to be invincible with the power of the Spear as his brutal army sweeps across Europe.

Your mission is to infiltrate the heavily guarded Nazi stronghold and recapture the Spear from an already unbalanced Hitler. The loss of his most coveted weapon could push him over the edge. It could also get you ripped to pieces.

Spear of Destiny is a prequel to Wolfenstein 3-D. It is a first-person shooter that uses the same engine and has the same gameplay, however the game is not divided into 6 separate episodes - all the levels are one long episode.

The enemies and weapons are pretty much the same as in Wolfenstein 3-D. Only new additions include: new bosses, a new type of enemy, and a new pickup (a large box of ammo).

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Spear of Destiny DOS Easter Egg :)
Spear of Destiny DOS Wait, looks like we could escape the castle using one of those trucks? But heroes don't quit!
Spear of Destiny DOS Even SS troops are helpless in front of this beast.
Spear of Destiny DOS One of Big Bosses, and heavily armed.

Alternate Titles

  • "Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny" -- Informal name
  • "SoD" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Do you have any gold spray paint? Well, do you, punk? *Katakis* (37493) unrated
A cheap knock-off of Wolfenstein 3D, but still kind of fun. Les Nessman (263) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Fine supplement to the original MAT (66286) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Decent. Tomer Gabel (4416) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Better than the Original James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Pelit Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Apr 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77

Forums

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Back Cover Screens 1 BurningStickMan (17751)
Apr 28, 2008

Trivia

You can enter "joshua" to bypass the doc check. This produces the message "Greetings Professor Falken, would you like to play Spear of Destiny?", a reference to the movie "War Games". This and the other two words to bypass the doc check, "snoops" and "pelt" are stored in plain text which can easily be seen in the game's executable.

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Andy Voss (1635) added Spear of Destiny (DOS) on Oct 16, 1999