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Spear of Destiny (DOS)

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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 Again we are against an ultimate machine!
Spear of Destiny DOS Damn Vines
Spear of Destiny DOS Sometimes <i>verboten</i> really means it.
Spear of Destiny DOS Using knife at short distance attacks.

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* (37818) 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 (73509) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Decent. Tomer Gabel (4388) 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
Just Games Retro Apr 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

The spear of destiny is actually based on the lance, that according to the Gospel of John, has been used at the Crucifixion to wound the side of Christ. With the passing of time, the lance was the subject of many legends, both old and modern. The game's storyline has more things in common with the modern ones, especially the one detailed in Trevor Ravenscroft's 1973 book, The Spear of Destiny. According to it, possession of the Spear would bring its owner the power to conquer the world, but losing it would bring immediate death. The relic had been owned by a succession of powerful European rulers down through the centuries and eventually came to be in the possession of the Habsburg Dynasty. Hitler stole it from Habsburg's treasury at the Hofmuseum in Vienna, when he conquered Austria in 1938. It fell into the hands of the Americans in 1945 and it is said that later that day, in fulfilment of the legend, Hitler committed suicide.

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Andy Voss (1636) added Spear of Destiny (DOS) on Oct 16, 1999