Almost there! Less than 100 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Empire Deluxe

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
82
3.5
Windows 3.x
...
3.2
Not an American user?

Description

An updated version of White Wolf's earlier Empire game, which was based on a wargame dating back to early mainframe days. One to six players (human or computer with three levels of intelligence) compete to conquer the world using their ground, air, and sea units.

There are three versions of the game available: basic, standard, and advanced. The basic game provides the minimal types of units, a completely viewable map, and basic production rules. The standard game adds some new units, forces you to explore the map to view it, and slightly modifies the production rules. Finally, the advanced game (for the true wargamer) adds even more types of units, terrain effects on movement and sighting, and slightly more complicated production rules.

In addition to playing one or more people around the same computer, you could play via mail (by posting disks back and forth), e-mail, modem, network, or direct serial link.

The game also came with some preset scenarios and maps for players to use. Additionally, there was an editor that let players create their own maps and scenarios.

Copy protection was a compromise between security and player convenience. Rather than looking up a word in the manual every time the game was run, this was only required when running the separate executable that set game options. (Screen resolution, sound options, etc.) Naturally, you always had to run it before playing the first time.

White Wolf and New World Computing also released a scenario disk for the game and later released the Windows version with the extra scenarios on CD-ROM.

Screenshots

Empire Deluxe Windows 3.x You can view the whole map...
Empire Deluxe DOS Attacking the Neutral City...
Empire Deluxe DOS Strategic Community modelled by this game...
Empire Deluxe Windows 3.x Each city you control can produce various things.

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A classic, timeless masterpiece DOS Rick Jones (108)
The Classic War-game gets a wonderful conversion Windows 3.x Simon Haller (17)
A fine example of a classic wargame.... Windows 3.x Chris Martin (1098)
A great update of a classic computer game! DOS Lee Seitz (645)

The Press Says

Power Play DOS Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1993 79 out of 100 79

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Extras

Empire Deluxe was packaged with a notepad featuring New World Computing's emblem (a sword through the Earth) and contact information. Also included was an order form for the original Empire, renamed Empire Classic.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3027) and Lee Seitz (645)