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Raptor: Call of the Shadows (Linux)

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Advertising Blurbs

3D Realms website:
    It's the BEST IBM shooter yet! A fast paced slugfest, with a pulse-pounding sound track, and jaw-dropping VGA animation & cinematics. In the future as a mercenary flying the super-tech Raptor, you'll be sent on interplanetary missions to knock off top competitors of MegaCorp. Battle against hordes of relentless enemies. Spend the bounty you receive from their demise to expand your devastating arsenal, which can be upgraded with 14 hard core weapons!

    "Raptor has some of the hottest graphics ever seen in a shareware game, and blows away most commercial games, too! The graphics will amaze you and the sound will astound you. It's a super star!" -- Interactive Entertainment

    Raptor sets the new standard for PC shooters. This game will do for shooters what Wolfenstein did for 3D games. Incredibly smooth VGA graphics and animation are only half the story. The heart-pounding music in Raptor will leave you breathless, especially if you have a high-end sound card like the Roland or Wave Blaster. (Raptor supports the Midi music format, which provides very high quality music for PC games.) All other major sound cards are also supported!

    The addictive quality and replay value of this game is unreal. Discover secrets, find the bonuses, and battle the boss ships that appear at the end of EVERY WAVE! With each ship and ground target you destroy, you'll earn more cash to increase your ship's technology for the next wave. You'll be driven to kill and destroy--but then, it's in your blood.

    STUNNING FEATURES

  • Ultra-detailed, smooth scrolling VGA graphics.
  • Up to 16 ship upgrades can be bought from Harold's Emporium between waves.
  • Explosive cinematics.
  • 27 killer levels, each with at least one unique boss ship to destroy.
  • Four insane skill levels--higher skill levels introduce new opponents!
  • Incredible soundtrack, supports all major sound cards, 8 channel digital FX!
  • Huge variety of graphics, locations, enemy ships, sound effects, etc.
  • Built-in context sensitive help, plus a self-running demo.
  • Killing for cash was never so much fun!

    NOTE: This is a DOS game - Apogee does not sell a Windows version of Raptor.

    Raptor. This ain't no dinosaur game!

    Originally released April 1, 1994.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jun 13, 2004.

Back of Wiz Shareware Release:
    Fly your super-tech Raptor above on mercenary missions to knock off top competitors at MegaCorp. Use your bounty money to expand your devastating arsenal as you scud through four skill levels: Training, Rookie, Veteran and Elite. A fast-paced slugfest, with a pulse-pounding soundtrack and jaw-dropping animation and cinematics from Apogee. (Sound Blaster supported.)

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3027) on Jun 07, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    It's the BEST IBM shooter yet! A fast paced slugfest, with a pulse-pounding sound track, and jaw-dropping VGA animation & cinematics. In the future as a mercenary flying the super-tech Raptor, you'll be sent on interplanetary missions to knock off top competitors of MegaCorp. Battle against hordes of relentless enemies. Spend the bounty you receive from their demise to expand your devastating arsenal, which can be upgraded with 14 hard core weapons!

    Stunning Features
    • Ultra-detailed, smooth scrolling VGA graphics.
    • Up to 16 ship upgrades can be bought from Harold's Emporium between waves.
    • Explosive cinematics.
    • 27 killer levels, each with at least one unique boss ship to destroy.
    • Four insane skill levels--higher skill levels introduce new opponents!
    • Incredible soundtrack, supports all major sound cards, 8 channel digital FX!
    • Huge variety of graphics, locations, enemy ships, sound effects, etc.
    • Built-in context sensitive help, plus a self-running demo.
    • Killing for cash was never so much fun!


    Raptor. This ain't no dinosaur game!

    The addictive quality and replay value of this game is unreal. Discover secrets, find the bonuses, and battle the boss ships that appear at the end of EVERY WAVE! With each ship and ground target you destroy, you'll earn more cash to increase your ship's technology for the next wave. You'll be driven to kill and destroy--but then, it's in your blood.


    Contributed by IJan (1920) on Dec 02, 1999.