Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Quake (Macintosh)

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4.3
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 09/1996:

    QUAKE
    IS FOR EVERYONE



    Alter:
    18-99

    Spieler:
    1-6

    Nicht für Kinder unter 18 Jahren geeignet: Verschluckbare Kleinteile

    DAS SPANNENDE GSELLSCHAFTSSPIEL FÜR DIE GANZE FAMILIE.


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Apr 11, 2010.

www.zeebo.com.br - Zeebo website (Brazil):
    Quake é um jogo em primeira pessoa que leva você a uma cruzada arrepiante e super emocionante para salvar o mundo antes que ele seja dominado por demônios.

    Prepare-se para lutar contra monstros infernais como o Ogre, Vore e Schambler utilizando Lançadores de Projeteis, a feroz Arma de Raio, o abominável Lançador de Foguetes e os Lançadores de Granadas, para salvar a terra de criaturas terríveis.

    Jogo de tiro em primeira pessoa, totalmente em 3D, com 4 mundos para explorar e possibilidade de jogá-lo em diversos níveis de dificuldade.

    Esteja pronto para salvar o mundo por fases sombrias, contra monstros aterrorizantes em uma aventura de arrepiar!

    Contributed by chirinea (33484) on Feb 22, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - SEGA Saturn (US):
    Warp through the slipgates and enter the world of Quake, the fastest, most intense 3D world yet created. From the creators of Doom comes a polygonal shredfest of epic proportions with untold horrors seeking your annihilation. A massive hit on PC, Quake rocks even harder on Sega Saturn.

    Blisteringly fast and fluid 3D action

    Amazing conversion of the PC original

    Incredibly detailed
    lighting and architecture

    8 death-dealing weapons, from trusty axe to mighty Thunderbolt

    13 types of fully polygonal enemies, from grunts to shamblers

    "Smooth framerate, fast speed, and light sourcing better than the stock PC version."

    Saturn World


    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (Australia/New Zealand/US):
    From the creators of DOOM and DOOM II comes the most intense, technologically advanced 3-D experience ever captured on CD-ROM. Features free and fluid motion, ambient sound and lighting, and unmatched multi-player capabilities (play with up to 15 others via internet, modem, LAN or serial connection).

    "Quake is the highest, baddest, bloodiest and most atmospheric 3-D action game ever conceived." — PC GAMER

    "By far the most addictive mutiplayer action game ever." — PC MAGAZINE

    "Quake looks like no other game and perfectly displays id's trademark fusion of nightmarish art and advanced technology." — WIRED

    "The vanguard of a terrifying new level of immersive interactivity." — COMPUTER GAMING WORLD

    "Quake overwhelms the senses." — USA TODAY

    Full registered version.


    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 09, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS shareware version/Amiga (Canada/UK):
    "Quake is the biggest, baddest, bloodiest and most atmospheric 3-D action game ever conceived." — PC GAMER

    "The most important PC game ever."— PC ZONE

    "Quake looks like no other game and perfectly displays id's trademark fusion of nightmarish art and advanced technology." — WIRED

    "The vanguard of a terrifying new level of immersive interactivity."— COMPUTER GAMING WORLD

    "The new, radically different graphics engine delivers mesmerizing 3-D effects." — TIME

    From the creators of DOOM and DOOM II comes the most intense, technologically advanced 3-D experience ever captured on CD-ROM. Features free and fluid motion, ambient sound and lighting, and unmatched multi-player capabilities (play with up to 15 others via internet, modem, LAN or serial connection).

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10669) on Jul 09, 2009.

MacSoft (Macintosh):

    Amazing 3D action experience!

    • Exceeding even their own legendary high standards, id has created a unique masterwork of mesmeric brilliance; Quake.
    • Amazing game play, gorgeous graphics, the greatest, slickest multi player scheme ever developed and amazing sound effects combine to provide the ultimate, indispensable gaming experience.
    • Quake features an all-new state of the art 3D engine, id's first fully developed title since Doom II. Experience the Quake phenomenon at first hand; you will not be disappointed.

    System Requirements: Power PC with at least 16MB RAM, color monitor and CD-ROM drive.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jun 25, 2008.

Back of Box - N64 (UK):

    Nail 'em to the wall!

    Quake 64! An enhanced and action-packed version of the PC mega-hit NOW DEVELOPED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE NINTENDO 64!

    • Heart-pounding gameplay, spectacular graphics and brain-shattering sound effects - guaranteed to have players jumping out of their skins!
    • Incorporates the ferocity of the single-player game with the ultimate bloodlust of the two-player splitscreen Deathmatch.
    • A true 3D polygonal environment that includes the most horrific creatures to grace a console.
    • Startling dynamic lighting, levels designed by the masters, and an arsenal of the most awesome weaponry to match.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 08, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
    Fans of first-person shooters will want to lock and load their nail guns and go beast hunting in this faithful port of id Software's monster PC hit.

    Graphically, Quake for PC improved on the look of Doom -- another id creation -- by replacing sprites with 3-D monsters. Stir in fine use of shadows and seriously spooky sound effects and you have one of the moodiest paks yet for the N64.
    Single-player mode propels you through 26 dark and twisting levels in search of nightmarish demons crossing over to our world via top-secret "Slipgates."

    Starting with an ax and a single-barrel shotgun, you'll upgrade to grenade and rocket launchers, nail guns and, finally, the most powerful weapon of all: the energy-emitting Thunderbolt. You can build up your resistance by finding armor, Biosuits and Megahealth boxes. Extremely rare power-ups quadruple your attack strength, make you invincible or render you virtually invisible. Quake 64 also features four difficulty levels and customizable Controller settings.

    Midway has retained most of the layouts from the PC version. Quake 64 conveys a great sense of 3-D environments, with monsters, passageways and items to be found both above and below. Fortunately, quick and responsive play control makes it easy to master swimming, jumping on the run and other survival skills. The two-player option gives players a taste of PC network death matches.

    Baffling mazes, tons of secret areas and frighteningly realistic monsters peg Quake 64 as a contender to be reckoned with in the strong field of N64 first-person shooters.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Aug 17, 2005.

id Software website - DOS:
    Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using letal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Jun 15, 2004.

Hidden inside the 'previews.ck1' file of Commander Keen 1:
    COMING SOON FROM ID SOFTWARE
    As our follow-up to the Commander Keen trilogy, Id Software is working on "The Fight for Justice": a completely new approach to fantasy gaming. You start not as a weakling with no food--you start as Quake, the strongest, most dangerous person on the continent. You start off with a Hammer of Thunderbolts, a Ring of Regeneration, and a trans-dimensional artifact. Here the fun begins. You fight for Justice, a secret organization devoted to vanquishing evil from the land! This is role-playing excitement.

    And you don't chunk around the screen. "The Fight for Justice" contains fully animated scrolling backgrounds. All the people you meet have their own lives, personalities, and objectives. A 256-color VGA version will be available (smooth scrolling 256-color screens--fancy that)!

    And the depth of play will be intense. No more "whack whack here's some gold." There will be interesting puzzles and decisions won't be "yes/no" but complex correlations of people and events.

    "The Fight for Justice" will be the finest PC game yet.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on May 29, 2004.

Old Magazine Adverts:
    Quake is Everywhere!

    Contributed by DaMaul (136) on May 08, 2001.

Back of the box:
    Exceeding even their own legendary high standardss, id have created a unique masterwork of mesmeric brilliance - Quake.

    Amazing gameplay, gorgeous graphics, the greatest, slickest multiplayer scheme ever developed and amazing sound effects combine to provide the ultimate, indispensible gaming experience.

    Quake features an all-new state of the art 3D engine, id's first fully developed title since DOOM II. Experience the Quake phenomenon at first hand - you will not be disappointed.

    Contributed by Kic'N (4242) on Apr 07, 2001.