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StarCraft (Macintosh)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    DIE NÄCHSTE ECHTZEIT-DIMENSION

    -PC GAMES-

    STARCRAFT

    • DREI EINZIGARTIGE ALIEN-SPEZIES
      Ob Sie nun die nomadischen Terraner, die mysteriösen Protoss oder die gierigen Zergs kommandieren. Sie müssen jeweils völlig neue Strategien entwickeln, um die individuellen Einheiten, Fähigkeiten und Technologien zu meistern.
    • VERSCHIEDENSTE SCHLACHTFELDER
      Stürzen Sie sich in eine tödliche Mischung aus Weltraumduellen, Oberflächenmissionen und Gebäudekampf. Befehligen Sie geheime Spionage-Agenten, Tarnkappen-Jäger, Protoss Hohe Templer oder Zerg-Schänder während Ihres Eroberungszugs durch die Galaxis.
    • REVOLUTIONÄRE SPEZIAL-EFFEKTE
      Echtzeit-Lichtquellenberechnung, erweiterte Transparenz-Effekte und echte Sichtlinien sorgen für gigantische Grafiken und unerreichte taktische Tiefe.
    • SPANNENDE INTERNET-DUELLE
      Fordern Sie weltweit Spieler ohne zusätzliche Kosten* in Blizzard's Battle.net Internetservice heraus. Bis zu 8 Spieler gegeneinander, verbündet oder als Teams. Erweiterte Features sind u.a. Weltrangliste, Turniere und Herausfordererlisten.
    • UNERREICHTER KAMPAGNEN-EDITOR
      Entwerfen Sie kinderleicht eigene Missionen oder ganze Kampagnen. Bestimmen Sie Spielziele, Sprache und Sounds und erschaffen Sie einzigartige Helden für gigantische Solo- und Mehrspieler-Welten samt eigener Storyline.
    *Das eigentliche Spielen im Battle.net ist kostenlos.
    Sie bezahlen lediglich Ihre üblichen Internetkosten.

    DIE EINZIEGEN VERBÜNDETEN SIND IHRE FEINDE

    VOM HERSTELLER VON DIABLO UND WARCRAFT II TIDES OF DARKNESS


    Contributed by jaXen (19012) on Jun 30, 2011.

1997 Blizzard/Sierra game catalogue - Windows (Germany):

    Die Erfinder von WarCraft revolutionieren das Strategiegenre

    Nach den Superhits WarCraft und Diablo schlägt Blizzard diesen Winter wieder zu: Es ist eine Zeit der Unruhe. Drei der mächtigsten Rassen des Universums streben nach der absoluten Vorherrschaft in der Galaxis. Die einzige Konsequenz ist eine erbarmungslose Schlacht in den Weiten des Weltraums - Ihre einzigen Verbündeten sind Ihre Feinde!

    NEU - Winter 97/98

    "Der Marktführer in Sachen Echtzeit-Strategie greift erneut nach den Sternen." PC GAMES Special
    "... StarCraft DAS Echtzeit-Strategiespiel ..." PC GAMES

    • Inklusive Internet-Option: Fordern Sie die ganze Welt im Battle.net heraus
    • 3 einzigartige Rassen: Befehligen Sie die Terraner, Zergs oder Protoss, jede mit unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten
    • 3 Schlachtfelder: Eine gewaltige Mischung aus Weltraumkonflikten, Oberflächenmissionen und Gebäudekampf
    • 3 epische Kapitel: 30 inhaltlich verbundene Missionen erzählen die Geschichte des Universums am Rande der Apokalypse
    • Spektakuläre Special-effects: Echtzeit-Lightsourcing, Wetterwechsel und interaktives Terrain sind nur der Anfang


    Revolutionäre Echtzeitstrategie

    Contributed by MZ per X (2940) on Oct 20, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 07/1998:

    STARCRAFT

    DIE EINZIGEN VERBÜNDETEN SIND IHRE FEINDE

    "ein fantastisches Spiel"
    -PC Action-

    Vom Hersteller des weltweit meistverkauften Echtzeit-Strategiespiels WARCRAFT II: TIDES OF DARKNESS

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100521) on Apr 28, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 03/1998:

    INTELLIGENZ...

    (Next page)

    IDENTIFIKATION: PROTOSS
    HOCHENTWICKELTE INTELLIGENZ
    PSI-KRÄFTE

    ...BESTIE

    In Kürze live auf Ihrem Bildschirm

    Vom Hersteller des weltweit meistverkaufen Echtzeit-Strategiespiel WARCRAFT II: TIDES OF DARKNESS

    STARCRAFT


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100521) on Apr 27, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 01/1998:

    KOPF...

    (Next page)

    IDENTIFIKATION: ZERO
    PRIMITIVE RASSE
    ANIMALISCHE INTELLIGENZ

    ... ZERBRECHEN

    In Kürze live auf Ihrem Bildschirm

    Vom Hersteller des weltweit meistverkauften Echtzeit-Strategiespiels WARCRAFT II: TIDES OF DARKNESS

    STARCRAFT

    (Next page)

    SCHÄDEL...

    (Next page)

    IDENTIFIKATION: TERRANER
    MENSCHLICHER MUTANT
    MILITÄRISCH ORGANISIERT

    ... TRAUMA

    In Kürze live auf Ihrem Bildschirm

    Vom Hersteller des weltweit meistverkauften Echtzeit-Strategiespiels WARCRAFT II: TIDES OF DARKNESS

    STARCRAFT


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100521) on Apr 26, 2010.

Privat Computer PC Magazine (February, 1998):
    Who's the
    DEADLIEST of them
    all?

    "Blizzard nøjes ikke med en simpel Warcraft in space...med Starcraft går de efter ren stjernekrig." - PC Gamer

    "...Starcraft vil blive en milepæl i real-time strategi-spil." - PC Zone

    3 Impornerende kapitler
    Tre separate fortællinger beskriver i 30 fantastiske scenarier om et univers på undergangens rand.

    3 Kampskuepladser
    En dødelig blanding af space combat, planetangreb og infiltration af skjulte baser.

    3 Fremmende Racer
    Tag kommandoen over en af de tre fremmede racer — hver af dem har sine helt unikke evner.

    STARCRAFT

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 12, 2007.

Press Release:

    BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES STARCRAFT

    From the makers of the best-selling Warcraft series comes the next level in real-time strategy games as players journey into the reaches of space and the realms of Starcraft.

    LONDON, UK, April 14, 1996
    -- At the European Computer Trade Show starting today, Blizzard Entertainment announced Starcraft, a futuristic real-time strategy game. Players journey into the reaches of space to restore order to a galaxy on the brink interstellar warfare. The game is expected to be available this winter in Windows 95 format. In Starcraft, the delicate balance between powers begins to unravel as alien invaders from beyond the Galactic Rim threaten to destroy all of known space in their quest for supremacy. As commander of one of three species vying for sovereignty, players undertake a series of strategic military missions while defending planets and constellations, employing advanced technology and controlling reserves of finite resources.

    Says Allen Adham, president and founder of Blizzard Enertainment, "We are drawn to the intense game play offered in the real-time strategy genre -- as demonstrated by our dedication and passion for the Warcraft series. With Starcraft, we have the opportunity to continue our tradition of offering highly addictive and exciting real-time games, while creating new worlds, experiences and technologies."

    Key features in Starcraft will include:
    - Three intergalactic species boasting unique units, technologies, attributes and abilities.
    - Evolving storyline that unfolds as players experience the game from each of the three species' perspective.
    - Multiplayer option that supports as many as eight players via modem, network, direct link and the Internet.
    - SVGA enhanced graphics with rich three-dimensional rendered scenes.
    - Unique spawning technology that allows head-to-head play by installing multiple copies from the original CD-ROM.


    Starcraft is expected to be available by this winter in Windows 95 CD-ROM format at most computer and software retail chains nationwide for approximately $50. The game will also be available through Blizzard at (800)-953-SNOW. Blizzard Entertainment is a premier publisher of next-generation entertainment software. The company's blockbuster hits Warcraft and Warcraft II have earned top industry honors including Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game, as well as high ratings and rave reviews from numerous gaming magazines. Soon to be released titles include Diablo, a role-playing game, and Pax Imperia 2, a galactic empire simulator. Blizzard is a division of Davidson & Associates, Inc., a leading multimedia studio for educational and entertainment software.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75633) on Apr 22, 2004.

Blizzard Entertainment Product Catalog (2002):
    THE FUTURE OF STRATEGIC COMBAT
  • Three unique alien species to command.
  • GAME OF THE YEAR! - Computer Gaming World.
  • Free Battle.net support
  • Over 6 million sold!

    Contributed by MAT (66268) on Jul 18, 2002.

Blizzard Product Catalog:
    The future of strategic combat in a galaxy held at the brink of destruction...

    Game of the Year!
    -Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, 1997-1998 Award Year

    It is a time of crisis. Three of the most powerful forces in the universe head ona a collision course for galactic domination. The only choice is war. The only allies are enemies.

    Intense Internet Competition
    Challenge the world with FREE access to Blizzard Battle.net. Up to 8 player Internet support including worldwide player rankings, tournaments and challenge ladders

    3 Unique Alien Species
    Whether you command the nomadic Terrans, mysterious Protoss or voracious Zerg, you must devise totally unique strategies to master the specialized units, abilities and technologies of each

    Multiple Theaters of Battle
    Engage in a deadly mix of space combat, planetary assault and covert base infiltration. Command Ghost Espionage Agents, Protoss High Templars and Zerg Defilers as you seek to conquer the galaxy

    Unequaled Campaign Editor
    Construct individual missions or entire campaigns with unrivaled options and ease

    Contributed by MAT (66268) on Jul 25, 2001.

Advertisement in Science Fiction Age, July 1998:
    THE INVASION HAS BEGUN


    • 3 Unique Alien Species

      Whether you command the nomadic Terrans, mysterious Protoss, or voracious Zerg, you must devise totally unique strategies to master the specialized units, abilities, and technologies of each.

    • Unequaled Campaign Editor

      Construct individual missions or entire campaigns with unrivaled options and ease.

    • Intense Internet Competition

      Challenge the world with FREE access to Blizzard's Battle.net’. Up to 8 player Internet support including worldwide player rankings, tournaments, and challenge ladders.

    • Revolutionary Special Effects

      Real-time light sourcing, true line of sight, and an advanced translucency engine combine for unparalleled visual and tactical realism.

    • Multiple Theaters of Battle

      Engage in a deadly mix of space combat, planetary assault, and covert base infiltration. Command Ghost Espionage Agents, Protoss High Templars, and Zerg Defilers as you seek to conquer the galaxy.

    • Collector's Special Edition Boxes - Each box cover features one of StarCraft's 3 species. Available for a limited time only.

    Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Apr 25, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    In the distant future, a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage, and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. But as resources and fuel run short, the Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown species-- the Zerg-- has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come.

    As the military leader for your species, you must gather the resources you need to train and expand your military and lead them to victory. 30 unique missions will challenge you across three different campaigns as you control the fate of the galaxy.

    Starcraft also boasts advanced control features such as waypoints and training queues to provide enhanced gameplay, in addition to the intuitive interface, superb SVGA graphics, and outstanding sound and music that have come to be expected from Blizzard Entertainment.

    Control any of three different species, each with unique units, technologies, attributes, and abilities

    Multiplayer games for up to 8 players over IPX networks and Battle.net

    Included Scenario and Map Editor allows players to edit units and create their own campaigns

    Contributed by MajorDad (474) on Nov 04, 1999.