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Montezuma's Return

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Print advertisement - PC Player 09/1997:
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    MAX MONTEZUMA

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108794) on Apr 16, 2010.

WizardWorks Press Release:

    WIZARDWORKS SHIPS 'MONTEZUMA'S RETURN' FOR PC
    Sequel to the Original Best-Seller 'Montezuma's Revenge'

    MINNEAPOLIS, October 27, 1998 - Max Montezuma is back and he's ready to claim the lost treasure of King Montezuma, as WizardWorks, a division of GT Interactive Software Corp. (NASDAQ: GTIS), ships Montezuma's Return, the real-time 3-D action adventure sequel to the gaming classic, Montezuma's Revenge, which will be included free on the CD-ROM.

    "In this sequel to the best-selling original, Montezuma's Revenge, Montezuma's Return keeps gamers at the edge of their seats with platform puzzle jumping, obstacle climbing and outlandish fights," said Paul Rinde, senior vice president of Product Acquisition and Development for WizardWorks. "Hilarious game scenarios will even appeal to the driest sense of humor, making this a truly unique gaming experience."

    Designed by Utopia Technologies, Montezuma's Return includes an incredible 50 hours of gameplay. In Montezuma's Return, gamers escape from a doomed flight and are challenged to survive on an uncharted tropical island populated with ghoulish opponents energized by an ancient curse. As the plot unfolds, the player must restore the desecrated tomb of his legendary ancestor thereby lifting the curse of the ancients. The game combines the best elements of adventure games with jumping, climbing, fighting and swimming dexterity challenges, spiced with humor.

    Montezuma's Return is attractively priced at $19.99 and available at retail outlets nationwide.

    Other highlights of the game include:
    • Real-time animated 3D characters;
    • Visible, usable 3D arms and legs on Max Montezuma;
    • Challenging 3D puzzles, death-defying stunts and obstacle maneuvering;
    • 3D acceleration support, including Voodoo™2 Bump Mapping;
    • Offbeat, imaginative combat scenarios;
    • FREE! Full version of Montezuma's Revenge, the game that started it all;
    • more than 20 hysterical full-motion video sequences;
    • real-time color lighting affects including, spotlight, point and planar;
    A free two-level demo of Montezuma's Return is available at
    http://www.wizworks.com/monte/index.htm or http://www.utopiatech.com/demo.html

    Based in Minneapolis, MN, GT Interactive Software Value Products is a leading value software company, publishing PC products under the WizardWorks, CompuWorks and Slash brands. The company is a subsidiary of GT Interactive Software, Corp., a leading global publisher of entertainment and edutainment software under the GT Interactive, Cavedog Entertainment, SingleTrac and MacSoft brands for personal computers as well as game consoles from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Nintendo. The company operates development studios in Seattle, Salt Lake City and San Luis Obispo, CA. Located on the World Wide Web at http://www.gtinteractive.com, GT Interactive is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol GTIS. WizardWorks is located on the Web at http://www.wizworks.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 25, 2008.

Utopia Technologies Website:

    Montezuma's Return Game Overview:

    Montezuma's Return is a first-person realtime 3d action adventure game for IBM PC compatible computers. It features real-time immersive 3D graphics and fast action gameplay. The game is spiced with humor and many full-motion video (FMV) interludes. Unlike other 3D games, the focus of Montezuma's Return is jumping, puzzle-solving and obstacle maneuvering, rather than destruction. Montezuma's Return will give hours of entertainment for the entire family, and will offer excitement for even the most experienced game player.

    The Story:

    The Year 1348. The Aztec war is near an end. King Montezuma's army has been defeated and his empire has crumbled. Montezuma hid his treasures deep beneath the ground underneath the Aztec grand temple. In desperation, he assembled his greatest sorcerers together and instructed them to place a curse upon the land which contains the treasure. From that day and for ten thousand years forward anyone who set foot on this ground would be stricken with the wrath of the curse. For even the soul of any trespasse would be trapped within the walls of the temple forever. The king's sorcerers were powerful, but were no match for the combined forces of the Spaniards and the neighboring tribes. King Montezuma and his few remaining consorts abandoned their land and were never seen nor heard from again.

    Over the years, several groups have heard about the lost treasure of Montezuma. Paying no heed to the curse, they have attempted to raid the temple of its treasures. With one exception, all of these previous adventurers have never been seen of again. In 1932 an aristocrat by the name of Horace Armstrong Green assembled a team of 12 mercenaries in an expedition to retrieve the legendary treasure. Horace was the only one of the thirteen who returned, but he was not the same. Those who know him reported that Horace spent his final days rambling on about zombies, aliens and huge deformed rodents involved the death of his twelve compatriots. Clearly affected by madness, he survived for three only weeks. An autopsy concluded that his death was due to an infection of rare brain parasites.

    The Year 1998. The adventurer, Max Montezuma (the only surviving direct descendant of the legendary Aztec king) returns to the land of his ancestors to claim the treasure to it's rightful heir. No one knows exactly where he's from, and no one knows exactly where he's going, but one thing's for certain - if there's danger and loot, Max will be there. Some people think he's a bounty hunter, some people call him a mercenary, and others say he's an international spy. Even when he's not looking for it, trouble follows Max like a fly to a horse's tail in the summer and Max wouldn't have it any other way.

    Game Description:

    Montezuma's Return is an immersive realtime 3D action adventure game for PC CD/ROM. The game stars YOU as Max Montezuma, the daring adventurer and rumored descendant of the legendary Aztec Emperor. Escaping from a doomed flight, armed only with a flashlight, survival will be his first challenge. Our hero must discover the secrets of a lost civilization while stranded on an uncharted tropical island. It won't take long to find out that the island is populated with many ghoulish opponents energized by an ancient curse. As the plot unfolds, the player must restore the desecrated tomb of his legendary ancestor thereby lifting the curse of the ancients. Along the way, he'll encounter some friendly characters who will help him on his mission. He'll also needs to discover the link between the ancient Aztecs and a mysterious alien race! The game combines the best elements of adventure games with jumping-climbing-fighting-swimming dexterity challenges, all wrapped up and spiced with humor.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 24, 2008.

WizardWorks Press Release:

    WIZARDWORKS TO RELEASE 'MONTEZUMA'S RETURN' FOR PC;
    SEQUEL TO CLASSIC TITLE 'MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE'
    Original Game 'Montezuma's Revenge' Included Free

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 1998 – Legendary Aztec King Montezuma no longer remains, but his only surviving direct descendant, Max Montezuma is back and he's ready to claim the lost treasure of Montezuma. Max makes his debut in WizardWorks' new real-time 3-D action adventure Montezuma's Return, the sequel to the gaming classic, Montezuma's Revenge, which will be included free on the CD-ROM.

    "We're excited to be publishing the sequel to Montezuma's Revenge, which still has a strong following and is considered a classic among gamers," said Paul Rinde, senior vice president of Product Acquisition and Development for WizardWorks. "Montezuma's Return will bring many new features to the original title, including 50 hours of gameplay compared to the 20 hours that were in Montezuma's Revenge."

    Unlike other 3-D action games, the focus of Montezuma's Return, designed by Utopia Technologies, is jumping, puzzle-solving and obstacle maneuvering, rather than destruction. As Max Montezuma, the daring adventurer and rumored descendant of the legendary Aztec Emperor, players escape from a doomed flight and are challenged to survive on an uncharted tropical island populated with ghoulish opponents energized by an ancient curse.

    WIZARDWORKS-MONTEZUMA'S RETURN
    As the plot unfolds, the player must restore the desecrated tomb of his legendary ancestor thereby lifting the curse of the ancients. The game combines the best elements of adventure games with jumping, climbing, fighting and swimming dexterity challenges, spiced with humor.

      Montazuma's Return is attractively priced at $19.99 and scheduled for release in September. Other highlights of the game include:
    • Win95 and 3Dfx on the same CD;
    • a FREE version of the classic Montezuma's Revenge;
    • six-degrees of freedom world;
    • real-time color lighting affects including, spotlight, point and planar;
    • real-time 3-D arms and legs that are used in the game to solve puzzles, climb on the ropes, jump, swim and for combat;
    • realistic, on-the-fly interaction with true physics and chrome-mapped triangles and Phong shading;
    • 3Dfx Voodoo ready - will support all 3Dfx cards including Voodoo 2;
    • dozens of unique animated characters;
    • more than 20 hysterical full-motion videos;


    Based in Minneapolis, MN, GT Interactive Software Value Products is the industry's number one value software company, publishing PC products under the WizardWorks, CompuWorks and Slash brands. It also operates GW Press, a developer of authorized strategy guides for both computer and video games. The company is a subsidiary of GT Interactive Software, Corp., a leading global publisher of entertainment and edutainment software under the GT Interactive, Cavedog Entertainment, SingleTrac and MacSoft brands for personal computers as well as game consoles from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Nintendo. The company operates development studios in Seattle, Salt Lake City and San Luis Obispo, CA. Located on the World

    Wide Web at http://www.gtinteractive.com, GT Interactive is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol GTIS. GT Value Products is located on the Web at http://www.wizworks.com.

    Utopia Technologies, Inc., based in New Jersey and Texas, has been developing PC games since the 1980's. Utopia has also developed such coin-operated video games as Countertop Champion and Countertop Champion II. The company recently received approval from Nintendo to develop titles for the Nintendo 64 game system. Utopia is located on the Web at http://www.utopiatech.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 24, 2008.

Back of Box - DOS/Windows (German):
    Montezuma - Der Fluch der Azteken

    Damals, wir schrieben das Jahr 1515:
    Montezuma, der letzte Herrscher der legendären Aztekenzivilisation, steht kurz vor der Niederlage. Verzweifelt versteckt er alle Schätze seines Volkes auf einer einsamen Insel im Golf von Mexiko.

    Am tiefsten Punkt einer Pyramide gelegen, ist der Schatz durch zahlreiche Fallen und magische mechanismen gegen alle Eindringlinge gesichert.

    Heute schreiben wir das Jahr 1997:
    Sie schlüpfen in die Rolle des Max Montezuma, einem direkten Nachkommen des ehemaligen Herrschers.

    Steigen Sie ein in die atemberaubende 3D-Welt von Montezuma - Der Fluch der Azteken und versuchen Sie, den sagenumwobenen Schatz Ihres Vorfahren zu finden und zu bergen.

    Features:

    • Phantastische Grafiken in 65.000 Farben
    • Realistische Interaktionen unter Einhaltung physikalischer Grundgesetze
    • Herausfordernde 3D-Puzzle
    • Spannende Kämpfe
    • Über 50 realtime animierte Charaktere
    • Atmosphärischer Soundtrack
    • Über 500 Innen- und Außenszenarien
    • Wechselnde Wetterbedingungen
    • Echtzeitberechnete Lichtquellen
    • Enthält DOS und WINDOWS Version

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Nov 20, 2005.

Back of Case - DOS/Windows (Sold Out):
    Max Montezuma, daring adventurer and rumored descendent of the legendary Aztec emperor. Our hero must discover the secrets of a lost civilization while stranded on an uncharted tropical island. As the plot unfolds by completing a series of nine immense levels and claiming all the treasures within, the player can restore the desecrated tomb of his legendary ancestor thereby lifting the curse of the ancients.

    Montezuma's Return! A first-person real-time 3D action adventure game. Featuring real-time immersive 3D graphics and fast intensive gameplay, all spiced with a comic humor. The game contains deviously designed puzzle-solving, obstacle maneuvering and plenty of platform action.

    Montezuma's Return will provide hours of entertainment for all ages and offers an exciting challenge for even the most experienced game player.

    Montezuma's Return is the only 'Doom' style game where brain power matters more than brawn!

    Technical Features:

    * Bundled free with the 1980's classic Montezuma's Revenge * Utopia Technologies' proprietary UVision graphics technology * Stunning graphics in 65,000 colors with standard SVGA cards * Designed to be played in a true 3D perspective - where you have to look and move in every direction * Challenging 3D puzzles * Exciting combat scenarios with hordes of unique animated enemies * The first PC game to have real-time 3D arms and legs that are used in the game to solve puzzles, climb on the ropes, jump, swim and for combat

    Contributed by cartlionel (130) on May 01, 2005.