DescriptionAge of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is about a young wizard named "Merlin". The world is unbalanced, and Merlin must fight against other powerful wizards to gain control of all the different Spheres of magic to bring back the balance.
This game is the sequel to the original Age of Wonders, released in 1999. It is a turn based strategy game, and is more like Master of Magic than Heroes of Might and Magic. Some new features in the game are the "Pioneer," which lets the player to build new cities, and the "Teleportation Gate" that allows units to teleport to any friendly city.
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne is focused on magic. The leader is a powerful wizard, and for the most part of the game he stays in his "Wizard Tower," a powerful structure built in cities. This wizard has a certain range, or "Domain," in which he can cast his spells. To aid him are individual heroes, which can carry items and gain experience. There is also a wide variety of units to choose from, including the "Glutton" that can swallow his enemies whole, and the pretty "Nymph" that seduces her enemies.
- "奇迹时代II：巫师王座" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "AoW2" -- Abbreviated name
- "Age of Wonders II: Tron Czarnoksieznika" -- Polish title
- "Age of Wonders II: Der Zirkel der Zauberer" -- German title
Part of the Following Group
|Flawed, but still a rather rare type of game that I'm glad I played||Cavalary (7056)|
|A great game, just as the first one.||Grov (646)|
|A very hard game, but enjoyable to say the least.||Luke Wheeler (2)||unrated|
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network||Jun 26, 2002||95 out of 100||95|
|Deaf Gamers||2002||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpot||Jun 17, 2002||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Gamesmania.de||Jul 12, 2002||87 out of 100||87|
|ActionTrip||Jun 21, 2002||87 out of 100||87|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Jul 24, 2002||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Captain||Jul 21, 2002||83 out of 100||83|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Jul 26, 2002||80|
|GameZone||Jun 17, 2002||7.4 out of 10||74|
|ESC Magazine||Sep 25, 2002||5 out of 10||50|
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ArchonsThe race "Highmen" in AoW was renamed to "Archons" in AoW 2: The Wizards Throne. Reason? The devs didn't like that the sound of the word "highmen" is quite similar to another English word, which means something completely different....
NymphsDuring final testing it was discovered that the Nymphs' nipples could actually be seen at 200% zoom. The Nymphs were given some more clothes in the final game....
PortraitsThe hero portraits are actually remade pictures of the developers and some other people. Here's a list (made originally by Martijn Holtkamp) :
Torgal: Lennart Sas
Winger & Jack: Arno van Wingerden
Joseph: Josh Farley
Federick: Menno Sas
Avernus & The spirit of Order: Arnout Sas
Wazzz: Martijn Holtkamp
Khitan: Mao lin Liao
Ham Binger: Raymond Bingham
Morrandir: Djurre van Dijk
Petrog: Peter de Groot
Taberu: famous actor
Belendor: famous actor
Arcos: Jaap guy (don't ask me)
Elme: famous actrice
Dana, Shenga, Chanta, Estra: The Triumph studios women.
Related Web Sites
- Age of Wonders 2 Patch (A page with a direct download of the latest patch for this game. No registration required.)
- Age of Wonders 2 Tips (A page with general tips for successful play. Includes links to specific attacking and defending tips.)
- Age of Wonders Heaven (The best and biggest fansite for all AoW games.)
- Age of Wonders II | The Wizard's Throne (The official Age of Wonders II site)