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Baldies Take ManhattanNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 1996-- Dozens of Chrome Domes, Hairless Henchmen and the Follicilly-Challenged Invade New York to Introduce New Strategy Computer Game
Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and other vulnerable New York locations are bracing themselves for tomorrow's invasion of Baldies Baldies was a real time strategy PC game for DOS and Microsoft windows which was released Nov 28, 1996 . It was produced by Creative Edge Software & published by Panasonic Interactive Media. It is currently Abandonware. , the cute but ruthless little bald characters featured in the new multiplayer CD-ROM strategy computer game from Panasonic Interactive Media.
On Wednesday, December 11, a horde of human Baldies will take to the streets of New York to hand out Baldies t-shirts and demonstration disks with five sample levels of the game. While their digital counterparts in the game are often described as "devilish," "sadistic" and "completely disoriented" in their never-ending quest to vanquish their sworn enemies, the Hairies, these human Baldies want nothing more than to be friends with all the people they encounter on their adventures in New York.
"We had to promise to leave behind our usual arsenal of weapons, including the exploding cows, the flying goldfish and the skunk bombs," said one of the Baldies, who are indistinguishable except by the color of their overalls. "Our only mission in New York is to tell everyone we meet about how much fun it is to play our new game, especially if you install it on a computer network and play against your so-called friends."
The Baldies plan to start their journey on Wednesday at Grand Central Station at 8:00 a.m. to greet commuters on their way to work. They will travel to the New York Stock Exchange and the South Street Seaport during the morning, then they will say hello to the Wednesday matinee crowd at Times Square during lunch, and roam to Rockefeller Center to meet afternoon shoppers and skaters in the early afternoon.
The Baldies game is a real-time adventure that takes place in five different worlds -- Green, Winter, Egypt, Tourist and Hell--with 100 different levels of fast, funny and furious adventures against the enemy Hairies. Players work with Worker/Breeder, Scientist, Solider and Builder Baldies to develop and implement hilarious battle strategies to wipe out the cunning and ruthless Hairy population, such as dropping a Skunk Bomb onto the roof of an enemy house and watching them run outside into a field of land mines. When installed on a network, up to four players can compete against each other.
Baldies is available on CD-ROM for Windows 95 or DOS-based personal computers at leading software and computer games retailers. The suggested list price for Baldies is $44.95.
Panasonic Interactive Media (PIM) is a division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (MECA) dedicated to interactive content and content delivery systems. Based in Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California, PIM delivers hardware and software products for many different interactive platforms including PC and Macintosh home computer systems. Its parent company, Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (MECA), is headquartered in Secaucus, NJ. Established in 1959, it is the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI) (NYSE: MC) of Osaka, Japan. Along with its subsidiaries and affiliates, MECA -- which markets products under the Panasonic, Technics and Quasar brands -- recorded sales of $7.3 billion in the fiscal year ended March 1996. Matsushita has 22 North American manufacturing sites in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and employs over 16,000 people here. MEI was a Worldwide Official Sponsor of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games.
Contributed by Jeanne (75358) on Feb 07, 2010.
Baldies is a multiplayer action strategy game featuring cute but ruthless little bald characters that you control in order to wipe out the enemy Hairies and attain ultimate Baldie world domination.
In this realtime adventure, you assume the god-like role of managing these pudgy pawns -- controlling where they go and what they do as they help you build your empire level after level. In order to survive and grow, you must quickly make resource management decisions on which Baldies should become Workers, Scientists, Soldiers or Builders.
Each profession is vital to your actively battling society, but the key to success is balancing each group. The Worker/Breeder will reproduce more Baldies; the Scientist creates effective weapons and vehicles used to destroy the enemy Hairies; Soldiers are the defenders; Builders construct the buildings that fuel your war operation - labs, barracks and houses where the Workers, Scientists, Soldiers and Builders are busy at work for you. It takes a quick eye and analytical mind to keep your Baldie-types and land fortresses balanced because you can never be too sure what kind of assaults are planned for you next. It's a constant skirmish to expand and protect your Baldies while simultaneously destroying and holding off the enemy.
Have your Scientists create warfare inventions then combine them for your own original abuse tactics; drop the Skunk invention onto the roof of an enemy house and watch them run outside to where you've planted a land mine. Position your shields, turn roaming animals into weapons of mass destruction, hide Baldies in the trees, create a storm of rocks or rain firebombs down on your opposition, give your Baldies angel wings and make them fly - all the time making sure you reserve enough energy to sustain it all. To keep you on your toes, the same tactics may not always work as the battles evolve to higher levels. Depending on the kind of chess master you are, you'll win, or lose, a different way each time.
Baldies® was developed by Creative Edge, a development team in Scotland.
Contributed by Jeanne (75358) on Feb 06, 2010.
Baldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before!Ever want to rule the world? With Baldies you have the resources, but do you have the strategy and skill? Build your own society complete with workers, builders, soldiers, and scientists, and use them to conquer enemy territory.
When it comes to killing your foe, creativity is highly encouraged. You can skunk 'em, drown 'em, blow 'em up, and electrocute 'em. The only limit is your imagination. Plan your attack well. The enemy is trying to do the same to you!
Contributed by Jeanne (75358) on Aug 08, 2003.