Ballerburg (Windows)

Ballerburg Windows Main menu -  the in-game pointer is a gloved hand, extending one finger when over a selectable hotspot. The in-game options are only for music/sound volume.

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Ballerburg is an unofficial remake of Ballerburg. As in the original the king in the enemy castle needs to be killed, by shooting him with cannons. The influencing factors for a shot are the angle of the muzzle, amount of gunpowder, strength of gunpowder (can be improved via research), wind direction and wind speed.

The complete environment, castle and all constructions are destructible. When a storage room for gunpowder, cannonballs or the money is hit, all or a part of the respective resource is lost. Before a game starts, each player can choose from various castles. Each castle has a different layout of cannons, storage rooms and a king. There are also several maps available.

Fresh supplies (gunpowder and cannonballs) can only be bought at the market where the prices vary over time. The player earns money via taxes, mine head towers or taking out a loan. The amount of income taxes also depends on the number of inhabitants of the castle. If the inhabitants become displeased or the living conditions in the enemy castle are significantly better, they will change sides. The happiness of the inhabitant is influenced by the investment in food and luxury and the tax load.

The game ends when one king is dead or surrenders.

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Ballerburg Windows In lesser resolution, 1024x768x32 in a windowed mode, things worked better. This time king Arthur won.
Ballerburg Windows Increase the food production, and the population is happy again.
Ballerburg Windows The inevitable defeat occurs, as King Arthur is hit by a cannonball.
Ballerburg Windows The King also gives you feedback each turn, if he is pleased or displeased with your performance. Here he is pleased.

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GamersHell.com Oct 18, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81

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Evolyzer (17540) added Ballerburg (Windows) on Jun 07, 2016