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Martian Gothic: Unification (Windows)

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Description

It's the year 2017. The planet Earth sets up a research station, Vita Base, on Mars with the mission to discover if life did exist there. After a discovery there comes one last garbled message—danger, danger cliché approaching--“have opened Pandora’s box… all the evils of old Mars have flown out,” and a warning, “…if you do send a manned mission, warn the crew…Stay Alone, Stay Alive…” then nothing. So now it’s 2018, and your rescue mission to Mars crash lands. When you get to the base, the welcome wagon is made up of zombies and an alien virus that will make you look back fondly on the days of the Black Plague.

You control a team of three: Kenzo, Karne and Matlock. They enter the base from different airlocks and try to discover what happened. The reason for the whole "Stay alone, stay alive" warning is that if your team members come together they end up forming into a disgusting mass of flesh -- picture the thing from Leviathan -- called a Trimorph.

As you proceed though the base you find clues as to what occurred. In addition, you run into Trimorphs, some of the non zombiefied former base crew, that are bent on your destruction. They come in two sizes -- the small spidery kind which hack at your shins and jump on your face or the huge "better run like hell" monstrosities that will tear you to pieces.

Screenshots

Martian Gothic: Unification Windows One of the three heroes, holding a dart pistol.
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows Your first encounter with an undead crew member.
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows The station's biodeck is huge.
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows There are a lot of unpleasant sights on this station.

Alternate Titles

  • "Готика Марса: Кровавая сторона планеты" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Resident Evil meets the planet Mars - but is this a good or bad thing? Reborn_Demon (124) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) May 13, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2000 77 out of 100 77
Power Unlimited Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Jun 12, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 17, 2000 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 05, 2000 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot May 25, 2000 5.6 out of 10 56
GameSpy Jun 19, 2000 50 out of 100 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 01, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Martian Gothic actually started life as a point and click adventure game. When Stephen Marley joined the team he re-wrote the storyline and changed the game to an action adventure game. The Martian Mayhem was supposed to be a mini game which was eventually scrapped due to time constrain. In fact, there were many stuff that didn't make into the final product.

*SPOILER* The Necropolis had more areas to explore, the alarm clock in Judith's room was supposed to be part of a puzzle, a fourth character would come into play late in the game, more speech and alternate endings.

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Matthew Bailey (1143) added Martian Gothic: Unification (Windows) on Jun 17, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Atomic Punch! (151)