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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 Relaxing in the water, huh?
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows One of the three heroes, holding a dart pistol.
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows No, let go! I'm not in the mood!
Martian Gothic: Unification Windows At least he died releaved.

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

Critic Reviews

IGN Jun 06, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Joker Jun, 2000 72 out of 100 72
PC Gamer 2000 71 out of 100 71
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
Game Over Online May 30, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Gamer's Pulse Jun 07, 2000 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot May 25, 2000 5.6 out of 10 56
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 01, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Development

  • 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 things 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.

References

There's an amusing letter to be found on the corpse of a crewmember. It mentions how he is going to kill himself to stop them getting into his head. He concludes with.... "I leave all my worldly possessions to my ex-wife. The bitch will probably take them anyway."

Information also contributed by Mark Ennis.

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Matthew Bailey (1140) added Martian Gothic: Unification (Windows) on Jun 17, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Atomic Punch! (150)