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Zeus: Master of Olympus (Windows)

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Platform
Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
83
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3.2
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    WERDEN SIE EINS MIT DER GROSSEN KULTUR DES ANTIKEN GRIECHENLAND. EINER WIEGE UNSERER ZIVILISATION UND DER GEBURTSSTÄTTE DER DEMOKRATIE!

    Herrscher des Olymp: Zeus, der neuste Hit aus der preisgekrönten Impressions Städtebau-Serie, entführt Sie in die sagenumwobene Welt des antiken Griechenland. Erbauen Sie großartige Stadtstaaten und kämpfen Sie an der Seite historischer Helden wie Herkules oder Odysseus gegen furchterregende Ungeheuer wie die neunköpfige Hydra oder den einäugigen Zyklopen. Verbünden Sie sich mit den Göttern und werden Sie intimer Kenner ihrer kleinen und großen Affären. Auf Ihrem Weg zum Ruhm durchleben Sie hautnah die spannendsten Abenteuer der einzigartigen griechischen Mythologie!

    • Erbauen Sie 7 großartige Stadtstaaten in über 40 einzigartigen Episoden.
    • Interagieren Sie mit mehr als 20 animierten Göttern, Helden und Ungeheuern, die die Straßen Ihrer Stadt bevölkern.
    • Unterschiedliche Schwierigkeitsgrade für Einsteiger bis Könner.
    • Sprechen Sie mit den Bewohner Ihrer Stadt und lernen Sie so ihre vielfältigen Eigenarten und Bedürfnisse kennen.
    • Vereinfachte Spielsteuerung und kontextsensitive Kontrolle über alle spielbestimmenden Komponenten wie Steuern, Handel und Siedlungsbau.
    • Herrschen Sie über Ihre Stadt, gründen Sie ertragreiche Kolonien, finden Sie Verbündete und bekämpfen Sie ihre Feinde!
    [Captions]:
    Erbauen Sie einzigartige Monumente zu Ehren der Götter und erhalten Sie im Gegenzug Geschenke, die Ihnen helfen Ihre Stadt zu verschönern.

    Erschaffen Sie Städte in denen es Nahrung und Unterhaltung im Überfluss gibt und Dichter den Ruhm Ihrer Stadt besingen.

    3 zusätzliche "Open-Play"-Kampagnen, die dem Spieler völlig Freiheit beim Spielen bieten.

    Contributed by jaXen (20027) on Jul 23, 2011.

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/2000:
    DER NEUE AUFBAUSTRATEGIEHIT VON WAHRHAFT GÖTTLICHEM AUSMASS

    HERRSCHER DES OLYMP: ZEUS ENTFÜHRT SIE IN DIE SAGENUMWOBENE WELT DES ANTIKEN GRIECHENLANDS

    7 großartige Kampagnen entführen Sie in das alte Griechenland, wo die Götter noch unter den Menschen weilten.

    Verbesserte Spielsteuerung und – übersicht durch eine komplett neu überarbeitete Benutzeroberfläche

    ERBAUEN SIE GROßARTIGE STADTSTAATEN, KÄMPFEN SIE AN DER SEITE HISTORISCHER HELDEN GEGEN FURCHERREGENDE UNGEHEUER UND VERBÜNDEN SIE SICH MIT DEN GÖTTERN ZUM RUHME IHRER STADT. ERLEBEN SIE HAUTNAH DIE AUFREGENDSTEN ABENTEUER DER GRIECHISCHEN MYTHOLOGIE.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108784) on Oct 04, 2010.

Inside and Back of Box - Windows (US):

    IN YOUR CITY, MYTH BECOMES REALITY.

    Zeus may be the Father of the Gods, but you have the power to build cities, summon heroes, and complete mythological missions in Ancient Greece. Hold your own with the gods and goddesses of the Greek Pantheon as you rule in Greece's Heroic Age.

    Call upon the gods and heroes you choose by building a city that caters to their needs.

    Build a gym and a stadium, then train athletes and host your own Games! Dionysus will provide refreshments.

    Battle neighboring city-states on land and sea. Succeed, and make them your vassals. Fail, and you'll be forced to pay tribute until winning your freedom.

    Go beyond your city on the World Screen. Take your seat among intelligent allies and rivals to rule all of Greece!

    Honor the gods with sanctuaries made of bronze and marble to receive gifts that help your city flourish.

    CITY BUILDING OF MYTHOLOGICAL PROPORTIONS

    From the makers of the award-winning City Building Series, including such classics as Caesar and Pharaoh, comes Zeus: Master of Olympus. Recreate your favorite legends from Greek mythology as you build and rule beautiful city-states. Help Hercules defeat the Hydra, Odysseus win the Trojan War or Jason retrieve the Golden Fleece. You'll make friends in high places, get involved in the affairs of immortals, and even meet Zeus himself.

    • Build and rule seven separate city-states in more than 40 fun-filled episodes.
    • Interact with over 20 animated gods, heroes and monsters who roam your cities.
    • Robust control over everything—taxes, trade, colonization, and combat by land and sea.
    • Build a colony near valuable resources, then return triumphantly to your governing city and rule them both.
    • Conquer unfriendly neighbors outright, or send your soldiers on a raid for needed supplies.
    • Adjustable difficulty settings for everyone from beginner to expert.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11056) on Jan 26, 2010.

Back of Box - Windows (UK):

    PARTICIPATE IN THE BIRTH OF EUROPE
    AND CREATE A MYTH.

    The newest game in Impressions' City Building Series, Master of Olympus - Zeus allows you to recreate your favourite legends from Greek mythology. Build and rule beautiful city-states to help Hercules defeat the Hydra or help Odysseus win the Trojan War. Make powerful allies, get involved in the affairs of immortals of the Greek Pantheon and even meet Zeus, the Father of the Gods himself! You have the power to build cities, summon heroes, and complete mythological adventures in ancient Greece.

    • Build and rule seven separate city-states in more than 40 compelling episodes.
    • Interact with over 20 animated gods, heroes and monsters who roam your cities.
    • All of your cities' residents are unique. Find out what they have to say!
    • Direct control over everything - taxes, trade, colonization, even raiding your neighbours!
    • Rule all of Greece with colonies, allies, and rivals in neighbouring cities.
    • Adjust the difficulty setting from beginner to expert.


    Dedicate amazing monuments to the gods and receive gifts to help your city flourish.

    Call upon the gods and famous heroes you choose by building a city that caters to their needs.

    Ancient Greece comes alive with trading partners, allies, colonies and rivals.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11056) on Jan 26, 2010.

Sierra Entertainment Official Website:
    Harness the Power of the Gods!

    Experience mythology as you never imagined it. The creators of the award-winning City Building Series immerse you in the heroic age of Ancient Greece.

    Invite gods, monsters, and heroes into a city you create and rule, host Olympic games, send Jason after the Golden Fleece, summon Hercules to fight the Hydra, raise an army, fight the Trojan War, and establish colonies nearby. Summon Perseus, Hercules, and others to battle monsters and perform other heroic deeds.

    Specifically designed for all types of players, Zeus is divided into hour-long episodes, has variable difficulty levels, and does not require a fast computer or new hardware. Zeus: Master of Olympus is non-violent and family-friendly.

    http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=71

    Contributed by Indra is here (19699) on May 04, 2003.

UK Sierra catalogue 2000-2001:
    THE GOD OF STRATEGY GAMES

    In ancient Greece, the youngest classical civilization portrayed in the series, Zeus serves up a world filled with heroes, gods, and other mythological creatures. With tasks that can be completed in less than an hour, Zeus promises to be quick to learn and the most fun city building game yet.

    Zeus is a game of politics and trade, gods and heroes, immersing the player into the mythology and daily life of ancient Greece. Players can build legendary city-states like Athens and Sparta and guide their evolution by building colonies, invading or trading with neighbours, attracting heroes to rid the countryside of monsters, or even calling on the gods themselves to help keep the mortals in check. Developed by Impressions Studios, Zeus: Master of Olympus is designed to be fun for strategy gamers of all levels.

    Contributed by MAT (71333) on Oct 28, 2001.

Front of Box:
    BUILD CITIES. CHALLENGE THE GODS. BECOME A LEGEND.

    Contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2254) on Nov 20, 2000.