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    This Fun and Innovative Strategy Game Looks as Good as it Plays!

    The year is 1939, and you're a German general with a fresh command in Poland. Lead your core group of units well, and it could transform into an overwhelming force that plows its way through to the Eastern Front.

    With continued success and experience, you could even end up on the shores of England by 1940 -- or in America by 1945! Anything can happen. Be prepared. This game will challenge and stimulate your mind. From SSI.


    • Stunning and authentic visuals. World War II combat photography and film footage will blow you away.
    • Spectacular CD-quality music and explosive sound effects will overwhelm your senses and add to the realism.
    • Get right into the action with over 350 unit types, from Tiger tanks to B-17 Fortresses.
    • Over 35 that you can play independently as either the Allied or Axis side.


    Contributed by MrFlibble (12491) on Sep 13, 2017.

Print advertisement - PC Player 04/95:


    Der General unter den Strategiespielen !

    "Ein Strategiespiel, das durch den variablen Schwierigkeitsgrad dem Anfänger wie dem Veteranen monatelangen Spielspaß garantiert - und damit siegt der Panzer General auf ganzer Linie."
    (PC Joker 87%)

    "Die Experten in unserer Redaktion sind sich einig. Panzer General gehört zu den absoluten Strategie-Highlights in diesem Jahr."
    Power Play 89%)

    "Bestes Strategiespiel des Jahres"
    (Power Play)

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (223322) on Apr 02, 2010.

Press Release:


    Sunnyvale, CA., May 28, 1996 -- Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI), today announced the release of the Power Mac, DOS, and the Microsoft Windows 95 versions of Panzer General. Setting this release apart from the norm is the inclusion of all three sku's on one CD-ROM!

    One of the most successful games in SSI's history, Panzer General takes a fresh approach to computerized wargaming. In fact, it's decidedly more than a wargame! SSI has produced what it believes is the best of the best, combining elements from the best strategy game, the finest features of top selling wargames and topped off with state-of-the-art technology!

    Our leader starts his quest in Poland. The year is 1939. Success will bring more challenges, tougher battles and provide experience to his "core" units to help manage the next series of confrontations. Prestige and influence are attributes which are earned, not given. With his continuing success he may choose to fight his way through Norway, Belgium, France, and then on to North Africa and the Eastern front. If unsuccessful, he may find himself in a desperate defense of Berlin as early as 1939!

    Authentic World War II combat photography and film footage, along with CD quality and dynamite sound effects, add to the suspense and realism of this Super VGA masterpiece. Over 35 progressive scenarios allow players, if successful, to buy more than 350 types of units and equipment ranging from Tiger tanks to the B-17 Flying Fortress.

    One or two players can play a full campaign game, which will last over 60 hours, or the scenarios may be played independently as either side. All unit types from the actual war are represented on-screen, including tanks, paratroopers, engineers, air forces, and naval forces. Players carry out their actions in multiple impulse turns, allowing them to take actions such as reinforcement, movement, and attacking, several times each turn.

    Panzer General is played with an easy-to-use interface that displays where a given unit can be moved after the player clicks on it.. Conflict is displayed with cinematics showing the destruction taken by both sides. The map scrolls automatically for ease of interaction. Game play detail includes streamlined weather, attrition, and supply rules.

    Panzer General was designed and developed by the internal war game experts at Strategic Simulations Inc. "Panzer General is the best looking, most playable wargame SSI has published in our 15 year history," states Joel Billings, SSI's founder. "The addictive quality of this game rivals the best strategy games on the market. No one will walk away willingly!"

    Panzer General is now available for Dos, Windows 95, Macintosh, 3DO, and the Sony PlayStation.

    # # #

    Strategic Simulations, Inc., a Mindscape Company, is one of the industry's leading electronic entertainment game publishers. Founded in 1979 and based in Sunnyvale, CA, SSI is recognized worldwide for its critically acclaimed 5 Star Series which includes such mega-hits as Panzer General, Allied General, and Fantasy General. In addition, SSI is acknowledged as a premier fantasy role-playing publisher for its World of Aden and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons line of products and its highly realistic simulations including the recently released Su-27 Flanker: The Military Flight Simulator and Silent Hunter.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76484) on Apr 25, 2004.

Box Cover Back (Windows 95 & DOS):
    Here's a fun and innovative strategy game that looks as good as it plays!

    As a strategy game, PANZER GENERAL will challenge and stimulate your mind -- something you'd expect from SSI. But this time, we've pulled out all the stops: Prepare for a gaming experience that will also overwhelm your other senses. Your eyes will revel in stunning Super VGA graphics as well as authentic World War II combat photography and film footage interspersed throughout. Your ears will enjoy CD-quality music and dynamite sound effects.

    The illusion is complete: The year is 1939 and you are German General with fresh command in Poland. Anything can happen. Win and advance to the next front of your choice with your newly experienced core group of units.

    Continue to lead well and those inexperienced units from Poland could turn into an overwhelming force plowing through Norway, Belgium, France, North Africa and the Eastern Front. You could even end up on the shores of England by 1940 -- or in America by 1945!

    In addition to the campaign game, Panzer General featured over 35 progressive scenarios which you can play independently as either Allied or Axis side. Choose from over 350 unit types -- Tiger tanks to B-17 Flying Fortresses.

    Give your senses a treat. Play Panzer General today!

    Setting a New Standard in Strategy Gaming.

    Contributed by MAT (194562) on Nov 08, 2001.