­čĹż The lost Atari arcade game returns with Jeff Minter's Akka Arrh

Dune: The Battle for Arrakis

aka: Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, Dune II: Kampf um den W├╝stenplaneten

Description official descriptions

Westwood Studios' real-time strategy classic Dune II received a major overhaul when ported to the Sega Genesis. While the basic concept remains the same, the game features all-new graphics, streamlined controls, changes to the tech tree as well as completely new levels.

As in the original game, the player controls the troops of one of three noble Houses, called by the Emperor to mine the Spice Melange on the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. A series of consecutive battles must be won by mining spice, constructing a base and building units to attack the enemy.

The rather complex menu-based controls of the original game have been replaced by a context-sensitive cursor system, where a unit reacts according to what is below the cursor - either moving to a destination or attacking an enemy unit, for example.

The tech tree has been simplified: Among other changes, concrete slabs are only available in the 2x2 size, there is only one type of vehicle factory and the advanced units do not require an IX research center anymore.

Finally, the progression of levels in the console version is strictly linear, as there is no choice of the next map to be played as in the original version.

Groups +

Screenshots

Promos

Credits (Genesis version)

42 People (40 developers, 2 thanks) · View all

Reviews

Related Games

Emperor: Battle for Dune
Released 2001 on Windows
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Released 1992 on DOS, 1993 on Amiga, 1995 on Acorn 32-bit
Dune 2000
Released 1999 on PlayStation
Dune
Released 1992 on DOS, Amiga, 1993 on SEGA CD
Frank Herbert's Dune
Released 2001 on PlayStation 2, Windows
D.O.G: Fight For Your Life
Released 1997 on DOS, Windows
Dune 3 aneb Achtung! Die Kurve...
Released 1993 on Amiga, DOS
Emperor: Battle for Dune
Released 2001 on Windows
The Avengers: Battle for Earth
Released 2012 on Xbox 360, Wii U

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 42475

Contribute

Know about this game? Add your expertise to help preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: MAT, kubicz.

Last modified March 8th, 2023.