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    Sid Meier's

    Sid Meier



    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (221431) on Apr 01, 2010.

Back of Box - Amiga (UK):

    Create A New Nation


    Before you lies the promise that is the New World with all its peril and infinite possibility. Vast, lush green tracts of forest; freezing, crystal clear mountain rivers; plains stretching as far as the eye can see. And you must become its master.

    Colonization from Sid Meier. A story of discovery, exploration and territorial independence. Play the colonist, conquistador and diplomat facing the challenges and frustrations of building a new independent nation. Choose the European power you want to represent: from French, Spanish, Dutch or British and use the wealth of the land to build up your position. Use deceit and force to outwit rivals. Use trade alliances to forge friendships and create new industries - all the while holding back the possibility of revolt.

    Ultimately, you'll declare independence. But you won't gain your nation's freedom without a fight.

    Sid Meier's Colonization. Don't settle for anything less!

    Sid Meier, whose name is synonymous with great gameplay is the creator of instant classics such as Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates! and F-19 Stealth Fighter.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (24587) on Jul 09, 2009.
    Join Columbus and Discover the New World

    Inspired by the acclaimed Civilization, Colonization focuses on a single era in history from 1500 to 1800--the discovery, exploration and colonization of the New World.

    Players control either English, French, Dutch or Spanish colonists in the New World. This New World can be the historically accurate Americas (North and South) or a randomly generated world with varying resources and challenges. Overseeing economic, military and political growth, gamers strive to establish independence from the mother country while competing with other colonies for control of the New World.

    Players of Colonization will find a lot that is familiar-and therefore easy to learn-plus new and exciting challenges. In Colonization, gamers can assign colonists to any of 20 different professions including farming, fur trading, weaving, mining, soldiering and so on. With Training colonists can achieve mastery of their chosen skills, which increases their efficiency. This diversity and efficiency help make each colony productive and self-sufficient.

    Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1360) on May 31, 2009.

Back of Box - DOS (German):


    Vor Ihnen liegt die Neue Welt mit all ihren Hoffnungen, Gefahren und unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten. Mit gewaltigen, üppig grünen Waldgebieten, kristallklaren Bergbächen und endlos weiten Prärien. Und Sie sollen dies alles beherrschen.

    Colonization von Sid Meier - eine Geschichte voller Entdeckungen, Erkundungen und Unabhängigkeitskämpfe. Stellen Sie sich als Siedler, Eroberer und Diplomat den Herausforderungen und Frustrationen beim Aufbau einer neuen, unabhängigen Nation. Wählen Sie den europäischen Staat, dessen Rolle Sie übernehmen wollen, sei es Frankreich, Spanien, Holland oder Großbritannien, und nutzen Sie den Reichtum des Landes zum Ausbau Ihrer Machtstellung. Bekämpfen Sie Ihre Rivalen mit List und Gewalt. Besiegeln Sie Freundschaften durch Handelsbündnisse, und bauen Sie neue Industrien auf - wobei Sie immer mit der Möglichkeit eines Aufstands rechnen müssen.

    Am Ende können Sie dann Ihre Unabhängigkeit erklären. Doch die Freiheit Ihrer Nation läßt sich nicht kampflos erreichen.

    Sid Meier's Colonization. Nur das Beste sollte Ihnen gut genug sein!

    Sid Meier, dessen Name für erstklassiges Gameplay bürgt. Der Schöpfer solcher Klassiker wie Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates! und F-19 Stealth Fighter.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66780) on Oct 07, 2004.

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    The Tradition of Civilization Continues

    The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise and infinite possibility. Your colonists anxiously follow you to shore. The treasures of an entire continent await you.

    Finally, the much-anticipated follow-up to Civilization is here! Sid Meier's Colonization takes you into the Colonial Era to discover, explore and colonize vast territories that promise both danger and reward.

    Play one of four colonial powers as you set sail to discover the New World. Explore new lands and strategically plant your first colony. Direct its growth, manage its resources and establish lucrative trade routes. Balance economics, political and military strategy to create your own, powerful nation.

    But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.

    Colonization, the newest strategy game from Sid Meier continues the great tradition of Civilization.

    Game Features:
    • Manage your growth, development and trade to create a powerful nation.

    • Play either the French, English, Dutch or Spanish colonial powers each with distinct characteristics and political situations.

    • Discover and explore the Americas or create your own scenario with random map generator.

    • Pit your strategic skills against Colonization's advanced artificial intelligence.

    • Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.

    • Same design principles and interface as award-winning Civilization, making game play easy and fun.
    Explore new territories that promise both danger and reward.

    Assign tasks to each of your colonists.

    Decide how to deal with natives and rival powers.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66780) on Oct 07, 2004.