Soldier of Fortune Trivia
German versionThere are a few changes in the German version:
- All blood and gore effects, especially shooting off limbs, were removed.
- There are no death screams.
- No missions take place in real locations anymore, e.g. Tokyo was renamed to Tokono
- Parts of the animation of a peeing enemy and pictures of Saddam Hussein were removed.
incite PC Gaming reviewSteve Klett's review of the game in incite PC Gaming #7 (June 2000) had a somewhat distressing sidebar detailing how his dog was frightened by the blood-curdling screams of dying enemies to the point that he escaped to his master's room and curled up in a ball, scared out of his wits. In his own words, "I guess it's a testament to the fact that the violence is perhaps too realistic."
John MullinsThe game is based (to a certain extent) on real-life mercenary John Mullins. A former member of a Vietnam spec ops unit of the Green Berets, Mullins has written a novel recounting his experiences (Days of Fire, 1991, Berkley Press) and acted as consultant for the game.
References"Jessica Six'"is a reference to the 1976 movie, Logan's Run.
WeaponsThe weapons in this game (except for the more outlandish ones such as the slugthrower and microwave gun) are based on real life weapons, but to avoid royalty issues with the manufacturers, they have fictional names.
Information also contributed by Alan Chan, Foxhack and Jussi Huuskonen.