StarCraft: Brood War Trivia
Colour PaletteBlizzard had to change some player colors for two of the new tilesets included in this expansion set. For the Tundra tileset, they changed the white player to green, because the color did not show up well on the mini-map. They did the same for the Desert tileset for the brown player. The color of the text displayed in the Tundra tileset was also changed from white to light blue, for the same reason.
ReferencesOne of the game's heroes, Artanis, can be read backwards as singer Sinatra.
Secret Music TrackStarCraft: Brood War contains one secret music track. It is activated by typing radio free zerg anytime during the Zerg campaign.
Unit ResponsesAs in many Blizzard games, continually clicking on units will have them utter special comments. Clicking on Lieutenant Duran results in this dialogue: "My name is Duran" "I already told you my name it's Duran, DURAN!" "What's so funny?" "Please, please tell me now..." "... is there something I should know?" The last two comments are actually the first line of the chorus from the Duran Duran song Is There Something I Should Know?
One of Artanis' responses when clicking on him repeatedly is "Stop poking me!", which is what the Orc Peon would say in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. Another of his statements is "This is not Warcraft in space!", which is a reference to the repeated criticism on the initial alpha version of StarCraft, which looked like Orcs in space to many initial viewers.
- Computer Gaming World
- April 1999 (Issue #177) – Best Add-on of the Year
- PC Gamer
- April 2000 - #48 in Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - Best Add-On in 1999
- Kerrigan was picked as the All-Time Greatest Game Villain by GameSpot users in 2010, defeating Darth Vader in the Final, with 60% of the votes. After being selected by the GameSpot staff as one of the 54 villains to make it directly into the First Round, her other "victims" were Gruntilda (with 77.9%) in the First Round, the Pac-Man Ghosts (57.8%) in the Second Round, Sweet Tooth (67.1%) in the Last Sixteen, Bowser (51.8%) in the Quarterfinals, and The Joker (55.2%) in the Semifinals.
- Also in 2010, the IGN staff selected her as #17 in their Top 100 Videogame Villains classification.
Contributed by Warlock (296) on Jun 13, 2000. [revised by : Cantillon (18817), Cavalary (10701) and Patrick Bregger (246103)]. -- edit trivia