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1999 Eidos game catalogue - Windows (Germany):
    Als aufstrebender Gangsterboß bauen Sie ein schlagkräftiges Syndikat auf. Notfalls werden Bandenkriege auf offener Straße ausgetragen und das Gesetz in die eigene Hand genommen.

    „Wahre Macht wird nicht gewährt - sie wird ergriffen!"

    • Packender Mehrspielermodus mit bis zu vier Spielern
    • Authentisches Flair einer amerikanischen Stadt der 20er Jahre
    • Absolute Macht durch einfache Bedienbarkeit

    Contributed by MZ per X (3020) on Dec 06, 2010.

Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    Gangsters

    ORGANISIERTES VERBRECHEN


    In der packenden Szenerie einer Stadt, ähnlich dem Chicago der 20er Jahre, ziehen Sie die Fäden in Ihrer wachsenden Organisation. Durch Einschüchterung, Schmuggel, Bestechung, Glücksspiel, Erpressung u.v.m. vergrössert sich Ihr Einfluss, so dass Sie schon bald die Zukunft der Stadt bestimmen. Wer sich dem künftigen Paten dabei in den Weg stellt, muss mit unliebsamen Konsequenzen rechnen. Notfalls wird das Gesetz in die eigene Hand genommen, denn bei Gangsters - Organisiertes Verbrechen wird Gnade zum Fremdwort.

    FEATURES
    • Lebendige Spielwelt mit über 5.000 eigenständigen Charakteren
    • Absolute Macht durch vielfältige Aktionsmöglichkeiten
    • Detaillierte, isometrische Stadtansicht liefert authentisches Flair
    • Packender Mehrspieler-Modus
    • Echtzeit- und rundenbasierte Spielabschnitte
    • Die Regeln zu brechen ist Programm bei GANGSTERS - Organisiertes Verbrechen

    Contributed by jaXen (232777) on Nov 21, 2010.

Advertisement in PC Gameplay, Issue 39, December 1998, p.21::

    ORGANISEER DE MISDAAD

    GANGSTERS

    ORGANIZED CRIME

    Amerika, de jaren 20. Als big boss van een criminele organisatie voer je het bevel over honderden gangsters. Door afpersing, omkoping, liquidaties en vele andere illegale activiteiten, houd je de stad in je greep. Maar tegelijkertijd heb je een reputatie als fatsoenlijk zakenman hoog te houden. Houd de touwtjes in handen met een unieke mix van turn-based en real-time management. Bepaal zelf de wetten in meer dan 1000 straten, met 5000 zelfstandig handelende individuen. Reken af met concurrerende bendes en probeer uit handen van de politie te blijven. Misdaad loont in Gangsters!


    Contributed by Cantillon (18658) on Mar 22, 2008.

Back of Jewel Case - Windows, CD Expert covermount (Brazil):

    Descubra porque o verdadeiro poder nunca é dado, e sim, conquistado!

    A pacata e bela cidade de New Temperance sempre foi um lugar próspero e calmo... até a chegada dos Gângsteres. Como um dos novos "chefões" do crime na cidade, você terá de montar um império de bebidas e jogos ilegais, dinheiro falso e terror. Você cobrará por proteção e montará cassinos clandestinos. Você corromperá os jovens e contratará capangas. Tudo isso enquanto trabalha para manter a sua imagem, de um comerciante honesto e respeitável. Você será respeitado e temido pelos habitantes da cidade.
    Mas, infelizmente, outras gangues também resolveram se instalar em New Temperance, e definitivamente não há lugar para todo mundo. Uma guerra de gangue está para explodir, e apenas uma pessoa poderá comandar o submundo do crime...

    Características
    • Um jogo diferente, complexo e intenso, ambientado em um universo com mais de 5000 personagens.
    • Estratégia em turnos e muita ação, em uma cidade de enormes proporções!
    • Controle dezenas de gângsteres e monte um império criminoso.
    • Interface detalhada, com grande número de opções e informações sobre os personagens.

    Contributed by chirinea (45544) on Apr 23, 2007.

Press Release:
    Eidos Interactive Ships Mobster Sim Gangsters: Organized Crime

    SAN FRANCISCO--Dec. 8, 1998-- Eidos Interactive, a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, today announced its PC CD-ROM mobster simulation Gangsters: Organized Crime is shipping. Developed by UK based Hothouse Creations, Gangsters incorporates human resource and business management with real-time strategy.

    Gangsters takes place in the 1920's fictional city of New Temperance, during the Prohibition period, where the player takes on the role of a mob boss in charge of a growing crime syndicate. With over 5,000 generated characters, the player chooses the lackeys, lawyers, molls, and accountants in order to generate money and power to ultimately gain control of the city.

    "Gangsters puts a new twist on simulation strategy games," said Martin Carr, Managing Director at Hothouse Creations, "The depth and detail offer an experience totally unique to gaming. It's a game where crime really does pay."

    The outcome solely depends on the decisions the player makes as the game progresses. As the empire builds gamers can choose the violent route or the passive approach. The results can vary from becoming the most feared man in the city to being loved and voted as New Temperance's Mayor.

    In addition, Gangsters supports multiplayer gaming for up to four players via LAN, TCP/IP, serial, modem and EidosGames through mplayer.com. Gangsters: Organized Crime is available for $49.99.

    Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo 64. Eidos Interactive is part of London-based Eidos plc (Nasdaq: EIDSY) with additional offices in San Francisco, Paris and Hamburg, Germany. Eidos plc also includes Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression company, and Glassworks, a state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital special effects for the television, feature film and advertising industries. More information on Eidos Interactive's line of products can be found at http://www.eidosinteractive.com.

    Contributed by skl (1138) on Mar 31, 2004.

Box Covers:
    "Real power is never given......it's taken!"

    Set in a Chicago-like town in the 1920's prohibition period, Gangsters is the strategy game where crime pays! From extortion and intimidation to street execution or all-out bloody gang warfare, Gangsters creates a world where you are 'da boss' with the power of life and death over those you control.

    Played in a vast city filled with over 5000 individual characters, Gangsters combines real-time action in a highly detailed isometric terrain with an easy-to-use strategy planning interface, to authentically recreate the seedy, violent and ruthless world of gangland mobsters.

    Features
  • Plan your strategy and watch it unfold in a 1000 block city.
  • Control over 100 gangsters in your organization.
  • Extort, intimidate, bribe, run illegal businesses and kill ruthlessly.
  • Living world - 5000 citizens to interact with.
  • Break the law with complete immunity!

    A STRATEGY GAME WHERE CRIME PAYS

    Incorporating elements of both real-time and turn-based strategy games, brings a new era of gaming to the strategy enthusiast. Set in a fictitious Chicago-style city during the 1930's prohibition era, you play a mob boss whose goal is to build an empire that controls the City. To do this you must crush three rival gangs and send your enemies home in pine overcoats.

  • Both in-depth strategic planning and real-time tactical gameplay
  • Control every aspect of a 1930's-era mob "family"
  • Recruit from a pool of 400 gangsters for your organization, each with unique skills and assets
  • Enjoy a virtual world with over 5,000 citizens
  • Multiplayer Support for up to 4 players over Lan and internet via mplayer.com

    Contributed by Jeanne (76455) on Sep 17, 2002.