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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Slitherine
Release Date: May 25, 2004 (US), May 31, 2004 (EU)

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'Spartan' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2004 @ 3:32 a.m. PST

Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilizations – the Ancient Greeks and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine – the Spartan Hoplite - most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

Get the Spartan Demo off Worthplaying (85mb)

The demo is a cut down version of the full game, with the following retractions :

  • It allows you to play for 30 turns only (2.5 years of gameplay)
  • No load/save included
  • Multiplayer not available in demo
  • 3 tutorial missions & 1 quickstart mission. 8 main game missions are disabled for the demo, but you can query them to find out more info about them
  • Limited number of units & buildings available
  • Limited number of playable ethnic groups

The full game feature include :

  • Engrossing turn based strategy that builds on the success of Legion & Chariots of War
  • New & beautifully hand-crafted 3D rendered campaign map
  • Upgraded to fully 3D battles with free zoom and rotatable camera
  • Optional 2D battles for low spec machines
  • Innovative "Always Active" 2 player multiplayer over LAN & Internet via Gamespy
  • Use ships to travel from island to island, fight naval battles & perform naval invasions.
  • Siege castles and assault them when they are weakened
  • Build city walls armed with catapults and hurl Greek fire onto your enemies, scorching the earth and killing anyone in their path
  • Huge battles allowing twice as many squads as before (up to 16 per side) on battlefields 4 times the size
  • Enhanced diplomacy options, trade agreements, tributes, spying sabotage & more
  • Over 100 different nations on a huge campaign map that spans Greece and the ancient near east
  • Loads of great new Greek & Persian units with hundreds of animations
  • New resources, technologies, nations, leaders, units, structures, events, barbarians & more
  • Mission objectives, historic events & capital cities
  • Epic structures such as the Acropolis, Oracle & the Colossus

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