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Gates of Troy

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Matrix Games
Developer: Slitherine Software
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2004

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'Gates of Troy' Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on July 2, 2004 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT

Gates Of Troy is a Trojan-themed expansion pack for Slitherine Software's Spartan. Take command of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans against the mighty Persian horde.

As many of you know the Gates of Troy masters were stolen almost 2 weeks ago. Since then we've been informed by Royal Mail that 2 more of their vans were attacked the day after the initial robbery and it clearly indicates it was just an unfortunate incident and Gates of Troy was not directly targeted. The Gates of Troy masters were delivered by hand to the duplicators to ensure security & the mix up came when the proof copies were dispatched back to Slitherine by normal mail.

Because of the mistake the duplication plant raised Gates of Troy to the top of its production list and the end result is that we received the finished goods back 2 weeks ahead of schedule. By a strange twist of fate, a random robbery has ended up with Gates of Troy out 2 weeks early. You don't hear about games shipping early very often in the games industry. It's a strange old world.

Payment, Price & Shipping

To place your order, go to We accept all major credit & debit cards and you can find a full list if you follow the link to the Slitherine shop. Gates of Troy is only available on PC CD ROM at a price of £14.99. We ship worldwide. This price includes your shipping charge, so there are no hidden extras. We think it is extremely good value and don't know how long we can keep the price this low! We ship first class with in the UK & airmail abroad so your game will be with you in 1-5 days depending on your location (based on Royal Mail estimates 29/06/04).

Where else can I buy Gates of Troy?

Gates of Troy is not available in the shops. You can only buy it direct from us on PC CD ROM. So why not do it now!

Gates of Troy is a stand-alone expansion for Spartan. It comes in a DVD box with beautiful full colour printed covers & CD, plus an instruction pamphlet that describes the additions since Spartan. It does not require Spartan to be installed, but if you do you will be able to play all of the campaigns available in Spartan with the new features in Troy.


Gates of Troy will work with any version of Spartan in any language, including UK & Germany (Just Play), US (Graphsim), France (Sniper), Spain (Friendware), Russia (Snowball), China (Gamebridge), Poland (Play) and Asia (Innovative).

To place your order, go to

Although Gates of Troy is currently only available in English, Troy will detect if you have a foreign language version of Spartan installed and if you do it will use all of the translated text from your original game & only the new text & changes made for Troy will be in English.

Some people had problems with safe disk copy protection and Spartan. Due to the problems this caused we have changed to a much more reliable system for
Gates of Troy so you have nothing to worry about.

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