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The Ancient Art of War

Average Rating: 7.05/10
Video Game Rank: 3202
DOS Rank: 319
Macintosh Rank: 583
Apple II Rank: 67
Amstrad CPC Rank: 51
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The Ancient Art of War
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Macintosh 3.5" Disk edition
Rel Date: 1984-01-01
Publisher: Broderbund
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Developer: Evryware
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Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
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Developer: Evryware
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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The Ancient Art of War
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Apple II edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
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Developer: Evryware
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
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Developer: Evryware
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Broderbund
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Developer: Evryware
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Description Edit | History

A battlefield simulation, the game's title comes from the classic strategy text The Art of War written by Sun Tzu around 400 B.C.

The objective of the game is to win a series of battles using four types of troops: Knights, Archers, Barbarians, and Spies. All four types are unmounted.

It uses the simple "Rock-Paper-Scissors" type of unit balance typical of the genre. Knights beat Barbarians in melee; Barbarians have the advantage over Archers; and Archers have the advantage over Knights, in addition to being effective at defending against attempts to storm a fort. Spies did not fight, but had twice the range of any other unit type in terms of lifting the fog of war.

At the start of the game, the player is able to select from a list of campaigns to play. The campaigns include both skirmishes and "capture the flag(s)" type missions, while the terrain layout and initial starting units provided a variety of strategic options for game play. Advanced rule sets such as Training New Units and Supply Line Lengths allow for more customization. The player can also select from among several Artificial Intelligence opponents represented by various historical figures such as Geronimo and Napoleon. Sun Tzu represents the most difficult level. These settings affected both AI behavior, as well as certain properties such as the speed at which enemy units moved through difficult terrain.

There is no element of the economic management (mining, gathering or construction) which is a common feature of later real-time strategy games.

Source: Wikipedia, "The Ancient Art of War," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 3202
DOS Rank: 319
Macintosh Rank: 583
Apple II Rank: 67
Amstrad CPC Rank: 51
Num Ratings: 16
Average Rating: 7.05
Standard Deviation: 1.64
Num Views: 960
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 4
Users Owning: 19
Users Wanting: 1
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