Sword of the Samurai released for the Mac!
Worthy to mention in a blogpost is the yesterday released good old game Sword of the Samurai. This good old DOS game for which some people say “the spiritual father” of the Shogun Total War series. Almost everything that is part of TW is here. Real-Time combats, management of family lineage through generations. The only thing lacking is the action parts (sword combat and infiltration). A real muts-buy for every strategy fan and japanese history enthusiast, if you don’t mind the 16-color graphics.
In Sword of the Samurai, you will be part of the culture of feudal Japan, and you must learn to live by its rules. To succeed as a samurai, you must think like the samurai. Learn when to leave your sword in its sheath, when to draw it – and what to do with it once it’s drawn. You will fight duels, lead troops on the battlefields, and defend your family against assassins and kidnappers. If you are courageous and honorable, you may advance to become the head of your clan, and warlord of your province. If you master diplomacy and generalship, and outmaneuver your rivals, you may even become Shogun – absolute ruler of Japan. But remember that in all cultures power corrupts – and those who seek absolute power don’t always play by the rules.
Get the game from GOG.com up here…