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Thursday, September 21, 2000
 
Sneak Peek at Risk II
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MacCentral's Jay Swartzfeger has written up a preview of MacSoft's port of the classic strategy title Risk II. Westlake Interactive seems to have delivered the goods yet again with this stunning conversion of Hasbro Interactive's interpretation of the classic global conquest game. Not just a mere board game, Risk II takes advantage of its electronic form to provide new levels of strategy and a challenge for veteran players. Here is an excerpt:

For those grizzled strategy veterans that think they've mastered
the game, Risk II offers a twist -- Simultaneous mode. Unlike the
Classic mode where the game is turn-based, Simultaneous mode allows
the players to move and attack at the same time. Once each player
sets their attacks, all combat and movement is resolved at the end of
the round. This makes attacking on multiple fronts possible, which
opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Simultaneous mode also
makes it much more difficult to determine where an enemy is going to
attack. To be honest, the computer kicked us in the teeth every time
we tried Simultaneous mode. If you crave a challenge, try
Simultaneous mode -- it's very different from Classic mode and you'll
need to ditch those turn-based strategies if you want to survive.


This game recently reached 'golden master' status and should be reaching stores within the next few weeks. Read the rest of the preview for more details.

Preview of Risk II at MacCentral
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