Dendy Chronicles Mini #6

Terminator… Dendy… Last november was exactly 20 years since the day I’d first seen part 1 of Cameron’s dilogy of the Terminator I’d already seen the second film for several times And I adored it much! Terminator 2 movie has even inspired the same name slot machine btw.

Starting from 1993 I dreamed of watching the first movie. I heared of it, but I had no VHS player and I never saw it on TV. So in 1998 I was reading TV program and when I discovered it would be shown on sunday, I had tears of happiness in my eyes.

The whole week was tensed with anticipation! And after I watched it… I felt awesome! Now I like it even more than part 2 Now to the point. Before watching T1 I managed to play the dendy-game based on the second movie – T2.

It seemed very hard! But let us one thing – play through events of the movie! And control the Terminator himself! But I never suspected there was the game based on the first part of the film! Probably for the best – I’d have many sleepless nights, as none of my friends had it. In childhood I never thought that if there’s a game based on sequel – there’s definitely part 1.

So when some years after watching the first film, I discovered there was the game!.. First – I was completely shocked that it exists! Second – I was completely shocked that the name once again was “Terminator 3”! !!!F#CK!!!

That’s fashion or smth!? Damn Chinese… Damn… But the game impressed much.

Good captions, shots from the film, and you imagine yourself in 2029 in ruins of Los-Angeles! Terminators everywhere! You, with plasma-rifle, fight your way through military base… And here he comes… Redhead athlete… With pipes, green boxes and… And again – jump button is “B”! The game isn’t that bad, if you agree that you see Kyle Reese. Red Kyle is more brutal than red Schwarz… You have a blaster, terminators are everywhere, with and without skin. It’s easy to shoot them, but you must remember that one button push makes Reese take out his gun and kneel down.

The second push – open fire. He is also vulnerable, as he can’t lie down. So we move to the Skynet base, where the time machine is hidden, And after the sewers we enter ruins of the city. Aftermath of nuclear war is only marked with signs on the walls and skulls on the road. Even buildings on the background are a bit scratched but in one piece. Physics of jumps is like in pirated Alladin!

The jump button there was also different… Sprint is kinda strange. If you jump while not moving you’ll jump higher. If you jump over moving platforms – you will feel their gravitation. Like you get pulled to those, or blown away by wind.

Besides therminators there are laser canons, that can be shot while behind the screen. I think after testers had found this issue, developers added some difficulty and turned some canons around… “That’ll stop him!” After enormous number of canons and cyborgs, Reese, haunted by dedadly warmachines, takes a car and rushes to the Skynet base barely taking his chances. Action gets hot! At least I perceived it that way… Back then…

But it’s awful! Here you realise you got lack of lives, ant it’s not surprising, because if you want to get additional life – you must earn 50000 points. And you get 1up for each 50k. But escaping the machines and entering the sewers, where you constantly fall in holes, won’t make gaining points easier.

But that really is Skynet base! That is how developers imagined the place where John Conor had sent Reese backt to 1984. A lonely Terminator, some spikes and door to the past… Well, Terminator isn’t really alone, but his friends indeed hate their living! With all the fantasy I have, I can’t imagine that’s the Skynet lab. But right after we open the door we’ll appear in LA of 1984! Where the landscape should look more familiar.

Why cities in movie-based games look so much like Moscow region to me?… Reese on haunches wearing sports vs punk with club. I’m not sure who’s lucky.

Cops, I mean policemen, are here as well. But if Reese gets on haunches, Cop gets paralyzed! But Reese has no gun, so the only way for him is… Use bare knuckles like a man! True to life…

Instead of Cops you may meet dogs. Not many people can escape a mad dog! Okay, okay… I’m only trying to say – we play “The Terminator”. Locations of Los Angeles here remind some shots from the film: Escaping the police in the beginig, closed shopping mall with escalators, back to the streets to find Sarah Conor.

As you remember – during that time Reese got himself some clothes and a gun. But in the game he already wears clothes and he’ll never get a gun. One exception – some levels of car chase with Terminator, where at crossroads you’ll be hit by… not cyborg T-800, but some dushbag in green sedan. Cyborg is not a real problem. Still, if you drive fast forward – you’ll lose lifes for sure! But if you drive very slow and very close to him, you’ll lose life as well, but you’ll gain some too!

To do that you need to shoot like a machinegun right into his car. It gives lots of points! So the idea of this chase is not escaping, but escorting. After extreme racing we enter the police station Where the Terminator had made a lot of noise already.

In this hell-fire with doors and corridors developers suggest we find Sarah. Everywhere we find cops and holes. But that’s not the main trouble…

Nor is the Terminator, despite he’s around here too… Maint trouble here – sockets! Those damn sparking sockets! They are everywhere, over each hole, Those don’t hurt much, but they constatly slow Reese down! And it gives some trouble while jumping! We have many doors here too.

Some are broken, some take us to another corridor… Some lead to cabinets with either fire, that doesn’t kill, or some HP bonuses. Here you may also find: Batman, Batman, Fester Addams Batman, Fester Addams and Mickey Mouse! With title “Wanted” above. Wait, you never knew they’re dangerous!? The cost of their heads is very high!

And also you will find this… And this is the only thing you can pick up on this level. And all you can do to it – And all you can do to it – drop it! And pick up again. What’a hell is this!?

What does it look like? Heater? Code-lock? Suitcase? The inventory, yes there’s the inventory, marks it as a bomb!

And as it is in weapons slot – can be used to fight! By constantly dropping and missing! Where do I need to go!? We go over the corridors, but they alll look the same, so I don’t rememer if I’d already been here or not… The point is – this location has two parallel corridors with two floors for each. You use certain doors to get from one to another.

There are about 15 doors over the level. But none of the doors leads you to Sarah, or to explanation of how to use the bomb! You can drop it to the holes or to the cops, Jump on it, dance around for some time, but it will not change a thing!

I can’t remember the time I’d spent here And all I discovered was – there is one door among all, that is unreachable. Cause it’s across the hole that’s too big to jump over. No chance.

So tell me – what would you do in a situation when there is a door in front of you, there is a hole between you and door, and you have a bomb?… Of course you’d drop the bomb into the hole! It’d hang in the air, you’d jump on a bomb, then jump over the hole and open the door and finish the level. It’s total f#ckup… One way or another – we found Sarah.

Here we start new car chase level, where we’re again chased by T-800. Thank God – not armadillo. Tactics here are exactly the same as for previous car chase lev… What’a… No way!

What’s wrong with the road!? Region of Moscow!? It’s worse than the village I lived! I thought previous level had difficult crossroads! But look at these turns here!!! Terminator isn’t a threat at all!

Man, I need to drive here somehow… Is it possible to drive normally? Screw you! Thank God! We made it to the factory!

Final stage! You know, I haven’t said a word about the music in a game… But at this point I really want to talk about it. Probably because at this point – it’s gone. Hey, a bomb!

Already in the air! Nice! Legends say Reese must tear off Termitator’s legs and die, leaving the final point in destruction of the cyborg for Sarah. But developers give him a different task. He must find a key! A key to the door in the left corner of the location.

The key itself is in the opposite side, where you won’t get so easy. And how does the game teach us to overcome difficulties? Of cousre with the bombs that attach to the air! But getting the key is half of a problem, as the platforms that you must jump across to get to the door will remind you all gentle words that you always say in such moments in all Dendy-games. They will take you down to the darkness where they came from. But noooo, this is not the eeeeend!

This is only a half! Now we need to go further. First floor has pits and sparkles – evolution of sockets. Second floor – electricity with many terminators.

Indeed that is only one T-800, but his words “I’ll be back” were taken too literary by the developers. You must choose the way. But jumping over the pits with sparkles with giant pitch in the end – not my chose. So we go up. And finally – the hydraulic press where Sarah smashed into flat cake that iron bastard!

But no Sarah around here… But we have the press and we have the Terminator. So the developers hint – in this game I need to do everything myself.

Awesome! What now? You don’t want to catch me?

Looks like Terminator is broken. Goooo! I’ve no idea what’s wrong with him! Why is he stuck!?

Listen… I think I know why he stuck. The game is named “Terminator 3” You remember in the movie “Terminator 3” he once said a phrase: If you die, I’ll become useless. There will be no reason for me to exist. So he needs to have a target… Sarah Connor – she’s his target.

But she is not here… She must be near that press, not Reese! No, stop. In the film Reese died.

After that Sarah lured the Terminator under the press, right? So, the main character here must die! And everything will come to it’s place! Hey! You You are You are moron! You moron!

Script and editing: Pavel Griniev Animation: team “Tails Show” with help of Vladimir Kasimov Special thanks to Mikhail Kropachev

Top 25 PC Strategy Games

Opening our list of the Top 25 PC Strategy Games is Crusader Kings II The first entry on our list takes us back to the pivotal moments of European history. Jumping from various timelines, expand your reach as a Crusader King and take over the fragmented realms of a once chaotic nation. This strategy game may discourage you for its ludicrous amount of DLC’s, but it’s not everyday you can simulate your dynasty while defending your lands from the Mongol Horde. It receives a PlayScore of 8.60 24. Total War: WARHAMMER II Creative Assembly’s latest touch on the Warhammer franchise takes you to even greater lengths with a promising campaign of exploration, conquest and expansions across The New World.

Divided by two distinct gameplay elements, balance turn-based strategy with tactical real-time battles in titan-like battles. Critics praised the game’s overwhelming design and complexity. It receives a PlayScore of 8.62 23. The Banner Saga 2 Stoic’s Award-winning adventure game returns with more bold leadership decisions. Lead your brave Viking warriors in the treacherous landscapes of a beautifully handcrafted fantasy world. Import your saves from the previous game or craft your own expedition team to survive its world. Use your head in complex tactical battles and make difficult choices along the way, but this time, for greater consequences. It receives a PlayScore 8.62 22. StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void A game that helped shape the future of Real Time Strategy games. Blizzard’s crowning jewel and a well-loved classic.

Legacy of the Void is the third and final expansion pack of their long-running RTS. Stand in the middle of a galactic war and experience new stories and features. This standalone expansion was widely praised for its improved mechanics, fast-paced gameplay, and immersive story. Even until now, the game is running pretty well with an active E-Sports community. It has a PlayScore of 8.63 21. Mount & Blade: Warband Lead your men into battle and set your eyes on the throne of Calradia. Manage your legion of brazen soldiers because it’s a sandbox enthusiast’s playground. This standalone expansion pack from the epic Medieval warzone thrusts you into the battlefield with clashing swords and galloping horses. It receives a PlayScore of 8.67 20. Invisible Inc. Klei Entertainment’s success with Don’t Starve drove them to make a new IP. One that takes players on a tale of espionage, set in the neon futures of 2074. Working for a private intelligence agency, take control of the organization’s best agents mounting a counter-attack against a corporate invasion. Pick from a team of 10 unlockable agents and customize each of their builds as you play through each of their randomly generated levels. It has a PlayScore of 8.65 19. Door Kickers How does it feel to be a SWAT Team Member? Picture Rainbow Six Siege in a top-down fashion and there you have it. Select from its five distinct troopers that provide you with the best course of action every time you blow things up. Use stealth to mask your sound, or improvise along the way. Make your move carefully because the levels are hard, as is real life SWAT operations.

The Biggest Strategy Game This Year

The game was supposed to be released on Mac last year, but the devs noticed a bug at the last-minute in the code of the macOS version of Frostpunk. So, as soon as they fix this bug, the game will be ready for us. It’s great to see developers showing such care for the Mac platform taking their time to deliver a highly polished Mac version. That is always better than a broken game, am I right? – [Voiceover] Or this hope that makes us grow. – [Narrator] Number five is Slay the Spire. This game was in early access for quite a while. However, only in January this year, it became a full release experience. This is a really great game and it’s even better because it’s really well optimized for Macs, especially for Macbooks. It doesn’t matter really which Mac you have, this game will run on it. You can craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of incredible power, and you can slay the spire, as the title of the game says. The graphics of this game are not outstanding, but what is is the gameplay. It is incredibly addicting and when you start playing, it is very, very difficult to put this game down. Number four we have Total War: Three Kingdoms. In Spring 2019, Three Kingdoms is being ported to Mac by Feral Interactive. It’s the first time we will explore ancient China as a theatre of conflict. Players can choose from a cast of 11 legendary warlords and conquer the realm. Recruit heroic characters to aid your cause and dominate your enemies on all fronts; military, technological, political, and economic. I don’t know anything else about the Mac version in-terms of its Mac requirements, but I expect it will be quite demanding. Three Kingdoms is coming to macOS shortly after the Windows release on March 7th, 2019. Number three is WarCraft 3: Reforged. Coming in December 2019, Warcraft 3: Reforged is a complete re-imagining of the original game. On the games website, it has confirmation that a Mac version will be available.

Everything has been rebuilt from the heroes, units, cut-scenes, and environments, and it offers modern multiplayer matchmaking. At the core, this game will play like the original, which is a good thing I guess, but the devs aim to rebalance the gameplay so it fits more into the modern age. The original Warcraft 3 was one of the most popular and beloved strategy games back in the day on Mac computers, and on Windows, I guess, so I’m super excited for fans of the original and newcomers to get their hands on this new edition. – Damn it, Uther. As your future king, I order you to purge this city. – [Narrator] Number two we have Total War: WARHAMMER II This game was released in November 2018 by Feral Interactive, but I still wanted to include it on this list as it’s a really good new strategy game for Mac. Feral used the Metal 2 framework, which means it’s a well optimized for the Macs that support it. Players can choose from four iconic races from the world of Warhammer and mount a campaign of conquest to save or destroy the new world. Warhammer 2 offers hundreds of hours of gameplay that mixes turn-based strategy and huge real-time clashes on the battlefield. Be warned, this game is very demanding, so it’s best played on Macs from 2016 and up. – [Voiceover] Their waves will break upon us. Turn back the flood. – [Narrator]

And finally, number one we have Imperator: Rome. Releasing on the 26th of April 2019, Imperator: Rome is officially coming to Mac according to the game’s official website. It’s going to be the newest grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. The game is set in the centuries from Alexander’s successor Empires in the East to the foundation of the Roman Empire. You’ll be managing your population, investing in buildings, roads, defenses, keeping an eye out for treachery, planning battle tactics, trading, and it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on. It’s looking to be a really solid grand strategy game for us guys. Its requirements have been released, but they could change over time, but anyways, so far I believe this game will be best played on Macs from 2015 and up. – Has our republic ever known such abundance? – [Narrator] 2019 is shaping out to be a fantastic year for strategy games on Mac. If you’re into this gaming genre you should be very happy. Let me know in the comments what do you think of these games? Anyway, thanks for watching. Leave a like if you found this video useful and subscribe for more videos about Mac games.


Top 10 Mac Strategy Games of 2019

There are some great strategy games to be played on your Mac in 2019. Let’s see what’s on Starting at number 10 we have Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Great news, in February, this game became fully supported for macOS. These Warhammer 40,000 series is not shy about coming over to our platform, that is for sure. In Mechanicus, which is a turn-based strategy tactical game, you take control of the most advanced army in the Imperium, known as the Adeptus Mechanicus, hence the name of the game. The game is full of decision making, which actually affects the outcome of a mission you are undertaking. You can customize your army, control them, manage resources, and discover new zimpler deposit casinos in canada.

Mechanicus is quite a demanding game, so it’s best played on Macs from 2015 and up. Number nine is Tropico 6. Coming very soon to Mac computers on the 30th of March 2019, Tropico 6 is that latest game in the series. On Steam, a Mac version has been confirmed. In Tropico 6, players can prove themselves once again, as a dictator or peace-loving statesmen on the island state of Tropico and can shape the fate of their own banana republic through four distinctive eras. There are some new things here like managing extensive archipelagos, building bridges to connect islands, and new means of transportation and infrastructure, and there are some more new things here, too. I know Tropico 5 had mixed reviews out there, so hopefully this new game can improve on where it may have been somewhat of a let down previously. (cheering) – Fellow Tropicans, thanks to me, Tropico is an undisputed paradise. – [Narrator] Number eight we have Phoenix Point. Arriving in September 2019, Phoenix Point is from the creator of X-COM. On the games FAQ page, you can see that a macOS version has been officially confirmed. It appears to have a very similar gameplay style to XCOM, but this time, it has a darker and creepier look and atmosphere.

Phoenix Point will offer turn based tactics and world-based strategy against an alien menace. There will be huge boss battles, soldier development and customization, new weapons and equipment, destructible environments, and heaps of diverse missions. I remember I found XCOM 2 be very challenging, but in a good way, guys, in a good way, so I’m hoping Phoenix Point keeps this as a strong aspect of the game. Number seven is Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm. This is the second expansion to Civilization VI and the developers of the expansion say that the game is more alive than ever before. The expansion brings environmental effects, such as volcanoes, storms, climate change, floods and droughts. Plus, there is heaps of other new content here also, seven new world wonders, seven natural wonders, 18 new units, 15 new improvements, nine new buildings, five new districts, two new city sets, nine new techs and 10 new civs have been added. Phew, that’s quite a lot. Remember, this content requires the base game in order to play online slot and it’s best played on Macs from 2014 and up. Number six we have Frostpunk. Some time later in 2019, Frostpunk is going to be ported to Mac.