By Al Giovetti
GT Interactive used to be a fitness distributor. These days GT Interactive is encouraging generations of young people not to exercize their bodies but to exercize their minds while sitting in front of a cathode ray tube. Go figure. I guess this is one way to leverage your fitness assets.
Duke Nukem 3D really hit the game world by storm and this game is a followup using the Duke Nukem game build engine.
Blood for blood. They promised many things. "Faith is the key," they said. "Faith will show you the way." And I believed them because I wanted to believe.
But faith must be proven. I learned that the first time I wrapped my fingers around the haft of the ritual dagger to demonstrate my devotion to the One that Binds. They had not told me about Him, but there would be many lessons in the weeks to come. Unthinkable lessons. And a name to carry like a thorn in my conscience, a name never to be spoken aloud lest He hear me: Tchernobog.
All I've earned by my labor and my sacrifices are more and greater promises. I've carved my soul to shreds in service of the Cabal. What little humanity I retain is corrupted by the Beast, which has grown stronger with every life I've taken. Well, the time has come to sate its appetite and bite the hand that feeds.
Vengeance lies at the end of a long, bloody road through the very estates of the damned. Pity only that I have no greater weapon than this old pitchfork with which to still the rustling of leathery wings and douse the gleam of the eyes in the darkness. But I will exact blood for blood from my adversaries and send them back into the shadows between the world of the living and the land of the dead. This I vow."
Experience the terror. You'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat the Cabal--you must scour its dread name from human memory. If that means eradicating everyone and everything the Cabal has ever tainted, so be it.
Of course, you'll first have to make your way through fortresses, castles, mines, mansions, and estates guarded and kept by Tchernobog's malevolent servants. Fortunately, it is wits that make the hero, and although you're in serious danger of losing yours, you've got enough left to improvise some pretty effective tools of destruction. Aerosol hairspray can be frightening enough on its own, but apply it to a lighter flame and you've got an instant flamethrower (kids, don't try this at home!). Likewise, a flare gun can brighten your prospects considerably against even the grimmest odds, which is to say nothing for shotguns, Tommy guns, and dynamite. Who knows, you may even find that there are some spirits on your side when you find yourself clutching a voodoo doll.
You start the game with a pitchfork and eventually find dynamite and a zippo lighter, an aerosol can and a zoppo, a Thompson sub machine gun (arguably one of the sexiest guns ever made. -Ed.), spells, and the soon to be all-time-favorite first person shooter weapon, the voodoo doll complete with devices to inflict pain on your intended.
You must defeat an evil diety named Tcherenobog who want to destroy humanity. In order to defeat the deamon you must kill evil monks and all kinds of lesser deamons.
The backgroung art is now gothinc instead of present day San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Multi-player FeaturesThe multiplayer options include head-to-head deathmatches, free-for-alls, team-play, and Zombie Head Soccer. The shareware game is available now in the web site.
Cheats, Hints, Walkthrough
ReferencesGT Interactive's Blood Web Site
Glenn Broderick, Computer & Net Player, volume 3, number 10, March, 1997, pg. 94.