By Al Giovetti, 03/16/97
Company LineDeclare war on your computer with the classic game of military strategy and world domination - - Risk CD-ROM! Invade Iceland, Conquer Congo, and Storm Siam directly from your PC.
See military battles take place right before your eyes with fierce, live action animations of every move rendered in stunning detail!
Choose from two different kinds of Game Play: You'll get two CD-ROMs loaded with the traditional game play of Classic Risk and the never-before-seen Ultimate Risk designed specifically for CD-ROM.
Battle against the challenging Artificial Intelligence or duel with other human warlords directly over your LAN or modem line. And coming soon, over the Internet!
Transform your computer into an engine of aggression with Risk CD-ROM Edition!
The game play expands from the classic board game. The game will use dice and a traditional map with inter-region links. and territory cards.
The ultimate variation included on the CD RAOM adds new tactics, rebels, terrain effects, prisoners of war that can be exchanged, alliances, larger forces, terrain effects, generals who increase and decrease in skills, fortresses with defense strength and repair, multiple maps, and random events. The artificial intelligence (AI) is pretty agressive, especially in Fast AI mode which increases the speed at which the computer makes decisions. Australia is no longer easily defended. A global view makes it easy to move around on the map. Simply click on the globe in the upper left hand corner and then click on the territory you would like to go to.
AnimationSmall animations accompany every command for interesting game play.
Sound EffectsSound effects now accompany each action you take or command you make.
Multi-player FeaturesRisk has Hot Seat Play for Classic Version and Robust Multi-Player Connectivity for Modem and LAN competitive Play. A Risk player registry on the Hasbro Risk Web Site allows you to match up with another player somewhere in the world for a game of Risk.
Cheats, Hints, WalkthroughDetailed hints are available on the Hasbro Risk Web Site
ReferencesHasbro Risk Web Site Peter Olafson, PC Games, volume 4, number 3, March, 1997, pg. 96, 88%.