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History Channel Alamo

by Activision
Windows 98 / Me / XP


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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

A call to arms has been issued. "War is the only recourse..." declared Stephen F. Austin upon his release from a Mexican jail. Texans volunteer to come and defend the Alamo from an invading Mexican Army. The war for independence from Mexico has just begun. Turn back the hands of time to experience the first-hand one of the hardest fought battles in American history. Grossly outnumbered and under-supplied, these few brave men fought the Mexican armies on not only what will become American soil but, across the Mexican border. Play through the eight battles that lead up to and include the battle of the Alamo and maybe even change history. The History Channel: Alamo features historical characters, a reference time-line, and much more.

Features:

  • Exciting and engaging RTS gameplay
  • Zoom in and out of the playing field
  • 360-degree camera rotation
  • Eight missions plus three secret "change history" missions that will be unlocked if player successfully defends the Alamo
  • The Texans have six unit types, each with three upgrades
  • Units can be set on "modes": stand ground; normal; charge
  • Weapons and locations are accurate to the time period
  • The Mexican army will have four unit types plus one hero--General Santa Ana
  • Access a historical reference section with photos, timelines, and facts of each battle
  • The outcome of each mission will have a direct impact on the number of units the player will have for the next mission
  • The History Channel program "Remember the Alamo" is one of the highest-rated marquee specials on the network
  • Gameplay will feature video clips from "Remember the Alamo

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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Alamo to Forget May 9 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
To top it off - the Texans win the battle of the Alamo in the video game.
Despite the History Channel logo on the box there is no history in this video game. The Alamo backdrop could just as easily have zergs from StarCraft fighting Davy Crocket.
ALSO: the game is buggy and the controls are terrible.
The game does sell for a discounted price of 20 bucks but if you are an alamo fan save your money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Oct. 25 2007
By Brian Kaufman - Published on Amazon.com
I've enjoyed other History Channel battle simulations, but this one is just terrible. Poor controls, no history, and pointless game play. This should have been called "History Channel: Rebuild Some Adobe Walls." Give this one a pass.
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ENJOYMENT Jan. 29 2013
By Anthony J. Zinanni - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
VERY PLEASURABLE HISTORY LESSON. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN LEARNING ABOUT COUNTRY'S HISTORY. CANNOT WATCH THIS MOVIE ENOUGH. THANKS FOR OFFERING IT FOR SALE.

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