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Spear of Destiny

Although the Spear of Destiny set came out after Wolfenstein 3D, it actually takes place in time before it, and therefore it's really a prequel.

The Story

It's World War II and you are B.J. Blazkowicz, the Allies' most valuable agent. In the midst of the German Blitzkrieg, the Spear that pierced the side of Christ is taken from Versailles by the Nazis and secured in the impregnable Castle Wolfenstein. According to legend, no man can be defeated when he has the Spear. Hitler believes himself to be invincible with the power of the Spear as his brutal army sweeps across Europe. Your mission is to infiltrate the heavily guarded Nazi stronghold and recapture the Spear from an already unbalanced Hitler. The loss of his most coveted weapon could push him over the edge. It could also get you ripped to pieces. 

Release Date: September 18, 1992


2 Intense Levels of game play (21 Registered),
with 4 Levels of difficulty.
Intense and mood-setting Ad Lib music throughout the entire game. 
Incredible digitized effects for Sound Blaster and Disney Sound Source. 
Fastest 3D VGA animated full-screen wide game available for IBM PC! 
Play with keyboard, joystick, mouse or Gravis Gamepad. 
Save and restore games, plus quick-save and quick-load hot keys. 
Must be played on an 80286 or better machine. Does not run on XT systems

Words from John Romero on Spears 10th Birthday - Sep 18,2002:

I still remember how fast we got this game together - it only took 2 months of making levels and new monsters immediately after shipping all 6 episodes of Wolfenstein 3D (and Wolfy's Hint Book, of course). Two months! And it went straight to retail and sold okay, although not having the magic words Wolfenstein 3D in HUGE letters did hurt sales a little. The box did say "A Wolfenstein 3D Adventure" on it, but it was in smaller type.

Believe it or not, the first time we all saw the cool box for Spear was when it was already shipped out to stores. We received a shipment of boxes along with all the retail chains and it was our first look at the design -- and we loved it! In fact, we really loved having our names printed on the sides of the box when you lifted the LucasArts-like cover.


286 Computer
(386+ Strongly Recommended) 
528k of conventional memory
(2Mb total memory recommended) 
3 meg of Hard Drive Space
(for shareware) 
8 meg of Hard Drive Space
(for registered) 


Sound Blaster/Sound Blaster Pro or 100% compatible (with SB IRQ of 7 or less) 
Gravis Gamepad 
Disney Sound Source 

ShareWare Version

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