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MECHWARRIOR 2 : 31st Century Combat (PC)
original BIG retail boxed
This is the original BIG retail box set. You rarely see the original retail boxed set on .
The retail box set Includes :
1 CD in jewel case, includes front cover art / install instruction insert.
2 letter sheet calling for battle – one from Wolf Clan, one from Falcon Clan.
MechWarrior 2 novice piloting controls
MechWarrior 2 keyboard commands
(However, the previous owner stapled the above 2 sheets back-to-back together – for convenience during game play I suppose)
A 8.5” x 11” poster (the back of poster are ads for 4 BattleTech novels and ads for 10 BattelTech cloth patches).
A few other miscellaneous papers.
CDs is in mint condition. The box is still like new. (many papers are both sides printed, so I took a photo of one side and a photo of the opposite side. Then 2 photos were put into 1 picture to show).
The box says ‘for Windows 95 & 98’. This is an old game. Your newer systems may or may not be able to play this game - check on the web - you decide.
I will accept return request ONLY IF I has made an error in this description. Otherwise, I will not accept returns, you just have to sell it on to someone else whose system can play it.
You will receive the exact item in the photos. Three shipping methods – cheap & slow, faster & costly - for you to choose.
[game description – from web]
For years we waited patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for Activison to finish the sequel to the original MechWarrior, watching them sack one development team after another until, finally, they got it right.
And oh man, did they get it right.
Starting as a series of non-computerized RPG-like games, the MechWarrior 2 story, set in the 31st century, revolves around warring clans who are duking it out in massive,bipedal war machines known as "Mechs." The Wolf and Jade Falcon Clans are each vying for control of Terra, sending their armies of heavily armed robotic behemoths against each other in a never-ending cycle of violence. As a new pilot for either side, you must bring your clan victories and do so with honor in order to ensure success and rise through the ranks.
Different battles have different goals: sometimes search and destroy, sometimes recon, base strikes, or other missions. As your playing improves, you're put at the head of a squad which you control. In each mission you can outfit yourselfwith a custom Mech, which you can modify down to weapons loadout, heat sinks, engine, and so forth. Over a dozen Mechs are available, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and picking the right one for the job at hand can becrucial.
The graphics are gorgeous, with display resolution running from 320x200 to 1024x768 HiRes SVGA. At the highest detail levels (which even top-notch Pentiums will have trouble with) you can see right down to the clan insignia on the side of the enemy Mechs. Even in 640x480, the view through the cockpit of your Mech is stunning.
it also benefits from an extremely atmospheric musical score and a genuine feeling of being in a giant robot, stomping around, whereas the contemporary 'Earthseige' games gave the impression that you were gliding over the terrain.
This is no cake walk: MechWarrior 2 is a tough, demanding game, with challenging controls and opponents. Maneuvering both the Mech and the turret can be a tricky proposition at times. With controls more like those of a flight sim, and a need for strategy and planning, this is not your average action game. It demands a lot of computer systems and gamers alike, but it delivers like nothing else around.
An Amazon gamer review :
I first bought this game back in 1996/97. I played it for hours and really got into it. Loved it. Then moved onto MechCommander, then MCGold. But always found time to go back and play Mechwarrior 2. Years later I loaned my only copy to a friend...and of course it never came back. As years went by I forgot about the game. As I browsed Amazon, I came across MW2 and as I still have a functional old win98/DOS crate, I thought how much fun it might be to replay the old game, and purchased a reasonably priced copy of it. It is even MORE fun 10+ years after not playing the game. I sure do wish Activision would re-release some of their old games to work on the XP/VISTA platforms; I believe there are enough old gamers out there, and maybe new ones, to make it cost effective. It amazes me how much some people want for the game, and how much they will pay. This goes to my statement about re-release.If you have an older computer get this game. you'll love it.