WHAT YOU GET
• REDESIGNED ARTWORK
• FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION
• MANUAL (20 PAGES)
• A3 POSTER
• HIGH QUALITY (EU) BIG BOX
• PRESSED CD-ROM DISC
- no more orders possible -
THE BIG BOX (PREVIEW)
THE GAME DISC (PREVIEW)
THE MANUAL (PREVIEW)
THE COMPLETE SET
ABOUT THE GAME
The 90s were the peak of 3D-shooters. Hits like "Doom" or "Duke Nukem 3D"
dominated the genre and the PC market. Many Companies wanted a piece of the cake
and started publishing their own titles. In 1997, a software company named
"Engine Technology CO. LTD" based in Taiwan/China, developed their 3D-shooter
named "終極戰士 / The Ultimate Fighter" also known as "MARS or MARS 3D".
This one was programmed in their own engine which was developed using reverse engineering the known top titles at the time. Program code had to be cloaked
and even textures were taken from other games and simply modified at most.
The game didn't see commercial success in it's home country (some rumors
say it was never officially sold) and never found a way to the western world.
In 2013, a Chinese user called "Newclicker" uploaded an ISO of the original CD-ROM and another user, "Player Lin", uploaded a bad English transcript in textform on YouTube.
2018, some retro fans sacrificed their time to translate the whole game into English,
so that it was possible to play a full English copy under MS-DOS. Additionally,
a new cover art based on the original one (which is in no good quality available)
was created, as well a new manual and an own new setup program was designed and a physical version of the whole game was manufactured and released in small quantitie.