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Game #3619
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  World War II   (a.k.a. Who Dares Win 2)  View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Fanmade Remakes
Action   Military shooter

Rating: 7.8 (20 votes)

World War II box cover

World War II screenshot
Aaah, those were these days... Here is a true gem for all you old-timers who, like myself, started gaming back when the ZX Spectrum or Commodore's C-64 were state-of-the-art.

World War II is an amateur remake of the all-time classic Who Dares Wins II originally created by Steve Evans for Amstrad's CPC. The author, Christophe Plattet, released this game as freeware in French only. Even though it has been translated to English, some rudimental knowledge of French comes in handy.

What I like most about this remake is that the author did not even try to enhance the original graphics as you may be able to tell from the screenshot. I am pretty sure that he used the original graphics from the old classic. So be prepared for a trip down memory lane. The only drawback is the missing sound, but the gameplay compensates for that easily. It's still as stupid and wonderful as it used to be: blast the baddies in Cannon Fodder -style (long before Sensible Software came to be) and rescue the hostages. Be careful: time flies while you try to survive eight scenes with four screens each.

The game was done in Borland Pascal, and you may experience speed problems on a PC that runs significantly faster than a PII 233 Mhz so make sure to have a slowdown utility at hand. The good news is that it will most likely run from within Windows.

All in all: three cheers to the author and two thumbs up.

Save your country and rescue the hostages!

Reviewed by: John

Designer: Steve Evans & Christophe Plattet
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1998
Software Copyright: Christophe Plattet
Theme: World Wars
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Cannon Fodder, Assault Trooper, Airborne Ranger

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