More than a year ago, Bungie Software became part of Microsoft Corp. As part of the deal, Take Two Interactive Software — which had owned almost 20 percent of Bungie — walked away with the rights to a few Bungie properties, including Oni and the popular franchise of Myth real-time strategy games. MumboJumbo Games is working on the latest addition to that franchise — Myth III: The Wolf Age, to be published by MacSoft when it’s finished. To keep Myth fans satisfied in the interim, Take Two has just released a new title based on the older Myth II engine. The new game is called
Billed as a “squad-level tactical strategy game,” the title puts players in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Green Berets features ten different missions with varying goals like rescuing POWs, sabotaging enemy communications, and destroying supply dumps. Players control squads comprised of gunners, medics, grenade launchers, helicopters and more — a total of more than 18 units.
Green Berets is essentially a mod, or third-party add-on, for the original Myth II game. Users who already have Green Berets report that the title includes a copy of Myth II: Soulblighter on the CD itself, with its own unique Bungie.net serial number to enable you to play online as well. Because it’s built using Myth II, the game features a modular architecture and includes a map editor that enables players to customize their own levels, units, objectives, multiplayer maps and more. So, if you don’t already have Myth II, but this type of gameplay interests you, you might want to consider Green Berets.
The game retails for about US$20, and ships in the same box for Mac and PC. In addition to Take Two’s own online store, you should be able to find the game at retailers like Electronics Boutique and Babbages.
Mac system requirements for Green Berets call for a PowerPC based Mac with a 601/120 MHz processor or faster; System 7.5 or higher; 64MB RAM; 500MB HD space; 4x CD-ROM.