Here's what Chuck
Miller, Editor of interactive Entertainment, wrote:
"Like DOOM, Rise of the Triad is a high quality, fast scrolling first-person
perspective 3D action game. Graphics are on par with DOOM. It has destructive enemies and
lots of them, an arsenal of weapons from simple pistols to missile launchers,
life-preserving armor, traps and ambushes galore, and the ability to play by modem or
network. In all, there's a great degree of similarity between the two games. In addition,
Rise of the Triad puts most of the other DOOM wannabes to shame - it's that good!"
CD-ROM Version: Also called "Super
Triad". The CD version of Rise of the Triad comes with the full game (30+ regular
game levels), 40 Comm-Bat levels (for multiplayer games only), and the shareware levels.
In addition, you get a random level generator (RandROTT), and some BMP & WAV files for
use when you're in Windows.
You are part of an elite group of operatives called HUNT
(High-risk United Nations Taskforce), and you must stop a maniac cult leader from killing
millions of people. While scouting a remote island, you are suddenly surrounded by enemy
troops with guns blaring. In the distance you see your boat--your only chance to
escape--explode into matchsticks. In front of you is a huge fortress monastery, and your
only chance to stop the madness. You are e quipped with awesome, high-tech weaponry like
heat-seeking missiles, split missiles, and the Flamewall cannon, which leaves a trail of
charred skeletons in its wake. You'll also find magical instruments and weapons so
incredible they defy description.
"Cool features is what this game is about." --
Computer Gaming World
- Super huge levels - up to one million sq. feet, and up to 16
- Ten unique, real digitized enemies (actual Apogee employees!)
- Thirteen hardcore weapons, including magical weapons.
- Nearly every object can be destroyed - even mark walls with
- Modem and network playable, up to 11 players via an IPX
- Adjustable violence/gore levels, from none (for children) to
- 20 Megabytes of explosive graphics, animations, music and
- Play one of five players, each with unique attributes and
- In modem or network play, each player can can select what they
want to look like.
- Look both up and down, up to 45 degrees, to see what is above
- Ten unique, digitized enemies in the game, plus four
- 15 incredible game hazards, like Spinblades, gun bunkers, huge
boulders, Firejets, pits, Firechutes, Lavawalls, gas grates, and more.
- Special effects galore: Fog, lightning with properly delayed
thunder, parallaxing skies, real lights that illuminate walls (you can shoot the lights
and the room gets darker), ricocheting bullets, wind sounds, and more.
- Jump pads will spring you up into the air to jump over
obstacles, walls, other players, (great in multiplayer games) and even to reach new
- Many useful objects and power-ups, like a fireproof vest, gas
mask, Mercury mode (enables the player to fly!), and even a special "god" and
"dog" modes, both making the player invincible for a short time (with hilarious
- 32 page full color game manual.
"This is the most multiplayer-friendly game we've
seen, supporting both two player modem matches and 11-player network-fests. In addition,
there are nine types of multiplayer games available with many customizable options."
-- Computer Gaming World
- Supports modem, serial cable, and network multiplayer games
with more specialized options than any game previously released.
- Network games up to 11 players!
- Each player can select one of the five unique characters, plus
each player can choose from one of 11 uniform colors. (In team games, each team has the
same uniform color.)
- Nine unique Comm-bat games, such as Eluder, Capture the Triad,
- RemoteRidicule allows players to send digitized voice messages
to other players (an industry first!)
- With a microphone, a player can even speak directly to the
other players in network games! Great for team play or taunting others.
- Play Comm-bat games in the normal game levels, OR use the
special Comm-bat levels, which are specifically designed for fun multiplayer games.
Rise of the Triad: Dark War
Rise of the Triad
won the 1995 Shareware Industry Award in the category of Best Action/Arcade Game, beating
out other titles such as Descent and Heretic. Read about the game here, and download a
shareware copy of the game as well!
released December 21, 1994.