Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Car in Age of Empires I

When I was in high school, the very first version of the Age of Empires and the expansion version, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome was released.

You probably already know this game but for those who doesn’t, Age of Empires (AoE) is a real-time strategy, multi-player PC game developed and published by Microsoft in 1997. The game is based from the historical happenings and settings of ancient civilization, from the early stone age up to the iron age. The major objectives in the game is to build your chosen civilization type, create your fortress with your peasants, train warriors, upgrade weapons and artilleries, and finally, conquer other fortresses and tribes. Of course, you will also defend your fortress to some other invaders when playing multiplayer online over the internet or in local network.

So what is the most interesting part of this game (but least challenging)? Well, it is the cheat codes for God-like modes. Yeah right, Age of Empires, just like any other game got a bunch of cheat codes to make the game much easier. There are cheat codes to boost your gold and other supplies, build barracks and military units more faster, and even make your foes weaker.

But the weirdest cheat in the game is when you type “big daddy” as the cheat code on the game’s chat box. What would happen if you do this? Well, a type cheat will be activated and a gas-guzzler muscle car that fires missiles from the side view mirror will appear in front of your command center, ready to fight!

The car can be used as your major killing machine during battles. Whoah! Imagine a medieval battlefield with warriors armored with plate mails going on a skirmish bearing only swords, spears, axes, bows, and arrows, and then you’ll see a car launching bunches of missiles at your enemies and buildings. The car can even bump and destroy fortified walls units without even damaging its headlights and tail lights.

Unfortunately, the cheat code was disabled during the release of newer versions of the Age of Empires game series.

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