Morbus is the leader of the Dark Tribe, the baddest bunch of no good-niks
around, and because he instigates a revolt against the highest of the Gods, he
is doomed to receive the worst punishment he can possibly imagine - banishment
to planet Earth. As soon as he arrives on Earth, Morbus and his Dark Tribe begin
their battle against all that is good and pure about earthly greenery and the
The objective of Settlers IV is to build up a colony with a thriving
construction and mining industry, food, tool and weapon production. The player's
skilful use of resources, combined with the irrepressible get-up-and-go of the
diverse Settler characters, form the foundation for a robust colony. Ensure that
the settlement becomes more attractive and it could be a paradise, if it weren't
for the neighboring races and Morbus, with his evil machinations.
The player can decide whether he wishes to lead the Romans, the Vikings or the
Mayas. The races differ not only in their appearance and their architecture but
also in a variety of details. They raise different farm animals, produce
different alcoholic beverages, make and use different weapons and their priests
cast unique spells.
All Settlers are actually peace-loving folks, but there is always that annoying
neighbour that occupies the land with those large deposits of gold or sends
long-fingered brethren over to swipe your freshly harvested crops. This can
cause the industrious Settlers to engage in magnificent battles on land and at
sea, battles where the outcome will depend less on the number of troops but more
on skilful tactics and a well-organised strategy.
The Dark Tribe plays a special role in carrying out the evil plans of Morbus to
rid the earth of its greenery, leaving a desolate wasteland in its place. His
Dark Gardener plants lots of shadow weed (a fast-spreading ground- cover) which
draws all the nutrients from the soil, then withers away. To keep the Dark Tribe
in check, the player has to use his own gardener to make the soil fertile again.
Only then can you capture the dark temple.
Settlers IV Gold Edition contains the original Settlers IV, of course, plus the
previously available Settlers IV Mission CD and The Trojans and the Elixir of
Power, meaning there's a whole heap of extras on offer. Over 100 additional
missions, multiplayer maps and wallpapers is just the tip of the iceberg.
Minimum System Requirements OS - Windows 95/98/2000/XP Processor - PII 450 Memory - 128MB Hard drive - 350MB DVD-Rom - 4X speed Video Card - Geforce 256 32MB Sound card - DirectX 8 DirectX - Version 8
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