||Game is listed as a CD game due
November 1995 in the Atari Dealer Price List Q3/1995.
Forces - Late '95
Setting aside the gameplay aspects at this stage, Varuna's Forces is the
game that's going to give Jag CD owners a taste of what CD ROM is all
about. It's a complex game serving up a series of tough missions, all of
which are illustrated, and atmospherically 'beefed-up' using some stunning
pre-rendered 3D animation sequences. The game's a bit of an epic frankly
so you'll have to wait for the Ultimate review to find out about the meat.
In the mean-time enjoy these piccies.
Varuna's Forces is chocka with animations, complex missions and Doom-style
(insert to Ultimate Future Gamer #11, 1995)
This game had a sort-of-playable demo
running with a representative by the machine for much of the time... the
demo was similar to the ones shown at previous shows, with the planetfall
scenario, the character bios, and the pre-rendered fractal landscape
fly-by. I still want to know more about this game as it looks like a
=*= Varuna's Forces (CD) =*=
Varuna's Forces is an action strategy game with elements of a "shoot
'em up". You are in control of a team of four soldiers of the United
Coalition of Planets, Marine Attack Division, nicknamed Varuna's Forces.
The team is equipped with helmet cameras and microphones linked via radio
to your tactical command console. You see, on your common screen, views
from each of your soldier's cameras. Also at your disposal is an overall
view of a plan of the area with your troops' positions indicated.
Your soldiers have his or her personal characteristics and relationships
with his or her teammates which change over time. Sometimes command
decisions must be made not just upon the physical status of a particular
soldier, but also upon his or her personal attributes. You are given a
number of scenarios from which to choose, however, your objective is to
successfully complete each one. You may need to obtain the release of
hostages, or capture an entire area or base, or capture a particular piece