herzog - grand slam

By norakomi

Paladin (961)

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15-03-2007, 08:26

Hi,

I remember playing this game as a kid, and now ive been enjoying it again.
Great game.
I dont know if i knew more at the time, but my question is.
How to utilize the weapon 'grand slam' ??
it doesnt seem to work.

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By RobertVroemisse

Paragon (1210)

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15-03-2007, 08:41

You fire Grand Slam the same way you would make a tank or a soldier. However, grand slam flies slowly OVER the battlefield and can't be seen because you are ON the battlefield. So, grandslam can't be stopped by the enemy. But when your enemy fires a grandslam, you can't stop it either. So, first thing you do when starting a level is firing grandslam. See it as a timelimit.

By robertwilting

Champion (466)

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15-03-2007, 11:24

Grandslams can be stopped actually.
It's possible that 2 grandslams (one of the enemy and one from you) hit each other which result into a shaking screen and the 2 grandslams being destroyed.

By norakomi

Paladin (961)

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15-03-2007, 12:15

aha,
thats why sometimes after a long fight I (all of a sudden) win the game.
I thought that I won because the time limit ended and I had a stronger position in play.

Cewl

By Vampier

Paragon (1856)

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16-03-2007, 19:22

The Grand Slam actually doesn't fly, it digs it's way undergorund. And yes the only way to destroy a grand slam is to hit it with a grand slam.

(TIP: launch multiple grand slams at once)

By NYYRIKKI

Prophet (3517)

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17-03-2007, 11:16

You can see the grandslam positions on the map on top of the screen.

BTW here is tip, how to finnish the game quite easyly. Usually the problem is, that when you end up to other side of the river, you run out of money and end up to "one step back, one step forward, one step back, one step forward"-loop. To avoid this:
- start the game normally
- go to buy menu.
- place beer can on top of left or right key
- turn autofire on from joystick
- go to sleep

The computer will be kept busy with your soldiers and you don't have to worry about winning or losing. When you come back you can see, that you have so much money that it is not problem at all to finnish the game. This is not even real cheating Eek!

By Vampier

Paragon (1856)

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22-03-2007, 00:11

Or you use the keycombi to get instant 65535gold. (or you use the cheats with bluemsx or openmsx)

By Thenu

Supporter (1)

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07-04-2011, 00:40

sorry I am new here, and also loved to play herzog on the msx2 as a kid. My msx even chrashed down with smoke at the back playing herzog. But seeing video's on you tube brought me tears in my eyes. Yes i wanted to play it again, but could not find it any where. Can someone help me please?

Greetings Ollie

By JohnHassink

Ambassador (4181)

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07-04-2011, 02:31

Please don't ask for games here. We cannot openly share pirated software possibly being still under legal protection.
Use Google for 'copies', or eBay for the original versions (recommended!) like everyone else. :)

Another tip:
http://www.msx.org/forum6.html
the 'Trading and Collecting' section of this site.

My MSX profile