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Rorke's Drift

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time
Publisher Impressions
Developer Plato
Perspective Isometric
3.93 / 5 - 14 votes

Description of Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift was the first game in Impressions' little-known "Micro Miniature" series of games that are based on the same engine. Although it is a worthy attempt to portray the little-known battle of the Anglo-Zulu War, it failed to capture anyone's interest due to very poor user interface, shallow gameplay, and horrendous AI. Good perhaps as a historical lesson in how not to design a wargame, but little else.

If you want a good game about the Zulu War, play ISI's Zulu War instead. Fortunately, the updated 1993 version slated for release in the U.S. was never out.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

doso 2019-04-13 0 point DOS version

same as the-charge-of-the-light-brigade

harrylarry 2014-06-22 0 point DOS version

micro miniature 'series of games' IS NOT A BATTLE, DWOY!?!

Gewehr 2012-08-11 0 point DOS version

Still the best game involving Zulu's. A classic.

kiltwearer 2012-02-16 0 point DOS version

always wanted to try this game but i cant get it to play i keep getting a blank screen

Amen 2012-01-18 0 point DOS version

Everyone in the UK knows about this battle (mainly coz of the film). It's a shame Impressions ruined it. Really could have been a good game as many people are interested in this scenario. If anyone ever did get the source and pick up the baton for a "reboot" fix the user interface and awful collision detection which might have been down to low-res issues.

Billo 2011-08-27 0 point DOS version

Little known?? - Its one of the few battles i HAVE heard of!!

Garcon 2011-07-29 0 point DOS version

"Little-known battle"? Only a film made about it with Michael Caine...

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