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The Tone Rebellion

Windows - 1997

Alt names Leviathan: The Tone Rebellion, Tone Rebellion
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Fantasy, Puzzle elements, RPG Elements, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Funsoft GmbH, Virgin Interactive Entertainment SARL, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Developer Logic Factory, Inc., The
Perspective Diagonal-down
4.92 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of The Tone Rebellion

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The Tone Rebellion is a great sequel to Ascendancy, an innovative space strategy game that was unfortunately too riddled with bugs in the first release to attract many gamers.

Although it doesn't ship with any major bug, The Tone Rebellion is still plagued with the same weaknesses as its predecessor, most notably the very weak AI that does a lot of stupid things. Nonetheless, the game's very unique premise and several innovations help set it apart from other 4X games, and qualify it for our Top Dog award.

Simply put, Tone Rebellion is a pseudo-3D real-time strategy game with some RPG and puzzle-solving elements thrown in. Similar to Alien Legacy and Maelstrom, there is a plot that runs throughout the game and unfolds as you progress. You are leader of the Floaters, a jellyfish-like aliens who must compete for "Tone", the life energy of the Floater world, against another race called the Leviathans. Similar to other 4X games, The Tone Rebellion offers different races (called "clans" in the game) for you to control. Each clan differs from the others in its abilities, the structures it can build, and the type of spells it can cast. There are only four clans to choose from, although they are unique enough that replaying the game as a different clan is worthwhile. The game then progressed in the usual fashion: build cities, explore the terrain, and be prepared to fight the enemies.

What makes The Tone Rebellion unique is the different spells you can research and cast (similar to technologies in other games), as well as a nice mix of RPG and puzzle-solving elements. For example, your task is not limited only to rebuilding the Floaters' civilization, but also to solving the mystery of the Leviathan and unlock the keys to its defeat. Starting off virtually defenseless, you must use the little remaining Tone to build structures and acquire lost abilities. The game is split into different levels, i.e. fifteen island worlds to discover and explore. In a stronger emphasis to puzzle-solving, each world contains specific mysteries that must be solved in order to bridge the gap to new islands or discover how the land has come to its current state.

As you discover new islands and build more structures and defenses, the Leviathans becomes more aware of the rebellion, and sends more and more stronger armies in an attempt to defeat you. Battles take place in real-time, and are quite fun to watch with many strange-looking units that look more creative than StarCraft. The interface has been improved to make it more accessible to first-time players. Although a complete single player game, the game offers multiplayer support for up to four players over the Internet or via IPX network connection.

With all the strengths and unique character, The Tone Rebellion is still best considered a "light" game. The AI, although stronger than the one in Ascendancy, is still not very bright. If you are die-hard MOO fan who craves an equal challenge, play Space Empire IV instead. If, on the other hand, you enjoy story-based space games that are not too tough to beat, The Tone Rebellion is well worth your time. Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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How to play The Tone Rebellion Windows

Windows Vista/7 users: if you have problems with the in-game graphics, press CTRL + 4 to switch from fullscreen to windowed mode.

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Comments and reviews

Nitay 2024-04-13 1 point

I like the feel of the game and played it just for the mood of it. Game itself is quiet simple and could be very slow paced. You should read manual to be able to understand what to do. And I would start on higher difficulty tan the lowest one to make game more engaging.

Anonimuse 2022-06-23 0 point

Won't there be a mod to change the beasts that spawn from each island?

Grote 2020-12-21 4 points

Omg ive been looking for this game since i was 13.I played it when i was six since my mom owned alot of older computer games before i got a sega or sns. This game was so weird as a kid i cant wait to play it again.

Greg108 2019-09-19 0 point

Hello, I would like manual too. Preferably single page, but make it double page if there are some sections that have art or diagrams taking both pages.

Wolf 2019-03-23 4 points

I made 2 copies in .pdf. One is single pages, and one is two pages wide. Let me know which one you would like. :=)

Wolf 2019-03-23 2 points

Would you like a copy of the instruction manual?

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