Nether Earth is one of the earliest computer strategy games taking place in real time. It was released for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 in 1987. It was published in the United Kingdom by Argus Press Software and re-released in Spain by Mind Games Espana S.A.
The player takes the control of the human side in a war against the mysterious Insignian race. All of the warfare is carried out by enormous military robots.
The player controls a flying machine which can fly over any part of the play-area. The player must build robots and give them orders to attack Insignian robots and capture neutral or enemy factories to increase production and thus aid the war effort. The ultimate objective is to capture all the enemy bases and thus win the war. Everything takes place in real-time with the action being ongoing rather than turn-based. Because the player's view of the battlefield is limited to where their flying-machine is, much of the front-line fighting is left to the machines whilst the player concentrates on building more robots. The game is displayed in forced-perspective isometric graphics.
Ratings and Reviews
Having trouble winning?
Don't get discouraged. It may seem like you have no chance at first, but there are strategies to win.
First hint: try holding the dpad buttons for a very short time to do a small move if you are having trouble landing on the base. This will help you issue orders quicker.
Second hint: try to capture a second base quick because otherwise you'll soon get overrun by superior bots. What worked for me was a combination of strategic and tactical gameplay, having to get hands on in battles to accomplish the first objective.
Third hint: look at what kind of bots they are sending at first. Equip appropriately and Don't be afraid to use your command module for more than commanding :)
I really enjoyed this game since the time I first got it, and I consider it to be one of the best strategy games on the iPhone/iPod/iPad. If you are willing to commit a decent amount of time, this game can be a fun challenge. If you have less time, it also has a save function.
I wrote this game...
I wrote this version of this game about 12 years ago (you can google for nether earth brain games), and I was about to do a port to the AppStore when I found this game! I am quite disappointed that someone took my game, and uploaded it to the app store without even letting me know, or even acknowledging me... I am ok with the game being here (since I released it as open source). But please add a acknowledgment and link to the brain games website...
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