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 Medieval Clash by Karel Pool
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Review by tapeworm
Medieval Clash is the English translation of the Estonian game "Tornimäe." It's a simple and straightforward strategy game in which you defend your castle on one side of a valley while attacking the computer opponent's castle on the other side.

This game has a historical background--the valley is on the border of Estonia and Latvia in the 14th century. You control the Estonian side, and both castles attempt to dominate the valley where trees grow (the source of income for both sides).

You send out woodcutters to bring back lumber, which allows you to build other units. Foot soldiers, archers, and cavalry can attack enemy woodcutters and soldiers, and any of your soldiers can damage the enemy castle if they manage to reach it. You can also build ballistas and catapults to attack the castle directly, and you can reinforce your own castle with armor.

The graphics in Medieval Clash are well-crafted and, coupled with the subtle but effective sounds, create a convincing atmosphere. There is no music past the title screen, but the game doesn't really need any. The game presents a fun challenge until you master the computer's strategy, at which point it becomes extremely simple to win. There would be more replay value were the computer a little more intelligent.

Although Medieval Clash has a definite historical setting, it's fun to imagine different maps in different places to expand on the concept. I found the game polished and captivating, and I certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun simple strategy game.

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Overall: recommended

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Overall: recommended

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2009.08.12 user_ferai
Rating: 8

This game is hands down one of the most addictive GM games out there. Fun and customizable, you will come back to play this game long after you have mastered it. Easily would have gotten a 9, or maybe even a 10, had the graphics been better and had there been a few more game modes. Great game though, and worth the download.
2008.03.08 moran
Rating: 10

Kind of slow to progress at first, but at the same time addictive. Very original and nice use of historical conent. I have no complaints.
2007.08.13 calium_b
Rating: --

Very nice game ! Although too easy, even on difficult. Other than that, a masterpiece !
2007.08.13 calium_b
Rating: 7

I give it a 7, if it was harder 8 or 9 !
2007.06.03 Mr Yum Yums
Rating: 10

Wow! I love this game! I made a fan game, but I can't find a site that will host it for free! Please help! Anyway, this game rocks. It inspired me to make more strategy games. Download it or you're missing out!
2006.12.28 excalibur333
Rating: 8

I love this game. all of the graphics are good it is very fun. I think that it could be a little bit more balanced. Maybe make it so that the stronger things do alot more damage. It just felt like the battles lasted to long.
Excalibur
2006.12.15 Ultima Games
Rating: 9

Very simple and original! I would pay good money to have it!
2006.11.10 Deeje the Great
Rating: 10

Since it came out years ago, I've loved this game. I guess you could call it one of the 'forefathers' of it's type, as many games have come along since that imitate it. GO KAREL!
2006.10.10 fatalbertthe
Rating: 6

This game is not bad. graphics are not to my liking but gameplay keeps you on your toes. the game is all about timing and strategy and that is why i didn't give it like a 3. but the graphics need improvment and there needs to be more lvl variety. and wat about powerups or something. it just gets boring after a while. but i like at the title screen with the little archers shooting each other. lol!! decent game though. make seaqul
2006.10.08 fatalbertthe
Rating: --

i haven't played this game yet but it looks and sounds fun. DOWNLOADING IN 5,4,3,2,1, BLAST OFF!!!!
2006.09.01 hockeymatt
Rating: 8

This is a very fun little game. Sometimes, less is more. Good job!
2006.08.10 Rustem
Rating: 10

ksrdjgbljkfgbosdgdjfgbsdhgbosdhgpbfgosdhbpfhgdbgsdfhg.................game is cool
2006.05.30 tanhopkins93
Rating: 5

I can't give a rating because i am creating my first game on game maker. Your game is nice though.
2006.04.26 Bearded Dog Productions
Rating: 9

very, very nice. the input I would suggest is different maps, and mabey defences outside the castle. I love this game!!

(vote #100, how lucky is that?)
2006.01.22 Roossell
Rating: 9

This game is a lot of fun, and it has nice graphics. I gave it a nine because there is only one level. Overall, this game is pretty cool.
2006.01.20 Pie_4
Rating: 9

Great Game I love it its cool i like yayaya its cool lets go i like it alot its fun... Im bored... lol! just kidding! I never get bored of this game!
2006.01.06 rrrobyp
Rating: 8

This is one of my favourites. Well done and quite enjoyable. Just a bit too easy.
2005.12.27 drdemention
Rating: --

Oh, this is a fun, almost puzzle-like game. If you like lethargic but fun and intersting gameplay, try bacteria and its sequel. I like the historical background, too.
2005.12.19 F.S.
Rating: 8

Strategy games are rare... and good strategy games are very rarely. But this game is one of the good strategy games... and this fact has deserved a high rating... 8 points!
2005.12.10 Joshua Powlison
Rating: 9

This game is one of my favorites! I've found absolutely no glitches!
P.S- You should try to make a lord of the rings and a star wars version.
2005.11.25 Zeka
Rating: 9

This is a GREAT game. It is wonderfully crafted!
2005.06.14 Sampe
Rating: 8

I suck at this game, but it's really fun stuff. :D Nice style in graphics. This is a good idea for a game, and you turned it into a game. :) Nice work man.

8
2005.06.08 damaddoc
Rating: 9

This an extremely good example of just what Game maker can achieve. in fact, this game is so original and inspiring i've put it on my website:
www.freewebs.com/damaddocsfactory
2005.05.07 Kamencreations
Rating: 5

It's ok... but I meen it's not that hard to beat and thare is not that much stratigy but fun all the same
2005.04.23 Undeadragonslayer
Rating: 8

cool but it needs multiplayer/harded AI
2005.03.21 Diptiri
Rating: 8

It's a very good game. This is one of the best i've ever seen made with gamemaker. But I miss multiplayer.
2005.02.19 frostyeel
Rating: 8

Wow, great game, I just wish there was a little more variety and a 2-player mode. I'm going to try some of the Medival Clash clones now and see if they are any good.
2005.02.07 Dr.Luigi777
Rating: --

A brilliant RPG experience. This the best RPG I've ever seen on this bard. The %100 original gameplay makes it a great game to get. The one aspect of this game that strikes me as not so good is the CPU. The CPU is great though for a Game MAker game. I've never seen any other actual RPG with a computer player that can play.
2005.01.16 zdibble
Rating: 10

Great action looks almost like an RPG
2005.01.10 musashi600
Rating: 9

GREAT GAME but you should make a mc2 with campings and more soldiers and castle upgrades.
2004.12.15 FireGrant
Rating: 9

AWESOME GAME! I loved everything about it. I strongly think taht you should try to make a 2.0 with more soldiers or maybe more castles. (Somehow :P) I give it a 9.
2004.11.25 GameFreak
Rating: 10

There was only one problem. It's waaaaaaay too easy. I still consider it as one of the best GM games though :D
2004.11.02 Glic2000
Rating: --

I certainly enjoyed this game. I was impressed with the subtlety of it, it's rather refreshing. I'm thinking that a two player mode would have made up for the poor computer AI, however, that might also expose the lack of real strategic depth to it as well. Perhaps a few random elements would give it more longevity.
2004.11.01 redick
Rating: 9

I like it.
It runs without any difficultys, and do not requieres
a new equipment. Very good to play. I would need
to pause it fast and easy.
2004.10.10 RabbidMickeyMouse01
Rating: 8

Very good game. I like the idea of it. Yet, the only problem I have with it is, is that the game should have different castles to choose from, and more things to be able to build.
2004.09.11 TopHat
Rating: 8

Wow.. it's the best GM strategy game available!
Everyone should download it and give it a try..

Graphics-7
Gameplay-8
Sound-7
Quality-8
2004.09.10 Feet First
Rating: 7

It's a very interesting very good game. It has a great amount of strategy but I personally found it a bit slow and boring (but of course that is the same with all strategy games)
2004.08.23 Yackemflaber
Rating: --

VERY good game, very addictave. the ai could be better tho.
2004.08.15 Anonymi
Rating: --

Simply amazing. I got this one day while searching for some decent GM games and I came across this great website (I can't believe in the 3 years I've been using GM I never went to it before, it's easy to find) and found this in the Strategy section. I spent a couple hours glued to it. It is really original, and...well, just a hell of a lot of fun.

Graphics: 7/10
Audio: 6/10 (Not that the audio is particularly bad, there just isn't really much of it, but I do like the music at the beginning, and the bird-chirping makes for good atmosphere.)
Gameplay: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

I'm very sorry to say this, but this game does have a downfall. Many others have said this: the AI is not much of a challenge at all. I always win with perfect or near-perfect health (but mind you, this doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it). And yes, I really wish you could play against another human. But overall, this game definitely is a good one, and should be a classic in my opinion (and not just a classic among GM games). Congratulations.

P.S. Some people have said there should be fan games made. I'm currently working on one called Praelior (Latin for 'to do battle'). It has three resources: Food, Wood, and Gold, not just Money. You get food from pigs and sheep, and wood from trees, of course. Gold is bought with a sum of the other two resources. There are no wooden castle-guards to protect from catapults (in my game there is no cannon, just catapult) but you can hire a repairman or erect a gate. You can play against another human player (either on the same computer, or on two separate ones via IPX or TCP/IP) and I've tried to improve the AI. I've created all the graphics myself, and they are in a different style and a tad bloody. I've also composed music specially for the game. I hope it is as good as Medieval Clash; it is not meant to outdo it, it is really only a tribute to it.
2004.07.19 Aurifex
Rating: --

First let me say that that was AWESOME! There are just a few things I would change:

1) The AI is easy! Even on hard, my tower never took any damage!
2) It would be cool to have more randomness as far as the map goes.
3) Two player mode would be cool...

But the game still rocks!
2004.07.19 Lackey
Rating: --

Cool game! I think there's a nice variety in what tactics you can use. If this were two player, there'd be a wild combination of reflex and strategy skills.
2004.07.17 BassistMOT831
Rating: --

This is a great and original game. I hope to see more games from you.
2004.07.08 L33TNerd
Rating: --

..Very nice, people should make fan-mods...like....different time periods.
2004.07.05 jessekrs123
Rating: --

This game is great! I stared at it for 2 hours yesterday! keep up the good work man!
2004.07.04 Michael
Rating: --

Great game! Good job
2004.07.02 guzu
Rating: --

It is a nice game. Time consuming too
2004.06.27 land-o-games
Rating: --

WOW!!! That game was so fun!!!!! You should make a new version with different areas! :)
2004.06.25 BLUES
Rating: --

This game is definitely the best I’ve seen so far! I marked 10 out of 10 for idea and 8/10 for graphics.

I wish I could make a game as appealing as this one!
Well Done!
2004.05.31 monkey dude
Rating: --

This truly is gamemaker at its finest. although some more variety would be better, and the ai is pretty dumb, but otherwise a great stratedgy game
2004.05.20 beastboy
Rating: --

This game was good; when I played it the first time It was hard but when it slowly came to me. There is lots of replayability. There is a little room for improvement:

1.) Hard AI. The one on the game is so easy to beat at the beginning you could already make out its strategy.

2.) Random Maps and Story Campaigns. Replayability is nice, but it gets boring and boring because there is no follow-up story, nor a random map each time.

Those are only the bad things on the game. Except for that, I'd say its very good. Sure would like a
2004.04.14 Holmholm
Rating: --

I like this game.Good Game Maker's work
2004.03.26 BaronVsCorsar
Rating: --

Really original game.
very well designed. I am enthusiastic.
Just a weak point: beating the cpu is really really
easy. It shuld have the multiplayer game or a better AI to be challenging.
2004.02.12 darthlupi
Rating: --

This is one of my favorite games of all time. I agree with Tapeworm that this game could use some variety. Maybe someone should make a fan game.......
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