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It Ain’t Easy Makin’ Games: Military Robots in Age of Empires?


Let’s move away from console games for this installment of “It Ain’t Easy Makin’ Games” and get back to our roots with some good ol’ personal computer RTS action. So get ready to crack open your history book and flip back to the Ensemble Studios masterpiece that started it all: Age of Empires. Aside from inspiring an explosion of babies named Omus, Rogan, and Wololo, this jewel of an RTS helped us all pass junior high by prematurely enriching our vocabularies with words like “hoplite” and “composite bow.” No, mom; I swear I’m studying for my history quiz.

Luckily for those who suffer sweaty-palm mind-blankness when “Shang changes diplomacy status from Ally to Enemy,” the game is chock-full of simple resource and unit bonuses to be ordered up with the stroke of [Enter] and a whimsical cheat code or two. I’ll let you look up the more conventional ones on your own; listed below are a few cheats with more, uh, inspired results.

13. Age of Empires Conversions and Summons

  •  Turn mounted archers into mysterious black riders: During gamplay, press [Enter] and type BLACK RIDER
  • Control animals only: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type GAI
  • Turn birds into festive red and blue dragons: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type KING ARTHUR
  • Turn Archers into Stealth Archers that can walk on water and change into trees when immobile: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type DARK RAIN
  • Summon a white sports car equipped with a rocket launcher: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type BIG MOMMA
  • Turn Priests into super-unit St. Francis, who can hit close-range enemies with lightning: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type CONVERT THIS!
  • Summon photon-gun-carrying military units: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type PHOTON MAN
  • Summon nuke-carrying military units: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type E=MC2 TROOPER
  • Summon a military robot: During gameplay, press [Enter] and type STORMBILLY. Some people say this is only a hoax; it’s the only one I didn’t verify on my own computer. I’ll let you discover for yourself whether it works.
I have a nice digital stack of screenshots on hand, but I prefer to leave y’all guessing—you have to test the codes yourself if you want to see kind of tree the Stealth Archers turn into.
—shivaniran
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  1. August 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I liked your article is an interesting technology
    thanks to google I found you

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