In WWII a castle is owned by a German general. This castle is filled with endless enemies and other sorts of danger and also contains an art collection that’s worth a fortune.
"No one should go where eagles dare" but you will.
Into the Eagle's Nest was said to have a connection with the famous movie, but it seems that was just a good commercial for the game, since the game has no real connections with the movie besides the "eagle's nest" packed with enemies. The movie is called Where Eagles Dare (starring Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton) and you could say that the game was inspired by the movie. So, everything is simple and (almost) impossible: you are alone in the enemy castle and must fight your way out and on the way, destroy the castle and steal entire art collection. No man can do this, but you are no ordinary man and you surely don't plan to become one.
Game was originally made for C64 and it is still one of the most difficult shooters ever. You see everything from the bird's view. The screen is divided into two parts, one for the game itself and another for info such as: KEYS (number of keys that you carry), AMMO (don’t really need to explain) and HITS (number of hits that you suffered). Germans don't shoot (?!) although they carry guns, but can hit you when they are too close. Even then you won't see them hitting you; they just stand beside you while the HITS number is increasing. You can take up to 99 hits and then you die. Don't think that you have much energy. Although they don't shoot, you are by far outnumbered, the enemy will rush towards you and food (for restoring health) is very rare. There is a lot of ammunition to pick up, but even more enemies.
All across the castle you will find crates. Shooting the crate will open it. Most of the crates will be empty, but others contain art items or explosive. This means that you must be careful when "opening" the crate. If you accidentally shoot it twice you'll destroy the item. Shooting the explosive is much worse - don't try it at home. There are also keys and doors. Brown (wooden) doors can be opened with a single bullet, but you'll need a key for a gray ones (metal).
Into the Eagle's Nest is very hard action game and is recommended to all real shooting lovers, since you'll probably need some time to finish it. It can surely provide much fun. If you are an action player then you should try this. If you take yourself for a real good action player, well, eagle's nest is the real challenge. Will you "choose to go where no one dares" and succeed?
Game works fine in Dosbox, with the sound. I managed to run it in Windows Professional, but the sound was playing on the Pc speaker.
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