Thursday, 17 October 2019

StarCraft: Brood War Screenshots Walkthrough

Today We Play: StarCraft: Brood War

Yes, yes, I know it is 20 years since I first played this game, but I needed a screenshot from it, and it is so easy to install, and Blizzard give it for free, and I started the campaign, go here, go there, and I was hooked again. Met my old friends we hanged out  in the 90's, Raynor, with his strange mustache, and Fenix still alive... This game is like a freaking time machine! And here is a fast screenshots walkthrough of the campaigns and the story behind them.

Protoss Campaign.

Mission 1: Escape from Aiur.

Mission 1: Escape from Aiur.
After Tessadar sacrificed to destroy the overmind, the Zerg forces are still on the planet roaming mindlessly. Zeratul must make his way trough the swarming Zergs and escape from Aiur.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 1: Escape from Aiur.
At the bottom right, there is the escape gateway where Zeratul meets Fenix and Raynor.

Mission 2: Dunes of Shakuras.

StarCraft: Brood War Mission 2: Dunes of Shakuras.
Zeratul must find the separatist dark templars and unite the Protoss to save their home world.

Mission 3: Legacy of the Xel'Naga.

Mission 3: Legacy of the Xel'Naga.
Main Protoss settlement at New Antioch, Shakuras.
Mission 3: Legacy of the Xel'Naga.
 It is now revealed that only dark templars can damage the Zerg cerebrates.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 3: Legacy of the Xel'Naga.
We  are learning how to use the Protoss Corsair, while searching for the cerebrate.

Mission 4: The Quest for Uraj.

Mission 4: The Quest for Uraj.
 Protoss fleet orbiting the planet of Braxis.
Mission 4: The Quest for Uraj.
 Here Infested Kerrigan comes in play. But she, as the Protoss already suspect, a plotting her own plans.
Mission 4: The Quest for Uraj.
 Infested Kerrigan helps to establish a base and search for one of the Uraj crystals.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 4: The Quest for Uraj.
It is believed that the Uraj crystals can power up the Xel'Naga temple. Kerrigan retrieves one of them.

Mission 5: The Battle for Braxis.

Mission 5: The Battle for Braxis.
 Protoss fleet, high orbit over the planet Braxis.
Mission 5: The Battle for Braxis.
 The mission is to break the UED Terran blockade.
Mission 5: The Battle for Braxis.
This mission is led by  Artanis, and we must be extremely careful to not loose him somewhere.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 5: The Battle for Braxis.
The final battle cruiser is about to fall by the Scout group led by Artanis.

Mission 6: Return to Char.

Mission 6: Return to Char.
 Protoss fleet, high orbit over the planet Char.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 6: Return to Char.
Char is heavy defended by Zerg Sunken Colonies, but with the help of the Carriers nothing stops us to advance around the turret line.

Mission 7: The Insurgent.

Mission 7: The Insurgent.
Executor's Citadel at New Antioch, Shakuras.
Mission 7: The Insurgent.
In this mission Protoss fight against their own brothers, as Artanis and Zeratul had argument with the Judicator Aldaris, who suspect Kerrigan is evil and refuse to work with her to obtain the Uraj crystals. This is the first clue, where we realize that the whole Brood War campaign, we are playing  and helping the evil side! Well consider the point of view of course :) The mission is hard and swety. Make dragoons, position them well, use dark archons to mind control enemy carriers.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 7: The Insurgent.
Here is where the two realize their mistake, but it is to late.

Mission 7: Countdown.

Mission 7: Countdown.
 The final Protoss Mission
Mission 7: Countdown.
 Now Artanis and Zeratul must both bring a crystal to the center of the map, where the Xel'Naga temple is. There is good mineral patches there but do not be hurry to bring the heroes there too.
Mission 7: Countdown.
 The easy way is to begin from right to up using carriers to cross waters.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 7: Countdown.
After bringing Zeratul and Artanis to Xel'Naga temple a 10 minutes counter starts to defend it. Well, I crushed all the Zerg bases so I had just to wait for the countdown :)

End of the Protoss Campaign Cinematic: Fury of the Xel'Naga.

Terran Campaign.

Terran Campaign.

Mission 1: First Strike.

Mission 1: First Strike.
UED Flagship Aleksander, High Orbit over the planet Braxis.
Mission 1: First Strike.
 Most of the Terran campaign is fighting against other Terran fractions, intrigues and treachery, typical for humans. At first we had to people for our cause.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 1: First Strike.
And here is Duran, a Terran hero unit that will take part of most missions. He has the Lock ability, which is very helpful against Terran and Protoss.

Mission 2: The Dylarian Shipyards.

Mission 2: The Dylarian Shipyards.
UED Flagship Aleksander, holding perimeter orbit over the Dylarian Shipyards.
Mission 2: The Dylarian Shipyards.
 In this mission there is no economic element and we rely on limited number of units. Use ghosts to lock enemy tanks that are protecting the perimeter.Be sure to clean the perimeter before sending the pilots to get the battlecruisers.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 2: The Dylarian Shipyards.
After all 18 battlecruisers are collected there is a big battleruisers to battleruisers fight. With the Yamato gun things are honey.

Mission 3: Ruins of Tarsonis.

Mission 3: Ruins of Tarsonis.
UED Flagship Aleksander, low orbit over the planet of Tarsonis.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 3: Ruins of Tarsonis.
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Mission 4: Assult on Korhal.

Mission 4: Assult on Korhal.
UED Flagship Aleksander, low orbit over the planet of Korhal.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 4: Assult on Korhal.
In this mission there are 2 enemy Terran fractions one from the top attacking with nukes and one from the bottom attacking with battlecruisers. We may eliminate just one of them to win.

Mission 5: Emperor's Fall.

Mission 5: Emperor's Fall.
UED command center, near the outskirts of Augustgrad - capital city of Korhal.
Mission 5: Emperor's Fall
 The mission begins with a massive nuke attack and we must rebuild our settlement from scratch. There are mineral patches to the top and right on the map. I managed to save a Wright and a Vulture from the initial attack.
Mission 5: Emperor's Fall
After establishing good economy we continue north holding the bridge and be vigilant for the many nukes coming.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 5: Emperor's Fall
There is the command center of the Emperor that must be destroyed.

Mission 6: Emperor's Flight.

Mission 6: Emperor's Flight.
UED Flagship Aleksander, en route to the planet Aiur.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 6: Emperor's Flight.
Aiur is infested with Zergs, but this mission shows the might of the new Valkyrie unite, turning enemy flying units to dust in no time.

Mission 7: Patriot's Blood.

Mission 7: Patriot's Blood.
 UED Flagship Aleksander, holding perimeter orbit over the planet Braxis.
Mission 7: Patriot's Blood.
This mission has no economic element and Duran and a bunch of marines and medics must find and eliminate Alexi Stukov, which suspect that Duran is a traitor. This is also the mission where the marines refer to some joke about computers that were very popular back in the 90's. Here is the situation. During the mission, the marines finds and operate computer consoles to locate the position of Alexi. One of the computer consoles says: "Hit any key to continue". Then the marine says: "Which the hell is the any key!?" :)
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 7: Patriot's Blood.
The building is crawling with Zergs, but  there are also 6 Goliaths that may be salvaged. After Alexi is eliminated, Duran disappears, leaving general DuGalle to regret his mistake.

Mission 8: To Chain the Beast.

Mission 8: To Chain the Beast.
 UED Flagship Aleksander, low orbit over the planet Char..
Mission 8: To Chain the Beast.
 This is the last Terran campaign mission an it takes place on the planet Char, the Zerg home world. But the victory will not be easy. There are invincible Zerg turrets blocking all paths and occasionally a bunch of Ultralists are attacking the base.
Mission 8: To Chain the Beast.
 This is my defense against the Ultralist waves. Structures in the front, and blocked paths to the tanks. Some SCVs should be out to repair the buildings after the attacks.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 8: To Chain the Beast.
The only way is to attack from the east with battlecruisers, taking ground in the mineral patches and continue north to destroy the cerebrates and disable the turrets. After that it is easy to win.

End of the Terran Campaign Cinematic: UED Victory Report.


Zerg Campaign.

Zerg Campaign

Mission 1: Vile Disruption.

Mission 1: Vile Disruption.
Kerrigan's Fortress, on the planet Tarsonis.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 1: Vile Disruption.
After the distraction of the Overmind, Zergs are roaming around in chaos. The plan of Kerrigan is to find a way to control them. As well to revenge the Terran and defile the Protoss.

Mission 2: Reign of Fire.

Mission 2: Reign of Fire.
High orbit over the planet Braxis.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 2: Reign of Fire.
First, she manipulates the Terran, with the help of Duran, to help her with a Psi Emmiter that controls the Zerg.

Mission 3: The Kel-Morian Combine.

Mission 3: The Kel-Morian Combine.
 Command ship Hyperion, orbiting the planet Moria.
Mission 3: The Kel-Morian Combine.
 Kerrigan manages to trick Zeratul and Fenix to help her collect enough minerals to raise an army against the Terran, pretending that Terrans use the Zerg for their vile goals.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 3: The Kel-Morian Combine.
There are plenty of mineral patches in this mission and I like to build 3 hatcheries in a row :)

Mission 4: The Liberation of Korhal.

Mission 4: The Liberation of Korhal.
 High orbit over the UED capital world, Korhal.
Mission 4: The Liberation of Korhal
 With the resources of previous mission and nice defending start location the Zerg may advance trough the Terran defense line on the planet. Beware the wave of Zerg though the Terran use them with Psi emitters to control them.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 4: The Liberation of Korhal
In the end, nothing can stand the might of the Guardians.

Mission 5: True Colors.

Mission 5: True Colors
Outskirts of Augustgrad, early in teh morning.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 5: True Colors
Augustgrad is another Terran trophy for Kerrigan. Again, bridges are key positions.

Mission 6: Fury of the Swarm.

Mission 6: Fury of the Swarm
Kerrigan's Fortress, on the planet Tarsonis. Two days later.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 6: Fury of the Swarm
When Kerrigan is done with the Terrans, she turns eye to the Protoss.

Mission 7: Drawing of the Web.

Mission 7: Drawing of the Web
Holding orbit over the planet Shakuras.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 7: Drawing of the Web
Infested Duran must visit all five fleet beacons to disable the Protoss forces. This mission is quite hard. Carrriers will arrive early in the game so keep Duran in good position to Lock them. The mineral patches are to the left where the Protoss send a lot of Shuttles and drops dark templars.

Mission 8: To Slay the Beast.

Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
Infested platform over the planet Char.
Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
Now Kerrigan must take control over the home world of the Zergs - the planet Char. But she is aware she can not harm the main Overmind and take the Protoss Matriarch as hostage to make Zeratul help her with the dark templars. By the time being Char is occupied by Terrans keeping the Overmind sedated and controlling it.
Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
This mission has no second mineral patches and we must make haste to take the upper and right bases, which are Terrans. They will try to retaliate and launch nukes.
Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
The central Terran base is situated on a separate island, so a good strategy is to cross over to the right and establish positions with a Nydus.
Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
The Zerg forces are also formidable, sending Guardians and small groups of Mutalisks. Here Devourers comes in handy, dealing with the valkyries as well.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 8: To Slay the Beast
The fall of the Overmind, captured for a wall picture.

Mission 9: The Reckoning.

Mission 9: The Reckoning
Somewhere on the planet Char, six hours later.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 9: The Reckoning
Now aware that he has been tricked, Zeratul is trying to save his Matriarch from the Kerrigan's grasp. Our mission is to stop him from doing that, by eliminating all the Protoss structures for 30 minutes. I believe if we can make this mission before the 10th minutes counter, we unlock the secret Zeratul mission Dark Origin.

Secret Mission: Dark Origin.

Secret Mission: Dark Origin
Zeratul infiltrating the Terran secret area.
Secret Mission: Dark Origin
The secret Protoss mission in the Zerg campaign is unlocked if you make the previous Mission 9: The Reckoning, for less than 20 minutes.
StarCraft: Brood War Secret Mission: Dark Origin
And this is where Zeratul finds about the Hybrids, which I believe play a key role in StarCraft 2. Though this Hybrids are a secret experiment of Duran. Nevertheless it makes you wonder, is this a prelude of Zeratul's dark quest in the next game.

Mission 10: Omega.

Mission 10: Omega
Infested platform over the planet Char. Kerrigan's base of operation.
Mission 10: Omega
This is the last mission in the Brood War campaign. While being in her base, Kerrigan is approached by the fleets of everyone he had pissed off in this adventure. There are general DeGull to he north attacking with battlecruisers and goliaths. Arcturus to the left attacking with nukes and tanks. And Artanis to the right lurking with dark archons to take control of key units.
Mission 10: Omega
There is a second mineral patch a little down which can be protected with a few Guardians, but from there we need to act and eliminate the left, or right bases, where more gas and minerals awaits. This time i went for Arcturus first.
StarCraft: Brood War Mission 10: Omega
With Arcturus removed from the picture no more nukes and nasty tanks in the equation. Time for the Protoss, then the white Terran and finally Kerrigan is victorious. But I will be there to stop her in StarCraft 2 :)

End of the Zerg Campaign Cinematic: The Ascension.


End of the Starcraft: Brood War Campaign

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