Dec 24, 2015 (Thursday)   Home Pfhor the Holidays

Merry Christmas to all Story page readers... everywhere!

And to get you into that festive Marathon spirit here are some cool yule tidings from
ghosts of Christmas past:

President People's The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Ben Wigler's Jingle Bells.

poena.dare's The White Christmas Term.

And last but not least the perennial Battle Cat's Christmas Aboard the Marathon
and The Twelve Days of Marathon Christmas.

Have a good one. :)

Nov 29, 2015 (Sunday)

Scans R Us...

Thanks again to RADIX <> for sending in the following scans.

He writes:

Some MI-related things from Computer Games Strategy Plus
See... Page 1 and Page 2.

RADIX continues:

GMR Magazine had this retrospective on Bungie's past titles in the same issue
they reviewed Halo 2. Strangely, the way it refers to "Mjolnir" seems to imply
that you had a proper team of them with you in M2 and MI (the BoBs aren't
battleroids, of course).

See Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, and Page 4.

Interesting quote from Page 3:

"Infinity is an acquired taste, to be sure, but it just might stand as Bungie's most
intricate creation to date."


Finally pics of the strategy guides for the Japanese versions of Marathon,   Marathon 2,
and Marathon Infinity.

One wonders what the Marathon Infinity guide actually says about the story. ;)

Oct 24, 2015 (Saturday)

Thanks to RADIX <> for sending in scans of the front and back
cover of the now almost impossible to find Prima's Official Strategy Guide to Marathon by
Tuncer Deniz.

RADIX goes on to write:

Some points of interest for Prima's Marathon guide:

It's 90% text; the in-game screenshots, not counting chapter images, end at the bestiary.
The only other images are maps. You're advised to use the keyboard only.

It doesn't delve into the deeper story details-Tycho is never mentioned by name and Durandal
doesn't reappear until the in-game chapter bearing his name-but does offer a truncated
version of the manual's intro.

"Unfortunately, one of the AIs won't be able to help you at all; [he] was destroyed
during the Pfhor invasion. The other two, Leela and Durandal, are operational, but
Durandal seems to have suffered some damage. Be careful when interfacing with him;
I think one of his Pentium processors might be malfunctioning."

What kind of plebeian doesn't actively mow down the BoBs? So asketh this guide.
Incidentally, simulacrums are described as BoBs who've been "assimilated into the
ranks of the Pfhor" and are regarded as traitors, not explodey-drones
(or forcibly-converted ex-BoBs...).

The Cyborg Controller is referred to as the "Alien Leader". I get the feeling that at
least one other place used this term.

Sept 19, 2015 (Saturday)

Thanks to poena.dare <> for pointing out in a Story forum post
that the Story page is 20 years old today. Hard to believe I did this 20 years ago.

But the last 20 years has all been down to you... the fans. Hats off to you all.

Jan 21, 2015 (Wednesday)

The Marathon Infinity Tour of Duty comes to an end with Aye Mak Sicur.
VikingBoyBilly, with the help of Martin take on the largest Infinity level
and attempt to explain... doubt.

Here is the full list of Infinity levels in the Tour of Duty series:

Ne Cede Malis
Rise Robot Rise
Robot World Arena
Poor Yorick
Two For The Price of One
Confound Delivery
Electric Sheep One
Where are monsters in dreams
Aie Mak Sicur
Acme Station
Post Naval Trauma
Where Some Rarely Go
Thing What Kicks...
Electric Sheep Two
Whatever You Please
Carroll Street Station
Naw Man He's Close
Foe Hammer
Hang Brain
Electric Sheep 3 Eat the Path
You're Wormfood, Dude
By Committee
One thousand thousand slimy things
A Converted Church in Venice, Italy
Son of Grendel
Strange Aeons
Bagged Again
You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!
Aye Mak Sicur

Marathon 2: Tour of Duty

Waterloo Waterpark
The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune
Charon Doesn't Make Change
What About Bob?
Come and Take your Medicine
We're Everywhere
Ex Cathedra
Nuke and Pave
Curiouser and Curiouser...
Eat It, Vid Boi!
The Hard Stuff Rules...
Bob's Big Date
Six Thousand Feet Under
If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay
Sorry Don't Make It So
For Carnage, Apply Within
Begging For Mercy Makes Me Angry!
The Big House
This Side Toward Enemy
God Will Sort The Dead...
My Own Private Thermopylae
Kill Your Television
Where the Twist Flops
Beware of Abandoned Rental Trucks Requiem For a Cyborg
Fatum Iustum Stultorum
Feel the Noise
All Roads Lead To Sol...

Marathon: Tour of Duty

Bigger Guns Nearby
Never Burn Money
Defend THIS!
Couch Fishing
The Rose
Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!
Cool Fusion
G4 Sunbathing
Blaspheme Quarantine
Shake Before Using...
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap
Habe Quiddam
Neither High Nor Low
Pfhor Your Eyes Only...
No Artificial Colors
Two Times Two Equals...
Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...
Ain't Got Time Pfhor This...
Welcome to the Revolution...
Try again
Ingue Ferroque

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