Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
MicroProse
MicroProse
Star Trek
First-person Shooter
CD-ROM
Keyboard, Mouse
Mac OS and Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title has been classified 15+ by the ELSPAThis title has been rated M by the ESRB
Technical Information
Unreal Engine
1.1
Main Credits
Christopher Clark
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows 95
CPU(s)
Intel-logo.svg Pentium MMM 166 MHz
RAM
32 MiB
Display
Truecolor
Resolution
640 × 480
HDD Space
250 MiB
Optical Drive
4X CD-ROM
Retail Recommended Specifications
GPU(s)
3dfx, PowerVR or Direct3D accelerator[1]
European Union European Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
1998
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
1998
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
1998
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard is a first-person shooter set in the universe of Star Trek during the time of The Next Generation. The game was developed by MicroProse in 1998, using the Unreal game engine.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

As a fresh member of the elite 'Klingon Honor Guard', the player is tasked with foiling a plot to assassinate Chancellor Gowron. During the course of the game, the player will encounter a wide variety of mission environments, including planet surfaces, caverns, enemy ships, and space stations. Enemies include rival Klingons (including members of the House of Duras), Andorians, attack droids, Nausicaans, Lethians, and various hostile creatures.[1]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

  • D'k Tahg - the traditional Klingon dagger.
  • Bat'Leth - the Klingon sword.
  • Disruptor Pistol - the standard issue sidearm for the Klingon warrior.
  • Disruptor Rifle
  • Bach'Hich Assault Disruptor - a more powerful disruptor rifle.
  • Ding-Pach Spin Claw - fires a spinning disc that slices and rebounds off surfaces.
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Trilithium Rocket Launcher - fires a self-propelled projectile explosive.
  • Sith Har Blaster - an pistol-sized sidearm.
  • Particle Dispersal Cannon - disrupts matter in various ways.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Many of the briefings feature voice-over work by Tony Todd, the actor who portrayed Worf's brother Kurn on various Star Trek series. He portrays Kurn, captain of the IKS Hegh'tar, in those briefings.
  • The game shipped on two CD-ROMS. One CD-ROM contains the soundtrack and in-game movies, while the other is for installation and includes a long background video about the Klingon Honor Guards and Klingon culture.
  • Prior to the release of the game, the "Sith Har Blaster" weapon was turned into a freely downloadable addon for Unreal. Meant as a sort of teaser, the release gave gamers a taste of what the game would offer.[3]
  • This is the only Star Trek game ever to receive an "M" ESRB rating.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Klingon Honor Guard game manual, Microprose, 1998.
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard, Mobygames.com, accessed April 30, 2007.
  3. Unreal Downloads: Sith Har Blaster, Gamespot, accessed May 1, 2007.

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