Herzog Zwei is a 1989 real-time strategy game that puts two commanders against each other on a wide variety of maps and environments. Each player controls a Mech that can transform from a fighter jet to a walking bi-pedal robot. Released by Technosoft for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console, it is credited for pioneering the RTS and MOBA genres. It was also a precursor to the hero shooter genre.
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The premise is that two opposing forces are in combat with one another. Each player controls a jet airplane which zooms across the screen and may turn into a ground based soldier. These ground soldiers can hurt enemy units, but can not affect bases. Play Herzog Zwei online!
To take over bases scattered across the map (and ultimately, the enemy base), players must purchase new units and transport them to certain positions. In this way, the player acts more like a transport and management for different types of units rather than a combat character themselves. If the plane is ever destroyed, it restarts at the player’s base location. As previously mentioned, a level is complete when either side’s base is lost to the opposing forces.