Probably a lot of old-school gamers fondly remember the Heroes 3: Breath of Death expansion. The passage of the company gave a lot of pleasant moments, allowing you to immerse yourself in an amazing, magical world where the sword and magic rule. So the game deserves to be told more about it.
Let's start with the fact that it was released back in 2000. The addition significantly enriched the already existing and very well written universe.
To begin with, it is a prequel to the original game. The player will have to fight in the well-known world of Enroth and on the same continent - Antagarich. The game tells about four heroes who must fight against Sandro - a ruthless lich, ready to go to any cruelty to take over the mainland. Among the characters there are both completely new and well-known people, elves and other intelligent creatures.
Thanks to Heroes 3: Breath of Death expansion, the passage of the game has become longer - a completely new campaign has appeared, as well as many individual maps.
The castle defense scheme has been improved - it became possible to acquire a moat that caused damage to enemy soldiers when they stepped into it. Many other small changes have made the game even more exciting.
It's nice that the toy had very low system requirements even for its time.
A computer with a 133 MHz processor and 32 megabytes of RAM supported it just fine. And it took up little space on the hard drive - only 320 megabytes, which was very important, if you remember the volume of hard drives at the beginning of the millennium.
A new beginning
Start the passage of "Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Breath of Death" from the "New Beginning" - the very first part of the campaign. Like many others, it consists of four missions. The main character is the sorceress Jem, who fights against necromancers. It is necessary to get three artifacts, the owners of which are powerful enemies. Therefore, it will not be easy to achieve the goal. But this is the only way to create a powerful prefabricated artifact that frightens the living dead.
Jem's forte is Earth Magic at the expert level, as well as the ability to turn elves into grandelfs - really strong shooters who mow down whole packs of enemies.
Elixir of Life
Surprisingly simple fragment of the game, also consisting of four missions. Perhaps the easiest chapter of the game "Heroes 3: Breath of Death" - the passage will not cause unnecessary trouble.
The hero is a half-man half-elf Jelu. It is necessary to get three artifacts and create a new one from them - the "Elixir of Life". You just need to kill all the opponents in the first mission, and get artifacts in the subsequent ones. Enemies are seriously inferior to the hero, so even a beginner will have no problems.
Chop and slash
The much more interesting and difficult part. You will travel with the barbarian Craig Hack. The main goal is to get four artifacts in four missions, from which you can collect the "Armor of the Damned". The wizard Sandro offers a considerable reward for them. Of course, as in the mission with Jem, Sandro will deceive the barbarian, take the artifacts and disappear in order to proceed with his own plans. The enraged hero vows to find the deceiver at any cost and punish him terribly. Well, that opportunity will come again.
Heroes 3: Breath of Death. Birth of a Barbarian
The passage of this part is out of the general concept - there are not four missions, but five. The hero is Yogi, a half-blood born from the union of a genie mother and a barbarian father. For a long time he studied science at the Brakada Academy, but he did not get joy from this, preferring a sword strike to magic.
Therefore, when Duke Winston Boragus proposed an exciting adventure to Yogi, he did notthoughtfully agreed. Now you will have to not only run away from the magicians of Brakada, who do not want the initiate into their secrets to leave them, but also to complete various tasks from the duke. In general, the missions are simple, the main thing is to act quickly and decisively. Otherwise, the enemy will accumulate considerable strength and be able to inflict a crushing defeat on the hero.
Rise of the Necromancer
Here you have to play for Sandro - a character that unites all the chapters of the campaign together. You can die here only in the first week, before the first reinforcements are received. After all, Sandro has the most powerful artifacts - "Cape of the Dead King" (for turning dead enemies into zombies, guards or even liches) and "Armor of the Damned" (casts negative spells on enemies). Therefore, all four missions are simple.
First you need to defeat Etrik - the former teacher. And then fight in Deia, eventually making him the head of Lord Alaris - obedient, like a puppet.
The longest part of the game. It becomes available only after the completion of the previous five fragments. Consists of a whole dozen missions! Sandro will play as well as Gel, Yogi, Jam and Krag. True, they will lose all the skills, and they will have to pump them over again. The task is not easy - you have to collect the Alliance of Angels, capture Deia, fight Sandro, who plans to capture the entire mainland. In a word, you will definitely not be bored.
The last part of the game that can be accessed iswhen all the previous ones have already been completed. Contains four missions.
Although Sandro lost priceless artifacts, he managed to survive and kept his cunning. Thanks to her, he decides to make a war in Enroth, weakening it and taking it by force. To do this, he kills the king of Erathia, Nicholas Gryphonheart, by proxy, incites demons and dungeon lords to become his allies in the battle against the powerful kingdom split by internal strife.
Cheats for the game
Not all players know that there are codes in the game "Heroes-3: Breath of Death". You can activate them by pressing the Tab key while passing and typing the appropriate cheats. Here is a list of the most interesting:
- Nwcneo - Increases the level of the selected hero.
- Nwcagents – adds 10 black knights to empty hero slots.
- Nwctrinity – adds 5 archangels to empty hero slots.
- Nwclotsofguns - Brings all war machines.
- Nwcfollowthewhiterabbit - Increases luck.
- Nwcwhatisthematrix - open the entire map.
- Nwctheconstruct - gives a lot of money and resources.
- Nwcthereisnospoon - Unlocks all spells and grants 999 mana.
- Nwczion - builds all available buildings in all cities.
It's worth saying right away - with cheats, the passage of "Heroes-3: Breath of Death" becomes less exciting. But at a difficult moment, they can come to the rescue, preventing defeat.