Ant Missions

#1AcePosted 5/24/2011 5:40:48 PM
Just revisiting this classic game for the PSX (using the actual old game - not some PSN download or emulater).

Have managed the Allied missions and am about to tackle the Soviet missions, but i'm confused about the "secret" Ant Missions.

I keep reading that to get the ant missions you need to complete the game and change the difficulty to the hardest setting, but i've been playing on Easy and haven't altered the difficulty and yet it's letting me tackle the ant missions anyway. Is that the same for everyone else?

Also, i unlocked the Ant Missions after completing the Allied missions and in the brief bit i played on the first Ant mission, i was controlling Allied forces; do you unlock Ant Missions in the same way on the Soviet disc? And, if so, do you control Allied forces or Soviets against the ants on that disc? AND if it's the Soviet forces you control on the Ant missions on the Soviet disc - are the Ant missions different for both discs or just exactly the same missions with different forces at your disposal?

Sorry for all the n00b questions, but i'm just curious and didn't have much luck Googling for info cos of the huge amount of Command & Conquer results (very little of which actually relates to Retaliation on the PSX).
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#2GunbladeladPosted 5/25/2011 6:01:47 AM
The way to unlock the ant missions is the same on both discs - simply complete the campaign on any difficulty.

Unfortunately, the Ant missions on both discs are identical - down to the Allied units at your disposal. There's no difference in them at all, regardless of which side you've used up to that point.

However, if you've been using the Allies up to that point, you'll have better odds of success, than you would if you'd been using only Soviet Units up to that point, as both sides require different tactics.
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#3Recoome_is_godPosted 5/25/2011 10:17:19 AM
gunbladelad77 posted...
Unfortunately, the Ant missions on both discs are identical - down to the Allied units at your disposal. There's no difference in them at all, regardless of which side you've used up to that point.

However, if you've been using the Allies up to that point, you'll have better odds of success, than you would if you'd been using only Soviet Units up to that point, as both sides require different tactics.


I've always considered the tech tree as a subtle shout-out to Tiberian Dawn's GDI; not only are your units/structures the same colour as that faction, but you'll get a unit variety similar to in that game (Grenadiers, Mammoth Tanks, etc.), at least as far as RA's units allow.

http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Giant_Ants

This page probably explains more though.
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