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StarCraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
StarCraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide is an invaluable tool for Blizzard's newest war sim. This guide gives complete statistics for terran, protoss, and zerg species. The book has detailed maps for all 30 single-player missions as well as tips for defeating opponents in multiplayer mode. Each of the units used by the warring races is explained in detail, with advice o ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1998 by Prima Games
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Look here, a relic of the past: a video game strategy guide—in print! In the year 2016, these serve as excellent paperweights and drink coasters! But there was a time long ago when these strategy guides had an even nobler use: for guiding strategy, believe or not—for, in the dark days before the Internet, people used to actually buy these, and I at one time dabbled in this activity when I bought an official guide for both StarCraft and its Brood War expansion. Being perhaps about 6 or 7 years ol ...more
Nothing you can't learn from reading the instruction manual or logging a few hours on your PC, but since it's included with the battlechest you might as well have it handy in case you're an uber noob. Anyone familiar with any blizzard game other than rock and roll racers(which was technically released under their previous moniker of silicon and synapse) will find this to be a waste of time, other than the fact that the pre-map synopses are available in text form, but why would you want that when ...more
This was a strategy guide I could appreciate. The Starcraft campaign is a difficult one, and requires a good amount of guidance. The levels have been deemed painful by some and impossible by others, so the creation of this book is somewhat understandable when compared to the creation of guides unfolding plot driven games. This prima still spoils the ending, and most of the plot thereof.