The Official Hint Book of Spear of Destiny, a Wolfenstein 3D Graphic Adventure is more than your average strategy guide. Sure, there are the usual maps, hints, and cheats. But it’s also a labor of love that’s full of obscure trivia, rare concept art, and personal anecdotes about what it was like to work on the Wolfenstein games at id Software.
Above: Free books rule, especially when they’re autographed by the author. This classic piece of gaming history has been signed by id Software’s Kevin Cloud
Plus, we’ve got the author to sign it, which will automatically raise the book’s value on eBay exponentially. But you’d be a fool to sell this vintage treasure. You see, this book is also a time machine that’ll take you back to the halcyon days of PC gaming, when a handful of creative guys made gaming history with a revolutionary first-person shooter.
That’s right. Flip through these pages and you will literally wake up in the early 1990s. George H.W. Bush will be president of the United States again, data will be transferred via archaic devices known as “floppy disks,” and all the cool kids’ computers will have Wolfenstein 3D on it. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you. If that weren’t enough, we’re also including a copy of The Official Hint Manual for Wolfenstein 3D, which is just as awesome.
Above: We’re also including a copy of The Official Hint Manual for Wolfenstein 3D because we like you so much
Do you want these classic guides? Of course you do, so here’s how to do it.
1. Read our contest rules.
2. Click here to join RadarNation. Already a member? That’s super! Skip on down to step three.
3. Send a private message to WolfensteinGR with your name and mailing address. Also, tell us about your favorite Wolfenstein-related memory. We’ll choose our favorite entry as the winner.
4. Note that these hint books cannot actually alter the space time continuum.
We’ll accept entries until Friday, March 20, 2009. In the meantime, check out our Week of Wolfenstein by hitting the links below for injured Nazis and occult trivia as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the world’s first great shooter.
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