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* WeaponOfIntimidation: A common tactic is to stick up a guard with an empty gun, rob the guard for any bullets, then shoot him immediately afterwards.

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* WeaponOfIntimidation: WeaponForIntimidation: A common tactic is to stick up a guard with an empty gun, rob the guard for any bullets, then shoot him immediately afterwards.


* BrandishmentBluff: A common tactic is to stick up a guard with an empty gun, rob the guard for any bullets, then shoot him immediately afterwards.


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* WeaponOfIntimidation: A common tactic is to stick up a guard with an empty gun, rob the guard for any bullets, then shoot him immediately afterwards.


The player is an unnamed U.S. soldier during World War II; he has been captured by the Nazis and imprisoned in Castle Wolfenstein. When the game starts, he has managed to get a gun and ten bullets from a dead cellmate. Once the player starts moving, he attracts the attention of the guards, who will try to shoot or apprehend him. The player's objective is to avoid being captured or killed, find the secret war plans, and escape alive. The player can wear uniforms to sneak past (some) guards, ambush patrols, and find helpful items such as keys, food, drink, bullets, grenades, and bulletproof vests. The game is played from a top-down perspective, but the characters are seen from a side view.

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The player is an unnamed U.S. soldier during World War II; he has been captured by the Nazis and imprisoned in Castle Wolfenstein. When the game starts, he has managed to get a gun and ten bullets from a dead cellmate. Once the player starts moving, he attracts the attention of the guards, who will try to shoot or apprehend him. The player's objective is to avoid being captured or killed, find the secret war plans, and escape alive. The player can wear uniforms to sneak past (some) guards, ambush patrols, and find helpful items such as keys, food, drink, bullets, grenades, and bulletproof vests. The game is played from a top-down perspective, but the characters are seen from a side view.
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* BlendingInStealthGameplay: Your character can either steal a German uniform or find one in a chest. Once you do so, you won't be recognized as an enemy by regular guards and have a chance of escaping without further combat as long as you aren't seen by an SS guard.


* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted. The protagonist and the Nazis can all move while firing their guns at the same time. They can even walk in one direction while shooting at targets in another direction at the same time.

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* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted. The protagonist and the Nazis can all move while firing their guns at the same time. They can even walk in one direction while simultaneously shooting at targets in another direction at the same time.direction.


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* LoadingScreen: The game (except in the DOS port) displays four pages of unskippable introductory text (as shown in the page quote) while loading.

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* LoadingScreen: The game (except in the DOS port) displays four pages of unskippable introductory text (as shown in the page quote) while loading.generating the castle for the next run.


* DressingAsTheEnemy

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* DressingAsTheEnemyDressingAsTheEnemy: In ''Castle Wolfenstein'', you can find uniforms in chests and then put them on to sneak past soldiers, though SS Stormtroopers will immediately see through your disguise. In ''Beyond Castle Wolfenstein'', you're always wearing a uniform, but the guards will ask you for a pass if they see you.


* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted. The protagonist and the Nazis can all move while firing their guns at the same time.

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* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted. The protagonist and the Nazis can all move while firing their guns at the same time. They can even walk in one direction while shooting at targets in another direction at the same time.

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* NonStandardGameOver: No matter how many times the guards kill or capture you, the game will still let you continue playing. But if you blow yourself up with a grenade or destroy the castle by shooting a chest containing explosive materials (ammunition, grenades, cannonballs, etc.), the game will force you to start over in a new castle.


-->''Welcome to Castle Wolfenstein, mate! The Nazis brought you here to get information out of you before they kill you. That's what this place is for -- if you listen you can hear the screams. They've already worked me over and I'll never get out alive, but maybe you can with this gun. It's standard issue -- each clip holds 10 bullets, and it's fully loaded.\\

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-->''Welcome ->''Welcome to Castle Wolfenstein, mate! The Nazis brought you here to get information out of you before they kill you. That's what this place is for -- if you listen you can hear the screams. They've already worked me over and I'll never get out alive, but maybe you can with this gun. It's standard issue -- each clip holds 10 bullets, and it's fully loaded.\\


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
** 2D top-down perspective, stealth-based gameplay, RandomlyGeneratedLevels, Atari-esque graphics, and [[DamnYouMuscleMemory twin joystick controls]]? Not something you'd expect from the series that helped put the first-person shooter genre on the map.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
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EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: 2D top-down perspective, TopDownView, stealth-based gameplay, RandomlyGeneratedLevels, Atari-esque graphics, and [[DamnYouMuscleMemory twin joystick controls]]? Not something you'd expect from the series that helped put the first-person shooter genre on the map.


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* CutAndPasteEnvironments

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness

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* EquipmentBasedProgression: The UrExample for FPS games.

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%% * EquipmentBasedProgression: The UrExample for FPS games.



* FlipScreenScrolling

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* OneManArmy: Somewhat averted; it's entirely possible to play the game ''without'' killing every Nazi in sight.

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%% * OneManArmy: Somewhat averted; it's entirely possible to play the game ''without'' killing every Nazi in sight.

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