Wolfenstein 3D & Spear of Destiny – Weapons & objects

What a pleasure to see ammo boxes, medical kit and other stuffs when you need them! Behind a door, when you’ve just killed an enemy, you’ll find all the necessary things to refill your health and ammo, etc… But what are these objects? How can you use them? They are ordered in several categories: weapons, ammo’s, health, bonus, treasure and keys. And you’ll find their appearance in both Wolfenstein 3-D and Spear of Destiny (original PC MS-DOS versions).

 

Barre 'fonctionnelle' de Wolfenstein 3-D

 

Beware that the graphics of “Spear of Destiny: Mission 1” are mostly the same than Wolfenstein 3-D ones. They only differ for some textures missing in the original game. The graphics of “Spear of Destiny: The Lost Episodes” (missions 2 and 3) are brand new. So when I’ll mention the “SoD” version of some object texture, it will refer to the one in these episodes. I’ll add some extra information if it’s not the case (for ammo boxes, etc…).

 

Weapons

They are described according to their fire power, burst type, etc… There are only 4 kinds of weapons in the PC version of Wolfenstein 3-D – SoD included.

All these weapons have these common characteristics:

  • Ammunition type: Bullets
  • Maximum ammo: 99 bullets

They simply differ with their fire power.

 

Knife

CouteauShort description: The basic weapon of B.J., it inflicts only a few damage to your enemies… But it’s still the last weapon you’ll have when you run out of ammo to kill an enemy… but not without wounds…

 

Couteau dans Spear of Destiny Couteau dans Wolfenstein 3-D
Knife in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Knife in
Spear of Destiny

 

Walther P.38 Gun

Pistolet Walther P.38Ammo per shot: 1 bullet
Burst type: Shot per shot
Short description: The first gun with a low fire power. You’ll have to shoot one bullet at a time, so you might also receive some other bullets too… It’s still quite useful against one weak enemy, and to alarm guards.

Pistolet dans Wolfenstein 3-D Pistolet dans Spear of Destiny
Gun in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Gun in
Spear of Destiny
[haiku url=”wolf3d/weapon-gun.mp3″] [haiku url=”sod/weapon-gun.mp3″]

 

Machine Gun

MitrailletteAmmo per shot: 1 bullet
Burst type: Slow burst
Short description: A powerful weapon to start with, it’s dropped by SS guards you kill. Against such enemies, it’s powerful enough – and you can even use it to save ammo, unlike the chaingun -, but not against a boss,  or you’ll die quickly!

Mitraillette dans Wolfenstein 3-D Mitraillette dans Spear of Destiny
Mitraillette dans Wolfenstein 3-D Mitraillette dans Spear of Destiny
Machine gun in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Machine gun in
Spear of Destiny
[haiku url=”wolf3d/weapon-machinegun.mp3″] [haiku url=”sod/weapon-machinegun.mp3″]

 

Chain Gun

SulfateuseAmmo per shot: 2 bullets
Burst type: Fast and continue burst
Short description: The ultimate gun, it’s deadly against any type of enemies, even the most dangerous boss! Its bullets will go through them in a short time! But be careful not to waste your ammo with it!

Sulfateuse dans Wolfenstein 3-D Sulfateuse dans Spear of Destiny
Sulfateuse dans Wolfenstein 3-D Sulfateuse dans Spear of Destiny
Chain gun in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Chain gun in
Spear of Destiny
[haiku url=”wolf3d/weapon-chaingun.mp3″] [haiku url=”sod/weapon-chaingun.mp3″]

 

 

Ammunition

They’re listed with the number of bullets they will bring to you. The maximum number of bullets you can have is 99.

 

Ammo clip

Additional bullets: 4 to 8 bullets
Short description: It’s your main source of ammo. They’re spread across the levels, and released when you kill a guard – except when you have no machine gun and you kill a SS guard, whom will release his weapon. When you get such a clip from a dead soldier, it will contain only 4 bullets, while other will have 8 bullets.

Chargeur dans Wolfenstein 3-D Chargeur dans Spear of Destiny
Ammo clip in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Ammo clip in
Spear of Destiny

 

Ammo box

Additional bullets: 25 bullets
Short description: Only available in Spear of Destiny (SoD), it will bring you ammo – usually to your chain gun – during hard battles against armies and bosses.

Caisse de munitions dans Spear of Destiny : Episode 1 Caisse de munitions dans Spear of Destiny : Lost Episodes
Ammo box in
SoD : Episode 1
Ammo box in SoD
: Lost Episodes

 

 

Health

The health bonuses are listed with the number of health points they will give you – with a maximum number of 100%.

 

Dog food

Additional health: 4%
Short description: Quite rare in a level, it’s the very basic food in the game. It will only give you a few health points, but it’s quite useful… even if it’s not very tasty…

Nourriture pour chiens dans Wolfenstein 3-D Nourriture pour chiens dans Spear of Destiny
Dog food in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Dog food in
Spear of Destiny

 

Dinner

Additional health: 10%
Short description: The most common health bonus in the game, very useful. And some good industrial chicken, what else to keep you healthy?! 🙂

Plat de nourriture dans Wolfenstein 3-D Plat de nourriture dans Spear of Destiny
Dinner in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Dinner in
Spear of Destiny

 

First aid kit

Additional health: 25%
Short description: You can use these kit to refill your health after a tough battle… Quite rare in Wolf3D, there are more of them in SoD.

Trousse de premiers soins dans Wolfenstein 3-D Trousse de premiers soins dans Spear of Destiny
First aid kit in
Wolfenstein 3-D
First aid kit in
Spear of Destiny

 

Blood pool

Additional health: 1% (under 11%)
Short description: You can use them only when you’re very low on health, on “imminent death”… Under 11% health, go onto such a pool, and a big single point of health will be graciously given to you! Not very useful, especially when you plan to finish the level with so few health points!

Flaque de sang dans Wolfenstein 3-D « Blood pool in
Wolfenstein 3-D »
Flaque de sang avec squelette dans Wolfenstein 3-D
     

Flaque de sang dans Spear of Destiny

« Blood pool in
Spear of Destiny »

Flaque de sang avec squelette dans Spear of Destiny

 

 

Bonus

Health bonus: Set to 100%
Ammo bonus: 25 extra bullets
Other bonus: One more life
Short description: The ultimate bonus! Thanks to it, you’ll feel definitely better, even with bad injuries as you’ll be totally cured! And you’ll get an extra life too, so you can happily die! And we won’t talk about the extra 25 bullets you’ll get too…

Bonus dans Wolfenstein 3-D Bonus dans Spear of Destiny
Bonus in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Bonus in
Spear of Destiny

 

 

Treasure

They’re described according to the number of points you’ll get in your score. The maximum score is 999.999 points (theoretically… Practically: 600.000 points are a big smash!). Note that on every 40.000 points you’ll get, you’ll also receive an extra life.

 

Cross (Wolf3D) = Radio (SoD)

Additional score: 100 points

Croix dans Wolfenstein 3-D Radio dans Spear of Destiny
Cross in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Radio in
Spear of Destiny

 

Chalice (Wolf3D) = Plutonium (SoD)

Additional score: 500 points

Calice dans Wolfenstein 3-D Poids en or dans Spear of Destiny
Chalice in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Plutonium in
Spear of Destiny

 

Chest (Wolf3D) = Control Panel (SoD)

Additional score: 1000 points

Coffre dans Wolfenstein 3-D Horloge dans Spear of Destiny
Chest in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Control panel in
Spear of Destiny

 

Crown (Wolf3D) = Bomb Casing (SoD)

Additional score: 5000 points

Couronne dans Wolfenstein 3-D Roquette nazie dans Spear of Destiny
Crown in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Bomb casing in
Spear of Destiny

 

 

Keys

There are two kind of keys: golden and silver ones. You can get as much as you want, but they’ll give you no extra score, and only one of each type is needed. You can open locked doors with them, and you’ll find them either somewhere in the level, or by killing a boss. Beware that even if a door is locked for you, it will open for any enemy…

 

Golden Key

Short description: This key will help you opening the first locked door. Behind you’ll usually find the silver key. It’s also regularly dropped by bosses when they die, especially in SoD where you’ll get plenty of them.

Clé en or dans Wolfenstein 3-D Clé en or dans Spear of Destiny
Golden key in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Golden key in
Spear of Destiny

 

Silver Key

Short description: This key can be found either behind the golden key door, or alone in the level (in SoD). It will help you to open the locked door before the lift. It’s some kind of “exit slip” for you, except for levels where you have to kill a boss to get out (some in Wolf3D).

Clé en argent dans Wolfenstein 3-D Clé en argent dans Spear of Destiny
Silver key in
Wolfenstein 3-D
Silver key in
Spear of Destiny

 

 

Source : Wolf3D & SoD manuals and hint books.

 

 

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