I'm sorry, but this is the time of the year I get my annual Frankfurter Schule identity crisis.Little by little the original (and rather cute) Ariane #1 graphics are being replaced by their modern equivalent, starring the new Ariane who can be seen in SITA.
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 is the world reference for heavy-lift launchers, able to carry payloads weighing more than 10 metric tons to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) and over 20 metric tons into low-Earth orbit (LEO) – with a high degree of accuracy mission after mission.
This performance ensures that Ariane 5 will be able to loft the heaviest spacecraft either in production or on the drawing boards, and enables Arianespace to match up most telecommunications satellites for highly efficient dual launches – a capability that has been proven by the company in Ariane-series missions since the 1980s.
Or you can choose to read a smart, nice, sexy, or funny poem. Taken from: Date Ariane 10th Anniversary Edition (Part 1) The trait that has the most points will influence the rest of the game and some hints are given away at the latest Ariane blog post.
I haven't started yet matching the 40 walkthroughs on this blog to the anniversary version, perhaps I will once the debugging stage is over. For the next months playing Ariane B online will be a somewhat psychedelic experience as her face and clothes will change from page to page, from picture to picture.