Scenario information
Game RomeIcon Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Campaign Rise of Rome
Civilization Romans
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 6
Previous Zama
Next N/A
Mithridates is the sixth and last scenario of the Rise of Rome campaign in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. The Romans must enter Pontus and destroy the Wonder.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Mithridates of Pontus has greatly expanded the power of his kingdom on the Black Sea coast of Asia Minor. He has captured Roman provinces in Asia and invaded Greece itself. Rallying the Greeks to his cause against our Roman rule, he has fanned the flames of rebellion in our eastern provinces. This invasion must be stopped and our eastern provinces restored. Take the forces at your command and break the power of Mithridates.

Objective Edit

  • Destroy the Wonder of Pontus.

Strategy Edit

There are two ways to finish the scenario. The first is to send your troops north, and use your Villagers to build up a base and train units for an assault. The other, simpler and quicker option, is to take your initial forces, sail past their Towers, and attack the Wonder.

For the latter option, put your troops in the Transports, and head upriver. The Towers on both sides will cause some damage to your ships, so try to use your Triremes to take most of the attack - the Transports are far more important. When you land, more Towers are in your way. Walk past them; this is less dangerous than staying to assault them.

Find the Wonder, and try to attack from a position where the enemy towers can't hit you. There should be an enemy Catapult or two close by. If they come too close, send your cavalry to crush them - a single hit could wipe out your infantry, if you're not careful. In a few minutes, the Wonder should be down.