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Star Control


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Toys for Bob, Accolade

December 31, 1991, December 31, 1990

DOS, Commodore C64/128/MAX, Amiga, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis



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Requires Patience: The game’s pacing might be slow for those who prefer fast-paced Strategy games.

Bugs and Glitches: Some players have reported bugs that can disrupt the Star Control experience.

High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in Star Control can be daunting for new players.

Why To Avoid

Compelling Storyline: The narrative in Star Control is deeply engaging, making it a must-play for Strategy fans.

Beautiful World: Explore the stunning world of Star Control, a visual treat for fans of Strategy.

Innovative Mechanics: Star Control introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Strategy genre.

Why To Play

Star Control is a science-fiction wargame which pits the forces of The Alliance of Free Stars against those of the predatory Ur-Quan Hierarchy. The game is designed so that you can ease into play, familiarizing yourself with menus, options, and player controls. The Alliance and Hierarchy each possess seven different types of warships. Each vessel has its own maneuvering and firing characteristics, plus a distinctive special power that you can employ when circumstances dictate.

Mankind is about to be wiped off the face of the galactic map. A savage clutch of alien races called the Ur-Quan Hierachy has become the “evil empire” of the 27th century- ruthlessly invading interstellar neighbors. Humanity is next on their list. Your job is to make sure that they don’t succeed. The entire Alliance of Free Stars battlefleet awaits your orders.



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