Star Trek variants

Group Description

During the 1970s, an ASCII graphic game called "Star Trek" (sometimes refered to as "Star Trek Text Game") began appearing on college mainframes. The game is generally attributed to Mike Mayfield.

The goal of this game was to pilot a starship, inputting different coordinates and speed in order to defeat an armada of Klingons. Because of its popularity, it has been cloned and adapted several times, notably with later versions displaying a GUI mapping system.

For more information, refer to Wikipedia's article on the subject.

Selected Covers

Space Guardian DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Space Guardian
Galactic Patrol  ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Galactic Patrol

Selected Screenshots

The game starts by requesting the difficulty setting and whether sounds are required
Screenshot from Win Pelvis-N-Space
Game options
Screenshot from Quadrant
Title Screen
Screenshot from EGA Trek
Opening with an ASCII rendition of the Federation's finest
Screenshot from Star Trek
Title screen
Screenshot from Galaxy Trek
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