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Maelstrom is a managerial space strategy and simulation game. After the last great war, a small and previously unnoticed planet, Zokbar J, seized the opportunity and pounced on the broken pieces, creating the "Syndicate," which now vies for domination of the galaxy. You defected, and now control Harmony, a large Fitzholium miner, and can manage your planets' resources to build a fleet and defeat the Syndicate.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Syd Mead's Maelstrom: A New Form of Entertainment" -- DOS German release tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker May, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 67 out of 100 67


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This game had many now-famous movie people working on it. It was created jointly by Plain-and-Simple (PAS) Systems and Don Bluth Multimedia - Don Bluth himself has later gone to direct and produce Titan AE, Anastasia, and other large animated movies. Several other people listed in the credits went on to work on some popular movies.

Related Web Sites

  • Maelstrom Fansite (Finally - a fansite for Maelstrom. Includes a lot of info from the game itself, as well as an interview with Andy Blau, the guy who wrote the game in the first place.)
Martin Smith (62902) added Maelstrom (Amiga) on Mar 24, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Daniel Zaharopol (14)