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Full Metal Planete

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.6
Apple IIgs
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...
Amiga
75
3.0
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Description

Full Metal Planete is a tie-in of a board game of the same name. Up to four players land on a planet with their motherships, trying to gather as much ore as possible within 24 game rounds.

This almost sounds like a happy, idyllic round of pick-the-flowers, if it weren't for the truckload of tanks and destroyers that each players happens to have in the cargo area of his mothership. So the players usually spend an equal amount of time picking up ore and bashing their contenders' heads in.

The computer game is an accurate conversion of the board game; virtually every feature is present. Strategy is needed to succeed in the game. The only semi-random thing are the tides (high tide, low tide, and something in-between) which can strand boats and engulf tanks, but even they can be partially predicted.

Screenshots

Full Metal Planete DOS Choose the players
Full Metal Planete Macintosh Positioning units (black & white)
Full Metal Planete Macintosh Title screen
Full Metal Planete DOS Graphics mode selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Full Metal Planet" -- Commonly misspelled title

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User Reviews

Who knew that pillaging a planet's natural resources could be so much fun? DOS Stave (7)
Cool futuristic resource-gathering game! DOS ex_navynuke! (48)

The Press Says

Tilt Atari ST Mar, 1990 18 out of 20 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1990 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1990 875 out of 1000 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 58 out of 100 58

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