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Epic (Atari ST)

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Description

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into a huge fleet of ships and they set off for a suitable planet. Unfortunately the route goes straight through the territory of a hostile alien race, the Rexxons.

The game is a space shooter but you also get surface missions on different planets. The main emphasis on the game is the graphics which were excellent when the game was released but this meant that the game was very short with just 7 levels. There are loads of cutscenes all with music from Holst's planet suite.

Screenshots

Epic Atari ST Briefing
Epic Atari ST My ship got destroyed
Epic Atari ST Flying in space
Epic Atari ST Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Goldrunner 3D" -- Working title

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The Press Says

ST Format Aug, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Zero Jan, 1992 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1992 839 out of 1000 84
ST Action Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Amiga Power

Two months before the game's release, Amiga Power magazine ran its annual All-Time Top 100 feature. They asked several industry people for their personal Top 10s, and Ocean's Gary Bracey named Epic as his favourite game ever, promising that everyone would agree when it was released. Unfortunately, Amiga Power didn't - they only gave it 34%

"Borrowed" ships

It is interesting, the Rexxons' fighters are Vipers from Battlestar Galactica series, Rexxons' cruisers are Klingon Warbirds form Star Trek Series, and Mankind Motherships are Battlestars itself. This can be recognized in the intro to this game.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #30 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Martin Smith (63134) added Epic (Atari ST) on Aug 15, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Pix (1153), Jason Walker (1744) and Terok Nor (18751)