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Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space re-creates the thrilling endeavor of trying to lead your country's space program to the moon before a competing superpower does the same. As head of your country's space program you will need to develop all the hardware you need for your spacecraft and make it safe, choose the right persons to send into space and make sure they come back alive. Loaded with lots of historic video clips, and other historic correct items make this game reflect the "Cold War" situation as it should.


Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space DOS The new head of the Soviet space program is announced (CD version)
Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space DOS Preferences selections
Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space DOS The new director of America's space program is announced
Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space DOS Research & development facility - United States

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Alternate Titles

  • "Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space: A U.S.-Soviet Space Race Simulation" -- Tag-lined title
  • "BARIS" -- Common acronym

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Critic Reviews

PC Zone May, 1994 95 out of 100 95
PC Zone May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Play 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Secret Service / New S Service Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Board game

The game was based on a board game called LIFTOFF!, designed by Fritz Bonner and published by Task Force Games in 1989, according to the manual.

Related Web Sites

  • Race into Space Project (The homepage of a modern, freeware re-release of the title for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.)
tkcmd (77) added Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space (DOS) on Jan 27, 2003
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