Epic (DOS)

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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.

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Epic DOS Cutscene
Epic DOS Better luck next time
Epic DOS Introduction
Epic DOS Shuttle bays

Alternate Titles

  • "Goldrunner 3D" -- Working title
  • "エピック" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Pelit Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Top Secret Nov, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Jun, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Joker Jul, 1992 70 out of 100 70
PC-Spiele '93 1992 6 out of 10 60

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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.

Development

Development originally began in February 1989, over three years before the eventual release.

Awards

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

Pix (1153) added Epic (DOS) on Jul 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Jason Walker (1744), Martin Smith (63068) and Terok Nor (19810)