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Eye of the Storm (DOS)

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Description

It is 2124, and alien life has been found in our own solar system. The location of this life is just as surprising as its existence; There is a whole ecosystem living within the incredibly hostile atmosphere of the gas giant, Jupiter.

When these findings became public, and the hostile nature of some of the creatures became known, the 'eye' of Jupiter was declared a frontier zone. Of course, it wasn't long before someone thought of a great way to make money out of our new neighbours and the first Hunters were dispatched from earth. Now TVs across the globe display nightly broadcasts of Hunters engaged in blood-thirsty combat with the inhabitants of Jupiter. Does no-one care that these new life-forms are being wiped out in the name of mass entertainment?

Well, I.C.E. care. The Interstellar Conservation Executive has sent you, its newest recruit, off to Jupiter to study and document all the lifeforms you can find. You make money not by killing them, but by filming their actions. You can then use this money to upgrade your ship's engines and descend lower into Jupiter's atmosphere, to discover even weirder creatures. You'll also find people who want you to collect rare objects for them (also in exchange for cash), you'll find strange alien artefacts that may or may not help you in your quest and you'll probably have to engage in a few fights with the Hunters. It's a little sick, but these images will be broadcast to the audiences back home, too, so you'll make more money from that. Still, better to kill an evil Hunter from earth than a peaceful space whale from Jupiter, right?

Screenshots

Eye of the Storm DOS In the cockpit (EGA)
Eye of the Storm DOS Engaging a potential threat (EGA)
Eye of the Storm DOS Navigating around landmarks (VGA)
Eye of the Storm DOS In the cockpit (VGA)

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1994 52 out of 100 52
PC Review UK Jun, 1994 5 out of 10 50
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 23 out of 100 23

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Trivia

Cancelled successor

This was Rebellion's first ever game. After its release, they talked about the direction their games were going to take, and proposed a semi-sequel to Eye of the Storm, perhaps set on Mars, and with more scientific accuracy. That game never appeared. However, Rebellion went on to become a huge company, buying the famous British comic 2000AD and developing/publishing a lot of very successful games.
hydra9 (3853) added Eye of the Storm (DOS) on Jun 24, 2003
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