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Maelstrom (DOS)

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Maelstrom is a managerial space strategy and simulation game. After the last great war, a small and previously unnoticed planet, Zokbar J, seized the opportunity and pounced on the broken pieces, creating the "Syndicate," which now vies for domination of the galaxy. You defected, and now control Harmony, a large Fitzholium miner, and can manage your planets' resources to build a fleet and defeat the Syndicate.


Maelstrom DOS Conduct Research
Maelstrom DOS Manage Your Planet
Maelstrom DOS Intro Screen
Maelstrom DOS Check Your Stats

Alternate Titles

  • "Syd Mead's Maelstrom: A New Form of Entertainment" -- DOS German release tag-lined title

User Reviews

A little-known game by a company known to make poor games, yet surprisingly cool Daniel Zaharopol (14) unrated
My favorite game ever. Robert Classified (3) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Apr, 1993 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Oct, 1995 1 out of 5 20


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This game had many now-famous movie people working on it. It was created jointly by Plain-and-Simple (PAS) Systems and Don Bluth Multimedia - Don Bluth himself has later gone to direct and produce Titan AE, Anastasia, and other large animated movies. Several other people listed in the credits went on to work on some popular movies.

Related Web Sites

  • Maelstrom Fansite (Finally - a fansite for Maelstrom. Includes a lot of info from the game itself, as well as an interview with Andy Blau, the guy who wrote the game in the first place.)
Daniel Zaharopol (14) added Maelstrom (DOS) on Jul 01, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63136)