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MechWarrior (DOS)

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Description

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your entire family, and stole the Chalice that you need to win the throne. When you are implicated in your own family's death, you are forced into exile. With a help of an old friend who contributed an old Jenner and some credits, you must become a mercenary. Within five years, you must travel the Inner Sphere in search of clues to who set you up, and eventually avenge your family and recover the Chalice.

MechWarrior is the first 3D BattleTech game. The player travels to planets, searching for "fixers" who will set up some contracts with the local authorities. The terms are a flat payment and some salvage payments. Some houses may be very stingy but provide important information. Others pay well but may not be as helpful. It is possible to buy, sell, and repair 'Mechs, hire or fire pilots, and decide which planet to move to while trying to maintain decent relationships with all five houses of the Inner Sphere and uncover clues about the next destination. Each mission in the game is randomly generated.

Screenshots

MechWarrior DOS Intro
MechWarrior DOS Mission successful
MechWarrior DOS Repair facility
MechWarrior DOS The Mechwarrior Universe

Alternate Titles

  • "机甲战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Look, Ma! I'm piloting a Mech! Jack Spencer Jr (2) unrated
An all time classic -- a game that was ahead of its time. Brian Hirt (10014) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A voice of Disagreement Tony Van (2688) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
A genuine classic. Tomer Gabel (4374) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Dragon Sep, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 887 out of 1000 89
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Abandonia Times May, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Apr, 1990 57 out of 100 57

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
A split, perhaps 4 St. Martyne (3540)
Aug 11, 2009

Trivia

Mechwarrior had music in it, but was only played when you were at the bar or transporting to another location. A bit odd...

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Brian Hirt (10014) added MechWarrior (DOS) on May 03, 1999