Written by  :  Brian Hirt (10074)
Written on  :  May 05, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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An all time classic -- a game that was ahead of its time.

The Good

This game was great. For its time, the 3D graphics were the best around and the gameplay was cruely addictive. If I can point out a single reason that I only lasted a year in college, it would be this game. I ran Mechwarrior on my 286, and the frame rate was great. Between levels I could upgrage my mechs and salvage equipment from my weak opponents that I obliterated, only to build a bigger better mech to destroy all who dared to challange me.

The Bad

There's not a lot to dislike about this game. The sound effects were a bit weak and could have been better. Then again, there weren't many options for digitized sound in 1989.

The Bottom Line

This game is a classic. It's the 31st century, and you start off as an inexperienced pilot with a weak 'mech. Accumulate wealth, improve your machine, travel to other systems and get contracts which pay top dollar. Once you get going and can afford to do so, recruit a crew to help you out.