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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon (DOS)

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Description

It has been two years since the Stellar 7 war. Gir Draxon, the villain, has not been found. Nova 9 has just issued a distress call... Captain John Alex, takes the experimental Raven II tank to investigate the distress call...

Nova 9 is the sequel to Dynamix's Stellar 7, a futuristic "tank" shooter, and features similar gameplay. Played from a first person perspective in the cockpit of your tank, the goal is to destroy all of the various enemies found on nine planets. John Alex's tank, the Raven II, is equipped with various weaponry and a long range scanner to help in the mission. It is also equipped with a cloaking device for emergencies. Additional power-ups such as pickup energy and enhancement modules can be either beamed in or "salvaged" from the enemy wreckage.

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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon DOS Yikes, don't crash into this guy! (VGA)
Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon DOS A game in progress (VGA)
Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon DOS The locals of this planet are in trouble (EGA)
Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon DOS Targeting a laser cannon (EGA)

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Tough but amazing coolkev99 (2) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Great fun for masochists WizardX (116) unrated
A first-person puzzle? Gimme a break! Kasey Chang (3654) unrated

The Press Says

Dragon Apr, 1992 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Feb, 1992 80 out of 100 80
PC-Spiele '93 1992 8 out of 10 80

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Kasey Chang (3654) added Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon (DOS) on Dec 02, 2000
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