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Description

An alien race known as the Skeetch is threatening humanity and the peace in the entire galaxy. The human organization Newfront has launched a Protostar Initiative in an attempt to convince four alien races to join the humans in their battle against the Skeetch.

Protostar: War on the Frontier is a space trading/exploration game in the same mold as Starflight and Star Control series. The player can scour planet surfaces for resources, discover new planets and creatures and name them, use diplomacy, barter and trade with aliens, wage war against hostile races, find new crew members, and improve the financial situation of human organizations.

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Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS As the Alliance grows, the evil Skeetch rally their forces and send a huge Dreadnought. Destroying it is your final challenge.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Opening sequence
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS As the game progresses, experts join your crew, improving station performance. This is Cassi, the cute navigator.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS When speaking with aliens, you can chose from several diplomatic approaches.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Starflight 3: Protostar" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The unofficial "Starflight 3". Has a lot of atmosphere, good music but is much too short. -Condor- (9) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tilt Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 3 out of 4 75
PC Player (Germany) May, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Jul, 1993 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Jun, 1993 52 out of 100 52
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Joker Aug, 1993 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1993 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Tsunami Media wanted to call this game Starflight 3 but could not win the rights from Electronic Arts.
woods01 (163) added Protostar: War on the Frontier (DOS) on Mar 17, 2001