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Protostar: War on the Frontier (DOS)

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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 The mysterious Dodel frequents space station bars and is an excellent source of information.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Aliens will send you on missions to win their allegiance. Here we're rescuing missing Vantu scientists from a hostile planet.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Your primary objective on planets is to gather minerals (the yellow arrow) and non-sentient creatures. You may encounter other spacefaring races that try the same...
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Nice: If you discover unknown species, you can name them.

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- (6) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

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
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Tsunami Media wanted to call this game Starflight 3 but could not win the rights from Electronic Arts.
woods01 (154) added Protostar: War on the Frontier (DOS) on Mar 17, 2001