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Trade Wars 2002 (DOS)

Trade Wars 2002 DOS One of the spectacular opening ANSI title screens

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Description

Much like Elite, Tradewars 2002 is considered a space trading game, but it gives you a perfect mix between strategy and action by allowing you to play against other people and giving you options such as building citadels and ports.

A text based game who found it's popularity by being played through dial-up BBSs, Tradewars has evolved dramatically since it's first release. It now allows multiplayer action and is easily playable over the internet through any telnet client. You can also set up your own server for people to play at and it's still costs nothing to play.

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Trade Wars 2002 DOS Hardware Emporium for special ship capabilities
Trade Wars 2002 DOS Tavern options
Trade Wars 2002 DOS Down in front!
Trade Wars 2002 DOS One of the spectacular opening ANSI title screens

Alternate Titles

  • "TWGS" -- internet game server
  • "TW2002" -- abbreviated title

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Trivia

Drew Markham, artist of many of the game's striking ANSI art screens, is paid homage to in the name of the Markham Space Tech company, builder of the (largely Federation-only) ships the Valiant, Intrepid, Dauntless, Excelsior and the Assault Carrier.

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Joel Gonzales (12) added Trade Wars 2002 (DOS) on Feb 15, 2001
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