DescriptionFederation of Free Traders is a space simulation/exploration game that is quite similar to an earlier title, Elite. The player is able to zoom around in space while trading goods, undertake missions, or simply explore the galaxy (which consists of over 8 million planets).
There is a significant amount of playable options in FOFT and a considerable attention is paid to detail. For instance, if the player becomes tired of roaming through outer space they skim a planet or two (which plays in a similar fashion to David Braben's other game, Virus).
During the docking sequence players can create their own programs for automated functions, using a built-in BASIC like language called SIMPLE.
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|Zzap!||Amiga||Jul, 1989||96 out of 100||96|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jul, 1989||93 out of 100||93|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Sep, 1989||90 out of 100||90|
|ST/Amiga Format||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||85 out of 100||85|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||Amiga||1990||70 out of 100||70|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Mar, 1989||61 out of 100||61|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Sep, 1989||560 out of 1000||56|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||May, 1989||507 out of 1000||51|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Apr, 1989||44 out of 100||44|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Apr, 1989||4.67 out of 12||39|
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