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Full Metal Planete is a tie-in of a board game of the same name. Up to four players land on a planet with their motherships, trying to gather as much ore as possible within 24 game rounds.

This almost sounds like a happy, idyllic round of pick-the-flowers, if it weren't for the truckload of tanks and destroyers that each players happens to have in the cargo area of his mothership. So the players usually spend an equal amount of time picking up ore and bashing their contenders' heads in.

The computer game is an accurate conversion of the board game; virtually every feature is present. Strategy is needed to succeed in the game. The only semi-random thing are the tides (high tide, low tide, and something in-between) which can strand boats and engulf tanks, but even they can be partially predicted.


Full Metal Planete DOS Full map
Full Metal Planete Macintosh Player options
Full Metal Planete DOS Starting a new turn
Full Metal Planete Atari ST The map

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Alternate Titles

  • "Full Metal Planet" -- Commonly misspelled title

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User Reviews

Who knew that pillaging a planet's natural resources could be so much fun? DOS Stave (7)
Cool futuristic resource-gathering game! DOS ex_navynuke! (48)

Critic Reviews

Tilt Atari ST Mar, 1990 18 out of 20 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1990 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1990 875 out of 1000 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Nov, 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Mar, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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