The Koshan Conspiracy

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This second part of the BAT series takes place in ROMA 2, the most important city of the planet Shedishan. The United Galaxies Organization has contacted the "Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters (BAT) in order to investigate the murder of a BAT agent named Sylvia Hatford who tried to uncover the businesses of a mysterious dealer of important raw materials. You are playing the second agent, Jehan Menais, now involved in the dangerous investigations.

The game itself is a mixture between graphics adventure, space combat simulator and strategy game. The adventure part is realized in a classic 2D point-and-click environment, the space combat can be best described as a small version of Firebird's Elite, and the various small arcade games included can either be played in a strategic mode or an arcade mode where your reaction skills are required.


The Koshan Conspiracy DOS Introduction
The Koshan Conspiracy DOS Mall (CD version)
The Koshan Conspiracy Atari ST In the bar
The Koshan Conspiracy Atari ST Another fight - with the men I tried to rob

Alternate Titles

  • "B.A.T. II" -- European Amiga/Atari ST/PC FLOPPY title
  • "BAT 2" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Micro News Atari ST Dec, 1991 19 out of 20 95
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1992 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 81 out of 100 81
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Sep, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1995 70 out of 100 70


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Copy protection

At least some release use a hardware dongle as copy protection - in addition to a traditional manual lookup.


Unusually among PC games, the MOD music format is used. This music format was incredibly popular on the Amiga, and produced some of the best computer game music of the late eighties/early nineties.

Because the game's music is stored in MOD format, it means you can listen to the files in any MOD-compatible media player (e.g. Winamp).


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Genre Mix of 1992 (Readers' Vote)

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