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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares (Macintosh)

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Description

Legends speak somewhere in space of the mystical planet Orion. Created by the Ancients, it remains unclaimed due to a powerful Guardian that orbits the planet and keeps out intruders. These same Ancients long ago fought a war against the Antarans and banished them into another dimension. Now... long after the Ancients empire has vanished, new races take to the stars, wishing to establish their own star empires, defeat the Antarans and become... The Master of Orion.

Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares is a turn-based 4x space empire game and is the sequel to Master of Orion, reinterpreting that game from scratch. Unlike the original the game can be played single player or with other human players. The player takes the role of a ruler of one of 8 races. They must manage planet resources to build ships and facilities, improving producion. Exploration of the galaxy is done via scouts and colony ships, which can establish new planets as part of the empire. Research must also be done to discover and utilize new technologies. Alien civilizations which are encountered can be negotiated with, or ships can engage in combat in a turn-based grid system. As new systems are explored, random events are triggered and strange artifacts found in orbit around unexplored planets. Wormholes can also be found which allow transport across dozens of parsecs into new star systems.

The game can be won in different ways: Through conquest of all other races, Being voted supreme leader of the galaxy or destruction of the Antarans race.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MOO 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Master of Antares" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Mac Game Gate 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer 1997 80 out of 100 80
Macworld Feb, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Addict Jan, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The patch to version 1.31 includes major enhancements for tactical ship combat (besides other minor changes). One could say it's whole new game.

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Terok Nor (18491) added Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares (Macintosh) on May 16, 2006
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