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DescriptionMore space combat and strategy in this sequel, which challenges you to collect the elements to form a bomb to destroy a resistance force, before delivering them through heavy fighting. Each planet has its own characteristics, with differing inhabitants and features.
As well as flying through space, you must dart through tunnels under the planets, which restricted your movement range but are where most of the weapons are. As you go along you'll have to obtain objects from people, and trade them so as to be able to complete your main objectives.
The biggest advance from the original Starglider was seen as the polygon graphics, which are filled on 16-bit systems, and contain considerable detail.
There are no Macintosh screenshots for this game.
There are 42 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.
- "Starglider II" -- DOS title
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- Games with manual lookup copy protection
- Genre: Simulation - Space trading and combat
- Starglider series
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TriviaAs with Carrier Command, some versions of the game - definitely the ZX Spectrum version - came with a cassette tape containing Dave Lowe's full instrumental theme, performed in the studio. The Amiga and ST versions had short sampled extracts of Lowe's music, but only 1mb machines. The 128k ZX Spectrum version had a completely original AY theme song.
The game includes a "Paint with Rolf" option (presumably a reference to Rolf Harris). This allowed the player to paint the screen with the game's polygonal objects, and was inspired by Jez San's love of the classic arcade oddball "I, Robot".
As with the original, the game's manual was well-written and filled with puns; your ship was equipped with a Forslook device, and to win the game you had to use the Forslook (groan).
Also: space whales.
Rola (6426) added Starglider 2 (Macintosh) on Feb 28, 2012
Starglider 2 was written by:
Jeremy Sands, Richard Clucas, Alister Perrott, Paul Gomm, Chris Humphries, Peter Warnes, Tim Watson, Adrian Friday3D Shapes & Artwork by:
Wedny, Becky, Kim, Hannah, AlisonThanks to: