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Mars Saga

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
4.2
Commodore 64
...
4.1
DOS
...
4.0
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Description

You're a stranded space jockey in a rugged frontier settlement on Saturn's moon, Titan. Your one chance to get off this ice cube is to assemble a team and find... a lost city!

This early Westwood title is a turn-based RPG set on the surface of Mars. Your characters have attributes and 21 skills that can be raised during the course of the game. You gather your party throughout the game. Much of the game is viewed from a first-person perspective with a small top down map and status line, but combat is all top-down. Combat can be handled directly by the player or left to the AI.

Screenshots

Mars Saga DOS Meeting with a Nomad.
Mars Saga Commodore 64 Creating a player disk.
Mars Saga DOS Cybil Graves.
Mars Saga Commodore 64 City surface entrance.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Mars Saga" -- C64 media title
  • "Mines of Titan" -- Infocom Release

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User Reviews

Great gameplay, but over time, monotony ensues DOS Dave Schenet (130)
My first introduction to the wonderfull world of Pc Gaming DOS William Shawn McDonie (1152)
Sickest game ever. DOS dave c (1)
In 1990 this was top of the line for graphic adventures. DOS gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Dragon DOS Feb, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 75 out of 100 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 68 out of 100 68
Power Play DOS Jan, 1990 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 7 out of 12 58

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Contributed to by Roland Kippenhan (178), JRK (11177) and Belboz (6579)