MechWarrior

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Critic Score User Score
DOS
79
3.7
PC-98
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Sharp X68000
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Description

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your entire family, and stole the Chalice that you need to win the throne. When you are implicated in your own family's death, you are forced into exile. With a help of an old friend who contributed an old Jenner and some credits, you must become a mercenary. Within five years, you must travel the Inner Sphere in search of clues to who set you up, and eventually avenge your family and recover the Chalice.

MechWarrior is the first 3D BattleTech game. The player travels to planets, searching for "fixers" who will set up some contracts with the local authorities. The terms are a flat payment and some salvage payments. Some houses may be very stingy but provide important information. Others pay well but may not be as helpful. It is possible to buy, sell, and repair 'Mechs, hire or fire pilots, and decide which planet to move to while trying to maintain decent relationships with all five houses of the Inner Sphere and uncover clues about the next destination. Each mission in the game is randomly generated.

Screenshots

MechWarrior DOS An enemy mech
MechWarrior Sharp X68000 Castle Vandenburg is attacked
MechWarrior Sharp X68000 You play as this fella - Gideon Braver Vandenburg
MechWarrior Sharp X68000 This probably won't end well

Alternate Titles

  • "机甲战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Battletech: Ubawareta Seihai" -- Sharp X68000 and PC-98 title

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User Reviews

Look, Ma! I'm piloting a Mech! DOS Jack Spencer Jr (2)
An all time classic -- a game that was ahead of its time. DOS Brian Hirt (10002)
A voice of Disagreement DOS Tony Van (2687)
A genuine classic. DOS Tomer Gabel (4361)

Critic Reviews

Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1990 887 out of 1000 89
Abandonia Times DOS May, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide DOS 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Power Play DOS Apr, 1990 57 out of 100 57

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
A split, perhaps 4 St. Martyne (3539)
Aug 11, 2009

Trivia

It's interesting to note, considering that this game marks the birth of the now famous sci-fi simulation games based on the Battletech universe, that in FASA's original p&p products games, the Mechwarrior modules were actually the rpg spin-off books based on the Battletech franchise!! Instead of piloting Mechs like the basic Battletech board game, you created specific characters like spies, pilots, commandos, etc. and developed them on a collection of adventures in classic D&D fashion.

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