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Based on the MegaTraveller table-top science-fiction game, your task in The Zhodani Conspiracy is to prevent war breaking out between the Zhodani Consulate and the Imperium - Zhodani officials have bribed some of their Imperium counterparts to try and bring about a war between the two sides.

In this role-playing game character creation is the first task. Characters can be created and then put through a choice of five military careers to gain skills and experience semi-randomly (there are more than 70 talents and abilities), or you can simply compose your squad of five from the pre-defined roster.

In total there are 28 planets grouped within 8 solar systems, and there's not much space free of adventure and mystery. 30 different types of cargo exist for interplanetary trading and bartering. Combat takes place in real-time, you can control any one of your characters while giving orders to the others.


MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Complex skill system
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Spaceport options (CGA)
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Pilot options
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Spaceport

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fun skill-based combat-intensive rpg DOS Jack Lightbeard (2647)
A great sci-fi RPG Atari ST Tomas Pettersson (23287)

Critic Reviews

Dragon DOS Dec, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 81 out of 100 81
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 57 out of 100 57
Tilt Atari ST Jul, 1991 11 out of 20 55


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