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Description

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.

Screenshots

MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy Atari ST Some good stuff to be
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy Atari ST A good addition to the crew?
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Uh, I didn't want to join anyway.
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy DOS Pilot options

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User Reviews

fun skill-based combat-intensive rpg DOS Jack Lightbeard (2647)
A great sci-fi RPG Atari ST Tomas Pettersson (22752)

Critic Reviews

Dragon DOS Dec, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 82 out of 100 82
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1991 702 out of 1000 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Power Play DOS Nov, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1991 59 out of 100 59

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #4 Worst Game of All Time

Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Martin Smith (63001) and Robert Morgan (859)