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Protostar: War on the Frontier (DOS)

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Description

An alien race known as the Skeetch is threatening humanity and the peace in the entire galaxy. The human organization Newfront has launched a Protostar Initiative in an attempt to convince four alien races to join the humans in their battle against the Skeetch.

Protostar: War on the Frontier is a space trading/exploration game in the same mold as Starflight and Star Control series. The player can scour planet surfaces for resources, discover new planets and creatures and name them, use diplomacy, barter and trade with aliens, wage war against hostile races, find new crew members, and improve the financial situation of human organizations.

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Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Title Screen
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS The mysterious Dodel frequents space station bars and is an excellent source of information.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS As the game progresses, experts join your crew, improving station performance. This is Cassi, the cute navigator.
Protostar: War on the Frontier DOS Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Starflight 3: Protostar" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The unofficial "Starflight 3". Has a lot of atmosphere, good music but is much too short. -Condor- (6) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

PC Player (Germany) May, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Jul, 1993 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Have you found Clown World? It’s a secret solar system that does not appear on the map. You can get a crew member there who pays you to be on your ship and has 100% skill on everything. When you land on Clown World, try surrendering to the clowns to see what happens…
The system is at coordinates 072, 003.
woods01 (154) added Protostar: War on the Frontier (DOS) on Mar 17, 2001