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Rebelstar is a turn-based, tactical squad combat game for one or two players, from the creator of the later X-COM series.

Moonbase Delta may look like an unassuming mining colony, but in fact, it is the secret location of the ISAAC super-computer, used by the Empire to break the Rebels' secret codes. The Rebelstar Raiders' mission is to break in, get past the patrolling robot guards and destroy the computer. It won't be easy.

Your Raiders each have a specific number of action points per move, which can be allocated to movement, firing and object manipulation. Keys, medical kits and repair droids are among the available objects. Shots can be precise, point-blank (less points used, but less prospect of success), wide-range, or opportunist.


Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Pinned down in a corridor
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Proceeding through a dormitory
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum The assault begins
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum The Raiders' goal, the ISAAC computer, is heavily guarded

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The Press Says

Your Computer ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 93 out of 100 93
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 89 out of 100 89
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 7 out of 10 70
ZX Computing ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 C 50


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1001 Video Games

Rebelstar appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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