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In the 27th century, centuries of peace have allowed great scientific progress in the development of the first interstellar warp drive. Two research ships, designated Explorer-1 and Explorer-2, are outfitted with experimental drives and sent to find new planets for colonization. Only Explorer-2 returns back to Earth. Refitted as a colony vessel, Explorer-2 is once again ready to embark when the peace is disrupted. A planet-wide rebellion stages a coup and overthrows the government. The Explorer-2, crewed by a loyalist space crew, barely escapes and leaves the solar system. Years later, the Explorer-2 arrives damaged at it's destination and a colony is set up, naming it New Earth. After many generations, the colony is self-sufficient enough to develop a mission: Explore nearby space, research new technologies, harvest resources, develop a space fleet and eventually... reconquer and reunify with the Earth.

Reunion is a strategy game where players must manage the resources and development of a colony. From a central command area, players select from among different menus to control different aspects of the colony. Many of these menus also need the appropriate personnel in charge (commanders), whose skills and price tag vary. Typical menus include: The research screen where specific areas are selected, the production/buy menu which turns resources into goods, the colony building menu where construction can be scheduled and the colony's facilities managed, the galactic map where new planets are chosen for a closer look, and eventually colonization. Players can also consult with their commanders or go to "space local", the nearby bar for all the gossip. In order to produce new material, the player has six different minerals to mine and discover on various planets in the solar system.

Screenshots

Reunion Amiga Buy screen. (AGA)
Reunion DOS Title screen
Reunion Amiga Builders. (AGA)
Reunion DOS Space local - talking to bartender

Alternate Titles

  • "Merit's Galactic Reunion" -- Informal name

User Reviews

A great classic indeed. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)
Stands out in every bit of it. DOS Tom Vierce (2)
Wonderful game, very addictive ! DOS ^SANEX! (3)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1994 10 out of 12 83
PC Review UK DOS Jun, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Aug 12, 1994 66 out of 100 66
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Power Play DOS Mar, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1995 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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  • Reunion on Wikipedia (Offers an overview of the story, system requirements, etc. Also has comprehensive charts on the planetary systems in the game. )
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