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Space Crusade is a science fiction strategy game converted from the Games Workshop/Milton Bradley boardgame, in which you control a commander and four marines who are sent on different missions aboard hostile alien starships. Your commander starts off as a sergeant, but he can work his way through the ranks. The game allows three players, each commanding one marine chapter each. The alien team is `played` by the computer.

The game is a literal conversion of the board game in the same vein as Gremlin's earlier Hero Quest. It can be best described as a turn-based board game in which the player must fulfill the primary and secondary objectives to complete the mission, which usually involves elimination of entire alien force on board or destruction of mothership etc. This game features unique 3D close-ups during the battle scenes, a feature which was later adopted by games like the X-Com series.

Screenshots

Space Crusade ZX Spectrum Title screen
Space Crusade DOS Main menu
Space Crusade ZX Spectrum Team selection
Space Crusade DOS Mission selection

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User Reviews

All the thrills of the original board game, none of the maths!! Amiga Russell Crawford (3)
Good, good, good. DOS Zorgob (24)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Amiga Apr, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Atari ST Jul, 1992 84 out of 100 84
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1992 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Play Time Commodore 64 Sep, 1992 61 out of 100 61

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  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: FRP & RPG (Check 'em out)

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