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Space Crusade

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Description

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 Credits screen
Space Crusade DOS Ingame isometric view
Space Crusade Commodore 64 The aliens turn
Space Crusade ZX Spectrum My marines hear enemies - i see icons

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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)

The Press Says

Power Play Amiga May, 1992 70 out of 100 70
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1992 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1992 7 out of 12 58
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1992 50 out of 100 50
PC Games (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 31 out of 100 31

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