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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.


Space Crusade Amstrad CPC Credits screen
Space Crusade Atari ST Firing at an enemy
Space Crusade ZX Spectrum Mission overview
Space Crusade Commodore 64 Select a mission

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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

CU Amiga Amiga May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play DOS Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Play Time DOS 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 61 out of 100 61
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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