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Star Assault (Windows)

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Description

In Star Assault evil aliens named "Sparks" want to conquer the universe. Now the player boards his space ship to foil their plans. In most of the thirty missions his objective is to destroy a certain number of enemy ships, sometimes there are also other goals like escorting another ship or repairing a communication device. This action-oriented game controls similar to first person shooters using a combination between mouse and keyboard. Unusually is the way aiming works - the player just needs to steer the space ship into the general direction and the game automatically targets the next enemy. However, with v1.35 the player has also the option to target enemies himself.

Every destroyed gives experience points and thereby to level ups. A level up means that the player can upgrade his ship with better gear and improve one of twelve stats, e.g. speed or shield energy. These ship upgrades are randomly dropped by enemies, likewise as "agent points" which unlock four bonus missions. Since the enemies get more difficult with every mission the player is required to solve every mission multiple times until he can stand up to them.

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Star Assault Windows Mission briefing (demo version)
Star Assault Windows Mission 1 (demo version)
Star Assault Windows Main menu (demo version)

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Assault: Am Rande des Universums" -- German tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Gameswelt Aug 11, 2007 45 out of 100 45
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2007 41 out of 100 41
Krawall Gaming Network Sep 06, 2007 39 out of 100 39
4Players.de Aug 16, 2007 38 out of 100 38
Looki Jul 26, 2007 38 out of 100 38
Game Captain Jul 28, 2007 35 out of 100 35
Gamona Aug 04, 2007 31 out of 100 31

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Patrick Bregger (110318) added Star Assault (Windows) on Jan 06, 2010