DescriptionGetting into Starfleet involves passing a knowledge exam, and also demonstrating your space combat and command skills. It is this side of the Academy which features in this game. You play aspiring captain David Forester, backed by a wealthy and friendly crew: Sturek, M'Giia, Robin Brady and Corin.
The action is similar in style to TIE Fighter, with the action viewed form your cockpit and full flight dynamics in action. Missions include taking on Klingons and Romulans, and dealing with a Vanguard rebellion from within. Before every mission, the briefing is given to you in a lecture style where you can find out what to expect, and reduce the number or surprises. William Shatner and Walter Koenig reprise their Star Trek characters for these.
- "Star Trek: Raumflottenakademie" -- German in-game title
- "SFA" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- Games made into books
- Genre: Simulation - Space combat
- Inspiration: TV series
- Star Trek universe
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
|Tried to capture the magic of Star Trek, but the starship combat is a joke||Windows||Kasey Chang (3654)|
|Beam me up Scotty.... No Intelligible Life in this Program....||Windows||Chris Martin (1098)|
The Press Says
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Oct, 1997||91 out of 100||91|
|Mac Gamer||Macintosh||1997||90 out of 100||90|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Oct, 2009||85 out of 100||85|
|Power Play||Windows||Oct, 1997||83 out of 100||83|
|Gamesmania||Windows||1997||80 out of 100||80|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Windows||Dec, 1997||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Jeux||Windows||Oct, 1997||72 out of 100||72|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Windows||Oct 20, 1997||70|
|Mac Addict||Macintosh||Mar, 1998||60|
|GameSpot||Windows||Sep 24, 1997||5.6 out of 10||56|
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CDsStar Trek: Starfleet Academy was originally scheduled for 4 CDs. When the game went gold with 5 CDs, the original CD jackets (for 4) would not fit, so the fifth CD was released in a Tyvek envelope. Later releases of the game have a 5 CD jacket and a "5-CD" logo on the box. There is also a DVD version.
NovelThe story of the game has been adapted into a novel written by Star Trek writer Diane Carey and published by Pocket Books.
Other versionsThere's a budget version of the game called Starfleet Academy: Strategic Operations, which contains only the first 3 missions of the full game. Two other demo versions were released: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Cadet Briefing, which features the 4 first levels of the main game, and Starfleet Academy: Strategic Command with the 8 first levels.
AwardsIn the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/1998) the game received a special award for the "Noblest Cutscenes in 1997".
Information also contributed by chirinea, Kasey Chang, and Patrick Bregger.
Related Web Sites
- Starfleet Academy EPK (Electronic press kit for the game with in-game footage.)