Starlancer

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
79
3.8
Windows
80
3.8
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Description

It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.

Screenshots

Starlancer Windows Welcome to the Mission Briefing room
Starlancer Windows Game have database on main heroes
Starlancer Dreamcast Ships in this universe are ostensibly made of rubber and bounce off each other
Starlancer Windows Aquarium on board Yamato

Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Windows Kasey Chang (3652)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3022)
A genuinely fun space shooter. Windows DarkDove (64)
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. Windows James P. Wong (2400)
What a great Ride!! Windows William Shawn McDonie (1092)

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 26, 2000 18 out of 20 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2000 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows May, 2000 83 out of 100 83
SegaFan.com Dreamcast Dec 12, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net Windows Sep 18, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Sep, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows May 30, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dreamcast Feb 28, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The Starlancer demo includes two missions not in the main game, which function as a prequel to the game. You fly from the ANS Yamato and are witness to the sneak attack by the Coalition forces.

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