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Starlancer

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
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 Enemy battleship is launching torpedoes at friendly station
Starlancer Windows Battle around enemy ion cannon
Starlancer Windows Basilisk trailing smoke (a la Starblazers!)
Starlancer Dreamcast Ship selection screen

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 (3654)
Fair game, at best... Windows tbuteler (3026)
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 (1152)

The Press Says

Clubic Windows Jun 05, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla Windows Jun 12, 2000 94 out of 100 94
IGN Dreamcast Nov 27, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Fragland.net Windows Sep 18, 2002 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Windows Apr 28, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows May 16, 2000 70 out of 100 70
incite PC Gaming Windows Jul, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

All the games designed by Digital Anvil (Starlancer, Freelancer, Conquest, Loose Cannon) take place in the same universe and are all part of one long storyline.

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