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DescriptionIt'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.
- "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Part of the Following Groups
|Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here...||Windows||Kasey Chang (3655)|
|Fair game, at best...||Windows||tbuteler (3029)|
|A genuinely fun space shooter.||Windows||DarkDove (66)|
|Engaging gameplay, but the story is not.||Windows||James P. Wong (2400)|
|What a great Ride!!||Windows||William Shawn McDonie (1152)|
The Press Says
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||May 26, 2000||18 out of 20||90|
|ActionTrip||Windows||Apr 29, 2000||88 out of 100||88|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dreamcast||Apr 12, 2001||16 out of 20||80|
|Fragland.net||Windows||Sep 18, 2002||79 out of 100||79|
|GameSpot||Windows||Apr 28, 2000||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Windows||May 16, 2000||70 out of 100||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows||Aug, 2000||70|
|Gamekult||Dreamcast||Feb 16, 2001||7 out of 10||70|
|incite PC Gaming||Windows||Jul, 2000||60|
|Game Informer Magazine||Windows||Dec, 2000||4.75 out of 10||48|
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TriviaAll 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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