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StarMines II: Planet of the Mines (DOS)

StarMines II: Planet of the Mines DOS The game's title screen and main menu

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Description

StarMines II: Planet Of The Mines is a single player space shooter.

A huge cloud of dangerous objects was discovered in the 25th century. These objects were given the name StarMines. There appeared to be a planet inside the cloud and after many, many attempts the first explorer made it through to the planet and survived to tell the tale.

The planets inhabitants were long gone but they left behind an artifact guarded by strange and dangerous things together with the fabulous Bonusoid crystals.

The player commands a small space craft with unlimited fuel and ammunition. The objective is to fly around each level, avoiding or destroying the alien objects and collect the crystals while searching for the portal to the next level. There are twelve increasingly difficult levels in this game. They introduce new elements such as gun turrets, artifacts which release waves of bombs in response to being shot, invulnerable items, anti matter crates etc.

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StarMines II: Planet of the Mines DOS The start of level 1. This is very much a practice level. The radar in the bottom right shows the position of the alien baddies. The walls of the maze do not show up on the radar nor do the crystals
StarMines II: Planet of the Mines DOS When all lives have been lost the player can choose to continue the game at the current level
StarMines II: Planet of the Mines DOS The Hi-Score table does not hold many entries but I made it
StarMines II: Planet of the Mines DOS Heading for the exit of level 1

Alternate Titles

  • "StarMines 2: The Planet of Mines" -- In-game title

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Trivia

Cardware

StarMines II was released as 'Cardware'. In the game documentation and on the exit screen the author asked players to send him a post card, views preferred, so that he could gauge the game's popularity. He received over three hundred cards, the last one was received over ten years after the game had been released.


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piltdown_man (71289) added StarMines II: Planet of the Mines (DOS) on Feb 10, 2011