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Stars!

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
65
3.8
Windows 3.x
...
3.7
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Description

Stars! is a multiplayer, strategic romp through the universe. Your goal? To take over said universe (or any of several other victory goals. Universal domination is just the most fun.).

This game has a lot of complexity, but a simple interface. It runs in a window, and everything you need to know about your budding empire (or thriving war machine!) can be accessed by menu or shortcut keys.

Universes are randomly created in one of four sizes. You can add up to 15 (!) other players, both AI or human. Then you can set this up as play-by -email.

Screenshots

Stars! Windows 3.x In-game
Stars! Windows Alien Technology - One of the many alien techs available, it's better than any non-alien Smart Bomb
Stars! Windows Custom Race Wizard page 2 - Pick your primary trait
Stars! Windows Starbase Designer - This starbase is only available with the Improved Starbases Lesser Racial Trait

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User Reviews

Mathematical Genius Windows E H (7)

The Press Says

PC Gamer Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Electric Playground Windows Apr 22, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Windows Feb 04, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Cyber Stratege Windows Jun, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Many people from the team that developed Stars! originally worked for companies like Microsoft, working on projects such as excel and Microsoft money... The Stars! interface somewhat reflects this, as does the game's number-crunching complexity.
Contributed to by Narf! (128)