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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.

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Stars! Windows 3.x Bear Nutrino Barrier - A medium level shield
Stars! Windows 3.x Custom Race Wizard page 6 - Decide what research costs you
Stars! Windows 3.x Gatling Gun - A very useful gun for taking out mine fields as well as ships
Stars! Windows 3.x Player Scores - Only players you have met are listed by name

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User Reviews

Mathematical Genius Windows 3.x E H (7)

Critic Reviews

World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 3.x 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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
Power Play Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Electric Playground Windows 3.x Apr 22, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC Joker Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Reset Windows 3.x May, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Cyber Stratege Windows 3.x Jun, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 3.x May 04, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

A sequel, named Stars! Supernova Genesis, was planned, created and developed well into the beta stages. It featured rather more impressive graphics, a slick new interface and very cool 3-D battle scenes. The creators of the original Stars! in fact built a whole company with which to develop the game, but sadly never found a publisher. As a result, Stars! Supernova Genesis may never see the light of day.
Contributed to by eXo (271) and Narf! (126)