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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 Trans-Galactic Drive - An engine that can go very fast on very little fuel, but cannot generate fuel
Stars! Windows 3.x Welcome to the Game - Enemy ships/planets are red... your ships are blue and your planets are green
Stars! Windows 3.x Advanced New Game Wizard page 1 - Selecting universe conditions
Stars! Windows 3.x Jihad Missile - A deadly ship or starbase weapon

Promo Images

Stars! Screenshot
Stars! Screenshot
Stars! Screenshot
Stars! Screenshot

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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
Power Play Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Windows 3.x Feb 04, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
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
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1995 Unscored Unscored

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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.
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