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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Windows)

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Description

Getting into Starfleet involves passing a knowledge exam, and also demonstrating your space combat and command skills. It is this side of the Academy which features in this game. You play aspiring captain David Forester, backed by a wealthy and friendly crew: Sturek, M'Giia, Robin Brady and Corin.

The action is similar in style to TIE Fighter, with the action viewed form your cockpit and full flight dynamics in action. Missions include taking on Klingons and Romulans, and dealing with a Vanguard rebellion from within. Before every mission, the briefing is given to you in a lecture style where you can find out what to expect, and reduce the number or surprises. William Shatner and Walter Koenig reprise their Star Trek characters for these.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Windows Starfleet Academy
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Windows A close look at the enemy
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Windows An interactive station panel where you can affect the performance of your ship.
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Windows Target destroyed !

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Trek: Raumflottenakademie" -- German in-game title
  • "SFA" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Tried to capture the magic of Star Trek, but the starship combat is a joke Kasey Chang (3653) unrated
Beam me up Scotty.... No Intelligible Life in this Program.... Chris Martin (1098) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1997 91 out of 100 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Gamezilla Feb 04, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 1997 79 out of 100 79
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
G4 TV: The Electric Playground May 06, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

CDs

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy was originally scheduled for 4 CDs. When the game went gold with 5 CDs, the original CD jackets (for 4) would not fit, so the fifth CD was released in a Tyvek envelope. Later releases of the game have a 5 CD jacket and a "5-CD" logo on the box. There is also a DVD version.

Novel

The story of the game has been adapted into a novel written by Star Trek writer Diane Carey and published by Pocket Books.

Other versions

There's a budget version of the game called Starfleet Academy: Strategic Operations, which contains only the first 3 missions of the full game. Two other demo versions were released: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Cadet Briefing, which features the 4 first levels of the main game, and Starfleet Academy: Strategic Command with the 8 first levels.

Awards

In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/1998) the game received a special award for the "Noblest Cutscenes in 1997".

Information also contributed by chirinea, Kasey Chang, and Patrick Bregger.

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MAT (74430) added Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Windows) on Apr 18, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18804)