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Starlancer (Windows)

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Description

It's 2160, and the Eastern Alliance has launched a surprise attack on the Western Coalition's fleet and decimated it. The call has gone out for volunteers to become Alliance fighter pilots, and you have signed up with the 45th Volunteer Squadron.

Designed by Chris and Erin Roberts, the creative force behind the Wing Commander/Privateer megaseries, this space fighting simulation features the genre's standard mission types: escort, fighter sweep, interception, attacking space stations, fighting in asteroid fields, etc.

12 pilotable fighters (you can choose which you fly as well as missile loadout, but not all are available in the early missions), 9 enemy fighter types.

Screenshots

Starlancer Windows Tug is stealing container with highly explosive ore
Starlancer Windows Basilisk trailing smoke (a la Starblazers!)
Starlancer Windows Enemy battleship exploding
Starlancer Windows Inside asteroid mining facility

Alternate Titles

  • "星际枪骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Definitely flashier and better, but nothing new here... Kasey Chang (3655) unrated
Fair game, at best... tbuteler (3026) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
A genuinely fun space shooter. DarkDove (64) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Engaging gameplay, but the story is not. James P. Wong (2400) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
What a great Ride!! William Shawn McDonie (1152) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com May 26, 2000 18 out of 20 90
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 15, 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) May, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 25, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 16, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

You get a fishtank in your bunkroom when you've "moved" over to the Yamato... And you get to "feed the fish"!

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Bill Stepec (50) added Starlancer (Windows) on Jun 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by haydn dalton (1)