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Stars! (Windows 3.x)

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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 Welcome to Stars! - Registered version 2.70i
Stars! Windows 3.x Production Queues - If you want anything built, you have to queue it here
Stars! Windows 3.x New Game Window
Stars! Windows 3.x Victory Conditions - Player 9 has one of the conditions that are not needed

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User Reviews

Mathematical Genius E H (7) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Apr, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Electric Playground Apr 22, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Feb 04, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC Joker Mar, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Reset May, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Cyber Stratege Jun, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) 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.
Narf! (126) added Stars! (Windows 3.x) on Jul 21, 2000