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Starscape (Windows)

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Description

Plot: A space research station (The Aegis) tests a new drive system: 'the dimension drive'. Something goes wrong, and the Aegis is warped into the 'grid dimension', where an evil race of beings wipes out most of the crew. You take the role of the last fighter pilot defending the Aegis.

Gameplay: Top down 2D shooter. Whilst defending the Aegis from attack, you have to mine asteroids and collect resources from them. These resources can be used to research and build new technology. The Aegis can also be called to your position, and upgraded with laser turrets. When you have mined all the resources in a node (a game level several screens wide and high) you can dock with the Aegis and warp to another node. You must also continually search for survivors (that can be put to use researching equipment), and information that might help you escape from the grid dimension. There are 5 zones in the game each containing on average 25 nodes. Each zone also has a unique boss that must be defeated to unlock the next zone, and new enemy craft.

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Starscape Windows Navigation menu
Starscape Windows Lost crew shuttle needs rescuing
Starscape Windows Building and Research menu
Starscape Windows Second to last ship, testing new weapons

Alternate Titles

  • "Космическая одиссея" -- Russian spelling
  • "Kosmicheskaya Odisseya" -- Russian title

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User Reviews

Asteroids mixed with Tyrian and throw in resource gathering for good measure WildKard (12149) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Quick arcade action - fun for the whole neurotic family... Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Tunnel Mar 23, 2003 10 out of 10 100
games xtreme Jun 29, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Netjak May 16, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Bytten Jul 11, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Game Chronicles Sep 05, 2003 9 out of 10 90
PC Zone Apr 17, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 14, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Mark Featherstone (57) added Starscape (Windows) on May 23, 2003