Conquest Earth: "First Encounter"

aka: Conquest Earth: "Das Manifest", Conquest Earth: "Primo Contatto"
Moby ID: 2280
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This RTS (real-time strategy) game tells the story of a futuristic war between the humans and the inhabitants of Jupiter (Jovians). The player can choose to command the armies of either side. Humans and Jovians have different menu layouts and tactics which they can employ for offensive and defensive actions. Also, the Jovians must deal with the atmosphere of the Earth, which obstructs their view, by using special troops; the humans also face a problem in the sulphur shrouds of Jupiter.

The game implements its own view system for battles. Some may know it from their TV's - there's a picture-in-picture option to view 3 different locations at the same time. You can choose from two modes of play, normal RTS, or a more complicated variant which is just playable if you're confident with the manual.

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Average score: 58% (based on 18 ratings)

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Average score: 2.8 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 0 reviews)

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Cancelled Console Ports

As shown at the end of the game trailer, Conquest Earth was announced for PC, Saturn and PlayStation, but console ports were never released (maybe due to poor reception for the PC version?)

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 1998 (Issue #164) – Strategy Coaster of the Year

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Game added by DaHero.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Barbarian_bros, Patrick Bregger, Danfer.

Game added September 4, 2000. Last modified September 24, 2023.