Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

aka: BARIS, Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space: A U.S.-Soviet Space Race Simulation
Moby ID: 8276
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Description official descriptions

Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space re-creates the thrilling endeavor of trying to lead your country's space program to the moon before a competing superpower does the same. As head of your country's space program you will need to develop all the hardware you need for your spacecraft and make it safe, choose the right persons to send into space and make sure they come back alive. Loaded with lots of historic video clips, and other historic correct items make this game reflect the "Cold War" situation as it should.

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Programmed by
AI Programming by
Computer Artwork by
Video Digitizing by
Video Processing
Additional Programming by
Vector Graphics Programmer
Vector Graphics Art by
Space Miniatures by
  • Bronner Studios
Original Music by
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Average score: 81% (based on 11 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

The Good
Very good strategy game. Excellent concept.

The Bad
Failure rate of missions much higher then really happend in the USA/Soviet space race. Graphics just ok.

The Bottom Line
USA/Soviet Space Race Simulator. You play a director for either side and make decisions on missions/Hardware/Astronaut selection and try to be first to complete a successful moon landing.

DOS · by Jeff Martin (1) · 2004


Board game

The game was based on a board game called LIFTOFF!, designed by Fritz Bonner and published by Task Force Games in 1989, according to the manual.


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Related Sites +

  • Race into Space Project
    The homepage of a modern, freeware re-release of the title for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by tkcmd.

PC-98 added by Infernos.

Additional contributors: tbuteler, formercontrib, Zeppin, Rola, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 29, 2003. Last modified May 29, 2024.