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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.


Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Windows a harrier assault
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Mission briefing (everything on the screen is animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Your soldiers won't fire on their own, so you'll have to click rapidly on this alien to have a chance of having at least one survive.
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Windows the jovian screen

Promo Images

Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Other
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Magazine Advertisement Part 1
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Magazine Advertisement Part 2
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Magazine Advertisement Part 1


Alternate Titles

  • "Conquest Earth: "Primo Contatto"" -- Italian title
  • "Conquest Earth: "Das Manifest"" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Reset DOS Jul, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul 01, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Action (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC Action (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC Jeux DOS Oct, 1997 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Power Play DOS Oct, 1997 54 out of 100 54
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1997 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Génération 4 DOS Dec, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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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?)


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

Contributed to by DaHero (973)
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