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Description

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.

Screenshots

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" DOS Race selection (fully animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Beginning of mission 1
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Another minute of cool animations before I am allowed to exit the game.

Promo Images

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

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

CD-Action Windows Jan, 1998 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Jeux DOS Oct, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play DOS Oct, 1997 54 out of 100 54
Gamesmania.de Windows 1997 50 out of 100 50
Gamesmania.de DOS 1997 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot DOS Oct 03, 1997 3.7 out of 10 37
Génération 4 Windows Dec, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

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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