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Rockstar is unlike any other game on the PC. Your goal is, strangely enough, to become a Rockstar. Through the course of your game you will have to produce singles and records, balance a hectic recording schedule with your drug intake while touring Europe and the rest of the World. Success does not come easy. An uneasy market, balanced with your own health problems leads to a very involving game.

As your success rises, so does the demand for concerts and public performances. You a forced to decide when its time for a break and when its time to go out and make some cash.

The game has a text interface, and thats all it really needs, as graphics would just complicate the issue. If you are after a graphics version, you may wish to check out Rockstar Ate My Hamster on the Amiga.


Rockstar! DOS Splash screen
Rockstar! DOS The Rockstar Nerve Center
Rockstar! DOS Bundled game customization utility -- modify the (voluminous) database of band and single names!
Rockstar! DOS Shareware nag screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Popstar!" -- Shareware demo title

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The game's introduction text starts with lyrics from The Byrds' song So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star .


In 1998's issue #21 of the e-zine The Neo-Comintern, writer BMC interviewed Wizard Games developer "Sleepy Cat Summer" about Rockstar, yielding a surprising revelation regarding a planned (and long-delayed) vaporware new version, to be entitled Megastar:
"Megastar was never finished (lack of demand, lack of time etc), but it will almost certainly be completed before the Millennium (better ten years late than never?) - the latest delay is caused by
  • A) having to work long hours to scratch a living (whatever happened to Shareware?)
  • B) desire to convert the existing (incomplete) Megastar into a multi-player net-based game......
  • It may be shareware, may be freeware, may be subscription only....."
    A further surprise revealed in the article was the disclosure of the "enhanced" audience-participation version of Rockstar -- in which the players would drink shots and smoke reefers in tandem with their characters.

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    PsOmA (29) added Rockstar! (DOS) on Dec 07, 1999