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Description

Reach for the Stars is a "spaceploitation" game. The player has the opportunity to name his civilization and those of his (up to three) AI opponents before he begins his attempt at galactic domination. The 2D galaxy map is marked only by planets and their names in few different colors. Also, there is no diplomacy and no player control over tactical combat.

What remains is a hard-core game of grand strategic and economic production. The player must tweak his planets, build ships, research new tech levels, and deploy fleets. All of the underlying dynamics can be altered and customized by the player.

Screenshots

Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy Apple II Game start
Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy Commodore 64 A Map.
Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy Commodore 64 Option screen.
Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy Commodore 64 Info about that planet.

Promo Images

Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "リーチ・フォー・ザ・スターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Nov, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apple II Jul, 1987 6.4 out of 12 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 6.4 out of 12 53
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Computer Gaming World Magazine
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #51 of the "150 Best Games of All Time"

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