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Rebelstar is a turn-based, tactical squad combat game for one or two players, from the creator of the later X-COM series.

Moonbase Delta may look like an unassuming mining colony, but in fact, it is the secret location of the ISAAC super-computer, used by the Empire to break the Rebels' secret codes. The Rebelstar Raiders' mission is to break in, get past the patrolling robot guards and destroy the computer. It won't be easy.

Your Raiders each have a specific number of action points per move, which can be allocated to movement, firing and object manipulation. Keys, medical kits and repair droids are among the available objects. Shots can be precise, point-blank (less points used, but less prospect of success), wide-range, or opportunist.


Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Entering the base
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Firing mode - Only obstacles are shown. Aim up the crosshairs on your target.
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Advancing through the complex

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Your Computer ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 900 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 900 out of 1000 90
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 840 out of 1000 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1988 840 out of 1000 84
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 82 out of 100 82 (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct 10, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 7 out of 10 70
ZX Computing ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

Rebelstar appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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