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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 The Raiders' goal, the ISAAC computer, is heavily guarded
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum The green sentry droid is about to get blasted
Rebelstar Amstrad CPC Morale is important, units can become too afraid to fight.
Rebelstar ZX Spectrum Finally, after some desperate battles, the rag-tag squad have taken the computer center. All that's needed now is a well-placed photon bolt and ISAAC will be no more.

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Computer ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 93 out of 100 93
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) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1988 840 out of 1000 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 840 out of 1000 84
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 82 out of 100 82
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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