Solar Winds: The Escape (DOS)

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Solar Winds: The Escape is a space saga. You are Jake Stone, a mercenary for hire. Go around the galaxy, make money, destroy ships, smuggle cargo, upgrade your ship and uncover a sinister plot.


Solar Winds: The Escape DOS Title screen
Solar Winds: The Escape DOS Unfortunately, even with sensors power maxed out, there are no names next to the planets...
Solar Winds: The Escape DOS Energy and shield distribution - this is what sets this game apart from ordinary 2D shooters
Solar Winds: The Escape DOS Weapon settings: beams are more effective when hitting shields of corresponding waveforms

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Alternate Titles

  • "Solar Winds: Episode 1" -- Informal Title

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User Reviews

Ok game, haven't played the whole thing, just the 1st half though. Eric Gearhart (5) unrated
Fun Gonchi (3709) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The DOS Spirit Dec 17, 2008 5 out of 6 83
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
a show-stopping bug? (or a feature?) 5 Gonchi (3709)
Jul 30, 2012


References to the game

In some versions of Silverball, another game published by Epic Megagames, a pinball table named "Nova" exists. This table seems to be a homage to the Solar Winds series.

Shareware release

This episode was released for free as shareware to entice players to buy the 2nd episode.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2425) added Solar Winds: The Escape (DOS) on Feb 26, 2000