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Spacewar DOS Title screen/main menu, title animation




Spacewar is a shareware Spacewar! variant. Two spaceships, controlled either by human or by robot, battle it out in a fight to the death.

The spaceships' weapons of attack are phasers for short range and photon torpedos for long range, both of which use up the energy bar; if this bar is drained, you can't attack. As defense there is the impulse engine to move, as well as a cloak and hyperspace to jump to a random location, all of which use energy also.

To alter gameplay, when switching on gravity the ships gravitate towards the centre of the screen. Photon torpedos are affected by gravity in the same way as the ships. Also, you can add a planet in the centre of the screen, which your ship can crash through, draining your shield energy bar.

When a ship's shield energy is all gone, one shot or planet collision will cause the ship to explode, making the surviving ship the winner of the game.


Spacewar DOS ...but ends up vaporized by the right player's phaser. (Hercules)
Spacewar DOS Right player morphs into a jumble of dots while hyper-jumping. (Hercules)
Spacewar DOS Photon torpedo's can be shot with the phaser
Spacewar DOS Spaceware is user-supported software (aka shareware)

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One of the best shareware games I had going up in the 80s Shane Hill (2) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Aug 28, 2005 3 out of 6 50


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BdR (7059) added Spacewar (DOS) on Jun 30, 2008
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