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Spaceward Ho! IV is an updated version of the classic spaceploitation strategy game. A host of new features are added from previous versions, including: new galaxy types, alliances, computer AI negotiations, new radical technologies, new ship types (dreadnoughts, tankers, biologicals), tougher AI opponents, smoother network play in multiplayer mode, enhanced graphics and sounds, and a variety of tools to measure your progress throughout the game (graphs, rankings, etc.).


Spaceward Ho! IV Windows Title screen
Spaceward Ho! IV Windows Ruling my galaxy.
Spaceward Ho! IV Windows Battle
Spaceward Ho! IV Windows Ship design screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Spaceward Ho!: a Game of Stellar Conquest" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Great, fast paced 4X game Macintosh Maury Markowitz (270)
Awesome attempt at a beer n' pretzels 4X space game -- but watch out for bugs. Windows PCGamer77 (3229)

Critic Reviews

Macworld Macintosh Jan, 1997 8.7 out of 10 87
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 1996 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Joker Windows Mar, 1997 55 out of 100 55


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The authors of Spaceward Ho! seem determined to keep galactic strategy in perspective with their oddball sense of humor. Not to be outdone by Master of Orion ("MOO"), they invite fans to refer to their game as "The Ho!"

Related Web Sites

  • Delta Tao Software Homepage (The official homepage of the guys at Delta Tao Software. Includes information and support for the Spaceward Ho! series of games.)
  • Internet Play (Instructions to configure Spaceward Ho! 4.0 for Windows to be played over the Internet.)
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