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Whale's Voyage is a sci-fi role-playing game with trading elements. The story involves a space traveler who has made a bad deal buying a space ship known as Whale, which turned out to be half-wrecked. Stranded on the orbit of a remote planet, the traveler and his crew have to find a way to gain money and outfit the ship so that it will stand a chance in that dangerous area.

The game's character creation involves shaping four crew members. Each is generated at first by selecting his or her father and mother, choosing among humans or an alien species that does not appear elsewhere in the game. Educational background chosen for characters determines their class. There are six classes in total: Soldier, Bounty Hunter, Arania, Biochemist, Psionian, and Doctor. Depending on the class, characters gain access to skills such as healing, setting traps, identifying, using computers, etc. Each character also has six main attributes that can be manually improved in the beginning of the game, increasing the character's "mutation level".

In the beginning of the game the player can only explore one planet, but acquiring money allows him to buy fuel and travel to other planets of the local solar system. There are six planets in total, differing in their visual design but all represented as pseudo-3D mazes set in populated areas, which are explored from first-person perspective. Combat takes place in the same area as exploration and is fairly sporadic, usually involving selecting attack options for each player-controlled character and exchanging blows in a turn-based fashion. The player advances by talking to various characters and completing their quests.

Space travel is menu-based. The Whale can be ambushed on the way to another planet, which leads to a turn-based space battle shown on a separate top-down screen. The number of turns is determined by action points of the participants. The player can also outfit the Whale with better engines and weapons. Trading plays an important part, since many objectives are based around amassing money. Buying items on one planet and selling them on another for profit becomes the main source of income.


Whale's Voyage DOS Choose A Destination
Whale's Voyage DOS Once you get a bit of money you'll be able to travel to other planets. Each has its own description
Whale's Voyage DOS One of the many shops on the planet Castra
Whale's Voyage DOS Everyone carry guns in this game. Even inhabitants of this seemingly peaceful planet

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Alternate Titles

  • "Distant Frontiers" -- US budget release title

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Génération 4 Amiga Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Tilt Amiga Jul, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1994 66 out of 100 66
Power Play DOS Aug, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Jan, 1994 55 out of 100 55


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  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – #2 Best RPG in 1993 (Readers' Vote)

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