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Description

Stars! is a multiplayer, strategic romp through the universe. Your goal? To take over said universe (or any of several other victory goals. Universal domination is just the most fun.).

This game has a lot of complexity, but a simple interface. It runs in a window, and everything you need to know about your budding empire (or thriving war machine!) can be accessed by menu or shortcut keys.

Universes are randomly created in one of four sizes. You can add up to 15 (!) other players, both AI or human. Then you can set this up as play-by -email.

Screenshots

Stars! Windows 3.x Dolphin Scanner - A ship scanner that can detect fleet and planet information at large distances
Stars! Windows 3.x Custom Race Wizard page 5 - Decide on your efficiency level
Stars! Windows 3.x Trans-Galactic Drive - An engine that can go very fast on very little fuel, but cannot generate fuel
Stars! Windows 3.x Research - 6 areas to research

Promo Images

Stars! Screenshot
Stars! Logo
Stars! Screenshot
Stars! Screenshot

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User Reviews

Mathematical Genius E H (7) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Apr, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground Apr 22, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Feb 04, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Joker Mar, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Cyber Stratege Jun, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Reset May, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 04, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Many people from the team that developed Stars! originally worked for companies like Microsoft, working on projects such as excel and Microsoft money... The Stars! interface somewhat reflects this, as does the game's number-crunching complexity.
Narf! (138) added Stars! (Windows 3.x) on Jul 21, 2000
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