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Strategic Simulations /
9 out of 10 from boot
The Sky Is No Longer the Limit
Go where no strategy gamer has gone before - beyond Panzer
General Volume 4 in SSI's award-winning 5-star series. Star General is
light-years ahead of its proud ancestor.
Feel the power of an incredibly enhanced Panzer General game
engine. A two-level combat system that acommodates space combat and surface
combat. Resource management - conquer enemy planets and develop them for your
See the beauty of over 90 fully rendered 3D starships. 100+
ground units and multiple planet types.
Command a multi-planetary force as you struggle to repel the
advances of six alien races. Engage in multiple scenarios as any of 7 different
races. And be prepared to put in some time. The scope of Star General is as
vast as space itself - with well over 100 hours of game play.
The sky is no longer the limit. So light up the heavens in a
cosmic battle - for the right to be called Star General.
Enjoy expanded features and game play potential thanks
to the greatly enhanced Panger General game engine.
Resource management is a key to success - expand
cities, create factories, research centers, military complexes and orbital
Over 90 fully rendered starship types and hundreds of
ground units - all in stunning SVGA.
Two-Level Combat System lets you fight among the stars
and land on the planets below for ground-based combat.
Multiple planet types run the gamut from fertile gems
to barren landscapes.
Engage in a variety of separate wars, each incolving 2
of the 7 races which inhabit the Star General universe.
Create your own Galactic Battlefield involving 2 to 7
human or computer players - each representing a different race.
Use the diplomacy feature to influence your
relationship with neutral races - or disable it and war with everyone.
Each of Star General's 7 unique races has its own
specialiazed A.I. plus its own characteristic sound effects.
Requirements: Windows 95 - Pentium 90 or greater, 16MB rAM,
1MB SVGA card, Windows 95 compatible sound card, uncompressed hard drive, 30MB
hard drive space, mouse, 2x CD-ROM drive (4x recommended). Windows 95
Multiplayer Options: Network play via IPX, direct connect via TCP/IP, "Hot
Seat" for up to 7 players.
Requirements: DOS - DOS version 6.0 or higher, 486/66
(Pentium recommended), 16MB RAM, 1MB SVGA card, SoundBlaster family or 100%
compatible sound card, uncompressed hard drive, 30MB hard drive space, Logitech
mouse version 6.3 or higher or Microsoft mouse version 9.01 or higher, 2x
CD-ROM drive 94x recommended).
boot, January 1997
"Star General bears a striking resemblance to its
General kin (Panzer General, Allied General, Fantasy
General), but this sci-fi variation offers up enough new features, and
packs enough firepower, to satisfy anyone who loves the smell of fusion cannons
in the morning. Fans of strategy games won't be disappointed either.
"At its core, Star General is really a game of
intergalactic conquest. War may be grand, but in Star General, it's also
vastly more complex, especially since battles are now fiercely fought both on
the ground and up in the cosmos. Star General also breaks new ground by
being the first game from SSI that supports seven-player simulataneous TCP-IP
Internet and IPX (LAN) play, as well as two-player direct-connect modem
"In addition to the raw combat, you're also responsible for
further developing the resources necessary to conquer new worlds. Star
General's intuitive point-and-click interface ensures smart management is
never more than a mouse click away. Although the game isn't hard to play, it is
hard to get started. Familiarize yourself with the manual before commencing
combat, or you may find yourself hopelessly frustrated.
"Star General is a war game, rich in visuals and
sound. Its stunning array of space combat and enhanced cinematic battle scenes
are outstanding. The game engine will appeal to a lot of strategy war gamers;
and, with its two-level combat system and more than 100 planets to conquer,
Star General just may be one of the best war games of 1997."
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