Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:34 AM
Trying to remember an old game's name.
Description: Late Win3.1/Early W95; possibly freeware/shareware; 2D space shooter, your ship against a computer opponent. (I think it could have been networked to a two player game) On the action screen, the ship stayed centered while the planets moved around it. Your planets were green, empty planets were grey/white, neutral planets were yellow and enemy planets were red. Planets could have shields that showed up as thing blue lines. You could colonize the empty planets by moving colonists from a green planet to there. You also could "ally" with the nuetral planets by investing your cash with them, but they eventually would go back to being nuetral. If I remember correctly, right click fired (thin, red) laser that actually sounded like the Star Trek Phaser, Left fired a small nuclear bomb that could wipe out a population of a planet or seriously damage your opponent. Direction control was the arrow keys. The game was crude, most of the information was in the small windows via text except the game area which was just 2D action. There was a message area where your opponent could/would comment to you. The computer opponent of the game would say really weird comments (maybe just to taunt you) like "Building up our forces to destroy the vermin" and other strange stuff. Basically, you had like 5-7 lives to defeat your opponent by either eliminating all his planets or himself.
If you can remember the name of this game please let me know, I really loved it as a kid and am looking for it now.
Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. Dleted duplicate topic in DOS/PDA/Other forum. ~ Animal