STAR AMONG WAR (Tadashi Masuda)

System – NEC PC-2001
Author – 増田 純 (Tadashi Masuda)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) December 1984
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Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – pc2001 (TAKEDA)

Download ROM

Loading the Game –

NOTE: Since this game requires reading skills, an english translation of the listing is included as “star_en.wav”.

Load the .wav file onto the machine;
Type ‘CLOAD “STAR”‘ then press Enter to load the game;
After the game loads, type ‘RUN’ then press Enter to run the game.

Game Instructions –

The Computer Army has invaded your solar system, and have occupied nine of your 18 stars. Command your fleet and expel the Computer Force before the deadline. Good luck, Bemaga!

When starting a game, enter your name and decide the number of years(turns) the game will take; 10 years is a reasonable average number. Then, set your audio preference and after that you’ll start the game proper. You’re given 6 commands:

1) LOOK – Check the status of the stars. Cycle between stars with 4 and 6. SH is the size of the fleet, MA is the yearly production speed, and the last letter is the name of the commander (either COM or your name). Press Enter to exit the command.

2) MOVE – Move a fleet. When moving to a COM-occupied planet, a war is automatically started and you’re shown its progression.
After this command, the COM takes its turn, then the current year ends.

3) END – End the year without doing anything.

4) DATA – Displays the overall strength of both armies. Exit with Enter.

5) WRITE – Saves your progress to tape. Useful if you’ve got work to do.

6) READ – Load saved data.

The game is over when the deadline is up; commands are chosen with their first letter.

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