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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is an abandoned turn-based rpg game set in the BattleTech universe designed by Brett Sperry, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1988. BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64. BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception was based on a tabletop RPG. BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is part of the BattleTech game series.
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception review

Computer Gaming World - Issue 55 (1989): "According to Infocom, the game is designed for the 13 to 19 year old market and we agree. It could also be used to introduce younger kids into role-playing on the computer. BattleTech is made to be solved in about 35 hours, but it can easily be finished in around 20. It depends on how much fighting you want to do. The game is really a combat game with some story lines wrapped around. It's a good game, but definitely for beginning to low intermediate players. It could be a great bridge to bringing new players into the computer field. I'd like to see the sequel add a great deal of complexity and flesh out the many concepts touched upon in this game. Infocom has a great framework here. They should be able to get a lot of mileage out of it in the future."

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Special packages of the game were issued. In these special editions of the game, a special edition of the BattleTech miniature of the Phoenix Hawk LAM (Land-Air Mech) were included.

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Additional info about BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64
Abandonware DOS views: 18630
Series: BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is part of the BattleTech series.


  • Andre 13/12/2020 06:23
    Very entertaining game, once you figure out how to manipulate the stock market. Before that money is an issue. The tests were fun too. All said, it was a well designed game, and once you read the programming on it, it was even more fun to use the items and mechs they did not add to the game but were programmed in. Many play throughs, found the hyperpulse generator map, the one item you need to complete the game the only real hitch as no where in the game does it tell you the map that comes with the game is needed to complete the game, spent months in the last chamber stuck because i did not know the map I had tacked on my wall was the key to winning, after that I was able to just finish the start (school) area and then go straight to the end bypassing everything else except the disc that gets shot out my hand and its repair. The arena was weeks of fun, more so once I added in other mechs. The sequels were not as good.
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