Abandonware DOS title

Hard Nova

Hard Nova is a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) developed by Malibu Interactive and published by Electronic Arts. Released in 1990, it is available on platforms such as the DOS, Amiga, Atari ST. Hard Nova is set in a distant future where players navigate through various star systems. The player takes on the role of a mercenary leader in charge of a spaceship and its crew. The main plot revolves around undertaking various missions, exploring space, engaging in combat, and uncovering a larger, overarching storyline involving corporate conspiracies and interstellar politics.
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DOS
Rating
3.70 / 5.00 (40 votes)

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Hard Nova reviews

Dragon (1991): "Hard Nova is a great purchase for science-fiction adventure gamers. The game's broad variety of encounters, both sentient and in space, offer many hours of exciting entertainment. We highly recommend <i>Hard Nova</i> as an addition to your software library."

Computer Gaming World (1991): "Although it is something of an apples and oranges comparison, there were also some things in Starflight, both I and II, that were missed in Hard Nova. Hard Nova uses only four solar systems and eight planets. Starflight used a larger section of the galaxy with hundreds of worlds. The capacity to "simply explore" was much greater in Starflight and its aliens had greater depth and humor in their interactions with the player. Ideally, a good space opera game should have the Hard Nova game graphics in the Starflight universe. As gamers go, this reviewer is atypical in that he is not really interested in "solving" or winning the game. Instead, he is much more interested in the experience of living in and exploring the game universe. Still, the Hard Nova "miniverse" is an interesting place to visit, but who would want to live there?."

Additional info about Hard Nova

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Atari ST
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