Abandonware DOS title

Master of Orion

MicroProse Software released Master of Orion in the year 1993; it's an old science fiction strategy game, part of the Master of Orion series. Master of Orion is NOT abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode.
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Rating: 4.08
(36 votes)
NOT abandonware (why?)
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"Civilization in Space! A surprise (and unheralded) hit from MicroProse, this simulation of galactic exploration, development and warfare is a richly-textured product. Graphics coupled with high play value yield a high recommendation."Computer Gaming World review

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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

There is no multi-player mode, only contests against AI opponents on the user's computer.

Initially the game was completely mouse-driven, but the version 1.3 patch introduced hot keys for many functions.

Star Lords, dubbed "MOO 0" by fans, was the foundation of Master of Orion. Star Lords was an unpolished prototype and never commercially released. Steve Barcia demonstrated it to MicroProse and to gaming journalist Alan Emrich, who got so enthusiastic that he and his friend Tom Hughes helped Barcia to refine the design. Emrich and Hughes later wrote the strategy guide for the finished product.

players: single player

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom

graphics: VGA

sound: Adlib, Covox, Roland, Sound Blaster, MIDI, Pro Audio Spectrum, PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: below average

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