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Maelstrom

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Amiga

Alt name
Syd Mead's Maelstrom: A New Form of Entertainment
Year
1992
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Strategy
Theme
Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher
Don Bluth Multimedia, Inc., Merit Studios, Inc.
Developer
P.A.S. Systems
4.75 / 5 - 4 votes

Description of Maelstrom

Maelstrom is a good example of a great game concept marred by poor execution. As "overlord," you must transform a planet's mining-oriented culture to a war-oriented one. The game has many strong points, e.g. the innovative personnel management, a strong non-linear plot with many optional sub-plots, and intriguing espionage model. Unfortunately, they get buried beneath a cumbersome interface. Bear with its idiosyncracies for a while, though, and you'll find a decent game lurking underneath despite all the micromanagement and tough time constraints.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Ozuse 2017-06-30 0 point DOS version

Despite the steep learning curve in getting used to the interface and mechanics this is my favorite strategy game of all time. A remake of Maelstrom has the potential to be the best app game imaginable. What it would take is more than what's in the finished product of this DOS classic. A reworked user interface, a new and complete audio to spice up the immersion and possibly switching to a more turn based system as it can be difficult to manage your time in this game. A simple 'turn in for the night' button so that the days don't just blaze by while you're assigning a research project or loose half a week reading through applicant resumes for a ship captain.

Soulless 2013-11-23 0 point DOS version

- I like this one very much.
- Sad it is buggy

Waiting for Remake !

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