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DOS - 1987

Also available on: Apple II

Alt name
Omnitrend's Universe
Released in
United States
Simulation, Strategy
Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Omnitrend Software, Inc.
Omnitrend Software, Inc.
Dosbox support
Supported on current version
5 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of Universe

M. Evan Brooks' review says it all about Universe 1:

A detailed simulation of space exploration and trading. Multi-faceted and very deep, its playability suffered from documentation which was hard to interpret as well as an unforgiving game system. Build your own ship to specifications, but a wrong move can waste hours of previous play. Still it was one of the early classics.

Unfortunately for armchair commanders, Universe 2 and 3 became more similar to RPGs with strategy playing only a minor role, but still great games nonetheless.

Review By HOTUD

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

Dataman 2014-12-19 0 point DOS version

Does someone have the Dos manual. Cannot play without it. Atari manual which I have does not seem to match.

admin 2011-03-21 0 point DOS version

Yeah we messed up with the two games, I removed the wrong screenshots

archmage 2011-03-18 0 point DOS version

These screenshots come from at least 2 different games. The first is Omnitrend's "Universe", an extremely detailed space strategy game for the 8-bit Atari home computers. A translation of that game for the PC is included in the downloadable archive on this page. You can get an idea from the sparsely-colored and mostly text-oriented screenshots.

The second game is less strategic and more of an adventure, as shown in the the screenshots with lots of colors. There was also a third game, similar to the second, so I cannot be sure if the screenshots are from a total of 2 or 3 games.

The only certain thing is that the downloadable archive on the page contains the first game, a clone of the old Atari 8-bit version.

he3r0 2008-04-14 0 point DOS version

downloaded game seems to be differetn "universe" than one pictured.

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