StarFlight 2: Trade Routes of The Cloud Nebula

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StarFlight 2: Trade Routes of The Cloud Nebula

DOS - 1989

Also released on: Mac - Amiga

Alt name Starflight II
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG), Simulation
Theme Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Space Flight, Trade
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Binary Systems
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63
4.5 / 5 - 41 votes

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Manual available

Description of StarFlight 2: Trade Routes of The Cloud Nebula

A great sequel to the classic that spawned the entire space exploration/adventure genre, StarFlight 2 improves upon its predecessor in every respect, with better graphics and more of everything: star systems, alien races, and -- of course-- alien artifacts.

The plot continues where Starflight left off: the Spemins, the weak underlings when we last met them, are now a superpower race bent on conquering the universe. As starship captain, your mission objective is to find the source of the fuel substance known as Shyneumand, and acquire the technology the Spemin mysteriously discovered that turned them almost overnight from whipping boys to galactic threat. Only then can their aggression be stopped and peace return to the galaxy.

Starflight 2 follows firmly into the footsteps of its predecessor. But taking the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy is definitely not a bad thing in this case. Like Starflight, there's a fascinating plot that slowly builds to an exciting climax after a cliche start. The aliens are much more varied and hilarious this time around, and the (appropriately) dark universe of Starflight has been replaced this time with a more dynamic universe that is full of life and exciting mysteries. Additional features such as time travel makes the gameplay even more varied than it was in the first game.

In short, if you love Starflight, Starflight 2 is simply a must-have. It may not be as revolutionary as its venerable predecessor, but all the additions make it a worthy sequel in every respect, and a no less addictive game. Be prepared to spend countless sleepless nights with this one :) Two thumbs up, way up!

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Comments and reviews

Alyfox 2019-12-15 0 point

One of the greatest games of all time and well worth taking the time to play. I do hope that the indev Starflight 3 can live up to this.

Jagdag Bogotah 2019-03-27 0 point

Man, this is still my favorite computer game ever.
I still remember that feeling of icy panic when you'd find your little trading vessel surrounded by gigantic Spemin battlecruisers which outclassed you in every way.
The Spemin were wonderful antagonists; arrogant cosmic xenophobes, much like the Daleks - even down to their fondness for pluralities of rod-mounted discs.

justin 2018-11-25 0 point

still the best sci fi rpg ever! I believe there were even 2 sequels made recently.

wtf 2018-09-06 0 point

How is it that the manual is 38 times the file size of the game itself? Smells like a virus to me....

Treybigone 2017-02-07 2 points

I have a 1989 - DOS disk in the original pakaging [like a video disk holder - but flatter and wider and longer] w/ original Manual in Mint Condition and extra-ordinary science fiction sleeve/slick. Original price from the 1993 sticker $59.95 [AUD?]...

chilllyo 2016-08-03 -2 points

We need it on Android yall .. Preferably as a Snes of Genesis rom ! (So I can play it)

p2b4f 2014-01-08 1 point DOS version

You have to run the sf2.bat file to force it to start a new game. Then it works fine.

Dangerous_Dave 2013-07-24 0 point DOS version

NVM - you have to stick the batch file into D-fend not the DOS Application file. Comes up as Street Fighter 2 oddly enough!?

Dangerous_Dave 2013-07-24 2 points DOS version

It's giving me the same message as the above, about the game not saved. This is from a fresh install, being run for the first time. I can only assume that the download contains a toasted copy of SF2.

Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

primo 2013-06-27 1 point DOS version

everytime i try to run in dosbox it starts, but then says this game was not saved, then continue, then it just goes black and back to the c: screen on dosbox. any help?

DiAL033 2013-02-10 1 point DOS version

@Sad: It runs under Dosbox without any problems.

Sad 2012-12-22 -1 point DOS version

I cannot get this to work on d-fend.

any suggestions would be great, using win 7

Suettezoons 2011-03-02 -4 points DOS version

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ManualManual + Cluebook + Tables English version 38 MB (DOS)

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