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DOS - 1993

Alt names Starlord: The Game of Galactic Domination, Starlord: Der Kampf um die Vorherrschaft in der Galaxis
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in Germany
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher MicroProse Ltd.
Developer Third Millennium Software
4.33 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of Starlord

Starlord is a fun early spaceship simulator similar to EGA Trek, but with a much less complex gameplay.

You control a spaceship on a long voyage through space, fighting evil Imperial ships, repair and refill your ship at starports, and buy and sell commodities for profit. Although the basic gameplay is straightforward, there are many non-combat elements that make the game more interesting than your average starship simulation.

For example, there are three kinds of planets and installations: friendly, neutral, and hostile. Naturally, you can dock your ship at friendly installations/planets and have to fight hostile ones, but neutral installations/planets either have friendly leanings toward your side (called the "Empire"), or they do not. The only way to find out is to determine their leanings is by your local area map; an unfriendly neutral installation/planet may fire on your ship if you approach it.

The ultimate challenge of the game is to convert all of the planets and bases of a given sector to installations friendly to the Empire. This can be done by defeating installations in battle so that they either surrender and become friendly neutral installations, are captured and become Imperial Vassals, or are destroyed. Similarly, you can disable or capture Imperial vessels and installation to gain efficiency bonus, which is used to advance to the next rank.

If you enjoy EGA Trek, you will likely find this freeware underdog a fun game in the same vein, although not nearly as sophisticated as the best Star Trek ship simulator. Well worth a look, though.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Starlord 2017-10-11 2 points DOS version

You can download starlord at
and the manual:

Jack 2016-08-12 2 points

Don't click on the retroism link, its a scam site that has no legal rights to most of the IPs they "sell", and they send DMCA notices for the stuff to prevent competition. Shit site that pretends to be GoG but is just another retro game site illegally profiting from games that are in legal limbo. Screw Them

Sypher 2016-04-04 1 point

Why is the download disabled?

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 2 points DOS version

IIRC, Marvel Comics tried to sue Microprose over the name, but it went nowhere when the judge threw out the case because Marvel spelled the name of Peter Jason Quill's character as "Star-Lord".

Licurg 2012-04-24 0 point DOS version

Great game, i recommend it.

Hofnarr 2012-03-05 0 point DOS version

Another golden oldie. Thanks!

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