Moonbase

Copyright: © 1990 Wesson International
Genre: Strategy games

Strategy games

Moonbase
Review 1:
A very interesting game. As the title may tell your job is to build your
own moonbase. The game is a lot like the more famous Sim City but instead
of a city you have to build and expand a moonbase. This sounds
interesting and it is but the game still lacks in the things you can
choose between when you build and once you have quite a moonbase the game
still doesn't really offer anything. This is where Sim City could
continue to provide game play. But if you are into this genre this game
is really worth a try and you won't regret it at all.

Review 2:

Moonbase is kind of a Sim City style game. Though I'm not that a big fan
of Sim City itself, this one seems to be quite fun. Building up a base on
the moon is far more interesting than managing a city (O.K: - I'm more a
SF-Fan, than stuck in reality...). I have to admit that I didn't yet get
into the whole thing, but I think I got the general idea and so will you.
You got different modules to combine - standards like a power plant and
habitation modules for example. In general the game does not seem to be
all that hard, but your money comes from NASA so you can be sure they
also expect some results. The graphics aren't even good considering the
game's from 1991 - but well, it's a nice interesting Sci-Fi sim and while
failing to be THE smash hit it sure is worth being checked out if you're
into the genre.

Review 3:

Moonbase might as well be called "SimMoonbase": it is a simulation of
mankind's first base on the moon. You can build living modules, oxygen
production plant, science labs, and a few more buildings. The building
types are very limited, and the goal seems to be just maximizing your
income from shipping production (helium, etc.) to earth. A small,
interesting simulation that unfortunately offers much fewer options and
replay value than SimCity. Review 4: This game wasnít very popular, but I
loved it. It made a great change from SimCity. Its very similar to most
sim games, but being on the moon has a whole new angle. You have to cope
with starting a colony on the moon, making sure you can accommodate the
right number of workers and tourists, as well as produce all the elements
to sell on the markets. Itís a real management kind of sim game. Like
most sim games you start off with a certain amount of money, and every
year you are given more money from NASA. But as you progress, you grow,
and produce products to sell on the market such as LLOX, electronics,
materials etc. Thatís how you make money, therefore its good to keep an
eye on the stock market and know when to buy and when to sell (hence the
management type sim game). When you are erecting the buildings all over
the Moon, you have to make sure that everything is connected to both
power and heating (must get quite cold there). You can have roads etc,
and the moon colony soon turns into a big massive galactic city. Here are
some quotes I found from the back cover of the game (thanks to some
fanaticís Moonbase site): ďSelect and clear a site for the Lunar colony
... build landing pads ... erect habitat modules ... set up power
stations and grids ... create mining and processing facilities ... supply
essential life-support services to the colonists. Comprehensive socio-
and economic models from KDT Industries - a NASA contractor - animate and
enliven you base.Ē ďExplore the lunar surface for new mining sites.
Process the raw materials you find into oxygen, water and helium-3, then
use then internally or sell them to Mars missions. Build hotels for fat
cats from Earth.Ē Moonbase is a really fun game, itís a great challenge
and you would enjoy it. Itís a good game for getting the feel of those
really involved sim games. Warning: Save your cash, you WILL run out of
cash.
 

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