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Last Updated: Wed, 8 April 2020 @ 20:04
Copyright: © 1981 Avalon Hill (17 Titles)
Platform: DOS
Language:  English
Version: 1.0
Filesize: 89 KB
Genre(s): Simulation Strategy
Screenshots: 3
Rating: Galaxyhas a 4.6 star rating (242 Votes)
Last Played: A few days ago in China.

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About Galaxy

Galaxy is a superb fan-made remake of a classic Avalon Hill game of the same name, designed by Tom Cleaver and released for the Commodore Business Machine (CBM) 8000 in 1981. In this simpler precursor to SSG’s classic Reach for The Stars, you vie against computer players for control of the galaxy in traditional turn-based style. Victory goes to the empire with the most planets at the end of either a preset or random number of turns. The game uses a simple character based screen, requires all the strategy of chess, and just a little luck. Each player starts with a home world and a number of ships. Each world has resources to produce a number of ships per turn. Once a fleet of ships is launched, it goes in to hyper space and can not be recalled – there is no communication until it reaches its destination. The gameplay is fun, albeit quite primitive compared to Reach for the Stars and subsequent 4X games. Well worth a look, though, especially as one of the true pioneers of the genre. Jay Wilt’s remake is very faithful to the original, thanks to the fact that the game actually shipped with the source codes, which allows Jay to port it from language to language, from machine to machine until the present day. Highly recommended!

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Galaxy Comments

Thanks for keeping Galaxy! alive  systomx   Tue 19th Apr 2022 - 18:04
I designed Galaxy! back in 1981 for Avalon Hill. I'm now coding it for Tabletop Simulator. Thanks to you all for making Galaxy! available for DOS gamers. Tom Cleaver reply to this comment
Re: Thanks for keeping Galaxy! alive  GeeTee   Thu 12th Jan 2023 - 10:34
Wow, it''s always a thrill to hear from an original game dev. Thanks for stopping by Tom, good luck with the remake! reply to this comment

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