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Old December 15 2012, 08:24 AM   #11
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Re: Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (1983)

I noticed that regarding this game's appearance in Steve Kelley's book Star Trek: The Collectibles, there is several errata in the games section of the book:

This game is erroneously called Star Trek: The Arcade Game (its informal name) and was listed as having a 1979 release date. The 1979 release date is also incorrect for the Vectrex home version (it was actually released in late 1982, shortly before the release of Sega's Strategic Operations Simulator and its home versions).

They did get the information right for the Bally pinball version, along with the Milton Bradley Microvision game "Phaser Strike."

The ColecoVision cartridge version of SOS, released by Coleco in 1984, is curiously omitted, while the book does make mention of both the Atari 2600 and Texas Instruments TI-99/4A cartridge ports (both published by Sega in 1983). Like the arcade version, the TI port also contains speech.

Other SOS home version omissions from the book are ports for the Atari XL computers, the 5200 console (uses same graphical hardware as the XL computers), the Apple IIe, and the Commodore VIC-20 and 64 ports.
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