Poll Favorite Star Trek Combat Game

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by PhaserLightShow, Mar 25, 2016.

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What is your favorite Star Trek Space Combat Game?

  1. Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator (FASA): Board Game

    5.3%
  2. Starfleet Battles: Board Game

    21.1%
  3. Super Star Trek: Text Game [Computer, BASIC]

    5.3%
  4. Begin: Text Game (DOS Computer)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Star Trek Tactical Assault: Video Game (Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable)

    5.3%
  6. Star Trek Conqest: Video Game (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Star Trek Online: Video Game (Computer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other Board Game

    15.8%
  9. Other Video Game

    26.3%
  10. Other Computer Text Game

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. None of the Above

    21.1%
  1. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    There are many Star Trek Starship combat games, board or video.
     
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  2. Demiurge

    Demiurge Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Actually, mine is a fan based implementation from the Babylon 5 Wars game system. It was a strong design with a lot of granularity reflecting the various generatioins of Trekdom. It was also a hell of a lot of fun for cross over games vs almost any universe. However not for beginners - it took a bit to learn how to play, but the level of detail and tactical options that provided were worth it IMO.

    If you want to take a look you can find it here:
    http://planetside.firenebula.com/startrek/
     
  3. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    Then mark your vote as "Other Video Game"
     
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  4. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    Starfleet Command 1 and 2 for PC (I never got to play the third one).

    It's wonderful being immersed in a simulation based on SFB without having to memorize a million rules.

    Kor
     
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  5. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    Thank you for the reply. I would suggest you vote either "Other Video Game" or Starfleet Battles.
    I am sorry you never got to play Starfleet Command 3.
     
  6. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Wow, I had never heard of "Begin" before now. Interesting.
     
  7. PhaserLightShow

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    You could look it up (on Wikipedia), if have not already done so.
     
  8. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    And what is your vote, by the way?
     
  9. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Oh, I did. And then looked at the external links Wikipedia provided. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Always interesting to hear about past Trek-themed things that you weren't aware of.

    Still pondering it. I generally don't play games for the combat. I'm currently leaning towards "other board game", but we'll see.
     
  10. Sgt_G

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    I picked "Stafleet Battles: Board Game", but it should read "Star Fleet Battles by ADB (board game)". Note that ADB has to make "Star Fleet" two words per their license agreement.
     
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  11. John Clark

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    Probably the Starfleet Command video games (1 through 3). I never got the chance to play the board games or Bridge Commander (Would that count?) The Academy games weren't bad either.

    There was also one I played on the Amiga way back when (by Tobias Richter if I recall) but that wasn't heavy on combat.

    (Voted for other video games)
     
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  12. Flogiston

    Flogiston Ensign Red Shirt

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    I played a lot of Starfleet Command (1 and 2) at LAN parties back in the day. Those are probably the ones I've played the most.
    That being said, I have a huge soft spot for Klingon Academy. The 3-D cap-ship combat was pretty unique then (and even now, though less so), and having Christopher Plummer and David Warner reprise their roles was icing. I still regret that I never got to play that one multiplayer.
     
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  13. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I voted for the FASA STSTCS game. Although it's been years since I've played a game. Still have all the manuals and ship minis.

    If I could vote twice, I would vote "Other Video Game", specifically the Starfleet Command II and Starfleet Command: Orion Pirates games. As Kor stated, it's a great implementation of SFB on computer, even if it uses Movie era ship designs and conjectures, and the Kzinti are named Mirak!
     
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  14. PhaserLightShow

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    FASA? I love STSTCS (I usually play Enterprise Class and my partner plays BH-2 Class Gorn Battleship, I usually win)! A great ship is the Winged-Defender Class Romulan Heavy Cruiser. Lots of power, good shields, and a Plasma Weapon.

    @PhaserLightShow
     
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  15. MANT!

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    I voted for SFB, but actually play SFC 1, 2, O/P are my favorites..SFC 3 was actually rather forgettable.

    One can get them running again on modern systems but it's a bit of a grind (VMs and old windows copies running them)
    but you can often find updated versions on websites such as GOG and Dynaverse which will allow you to download them (for a small fee)
     
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  16. Lawn Dart

    Lawn Dart Cadet Newbie

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    I just played "Klingon Armada" for the first time last weekend - a really enjoyable, light-weight combat game from the SFB people. I've also enjoyed Attack Wing a lot lately - just play casually and stay away from the tournament crowd. Starfleet Battles and Federation Commander are both heavier than what I currently want to play, and the FASA game never seemed balanced - weighted very heavily towards the Fed ships.
     
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  17. PhaserLightShow

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    Good job making it clear how you like STSTCS; having the Orion Wanderer blockade runner from FASA as your image. :)

    @PhaserLightShow
     
  18. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Bridge Commander.
     
  19. PhaserLightShow

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    I played that recently. I liked it too.
     
  20. daedalus5

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    Other. Bridge Commander!