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Game #1055
Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy   Collection: Star Trek Games
Interactive Fiction   Real-time IF

Rating: 8.44 (9 votes)

Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy box cover

Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy screenshot
Arguably the best Star Trek adventure game ever made until Interplay's 25th Anniversary, this Simon & Schuster text game is actually stronger than its better-known sequel, The Kobayashi Alternative, because it has better puzzles, more interesting plot, and authentic characters (especially the cynical comments from Bones). As captain Kirk, explore the Promethean's planet to find food source lest your crew starves to death. The game's interface is functional and does a good job of mimicking the Enterprise's bridge: the screen is divided into Text window (where text appears), Kirk window (where you type commands), Status window (including the ship's location and destination), and Conversation window (which pops up when a character addresses you, with different colors for each character). Overall, Promethean Prophecy is a fun game recommended for all Star Trek fans-- but beward of several time-limit puzzles and ignoring the Prime Directive!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year: 1986
Software Copyright: Simon & Schuster
Theme: Science Fiction, Licensed
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek TNG: The Transinium Challenge

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