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Game #2107
Mantis: XF-5700 Experimental Fighter  
Simulation   Hypothetical

Rating: 6.74 (35 votes)

Mantis: XF-5700 Experimental Fighter box cover

Mantis: XF-5700 Experimental Fighter screenshot
Mantis is one of the least known Microplay / Microprose games ever made, and for good reason: it is a mediocre ship-to-ship flight combat simulator that offers nothing new to fans of the genre. As M. Evan Brooks observes in his mini-review: "[the game] accomplished its mission adequately, but without dash or superlatives. The CD version was much more challenging, although even here, the challenge seemed to be more of the same." The graphics and sound are adequate, but most missions (even the extra ones in CD version) are of the boring kill-everything-in-sight variety. Overall, a very disappointing release from Microplay, maker of such underdogs as Midwinter series and Sea Rogue. Fans of space combat games should definitely play / replay numerous better games, such as the Wing Commander series.

Note: This download is the floppy version, with speech add-on included.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Glen Dill & Paul Conklin
Developer: Microplay
Publisher: Microplay
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Microplay
Theme: Science Fiction
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:   from Computer Geeks!
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If you like this game, try: Star Crusader, Star Rangers, Wing Commander Academy

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