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Game #4503
JauntTrooper: Mission: Firestorm  

Rating: 8.47 (17 votes)

JauntTrooper: Mission: Firestorm box cover

JauntTrooper: Mission: Firestorm screenshot
Mission: Firestorm is the first and only sequel to Mission: Thunderbolt, probably the most underrated commercial roguelike RPG ever made. Released only for the Macintosh, Firestorm is a sci-fi roguelike that has even more depth than Thunderbolt. While the plot does not differ much from the typical sci-fi cliche we are all used to, the beauty of it lies in a huge game world and a staggering number of options. Almost every problem you encounter can be solved in more than one way, and there are hundreds of monsters to kill, high-tech gadgets to use, and dozens of skills to improve. You can import your old party to this game, or create a brand new team of six commandos to explore it with.

Firestorm is just as wide-open and complex as Thunderbolt – with even more options, a bigger world, and nicer sound effects. There are so many possibilities in the game that no two playthroughs will ever be alike. Improvisation and creativity are keys to your success. If you have never played a Mac game before, here is a perfectly good reason to install the Basilisk II emulator (just click on the "Macintosh" link in our System Requirements section below to find everything you need). This is a highly underrated sci-fi roguelike that will keep all fans of the genre happy for months to come. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by:

Designer: David Scheifler
Developer: MegaCorp International
Publisher: MegaCorp International
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: David Scheifler
Theme: Apocalypse Now, Shareware
None that we know of
System Requirements: Macintosh
Where to get it:
Related Links: Unofficial Mission: Firestorm Page (archived)
If you like this game, try: JauntTrooper - Mission: Thunderbolt, Taskmaker, NetHack

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