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Game #783
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Omega    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Programming

Rating: 8.69 (123 votes)

Omega box cover

Omega screenshot
One of the *best* strategy games ever made, OMEGA lets you program futuristic cybertanks to wage wars. The box touts "The only game of its kind!" and it isn't far off the mark. Using a simple programming language not unlike BASIC, except with an even simpler syntax that resembles the English language, you can put together a fairly complicated set of commands for your cybertank to execute, through the use of innovative "intelligence capsules." As if designing the ultimate AI isn't enough, you can also design battlefields for your cybertank to fight in, with buildings, water, trees and roads. A truly remarkable programming feat that stands the test of time, and remains infinitely replayable even years later. The game even lets you download and upload cybertanks via modem from various BBS'es and other computers (in 1988!) Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Stuart Marks
Developer: Origin Systems
Publisher: Origin Systems
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Origin Systems
Theme: Science Fiction, Epic, Design Tool
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: OSI - Southeastern Division, OSI - British Division
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Robot Odyssey, The, Robosport for Windows, Rasterscan

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