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Game #1246
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Warp Factor, The    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   4X in space

Rating: 7.28 (21 votes)

Warp Factor, The box cover

Warp Factor, The screenshot
The Warp Factor is a distant cousin of SSI's Apple II classic Cosmic Balance. Best described as individual ship-to-ship battles in space, with simple yet addictive gameplay. Warp Factor is basically a crude adaptation of the Star Fleet Battles miniature rules. With lack of official Star Trek license, the names aren't quite the same but you can tell what it's about. You could think of it as a distant ancestor of Interplay's Star Fleet Command years later. Aside from many commands such as ship formations, etc., the game was also among the first that let you design your own ships. Definitely an early starship command classic that would influence generations of successors. [thanks to Kuo-Sheng for the information]

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: John Lyon
Developer: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Year: 1982
Software Copyright: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Theme: Science Fiction
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Stellar Crusade, Universe 2, Breach

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