Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Those that have been turned off by overly complex space sagas will really enjoy this perfect, “beer and pretzels” style title. Highly recommended for those who miss the simplicity, yet complex nature of the old Star Control titles.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    An excellent bite-sized game that captures the feeling of space exploration nicely. A bit more new content in the upcoming patches would be appreciated. [April 2006]
  3. This is the space exploration equivalent of solitaire or hearts; indeed, this game would be a perfect accessory for every PC sold. It is a simple delight that scales to all levels of player and never, ever overstays its welcome.
  4. A great little galaxy-exploring game, perfect for lunch breaks. It’s fast-paced, random, and quite addictive.
  5. The game offers variety, excitement, thought and pace all in tiny bundle you can wolf down in a sandwich break. In fact, that's what this actually reminds me of - the gaming equivalent of a snackette.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. JamesM.
    Dec 17, 2005
    9
    This game is one of the best I've come across in a very long time. Quick and easy to get into, but it never ceases to be interesting and This game is one of the best I've come across in a very long time. Quick and easy to get into, but it never ceases to be interesting and challenging. Although turn-based, it has live-action combat to keep the most interesting aspects as exciting as they can be. Full Review »
  2. JeremyF
    Mar 5, 2006
    9
    I love it. It has enough activity going on to keep you interested.
  3. Jan 8, 2014
    2
    I don't understand the high ratings on this game. The game has not much to offer. The things it does offer have already been done better inI don't understand the high ratings on this game. The game has not much to offer. The things it does offer have already been done better in the past.

    Only played the game for a couple of minutes as the game doesn't offer a whole lot. You fly around in a galaxy to other planets or stars to find equipment to upgrade your craft. There is no expansion on planets, no R&D for better equipment. The game doesn't have a lot of eye candy either. It isn't pretty to look at which further motivates you from stop playing the game.
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