In a distant future, Mankind has nearly exploited all of the natural resources of our exhausted planet. As various resource wars flare up, nations begin forming alliances in order to arrive at a better solution than simply fighting to the last. A solution is found: the MoonBase probe. Remotely controlled by a single pilot, the probe lands on the surface of any available planet, replicates its central Hub, and expands across the planet in search of life-giving energy. The already fragile alliance crumbles as its leaders recognize the potential of the probe. Four factions arise from the ashes of a fallen alliance--each with its own objectives. What started as a tool to harvest resources has now been forged into a deadly weapon of war. You begin as a pilot for your chosen faction. As you operate your Hub remotely, you wage a campaign across each planet, searching for energy-rich pools while destroying anything that would dare to take your hard-earned resources.
Moonbase Commander is a simple to learn, difficult to master turn-based strategy game where you are fighting for the limited resources of a planet against either the AI or other players. If you are feeling creative, you can make customized maps with the included Map Editor.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2012-09-27 08:06:19 byzapcrackle:
This is a solid strategy game for 1-4 players. It's one of my family's favorites. It has the same feel as an RTS (building an infrastructure and sending out units to attack and defend) but in a turn-based and compact format.
You start with a base hub that can send out a maximum of eight new buildings from it each attached to its parent building by an energy supplying umbilicalread more cord. Some buildings are offensive, others are defensive, and still others can send out more buildings. There are only 18 options each turn from sending out buildings to launching attacks. Very soon you have a sprawling complex of shields and missile launchers which your enemies will carefully chip away at until finally exposing and destroying your main base. The defenses and offenses are well-balanced.
This is a very solid strategy game. Lots of fun.
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Posted on 2012-09-27 10:15:32 bysparkyhodgo:
Moonbase Commander won Gamespot's Best Game No One Played award in 2002. Well you should! This game is EXCELLENT! It's a strategy game that's instantly understandable, easy to play, hard to master, and tons of fun. Throw crawling bombs into the lake, send decoy cluster bombs to take out his anti-air, lob a virus at his hub, and laugh maniacally as he amputates his own arm!read more The music is hilariously bad. Don't let the Crayola graphics fool you--this is a deep game and a blast to play with friends. A *must* for LAN parties!
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Posted on 2012-09-27 09:36:38 byNineTails:
A great little puzzle/strategy mashup from the days when you didn't need 24 hours of voice acting to make a game great. Worth every penny.
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