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Starglider II

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Download starglider2_dsk.sit (636.21 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
This game works with: Mini vMac

Starglider II boasts seamless flight from space to surface to underground tunnels—a decade ahead of Descent 3—as well as a steep learning curve. Your mission is to assemble a bomb and destroy an enemy doomsday weapon under construction.

PDFs of all documentation are included in the download.

Version: Unknown

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by IIGS_User - 2013, September 1 - 3:03pm

The Compact Cassette visible on the screenshot brings me to the following blog entry: 50 Jahren wurde die Kassette auf der IFA vorgestellt
So, what's the connection between Compact Cassette and pencil (Age test)...

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by iPadCaryMG - 2013, March 14 - 2:55am

Mother of Holy Jesus Christ in Heaven ....

I, quite literally, almost wept when I saw this.

I had ZERO idea it even existed!

This stuns me more than finding out there's a boxmac version of "Captain Blood"!

The wonderful Argonaut Software and, arguably, THE greatest implementation of
the flatshade polygonal aesthetic ....

I thought the election of Pope Francis I [a JESUIT, by the way]
was the big news today -- this tops it by 100x!!


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by Arthegall - 2012, March 26 - 7:59pm

Happily, however, I just got a CIB copy off Ebay. Disk images great, and box and docs are perfect.

. . . except for the PACKING TAPE that the seller used to seal the actual software box. GAH!!

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by Arthegall - 2012, March 25 - 8:37pm

Starglider II for the Mac is listed in the MicroProse catalog that came with my copy of Railroad Tycoon as a MicroPlay title (along with Carrier Command and UMS II: Nations at War). It is similarly listed in the IBM-compatible section of the catalog, but not in the Amiga, Atari ST, or C64 sections.

I do not see the original Starglider listed in any section under any brand name (MicroProse, MicroPlay, Paragon, or Legend).

Could it be possible that Rainbird worked a deal with MicroProse after the success of the original Starglider?

I actually had a copy of Starglider II once upon a time that I picked up secondhand at a thrift store in Bozeman, Montana in about 1994. I was expecting to enjoy it as much as Space Rogue (one of my all time favorites).

Sadly, I didn't.

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by MCP - 2011, April 26 - 1:39pm

Shock I'm just amazed to see an old Rainbird game show up on the Mac Garden; these things are hard to find nowadays. As to the version number, there's probably only this one version; these games were not published in great numbers for the Mac and updates are unlikely to have been made.