Star Raiders features a fresh new take on the seminal classic, letting you engage in epic dogfights and aerial assaults against the onslaught of the evil Zylons. Utilize radical ship transformations and robot co-pilots in the heat of battle as you fight to save humanity.Read full description
Star Raiders features a fresh new take on the seminal classic, letting you engage in epic dogfights and aerial assaults against the onslaught of the evil Zylons. Utilize radical ship transformations and robot co-pilots in the heat of battle as you fight to save humanity. Explore the galaxy as you utilize galactic warps and sector tactical maps that let you set your own path to liberation!
Epic Space Battles – Defend humanity against the onslaught of the Zylon fleet, as you pilot your ship amongst huge capital ships and take part in treacherous dogfights.
Battle Transformations – Players can transform their ship in the heat of battle into different specialized configurations that have their own flight and combat characteristics.
Robot Co-pilots – You are never alone in combat! Known as K0-Pi these tactical robot co-pilots will enhance and monitor ship systems performing repairs and provide real time tactical information to the player.
Explore the Galaxy – Galactic warps and sector tactical maps let you choose your missions and set your own path to liberation.
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Star Raiders is a new version of a classic 70s game of the same name. You will pilot a ship that is capable of changing into different combat modes while destroying your enemies in a third person view. You are able to find salvage during missions, or collect it from destroyed enemies, that you can then use to upgrade your ship. Somewhat similar to Robotech or some Gundam series your ship is able to transform into different modes, by default you have a faster moving attack mode that has a weak gun and missiles, a slower moving assault mode with a stronger gun and faster turning speed but no missiles, and a turret mode that barely moves but has a fast shooting main gun and powerful secondary weapons. When you upgrade the ship you can choose which modes to upgrade, you can also get an AI co-pilot that adds stat bonuses. The game says that it supports controllers but I could not get it to work, the PC controls are terrible and pretty much make the game unplayable, if you can get a controller to work I've heard bad things about that too. Each of the ship modes has a different control scheme, which is strange since all of them are in flight modes. The opening of the game has decent voice acting. The enemy AI is poor, the controls are poor, and the graphics are poor this is a game to avoid.
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