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Can you guess this old game from just one screenshot?

I’ll update this post with the answer at 5pm today if no one has guessed before then. Or if you do guess it before then, feel free to share your memories of a classic game.

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    Star Control 2! Only ever played this on 3DO myself, but I believe there was a PC version too!

      Yep, it's the PC version. I didn't actually know it was released on 3DO, but it's good to hear there was at least one game worth playing on that console!

    ooh ooh I know this...
    star control 2
    possibly the remake "the ur-qoan masters"

    Haah Pkunk vs the Sa-Matra. I don't think that poor li'l fella would have lastest too long.

      Actually the Pkunk were one of the better ships to use against the Sa-matra, easy strafing runs.

      Use to play this for hours in Boarding school in Melee mode. So good.

      Pkunk was the key to the Sa-Matra. The side cannons and the occasional resurrection made it the easiest way to get the red shield generators down.

    Only ever played the original Star Control in DOS.. so I guess 2?

    Does anyone remember the multiplayer mode in the original where you had that map - can't really remember the details but you could get resources and everything. Nostalgia tells me it was pretty badarse.

      And nostalgia [i]never[/i] lies

        Triangle brackets dude


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    Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters, on PC. I'm hoping that Pkunk is about to pull a "hallelujah" and reincarnate itself.

    Thank you David for showing one of the Greatest Games of All Time. I have yet to see a game which mixed humour, action, RPG, exploration, adventure gaming, factional politics, multiple conversation paths and a whole bunch of hidden extras the way that game did.

    The graphics dated, but the gameplay didn't, if anyone wants to play it, it is now freeware as The Ur-Quan Masters and available at

      I've also realised how much this game has inspired portions of Mass Effect, like the planetary descriptions and arguably the navigation around planetary systems. There's also a little bit in the Mining Minigame, but actually getting to pilot a Lander round a Hostile planet and avoiding the environment while picking up minerals and shooting biologicals into containment pods was the absolute opposite of Mass Effect 2 Mining, it was actually fun =)

    One of the most entertaining and brilliantly unique games I ever played and the music rocked!

    I remember completing that game, but on subsequent plays I never could find that Ilwrath cloaking device.

    few games make me wet. this is one of them

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