Master of Orion

Master of Orion is a competitive game of interstellar conquest that combines exploration with conflict. You are cast as the immortal emperor who shapes the future of your race, as contact is made with the neighbouring races. Your objective is simple: control a majority of the known galaxy and eliminate all who stand in the way.
As ruler you must ultimately decide the destiny of your race as you make decisions on how planetary resources are allocated, where star fleets will be deployed, which races to fight, and which races to ally with. You begin with control of your home planet, from which you can explore and colonize nearby star systems. Your first decisions will centre around the rapid development of colonies into productive worlds, what types of technology to focus on, and which star systems to colonize. However, the true challenge begins when contact is made with other races, and complex strategies must be formulated to manage diplomacy, sabotage, espionage, trade, and interstellar combat.
Developed by:
SimTex
SimTex was established in 1988 by Steve Barcia and went on to create their two most popular and well known series Master of Magic and Master of Orion 1 and 2 but unfortunately closed in 1997
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
Rated:
25 x
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Review by acecairo

Todays space strategy games get way too compicated by resource managment and other annoying details.  MOO has very easy resource managment which lets you concentrate on other strategies.  Most games today have resource trees, in this game you can pour all your research into weapons or you can research multiple items at the same time, or steal tech from another race!  The thing I really love about this game is how even if you fall behind in tech research you can still defeat your enemy by building a giant fleet made of small fighters loaded with cheap missles.  You never feel like you need to start over if something goes wrong, you can always get over it. There are just so many options!  The best turn based strategy game I have ever played, bar none.

Review by turbulance55

This game is outstanding, it has massive replayability, and blows other strategy games of its time out of the water. It is complex enough, but not so much to where it makes the game a pain to play. The selection of races and the specialties of each races makes it a challenge to play with each (sillicoids aside) race. Just my thoughts, thanks for playing =]

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  7/21/2012 8:49:00 AM - MasterOf..... Like master of magic but futuristic
  7/6/2012 9:49:00 AM - George Make sure, you have the latest ClickOnce plug-in installed. Firefox is known to have some problems with launching .net applets. If the latest plug-in still doesn't work for you, try older firefox distribution or another browser like IE or Chrome.
  7/3/2012 12:36:00 PM - Madventurer For some reason, every time I try to play this with firefox it wants me to download emulator. Even though I have it.
  6/18/2012 4:11:00 AM - Powergain Use firefox browser
  6/5/2012 8:57:00 PM - Mark345 OK I have got it working. Can anyone remember how to turn off events?
  5/6/2012 11:29:00 PM - Mark345 OK I have downloaded and tried to install but no joy. From D: it goes as far as trying to run but claims it needs expanded memory. From C: I can create the directories C:\MPS\ORION> but it won't recognise the command ORION or INSTALL. Just running the INSTALL program it asks for A: B: or *: I could make a floppy but what to put on it? DOSBox shuts down part of my keyboard so I can't use the \ key. Maybe someone could help but it has been many years since I have worked with DOS.
  3/23/2012 5:48:00 AM - pschenk the game is great.. however my mouse quit work and only the keyboard responds.. has anyone else had this problem where the mouse no longer responds?
  1/15/2012 1:24:00 AM - kenneth12 Playing this game makes me wonder why they made Master of Orion 3 so complicated it was unplayable. Glad I found this jewel.
  1/13/2012 6:28:00 PM - Derp Looks like Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations took A LOT of inspiration from this.
  12/6/2011 9:08:00 PM - GLOWER111 ONE OF THE BEST EVER MAID
  12/1/2011 11:35:00 PM - johnny i got the game, i got dosbox. now what do i do??
  11/27/2011 10:38:00 PM - Todd Hawley I remember this game ... it was great fun
  11/15/2011 5:51:00 AM - genghiskhan777 About Acecairo's review...Massing a fleet of only missle ships is not a good strategy. There are several techs that limit and even completely nulify the missles. Be Psylons and invest in tech, then run around in giant ships with beam weapons and deathrays. Much more fun.
  10/18/2011 11:16:00 AM - Kay Its telling me to contact vendor.I'm guessing, this game is not working at the moment?
  9/1/2011 11:40:00 PM - hamid good
 
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