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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  8/17/2011 1:19:00 AM - HELP i cant figure out how to play it downloaded emulator but now what?
  8/8/2011 6:08:00 PM - BlueNine Wow, found the site yesterday and just spent about 10hrs solid playing this, finally learned to expand like crazy as soon as possible! Can see where Galactic Civilizations gets a lot of its inspiration from and probably why it did so well.
  7/22/2011 1:29:00 AM - jorgeasal my favorite game
  7/1/2011 10:21:00 AM - Wytchfynder Aaaaaahh got this game from my uncle, and having bought a ten year old XP for the purpose of old games it worked fine. If it wasnt still in general sale it'd be cool to see the second one, 5/5 love the game.
  4/8/2011 9:02:00 AM - George mcrazylaren: as for emulator problems please use our Technical Issues forum.
  4/8/2011 9:01:00 AM - George If you updated Firefox, you have probably break your ClickOnce plug-in. It's generally bad idea to use the latest browser release. And my opinion is, It's a bad idea to use Firefox 4 at all. I like the old one :-)
  4/7/2011 11:47:00 PM - Mono yeah having issues with the emulator for all the games is it because I updated fire fox? Thats when it stopped working for me.
  4/6/2011 11:23:00 PM - mcrazylaren it wont let me play....it just keeps taking me around in loops from the web site to downloads to the same web site....maybe i am retarted and missed something....help
  4/3/2011 2:40:00 AM - That one guy rofl at scascotss comment
  3/31/2011 4:10:00 AM - ScaScott Well, Mr. ???????? (I see you are too embarrassed to put in your name), had you looked down just a few posts (8 to be exact) you would have noticed that Daf actually mentioned it was great to find the game WITH the manual. This statement was not made just to take up space, you need the manual in order to answer the questions, you see back in the old days, they didn't have all these fancy schmancy encryptions types, they had a manual and used that for verification. Games would either ask you to identify ships/vehicles/units found in the manual, or ask you what the 5th word from chapter 3 in the second paragraph of the manual was, or in certain cases (F-15 authentication codes which had multiple versions ie, I had F-15 and my buddy had it as well for the Atari 8-bit, but the codes were different). In any case the manual is listed directly under the "play now!" button, perhaps you should play in windowed mode so you can swap back and forth and hopefully that will prevent you from complaining about a FREE game from a FREE website!
  3/27/2011 6:13:00 PM - George RTFMF :-) (Read The F***ing Manual First)
  3/27/2011 4:53:00 AM - ???????? wtf, i lost because i couldn't identify the stupid space ships!!
  3/27/2011 3:48:00 AM - bbg it's kinda like SPORE:)
  3/21/2011 12:20:00 PM - Jarecki 15000 cycles is to low. It should be about 30000 cycles
  3/21/2011 11:55:00 AM - Jarecki Now its OK. Thanks.
 
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