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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  3/16/2011 2:30:00 PM - George Anyway I have discovered, there was incorrect performance setting for this game. I have corrected a configuration file. The game should have much better performance now.
  3/16/2011 1:36:00 PM - George Hello Jarek, good point :-) I will update our dosbox configuration to allow this. In the mean time (It may take some time since I need to change our applet) feel free to change dosbox keymap file manually in location: "Your user config folder"\Application Data\AppClient\dosbox\mapper.txt
  3/16/2011 12:36:00 PM - jarek Hello, im wondering how to use dosbox default keys in emulator ? I want to play master of orion but game need a litle more CPU powr and i cant change it in emulator. Any advice?
  3/15/2011 5:25:00 PM - Calmchaos Its been YEARS and this game still ROCKS!!
  2/24/2011 9:55:00 AM - Daf I don't know how many times I've lost the manual and had to guess at the security questions. There are a few that I remember but dang it's been a long time. I love this game. Always have since the first day I saw it. Moo2 v 1.32 is fantastic as well but it just doesn't have the same flavor as 1. I am soooooo glad to find this site with the manual. Thanks Tons.
  11/18/2010 4:43:00 PM - Damien Curtis I am in awe of this website It is a wonderful service. I second Jim croppers comment. As to the effectiveness of the adds on the site. I am going to the transiberian orchestra this November.
  10/5/2010 3:28:00 PM - acecairo Greatest turn based strategy game I have ever played.
  8/25/2010 2:40:00 PM - fri should offer copy-r-p for this game and others. GREAT SITE!,
  7/22/2010 5:53:00 PM - Jim Cropper I played this game for years and thought it was lost to me, thank you for this site.
 
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