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- Omega -

Omega is a very unique game, the settings is the future where wars are still being fought by mankind. Their main fighting force consists of tanks but the thing is all of them are computer controlled. It's up to you to program the artificial intelligence for the tanks so that your country will come out on top of the war.

The game starts with you at the controls of a computer and you have to design everything from scratch. There is a simple tankdesign and such but you will have to do better than that to defeat your enemies. You can choose from multiple chassis for your tank and you can then attach all manner of weaponry to them as you see fit, ofcourse you'll have to mind the total cost of the tank based on strategic decisions. Once you outfit a tank you will have to program them with enough intelligence so that they can function on the battlefied because once there you will have no control over them at all. The programming language is quite simple at heart and a simple line might read something like: move tank forward 2 or if detect enemy fire missile. To get all the line to work together properly is quite a task though so you can test all of your code on a simulator where you can also create your own battlefield. Once everything is done you are ready to take on the enemy but only time will tell if you are the best programmer.

Altough Omega isn't the only game where you can program tanks it is one of only a handfull of them. There is a huge learning curve for the game which can easily turn off a lot of people but as someone who like programming I found the challenge pretty interesting. There isn't much in the way of action and you can forget about any fancy graphics because you only get the most basic of both. If you can get past that and the difficulties in programming everything I'm sure you will get a kick out of programming your own killer tank.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for many different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1990.
The 16-bit versions are identical to each other so.
Apple Released in 1989.
Atari ST Released in 1989.
C64 Released in 1989.
The C64 doesn't lend itself well to this type of game, it's pretty much all intact though less the mouse controls.
DOS Released in 1990.

Date added Nov-27-2009 16:40
Name Omega
Developer Origin systems
Publisher Origin systems
First released 1990
Genre Strategy
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Download Apple, filesize: 200 Kb
Atari ST, filesize: 192 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 202 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 466 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 225 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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