- Supremacy -
Supremacy is a strategy game in which you must defeat four different
foes on their own planetary system. Each of these systems contains
8,16 or 32 planets which you can colonize/conquer.
You always start off at the opposite end as your opponent
with only your starbase from which you must mount an offensive
againt him and keep your own people happy so they will keep
The population can easily grow if you reduce the taxes but
you will have to supply them with enough food so they wo'nt
starve. To grow food you can buy a food-processingplant from
the shop, or as the manual says from your homeworld through
an interdimensional portal. There's others things you need
from the shop as well, solar sattelites to supply energy,
miningplants to produce oil and minerals and ship to carry
troops and cargo.
On the easiest levels you won't need too many of them because
you only need money to buy equipment but later on you'll also
require energy and minerals to purchase equipment. On level
three and four you'll need to completely balance your resources
because it's very easy to run out of one and you will not
be able to get more equipment. Fortunately you won't have
to get all the resources from your homeplanet but instead
you can terraformat a planet and colonize it. To terraform
a planet you simply send your terraformer there and it will
inform you after it has finished. Each planet can be of several
different type, forest, metropolis, desert, valanic and the
very rare starbase type. Each of these types is best at producing
one specific item. Forest planets produce the most food, metropolis
planets are the best source of money, deserts are good for
energy and vulcanic planets are best for fuel/minerals. The
starbase type planet offers the best overall but they are
quite rare to get.
Meanwhile you shouln't forget that you are in hostile territory
so it's important to train troops as soon as you can, you
can ignore the warnings from your oppenent. Training troops
is a simple matter of transferring citizens from your homebase
to military training where you can let them train until you
buy them equipment and put them in service. There are plenty
of different weapons and armor to choose from but your best
bet is to pay for the best because you have a limited number
of maximum troops. You can have 24 platoons of 200 men each
and outfitting them with the best equipment will cost you
All this juggling of activities is done through simple icons
most of which can be accessed from every screen but you can
always return to the main screen by clicking the right mouse
Many screens like the planet control screen contain lots of
text and some extra buttons te keep track of all your planets
and ships. There are also some options which are only available
from the main screen like saving and spying on enemy planets.
Figuring out the controls aren't that difficult but it will
take a while before you know where all the items you want
to use are precisely located.
Even though the game can become quite a chore because you
have to keep track of so many things at once overall it's
quite fun to do. There are some annoying things like having
a maximum of 32 ships and vessels which basicly limits the
number of planets you can effictly use. Also each opponent
you face is pretty much the same except for the extra resources
needed to pay for equipment.
Random events in the game aren't really random either, the
events happen in the same order each time you play a game
and they always have the same results.
Despite these minor flaws there is enough to keep you hooked
until you defeat the final badguy Rorn.
Overal rating: 8/10
This game was released for four different systems here are some
Game has been tested and completed with winUAE v0.9.91 (only level
This is a one-disk version of the game, the original had end sequences for
each of the opponents but they have been removed.
I was unable to obtain this game, if you do have it and would like to see
it added then please contact me.
The graphics are obviously somewhat less detailed than the other versions but otherwise it's all there
Game has been tested and completed on pentium I, DOS-based PC. Also
tested on a Windows 2000 machine.
This version has an end-sequence but only if you defeat Rorn, the final
and most difficult oppenent.
Game has been tested but not completed with FCE ultra 0.98.12.
Graphically quite different from the other versions. The main game is the
same but you cannot train troops, instead you can buy military equipment
like tanks and missiles.
Date added ||
First released ||
Commodore 64, filesize: 74 Kb|
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 713 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 1209 Kb
Nintendo Entertainment System, filesize: 132 Kb
, filesize: 1412 Kb|
This is the scanned manual.
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