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TanruNomad
January 4th, 2013, 08:51 PM
Star Trek BASIC Review:


http://youtu.be/WUiXwqfVD4E

luckybob
January 5th, 2013, 12:30 PM
oh my, one of my first games i can remember playing on my fathers 8086...

g4ugm
January 6th, 2013, 02:32 AM
It might be the first Personal Computer Star Trek game, but I am petty sure the Mainframe text only version pre-dates it.

Pro-Data
January 6th, 2013, 03:13 PM
These aren't the "First" but wouldn't you like to get your grubby hands on these Vintage beauties? Sorry, they aren't for sale. :(

http://www.prodata-net.com/IMG_STARTREK1_1.jpg

http://www.prodata-net.com/IMG_STARTREK2_1.jpg

http://www.prodata-net.com/IMG_STARTREK3_1.jpg

luckybob
January 6th, 2013, 04:16 PM
@prodata

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/masonry/000/143/950/a3.png

tezza
January 6th, 2013, 05:00 PM
I do't know if STAR TREK was the first game, but it certainly was ONE of the first games I played on any computer. The TRS-80 Model 1 version on my shiny new Dick Smith System 80.

Good video!

Terry (Tez)

Jorg
January 6th, 2013, 10:25 PM
For me in fact I think it was the first application I ever saw on a computer, when for the first time I saw a computer close up - a nice demonstration by my to-be math teacher on his CBM PET.
So special thread for me :) thx for the link!

Maverick1978
January 7th, 2013, 02:42 PM
My first Star Trek game was the one for the Atari 2600 by Sega. Not really computer :) Still...quite fun to a Trek fan with no computer!

I've since scoured the net and gotten pretty much every Star Trek game for the PC, and the ones Pro-Data referenced above for the C64 (tho I'm almost positive I have the Promethean Prophecy on PC as well). Ah.... fun stuffs :)

BuggZ
January 19th, 2013, 07:58 AM
I've still got a copy of "The Kobayashi Alternative" with the original book, procedures manual, and 5 1/4" disks. I copied it to 3 1/2" about 10 years ago so I could try it out without damaging the original floppies.

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barythrin
January 20th, 2013, 12:41 AM
Finally had a chance to watch. Nice review. Is that yours TanruNomad? Was lmao when you first got hit. The irony of StarWars as well.. wow.

sjlee
March 7th, 2013, 08:26 AM
Awesome. I had a version of that game for my TI-99/4A. I might still have it somewhere... not sure if the cassette tape is still readable.

I also had the Rebel Universe, but I could never get it to work properly on my 286, so I doubt I still have it.