|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
Hard Nova had a character creation element that allowed players to choose their gender, and, unlike Sentinel Worlds I, lead a group of mercenaries.
The game was reviewed in 1991 in Dragon #167 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 5 out of 5 stars. Scorpia Computer Gaming World in April 1991 stated that Hard Nova greatly improved on Sentinel Worlds, and concluded that it "is a pretty decent game, with some interesting touches and a good storyline. While not a long-term epic, it should keep you occupied for awhile". Ken St. Andre wrote in the same issue that "it is a very good real-time shoot-'em-up game", but that the combat became boring and amoral and the game offered little exploration.
- Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (March 1991). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (167): 47–54.
- Scorpia (April 1991). "Scorpion's View / Scorpia Casts Light on Hard Nova". Computer Gaming World. p. 29. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- St. Andre, Ken (April 1991). "Hard Nova - Hard Look". Computer Gaming World. p. 58. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
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