Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993 video game)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
North American cover art
Developer(s) Absolute Entertainment
Publisher(s) Absolute Entertainment
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy
Release date(s) Game Boy:
  • NA September 1993
  • EU 1993
Genre(s) Large spaceship simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Star Trek: The Next Generation is a large spaceship simulation video game based on the Star Trek follow-up series of the same name. It was released in 1993 to the North American and European markets for both the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Game Boy.

Plot[edit]

The players take the role of Starfleet cadets. The cadets are asked to participate in a U.S.S Enterprise-D simulation. Taking the place of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, they must embark on a series of mission-based goals and perform many tasks (in the form of mini-games) such as diverting power to shields, Transporter Systems, Navigation, Tactical, and more.

As the player successfully completes missions, they gain rank. Starting the game as an Ensign, the player can be promoted to Lieutenant, Lt. commander, Commander, and finally Captain. Each rank has a specific password the player can input to resume the game at whatever rank the player had previously achieved. Combat missions involve fighting enemies of varying strengths and numbers, with Talarians being the weakest and renegade Klingons being the most difficult (except for the Borg, who only appear in one mission).

Scenarios[edit]

Before each mission, Captain Picard gives the player a mission, ranging from transporting ambassadors from one planet to another, to destroying Ferengi pirates, to (eventually) destroying a Borg cube.

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