Jupiter Mission 1999

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Jupiter Mission 1999
Jupiter Mission 1999 (Cover).jpg
Publisher(s)Avalon Hill Microcomputer Games
Designer(s)Scott Lamb[1]
Platform(s)Atari 8-bit
Release1983
Genre(s)Action-adventure[2]
Mode(s)Single-player

Jupiter Mission 1999 is an action-adventure game written by Scott Lamb for the Atari 8-bit family and published by Avalon Hill Microcomputer Games in 1983.[1] The game shipped on four floppy disks.[3] It was followed by a sequel in 1984, Quest of the Space Beagle.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Jupiter Mission 1999 is an adventure game in which the player is picked by the government to fly a spaceship to Jupiter.[5] The game consists of 11 interrelated mini-games.[3]

Reception[edit]

Mark Bausman, in a review for Computer Gaming World, wrote, "All eleven games have been tied together nicely to present a coherent adventure."[2] Bausman disliked the amount of time spent waiting for parts of the game to load, but concluded "from the standpoint of overall playability, I would have to say that this is the best adventure game I have seen in a long time."[2] Bill Wallace reviewed Jupiter Mission 1999 in Space Gamer No. 70, writing "If Jupiter moon trivia is your thing, or if you enjoy clunky Basic games, you should own Jupiter Mission 1999."[5] Scott Mace of InfoWorld wrote, "What Jupiter Mission lacks in characterization, it makes up for in action, strategy, and the sheer panorama of the game."[6] He also commented on the difficulty of the space navigation.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ a b c Bausman, Mark (August 1984). "Jupiter Mission 1999" (PDF). Computer Gaming World.
  3. ^ a b "News & Products: Jupiter Mission for Atari". COMPUTE! (49). June 1984.
  4. ^ "Quest of the Space Beagle". Atari Mania.
  5. ^ a b Wallace, Bill (July–August 1984). "Capsule Reviews". Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (70): 50.
  6. ^ a b Mace, Scott (May 28, 1984). "Space Sagas in Software". InfoWorld: 50.

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