LineWars II

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LineWars II
Developer(s)Patrick Aalto
Publisher(s)Safari Software
Designer(s)Patrick Aalto
ReleaseSeptember 1994
Genre(s)Space combat sim
Mode(s)Single player, Multi-player

LineWars II is a computer game written for MS-DOS in 1994.


Recently receiving your Fighter Pilots License, you are assigned to guard a remote outpost in the obscure Deneb star system. The more seasoned pilots, those which you would normally have as comrades, have been assigned to locate the rebel pirate base, rumoured to be hidden near a neighbouring star system.

Since no pirate activity has been detected in your assigned system for many years, StarBase Captain Wanobi has decided to keep only you and the 110-year-old cyborg, Sir Dak Wyntol, who was a fighter in the historical battle at Aldebaran, to protect the StarBase.

You are virtually alone on the StarBase when SpaceWatch sensors detect an asteroid storm coming straight towards the StarBase! You must launch immediately to protect the base from being hit by asteroids.

As you are boarding your ship, Captain Wanobi says, "I will recommend your promotion and transfer to the Princess Royal Guard, if you can save our base." The promise seems incredible since the Royal Guard is the most highly coveted post that a fighter pilot can possibly imagine!

You board your ship and launch to destroy the asteroids. You are determined to save the base, even though the mission seems quite impossible. Soon after your launch Sir Dak Wyntol will launch to help you, though nobody expects him to be of any help.

The story is continued through the game's 9 missions:

  • Asteroid Storm
  • The First Blood
  • Princess Escort
  • Pirate Ambush
  • Disable a Base
  • Defend the Base
  • The Convoy
  • Freedom Fight
  • Final Battle


Line Wars and LineWars II were developed by Patrick Aalto. Line Wars II was released as shareware by Safari Software (a subsidiary of Epic MegaGames) during September 1994. LineWars II was also the first game supported by the DSx86 emulator, a 286 emulator for the Nintendo DS and bundled with the first version of the emulator.[1] There is also support for both Modem and Network play. Line Wars plays as an Arcade Space Shooter with spaceships similar to Elite (video game)[1][2][3]


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