Title Starglider 2 Game Type 3D Combat Company Rainbird Players 1 HD Installable WHDLoad Patch available Compatibility All (with Patch) Submission Harold Herndon Review When I got Starglider 2, I figured if it had even half the gameplay of Starglider 1 it would be worth the $34.95 I paid for it. I first noticed the good graphics. I really got the sense of flying over a planet's surface, in space and in huge tunnels inside the planets. There are plenty of things to shoot at in Starglider 2. In space you can get swarmed over by pirates. This is where most of the fun is. After you dispatch your foe you can use a tractor beam to collect the cargo he was carrying. You can then trade this cargo for weapons. On the planets surface there is a wide variety of foes to destroy. There is everything from tanks to fighters to blow up. Inside the planet are other enemies and beam emitters to destroy. Starglider is not just a shoot em' up space sim. It has adventure elements as well. There are quite a few quests in the game that will provide you with new weapons and goodies when you complete them. Most of the quests involve catching something with your tractor beam and trading it for weapons. One quest required you to capture a space whale to trade for a ship enhancement. The animation and sound for the whale was good. That is another area where this game shines. All of the numerous foes had a lifelike quality to the polygon animation. Though they were simple, they moved like they were alive. The space flight in the game is well simulated. You fly between planets using a hyperdrive. Each planet you travel to has it's own Atmosphere. One planet, Dante, is like a hell. It is littered with volcanoes that spew lava that can kill your ship. The planets have an underground tunnel system with little rooms where you pick up extra missiles and ammo. The tunnels are also where you'll find most of the quests. There is lots to see and do in Starglider 2. It is a worthy addition to any Amiga collection. Once you start you won't be able to stop until you finish the game.