Uniwar S by Irem

uniwars startWhen I was 15 years old and spent 3 weeks in Lancashire, there was an arcade game that I liked at the local pub. (That pub didn’t care that I wasn’t 16.)

The game was a lot like Galaxian but had another twist. I the later stages the attackers could drop “spies” that could then attack you from behind. I thought the game was called Alien Spy. Maybe the words “Alien Spy” was printed on the arcade cabinet.

I only found this game one other time. At Tumba-tältet (that was an indoor golf driving range) in Stockholm. Since then I have not seen it.


Uniwar S level 1Using my Google-fu powers with only that inaccurate name of the game as my only clue I finally found it. It is called Uniwar S. Using an emulator, I could also play it.

The first level is a lot like Galaxian except that all attackers look the same. If you know how to play Galaxian, the first level should be quite easy.

Each ship (called a Super Mosquito in the manual) is worth 20 points. I think you get the same when they are attacking (unlike Galaxian).

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A Fragment of Empire

This is only a short review of one of the stories in the Lost Signals of the Terran Republic. A Fragment of Empire is a short story by Marc Miller. It was the story that I read first.

A Fragment of Empire

So, what is it? It is presented as a fragment of something larger. It is the story of the politics of nobles in the Spinward Marches and how the assassination of Emperor Strephon affected the Marches. It is a story about Norris and his loyal employees and how he became the Archduke of Deneb.

Canonheads will love this short story from Marc Miller himself.

Personally, I hope that we may get more fragments and eventually a new Traveller novel (called Empire) from Marc Miller.

Traveller Memes

I have made a few Traveller memes in the past. A new facebook group about Traveller memes started recently. There I posted one of my memes and John Watts (from GKG) posted another of my memes.

Both of these memes were about Cepheus Engine.

Traveller

I made the one above for a post about Cepheus Engine.

cepheus vs. mongoose

The one above was made just for fun. Mongoose had changed the license agreement for the small publishers. Almost all of them started using Cepheus Engine instead. Continue reading Traveller Memes

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