Interplaying Star Trek 25th Anniversary (1992):
While the first three entries in this series were all about Interplays great early RPGs, we see them utilizing their Star Trek license in totally different genres here. ST25A is actually a hybrid between a Space Combat Simulator and an Adventure game.
They were totally covering the look, feel and flow of the classic Star Trek series here, presenting 7 brandnew epsiodes with the original crew, which you can play through on your own this time!
You'd usually start out in space, discovering some phenomenon somehwere in the galaxy, do some space fighting to get there and then beam down a planet and examine it. Those parts then happen to be little adventure game sequences of 6-8 screens.
I've been playing one and a half episode tonight already, spending almost an hour configuring DOSBox instead of playing. It's been a bit tricky, since I didn't know how to mount a CD-ROM drive properly. Accessing the CD to retrieve all the speech samples still seems to have occasional hickups, so I'm thinking of trying to find a CD crack tomorrow.
Version Played: Original CD ROM, from "Star Trek Federation Compilation".
How to Run: Once you get there, it's running fine in DOSBox on 6000 cycles.
IP Status: Paramount recently started releasing Star Trek games on their own.