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Jun 30, 2011 | 11:47 AM EDT

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Solarmax is a fast-paced, streamlined RTS where quick thinking and aggressive moves are rewarded. Your objective in each mission is to destroy the enemy fleet. Click on a planet to select the fleet orbiting it, then click on another planet to move, attack, or colonize. Hold down your mouse over multiple planets to combine fleets.

Shortcut Keys:
Mouse - All Fleet Actions
Q / R / P - Pause Game
Spacebar - Deselect Planets

While Paused:
Q - Back to Main Menu
R - Restart Mission
P / Spacebar - Resume Game



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Played it on armorgames

Here's what i thought. I thought it was a very well done game, quite a LOT like starbaron, except it didn't lag me to tears towards the end. It did have it's own frustrations however.

The motherships produce 2 or 3 to your 1 or 2 ships so it's hard to get a foothold early on, however not impossible. Took a decent number of restarts but it can be done.

Overall it's a good game. I would enjoy seeing a sandbox mode, and perhaps some other options, such as building on colonized planets to create different ships, or upgraded weapons, and whatnot.

A level editor would be kinda cool too. I'm sure these suggestions are a lot of coding, but for what it's worth, that's what i think would improve the game.

don't change the difficulty. no need. it IS frustrating but the feeling of accomplishment after finding a strategy that works is worth it. 8/5. I've gotta tack off two points because this is basically starbaron without the star types, but with nicer graphics and some other nifty gadgets (warps, laser satellites. shipyards, which actually make up for the lack of star types and limits the sprite number to reduce the resources it uses on a persons computer). but yea. Sandbox mode, or level editor. . .or both :D

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


i would give it a ten but i wish there were more levels AND a new mode or modes like defend or custom but other than that its a great game wish i could fine more games like this keep up the not good BUT GREAT WORK!!!!!!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting and addictive.

I've spent two hours on this game, and I'm still busy with it. I really like it!

Animation/Graphics: Simple and smooth. While I'd like to see more in the battles (Ships would destroy each other from other sides of the planet) it still got the job done. The game just looked good, although I wish there was a way to zoom in so my eyes wouldn't hurt after playing.

Sound: Nothing really special here. More variety in music would be nice. The sound is one part of the game that needs a bit of work. Don't touch the explosion sound for ships; that is good.

Gameplay: This one requires lots of quick planning and reactions. I like how it played, but the enemies seemed dull at times, even on normal.

The gameplay kept me very busy, but it leaves me wanting more once I finish the game. Only 18 levels? It needs more. Perhaps a level editor would be nice. I'd also like to see more depth in the gameplay. More missions, more options. Perhaps when an enemy is backed up against a wall, you can offer a peace treaty? Or maybe you can simulate interplanetary shipping. There's a lot of ideas that could be put into use in this game.

The game itself is simple but fun. Every time I play it, I can't play just one mission.

Keep up the good work!
8/10 and 4/5

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

very cool

The gameplay is smooth and the tutorials are perfect to understand the controls. Graphics are wonderful and the animation is fluent. It is fun to play the game and I continued playing all the evening although I had to finish my homework. (I got a bad mark now but this game was worth it:))
Music fits perfectly. There are really few Improvements possible besides, TheFinalFan below me lists them all and I agree.
Very cool game make more please!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Just A Step Further...

This game is a very beautiful game. Fluid animations and controls, and a perfect learning curve. Plus, it has a bit of a story if you pay attention.
My only complaint is the lack of additional levels. I would love to continue playing, and a custom map maker would've completed the deal.
If additional content is in the works, I will change this rating to a perfect 10!

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