Hard Nova (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Slash - 1992 USA, Canada Release

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Hard Nova
Packaging cover Hard Nova.
Product ID 14633-04293
Product UPC 014633042931
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1992
Publisher(s) Slash
Developer(s) Karl Buiter
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

She's out of control. Maybe she's lost too many crews, they whisper. Maybe she's too quick with a blaster. Maybe her mouth gets her in too much trouble. The only laws she obeys are the ones written by the highest bidder. But for all her faults, she's the best damn mercenary in the frontier systems. No wonder Nova's got an attitude.

  • 4 seedy systems to explore: Ciberan, Ariel, Rouyn, and Mastassini.
  • An all new approach to computer conversations.
  • Run guns, work the black market, fight in a televised combat simulator.
  • 3 different real-time combat systems: space, air and ground.
  • Free full-color Galactic survey map with real constellations.
  • Supports 256 color VGA graphics.
  • Rich soundtrack- supports Roland, AdLib, PS/1 and SoundBlaster.

Talk your way past their defenses and best-kept secrets.

Pick-up mercenary work on the planet Holbrook. Assassinate, kidnap, smuggle, even save the galaxy if the price is right.

Employ sophisticated offensive and defensive controls: missiles, lasers, computer automated jammers, and more. Not just fire & flee space combat.

Your gear is your best friend, especially if it's a thermocaster Laser, but even a Derrin XL10 or SL20 Super rifle beats packin' a pea shooter.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 512K
Supports Mouse Yes
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video EGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Hard Nova. Retail Box back Hard Nova.



Package Contents

The Slash version includes an envelope containing the manual, installation and starting guide, a color map, two 3 1/2" disks and may or may not include a Slash registration card. The Slash version can be distinguished from the original Electronic Arts version by these characteristics:

  • The Slash version may have a gold circular label 'Slash Corporation Exclusive Distributor' label, typically located on the back lower left corner.
  • The Electronic Arts version has a plastic tray inside the box to add additional support. The Slash version does not, with the contents in an envelope instead.
  • The Electronic Arts version has a system requirements label on the the lower left front corner of the box wrapping all of the way around to the back of the box where it includes the UPC. The Slash version mimics the label but is printed on the box itself.
  • The quality of the contents inside the Slash package are of lower quality than the original Electronic Arts release.
    • The disk labels on the Slash version are printed on a dot matrix printer
    • The Slash manual is on plain paper




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