Invasion Orion (Atari 8-Bit, Cassette) Epyx - 1981 USA, Canada Release

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Invasion Orion
Product ID EPYXS0072
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media Cassette
Copyright date 1981
Publisher(s) Epyx
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Command a Stellar navy! Stop this Alien Invaders and save the Galaxy from Destruction!

You are Fleet Admiral, and as commander-in-chief, you alone can stop the alien forces! The robotic Kiaatu have just invaded Stellar Union space!

You'll need all your wits about you to command up to nine starships- battlecruisers, dreadnoughts, scouts- 30 different types- even planetary defenses- against the alien hordes!

Your ships are armed with destructor beams, tractor beams, missiles and torpedos. Each has only a limited amount of energy to power its drive, energy screen and beams. However, you must decide how to allocate the energy to your best advantage. Will you ship's armor be enough to stop a torpedo? Or should you divert energy from your beam to your shield? Should you move in for the kill on your weakened opponent and risk a beam attack? Or try to outrun the enemy? The choice is up to you!

Choose from three levels of skill. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Invasion Orion is challenging and exciting!

Invasion Orion comes with 10 fully-tested scenarios- from one-on-one starship combat to full-scale armageddon! And a special supplemental program lets you create more scenarios of your own. You can even design your own ships! Invasion Orion is infinitely expandable!

It's easy to learn, too, because the computer takes care of the details, so there are no complex rules to remember- and your computer prompts you for your orders. And the simultaneous combat is resolved quickly. With Invasion Orion, you're always free to concentrate on your strategies for victory!

  • Superb graphics! (With the Apple and Atari you get high resolution color and sound!)
  • 10 Different scenarios
  • Create your own star fleet battles
  • Design your own ships
  • For ages 12 through adult
  • Complexity: Intermediate
  • Playing time: 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • For one player

Game Contents:

  • Illustrated Battle Manual
  • Game program, scenario creation program and data files for your computer

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 32K

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