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Overview

Planets Under Attack is a strategy-adventure game where the goal is to develop and expand your own planet while attempting to conquer others. The game was developed by Targem Games and published by TopWare Interactive. It was released on October 16, 2012 for the Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 (via PlayStation Network) and the Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Marketplace).

Gameplay

The game operates around a real-time strategy mechanic, with the player starting off as relatively weak but over time develops their own planet(s) and "space fleet", with the ultimate goal of controlling as many other planets as possible. Planets are conquered by winning certain challenges. The game consists of 32 levels to conquer to become "ruler of the galaxy".

The following is a list of the different types of planets encountered in gameplay, and are named literally for explanation:

  • Metropolis
  • Space Fortress
  • Bank Planet
  • Robot Planet
  • Powerplant

There are six different types of gameplay, including:

  • Elimination
    The goal is to capture all planets, eliminating all other players in the process.
  • Capture
    First player to capture a specific planet wins.
  • Domination
    Players must capture and hold a specific planet until no opponents remain.
  • King of the Hill
    Similar to Domination, but with a loss of points if the player does not retain control of the specific planet.
  • Pay Back
    Identify a special type of planet and transfer as much funds as possible to it.
  • Insecticide
    Capture and destroy planets that are hatching alien eggs.

Planets Under Attack has been compared with Omni Creative's Eufloria due to it's many similarities both in presentation and gameplay.

Multiplayer is comparable to singleplayer, but with two players adjusting strategy against each other in real-time to conquer the other. Cooperative play is also available.

Characters

Planets Under Attack features many characters to progress its story.

  • Mr. Goodman
    The player's "alter ego", and a space trader.
  • Mr. Norrel
    A capitalist by definition, and Mr. Goodman's tutor.
  • Mechanicus
    A robot defined by his good nature.
  • Destrobo
    An evil robot focused on aggression and destruction.
  • Arrrgh'ah'ast
    A fly-like alien that possesses great knowledge of the universe.
  • Strange Device
    An ancient alien artifact.
  • Greedy Thomas
    Mr. Goodman's rival, driven only by money.
  • Zombie
    A former human transformed by ancient technology.

PC System Requirements

      Minimum

      • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
      • Processor:1.5 GHz Single Core CPU
      • Memory:512 MB RAM
      • Graphics:Graphics card with Shader 3.0 support and 128 MB RAM
      • DirectX®:9.0c
      • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space

      Recommended

      • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
      • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64x2
      • Memory:1 GB RAM
      • Graphics:Graphics card with Shader 3.0 support and 256 MB RAM
      • DirectX®:9.0c
      • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

      Minimum:

      • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
      • Processor:2 Ghz Intel
      • Memory:512 MB RAM
      • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 256 MB video RAM
      • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
      • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

      Recommended:

      • OS:Lyon (10.7.X)
      • Processor:Core 2 Duo 2GHz
      • Memory:1 GB RAM
      • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 512 MB video RAM
      • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
      • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

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