Like the Rating Says... ...it's OK. Some games don't age too well, while others do. Two examples of the latter, with or without updates, are the Star Trek and Stellar Track types of games (there's one for Android), and Kennedy Approach (I have it on PC). I can't rate the port quality, having never played the original. I didn't encounter any obvious bugs. Strictly as is, though, this game could use some updates, in terms of gameplay and maybe graphics. It doesn't have enough to keep me interested, compared to other games.
How to use Space Trader for PC and MAC
You can run all Android games and applications on your PC or MAC computer. Using a free software called Bluestacks, you don't need to purchase anything but games or applications it self if it isn't free.
- Download Bluestacks from this link.
- Install BlueStacks from installation file with following the on-screen instructions.
- Once Bluestacks is installed add your Google account in it.
- Type Space Trader in Search bar and install it.
Fun for a while...It seems like I should be able to buy weapons for my ship, but I haven't found a port where that's possible. Also would be great if there were better ships elsewhere. Maybe I just haven't played enough?
Loyal port A completely loyal copy, ad-free as far as I can tell. Some usability changes would be nice, as the menus are a little cumbersome, but I won't complain when a port errs on the side of following the original.
Nice game But gets old very quickly. Definitely needs more stuff :) edit: understood, any chance to keep killing those pesky cowards with 'continue attacking fleeing ship', even if I don't have the other option set? :)
Simple to play, addictive and challenging. Manage to get to a winning point at all but "Impossible" difficulty. If anyone has managed to get far on impossible let me know. Maximizing your Navigator stat when creating a character will help. Makes it more likely that you can evade enemy fire
Can't buy shields or weapons No matter which system I go to (may it be Hi-Tech or Industrial or what have you) there is no option to buy weapons and shields for my ship. I have a Wasp (biggest ship in tge game) and still have to flee from gnats. Not cool. Makes the game get old fast.
It's good, but.... Good little game, but there have been a number of times I have had my ship take hits from Pirate ships, but when I go to the Ship Yard at my destination it says my ship is 100%. Saves me the cost of repairs I suppose.
One thing I'd very much appreciate Do you have permission (or the ability) to change the code to your own idea? If so, then can I ask that you maintain a separate app where you mess around and update the code to your own liking? I would be very happy to help you out with it as well
Similar to the original I played the original for hours, a couple of items I miss on this version is being able to buy extra storage container, shields and different types of weaponry, that being said, I still love this game... I have to take it back, I figured it out.
Disappointing The Android version of this game is great in that there are no ads, no music, and easily understood rules. The goal is to earn 500K credits in order to purchase a moon to retire to. But when you do buy a moon all you get is a message to go claim it, and your bank account is charged 500K credits. No picture of a pretty moon, no obvious win. If you choose the menu option to retire, you get sent to a hell hole volcanic planet. Really a downer of a win, and disappointing so much that I am going to uninstall. How hard would it be to have a moon picture rather than a "sucker!" volcanic planet?
Just like the Palm Version Sometimes simplicity is an art, and in this case this game fits that mold. This is a port from an old Palm Pilot game, with no change I can detect. Younger generations likely won't find it engaging with its 1990 graphics and interface, but I found the game as fun as I originally did nearly 20 years ago.
A fond recreation of an old classic I still have fun playing this game from time to time. I only have one suggestion for this game: make the game options a little easier to find. I spent a half hour trying to find the options to auto-refuel and repair your ship.
i sat down for a minute to try this game, i looked up 2 hours later. absolutely amazing i only wish there was more ships
Surprisingly addictive I just spent 160-odd in-game days traveling around the galaxy, balancing the massive profits from gunrunning, the desire to not be shot up by police patrols, and the supply of goods on each planet. The biggest problem I've seen so far is the lack of available ship upgrades - you can buy bigger ships all over the place, but chances to fill those weapon/shield/gadget slots pop up rarely and at random. In those 160-odd days, I only found a "haggling computer." Good thing I wasn't focusing on combat, huh?
I loved the palm version of this game, but the pirates are just ridiculous in this version. I was averaging about 8 encounters per warp. After over 20 in a single warp, I'm calling it quits (this was on normal)
My favorite game from Palm OS I think I wore out the touchscreen on my Palm M100 by playing this game. Thank God the days of the stylus are behind me.
Good Game This is a good game. It's not difficult, but it is fun to play. I played it back when it was on Palm. If the game it too easy, you can turn up the difficulty.
Good game, but needs some form of some kind of save! Even if dying wipes out the save, it's better than nothing! I played around until I got my first real cargo ship, 50 Storage, no guns, got around 40k more saved up, then some punk pirate got me on my way to earn another payment, said I only progressed less than 2%! I was trading for over an hour! Yikes! How is anyone supposed to make it to 100% without any save if a Phone call can reset the whole game?
I was so happy to see that this was ported over VERY WELL from the original PalmOS version to Android! Great job, the extras are nice as well! Could use a little bit of a GUI clean up, but works great and brings back memories!
Retro at its best! As a former Palm user, I enjoyed Space Trader as a go-to time-suck for many years...and this Android port is faithful to the original. Well done, and thank you...both for bringing it back to life, and making it completely ad-free (as verified by LostNet FW)!
Best Mobile Game of 2017 Best game ever, all you need in a mobile game and nothing extra! Some more depth and graphics with the same controls would be great, but for the price, this is the best game out there (yes it's a remake, yes it's old school, but its rrrreal good!)
Great port of a great PalmOS game! Essentially Elite without the 3D part. I hope newer generations of gamers will get to know this classic thanks to two devs (heroes!) who've made ports to Android.
Awesome game Best game ever simple plot but addictive, happy that is for android, no big graphics details for being a good game. God memories of this game I love it
An old favorite, better than the original. This is a really good updated version of the old classic. Simple and clean, lots of fun.
Nostalgia at its best I played this on my M100 and then on my Centro. Been looking for a good faithful port ever since Palm died. This is it! Excellent job at keeping it faithful to the original!
Simple and fun. Haven't noticed any bugs yet.
1 main drawback I kept buying fuel and the amount would not be increased.
Best Space Trader Most faithful to the original. Finally my phone feels like my old palm pda. Good work.
Tribbles I bought a Tribble and now all the food is gone, I have 1044 TRIBBLES ON MY SHIP
Simple but enjoyable for awhile. Gets tedious if u just do regular trades.
I've tried several Android ports of this game, and this one is by far the best.
Great Game Wish there was more content into it etc. Quests, ships, modules
The game was fun until I upgraded my ship and couldn't find even a hint of a way to find weapons or a shield for it.
Just like the original Loved playing this on my Handspring Visor. Easy to learn, fun to play
Great! Good interface, good options, enjoyable implementation of this classic. Thank you so much.
Oolite on Android This is Oolite on Android aka comador64 Elite the great-grand-daddy of all space trading games
Thank You! Thank you for finally making an Android port of this game that captures the original! Love it.
Good game but a problem How to buy weapons?
Fun flashback.... ...to the days when apps and games were simple. Take a look at the ancestor of games like Elite.
Fun Great on Palm awesome on Droid. And doesn't need WiFi
Space Trader is a port of the Palm OS game of the same name, created by Pieter Spronck. A classic among Palm gamers of the era, it was named Freeware Game of the Year by Handheld Computing in 2000. This Android port faithfully reproduces the original game. Your goal is to earn enough money, whether […]
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