- Original Release: 1986
- Developer: Trans Fiction Systems
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Original Platform: DOS
Compared to The Kobayashi Alternative, this is a much more standard text-based adventure game. After a brief battle with a Romulan Bird of Prey, which you can’t target unless you ask Spock for help (the only clue to needing Spock is that your new science officer is terrified), the Enterprise needs to make slow repairs, but is out of food. The nearest Federation ship is a few years away, so your only hope is the nearby planet.
When you land, you find out about a prophecy that the Enterprise crew are supposed to be part of, so you have to solve this new mystery as well as food on this desert planet.
While it’s nice to have a big of focus on one planet, the lack of exploring different places makes this feel more generic. You also need to often perform actions that the manual and help don’t specify, such as overloading a phaser. A large part of the game also involves trading, but the items you receive are random, so you need to repeat the action until you have what you need.
This has an interesting story, but the game itself isn’t that good.
Where to get
- MyAbandonware (Manual Required, available from same link)
How to play Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy on Windows 11
The MyAbandonware link has a version that can be played in browser. Change the “Game Executable” dropdown to the “STARTREK.COM” one. Alternatively, use DOSBox
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