|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||BBC Model B|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||BBC Model B|
|Compatible Emulators:||BeebEm (PC (Windows))|
PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
|Original Release Date:||19th November 1982|
|Original Release Price:||£7.95|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Black|
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For a game written in Basic, it's fairly fast and quite amusing to play with many different features. Read Review
Timetrek is a game of strategy and skill, in which you must try to clear the galaxy of Klingons. You are in command of the Starship Enterprise, which you control from the function keys of your computer.
When the game starts you will be asked to select a skill level between 1 and 20. 1 is the easiest and 20 is close to impossible. The screen will then clear and you will be presented with your command console.
The top left display is the galaxy that you have explored so far. Each position may contain an asterisk (a quadrant containing only stars), a number (a quadrant containing this number of Klingons) or it may just be blank (an unexplored quadrant). Explored quadrants may be in white, green or yellow.
White means that the quadrant only contains stars or Klingons. Yellow means that the Enterprise is in that quadrant. Green means that the quadrant also contains a starbase.
E.g. a green number 3 means that this quadrant contains three Klingons and a starbase.
The top righthand part of your display is your short raange scan. This is a 'magnified' view of the quadrant that you are in. The quadrant is divided up into sectors, each of which may contain an asterisk (a star), an E (the Enterprise), a K (a Klingon) or a B (a starbase).
The bottom half of your display is your status information. This gives you details of where you are, how much energy you have, the number of Klingons remaining and the time, etc.
Timetrek is a real-time game and speed is of the essence.
When you first start your mission, there will be a large number of Klingons in the galaxy which will make your task difficult. After 30 stardates, another wave of Klingons will enter the galaxy. This will make your task close to impossible.
Control of the Enterprise is by the function keys. You have Long Range Scan, Damage Report and Computer for information about your current position and status of your ship. You have Torpedoes and Phasers for attack and Shields for defence.
Hyperspace allows you to move around the galaxy. Resign Command is for an early end to the game and Panic allows you a once-only dash for freedom in which you will be placed at random somewhere in the galaxy. Ideal if you get into a tight situation.
For more details about these controls, you can use the Help key.
Good luck, Captain. Keep a cool head.
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