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Epic

Epic
GenreFlight Sim
Developer / PublisherDigital Image Design / Ocean
Released1992
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:8.5
Sound:8.5
Gameplay:8.5
Overall:9.0
Reviewed byndial
A wonderful fighter space-flight sim developed for the Amiga and Atari ST in early 1992, and ported for the MS-DOS later the same year, offering great visuals and sounds along with an interesting story and great gameplay.
 
Review
EpicThe sun is about to turn into supernova and humans are evacuating via large spaceships our home planet. Unfortunately the best escape route from the disaster leads straight to the territory of the Rexxon Empire and this is an act of war! You're the best space-fighter humanity has, and your fate is to protect our kind by flying one of the most advanced Epic class space-fighters! The game starts with a wonderful intro depicting all the above using great graphics and sound. The game offers eight levels of gameplay in full 3D environment, which take place either in space or over the surface of a planet. Each mission has a time-limit to complete and usually involves destroying assigned targets or protecting the human space-fleet from incoming Rexxon fighters. Before each mission starts, a briefing is taking place in the Fleet Commander's Headquarters.
Gameplay is exactly as a typical fighter-pilot sim, and piloting Epic space-fighter comes from inside the cockpit which depicts just a few digital instruments (speed, heading, shield etc).
Extra missions released only for the Amiga version several months later as a cover disk The One (UK video game magazine). A sequel tilted Inferno was released for the MS-DOS in 1994.

The game offers wonderful 3D environment of great detail and fast animation. The MS-DOS version offered greater color palette compared to the original (Amiga) version whilst action is faster as long as you owned a 16MHz+ 286/386 PC and a basic VGA graphics card back to the days. The game's graphics was taken from the (excellent) F-29 Retaliator flight sim (released on 1990). Graphics viewed in 3D and being a mix of colored polygons and bitmaps making astonishing screens in terms of animated graphics.
Sound is wonderful too, offering an incredible intro tune mixed by the famous David Whittaker and taken from the "The Planets Suite" composed and offered by Gustav Holst. There are some other cut-scenes tunes too as well as several in-game sampled SFX (laser/missile firing, explosions, spaceship thrust etc). Note that the Amiga version offered those tunes in a much better quality as expected.
 
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Comparable platforms



123 colors
PC MS-DOS



23 colors
Atari ST



32 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
 
Hardware information

PC (ms-dos based)

PC (ms-dos based)CPU: Various processors from Intel,AMD, Cyrix, varying from 4.77Mhz (Intel 8088) to 200Mhz (Pentium MMX) and up to 1995 (available on this site)
MEMORY: 640Kb to 32MB RAM (typical up to 1996)
GRAPHICS: VGA standard palette has 256 colors and supports: 640x480 (16 colors or monochrome), 640x350 in 16 colors (EGA compatability mode), 320x200 (16 or 256 colors). Later models (SVGA) featured 18bit color palette (262,144-color) or 24bit (16Milion colors), various graphics chips supporting hardware acceleration mainly for 3D-based graphics routines.
SOUND: 8 to 16 bit sound cards: Ad-Lib featuring Yamaha YMF262 supporting FM synthesis and (OPL3) and 12-bit digital PCM stereo, Sound Blaster and compatibles supporting Dynamic Wavetable Synthesis, 16-bit CD-quality digital audio sampling, internal memory up to 4MB audio channels varying from 8 to 64! etc. Other notable sound hardware is the release of Gravis Ultrasound with outstanding features!
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The PC (ms-dos based) (default) color palette
CGA: 16-color palette (4 on-screen)
EGA: 64-color palette (16 on-screen)
VGA: 256-color palette (256 on-screen)
 
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