In ferner Zukunft wird die Menschheit von der Ministry of Accounts geführt, einer unterdrückerischen Bürokratie, die auf Schritt und Tritt alle Geschehenisse des alltäglichen Lebens eines jeden protokolliert und kontrolliert.
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Veröffentlichung: 23. Okt. 2008

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Reviews

GameFocus — 89%

"One of the best indie games of 2008. An innovative and addictive experience. Addictive, very fun and innovative are the best words to describe the game and the bottom line is this is a welcome addition to any gamer's library so buy this game and enjoy it." Read the full review

GenerationGamerz — 84%

"If you loved the old BBS trading games and love FPS games then you will probably love this game as well. It's all great fun, well-balanced and has a good deal of replayability." Read the full review

Über dieses Spiel

In ferner Zukunft wird die Menschheit von der Ministry of Accounts geführt, einer unterdrückerischen Bürokratie, die auf Schritt und Tritt alle Geschehenisse des alltäglichen Lebens eines jeden protokolliert und kontrolliert. Aus den Tiefen von Red Tape, macht sich eine neue Händler-Gattung daran die Authoritäten herauszufordern und dem Profit zu huldigen: Space Trader!

Als Trader werden Sie versuchen so viel Reichtum wie möglich anzuhäufen und handeln mit Rohstoffen aller Art. Sie nehmen den Kampf gegen die Unterdrücker auf und bewältigen Kopfgeldjägermissionen und hetzen Gangster-Bosse und ihre Vasallen bis zum letzen.

  • Handelskampagne: Starten Sie als Rookietrader und bahnen Sie sich Ihren Weg bis zum Mastertrader mit kruden Handelsabkommen, Hinterhofgeschäften, Bestechungen und manchmal auch einer gut gezielten Kugel in einer herausfordernden 5-Level Einzelspielerkampagne.
  • Drei Wege zum Sieg: Meistern Sie Ihr Verhandlungsgeschick in drei einzigartigen Missionen: Moon Madness, Free Trade und Red Eye Trader.
  • Von Eisen bis zu Eingeweiden: Machen Sie Dreck zu Gold. Kaufen Sie günstig und verkaufen Sie mit riesigem Profit. Über 40 verschiedene Rohstoffe stehen zum Handel bereit.
  • Biete Schiff, suche Reiseziel: Besuchen Sie sieben planetare Lokationen, und zugehörige Monde und stoppen Sie auf dem Weg und interagieren Sie mit über 100 Charakteren.
  • Konflikte bilden den Charakter: Mit einzigartigen Waffen können Sie dutzende von Gangster-Bossen in die Knie zwingen und Gerechtigkeit in bare Münze verwandeln.
  • Competitive Cooperative: Fordern Sie Ihre Freunde heraus. Arbeiten Sie zusammen so wie es bisher noch nie eine Zusammenarbeit gegeben hat!

Systemanforderungen

    Mindestanforderungen:

    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: 1.0 GHz Prozessor
    • Speicher: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX kompatible 128 MB Grafikkarte
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX kompatible Soundkarte
    • Festplatte: 200 MB freier Festplattenspeicher
    • Mehrspieler: Breitband Internetverbindung

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    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: 2,0 GHz Prozessor
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX kompatible Grafikkarte mit 256 MB
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX kompatible Soundkarte
    • Festplatte: 200 MB freier Speicherplatz
    • Mehrspieler: Breitband-Internetverbindung
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Dr. Andy
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Mai
BAD GAME
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LegendaryBacon
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Mai
Space Trader Merchant Marine is a great combination of economic simulation and action combat!
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Booptato
( 4.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Mai
It's been a while since I last played this, but I remember my opinions on it.

I really wanted to like this. I really did. But the lack of explanation in what things do, why even bother going on "missions" when trading was so much safer and profitable, the blandness of it all... I couldn't.

It feels like I'm playing an alpha. So many small things that could make the game great wasn't there. It feels like part of the dev team wanted to do a space exploration fps while the other wanted to do merchantile trading and this was their compromise. Half of two things with next to nothing in terms of correlation. Like they literally just smashed the two bits together mid-production and called the end result good enough.
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[/CC/]Ohmpe
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
too good
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Jerick
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. März
This game is not very good. Granted some of the ideas the devs tried implmenting where new and interesting at the time but the implmentation was poor. This game's economy is very basic. There is no joy or challenge in trading in this game, once you figure out how to make money you can pretty much keep doing the same thing forever. The FPS portions are lack luster, they look and feel like they where ripped straight for the 90's back when we where figuing out what worked with FPS games and what didn't.
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TheElderScroll
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. März
A nostalgic game for sure, just like I remember back in 2007. Plays just as well as I remember to.
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-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
( 1.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Februar
Not a bad little shipping simulator. Get it on sale, fun but very little content.
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Harleskin [GER/SLO]
( 11.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. Februar
Ein netter Genremix aus Shooter und Handelsspiel. Das Handeln ist kinderleicht und man kommt problemlos ans Ziel wenn man weis wie. Der Shooter Teil wiederum ist jetzt nichts für Profie Shooter, Eher Medicore, 90% der Zeit kann man durch taktisches Schildersammeln jeden Auftrag erfüllen, dumm wirds nur wenn ein Programierfehler einen zur Niederlage zwingt, der häufigste ist der Respawn genau auf dem Haufen der Feinde die einen gerade dahingeraft haben, und das wiederhollt.

Im großen und ganzen wirkt das Spiel eher wie ein Projekt einer Informatikerklasse.
Dennoch, das Spiel hat mehr Herz und hält einen mit der Story auf trab als viele andere tripple A Titel, Dragons Dogma als Beispiel hat schöne Grafik aber ist pure langeweile zu spielen da man nichts macht ausser Monster zu klatschen.
Wiederum hier im Spiel ist jedes Kapitel mit neuen Elementen versehen, es mag stellenweise monoton vorkommen wegen der limitierten Maps für die Shooter, dennoch ist es die 5€ jederzeit wert.
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› Happy Camper [NOTACON]
( 11.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. Februar
This is a great little budget game you shouldn't underestimate. If you enjoy dope wars type of games and don't mind some sometimes challenging FPS combat, this is the game for you. There's definitely a lot of challenge here and considering the price, it's worth it.

Just don't expect 2016 level graphics and what-not, but what the game does have works.

A solid title!
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BanGarazer
( 23.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 30. Januar
The problem is the terrible of the time is spent running around without knowing what to do...
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Goose
( 2.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Januar
Been trying for hours now, but it just won't let me complete chapter 2!

It's mildly fun, but the forced FPS sequences are so poorly made and the overall trading is way too easy, for this game to be any good. The concept i pretty good though, so 3/10
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Silence
( 2.3 Std. insgesamt )
Vorveröffentlichungsreview
Verfasst: 29. Januar
If trading items back and forth for a small profit is your jam, you may want to try this empty husk of a game for less than a few bucks, but otherwise there is simply not enough here to be an enjoyable experience for anyone.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
HAN'NYA:ANTI-SATAN
( 5.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Januar
A game that is better than even the newest games coming out in 2015 and early 2016.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/11240
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Beaker
( 0.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Januar
Hard to believe that the Space Trader version I played on my old Palm PDA was MUCH better than this version. I was looking forward to a more indepth experience when I bought this but was very disappointed. Do not buy...
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compuexp2
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Januar
low gfx and play
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Amig
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Januar
There are shooters, there are mercantile games, and then there's this, which tries to be both but is ultimately neither. If you were about to die of boredom, I'm not sure if this game would save your life.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
johnnylancenese
( 4.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Januar
I spent 50 cents on this game. I got 5ish hours of play out of it. I didn't finish it, but dang, I pay 12$ to see a 2 hour movie. Simple economics tells me that it was a good purchase. See how I am seguing into this being about trading? You go shoot people, you go trade things, that's what this game is. It looks like a game that came out early 2000's, plays a bit like it, so if that is a turn off, then don't play.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
killlo™
( 1.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Januar
Good and fun timekilling game
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There are shooters, there are mercantile games, and then there's this, which tries to be both but is ultimately neither. If you were about to die of boredom, I'm not sure if this game would save your life.
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This is a cool little game You have to make a set amount trading over a few days Trading arround the Solar system. While doing so you can accept bounty hunting missions and enter the FPS mode.
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Nette, kurzweilige Wirtschaftsspielerei mit mäßigen Shooter-Passagen für zwischendurch. Im Sale auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen.
Mehr Infos und ein kurz angepielter Test im folgenden Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuJim2IePsc
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3/10

Nicht ganz so schlecht wie die meisten behaupten, aber auch kein all-time-favourite.
Wer Spaß daran hat sich als Händler frei von Planet zu Planet zu bewegen wird enttäuscht sein. Der Planetenzugang wird in Kapiteln geregelt, es gibt nur eine begrenzte Spielwelt und man hat pro Kapitel nur eine begrenzte Anzahl an Zügen. Gespielt wird ausschließlich in vorgegebenen Stationen, also ohne mit seinem Schiff tatsächlich zu fliegen.

Die Grafik ist für die heutige Zeit veraltet, aber gerade noch ertragbar. Characktermodelle könnten überarbeitet werden und das Leveldesign der Kampfinstanzen wiederholt sich.
2/10

Die Storyline ist eher mager und nicht sehr spannend. Hauptsächlich wird aufgetragen Geld zu beschaffen um Schulden abzuarbeiten oder ein Handelsnetzwerk zu etablieren. Abwechslung gibt es in Form von Kopfgeldaufträgen oder ähnlichen Nebenquests.
2/10

Das Finanzsystem ist positiv hervorzuheben. Die Preise passen sich im Spielverlauf auf Zufallsereignisse sowie Angebot & Nachfrage an, was für etwas Variation sorgt.
5/10

Das Spiel ist vergleichbar mit "Recettear", nur nicht ganz so ausgereift.
Den vollen Preis ist es nicht wert, aber im Angebot (0,50€ - 1€) sollte man doch 2x überlegen es zu kaufen.
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vom prinzip her ein nette mischung aus weltraum handelssimulation und Shooter. allerdings ist der shooter part ein wenig schwer geraten und die handels simulation ist auch nicht berauschend. was allerdings extrem schlecht gemacht ist, ist das man jedes mal bei null anfängt wenn man ein level geschaft hat die hälfte der missionen nicht machen kann da die waren die man kaufen muss und liefern nicht kauf paar sind und die story ähm lachhaft ist. auf den ersten blick und die ersten minuten wirt es nicht übel aber leider nerft es nach einigen stunden nur noch. ein freier modus oder ein besserer story modus in dem man nicht immer wieder bei null anfangen muss wäre doch wünschens wert gewesen.
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Juni 2014
Dummes Spiel. Einfach nur enttäuscht obwohl ich keine großen Erwartungen hatte.
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0.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. August 2014
EINFACH NUR WOW

ps:Ich konnte das Spiel so gut spielen,weil es ja nicht bei jeden lvl ab♥♥♥♥t :D
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5.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2013
Did you ever play 'Drug Warz', the game that introduced a generation to the 'buy low, sell high' method of wealth attainment which probably led to the tragic american housing crash of 2008? Did you ever wish that you could have that very game wrapped up in a semi pointless 3D world you could navigate by clicking on someone's name to instantly teleport to them instead of walking all that distance? Did you ever wish that you could do all that and get to utilize those elite twitch shooter skills you gained through endless hours of Quake III Arena while all of your friends left you behind to obtain quality educations, well-paying jobs and loving spouses?

I know I did!

So when I came across Space Trader: Merchant Marine I knew I'd found the game for me. Marvel at the 2004 era graphics in a game that came out in 2008! (Same year as that housing market crash, I smell the NWO behind this) Throw your hands to the sky when you first break the 7-figure ceiling just by virtue of buying things when they're crashing hard because it's bound to bounce back in the next 48 hours!

Weep when you realize your job is terrible, you're lucky if you have thee figures in the bank and rent is coming due, the Illuminati forced the bank to foreclose on your house four years ago, (BECAUSE YOU KNOW TOO MUCH, DAMN IT!) and you aren't actually flitting between the stars flogging over priced Bananabis at every starport between Earth and Cygnus, you're sitting at your computer waiting to die.

9.5/10 it's okay from a gameplay persepctive.

1/10 for being a front for the Bilderberg group and secretly manipulating the masses, you foolish sheep.
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13.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2013
Space Trader is a very casual trader game. You mostly trade stuff and try to make as much profit as possible in a predifined timelimit. Trading side is like playing the old drug wars but it has some extra quests dialogs and events added.

On top of that there are bounties you can collect which take you to combat mode. If you catch the target, it's just more money. Additionally you will occationally get boarded by officials who try to make you pay taxes. If you are greedy, you will try and fight em, which will make the game even more interesting. Hard Stakes =) While the basic game is easy, the challenges can feel ridicilously hard giving something extra to the game.

If you are looking for something special you will definitely be disappointed, but I found it to be a fun and easy going game.
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3.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Juli 2014
Honestly, the game completely lacks any and all substance. It's bland, forgettable, boring and tedious.

In the game, you play as an unnamed adventurer/trader, that sets forth to do one thing, become the Master Trader of the known universe/galaxy. One of the first missions is to find some chick that will give you a million credits on loan in order for you to buy a ship and start trading. You have a deadline when to get the million credits needed, and this formula repeats itself several times throughout the game, so much so that even the multiplayer is basically only that. Oh, and no one plays the multiplayer. In order to GET the million credits, you have to buy some commodities on Earth, and go to the Moon (which is just clicking a button) and selling your merchandise. Or you can do contracts. More on that later.

The trading system is very simple. You get to one of the merchants, you see the commodities they have for sale, and you buy it. There is a bar graph showcasing whether the market price for the item is declining or not, however the graph is pretty much nonsense, seeing as there's no trend whatsoever, and seems to be entirely, 100% random. To add to that, the trading is a pretty pathetic source of income, as even if you get lucky, you won't really earn a huge profit on anything you sell.

You can also find random commodities strewn throughout the worlds you find yourself, so there's no real reason to actually BUY commodities, as you'll find some semi-valuable stuff just laying on the floor in the map, free for the taking. Items range from wool to fetuses and radioactive metals and whatnot, and the "illegal" stuff is more valuable than the legitimate trading commodities. The game doesn't punish you for owning or selling illegal commodities, which was a wasted opportunity for some amusing gameplay as an actual smuggler. Shame.

The second source of money is through doing contracts or helping people out with arduous tasks. To get a contract, you have to go to the bar, where the barman will give you a target which you have to kill. This is where the game gets a slight instance of gameplay, by introducing an FPS arena, however, this falls flat as well, because the gunplay is so barebones it physically hurts to play through the FPS stages. The missions where you help people out aren't much better, as the case often is that you're simply collecting or buying X commodity and bringing it to some random dude or chick. Again, incredibly tedious.

Also, the game came out 2008 if I'm not wrong. I originally thought it came out around 1999, when Freelancer came out, but holy ♥♥♥♥ 2008????????????????????????????????

The music is obnoxious and not memorable in any way (read: elevator music), it features abysmal graphics, the little mechanics the game has are horribly unrefined, the economic system is non functioning, trading is next to useless unless you get some very rare, expensive commodities from missions, and the entire game feels like a chore.

Overall, I'd give it a 3/10, would not recommend unless you have literally nothing else to do in your life.
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0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. April 2014
This game blows. The idea is great, but the execution is just plain awefull. I understand this is an indie title, but the graphics, gameplay, sound, just everything suck. Travelling between planets is just a click, you never even see your spaceship takeoff. The npc's look lifeless, and never change their facial expression. The enviroments are small and boring. The shooter levels are almost all the same, and play like a shovelware crap shooter. No strategy or anything. You cannot buy weapons for the fps stages, but you can by generic crates of weapons to trade. This is beyond dumb. I can't believe anybody enjoyed this game.
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20.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
Strangely likeable despite being somewhat terrible. The trading side of the game is solid and fun if lacking a little in inventory. Unfortunately it also has a really crappy FPS element to it which definitely lets it down as a whole. That aside, I find it quite enjoyable and the price is low enough that it serves its purpose as a timekiller. Your mileage may vary.
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6.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Dezember 2013
If you just want something to kill time then its an ok game, very basic FPS scenarios that you can do when collecting bounties and such in missions and basic buy cheap/sell for a profit system...the only downside to this game is there is not a sandbox mode...which ends up making the game dull and redundant when you have to start from scratch every time you complete a mission.

Def not worth the full price...worth the 49 cents I paid for it while on sale.
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32 von 39 Personen (82 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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21.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. August 2014
Space Trader Merchant Marine was released in Oct 23, 2008. It boasts a score of 89% from a review by GameFocus saying, ""One of the best indie games of 2008. An innovative and addictive experience. Addictive, very fun and innovative are the best words to describe the game and the bottom line is this is a welcome addition to any gamer's library so buy this game and enjoy it."

This is very akin to the how 'reviews' reflected Bubsy 3D on its own packaging, to those that remember.

The game is broken down into four different areas, exploration, trading, time management, and fighting/bounty hunting.

The exploration is very limited, your only goal being to find crates of goods floating about, merchants, and the bar keep. The problem is that once you've gone through it once, you know where it all is, no variation, same boring bland walls, ect., and it honestly starts to feel like a chore.

The time management is very simple. Go to X location from y location = z time spent. You have a set amount of time in every 'chapter' to complete a set $$$ quota. Besides the time spent traveling through the travel menu, any time spent at a location does not diminish the time that you have left. And as thus, does not really give you any time pressure.

The trading is a joke, as, all you do it buy what's not doing well, and travel, and get guaranteed profit. It hardly reflects actual market value in the real world and makes the game largely unchallenging.

The fighting/bounty hunting is terribly bland and cycles through the same maps. Stupid AI, overpowered guns, and cheap kills, makes it horrid.

Now, all that said, this was made in 2008, 2-0-0-8, to be sure. Other games that were made in this period were:

Fable 2
Fallout 3
LittleBIGPlanet
Rock Band 2
Gears Of War 2
Spore
Grand Theft Auto IV
No More Heroes
Left 4 Dead
Professor Layton & The Curious Village

Compared to that list, the time period the game was released, and actual content in the game... it makes it look mediocre, a joke, something that belongs in a 2000 release.
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28 von 35 Personen (80 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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82.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Mai 2013
Space Trader Merchant Marine is that strange situation where two very different genres have been combined together in the hope of hitting that once in a lifetime combination that everybody agrees is pure genius, like Vampires and Teenagers, or Ninjas and Cheerleaders. Space Trader doesn't quite hit that special recipe however.

Space Trader is a combination of a numbers trading simulator and a first person shooter and by far and large the biggest problem is that playing the game you have trouble telling which of these two aspects feel the most tacked on.

The trading part of the game is simple enough. You travel between various planets in the solar system, each planet has a a few merchants each selling a few goods. You buy as much as your bank account and cargo space will allow and then travel to the next world. Space Trader has no real in game economy however and everything is decided by the almighty Random Number Generator. The challenge of choosing which products to buy is virtually non-existent as all items for sale lists how below normal market value they are next to their name. There is also a legal/non-legal system in place however it has no real effect in game making the actual buying and selling of products extremely dull and predictable.

You explore the various locations on foot, in a first person shooter aspect. The various trade hubs allow you run around a small area, collecting various sellable items littered about the place, trade with the local merchants and take on a number of missions. The missions mostly come down to "Bring X items", "Transport X items" or, the more common, shooter mission. The majority of the missions in the game, and perhaps one of the easiest ways to make money early on in the campaigns is the various bounty missions which are your basic FPS. You spawn in one of a few predetermined maps, kill a few henchmen and eventually a boss will spawn. All the while you can pick up loot that you can sell out in the proper game, and weapons, health and shields that'll help you on this mission only. The shooting is fairly poorly implemented, even for it's time. The weapons feel like pellet guns, the enemy AI is non-existent and the whole experience usually boils down to just sniping at enemies from around a corner.

The music throughout the game is a high speed techno beat that, while I am sure some of you will love it, made me play with the sound off after a few sessions. There is no voice-acting and very little ambiance. Even gun shots and hit sounds leave much to be desired. Graphically the game is nothing to write home about but not much below what you would expect from an indie title either.

All in all, Space Trader Merchant Marine is a game that tries to do two things and fails at doing either in an acceptable fashion. It's not a very good trading simulation and not a very good shooter. It doesn't sound or look very good and it doesn't feel very good. This is a game that can easily be skipped.
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0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Mai 2014
I bought this game for 50 cents when it was on sale. I should have spent that 50 cents on a bag of chips. Or a soda. Or maybe a bottle of that pure water stuff.
It's playable until you realize your entire goal is to buy ♥♥♥♥ and then sell it for more money.

...anyone wanna buy this? c=
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12.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. August 2014
This game is ok, so long as you understand that it is a very basic economic game with a little FPS thrown in. What sucks about this game is that your money resets after each section. So do not get a good sales route going thinking that you will have some extra cash to play with after you close out the level you are on.
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17 von 21 Personen (81 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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8.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Juni 2013
Ever since I played the original Starflight, I've always had a soft spot for space trading type games. While Space Trader: Merchant Marine has a good trading foundation, it feels severely unpolished and overly repetitious. The game is essentially a hybrid shooter with trading elements. The gameplay is fun, but after the second chapter, you've pretty much done everything there is to do. I'd say most people will get bored with it after the first couple hours. The graphics are definitely dated, the limited voices are horribly comical, and the music does not fit the game at all. With another 6-12 months of polish, this game could have been decent. As it stands now, it is completely forgettable.
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29 von 43 Personen (67 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
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1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Mai 2014
This Game isnt even worth 50 cents
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15 von 19 Personen (79 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2014
Remember that game Drug Wars that you'd play on your TI-83?

This is it.

Okay, so its not exactly the same. But all the basics are there. You buy stuff and then go somewhere else to sell it in hopes of making a profit. There isn't a whole lot else to this game worth mentioning.

There is a shooter element tossed in that just feels clunky and out of place, that I personally just avoided as much as possible.

If you want to hone your trading skills before stepping into the TF2 Trading Market, then go ahead and get this game.

But if you never play it, you're not missing out on anything.
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