|Star Trek: Tactical Assault|
|Artist(s)||Rantz A. Hoseley|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo DS, PSP|
Star Trek: Tactical Assault is a Star Trek video game for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable that was developed by Quicksilver Software, also the creators of Star Trek: Starfleet Command. The game is published by Bethesda Softworks, which published several other Star Trek games around that time. This would be the first game on a Nintendo platform to be published by Bethesda since the NES version of Home Alone in 1991.
There are two playable campaigns, each covering a range of missions. The Starfleet campaign is set in 2284 and predates the events of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The player follows the adventures of Lieutenant Commander Reynolds, completing missions and working up to better ships, from a small frigate to a Constitution-class starship and beyond. The Klingon campaign is set after the Khitomer Massacre of 2346.
In the single-player game, the Constitution- and Miranda-class Federation ships are playable, as well as the Klingon D7 and Bird of Prey. There is also a new Starfleet ship, designated as a dreadnought, with three nacelles and a body style similar to the Miranda class.
In campaign mode, strategy is used on battle, dialogs, and decisions. Depending your actions, you'll be awarded with a bronze, silver, or gold medal and 1, 2, or 3 upgrade points, respectively.
Both handheld versions offer head-to-head battles between two players. There are roughly twenty playable ships from among five factions: Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, and Orion. The Nintendo DS version requires both players to own a copy of the game to compete in its multiplayer mode, which does not utilize online connectivity of any kind.
|Nintendo World Report||4.5/10||N/A|
The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.