Star Trek: Tactical Assault
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Developer(s)Quicksilver Software
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Producer(s)Cory Nelson
Programmer(s)Otmar Schlunk
Artist(s)Rantz A. Hoseley
Composer(s)Jason Graves
SeriesStar Trek
Platform(s)Nintendo DS, PSP
ReleaseNintendo DS
  • NA: October 26, 2006
  • EU: December 22, 2006
  • AU: 2006
PSP [1]
  • NA: November 14, 2006
  • EU: December 1, 2006
  • AU: December 7, 2006
Genre(s)Real-time tactics
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

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.

Gameplay

Single-player

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.

Multiplayer

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.

Reception

The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17]

References

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