Brainstorm Software and Brutal Deluxe Software have coordinated to bring Full Métal Planète for the Apple II gs to the masses. Originally released in 1988 by Ludodélire and developed by Hitech productions, the Full Métal Planète strategy game was limited to French until today.
The English version of the Apple II gs game was blessed by Brainstorm Software and with the programming talents of Brutal Deluxe Software, it is now available for all to play. The synopsis of the game is that you are a space freighter owner and you land your freighter on Full Métal Planète for extractions of Ore. These extractions can last 21 or 25 rounds and are subject to the wiles of the plenary tides.
Each round, you play against up to three other players, whether they are actual players or computer provided players and your job is to capture or eliminate the other players while doing your best to gather your allotment of Ore and get it back to your freighter. You do this through the creation of your own vehicles (called Units) through your extracted Ore and your Weather Hen. Your Weather Hen is what predicts the tides of the Full Métal Planète and as long as the Weather Hen is working well, you are able to predict when the tides will be high or low. Having multiple Weather Hens can be quite advantageous as your predictive power increases with the number of Weather Hens directly predicting x number of tides where x is the number of Weather Hens.
Dont get caught in the water or get bogged down as your Units will be immobilized and subject to capture by your opponents. This will render them useless and cause you to not complete your mission. One other interesting aspect of the game is that Diplomacy is a part of the game as well. You can make alliances with either the human players or the computer robotic players through “Non-Agression Pacts”.
At Round 21, the user is able to take off from Full Métal Planète and cash in their ore. If you leave Units behind on Full Métal Planète, they can be destroyed by your opponents or captured by players who stay behind until Round 25. If you are one of the folks staying behind, you will need to watch your Action Points as you need these to take off. If you fail to take off, you are doomed to eternity and the rust bin on Full Métal Planète.
You can download the entire program and game manual for the Apple II gs from Brutal Deluxe Software at: