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6 years ago
This is certainly a long shot... this game has evaded my searching for years and I would love to have this mysterious game named once and for all.
It came out prior to 1997 (possibly earlier this is just when I discovered it)
It was a turn-based (hot-seat) game
It was set in space with a dozen or so planets
At the start each player chose their 'spaceship' with some being faster/more fuel efficient while others had more capacity. (One of the spaceships looked like a brain)
The focus was finance / strategy. You would buy/sell resources. The value of resources would go up/down like a stock-market.
Your turn would end when you ended your go or decided to travel to another planet.
Depending on your spaceship some planets required several hops (if you wanted to get from planet A to B you may need to go via planet C thus taking an extra turn)
Mid turn you could be intercepted by a NPC who requests your help. Promising payment 50/50 chance he would rob you if you decided to help.
The demo version would end after a fixed number of turns
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May 24, 2017 at 23:47
I'm guessing you're talking about
Gazillionaire Deluxe. It's a space trading game that came out in 1996, supported multiple players, and set in a universe with 7 planets. Notably on this screenshot taken from Old-Games.com, one of the spaceships looks like a brain:
May 25, 2017 at 8:07
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