This is not a typical RPG. The game takes place in a far away galaxy, where humans live in a solar system orbiting a star called Enigma. You are Jake Stone, a notorious smuggler, and you have a cool space ship. It's an odd premise for an RPG, but a story unfolds as you talk to people throughout the solar system, and you have a lot of freedom in the decisions you make. You can do some things out of order, and decide whether to negotiate with people, or just kill them. The game goes on regardless of what decision you make. Defeating enemy space ships increases the energy available for you to allocate to your ship's attributes, such as shields and weapons, and you get new items to improve your ship as you progress. Other than a lack of swords, magic and dragons, this really is an RPG. The first episode is a little shorter than I expected, but otherwise I find it engrossing and original. The second episode was originally known as "Solar Winds: Galaxy", but was renamed to "Solar Winds: Universe" in v2.0. Actually, version "2.0" was just v1.1 with updated documentation. There are 2 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version. NOTE: Solar Winds v2.0 lists as v2.0 in the documentation by Tim Sweeney, but v1.1 on the configuration screen.
Episode I: The Escape
Episode II: Universe
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|Solar Winds v2.0 Shareware Episode (510,269 bytes)||1993-09-22||DOS||Play online|
|Solar Winds v1.1 Shareware Episode (569,324 bytes)||1993-04-01||DOS|
|Solar Winds v1.0 Shareware Episode (566,679 bytes)||1993-03-01||DOS|
I have found no ordering information for this game.