Starbase Orion is a very popular 4X game and is heavily based on Master of Orion, a popular pc-game released in 1993. The game also works surprisingly well on smaller devices and has a postitive fantasy-like vibe while maintaining the sci-fi genre.
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Pro Offers plenty of different gamemodes
Singleplayer and Multiplayer are both quite common in this genre, but Starbase Orion stands out from the competition thanks to a well-engaged community with additional modes for user leagues and tournaments.
Pro Builds on the foundation of Master of Orion with great gameplay
Master of Orion was a wildly popular pc-game with a lot of interesting and unique gameplay elements, but hasn't aged very well. Thankfully, Starbase Orion can be seen as a spiritual successor and is based on the same elements that made Master of Orion great.
Pro Compatible with older devices
Starbase Orion was released in 2011 and requires a device with iOS 5.1.1 or later. This low requirement makes the game very playable on older Apple devices.
Pro High replay value
The many different aspects of this game and the fact that Starbase Orion is filled with content and different gameplay scenario's also account to a high replay value.
Pro Good user interface and appealing visuals
Starbase Orion features an easy to use and accessible interface for simple and intuitive gameplay. The graphics are also quite nice for a 4X title.
Con High price tag
With a price tag of $7.99, Starbase Orion definitely isn't one of the cheaper options if you're looking to purchase a 4X strategy game.
Con Difficult learning curve, sub-par tutorial
Just like the majority of 4X games, the learning curve to play Starbase Orion is quite high. Not everything is explained in the help pages.