In a distant galaxy, far, far away
Join the few, the proud, the hopelessly outclassed -- Princess
Ryan's Star Marines! Tired of sci-fi games where everybody has
the body of Schwarznegger, the brains of McGiver, the savvy of
Bond and dresses like a '57 Buick with lasers (and fins?) Then
join up with Princess Ryan's Star Marines, a group of third-rate
auxilliaries from a backwater planet (Earth) who, armed with
war surplus equipment are about to attempt to rescue a young
princess from the clutches of the evil (or at least improperly
motivated) Black Guards!
As a marine you are part of a cooperative team of up to five
players who will fight side by side against the dastardly and
crafty -- but lonely -- Black Guard player. As marines you will
venture forward through an ever-changing map filled with minefields,
fire bases, jungles of death and -- shudder -- Interstellar Shopping
Malls and Theme Parks. Fight against time and the varying array
of usually superior guards to reach the Royal Suite for that
last battle, if you can. As you advance shoulder to shoulder,
however, remember to look behind you -- for although all five
marine players have to cooperate to make it to the end, only
can win the glory (and the game).
A game routinely ends in about two hours. Play is fast, furious
and fun -- and there are no dice. The game is very easy to learn.
The juniors and non-juniors play by the same rules. The Juniors
play on Saturday at 9 in a different tournament only to give
the adults a fighting chance.