Planet X3 for MS-DOS computers

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Planet X3 for MS-DOS computers.

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Planet X3 is finally here!  It is the long-awaited sequel to Planet X2.  However, X3 is designed for MS-DOS compatible computers.  And what’s cool is it will run on the oldest and slowest of MS-DOS computers.

Minimum System Requirements for CGA/Tandy/Hercules Version:

  • 8088 @ 4.77 Mhz (recommend 8 Mhz)
  • 256K of RAM
  • 360K or 720K floppy, or install on hard drive.
  • PC-Speaker, Tandy, or Ad-Lib sound

Minimum System Requirements for EGA/VGA Version:

  • 8088 @ 10 Mhz (recommend 286 at 10 Mhz)
  • 256K of RAM
  • 360K or 720K floppy, or install on hard drive.
  • PC-Speaker, Tandy, or Ad-Lib sound

Below are some examples of different video modes supported, including CGA 4-color, CGA-Composite, Tandy 16-Color, and VGA 256-color.

CGA 4-Color Mode

CGA Composite Mode

Tandy 16-Color Mode

VGA 256-color Mode

Additional supported modes. These modes have been added after the game was released, and so many of the physical copies of the media already in circulation and even in my back stock do not have these updates.  However, the digital download will include the updates.

  • Hercules 720 x 350 x 2
  • Plantronics Colorplus 320 x 200 x 16
  • Tandy Hi-Res 640 x 200 x 16
  • EGA 640 x 200 x16

Description of the various configurations:

Digital Download Only – $15

  • Disk Images for 360K and 720K versions
  • PDF for Users Manual and Tactical Guide
  • MP3 soundtrack for all audio modes

Lite Copy 720K – $20

  • 3.5″ (720K) disk for CGA, Tandy, and VGA computers with 13 maps
  • User Manual
  • Tactical Manual
  • Full digital download with MP3 soundtrack

Standard Box 720K – $35

  • Retail Box
  • 3.5″ (720K) disk for CGA, Tandy, and VGA computers with 13 maps
  • Extra disk label for 360K (if you want to write your own)
  • User Manual
  • Tactical Manual
  • Cassette Soundtrack
  • Full digital download with MP3 soundtrack

Standard Box 720K + 360K combo – $40

  • Retail Box
  • 3.5″ (720K) disk for CGA, Tandy, and VGA computers with 13 maps
  • 5.25″ (360K) disk for CGA and Tandy computers with 9 maps
  • User Manual
  • Tactical Manual
  • Cassette Soundtrack
  • Full digital download with MP3 soundtrack

Autographed Box 720K – $45

  • Retail Box
  • 3.5″ (720K) disk for CGA, Tandy, and VGA computers with 13 maps
  • Extra disk label for 360K (if you want to write your own)
  • User Manual
  • Tactical Manual
  • Cassette Soundtrack
  • Full digital download with MP3 soundtrack
  • Signed by the 8-Bit Guy

Autographed Box 720K + 360K combo – $50

  • Retail Box
  • 3.5″ (720K) disk for CGA, Tandy, and VGA computers with 13 maps
  • 5.25″ (360K) disk for CGA and Tandy computers with 9 maps
  • User Manual
  • Tactical Manual
  • Cassette Soundtrack
  • Full digital download with MP3 soundtrack
  • Signed by the 8-Bit Guy

Additional information

Game Type

Lite Copy 360K, Lite Copy 720K, Standard Box 360K, Standard Box 720K, Standard Box Combo, Autographed Box 360K, Autographed Box 720K, Autographed Box Combo, Digital Download Only

13 reviews for Planet X3 for MS-DOS computers

  1. ryan.stoddard (verified owner)

    For someone who was too young to play DOS games, Planet X3 was a great choice to get started many years too late. The game is challenging for a beginner like me, but it is good at making me use strategy and decision making skills in a higher stakes game than a tame game like SimCity. The many wonderful different maps and the soundtrack on cassette really make it good value. In fact, I am considering getting Planet X2 for the C64. My main complaint is that David is not going back in time to sell Planet X3 and becoming a millionaire. Keep up the good work and keep them coming!

  2. Aaron Whooley (verified owner)

    Just ordered it through your site, very impressed that I immediatly got download link straight to my inbox so I can have a sneak peak while I wait, thank you!

  3. Ray Redondo

    This game is amazing! I am actually going to be playing it again now after I write this review. Something that would be nice is to be able to buy the digital download separately, but I got this on Kickstarter, so I didn’t have to worry about it. In any case, great game man! I hope to see more!

  4. Gabe (verified owner)

    Awesome! Great product, Super quick shipping. Thank you so much!

  5. Alexander Jeger (verified owner)

    What a great game! I don’t own a DOS-computer anymore, but I can play this little gem comfortably with dosbox and enjoy all the different graphic- and music-modes. I had a tough time with gameplay until I understood how it works – it’s basically a mix between an action and a tactic game, there are no C&C-like “tank rushs” and no cheap ways to win the game as the enemy isn’t particularly clever, but very persistend and aggressive. The maps are wonderfully designed, challenging and they give much possibility for tactical playing. And what a joy it is if I discover the enemy base, write down the exact coordinates of his buildings and launch a massive missile attack. I’ve bought the “lite”-version but I like the game so much I consider purchasing a boxed edition as well. A real gem!

    • The 8Bit Guy

      You can attack with sentry tanks. Bring them all near the enemy base, then bring them in quickly and convert to sentry mode. Keep one of them in manual mode to attack the sentry pods.

  6. Nicholas gibson (verified owner)

    I love the game. It is a very fun and has a great learning curve.

  7. Some Dude

    Planet X3 is very fun to play, however, it is very difficult for me, even on the easy setting, but, if you are into old video game music, it is well worth it even if you do not play the game at all as you get like 60 great songs for only $20.

  8. William Hayden

    I purchases the deluxe boxed set during the kick starter which included Planet X2 and X3. It was my first kick starter campaign ever backed and my main goal was to support David and his team. All throughout the process David and his team exceeded all expectations with what can only be called a perfectly run campaign. These games are a huge dose of nostalgia. I love the games and all that comes with them from the box, manual, map guide, floppies and the box. It’s all there and glorious to behold. Add onto that the digital download, compact cassette packed with awesome music and even an available LP. I don’t have vintage computers (I often regret getting rid of them, but when you are in the military for years you learn to live light) so I play on DOS Box and VICE. These games are a great buy for a number of reasons and I couldn’t recommend them more.

  9. Athanasius (verified owner)

    I ordered the game a second time – this time boxed and with a 360k disk (this alone should tell you how much I like this game). As there seems to be no way to edit my earlier review I’d like to give my impressions to the boxed version here. The box is very well and sturdily crafted and gives me a nice feeling of nostalgia. The cassette with the soundtrack ist just a wonderful little addition and I’m glad I still own a cassette-player to listen to it. Now I own the complete package of X3. I look forward to the next game (or to additions to the current game)!

    @The 8Bit Guy: Yes, indeed, the slow surrounding of the enemy is another well working tactic. At the moment I favorise to storm the enemy bases with my exploding tanks and then use a heavy tank to eliminate the remaining sentry pod. It’s a pleasure how there are different ways to beat the enemy.

  10. Boban Panov (verified owner)

    This game is wonderful, kept me in front of the screen way longer than I thought, just wow. Thank you guys for making this awesome game.

  11. BILL2002

    Now that’s what you call a MASTERPIECE.

    PS: It’s always fun seeing the protoids crying in the distance when you beat a level

  12. Kevin P.

    As a volunteer beta tester (you can find my name in the manual!) I can say that the Planet X3 will meet your expectations, even as a modern gamer in 2019. Though this is a game made for DOS, the quality, polish, gameplay, and fun factor is what set this apart from a lot of other DOS era games. In other words, had this game been released in the 80’s or even early 90’s, we’d be seeing Planet X3 on everyone’s top 10 retro PC games of all time. Don’t even worry getting the physical copies of the game if you don’t have the hardware; just purchase the digital download and play it on DOSbox! I’m considering purchasing an old school DOS laptop just so I can play the game on the intended hardware, that’s how much I love Planet X3.

  13. Finn Maloney

    Just Awesome !! 5 Out of 5!!

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