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Dark Nova HD Lite

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Dark Nova is the highly anticipated conversion of the classic Palm Pilot game “Space Trader” for the iPad. A complete and total graphical overhaul and game flow/design update. Visually stunning graphics, a luscious soundtrack, and an unbeatable auto-saving mechanism make this the game we’ve all been waiting for. Be the first space cadet on the block to get it.

Dark Nova is the essential single-player role-playing game we’ve all been waiting for on the iPhone. A real-time expansive universe consisting of over 100 star systems, each with many planetary bodies make this a game that you don’t master in short order. Buy and sell goods between star systems, make a profit and try to avoid the Police along the way...if you can. Become a trader, a pirate, or a mercenary for hire. There’s a market for all professions.

Classic SciFi RPG style play. 100's of hours of entertainment. Design your character then work your way up from a small fragile ship to a juggernaut brimming with weapons and gadgets.

Go on mysterious quests and adventures. With elements from SciFi classics like Star Trek and Star Wars as well as our favorite SciFi games like Elite, Star Control, Privateer, Sundog, Starflight, Trade Wars, Freelancer, and more!

Got an escape pod? You'll need it rookie!

What's New in Version 1.2

Fixed jumpstart games
Minor Graphical Tweaks

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Customer Reviews

Fun solo play

A typical solo space game where you can choose to be a trader, a fighter (against or as a pirate) or a combination of them. I'd buy the full version at $1.99, but will probably pass at just under $5.


Looked interesting, but kept crashing a few minutes in.


This looks like it's imitating EV Nova, which would be great! But it freezes one or two screens in--hasn't been updated in five years. :(

Dark Nova HD Lite
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 22.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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