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Star Trek: The Next Generation is a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, and Game Gear. It is based on the television show of the same name.


Cadets at Starfleet Academy must spend some of their classes in the starship simulator. This year is a simulation of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D. Substituting for Jean-Luc Picard, cadets will take the role of captain and then must access different crew members (functions of the ship) to complete a series of scripted missions.

This game is divided into a series of missions. Players will start on the main screen of the bridge and from there can access Navigation, Tactical, Operations, Engineering, Transporter Systems and Mission Control. Mini-games are sometimes used to complete certain ship functions (such as re-routing power to the shields).


The players take the role of Starfleet cadets. The cadets are asked to participate in a U.S.S Enterprise-D simulation. Taking the place of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, they must complete a series of mission-based goals and perform many tasks (in the form of mini-games) such as diverting power to shields, transporter systems, navigation, tactical, and more.

As the player successfully completes missions, their rank increases. Starting the game as an Ensign, the player can be promoted to Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, and finally, Captain. Each rank has a specific password the player can input on later playthroughs to resume the game at whatever rank the player had previously achieved. Combat missions involve fighting enemies of varying strengths and numbers, with Talarians being the weakest and Renegade Klingons being the most difficult (except for the Borg, who only appear in one mission).


Before each mission, Captain Picard gives the player a mission, ranging from transporting ambassadors from one planet to another, to destroying Ferengi pirates, to (eventually) destroying a Borg Cube.

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