Terminal Velocity was released by 3D Realms in 1995 for MS-DOS and is now considered abandonware.
The story is set in the year 2704, when the ASFAR (Alliance of Space-Faring Alien Races), of which Earth is a member, suddenly turns against Earth and their fleet ravages the planet, starting a war. The player flies a powerful starfighter, the TV-202, in a series of missions to defeat the enemy. In Episode 3, the player learns that a huge supercomputer known as X.I. (Xenocidic Initiative), located on Proxima Seven, is responsible for the war. Their final mission is to eliminate it.
The player can fly at low speeds without falling. The player’s craft also has no inertia, meaning its course can be changed instantly. There are seven different weapons, ranging from guns, blasters and rockets to homing missiles and a rare secret weapon. Additionally, it possesses powerful afterburners that allow it to move at very high speed, which is useful in order to evade attacks, but sacrifices the ability to return fire temporarily (they can be selected like weapons, and if they are, the fire button will ignite the afterburners). The craft is able to survive some hits, and even some collisions with the terrain, including tunnels.
Cursor keys: Turn/pitch
A/Z: Speed Up/Down
Alt: After burner
All controls can be fully customised from within the games menu.
Use ALT+ENTER to toggle full screen mode, use Ctrl-F11 and Ctrl+F12 to adjust the game speed if it is running too fast or too slow. Use Ctrl+F9 to exit without using the menus.
We offer 2 different ways to download and play, the first is by using the installer and is the recommended way to download: simply download, install and play using the desktop or start menu items.
Some users may get a warning when using the installer, and Windows defender users may get a warning saying the application has been blocked. If this happens you can click “More Info” and “Run anyway” or use the second download, which is a simple .zip file. Download it and extract the .zip where you would like to run the game from – no easy-to-use icons or uninstallers are included with the .zip download.