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= Directions

Z = A X = B

 enter ↵  = Start

  space   = Select

F8 = Load state

F5 = Save state

Only while game is active!

This game is an Hidden Gem!

This 1983 sci-fi game can only be classified as ahead of its time.

Players acted as outer space prospectors and had to use strategy to manage plots of land and sell natural resources that each had their own advantages. An early randomization engine – with sunspot activity and meteorite strikes – served to level the playing field for poorer performing contestants, ensuring a lively game.

Though the blocky pixels couldn’t convey much detail, there was a sense of urgency in a M.U.L.E. game that even better-looking games couldn’t match.


IRATA. A New World rich with opportunity. For wealth. And power. And you can become the richest, most powerful inhabitant of the newly discovered planet by owning the most land, mining the most precious metal, and supplying the most food and energy to all the peasants - otherwise known as your opponents. To win you need MULEs (Multiple Use Labor Elements), kind of mechanical donkeys which do your dirty work: growing food, mining, and producing energy. MULEs are critical, so you want to get as many as possible as cheaply as possible. And by the way, treachery is acceptable. So use it when needed. Then sit back and enjoy your wealth and power, OH MIGHTY RULER!

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