Yet another game from Christmas 1997 and the strategy saturation yielded yet another game. This one however didn`t even get a look in for the Command and Conquer Red Alert Clone crown. Conquest Earth `first encounter` is based on a mis-interpreted probe mission into Jupiter. The year is 1997 (same year the game was released). The space probe Galileo was plunged into Jupiter`s atmosphere and Earth waited to receive the information it would send. The only problem is that Jupiter is occupied by a race of dulphur dioxide breathing alien lifeforms. The scientists of this race mis-interpret this probe as an act of war from this poison-breathing race. Their solution is simple - they will wipe out mankind and convert the earth to sulphur dioxide for colonisation. Yet another real time strategy the player can battle it out as either side - the humans or jupiter based jovians. The game is riddled with special effects, cool explosions and graphic light effects. The only problem is that although this game runs well it just doesen`t have anything particular to set itself out as a genre leader. It is not of the three dimensional mapping that the other competitors of the same release period were based on. In addition it does not have a particular feature like the sniper feature on dogs of war. It is adequate but there are plenty of other clones that are more worthwhile to play. One too many on a saturation field, don`t bother.