Retro Hercules

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Limited Ship

This ship is a limited ship, and could only be acquired for a limited time or it has since become limited.
You lose it forever once it is destroyed, or otherwise has limited availability on the Limited Build Menu.

The Retro Hercules is a limited-edition version of the Hercules that features its original model.

Description

The Retro Hercules is a limited version of the Hercules, featuring its original model.

Interior

  • The Retro Hercules has an interior where you are greeted by a cargo deck with a few crates and a teleporter in the rear, where you are then teleported to an upper deck with the pilot's seat/computer and passenger seats

Advantages

  • Extremely high turn speed for it's size, being faster than most other ships overall.
  • 9,000 overall health, combined with the high speed makes it hard to kill compared to most freighters.
  • Is surprisingly easy to dock, allowing for quick trading runs and escape from most pirates.
  • Can act as a passenger ship if ever necessary due large amounts of seats.
  • Second largest cargo ship of all player ships in-game.
  • Has 2 (railgun?) turrets, which may be used to defend itself if need be.

Disadvantages

  • Very, very expensive.
  • Limited, so you cannot get it back once lost.
  • Can be seen as a trophy kill to pirates due to its expensive cost and being a Limited kill.
  • Awful cargo hold size relative to the cost by today's standards.

Strategy

  • Only use when not in war, if used at all.
  • Make sure to see that area you are heading to is all clear.
  • If you do decide to use it during war, use its high speed to quickly dock at the Mega Base before any pirates can get to you.
  • Although the Retro Hercules has turrets, it is recommended to use them sparingly, as their damage output is unlikely to deal significant damage.

Version History

  • Added in .66b, along with the Retro Ship Event 2019.
  • Received a buff along with all other retro event ships in version .66b shortly after the event ended.
  • Received a buff cargo 6500 to 8500 and received 2 "Anti-Vulture" turrets.

Trivia

  • 3 Wasps (if not more) are able to fit inside the Retro Hercules.
  • This ship is the original model of the Hercules freighter.
  • This ship has its own unique turrets likely-humorously named "Anti-Vulture" turrets using the model of early medium lasers.