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There are three challenges in the game - the objective is to collect as much money as possible within the time limit, with no pressure of having to complete secondary missions.

Challenge 1[edit]

This is a simple setting within the solar system - just transfer goods back and forth between the three locations.

There are also some civilians that offer optional missions, but they are not essential. However, they can still provide benefit that lets you advance in the challenge.

  • Routhe Assad (Moon): Deliver 10 Arpulators to earth, and receive 5 cargo slots
  • Beth Brasky (Moon): Kill Sally Barris. Reward is $3500.
  • Dan Howle (Earth): Get 20 Shara pods, and receive 2 silver. He refers you to Roger Leiss on The Moon.
  • Peter Mickael (Earth): Get 3 postcards from each location, to get 5 cargo slots.
  • Roger Leiss (Moon, must complete Dan Howle's task): Get 5 Ketraltie to obtain 5 Cargo slots.
  • Michelle Sander (Convoy, must complete Roger Leiss first): Complete a bounty to receive $5000 and 1 gem.

Of the ones providing illegal missions, you can turn them in to the contraband officer, but only for a trivial reward.

Challenge 2[edit]

Some commodities are prices differently than normal, and there are additional commodoties to trade with.

Pricing changes
Name Legal Low Price High Price Range Max Growth
Bananabis No 140 360 220 157%
Furs No 56000 89000 33000 59%
DNA Parasites No 55000 78000 23000 42%
Probability Gen. No 68900 100000 31100 45%
Tritium Yes 68900 110000 41100 60%
Coffee Yes 56000 88000 32000 57%
Artifical Skin Yes 54000 92000 38000 70%

Side missions include:

  • The contraband ring, which must be completed in order:
    • Dan Howle (Venus) wants 15 Shara pods. He gives 20 bananabis.
    • Roger Liss (Mars) wants 5 silver. He gives $17000.
    • Jan Seffron (Earth) wants you to bring 10 gems to Mars for Don Braggio. Say there is no password. Reward is $400000.
    • Don Braggio (Mars) asks to take out Thorn (Bounty $175000)
  • A second contraband ring:
    • Dale March (March) has a bounty ($5000 for Chris Brass).
    • Tyr Durnat (Earth): Transport 15 spices to Dale March. Dale redirects it to Faye Carrol on Venus. Ultimate reward is $15000.
    • Faye Carroll (Venus) has a bounty ($50000 for Hastur Sayeed)
  • Harry (Venus) wants postcards. He increases cargo size by 15 units.
  • Maryeen Sayeed (Earth) provides a bounty ($2500 for James Croft)

Challenge 3[edit]

Some commodoties now have prices based on region. In case of Europa, the prices remain normal for the first visit

Pricing changes
Name Legal Low Price High Price Range Max Growth
Staple Foods Yes 300 600 300 100%
Staple Foods (Ganymede) Yes 8 20 592 7400%
Copper Yes 200 1000 800 400%
Iron Ore Yes 375 1200 825 220%
Iron Ore (Io) Yes 40 69 1160 2900%
Shara Pods No 260 900 640 246%
Shara Pods (Ganymede) No 200 275 700 350%
Bananabis No 200 450 250 125%
Bananabis (Conboy) No 40 70 410 1025%
Antibiotics No 220 500 280 127%
Antibiotics (Io) No 500 560 340 195%
Cotton Yes 100 450 350 350%
Cotton (Convoy) Yes 140 165 310 221%
Ketralite (Convoy) Yes 500 2200 2940 588%
Purified Water (Europa) Yes 4000 5000 16000 400%
Ivory Tusks (Europa) No 500 600 510 567%
Furs No 56000 210000 154000 275%
DNA Parasites No 55000 178000 123000 224%
Probability Gen. No 115000 350000 235000 204%
Tritium Yes 150000 400000 250000 167%
Coffee Yes 56000 198000 142000 254%
Artifical Skin Yes 54000 220000 166000 307%

The only special event in the challenge is Europa - you need to attack some pirates in order to access the main trading station.

There are some side quests available, but by the time you reach them, you'll already have a means to develop a rapid income through trading.