Does anyone remember Star Drek? That was a game played from the perspective of the bridge monitor in 3D space. Everything was in ASCII graphics and real-time. A photon torpedo headed your way would be redrawn as a larger and larger group of maybe it was asterisks. There was a bug where you could indicate to use a large negative number for the amount of energy to spend on phasers, which would both let you use a powerful phaser blast and you wouldn't lose energy from your ship. The game had tractor beams, a planet called Blish and a Death Star, only it wasn't out and out called a Death Star. This was either in the late '70s or early '80s.
When you created an account for the game (this was on unix, I think), you'd be asked various questions as though going through an application form ("Have you ever been arrested for a felony?") and if you said no, it'd proceed normally, but if you said yes, it'd ask how many times. If you gave some low number, it would tell you to be more careful next time. If you gave a high enough number, it'd say anyone stupid enough to be arrested that many times was too stupid to run a starship, or something like that.