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Developer(s)

Sierra

Publisher(s)

Sierra

Designer(s)

Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy

Engine

SCI

Release date

1989

Genre

Adventure

Mode(s)

Single player

Rating(s)

N/A

Platform(s)

DOS, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST

Media

3.5" Floppy Disk or 5.25" Floppy Disk

System Requirements

8088/8086 CPU; 512KB RAM; Video: CGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, or VGA; Sound cards: Adlib, Game Blaster (CMS), IBM Music Feature Card, PC Speaker, PS/1 Audio Card, Roland MT-32, Sound Blaster, Tandy DAC (TL/SL), or Tandy/PCjr

Input

Joystick (Analog), Keyboard, or Mouse

General Information Edit

The game was released on March 24th, 1989, and was the first SQ game to be developed using an early version of Sierra's SCI engine. It featured music composed by the Supertramp drummer, Bob Siebenberg, and was one of the first games in the world that came with SoundBlaster support. As well as this impressive sound-support, PC versions of the game now supported mouse movement and a new, heavily improved, text parser. It also featured a mini-side game inside it, called Astro Chicken.

Synopsis Edit

Roger's escape pod from the end of the last adventure is captured by a robot garbage freighter. Once more he must escape his surroundings, and does this by repairing an old ship named the Aluminum Mallard. During the game he discovers the sinister activities of a game company known as ScumSoft, run by the "Pirates of Pestulon", that has abducted the Two Guys from Andromeda and is forcing them to design their games. Roger's goal quickly becomes getting inside their impregnable offices and rescuing the two programmers, including an amusing sequence where Roger must fight Elmo Pug, the nerdy president of ScumSoft, in a game of Nukem Dukem robots.

Credits Edit

Design

  • Mark Crowe
  • Scott Murphy

Programming

  • Ken Koch
  • Scott Murphy
  • Doug Oldfield
  • Christopher Tudor-Smith

Game Development System

  • Pablo Ghenis
  • Stuart Goldstein
  • Robert E. Heitman
  • Jeff Stephenson

Music

Bob Siebenberg

Music System

Stuart Goldstein

Sound Effects

Mark Seibert

Documentation

Bridget McKenna

See AlsoEdit

Space Quest Games
SQ0* SQ1 SQ2 SQ:TLC* SQ3 SQ4 SQ4.5* SQ5 SQ6 SQ6 Demo VSB
* Fan Game (Complete)

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