FROM space it came. Carried by the solar wind, the escape capsule bearing the seemingly lifeless body, drifted across the space lanes until it halted, gripped in the searing light of a powerful tractor beam.
Hauled from the void and tipped unceremoniously on to a pile of garbage within a vast ship, you awaken to find the fate of the galaxy is once more in your hands. Roger Wilco - space hero - has returned.
Elmo Pugg, the evil owner of Scumsoft Software,has scandalised games players throughout the known worlds by kidnapping the two writers of the fabulous Astro-
You must find some way to build a working ship from the piles of junk which surround you, fly to the nearby worlds, search for clues and finally rescue the "Two Guys from Andromeda". And it's nearly tea-time already!
Speaking of food, don't forget to stop at Monolith Burgers, the last fast-food parlour before you hit the Milky Way. Monsters from all over the galaxy will be queuing there to pick up a Whoppa-
Your new ship is fitted with the latest laser guns and defensive shields. Your navigation system is fired up and ready to go. There's lots to do and see out there, so let's get the lead out and make tracks for the nearest planet.
This eagerly awaited addition to the Space Quest series is all that game players could wish for. Artists from the world of TV cartoon animation have been assembled to create Sierra's most lavish graphic adventure so far.
Combined with super music and realistic sound effects, Space Quest III is a feast for both eyes and ears. Lucky owners of the Roland sound module will be able to enjoy even more sophisticated music which the game is capable of producing.
In addition to finding lots of silly objects to help you solve the puzzles - fancy some temperature-
There is a space battle to be fought with pirate ships, a boxing match in which you control a giant robot, plus the opportunity to play Astro-
Just in case you thought things were difficult enough, you'll soon discover that you have an additional problem in the shape of an 8ft android. Seems like someone has put a price on your head, and this deadly Terminator intends to collect it the hard way.
He is bigger than you. He can run faster and hit harder than you. And just to make things really interesting, he can make himself invisible.
This is both the funniest and easiest of the Quest games and I defy anyone not to enjoy it. If, like me, you enjoy adventures but never seem to be able to finish one, this this is the game you have been waiting for. Even dying is fun because the game has the witty last word every time.