Three astronauts, in an attempt to knock an asteroid out of its collision course with earth, are transported to a dead alien world, uncover an ancient alien machine. The machine transports them to an extinct planet, where strange and mysterious aliens guide them in their search to find a way home, and perhaps save other aliens trapped in an alternate dimension. Written by
"In the dead of space, something is alive"
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Did You Know?
The second version of the game was made quite violent and gory, as requested by Steven Spielberg
. For example, one of the characters would turn into a bloody corpse after entering a cave filled with acid. However, after receiving much criticism for some particularly violent and bloody scenes in his movie Jurassic Park
(1993), Spielberg asked the design team to tone down the mood of the game, so that it would still be appropriate for children. See more
Your name will go down in history as the boneheaded space idiot who destroyed precious data at the first alien archeological site.
That's better than having my name go down in history as the commander of a space expedition that disappeared and was never heard from again.
When the credits are finished, the lobster creature rams the LucasArts logo, which squeals like R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies. See more
The Ancient City
Written by Michael Land
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