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
A deep space adventure
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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
That'll teach you guys not to mess with Boston Low, Space Commander!
A number of people are listed as "Kept our computers working"; "Ghosts of Digs past"; and "Grateful thanks to the eternally patient", including "Monkey, the incredibly lonely, drooling cat". See more
Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.11
Tomb of the Past
Written by Michael Land
Courtesy of LucasArts Entertainment Company See more