As the story begins, the Starship Arcada is under attack. The evil Sariens have boarded and are killing off the crew, one by one. The all-powerful Star Generator has been stolen, the ... See full summary »
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As the story begins, the Starship Arcada is under attack. The evil Sariens have boarded and are killing off the crew, one by one. The all-powerful Star Generator has been stolen, the self-destruct sequence has been initiated, and all appears lost. But wait! There, asleep in the broom closet, is our hero, Roger Wilco... the janitor? He steps out from his afternoon slumber to find his co-workers dead and strewn about the floor. Using only his wits or what he has of them anyway, Roger makes it to an escape pod seconds before the Arcada explodes. With the might of the Star Generator on their side, the Sariens are now capable of destroying entire planets. Roger's pod crash lands on the desert planet of Kerona, and from there he has to overcome traps, battle monsters, and find a way back to the Sarien mother ship before his home planet of Xenon is blown to pieces. Written by doctoracula-32567

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The name of the planet Kerona is based on a Mexican beer called Corona, the favorite beverage of the game designers Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy back in 1986. See more »

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Shortly after Roger takes off in the ship he bought at Ulence Flats, the time pod which Roger stole in the fourth game Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers appears. In the fourth game, Roger indeed used the time pod to travel to Ulence Flats, but upon arriving he finds out that most of the stores have been long closed and abandoned (except the bar) - so he could not arrive there shortly after leaving the place in the first game, while the stores were still open. See more »

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Spoofs The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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Space Quest
2 October 2015 | by (Republic of Macedonia) – See all my reviews

As the story begins, the Starship Arcada is under attack. The evil Sariens have boarded and are killing off the crew, one by one. The all-powerful Star Generator has been stolen, the self-destruct sequence has been initiated, and all appears lost. But wait! There, asleep in the broom closet, is our hero, Roger Wilco… the janitor? He steps out from his afternoon slumber to find his co-workers dead and strewn about the floor. Using only his wits or what he has of them anyway, Roger makes it to an escape pod seconds before the Arcada explodes. With the might of the Star Generator on their side, the Sariens are now capable of destroying entire planets. Roger's pod crash lands on the desert planet of Kerona, and from there he has to overcome traps, battle monsters, and find a way back to the Sarien mother ship before his home planet of Xenon is blown to pieces.

Over the course of the series, Roger Wilco became one of the most beloved characters in adventure games, but in this first outing, he doesn't have much of a personality. All we know of Roger is told to us by the game itself, and we're assured time after time that he's barely capable of tying his shoes, much less saving the universe. While Roger himself has virtually no dialogue in the game, the other characters can be pretty talkative. The tent city of Ulence Flats is populated with a slimy used rocket salesman, a morose robot warehouse worker, and a space-pimp, or is he just a snappy dresser with an eye for collectibles. Eventually Roger will get a ship to escape Kerona and will go the Sarien mother ship to retrieve the Star Generator and he will use it to Destroy the Sariens. After the return to Xenon Roger Wilco will be greeted as a hero and will get the most perfect award for a janitor THE GOLDEN BROOM


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