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
Did You Know?
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
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