February 11, 2015

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

Sierra On-Line, 1989

The Space Quest games just keep getting better. In this third installment Roger Wilco is saved from death in the cold emptiness of space when his small escape pod is mistaken for refuse and collected by a robot garbage freighter. Now Roger has to escape this trashy haven and lose the terminator droid sent to destroy him because he forgot to pay for the mating whistle he ordered in Space Quest II. After that the next quest is to help two programmers from Andromeda by rescuing them and defending their programming careers from the diabolical ScumSoft, a stingy, money-grabbing computer software company. The graphics are high resolution EGA, so this edition to the series escapes that blocky low-resolution imaging of it's predecessors.