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Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

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Released: 1989

Genre: Adventure

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Sierra

Developer: Mark Crowe / Scott Murphy

Submitted by: Kai Lunkeit

The third part in the long running SPACE QUEST series is also the best part. It was released in 1989 for Amiga, PC-DOS and Atari ST and in 1991 for the Apple Mac.

As in the predecessor, the game starts exactly where we left Roger Wilco the last time. He has to  escape from an interstellar garbage hauler and rescue the "Two guys from Andromeda" – Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy who kinda play themselves in this game!

Again, it's not the puzzles but the hilarious humor that keeps you entertained and the many mini games, especially the famous Astro Chicken arcade game. As before, you can die a millions deaths, always accompanied by a sarcastic remark.

The graphical presentation is better than ever, but not overwhelmingly good and you still have the combination of mouse controls and parser commands. All in all a great adventure game!