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StarQuest: Rescue at Rigel

DOS - 1983

Also available on: Apple II - VIC-20

Alt name
Rescue at Rigel
Released in
United States
Role-Playing (RPG)
Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Epyx, Inc.
Automated Simulations, Inc.
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.62
4 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of StarQuest: Rescue at Rigel

One of Epyx' earliest RPGs ever made for PC, Rescue at Rigel is a simplistic science fiction RPG where you are given only 60 minutes to find and transport the 10 human captives from an alien moonbase to the rescue ship. Your adversaries include the hostile Tollahs, two types of armed robots, a six-legged cerbanth, and a huge amoebic slug.

Gameplay is very similar to Temple of Apshai, another early dungeon crawl from Epyx. You basically explore the moonbase, kill any alien you come across, and collect better weapons along the way. Very simple, but it does show off Epyx' pioneering streak in making graphically appealing RPGs that were ahead of the pack at the time. The time limit also adds to the challenge, although the game isn't as difficult as you would think.

Doesn't stand the test of time as well as Temple of Apshai or Rogue, but anyone looking for a truly early, simple RPG should take a look.

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