Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter

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Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter

DOS - 1986

Also released on: Amiga - Atari ST - Apple IIgs

Alt names Star Quest, SQ1, Space Quest 1, Space Quest
Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Comedy, Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.58 / 5 - 66 votes

Description of Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter

Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (aka Star Quest, SQ1, Space Quest 1), a really nice adventure game sold in 1986 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Amiga, Atari ST and Apple IIgs, time to play a sci-fi / futuristic, graphic adventure, comedy and puzzle elements video game title.

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Comments and reviews

Todd 2018-02-27 1 point DOS version

Looks like the zip is missing a few files? The install file is looking for a _sq1.bat file, but that doesn't exist in the zip.

dfortae 2018-01-12 0 point DOS version

I review Space Quest 1, The Sarien Encounter here:

Roan 2017-10-03 0 point DOS version

Will someone please tell me how the hell I install it!?

randomhelpfulguy 2017-09-16 0 point DOS version

Once you get the game loaded in dos-box, type SQ to start it. P.S. SQ NEEDS to be capital.

HELP 2017-01-23 -2 points DOS version

What command do you put in to get into space quest?

Whokudoc 2015-01-30 -1 point DOS version

they should really label the ones that are remade.. took me a while to find the original

game22 2014-07-28 -3 points DOS version

When I try to launch the game in DOSBox I get the message "bad program image". Can anyone help? I'm no DOS expert.

Janzyk 2013-12-29 0 point DOS version

Most amazing game growing up. Excellent story and lots of laughs.

Rowtheboat 2013-09-16 0 point DOS version


Dan 2012-10-07 2 points DOS version

Wait... I can either download it for FREE here,
or PAY for it on .__.

HuntingTarg 2010-12-06 1 point DOS version

Silly, serious, stupid, scary,... and space lizards. All in one game. Use laguage, (ill) logic, and arrow keys to escape from your broom closet and exact revenge on those scaly slithering slimeballs. Go forth, Roger Wilco, and polish your destiny!

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Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter was also released on the following systems:


Atari ST

Apple IIgs

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