Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter

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Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter

DOS - 1991

Also released on: Amiga

Alt names SQ1VGA, Space Quest Chapter One: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter, Space Quest Chapter 1: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter, Space Quest 1: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in Canada, United States (1991)
United States (1992)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1994)
Genre Adventure
Theme Comedy, Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.56 / 5 - 39 votes

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Description of Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter

Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter is a remake of the 1986 game Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter. Utilising a point-and-click interface and featuring improved VGA graphics, this is one of several updated games that were released by Sierra On-line in the early 1990.

The first adventure of the ever popular space-janitor Roger Wilco, it sees Roger battle the sinister alien race known as the Sariens. With his ship, the Arcada, destroyed, he finds himself stranded on the planet Kerona, from which he must escape before embarking on a quest to stop the Sariens from conquering the Universe.

For those who prefer not having to type text commands, this version offers a full point and click interface instead of the older text based parser. The updated VGA graphics really add to the remake and introduce a retro-future B-movie style that would be a feature of all the later games in the series (starting with Space Quest IV which was released in the same year).

Although the game engine and graphics are updated, the story largely remains the same - it retains many of the features of 1980s adventure games. There are many ways to die and it is possible to end up in dead-ends after missing items in previous locations or through failing the in-game copy-protection. Despite all this, Space Quest is more lightweight than many of Sierra’s other releases from the time as it has more than enough humour and charm to make it worth playing. So much so, it still remains something of a cult classic among adventure gamers.

Review By Richard

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Dux Corvan 2021-09-03 2 points DOS version

WARNING: Despite what this page says, the VGA remake version Space Quest I is NOT included in the GOG package, not any other, and can't be adquired as of today.

Archaeus 2017-11-02 0 point DOS version

@JP - Mount your drive in DOSBOX, and navigate to the Space Quest folder. Then start game with 'Sierra' command.

JP 2016-11-09 -3 points

Which file actually playes the game? There's an install file here but no way to actually play using dosbox?

Kawa 2016-03-17 0 point

Whokudoc: yes, yes it is.

Whokudoc 2015-01-30 0 point DOS version

is this a remake?? it seems to have better graphics than sqIII...

trf08 2013-06-24 0 point DOS version

we´ll see ...

lordtaco 2012-08-30 -1 point DOS version

you will need the manual to play the game. Find it here:

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