When we last saw Roger he was getting sucked down a giant whirlpool. All in a day's work for an intrepid space janitor! Where will he go from here?
I actually rarely see the face back there JUST A ROCKFACE TO ME
Looks safe enough
BEST PLACE FOR LABION TERROR
SO HERE IS DEAD END NUMBER... THREE? I forget the number we left off on last time but yeah, this one is particularly nasty. REMEMBER THAT MAILING FORM THAT YOU HAD THAT THE GAME NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT? If you didn't mail it in the convenient mailbox then you can get all the way here and then get stuck and have to restart, since you can't go back and there's no way past this screen otherwise. SIERRA GAMES!!
So let's backtrack and mail this form properlike
BETTER MAKE SURE YOU PICK THIS OBJECT UP BEFORE YOU LEAVE
YOU CAN FORGET IT IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL not that i've ever done that
NOW THE PIKMIN HORDES ARE MINE TO CONTROL
one step above "the whistle is whistle shaped"
And back through the rest of the game...
CAN ONLY DIVE IN THAT ONE AREA OF THE GAME
THE ONLY PLACE IT MATTERS
The Tasmanian Devil!
WON'T KNOW UNLESS I TEST IT MYSELF
Kay let's try this again I'LL JUST HIDE BEHIND THIS BUSH
HOW DID YOU FIND ME
let's see if tasmanian devils can swim
Then it just buzzed around the screen endlessly, so I left and came back.
VICTORY, THIS PRECIOUS ROCK IS NOW MINE
all that work for this payoff, yes
Alright, this screen is kind of unique in that, as far as I remember, there are multiple ways to get through it, which is very unusual for a Sierra game. Most of the time there is one correct way to do things or YOU DIE
But I think there are other ways to get through here if you're creative/patient enough
My death did some good!
As you probably guessed, the guard wanders back and forth up there and every now and then goes out of sight behind a pillar, giving you a chance to sneak about.
TA RA 8U
Made my way to the door and what the
HEY REMEMBER THAT KEYCARD YOU HOPEFULLY GOT OFF THAT DEAD GUARD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME
HOPE YOU PICKED THAT UP CAUSE OTHERWISE YOU'RE SCREWED
WHAT DO YOU MEAN HOW, JUST PUT IT IN
GAME PUT THE KEYCARD IN HE'S TURNING AROUND
Alright let's try again. Spend some time admiring my rock here. LET'S DO SOMETHING FANCY
the jockstrap from the beginning
you picked that up right
FINE IF I PHRASE IT THIS WAY WILL YOU DO IT
GDIT GAME I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO
FINE BE THAT WAY
Guard comes rushing down as you might expect. HI
I WAS JUST LEAVING
So here's one way you can do it, you can throw the rock and then run up to the door and hide while the guard comes out, and get up the elevator while the guard is distracted.
gonna heave this sucker straight out the county
TIRED OF DUCKING YOU GUARD
longest command in the game? perhaps
Roger just killing dudes left and right here. THIS IS THE FANCY WAY TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE
or at least the one involving the most items and thus the most points
MAYBE this guard would have a keycard if you didn't already have one
i wouldn't count on it
I KNOW HE HAD ONE
so picky about what commands do what
This looks familiar!
Case in point, it took me way too long to find the stupid hatch on this thing despite it saying it's on the rear left. I DON'T KNOW IT'S WEIRD SHUT UP
lookin good roger
You can spend a bunch of time noodling around in here but there aren't too many amusing messages sadly.
Roger looks a little down
GONNA ADJUST YOUR ATTITUDE
SO FAR SO GOOD
seems straightforward enough
Alright there we go. Sort of.
FUN WITH FINDING THE RIGHT COMMANDS
okay i got this
AFTER SUCH AN EXCITING SEQUENCE TOO
WAIT WRONG BUTTON
Vohaul you sure go through a lot of trouble to toy with an idiot janitor.
JUST AS PLANNED
Time to wander aimlessly around
Thank god my hamsters were getting everywhere
GDIT SPACE QUEST
BUT WHERE'S THE SECOND FLOOR
Since it's first on the list
How dangerous could a floor buffer be?
This always made me feel like something would come of it but nope, Vohaul's just watching you via security cameras.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
The waxer runs up and down the corridors on this floor and there's no way to get around or avoid it. So if it comes at you, the only thing you can do is turn around and get in the elevator and wait for it to go by before trying again. THIS GETS VERY FRUSTRATING VERY QUICKLY AS YOU CAN IMAGINE
Dum de dum
BETTER STEP INSIDE HERE IMMEDIATELY
NO ON SCREEN INDICATION, JUST BETTER LOOK AND FIND IT
How could something so silly be important, what a laugh
That is the only thing on this entire floor. NO JOKE
And there's an identical closet on the next floor!
YOU NEVER KNOW
A quick pitstop is in order!
Kojima would love this.
REALLY WANTED HIS FLOORS CLEAN THOUGH
LOT OF TIME SPENT DESCRIBING THIS BATHROOM
Sure why not
haha a single herpe
IT'S HERE, I'M HERE
NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THAT
Dancing, flailing, you know
IMPORTANT INTERLUDES THAT CAN'T BE MISSED
this is such an odd way to describe it
Alright enough goofing off
ENDLESS SAMEY CORRIDORS better stick my hand right in here
Hee hee hee
This is lampshaded again in 3 as you'll see whenever we get to it.
EVERYTHING, IT'S ALL MINE
BETTER BE THOROUGH
So supportive, Space Quest.
The secret to avoiding death? Just stay away from the bars. PROBLEM SOLVED
AN ALIEN!! WITH WAX LIPS!!
You know maybe I'm goin about this all wrong, maybe the alien is just trying to talk to me!
YOU'LL CALL ME RIGHT??
In spite of being frenched by an alien, Roger seems to be alright. LET'S SAY THAT MAYBE YOU THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A FUNNY INTERLUDE AND NOTHING WOULD COME OF IT, AND LET'S KEEP GOING
It's sort of hard to make it clear in games like this when one thing is front of another, or at least it was sort of hard for me to tell as a kid. YOU CAN GO UNDER THIS WALKWAY THOUGH
MORE HALLWAYS, HURRAY
IT'S LIME JELLO JUST FOR YOU!
Or highly delicious, who can say
ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT
SO HOW TO ESCAPE THIS ACID POOL?
i want you to think really hard about this
think about all the items i've picked up
think about everything you've seen in the game so far
think about where i am and what's happening
think about possible things that roger could do
how can i escape the acid pool? the door's closed and the walls are blocked. how to get out? TRY AND COME UP WITH A THEORY
COME UP WITH A PLAN
THINK ABOUT IT
REALLY THINK ABOUT IT
WAS IT THIS???
BECAUSE IF IT WAS I WILL BE VERY SURPRISED
I think we found this solution honestly by just trying everything we could with whatever items we had at the time and then it actually worked
BY THE WAY HOPE YOU GOT THE PLUNGER BEFORE COMING DOWN HERE
BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET BACK
but that'd be too easy
Simply stick the plunger when the edge of the floor is closer to you. PROBLEM SOLVED
HA HA! This puzzle tripped us up for ages.
Robots! I bet they'll be my friends.
Let's go this way.
More robots! What to do.
DID YOU SEE THAT SPRINKLER HEAD UP THERE
SURE HOPE YOU DID
I have a plan.
HA HA, VICTORY
I picked up the items to do this while totally not remembering what they were used for and yet when I got here I instantly knew what to do. ANCIENT PUZZLES PROGRAMMED INTO MY MEMORY
Maybe shouldn't have installed them on the one floor with sprinklers as a thought.
DUN DUN DUUUN
Sorta askin for it, Vohaul.
TRUE TO HIS WORD, YOU CAN JUST WANDER AROUND WHEREVER YOU WANT
I was going to give you this present
WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST MAKE IT A NORMAL LASER VOHAUL
COULD THIS HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?
I managed to get the one shot of this room where you can't see Roger behind the wires, way to go self.
His royal lardness
VENTS? I MUST GET INSIDE THEM
MORE MURDER FOR ROGER
Come on Vohaul what did you seriously think was going to happen
time to tell the internet
And Roger leaps all over the keyboard, haha.
Probably went on a lunch break.
ALWAYS SEARCH THE BODY
Did Vohaul set up his asteroid to self-destruct when he died? Eh, seems about right for a mad scientist. Sucks for all those critters in the bathrooms and cages though.
Got that done anyway
TIME TO SAVE THE GALAXY!
I MEANT TO DO THAT
I WANTED TO SAY HI TO THE ATOMS
Could be done a little more carefully but the decorator was so busy
SO let's say you didn't notice the monitor or didn't care. LET'S MOVE ON WITHOUT IT
these diagonal stairs are the greatest foe you've faced in the game so far
Finally up and out and here we go
NEVER KNOW WHEN IT'LL COME IN HANDY
hope you looked in this box
I WORKED HARD FOR THOSE POINTS THOUGH
MORE HALLWAYS as a note there is a constant alarm here going VREEEE VREEEE VREEE VREEE that never stops. Just take a moment to picture it.
Sounds about right.
These look important! Also that thing looks dangerous.
And friendly! Escape pods eh, better hop into one of those.
Marrow-matic makes me think it would suck out your bone marrow but this is good too
Alright since the stupid robot won't leave me alone let's check out where the corridor goes.
Back around here! So it all adds up.
So the realtime parser is a big pain in the butt and it means you have to type FAST and also think fast, but one thing that's kind of convenient is that you can also type commands before you need them and then just press enter when you're in range. LET'S SEE IF I CAN OUTRUN THE EVIL ROBOT
I didn't catch it but basically I pressed the button, which opened the pod, then ran to the right. The robot will follow you all the way to the corridors near your ship, but it's the same speed as you so you don't have to worry too much.
SO FRENCHING THE ALIEN DID COME BACK TO HAUNT ME EVENTUALLY
That's right, you can get frenched by the alien and then get almost to the end of the game without any ill-effects until SUDDENLY YOU DIE AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
HOPE YOU DIDN'T SAVE YOUR GAME, SUCKER! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Anyway after restoring
A moment with the cubix rube puzzle
Anyway back to the robot. If you can get this far, the robot will vanish on the next screen, leaving you free to go back and check the pods again.
MAKE SURE YOU GET THIS READY BECAUSE YOUR WINDOW FOR TYPING THIS COMMAND IN IS VERY SMALL
FINALLY you can try to press the button AND get in the pod in the same run but it's practically impossible, the robot will almost always catch you before you can get in.
SO PRESS THE BUTTON, RUN, THEN COME BACK AND GET IN
Strangely don't feel a real intense sense of urgency.
eh let's skip it BLAST OFF
whaaaat i'm thirty points short, what gives
I'LL MISS YOU TOO, NARRATOR
SOUNDS GOOD SIGN ME UP
This is actually the only consequence of not aborting the launch. NOT SO BAD, CONSIDERING SOME OF THE OTHERS IN THIS GAME
BUT I CAN DO BETTER
After aborting the launch
Aw yeah now we're wait a minute I'm still short ten points. WHAT DID I FORGET?
I concluded it must have something to do with the puzzle and went to investigate.
HA, SUCKER and there's my missing ten points
would you have thought of that, i'm honestly curious
AND A FINAL NOTE
Actually we're not quite done yet.
PLAYING THE GAME'S FOR CHUMPS
AND THAT'S SPACE QUEST II! THANKS FOR WATCHING!