Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters

Made by Accolade, released in 1992

The Rebirth of the Shofixti



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2006! I finally just give in and start screencapping everything. I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




I went through a bunch of the game (ZEX, Shofixti, Yehat, Umgah, Utwig, Supox, Druuge, and Thraddash tho I didn't actually finish with them yet) and ended up with 3900 screenshots in all. I have taken 3900 screenshots of this game and I'm not even done yet.

AND YOU'LL EVENTUALLY SEE ALL OF THEM! HAHAHAHAHA

Yup, there it is. Are you curious about what that has to do with ZEX's hint? It's the shape of the constellation. Check out the official map.

Fairly temperate place. Shouldn't have too much trouble with fire or earthquakes or lightning or anything.

Now, pay attention to that small square underneath my main ship on the right. That's where all the action is gonna happen.

Once you land on the planet, everything starts moving. One of those green dots moved REALLY fast. That would be ZEX's Beauty.

THERE IT IS

Clearer shot -

I am extremely lucky I have my enhancements from the Melnorme. ZEX's Beauty moves insanely fast and is also predatory, which means it chases after you. It moves quickly and with no mercy and attacks you for TONS of damage, like...Evil One amount of damage. And the Evil Ones didn't even come after you like ZEX's Beauty does.

Thankfully, my speed, enhanced fire, and protection from creatures protects me mostly. Even so, ZEX's Beauty still can get through your shields if you linger too long.

That blue glow around my lander is my protection. You reeeeally don't want that to run out.

ZZzzzzap!

Time for some more caps!

---- REPORT FROM SURFACE ----

WE HAVE FINALLY TRAPPED THE HIDEOUS BEAST WHICH HAS BEEN SO HARD TO CAPTURE THESE PAST FEW DAYS. I SWEAR, WE EMPTIED OUR STUN BATTERIES INTO THAT THING OVER A DOZEN TIMES BEFORE IT EVEN SLOWED DOWN. A FEW MORE SHOTS TO ITS BARBED HEAD, AND IT WENT DOWN, BUT WE HAD ONLY A FEW SECONDS TO GET IT INTO THE MAGNETIC RESTRAINOR BEFORE IT STARTED THRASHING AROUND AGAIN. EVEN AS I MAKE THIS REPORT, THAT DAMN MONSTER IS SHRIEKING LIKE A STEAM ENGINE AND TRYING TO TEAR ITS WAY FREE. I HOPE WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING, BRINGING THAT THING ABOARD. IF IT GETS FREE INSIDE THE SHIP, CAPTAIN, WELL... I JUST DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT. RETURNING TO SHIP.

---- END OF REPORT ----

Do you guys know what's going to happen yet?

Heh, I didn't know it had its own icon. Neat.

WOAH wrong Quasispace portal.

There we go.

Easily at least 1.5x bigger than the lander.

Heh, I'd like to see how THAT happened.

ZEX's Beauty has rage issues.

Time to recrew after all those battles with the VUX.

Theeere we go.

Man I can buy like...no good ships. Well, the Orz are good, actually.

Off to visit ZEX!

What the why are there other Intruders in ZEX's system?

Are they friendly?

Guess not.

Hee hee. I love how they ignore your questions.

Mwahahaha

Let's go Thintho let's go

I love you Thintho.

ME TOO ZEX

I'm not QUITE sure what that means but I think ZEX is happy to see you. I mean, the Beast.

I can totally imagine ZEX bouncing up and down with excitement.

I'm doing this just to mess with ZEX.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww ZEX

enough for sex

I seriously doubt it, ZEX.

You all know what's going to happen by now, I hope.

YOU SAW IT COMING DIDN'T YOU

Necessary, hehehe.

There's the "my beautiful, luscious human" line! I love that.

Whatever do you mean, ZEX?

My human love! Awwwwww.

Altho as someone pointed out, this does not speak highly for the Captain's appearance, unless hotness=ugliness for the VUX in our terms too. WHO KNOWS.

IN BED

I MEAN IF I HAD THE OPTION

What makes me wonder is that before, when you try to take the Maidens by force, ZEX fights you with his forces to the death. I guess the more you talk to him the more he falls in love with you. I'm thinkin that his modified ship may have some kind of neutralizing thing that would incapacitate the Captain's Ship so that he could board or maybe force the ship to land on his planet. I'm not sure exactly what he would do, because I know he would want the Captain alive. He could cripple the Captain's ship with limpets, I suppose, and if he does have the other artifacts (he was lying about the nullifier, but I think he would have a squadron of his other ships to surround the Captain to prevent his escape in exchange) they could be used to get the Captain into his tentacles. NO I DON'T THINK ABOUT THIS TOO MUCH SHUT UP I certainly don't have an unfinished fic where ZEX tricks the Captain into boarding his ship to deliver the Beast in person

:(

Bye Admiral ZEX. :( Your love was never meant to be.

Kinda strong weather. Maybe it suits the VUX. 39 C...isn't that pretty hot by our standards? I can't translate celsius to farenheit.

For all his talk of it being varied, ZEX's menagerie has a lot of Carousel Monsters (one of which is attacking me here) and red blobbies which name escapes me.

Aha!

Dang, no one's transcribed this. But basically SHOFIXTI MAIDENS

Let's go visit Tanaka!

Hee hee hee.

Fecund Shofixti nubiles? Thanks Captain.

hee hee.

Not like that ZEX boy. >(

Hopefully Shofixti genetics work differently than our own and they won't become inbred and deformed and etc etc.

Since it'll take a while for the Shofixti to replenish their race, I decided to finally do the Umgah thing cause I need to get rid of a ship for my eventual Shofixti Scout anyway. Off we go!

Next up, Umgah!

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