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Rescue on Fractalus! (Apple II)

Rescue on Fractalus! Apple II Lucasfilm logo

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Trivia

Cancelled ports

There were plans to port this game to the Atari 7800. A prototype was started but it was never completed or released.

Development

According to designer David Fox, the game was originally meant to be set in the Star Wars universe. However, Lucasfilm did not allow this because at the time the real money was earned with licensing fees. Also the first prototype of the game did not feature a fire button because of Fox's pacifist attitude. It was added after a meeting with George Lucas during which he asked if the fire button is missing because of gameplay or philosophical reasoning.

Graphics

As the name suggests, this game uses a fractal generator to render the mountains.

Lucasfilm

Rescue on Fractalus!, along with Ballblazer, was the first games launched by LucasFilm Games.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #82 on the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Information also contributed by LepricahnsGold, Pat Cdr and PCGamer77

Contributed by Kasey Chang (3655) on Jul 22, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (101646)]. -- edit trivia