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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (Atari ST)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Power Play
Man bekommt pfundweise Spielwitz, eine clevere Benutzerführung und eine spritzige Geschichte, die über Wochen Spaß macht.
Pour qui apprécie le genre aventure, Zak McKracken est un incontournable. Il possède ce parfum d’intelligence et d’originalité, cette générosité ludique et scénaristique, capable de rendre un jeu indémodable, malgré le fossé technologique creusé par deux décennies de progrès.
ST Action
Overall you've got a first-rate game which doesn't take itself too seriously. Go on! treat your mind.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Der Sound besteht nur aus kurzen Jingles, und die Grafik scrollt bloß bei der Amigaversion, vom Zeichnerischen her kann sie sich aber nach wie vor auf allen Sytemen sehen lassen. Was die gelungene Menüsteuerung betrifft, so findet sie nicht umsonst im Hause Lucas auch heute nocit fast unverändert Verwendung. Insgesamt kann man also sagen, daß Zak MeKracken in den letzten Jahren erstaunlich wenig an Charme eingebüßt hat.
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The One
Although the disk accessing is slow and the movement often jerky, the programming skills, game design and packaging have one thing in common - quality. The care and attention that has gone into this game is impressive - and will still impress when you come back in a day, a week or a month.
ST/Amiga Format
Zak is a change from standard text-entry adventures, offering problems which can be solved using some good, old-fashioned lateral thinking. What slows down progress is the speed at which you move. In a conventional adventure you can zoom across locations once you know the way, but learning the route here doesn't speed things up at all. But it's a great game, providing hours of fun.
Atari ST User
Perhaps the slowish pace, the simplicity om many of the puzzles and the limited number of verbs spoiled it for me. Overall, Lucasfilm's Zak McKracken is worth playing but falls well short of the content and humour of Sierra On-Line's adventures.