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Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (DOS)

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Description

The ace janitor Roger Wilco thought he'd seen the last of Sludge Vohaul. However, like every evil scientist is supposed to, Vohaul returns with an even meaner scheme. This time he intends to infest the planet Xenon with thousands of genetically engineered door-to-door life insurance salesmen. The last thing he wants is Roger messing things up, and so the brave janitor is captured and brought to the planet Labion to spend the rest of his days working in Vohaul's mines. Fortunately, the shuttle that takes him to the mines crashes, and Roger is the only survivor. He will have to survive the dangers of the jungle planet Labion, and eventually stop Vohaul from executing his mad plan.

Vohaul's Revenge is the sequel to The Sarien Encounter, and the second game in Sierra's humorous Space Quest series of adventure games. The player navigates Roger Wilco around with arrow keys, and interacts with the world by typing commands. Like in the previous game, there are many ways for the player character to die. Much of the gameplay is dedicated to avoiding the many traps and hazards Roger will meet on his way. Some actions must be performed quickly in order to prevent Roger from getting killed.

Screenshots

Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge DOS Introduction; the game begins here (CGA with composite monitor).
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge DOS Entering Vohaul's base. (EGA/Tandy)
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge DOS He actually looks kinda cute when he's not ravenous for human flesh
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge DOS Watch out for this root monster! (CGA with composite monitor).

Alternate Titles

  • "SQ2" -- Common abbreviated title
  • "Space Quest: Chapter Two - Vohaul's Revenge" -- In-game title
  • "Space Quest 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Suspense and adventuring in a concise form אולג 小奥 (168604) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Fair but very average sequel in the series Jayson Firestorm (153) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
The game that introduced me to my favorite villain of the series *Katakis* (37795) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
15 hilarious ways to die Alex Man (32) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars
Hysterical follow-up to another great game ex_navynuke! (48) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
A worthy sequel. Another of Sierra's high-quality games. Mirrorshades2k (273) unrated

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 23, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The DOS Spirit Dec 10, 2012 4.5 out of 6 75
Power Play Dec, 1988 69 out of 100 69
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 63 out of 100 63
Adventure Gamers Aug 01, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure 1999 C+ 58
Aventura y Cía Apr 28, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Budget re-releases of the game had a copy of the in-box comic in black and white instead of the colour original (well, it was a *budget* re-release!)

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for SQ2 (These questions and answers will help you solve the game without spoiling it for you.)
  • "Roger Crawling" screen saver for Windows (Figuring out how to convince the parser that you wanted to hold the glowing orium gem in your mouth was the hard part! Now enjoy the fruits of your labours as Roger kicks in with psychedelically-illuminated wanderings (and a relevant, toggleable MIDI soundtrack) through Labion's caves (including squid!) on your desktop to save your monitor from the anachronistic plague of burn-in. From Chris Geroux, as "ScumSoft".)
  • ScummVM (supports the DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Apple IIgs versions of Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge under Windown Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
  • SpaceQuest.Net - Space Quest 2 (Extremely comprehensive site about Space Quest 2: Basic game information, hints, documentation, downloads and behind the scenes stuff, for example a downloadable PDF manual, scans of the official hint book, easter eggs, fun facts, cancelled stuff etc. etc. etc.)
Olivier Masse (421) added Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (DOS) on May 22, 1999
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