User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)
The infamous hitchhike
Survived the Vogon poetry
Opening screen/starting location. It is pitch black but DON'T PANIC!
The beginning of the game (80 column mode)
Gameplay (40 column mode)
Starting location -- no introduction
Arthur Dent is hung over, which makes all sorts of things fraught with difficulty
Perfecting a daily wake-up routine
This isn't good news!
A bold gambit
The most innocuous objects will go on to play enormous significance in the endgame.
I'm feeling better!
One of gaming's most protracted death scenes, to be sure.
Supposing I hadn't died, here's a different tack
More games need beer-drinking puzzles.
This dog will turn out to be a lot more important than its cameo here suggests.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
Hitching a lift into space
Awakening in a UFO
Receiving the Guide and using the game's internal footnoting system
Using the Guide to research Vogons
I got the Babel fish and all I got was a realization that I was years too late to get the stupid t-shirt!
Nothing good can come from this...
Cookie-saved game not loaded
Clearly I need some help.
Handily, this new interface shows objects in the inventory and shows their names on mouse-over.
The sub-etha net is accessed when a new location is visited.
An early death
The HHG game and its legendary footnoting system
This will prove to be important later on.
The house is a pile of rubble, but larger things are afoot.
We will come to know this darkness very well indeed.
Emerging into the Vogon hold.
Looking up Vogons on the Guide.
I got the Babel fish!
A rare fan illustration from game 2
Emerging into the Heart of Gold.
They will remain in that sauna for the entire remainder of the game!
Title screen and introduction
I woke up in my room, attempting to start the day
A large yellow bulldozer is attempting to wreck my house!
Starting the day in your bedroom
The solid gold re-release
Brushing teeth and inventory
It's a Douglas Adams-game, which explains why you can't even die in an ordinary way.
Bedroom - game start
Exploring the room
Front of House
Friend Ford arrives
Pub - muscle relaxant?
Title and intro part 1
Title and intro part 2
Trying to wake up in the morning
Someone is trying to knock down your house
In the CoCo version descriptions often don't fit on a single screen
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