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The Space Bar

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An intergalactic PI named Maksh has been kidnapped. Also, an evil shape-shifter is hunting for a special data storage unit. His partner, Alias Node, has been assigned to track him down. As Alias Node, you track down the shape-shifter to a bar, much like the Mos Eisley cantina, where your goal is to find the fate of your partner, and the alien who is disguising as the shape-shifter.

You, however, have a special ability, the ability to form a mind meld with beings. You can inhabit the patrons of the bar in an effort to locate your partner and the shape-shifter. With this special ability, the game is divided into six mini-games as you search each alien for an explanation. A unique twist is that you view each game as that alien would see the world, whether as an insect, a potato, or a being with three sexes. You're able to tackle each part of the game separately, and come and go as you please in this 360-degree panorama adventure game.


The Space Bar Windows A human rest-room.
The Space Bar Windows Being stranded in the desert with Thud, mailbox and an air-crush.
The Space Bar Windows Thud will give a hard time.
The Space Bar Windows Thud is walking through a door. Literally.

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Intriguing, imaginative and one of a kind! Windows monkeyislandgirl (8630)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Windows May, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Coming Soon Magazine Macintosh May, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Just Adventure Windows Feb 01, 2006 A- 91
Electric Games Windows 1997 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Windows Mar, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Windows Jul 25, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 07, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Macworld Macintosh Feb, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 05, 1997 65 out of 100 65


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Ron Cobb, the artist who designed the aliens in this game, also designed the aliens who drank at the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars.

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