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The Space Bar

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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3.4
Windows
78
3.3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Space Bar Windows Playing Flubix in the jar of water
The Space Bar Windows A talking potted plant!!
The Space Bar Windows A human rest-room.
The Space Bar Windows Dancing area.

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User Reviews

Intriguing, imaginative and one of a kind! Windows monkeyislandgirl (8626)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Windows May, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Just Adventure Macintosh Feb 01, 2006 A- 91
Electric Games Windows 1997 89 out of 100 89
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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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Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1352) and Terok Nor (18430)