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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 Entering a bar
The Space Bar Windows That's a photo from an Erotic Magazine for trees.
The Space Bar Windows Note the insectoid vision
The Space Bar Windows Being stranded in the desert with Thud, mailbox and an air-crush.

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Macintosh May, 1997 94 out of 100 94
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
Gamezilla Windows Nov 01, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Jul 25, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
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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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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