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The Space Bar

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.4
Windows
78
3.3

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Jewel Case - Windows (Germany):
    Willkommen in der Zukunft, wo man Ihnen Unmenschliches abverlangt. Sie sind Alias Node, ein Detektiv, dem man den ausgeflipptesten Fall im Universum übertragen hat. Sie sollen auf dem Planeten Armpit VI einen Dieb und Mörder schnappen, bevor er sich auf Nimmerwiedersehen davonmacht.
    Alle Spuren füren in die schäbige Bar des Weltraumhafens. Doch hier treibt sich eine kunterbunte Ansammlung von merkwürdigen Außerirdischen herum. Und Sie haben keinen Schimmer, nach wem (oder was) Sie hier eigentlich suche. Also: mit den Außerirdischen reden und geschickt den Schuldigen ausmachen. Aber trödeln Sie nicht herum, denn die Zeit ist knapp!
    • Drei CDs entführen Sie in den aufgeflipptesten Spielspaß aller Planeten.
    • Hunderte von kniffligen Rätsel fordern Ihr ganzes detektivisches Können
    • Ein phantasievolles 360°-Rundumblick in aufregende außerirdische Welten.


    Der Kult-Autor für Adventure-Spiele STEVE MERETZKY und der Charakter-Designer RON COBB (Star Wars) garantieren einen optischen Leckerbissen

    "THIS IS ONE ADVENTURE THAT DOESN'T CUT ANY CORNERS IN THE GAMEPLAY DEPARTMENT WITH THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED PUZZLES THAT KEEP YOU BUSY LONG AFTER THE BELLY LAUGHS ARE GONE." - PC Games

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (101552) on Apr 21, 2009.

Back of Box - Windows (US):

    Play as Alias Node, a human detective
    working on planet Armpit VI. Your assignment? Catch a shifty criminal
    wanted for grand theft and murder before he escapes the planet.

    Clues to the criminals whereabouts point to a seedy spaceport bar. No easy task - picking out a criminal from the motley assortment of aliens you find there. You have no idea who - or what - you're looking for but interviewing aliens is the only way to track the suspect. You'll want to stay well past "last call" in order to crack this comic case!
    • Three discs of hilarious gameplay

    • Hundred of puzzles to solve.

    • Smooth-motion 360 degree views of imaginative alien environments.
    "This is one adventure that doesn't cut any corners in the gameplay department with thoughtfully designed puzzles that keep you busy long after the belly laughs are gone." - PC Gamer

    Game design by award-winning adventure game designer STEVE MERETZKY of Infocom fame.

    Character design by RON COBB, conceptual designer of the aliens in the Star Wars cantina scene.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on May 14, 2007.

Unknown Source:
    The Space Bar is the hilariously funny game that is poised to set a new standard for graphic adventures. It comes from a collaboration of the zany imagination of Steve Meretzky, and the visionary genius of Ron Cobb.

    In The Space Bar, you’ll play Alias Node, a cop on a hardscrabble mining planet, Armpit VI. You are sent to The Thirsty Tentacle to track down a dangerous criminal who has made off with hot industrial secrets. Your mission: figure out which of the dozens of aliens in the bar is the thief, and arrest him/her/it before the next shuttle departure.

    One of your police skills is an interrogation technique called Empathy Telepathy (or emp-tel) which allows you to relive a suspect’s memory. These emp-tel flashbacks allow you to become 8 different aliens, visit their home planets, and experience those worlds through the wildly different senses and abilities of the various races. Each flashback is a game-within-a-game, with a self-contained story and set of puzzles. In addition, winning each flashback gives you a vital clue to solve the mystery back in The Thirsty Tentacle.

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1353) on Jan 03, 2001.