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Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.5
Macintosh
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4.1
Apple IIgs
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3.8

Trivia

In the comic book that is part of the game's manual, Roger Wilco is shown as having blond hair, however in the game he has brown hair.

Contributed by Ricky Derocher (14382) on Jul 17, 2008. -- edit trivia



Sludge Vohual is of course a spoof of Darth Vader from Star Wars, and the monkey guards are a spoof of Planet of the Apes.

Contributed by Ricky Derocher (14382) on Sep 20, 2005. -- edit trivia



When you select About SQ2 from the Sierra menu after you die, you'll get a message that says

We hope you're not looking for someone to blame just because you died
rather than the usual message.

Contributed by *Katakis* (37801) on May 23, 2003. -- edit trivia



Budget re-releases of the game had a copy of the in-box comic in black and white instead of the colour original (well, it was a *budget* re-release!)

Contributed by Jayson Firestorm (153) on Jul 25, 2002. -- edit trivia



The back of the (original release) box said that Vohaul is "...madder than a drenched Astrochicken". An intriguing phrase to use, as Astro Chicken hadn’t yet been seen in either of the games - it would make it's debut appearance in 'Space Quest III'.

Contributed by Jayson Firestorm (153) on Jul 25, 2002. -- edit trivia



For some unexplained reason, Sludge Vohaul's name has mysteriously changed from Slash Vohaul in the first game. (It's not really known why - maybe Sierra thought "Slash" could be taken to sound a little rude for a family game?) Either way, it would remain as Sludge Vohaul for the rest of the series.

Contributed by Jayson Firestorm (153) on Jul 25, 2002. -- edit trivia



In the decontamination area (this is where you change your clothes at the start of the game) open your locker. In your locker there are two objects you can take but there's also this joke. Type:

GET CONDOM

The game will respond with:

Sorry. The used Nancy Reagan autographed "Just Say No" condom had to be removed for the shipping version.

A big thank you to the excellentVirtual Broomcloset website for this one.

Contributed by Roedie (5226) on Jun 15, 2002. -- edit trivia



When you're inside Vohaul's asteroid, go to the bathroom on the 4th floor and enter the booth that isn't occupied. Close the door and type:

READ WRITINGS

Among the responses (just repeat the command a couple of times to read them all) the game gives you there's this one referring to the hero from King's Quest:

"Sir Graham Cross Dresses!"

Another one is:

"Ken was here! (So was Al, but we had to repaint afterward.)"

Ken & Al are of course Sierra developers Ken Williams & Al Lowe.

Contributed by Roedie (5226) on Jun 11, 2002. -- edit trivia



One little quirk: Space Quest 2 is the only Space Quest where you do not use Buckazoids (the Space Quest intergalactic currency).

Contributed by Gothicgene (83) on Jul 06, 2001. -- edit trivia



Extras

The box included a comic book named "Space Piston" to acquaint newcomers to Roger Wilco, the ex-janitor which became a hero in Space Quest.

Graphics

While it is mentioned on the box that VGA and MCGA are "supported" (they were introduced the same year as this game), they are not "used". The game still used AGI's 16 color low-res mode.

References

The game contains more allusions to the Larry series. When Roger is caught outside the swamp and thrown into a cage during his unconsciousness he dreams about being a character named Larry and having some incidents with women.

Contributed by Olivier Masse (421) on May 22, 1999. [revised by : mailmanppa (1421)]. -- edit trivia