User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Starglider

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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3.4
Macintosh
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...
Amiga
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3.8

Trivia

Farewell message

When the player exits the game to DOS, the following message appears just above the command prompt: "Thank you for playing StarGlider - Have a nice DOS!"

Get Fresh

The game was shown regularly on the Saturday morning ITV kid's show Get Fresh. To quote from Rainbird's official memorial site, "two players had to battle at the same time get the highest score in a specially modified time-restricted version of the game". This was probably the first instance in UK television history of a computer game being included on a television show not as a freaky high-tech novelty, but as a organic part of youth culture, as relevant as pop music or BMX.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best Amiga Game '87
    • 1987 - Best Digitized Voice (Clare Edgeley)
Information also contributed by MS-DOS Guru.

Contributed by Ashley Pomeroy (233) on Jun 02, 2006. [revised by : Cantillon (12923) and Patrick Bregger (115638)]. -- edit trivia