Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In some ways, the best thing about SPACE QUEST 6 is its title: both the subtitle, which offers the best pun in the game, and the mere fact that the game is a new SPACE QUEST at all, regardless of how good it is. There were something like five “Police Academy” movies and eight or nine “Friday the Thirteenth” installments, and it wasn't because they kept getting better every time. People like what they are familiar with, and those sorts of people will like SPACE QUEST 6 just fine. As for me, though, I'd rather see something brand new, different, and more inspired than yet another go 'round in a well-worn groove. Inspired silliness and crudeness can be great fun – look at FREDDY PHARKAS or LEISURE SUIT LARRY. But take away the inspiration and what's left, the merely silly and the merely crude, gives you sadly little to get excited about.