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The Space Bar (Windows)

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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.


The Space Bar Windows Note the insectoid vision
The Space Bar Windows Death screen
The Space Bar Windows An egg you must protect
The Space Bar Windows Soldier 714

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User Reviews

Intriguing, imaginative and one of a kind! monkeyislandgirl (8626) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine May, 1997 94 out of 100 94
Electric Games 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gamezilla Nov 01, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Jul 25, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 07, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In the betting parlor, there are sound effects from a Galaga arcade machine playing in the background. If you listen closely, you can sometimes hear a Ms. Pac-Man as well.

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Adam Baratz (1352) added The Space Bar (Windows) on Jan 03, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18455)