Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative

Moby ID: 1210
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This is an interactive fiction game based on the Star Trek Universe. The game features dialog and input boxes in addition to the traditional single command-line IF interface.

Your mission is to solve the Kobayashi Alternative Command Performance Evaluation. You play as Captain Kirk and command your crew through numerous star systems and planet surfaces. You can explore the many immense decks of the Enterprise in addition to completing your missions.

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Subject By Date
Bomb on Achir porkbelly Jun 4, 2012
Finding the bomb on Achir (1987 Version) Grog Logen (15) Aug 23, 2009



Legend has it that the first version of The Kobayashi Alternative could not be completed - talk about your No-Win Scenarios!

A higher version number was released a year later, which apparently fixed that and other bugs.


Simon and Schuster Software originally wanted Infocom to make the game, but they wanted to buy the company outright, for a then unprecedented $28 million. Sadly, Infocom was concerned about losing artistic control and didn't take the deal.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Will D.

Commodore 64 added by 80. Macintosh added by Kabushi. Apple II added by Servo.

Additional contributors: Tony Van, gilgamex, Игги Друге, Morpheus Kitami.

Game added March 28, 2000. Last modified January 17, 2024.