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Alien Research Centre is a graphical text adventure. The player is a spacer, specifically he's a hard-up spacer, who gets a call from Brogan. Brogan's not hard up, he's rich, he owns a space ship, the Alien Research Centre or A.R.C., and Brogan has a problem.

One of the A.R.C.'s crew got high on drugs and not only did they sabotage the ship they released a number of deadly creatures. The crew are probably all dead but the ship is still intact and worth a lot of money. Your job is to board her, repair her, reach the bridge and activate the E.H.D. (Emergency Homing Device)

Armed only with a decimator cannon, and anything else they come across, the player must explore the ship, repair it, and return to Earth to collect their bonus.

This game supports the standard commands such as GET and DROP together with shortcuts such as N/S/E/W for North/South/East/West. Other commands such as SHOOT, KILL, STAB, KICK are also needed


Alien Research Centre ZX Spectrum We get to ransack the boss's office
Alien Research Centre ZX Spectrum There are other weapons to pick up like this matter disrupter. However the 'stench of rotting flesh' can only mean it didn't do it's last owner any good
Alien Research Centre ZX Spectrum As with all games of this type spelling is importanr
Alien Research Centre ZX Spectrum The title screen

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  • "A.R.C." -- In-game title

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piltdown_man (205203) added Alien Research Centre (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 01, 2017