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Well, I like it... Mark Abrams (4) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (44 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Power Play (Sep, 1995)
Potzdonner, der absolute Höhepunkt der Serie! Autor Scott Murphy hat in der sechsten "Space Quest"-Episode alle kreativen Register gezogen und einen echten Adventure-Knaller der alten Schule losgelassen. In Sachen Witzfaktor pro Quadratpixel sprintet "The Spinal Frontier" locker als Erster über die Ziellinie. Der futuristische Rätselknacker wird nur mit Mühe einen Gegenstand auf dem Bildschirm finden, der nicht Opfer von Murphys brillantem Wortwitz wird. Wer sich nur etwas im Science-fiction-Genre auskennt, egal ob Buch oder Film, der wird sich garantiert schlapplachen. Ein Novum im "Space Quest"-Universum: Auf die nervenden Geschicklichkeitseinlagen der Vorgänger wird im jüngsten Teil komplett verzichtet. Ebenfalls unerwartet aber hochwillkommen ist die glasklare Logik der Rätsel. Auch komplexe Aufgaben sind mit ausdauerndem Nachdenken zu lösen.
Pelit (Jul, 1995)
Space Quest 6 on pääosin hyvin onnistunut peli. Vaikeustaso on sopivan haastava eikä typeriä, keinotekoisia pelinpidennysongelmia ole lipsunut mukaan. Pelin pituuskin on juuri sopiva: ei liian pitkä, eikä harmittavan lyhyt.
Coming Soon Magazine (Nov 30, 1995)
"Space Quest VI: Roger Wilco and the Spinal Frontier" is the first title of the series to be available exclusively on CD-ROM. There are over 600Mb of data occupied by SVGA graphics and voices from dialogues and narration which makes a release on floppy virtually impossible. The game can be played using the DOS and Windows environments, like most other new titles released by Sierra On-Line lately. However, it probably won't be the case for products in 96 as Windows 95 seems to have been adopted by game makers as the perfect gaming environment!
Freak (May, 1995)
אווירת הומור מלווה את המשחקים האחרונים של סיירה. את הבטן לא תחזיקו מרוב צחוק אבל לחייך תחייכו הרבה.
Space Quest VI is nothing new as adventure games go, but it's definitely the most intricate and biggest of the Space Quest games. Fans of the series will be glad to know SQ6 hasn't lost any of it's charm and originality, as so many other series tend to. If you're looking for a good, clean family game that's sure to keep you playing for weeks, this is the game for you.
PC Gamer (Sep, 1995)
It's hard to keep a good man down. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Quitters never win, and winners never quit.
Score (Sep, 1995)
Po dlouhé době jsem opět hrál adventuru od Sierry, střiženou na míru, detailně propracovanou, vtipnou, místy až k zbláznění obtížnou, ale stále logickou.
GAMbIT Magazine (Aug, 1995)
Niet echt origineel, soms met wat flauwe humor maar al bij al toch nog stukken beter dan wat de concurrentie te bieden heeft. Wat mij betreft ben ik klaar voor Space Quest 7.... Komt er nog wat van, Sierra ?
PC Joker (Aug, 1995)
An Abwechslung und Lachsalven herrscht somit kein Mangel, allerdings hätten die Animationen ruhig etwas aufwendiger und das Handling etwas umgänglicher ausfallen dürfen. Fans der Serie werden darüber aber gerne hinweg grinsen, zumal der Gag-Faktor hoch, die Begleitmusik passend und die Kommentare aus dem Off zu jeder Aktion eine nette Idee sind. Übrigens läuft die Futuro-Comedy auch unter „Windows 3. 1“ sowie „Windows 95“ und wird demnächst in einer komplett deutschen Version zu haben sein.
Quandary (Aug 13, 1995)
Roger Wilco returns in this latest episode from Sierra complete with bad puns and tongue-in-cheek references to earlier Space Quest games and popular science fiction films and TV shows. To name just the most obvious, Star Trek, Star Wars, Aliens, Indiana Jones and even Asimov's Fantastic Voyage, all are parodied lovingly, if unmercifully. Those of you who delight in identifying obscure references will have a fun time with this game.
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.
High Score (Nov, 1995)
Till skillnad från den interaktiva kalkonen Phantasmagoria, finns det faktiskt riktigt mycket att göra i Space Quest VI (även om problemen ibland är väl subtila).
Just Adventure (Jan 01, 2000)
The subtitle of Space Quest VI, "The Spinal Frontier," is obviously a parody on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Besides the name similarities, these two pieces of science fiction have one major thing in common--Star Trek V was undoubtedly the lamest, most pathetic, most forlorn, and any-other-synonym-for-pitiful-and-bad-you-can-think-of of the Star Trek movies, and Space Quest VI seems to carry that torch as well for the Space Quest series. While not a totally horrible game, knowing that The Spinal Frontier is the last of the Space Quest series is sure to leave any fan disappointed.
Adventure Gamers (May 27, 2011)
Though Roger Wilco fanatics may manage to find something to love here, most other players can safely skip the final entry in the Space Quest franchise.