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Stationfall is a text adventure game and a sequel to Planetfall, featuring the same protagonist who has been promoted from Ensign Seventh Class to Lieutenant First Class. However, the current work in the Stellar Patrol seems to be less satisfying than before, as the Lieutenant has to deal with boring paperwork. One day the Lieutenant receives an assignment that involves accompanying a spacetruck to a space station and picking up a load of "Request for Stellar Patrol Issue Regulation Black Form Binders Request Form Forms". The Lieutenant travels to the space station with his robotic side-kick Floyd. Once they arrive, they find it deserted, with only an ostrich and an Arcturian balloon creature left untouched. The two must investigate the station and find out what happened.


Stationfall Macintosh Landing at station
Stationfall Amstrad CPC Title and game start
Stationfall Commodore 64 Cargo bay.
Stationfall Macintosh Level Five

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Alternate Titles

  • "Stationfall: Floyd is back in the Boffoid Sequel to Planetfall." -- Tag-lined title
  • "Stationfall - a science fiction story" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Good sequel to Planetfall but a bit to much the same DOS David Ledgard (63)
Not as good as Planetfall DOS Tony Van (2855)

Critic Reviews

Commodore User Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 39 out of 40 98
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 87 out of 100 87
Happy Computer DOS 1986 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Disk User Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
SPAG DOS Apr 19, 1995 7.7 out of 10 77
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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A novelisation (perhaps better termed a cross-promotional tie-in loosely related to the original property) of the game was produced by Byron Preiss (with a grey-striped cover design emulating Infocom game packaging), published by Avon Books. It was written by Arthur Byron Cover and first published in December of 1989. Its ISBN is 0-380-75387-1 and the rear cover blurb reads as follows:

"Arthur Byron Cover combines the antic sense of Robert Sheckley, the far travelling of A. E. Van Vogt, the deadly serious wry whimsy of Kurt Vonnegut... with a fresh, invigorating talent all his own." - Harlan Ellison


Homer Hunter escaped from the planet where he was stranded. He escaped right into a war on the space station Aurelian, a war that involved terrorists, vampires, and 00pi, the most famous spy in the history of the Third Galactic Empire.

Things were not going Homer's way.

Even Oliver, his faithful robot sidekick, was getting a little erratic. But Homer could still depend on the advice of the ghost of his beloved robot Floyd. "Use the Farce," Floyd told him. Now he just had to figure out what The Farce was...

In addition to this novelisation, the Infocom books schedule showed a third title, "Futurefall" (also to be written by Arthur Byron Cover), planned for publication... but it never turned up, nor the game it was presumably tied into.

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