Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers Sierra On-Line 1990

Following his humorous adventures in Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, Roger Wilco is relaxing at his favorite pub somewhere in time and space when heavily armed soldiers enter the room. Carrying a parting message from Roger's old nemesis, Sludge Vohaul, they plan to get rid of the janitorial hero, execution style. That is until a man with an over-sized hair dryer helps Roger escape through a time rip into the future. Now Roger Wilco has woken up on his home planet, sometime in Space Quest XII. The series has gone to ruin without it's hero, Vohaul rules all. Roger must quickly hotwire a time pod and undo Vohaul's plot. The most logical way to do this is to run amok through past, future and the end of the universe, having a few laughs along the way. If there's a few spare moments, he might swing by the galaxy's biggest mall, charm his ex-girlfriend whom he knows nothing about and provoke some brawly monochrome bikers living in the original graphics of Space Quest I. Space Quest IV is the first in the series to feature Sierra's SCI interface (better known as "VGA icons"). Sierra's standard icon set, used here, includes icons for Walking, Looking, Using/Pickup, Smelling, Tasting as well as inventory access. Roger Wilco is shown on the screen from the exterior in multiple viewpoints. It was released on floppy disks initially, and then on CD-ROM in December 1992 with full speech support and featuring Laugh-In announcer Gary Owens as the voice of the narrator. It featured 256-color hand painted graphics and a fully mouse-driven interface. It was one of the first games to use motion capture animation. The game cost over US$1,000,000 to produce, but sold m ore than its three predecessors combined. Like Space Quest III, this one featured a mini-game: Ms. Astro Chicken.
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Freeware Ms. Astro Chicken Mini-Game ~340kb (@ Spacequest.net)
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Full Demo 6MB (@ XTC Abandonware)
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ISO Demo 84MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
2006 Collection DosBox Update
CD Version included in Space Quest Collector's Edition (1994 Version) ISO Demo 180MB (uploaded by Egon68)
(6x 1.44MB) Floppy Image v1.1 (uploaded by Molitor)
included in Space Quest Collection (2006 WinXP Version) ISO Demo 725MB (uploaded by Shattered)
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included in Space Quest 4-6 GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.13 516.7MB (uploaded by hgdagon)


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