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Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

On board of the Freighter

On board of the Freighter

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Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, the third game in Sierra Entertainment's Space Quest series. In this game Roger Wilco discovers the sinister activities of a video game company known as ScumSoft run by the "Pirates of Pestulon".

The game uses the SCI0 adventure game engine that also powered Leisure Suit Larry 2 and 3, Kings Quest 4, and more. This engine allows 320x200 pixels 16 color graphics, fluent cartoon animation and text parser + mouse control. The engine is also hailed for the ability to create 3D games, which meant the player could move their character around the screen and behind objects.

Thanks to this engine, Space Quest III has better graphics and cool music and sound effects. The locations in this game are fanciful and well developed. Combined with Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe's humor makes Space Quest III one of the best adventure games Sierra has ever made!

See also Comparison between CGA, EGA and VGA graphics if you're curious how Space Quest III looks in CGA.

All screenshots

thumbnail The Sierra logo (A mountain somewhere in Yosemite National Park)
Space Quest III: The P...
The Sierra logo (A mountain somewhere in Yosemite Natio...
thumbnail The Space Quest III title screen
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The Space Quest III title screen
thumbnail The robotic junk freighter detects the escape pod and hauls it aboard.
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The robotic junk freighter detects the escape pod and h...
thumbnail On board of the Freighter
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On board of the Freighter
thumbnail Riding the grabber
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Riding the grabber
thumbnail Roger falls in a pile of garbage somewhere on the Freighter
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Roger falls in a pile of garbage somewhere on the Freig...
thumbnail Look at that angry rat. Roger stole his auxiliary reactor.
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Look at that angry rat. Roger stole his auxiliary react...
thumbnail Finally escaping that garbage freighter!
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Finally escaping that garbage freighter!
thumbnail Roger decides to land on Planet Phleebhut
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Roger decides to land on Planet Phleebhut
thumbnail Bad weather on Planet Phleebhut. The sign says: Just Ahead! Visit the Mog Memorial and the galaxy famous World O' Wonders
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Bad weather on Planet Phleebhut. The sign says: Just Ah...
thumbnail Fester Blatz's World-O-Wonders!
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Fester Blatz's World-O-Wonders!
thumbnail Fester Blatz likes the piece of Orion
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Fester Blatz likes the piece of Orion
thumbnail Arnoid The Annihilator, from the Gippazoid Novelty Company
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Arnoid The Annihilator, from the Gippazoid Novelty Comp...
thumbnail Roger Wilco in a difficult situation
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Roger Wilco in a difficult situation
thumbnail Monolith Burger employee of the week
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Monolith Burger employee of the week
thumbnail Would you like Blattfruit Pie with that??
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Would you like Blattfruit Pie with that??
thumbnail Roger feels pretty bad after eating that Big Belcher Combo.
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Roger feels pretty bad after eating that Big Belcher Co...
thumbnail Landing on Planet Ortega
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Landing on Planet Ortega
thumbnail Lot of volcanic activity on Planet Ortega
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Lot of volcanic activity on Planet Ortega
thumbnail The ScumSoft employees
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The ScumSoft employees
thumbnail The moon of Planet Pestulon
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The moon of Planet Pestulon
thumbnail Walking to the volcano
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Walking to the volcano
thumbnail Near the force field generator
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Near the force field generator
thumbnail Roger drops the detonator in the volcano
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Roger drops the detonator in the volcano
thumbnail The hidden moon Pestulon
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The hidden moon Pestulon
thumbnail Roger lands on the surface of planet Pestulon
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Roger lands on the surface of planet Pestulon
thumbnail Near the Scumsoft entrance
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Near the Scumsoft entrance
thumbnail Rogers disguise is failing
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Rogers disguise is failing
thumbnail Rogers spaceship has been taken away
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Rogers spaceship has been taken away
thumbnail Roger uses a copy of Elmo Pug to get in
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Roger uses a copy of Elmo Pug to get in
thumbnail Roger and the two guys from Andromeda are taken away
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Roger and the two guys from Andromeda are taken away
thumbnail Roger gets taken to the Nukem Dukem robot
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Roger gets taken to the Nukem Dukem robot
thumbnail The guys escape from the black hole
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The guys escape from the black hole
thumbnail A seemingly habitable planet
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A seemingly habitable planet
thumbnail The sierra headquarters
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The sierra headquarters
thumbnail Say... Uh...Mr. Williams. Do you need a janitor?
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Say... Uh...Mr. Williams. Do you need a janitor?

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Video game   Adventure   Pirates   Robot   Roger wilco   Two guys andromeda   Sciv   Scumsoft   Janitor   Sierra   Ortega   Phleebut   Pestulon   Planet   Space   Blattfruit pie   Spaceship   Adventure game   Ega graphics   Black hole  

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