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Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

The hot Latex Babes from Estros are pretty angry at Roger.. You've got a lot of nerve coming back here, Roger Wilco.

The hot Latex Babes from Estros are pretty angry at Roger.. You've got a lot of nerve coming back here, Roger Wilco.

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About 5 years after playing The Pirates of Pestulon, I bought it's sequel: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers. I was always wondering what happened to Roger Wilco, after leaving planet Earth in the Aluminum Mallard.

In this episode Roger Wilco returns to his home planet, only to find out that an infomorph of Sludge Vohaul is chasing him in an attempt to finally kill him. When he's attacked by the heavily armed soldiers, a mysterious stranger saves him and sends Roger to Space Quest XII: Vohaul's Revenge.

What's new in this game is the hand painted VGA graphics, a full mouse-driven interface and motion capture animation. Altough this game is still designed by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, these big changes always made me think this game was a bit different than the previous games. I think the EGA graphics from Space Quest III looked better than the VGA graphics in this game. Luckily you can still travel back to Space Quest III in the time pod.

Also new in this game is the extraordinary narration from one of the most experienced in the business: Gary Owens. There's lots of humor in his lines, especially when using the smell and lick buttons, which are only in this game to create funny responses. The two guys from Andromeda really prefered to use a text-based parser, just like the previous games.

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thumbnail The opening screen: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Space Quest IV: Roger ...
The opening screen: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
thumbnail Casually glancing at the status line you happen to notice that you're in Space Quest XII!
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Casually glancing at the status line you happen to noti...
thumbnail Roger finds out exactly why Xenon is such a pile.
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Roger finds out exactly why Xenon is such a pile.
thumbnail Roger witnesses the Sequel Police's patrol ship land on Xenon.
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Roger witnesses the Sequel Police's patrol ship land on...
thumbnail Roger ends up in Space Quest X: Latex Babes of Estros.
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Roger ends up in Space Quest X: Latex Babes of Estros.
thumbnail A Sequel police guy falls on the giant nest on Estros.
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A Sequel police guy falls on the giant nest on Estros.
thumbnail The Latex Babes attack Roger Wilco.
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The Latex Babes attack Roger Wilco.
thumbnail The hot Latex Babes from Estros are pretty angry at Roger.. You've got a lot of nerve coming back here, Roger Wilco.
Space Quest IV: Roger ...
The hot Latex Babes from Estros are pretty angry at Rog...
thumbnail Hey! What are you doing?
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Hey! What are you doing?
thumbnail Roger threw the oxygen tank in the sea slug's mouth
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Roger threw the oxygen tank in the sea slug's mouth
thumbnail Wasn't he great, girls?
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Wasn't he great, girls?
thumbnail Sludge Vohaul and Roger Wilco's son.
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Sludge Vohaul and Roger Wilco's son.
thumbnail Welcome to Galaxy Galleria!
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Welcome to Galaxy Galleria!
thumbnail The gruff, unpersonable manager of this particular Monolith Burger franchise
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The gruff, unpersonable manager of this particular Mono...
thumbnail And very soon Roger's fired. 'My JANITOR could do a better job than you could!'
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And very soon Roger's fired. 'My JANITOR could do a bet...
thumbnail Roger tries on a black dress to fool the ATM machine (That wil be 60 buckazoids, sicko.)
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Roger tries on a black dress to fool the ATM machine (T...
thumbnail It's the Space Quest IV hintbook! It will help you through all the puzzles in the game.
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It's the Space Quest IV hintbook! It will help you thro...
thumbnail Ms. Astro Chicken! A phenomenally popular arcade game developed by ScumSoft!
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Ms. Astro Chicken! A phenomenally popular arcade game d...
thumbnail The famously difficult Skate-O-Rama part, Roger has to keep moving and distract the Sequel Policemen.
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The famously difficult Skate-O-Rama part, Roger has to ...
thumbnail Roger steals another timepod and lands on planet Ortega (from Space Quest III)
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Roger steals another timepod and lands on planet Ortega...
thumbnail Good old Ulence Flats. It seems the planet got an upgrade from the old AGI engine in Space Quest I. It's now got 320x200 pixels instead of 160x200.
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Good old Ulence Flats. It seems the planet got an upgra...
thumbnail The Monochrome Boys aren't too happy to see Roger Wilco in full 256 colours VGA!
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The Monochrome Boys aren't too happy to see Roger Wilco...
thumbnail Back in Space Quest XII, Roger walks around in the Super Computer
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Back in Space Quest XII, Roger walks around in the Supe...
thumbnail The command chamber in the Super Computer looks amazingly cool!
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The command chamber in the Super Computer looks amazing...
thumbnail Roger finally gets to meet his son, after he saved him from Vohaul.
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Roger finally gets to meet his son, after he saved him ...
thumbnail Roger gets a quick glimpse of his future wife, Beatrice Wankmeister.
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Roger gets a quick glimpse of his future wife, Beatrice...
thumbnail Roger then travels back to SQ IV time
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Roger then travels back to SQ IV time
thumbnail So many unanswered questions. The future will be most interesting for Roger! (The end)
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So many unanswered questions. The future will be most i...

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Sierra   Space   Time travel   Time   Sequel   Estros   Latex   Vohaul   Sludge   Xenos   Supercomputer   Roger wilco   Spaceship   Vga graphics   Adventure game   Babe  

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