Quest 3 Fun Facts
a bug in Space Quest 3 that makes Roger act like Houdini. In the
Garbage Freighter where the Aluminum Mallard is buried in junk,
place the ladder next to the Aluminum Mallard and then walk back
up the screen to the Robot's neck and type "climb ladder"
instead of "climb neck". Roger will disappear from the
neck and instantly reappear climbing the ladder onto the roof of
interesting bug in the game. The first time to reach to Monolith
Burger, and buy the Monolith Meal (Choosing choice 7 on the menu),
sit down when you get your food. Type ''eat'' for Roger to eat.
The message will say that you've found a Decoder Ring (Giving you
10 points). After seeing the message, quickly push the 'UP' key
to stand up before the message that says that you've finished your
food appears. When you do that, you'll still have that original
food bag with you. Sit down again to ''EAT'' and wait for the Decoder
Ring message to appear again and quickly press up again before the
finished food message appears. Once again, this gives you 10 points.
However, this doesn't seem to work with game version 1.018 supplied
with the Space Quest Collection. If you made this work, let
there is no use for it, you can wear the Astro Chicken Flight
Hat. Wear the hat before you leave Fester's World O' Wonders.
Too bad this silly joke doesn't give you any points.
Buy the Big Belcher Combo at Monolith Burger
and return to your ship. See what happens!
who owns a copy of Space Quest 3 owns a signature of Mark
Crowe. Mark is one of the Two Guys of Andromeda and made the
graphics of the game. Have you found it already?
Space Quest 3 was one of the first games ever with
soundcard support. A very popular device at that time was the Roland
Multi Timbral Sound Module 32, or Roland MT 32 for short. This device
was one of the best and most expensive on the market. You can say
it was an external soundcard with a display. The hilarious part
is, though, that it displays "INSERT BUCKAZOID" by itself
on the MT-32 display after you quit the game.
find some buckazoids when searching the pilot's seat of the Aluminum
Mallard. This will award you with some points too.
Murphy explains where the idea of Astro Chicken comes from: "Astro
Chicken was inspired by a little ditty of a program [originally
called Chicken Lander] by this guy named Doug something-or-the-other.
What was his name? Damn! Oh yeah, now I remember. Doug Oldyard,
Newfeld... ah, Oldfield. Doug Oldfield. (I'm kidding, of course.)"
early release of Space Quest 3 is somewhat different. One obvious
difference is that the Aluminum Mallard's cockpit computer had the
option "Lite Speed" instead of "Light Speed"
as seen in later versions.
I was playing Space Quest 3 for the first time, the most
challenging thing about it was destroying Arnoid the Annihilator
droid. I found out there are a lot of ways of "how
to destroy Arnoid" and "how to get his belt".
first is the most common. I guess most of you guys have
killed him this way. Go into the cavernous interior of Mog's
belly. Walk upstairs and walk to where you see Roger standing
in the screen shot. Wait until Arnoid comes and push a pulley
at him. He will fall into the engine and BONK, your special
Terminator crashed sandwich a la ketchup! Now, getting his
belt is the easy part. Just walk down the stair and get
the belt. But there is another way to kill Arnoid and you'll
get more points with it! It is more difficult though, so
be sure to save your game before trying anything stupid.
you've "talked" to Arnoid for the first time,
he will give you his usual 10 seconds to get the hell off
the planet. Now, walk to the large rock overhang with the
pulsating pods. Wait until Arnoid approaches (notice his
footsteps, remember?) and lure him under the pods without
getting yourself killed in the process. You might have to
practice a little bit, but it is not a tough as it looks.
If you do this right, one of the pulsating pods will enjoy
your special Terminator crashed sandwich a la ketchup!
can get his invisibility belt by using your Orat-on-a-stick.
You did buy it at the World O' Wonders, didn't you? Getting
the belt is simple if you know where to stand. Just look
at the picture, if you haven't notice it by now.
this is the most interesting part. I don't think many of
you Space Questers know this. But I found out you can also
use the pole from Ortega to get the belt! As you can see
from the screen shot, you'll have to stand in the same place
when getting the belt with your Orat-on-a-stick. Try this
method if you forgot to buy the Orat-on-a-stick.