Perspective: Side view
Gameplay: Graphic adventure, Puzzle elements
Interface: Point and select
Setting: Sci-fi / futuristic
Published by: Lucasfilm Games LLC
Developed by: Lucasfilm Games LLC
The very Second Quest from Lucasfilm Games (future LucasArts).
Journalist Zak McKracken, an employee of the National Inquisitor newspaper, had a nightmare one day - and he decides to check if he is truthful. Are aliens really dumbing down humanity through the phone system? Is it really impossible for him to achieve a Pulitzer Prize by working in the tabloids? Why do we need that canister of gasoline in one of the locations?
You will learn the answers to these and other questions in this very game. Since this is the Very Beginning of the Journey, don't expect the puzzles to be logical or the humor to be downright funny. Of course, this is no longer Maniac Mansion, and the game over here has a completely different probability, but this is also not Full Throttle, and you will not see one hundred percent logic. Nevertheless, a very interesting game to get acquainted with - both for historical purposes and for gaming purposes.